History of St Joseph County 1827 - 1877

History of St Joseph County 1827 - 1877

"History of St. Joseph County, Michigan With Illustrations 1827 - 1877"

published in Philadelphia
by L.H. Everts & Co., 716 Filbert Street, 1877

"History of St. Joseph County, Michigan, With Illustrations Descriptive Of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories, From Original Sketches by Artists Of The Highest Ability"

A very special Thank you to Janet McCormick who has been so generous with the transcribing and editing of this entire 1877 History of St Joseph Co., MI... below are the details of her ancestral ties to St Joseph Co., MI

My great-great-grandfather Edmund BEAM removed to Flowerfield, St. Joseph Co. from Wyandot Co. Ohio by 1844. He was preceded there by his brother Jacob BEAM, who purchased land in Flowerfield in 1837, and several other brothers and sisters came to St. Joseph Co. as well. Edmund married Elizabeth FELLOWS in neighboring Kalamazoo Co. in 1844. He was a miller and a farmer. There are several BEAM headstones in the Flowerfield cemetery, including Edmund's father, John BEAM, who died in 1853.

In addition, my great-great-grandfather John E. BRIGGS and his wife Ann HAIRE came from Lincolnshire, England to St. Joseph Co. in the 1850's. John E. BRIGGS died during the Civil War, and his widow Ann married Milo INGRAHAM, a grain-cradle manufacturer in Flowerfield. They are also buried in Flowerfield.

Other names associated with these families in St. Joseph County are: WHEELER, DUNCAN, HARRIS, YOUNG, GORDON, BASSETT, TINKER, PIXLEY, BATSON, KEPLER

Index of Names

Arnold, William Bishop, James Bishop, Mrs. Clara Bishop, James L
Blanshard, George Bower, Adam Bowman, John H Brooks, Aaron
Cade, Stephen W Carpenter, Sidney Carpenter, T. C. Caskey, Halsey
Cathcart, John G Calhoon, Alvin Clark, George J Clark, William
Cross, Judge William H Cuddy, Thomas Ebi, David Eck, William R
Fitch, Charles B Fitch, Samuel A Farrand, Henry K Farrand, Phineas
Gentzler, Jacob Gorton, Samuel Gardner, B. B. Harris, John R
Hartman, John Hazard, William Harvey, Norman Harwood, Heman
Harvey, Addison Jewett, Joseph Keightley, Hon Edwin W Ketcham, Morgan L
Kibbe, John S Kingsley, Chandler Knox, David Sr Langley, William B
Langley, Thomas W Lintz, Jacob Miller, Joseph Machin, William
Macomber, Charles Miller, Lewis Millard, Ira Moore, Hon Edward S
Morris, Hon, William Nash, Stephen M Packard, Dr. Ira F Parker, D. R
Pashby, George Sr Pier, Solomon Pitts, Hiram Amsas Prutzman, Hon Abraham C
Purdy, Elijah Roys, Norman Smith, Jacob S Schock, George
Thompson, Andrew Thoms, J. F. Thoms, Lewis F Tyler, Comfort
Wait, Hon Jonathan G Watkins, Captain Levi Watkins, William M Wiley, Samuel R
Wilcox, Oliver W Wolf, John Laird, Glover Laird, Henry
McKinlay, Robert Fletcher, John W    


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