Muskegon County, MI, Posted Queries
Muskegon County, MI

Posted Queries for May thru June 1997


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Surnames: FLEMING

Researcher: Carroll Erskine
Email: carrolle@AOL.com
Date posted: Tuesday, May 6, 1997
 
William Fleming, Born 1818 in Ireland to New York. He resided at 152 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI. about 1869 in Muskegon, MI. Died 1874 Muskegon Michigan, Buried Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL. Mr. Fleming came to Muskegon in advance of his family and operated as a lumberman for several years. In 1873, Mrs. Fleming and their children joined him. He was married to Sarah Alexander about 1838 in Ireland. Spouse: Sarah Alexander, Born 3/14/1821 near Belfast, Ireland. Died Feb. 1914 Muskegon MI. Buried Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL. Children: John Fleming, Born 1850......Buried Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL William J. Fleming R. Andrew Fleming, Born 1/20/1859, Chicago IL, Died 3/19/1919, Muskegon MI. Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL Sarah Fleming Born. ? Died 1914 Muskegon, MI. Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL Alexander Fleming, (no Info) Moved to Seattle Wa.

Surnames: FREITAG, FRIDAY

Researcher: Bob Kluckhohn
Email: RKluckhohn@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, May 6, 1997
 
Three brothers FREITAG (FRIDAY) -Looking for Conrad, Joseph and Henry FREITAG/FRIDAY who settled at Montague, and Whitehall respectively by about 1857. Lost track of these GGranduncles. Believe Henry served in the Civil War and had a published obituary, but not sure when. I know much more about their sisters and will trade info.

Surnames: OLSON, PETERSON, ROY

Researcher: Patti Norton
Email: muskegon@twcny.rr.com
Date posted: Monday, May 12, 1997
 
As both sides of my family have ties to Muskegon I have several surnames that I'm researching.My maiden name is OLSEN. My father was CHARLES ALBERT OLSEN JR,his father was born 2-7-1900 and died 4-18-1951.He married EMILY LOUISE PETERSON on 9-29-1921. They had 10 children and raised them on their farm at 2055 W Giles . I have history on his mother' side but know nothing of Charles' parents. My mother's parents were also from Muskegon.Her mother's maiden name was ROY.Her parents were DAVID LEONARD ROY born 4-28-1873 and died 1-?-1951. I have very little info on the Roy family except that David L Roy's father fought in the Civil War as a volunteer from Inianapolis Indiana. David's wife was LILLIAN MAUDE CHADWICK born 8-6-1876 and died 1-?- 1939.Lillian and David were married 5-6-1899.I know nothing of her parents except that her mother's name was SARAH,that she was from England and she was married 3 times-once to Lillian's father and one of the other husbands was OLLIE BELFY. Any information on the above people would be greatly appreciated.If anyone has common ancesters I would be glad to share info.Thanks!

Surnames: HENDRICKSEN

Researcher: Michael Utzinger
Email: jmu4c@virginia.edu
Date posted: Friday, May 16, 1997
 
I am looking for information about Hans HENDRICKSEN (b. 1853 in Denmark) and his wife Ellen Marie MOELLER (MILLER) (b. 1859 in Denmark). Both died and buried in Manistee. Hans around 1921. Children included Rasmus, Ellen Marie PETERSEN, Anna Margaret ROTHENBACH, Lena Ingaborg ECKLUND, Emma Christine TIMMERMAN (later HAMMOND) , and Eda Hencina YORKSON

Surnames: LEBLANC

Researcher: Lynda Bie
Email: bie@newnorth.net
Date posted: Tuesday, May 20, 1997
 
Looking for marriage that took place in Bluffton, MI. Joseph Anton LeBLANC married Aurelia (JOLIN) LAMONTAGNE. Aurelia was a widow of Alphonsus LAMONTAGNE who was buried from St Marys Catholic Church on 27 Sept 1880. My grandfather was born in White Cloud, MI and Baptised at St Marys on 30 May 1884. No marriage record in St. Mary records.

Surnames: MONEY, WELLER

Researcher: Tonja Lund
Email: TRLUND@aol.com
Date posted: Friday, May 30, 1997
 
I am looking for any information on the WELLER family from Muskegon, Michigan. Harry C. WELLER-Husband Mary MONEY-Wife Children are as follows: Louis WELLER- Born September 20, 1903 (He married Mary and had child- Louis Weller, Jr.) Harry WELLER- Born February 28, 1908 (He married Helen and had three children.) Ellen Ruth WELLERr- Born March 28, 1910 (Married three times, first marriage, Olaf ISAACSON) Marie WELLER- Born Unknown (Married Walter SALISBURY and had three children Enoch Weller- Born Unknown, Died in 1931 Darrell Weller- Born Unknown (Married Priscilla) If you have ANY information on any of this family, please let me know.

Surnames: EDEN

Researcher: Laurie Ackels
Email: MsLHATX@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, May 31, 1997
 
Am looking for information on William EDEN b. 9 Jun 1924 in Coopersville, Ottawa, MI and d. 1 Nov 1993 in Hart, Oceana, MI. His parents were Paul EDEN b. ? in Groningen, Netherlands and d. ? in Muskegon, Muskegon, MI and Hattie DeGRAFF b. 13 Mar 1882 in Groningen, Netherlands and d. Apr 1975 in Muskegon, Muskegon, MI They married on 20 Jun 1906 in Groningen, Netherlands. Would appreciate any help. Thank you.

Surnames: CAMILLO, DUVALL

Researcher: Barb
Email: duval@pensys.com
Date posted: Thursday, June 5, 1997
 
Charles Bonnington DuVal worked for Local 113 in Muskegon, Michigan until his death in 1943. Can anyone tell me what Local 113 is? Charles was born in Chicago, Illinois March 1894. He married Edna Violet Camillo from Manistee, Michigan around 1914. Trying to learn more about Charley since very little is known. Maybe there are some more family members out there we don't know about. Thanks for your time and help.

Surnames: GARDINIER, GIER

Researcher: Anela Shimizu
Email: pazz@gte.net
Date posted: Thursday, June 5, 1997
 
I am looking for information on Watson GARDINIER and/or Gertrude GIER GARDINIER. I believe they both died in Muskegon County sometime in the early 1930's.

Surnames: DUSHANE

Researcher: L. Coleman
Email: burns97@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, June 9, 1997
 
Herman N. DuShane, Elizabeth, his wife. Donald D. a son and Francis C. a son. This family lived in Muskegon City in the 1920 census. Also in 1926. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Surnames: KISINGER

Researcher: R. Kyes
Date posted: Monday, June 9, 1997
 
KISINGER, Albert G. d. 16-Apr-1962 and Flora B. KISINGER b. Oct. 1885 who lived in Muskegon until her death 24 Dec 1964

Surnames: BOMERS

Researcher: Kathy
Email: THowell582@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, June 10, 1997
 
Searching all members of the Bomers family. I am descendant of Jan and Grietje (HOEKSEMA) BOMERS emigrated from the Netherlands (probably Groningen) to Grand Rapids, MI in 1873 with sons Gerrit, Ubel, Geert and Annes. Son Geert married Hendrikje POELSTRA. But am collecting other Bomers as well.

Surnames: POLITE

Researcher: Patricia Fuller
Email: Fullerpa@pilot.msu.edu
Date posted: Tuesday, June 10, 1997
 
Searching for descendents of Albert and Mary Jane MORRISON (POLITE) of Ashland. Mary Jane was the daughter fo Janett and David POLITE of Bailey of Casnovia township. She was born approx. 1845 in Branch County Michigan and moved to Muskegon county with her family around 1861. Albert and Mary Jane had eight children, Fred, Jennie, Ida, James, Maudie, Earl, James and George and they lived their entire life in Ashland in Newaygo county. Her father David's parentage and origins remain a mystery to me. On most of the Cenus records that I can find, his place of birth is usually noted as "at sea" or "atlantic ocean". One time though it was noted at Canada and then later New York. He would have been born around 1817. I assume from this that he was born at sea on voyage over to the U.S. I have been unable to determine Janett's maiden name, although she notes that she was born in Ireland. A query to another county gave me some promising information. I was told that Janett may have been a sister to a Margaret GAGE, if that is so her parent's names were Nancy and Joseph KIDD and that they came to the U.S. around 1826 from Ireland. I would like any information possible, I also thought it would be nice if someone had any family pictures that I would be able to look at. I have a picure of David POLITE that was taken in Bailey around 1865-1870 with a pair of oxen and hay wagon if any family members would like to see it

Surnames: FETTERLY

Researcher: Joe Mosher
Email: mosherjr@erinet.com
Date posted: Wednesday, June 11, 1997
 
Looking for anyone that might have a family connection to my g-g-grandfather, Benjamin Fetterly. Benjamin and Sophronia (Cole) Fetterly were living in Muskegom County, MI prior to the Civil War. Benjamin enlisted and was killed in Georgia. Sophonia and her children removed from Michigan and moved back to live with her father in Palmyra NY. I'm not sure if Benjamin and Sophronia moved to Muskegom County alone, or if he had brothers or sisters that may have moved with them. Any information would be helpful.

Surnames: HAYNES

Researcher: S. Studabaker
Email: kneller@net-link.net
Date posted: Thursday, June 12, 1997
 
Looking for a John W. HAYNES who died in Muskegon. Don't know cemetery or exact date except that it was after 1921.

Surnames: FRANCISCO

Researcher: Jill M. Clark
Email: Jilliemae@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, June 14, 1997
 
FRANCISCO in Western MI: Looking for the parents of Carrie FRANCISCO. She was born in MN (county yet to be discovered ;) 7-1866 and died in 1918 in Muskegon county. She married Wheeler SYERS in 1885 in either Muskegon or Newago county. They later resided in Blue Lake Township where they had the following children: Martha (Mattie), Adelbert (Berton), Francis, Roy, and Delta Elizabeth. (Wheeler was the son of David Alexander and Laura Louisa SYERS of Holton.) Carrie's parents were born in MI, according to federal census records. An Adelbert Hugh FRANCISCO and Lula FRANCISCO were involved in a civil dispute, according to Muskegon county court records, sometime before 1900. This may have been her older brother or an uncle. We do have a family Bible that belonged to Carrie but are not sure of the relationship of the people listed. Also, we believe they may have been part of the Dutch Reformed FRANCISCO (FRANCISCUS) line from New Jersey, originally from the Netherlands. Every little bit helps so please contact me if you know something! names: FRANCISCO, Carrie; FRANCISCO, Adelbert Hugh; FRANCISCO, Lula; SYERS, Wheeler; SYERS, Martha (Mattie); SYERS, Adelbert (Berton); SYERS, Francis; SYERS, Roy; SYERS, Delta Elizabeth; SYERS, David Alexander; SYERS, Laura Louisa

Surnames: MONROE

Researcher: Jill M. Clark
Email: Jilliemae@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, June 14, 1997
 
MONROE, Charles S. of Whitehall. Charles MONROE was born 4-1849 near Auburn, NY and came to Muskegon county (with family or on his own?) sometime before 1895. He married Emaline L. DEWEY in 1895 (2nd marriage for her, possibly second for him) in Muskegon county, probably Whitehall. Emaline was born 5-1859 in PA. Charles' mother's given name was Polley and their is an obit in the Muskegon Chronicle for her death on Nov. 20, 1898. (Polley, maiden name and husband's first name unknown, was born in NY in 1815.) Charles S. & Emaline L. MONROE had one daughter, Manilla D., born 5-30-1898. (Emaline had two sons from a previous marriage to Warren ELSTON) Charles died 5-12-29 and his wife 4-28-27. Charles MONROE was a farmer and an animal vet (horse doctor) and lived near what is today Business 31 and Alice Street. He had these siblings: B.C., Lydia, and George. Charles and Emaline are buried in Whitehall. Know anything about this family? names: MONROE, Charles S.; MONROE, Polley; MONROE, Manilla D.; MONROE, B.C.; MONROE, Lydia; MONROE, George; DEWEY, Emaline; ELSTON, Warren

Surnames: SYERS

Researcher: Jill M. Clark
Email: Jilliemae@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, June 14, 1997
 
SYERS in Holton and Blue Lake townships: Looking for any and all information on SYERS family in Muskegon county. David Alexander (b. 1820 in PA & d. 11-13-1897) and Laura Louisa (SACKETT) moved from Jamestown, Ottawa county to Holton about 1870. They had 14 children in all (mostly boys); 8 of whom were still alive in 1900, according to federal census. At least four of these sons, plus their father, served for a time in the Civil War. Please e-mail me if you have SYERS ties or know of any living local SYERS folk who are interested in family history. (I plan to write a book!) names: SYERS, David Alexander; SACKETT, Laura Louisa

Surnames: GARDENOUR

Researcher: Cathy Burnsed
Email: burnsedc@freenet.tlh.fl.us
Date posted: Saturday, June 21, 1997
 
I'm researching any members of the GARDENOUR family in Newaygo or Muskegon County, 1910-present. I have many photos and information to share, and would love to meet and correspond with anyone related to this family.

Surnames: GRAEME

Researcher: Jan Firtion
Email: Janff26450@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, June 22, 1997
 
Am searching for any info on William Heslop GRAEME, who died in 1953.He told us that he was raised on the Indian reservation near Big Rapids. He died in 1953 at the age of 93. He lived in Muskegeon having built his own house out of stone. His wife's name was Madella Aitken, I think. Any info you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: LETOURNEAU, MASSICOTTE

Researcher: Louise Gervais
Email: sofy3lou@odyssee.net
Date posted: Sunday, June 22, 1997
 
I would like to find the birth date and location of Alphonsine Massicotte born around 1889 in Muskegon. The parents are: Jean (John) Massicotte and Julie Letourneau. The parents are french-canadian. I believe they have two others children: Leo or Leon and may be the second boy name's is Alphonse. The family came back in Canada when Alphonsine was 5 years old. Thank you very much. Louise Gervais from Montreal, Qc, Canada

Surnames: BAKER, CAVANAUGH

Researcher: Helen
Email: hkotm@ipa.net
Date posted: Sunday, June 29, 1997
 
Looking for any type of record for a marriage for one Delia (Bridget) Cavanaugh & William J Baker. According to Civil War Pensions papers they were married Dec 1857. I know she was a devoute Catholic. The church was probably St. Mary's Church built 1856. The record states married in the county of MUSKEGEEN, MICHIGAN. Thank you a million times for any help you can give me.


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