Muskegon County, MI, Posted Queries
Muskegon County, MI

Posted Queries for June thru July 1998



Researcher: Roberta Heorman
Date posted: Monday, June 1, 1998
MONTAGUE,MI: Moses and Sarah PERKINS, probably Sarah's parents Harvey and Eunice SHAW and their children's families,surnames ROSE, CROSSETT, SHAW, REMINGTON are believed to have followed. Moses and Sarah purchased a farm where they grew fruit. Sarah died in Montague on August 14, 1867. Moses remained in Montague until 1877 at which time he took his younger children and moved to Kansas. Would like information on any of these individuals and descendents.


Researcher: Ivy Kopecky Fournier
Date posted: Monday, June 15, 1998
Hi, looking for any info on my ggrandparents. Paul (pavel) Kubicek and Christina Kuklis Kubicek settled in Muskegon,MI in 1910. Paul passed away June 8, 1960, Christina April 6, 1975. They had 9 children: Christina Kubicek Kopecky, MargaretKliemchen, William, Marie Schmidt, Edward, Paul, Louis, Albert and Irene Schultz. Christina Kubicek was a charter member of Dr. Martin Luther Evangical Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid Society, she had 2 sisters and 1 brother. Both Christina and Paul came from Senica? Slovakia to NY in 1908. Married in NY 1909. All this info comes from Christina Kuklis Kubicek obit. Any info would be appreciated. Ivy.

Surnames: STREETER

Researcher: Margie Roti Roti
Date posted: Thursday, June 18, 1998
In Muskegon Co., actually before Muskegon Co., became a county, Guy STREETER and Eunice WILKINSON STREETER moved to Ravenna, around 1852-1857. If anyone has reference to this family, please respond..

Surnames: LUIKENS

Researcher: Carolyn Medendorp
Date posted: Monday, June 22, 1998
Thie past Memorial Day I found the tombstone of Arent H. Medendorp, d. 1888, at Oakwood Cemetery in Muskegon. Cemetery records also say a Johannes Medendorp is buried in the same plot. I cannot find a Muksegon or Ottawa death certificate for Arent or Johannes. Arent's stone is similar in style to the stones for a Luikens family which are all around his grave. I think Gooitske (or similar) Luikens is the daughter of Arent Medendorp but I cannot find Gooitske's death certificate. Dena Luikens death certificate lists her mother as Gladys Medendorp but I cannot find a death certificate for Gladys Medendorp, either. The Luikens graves were all well-tended but Arent's grave was not. I would like to contact any Luikens to see if they know anything about Arent Medendorp.


Researcher: Lori Weyer
Date posted: Tuesday, June 23, 1998
Muskegon County, MI Elizabeth Rogers-- Born around 1867 died 1940 uremic poisoning. was the eldest of 12 children. Had three children with a William Rick. Josephine (1898-1979 died in Bay County), Bernard, and Forrest. She was my great-great grandmother..

Surnames: DONOVICH

Researcher: Jeonette Donovich-Hightower
Date posted: Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Seeking ANY information on my biological family (mother's side). I have just found a cemetary record for my great-grandfather, Otto Martin "DANOVICH". he died in March, 1929 in Muskegon Heights, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetary. St. Mary's Cemetary has no record of him - and I have yet to locate the death record from the State of Michigan. I am told by a friend of my mothers that Otto Martin arrived with his son (my grandfather, Frank Donovich) around 1910-1915. I have searched too many avenues to list in this message - to no avail. There are several variations of the name, including: Danowich, Ducjmanovch. However, my name, at birth, was DONOVICH. If you have any suggestions or can offer any assistance, please contact me. Thank you, in advance, for your kindess..


Researcher: Anita Gauld
Email: Anita_Gauld@Hotmail.Com
Date posted: Saturday, June 27, 1998
Searching for any information on Katherine (nee Bonner)(b. 1-14-1846 d. 3-6-1922 in Muskegon, MI) Gauld who married George Gauld December 1868 in Lachute Argentuil Quebec and had six children. Margarette Jane Gauld (b. 11-25-1869) James John Gauld (b. 3-14-1872) Katherine Ellen Gauld (b. 6-2-1874) George William Gauld (b. 7-14-1876) Clara Ann Gauld (b. 12-14-1878) and Arthur Hugh Gauld (b. 11-17-1882). Any information on our ancestors would be greatly appreciated. We are striving to keep our family web page (George Gauld Connection) updated with any information that we receive. It is at address: Thanks :) Anita

Surnames: POST, WYBERT

Researcher: Tonnia Carr
Date posted: Thursday, July 2, 1998
Lokking for information on B.J.(William Jackson) POST b. 1820 in Can. or OH and his wife Eliza M. WYBERT b. 1841 NY. They were living in Muskegon, Mich from 1865 to 1874. Children: (1) Ella J. POST b. 1863 in IND. (2) Hattie M. Post b. 1865 in Mich. (3) William Samuel Post b. 1867 in Mich. (4) Harry M. POST b. 1869 in Mich. (5) George B. POST They moved to Texas before 1880.

Surnames: POPKEY

Researcher: B Beck
Date posted: Tuesday, July 7, 1998
Looking for info on 2ggparents Frederick William POPKEY and Marie Louise SHULTZ. They are buried in Hubbard Cemetary, White River, Muskegon, Michigan. They came from Germany or Prussia in the 1850's. I am looking for their parents and families..

Surnames: BARR

Researcher: Laurie Wilken
Date posted: Tuesday, July 7, 1998
Looking for any information on a Mary Christine (or Christiana) Barr. She was born in the 1800's, a guess would be in the 1830's or 40's. We think she was born in Muskegon Co, Michigan. I have no information on her parents or any siblings. Thanks so much.

Surnames: SPARROW

Researcher: Brent Caswell
Date posted: Sunday, July 12, 1998
Searching for Ricky Sparrow who was born in Muskegon, Michigan.


Researcher: Susan Faulkner-Brown
Date posted: Sunday, July 12, 1998
Trying to find information on my grandfather, David P. Goldstein(adopted name is Faulkner). He was an orphan at The Home of the Friendless which was located at 248 Terrace St., Muskegon, MI in 1910-1912. He was adopted by the superintendent at the time, Ms. Josephine Faulkner. Mr grandfather knows that his father's name was Rev. Yehudi Levy Goldstein and his mother's first name was Lena. He does not know what her maiden name was or where she was from. He was placed in the orphanage with a brother, Fred, and sisters, Hannah and Minnie.


Researcher: Bunny Malinky
Date posted: Sunday, July 19, 1998
My uncle Franklin STASCHIAK b July 22, 1915 in Muskegon County, Michigan d March 6, 1998 Charleroi, PA Washington County. My father, John Franklin STASCHIAK b December 8, 1912 Poland d December 3, 1965 in Washington, PA Washington County was a very small child when he immigrated to America with his parents vincent STASCHIAK and Victoria Regina MAKUTA sometime before 1915. Thanks for all the help in advance.


Researcher: Rebecca Menish-Geryk
Date posted: Sunday, July 19, 1998
My father was born in Muskegon Mi, on March 23,1924 His birth name was Frank George Miller his father's name on the birth cert.was Frank Miller born in Palo Lithuania. Mothers info was Cecelia Woods born in Michigan. Supposely Frank Miller died before my father was born. Cecelia then went on and married Russell Menish, in which she had 6 more children under the name of Menish, then pasting away in 1940 she is buried in St. Clair county Lakeside Cemetery. If you have any info please contact me.

Surnames: BUTZER

Researcher: Carol Butzer
Date posted: Wednesday, July 22, 1998
I am researching our family "tree" - looking for any records pertaining to the "Butzer" surname in Muskegon County. My husband's grandfather was Christian H. Butzer (1867-1933), but we have nothing on his parents. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: HIEFTJE

Researcher: Kathy Hieftje Perkins
Date posted: Wednesday, July 22, 1998
I am seeking information about the Hieftje family. I know that my great grandparents were Jacob and Elizabeth. They had four children: Andrew (my grandfather), Daisy, Gertrude and Fred. The family lived in or about Grand Haven and Muskegon. My father was Andrew J. and he was born in 1916.

Surnames: LODHOLTZ

Researcher: Bruce Lodholtz
Date posted: Thursday, July 23, 1998
Looking for inf about our history in U.S. and in Germany or possibly the Netherlands


Researcher: Alanda Barnes
Date posted: Saturday, July 25, 1998
My grandmothers name was Maude Lifer and she married DeWard Strickland and she lived in Alba, Michigan where she died. She had a sister Jesse and some brothers that lived in or lives in Muskegon, Muskegon County. I would like to get in contact with any of the Lifers and find out what my great grandmothers name was and what my great grandfathers name was; etc. Also if anyone knows of DeWard Strickland, I would appreciate any and all information on him too..

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