|The Calhoun County Genealogical Society is deeply
grateful to the late Miss Marcia Udell and Miss Susan Udell, for their kind
permission to make available this Index to the 1877 History of Calhoun
County Michigan. This work was originally published by L.H. Everts
of Philadelphia. The Genealogical Society reprinted the work in
March of 1998, and the reprinted edition includes the index prepared by
the Udells. The Society is currently sold out of the reprinted
A few notes regarding the construction of the index will help in its
use. The spelling and use of initials in the History contain may
errors, so all possible spellings of the name being researched should be
investigated. Names of persons with no obvious direct connection
with Calhoun County. e.g., presidents, governors, friends of
settlers, have been omitted, as have second references to the same
person on one page. "Mrs." has been used only when a
woman is referred to by her husband's name and "Miss" for
clarification only. Women's maiden names are in parentheses and
cross-referenced when given, nicknames have been enclosed in quotation
marks. Common abbreviations of first names have been spelled out
and page numbers in bold face and underlined refer to the
unnumbered pages following this page number.
We have combined into one entry the following:
1) References to one person when spelling errors have been made at times
in the first name.
2) References to one person by first initials on the same page as his or
her name written out.
3) References to a man and also to his wife by his name, on the same
4) Military titles under the highest rank.
The alphabetical arrangement changes somewhat from "normal"
and is more like a telephone book, e.g., "DE BOW" comes before
"DEAN" but "DEBOW" after "DEARING,"
"VAN BUREN" comes before "VANACKER" but "VANBUREN"
comes after, due to blank spaces coming before letters, so all
possibilities should be checked.
Editors note: Any errors in the transcription of this
on-line index, which was made from the Udell's original, are the fault
of this editor, not the original work of the Udells. Please
me with any questions.