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Name:
Richard Sylvester <rsylves507@chartermi.net>
Date:
2002-11-09
Earliest Known Ancestor
Michael trelewski
They were from
ger/pol
Born about
1858/60
Comments:

all I know is that Michael aand Francizka Trelewski came from Ger/Pol around
1879/1880 and their son Lawrence was born 1880/81 in Wayandotte. Then they
moved to Bay County area,just when I am not sure. I also know that Franzika
father ,Warzyan come over to USA with them from Poland/Ger.
I would appreciate any help what so ever.

Richard L Sylvester
2384 S Huron Rd
Kawkawlin,Michigan 48631




Name:
Walter Schley <walter@wyan.org>
Date:
2002-10-31
Earliest Known Ancestor
Grandfather
They were from
Germany
Born about
1887
Comments:

Betty Schley*s husband, Bud, is a cousin to me.
His father and my father being brothers. Betty did so much
work on our family tree. I have copies of some of her work.
Now is such an awkward time to ask Bud for any such items.
Would anyone in your organization know if any of her work
is stored in any computers on your site?
Walter G. Schley



Name:
Judy <Jacsoam01@aol.com>
Date:
2002-10-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Westphal
They were from
Germany
Born about
1822
Comments:

Previous information on Friedrich and Eleanor Westpahl appears to be incorrect,
I am now looking for information on John and Rachel Westphal who migrated
from Germany about 1880. They had many children, including John, Fred, Frank,
August, William, Minnie, Mary, and Emma.



Name:
Nancy H. Krohn <NancyHK@aol.com>
Date:
2002-10-28
Comments:

Please tell me when the Wayne Co. 1930 Ed with maps book will be available. Do
you have a printed list of your publications you can send me? Thank you. Nancy,
905 Robin Rd. Ann Arbor, Mich. 48103



Name:
Bill Diack <bill.diack@tinyworld.co.uk>
Date:
2002-10-24
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Diack
They were from
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Born about
1670
Comments:

I'm tracing all Diacks worldwide and someone sent me a cutting from a Detroit
newspaper concerning an Alex S Diack, formerly president of the Detroit District
Dental Society. It also says that his father was Archibald Diack, a Civil War
Veteran. If you can help can anyone tell me anything about this family please?
The newspaper clip is undated. Any help would be much appreciated. I am a past
chairman of the Aberdeen & North-east Scotland Family History Society and
would be quite happy to reciprocate with help on this side of the Atlantic if
anyone wants it.



Name:
Ronald William Schonscheck <pcs@y2consult.com>
Date:
2002-10-23
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles Fredrick Schonscheck
They were from
Michigan, downriver area
Born about
?
Comments:

Looking for information and history on this family.



Name:
Debra Vandendries <vandendries @msn.com>
Date:
2002-10-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Stephen Kotlark
They were from
Detroit
Born about
1972
Comments:

Looking for information on my Great Grandfather - Stephen Kotlark or might be
spelled Steven Kotlark. It is my understanding that he is buried at Mt. Olivet
Cemetery. Or looking for any information on the Kotlark family. They resided in
the Hamtramck area.



Name:
Jim Harte <jharte@paxway.com>
Date:
2002-09-12
Earliest Known Ancestor
Gottfried Sempert
They were from
Volhynia, Russia
Born about
1840
Comments:

I would appreciate connecting with anyone doing research on the Sempert family.


Thanks,
Jim Harte
jharte@paxway.com



Name:
Renee Kerr <reneekerr@earthlink.net>
Date:
2002-09-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Estell Lee Webb
Comments:

Thank you for having a area to search!!



Name:
Julie Rosenow <HarleyblueJay@webtv.com>
Date:
2002-09-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Rosenow
They were from
Princeton Illinois
Born about
1930
Comments:

Looking for Relatives



Name:
geneLamont <gene@cal.net>
Date:
2002-09-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
Frederick Ruhle
They were from
Germany-Prussia
Born about
1856
Comments:

Looking for Immigration records for frederick Ruhle, b.1856.Came to america
about 1886, Came to California and received Gov. Land in San Benito Co.,
Ca.Lived in Tres Pinos area untill about 1910. Left family and was last known to
be in Sacramento Ca. 1926?? Need records. gene"Ruhle"Lamont



Name:
Daniel Upton <duptonsr@aol.com>
Date:
2002-08-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles Rouleau
They were from
St Laurent, Quebec
Born about
26 April 1761
Comments:

I am trying to find information about the "Roulo Club" in Ecorse. Possibly
associated with the Women's Alter Society of St Francis Xavier Church ? Also
info about the Alter Society.



Name:
Joan Elizabeth Seyfarth,Kyzar,Moore <Grandmaohyeah@aol.com>
Date:
2002-08-25
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles Oscar Seyfarth, Maria Heppner
They were from
Germany
Born about
1850 ???
Comments:

Would like to be able to follow my history and Ancestory as far as possible.



Name:
Linda Hancock-Pinch <lpinch@chartermi.net>
Date:
2002-08-13
Earliest Known Ancestor
James Kline & Helen Gunow Kline
They were from
Canada/Germany
Born about
1893
Comments:

I have no information about either branch of this family beyond my grandparents.
I would like my grandmother's parents names.



Name:
Dennis Holly <dlholly@webtv.net>
Date:
2002-08-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
Johann Adam Koelzer
They were from
Loef, Germany
Born about
1830
Comments:

Johann came to Detroit in 1871 with a wife and three children, two boys and a
girl. The boys names were Peter and Phillip. Phillip was my Great-grandfather.
He married Elizabeth Kuhn in 1874. They had six boys and one girl. Their son
J.George Koelzer was my Grandfather. My mother was J.George's second born.
She was born Nov.18,1914 on Elmwood Street at the home of her grandparents.



Name:
DIANE <dchapel_98@yahoo.com>
Date:
2002-08-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
SLOSS
They were from
ALABAMA
Born about
1800'S
Comments:

LOOKING FOR THE SLAVEOWNER OF BILLIE SLOSS



Name:
Beneicke <UbeneickeN@T-online.de>
Date:
2002-08-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
Benneke
They were from
Germany
Born about
1388
Comments:

I am searching for ancestors, who emigrated to USA in 1871,to Detroit, Michigan



Name:
Sherry Somerset <dsomerset@wideopenwest.com>
Date:
2002-07-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
Campau & Laferty
They were from
Canda
Born about
1600
Comments:

I would like some infortion on my family
From
Sherry Somerset



Name:
sudheer chandragiri <chandragiri@rediffmail.com>
Date:
2002-07-26
Earliest Known Ancestor
Radha Krishna Murthy
They were from
India
Born about
1950
Comments:

X



Name:
Sherri Lozon <slozon@camasnet.com>
Date:
2002-07-21
Earliest Known Ancestor
George Lozon
They were from
Canada
Born about
1890-1900
Comments:

Thanks, good info!



Name:
Lawrence Schaefer Hayes <larry_hayes7@hotmail.com>
Date:
2002-07-21
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Henry Schaefer
They were from
Dearborn, MI
Born about
December 16, 1866
Comments:

I am the great grandson of John Henry Schaefer one of the founding fathers of
Dearborn/Detroit



Name:
M. TARESS <Wemisswaz@AOL.com>
Date:
2002-07-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
Joseph Taraszkiewicz
They were from
Russia/Poland
Born about
1910
Comments:

Had 2 older brothers John and Andrew. A brother Chas and I believe Paul? Their
Father had to reach ellis island early 1900's. Grew up in Cleveland Ohio.
Katherine Taress born in 1897 died in 1977 . Robert born in 1938 died in 1990.
Alice born in 1912 died in 1972



Name:
Bonnie Ann O'Dell <rockymtnjones@hotmail.com>
Date:
2002-07-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
Paul James O'Dell
They were from
Wyandotte Mich
Born about
1914
Comments:

Paul James O'Dell was our father. Rachel was our mother.
we lived at 3371 19th street in Wyandotte until 1971? Our father had sold the
property to our relatives Bill and Betty O'Dell. I am hoping to connect with any
of our relatives as it has been a very long time. Paul and Rachel had 4 children
Pauline, Barbara, Paul william, and Bonnie.



Name:
Linda NaDell <Llnadell@msn.com>
Date:
2002-07-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
Roger Handyside
They were from
England
Born about
August 10, 1811
Comments:

Roger was my GG grandfather. Born in England, migrated to Ontario Canada,
then moved to Wayne, Michigan abt. 1851. He died on October 01, 1898, in
Wayne, Mi. He had a 9 children. His son George, that lived at 2518 Wayne Rd.
was my G graddfather, that had my grandpa, Elbert Handyside. Elbert Handyside
lived at 1290 Wayne Road and owned the Berry Farm on Wayne Road till 1952,
when he died. The Handyside's that live in Wayne now, are all family. I went to
Washington school and lived at 35115 Farragut Street. All the Handysides went
to the First Methodist Church in Wayne. (On Newberry St.?) I
think it is one of the oldest churches there, if not the oldest, in the middle of town.




Name:
Alyssa James <solssta2@aol.com>
Date:
2002-07-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Harold W. James, Jr.
They were from
Indianapolis
Born about
1914
Comments:

I am responding to Erica Combe's search for her grandfather, Harold W. James,
Jr. Please write! I have info but was unable to contact Erica at email address
listed here.



Name:
DIANE I BABO <DEBABEOH@AOL.COM>
Date:
2002-07-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
AUGUST LIPTOW
They were from
WYANDOTTE
Born about
1870
Comments:

LOOKING FOR INFO ON THE LIPTOW FAMILY.
THANK YOU,
DIANE



Name:
Theresa Pogue <Poguesj@cs.com>
Date:
2002-07-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
Edward & Faith Doty
They were from
England
Born about
abt 1598
Comments:

On my mother's maternal side, I have many ancestors who were founding fathers
in Wyandotte and Ecorse. William Robert Bellville, who buitl many of
Wyandotte's old building was my 3x great grandfather. Mary Catherine
(Bellville) White, who was one of the first woman in Wyandotte to own her own
busines, my great great Grandmother. Oliver Sans Souci, who owned a great deal
of land, and whose home was one of the oldest homes in the area, was my great
great Grandfather. Richard Isaac Sans Souci built the house he & my
Grandmother lived in their entire lives in 1900 and it still stands in Ecorse today.
My Grandmother, Ethel (Sans Souci) Buboltz was the Editor for the Riverview
Review in the 1950's and a published author.
Thanks
Theresa Anne (Helmick) Pogue



Name:
Gailen Stockwell <gcstoc@hsnp.com>
Date:
2002-07-03
Earliest Known Ancestor
Paul Ousley
They were from
Craig,Missouri
Born about
1910
Comments:

Paul Ousley who was my uncle lived in Melvindale,MI.He passed away I believe
in 1978.He also had a boy named Paul Jr. who I believe is also deceased.I am
trying to locate the cemetery they are buried in.



Name:
Paula Hicks <ladyofearth@comcast.net>
Date:
2002-07-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
Henry Renner
They were from
Germany
Born about
1842
Comments:

Downriver Surnames: Renner, Schaf, Poats, Migoski/Miasgowicz,Bak/Bonk,
Smolak



Name:
Peter T. Musta <ptmusta@ameritech.net>
Date:
2002-06-27
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Hammond
They were from
England
Born about
1450
Comments:

The Hammonds are still being researched.


Name:
Sr. Michele M. Bolda <Yoopernun@aol.com>
Date:
2002-06-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
Joseph & Elisabeth Bolda
They were from
Puck Poland
Born about
1880
Comments:

My Gr- Grandparents had a boy Named Frank and a daughter named Anna when
they came to America. It is thought that 2 boys stayed in Poland to help with the
war. Any one with any onformation, I would be deeply grateful.



Name:
K Bruce <klb_448@hotmail.com>
Date:
2002-06-12
Earliest Known Ancestor
Felix Round
They were from
Dudley England
Born about
1881
Comments:

Seeking information about my GreatUncle Felix Round. Felix
immigrated to the USA in 1904 with my Grandfather,The Men first went to the
State of Indiana. My Grandfather settled
in PA. I am searching for Felix.The Family doesn`t know
where or what became of Felix.Any information would be help
full. Thank You KBruce



Name:
JOHN T PATOW <PATOWJT@AOL.COM>
Date:
2002-06-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
KARL PATOW
They were from
MICHIGAN
Born about
1880'S?
Comments:

LOOKING FOR RELATIVES WILL RETURN WHEN I CAN FIND OUT
MORE ON WHAT I FOUND THANKX :)



Name:
Susan Adkins <susanlouise1@earthlink.net>
Date:
2002-06-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Hook
They were from
Kent, England
Born about
1714
Comments:

Enjoyed the site!



Name:
Melvin J. Witschi <mel.witschi@worldnet.att.net>
Date:
2002-06-05
Earliest Known Ancestor
william baker
They were from
England
Born about
1795
Comments:

I'm interested in finding past ancestors around 1920 from Wayne Village, wayne,
michigan.
Sur name Witschi Given names: Godfrey & John



Name:
David Earl Hebert <davidhebert@msn.com>
Date:
2002-06-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
Louis Hebert ?
Comments:

Looking for information about my paternal grandfather, David Toussaint Hebert
(1862-1946), born in Hamilton, Ont. and died in Ecorse, MI. He was married to
Marie Jeanne Charron Neveu (1864-1843). My father was Earl Hebert
(1902-1991), born in Bay City, MI and resided in both Ecorse and Fair Haven,
MI. He was a Michigan state legislator in the 1950s.



Name:
Kaye C. Ross <kcross@aaamichigan.com>
Date:
2002-05-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Iroquois - mohawk indian Frank & Josephine Finday Jacobs (grandparents) Have great grandparents
names, just not here at work
They were from
Knawake reservation-canada
Born about
early 1900's grandparents-1800's great grand
Comments:

Please do not use this email often, it is used mainly for work.
Want to learn more about Marcukaitis (Mom's heritage)
from Lithuawania and she says her grandparents last names were peth and
chafin. I have info on my dads side (indian) but not much on Moms side (lith/irish)

thanks



Name:
lori long-poloni <poopsie15@msn.com>
Date:
2002-05-21
Comments:

i look forward to meeting some of you at your next meeting



Name:
Austin Eastwood De Mello <austined@cruzers.com>
Date:
2002-05-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
Sir Eastwood (c.1349)
They were from
England
Born about
1320
Comments:

Two of my distinguished ancestors were:
1. Sir Eastwood (ORIENS SYLVA) who was knighted for valour at the Battle of
Bosworth Field during the Wars of the Roses c. 1349.
2. John Eastwood, Lord Mayor of Dublin (in office 1679-1681)
and also High Sheriff and Lt. Colonel.



Name:
RoseMary Strausser(Woloskie) <RESSUARTS@aol.com>
Date:
2002-05-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Woloszczyk
They were from
Russia
Born about
1800's
Comments:

Trying to find all information that I can and the Families,my relatives that are
still living,Great Aunts,cousins etc.Also any info.on MonTaque's and
Garland,MY Family are from Delray,River Rouge,MI.Maybe Detroit,Mi. My
parents were raised in River Rouge and Delray. anything you have will be
appreciated.Thank You for your Site.



Name:
John W Hentzler, Jr. <vhi4jh@aol.com>
Date:
2002-05-09
Earliest Known Ancestor
August Hentzler
They were from
Kessel, Germany
Born about
?
Comments:

My father John W Hentzler, Sr., was born 06/01/1900, or just John W Hentzler.
My father was born in Germany, Johann Wilhelm Hentzler and immigrated to the
USA. I do not know what year. I only know my grandfather's name, August.



Name:
Mary Palazzolo <mjolie@webtv.net>
Date:
2002-05-09
Earliest Known Ancestor
grandparents
They were from
Montreal, Canada
Born about
late 1800's
Comments:

My family on my father's side has the family name of JOLY and MALADY. I
hope to locate ancestors who came here from Canada. So far, I have had no luck
on my own. I will try to make a meeting this month.
Mary Jolley Palazzolo



Name:
sharon <shamichsha2@datastar>
Date:
2002-05-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
joseph bird & sarah ?
They were from
b. n.y.? / sarah mi.
Born about
joseph...1827-1907
Comments:

joseph lived in brownstown from 1860 on til his death....i am trying to find out his
wife sarah's maiden name and hopefully have that lead me to his parents who
were n.j./pa. i know they are buried in riverside cemetery. he lived in the area for
so long i am puzzled as to why i can't get any tid-bits on him......i was born in a.a.
in 1941 and reside in ms. now.

i would appreciate any direction you may give me.

i sent money to the state for a death record w/ no response. they have been
pretty good up until now.



Name:
Sherre LeBlanc Ruel <sherre0609@comcast.net>
Date:
2002-05-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
Gilbert Vermette
They were from
Canada/River Rouge, MI
Born about
1800
Comments:

I am looking for parents of Gilbert/Mary Vermette.



Name:
Judy Frates <yduj@cfl.rr.com>
Date:
2002-04-28
Earliest Known
Ancestor
HAMMOND
They were from
Pennsylvania
Born about
1880s--in PA
Comments:

Siblings that relocated from Lawrence County,PA>Wayne,MI areas; Surnames of
HAMMOND,BENNETT,WALTERS,SHIELDS; Children of Thomas
HAMMOND & Jemima BENNETT:
1.Bert HAMMOND 2.Florence HAMMOND SHIELDS(Mrs.Owen Shields)
3. Clara HAMMOND WALTERS



Name:
Judith <JudithALamb@webtv.net>
Date:
2002-04-24
Earliest Known Ancestor
Sylvester(Chet) Nowaczewski
They were from
Alpena,Mich. (originally NY?)
Born about
1913
Comments:

Would like any Nowaczewski's to write. Sylvester( Chet) Nowaczewski married
Rose Gardner. Rose was daughter of George & Agnes( Smith) Gardner. I think
they all lived in Alpena for several years. Agnes divorced Geo. Gardner &
married at least twice more. She had 8 children with George: They are Jean,
Jerry, Gorden, Lynwood(Lindy) Thelma( Tillie) Russell,Geneva(Nevie), &
Rose..... Rose & Chet had 7 children. Agnes & kids & Rose & Chet at one time
lived around Detroit areas. Any little bit of info. woud be appreciated. Thanks,
E-mail please...



Name:
Donna Doran <djdusty2@juno.com>
Date:
2002-04-21
Earliest Known Ancestor
Grandfather
They were from
Germany
Born about
1867
Comments:

Just start to search, originally from Detroit, Mi. Grandparents buried at
Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI on father's side. Mother's
family beleived
to be buried in Jackson, MI. Maiden Clore, mother remarried name Klee.



Name:
Dee Miller <billndee@gulftel.com>
Date:
2002-04-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Sutliff 1810
They were from
NY.
Born about
Sept. 5, 1810
Comments:

Hi to All:
My husband is a Descendent of William & Richard SUTLIFF. [Golden Ridge
Cemetery]
I had a wonderful conversation with Sherry Huntington yesterday. We found that
we had a lot in common.
She directed me to your web sight and I am going to place an order for some of
the Society's books.
I wish that I could be at your meeting tonight 4/17/02 but I will be up to met with
all of you on my next visit to Michigan.

Have a Great Summer,
Dee Miller Alabama billndee@gulftel.com



Name:
Crystal Kulpanowski <crylil2001@comcast.net>
Date:
2002-04-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Jeanette mason
They were from
Florida
Born about
Tennesse
Comments:

I am trying to find my indian blood.



Name:
Phil Tait <philtait@eudoramail.com>
Date:
2002-04-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Robert J. Tait, Margaret Conoboy
They were from
Wallsend & Newcastle, England
Born about
1899, 1906
Comments:

Looking for background info on Robert Tait( father)who entered the US thru
Canada( Sarnia)in about 1925, and mother,Margaret Conoboy,(Maggie)who
entered thru Ellis Island circa 1925.
Also looking for info on uncle/aunts, Chambers from Glasgow,Scotland.
McIlvenna, from the north of England.
Thanks,
Phil Tait



Name:
terence mepham <alanmepham@hotmail.com>
Date:
2002-03-23
They were from
england/canada
Comments:

just brousing trying to find bits and pieces about my familys past



Name:
Lori Lewis <Lbelle62@webtv.net>
Date:
2002-03-22
Earliest Known Ancestor
dominczyk
They were from
poland
Born about
?
Comments:

Looking for any info on Chester Joseph Dominczyk.
Born:9-11-1915
Died: 7-7(?)-1963
OR any info on any Dominczyk that lived in Wayne county.



Name:
LEE C CADY <lcady8@comcast.net>
Date:
2002-03-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
Cadet dit CADA dit CADY
They were from
France
Born about
1600
Comments:

I was a member with you many years back.You helped me a lot.
Ive got the French side back to 1600. Thanks to the book,
DENISON.
What im hunting now are lost aunts. They are on the 1910 census, but I cant find
them any where. Need help. LEE



Name:
Don Bedwell <donbedwell@hotmail.com>
Date:
2002-03-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
Anna Hinzmann
They were from
Germany or Monroe
Comments:

Searching Enszer, Marx, Hinzmann/Hansemann Monroe/Adrian area



Name:
Michele Ososkie (Hanchett) <micheleososkie@hotmail.com>
Date:
2002-03-14
Comments:

Interested in finding Ososkie family tree back several generations. Also, looking
for my family before marriage. The names of Court and Hanchett.



Name:
Marcie Summers <sunnymarcie@yahoo.com>
Date:
2002-03-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Mary Gasparovic(h)
They were from
Austria
Born about
September,1886
Comments:

Looking for family members: Gasparovic(h), Severinski,
Andreolli,Nex,Gerrich, Schutte.
Main interest is: Severinski, Gasparovic(h)
Europe to America 1886-1930's



Name:
Michele Mills <Michele@buffaloskins.com>
Date:
2002-03-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Otto Theodore SALESKI
They were from
Koneksburg(?) Prussia
Born about
December 1868
Comments:

I also know that he died on 2 June 1945 in Detroit Michigan. I would like to know
where he entered the U.S., what year, where he was naturalized, etc, etc. I would
appreciate ANY help I can get on this.

Thanks,
Michele



Name:
Olive Evanson <evolive@hutchtel.net>
Date:
2002-03-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
Torger Evensen (George Evanson), and his wife Justine Marie Pedersen Grude
They were from
Stavanger and Fredrickshold,Norway
Born about
George b. 07 Nov 1827
Comments:

George immigrated to Am in 1853
Justine immigrated to Am in 1856



Name:
ERICA COMBE <ECOMBE926@AOL.COM>
Date:
2002-03-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
HAROLD W. JAMES JR.
They were from
INDIANAPOLIS
Born about
1915
Comments:

LOOKING TO FIND ANY INFO ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER WHO I
HAVE NEVER KNOWN.



Name:
Alyson Wielfaert <allie_cat142001>
Date:
2002-03-03
Earliest Known Ancestor
Gustav Knofske
They were from
Germany
Born about
late 1800's
Comments:

Does anybody know anybody with the last name Knofske? If so, please email me
with some info!



Name:
geneva burress johns <cjohnsgj@airmail.net>
Date:
2002-02-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
james william burress
They were from
tx
Born about
1853
Comments:

any one know any thing about this familey they lived in collin county i think his
dad name was david and his mother was letty



Name:
Ronda Steinke McDonald <ronda_mc@yahoo.com>
Date:
2002-02-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Steinke
They were from
Germany
Born about
1860's or 1870's
Comments:

Interested in information about the old cemetary in Wyandotte adjacent to the
police station on Biddle. (Mainly Germans buried there?)



Name:
Gwenda Zietsch <gzie@bigpond.com>
Date:
2002-02-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Zietsch
They were from
Germany or Australia
Born about
15/3/1855
Comments:

I have just commenced this project of searching family history



Name:
Barbara Wandling-Jones <Wandlingjones@msn.com>
Date:
2002-02-12
Earliest Known Ancestor
Horace N. Ocobock
They were from
Wyandotte, MI
Born about
1832 in Auburn NY
Comments:

Was in Wyandotte last Saturday at the Bacon library and found many items
about Ocobock family. Wondered if anyone in your society had done research on
the Ocobock, Woodruff, Tunison or Corwin surnames.



Name:
Elizabeth Anne Troungo Doss <Elizabeth@lcmoving.com>
Date:
2002-02-09
Earliest Known Ancestor
Israel Troungo
They were from
Ecorse Michigan
Born about
1852
Comments:

Researching family history, found references to Troungo/Torango/Tourangeau.
thank you



Name:
Anne Vogt <annevogt@yahoo.com>
Date:
2002-01-27
Earliest Known Ancestor
William A. FISHLEIGH
They were from
Ontario, Canada
Born about
1848
Comments:

Looking for descendants of William FISHLEIGH and Elizabeth JACKSON who
came from Canada to the Wyandotte, MI area around the turn of the century -
i.e. around 1900.

Their children included:
-Wm Frederick ("Fred") FISHLEIGH born 1870 lived in MI
-Laura May Jackson FISHLEIGH born 1872 married William DONNELLY and
lived in Canada
-Harold Addison FISHLEIGH born in 1874 lived in the USA
-Florence L. FISHLEIGH born in 1876 married C. Fortune and lived in California

-Edward H. FISHLEIGH born in 1878 lived in Alberta and Saskatchewan,
Canada
-Edith J. FISHLEIGH born in 1880 died in Michigan in 1909
-Alberta J. FISHLEIGH born in 1882 married William T. FRANCIS in Michigan
-Mabel E. FISHLEIGH born in 1885 married D. Armstrong and lived in
Michigan
-Maude G. FISHLEIGH born in 1887 died in 1919 probably in Michigan
-Eva E. FISHLEIGH born in 1889 died in 1968 in Wyandotte, MI, married Earl
VROOMAN

Any information on any of these (or other) FISHLEIGH descendants will be
appreciated.

Anne V.




Name:
Nancy Elder Petersen <nancyp@teleport.com>
Date:
2002-01-26
Earliest Known Ancestor
Simon DROUILLARD
They were from
France
Born about
1668
Comments:

Thanks to Donna Walt Nightingale and Liana Trombley for
helping me find my gg-grandmother Edesse DROUILLARD in
Monroe Co MI, and her ancestors.
Now I'm looking for parents of a NELSON/NARCISSUS DROUILLARD, born
1817 in MI. He is found in the 1850
census of LaSalle, Monroe Co MI, with a wife ELIZA [CHAUVIN,
dau of Joseph CHAUVIN], and a son John, age one.
We haven't been able to find his baptism or marriage before
1850 in Monroe County, and I began to hope we might find
him in Downriver ANCESTOR CHARTS.
He died in Bayfield WI in 1873, and is probably buried there.
Does anyone have him on a list!?
--Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, Washington, USA




Name:
Bill Patrick <billp61@msn.com>
Date:
2002-01-25
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles Tarnowska
They were from
Germany
Born about
2/15/1832
Comments:

Just happened to stumble onto your web site. You have some information that
might pertain to my searchings. I am researching Tarnowska, Pall, Heidke,
Juchatz/Juchartz, Dahlke, Liptow.



Name:
Ralph Bess <statues@msn.com>
Date:
2002-01-13
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles Drouillard
They were from
River Rouge
Born about
1830-1850
Comments:

Also looking for Shinavier or spelled Shinvier,lived on Henry Street in
1930's,also Silas Bess who lived on Henry Street and worked for the water
department.



Name:
Jeff LeBlanc <jeff@c21jeff.com>
Date:
2002-01-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
MICHEL LEBRETTE DIT ST. AMANT
They were from
St. Sauveur, Dinan, St. Malo France
Born about
, b. 1707
Comments:

Would love to have some help with my LeBlanc line. At this point I am very close
to verifying my line back to AlPHONSE LEBLANC born 1565. He married
SABEAU D' E STRADE She was born 1565.

Jeff



Name:
cindy ann fielhauer <cfmich@yahoo.com>
Date:
2002-01-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
everit flod fielhauer
They were from
michigan
Born about
june 30 1932
Comments:

would like to talk with my sister terry i haven't seen her sence i was 7 yrs old.



Name:
Heike Posselius <d.hesse@schauer-kfz.de>
Date:
2002-01-03
They were from
Dortmund -germany
Born about
1971
Comments:

we are looking for other people of our Family and we wish somebody would give
us an answer



Name:
JOE KALICH <kalich@prodigy.net>
Date:
2001-12-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
Mitchell
They were from
croatia
Comments:

My sister has done some research



Name:
Orv Stevens <oste3201@attbi.com>
Date:
2001-12-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles and Mary Stevens
They were from
Charles from New York
Comments:

I am attempting to verify that one Orvills M. Stevens was the first police officer
for Lincoln Park.



Name:
Carole A. DiSanto <Patcher42@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-12-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
Thomas James
They were from
Va-Ky
Born about
1785
Comments:

I also have the family of Oaks (Oakes) back to 1791.
Mink family (which I did not see listed) back to 1690



Name:
Deb Faith <DKEL3159@aol.com>
Date:
2001-12-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles E. McKee
They were from
Lincoln Park, Wayne Co.,MI
Born about
Date unknown/ Indiana
Comments:

Searching for Charles E. McKee death record/obit 1950-1954?



Name:
Richard Russelo <frangelo@catholic.org>
Date:
2001-12-27
Earliest Known Ancestor
Richard Russelo and Margaret Wiper, married 1855? in Wayne County..
They were from
Mersea Twp.,Essex County, Ontario, Canada.
Born about
1835 Essex County, Ontario.
Comments:

Looking for lost members of the "Russelo tree."



Name:
Shelly Jay <saja423@aol.com>
Date:
2001-12-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
David Rappleyea
They were from
Amherst/Tonawanda, NY
Born about
1793
Comments:

David was married to Effie Van Slyke. They are my ggg grandparents.
They had several children. I know of only three:
Isaac, my gg grandfather was born 18 Sept 1820.
David was born about 1829.
Louisa (unknown birthdate) She married on 21 Dec 1849.

David Rappleyea owned land in Amherst, NY. He bought 74 acres from the
Holland Land Purchase on 24 Oct 1818, Twp 13, Range 7.

How do I find out who is in your surname index for Rappleyea?







Name:
ERIC TEAFOE <MOHAWKERT4@AOL.COM>
Date:
2001-12-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
GEORGINIA TEAFOE
They were from
SASKATCHEWAN
Born about
1864
Comments:

I AM LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT MARY TEAFO. I THINK SHE WAS A
REALITIVE OF MINE. MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, OMER TEAFOE
WAS FROM VULCAN,NORWAY MI. I DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER INFO
ABOUT HIM. CAN YOU HELP?

THANK YOU,

ERIC TEAFOE



Name:
Judy Frazer <judy249@mns.com>
Date:
2001-12-15
Earliest Known Ancestor
Kara Falklam
They were from
Germany
Born about
1869
Comments:

He wife name was Anna - Lived in Dearborn or Monroe Mi.



Name:
Kelly Womer <kellywomer@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-12-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Robert De Dene (husband's side)
They were from
England
Born about
1050
Comments:

I am researching both my husband's and my family history. His is more difficult.
His family had strong roots in Wyandotte on one branch, and the other branch
had strong roots in the south.
The four primary names I am researching in the downriver area are: Womer,
Rebold, Francis, Fishleigh
I have several other roadblocks I have hit, and would love to get some
suggestions.




Name:
Darlene Nichols <Darlenedundee@aol.com>
Date:
2001-11-30
Earliest Known Ancestor
Bessie Schonfeld
They were from
Ecorse, Mi
Born about
1880's
Comments:

My families homestead was located on the corner of Outer drive and Pepper
road. I was passing through searching for an old photo of our red barn. Nice to
see this site, I am doing geneolagy and will be returning.



Name:
Pamela Mettetal-Steele <COWPUPPY@PRODIGY.NET>
Date:
2001-11-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Mettetal/male
They were from
Glay, France
Born about
1643
Comments:

I'm sorry I willwrite more when my finger is healed.



Name:
Lynne K. Streich <lkstreich@home.com>
Date:
2001-11-27
Earliest Known Ancestor
Julius Haenke
They were from
Germany
Born about
1843
Comments:

JULIUS HAENKE and his brother, KARL HAENKE, traveled from Germany to
Wayne County, Michigan, in 1871. Julius was a blacksmith and Karl was a
wagonmaker. They lived in this area for approximately 15 years before moving
to Isabella County, Michigan. I am interested in learning more about their
residence in Wayne County. Thank you.



Name:
Marilyn Deprest <Bagdadlady709@aol.com>
Date:
2001-11-25
Earliest Known Ancestor
Ruzanski and Emelia nee Rostkoska
They were from
Lipno Area of Poland
Born about
1865 to 1868
Comments:

These are my grandparents, I know they came to America about 1892 Settled in
Connorville, Ohio, Marian was a coal miner, They also lived first in Long Run
Ohio,where the first son was born, Edmund,When they came they had 3
daughters, In America they were called Sadie, Stella and Wilma, but I know
Stella was actually stanislava.At some time about 1911 or so They moved to
River rouge , Michigan and lived on Pine Street. Marian died of black lung
before 1934 which is when I was born, Emelia died about 1943 or 44 when I was
about 9 or 10. could have been later. They had 12 or 13 children but only 10 lived
to maturity. All are dead now.I know Emelia only spoke Polish and could not read
or write .



Name:
Doug Farnsworth <nando@tnaccess.com>
Date:
2001-11-24
Earliest Known Ancestor
James H. Farnsworth
They were from
New York
Born about
1821
Comments:

James H. Farnsworth,(my GG Grandfather)and his 2nd wife Catharine lived on
Biddle Ave. in Wyandotte per the 1900 Census. According to the Census they
had one child.
James died in 1902 and Catharine in 1927. They were buried at Mt Carmel
Cemetery in Wyandotte.
Would like to know more about the one offspring.



Name:
Rose Mitcham <harmiamarie56@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-11-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
May Smith
They were from
Prussia
Born about
`1860
Comments:

I am looking for the G. Great Aunt that came to Am. She had a brother by the
name Anthony Miller that lived in Tacoma, WA. and died there.



Name:
Ardith Hale <ardithh@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-11-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Abbott
They were from
Point Pelee, Essex, Ontario, CAN
Born about
1790
Comments:

Researching the family of William Abbott & his wife Abigail
(Sprague/Gresham?). William was born in New Hampshire, Abigail in Vermont or
Connecticutt. They were living at Point Pelee from 1829 thru 1850. Their children
were:
Charles (m. Sophia Delaurier), Esther (m. Oliver Delaurier), Elizabeth (m. Ellis
Hillman), Isaac (m. Elizabeth Tofflemire), David (m. Martha Rieves/Reeves),
Joseph (m. Isabel Jane Cartwright), Aaron (m. Elizabeth Clago/Claygo) and
George (m. ?).

Joseph, David, Charles and Aaron & their families settled in the areas of
Brownstown and Monguagon/Trenton. Circa 1860 David and Aaron moved to
Muskegon County. In 1888, David and his family moved to Louisiana. Seeking
any relevant information on the Michigan/Canada connections, esp.
birth/death/cemetary/obits. Willing to share, many cousin contacts with various
branchs except George.



Name:
Blanche Hyatt <hyatt@avci.net>
Date:
2001-11-15
Earliest Known Ancestor
Johann Michael Conrad
They were from
Germany-PA-NY-Brownstown,MI
Born about
1698
Comments:

CONRAD-SULLIVAN, PERRY-DEBO My great-grandfather Charles
F.CONRAD moved to Brownstown around 1830.He was married to Mary
Sullivan. Antoine Perry was married to Mary Debo, my grandmother Blanche
Louise was born in Trenton in 1876.



Name:
Stanley G. Ruth <www.stanrosie1@aol.com>
Date:
2001-11-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
Marie Morris
They were from
Montreal Quebec
Born about
1870
Comments:

My mother had a aunt that lived on High Street in Ecorse her name was Mary
Odette husbands name Eli.My mothers, mother married Stanislaus Toupin from
Montreal they moved back to Montreal then to Boston. Her parents seperated
my grandmother and 3 children moved back to Michigan. They opened a dry
goods store at Michigan Ave at Vernor Highway.My mothers grandmother had a
farm on Northline Road.I beleive her name was Morris.



Name:
Debbie Holian <DEHOLIAN@AOL.COM>
Date:
2001-11-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
Frances L Hazelwood
They were from
ok
Born about
1876
Comments:

Debbie Holian



Name:
Ellen Bakan <Lbakan@pacbell.net>
Date:
2001-10-30
Earliest Known Ancestor
Andrew Bodary
They were from
Detroit, MI
Born about
1825
Comments:

I am trying to find the link between my great grandfather, Columbus Bodary and
Andrew Bodary.



Name:
Clive Abercrombie <clive.abers@ntlworld.com>
Date:
2001-10-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Abercrombie
They were from
Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Born about
1860
Comments:

Seeking family of Uncle William Abercrombie died 1950's. Lived in Detroit,
worked at Fords as did his son also William (Billy) Abercrombie. Daughter
named Isobel. Lived Minnesota Ave. area of Detroit.



Name:
Joann Maresh <SchuegeJ@aol.com>
Date:
2001-10-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
?
They were from
Southgate
Born about
1950
Comments:

I am looking for my aunt Bonnie Bell



Name:
Nellie Kathain <nkathain@msn.com>
Date:
2001-10-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
George Kathain
They were from
Germany
Comments:

Looking people with the last name Kathain



Name:
Marilyn Deprest <Bagdadlady709@aol.com>
Date:
2001-10-14
Earliest Known Ancestor
Marian Ruzanski/Emelia Rostkowska
They were from
Poland>Dillonvale,Ohio USA
Born about
1850-1865
Comments:

They moved from Ohio to Pine street in river Rouge, Michigan. I dont know what
date but I believe after 1911. They had 10 children that lived to maturity. Sadie,
Stella, Wilma, Margaret,Myrtle (my mother who was baptized Michelina) and
Isobel then, the sons were Edmund, Bolek (BOB) Raymond and Henri. I have
many relatives in the Down River Area.



Name:
Linda Montgomery <LKMonty@aol.com>
Date:
2001-10-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Johann Heindrich Kleimenahgen
They were from
Waldeck, Upper Waroldern, Germany
Born about
1770
Comments:

Just started tracing my family, and in just one day, was able to go back to this
ancestor. It's very encouraging to have located this much information --- and
motivating to continue.



Name:
Joyce LaBeau <JTole70768@aol.com>
Date:
2001-10-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Grace LaBeau
They were from
Wyandotte Michigan
Born about
1880
Comments:

My Name is Joyce La Beau, And I am trying to track down the history on my
grandparents.



Name:
Marsha L. Buhrmann <citygrrl@msn.com>
Date:
2001-10-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Hermann Koglin
They were from
Germany
Comments:

I have been trying to find my great grandfather - Hermann Koglin and anyone
that is related to him. The only thing I know is that he died in 1929. He was
married to Anna Kusserow, she was born on August 5, 1873, she also was from
Germany. They came to New Jersey to live. They had 7 children. My
grandfather was one of them. If I could find any information on both of my
greatgrandparents I would appreciate it very much.



Name:
Pierre Conille <pconille@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-09-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Beausejour Conille
They were from
Haiti
Born about
1915
Comments:

i would like to know about my ancestor



Name:
Christina Branstator <miraev3@home.com>
Date:
2001-09-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Pocohontas
They were from
South-East US coast
Comments:

Keep hitting road blocks on three lines.



Name:
Carol Cable <ggcable@aol.com>
Date:
2001-09-26
Earliest Known Ancestor
Goshen Clark
They were from
Pasquotank Co., NC
Born about
1768
Comments:

Need parents, birth place, etc. of Goshen Clark.

AND the surname Palazzola for my daughter in law. Her grandmother was born
in Detroit and baptised in a Catholic Church that is no longer open. Would the
baptismal records be at the Archdiocese? She has tried to get her birth cert. from
Lansing and they deny she was "born". Could you please send me the contact for
this name? My address is 31141 Balmoral, Garden City, Mi. 48135.

Thanks much.



Name:
sandy j <cookies1960@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-09-25
Earliest Known Ancestor
otto c & augusta t phillip(s)
They were from
Germany
Born about
11/1863 & 8/1866
Comments:

head stones at woodmere cemetary show last name spelled as "Phillip" not
"Phillips", they were married 9/1/1889. Also searching last names of "Preuss"
(again head stones at woodmere show this spelling verse "Pruess")would like to
verfy correct info from birth,death,marriage,etc. certificate's. They were born in
Delray area. Also searching "Roe", "Cavan"(from Paris,Ontario,Canada).



Name:
Rene D.Grosinsky <littleyellarbus@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-09-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
Douglas'
They were from
Sctland/USA
Born about
1600 to 1700
Comments:

Deacon William Douglas came from scotland w/ his wife andlived her with his
family mostly in New England, and PE. have afew relatives who fought in the
American Revolution.



Name:
Rene D.Grosinsky <littleyellarbus@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-09-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
MacQueen's
They were from
Scotland/Canada
Born about
1840's
Comments:

John & janet (Sims) MacQueen came from Hawksberry, Ontario, Canada and
settled in Hillman MI.around 1860



Name:
Rene D. Grosinsky <littleyellarbus@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-09-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
Grosinsky
They were from
Germany
Born about
1863
Comments:

my Great Grandfather came from Germany in 1893 was naturalized in 1899 he
had 4 boys, & 3 girls he helped a (possible) cousin, & a brother-inlaw, &
Sister-inlaw to America by the turn of the century.



Name:
David Felder <dfelder@wspan.com>
Date:
2001-09-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Felder
They were from
Sandusky, OH
Born about
March 27, 1845
Comments:

?



Name:
Janet (Riendl) Fullmer <jafullmer@msn.com>
Date:
2001-09-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Norman Riendl
They were from
Decatur, Ill
Born about
1910
Comments:

Norman was my father.



Name:
Marjorie Hartzog <hartzog@ruraltel.net>
Date:
2001-09-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Moses Hartzog
They were from
Indiana
Born about
1840-50
Comments:

He was my husband's great great grandfather. Would like to know his ancestors.



Name:
linda miller <mumstruth@aol.com>
Date:
2001-09-07
Comments:

I was just wanting to know the history of lincoln park..i live here but dont know
anything about it....



Name:
Eva Herner <Bandit7038@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-09-05
Earliest Known Ancestor
Argimira Mezquita
They were from
Merida, Yucatan
Comments:

She never married. My mother, Teresa Nunez, was born. She married my father,
Jesus H. Hernandez. My mother's name changed to Teresa Hernandez-Nunez.
Dad died 1965. Mother remarried to Leandro Ontiberoz and she became Teresa
Ontiberoz.



Name:
Rebecca Yates <poet@ptialaska.net>
Date:
2001-09-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
Emily Missouria Broglin
They were from
Georgia
Born about
1870
Comments:

Emily Missouria Broglin was maybe born in Georgia. She married Henry
Addington in Georgia. They had several children = Gypsy Bill (girl), Henry (girl),
Morris, and John. Missouria Broglin was supposedly part Native American and
part Spanish. I cannot find any information on her or who her parents were.



Name:
Judy <Jacsoam01@aol.com>
Date:
2001-08-30
Earliest Known Ancestor
Friedrich and Eleanor Westphal
They were from
Germany
Comments:

Thank you to all who worked on the Bloomdale Cemetary book. It is a valuable
resource. I was off a year on Grandpa and Uncle Frank's birth dates. I knew
there were other Westphals there. Although they were not my great
grandparents as I had hoped, I do now have the dates for two of Grandpa's
brothers, William and August. Is anybody out there a descendant of these men?



Name:
CHARLES W LEA <XTENMAN@WEBTV.NET>
Date:
2001-08-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
JAMES BUCANON
Comments:

JUST VISITING...LOOKING FOR LONG LOST REALATIVES



Name:
Suzanne (LeGault) Zeitouni <smzeitouni@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-08-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Joseph Lory
They were from
Trenton
Born about
1904
Comments:

I am tracing our family tree from all sides and am now working on the Lory side.
Some came from Grand Traverse, but there were many in the Rockwood,
Trenton area. Does anyone know anything? I am having a hard time with this
side of the family.!!



Name:
cindy fielhauer <cfmich@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-08-27
Earliest Known Ancestor
everit floyd fielhauer
They were from
michigan
Born about
1932
Comments:

I would like to locate my long lost sister.terry fielhauer



Name:
Norman McClinchey <normanmc@earthlink.net>
Date:
2001-08-25
Earliest Known Ancestor
Norman McClinchey
They were from
Sault Ste Marie, Mich
Born about
1880
Comments:

My name is a hard one to research. There is a lot of McClinchey's in Canada.



Name:
Melanie Thiel <MelanieThiel6583@aol.com>
Date:
2001-08-21
Earliest Known Ancestor
Thiel, Frederick
They were from
Germany
Born about
1869
Comments:

Any information on the ancestors of Frederick and Wilhemine (Naitzel) Thiel
would be appreciated.



Name:
Charles Vreeland <cvreeland@globaldsl.net>
Date:
2001-08-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
michiel Janson
They were from
netherlands
Born about
1610
Comments:

glad to have found your site ..Michiel Janson was the g g g grandfather of
Michael Freeland my g g g grandfather who with his grown sons founded Flat
Rock



Name:
Marion Ferguson <MFerg62732@AOL.com>
Date:
2001-08-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
Champagnes, LaForests, etc.
They were from
France, Wales
Born about
1600's
Comments:

I am still looking for some tidbit on my grgrandfather Dominick Michael Frazier.
Not even sure where he was born but my grandmother was born in Springwells. I
cannot find anything on him at his ancestry. Are you able to help me out? At least
I'm looking for address for Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and Mt. Elliott
Cemetery. Thanks for taking the time.I now live in Florida. It's a long drive.



Name:
Walter R Wrobel <wrwrobel@erols.com>
Date:
2001-08-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
Salomea Batory
They were from
Detroit
Born about
1895-1900
Comments:

Earliest known ancester in detriot area is Salomea (Wrobel) Batory thought to
have been born in Chicago along with brothers Jan and Wladyslaw Wrobel. I
have not been able to confirm this. What i do know is she did live in the Detroit
area most of her life. She married someone with last name of Zielinski and had 4
children Edward, Frank, Irene and Jean. Then was divorced or widowed and
married Joseph Batory. Joseph Batory died in 1959.



Name:
Bill Mead <Billcarpet@aol.com>
Date:
2001-08-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Jonathan Mead
They were from
Fairfield Conn.
Born about
1684
Comments:

I got this info. from Kindred Konnections it seems to fit in place with family.



Name:
Suzanne M. Turgeon <knsturgeon@provide.net>
Date:
2001-08-07
Comments:

These are the surnames I am researching:
KETCHUM
JAY (JURKIEWICZ)
EWALD
TURGEON
LAFONTAINE



Name:
Sam Labus <slabus@internet.look.ca>
Date:
2001-08-05
Earliest Known Ancestor
Luka
They were from
Yugoslavia
Born about
1800
Comments:

Very sparse info. Apparently a "Robin Hood" like individual during Turkish rule
in Yugo. Eventually captured and publicly beheaded.



Name:
Lynne Bebensee <dwbeben@aol.com>
Date:
2001-08-05
Earliest Known Ancestor
1880
They were from
Germany
Born about
1860
Comments:

Family Brandemihl, Schmidt, Darsee



Name:
delilahlogan <delilahlogan>
Date:
2001-07-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
otto Kuester
They were from
Altruets-Nitz an der Oder,Ger.
Born about
1848
Comments:

He immigrated to WI @1870, with siblings, His obit lists a bro Ernest Kuester,
I'm trying to trace line to Germany, any info on family would be appreciated.



Name:
Bob LaCoste <user919154@aol,com>
Date:
2001-07-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
LaCoste/ Borieo
They were from
Canada
Born about
records from 1743
Comments:

hi



Name:
Judy <Jacsoam01@aol.com>
Date:
2001-07-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
Friedrich and Eleanor Westphal
They were from
Germany
Comments:

arrived in U.S about 1871, had many children. lived in Trenton.



Name:
Steven Eric Sauvin <ssauvin@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-07-14
Earliest Known Ancestor
Edith Sauvin
They were from
Grandfather was from France
Born about
1/20/04
Comments:

Edith Sauvin lived in White Plains,Westchester, NY. Edith Died August 25th,
1987. Edith had one son named Pierre Paul Sauvin. Paul Sauvin had 2 sons Alan
Paul Sauvin and Steven Eric Sauvin. He also had one daughter, Jane Elizabeth
Sauvin



Name:
Andrea K. Woolnough Edwards <gramgc@altelco.net>
Date:
2001-07-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
George/Jonas/Moss/Clark Families
They were from
Wyandotte MI
Born about
1800's
Comments:

Would love to have contact with any relatives that might also be researching
these family lines.



Name:
frances cobos <fransigns>
Date:
2001-07-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
not to sue
They were from
chihaua mexico
Born about
1700
Comments:

just statted looking for the cobos's



Name:
sarah folsom <srfolsom@excite.com>
Date:
2001-06-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
thomas youd
They were from
england, then wyandotte
Born about
1819
Comments:

I am looking for information on Thomas Youd, his son John Youd, and his
grandson John Youd Jr. My father is John Youd III. I found Thomas Youd in the
list of names in your publications. I am very interested in obtaining copies of
these. Please let me know how to do so. Thank you!



Name:
Ruth Smith <res@cass.net>
Date:
2001-06-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
John S. (Semont ) I think
They were from
Wyandotte
Born about
5-17-1820
Comments:

I just found a book your Soc had pepared in the Bacon Lib. yesterday. It was
time for us to go home and I just would like to know if you have anymore
information on this tamily of John S. Smith married to Eliza Jane Bentley. I found
a pedigree chart in one of your books chart 624 and I wanted to know if you had
more information. I have been searching for 5 years and this is the first I have
found. Royal H. is on this page and our grandpa is a brother Elmer born in 1856.
They are buried in West Mound Cemetery. Thanks Ruth Smith



Name:
luis E Arzeno <larzeno1@aol.com>
Date:
2001-06-26
Earliest Known Ancestor
Sebastian Arzeno
They were from
Genoa, Zoagli, Italy
Born about
1781
Comments:

Any Arzeno, Knapp, Romero, please tell me



Name:
Ginger Jubenville Pope <gingerpope@alo.com>
Date:
2001-06-22
Earliest Known Ancestor
Edward James Jubenville
They were from
Canada then France
Born about
1850
Comments:

I wounld like to know if Flat Rock would be in your area. My grandfather was
born there on Jan. 29, 1881. I will be ordering from your list soon. This is a very
nice and easy to use.



Name:
helen armstrong <csvlbill@citlink.net>
Date:
2001-06-15
Earliest Known Ancestor
joseph william sarazin
They were from
ecorse
Born about
1850to 1855
Comments:

I am seeking inf. on my great grand father whom I belived
live in ecrose or river rouge As I am living in Tenn. it is hard for me to get inf.
ThankYou for any help you are able
to find for me.













Name:
dave clarke <dclarke62@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-06-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
robert emmett clarke
They were from
wayne or wayne county michigan
Comments:

actually I know my grandfather was born in 1880 in wayne co. michigan. I do not
know what my great grandfather did or where he lived in michigan. I'm new to
family history research. any suggestions would be appreciated as to where i could
look up on the internetto find some info about my greatgrandfather.thank you!



Name:
Robert A. Hecht <BHechht@aol.com>
Date:
2001-06-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
Robert Charles Hecht
They were from
Germany
Born about
1864
Comments:

lived on Wheelock St., Detroit
buried in Woodmere Cemetary, Detroit, 1939
wife was Bertha Bittner, buried 1939 in Woodmere Cemetary



Name:
Judy Sherman <CBShermanJudy@aol.com>
Date:
2001-06-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
John and Mary [Pollin] Quandt
They were from
Germany
Born about
10/27/1828 and 1830
Comments:

There were many Quandt families in Detroit and I have a feeling that they are
somehow connected. Most are buried in Woodmere Cemetary. Does anyone
know anything about the Quandt family in Germany?



Name:
Lawrence Tavernier <yndotlarry@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-06-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
Theodore
They were from
Canada
Born about
1830's
Comments:

Searching for links to Canada and France



Name:
Sally Navarre Redinger <sredinger@mattawan.k12.mi.us>
Date:
2001-05-22
Earliest Known Ancestor
Robert Navarre
They were from
France
Born about
1700's
Comments:

I am looking for information on the Navarre family. My grandfather was Frank
Samuel Navarre. He was born in 1887 in Scofield,MI. His father was Nelson
Navarre, his mother was Lillian Heald(Heild?). Nelson died at about forty years
of age, and Lillian remarried Perry R. Palmer. There were many children from
the marriages. I only know of my grandfather, his brother, Nelson and half-sister
Eleanor Palmer(Studen). Nelson Navarre was the son of Joseph Platte Navarre
and Mary Bourouge(?) Navarre. Lillian was the daughter of ? Heald and
Carrie(don't know maiden name)Heald, Sanford,Schulte,Bradford, Brennan. Any
help that anyone could provide would be appreciated. Thanks!



Name:
Therese A. (King) Rich <talk329@cs.com>
Date:
2001-05-21
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles King
They were from
Gerrans, Cornwall, England
Born about
12 May 1847
Comments:

I cannot find the cemetery Charles King, gfr. was buried in. He died 09 Dec
1905,Nankin Township, per MI Death Index and I have copy of death certificate.
C.E. Bird undertaker.

I would like to join the society but in St. Clair County, Marine City, Michigan. I
supposed Port Huron would be the appropriate large city nearest. I cannot find
any society to join in that area where my father lived from birth to abt 1ge 14



Name:
ann <noway@usa.com>
Date:
2001-05-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
Rev. michael gardner/Margret browne
They were from
england
Born about
1500's
Comments:

anyone else out there with the same ancestor?



Name:
ROGER VINECKE <rbv62@aol.com>
Date:
2001-05-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
CRISTIAN VINECKE
They were from
LANCASTER,NEW YORK
Born about
1815
Comments:

I'm looking for any information in regards to the Vinecke family.



Name:
Deborah Zilka <rebelz53@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-05-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Willard Hosler
They were from
South Boardman,Mi.
Born about
1890
Comments:

Am looking for my father's family Willard would be my great grandfather.I know
he had 2 sons. One named Victor who later moved to Independence,Mo. area
and one named George Willard who stayed in Michigan in the area of Niles.All
three names are family names that are used separately and in various
combinations.Willard married a woman named Ada right around 1910. If you
think you can help please contact me at rebelz54@hotmail.com



Name:
Stanley G. Ruth <stanrosie1@aol.com>
Date:
2001-05-09
Earliest Known Ancestor
Marie Morris
They were from
Ecorse
Born about
1860
Comments:

My grandmother had a store on Michgan Ave at Vernor Highway.She originally
came from a farm on Northline road. Her sister was Mary Odette of Ecorse who
lived on High street. This was my great aunt, Her husband was Eli. My
grandmother married Stanislaus Toupin and moved back to Montreal Quebec.
My grandfather was a travling sales man and took his family to Boston Mass the
family seperated and my mother her mother a brother Stanley, and a sister
Pauline moved back to Detroit. My mother Eva Married a policeman Albert
Ruth.



Name:
Shelaine Torongeau <torongeau@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-05-07
Comments:

I have very limited knowledge of my ancestory. I am trying to find out.



Name:
Mary Lea Murdock <jockoredwing53@aol.com>
Date:
2001-05-05
Earliest Known Ancestor
Alex and Sophie Soltes
They were from
Budapest, Hungary
Born about
1870
Comments:

Trying to track down family is like looking for a needle ina haystack. Great
Grandparents lived in Delray, Mi around 1930-1950. They had 4 children. Alex,
Mary (Shevnock), Margaret(Geczy) and Frank. George & Mary Shevnock lived
in Ecorse in the 40's. They haad 5 childre, John, Leonard, Helen (Loomis),
Margaret(Murdock)and Louis. Any info would be helpful.



Name:
Trancygier, Tomasz Jacek <ttran@enelux.sk>
Date:
2001-05-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
Trancygier Gerard
They were from
Ksiezomierz, Poland
Born about
1860
Comments:

A couple of years ago I searched worldwide for persons bearing name
Trancygier, which is reportedly of the Austrian origin, but with a little success. I
only found that their ancestors lived in the Austrian village named Wintenthal or
similarly and migrated to Poland. Will appreciate any contact regarding
Trancygier`, who in the meantime already branched from Poland to the Slovak
Republic.
Tomasz Jacek Trancygier
03601 Martin
Nachtigalova 3/25
Slovak Republic




Name:
Jaime Bizoe <jbizoe@aol.com>
Date:
2001-05-03
Comments:

I don't know of many Bizoe's. I was surprised when I saw this website come up
under Search.



Name:
Dallas E. Golden <dalgold@aol.com>
Date:
2001-04-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Lindquist
They were from
Bronson, Michigan
Born about
John 1853---Clara 1869
Comments:

John and Clara moved from Bronson Mi. to Detroit sometime after 1902 . They
had two girls born 1900 & 1902 . My grandmother Clara died in Detroit
November 7, 1912 and was returned to Bronson for burial. Any info anyone could
give would be greatly appreciated . Email me at dalgold@aol.com
Thank you for your attentsion



Name:
Gene Troken <ETroken@Yahoo.Com>
Date:
2001-04-25
Earliest Known Ancestor
Robert Treadwell Bump
Comments:

I am looking for a Robert Treadwell Bump who lived in the Inkster, Garden City
area during the 40's and 50's.



Name:
jon <bestrates@mail.com>
Date:
2001-04-25
Comments:

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Name:
LaVeda Johnson <banjohick@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-04-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
Andrew Clinton Chamberlin
They were from
Flat Rock
Born about
July 1, 1843
Comments:

Family surnames are Chamberlin, Rubert, Ash, Whipple and Herbert.



Name:
Linda NaDell <wjfenn@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-04-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
Roger Handyside
They were from
Guisborough. Yorkshire, England
Born about
1750 England
Comments:

"HANDYSIDE", "MERRIMAN", Of Wayne, Michigan. I would like to contact
other family members for more information. My
grandfather was Elbert (Eb) Handyside, born 3-05-1888, died
3-05-1952. He had the Berry Farm on Wayne Rd, in Wayne, Mi.
His father was George Handyside, born 9-10-1857 in Canada,
died 10-17-1842 in Wayne, Mi. George's father was Roger,
born 8-10-1811, in England, died 10-01-1898 in Wayne, Mi I
I believe. The Handysides' went to The First Methodist Church in Wayne, down
town. I would like to get copies of
pictures that anyone may have of the Handyside's, or Merriman's in the 1940's,
1950's and 1960's. Also of those
"Olden Days", of the Berry Farm, Washington School, Drug Store, the old
Recreation Center and Old Wayne areas! I lost all my pictures of back then in a
fire. Would like to know if there is anyone that does look up's for out of towners.
The church should have old records and pictures
of the family.
the



Name:
Cheryl Karpinski-Ross <ckrupnorth@cs.com>
Date:
2001-04-12
Comments:

My link to Wyandotte is my great-grandfather. I do not know much about him.
His name was Casimir Karpinski. Am told that he either owned or operated a bar
in Wyandotte around 1930. He is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Grave location
is unknown. Believe there was no head stone.



Name:
Caroline Howland Theeck <caro@ev1.net>
Date:
2001-04-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Johan Joachim Theeck
They were from
Seehausen Prussia
Born about
1832?
Comments:

Johan Joachim Theck (Theeck) arrived in New York in 1869 aboard the ship
Freidberg, with his wife Charlotta and Son Carl(Charles) and daughter maria.
They settled in Texas in Harris County, They had several more children. I am
trying to find the links to other Theeck Familes in Germany and U.S.



Name:
Therese A. Rich <talk329@cs.com>
Date:
2001-04-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles King
They were from
Portscatho, Cornwall, England
Born about
23 July 1845
Comments:

Charles came to USA 20 Sept.1887 from Cornwall England. Settled in Marine
City, St. Clair County, Michigan.Had a bakery there on Broadway about 1890,
then moved it to Belle Avenue.
In early 1900's he,his wife, Frances & three sons moved to Wayne County. He
was employed by Great Lakes Ship Builders &
Repairs on W Jefferson.
He died 5 Dec 1905 at Eloise Hospital from six days of Pneumonia with a two
years history of Nephritis. I have Death Certificate. Funeral Home was C.J. Bird
now out of business. I would like to know where he is buried and where the burial
records may be from C.J. Bird.
Can anyone provide information about the cemetery and funeral home. I do not
know if he was buried at Eloise.
Hopefully,
Therese, gdaug




Name:
Mike Cunningham <mike702@ix.netcom.com>
Date:
2001-04-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
Thomas Cunningham Cunningham line only
They were from
Kings County, Ireland
Born about
1798
Comments:

I was born in Monroe, but grew up in the Rockwood and Trenton area.
Graduated from Trenton High in 1961.
Appreciate hearing from anyone researching the Cunningham line....... Mike



Name:
Jill Porath Iacopelli <Iacopelli@aol.com>
Date:
2001-04-05
Comments:

Looking for other Porath family members out there.



Name:
Joanne Muti <muti99@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-04-01
Earliest Known Ancestor
Giuseppe Sulfaro
They were from
Curcuraci, prov, Messina, Sicily
Born about
November 9, 1871
Comments:

This individual is my great grandfather, I am trying to find information about hum
and hus siblings.



Name:
alison yops <alisony@lycos.com>
Date:
2001-03-30
Earliest Known Ancestor
august yops/ johann berndt
They were from
leipzig germany / pommern germany
Born about
1860
Comments:

wyandotte has been a great help in finding ancestral information. i love going to
the wyandotte library's geneology room looking through the surname catalog and
microfilm. i appreciate the time this community has put into making it so easy to
find information... especially when i started out knowing absolutly nothing about
my history. thank you. nice website.



Name:
Patty May (Simmers) Stallings <mepat99@juno.com>
Date:
2001-03-25
Earliest Known Ancestor
Michael Simmers
They were from
Pa.
Born about
Unknown
Comments:

I only have a marriage certificate from a fellow Genealogist of his son (Christian
Simmers b.1798 Pa.- d.1878 in Va.) and it states he was born in Pa. I have no info
on Michael. Patty



Name:
Joseph Weber <jweber@kiva.net>
Date:
2001-03-23
Earliest Known Ancestor
Georg Weber
They were from
Hesse-Darmstadt
Born about
Jan 1813
Comments:

Ancester is the earliest in Wayne county.



Name:
Jeannie Eckliff Pharr <jeanniep @statesville.net>
Date:
2001-03-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
James Alvin H. Eckliff,Ruth Jane Glenn Eckliff Fires
Born about
feb. 15 1907?unknown
Comments:

Does anyone know anything about these people?



Name:
Urs Breil <ubreil@bluewin.ch>
Date:
2001-03-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
Michael Breil
They were from
Hohenzollern Bietenhausen
Born about
10.5.1735
Comments:

your site i found surfin` thanks for your service.Where did Michael coming from
? See You Urs



Name:
judy Auld <dougjauld@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-03-15
Earliest Known Ancestor
reininger
They were from
Austria,Hungary,Germany
Born about
1879
Comments:

This would be my grandfather. I know his wife Elizabeth also came over from
same place but I can't find anything on when.



Name:
Nancy L. Simpson <ndellis2001@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-03-15
Earliest Known Ancestor
Ruby Wood
They were from
Melvindale, MI
Comments:

Ruby Wood & John Husted we married approximately 1930. They had 1 son who
was named Lee Raymond Husted. But later he was adopted and his last name
was changed to Simpson. I think that Rubys family is somehow related to the
Melvindale street name "Wood". Lee Raymond was born around 1930 on
Stanley street in Melvindale. Lee Raymond was my father that passed away at a
very young age and soon after my mother followed. I have several pictures of the
wood family in their home on Wood Street, but I know little of my fathers family.
Could you please give me some direction of where to look. Thank you



Name:
Jeff Zarend <jeff_z@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-03-15
Earliest Known Ancestor
Frederick Zahrend / Zarend
They were from
Mecklenburg Germany
Born about
1853
Comments:

Researching Zarend family tree
Spellings include: Zarend Zahrend Zahrendt Zahrnt Zarendt Zarnt



Name:
Mildred McVean <mildmcvean@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-03-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Lynn
They were from
? Wayne County
Born about
1861
Comments:

I was trying to find out William's parents name. I found a Hugh Lynn on the 1870
census that I think may be them. I was wondering if there were any birth records
before 1870. I could not find them. Also Where could I find the 1860 census.
thank you Mildred



Name:
Alison Prainito <prainito@home.com>
Date:
2001-03-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Francesco Prainito
They were from
Italy
Born about
1868
Comments:

Listed on the 1920 Wayne County Census with his family.



Name:
Bonny McLeod <Bonnylyn41@aol.com>
Date:
2001-02-22
Earliest Known Ancestor
Thomas Taylor
They were from
England
Born about
1850
Comments:

I am trying to find records for Woodmere Cemetery. I hear it is not a
neighborhood I want to visit.



Name:
Teddie Kutyla <TeddieK@aol.com>
Date:
2001-02-22
Earliest Known Ancestor
Antoni Ciak
They were from
Poland
Born about
1847
Comments:

Two surnames from our Ciak family ancestry came up on your site: Ciak and
Soltys. The Ciak genealogy we have developed so far originates in Jezowe, woj.
Tarnobrzeg (now Podkarpackie) Poland, which is in the region once known as
Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Emprire, during our great-grandparents' lifetimes.
The CIAK relatives we know of settled in CT and NJ, and we are also looking for
the descendants of our PIKULA, ROGALA, and SOLTYS ancestors. We would
be delighted to hear from others researching the same surnames.



Name:
Caroline Howland Theeck <caro@ev1.net>
Date:
2001-02-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
Johan Joachim Theeck
They were from
Seehausen Prussia
Born about
!830's
Comments:

Johan and wife Charlotta came to America in 1869 from Seehausen Prussia via
Hamburg Germany on the ship freiberg. They arrived in New York and came to
Harris County Texas. Two children came with them Carl ( Charles) and Maria
they had more children after arriving and living in Texas.I am researching the
origin of the Theeck name and location of place they all originated from. Since
there are not many families with the name Theeck, they must all be related
somehow. My Husband was Maurice Ray Theeck, His Father was Louis
Hermann, his Father Carl (Charles) Theeck, and his Father was Johan Joachim
who changed his name to Heinrich Theeck (Henry)



Name:
Donna Meixner Stacer <destacer@peoplepc.com>
Date:
2001-02-18
Earliest Known Ancestor
Johann Gottlieb Meixner
They were from
Wurttemburg, Germany
Born about
1842
Comments:

Johann Gottlieb Meixner was originally from Germany, but settled in Detroit. He
married Elisabetha Albrecht, and after she died, he married her sister Barbara.
They are buried at Woodmere Cemetary. However, I have completely hit a brick
wall, and cannot find any more on these people.



Name:
Rita Easlick <Rita_Slick@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-02-17
Earliest Known Ancestor
Jesse Corwin
They were from
Canton, Wayne County
Born about
1801
Comments:

I am looking for a date of death for Jesse Corwin and his wife, Sarah Corwin. The
last date I have for them is around 1880, Washtenaw but sure he died in Canton
as that is where his son lived in 1894 and also where Jesse and Sarah lived from
1850 to 1870's, Although they lived briefly in Washtenaw County in 1880's but
couldn't find them in a Washtenaw County Death Index or a Michigan Death
Index in 1882. So wonder if someone can tell me if they died in Canton or wayne
County?



Name:
Jennifer Trzcienski <BEARYPURPLE9@AOL.COM>
Date:
2001-02-14
Earliest Known Ancestor
BERTRAM
They were from
GERMANY-DETROIT-WESTPHALIA, MI
Born about
1818(GERMANY)1844(MI)
Comments:

This a great site!



Name:
Barbra Goins <barbra@ismi.net>
Date:
2001-02-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
HORRIGAN
They were from
Ohio
Born about
1868
Comments:

This is a useful site. Not all Genealogical Societies so accessible.



Name:
Steven Brown <archivist@dufferinmuseum.com>
Date:
2001-02-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Robert Dodds
They were from
Mono township, Ontario
Born about
1820
Comments:

Robert and Angelina Dodds farmed in Mono township. Sold and moved to
Michigan about 1855. Known to be in Wyandotte in 1858. Looking for death
registrations, descendants, Angelina's maiden name.



Name:
Patricia Marks <pmarks1629@aol.com>
Date:
2001-02-09
Earliest Known Ancestor
Mary Capitolona
They were from
italy
Born about
1896
Comments:

I'm looking for information on my grandfather, he lived in detroit during 1931. He
moved backed to pennsylvania after grandmother died with three children. This
all i have found out so far.



Name:
Sue Donovan <cemeterylady1@home.com>
Date:
2001-02-03
Comments:

First time I've visited your site. Great! I'm not researching my own ancestry here
but am with Friends of Poter Cemetery(Ash Township,Monroe Co., MI).We are
still trying to gain ownership and access.



Name:
Jean Moore <jgill@alaska.net>
Date:
2001-02-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
Conrad Winne and Isaac Gillett
They were from
New York State
Born about
1801 and 1815
Comments:

I am researching Isaac Gillett who was in Wayne Co. MI in 1870. He married
Elenor Winne in New York. Elenor's father, Conrad Winne, also came to Wayne
Co. as well as Elenor's brothers, Francis, Joseph and Stephen. Joseph was still in
Wayne Co. in 1900. He was 70. The Gillett line moved over to Kent Co. by 1880
and Isaac was dead by then. He may very well have died in Wayne Co.



Name:
southee <hsouthee@mailexcite.com>
Date:
2001-02-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
john southee
They were from
ickham kent g.b.
Born about
1640
Comments:

you have a nellie SOUTHEE on your list what does woodmore03 mean , thanks a
lot trying to put together an American tree



Name:
Debbie Jones <debfirejones@yahoo.com>
Date:
2001-02-01
Comments:

I am trying to trace the history of the home I live in in Gibraltar. Would the
society be able to offer any help. I keep running into dead ends! I have been told
that my home was built between 1840 and 1870, but that their was a fire in the
city of Gibraltar that destroyed all of the early records. I have been told that our
home used to be a hotel, and would love to find more information. I am not sure
how??? Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for
your time, and have a wonderful day.



Name:
John Haynes <johnhaynes@lineone.net>
Date:
2001-01-27
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Haynes.
They were from
Oxford. England
Born about
1886
Comments:

John Haynes(born James Percival Haynes)emigrated to the USA in 1912.Lived
at 14310 Minock Street Detroit MI 48223 for 50 years from about 1915.Died
March 1965.at above address.Married at least twice while living in Detroit.We
are the English decendants of his parents and would like to trace any relatives
born to John Haynes during his life in the US.Any advice on how to go about this
search would be welcome.JH.



Name:
Linda Goffinet <lingo@powersupply.net>
Date:
2001-01-24
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Baeumler
They were from
Parkstein, Oberfalz, Bavaria
Born about
1835
Comments:

I have ran into a deadend. I would appreciate any help from any one knowing
about the Baeumler's in Bavaria at the time of 1835 or before or after. Thank
you, Sincerely. Linda Goffinet. Pioneer, Ohio, USA



Name:
Pam Looney <cadiwak@mediaone.net>
Date:
2001-01-22
Earliest Known Ancestor
Ziesmer
They were from
Germany to usa 1890
Comments:

Thank you for making this website available! I have found reference to my
fathers family in 2 publications, which I am ordering today!
I live in Illinois, but, am from Southgate originally! I plan on stopping in to visit
on my next trip in!
Thank you again!
Pam Looney



Name:
Forbes Taylor <forbestaylor@xtra.co.nz>
Date:
2001-01-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
Drummond C. Fillans
They were from
London, England
Born about
15 Sep 1837
Comments:

Drummond Fillans was the eldest son of noted Scottish sculptor James Fillans
(1808-1852). He came to the USA via Australia and on 13 March 1867 he
married Jane Jacke (1844-1923) at Oakland, MI. They later lived at 476 Cass
Street, Detroit. He died 19 March 1887 and was buried at Woodmere Cemetery.
Jane died 10 July 1923 and is also buried at Woodmere. I have been unable to
find if they had any descendants.



Name:
BARB BRISKIE <BARBBRISKIE@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date:
2001-01-18
Earliest Known Ancestor
VETRONE, MICHAEL
They were from
CASALDUNI, ITALY
Born about
NOV 28, 1885
Comments:

IMMIGRATED TO U.S. ABOARD SHIP FLORID AUGUST, 1905.

ARRIVED NEW YORK 08/24/05.





Name:
Larry W Bunch <lw_bunch@hotmail.com>
Date:
2001-01-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
Micajah Bunch
They were from
Tennessee
Comments:

Larry W. Bunch
Looking for information on Ora Bunch.



Name:
Randy Stockfleth <kipling@datasync.com>
Date:
2001-01-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
Sidney Albert Stockfleth
They were from
Empire LA.
Born about
1/10/1887
Comments:

Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. He was my
grandfather and died the year after I was born. (2/27/1953) His wife's name was
Mazie Bruney Stockfleth born 4/27/1886 and died 9/12/1952. My father is
deceased and I am trying to trace my family history.
Thanks



Name:
Paul Steg <paul.steg@sympatico.ca>
Date:
2001-01-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
Philemon Steg
They were from
Wahlen, Switzerland
Born about
1850?
Comments:

Birthdate is approximate. Spelling of first name is a guess.
His wife was Hermina L. Neyerlin.



Name:
Martha A. Jewell <marshgurl@aol.com>
Date:
2001-01-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Thomas Henry Jewell
They were from
Wyandotte
Born about
1845?
Comments:

Family is in 1870 census and disappears



Name:
Nancy Roberson <h.Roberson@worldnet.att.net>
Date:
2001-01-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Larkins
They were from
Detroit
Born about
1822
Comments:

I sure wish I lived closer to your library. I am in Bath, Michigan 8 miles north of
lansing. But the state library doesn't have very many of your publications. So I
will have to purchase to access.

Do you have workshops or seminars on the downriver area or early 19th century
Detroit. Would love to attend.

Great information.

Nancy Roberson





Name:
Donna Wilber <dkwilber2@cs.com>
Date:
2001-01-05
Earliest Known Ancestor
Elijah Goodell
They were from
Salem Ma/Connecticut/New York
Born about
1700s
Comments:

My grandmother was Mary Philomene Quandt-Wilber. Her mother was Mary
Oceana Goodell. I have a lot of research completed on these families and have
contact with several descendants of Aleandar Goodell's descendants as well. We
gave numerous pictures to the historical society upon grandma's death in 1982,
but I have several more I can send if anyone wishes to have copies. Some are
8x11 photographs of the Lincoln Park Police department, cars and men, from the
1920s or 30s. Hope someone from the Goodell line contacts me! Any Quandts out
there??



Name:
Susan Hildinger Hoerner <sue@jamminsue.com>
Date:
2001-01-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
Karl Wilhelm Hildinger
They were from
Grand Rapids
Born about
Unk
Comments:

His son, Albert Karl was born 1888.

I am looking for more Hildinger relatives in the michigan area



Name:
Charles Eric Gelm <chuck@gelm.org>
Date:
2001-01-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
John P. Gelm
They were from
Sweden
Born about
1853
Comments:

I am interested in:
GELM, CHILD OF CARL woodmere01



Name:
MICAEL C FLORKOWSKI <883>
Date:
2000-12-25
Earliest Known Ancestor
MICHAEL FLORKOWSKI SR.
They were from
5-17-53
Born about
DETRIOT,MI.
Comments:

ANY INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY



Name:
J Gibson <nick-kat@Ourhouse2.fsnet.co.uk>
Date:
2000-12-23
Earliest Known Ancestor
mary jane millerson
They were from
new york & uk
Born about
1888
Comments:

Lived in Wayne County at 1471 Colton Ave, Michigan.
died 1936 August 3.
I have just found your site and hope someone can help me
I'm after a photo of Oakview cemetery, or Colton Ave, I have been seaching for
my aunt Mary Jane Millerson for many years.
And have just found where she died,
Bless you if you can help.

Jeannie gibson



Name:
Elizabeth <ladoucer@mnsi.net>
Date:
2000-12-23
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Howell
They were from
Mighigan, Wayne Co. Area
Born about
1800
Comments:

This is a very nice website. I am glad that it was recommended to me.
My William Howell and wife Cynthia Sherman of Michigan, had a son James aka
Norman Howell.
Norman was born about 1831 in Michigan. In 1859 he married Mary Beneteau at
Assumption in Sandwich, Ontario.
He is found on the 1860 census for Wayne Co., Ecorse Township with his wife.
Their children were baptised and buried at Assumption until the late 1860's. Then
the family disappears from church records and census information on both sides
of the border.
His wife Mary died at Assumption Sandwich, age 80 in 1815.
Her obit claims that she has lived in Assumption Parish most of her life! Her son
Frank and grandson Walter C. Howell are the only people listed in the obit.
James (Norman) is nowhere to be found from about 1865 onward nor can I find
information on William Howell and Cynthia Sherman.
Sorry for being long-winded. I am just hoping to match ancestors with another
Howell researcher.

Elizabeth LaDouceur



Name:
Gari Ford <beastie11@msn.com>
Date:
2000-12-23
Earliest Known Ancestor
Augustus Short
They were from
Ontario
Born about
1775
Comments:

Most of my family later lived in the area around Detroit,
including Lincoln Park, Riverside, Dearborn, Southgate, etc.
This included Short, Jubenville and Ford familys. Was glad
to find your site--I had heard of it and wanted to write
and ask where the records for Delray might be found but had
no address. Now I e-mailed your quiere line.

Nice to visit you!!!




Name:
Florence Vansse Born in Mi. <Deborah 883>
Date:
2000-12-22
Earliest Known
Ancestor
Henry C /& Adeline Vanasse
They were from
CANADA
Born about
1894 for Florence
Comments:

Henry born about 1865 & Adeline LaFever born abouy 1869 They came to
Gaylord,Mi.about 1892.Florence married into the Nephew family.THey to came
here in 1880 from Canada.Need to know were in Canada.These our the family
names/Neveu,LaQuia,LaFave,VanAsse,Smyth from Scotland.



Name:
Deborah Whidden <Deborah 883>
Date:
2000-12-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
Louis Neveu
They were from
Canada
Born about
1860-1865
Comments:

MY member is 990.this man had my GrandfatherJoseph Peter Nephew.in
Saginaw,Mi,in 1885-is Mother is Julia LaQuia Neveu,married Louis in
Canada.They also had Children in CANAD.and U.S.A.I need some help. Thank
You Deborah--12-20-00



Name:
Sandra Bell <mrstaco@hotmail.com>
Date:
2000-12-14
Earliest Known Ancestor
Robert Mackin
They were from
Perry county,Tennessee
Born about
February5,1878
Comments:

I am searching for Robert Mackin's father.All I have been told is that he was
called Captain ,I don't know if that is a nickname or title.I read an article in
Waterways Journal on a Captain Mackin who was a riverboat pilot on
Mississippi River during 1800's.Robert Mackin is my grandfather,if anyone has
info on him,please e-mail me. Sandra Bell



Name:
David Edward Kern Sr <djdj803@aol.com>
Date:
2000-12-14
Earliest Known
Ancestor
Louis Frederick Schneider
They were from
Wuerttemburg, Germany
Born about
1700's
Comments:

I have many ancestors that were poineers in the Erin Township area from the
1700's to present day. See my
web page: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/e/r/David-E-Kern/index.html
for more details
I would appreciate any information you have on any of the ancestors listed there.
Dave



Name:
Sheila Grubbs <grubbsla@earthlink.net>
Date:
2000-12-12
Earliest Known Ancestor
Thomas Howard
They were from
Wilkes County Georgia
Born about
1770
Comments:

As a Howard that grew up in Lincoln Park I have found that the simple things like
history that one takes for granted. It wasn't until a few years ago when the
genealogy aspect was passed onto me, that I became aware of this. Growing up in
school we learned about Michigan's history and I really don't recall anything
about the downriver area except about Cheif Pontiac. I now live in another state
but my roots have taken me back to the downriver area, I still have many
relatives in the area. I do appreciate finding this page for it has given me the
encouragement to keep digging for documentation to go along with what I have
found. Thanks for being there!



Name:
Paul Teigeler <Paul_Teigeler@hotmail.com>
Date:
2000-12-12
Earliest Known Ancestor
Conrad Teigeler
They were from
Bremen, Germany
Comments:

Looking for Teigeler information.



Name:
h southee <hsouthee@mailexcite.com>
Date:
2000-12-09
Earliest Known Ancestor
john ickham kent 1640
They were from
kent uk
Born about
1640
Comments:

members in uk, nz. australia. usa, and looking for more



Name:
Betty Starkey <bettyzan@mesh.net>
Date:
2000-12-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Leon Wurzburger
They were from
Jamicia W. I. or Jamicia, N.Y.
Born about
1876
Comments:

Married Margaret Diaz and had two children Stanley Born 1898 Baltimore City,
Md and Lucille Born 1900 in Md. also.



Name:
Gloria (Gee/Guy) Dalton <muchca@hotmail.com>
Date:
2000-12-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Nicholas Guy
They were from
Paris, Monroe, then Wyandotte
Born about
1650
Comments:

Hello: Just found your site for the first time. I have a few questions:
1. Has anyone in your society done genealogy on Guy/Gee?
2. It there a place in Wyandotte where I can purchase the
books that you have offered on your site? I do not like
order on the net.
Sincerely, Gloria (Gee) Dalton



Name:
Zelda <zeldazdog@aol.com>
Date:
2000-12-01
Earliest Known Ancestor
"Eddie" Kenway
They were from
I think Ecorse?
Born about
1880's....1890's?
Comments:

Hi....I am seeking information in regards to my Great Grandfather as listed
above....I e-mailed Sarah...Thanks



Name:
Thomas F. Torango <torangot@juno.com>
Date:
2000-12-01
Earliest Known Ancestor
Pierre Riopel
They were from
Quebec
Born about
1660
Comments:

Descendant of many of the early french settlers in Detroit including surnames
Riopelle, Cicotte, LeBlanc, Tourangeau, Beaubien, Saucier



Name:
John D Baker <mebkr@webtv.net>
Date:
2000-11-30
Earliest Known Ancestor
Daniel & Annie MOREY BAKER
They were from
New york to Monroe MICH
Comments:

have found land records in Monroe. Looking for info on Dr / Minister Daniel
BAKER from the Monroe / Flatrock area. Reported to be a medica doctor and
Presbyterial Minister from the finger lakes area of NewYork; move next to the
reservation near Flatrock between 1812 - 1840



Name:
david mettetal <dmettetal@yahoo.com>
Date:
2000-11-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
marvin lee mettetal
They were from
redford mi,
Born about
1931
Comments:

david j mettetal 1433 mayberry ln,franklin,tn,37064
born in plymouth,mi,father owned mettetal airport.
family came from france.the family in france were cannon builders during cival
war




Name:
Charles E. Gelm <chuck@gelm.org>
Date:
2000-11-27
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Jacob Gelm
They were from
Pittsburg, Allegheny, PA. (Sweden)
Born about
1860
Comments:

Per Nelsson



Name:
joseph l. bush sr. <jrambojoe@aol.com>
Date:
2000-11-21
Earliest Known Ancestor
joseph l. bush sr (grandfather)
They were from
lincoln park
Comments:

I'm very interested in learning my families history please help. thank you



Name:
Keith Wilson <keith.c.wilson@gm.com>
Date:
2000-11-14
Earliest Known Ancestor
John George Wilson (Duval)
They were from
Birmingham, Michigan
Born about
1890
Comments:

John George WILSON was an orphan. He was born DUVAL, but took on his
adoptive family name. He lived with his wife Nanette in Ecorse, River Rouge and
Wyandotte until his death in 1949.

What is the procedure for obtaining birth and death certificates for an orphan
with limited information?



Name:
Janet Ross <janooie@aol.com>
Date:
2000-11-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
Rochereau
They were from
Canada / France
Comments:

I am researching downriver names of RUSHLOW, LAURA, LABELLE,
JAMBEAU (OR JAMBO), KOSMAN.

Does anyone know how to get a birth certficate for 1839 in Detroit? I am
assuming St. Anne's, as gggrandmother, Mary Jambeau was catholic.



Name:
magda <magton@buffnet.net>
Date:
2000-11-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
(In Michigan) 1895
They were from
Delray , Michigan
Comments:

Does your Downriver Society cover the section of Delray ( Detroit ) , Michigan?



Name:
e maciolek <emaciolek@hotmail.com>
Date:
2000-11-02
Earliest Known Ancestor
andrew maciolek
They were from
province of rzeszow, poland
Born about
1870
Comments:

andrews son, john francis xavier maciolek lived in milwaukee wisconsin. john
married elsie amanda prill and had 10 children. Would love more information on
the maciolek's ancestry (farther back than andrew), can anyone help? e-mail me.
thank you.



Name:
Bonnie Stevens <angel_95321@yahoo.com>
Date:
2000-11-01
Earliest Known Ancestor
George Boyce/Boyes, Ann Geldard
They were from
Thornton, Yorkshire, England
Born about
1795
Comments:

Known to have purchased land in Redford, Wayne Co. MI 1827. Joined LDS
church, left MI by Jan 1846. May have traveled with her parents Thomas and
Ann Geldard and her brother Thomas Geldard (wife Jane Peacock). A Thomas
Geldard and wife Jane appear in Redford, Wayne Co. census 1840, 1850, 1860.
May be cemetery monument to Ann Geldard Boyce in or near Redford Twp.



Name:
Cheryl Napper <napmom6@aol.com>
Date:
2000-11-01
Earliest
Known
Ancestor
lukofsky
They were
from
Germany
Born
about
1800s
Comments:

Lukofsky,Fred;Gavin,Henrietta;Nastelsky,Hermann;Rutkowski,Johanna;Lukofsky,John;Gavin,Samuel



Name:
Jean Hilliard <jeanh1@mediaone.net>
Date:
2000-10-30
Earliest Known Ancestor
Merrill T. Griffin
They were from
1 mi south of Dearborn
Born about
1847
Comments:

Merrill Griffin moved from upstate NY with his wife, Mary, and children,
Evaline, Una, Mary and Merrill Jr to a 20 acres farm about one mile south of
Dearborn. He added quinine powder to a container which he though contained
quinine powder and used this to doctor his family. Years passed and the quinine
powder was used up. Around 1889 the quinine powder was all gone and when he
thought he was giving quinine powder he was actually giving a mixture of
strychnine and sulpha. One daughter, Mary, died as a result and he was not
expected to live. He served in the Civil War and applied for a pension in May of
1889 as an invalid. His widow applied for the pension in Aug. of 1890. I am
looking for his death date, which should be between those two dates. Thank you.



Name:
Carol Plessinger <cpless4000@yahoo.com>
Date:
2000-10-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Timothy Fralick
They were from
Ontario, Canada
Born about
1854
Comments:

Great site with lots of info



Name:
Michael Christiaens <csc@umich.edu>
Date:
2000-10-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
Adrian Van Riper
They were from
Flat Rock, NJ and Netherlands
Born about
early 19th century
Comments:

I am researching some "shirt tail" ancestors in the Van Riper family. This family
lived in Flat Rock, MI and later migrated to Washtenaw and Lenawee counties.
Earliest known name was Adrian Van Riper of Flat Rock. This family
is believed to have come to Michigan from Patterson, NJ. Prior to that, they were
in the Netherlands. Can you tell me
whether this family shows up in you querie list?



Name:
Linda (Enright) Smith <dougsmith@voyager.net>
Date:
2000-10-14
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Enright & Johanna McMahon
They were from
Ireland, possibly Glin, County Limerick
Born about
1841 & 1850
Comments:

John Enright b,. 1841 left Ireland about 1847 and settled with his parents in
Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. He married Johanna McMahon about 1869
and they had a son, Patrick Enright b. 1870 in Renfrew that later married
Catherine Sheahan b. 1868 from Renfrew. They had nine children. One son,
Thomas Joseph Enright (my grandfather), married Margaret Devine (McKay) at
Our Lady of Lourdes Church 1926 in Garden City, Michigan and lived in River
Rouge, Michigan before moving to Dearborn and Detroit. Margaret's mother
Isabelle Cogle Devine McKay and Margaret's stepfather, McKay left River
Rouge around 1926 and moved to Chicago. Margaret also had a sister Anne and
a brother John McKay. Thomas' brother, Timothy F. Enright, married Emma
Dupuis in Renfrew but moved to River Rouge, Michigan in the 1920's. Timothy
and Emma had 4 children, of which 2 survived, Joseph and Dorothy (raised in
River Rouge, MI).



Name:
Marg Moon <margmoon@hotmail.com>
Date:
2000-10-14
Earliest Known Ancestor
Whitewood
They were from
IOW England
Born about
1850
Comments:

Great Site



Name:
denise (hoshaw) pontremoli <dalves3678@aol.com>
Date:
2000-10-03
Earliest Known Ancestor
hoshaw, horschaar, hourschour, etc.
They were from
france, wales,
Born about
1620 and immigrated on the ship Phoenix
Comments:

My family is from downriver (River Rouge and Lincoln Park). All of us kids were
born in and around Detroit, Wyandotte, etc. I am interested in becoming
somehow involved in the preservation and documentation of our history and also
would like to offer my services in loading all the downriver cemetery information
into a logged database, including photos where I can and inscriptions. Too many
of us pass through without knowing where we are going nor where we are from.



Name:
Carlyle Hinshaw <blujac@swbell.net>
Date:
2000-09-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
Blue Jacket
They were from
Ohio (Northwest Territory) (Ohio Valley) (Scioto Valley Shawnee Villages)
Born about
1742
Comments:

Blue Jacket is said to have lived and was buried in what is now Wyandotte (on
the Biddle tract). Your list of 26,000 names in your publications has a Bluejacket,
Mary ancchart103. I am interested in locating that chart. Mary may have been a
daughter of Blue Jacket, the last principal War Chief of the Shawnee Tribe and
Clearwater Baby. That Mary was married to Jacqes Lacelle or Laselle, on
March 29, 1801 in Detriut and died there on June 17, 1806. Mary may have had
an earlier Indian marriage as there was a daughter of hers listed as Mary Ann
(Nanette) Lacelle who was born in September, 1791.

I am a seventh generation descendent of Blue Jacket, My greatgrandmother was
Emma Bluejacket, her father was Henry Bluejacket and Henry's father was
George Bluejacket who was the son of Chief Blue Jacket. Henry may have been
born in Blue Jacket's Town which was at or near present day Trenton MI north
ov Brownstown.

Is it possible that you have members in the Downriver Society that are also Blue
Jacket descendents?

Gaylord Carlyle Hinshaw
Consulting Geologist
1713 Baron Drive
Norman OK 73071
405-364-4584
blujac@swbell.net



Name:
Henry F.Gonzalez Berndt <Quiko51@aol.com>
Date:
2000-09-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Johann Heinrich Berndt
They were from
Pommern, Germany
Born about
October 1,1842
Comments:

While doing research in Michigan I came across your web site.My ancestors and
my mother were from the Wyandotte, Grosse Point,Detroit area.
Keep up the good work!
Tomorrow I am sending my membership application

Henry F.Gonzalez Berndt,
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico




Name:
Patty Bartrim <patbartrim@hotmail.com>
Date:
2000-09-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Nicholas Motteram
They were from
Birmingham, England
Born about
1700's
Comments:

Very, very interesting and I will using your site more often.
Regards, Patty



Name:
Terry Romanchuk <pfinder@mnsi.net>
Date:
2000-09-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Solway
They were from
Essex County Ontario
Born about
1819
Comments:

Charles Solwa married at Brownstown



Name:
Lisa LaPrise <lisal@copsupply.com>
Date:
2000-09-13
Earliest Known Ancestor
Henry Clay
Comments:

Other family names: Weiss, Grubba, Stone



Name:
Orv Stevens <oste3201@home.com>
Date:
2000-09-12
Earliest Known Ancestor
Seth & Orville Stevens
Born about
Seth 1904, Orville 1894
Comments:

They were employed at the Louis Fineman-Abattoir located at 1326 Marion in
Lincoln Park. Seth died in 1936. Orv died in 1942 or 43.



Name:
Regina Sevart Wolfe <RBelle@netins.net>
Date:
2000-09-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
John M.Sevart
Born about
March 24,1890
Comments:

just getting started.



Name:
Janice Ortbring <ortbringj@starr.org>
Date:
2000-09-09
Earliest Known Ancestor
Mary Radkevich
They were from
Russia
Born about
1909
Comments:

I have a trunk by the Beals and Selkirk Trunk Co. of Wyandotte, MI and want to
sell it. Is there a market for local treasures? It has all the drawers, most of the
hangers, and all lining is in tact. It is musty and needs a good bath. The outside is
dark blue and the inside is a floral pattern. I live in Chelsea, MI (20 miles SW of
Ann Arbor on I-94). Please forward all inquires to 734-475-7769. I would love for
it to go to a good home! Thanks!



Name:
Larry Podwys <r2pzinapod@aol.com>
Date:
2000-08-28
Earliest Known Ancestor
Stanly Podwysocki
They were from
Poland
Born about
1854
Comments:

They arrived in Wayne about 1902.



Name:
George J. COE <georgecoe@compuserve.com>
Date:
2000-08-17
Earliest Known
Ancestor
Frances Peter COE
They were from
Loudon County, Virginia
Born about
1720
Comments:

Researching BROCKMAN,COE,BECKHAM,HADLEY,WILLIS from Kentucky
and ROWE & PIERCEY from Newfoundland,CANADA



Name:
Henry F. Gonzalez Berndt <Quiko51@aol.com>
Date:
2000-08-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
Henry John Berndt
They were from
Wyandotte, Michigan
Born about
February,1975
Comments:

In searching for my mothers relatives from Michigan I came upon your web site.
I have enjoyed it greatly. Keep up the good work!



Name:
Arthur C. Epert <arcabet@hotmail.com>
Date:
2000-08-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Adam Ebert
They were from
Pa.
Born about
Jan., 1790
Comments:

The spelling of the name changed in the 1860s when my g-grandfather started
school. The name went from Ebert to Epert. Grandad James Epert owned a
rooming house on Spring Street in Mishawaka, In. His Grand daughter-in-law
still lives there. She is Pauline Barnes



Name:
Rosalie LeBoeuf Dickinson <rosedickinson @cs.com>
Date:
2000-08-06
Earliest Known Ancestor
Louis LeBoeuf
They were from
Unknown
Born about
1840
Comments:

Married Virginia Gendron (Date & place unknown)and had one daughter,
Flamine. Second wife was Georgiana LaForest (LaForet), children: Arthur,
Bertha, Adrian, Charles, William (Wilhelm) L., and Cecile. Georgiana was said to
have been married 5 or 6 times and had a total of 23 children. Thanks for any
help you can give me. This is a wonderful resource!



Name:
Christine (Limes) Kaminski <cycle@tds.net>
Date:
2000-08-01
Earliest Known Ancestor
Bernhardt and Anna Nuttmann
They were from
(Baden?)Germany
Born about
1870/76
Comments:

Having moved from Brownstown Twp., MI over ten years ago to Wisconsin, I
take every opportunity I can to research my Michigan relatives. I am/was a
fourth generation Michigander, or would that be Michiganian now? Or even
Michiganite? :o) Most of my family resides in Michigan, with a few scattered in
other states (IL,WV,FL,AZ). You have an exceptional site. Thank you for your
efforts! P.S. I'd like to say HI! to my cousin Sean Nuttmann of Lincoln Park!!!



Name:
Barbara Annan <GANNAN@JUNO.COM>
Date:
2000-07-18
Earliest Known Ancestor
Joseph Wall/Wahl/Woehl
They were from
Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Born about
1815
Comments:

I am searching Joseph and Minerva (Minna) WALL/WAHL/WOEHL who imm.
1853/54 to Greenfield Township, Wayne Cty. MI; Charles (Carl) and Fredericka
KOCH who imm 1853/54 from E.Prussia to Casco Twp. St.Clair, MI; and John
and Sophia WOLF imm 1857/58 from Mecklenburg-Schwerin to Casco Twp.,
St.Clair, MI



Name:
Susan Metalski <Kissmet314@aol.com>
Date:
2000-07-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Miller, Mary Miller, Catherine Lukity, Christopher Lukity
They were from
Austria-Hungaria
Born about
1863, 1868, 1880, 1880
Comments:

These people are my great-grandparents. John Miller lived in Lincoln Park and
Wyandotte between 1936-1951. Christopher Lukity lived in Detroit from
1936-1938. Catherine Lukity lived in Detroit from 1936-1951.



Name:
Dan Manassau <manassau@yahoo.com>
Date:
2000-07-11
Earliest Known Ancestor
Manassau, Oliver and louis
They were from
Brownstown
Born about
1850
Comments:

These men have our surname and are the only ones I have ever found that do.
They are listed in Civil War records from the 17th Michigan Infantry. Any info
on them will be appreciated. I don't know if they are related to my grandfather
Alfred Manassa or Manassau or not.



Name:
thomas a. Dicks <tajrdicks@home.com>
Date:
2000-06-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
jacob dix(dicks) jr.
They were from
sandusky, ohio
Born about
1781
Comments:

married susanne metais born6-4-1797 detroitichigan
dix settlement springwells was tax collector of
township of springwells in 1835



Name:
John Wischnofske <johnw6636@juno.com>
Date:
2000-06-01
Earliest Known Ancestor
Wilhelminia Hoeft (Wischnofske) Domke
They were from
Somewheres near Lauenburg, Pommern
Born about
1830
Comments:

This lady is the key to a lot of questions...she arrived in Presque Isle with son
(Albert Wischnofske) and family in 1883. Sister of Johann and Herman Hoeft of
area. She married William Dimke in summer of 1883. Later moved with Albert to
Oregon in 1900. Albert died in 1911, she returned to Royal Oak to live with
daughter Theresa Beals. Had a granddaughter Theresa (Hoeft) Johnson in the
Royal Oak area. Just looking for date of death and where interned....her obituary
might have information leading to identification of Albert's father....



Name:
Richard Haubrick <rbhaubrick@juno.com>
Date:
2000-05-30
Earliest Known Ancestor
Nicholas Haubrich
They were from
Germanyt
Born about
1840
Comments:

Came to Wyandotte circa 1869. He is my greatgrandfather. He eloped here with
Catherine Weingartner from Germany via cincinatti Ohio. The were involved in
wine making. From Colon Germany I think. He had three sons Nicholas (My
grandfather, John (Jack)and William. My Grandfather was born in Wyandotte in
1870.He had 10 children including my father Joseph born in 1916,



Name:
Grace Hall <dollie@wdl.net>
Date:
2000-05-18
Earliest Known Ancestor
Bernard Rochereau mid 1600's
They were from
France
Born about
mid 1600's
Comments:

I have bought some of your books and they have been an outstanding amount of
help. Some of my family names are Rushlow, Flower, Koester, Engfehr, Shaw,
Madgwick and Landeryou. With most of my family being from the downriver
area your information has really fill in some of the missing pieces. Thank you for
all the great service you have done.



Name:
Diane McKenzie Hundich <mckenziehundich@home.com>
Date:
2000-05-10
Earliest Known Ancestor
Louis Gastinon dit DuChene/ Jean Baptiste Tessier dit LaVigne
They were from
Montreal
Born about
1670's
Comments:

What a wonderful site,I have been gathering information trying to fill in some
wholes our family has in the DuChene and Tessier dit LaVigne lines.I cant wait
to check out your other resources. Thanks for a great job.



Name:
Kim Martin <bofmf@mindspring.com>
Date:
2000-05-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Peter & Bertha Maksimczak, Guillaume Renaud
They were from
Poland, France
Born about
1885/7, 1644
Comments:

My family has lived in the downriver area for many generations. The
Maksimczaks came over from Poland in the early 1900's and lived in Wyandotte
to this day. My other family lines the Rushlow's and LaFee's have also lived in
the downriver area for many generations.



Name:
Antoinette M. Jones <amjwv@aol.com>
Date:
2000-04-27
Comments:

I am looking for obits. of my mother family that lived in
Wyandotte,Dearborn,Lincoln Park. I don
t have any family left that can help with any information. The family name is
Anonick, Alice,Died Jan.1978
Genevieve Anonick died 17 May 1994
Julia Anonick died Dec.1986
Nicholas Anonick died May 1969
Maybe any others by the name of Anonick
Please let me know where I can get the obits. that will give me a start or where I
can get their death cert.



Name:
Dorothy Glen <theglens22@cs.com>
Date:
2000-04-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
Charles Larabee
They were from
Connecticut
Born about
1807
Comments:

Looking for descendants of brother of Charles, Peter Larabee born 1822 died
1902 in Wyandotte, MI. Had son, W.H. Larabee who married an Emma Woods
or Wood.



Name:
Lori Pokryfky <lori2149@cs.com>
Date:
2000-04-16
Earliest Known Ancestor
George Theeck
They were from
Prussia, Germany
Born about
1808
Comments:

Both my parents were from Downriver and I noticed that "Theeck" was on your
surname list while I was doing a search. I live near Ann Arbor and might be
interested in becoming a member. I would like to do some more research on early
ancestors that relocated to the Downriver area and was wondering if your group
might help me in my research.



Name:
Terry Romanchuk <pfinder@mnsi.net>
Date:
2000-03-14
Earliest Known Ancestor
William Solway
They were from
Amherstburg
Born about
1815
Comments:

They must have had relatives down river they went back and forth quite offten
and one son married a Harriet Wright from Brownstown.

I run an adoptees birth family group like to be added to your resources. thanks
Terry



Name:
Stanley G. Ruth <www.stanrosie@aol.com>
Date:
2000-03-12
Earliest Known Ancestor
Morris/Odette
They were from
Montreal Canada
Born about
1870
Comments:

My great grandmother had a farm on Northline Rd. I was there about 1937. One
of her daughter was Mary Odette who was married to Eli Odette, she was in her
eighty's in the 1930's. I am trying to trace my mothers family. My grandmother
married Stanley Toupin who took my grandmother back to Canada to Live.



Name:
Norm Charbonneau <ncharb@earthlink.net>
Date:
2000-03-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
Olivier Charbonneau
They were from
Anjou France
Born about
aabbt.1607
Comments:

also interested in Francis-Gastinon dit Duchene born in Detroit oct. 12 1700,
settled on a farm in Grosse Pointe



Name:
Dorothy Glen <dbglen@gate.net>
Date:
2000-02-26
Earliest Known Ancestor
John and Elizabeth (Derrick) Larabee
They were from
Connecticut
Born about
1770
Comments:

Searching for descendants of John and Elizabeth Larabee. Children were Charles
b. 1802 (settled Essex Co, Ont.), Peter b. 1822(settled Wyandotte, MI), Abigail
b. 1807(settled Essex Co, Ont), Maria (Huron Co, MI)m. Rehume



Name:
Edward A. Ross <ross4739@strato.net>
Date:
2000-02-19
Earliest Known Ancestor
Andrew Kostielney
They were from
Poland
Born about
April 1811
Comments:

good show-look forward to visiting your physical site in Lincoln Park this summer
when we arrive back north, Ed Ross, Sebring, FL



Name:
Kim McKesson Schmitt <kimbrlylin@aol.com>
Date:
2000-02-18
Earliest Known Ancestor
Samuel larrabee
They were from
NY ? VT?
Born about
before 1834
Comments:

My earliest known ancestor in MI was Samuel Larrabee who came across the
Erie Canal in 1834 with his infant son, Daniel. Because of him, I was able to
receive a Michigan's Sesquicentennial Pioneer Certificate in 1987. He eventually
settled in Branch Co, MI where other Larabee's lived, but haven't been able to
prove their connection, tho my 97 year old grandmother refers to them as her
cousins.

Daniel Larrabee (married Eliza Wiser) daughter of Polly Bates, daughter of
Enfield Bates..



Name:
Suzanne R. Carpenter <suzannec@iserv.net>
Date:
2000-02-18
Earliest Known Ancestor
Timothy Carpenter
They were from
New York
Born about
1796
Comments:

Your website is very user-friendly. A good model for other
societies to follow. I like the idea of showing the photo of your library online.
Often times, out-of-towners have a hard time locating a facility. The photo makes
it
easier to locate. Suzanne Carpenter, of West Mich.Gen.Soc.




Name:
Lawrence R. Lewandowski <cmslarry@corpcomm.net>
Date:
2000-02-15
Earliest Known Ancestor
John Lewandowski
They were from
Poland
Born about
1855-59
Comments:

This is my Great-uncle who lived at 812 Orchard Street in Wyandotte, MI I have
been trying to locate his history as well as decendants. I believe his daughter's
name was Catherine and her married name is Chrzanowski. She died in Highland
Park, MI in 1966. Thats all I know of this family. Thank you



Name:
Robert J. Ford <bob@amradvertising.com>
Date:
2000-01-12
Earliest Known Ancestor
Chilson, Sirel
They were from
Huron, Wayne County
Born about
1843
Comments:

Actually I am looking for Sirel Chilson, who was born in Huron in 1843. He joined
the 24th Michigan infantry, Company D. on August 5, 1862 and was killed in
action at Petersburg on June 18, 1864. He was buried in Belleville, Michigan.

I found his obit in my family bible, and don't know what connection he has with
my family. I am therefore looking for his parents, especially his mother's maiden
name, but thus far I have found nothing. Any help would be appreciated.



Name:
Mabel Reetz <mabelreetz@aol.com>
Date:
2000-01-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
James Massicot
They were from
France
Born about
1658
Comments:

I enjoyed your sight



Name:
Jeran Silverman <www.execstar@hotmail.com>
Date:
2000-01-04
Earliest Known Ancestor
Morris Birnbaum
They were from
Austria
Born about
1885
Comments:

I am seeking information about my grandfather Morris Birnbaum. He was the
owner of Wyndotte steel (during the depression? His wife was Anna they had one
child my mother Dorothy (now deceased)she was adopted around 1928. They
lived in the downtown Detroit area in the twenties and thirties. Any info would be
appreciated. Email me at www.execstar@hotmail.com thank you



Name:
Franki Loring <franki@techline.com>
Date:
1999-12-29
Earliest Known Ancestor
Patrick Joseph Murphy
They were from
Detroit,Wayne,MI
Born about
?
Comments:

He was an attorney in detroit in 1913, when he adopted two children, Robert Paul
Murphy and Justina Murphy, he was married to a Dr. Theresa Dunn Roe, Would
like to know when he died and who he was married to at the time, and when
Theresa died. All help and suggestions appreciated. Don't know about his
parents, he supposely was born in Ireland and Theresa in Michigan. Thank you,



Name:
Linda Sulfaro <sassy@tdi.net>
Date:
1999-12-20
Earliest Known Ancestor
James Spears
They were from
Kentucky or Tennessee
Comments:

Looking for informatin on any Spears in the Detroit Area. I know I have 2nd
cousins in the north Detroit Area, went to a family reunion around 1972 or 73
when I was about 12. They have a few red heads in the family, maybe that helps!
Please contact me if anyone is a Spears or knows a Spears in their neighborhood.



Name:
Cheryl Radtke <carstribbletrouble@startrekmail.com>
Date:
1999-12-18
Earliest Known Ancestor
Frank Avendt
They were from
Germany/Poland
Born about
February 1867
Comments:

Frank and Monica Avendt are from Tawas Twp., Mich. They had rental property
in Detroit in the 1920's. Their son George Avendt married Mary Milkovie
(Milkovics), daughter of Emery and Julia Milkovics from Hungary. These people
lived and worked in the old Delray section of Detroit. Emery Milkovics worked
at the Delray Salt Company, Mary worked at the Majestic Theatre. I can not
locate any information about Frank and Monica Avendt in Detroit. I would be
interested in exchanging information about: Delray, the Majestic Theatre, the
nature of rental property during the 1920's, or specific family members.



Name:
Marlene Leazier <mleazier@thegrid.net>
Date:
1999-12-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Joheph Schmidt/Christiana Paschen
They were from
Prussis/Germany
Born about
1820's?
Comments:

I also am searching:
Hohenstein, Carl - wife unknown - Germany; came over with 3 daughters - Ida,
Minnie and Emilie
Reeck, Charles, m. Emilie Hohenstein, children Bertha & Charles
Uthes, William, m. Minnie Schmidt, had John E.F., William, Karl, Minnie, Emily.
Lost a baby in 1873 plus 2 others. This is where I am now. They all lived in
Springwells area Detroit. I believe the William Uthes on your list might be my
greatgrandfather. Any other help will be most appreciated.
William Uthes was an Alderman of the 14th district back in the 1890's



Name:
Vicki Snyder <leftyvs@aol.com>
Date:
1999-11-08
Earliest Known Ancestor
Felix Van de Sijpen
They were from
Belgium
Born about
1805 in Flanders area
Comments:

Felix was in Detroit directory 1845 & 1846. Wooden shoe maker. I loved your
books on Woodmere Cemetery as I found one son Frederick Van Sype. Spelling
now Van Sipe. Still looking for the right church. Can't find records on this family
before 1860. They seemed to miss the census!! vicki



Name:
Bob Kalich <kalkar@ichange.net>
Date:
1999-11-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Miras
They were from
Zassow Poland
Born about
1702
Comments:

Hope everyone using this page finds something they can use



Name:
Cal Srock <csrock@flash.net>
Date:
1999-11-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Carl Srock
They were from
Pomerania
Born about
1803
Comments:

Looking Good!Next year is our Society's 20th anniversary. Keep watching, as we
keep getting better.



Name:
Donna Nightingale <DonnaWalt@aol.com>
Date:
1999-11-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Nicolas Pelletier
They were from
St Pierre de Gallerdon, France
Born about
1590
Comments:

Great Genealogy Society Web Page!



Name:
Sherry Huntington <sherry@plugnplay.com>
Date:
1999-11-07
Earliest Known Ancestor
Madeleine Avard
They were from
France
Born about
1570
Comments:

Great society!

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