[St. Clair County Marriges & Deaths]

Extracted from
History of St. Clair County, Michigan
by A.T. Andreas

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History of St. Clair County, Michigan

Containing

An Account of its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources; an Extensive Sketch of its Cities, Towns and Villages - Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Churches, Schools and Societies; its War Record, Biographical Sketches; the Whole Preceded by a History of Michigan, and Statistics of the State.

Chicago: A.T. Andreas & CO. 1883


Transcribed by Suzette Bromley

It is for personal use and not for profit.


The Biographical Sketches have already been posted on the internet by Angie Wesch.


NOTES: Not all pages have been typed. I still need copies of pages 93-132, 139-483 and 748-49. Other pages will be posted soon. Page numbers are noted in brackets [...] at the start of that page.



Preface


Map of St. Clair County, Michigan (1883)


History of Michigan

Chapter Subtitle

Page Number

CHAPTER I    
  The Aborigines

17 

  The First Immigration

18 

  The Second Immigration

19 

  The Tartars

21 

CHAPTER II    
  French Exploration and Settlement

22 

  The Recent Discoveries of St. Ignace

29 

  LaSalle's Travels

34 

  Detroit

35 

CHAPTER III    
  The French and Indian War

38 

CHAPTER IV    
  National Policies

42 

  British Policy

44 

  American Policy

44 

  Ordinance of 1787

45 

CHAPTER V    
  Pontiac's Siege of Detroit

48 

  Expeditions of Harmar, Scott and Wilkinson

50 

  Expeditions of St. Clair and Wayne

53 

  Gen. Wayne's Great Victory

54 

  Revolutionary War

56 

  Hull's Surrender

58 

  Perry's Victory

59 

  Close of the War

61 

  The Tecumseh War

62 

  The Black Hawk War

66 

  The Toledo War

66 

  The Patriot War

74 

  The Mexican War

78 

  The War of 1861-65

78 

  Political History

79 

  Administration of Gen. Cass

82 

  Gen. George B. Porter's Administration

89 

  Administration of Geo. Horner
(need copies of pages 92-133 to type)

91 

  State Officers

97 

  Political Statistics

101 

  Fur Traders and Slave Owners

103 

  Slavery in Michigan

103 

  Sale of Negro Man Pompey

106 

  Public School System

106 

  State University

107 

  State Normal School

108 

  Agricultural College

108 

  Other Colleges

109 

  Charitable Institutions

111 

  The State Public School

111 

  Institution for Deaf, Dumb and Blind

112 

  Asylums for the Insane

113 

  Penal Institutions

113 

  The State Prison of 1880

114 

  State Reform School

115 

  The Land Office - State Library

116 

  State Fisheries

118 

  Pioneer Society of Michigan

118 

  First State Historical Society

126 

  State Agricultural Society

126 

  State Pomological Society

126 

  State Fireman's Association

126 

  State Board of Public Health

127 

  Iron and Steel Industries

127 

  The Copper Product

128 

  The Products of a Year

128 

  The Vessel Interest

131 

  Growth of Forty Years

131 

  Leading the Van

131 

History of St. Clair County

 

EARLY HISTORY  

133 

  Origin of the Name St. Clair
(need copies of pages 139-483 to type)

139 

TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY

142 

  Lost Names of Western States

144 

  Superficial Materials

146 

  Subterranean Channels

150 

  Water Reservoirs

150 

  Marshes

152 

  Magnetic Wells

153 

  Mineral Waters

153 

  The Salt Spring of 1797

153 

  Soil

154 

  Archaeological

155 

  Mounds of St. Clair County

158 

  Climatology and Meteorology

161 

  Disease

162 

  The Big Snows

163 

  The Black Days

163 

  Inundation of 1827

164 

  Tornado of 1835

164 

  The Meteor

164 

  The Comet

164 

  Eclipse of the Moon, 1881

164 

  The Storm of July 6, 1879

165 

  Botany and Zoology

167 

THE INDIANS    
  The Otchipwe Invasion

177 

  The Miamis and Pottawatomies

179 

  The Hurons

179 

  The Chippewas

181 

  Death of the Indian Megish

181 

  Drowning of Indian Refugees

181 

  Cum-e-kum-e-non

182 

  Chief Wing

183 

  John Riley

184 

  O-Ge-Ma-Ke-Ga-to

184 

  Black Duck Murders a British Indian

187 

  Okemos

188 

  Indians in 1812

189 

  Early Traders and Interpreters

189 

  Joseph Reveur

192 

  Distinguished Early Visitors

193 

  Manners and Customs

194 

  The Game of La Crosse

195 

  An Indian Village

196 

  The Small-Pox

197 

  Ge. St. Clair's Letter

200 

  Treaties with the Otchipwes

200 

  Treaty at Detroit

201 

  Treaty at Washington

201 

  Cession of Lands

201 

  Otchipwe Nagamon

202 

  Indian Oratory

203 

  Reign of the Cholera

203 

PIONEER MANNERS AND CUSTOMS

204 

  Pioneer Mothers

207 

  The Old Whipping-Post

207 

  Seasons of Sickness

208 

  Evening Visits

209 

  Nuptial Feasts

209 

  The Pioneer Funeral

210 

  The Old Post Office

210 

  Retrospect

211 

FRENCH PIONEERS    
  La Salle and Hennepin

212 

  Private Claims

215 

  Michigan in 1805

216 

  Pioneer Land Buyers of St. Clair

219 

  Squatters' Claims

220 

  Land Board, Detroit District - 1807

220 

  Private Claims in St. Clair

221 

  Claims Along St. Clair River to Milk River

225 

  Northern Claims

233 

  La Riviere de Vases and Maconce River

235 

THE PIONEER SOCIETY  

237 

  Assessment Roll in 1821

238 

  St. Clair Pioneer Society

239 

  Summer Meeting of 1882

244 

  Retrospect

245 

MORAVIANS, MORMONS AND GERMANS

246 

  The Moravians

247 

  Mormonism

249 

  The German Immigration of 1845

251 

  Hollanders

252 

PIONEER REMINISCENCES AND SKETCHES

253 

  The First Four Villages

253 

  The Pioneers of Port Huron

257 

  St. Clair Militia, 1805-11

259 

  Wheeler's Reminiscences

260 

  The Couriers' Settlement

262 

  Soldier Settlers

263 

  The First Mill on Black River

263 

  The Relief of Fort Gratiot by Brown

263 

  Incidents of Early Settlement

263 

  Reminiscences of Judge Bunce

265 

  Memoirs of Aura P. Stewart

272 

  Flugal's Reminiscences

297 

  Early Lake Navigators

299 

  Pioneer Sketches

303 

ORGANIC HISTORY  

320 

  St. Clair Township

321 

  Old Court House Grounds

321 

  Macomb County Erected

322 

  Establishment of St. Clair County

323 

  The Division of the County into Townships

324 

  First County Seat War

324 

  Acts of the Commissioners

329 

  County Poor House Troubles

332 

  Supervisors' Board

333 

  County Commissioners

334 

  Township and City Organization

334 

  Prosperity of the County

336 

POLITICAL HISTORY  

337 

  County Elections

340 

MILITARY HISTORY    
  The War for the Union

359 

  Military Statistics

361 

  General Officers

361 

  Record of Commissioned Officers

362 

  First Michigan Infantry

367 

  Second Michigan Infantry

367 

  Third Michigan Infantry

367 

  Fourth Michigan Infantry

368 

  Fifth Michigan Infantry

369 

  Sixth Michigan Infantry

371 

  Seventh Michigan Infantry

371 

  Eighth Michigan Infantry

371 

  Ninth Michigan Infantry

372 

  Tenth Michigan Infantry

372 

  Eleventh Michigan Infantry

373 

  Twelfth Michigan Infantry

373 

  Thirteenth Michigan Infantry

374 

  Fourteenth Michigan Infantry

374 

  Fifteenth Michigan Infantry

374 

  Sixteenth Michigan Infantry

375 

  Seventeenth Michigan Infantry

375 

  Eighteenth Michigan Infantry

375 

  Nineteenth Michigan Infantry

375 

  Twentieth Michigan Infantry

376 

  Twenty-first Michigan Infantry

376 

  Twenty-second Michigan Infantry

377 

  Twenty-third Michigan Infantry

383 

  Twenty-fourth Michigan Infantry

383 

  Twenty-fifth Michigan Infantry

383 

  Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry

384 

  Twenty-seventh Michigan Infantry

384 

  Twenty-eighth Michigan Infantry

385 

  Twenty-ninth Michigan Infantry

385 

  Thirtieth Michigan Infantry

385 

  First Michigan Calvalry

386 

  Second Michigan Calvalry

386 

  Third Michigan Calvalry

387 

  Fourth Michigan Calvalry

388 

  Fifth Michigan Calvalry

388 

  Sixth Michigan Calvalry

390 

  Seventh Michigan Calvalry

390 

  Eighth Michigan Calvalry

390 

  Ninth Michigan Calvalry

391 

  Tenth Michigan Calvalry

391 

  Eleventh Michigan Calvalry

392 

  First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics

392 

  First Light Artillery

392 

  Other Military Organizations

395 

  First Michigan Colored Infantry

396 

  Soldiers' and Sailors' Convention

396 

  Veterans

397 

  The Soldiers' and Sailors' Reunion

400 

  Our Country's Defenders

400 

  The Guards

400 

  Phil Sheridan's Horse

401 

  Conclusion

401 

COURTS AND BAR  

402 

  St. Clair County Court

403 

  Roll of Attorneys

406 

  Trial of Abbott

408 

  Trial of Collins

408 

  Judges of the Circuit

409 

  Reminiscences

409 

THE PRESS  

412 

  The St. Clair Whig

413 

  The Port Huron Observer

413 

  The Port Huron Commercial

415 

  Port Huron Times

418 

  Port Huron Journal

419 

  The Tribune

420 

  The St. Clair Banner

420 

  The St. Clair Republican

421 

  Marine City Reporter

422 

  The Fort Gratiot Sun

422 

  Other Papers

423 

RELIGIOUS HISTORY  

424 

MARINE OF THE LAKES

431 

  Ship-building

432 

  Lighthouses

442 

FINANCES AND STATISTICS

443 

  Decennial Census

445 

  Military Expenditures

446 

  Dealers in Spirituous Liquors

447 

  Social Statistics

448 

  International Comparisons

448 

  A Pair of Pioneer Letters

449 

  Poor-House and Farm

449 

  Schools

450 

COUNTY ASSOCIATIONS  
  Medical Society

452 

  Farmer's Mutual Fire Insurance Society

453 

  City Village Insurance Company

454 

  Agricultural Society

454 

FIRST INDUSTRIES    
  Fur Traders

456 

  The Pine

458 

  Cutting the Key Log

459 

  The Saw-Mill Changes

460 

  The Oil Well Boom

464 

  A Retrospect

467 

ROADS AND RAILWAYS

469 

  Railroads

470 

  Reminiscences of the Northern Railroad

475 

  Grand Trunk

480 

  Port Huron & Northwestern

480 

  Apportionment of State Taxes

483 

PORT HURON    
  Geology

484 

  Early Patents

486 

  Indian Reserve

486 

  Supervisors

486 

  Justices of the Peace

487 

  Bounty for Wolf Scalps

488 

  Port Huron City

488 

  Topographical

489 

  Early History

494 

  Fur Traders

495 

  Port Huron in 1826

497 

  Sale of Building Lots

497 

  After the Crisis

498 

  Organization of the Village

498 

  Organization of the City

499 

  City Officers from 1858

500 

  Financial

501 

  The Saw-Mill City

503 

  The Press

505 

  International Spelling Match

506 

  Fire of 1854

506 

  The Progressive Party of 1865

507 

  Fire of April 21, 1866

508 

  The War of 1861-65

508 

  The Cause of Temperance

508 

  City Hall and Court House

509 

  The Custom House and Post Office

511 

  City Water-Works

519 

  Postmasters and Revenue Collectors

520 

  The P.H. & N.W. R.R. Depot

521 

  The Iron Bridge

521 

  Telephone Exchange

522 

  Societies

522 

  The Port Huron Relief Committee

522 

  The Congregational Church

523 

  The Baptist Church

526 

  The Catholic Church

529 

  Grace Episcopal Church

531 

  Methodist Episcopal Church

532 

  Other Churches

533 

  Schools

533 

  Ladies' Library Association

535 

  The Lotos Club

539 

  Shakesperian Class

541 

  The Port Huron Literary Club

542 

  The Musical Society

542 

  The Opera House

542 

  Hospital and Home Society

542 

  Good Templars

542 

  Masonic

543 

  Odd Fellows

543 

  Knights of Honor

543 

  A.O.U.W.

544 

  Other Societies

545 

  Boat Club

545 

  Fire Department

546 

  Hotels

546 

  Manufacturing Industries

546 

  Meteorological

549 

  Biographical

551 

FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP AND VILLAGE  
  Organic

605 

  Land Buyers

606 

  Fort Gratiot

606 

  History of the Post

607 

  War of 1812

611 

  The Fort in 1832

613 

  Military Reservation

614 

  Gratiot Light

616 

  Establishment of the Village

617 

  Thomas A. Edison

619 

  Charles P. Edison

625 

  St. Paul's Mission

626 

  Biographical Sketches

629 

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP AND CITY

636 

  Organic

637 

  Supervisors

637 

  Justices of the Peace

638 

  Early History

638 

  St. Clair City

639 

  Nomenclature

641 

  Pioneer History

643 

  St. Clair Militia

644 

  First County Seat War

644 

  Historical Reminiscences

644 

  The First Newspaper

646 

  The Fire Department

647 

  Official Roster

648 

  The War Period

649 

  Congregational Church

650 

  First Baptist Church

657 

  Episcopal Church

657 

  Methodist Church

658 

  Catholic Church

659 

  The Protestant Methodist

659 

  Schools

660 

  Social, Benevolent and Commercial Societies

661 

  Secret Societies

662 

  Business Organizations

664 

  The Oakland House

664 

  Biographical Sketches

667 

COTTRELLVILLE TOWNSHIP AND MARINE CITY  
  Early Land Buyers

687 

  Reminiscences

687 

  The Division of Cottrellville

691 

  Supervisors

692 

  Justices of the Peace

692 

  Marine City

693 

  Salt Well

694 

  Newspapers

694 

  Schools

694 

  Religious

694 

  Centennial Year

696 

  Shipping Interests

697 

  Stave Manufacturing

697 

  Biographical Sketches

697 

CLAY TOWNSHIP    
  First Land Buyers

709 

  Supervisors

710 

  Justices of the Peace

710 

  Religious

710 

  Biographical Sketches

714 

CHINA TOWNSHIP  

717 

  The Pioneers

718 

  Early Land Buyers

719 

  Supervisors

719 

  Justices of the Peace

720 

  Biographical Sketches

720 

EAST CHINA TOWNSHIP  
  Supervisors

725 

  Justices of the Peace

725 

  Biographical Sketches

726 

IRA TOWNSHIP  

728 

  Indian Reserve

729 

  Justices of the Peace

729 

  Tremble Creek

730 

  Biographical Sketches

730 

CASCO TOWNSHIP    
  Early Land Buyers

731 

  Supervisors

731 

  Justices of the Peace

731 

COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP  
  Early Land Buyers

732 

  Official Roster

733 

  Biographical Sketches

733 

KIMBALL TOWNSHIP  
  Early Land Buyers

734 

  Supervisors

735 

  Justices of the Peace

735 

  Personal Sketches

735 

CLYDE TOWNSHIP  

738 

  The First Land Buyers

739 

  Supervisors

739 

  Justices of the Peace

740 

  Biographical Sketches

740 

BURTCHVILLE TOWNSHIP

746 

  Supervisors

747 

  Justices of the Peace

747 

  Biographical Sketches

747 

GRANT TOWNSHIP    
  Early Land Buyers

748 

  Supervisors

748 

  Justices of the Peace

748 

  Personal Sketches

749 

BROCKWAY TOWNSHIP  
  Supervisors

755 

  Justices of the Peace

755 

  Biographical

756 

EMMETT TOWNSHIP    
  Supervisors

760 

  Justices of the Peace

760 

  Personal Sketches

760 

RILEY TOWNSHIP  

762 

  Early Land Buyers

763 

  Supervisors

763 

  Justices of the Peace

763 

  Memphis

763 

  Biographical

766 

BERLIN TOWNSHIP    
  Supervisors

767 

  Justices of the Peace

767 

  Biographical Sketches

768 

MUSSEY TOWNSHIP    
  Supervisors

769 

  Justices of the Peace

769 

  Capac Swamps

769 

  Capac Village

770 

  Biographical

771 

LYNN TOWNSHIP    
  Supervisors

779 

  Justices of the Peace

779 

  Personal History

780 

WALES TOWNSHIP    
  Supervisors

781 

  Justices of the Peace

782 

  Biographical

782 

KENOCKEE TOWNSHIP  

785 

  Supervisors

786 

  Justices of the Peace

782 

  Biographical

786 

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP  
  Supervisors

787 

  Justices of the Peace

787 

  Biographical

787 

ADDENDA* Biographies [*This section is not listed in the original table of contents.]

789

Portraits
  James Beard

513 

  Samuel L. Boyce

496 

  Z.W. Bunce

561 

  John Howard

545 

  William Jenkinson

577 

  C. McElroy [Crocket? McElroy]

657 

  C.G. Meisel

529 

  C.G. Meisel

529 

  Nelson Potter

753 

  William Stewart

593 

  H. Whiting [Henry Whiting]

673