Frantz Collection

Surnames:

Adams, Andrews, Bakewell, Block, Carroll, Dana, Dickey, Donahue, Donihoo, Donihue, Foote, Hall, Harvey, Holland, Hopkins, Ingersoll, Janes, Jennings, Krieger, Leach, Lipsey, Luce, Mack, MacMillan, Mayhue, Mickel, Moore, Nell, Shadecker, Smith, Walker, Wesbrook, Wurzburg, Wyne

The following information has been gathered by Suzanne Frantz and graciously donated for online posting. It is for personal use and NOT for commercial profit.


Thank you very much, Suzy!

Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

Andrews, Jacob L.S.

Andrews, Laura E. (Donihoo)

Bakewell, Susan Caroline (Donihoo)

Bakewell, Rev. William Henry

Carroll, Emma Martha (Donihue) Wesbrook

Carroll, Robert Curtis

Donahue, Florence Mary (Dickey)

Donahue, Hazel Virginia (Nell)

Donahue, Jane Catherine (Luce)

Donahue, Sara Platt (Ingersoll)

Donahue, Scott

Donahue, Thomas Scott

Donihoo, Emma Jane (Ball)

Donihoo, Frank

Donihoo, Frederick Jay

Donihoo, John

Donihoo, Joseph Augustus Walker

Donihoo, Lydia Redfern (Adams)

Donihoo, Martha "Patsy" (Walker)

Donihue, Charles Helin

Donihue, Davis Whitfield

Donihue, Eliza Wattron

Donihue, Estella Gertrude (Mickel)

Donihue, Gibbons Samuel

Donihue, Grace Isabel

Donihue, Hugh E.

Donihue, Jane Moore

Donihue, John Randolph

Donihue, John W.

Donihue, Juliett W. (Harvey)

Donihue, Margaret Houston

Donihue, Martha Estella

Donihue, Mary (Mayhue)

Donihue, Mary Anna (Anderson/Love)

Donihue, Mary T. (Foote)

Donihue, Matilda H.

Hall, Charles H.

Holland, Francis B.

Hopkins, John Thomas

Jennings, Edmund C.

Jennings, Mary E. (Donahue)

Krieger, Andrew J.

Krieger, Nellie Jane (Donihue) Hopkins

Leach, Drucilla "Dolly" L. Ewing (Donihue)

Leach, William Ephraim

Lipsey, James

Lipsey, Louisa W. (Donihoo) Hall

MacMillan, Byron Eugene

MacMillan, Mary Houston (Donihoo)

Smith, Henry Harvey

Smith, Lydia R. (Donihoo)

Wesbrook, William M.

Wurzburg, Grace Ingersoll (Donahue)

Wurzburg, William M.

Wyne, Edna Honor (Donihue) Holland

Wyne, Homer Winchell


Jacob L.S. Andrews
Born: about 1815
Married: Laura E. Donihoo
Died: August 1849, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
Cause: Cholera, probably when overseeing repairs to the Newbold


Laura E. Andrews
Born: about 1819, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Married: Jacob L.S. Andrews, December 21, 1843, China Township, St. Clair Co., Michigan
Died: 1852

Laura (Donihoo) Andrews died shortly after the death of her husband, Jacob Andrews, captain of the China Township schooner A. H. Newbold. Her place of death and burial are not known.


Susan Caroline Bakewell
Born: 1823, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Married: William Henry Bakewell, between 1862-1868
Died: July 21, 1877, Woodstock, Lenawee County, Michigan

Susan Caroline (Donihoo) Bakewell married Rev. William Bakewell, Methodist circuit-riding minister, who at one time was Justice of the Peace in East China Township. She cared for his children from a previous marriage but had no children of her own. Her burial place is not known.


William Henry Bakewell
Born: October 10, 1817, New York, New York
Occupation: Methodist minister, Justice of the Peace
Died: March 4, 1899, Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan


Emma Martha Carroll
Born: b. 1852, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Parents: Gibbons Samuel Donihue & Mary Foote
Married: 1) William M. Wesbrook, December 5, 1874, St. Clair, St. Clair County, Michigan
- 2) Robert Curtis Carroll, July 15, 1883, Michigan
Died: January 20, 1910, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan


Robert Curtis Carroll
Born: July 4, 1853, Wardsville, Middlesex County, Ontario
Married: Emma Martha (Donihue) Wesbrook
Died: November 29, 1946, Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario


Florence Mary Donahue
Born: September 1860, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
Parents: John Dickey & Mary Block
Married: Thomas Scott Donahue
Died: after 1916


Hazel Virginia (Nell) Donahue
Born: March 22, 1891, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Married: Scott Donahue
Died: May 15, 1999, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York


Jane Catherine Donahue
Born: about 1826 in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Parents: Bartlett Luce & Sarah Janes
Married: Thomas Scott Donahue
Died: September 5, 1855 in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan


Sara Platt Donahue
Born: October 14, 1844, Hunter, Greene County, New York
Parents: David Ingersoll & Clarissa Beard
Married: Thomas Scott Donahue
Died: September 12, 1935, Grand Rapids Township, Kent County, Michigan


Scott Donahue
Born: February 28, 1890, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Parents: Thomas Scott Donahue & Florence Mary Dickey
Married: Hazel Virginia Nell
Died: January 30, 1973, Pelham, Westchester County, New York


Thomas Scott Donahue
Born: 1824, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Wives: 1) Jane Catherine Luce, April 13, 1853, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan
- 2) Sara Platt Ingersoll, May 2, 1866 in New York, New York
- 3) Florence Mary Dickey, about 1889
Children: (Jane) Mary E., (Sara) Grace Ingersoll, (Florence) Scott
Died: between January - April 1896, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Thomas Scott Donahue was a crew member of the Steamship Phoenix and survived its burning on Lake Michigan with much loss of life. His first wife was Jane Luce, daughter of prominent Port Huron lumberman Bartlett Luce, and after her death made a small fortune speculating in land and timber in Huron County. He was a pioneer settler of New River, Huron County, where he built two mills. Thomas may have lost his money in the forest fire of 1871, and two years later moved to Chicago. Jane is buried in the Luce Family Plot, Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. Thomas married three times with a child from each marriage. Thomas' burial place is not known.


Emma Jane (Ball) Donihoo
Born: November 1855, Valley Forge, Carter County, Tennessee
Died: July 25, 1943, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois


Frank Donihoo
Born: about 1848, Illinois
Parents: Joseph Augustus Walker Donihoo & Lydia Redfern Adams


Frederick Jay Donihoo
Born: August 17, 1850, Northfield, Cook County, Illinois
Parents: Joseph Augustus Walker Donihoo & Lydia Redfern Adams
Married: Emma Jane Ball, July 22, 1875, Cook County, Illinois
Died: October 26, 1929, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois


John Donihoo
Born: 1775, Pennsylvania
Married: Martha M. "Patsy" Walker, July 11, 1811, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Children: Joseph A. Donihoo, Margaret Houston Donihue, Laura Donihoo,
- Davis Whitfield Donihue, Gibbons S. Donihue, Susan Caroline Donihoo,
- Thomas Scott Donahue, Jane Moore Donihue, Matilda Donihue, Drucilla Ewing Donihue
Died: March 8, 1858, China Township, St. Clair County, Michigan.

John Donihoo sold his plantation of 725 acres on Buffalo Creek in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and with his wife and 10 children, migrated to China (now East China) Township in 1835, where he bought 183 acres on Recor's Point. Slaves accompanied the family and crossed to freedom in Canada. John, a slave-owner turned abolitionist, was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Both he and his wife were fervent Presbyterians and joined the Presbyterian Church in St. Clair (Palmer). He is buried in the Donihoo Plot, Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. All graves in the Donihoo Plot are unmarked. The Donihoo Farm on Recor's Point is now the site of the St. Clair and Belle River Power Plants of the Detroit Edison Company.


Joseph Augustus Walker Donihoo
Born: about 1813, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Married: Lydia Redfern Adams, about 1847, probably Chicago, Illinois
Children: Frank, Frederick Jay, Louisa W., Lydia R.
Died: October 9, 1896, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois

Joseph A.W. Donihoo was a charter member and officer of the Evergreen Masonic Lodge in St. Clair (Palmer). He migrated to Chicago c1845 and was noted as a "Masonic Patriarch and Chicago Pioneer" in his obituary. He is buried in an unmarked grave, Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.


Lydia Redfern Donihoo
Born: September 1, 1826 in Fort Snelling, (Minnesota) Territory
Parents: Joseph Adams & Barbara Shadecker
Married: Joseph Augustus Walker Donihoo
Died: November 24, 1899 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois


Martha "Patsy" Donihoo
Born: 1790, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: Joseph Walker (Rockbridge Co. squire of Scots-Irish descent) and Jane Moore
Husband: John Donihoo
Died: January 10, 1868, East China Township, St. Clair County, Michigan
Buried: Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair


Charles Helin Donihue
Born: March 23, 1849, China Township, St. Clair County, Michigan
Parents: Davis Whitfield Donihue & Juliett W. Harvey
Died: September 11, 1854, Columbus, St. Clair County, Michigan


Davis Whitfield Donihue
Born: April 20, 1820, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Married: Juliett W. Harvey, June 8, 1848 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Children: Charles Helin, John Randolph, Eliza Wattron, Martha Estella, Grace Isabel, Nellie Jane, Edna Honor
Died: May 6, 1886, East China Township, St. Clair County, Michigan

Davis Whitfield Donihue, a Great Lakes captain before his marriage, Davis lived for almost 20 years in Columbus, St. Clair County, where he was highly respected, the owner of a grist mill on Belle River known as Donihue's Mill. After leaving Columbus, he ran mills in Michigan and Illinois but returned to Recor's Point to die. His burial place is not known. Davis' daughters Nellie and Edna taught school in Marine City before leaving in 1891 with their mother Juliett Harvey Donihue and sister Martha, to homestead in Montana.


Eliza Wattron Donihue
Born: May 31, 1856, Columbus, St. Clair County, Michigan
Parents: Davis Whitfield Donihue & Juliett W. Harvey
Died: June 3, 1883, Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois


Estella Gertrude (Mickel) Donihue
Born: November 23, 1849, Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Died: October 14, 1933, Zenith, King County, Washington


Gibbons Samuel Donihue
Born: February 22, 1822, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Wives: 1) Mary T. Foote, June 22, 1851, Muskegon, Ottawa County, Michigan
- 2) Mary Anna Anderson/Love, September 4, 1869 in Marine City, St. Clair County, Michigan
- 3) Mary Mayhue, July 1880
Children: (Mary Foote) Emma Martha, John W., one unnamed child (b. unknown)
Died: May 9, 1888, Marine City, St. Clair County, Michigan

Gibbons S. Donihue build the two-masted schooner A. H. Newbold on Recor's Point, with the assistance of his brother Davis and brother-in-law Jacob Andrews. The Newbold had an unfortunate career, sinking three times. By 1850 Gibbons was lumbering in Muskegon, then after his marriage to first wife Mary Foote, lumbered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, using "D" as his log mark. After the early death of his wife, Gibbons returned to the Recor's Point farm. In 1869 he married Mary Anna Love whose husband had owned a general merchandise and grocery store on Broadway in Marine City. Gibbons ran the store for many years, and held civic office in Marine City, where he was "esteemed." His third wife Mary Mayue, absconded with the store's accounts after Gibbons' death. He and Mary Mayhue are buried under an obelisk in Woodlawn Cemetery, Marine City. Gibbons' daughter Emma married William Wesbrook, grandson of the St. Clair County pioneer Andrew Wesbrook. William was killed while putting up hay, leaving Emma with 3 small children. Gibbons' son John homesteaded in Montana and encouraged his cousins, Davis' daughters, to join him. John was lost at sea in 1898, on the schooner Loyal when returning to Seattle after a fruitless search for gold during the Alaska Goldrush.


Grace Isabel Donihue
Born: December 7, 1859, Columbus, St. Clair County, Michigan
Parents: Davis Whitfield Donihue & Juliett W. Harvey
Died: May 25, 1882, Taylorsville, Christian County, Illinois


Hugh E. Donihue
Born: April 1850, Michigan
Parents: (adopted by) John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Died: after 1902


Jane Moore Donihue
Born: 1825, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Died: September 24, 1893, Marine City, St. Clair County, Michigan

Jane Moore Donihue remained single. She remained on the Recor's Point farm with her sisters Maggie, Matilda and Dolly. Her burial place is not known.


John Randolph Donihue
Born: December 17, 1853, Columbus, St. Clair County, Michigan
Parents: Davis Whitfield Donihue & Juliett W. Harvey
Married: Estella Gertrude Mickel, December 24, 1879, State Line, Warren County, Indiana
Died: May 4, 1922, Seattle, King County, Washigton


John W. Donihue
Born: about 1854, Wisconsin, likely Manitowoc
Parents: Gibbons Samuel Donihue & Mary Foote
Married: unknown, about 1878, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
Died: between September - October 1898, Bering Sea, Alaska


Juliett W. Donihue
Born: May 4, 1828, Mexico, Oswego County, New York
Parents: Cyrus Harvey & Hannah Dana
Married: Davis Whitfield Donihue
Died: December 13, 1901, Holt, Flathead County, Montana


Margaret Houston Donihue
Born: about 1815, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Died: October 1, 1898, Marine City, St. Clair County, Michigan

Margaret Houston Donihue remained single. She and three sisters Susan, Jenny and Dolly inherited the Recor's Point farm after the death of her parents. She is buried in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair.


Martha Estella Donihue
Born: April 12, 1858, Columbus, St. Clair County, Michigan
Parents: Davis Whitfield Donihue & Juliett W. Harvey
Died: June 19, 1929, Pomona, Los Angeles County, California


Mary (Mayhue) Donihue
Born: April 6, 1826 in Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, New York
Married: Gibbons Samuel Donihue
Died: May 25, 1891 in St. Clair County, Michigan


Mary Anna (Anderson/Love) Donihue
Born: about 1829, Kirkeen, Scotland
Married: Gibbons Samuel Donihue
Died: August 27, 1874 in Marine City, St. Clair County, Michigan


Mary T. Donihue
Born: February 13, 1835 in New York State
Parents: George Foote & Lucy Mack
Married: Gibbons Samuel Donihue
Died: September 25, 1859 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin


Matilda H. Donihue
Born: October 1828, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Died: February 8, 1901, Marine City, St. Clair County, Michigan

Matilda Donihue may have suffered a disability as her care was provided for in both her parents' wills. However, she later sued unsuccessfully for her share of the Recor's Point farm. She is buried in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair.


Charles H. Hall
Born: May 12, 1849, New Jersey
Married: Louisa W. Donihoo
Died: December 8, 1918, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois


Francis B. Holland
Born: October 17, 1870, Saline, Mercer County, Missouri
Married: Edna Honor Donihue
Died: October 31, 1955, Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington


John Thomas Hopkins
Born: December 14, 1857, Clarksville, Pike County, Missouri
Married: Nellie Jane Donihue
Died: November 23, 1894, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana


Edmund C. Jennings
Born: about 1849, New York State
Married: Mary E. Donahue
Died: after 1891


Mary E. Jennings
Born: about 1854, Port Huron, St.Clair County, Michigan
Parents: Thomas Scott Donahue & Jane Luce
Married: Edmund C. Jennings, July 17, 1873, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Died: after 1896


Andrew J. Krieger
Born: May 8, 1862, Union, Franklin County, Missouri
Married: Nellie Jane (Donihue) Hopkins
Died: October 3, 1941, Pomona, Los Angeles County, California


Nellie Jane Krieger
Born: August 31, 1864, Columbus, St. Clair County, Michigan
Parents: Davis Whitfield Donihue & Juliett W. Harvey
Married: 1) John Thomas Hopkins, July 21, 1892, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana
- 2) Andrew J. Krieger, June 8, 1903, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
Died: May 22, 1957, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California


Drucilla "Dolly" L. Ewing Leach
Born: September 3, 1830, The Bent of Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Parents: John Donihoo & Martha Walker
Married: William Ephraim Leach, February 24, 1904, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan
Died: December 12, 1912, East China Twp., St. Clair County, Michigan

Drucilla Ewing (Donihue) Leach remained on the Recor's Point farm with her unmarried sisters. About 1890, likely because of failing health, the sisters moved to Marine City where they lived on Holland and Main, but retained their farm. The sisters raised the several children who made the Donihoo Farm their home throughout the years. Dolly married William Ephraim Leach, her long-time suitor, when in her 70's, and returned to the Recor's Point farm. W.E. was the son of East China Township landowner Dan Leach who died in a Confederate prisoner of war camp. W.E. served as Justice of the Peace for East China Township. Dolly was the last of the Virginia Donihues and died at the Donihue's Recor's Point farm, which was then the home of her grand-nephew, Emma's youngest son, Delos Carroll Wesbrook. Dolly is buried in the Leach Family Plot in Rose Hill Cemetery, East China Township under the simple inscription "Aunt Dolly Leach."


William Ephraim Leach
Born: November 18, 1833, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan
Father: Dan Leach
Died: July 6, 1908, East China Twp., St. Clair County, Michigan


James Lipsey
Born: about 1854, Ireland
Married: Louisa W. (Donihoo) Hall
Died: before May 21, 1936


Louisa W. Lipsey
Born: March 2, 1855, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
Parents: Joseph Augustus Walker Donihoo & Lydia Redfern Adams
Married: 1) Charles H. Hall, September 3, 1887, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
- 2) James Lipsey, about 1919
Died: May 21, 1936, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois


Byron Eugene MacMillan
Born: August 4, 1859, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
Died: 19 September 1942, Cook County, Illinois


Mary Houston MacMillan
Born: July 17, 1863, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Parents: Joseph Augustus Walker Donihoo & Lydia Redfern Adams
Married: Byron Eugene MacMillan, October 3, 1882, Cook County, Illinois
Died: March 19, 1952, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois


Henry Harvey Smith
Born: March 10, 1855, Anna, Union County, Illinois?
Married: Lydia R. Donihoo
Died: after 1899


Lydia R. Smith
Born: about 1858, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
Parents: Joseph Augustus Walker Donihoo & Lydia Redfern Adams
Married: Henry Harvey Smith, July 31, 1883, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Died: after 1936


William M. Wesbrook
Born: June 13, 1843, China Township, St. Clair County, Michigan
Married: Emma Martha Donihue
Died: July 18, 1880, Cottrellville Township, St. Clair County, Michigan


Grace Ingersoll Wurzburg
Born: May 24, 1869, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Parents: Thomas Scott Donahue & Sara Platt Ingersoll
Married: William M. Wurzburg, February 8, 1888, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Died: September 17, 1955, East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan


William M. Wurzburg
Born: May 5, 1868, Harlem, New York
Married: Grace Ingersoll Donahue
Died: May 16, 1938, East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan


Edna Honor Wyne
Born: September 6, 1870, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan
Parents: Davis Whitfield Donihue & Juliett W. Harvey
Married: 1) Francis B. Holland, December 16, 1891, Demersville, Missoula County, Montana
- 2) Homer Winchell Wyne, February 16, 1909, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
Died: March 21, 1956, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California


Homer Winchell Wyne
Born: September 24, 1872, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri
Married: Edna Honor (Donihue) Holland
Died: October 11, 1943, Oceanside, San Diego County, California