Van Buren County Michigan Queries

December 1996-December 1997


Richard & Sharon HooperThur Dec 11 12:28AM 1997
Father - Lloyd (nmn) HOOPER born in Lawton, Van Buren, MI 1/9/1909 Mother - Dorothy Irene PHILLIPS born in Lincoln, NE Researching Family Tree on HOOPER and PHILLIPS my search on the HOOPER's has taken me to Devonshire, Devon, England as I'm looking for John HOOPER c 1766 wife unknown with children Robert HOOPER married to Pebe Young, James HOOPER and Jane HOOPER. Presently the PHILLIPS family has taken me to MA as I'm looking for Hiram and Miram a set of twins father and mother. The search on the PHILLIPS family is looking more likely also to be from England. Even so much we find later that the family were moving through England. Stopping to gather passage or due to family illness.

Tom SisolakSun Nov 23 12:50PM 1997
ARMITAGE/BRODERICK Searching for information on Richard ARMITAGE, b: abt. 1812 in PA., married to Phoebe, last name unknown, b: in MI. They are my gggrandparents My ggrandmother, Amelia ARMITAGE, was born in Grass Lake, Jackson Co., 1845. In the 1850 MI census, the family is in the town of Decatur, MI with children: William, b:1833; Huldah b:1835; Richard b:1837; Orrilla b:1843; and Amelia b: 1845. In the 1860 MI census they are in Okemos, Ingham Co. In 1867 Amelia ARMITAGE married Marcus BRODERICK in Kalamazoo, MI. Would like to contact descendants to share information.

Chris SmithThur Nov 10 11:20PM 1997
Looking for info on: NEIL GILES PRATER b: Nov 9, 1893 in Paw Paw, MI. His father was Germain PRATER of MI. d: May 8, 1964. He worked in the produce business and was also the Director of Bureau of Weights and Measures for the State of Michigan. Grandfather of Neil was Georeg PRATER of Gliddenburg, MI. Thank you.

Barry Boecher Nov 26 1:41PM 1997
I'm trying to research my aunt and her family that is buried in Paw Paw, MI. Is there a newspaper there where I might find orbits from the 1950's?

Curtis M. TroutFri Nov 7 8:53 1997
Looking for any information about the ancestors of my Grandfather JETT ELDO b:1/16/1892 d:6/10/1936 m: Mabel Emma YOUELLS, dau of Ezra Hayden and Emma CROSS, at Decatur in 1920. He had two siblings named: Alma and Emily. Jett and Mabels children were Leola Maria b: 12/15/1920 d: 9/26/1950; Gladys Louise b: 5/3/1922 and Margaret Ruth b: 10/9/1923. Thank you for any information you can provide.

Patricia L. RatcliffFri Nov 7 8:29 1997
Kate A. COREY was born August 08, 1835 in NY, and died April 09, 1923 in Kalamazoo, MI. She married Grant Wheat TUTTLE April 27, 1864 in Paw Paw, MI, son of Lyman TUTTLE and Sarah WHEAT. Kate A. COREY, age 28 of Adrian, Lenewee Co., MI is listed on the marriage record. She was my 2nd great-grandmother and I have no other information on her ancestors. I would appreciate any information or suggestions.

Curtis M. TroutFri Nov 1 11:59 1997
My grandmother, Mabel HAYDEN, married three times: (1) Clarence Roy YOUELLS b. 5/9/1883 d. 12/21/1918; Parents, George W. YOUELLS & Emma COTTRELL, who married Mr. W. A. VAUGHN after George's death. Clarence's sister, Ethel M. YOUELLS married Harry E./Harley? WELCHER and they had four girls: Jo, Georgia (M Doyle CARPENTER), Leeta (m. HUTCHINS) and Elanor/Elenora. Clarence, Mabel and their children Emma and George, lived in Decatur from 1911 till sometime after the influenza epidemic in 1918 when Clarence died. (2) Jett Eldo BAGLEY b. 1/16/1892 d.6/10/1936 (burst appendix); sisters, Emily b.? d.? and Alma 1893 - 1969 married into the FEENSTRA and WAITE families, living their entire lives in the Decatur area. We think Jett, Mabel and the children (George and Emma, and Leola, Gladys, and Margaret (Peggy)) were living in Bloomingdale at that time. That is all we know about Jett and his sisters (nothing about their parents)....would love to know anything more. (3) Charles Otis LONG; son of Fredrick/Fredrik? LONG/LANG?, met Mabel in Bloomingdale, MI. The Longs relocated to Indiana around Atwood and Etna Green. The YOUELLS have a family plot (with gravestones and monuments) in the Hamilton twp cemetery and the other families must also be nearby, since they never left the area. Would anyone be willing to pay a visit and pass along what they find? Addresses of places in the area which might have related documents or information would also be VERY much appreciated. We know nothing about Michigan. Thanks in advance for anything you can pass along.

Judy HiceSun Oct 26 12:51 1997 Searching for the family of George and Clarissa SINKLER who came to Covert, VanBuren county about 1854. I believe they came from New York with several children. Known children are: Nelson, Otis, Corinthia, Willliam, Platte, Francetta (Frances), Charles, Lelia, Phoebe and Almira. Platte married Jessie MARSHALL, Corinthia may have married a SPRINGER, Frances married Ashman STEWART and Phoebe may have married a PARRISH. Any assistance would be appreciated. Will share my info. Thanks.

Dale WilsonThurs Oct 23 3:51 1997 I am looking for some professional help in locating the following ancestors who farmed in Bangor & Paw Paw areas during the 1860's/70's. Harlow K. NICHOLS age 40 in 1870 census Eraline (Eroline) " 36 " " " Children: Ellen J 16 Daniel B 13 William 11 George B 8 Francis 11/2 All kids born in Michigan. Appreciate any help in whereabouts of this family in prior or later yrs.

Grace Younglove Hudson Fri Oct 17 05:55:48 1997
Looking for information on Caroline YOUNGLOVE B.1825. daughter Martha YOUNGLOVE b. 1845 m. Chaney POST b. 1838. Lived in Van Buren Co, Bloomington Twp in 1900.

Marie Sep 1, 1997
Looking for information about the placement and subsequent adoption of NEVO LORRAINE KELSO by Francis and Rose TRETHEWAY in the mid 1930's. I have a copy of the adoption papers, but am trying to obtain information regarding the background, and all of the principal players are dead. NEVA was the daughter of Francis CLYDE and Helen KELSO. They lived in the Hartford area. Frank and Rose TRETHEWAY lived on a farm outside of Lawrence. Neva was b: Jul 8, 1931 and was adopted by the TRETHEWAYS on Jan 24, 1935. Any information regarding the KELSO family would be greatly appreciated.

Debi Malone Sat Aug 30 12:47:01 1997
CLARK, Robert(b. CT- d.c.1850-MI) & Betsey-(GOULD-BROWN)(b.c.1894 MA- d.1871 MI), resided on farm in LASALLE, MI from 1837. Widow moved to Van Buren Co., MI w/daughter Janet, sometime after 1860. Five Daughters: Janet (Annette)(m. George HURLBUT), Amanda (m. Wm. KINNEY of LaSalle), Sally (m. Rossiter HOPPIN),and two others not known. All known children marr'd and relocated to Van Buren Co., MI. Believe Betsey GOULD CLARK m. Orlando BROWN, Sr. in NY state. Widowed in 1823 & remarried to Robert CLARK. Need more information on birth and death (possibly buried in Leonard Cem., LaSalle)of Robert CLARK. Who are other two daughters? Janet HURLBUT res. w/widow Betsey CLARK & HURLBUT children in LaSalle during 1860 census. Where is husband George HURLBUT who d. in Van Buren Co. in 1862. Also a child Morris HURLBUT is shown on 1860 census, but never is recorded anywhere again. Did Morris die and was he buried in LaSalle, Monroe Co? Also ----What connection did the CLARK family have to the following (prob. in connection w/LaSalle Land records 1835-1848):Stephen & Rebecca MILLER, Josiah MILLER, John MILLER, Johnathan G. CARPENTER, Ezra W. & Betsey A. CARPTENTER (orig. from Renselaer Co., NY), Charles E. CARPENTER? Thank you for any info you can provide.

marie valenzuela Mon Sep 1 11:35:49 1997
i am looking for information regarding francis "tim" KELSO and helen KELSO who lived in the hartford area during the early to mid 1930's. they had at least 3 daughters -- lillian "pat" (born in indiana in 1929, died about 1985) neva born in hartford in 1931, died 1965) and arlene (date of birth unknown). neva was adopted by frank and rose TRETHEWAY who lived on a farm outside of lawrence in 1935. francis clyde KELSO was born in illinois in 1890. his wife, helen d  TAYLOR was from canada, date and place of birth unknown. they apparently separated or divorced in the mid 1930's, leading to the subsequent adoption of neva. lillian remained with her father, and arlene went with her mother. any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated, as i have gone about as far as i can using my mother's birth certificate and adoption papers, and my grandfather's death certificate.

Nate Broadhead Thur Aug 21 12:14:00 1997
I am looking for Death and Burial records for Nathan Dubois BROADHEAD who died in Hartford I think in 1888. His wife was Susan HAMMOND BROADHEAD. I believe she died in the early 1900's in the same town .

Richard Jolly Wed Aug 13 17:02:16 1997
Looking for any information on James Wilson JOLLY who was born in Savannah, Wayne Co., New York. He is on the 1860 census in New York listed under his father John J. JOLLY. Sometime between June 30, 1860 and June 19, 1980 he relocated to Keeler, Van Buren Co., Michigan (Census Date) listed as William J JOLLY. My grandfather William Eugene JOLLY was born in Keeler 26 Oct 1879. Any help on any JOLLY's that could possible be related would be appreicated. I have no idea of where he and his family were for the 1870 census.

Doug Drowley Fri Aug 8 17:53:04 1997
Seeking information on DROWLEY and PRINCE in Lawton, Van Buren County. Drowleys came from Kent Co., England, to NY and then on to Michigan during middle 1850s. Princes came through Ohio, from England, and were in Lawton by at least 1860s (early).

Barbara Moon Weiler Fri Jul 25 06:00:03 1997
MOON Am seeking information about the descendants of the six MOON brothers that settled in Van Buren, Branch and Kalamazoo Counties.They were: John S. b 1803, William L. b 1810, Peter J. b 1818, Joseph T. b 1819, Horace W. b 1822 and Ambrose F. b 1824. All were born in Ontario Co., NY to Philip MOON who came into the area with them in the late 1820s.

Cynthia Bergeon Fri Jul 8 07:59:53 1997
I am searching for information about my grandmother. My fathers name is Wayne L. CRAWFORD from Texas Corners, His father was William CRAWFORD from the Scboolcraft, Mattawan, Paw Paw, Gobles and Kalamazoo (MI) area. Brothers and sisters are, Paul, Maxine, Beatrice (BeaBea), Carl, Max, Irene, My grandmother passed on shortly after I was born. I believe this to be 1954-55. She is barried in Texas Corners with my grandfather. My grandmother was left on a white family's doorstep around 1889-91. The family's last name is WELCH (possibly Norman WELCH) and I think this was in Gobles, MI. My mothers name was Isabelle Luella Orena WELCH She was Potawatami. We believe that she was not legally adopted. I am trying to find any information I can about her.

Cheryl Wed Jul 23 13:48:37 1997
Looking for CORA BELL COHOON nee FRY. I have been informed by my great uncle John COHOON that his mother Cora Bell died in Bangor MI. She was originally from Erie PA and probably died around 1899 - 1901. I am hoping that any death record will list her parent's names. She was married to George W. COHOON. I would appreciate any help you could give.

Trina Young Tue Jul 22 23:19:29 1997
I am searching for death records for my great great grandmother, ZENONIA DEWEY HODGE. She was married to HORACE HODGE and was born about 1827 in New York. She died on Feb. 10, 1869 in Porter, VanBuren County, Michigan. She was approximately 42 years old. This family moved to Michigan some time after 1858. Zenonia had 7 children. All were born in New York except the last child, Emery, who was born in Porter, Michigan sometime between 1865 and 1868. EMERY HODGE was my great grandfather. After Zenonia's death in 1869, Horace HODGE was remarried to SELENA E BROWN in Porter. On Feb. 20, 1877, SELENA E. HODGE died in childbirth, along with her stillborn child, also in Porter. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated and happily shared.

Patricia Ratcliff Sat Jul 12,1997 23:22:31
My Great-Grandparents were Harry Jay BUTTON and Katherine Medora TUTTLE, daughter of Grant Wheat TUTTLE and Kate A. COREY. The obituary of Mrs. Kate BUTON puzzles me. The following is a quote "MRS. KATE BUTTON DIES AT HER HOME--Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant POWELL, Van Buren Pioneers."Mrs. Kate BUTTON, 65, widow of Harry J. BUTTON, died at her home, 832 Elmwood Street, at 8:30 Monday evening." The paper was dated June 18, 1935, The Kalamazoo Gazette. "Mrs. BUTTON has lived in the neighborhood of her home for over 53 years and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant POWELL pioneer residents of Van Buren County." This is the right person because it lists my grandmother Harriet Genevieve BUTTON GRABILLl and her sisters as her children. The other daughter was Kathryn Louise BUTTON HOPPE. My great-aunt Florence BUTTON married W. GRANT POWELL of Downey, California. That might be where the confusion comes in, but I don't know. The obituary of her father "Lieut. TUTTLE Passes Away" dated February 20, 1920, lists three daughters, Mrs. John S. TAPPAN of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Harry BUTTON, and Mrs. Douglas RICKMAN of this city, a brother George TUTTLE, and sister, Mrs. Sarah PUGSLEY, both of Paw Paw." Any information would be appreciated.

Diane Tichenor Mon Jun 30 04:50:07 1997
MCWILLIAMS family. Brothers John and Alex MCWILLIAMS settled in Olivet, Eaton Co, MI. John born 1854 and Alex 1857 in Ireland. Alex d. 1916 in Olivet. Their parents were Archibald and Anne POLLOCKMCWILIAMS who lived and died in Decatur, Van Buren Co, MI. Want to correspond with any descendents of this family. About 1982 there was a descenent of John named Barbara MCLAUGHLIN(?) who had done quite a bit of research on this family. Any assistance appreciated.

Al Barth Sat Jun 7 20:45:20 1997
Researching James Henry ABBOTT b 1827 & Frances Alvera (Robinson) ABBOTT b 1834 and all their descendants. James moved to Bangor, Van Buren Co., area Abt 1854 from Lapeer Co., MI.

Laura Schleer Wed May 28, 1997 10:19:07
Edwin S CLARK died 8 June 1876 in Southhaven, Van Buren Co, Michigan. He was a druggist and married to JENNIE M. MASON. I have been unable to locate a marriage record but have found references to both in JACKSON Co. prior to 1870. I have been told obits in 1876 were few. I cant locate him in Civil War indexes (he would have been approx 21 yrs old). Any special requirements for becoming a druggist in 1870? Where else to look? Any help will be appreciated.

Judy Hammerstrom Fri May 23 15:20:29 1997
OSBORN-Searching for information on John and Samantha Butterfield OSBORN. They moved to Decator around 1860. They had 6 children. Rollin, Romelia,Rodolphus, John, Romeo and Moses. Romelia married a E. CHAPMAN. One of the sons had a daughter names Madge and possibly a Sadie. John Sr. was killed in 1871 by a falling tree. I know where part of the family ended up. Need info on Rollin, John and Rodulophus

Sheila Creed Sat May 31 12:35:30 1997
Looking for info on Warren SMITH b 1815 in Mass.m Susan SCOTT b 1817 NY,Issue:John 1838 NY,Martha 1841,Russell 1842,Hartwell Warren 4-12-1844 Van Buren,Mi,Mary 1846,Elizabeth 1848. Hartwell Warren SMITH 1844/1925 m Sarah Schyler GORTON  in 1874 Ypsilanti,only known child Burton GORTON 1879/1954 m Alta Adeline COVELL. SCreed3456@aol.com

Arleigh J. Carpenter Sun May 11 12:03:25 1997
Interested in locating any BUCKS in South Haven that may be related To a Sarah BUCK CARPENTER
of Huron County MI. (b.6/26/59 d.7/21/1919.

Fred Schultz Wed Apr 30 06:54:33 1997
I am looking for marriage information on HAZEL ROGERS b.April 29, 1927 in South Haven Mi. The marriage would be to Charles or James HODLEY/HOADLEY around the dates 1921 - 1923. HAZEL is the daughter of FRANK and CARRIE ROGERS of South Haven Mi.

David Cleaver Sat Apr 26 09:06:10 1997
Looking for Ada Belle CONKLIN, who was born in VAN BUREN COUNTY, MI. She was married to Fred ABBOTT, also of Van Buren County. I believe she was born after 1880 as she doesnt appear in the 1880 Van Buren census. She had three daughters: Rose Belle ABBOTT, b 1910, Lillian ABBOTT, and Martha ABBOTT. Ada Belle had two sisters, Minnie and Teddie. I understand that the CONKLINS came from New York.

Amelia B. Castle Fri Apr 11 10:02:10 1997
Interested in anyone who might be researching the BLOOD or JACQUAY Families.

Gary Lee Phillips Mon Apr 14 09:16:06 1997
McCRARY, HIMMELWRIGHT, abt. 1870-1900. Looking for Susan HIMMELWRIGHT who married Will McCRARY somewhere near Schoolcraft in the 1870-1880 time frame. Believe she is daughter of Charles HIMMELWRIGHT or HIMMELREICH, born in Snyder Co. PA about 1854. Susan and Will lived near Schoolcraft early decades of this century. Need obits/death date/burial locations and any data about their family. Susan was sister or half-sister to Samuel HIMMELWRIGHT who lived near Decatur and died in 1934.

Gordon F. Hammerstrom Sat Apr 12 08:33:22 1997
I'm looking for John and Samantha(BUTTERFIELD)OSBORN who went to Van Buren county from WI about 1860. They had six children, Rollin, Romelia, Rudolphus, John, Romeo and Moses. My grandfather was Moses. Thank you, Judy

Pat Egerter Thu Apr 10 10:41:45 1997
CORNELL, DOWLIN, PAGE, PECK, SHINER Nathaniel PAGE (b. ca 1807 NJ or NY) of Gainsboro, Ont, Can. married Wealthy PECK from Copetown, Ont. Can., on Aug. 27, 1829. Lived in Ontario until about 1851 when they moved to Michigan. Lived in Breedsville, Van Buren Co, MI. in 1860.His parents were Samuel PAGE and Hannah CORNELL who may have come from NJ to Ontario and possibly lived in Ancaster Twp., Ont before settling in Smithville, Ont. Can. Looking for Nathaniel PAGE's siblings: Margaret PAGE married James VanVALKENBURG, John PAGE, James Dowlin PAGE (b. ca 1801), Rosanna PAGE married Mr. SHINER and may have lived in Michigan, Rebecca PAGE, and Nancy PAGE married John VanVALKENBURG. Some of these siblings lived in the U.S.- area uncertain. Will gladly share info.

Nancy B.PRINCE GAGNON Mon Mar 31 15:34:33 1997
Surnames...PRINCE,GAGNON,GOULD,CHALOU,KITTLE,GELLICK,WING, BARRINGER,VanBUREN,PEARL,REMINGTON, and more but these will do for now.

Wendy Bergerud Mon Mar 31 09:09:57 1997
I would like to get my own copy of a book titled "A Genealogy of the Quick Family in America 1625-1942" witten by ARTHUR CRAIG QUICK in 1942. He lived in South Haven, MI and in 1942 had decendants living there. I would like to contact any of his decendants in hope that they would know how I could get a copy of this book. He had only daughters. On married HAYWARD TRACY whose daughter married RAYMOND STEINBACHER, while the other married WILLIAM SERGENT HILL and had a daughter and a son. Thank you.

Mark GrassmanFri 28 Mar 15:10:53 1997
My STRUBLE ancestors lived in VanBuren and Allegan Counties. Many of them are buried in the Covert Cemetary. There were many brothers of whom I have no information but their mothers maiden name was BONNELL, and some of theri wives names were Atha and Letson. Any Information appreciated.

Barbara Moon Weiler Wed Mar 19 14:28:08 1997
Seeking information on parents of PHILIP MOON b: abt 1777, probably in Albany Co., NY. He entered Van Buren Co in the late 1820's settling on Section 5, Antwerp Twnshp. His son Horace came soon after with Joshua BANGS. Other children of Philip were: John S. b: 1803; William L. b: 1810; Peter J. b: 1818; Joseph T. b: 1819; Horace W. b: 1822; Ambrose F. b: 1824; and Louisa b: 1828

Edwin Kellar Fri Mar 14 14:40:46 1997
Looking for information on SCHOTT. I have been doing research on the MARTIN Family of Elkhart Co., IN. Richard Lamar MARTIN married a FLOSSIE MARIE SCHOTT on 2 Sep 1949. She was born in Decatur, MI. Her parents were Alva and Levina SCHOTT. Any information appreciated.

Grace Eva Thorne Smith Sat Mar 15 06:39:33 1997
I am trying to find out about the PEPER family. Charles and Minnie PEPER lived in Berlamont in Columbia Township and had 3 children. [1] Eva Grace b: 8-8=1902 d: Aug 24, 1989 marr: Gardner THORNE 1-19-1924. They had 4 children: Russell Earl; Maryella Darby; Maurice Edwin; and Charles who died before reaching the age of 1 year. Eva and Gardner are buried in the cemetary in Bloomingdale. (2&3) Dora and Milan who I believe drowned in the 1920's. I would also be interested in learning the names of Charles PEPER's parents.

Scott IvesTue Mar 11 21:06:01 1997
Recently learned my g-granmother's name was SOPHIA LINSENMEYER. She married Charles HENDERSON abt 1890. I believe she resided in Berrien Co. but have seen many by that surname in Van Buren Co. Any info appreciated.

James R. WinslowTue Mar 4 18:56:56 1997
I am looking for information on any of the individuals listed or other family relationships to them. 1820 census, Bloomfield Township, Van Buren Co. Gobelsville, MI. Milton A. ROBERTS (53), born in Michigan, Mother and amp; Father was born in NY, no names given. Bessie A. ROBERTS (52) born in Mass, Mother and amp; Father was born in Mass, No names given. Amber ROBERTS (15) born in Michigan as Amber CUMMINGS. Was Amber adopted? (Irene CUMMINGS, Amber's daughter, was born Mar 14, 1920 in Kalamazoo, MI. Birth Cert says Amber CUMMINGS was born in Grand Rapids, MI ca 1905) Amber CUMMINGS/ROBERTS  is possibly the daughter of an Irene CUMMINGS born in Indiana. No records on Amber CUMMINGS are filed with the Kent County clerks office. She may have been adopted prior to 1912. Any help appreciated.

Marie Smead Leiss Fri Feb 28 05:39:41 1997
I am researching the following surnames and would like to contact any descendents of these persons: ERNEST GERMAINE STANLEY b: May 27, 1872 Marr: MYRTLE MAE SCHMUHL b: Dec 10, 1876. NATHAN L. STANLEY (son of CORNELIUS STANLEY) b: Nov 11, 1843 marr: ALICE DYER of Bangor Twp b: circa 1833. OTTO ERNEST SCHMUHL who came from Germany when he was 1 year old, marr: MAIM PATTERSON.

Ron SykesFri Feb 28 13:21:36 1997
KLINE of VanBuren Co. Looking for information on FRANK B. KLINE b: May 1856 who marr LAURA SPENCER b: Dec 1857. Three children known: E. Pearl b: 1879 marr: Homer L. HILLMAN in 1874, Earl S. b: Dec 1880 marr: Ida E. (?)b: abt 1880, and Arthur WEBB b: Aug 1885 marr: Oma Frances WITHERS b: Jan 1891. Any help appreciated.

P. Rennells Tue Jan 28 08:19:23 1997
MEYERS/MYERS,SCOTT - Ruth Ann Myers b. ca 1822 NY m. 16 Sep 1839 to James SCOTT in Bloomingdale, VanBuren Co., MI. Would like more information on this family. Associated families: HERRON, THAYER, MURCH, MUDGE, WHELAN

P. Rennells Tue Jan 28 08:25:35 1997
MYERS/MEYERS, MURCH - Sarah MYERS b. ca 1817 NY m. 16 Sep 1840 to Wm. MURCH Clinch Twp., Van Buren Co., MI. Would like more information on this family. Associated families: SCOTT, HERRON, WHELAN, MUDGE,

S. White Sat Jan 25 10:51:57 1997
sdwhite@mail.sisna.com January 25, 1997 - VanBuren County, Mi Query I am looking for inforamation on Francis SHARP  who lived with his grandparents Almon and Susan BEALS in the year 1880. Any information on SHARP or BEALS would be appreciated.

Michael Fuller Sat Jan 25 14:41:22 1997
I am researching FULLER. My great-great grandfather, William Pierce FULLER (born 1831 in Harmony, NY), moved to Paw Paw, Van Buren County, MI around 1850 and stayed there until 1861. He married Martha LONGWELL, daughter of John LONGWELL, at John LONGWELL's residence in Paw Paw (approx. 1852). William and Martha had a number of children; John Edmond FULLER (my great grandfather) was born in Van Buren Co. on Aug 24, 1859. I am trying to find more information about William's father (Elvah or Alva FULLER) whom I believe moved to Van Buren County with William. William and Martha moved to Wisconsin (Madison, WI, I think) in 1861 then returned to Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan in 1867 where they remained until their deaths. William's brother, Daniel P. FULLER  (born 1833 in Harmony, NY), also moved to Van Buren Co. with the family. He married Alice in Van Buren Co. in approx. 1859. A few years later he enlisted in the Third Michigan Cavalry and served during the Civil War. He moved to Eaton Co, MI after the war. Other related Fullers in Van Buren Co, MI: Solon FULLER lived in Van Buren Co. (1860 census). His children included Lafayette (born in 1853) and William R. (born in Troy, OH in 1847--his children were Maud and Harry). Any information about these or other Fullers in Van Buren County is appreciated. 

Steven HoweJan21,1997
Looking for any information on the Howe surname. My ancestor, Luther HOWE b: 1794 NH, grew up in Vermont and NY, moved to Decatur, MI in 1836. Luther HOWE served in various town offices in Decatur and was also known as an inventor, noted for inventing a springtooth drag and a Clistern System. Thank you.

mullen@oz.net December 5, 1996
It looks like some of the people I'm researching who were in Allegan Co. ended up buried in Van Buren Co. For example: This is information from PECKTOWN cemetery in VB Co. ROYAL J. COOLEY d: Nov 18, 1882 aged 86yrs 7mos SABRA wife of ROYAL d: Jun 7, 1857 aged ?(unreadable) HARMON H. COOLEY b: Aug 17, 1836 d: Apr 14, 1904 MELISSIA wife of HARMON b: Mar 8, 1843 d: Mar 26, 1908 Children born to HARMON AND MELISSA were registered in Allegan Co. as being born in Cheshire TWP. Any information on this line is appreciated.

Okieagee@aol.com December 8, 1996
Looking for any information on ANDREW CRAIG nad LEYTA ANN FISH marr: Jan 20, 1869.


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