Gratiot County Michigan
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Boyer School??

We have names for this one! 1. Myrta Unknown 2. Dan Sh??tz 3. Erwin Hillsinger 4. Addie Ray 5. Nellie Peterman 6. Charles Tann 7. Willard Rowley 8. Clarence Rowley 9. Nettie Lathrop 10. Lillian Langworthy 11. Lola Hillsinger 12. Sadie Corell 13. Eulalie Schofula 14. Elija Moffet 15. Charles Degraw 16. Fay Rowley 17. Eddie Carroll 18. Addie Newcombe 19. E????? F??? 20. Eva F??? 21. Ida Ray 22. Mabel Chapman 23 Fern Dick 24. Pearl ????? 25. Ivy Holiday 26. Nubie Newcomb 27. Ina S?????? 28. Pearl S?????? 29. Ada Beatman 30. Bertha Camp 31. Grace Newcomb 32. Mina Chestnut 33. Etta Fletcher 34. Rosa Moffett 35. Ola D?????? 36. Darlie Corll 37. Ray Shutt 38. John Peterman 39. Earl Chapman 40. Archie Hadreth 41. Claude B?????
Frank Fay - teacher

Gratiot County, MI Lookups by Volunteers

Lookups are being offered by the following volunteers. These sources are out of print or composed by the person offering to do the lookup. We ask that you only ask for "simple"
lookups, one surname with given name if available. The more information you can give the
bigger the chance that the volunteer will find something!

When writing follow these guidelines: Subject Line: Gratiot County LOOKUP Body: The name of the person you are looking for and any other pertinent information. Your Name and e-mail address and, just because I am a curious soul, the state or country
you are writing from.

Volunteer to Help Find Ancestors!

Have you got a resource for Gratiot County that is written before 1920 or one you have written yourself? (We must adhere to copyright laws.) Please write to me and let one of us know!

Do not use the following link to ask for a lookup, please. If what you need is not on this page please consider getting the resource and volunteering to do lookups. 


Military | CensusCounty & Town Histories | Atlas, Directories, Gazateers | Family Histories | Cemeteries | Biographies


  1. Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Individual Records

    An alphabetical general index containing 85,271 names of Michigan civil war veterans. Lists the veterans by name, the unit they belonged to, and the location for more information in the individual books containing more detailed records. These books are found in many libraries.
    Lookup Volunteer: David Britten
  2. Michigan Volunteers of '98

    Complete listing of the 5 Michigan regiments that went into the Spanish American War. Listing includes complete rosters of companies.
    Lookup Volunteer: David Britten
  3. Michigan in the War

    A detailed record by Adjutant General John Robertson of Michigan's role in the Civil War, including a summary of the records of each regiment sent from Michigan. Includes the names of the officers as well as a summary of each officer's service record. Also includes a small amount of information on the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Toledo War, and Mexican War of 1846, including the officers for each unit sent from Michigan.
    Lookup Volunteer:
    David Britten or
    Michelle Warner-Powell
  4. History of the 126th Infantry in the World War, 1917-1919

    The 126th was part of the famed 32nd "Red Arrow" Division from Michigan and Wisconsin. The book includes complete unit rosters as well dates wounded, died of wounds/disease, or killed in action.
    Lookup Volunteer: David Britten


  1. "1860 Federal Census" 

    Joyce will look up "one family" in the 1860 Federal Census for Gratiot Co.  

    Lookup Volunteer:  Joyce

County & Town Histories

Riverdale Centennial, 1874-1974 / [Sponsored by the Pine River Area JayCees]
Call No.: F574.R565 R5 1974 c.2

Index of Names Online For Lookups - opens in new window for convenience

Lookup Volunteer: Pat Zilinick - NOTE: Please send Pat the information here to make her job easier.


Family Histories

Descendants of Elijah and Abbey (Burdick) Curtis - Cayuga Co. NY to Gratiot Co. MI

I have written a manuscript on the descendants of Elijah and Abbey (Burdick) Curtis, both b. (Elijah born in Aurelius, Cayuga Co. NY) in early 1800s, migrated to Edgewood, Gratiot Co., in 1830s. His brother Allen Curtis had a family as well. Willing to look up information for anyone interested.

Contact Author:
T. H. Roderick, Ph.D.
4 Seely Rd.
Bar Harbor ME 04609

"VAN DEVENTER Family Bible" (of Emerson Twp. and Ithaca)

    Lookup Volunteer: Sarah A. V. Kirby
    613 Creekside Circle
    Gurnee, IL 60031

The HUMPHREY Family Bible (of Riverdale, Seville Twp., MI)

Lookup Volunteer: Marvin Humphrey
2933 W Carnauba
Tucson AZ 85705

"Arnold and Loana (Parker) Paine-Payne, First Family of Gratiot County, Michigan, 1846-1986"

by June Wright Black
Please contact:
Karen Rowley

Arlene (Conley) Smith


I have published a book called, "The Redmans of Michigan and Ohio." I would be happy to do look-ups for anyone interested in that surname. Please contact me at my E-Mail address for more info.
Diana L. Carmack
Take a look at the index of surnames for this source.


This family dates back to John Britten, a revolutionary soldier from New York.
Please send requests to the author:
David Britten


The author has offered to do simple (one name) lookups in the above family histories. Some of the other surnames of the family are Barstow,Everett,Puffenberger,Newman,Dayringer,Fairbanks and others.
Please send requests to: Nancy Plowman


The author has offered to do simple (one name) lookups in the above family histories.
Please send requests to:
Nancy Plowman

"The French Letters: 1870-1920"

These letters were written between Roxene G French (Niagara Co, NY) and her sons Henry Wm FRENCH (Seville Twp, Bethany Twp) a farmer and Edwin FRENCH (Nashville and Jackson, MI, and Oregon, Washington) a tailor. There are many references to people and events in Gratiot Co as well as other locals. Jim has kindly offered to do lookups in letters from the French family. He has compiled an index which can viewed at the following address:
French Acker Family Please use your back button on your browser to come back to this page.
Lookup Volunteer: Jim Shirey


  1. "Ford Cemetery - Elba Twp., Gratiot Co. "

    By:Maxine Leydorf, Elba Twp. Clerk, with help and more information from
    The Elsie Historical Society NEW 1995 UPDATE
    Ford Cemetery Elba Township, Gratiot County, MI. Located 2 miles East & 1 mile South of Bannister. Burials through 1995, with Birth/Death dates, listing "may" include parents and spouse (if known). Bannister, Gratiot County ancestors may be buried here. By: Maxine Leydorf & The Elsie Historical Society (Maxine has now retired from Elba Township Clerk position.) Email your inquiry with First, Last (Married name only) and date of death, if known, to:


  1. "Gratiot County Michigan, Historical, Biogrpahical, Statistical"

    by Willard D. Tucker pub. 1913
    This book contains 1300 pages of information, stories, biographies of the first 60 years of Gratiot County. The index alone is huge.
    Please send requests to:
    David Britten

  2. Beers Biographical Memories

    This disk contains biographies on various Gratiot Co. citizens.  Now online !  

Atlases, Directories, Gazetteers

  1. "The Farm Journal Illustrated Directory of Gratiot County Michigan"

    Published By: Wilmer Atkinson Company, Philadelphia, 1917
    Lists of farm owners in Gratiot County
    Now online at: The Farm Journal Illustrated Journal of Gratiot County 1917 - off site

Volunteers that are on the WWW

The following site(s) have let us have a link to their page and offer various lookups that tie in with Gratiot County. Please thank them for offering their services!

  1. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

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