Gratiot County Michigan USGenWeb Project

Posted Queries for May thru June 1997

BISBEE, COLLINS, PLACEWAY, SKYES, THOMPSON posted by Dianne Stenzel on Thursday, May 1, 1997

Looking for information and descendants of Silas PLACEWAY, born 23 June 1840 in Shiawassee Co., MI., the son of William and Eleanor PLACEWAY. Silas married 1 Jan 1867 to Louisa COLLINS and they removed to St. Louis, Gratiot Co., MI., about 1872/1873. Their children were Sarah who married Charles SKYES, Howard who married Hattie BISBEE, Louisa who married Wilbur THOMPSON, and Willie who died in infancy, Need to know more about this family. If you have any information, please contact me. I have family information to exchange. Thanks. Mrs. Dianne Stenzel, 8819 Baker Avenue

ANDERSON, BARR, DEAN, STIEWE, STOCKING posted by Barbara Dean on Saturday, May 3, 1997

I am seeking information on Orlando D. DEAN who married Jennie ANDERSON on November 6, 1878. Although they lived in Wexford Co., a marriage record cannot be found for them there. Orlando DEAN was born Dec. 1855 in Lake Chatauqua, New York and died in 1912 in Wexford Co. Jennie ANDERSON was born May 10, 1861 in Canada and died July 13, in Shepherd, Michigan. Children: Benjamin Franklin, Bessie, Clarence Alphonso, Lewis Elliott, and George Harold. Benjamin died in childhood. Bessie married Adrian BARR and moved to Shepherd. Clarence married Amanda Louise STIEWE, but nothing more is known about him. Lewis married Florence (last name unknown) and settled in Shepherd. George married Minnie STOCKING and settled in Alma.

BAUERLE, MENSHARDT, ROBINSON posted by Carol A. McKellar on Wednesday, May 14, 1997

Looking for info on Louisa (Lucy) ROBINSON, w/o Charles ROBINSON. There is a Louisa ROBINSON who died August 25, 1873 but not sure if this the one I'm seeking. Her parents were Michael MENSHARDT and Christina BAUERLE. These two surnames have variant spellings but these spellings are the proper ones. Michael MENSHARDT died in Flint, Genesee Co., MI. May have been living with Louisa and Charles. Any info helpful. Thanks Carol

MOREL, MORREL, MORRELL posted by Kathleen Rigdon on Thursday, May 15, 1997

MOREL, MORREL, MORRELL. Looking for any information about the family of Paul MORRELL living in or near St. Louis MI in 1915.

BRUNETTE, BURNETT, FROSCH posted by Etienne A. Brunet on Thursday, May 22, 1997

FROSCH, Alice A. or W. Frederick. Lived Alma, MI in 1885. Alice was born BURNETT/BRUNETTE and was guardian to Charles BURNETT and Amelia BURNETT. Wish to locate descendants to learn more about Alice's parents.

ALLEN, BEARD, FARR, HOOVER, JOHNSON, SHEETZ posted by Richard L. Sowers on Saturday, May 24, 1997

Looking FARR and ALLEN connections, please. Reuben (R. B.) FARR b. January 01, 1855 in Fulton, Kalamazoo County, MI died: May 13, 1926 in Cadillac, Wexford County, MI +unknown wife. Son of Rueben and unknown: Raymond FARR w. Kate (DeeDee) HOOVER Dau. of Rueben and unknown: Anna FARR b. June 08, 1897 in Michigan married Unknown BEARD. Children of Raymond and Kate HOOVER FARR: 1.Coy FARR b. in Michigan w. Edith (Teddy) b.June 18 in Michigan? 2. Roy Donovan FARR b. October 17, 1906 in Petosky, MI d. June 23, 1975 in Harrisburg, PA w. Orpha Violetta ALLEN b. June 15, 1906 in Ithaca, MI d. July 11, 1978 in Hershey, PA. 3. Berryl FARR born: October 31, 1907 in Michigan m. John JOHNSON Children of Coy and Edith: 1. Katherine FARR b.September 29, 1935 in Michigan; 2. Karen FARR b. October 07, 1939 in Michigan Children of Roy and Orpha: 1. Coy Don FARR b.1928 in Detroit, MI 2. Raymond Allen FARR b. May 22, 1930 in Detroit, MI d. April 13,1992 in Harrisburg, PA m. Shirley Jeane SHEETZ b.January 01, 1929 in Harrisburg, PA. Children of Berryl and John JOHNSON: 1. John Johnson b. March 25, 1943.

KYES posted by Ronald L. Kyes on Sunday, June 8, 1997

Looking for Charles R. KYES b.1867 @ Pine River Twp, son of Lorenzo KYES. 1880 Census he was 14 years old and living in same area.He was not listed in fathers probate in 1895 or mentioned in his sisters death notice 1 month later. All family members are buried at Wright Cemetery (Pine River Twp.) but no stone or mention of his disappearance. Could be unmarked grave? Had to have died between 1880-1895? Any help on this would be great. Will reimburse any cost related to this search.

LOCKE, RHOADS posted by Jerry Harrison on Sunday, June 8, 1997

LOCKE, Byron, b. 3/30/1883 in North Shade, Gratiot, MI m. Myrtle B. RHOADS, 1810, in Los Angeles. Byron d. 1.27/1961 in Middleton, Gratiot, MI, buried 1/29/19161 in Payne Cemetery, Fulton, Gratiot, MI. Did Byron and Myrtle have children?

MCMAHON, WOODIN, YOUNG posted by Elane Aldinger on Saturday, June 21, 1997

MCMAHON Catherine (Katie) / WOODIN Jay Married in St. Louis Michigan Gratiot County 12/31/1873 Family on 1880 census, Pine River, Gratiot Co. Moved to King County, Seattle Washington on 1900 census Catherine born March 10, 1854 in Vermont parents born in Ireland (James MCMAHON & ? YOUNG) Catherine is the sister or cousin or my G-Grandfather William Franklin MCMAHON. He is hard to locate so am trying a round about route.

ARNOLD, BAILEY, DAWE, IRISH, LYON, ROBERTS, SHAW, SMITH, TYRRELL posted by Priscilla Dawe Parr on Sunday, June 29, 1997

Seeking information on the family of Levi SMITH, born 1813 NY, and Anna BAILEY, born 1822. They were married about 1837. They had 7 children: 1. John SMITH, born 1838 MI. A John SMITH married Mary LYON in 1859 in Lenawee Co. 2. Lauren SMITH, a male, born 1843 MI. 3. Mary SMITH, born 1844 MI, married Elias SHAW 1858 in Gratiot Co. They had 5 children, 4 of whom lived. 4. Twin Adeline SMITH, born 1847 MI, married William TYRRELL 1876 in Gratiot Co. 5. Twin Adelaide SMITH, born 1847 MI, married first to Myron ARNOLD 1876 Gratiot Co; and second to Amos or Egbert ROBERTS in 1881 Gratiot. 6. Nelson SMITH, born 1849 MI. Possibly he married Elvira about 1875. 7. Alson SMITH, born 1856 in Gratiot Co, married Addie M IRISH 1881 in Gratiot Co. They had 2 children. I am a direct descendent of their youngest child, Gracia SMITH DAWE 1887-1876. Priscilla Dawe Parr, 16670 Oak View Cir, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, 408-779-5585, e-mail:

KEISER, SHAW, SMITH, WALSH, WARD posted by Priscilla Dawe Parr on Sunday, June 29, 1997

Seeking information on the family of Mary SMITH and Elias SHAW. Mary was born 1844 MI; Elias was born 1834 OH. They married in 1858 in Gratiot Co. They had 4 children who lived: 1. Levi L SHAW, born 1861 MI, married Cynthia McCOY 1880 in Gratiot Co, died 1915 in Gratiot Co. Her nickname was Deal. They had 3 children. 2. Anna M SHAW, born 1863 Gratiot, married first Horace McCOY, born 1860 IL, in 1888 in Gratiot; second Grant KEISER. She died before 1910. 3. Addie B SHAW, born 1867 Gratiot, married Frank WALSH in 1888. 4. James Ely SHAW, born 1869 in Gratiot, married Elizabeth WARD in 1892 in Gratiot, died before 1915.

CHAMPION, FINK, MANN, PURDY posted by Priscilla Dawe Parr on Sunday, June 29, 1997

Seeking information on the family of Murdo McINTOSH, born 1862 Scotland, died 1930 Gratiot Co, and Priscilla PURDY, born 1864 Canada, died 1931 in Lansing. They were married in 1887 in Mason, Ingham, MI. They had 6 children: 1. Anna B McINTOSH, born 1887, married Raymond J McLAUGHLIN in Gratiot Co. 2. Andrew McINTOSH, born 1890, married Flora CHAMPION 1912 in Gratiot Co. 3. Grace Evelyn McINTOSH, born 1893, married Lewis MANN 1911 in Gratiot. 4. Edith R McINTOSH, born 1895, married George W FINK 1915 in Gratiot. 5. Mildred McINTOSH, born 1905. 6. Russell McINTOSH, born about 1906 and died about 1908. Murdo and Priscilla lived in the Castle on West Superior ST, Alma. Priscilla Dawe Parr, 16670 Oak View Cir, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 408-779-5585; email

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