Gratiot County Michigan USGenWeb Project

Posted Queries for November 1997 thru January 1998

ALBERT, HALLADAY, WILLIAM posted by Betty Bobo on Wednesday, November 12, 1997

WILLIAM ALBERT HALLADAY, sometimes known as only Albert Halladay came to Michigan from Ontario, Canada. He died 7 Sept 1873 in Gratiot, MI. I have not verified this but his daughter Patience is my gr grandmother and am looking for her family. She had a sister, Lucy and two brothers, Reuben and Henry. Would like to find out anything on this family and can share what I have.

GROESBECK, GROUSBECK, PEASE posted by Loretta Barnard on Thursday, November 13, 1997

Interested in any information on Alonzo GROESBECK/GROUSBECK of Ithaca, Gratiot Co. and his family; particularly his daughter Mary PEASE of New York. Thanks. Loretta Barnard

CRINER, MINEGAR, WARD, WHITE posted by Helen Dilley on Friday, November 14, 1997

John W. WARD, son of Absalom Levi WARD and Clara CRINER, b. 1 Jan 1861 (Gratiot Co.?) m. about 1879 , Gratiot Co., MI, Clara May MINEGAR. Searching above lines and WHITE/WARD connection. Sarah WHITE, dau. Absalom WHITE and ?, m Allen WARD.

UNKNOWN posted by Marlene on Saturday, November 22, 1997

UNKNOWN Looking for info on a man from Perrinton area who committed suicide in 1962, possbily October.

EGGLESTON, WOOD posted by Leonard A. Wood on Sunday, November 23, 1997

I am researching the ancestors and decendants of James WOOD (b.1809) and Adeline EGGLESTON (b. 1812) who were both born in New York, probably in Chautuaqau County. They moved from New York to Lenawee County, Michigan in 1840 and moved on to Gratiot County in 1854. James WOOD patented 80 acres in section 30 of Newark Township. James and Adeline are both buried in the Newark Township Cemetary about a mile north of Middleton. They had the following children: Luther (b.1833), Sarah (b. 1834), Myron (b. 1838), Henry (b. 1840), Harrison (b. 1843) and John (b. 18??). I am a decendant of Henry WOOD's son Howard and grandson Clyde.and have many data on Henry's decendants and some data on the decendants of Henry's brothers, but I have no data on the ancestors of James and Adeline WOOD. I will exchange data with anyone interested in the family.


Seeking information on Philip Francis STREET. Born about 1849 in Blanchard Township (Hancock County, OH). Moved to Gratiot County (MI) about 1865. Married Margaret L. HULL about 1870. Especially want info on his parents. Thank you. Other Surnames from family:STREET RIES MCGREGOR MCCLURE PRATT FENNER CLABAUGH/CLAYBAUGH HOUSER HULL FISHER

CUMMINGS, CUNNINGHAM, EASLICK, GLAZIER, MCEACHERN, SMITH posted by Ed Easlick on Sunday, November 30, 1997

Edward EASLICK married Maggie GLAZIER in Lafayette in 1900. They had Lottie in 1902. Two other daughters from that union not identified. One possibly Jean. This union dissolved prior to 1914 when Ed married Marie SMITH-CUMMINGS (CUNNINGHAM?). Want to known names/birthdates/places for children (other than Lottie) for children from these two unions. Ed married my mother (Anna MCEACHERN of Texas) in Saginaw in 1925 w/daughter Catherine b. 1926 before removal to California that year. Edward was son of David and Caroline EASLICK of Lafayette. Need death date for Edward's youngest brother Lewis who, at 16, showed with parents, Charles, and Edward in the 1894 State Census.

COLE, GOULER, KITTLE posted by Wade Kittle on Monday, December 29, 1997

COLE/KITTLE/GOULER - Alma 1915 - I am just begining to search my ancestory and have hit a wall. My grandfather Everett Max KITTLE was born in Alma in 1915. He was an adopted child. He was adopted by John KITTLE and ? GOULER. His born name was Max Everett COLE. I am trying to find the names of his real parents. I would appreciate any information. Here is some additional info I can provide about him. He owned property in Lake City Mi. at one time. He currently lives in Clio Mi. He has Five children that I know of. Names:Russel, Roger, Lyle, John, and Brenda.

CHAMBERS, NEWCOMER posted by Brenda Thomas on Sunday, January 4, 1998

MI-WI-Roots-L@Listserv.Indiana.Edu Hello Everyone, Does anyone have cemetery info for Gratiot County, Arcada Township for the NEWCOMER family. They were there in 1900. His names was Sylvanus Newcomer. His wife was Clara E. (CHAMBERS). Sons Erasmua and Adam.
Sylvanus born Nov 1849
Clara E. born Apr 1851
Erasmus born Jul 1877
Adam born 1879

FLECK posted by Dave Wheeler on Sunday, January 4, 1998

I am looking for any information on the FLECK family. I have not found them in any census information, but according to family information, they moved to North Star area, probably before the turn of the century. My grand mother remembers going to a funeral (in North Star?) many years ago. This was probably a child or other relative, as Adam and Eve most likely died well before that. Unfortunately, I have found no cemetery records either.

BRISTOL, CHILDS, HILDRETH, HURLBUTT, LUCE, WADE posted by Susan Norder on Sunday, January 4, 1998

Pine River Twp, Gratiot Co. Seeking information about the family of Nehemiah HURLBUTT, b.abt Feb 1821 in Ontario Co., NY; m. Amanda A. BRISTOL, 20 Sep 1846; d. 19 Mar 1887. Their children were: Augusta "Mary" b. 27 Jun 1847, m. Orlando LUCE abt 1868; d. 26 Feb 1906
Ellen M. b. abt 12 Aug 1849; d. 04 Oct 1876
George W. b. 05 Feb 1853; m. Edna CHILDS 05 Nov 1873; d.?
Oscar Eli b. 06 Jun 1854; m. Esther WADE 14 Aug 1877; d. 12 Mar 1938
Willie b. abt 24 Mar 1863; d. 09 Jul 1865
Anna (possibly?) b. abt 04 Jun 1864; d. 23 Aug 1878
Jessie M. b. 07 Jan 1867; m. Kirk HILDRETH 31 Jul 1895; d. 25 Aug 1961

DAMON, DAYMON posted by Darwin D. Parks on Sunday, January 4, 1998

I am researching the DAMON/DAYMON surnames of Gratiot County, Michigan. Please add these surnames to your Gratiot County Surname List. Anyone else interested in these surnames can contact me at

BUND posted by Linda Hogan on Sunday, January 4, 1998

I am looking for family of George BUND who lived in Alma, Gratiot Co., Michigan most of his life. I show George was born in Monroe County, Michigan in about 1895. I have papers about his baptism at St. Patricks Church in Carleton, MI and some info about other family members. I would like to exchange info if possible. George's parents are Mathia and Anna BUND Mathia is my grandma's brother. George would be my mother's cousin. She does not ever remember meeting him. Hope to make contact with someone who knew George.

GEORGE, KELLOGG, SHERWOOD posted by Bunny Peterson on Sunday, January 4, 1998

Mary GEORGE SHERWOOD. Born 24 March 1842, St. Louis, Gratiot Co, Michigan. She married William SHERWOOD 23 Dec 1889, Gratiot County, Michigan. William died 16 Jan 1902, Crystal, Montcalm Co, Michigan. Would love to find out when and where Mary GEORGE SHERWOOD, my ggrandmother died. She died after 1902. Their children were Athela SHERWOOD born abt 1861, Eliza SHERWOOD born 1865, Carrie born 1869, George, born 1871, Lillian, my grandmother born 5 March 1875, Alra born 1872, Ruth 1878, Grace & Clarence birthdates not yet known. Mary George SHERWOOD's parents were Eliza KELLOGG, born 1806, NY and David GEORGE, Born 1801, VT both residing Gratiot Co., Michigan. Their children were Mary Matilda GEORGE,born 1842 Lyndon GEORGE, William GEORGE born 1845, Jonathan GEORGE born 1835 and Hannah GEORGE born 1849. If you would have any information on any of these people, I would appreciate hearing from you. I am always glad to share any of my data.


Louis(sp) EASLICK, 16, appears in 1894 State Census, Lafayette Twp, with parents David and Caroline and with brothers Charley and Edward (my pop). What is strange about this is that Lewis(sp) EASLICK, b. 16 Sep 1877, in Leslie, died in Leslie Twp, Ingham Co. on 22 Nov 1882. Had he lived, he would have been about 16 in 1894. A possibility is that "Louis" and "Lewis" may have been twins but there is no family record of this. Anyone have an answer to this enigma?

BALL posted by Betty Bobo on Sunday, January 4, 1998

I am looking for the BALL family who lived in Gratiot Co. Harvey BALL was on the 1880 census in New Haven Twp. He had another brother William Henry BALL who settled in Michigan also. Any connections would be appreciated. Harvey's father was Henry BALL who was born in Virginia.

COURTER, FULLERTON, MUNSEE, MYERS, RUNDIO, WOODWARD posted by Nancy Rundio Kirk on Sunday, January 4, 1998

Seeking information on Calvin W. COURTER (d Gratiot Co, 18 Jul 1908) and Clara Ann MUNSEE (d 17 Jan 1911). Also seeking information on Alpheus Nelson RUNDIO (d 04 Oct 1877) and his wife Lucy Ann WOODWARD. Need info on Wilford MYERS who married Nellie May FULLERTON on 08 Aug 1884 in Gratiot Co, MI. Will be happy to trade information.

BURNETT, FROSCH posted by Etienne A. Brunet on Monday, January 12, 1998

Seeking descendants/information on Amelia BURNETT and Charles BURNETT, children of Charles L. BURNETT. They were born mid 1870's in Chicago. When father died, their mother, Alice Adele Clark BURNETT married W. Frederick FROSCH of Gratiot County MI, where the family lived in the mid-1880's. Alice died in 1890's and Charles shortly after turn of the century. Fate of Amelia unknown.

GLEASON, LETTS, SHOOK posted by Dawn Marie Gleason on Monday, January 12, 1998

Looking for information on David Anthony GLEASON. He married Addie SHOOK. Was married one other time before. Addie was also married before to George LETTS. All are buried in Ford Cemeatary.

LINN, VANDEVENTER posted by Sarah A. V. Kirby on Friday, January 16, 1998

Benjamin Ellis VAN DEVENTER and Martha LINN had four children. The third child, Edward Joseph VANDEVENTER was born in Lenawee Co. on May 8, 1868. He died October 24, 1892. He is buried in the Ithaca Cemetery. My question is: how and where did he die? I have some records indicating that it was some sort of accident.

DEPUE, LEONARD posted by Ronald E. DePue on Saturday, January 17, 1998

Searching for information on Charles C. DEPUE, Elizabeth M. LEONARD, W.B. DEPUE, Charles Orlando DEPUE, Harold Orville DEPUE, Kenneth Leroy DEPUE, Will Leonard DEPUE, Althea DEPUE.

MURDOCK, PADDOCK, QUICK posted by Michael A. Finley on Saturday, January 24, 1998

Anyone that has connections to the early Quick family Sumner Twp., Francis (Frank) Murdock, Anthony & Elizabeth Paddock, or Martin & ALice Stiff (neePaddock) Elba Twp. please contact myself.

GAILEY, MACKENZIE, MCKENZIE, ROBINSON posted by Allen Armstrong on Sunday, January 25, 1998

Any information on The Twin Brothers Cigar Company, in business through about 1947 and Joseph Wolfe MacKenzie and Elijah (Lyle) Marion MacKenzie, proprietors. Name sometimes spelled McKenzie. The MacKenzie twins were born April 24, 1872 in Ft. Wayne, IN. Joseph MacKenzie died July 24, 1926 in Alma, MI. Elijah (Lyle ) Marion MacKenzie died August 1, 1957 in Alma, MI. Lyle was married to Jesse Robinson.

There may be a divorce record for Joseph MacKenzie sometime about 1920-1922. He was married to Louise Gailey MacKenzie. How would I obtain copies of this record ? Joseph MacKenzie was also the paid Secretary of the Loyal order of Masons and was connected with the Masonic Lodge. Is there someone at the lodge I might write who would have access to records.

A sibling of Joseph and Lyle MacKenzie was Edward H. MacKenzie who died ( probably in Alma ) in 1958. Any information on him would be appreciated. Another sib;ing was Arthur A. MacKenzie, though I do not know whether he had an Alma connection.

BAILOR, DRAMER, MCJILTON, SIAS, SMALL posted by Belinda Hudec on Friday, January 30, 1998

Would like information on Charles William Bailor, wife Eva Dramer, son William Henry, b 3/22/1867 who married Cora May Small. Their son Lester married Bessie McJilton Dworak. Bessie and Lester lived in Gratiot County where they raised their family. Would like any information on any of these people. I understand that Lester put out a 2 volume family history. I would like to purchase this if anyone has it available and no longer needs it.

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