Gratiot County Michigan USGenWeb Project

Posted Queries for August thru September 1998

WITTIG posted by Denise Johnson on Wednesday, August 5, 1998

Looking for info regarding Robert and Mary Wittig who married in the late 1800's and raised 7 children Mary, Annie, Bertha, Joe, Henry, Tracy, and Herman, in Gratiot County.

CORNWELL posted by Dianne Lanning Dudley on Sunday, August 9, 1998

William J. Cornwell, Ithaca Michigan. Looking for biography of William Cornwell, published in Biographical Memoirs of Gratiot County, 1906.

HOLSINGER, SIEFKA, WARDWELL posted by Arleigh Joe Carpenter on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

Floyd WARDWELL m. Clara SIEFKA 7/17/1904 in Gratiot Co., MI. Rufus WARDWELL m.Bertha SIEFKA 11/19/1905 in Gratiot Co., MI. Elizabeth HOLSINGER mother of both WARDWELLS. d. 11/18/1911 in Arcada Twp., Gratiot Co., MI.

BROWN, BURNHAM, GOING, SNOOK, THOMPSON posted by Vincent Heim on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

Searching for information about the descendants of Jacob BURNHAM (born 1805 Ontario, Canada; died abt 1901 St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan) and/or his spouse Nancy BROWN (born 1810 Ontario, Canada; died 1871 St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan). They were one of the first settlers in St. Louis. Children: Phatima Belle (married Moses THOMPSON), Julia Ann (married Mr. SNOOK), Marcia Ann, Miranda Maria, Mary Elizabeth, Marshall Harrison, Ursula (married Mr. GOING), Lenora, and Saphrona. Some married and continued to reside in Gratiot and Isabella counties. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Willing to exchange information.

BROWN, MELLINGER, WHITE posted by Linda WHITE Witham on Tuesday, August 25, 1998

My grandfather Ivan WHITE lived in Ithaca until his death in 1947. His father was Milo WHITE and mother Elvira MELLINGER White. Milo and Elvira are buried in North Star. Any information on these families will help. Only dates known are those on headstones, no other information available - no family sources.

ACKELS, ACKLES, ROSE posted by Laurie Hoyt Ackels on Saturday, August 29, 1998

Am looking for Ackles/Ackels family who came from Onondaga County, NY to North Star Twp in 1850 and to Hamilton Twp in 1870.

BRALEY, DEVEREAUX, GAMBLE, HORN, PEARSON, VAN posted by Penni Painter on Wednesday, September 2, 1998

Looking for direct desendants of Thee Devereaux-Wayne Devereaux


John and Mary E. WARNER of North Star, Gratiot Co. MI had children named Andrew Jackson m 1. Francelia Woolston 2. Laura Mc Clum, Sylva m MANNING, Mary Jane m John ARMSTRONG, Emma and Lizzie, who married WALTERS and STOWELL. John served in the 26th REGT of MI Vol during the Civil War and died of Pnemonia while serving. His widow (Mary E.) m John RUSSEL of Brady, Saginaw Co. Mary's sister, Catherine Flowers- JOHNSON m Thompson JOHNSON. Catherine and Thompson Johnson came to Gratiot Co with John and Mary WARNER from Seneca Co OH around 1857. Catherine and Thompson lived in Newark, Gratiot Co. Other surnames that I am researching are ROBERTS, MESSER and HULL that were from Clinton Co, but married into many Gratiot Co families.

HARTWICK posted by Barbara Lewis on Sunday, September 6, 1998

I am looking for information on 2 HARTWICK brothers who lived and worked in St. Louis, Gratiot Co. and are found there on the 1870 census: Nelson and Michael HARTWICK. Nelson married Emily E. NEAR and eventually moved to Mescota Co. Michael married Jane A. O'BEAR and eventually moved to Grayling. Any info on these two would be greatly appreciated.

ELLSWORTH posted by Neva (Ellsworth) Miller on Wednesday, September 9, 1998

I grew up in Gratiot Co. My father, Bob Ellsworth gave me some family history and wanted me to pass on the info to my family. I have been researching Gratiot co. area to see what part the Ellsworth family had in settling Gratiot Co. I would appreciate any e-mail concerning any facts about Max Ellsworth or Alonzo Ellsworth family. Thank you.

BOYER, JACQUES, WHEELER, WORTHINGTON posted by Robin Lee Boyer on Friday, September 11, 1998

I am looking for the Descendants of Frederick Boyer & Mary H. Boyer Generation No. 1 1. FREDERICK BOYER (JOSEPH "JOHN" JOHANN JOST3, LEONARD2, JOHANNES HONAS1) was born 18 May, 1834 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, and died 16 August, 1903 in Gratiot Co.. He married MARY H. BOYER 17 March, 1857 in Chester Twp., Eaton Co., Michigan, daughter of HENRY BOYER and CATHERINE NEWMAN. Children of FREDERICK BOYER and MARY BOYER are: i. CATHERINE MELVINIA BOYER, b. Abt. 1858, Newark Twp. Gratiot Co. MI; d. 19 July, 1921, St. Louis, Gratiot, MI; m. (1) JACK JONES; m. (2) ALONZO BEN DAVIS, 31 March, 1917, St. Louis, Gratiot, MI. ii. ELIZA L. "ELLEN" BOYER, b. 23 July, 1861, Newark Twp. Gratiot Co. MI; d. 14 August, 1879. iii. HULDA BOYER, b. Abt. 1866, Gratiot Co., Michigan. iv. IMELDA LEONA BOYER, b. 19 April, 1866, Newark Twp. Gratiot Co. MI; d. 08 September, 1928; m. (1) SAMUAL WORTHINGTON, Abt. 1882; m. (2) WILLIAM H. RICE, 30 December, 1895, Newark Twp. Gratiot, MI; m. (3) JOSEPH JOHNSON, 02 July, 1910; m. (4) ELON ANDREWS, 07 June, 1913, Ithaca, Gratiot Co., MI. v. JOHN P. BOYER, b. 01 May, 1869, Newark Twp. Gratiot Co. MI; d. 08 September, 1928. vi. HENRY H. BOYER, b. 22 November, 1872, Newark Twp. Gratiot Co. MI; d. April 1950, Gratiot Co. (buried Beechler Cem. Gratiot Co. MI); m. MARTHA MANGUS, 07 April, 1917, Montcalm, Mich.

CARNES, DAVIS, HELMS, LEDDICK posted by Norma Davis on Sunday, September 13, 1998

DAVIS, William born 1818 N.Y., son Milton born1851 Medina Co., Ohio his son Elmer born Fulton Center, Gratiot Co, Mi. LEDDICK,Sarah, married Milton DAVIS, in Ithaca, Gratiot Co, Mi. CARNES, Jonas lived in Perrinton, Gratiot Co., owned business there possibly from 1880-time of death 1915, married Mary COLLINS. HELMS,Kathrine, Gaylord,Webster etc. all Gratiot Co. Am especially interested in Williams brothers, maybe a Hiram and David.

BARNES, DICKENSON, GANTZ, HOLSINGER, MILLER, PRATT, SCHULTZ, SNYDER, WARDWELL posted by Barbara Schultz on Monday, September 14, 1998

My sister and I have been researching the related family surnames and have aqiured many records, although not complete. If you have questions or additional data on relatives or those believed to be related, please contact me. Thanks

SEYMOUR posted by Sylvia Seymour on Monday, September 14, 1998

The Medina Co, Ohio, Gazette had an article in Nov 1898 that Laura Seymour had died 30 Oct 1898 in St. Louis, Gratiot Co, MI. While her family is buried in Medina Co, OH, she is not. Am looking for confirmation of death and knowledge of her place of burial. Her maiden name was Allen and previous married name was Burdoin.

HARROD, HAYES, HUMPHREY posted by Leah Hayes Chance on Monday, September 21, 1998

The 1880 Federal Population Census for North Star,Gratiot County listed my great-grandmother, Clara May Harrod (b. 27 Jun 1873 in Ohio)as the 7 year old adopted daughter of Thomas H. HARROD and Jane E. HARROD, both born in England. This couple also had a natural son, John J.(b ca 1877). On 3 Jul 1890, Clara married Henry William HAYES in North Star,Gratiot Co, MI by C.A. Jacokes, Minister. Henry stated on the marriage license that his parents were Rutherford HAYES and Mary HUMPHREY both of England. On a death certificate for Clara it was stated that her father's name was Henry Fell of Ohio. Henry & Clara Hayes had 4 children born in Graitot Co: Charley, April 1891;Mary & Martha, twins, 1893; and Thomas William , Sept 1897. By 1900 they had moved to Newton Co, Mississippi. Any help would be appreciated and I will gladly exchange information. If anyone would have information about any agencies for homeless children during the 1870's in either Michigan or Ohio (possibly a Methodist home)I would appreciate those names.

CHUBB, MASSEY, TAYLOR posted by Carol Massey Padgett on Tuesday, September 22, 1998

I am updating my last inquiry from July 31,1998 My uncle, Raymond Masey has informed me that the children, Walter Jonathan Chubb, Robin Marie Chubb, Jonathan Walter Chubb, Jackie Taylor were taken to Saginaw Childrens Home shortly after the accident which killed their mother and grandmother. Anyone who has any info on the Saginaw Childrens Home or if it is still in existence please contact me Thank you

ARNTZ, RUSSELL posted by Hope Engelmann on Thursday, September 24, 1998

I am changing my Genealogy mail to I still have the other one but I want to switch. I am Researching Mary Louisa Arntz and Isreal Adelbert Russell they got married in Gratriot County August 20, 1889.

CAMPBELL posted by Amy Webb on Saturday, September 26, 1998

Ithaca, MI, early 1900s; re: 1917 birth of Glenn Webb (mother Edith Mae Grandy); father was a neighbor named Campbell

BURT, SOUTHWORTH, WATERBURY, WORDEN posted by myrth sunday on Wednesday, September 30, 1998

seeking in formation on birth mother of Anna Mae Southworth, adopted name Worden, married Willis Burt, born 1866 Gratiot co., Mi.-- sister Emma Southworth, adopted name ???, married Fred Blakeslee born [no date] possibly Gratiot co., Mi. Birth mothers name possibly Mary Jane no last name. Hope someone out there can help.

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