Antrim County Michigan Queries

January 1, 1999 - March, 2011

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DATE: 04 January, 1999
NAME: John P. McMenamin

I'm researching the Nichols line and have a Charles Hollis Nichols(born 6/30/1858(I think in MICH)) who married Mary Tretrick in 1880 in AQlba, MICH. She was killed by a train in 1918. He died 9/22/1926 in West Palm Beach, FLO. Had 2 kids, I think: Nina and Vernon. Anyone else searching these lines?
John P. McMenamin

DATE: 14 January, 1999
NAME: Gerald F Walker

I'M researching the DULYEA's who live in Elk Rapids around 1890. Any info welcome.
Gerald F Walker

DATE: 14 January, 1999
NAME: Karen Massey

I am searching for the family of Benjamin F. RHODES, also known as Frank RHODES. His wife was Lula NICHOLS RHODES, her parents were Daniel and Mary NICHOLS of Greenup Co., KY. They lived in Warner Twp. in Antrim County in 1910 with their children. Does anyone have information on this family?
Karen Massey

DATE: 14 January, 1999
NAME: Gail Kirby

Looking for any info on the "MERROW" family from Antrim....Dora (MANCHESTER) MERROW, born abt. 1871-1876, unknown first name of husband,(Dick..?) but Dora lived in Detroit, MI in 1822. Would like to learn more about this family lineage....I am trying to help a distant relative, who may be a direct link to this family.
Gail Kirby

DATE: 14 January, 1999
NAME: Gail Kirby

Searching for anyone who has links or knowledge of the SCHMITZER/HAVENER families. More specifically, the SCHMITZER family of Antrim Co., MI. Maternal side: George & Lydia (BROWN) HAVENER, had daughter, Predittie "Dittie" b. 23 Oct. 1870, she married John SCHMITZER b. 1866 d. 1949. Their daughter Emma ( my Grand-mother) b. 1900 d. 1920 married David C. Roberts b.1873 d. 1972. I understand that Emma had brothers, George Wing, b 23 apr. 1894, Harrison b. 24 oct. 1889, and Alwin Clayton b. 6 oct. 1922. Any info on these people would be greatly appreciated. I have other data to share.
Gail Kirby

DATE: 14 January, 1999
NAME: Sharon Friedman

Looking for relatives of EDWARD H. SHUMAN last known address by our family is Jordan Lake. Death records show he died in May 1985. As far as we know there was a son Eddie, Debra Jean, Geraldine (Cookie) and Sandy. We know that Cookie had at least two children, Nichole Angela and Michael Edward. The rest of the SHUMAN family lost touch when the family was living in Central Lake. Perhaps the daughters are still in Central Lake under a married name or perhaps they moved away. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sharon Friedman

DATE: 16 February, 1999
NAME: Deborah L. (McClelland) King

My grandmother was Olive Rose REIBER and was born in Mancelona, Antrim Co. MI Oct 6,1898 daughter of George REIBER and Agnes GREULICH. She just died at 100 years old on December 30, 1998 in West Bloomfield MI . Would like to share information about these surnames. Thank You,
Deborah L. (McClelland) King

DATE: 16 February, 1999
NAME: Karen Massey

I am looking for any information on Leonard MILLER'Ss family who lived in Kearney Township, Antrim Co. in 1900. His wife's name was Sarah DURHAM and their children were: Delbert, Oscar, Earle, Hazel, Clifford, Annie, Rena, and a baby. Most of his children were born in Antrim County. Any help on finding out more information on this family would be a great help to me. Thank You,
Karen Massey

DATE: 26 February, 1999
NAME: Karen Massey

I am searching for information on my great great grandfather Philip Tyler and his family. They lived in Central Lake area. Philip Tyler was born on October 1855 in Canada His children:
George Tyler: Born: January 1884 MI
John Tyler: Born: March 1886 MI
Anna Tyler: Born: June 1889 Central Lake, MI
James Tyler: Born: February 1892 Central Lake, MI
Lyle Tyler: Born: September 1894 Central Lake, MI

I do not know who Philip Tyler's wife was, she died when the children were young. I hope to find out where they are buried also. Thank you,
Karen Massey

DATE: 09 May, 1999
NAME: Morgan Henika

My maternal grandmother was Harriet Adelaide MAHAN MARTIN. Her husband, Cal Martin was a partner (for a while) with Charlie Mahan (her brother) in the drugstore on river street. I plan to be in the TC area in early June and hope to spend some time getting such things as deeds for the store, ERHSchool graduation records -- my mother and her sister and brother grad. from there in the 1905-1912 yrs. Nat Noble was a great friend and I hope to bring some old photos with me. However, when I was last there 5-6 yrs. ago there was little interest, the records in the back of the basement of the old building -- next to where Harriet lived, were not accessible and I was severely discouraged from trying to get any info. I hope this visit is more productive. When a small boy (1930s) mother and I would visit Nat Noble Marker Coy etc.etc. and Aunt Lizzie Grammel Mahan. Is there any chance of finding a warmer welcome? Thanks.
Morgan Henika

DATE: 29 June, 1999
NAME: Alona Haseman

I am researching myI am researching my DALY family. My father, Alonzo Daly was born in Charlevoix, Antrim County, Michigan on October 22, 1892. His parents were John Daly and Aca Ann Smith Daly. They were married in Antrim County in 1879. She was born in 1863 in Ontario, Canada (place unknown). Her parents were James SMITH and Gemina Shies Smith. Can anyone give me some help in finding her birthplace in Canada and where/when she may have entered the U.S. I hope to come to Michigan this fall and would like some tips. Thank you.
Alona Haseman

DATE: 04 July, 1999
NAME: Joye Giroux

My grandfather John JENKINS died in or near Alba in Antrim CO July 15, 1910 and is buried in Mancelona. He was a teamster, who it appears died as a result of being kicked by one of his horses. Does the Mancelona Herald have a "morgue" in which old editions of the paper are kept? I should be most interested in locating his obituary or any story that may have been written relating to his death. Can anyone there help me?
Joye Giroux

DATE: 15 July, 1999
NAME: Gail Kirby

Looking for info about a Thomas KIRBY; birth/death unknown. He lived near Eastport. Also any info about his son Will Kirby who was killed in an accident at a grist-mill, in 1903. Will was 20 yrs old. My family data does not show these Kirby's as relatives, would appreciate any help on this!
Gail Kirby

DATE: 16 July, 1999
NAME: Dan and Doris (Robbins) Filer

We are looking for the ancestors of LaVerne (Vern) Samuel FILER, b 10 May 1889 in Elk Rapids. His parents were Daniel and Jennie (McVICKER) Filer. Daniel's father or grandfather may be Samuel Filer. Daniel was married more than once. He reportedly came from Canada. Thanks.
Dan and Doris (Robbins) Filer

DATE: 19 August, 1999
NAME: James P. Robinson III

I would appreciate any help in locating information on the ancestors of the following: Hiram ROBINSON, b. c. 1834 (perhaps in Penn.), d. 1906 in Milton Township, Antrim Co., MI. In 1864, He married Mary Caroline WOOD. His father may have been a John ROBINSON, who was born either in Penn. or Ireland.
James P. Robinson III

DATE: 02 October, 1999
NAME: Tammy Stocking Parsons

I am looking for information about my g.great grandparents Warner WILTSE and Alice A. OLMSTED. I know that my great grandfather, Charles Warner WILTSE was born in Central Lake, Antrim Co. in 1898 and that my g.g.great grandfather, Edward Wiltse is listed in the 1870 & 1880 Federal Census for Antrim Co. as well as being buried in Bayview Cem. in Antrim Co. Is there anyone who can help me fill in the gap in the middle of my information ? Thank you,
Tammy Stocking Parsons

DATE: 26 October, 1999
NAME: Patricia L. Dowling

My Gr.Grandparents,Thomas CHAMBERLAIN c.1825--N.Y. & wife Catherine Hammond Chamberlain c.1823--Vt.removed from Altona,Ellenburgh N.Y. Clinton co.area,coming to homestead & farm in Bank's twps. c.1862-1863,with children John, Mary Louisa, William,Walter & my Grandmother,Ida Arvilla Chamberlain. Gr.Grandmother,Catherine Hammond Chamberlain,d. 31-May,1880 buried at Marion twps. Bernard Cemetery her husband,Thomas Chamberlain D.29--Sept.1894, un-able to find his burial site or any obit.of his death.Appreciate any help or advice.Will gladly share data & info. Thank you,
Patricia L. Dowling

DATE: 25 November, 1999
NAME: Georgeine Marbeiter

I am looking for any information on my grandfather, Fred MOORE. He married Lillian Rose Sutton. They lived in the East Jordan area. I still have aunts living there and cousins. I think they are buried in the Mt. Bliss cemetary. We have some information, but always looking for more. Thank you.
Georgeine Marbeiter

DATE: 10 January, 2000
NAME: Lloyd Banks

I am searching for information about BANKS TOWNSHIP. I would like to find verifiable information as to who the township was named after. I find a lot of reference made toward Banks Township, but none telling where the name originated from. Thank you,
Lloyd Banks

DATE: 27 February, 2000
NAME: Michael Hervey

I am looking for any information about Lucia "Luchia" H. STONER, born June 23, 1853 in Mancelona, Antrim Co., Mi.; died February 26, 1890 in Concordia, Cloud Co., Kansas. She married Henry Harrison Hervey June 28, 1869 in Lagrange Co., IN. He was born March 12, 1850 in Lagrange Co., IN, and died October 18, 1935 in Wakeeney, Trego Co., Kansas. He was the son of Willard Hervey and Sabrina C. Crosby.

Notes for Lucia "Luchia" H. Stoner:
Tombstone in Concordia, Kansas reads 36 yrs., 8 mos., 3 days. Marriage records at Lagrange County, Indiana indicate name Lucia. Genealogy records of Gladys Hervey Beggs indicate name Luchia. Source is unknown. Wedding date was her 16th birthday.
Thank you,
Michael Hervey

DATE: March 2011
NAME: Bill Johnson

I am looking for information on Henning JOHNSON. He lived in Mancelona in the 1920's and died in the 1960-1965 range? His parents were from Sweden with the original surname of Jahn. I thought he passed away while living in Antrim County, but am unable to find any records as yet. He had two sons Carl and Robert Johnson, and a daughter Betty Johnson. Any information would be helpful.
Bill Johnson

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