Macomb County, Michigan Queries Page 1
October 1, 1996 - August 31, 1997

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DATE: 1 October, 1996
NAME: Margaret Pecar Fallone
My Grandmother's maiden name was HABARTH - and the family resided in New Baltimore, Michigan during the depression years to the present. Would like to meet other branches of this family and have much to share. Look forward to hearing from you. Click here to view the Habarth/Hubbard (Family Tree) Thanks - Margaret Fallone
DATE: 1 October, 1996
NAME: Jerry Harrison, Ph.D.
For several years I have been attempting to discover the parents of Aden BURT, born about 1792, who lived in Washington Township (Romeo) and of James LESLIE ( of the same area).

Aden BURT and James LESLIE supposedly arrived about 1834. Both came from the east; Aden from New York and James from Vermont. Any tips would be appreciated.

In addition to BURT and LESLIE, I also have STARKWEATHER and LOCKE as Macomb County, Michigan families. Researcher's Home Page Thanks! Jerry Harrison

DATE: 1 October, 1996
NAME: Elise Anderson
Have found a James ROSECRANTS with wife Sarah and daughter Margaret in the 1850 Macomb Census. Margaret married a James PROPER. Mark Rosecrants in 1850 Macomb census shows up in Oakland 1860 Census. What happened to James and Sarah Rosecrants? Thanks for your help, Elise Anderson.
DATE: 07 November, 1996
NAME: Jody Zorsch
I am researching the CARD & MILLER families of Macomb County. George W. Miller married Ida A. Card. Ida was the daughter of John Card and Hanna Widrig. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who thinks these names sound familiar! Thanks, Jody Zorsch
DATE: 10 November, 1996
NAME: Jody Zorsch
I am researching BRIGGS from Macomb County. Gardner BRIGGS & Rachel KNAPP were married 31 Mar 1837 in Yates, Co. NY. They moved to Mt.Clemens & Gardner served with the 8th Mi Cav. during the civil war. He died as a p.o.w. Feb. 1864. Gardner & Rachel had the following children that I know of: Harry W. b. 18 Apr 1852, Dwight S. b. 18 Apr 1852 (twins) George B. b. 27 Sep 1856, Minny Augusta b. 27 Feb 1859, Gardner J. b. 1 Mar 1863 d. 15 Sep 1925 md. Helen Viola NUNNELY b. 9 Jan 1871 d. 2 Apr 1955. The line I'm researching is down through Gardner J. - Would love to share info with anyone who connects to any of Gardner & Rachel's other children. Thanks, Jody Zorsch
DATE: 12 December, 1996
NAME: Spencer L. BeMent
My gg grandfather Harley BEMENT resided in Macomb County, likely Lenox, ca. 1835-39. His eldest son Levi S. Bement resided in Chesterfield Township in 1850 and 1860 and is buried in the Hart Cemetery in that township. Levi married (1) Almira CARL who died young and (2) Almira Hill, widow of David SPOOR and the aunt of Arthur Hill of Saginaw fame. By 1840 Harley was in Handy Twp., Livingston Co. I would greatly appreciate anything you might come up with on Harley, Levi, either of the Almira's, the Eben Carl family, Davis Spoor and Ephraim FULLERTON who married Levi's daughter. I have other information that I could provide if there is any interest. Thank you, Spencer BeMent

DATE: 19 December, 1996
NAME: Nancy Meyers
Wm. RINKLIEN, adopted my mother Clara EMRICH about 1923 in Mt. Clemens. Seeking divorce date from Emilie, my grandmother, and his parents and his1/w, other ch and d & bur place. Frank RIECK was a husband of my grandmother Emilie also, I think they may have wed in Mt. Clemens area after 1925 and were probably divorced by 1934. Otto PRIGNITZ was the 1/h of my mother Clara Rinklien and the father of my half brother..need any info on him. Hoping for some help, Thank you, Nancy Meyers.
DATE: 23 December, 1996
NAME: Jo Garzelloni
Looking for someone who knows the name Gerald Gene FOSTER or maybe Eugene FOESTER born circa 6 July 1913 to 7 April 1916, probably Mt. Clemens. He had two much older half-sisters, Marie and Helen. His mother's name was Grace; father was John. May not have been married to each other. Thank you, Jo Garzelloni
DATE: 13 January, 1997
NAME: Louise Ager Belsby
Seeking information on Ira AGER/ALGER and his family who lived in Macomb Co, Sterling, and is listed in the 1840 and 1850 federal census. He is the father of George Kingsley Ager, Eveline, Martin and Elizabeth Ager. His first wife was Eliza Joslin and second wife, Elizabeth Elwood. Looking for death information on Eliza and information on this family.Louise Ager Belsby
DATE: 03 February, 1997
NAME: Bob Zuehlke
I am looking for information on an Albert C. ZUEHLKE, whom I understand to be my grandfather. He was born 09.12.88, I think in the Mt. Clemens area, and died 02.01.42, I think in the Detroit area. Any information about Albert C. or his relatives who be most welcomed. Thanks, Bob
DATE: 07 February, 1997
NAME: Douglas V. Smith
Searching for any information regarding Jonathan WELDEN/WELDON born 1770 son of Jesse and Ruth WELDEN/WELDON and of Utica, Macomb Co. in 1853. Did he marry? Were their children? Where/when did he die? Thanks, Douglas V. Smith
DATE:17 March, 1997
NAME: Joe Paonessa
Looking for anyone else researching the ALLOR / ALLARD name in Macomb County. My Mother is Elsie Amelia ALLOR, born Grosse Pointe 1929. Her father was Raymond W. ALLOR, (m. Rose Covert) born Mt. Clemens in 1899. His father was William J. ALLOR (m. Ida BETWEE/Bethui/Bethuy) born Erin Township in 1872. His father was Andrew ALLARD (m. Millie FURTON/Freton) born 1837. Would like to find out about family farm in Erin Township area, or land that Andrew's grandfather, Jacques, owned on Lake St. Clair from 1811 land grant. Thanks. Joe Paonessa
DATE:19 March, 1997
NAME: Amy N (Wood) Parker
WOOD/REEDER: Seeking information on the ancestors and descendants of William James WOOD (born 1856, likely Kent Co., Ontario, Canada and died in Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan) and his wife Elizabeth REEDER. Beleive William James Wood was a boat builder in Mt. Clemens, while the majority of his siblings were living and fishing in Grindstone City, Huron County, Michigan. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have information on many of the Wood family branches (except this one), which I am willing to share. Amy N (Wood) Parker ( - 6911 S 1300 E #353, Midvale, Utah 84047 Thank you, Amy (Wood) Parker
DATE:23 April, 1997
NAME: Marylin (Luedke) Lucero
I would like any info on Bertha Jane GRABER, or her family when they lived in Romeo. Other names in family are JONAS, WITHUN, PROCTOR Bertha was born l871 and came to Romeo from Germany in about l883. Also, I would like to hear from any members of the JONAS family, related to Jules, Augusta, Ila, Emil or Leo. They lived in Capac, Michigan. Marylin (Luedke) Lucero
DATE:02 May, 1997
NAME: Karen L. Rogers
What happened to Roy NASH, b. ca 1900 in Wayne Co., MI, aka Roy BARCK of Macomb Co., MI. He is the son of Martha NASH/nee HEMME and Fred NASH. Roy resided in Macomb Co., MI from 1908 until 1916.
Researcher's Homepage Thank you, Karen L. Rogers
DATE:19 May, 1997
NAME: Marilyn Souders
A few months back someone posted a message on the Genweb page for Warren County, NJ, stating that "there are many Warren County emigrants (sic) buried in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Macomb County, MI, including ...METZ.... As I am attempting to trace the Metz families of Warren Co, NJ and Northampton Co, PA (just across the Delaware River from each other), this posting has made me quite curious. I haven't even seen a listing for a Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Macomb County. Is there one? And is there a METZ researcher in Macomb who has information about the Warren County migrants? I have much about their early generations and will share. Marilyn Souders
DATE: 29 May, 1997
NAME: Susan Curran White
Would like to exchange information with other family members regarding Richard BUTLER, his son, Milton Hayes Butler (First married to Elizabeth GRIGGS) and my great-grandfather, William Griggs Butler of Clinton Township, Macomb County. Richard Butler was a judge and the County Clerk for Macomb County. Milton married for a second time and a third time and his wife died in childbirth but the child survived. The last information I have regarding my great grandfather William Griggs Butler was that in 1900, he was living in Detroit and was a cigar manufacturer and was divorced from Della Wells Butler. He had two children, Elizabeth Wells Butler and Harry C Butler. I do not know what happened to Harry but can provide information on my grandmother, Elizabeth. I also have two portraits that may be of the Butler family. Please email to
Thank you, Susan Curran White
DATE: 6 June, 1997
NAME: Barb Williams
Hello - I am looking for relatives in Macomb County, with the following surnames: HAGEN, KERNER, HENCH and ZOELLING. Lena Hagen Zoelling (b. 10/7/1898, d. 12/7/48), my grandmother Augusta Kerner Hagen (b. 2/20/1892, d. 9/7/22) her mother August Hagen (b. 1857, d. 1907) her father Louisa, Ella, Augusta, Lillian , sisters of Lena---Byron, a brother of Lena Ernest Hagen, father of August Wilhelmina Hench Hagen, mother of August I do know my grandparents had a farm on Little Road in Clinton Township, Macomb Area. Thanks in advance for all your help. I'll be so grateful for any replies. Thanks, Barb Williams
DATE: 21 July, 1997
NAME: Megan Lyle
My ancestors, Thomas and Jeanette/Janet (WALKER) LYLE married in Ayr, Scotland in 1851. They immediately immigrated to America and their first daughter, Jeannette/Jennett/Janet W., was b in Macomb Co Sept 1851. Their sons, James W, William W., George S. and Robert, were born in either [unknown twp], Macomb Co or Berlin twp, St Clair, MI in the 1850s or early 1860s. They w:ere Church of Scotland or Presbyterian. They appear in the Berlin twp, St Clair 1860 census but had moved to Lapeer co by 1870.

I wonder if anyone have any ideas on how to go about finding church records in these two counties as I think this is my only way to find their christenings and thus their birth information. I have already searched Lapeer Co marriage and death sources which have yielded these clues. Any newspapers announcing births? Any ideas you can think of would be appreciated. Megan Lyle
DATE: 22 August, 1997
NAME: Barbara Treaster
Am looking for following surnames: FANTE - Henry or Catherine, born about 1852 in Germany - settled in Detroit area, had 12 children, many of which settled in Macomb County. CHIERICHETTI.../...CHERGET, - Albert - came to America about 1911 from Italy and changed name to Cherget. PETERS, Victor - born in Canada approx. 1870 & came to Michigan. Married Louise. TREASTER, John Barbara Treaster

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