Macomb County, Michigan Queries Page 2
Sept 1, 1997 - March 31, 1998

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DATE: 11 September, 1997
NAME: Stella Pantalleresco
Seeking information about William SUTHERLAND resided in Mt. Clemens, married to Laura SUDDS in 1904 in Wallaceburg, Ontario Canada. His sister, Mrs. Margaret VANWORMER also resided in Mt. Clemens. All were born in Ontario before moving to the states. Any information would greatly help. Stella Pantalleresco
DATE: 01 October, 1997
NAME: Thomas Mitchell Behnfield
Am interest in finding information concerning William MITCHELL, born in Monroe County, New York on Oct. 9 1823 and as a lad moved with his father to Ray Township in Macomb County. He was one of the earliest settlers at Old Mission, Grand Traverse count in 1857 and returned to Macomb cCounty one year later to marry Ann N Mc Kinley, from Ohio. He then returned to Old mission and homesteaded in Antrim County. His father was born in New York andhis mother was born in Massachusetts. He may have had a young brother by four years named Samuel. Thanks
Update! This query has now been updated by Mr. Behnfield - here it is:

My great great grandfather was Thomas Mitchell, born in 1796 in Penobscot Maine, the son of a sea captain who went to sea with his father at the age of 16. Upon their return from this sea voyage, his father died. I have yet to figure out just who his parents were. Thomas Mitchell went off to war in the War of 1812 and afterwards located in New York City and then moved to what is now Rochester, NY. He married Abigail Sparks and they had four sons.

They moved to Mt. Clemens from Rochester and from there Thomas Mitchell was appointed "Government Farmer" in Old Mission, Grand Traverse County. William married his second wife, Ann McKinley from Ohio who was related to President McKinley. William was my great grandfather and was Thomas and Abigail's oldest son. William and wife Ann followed Thomas to Old Mission and then rafted across the Grand Traverse Bay to Elk Rapids/Milton TWP with their three young sons Thomas John, Cassius and George Peter, my grandfather. When Thomas died in 1872, he had been living with his son Samuel Mitchell and Thomas's wife Abigail was still living there with her husband and her son Samuel.

I had never been told of any Samuel Mitchell by my mother or her two uncles, Thomas and Cassius, who were the town barbers in Elk Rapids. I suspected that William and Samuel were brothers but was never sure. Then, this past March I received an e-mail from Brian Mitchell, a professor of earth sciences at the University of St. Louis, telling me that his great grandfather was Samuel and we immediately discovered that we are related through Thomas and Abigail Mitchell. We have since been in continuous contact via e-mail and telephone and I have learned about Samuel and his wife Mary Jane and their children and we are on a roll. Thomas Mitchell Behnfield

DATE: 04 November, 1997
NAME: Marcia McCrary
1. Seeking death date and burial place of Alfonso WEBSTER, b. abt 1820, NY; married 3 times: 1) married Deborah WOOD on 6 Feb. 1845. She died in 1848, and is buried with her parents in Washington Center Cemetery. 2) married Susan BATES in Macomb Co on 27 Dec 1848. she died in 1872 or 1874, and is buried in Mt Vernon Cemetery, Washington Twp, and 3) married Mary E. MUZZY with whom he is listed in the 1880 census in Tuscola Co.

2. Seeking parents and marriage date and place for Orren/Orin/Orange and Polly BATES. . Their daughter, Susan BATES, married Alfonso WEBSTER. Orin was born in 23 Aug1803, and went to Avon Twp, Oakland Co. MI in 1825. Orin and Polly are listed in the census for 1830 and 1840 there, then in Washington Twp, Macomb Co 1850 and 1860; back to Oakland Co (Oakland Twp this time) for the 1870 census. He died 27 March 1878 in Oakland Co, Polly died 18 Feb 1883. They are buried in Mt Avon Cemetery, Rochester, Oakland Co.

3. What happened to Betsey CURTIS WEBSTER after her husband, Daniel B. WEBSTER, died in Romeo, MI 2 Aug 1827? She was born in VT about 1795. Were they married (where?) in New York about 1815. Their children were: Alfonso WEBSTER, Orsamus WEBSTER (1816-1901) m. Dianna Perrian EATON, Waldo WEBSTER (1824-1900) m. Isabel HANES, Daniel B. WEBSTER (1827-?) m. Cordillia E..
Thanks, Marcia McCrary
DATE: 28 November, 1997
NAME: Marie Hawkes
I have a handwritten record that my gggrandfather John KEELER died 20 July 1862 in Utica, Mi. He died of typhoid fever. Can you tell me where he is buried? Who are his parents? His wife's name is Mary E. MEACHEM Keeler. She remarried twice since then so she won't be with him. Thank You, Marie Hawkes
DATE: 13 December, 1997
NAME: Steve Tilk
Please help me find information on the following surnames: TILK, TILLK, THIELK. I have seen the 1870 and 1880 census, birth and burial records from the period. Because the 1890 Census was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire, I cannot find out much beyond that. My ancestors came from Meckelenburg, Germany. They arrived in the late 1860s and settled in Harrison Township. I have found two families with similar names that arrived to the area at the same time. I have seen birth records from the county for that period, but I lost track of the families and their children around the 1890s. Would like to exchange information with others working on this line. Thank you.Steve Tilk
DATE: 23 December, 1997
NAME: Geri Rinke Sommerfield
I'm doing geneology research on my family "RINKE". They settled in Warren in the 1860's. Most of the family lived in the area of Centerline to what is now Sterling Heights. The first Rinke to locate in Warren was Christoph. Any info you may have would be very appreciated. Geri Rinke Sommerfield
DATE: 06 January, 1998
NAME: LaVonne Gould Remai
I am researching Eliada PARKER, listed in 1840 census, Washington Twp. He was a basketmaker. b.1784, New Haven Ct. m. Elizabeth OSWALD, Came from Green Co. N.Y. in 1830's to Mi. Daughter Lydia Elizabeth m. James A. GOULD of Dryden, Lapeer Co.1852. 1850 census shows Eliada in Almont, Lapeer Co. I am interested in names of children of Eliada & Elizabeth Parker. Any help greatly appreciated.LaVonne Gould Remai
DATE: 28 January 1998
NAME: Diane Prout
Need any information on an Arba SMITH who came to Macomb Co. in 1832 and bought land with a Johanna MCDONALD. Arba was b. in MA on 24 Dec 1793 and m. a Mary HALL of CT. He d. in Washington Twp. on 15 June 1868. Their children were Arba, b. in NY in 1810, James b. 1816 or 17 in NY, Hiram probably born Ontario Co., NY 26 Sept 1823 who m. Raechel (1) ?, and Anna Beach ROOK (2) on 7 May 1854 in Utica, MI. Hiram d. in Lapeer Co., MI on 10 June 1882 , and the last child, Louisa, b. 1832 in MI who m. a George BIRD on the 16 July 1852 in Macomb Co. Hiram SMITH was the father of my grandmother, Jessie SMITH OVIATT and Charles Wallace SMITH of Lapeer Co., MI. Arba was a lumberman with a successful business in Macomb. He had a school named after him according to a Macomb Co. History. Before coming to MI he resided in Luzerne Co., PA and Ontario Co., NY. I would appreciate hearing from anyone researching this SMITH family from Macomb Co. Diane Prout
DATE: 30 January 1998
NAME: Eric C. Hartlep
I'm seeking the gravesites of my great-grandfather and his father, both supposed to be in the Roseville and/or Utica areas of Macomb County. My great-grandfather's name was August HARTLEB, although the family name has also been spelled HARTLEP, HARTLEPP, HARTLIEB and HARTLIB. Unfortunately, I don't know August HARTLEB's father's name, but it may have been Theodore, Henry, or August (his son's first names). August HARTLEB was born in Schwarzburg, Prussia, about 1846, and died some time between 1885 & 1888 in either Roseville or Wayne County; his body was supposedly buried near that of his father. I can locate August HARTLEB through U.S. Census records for 1860 & 1870; both show him living in Macomb County, Town of Erin. The Post Office, however, is indicated as Utica in 1860, but Roseville for 1870. Perhaps the Post Office districting changed during those 10 years? Most likely, the HARTLEBs were buried in Lutheran or Methodist cemeteries, although I've also seen their church called the Evangelical Church. In case it helps, August's mother's name was Dorthea Louisa HARTLEB; she remarried in 1866, to John Christian SCHAAK. Thanks very much for any information on my relatives. I have additional information available for anyone interested. Please visit my Homepage! Eric C. Hartlep
DATE: 04 February 1998
NAME: Eric C. Hartlep
Louis QUINNIN married Louisa HARTLEB in Macomb County in 1868. Louisa was the daughter of Dorthea Louisa HARTLEB of Schwarzburg, Prussia, and later Roseville, Michigan. I'm looking for anyone with information about the children of Louisa HARTLEB QUINNIN. Also information about either of her sisters, Caroline HARTLEB & Augusta HARTLEB, such as did they marry, and what their married names were. Please visit my Homepage! Eric C. Hartlep
DATE: 06 February 1998
NAME: Cathy Barry-Orth
Could anyone tell me Hiram Squier's wifes and children's names and birth and death dates-I am specifically looking to see if he had a son Warren who married Sarah Jane Drum. Warren SQUIER b.11/10/1829 d. 5/10/1898 Sarah Jane DRUM b. 10/30/1834 d. 3/12/1920 Lake Orion, Oakland County, Michigan I know they are related, because Hiram's brother was Ethan Squier the great grandfather of Major General George Owen Squier who is a member of my family and Warren was my great great grandfather. I just haven't found the link yet. Cathy Barry-Orth
DATE: 07 February 1998
NAME: Maggie Mitschelen
I am willing to share anything I have on my WELTS and PERRY families in Macomb Co. Robert Welts that owned the property where the Mt. Clemens Cemetery is located was my gr-gr-grandfather. His daughter Grace married James Perry, the son of Ira Perry. Thanks again for your help. Maggie Mitschelen
DATE: 09 February 1998
NAME: Diane Oslund
Seeking marriage date and place for Mary Alice (Alice Mary) CRYDERMAN of Armada Twp. and Jason W. JACKMAN. Married 1870ish; Am also seeking birth dates for two of their four children.
They had two daughters named Sarah M Jackman; one born 21 Feb 1871; the other born about 1875; Why both had the same first name I don't know. The older one called Myrtle on census records; the younger one died in 1879 at age 4 and never appeared on a census record. What was the younger one's birth date and middle name?
The other two children were, Iva Sophia and Russell. Iva born April 8, 1872; Russell born after her but before the younger Sarah mentioned above. I need Russell's birth date too.
Any help would be appreciated. Click here to view my Home Page Diane Oslund
DATE: 13 February 1998
NAME: Carolyn Ferguson
Researching SCHNOOR, HATHEWAY, MARQUARDT, KLEINFELDT, SIEWERT in Macomb and Wayne Counties. Carolyn Ferguson
DATE: 20 February 1998
NAME: Lynn Bloom
Seeking information about DETTLOFF family, residing in Wayne County from approximately 1872, spreading out to Macomb and Oakland Counties. My gggrandfather was Charles (sometimes Carl) Dettloff. His wife is shown as Elmira and Amelia on two different census records. He had 12 sons and one daughter, Clara, who died at approximately 2 years of age. I don't know the names of all the sons, but they included Charles (my ggrandfather) (m. Nellie MABUS-children: John Charles, Mary, Adolf(Otto), Emilie, William, Bessie(poss. known as Betty), Emil, Norman, and Richard); Otto (m. Mag-children: Florence, Lilian, Edwin and Norman); Grover (m. Esther-children: Claudius, Harood-I believe both of these children died very young); Herman (m. Ida-children: Clarence, Elmer and Edith); William; Max; Reinhardt; Emil (m. Margaret); Paul and Richard. I grew up in Mt. Clemens, but have not lived there since 1973. I know the Detroit area is full of Dettloffs and that many of them must share my ancestors. I know that some other people share my ancestors, as well. My great-aunt Mary married a Getty and my great-aunt Betty married a HERMES. If anyone has information on this family that they would like to share, please contact me. Lynn Bloom
DATE: 24 February 1998
NAME: Bill Carney
Searching for more information regarding Benjamin C. GAMBLE, born c.1841 in England, a farmer in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan. Pages 60-61, Vol. 32 of the "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865": "Enlisted in Company H, 2nd Calvary, Sept 15, 1861 at Warren for three years, age 19. Mustered October 2, 1861. Discharged for disability (gun shot wound to right leg) at Detroit, Michigan, January 15, 1864." At some point he married Isabella Everett (born c. 1865 in Canada) and had a child Iza L. Gamble on April 1, 1893 when Isabella was 29 years of age. Iza was born in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan. Benjamin died sometime after 1894. Isabella and Iza moved to Bay City Michigan and Isabella married Noah P. Trudell, who adopted Iza and changed her middle name to Cecelia. Isabella died in 1916, and Iza died July 19, 1979. Iza is my great-grandmother. Bill Carney
DATE: 02 March, 1998
NAME: Linda Claire Noel
I am trying to obtain any information about John Bernard LEWIS, a lieutenant in the Army Air Service, stationed at Selfridge Field in 1946. He arrived there from March Field, Riverside, CA. He was a photographer from Detroit before the war. He is the son of William H. and Helen Marie (Johnson) LEWIS. Linda Claire Noel
DATE: 02 March, 1998
NAME: Ann Faulkner
Would the John HOLLAND who e-mailed me on Feb 27 1998 concerning the death of James Holland 1900 in Mount Clemens, please e-mail me again, and this time please leave your e-mail reply address. Ann Faulkner
DATE: 05 March, 1998
NAME: Jeanette Browning
Looking for any info on Thomas WYRWA, b. 8 Dec 1891, Poland, d. Apr 1971, Macomb Co., MI. He was a tailor and also went by the name of WYRWINSKI. He was married to Pauline (Polly) ROZWADOWSKI, b. 29 Aug 1901, d. May 1982, Macomb Co., MI. Any info on either one of these people will be greatly appreciated! Jeanette Browning
DATE: 10 March, 1998
NAME: Patricia Kollmorgen Sieger
Seeking information on Frederick C. (Fritz) KOLLMORGEN (1841-1922) who was married to Fredrica BUCKMAN (1846-1929) and had 10 children, Bertha, Auguste, Paul, Amanda, Lena, Rose, Emilie, Otto, Louis and Carl. Also seeking info on Wilhelm (William) C.F. KOLLMORGEN (1860-1944) who was married to Louisa ZIEGLER (1861-1939) and their son Roy and his line. They should have all lived in the Macomb County area. Patricia Kollmorgen Sieger
DATE: 21 March, 1998
NAME: William B. Fagerstrom
Looking for more information on the ROCHO family. Charles Rocho b. 1836 Prussia, m. Mary Luedeman 1863 in Mt. Clemens, d. 1880 Boone, Iowa. Father Charles and stepmother lived in Chicago 1880-1900 with sons Albert and August, may have lived in Mt. Clemens. Also, Looking for more information about the LUEDEMANN family. In my branch John and Christina came from Germany/Prussia about 1860 with daughter Mary Sophia and maybe others. Mary married Charles Rocho had children, moved to Boone, Iowa where Charles died 1880 and Mary died 1927. William B. Fagerstrom
DATE: 27 March, 1998
NAME: Gero & Maggie Mitschelen
Seeking John APPLING in Macomb County. So far we have four of the possible five Applings that came to the US in our family. Most were in Wayne County. We are still missing John. Thanks, The Mitschelens

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