Index of Births of Burr Oak and surrounding areas in
St Joseph County, Michigan

Contributed to the Michigan USGenWeb Project

Transcribed and proof-read by Josephine Reed Garzelloni
16 Oct 1997

Introduction

Thursday, 16 October 1997

Hello Everyone,

Recently while digging around in some of her mothers papers, Shirley Elmer happened upon another treasure trove of miscellaneous data collected over a lifetime by her mother, Geneva and as it turns out, also her father, Harry Smith.

Shirley has made a loan of this treasure to me to put it on the St Joseph County USGenWeb to aid all in their genealogical research. I'd like to tell you briefly about this treasure so you'll have some understanding of my difficulty in identifying where certain of these articles were printed.

After Shirley's father retired he was getting "underfoot" so her mother suggested it was time for him to do something with some of the newspaper clippings he'd been stuffing in boxes for a lifetime. Mr Smith took a preprinted and published book, "Michigan Board of Agriculture, 1883", to be exact, and used the printed pages within, all 1047 of them, to paste literally thousands of scraps of paper cut from newspapers telling us about births, deaths, marriages, obituaries, human interest and the list is endless of this wonderful "scrapbook".

On some of the pages are glued as many as twenty ~ five different articles. I'm not going to be able to identify which newspapers all of these snippets were taken from. My first hurried glance through the book tells me they're most probably about all taken from the Burr Oak Acorn with some from surrounding community newspapers.

All of it will eventually be placed on the St Joseph County USGenWeb page but it's going to take some time. These first two hundred births are the first "gleanings from this wonderful collection.

Collecting all these snippets of information was a labor of love that lasted a lifetime for Shirley's mother and father. Shirley has zealously guarded and protected them all these many years since the death of her parents in hopes that one day someone would come along and make them available to help people find their beginnings and family trails. I hope I do it justice for their memory and for your benefit. I'm thankful, every day, for this wonderful internet and the great people who organize and run the USGenWeb Project so I have a platform on which to perform my "juggling act". I feel humbled and proud that I've been entrusted with all of these treasures.

The USGenWeb Project has given a whole new meaning to sharing....... I love it.

Denise, who works so diligently to keep this wonderful website up and running, will place all of this data where and how she thinks it will be the easiest for everyone to have access to.

My special thanks to the Smiths who must be watching all of this with great pleasure

Josephine Reed Foster Garzelloni

Index

Ahlgrim, Mr and Mrs Frank.....40, 151, 190

Ahlgrim, Mr and Mrs John.......4

Ahlgrim, Lester....151

Akey, Mrs D.L. Akey....130

Akey, Madge....130

Alexander, Miss Eleanor Butler.......192

Ally, Grace......20

Appleman, Mr and Mrs Willis.........36

Armstrong, Mable......2

Baad, Mary............165

Beaumeister, Mr and Mrs Herman........112

Bennett, Mr and Mrs Eben...........68

Betcher, Emma......18

Bidwell, Mr and Mrs Bert..........90

Bixby, Ed. D. and wife.....18

Bordner, Mr and Mrs Guy.......49, 131

Bordner, Mr and Mrs Ralph........110

Botzner, Mr and Mrs Frank...........161, 169

Bowman, Mr and Mrs Guy.........62, 105

Brandell, Mr and Mrs Sidney......3

Bricker, Prof. and Mrs J. I...........72

Bucknell, Mr and Mrs Beadon.......140

Bucknell, Mr and Mrs Charles R.........160

Bucknell, Alice Margarete............160

Burmeister, Mr and Mrs Henry......13

Carpenter, Mrs W. A......22

Carpenter, Mrs Clarence............173

Chaffee, Julia Maxine.........189

Chaffee, Mr and Mrs W.U.........189

Clay, Mike..........39

Clay, Mr and Mrs Mike........90

Clements, Dr.......50, 52

Clements, Dr and Mrs........80

Clemons, Mr and Mrs Austin........139

Clyde, Mr and Mrs William..........174

Collins, Mr and Mrs Merl............168

Colman, Robert Tyler......146

Colman, Pearl Tyler.......146

Coohon, Mr and Mrs John.......75

Coonfare, Mr and Mrs John.........132, 159

Cooper, Norm G.......48

Cooper, Mr and Mrs A. R.........114

Cooper, Mr and Mrs Will........102

Cooper, Mrs and Mrs William........15

Cornwall, Mr and Mrs Fred H.......87

Cowles, Mr and Mrs J. D........134

Cowles, Mr and Mrs Joe........83

Crofford, Dr Rose.........78

Cummins, Mrs Alonzo.........180

Danberry, Carrie......5

Deal, Mr and Mrs Elias........50

Deal, Mr and Mrs Frank........10

Downing, Mr and Mrs Ira........95

Driesbaugh, Inez........61

Dwight, Edna Louise........73

Dwight, Mr and Mrs Frank.........73

Eagon, Mr and Mrs Roscoe........85

Engle, Miss Emma...........174

Everts, Mr and Mrs Edward........56

Faust, Mr and Mrs Dan S......16

Filkins, Mr and Mrs Jay......26

Finney, A. H.......89

Finney, Katherine Dorcas......89

Finney, Myrtle........89

Flagg, Mr and Mrs William.....4

Forman, A. A. Jr. and wife........48

Forman, Alex A. Sr..........48

Forman, Mrs Ethel Cooper.......48

Forman, Kathryn Steward........48

Fox, Mr and Mrs......35

Frasier, Jennie.........51

Freeman, Frank........117

Freeman Family........187

Friend, Mr and Mrs Abe........136

Froh, Will.........23

Froh, Albert and wife............158

Frohriep, Mr and Mrs Will.......4

Frohriep, Mr and Mrs Emil............176

Fry, Mr and Mrs Carl.......106

Fry, Mr and Mrs Wallace .........173

Garn, .........24

Gibs, Mr and Mrs Roy.........197

Giles, Mr and Mrs J.P. ........66

Glant, Mr and Mrs Hood.........154

Godfrey, Dr and Mrs Glenn.......124

Godfrey, Ina.......115

Good, Mr and Mrs Isaac......113

Good, John and wife........84

Goodwin, Mr and Mrs. C. H......123

Graham, Mrs A. M.........118

Greenwald, Peter......109

Greshaw, Mr and Mrs Walter.......13

Grier, Rev. and Mrs Whyrom.......101

Grier, Saloma McKay.......101

Griswold, Prof George L and wife..........182

Griswold, Rex Lavant.............182

Gross, Mr and Mrs Jay R.........152

Hackett, Mr and Mrs Guy.......122

Hackett, Otis.......3, 54

Hackman, Cal.........57

Hackman, Mr and Mrs Calvin O.......23

Hackman, Pearl......35

Hafer, Ray and wife.........64, 175

Hagadorn, Clare and wife.......38

Hagenbaugh, Mr and Mrs Guy W............185

Harmon, Don.......138

Harmon, Vivian Lucile.........138

Harris, Mrs Clay.........137

Harris, Rev. and Mrs E. J......27

Harris, Mr and Mrs Ed.........52

Harris, Mr and Mrs George W..........156

Harris, H. C...........156

Hawkins, Genevieve Ione........135

Hawkins, Mr and Mrs O. B.........135

Hill, Mr and Mrs.....2, 104

Hill, Mr and Mrs T. J.......144

Hills, Mrs and Mrs J. G......42

Himebaugh, A. C......47

Himebaugh, Mr and Mrs Cove......121

Himebaugh, Coye L and wife.........8

Himebaugh, Mr and Mrs R. C.........67

Himebaugh, "Ray".........67

Himebaugh, Mr and Mrs Roy.......120

Himebaugh, Mr and Mrs Ray C...........176

Hincher, Mr and Mrs Lee D............170

Holcomb, "Chokey".......59

Holcomb, Mrs and Mrs Clarence.........59

Holcomb, Clarence......145

Holdsworth, Charles F and wife.......7

Holmes, Helen Josephene.........51

Holmes, N.L and wife.........51

Holtz, Mr and Mrs Fred.......32

Hoops, Mr and Mrs Acie......20

Hoshal, Mr and Mrs Walter J........46, 172

Howard, Mr and Mrs F. M...........65

Howe, Mrs Bert......34

Hyde, Mr and Mrs F. J......126

Hyde, Mr and Mrs Fred.......19

Jenkins, Mr and Mrs Roy.......30

Johnson, Mr and Mrs Ralph........90

Jones, Mrs F.D.......34

Kaas, Mr and Mrs Carl.......25, 88

Karn, Mr and Mrs William.........199

Kelley, Dr and Mrs J. J......116

Kemmerling, Mr and Mrs Fred..........167

Kemmerling, Ethel Evangeline..........167

Kibbe, Miss Bessie........114

Kiser, Dr and Mrs A.J..........171

Kishpaugh, Pearly and wife........143

Kline, Bert and wife.........162

Kline, Mrs Mary..........165

Kronts, Mr and Mrs..........86

Krontz, Mr and Mrs Mike............153

Lamb, Andrew..........200

Lampe, Martin L......1

Lancaster, Mrs and Mrs Lawson.......60

Lancaster, Silas........37

Langworthy, Prof. and Mrs F. M........63

Lee, Grandpa D. W..........70

Lee, Mr and Mrs Lowell.........55

Lee, Mrs Mina Kline......28

Legg, Miss Bernice.....3

Link, Mr and Mrs Lee.......92

Maloney, Julia........7

Mann, Owen and wife......24

Marvin, Grandpa.......148

Mathews, Mr and Mrs Carl..........186

Matthews, Mr and Mrs D. J........93

Mayer, Mr and Mrs Jacob........100

Maystead, Hiram........21, 43

Maystead, Mr and Mrs Arthur..........119, 133

McIntyre, Mr and Mrs Guy.......192

Mercer, Dr. and Mrs ......118

Miller, Mr and Mrs Clarence........133

Miller, Clarence...........193

Miller, Mr and Mrs Willis.........194

Milliman, Clarence and wife............155

Milliman, Mr and Mrs Don...........90

Milliman, Glen and wife.......29

Milliman, Mr and Mrs Raymond.........107

Modert, Mr and Mrs L........12

Modert, Mr and Mrs Lew..........164

Moloney, Thomas.....7

Morris, Mr and Mrs John D......115

Mowry, J.C. and wife.........133

Nash, Mr and Mrs Will........53, 129

Needham, Henry.........198

Needham, Charles C..........198

Niles, Mr and Mrs Charles.........90

Nottawa, Mr and Mrs Peter........98

Nottawa, Peter and Ida........149

Nottawa, Ah-She-Da-Yah-Son.......149

Pamp, Mr and Mrs Big George.........99

Parham, Marshall Gordon.......141

Parham, Mr and Mrs M E.......141

Parsons, Fay.......147

Parsons, Mr and Mrs F. F.........147

Parsons, Lloyd.........184

Parsons, Alice Carolyn.........184

Parsons, Mr and Mrs L. W..........184

Payne, Mr and Mrs Ben......11

Pepper, Mr and Mrs A. J........14

Pepper, Grace.......14

Peters, Dr and Mrs S. D........152

Peters, Miss Gladys.........152

Pierson, Mr Gus and Mrs........179

Powers, Mr and Mrs C. M..........91

Powers, Jean Elizabeth.......91

Purham, Mr and Mrs Marshall E........82

Reed, Mr and Mrs T. J. Reed........181

Reed, Theron John..........181

Ringler, Mr and Mrs.......78

Ringler, Mr and Mrs Hezekiah.......17

Rollman, Dr. Sr.......22

Rollmann, Dr. Jr.........71

Rommel, Mr and Mrs Samuel J.......14

Roosevelt, Mr and Mrs Theodore Jr...........192

Royer, D.B.......109

Rumbaugh, Mr and Mrs John Jr.........58

Rumbaugh, John and wife...........173

Russell, Mr and Mrs John........79

Sager, Mr and Mrs William.......96

Sager, Mr and Mrs Will.......31, 163

Sanborn, Belle.......84

Sanborn, Jennie......1

Schermerhorn, Mr and Mrs C. V......4

Schnatz, Jennie........38

Schraeder, Mr and Mrs Henry...........97

Scriber, Mr and Mrs Abe............191

Shaffmaster, Mr and Mrs F. E........70

Shane, "Curry"......76

Shane, Mrs and Mrs W. C........76

Shane, Mr and Mrs Curry..........188

Sikkins, Cornelius.......47

Skinner, Mr and Mrs Loren.........61

Smith, Mr and Mrs Charles, Jr.......111

Smith, Mr and Mrs Charles H......5

Smith, Chloa......29

Smith, Mr and Mrs Edward..........196

Smith, Helen Maxine........196

Snook, Dorothy May........71

Snook, Mr and Mrs Eugene...........71

Snook, Mr and Mrs W. H.......127

Snyder, Mr and Mrs Charles C.......69

Stearns, Master Charles.......125

Stephens, Miss Lulu.......87

Stephens, Myrtle........64

Stephens, Myrtie...........175

Stowell, Mr and Mrs Don.........166

Straehly, Gladys......26

Strong, Mr and Mrs Frank.............157

Stuart, Madalyne Mrs........22

Stull, Mr and Mrs J. R...........177

Sturgis, Mr and Mrs John.....4

Swain, .......9

Swihart, George..........94

Teadt, Mr and Mrs Fred.........93

Teal, Mr and Mrs John.........195

Tefft, Mr and Mrs V. V.......129

Tennent, Mrs Agnes Hastings........150

Tice, Mr and Mrs Orrin........183

Tisdell, Mrs and Mrs Guy.......142

Todd, Mr and Mrs D. I.......108

Townsend, Eugene......128

Townsend, Mr and Mrs Glenn......128

Trahms, Mrs. W.L.........74

Upham, Mr and Mrs O. J.........125

Urie, Mrs. C.P.........137

Urie, Mr and Mrs C. P.........156

Urie, Miss Wilma.........156

VanEtta, Mr and Mrs Harry........81

Veaco, William Nier........137

Veaco, Mrs.......137

Wagner, Ray......6

Wagner, Mr and Mrs Roy........77

Wagner, Mr and Mrs Roy W........133

Wait, Susie......17

Wait, Mr and Mrs Tad........31

Wait, Susie Wait.......78

Wallace, Mr and Mrs Floyd.......13

Walter, Robert and wife..........178

Walterspaugh, Mr and Mrs J.........103

Weaver, Ella.........34

Wellesley, Great Grandpa and Grandma.........168

Wheeler, Mr and Mrs C. D........130

Whitehead, Mr and Mrs David.......115

Wilcox, Althea.....8

Williams, Jessie...........200

Wirts, J.R.........44

Wollenslegle, Mr and Mrs Bert.......41

Woodman, Mr and Mrs Frank R.......148

Worden, Dora........45

Wortman, Mrs Verba Taylor.......33

Young, Mr and Mrs S. B.........45

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