St. Joseph County Michigan
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Sat, 12 Jul 1997


Margarite SAMMIS lived in White Pigeon, died 1941.
Please email to: Raymond Howard

Sat, 26 Apr 1997


John W. DECKER born 1816 in Union Co, PA. His family first lived in Seneca Co, OH and then removed to St. Joseph Co. MI. John W. DECKER is the father of Lydia Adelaide DECKER, b 1860 in Colon, St Joseph Co. MI. Lydia DECKER married in November 1883 (in Burr Oak or Colon) to John SAYLES, b 1855 in St. Joseph Co, MI, d. Oct 7, 1900 Jamestown, Steuben Co., IN.
John SAYLES was the only child of Gus (G V) SAYLES and Rhoda BAKER (married first to Jesse IRELAND). Gus SAYLES was still living in 1900, at time of his son's death. Gus was the son of Daniel SAYLES who came to Fawn River, St Joseph Co. before 1850 from NY. Would like to hear from all SAYLES families in the area. Chances are all DECKER families in St. Joseph County area are related. I have 100's of DECKER's information that goes back to the immigrant. Will share all of my 25 years of research.
Please email to: Cindy Duhamel

Sat, 20 Dec 1997


Have information to share on the ancestors and descendants of my great-grand parents, Jerome SCOTT and Sarah START. Jerome's parents were James SCOTT and Lucetta ZIMMERMAN, who came from Ohio and settled in Colon Township in 1858. Sarah's parents were George H. START, who came with his parents in 1844 from Baldwinsville, NY to Burr Oak and Martha DECKER, who was born in Union Co., PA and came from Seneca Co., OH in the early 1850's. Have been tracing all lines for the past 17 years and have much information.
Please email to Dave Scott

Fri, 14 Feb 1997


I am looking for the following surnames in Michigan: SCRIBNER, SISSON and HEARTSUP. I have an old photo album (c mid to late 1800's) with many SCRIBNERs and SISSONs, but the majority of the photos are not identified. One shows a John SCRIBNER, age 33 years. One shows Mary M. SCRIBNER and her husband Thomas SISSON. They are my great-great-grandparents. Mary was born in New York in 1836. Thomas was born in Michigan in 1833. They had children in Michigan in 1854, 1856, and 1860, and in Iowa in 1869, 1870, and 1875. One photo has the following printed on the back: G. W. SCRIBNER, artist and proprietor, Boston Gallery of Art, south side Chicago St., Sturgis, Michigan. Mary's father was John SCRIBNER (not the same as the one in the above-mentioned portrait, however). John was born in NY. Mary's mother was Hanah HEARTSUP. She too was born in NY. I have never seen the name HEARTSUP anywhere, so please let me know if you have ever heard of this surname.
Please email any information to:Bethany McFarland

Mon, 22 Sep 1997


Reuben SEAMANS born 1791 in Mass., died Sept 8, 1870 in Burr Oak, Michigan. Wife Elida SEAMANS died in LaGrange, Indiana but is buried in Burr Oak, Michigan with Reuben. They were in Onandaga Co., NY, in 1860s and to St Joseph Co., by 1870. Son, Reubin SEAMANS, Jr., married second to Elinda----- and had son Charles SEAMANS born in 1875. Reuben is listed on the 1890 Veteran census but I can find no military records for him. Would like to hear from anyone researching this family or that knows anything about them. They removed to Toledo, Ohio by 1900.
Please email any information to: Joanne Pezzullo

Sat, 19 Apr 1997


I am looking for information on Fred Milton SEGER, known as Milton, and his wife, Kathryn WRIGHT. They were married in Sturgis, St. Joseph Co., MI Sept. 6, 1924 and apparently lived there for quite awhile. I know he died in Texas, but I don't know when he moved there. I want to confirm the marriage date and place and find out if there were any children and where those children might be now. Thanks for your help!
Please email to Ellen Seger

Wed, 25 Feb 1998


Looking for Fredrick SHURTZ/SHIRTS,born about 1792 in NJ, died in Oakland Co, wife Franary "Fanny" SCOTT, born about 1795 in NJ, died in Oakland Co. They had about 14 children. Moved from NJ to MI in mid 1830's, possible St. Joseph Co, and then moved on to Shiawassee and Oakland Co's. Have found my SHURTZ family in Shiawassee Co and Oakland Co from 1850's to present. I would really like to get the names of Fredrick's parents. Any SHURTZ/SHIRTS info would be helpful in my search. Thank you.
Please email to Dawn Shurtz-Ratliff

Sat, 11 Apr 1998


Looking for information/descendants of the SMALLEY families who settled in Park Township of St. Joseph County around or before 1840. My 3rd great grandfather, Chilion SMALLEY was living in Park Twp. at the time of the 1840 census. There were others of the SMALLEY name in Park Twp. at that time, Elias and David/Daniel SMALLEY, but I am uncertain if or how they may be related. In the 1850 census, Reuben, William, Freeman, and Isaac SMALLEY are listed as head of families in Park Twp. By 1850 Chilion SMALLEY removed to Ingham Co., then later to Shiawassee Co. Chilion was born in Warren Twp., Somerset Co. NJ in 1794. Any information on the Park Twp. SMALLEY families would be appreciated!
Please email to:Cheryl Stanfield

Sat, 7 Mar 1998


I am seeking any info/connection on the SNOOK surname. Researching the following: Martha SNOOK, born 30 Mar 1879 in Colon, MI; married to Frank B. DALGA, born 1894, died 18 Aug 1945 in Grand Rapids, MI. Martha's father: Joshua SNOOK. Martha's mother: ??? Please help if at all possible! Thanx!
Please email to: Toni Falcon

Sat, 2 May 1998


Levi SNOOK, born 1811 in PA, died & buried 1865 Leonidas, St. Joseph Co., MI. married 1846 in Portage, OH to Julia MYERS, born 1818 PA, died & buried 1854 at Leonidas; children Alfred Elsworth SNOOK, born 1847 married Allegan Co. Elenor KIZER; Benjamin Franklin SNOOK, born 1850 married Branch Co. Rachel DURHAMMER; Harriet Myers SNOOK, born 1853 married Union City, Branch Co. Jackson COLLINS.
Please email to: David William Rumery

Mon, 16 Mar 1998


Looking for Henry SNYDER, married to Mary HOOT on 24 Dec 1861. Lived in Three Rivers about 1864.
Please email to:Pete Larsen

Sat, 30 Aug 1997


Soloman SOSSOMAN/SASSAMAN, b. 25 Aug 1825 in Northumberland Co., PA; m. 04 Jun 1850 to Lydia Rank in Northumberland Co.; d. 27 Aug 1905 near Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., MI; At some point after 1850 he removed to St. Joseph Co., MI to live near his brother David SOSSOMAN/SASSAMAN who lived near Mishwaka, IN. One of David's sons, John Wesley SOSSOMAN also lived in or near Smith Chapel, MI where he farmed, died 06 Jul 1927, and is buried there. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated.
Jack Sossoman | 6024 S.W. 40th Terrace | Topeka, KS 66610
Please email to: Jack Sossoman or Jack Sossoman

Mon, 16 Mar 1998


I am planning a trip to St. Joseph County this Summer (1998) and would appreciate some information, prior to my trip. I need the name and location of the cemetery where buried, or the obituary information, for the following husband and wife. They moved from central Pennsylvania to St. Joseph County in the mid 1800s. They are Franklin J. STET(T)LER (died 1896?) and his wife Mary Ann AIGLER STET(T)LER. (died ?). Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
Please email to:Ward Ryan

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Fri, 28 Nov 1997


Looking for information on a William A TAYES, born abt 1859 and was a wagonmaker, his father was John TAYES and mother was Elizabeth SMITH. William A. TAYES married Dorcas Caroline CAMPBELL. Their children were James M, Jane N, Mary E., John T., and Robert L. Robert L TAYS became a doctor and returned to North Carolina where the family orignated from. Anyone with knowledge of this family name please contact me by Email or by phone 1-704-632-6210.
Please email to: Lahoma Warren

Fri, 28 Mar 1997



Sat, 1 Feb 1997


I have just started doing research on my father's family. I was adopted and never met my father, but I have found out that his family was all from St. Joe County MI. The family names are; TICE, MILLIMAN, HACKETT and WHIPPLE.
All lived in the Burr Oak area from the early 1840's until 1940's. My fathers name was Darrel TICE and he died right there in Mendon in Jan 1963, apparent suicide on M60. I have one small clipping about his death, are there any possible resources to find out more about his death in Mendon? His father was Orson TICE born in St. Joe county 1898, his father was an Orren TICE who also lived in St. Joe County.
The other side of the family in Burr Oak are the MILLIMAN's....Lelia (Grandmother), Louis (GGrandfather).
Please email to: David M. Johnson

Sat, 19 Jul 1997


I'm looking for any information about John Lewis TIMM born in Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., MI on 12 Mar 1880. He was my maternal Grandfather.
Please email to Nancy Shelley

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Sat, 18 Jan 1997


I have a set of very confused sources submitted by various people that may connect an ancestor of mine (Sarah Catherine VAN DEUSEN) to a man from White Pigeon named Cornelius VAN DEUSEN. There is a substantial history available on the VAN DEUSEN family which includes Cornelius, but little on his descendants. He is in White Pigeon in the 1840 Census and appears prior to that in NY. I do not find him in the 1850 Census. Sarah is visible only as Sarah WATROUS (wife of Phineas WATROUS) in Dallas Co, IA 50 years later. I suspect she was born in 1842.
Any information sources you might have on Cornelius or Sarah would be greatly appreciated.
Please email to: Bruce C. Waggoner

Wed, 10 Sep 1997


Seeking information on Myers VINCENT b-1805-NY-d-? wife Elizabeth SCHIMMEL/SHIMEL b-7 Aug 1806-NY-d-bef-1849 2nd wife Margaret PACKER b-1814-NY-d-13 Oct 1887-MI Children: William b1824-NY d-1908 MI, James Madison b-1825 NY, Myers Judson b-1830 NY d-1915 MI, John W. b-1839 MI d-1903 TN, Martha b-1841 MI d-1932 MI wed George FARWELL, Emma b-1843 MI d-1927 MI wed Benjamin SAYLES, Albert TAYLOR, Maryette b-1856 and Stephen b-1860. Need to know when and where Myers died, also need information on Maryette and Stephen.
Please email to Sherrill Erb

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Sun, 1 Dec 1996


I am looking for any information on Henry WAGNER/WAGGONER, who came to this area about 1847. Thanks!
Please email to Judy Hudson

Sun, 18 May 1997


I'm looking for any information, dates etc. that anyone might have on the Amos WAGNER family. He was my grandfather on dad's side of the family. Thanks for any help you might have.
Please email to Cal Wagner

Sat, 11 Apr 1998


Researching family, descended from Henry WALLICK (b 27 Aug 1819 PA, m 2 Sep/5 (15) Oct 1845 TU Co, OH, Sturgis, St Joseph Co, MI 1903, d 11 Aug 1907 Sturgis MI) = Lucinda (Leucinda) MIDDAUGH (MEDDAUGH) (b 1830 OH, d bef 1900). Need info on their family and descendants.
Please email to: Jeff Wallick

Sat, 14 Feb 1998


I am looking for information on Stephen WARD who resided in St. Joseph Co in 1860 and a few years later. His son Artemas WARD enlisted at Burr Oak. Also, I would like to know something about the Joseph WARD who was living in the area at the same time.
Please email to: Marj Rohrsen

Sun, 3 Aug 1997


Where are the WARNERs? Searching specifically for brothers Francis (Frank) WARNER and Philander WARNER. Frank's children (Anna, Edwin, Marjorie) were born in St. Joseph Co. in the 1890's. Frank's youngest, Philo, was born in Ohio. Frank "died" between 1898 and 1900. Any information, suggestions or tips would be appreciated!
Please email to: Vera Hoch

Fri, 28 Mar 1997


I would like to know more about Jane F. WILLIAMS who married Franklin H. THURSTON in Flowerfield, St. Joseph Co., 29 Jan 1852 and the witness Hannah WILLIAMS, all of Flowerfield.
Please email to Charlotte Maness

Sat, 8 Nov 1997


Looking for information on Elijah WILLIAMS and his wife Minerva. They had three children: Oscar, Edgar and Julia. They were in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County area in the 1860's and 1870's.
Please email to: Robin Novo

Fri, 2 May 1997


Looking for the father and mother of Asa WILLIAMSON born about 1826 in PA and in the MI 1850 census living with the James WOOD family in Florence Township of St. Joseph Co., MI. He married Genervett BARRET in 1851, also a resident at the time in Florence. They had two children Frank WILLIAMSON and Nellie WILLIAMSON. It is possible that Elijah WILLIAMSON and Jacob WILLIAMSON were brothers of Asa WILLIAMSON. Would also like parentage of Genervett BARRETT. Any slim lead would be welcome!
Please email to Cindy Williamson

Sat, 1 Feb 1997


Wish to contact anyone researching the John WINCHELL, family. I am descended through his daughter Elizabeth, b. 1805 in NY. She married Samuel MARKHAM in 1827 in St. Joseph County. They moved to Cass County, Pokagon Twp, until 1847 when Samuel led a wagon train over the Oregon Trail to Oregon City, OR. Elizabeth's sister Otelia and her husband Adam POLK were among the pioneers traveling in the wagon train.
Please email to Linda Markham Curry

Sat, 7 Mar 1998


I am looking for information on the following past residents of St. Joseph Co., MI; John B. WINCHELL, dob: 8/13/1839 in Colon, Michigan; Christina EBERHARD, dob: 11/24/1835 in Colon, Michigan;and John Henry MYERS, dob: about 1834 in Wortenberg, Germany, he died in Sturgis, MI, date unknown.
Please email to: Stephen Young

Wed, 10 Sep 1997


Can any one tell me anything about the WOOD family that lived in Flowerfield twp, St. Joseph Co., MI. in 1845 & 1850 Ephriam, age 66 in 1850 and Polly, age 69 in 1850, son Selvester age 34 his wife Mary Jane age 27. Polly WOOD was married first to Joshua BARNUM, married 2nd to William CROSBY. Her children are all from Joshua BARNUM; Ephramim BARNUM, Cilinda BARNUM, Emeline BARNUM, Edith B. BARNUM, NancyA. BARNUM,Charles H. BARNUM and Cyrus I. BARNUM I would like to know when and where Polly died? Would like to hear from anyone searching this family. Thank you
Please email to Sherrill Erb

Sat, 26 Jul 1997


Seeking information on Oliver WOODWARD (1817-1860) and his wife Emiline TEFFT (1821-1853), and their daughter, Inez Emiline WOODWARD (1846-1907) who married Stephen Henry BARNABEE (1846- 1907). Oliver WOODWARD was born in PA to Ebenezer WOODWARD and Sabra CHAPMAN, died in Mendon, MI. Emiline TEFFT was born in NY to Stanton TEFFT and Clarissa ?. Inez Emiline WOODWARD was born in Mendon, died in New Carlisle, IN. We would appreciate confirmation, corrections, and/or additions to the above. Many thanks.
Please email to: Bob King

Sat, 2 May 1998


I am seeking information on the WREN and THURSTON families. My GGGGrandfather Joseph WREN was born April 8, 1809 in England and came to America in 1832. He settled in St. Joseph County and married Betsey THURSTON in December 1838. Joseph WREN is listed in the Burr Oak Township, St. Joseph County 1845 Census. Betsey (THURSTON) WREN died in 1858 and Joseph WREN died in 1878. They both probably died in St. Joseph County. James WREN, a brother of Joseph, also came to St. Joseph County in 1838, married Emily LEIGHTON in 1848 and died in 1900. He is buried in the Tobey Cemetery. Joseph and James had three other brothers, John, Abram and Isaac, but I don't know if they came to Michigan. Any information on the WREN or THURSTON families would be appreciated.
Please email to: Viola Gardiner

Sun, 8 Jun 1997


Searching for additional information on William KELLY and his wife, Rebecca (TILLEY) KELLY. William was born in Ireland circa 1800, the son of Henry KELLY and Jane WRIGHT. William died in Burr Oak, MI. William's other known siblings were Henry, Elizabeth, Mary, Ann, and Margaret (20 Jun 1807 - 20 Apr 1886) who married John YARGER. William KELLY and Rebecca TILLEY had a known child, Mary KELLY who married Albert HORTON whose descendants, if any, are not known. The immigrant KELLY family probably resided in Pennsylvania for a time. Any help would be appreciated.
Please email to John Armstrong

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Sun, 1 Feb 1998


Looking for any information on the Abraham YETTER family. They lived in St. Joseph County in 1910. Wife Victoria YETTER, 39; daughter Ruth YETTER, 16; daughter Mildred E. YETTER, 11; and son Duane A. YETTER (no age). I thought maybe I might find a living relative somewhere out there. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Please email to Norma

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Sun, 7 Dec 1997


Researching information on William and/or Frederick ZIERLE, cir. 1859. Also Florence HECHT, born 1870. In the area of Three Rivers.
Please email to: John Zierle

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