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Sat., 8 February 1997


Seeking an obit for Marion L. Hanscom ADAMS who died on 17 Jun 1918 in Petoskey. Death certificate shows the burial to be in Paris, Ontario but they have no record of her burial.
Please e-mail response to: Patricia Reece

Sun., 18 May 1997


I am looking for information on Edwin ANNABEL & wife Mary. Eugene and Mary l. definitely here between 1840 and 1900 and were in the area in 1900 for sure. Also looking for information on Joseph BENNETT married to Elmira POWERS. Also in this area in 1910. ( In-laws of Eugene ANNABEL).
Please e-mail response to: Shirley Klipper


Sat., 11 Jan 1998


Charles BASNEY, 1907 - 1987 and Phebe BASNEY, 1888 - 1984 Both appeared to have died in Petoskey according to SSDI.  Does anyone know anything about this couple? Cemetery, photographs, bible, etc?  Thanks for the time and effort! I am in Portland, Oregon so I can do research in Oregon Trail Pioneers.
Please e-mail response to: Carl Myers

Fri., 5 Jun 1998


Seeking any information on Joseph BENNER. Born March 30, 1842 in Waterloo Co., Ontario. As of 1896, he was reported to be living in Petoskey. His father was Jacob BENNER, born August 25, 1808 in Lancaster Co., PA and moved to Waterloo Co., Ontario in 1825 where he was engaged in blacksmithing and then as a saw and woolen mill operator and farmer. Other children of Jacob BENNER and Nancy BEAR were: Maria, Catharine, John, William, and Victoria.  Thanks!.
Please e-mail response to: Richard L. Bundy

Sun., 18 May 1997


I am looking for information on Edwin ANNABEL & wife Mary. Were in area in 1900 for sure. Also looking for information on Joseph BENNETT married to Elmira POWERS. Also in this area in 1910.
Please e-mail response to: Shirley Klipper

Sun., 3 May 1998


Searching for death/burial records for my GG-Grandparents Benjamin Page (Paige) BENNETT and Rebecca Ann (MOORE).  Benjamin was born in Halifax, N.S. in May, 1837; Rebecca was born in Indiana in Sept. 1841.  Their four children were Selindon (aka Sam) born 1870, Mary C. (aka Minnie) born 1873 later married John TURNER, Gavenia (aka Dama or Dammie) born 1874 later married John WRIGHT, and William Ewart born 6 Sept. 1877.
  Last record is 1900 census showing Rebecca living on her own property in Harbor Springs, MI (purchased for $80 from Jane RAUKERT of Plymouth IN) and Benjamin boarding on the Donald McKAY farm in Marion City, Osceola County, MI.  (McKAY also from Nova Scotia).  Any clues greatly appreciated!!
Please e-mail response to: Judy Bennett

Mon., 28 Jul 1997


BLITZ - looking for information and descendants of Orrin EVICK and Anna BLITZ. Their son Ralph EVICK was born in Emmet Co. about 1906.They also had a daughter named Evelyn EVICK and perhaps one named Hattie EVICK. This family was in Kent Co. by 1928 when Ralph BLITZ married Rose PETERSEN. Ralph EVICK may have remarried after 1931.
Please e-mail response to: Virginia Schenck

Sat., 2 May 1998


Looking for information on Treffle BOURQUE, Jr, born 18 Sep 1881, married to Barbara ?.  Lived in Bay Shore, MI in 1921. Children:  Barbara, Louis, Harriett, Clifford, George, Ralph, Lawrence and James.
Please e-mail response to: Thomas Darga


Sun., 20 Jul 1997


Please email Ron Fuller with any additional information.

Fri., 3 Oct 1997


Looking for info as to the parents of Horace W. CHASE b 1856, d.1942, Pellston, married Alice R. BARNES, b.1857, d.l932. They had 9 children Archie CHASE (my grandfather), Harry, Dell, Eddie, Julius, William, Grace, Marion and ?____. Archie, Levering; Harry Three Rivers, WI; Dell (Delmar) Central Lake; Julius d.1931; William d?; Grace Chase MALLORY, Dearborn; Marion, Pellston, any and all info greatly appreciated
Please email Betty L. Chase Hazelmyer with any additional information.

Sat., 2 Nov 1996


Looking for info on George A. CLOUSE and wife(2), Eugenia (maiden name unknown), who bought land in Emmet Co. 16 Apr 1906 and 16 Jul 1906 (Sec. 2, Twp. 38, NR4W), but was in county at least by 28 Nov 1904. Also looking for Calvin CLOUSE family from Bear Creek and Resort Twps. in early 1900's.
Please e-mail response to: Ralph Clouse

Thu., 26 Feb 1998


COCHRAN, HASKELL, OSWALD, Bessie COCHRAN, born about 1883, Melrose MI. Parents F.T. COCHRAN, name of mother unknown. Bessie COCHRAN married William HASKELL and they appeared in 1920 census on Clarion Ave in Petoskey. Would like information on COCHRAN family. Thanks
Please e-mail response to: Faye Haskell Gilmore

Sat., 27 Sep 1997


Working on the book the DESCENDANTS OF STEPHEN CUMMIN(GS)S (5) 1736 to about 1815. He was born 13 Dec 1736 in Attelboro, Mass and resided in Coventry, RI then Pownal, VT where he served in the American Revolution then removed to Pittsfield, New Lisbon, Otsego Co., New York where he probably died around 1815. He was the son of Abraham Jr. (4) Abraham (3) John (2) Isaac of Topsfield, Mass. 1630 (1) Many descendants removed to Erie and Stueben Co., NY then to Michigan. Have located his descendants in the following Michigan County: EMMET. Have more than 5,000 descendants of this CUMMINGS family in a data-base and will be happy to share. Please write back regarding this large Michigan family surname if you think you might have a connection.
Send info to: Barry C.K. Moravek

Wed., 18 Dec 1996


Henry Allen CUTLER and wife Sarah (HUNTER). They had 5 children: Hal, George, Ward, Will, and Marie. Lived in Petoskey after the Civil War according to "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers". Need info on any or all family members.
Send info to: Donn P. Cutler


Sat., 18 Jan 1997


I am looking for information on Ambrose R. DAVENPORT b. abt 1771 near Richmond, Va. He was a soldier at Fort Mackinac 1796. Married Elizabeth ?. They had a farm on the bluff and raised their children there. The children included William DAVENPORT, b abt 1803, married Mary DEFAULT, Nancy DAVENPORT, b 1809 m Caleb SIBLEY, Jane DAVENPORT b 1812, Henry DAVENPORT, b 1813 married Margaret SMITH, Susan DAVENPORT, b 1817 married William JOHNSTON, Ambrose R. DAVENPORT,Jr., b 1801 married Susan DeCARREAU. Other names connected to this family are PERRAULT, BELLANGER, LOUISIGNEAU, ASLIN, LASLEY, DUCLON, MORRIS and HAMONN. Is anyone else researching these names?
Please email response to: Lois Miller

Thur., 15 May 1997


Looking for the following probably around Brutus MI, rumor has it that many are buried in a Mennonite Church Cemetery close to Brutus. Christian DETTWILER, Susan Ries JOHNSON, Charilla DETTWILER, Henry STUEBING, sons (?) Verne, Ervin, George, Theodore STUEBING and step daughter Felice/Felize Pearl DETTWILER. Sarah DETTWILER, her husband ?? children Allen, Dorothy, John & Nancy. Susan DETTWILER, her husband George ROTTER, children Gordon and Millard ROTTER. Fanny DETTWILER, husband ?? children: Myrtle, Forrest & Irene. Leah DETTWILER her husband Charles BARNES, child Beulah. Then, William DETTWILER , Wife: Lila ARMOC. Mostly 1880's or 1890's.
Please e-mail response to: Arleigh Joe Carpenter

Fri., 23 May 1997


Christian DETTWILER, and his brother Abraham DETTWILER came from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada I would guess in the Mid to late 1800's. He and his wife Susan Ries JOHNSON had several children among them my great grandmother Jorilla, (Julia) and they lived in Brutus, Emmet Co., MI. Christian and his brother were Mennonites. They and Julia are buried in a Mennonite Church Cemetery in Brutus. Jorilla married Henry STUEBING. I am seeking more information.
Please e-mail response to: Arleigh Joe Carpenter

Sun., 20 Jul 1997


I'm looking for background on my father. He was born Joseph DUTHIE; born 3/14/1913 to ???????? DUTHIE and Edith KONIECZNY of Petosky, MI. I believe my grandfather owned a bar in Petoskey. Would like to find out as much as I can about all relatives. e-mail me at: Thanks
Please email Tricia Lewandowski with any additional information.


Sun., 15 Mar 1998


Looking for information about my grandmother, Martha ELLIS, born somewhere in Michigan.  Martha was born 8/2/1885.  Her older sister, Mary Adeline ELLIS was born in Palmerston, Ontario, Canada 5/12/1883 Please e-mail me at.  Thank you, Gerry
Please e-mail response to: Gerry Perry

Mon., 3 Mar 1997


Looking for any information on Ralph Robert EMBODY/EMBODEN (born in Petoskey 1890 or 1893) he was convicted of statutory rape in Middleville and sent to prison 4/1924 and served 7 years in a Jackson Prison. He married my grandmother Gertrude Westbrook ALLEN in 1909 or 1908 in Middleville, Mi. They had (5) children before he was sent to prison, she divorced him shortly after. Also, any info on the adoptive parents of my grandmother Gertrude. They lived in Middleville in 1910 they are Thomas Robert ALLEN of Ireland and Susan ALLEN of Mi. He was born in 1845 and she in 1851. These are approx dates.
Please email Cindy Gonzaleswith any additional information.

Sat., 31 Jan 1998


John Elmer ENGLE, born 26 Aug 1854, married to Adaline KATZ. Children: Earl A. ENGLE, born 7 Nov 1880 married to Rose NORTON 11/8/1902 in Hastings, Mi.; Charlotte Pearl ENGLE, born 23 April 1884, married to Claude C. PANGBORN 11/20/1902 in Petoskey, Mi.; Cora Bell ENGLE, born 7 April 1887; and Horace Chester (Ted) ENGLE, born 7 August 1889, married to Felice Pearl DETWEILER, about 1910 in Petoskey. Horace is my Grandfather.
Please email Arleigh J. Carpenter with any additional information.


Sat., 16 Aug 1997


Am searching for family members of James FINERTY (FINETY). James FINERTY, Sr. born 1840, died 06/23/1916, wife's name Christina born 1846, died 11/06/1928. James FINERTY, Jr. born 1865, died 05/08/1902, married Elizabeth M.(Ella) GREGG on 10/26/1889 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Petoskey. Had three children; Mae, Frank and Arnold. Around 1907, Ella and children moved to Seattle, WA. Am searching for GREGG family; parents Michael and Johanna and several children including Michael Jr (1858 - 1948), Richard (1869 - 1948), Nora (1864 - 1943), William (1866 - 1927) and Elizabeth (Ella) (1870 - 1958). Had other siblings, names not known to me.
Please email C. J. Finerty with any additional information.

Sun., 20 Apr 1997


Searching for Maude Mable FRANCE, born 8/16/1883 in Bay Shore, MI, died 8/11/1967 in Sheridan, MI and married Chancy Burton PATTERSON, born 7/17/1880 in south Boardman, MI, died 7/8/1952 in Sheridan, MI.
Please email Michelle Harvey with any additional information.


Mon., 28 Jul 1997


Does anyone with access to 1920 or later census records for Michigan show a GALBRAITH family living in Mackinaw City, Emmet County, MI with the following family members: Moet GALBRAITH (b. 1885-1890), married to Bea (Beatrice?) (2nd wife): Children were as follows: Don (Donald), born ca. 1910 (son by first wife, don't know her name); Jack born ca. 1923-4 (son by second wife, Bea); Virginia born ??? (either was Bea's daughter by previous marriage or was daughter of Moet & Bea GALBRAITH)
Also looking for information on: Herbert Z. (H.Z.) GALBRAITH b. 1877, also a resident of Mackinaw City. Do not have any information on his marital status, family etc. Herbert and Moet GALBRAITH were brothers of my great grandfather Amos GALBRAITH. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Please email Ann Rendall Bethune with any additional information.

Sat., 30 Aug 1997


GALLOP, PRICE -- looking for information about William H. GALLOP (b. NY ca. 1849) and Alice Rosena PRICE (b. ca 1871). They were married near Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County in 1887. They resided at times in both Charlevoix country (near Walloon lake) as well as in Emmet County (near Petoskey). Any information about these individuals, their families or the wedding would be greatly appreciated.
Please e-mail response to: Glenn Gallop

Wed., 30 Oct 1996


GEHMAN, from Maple River Twp. Please email to Lowell Kosloskey
Lowell Kosloskey, 2801 Charlevoix, MI 49770, 1-616-347-9782

Sat, 20 Jun 1998


Am looking for any information on James GISH, born 2-15-1831 in Ohio, & died on 10-23-1891 in Harbor Springs, Michigan.  He was married to Sarah BRENNER, born on 3-28-1834 & died 3-30-1925 in Harbor Springs, Michigan.  They had the following children:  1) James GISH, born in 1859 in Ohio, died 1935 in Curtis, Michigan; 2) George Alexander GISH, born 1864 in Ohio, died 1924 in Newberry, Michigan; 3) William GISH, born 1865 in Ohio, died 12-9-1929 in Harbor Springs, Michigan 4) Maggie GISH, born ca. 1867 in Ohio; 5) Perry O. GISH, born 1870 in Michigan, died 1-16-1940 in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
Please email response to: J Hanks

Sun., 20 Jul 1997


I am interested in the GRAMES and CASWELL families that lived near Carp Lake in the early 1900's. I would appreciate any help that anyone could give.
Please email Ron Fuller with any additional information.

Sat., 11 Oct 1997


Burton Eugene GRAMES and his wife, Nellie Florence LEWIS moved to Emmet County around 1907.  Looking for any information on any of their 10 children. Lewis R., Leo A., Lloyd, Lenora, Lawrence (moved to Minnesota), Letha (moved to Florida) Lester, Lyle and Georgetta.  Especially interested in finding where Nellie died and was buried.  Any information welcome.
Please email Eva Burns Bachman with any additional information.

Sat., 16 Aug 1997


Am searching for GREGG family; parents Michael and Johanna and several children including Michael, Jr (1858 - 1948), Richard (1869 - 1948), Nora (1864 - 1943), William (1866 - 1927) and Elizabeth (Ella) (1870 - 1958). Had other siblings, names not known to me.
Please email C. J. Finerty with any additional information.


Sun., 9 Mar 1997


Lillie HAMANN, born 1879, Mackinac Island, daughter of Mary CADRAU and Theodore HAMMANN, married Alex SHEFFIELD, Emmet Co., 1899. Lived in Cross Village 1907. Daughter Sylvia born 1902, married Jacob BOSMA, 1923, son of John BOSMA and Sarah WASHBURN. Daughter Ethel born 1900 married Frank KELLER, son of Steve KELLER and Sophia KOSIENIAK. Daughter Francis born 1909, married Voight TROUP, son of A.B. TROUP and Laura PRIEST. Sisters of Lillie HAMANN were Jennie KELLER of Cross Village, and Minnie WALTERS. Any information on these families will be appreciated!
Snail Mail to: Jean Loehde, 13357 West Chaplin, Waukegan, Il 60087

UPDATE: Sat., 16 Aug 1997
Theodore HAMANN arrived on Mackinac Island c.1867. He marrried Mary CADRON about 1871. When he arrived on the Island he was using his stepfather's name, RIETHS. The family also spelled the name HAMMOND. Desendants listed in HAMANN querie. Any contact with HAMANN/HAMMOND appreciated.
Please e-mail response to: Jean Loehde

Sun., 2 Feb 1997


Would like to know who the parents of Jonathan HANKINS were? Jonathan was born in 1812 in Ohio and died in Emmet Co. on May 5, 1880. Married in 1842 to Lydia Maria BENNETT, Allen Co., Ohio.
Please email Amelia B. Castle with any additional information.

Sun., 28 Sep 1997


Seeking any information about the family of Henry D. HEMINGWAY/HEMENWAY, b. 1863 OH, son of Fisher HEMINGWAY born c. 1820 NY and Catherine CHAMBERS b. 1830. PA.
Henry D. HEMINGWAY m. Eliza ELSWORTH in Ohio. Their children were Maude. b. 1889; Nate b. 1892; and Cute (sic) b. 1895, who was born in Emmet County, Michigan.
In 1900, Henry D. owned land in Springvale, Emmet County. Henry D. died in 1917 and is buried in Epsilon Cemetery, Emmet County. Nate died in 1910 at Carp Lake, Emmet County, at age 16.
Maude married William HORTON in Emmet County, Michigan c. 1910 and lived in Petoskey in 1917. What became of Maude HEMINGWAY HORTON? What became of Cute HEMINGWAY? Eliza ELSWORTH HEMINGWAY, the wife of Henry D., and both daughters were alive when Henry D. died in 1917.
Please email Margo Metegrano with any additional information.

Sat, 20 Jun 1998


I am lookng for information concerning the specific place of birth of Gilbert HICKS born in 1831 in Vermont and died in 1911 in Littlefield Township in Emmet County.
Please email response to: Robert Woolley

Sat, 4 Jan 1997


Searching for all ancestors and descendants of Medad THOMPSON; b. 23 Mar 1800 at Herkimer Township, Herkimer, NY; d. 12 Jul 1886 at Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix, MI; m. 1824, at Springfield Township, Erie, PA, Phoebe HOBART/HOBERT/ HUBBARD; b. 21 Oct 1809 at NH, d. 04 Jul 1893 at Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix, MI. Medad and Phoebe were the first permanent settlers of Charlevoix, arriving in 1854. Have much information to share. Thanks for your help, Bruce.
Please email to Bruce Kopf




Tue., 14 Oct 1997


Robert KELLER, I know that on Dec 6, 1935 he was 32 years old. He married Pear A YELL of Petoskey. I'm not sure when or where. My father was born on the above date in Ohio.
Please email response to Brenda Slowinski

Sun, 12 Apr 1998


KELLER/KOEHLER landed Ellis Island, New York 1870 from ship 'Silesia'. VOICE, landed Ontario, Canada 1834 from the ship 'British Tar'. THELEN, landed U.S. 1854 settled in Macomb Co., MI. BUDD, landed Ontario, Canada Henry BUDD and Martha VOICE married 23 January 1841. WAGLEY, Wilhelm died Erie, Pa. about 1845.
Please email response to: Alan J. Thelen

Sun., 30 Nov 1997


Searching for an information on Abijah Russell KEYES, b 1831 Emmet Co., MI, married Mary PHILBRICK. Son, William Russell KEYES, born 1857 in Grand Rapids, lived in Petoskey, MI, died in Munising, Algar Co., MI
Please email Cliff Beatti with any additional information.

Wed., 30 Oct 1996


KOSLOSKEY/KOZLOWSKI, from Center and McKinley [Egelston] Twp.
Please email to Lowell Kosloskey
Lowell Kosloskey
2801 Charlevoix, MI 49770

Sun, 12 Apr 1998


Frank KRUSSEL...I know he is related to MARCHINKOWSKI's or SZUBA's which is my mother-in-laws side.  They live in Petoskey, MI. which would be Emmet County.  Need to find a living relative.
Please email response to: Juliana Horvath


Sat., 30 Aug 1997


Found Grandfather! Now I need to know info on his parents... All help greatly appreciated! Searching family of John LaBLANCE: Parents were: Sophia VINCENT of Charlevoix, MI (Chippewa/Ojibway Indian) Joseph LaBLANCE of Charlevoix, MI (French or Candian?) Were there other children???????? Any info on his parents??? Very interested in Chippewa connections... Now, I know there are many LaBLANC's still living in Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Boyne City areas. Please pass this along to them! Maybe they can help fill in the missing pieces. I remember what a warm wonderful town Charlevoix is... please keep those small town roots alive and network to help find this important information. To all the friends I left behind so many years ago...get in touch I'd love to hear from you. Key West, FL seems like the other side of the planet at times! PS: All help appreciated....:)
Please e-mail response to: Michele Howell Dipert

Wed., 16 Apr 1997


I'm looking for the death and birth dates of H. Burr LEE and Cora LEE who resided in Petoskey, MI. My great grandfather died in the early '50s and his wife died within a couple of years. According to my Grandfather, Clyde Embury LEE, who passed away in 1962, and my father, Charles W. LEE, also deceased, 1980, my GGrandfather died of smoke inhalation due to smoking in bed at the age of 90. I would appreciate any help in locating information about them. Their sons, Hebert LEE, Richard LEE, and Edson LEE, who were allegedly born in Petoskey, also. Can't verify this since they are all dead and I do not know their place of demise or if there are any living relatives. Thanks.
Please email response to Robert A. Lee

Fri., 18 Apr 1997



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