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Mon., 20 Oct 1997


Joseph B. MASON, ship pilot on the Great Lakes; son John B. MASON, born 01 May 1858 or 1860.  Lived in Petoskey in 1884 when he married Anna FOGELBERG. Seeking lineage. Thank you
Please email to Barbara Mason Lucas

Sat., 21 Mar 1997


On Roy V. OTTO. And, George McCABE owner of former McCabe Hardware Store in Petosky.
Please email response to Terry McCabe

Wed., 14 May 1997


h4>I am looking for information on: George William MCGULPIN He was my grandfather.(on my mother's side)
Please email response to Dale Maginity

Sat, 16 Aug 1997


Sophronia (GODFREY) MCNEAL/MCNEIL was living in Good Hart, Emmet Co., MI at the time of the 1880 Census. She was 65 years old and a school teacher living with her son in law, Edward COLE. Also, she bought the land in Good Hart in March 1883. I would like to have an obit, death record, and burial location for her if possible. Thanks!
Please email response to Peter E. Skarp

Wed., 30 Oct 1996


MILBRANDT from Center Twp., Emmet Co., MI
Please email to Lowell Kosloskey

Lowell Kosloskey, 2801 Charlevoix, MI 49770, 1-616-347-9782



Sat, 21 Mar 1997


On Roy V. OTTO. And, George McCABE owner of former McCabe Hardware Store in Petosky.
Please email response to Terry McCabe


Sun, 20 Apr 1997



Mon, 22 Sep 1997


I would appreciate information concerning William Eldridge PATTERSON, born 1/14/1847 in Nunda, Livingston Co., New York and moved to Emmet County in 1877. He married Mariah Jessie GRANDY 5/4/1876, daughter of Royal GRANDY and Julia A. SMITH GRANDY of Oswayo Twp., Potter County, PA. Their daughter, Pearl Adelia PATTERSON married William Henry STANTON 4/19/1903. William Henry STANTON was the son of John William STANTON and Emma Harmon STANTON GLEASON. Thank you for any information concerning these names.
Please email response to: A. Wiebenga

Sat, 2 May 1998


I am looking for descendants and ancestors of William PEASLEE (b. abt. 1825, Canada, d. after 1900), his wife, Mary FULLER PEASLEE, and their known children; Ersula, Phoebe, Sally, Howard, Augustus, William, and Jesse. William PEASLEE and wife were living in Petoskey at the time of the 1900 census.  I am interested in all with the PEASLEE surname in Michigan. I descend from William PEASLEE's possible brother, Augustus PEASLEE. Their father was Luke PEASLEE (1800-abt. 1890). Any information about this family will be greatly appreciated!
Please email response to: Melinda Anderson

Mon, 23 Dec 1996


Looking for information regarding Michael HANNAH born 11-1848, Ire. and wife Mabel May PECK, born 4-1875, RI, married. 21 Mar 1894. On 1900 Petoskey Census (living on Charlevoix St.) with children, Welcome H. HANNAH, Maude M. HANNAH, and Velma S. HANNAH.
Please email response to Ralph Clouse

Mon, 22 Sep 1997


Looking for information regarding Charles H PHILLIPS, born 1872, possibly in Petoskey. Father was Robert J PHILLIPS (a salesman, born in NY in 1844) and mother Eliza, (born 1847). Charles had a sister (b. 1868), and a brother (b. 1887). Charles married Jennifer CARTER, but left her and their son Robert to seek gold in the Klondike. Jennie later married Joseph STEIN and settled in LaSalle, IL. I believe that some of the PHILLIPS family in Petoskey later moved to Superior, WI.
Please email response to: Alan Stein

Sat, 7 Feb 1998


Looking for information on a John PIERSON, father William PIERSON. Willaim PIERSON married Nancy McWHERTER. Willing to share information. Nancy buried in cemetery in Emmet Co. Please reply.
Please email response to Ray E. North

Sun, 15 Mar 1998


I am searching for PRINDLE ancestors that possibly lived, died, gave birth, and were buried, in Emmet Co. Mainly during the time frame of 1850 to about 1900's, I think. Thank You, Leah.
Please email response to Leah Veatch

Sun, 15 Mar 1998


I am interested in all PROBASCO surname info, research and family trees. I have begun an extensive PROBASCO database and plan to use it to direct PROBASCO researchers to others who may be researching their line. The PROBASCOs were in Emmet County in the 1900's.
Please email response to Nora Probasco

Fri, 18 Apr 1997





Sat, 8 Feb 1997


Lillian Adams RIDLEY was living in Petoskey during the 1910 Census. She was 48 years old, living with her mother Marion L. ADAMS and her son William A. RIDLEY, 23 years old. I would like to have any information on the RIDLEY's following that time. Did they stay in Petoskey following her mother's death in 1918? Did William marry? Any assistance would be appreciated. I will be glad to check on Texas info in exchange.
Please email response to: Patricia Reece

Wed, 12 Mar 1997


William P. ROBERTSON :(my great grandfather) born Sept 1851 in Depeyster or Hammond, NY. wife Elizabeth BOW. Last known to be Captain of S.S. Chief Watatama a ferry between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace during the 1910's and 20's.Their children: William Henry ROBERTSON (my grandfather) born Feb 6, 1872 Burdickville, MI. died Milwaukee, WI. Oct 21, 1938. Zilpha ROBERTSON born 1875 she worked on the Ann Arbor ferry from Frankfort, MI., Fred ROBERTSON born 1877, Ralph ROBERTSON born 1879, and Dudley born July 1884. Also, Henry ROBERTSON a brother of William P. ROBERTSON born June 1852, St. Lawrence County, NY. Henry's children: Arthur Henry ROBERTSON born Jan 1879, Charlie ROBERTSON born Aug 1880, Hattie ROBERTSON born Aug 1882, Olive ROBERTSON born Aug 1886, and Marlie Lucille ROBERTSON born April 1896. There were ROBERTSON's in the Ludington area in the 1930's and 1940's . Any information or contacts will be welcome. Will share all information I have.
Please email response to: Jim Robertson

Sat, 20 Sep 1997


Family of 6 found dead in remote Michigan cabin July, 1968. Can you give me any info about this incident? The ROBISON family was from "Lathrup Village, Mi". The case is an unsolved crime. The town where the crime took place is "Goodhart", I think. There was very little information on the web page I found it on.
Please email response to Robert Teed

Sun, 23 Feb 1997


Simon(Sam) ROSE married Victoria Elizabeth (Lizzie) CAMPBELL born in Antrim County in 1864, the daughter of William H. & Isabella CAMPBELL. Sam ROSE was the Mayor of Charlevoix, MI 1904, believe to be born in Emmet County. Any information on the CAMPBELL or ROSE families, 1862 to present would be very appreciated.
Please email response to: Cynthia Campbell Kalczynski

Sat, 16 Aug 1997


Searching for descendants of Frank RUSSELL, born 1880's to William Alexander RUSSELL & Lois COUNTRYMAN RUSSELL at Ogdensburg, NY. In Dec. 1933, he is listed as Capt. Frank RUSSELL of Petoskey, MI in his mother's obituary.
Please email to Paul Russell


Sat, 13 Sep 1997


I am seeking descendants of Samuel H. and Elizabeth M. (Wheaton) SANBORN. Samuel was born about 1822 in Pensylvania. They may have married in Ontario. Their children were: Horace C. born 1875 in Charlevoix Co, Ada born about 1877 in Boyne City, Emma J. born 1886 in Milton Twp, Antrim Co, and Wallace born about 1890. The last known location of the family is from a photograph of the 1897 class of the Depew School in Resort Twp, Emmet Co in which seven year old Wallace appears.
Please email to: Dean Wheaton

Tue, 14 Oct 1997


Looking for the parents of Alexander C. SANDERS (b. 1832, d. 1893 in Delaware Bend, OH) and married Susan WOODCOX on 7 Oct 1856.  They had the following children: George SANDERS, b. 1869, and twin Marion SANDERS, Benjamin Franklin SANDERS, b. 26 Sept 1862, William SANDERS, John SANDERS, Charles SANDERS, Josephus Alvin SANDERS, b.1862, James SANDERS, Edward SANDERS, and Malinda J SANDERS.  Several children supposedly moved to the Detroit area in search of work during the Depression.  Some worked at a mental hospital there. Son, Benjamin Franklin SANDERS, had the following children living throughout Michigan:  Joseph Franklin SANDERS, b. 1889, Roy Benajmin SANDERS, b. 1891, Albert Lawrence SANDERS, b 1893, Pearl Martha SANDERS, b. 1895, Mary Ethel SANDERS, b. 1897, Lawrence Ugean SANDERS, b. 1900, Arthur Gerald SANDERS, b. 1904, William Elger SANDERS, b. 1904 or 1905, John Paul SANDERS,b. 1906 and Frank SANDERS,Jr. Benajmin Franklin (Frank) SANDERS lived in Pellston, Emmet Co. Any information you could provide me with would be extremely helpful.
Please email to: Mary Davidson

Sat, 8 Feb 1997


Comfort Hanscom SAXTON was living in Petoskey at the time of the 1900 Census. She was an 80 year old widow living with her sister Marion L. ADAMS. She was not listed with the ADAMS family in the 1910 Census. I would like to have an obit and burial location for her if possible.
Please email to: Patricia Reece

Mon, 28 Apr 1997


Looking for any information on Charles and/or Emma Eliza (SHATTUCK) SHAW. They were married in Sparta, MI in 1875 and lived in Sparta, Alleyton, Lisbon, and Newaygo from 1875 until 1879-80 when they moved to Petoskey, MI. Charles died in Petoskey in 1899. Before his marriage to Emma, Charles was married to Mary Ellen (THORP(e)). They had 5 children; Walter SHAW, George SHAW, Melvin SHAW, Charles SHAW and Nellie SHAW. Mary Ellen (Ellen) died in 1874 in Alleyton, MI. Before her marriage to Charles, Emma Eliza SHATTUCK was a school teacher in Sparta, MI.
Please email information to: Judy Palmaffy

Tue, 25 Feb 1997


I am looking for STOLL and COLE families. The first is Frederick STOLL, born in Germany and came through Canada into Michigan. He died 23 Feb 1926 in Emmet Co., MI. Wife's name Catherine, died 5 May 1936. Some of Frederick's children were Henry, Clarence, William, Alice, Edna and Maude all born in Emmet Co. William has boys in Lansing. Henry was born Sept. 12, 1890 and died 1959 in Luce Co., MI. He drew social security and army pension. I am also looking for my GGrandfather, first name unknown, last is COLE. His daughter's name is Bernice COLE born February 22, 1897 in Emmet Co., died 1974 in Lambertville, Michigan. Bernice and Henry were married in Emmet Co. and they were the only one's to move to Chippewa Co.

Information UPDATE posted 20 Jul 1997: Fredrick STOLL born 1852 and his wife Catherine ???????? came from Germany to Canada to Emmet Co. MI. Children were William, Henry, Clarence, Maude (June), Alice and Edna. Any info on this family would be appreciated. Jasper COLE and wife Anna HIETT/HYATT lived in Littlefield Twp., Emmet Co. in 1897. Jasper COLE may have come from Scotland to New York to Emmet Co. Their children were Laura, Mable, Bernice, and Jim. I have nothing on the COLE family other than my Grand- mother Bernice COLE, any info would be very much appreciated.
Please e-mail response to: Mary Barnt

Mon, 18 Aug 1997


Looking for information on F. E. SUDMAN, from Emmet Co., who married Burton/Berton TIBBITS in Pellston, Mi. in 1905. They had a daughter named, Rachel Olive TIBBITS. They lived in Boyne Falls, Mi. They, Burton/ Berton, and F. E. were buried in Boyne Falls, in the late 1950's or the early 1960's. They had a son born in Petoskey, Emmet Co., MI in 1909, James A. TIBBITS. Thank you for your help.
Please email response to: Patricia Leveille

Sat, 16 Aug 1997


Jessie Elmira SUGGITT, b Jan 11, 1876 in Emmet Co., Petoskey, MI. Siblings: Lewis SUGGITT; Jennie SUGGITT; Edith SUGGITT; Mabel SUGGITT. Married George Clementine MOAK, 1896 in Emmet Co, Petoskey. Moved to Wexford Co., Cadillac, MI. One child, George Valentine MOAK, b 1900.
Please email response to T. Moak

Sat, 7 Mar 1998


Edwin A. SWARTOUT, born Dec 1854 Pellston, Emmet Co, MI, d bef 27 Oct 1919, m bef 19 Nov 1883 to Mary R. STANLEY;  Edwin, son of Charles H. SWARTOUT, b about 1833 NY, d 1884, married about 1854 Lucy A. SWARTOUT, born about 1836 NY, d after 1894 MI; Charles emigrated to MI about 1854?  Would like to correspond with anyone having links to any of these families.
Please email response to Kathie MacGregor

Sun, 12 Apr 1998


Searching for info on Charles H. SWARTOUT or his family.  Wife was Lucy A. and children were Edwin A., William A., Eliza J., Charles A., Arthur E., Mary Estelle, Inez A. and Freddie A.  Charles and his family owned land in Emmet county beginning in the 1860's.  Charles is buried in the Cross Village cemetery.  He was born November 30, 1833 in Ithica, Tompkins Co, New york.  He died on November 12, 1887.  He was in the military and served in the 8th Michigan Infantry.  He originally was in Company F (enlisted on Sept 17, 1861) and then was promoted to 1st Lieut, Co H.  Then promoted to 2nd lieut. of the same Company. Finally, he was promoted to Captain of Company K.  He  mustered out on July 30, 1865.  He previously had lived in Prairieville, Barry Co, MI.  Sesrching for his middle name, parents names or wife's maiden name.  I believe his mother died about 1865 in Barry or Kalamazoo counties. I do not know if any of his family is buried near him.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please email response to: Mila Powell or


Mon, 18 Aug 1997


I'm looking for information on my Mother and Uncle and Grandparents. Mother's name was Rachel Olive TIBBITS; Grandparent's were Burton and F. E. [or Effie] TIBBITS. Also, I think my Great Grandparents lived in Charlevoix. SUDMAN was the last name. I think they all lived in Boyne Falls. Grandfather was a laborer. Would appreciate any information on them. Thank you. Patricia Leveille. I was told we have Indian blood, too. Don't know if it is Ottawa or Chippewa.
Patricia Leveille

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.
Email information to: Bruce Kopf

Fri, 18 Apr 1997


PUYOT and LaVECK (LeVECK). Wanted: Any information on the following: My GGGrandfather was Anthony THOMPSON, dates and places of birth/death unknown. He was a lighthouse keeper on Skilagalle Island off Cross Village. His father (name unknown) had been a lighthouse keeper in England. Anthony THOMPSON married Margaret PUYOT (my GGGrandmother), date and place unknown. Margaret's father's first wife had died and Margaret was a child by his second wife (name unknown). Margaret had three half brothers and sisters: Mary PUYOT, Josette PUYOT and Pete PUYOT. Josette PUYOT was born in a canoe in Lake Michigan and Mary married a son of Chief PETOSKEY. Margaret PUYOT was from Cross Village and is buried there. Anthony and Margaret THOMPSON had a daughter named Louisa THOMPSON (born about 1903,) (my Great Grandmother) on Skilagalle Island. Louisa THOMPSON married my Great Grandfather, John LaVECK (LeVECK) about 1891 in Escanaba, MI. They had three children: Emery H. LaVECK, b 10 Jul 1892, Stella LaVECK, b 10 May 1894 and Jennie Louise LaVECK (my Grandmother), b 5 Aug 1896. All above information on the THOMPSON and PUYOT families is from a note written 25 years ago by a Great Aunt.
Please email Barbara Macksey

Thu., 28 May 1998


Looking for George Hamilton THOMPSON, born 9 Sept 1880 in Cadillac, died 2 Dec 1965 Harbor Springs, Michigan.  Need information on who he married and names of children. All I have is that he was a blacksmith in the Harbor Springs area. Would also like anything on his sister Rose THOMPSON GILMAN, born 9 July 1878 Cadillac, died 22 October 1974 in Petoskey. Thank you for your time and any help you can give me in the search for my ggrandfather's family.
Please email to Carol Jeffries


Thu, 13 Nov 1997


I am looking for information about the UNDERHILL family that may have lived in Emmet County around 1891.  Their son, Almarion UNDERHILL, fell from a tree while doing carpentry work in Harbor Springs in February, 1891.  He died in Old Mission, Grand Traverse County, but had not lived there for long.  He may have come from Emmet County.  His parents, too, may have lived there.  Any ideas?
Please email to Mike Henry


Sun, 12 Apr 1998


Searching for name VAN ALTENBURG might also be listed as VAN ALTENBURG or VON VALKENBURGH. The information is written as being in Coleman, Emmet Co., Michigan. Abraham VON ALTENBURG born in Mich in 1837 his wife Mary VAN WERMER. Had one daughter that I know Loretta VAN ALTENBURG born 1866 married Charles WONDERLY lived in Juneau Co., WI.  Any possible info on this family would be very helpful to me.  Thank you very much.
Please email response to: JoAnn Lindenlaub

Mon, 28 Apr 1997


Melvin VAN CAMP was born 2/6/1919, died 11/1971; spent early years in Petoskey, Emmet County, MI., moved to Ohio about 1925. Looking for father and mother of Melvin (my father), and any other information. Do not have access to Michigan 1920 Census, can someone look it up for me? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Rita from Ohio.
Please email to Rita Ramseyer

Sun, 20 Oct 1996


Seeking anyone who is researching VAN RIPER ancestral information. My GGrandparents, Francis Marion VAN RIPER and Esther (NEEB) VAN RIPER settled at Walloon Lake, Charlevoix Co., MI in 1922 but both died in Emmet County. Their children, Claude F. VAN RIPER, born 17 Apr 1883 and my Grandmother, Mabel (VAN RIPER) STANTON, b 9 Dec 1885, also settled at Walloon Lake.
Please email to Denise Frederick

Sat, 18 Jan 1997


I have a Clement VAN RIPER, b c1842, d 07 Nov 1872 (drowned in Lake Michigan) at Beaver Island, Charlevoix, MI; married c1862-70 Elizabeth WHITNEY at Saint James, Charleviox, MI, b 24 Jun 1844 at Mackinac Island, MI, d 24 Jan 1938 at Charlevoix, Charleviox Co., MI. Elizabeth m 2nd, Daniel WILLIAMS, 10 Sep 1875. Clement was a School Teacher and Lighthouse Keeper. Have more information on Elizabeth to share. Would appreciate additional information on Clement. Regards, Bruce Kopf
Please email to Bruce Kopf

Sun, 26 Apr 1998


I am searching for surnames from Emmet, Cheboygan and Mackinac County. Also searching LeBLANC/LaBLANC/LaBLANCE surnames. The LEBLANC family traveled along the waterways of Emmet, Cheboygan and Mackinac counties fishing. The family of Samuel LeBLANC ended up in Charlevoix, around Beaver and Garden Island. (Charlevoix County was then called Manitou County). Samuel LeBlanc went to Beaver Island, MI, USA and became a fisherman, then moved back to Cheboygan, MI. He died there and was buried on Bois Blanc Island, MI. I'd like any information on Samuel, Narsus & Celestine LeBLANC. PLEASE HELP! I can take Samuel LeBlanc's family way back- but next to nothing about his brothers - Narsus or Celestine LeBLANC. Have quite a lot of information - but still need to fill in missing parts.
Other Northern Michigan surnames I am searching: Belanger/Belonga/ Belongia/Christe/Christie/Davenport/Duffina/DeMers/DuMars/Fountain/ Frazier/Howell/Jardo/King/Knapp/LaBlance/LeBlanc/Mainville/Miville/ Pond/Porter/Roi/Roy/Vincent/Wachter/Whitney/Vrooman/Young(s)
Report Section: (Almost all form Northern Michigan or Canada)
I have shared mine, please share yours. Thanks!
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Please email response to Michele Dipert


Sat, 28 Feb 1998


Seeking descendants of Addie SHAW, born 1867 in Gratiot Co, MI, and Frank WALSH, born 1854 in Canada. They were married in 1888. Frank WALSH died in 1905; Addie married Grant KEISER in 1911 in Petoskey. The children of Frank and Addie WALSH include Minnie WALSH, born 1893, married Benneville YODER in 1909 in Emmet Co.
Please email response to: Priscilla Parr

Sat, 13 Sep 1997


I am seeking all descendants of Melville and Anne (HUNT) WHEATON for a book to be published, The WHEATONs of Northern Michigan. The family arrived as adults in the early 1870s in Charlevoix County from Ontario. In 1879 a homestead was taken out at Birch Point on the north arm of Walloon Lake. There were eight children in the family: Joseph R. (ten children), Mary Jane (married Alex MILNE, no issue), Sarah Ann (married George A. WARDROP, nine children), Elizabeth Martha (married Samuel H. SANBORN, four children), Charles M. (eight children), Katherine (married James P. FLASHMAN, seven children), and Andrew E. (twelve children). All the children and their families lived in the Charlevoix-Emmet County area. I am especially interested in finding descendants of Elizabeth and Charles .
Dean Wheaton

Sat, 2 May 1998


I am looking for any records of Patrick J. WELCH and his wife, Hattie (Harriet) WELCH who lived in Boyne City, Charlevoix Co., MI. Patrick WELCH owned a saloon.  I found them in the 1900 census but I am unable to find them before that.  Patrick's mother's name was Mary GINELY and his father Anthony WELCH.  Hattie's father was Andrew MILLER. Thank you, Kathleen.
Please email response to: Kathleen Christian

Thu., 28 May 1998


Information on the origion of the name of Welsheimer Road would be appreciated.
Please email to Jon Phillips

Mon, 11 May 1998


I am looking for info on a George WILSON who lived in or around Petoskey, Mich about 1900. He had a wife Josie and at least 3 children but I have no other information. Thank you, Ted Arnold.
Please email response to: Ted Arnold




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