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Jim Shearer (#46589264)
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Bio Photo I am an retired electrical engineer who got into family research a few years ago. Now am an adict on finding family history I live in Michigan, which itself is a font of history, and have found that my family were pioneers and have famous connections, much of which I hadn't known about. Taking pictures of headstones connected to the family has helped tidy up family relationships, since with the headstone dates, a person can go and look up old newspapers for more data. Along with some other sites like, findagrave is a nice way to leave some of that history to be found by others.
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Petoskey History 1852-2002
Chief Petoskey
Thank you for the fine tribute you made for Chief Petoskey.
Record added: Sep 19, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 15815110.
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Dec 07, 2014 1:11 AM
Suzan McAllister
Thank You!
Thank you for all the hard work, cuz.
Added by Suzan McAllister on Sep 11, 2014 2:03 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: Joseph Hoffman
Hi Jim,

Thank you. I have not found anything on Clara yet. It would be interesting to find a ship list on the family. The 3 boy's would've been so young if they just came over with their father.

Joseph and Elizabeth did marry here. I found the record on the Emmet County Clerks site.

Will keep searching :)

Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jul 23, 2014 3:05 PM
John/Jackie Cassidy
Cassidy markers
HI. I am interested in taking over admin of a couple of your pages. Any interest? My Great Grandfather was Francis Cassidy. Please contact me at Thank you much! John
Added by John/Jackie Cassidy on Jul 15, 2014 1:04 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: Sobleski
Thank you so much!! Appreciate all the work you did putting them together. Jana
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jul 13, 2014 4:06 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: Hoffman
My mom's family is from the Brutus/Pellston area. Living in Harbor you must know the Hoffman line I am tracing? They are the Louis A Hoffman Nursery Family, which I have been trying to get in touch with Gerald Hoffman's kids but am having no luck. It's funny how we all connect somewhere's down the line :)
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jul 02, 2014 12:02 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
Hoffman family update
In my reply to you I meant to say the 1880 census, not the 1930. That was in Bear Creek, Emmet, Michigan.
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jul 02, 2014 8:19 AM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: Barbara (Hofmann) Paulus
The 1870 Census sounds right. Matthias is in Greenwood also. I think there was only one child born to John and Barbara. Joseph was born in 1879 in Michigan. The next oldest sibling there is quite a gap. The 1930 census also shows in John's household a step daughter Mary Smith age 6. So I am guessing that this Barbara was married to a Smith. I haven't found much on this family. Have no clue what Barbara's maiden name was. Do thank you for the edit. If you happen to find anymore info on them please let me know. Appreciate it :) By the way, your name is very familiar. By chance are you from the Brutus/Pellston area?
Thanks again,
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jul 02, 2014 7:35 AM
kathy marsh
Elizabeth C Whitcomb -1854
I am totally confused-you have Elizabeth as a daughter of Asa and Hannah-but children for Elizabeth being born 1806 which is 2 years before Hannah was even born. There is a Barnett family history site-I have written to that site also to help figure this out-he has Elizabeth d/o Asa and Hannah as married to John Mathias Barnett not Jacob. I am very confused. There is another Elizabeth Barnett born 1829 which would fit with Asa and Hannah better-maybe the 2 Elizabeth just need to be swapped.
Kathy Marsh
Added by kathy marsh on Mar 14, 2014 9:05 AM
kathy marsh
Rachel Margaret Thurman Whitcomb 1859-1934
just a quick note-Rachel's parent's are on the site but not linked to Rachel's page-
Joseph Absolom Thurman
Eveline Frances McCarty

Kathy Marsh
Added by kathy marsh on Mar 11, 2014 2:58 PM
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