|Ruby MeShawboose (#47295089)|
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|Kokopelli||Holy Childhood Indian School|
Ruby, here is a link I found on line. This is the nun, or group mother at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs who has now passed on. Out of respect, I will not comment on her behavior, but we all know what went on in those indian boarding schools.
|Kokopelli||RE: Mount Pleasant Indian Boarding School|
Ruby, You might find something in the Clark Historical Library. Not sure if you CMU retains records or old newspapers either. My friend, Chris Czopek of Lansing who has been researching the men of company K, 1st Michigan sharpshooters has found alot of information in the Archieves building in Lansing. I wonder if any of the churches would have records.
That is a very worthy project you are working on. If I lived closer to you, I would be glad to help. I attended Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs in 1973. The nuns were pretty rough on us indian kids. My family was also there in the 50's and we know that children died there too while attending the school.
|Kokopelli||RE: Identification of Indian Bill Pe-na-se-wa-ge-schick|
Marcus Otto also had a brother, my gr gr uncle named Solomon Otto. Unfortunately, he was diagonosed with (tuberculosis) or in old medical terms, consumtion, and was sent to Harpers Hospital in Detroit. There, he was told of his condition and limited life exptectancy. He was discharged from the hospital and wanted to go back to Weidman where his family was so he could pass in peace. However, somewhere between Detroit and Wiedman, along the railroad line, he passed away and never made it home. We speculate that he was given to an undertaker, or in the worst case, was thrown from the train and never arrived. His final resting spot known only to the creator.
Speaking to Uncle Simon Otto, he tells me that Marcus is buried at the family farm in Weidman and there are 8-9 known graves there. His death certificate says he was buried in the cemetery at Weidman which we think is Nottawa.
I would be willing to transfer the management of the Indian Bill memorial to you if you would like. If you would be willing, I will transfer right away. After reading of the mention of his passing, I thought he was deserving of a memorial on line. Im glad that you picked it up to complete his ID.
Walk in peace
|Kokopelli||Identification of Indian Bill Pe-na-se-wa-ge-schick|
Ruby, thank you for your help. When I received the obituary for my GR GR Grandfather Marcus Otto, this secondary death noticed was also mentioned. The information was limited at best and I felt that his time here was worthy of mention. I thank you and so does Bill.
Walk In Peace,
We shall burn sage to honor this man.