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Many...but not all...of the memorials I have posted are of family members. I would like each of these memorials to eventually be as rich and detailed as the people whose lives they commemorate. |
In many cases I don't have any photos of an individual, or the BEST photo of an indvidual. If you do, PLEASE post them in their memorials! If you have obituaries, biographical sketches or first hand accounts, I am happy to add them. If there are errors that need correcting, PLEASE let me know. If you are an interested family member, I would enjoy hearing from you.
ALSO, if there are existing 'Find A Grave' memorials for other UNLINKED family members out in the world, please LINK them to the rest of the family, or contact me about linking them together. Linkage is one of the wonderful features of 'Find A Grave.'
'Find A Grave' offers us all a fantastic opportunity to memorialize and chronicle all the strands of our individual family history...and make it accessible to our extended family. It is an opportunity to both honor those family members that have gone on ahead and also celebrate our own heritage.
My mission of heart is to honor each of my Michigan emigrant forbearers by commemorating their final resting places and those of as many of their descendants as I can locate. Needless to say, this ultimately involves thousands of individuals who share a common blood line...and many branches that have since left Michigan for other distant points.
NOTE: Anyone is welcome to use any gravestone photographs I have taken. No prior permission is required.
On the side of my father, MAX WILLIAM CRONK, those early Michigan forbearers are:
JACOB CRONK (1792-1869), and his wife, ELIZABETH "BETSEY" (CRONK) CRONK (1793-1880), #53750695, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Barry Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1858, from New York State
LUCY L. CURTIS (1828-1900), #53750317, wife of LEVI CRONK (1816-1902), #53750147, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Barry Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1858, from New York State
LEMUEL LEWIS, SR. (1801-1863), #20501574, buried in Hastings Twp. Cemetery, Barry Co., MI. His first wife and my ancestor, SARAH BANCROFT, died before coming to Michigan. Lemuel came to Michigan between 1852-1856, from Ohio, with his second wife, AGNES ANNIS KEELER (1818-1899), #20501566
WILLIAM SCOTT MELOY (1817-1903), #53759237, and his wife, FANNY PATTERSON (1815-1890), #53759421, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Barry Co., MI - Came to Michigan between 1841-1843, from New York State
LOTHROP MOSS (1815-1872), #53677658, and his wife, MAILA DOTY (1819-1884), #53681330, buried in Richfield Union Cemetery, Davison, Genesee Co., MI. - Came to Michigan in May of 1852, from New York State
HARVEY DOTY (1793-1862), buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Davison, Genesee Co., MI (War of 1812 Veteran & Descendant of Edward Doty-Dotey of the Mayflower). His wife and my ancestor, APHIAH AUSTIN (1801-1852), #45592730, died before the family came to Michigan and is buried in Tower Cemetery, Porter Center, Niagara Co., NY. Harvey came to Michigan in May of 1852, from New York State
VANRENSSELAER TYLER (1794-1887) (War of 1812 Veteran), and his wife, REBECCA DEWEY (1800-1860), #54291298, buried in Harwood Cemetery, Washtenaw Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1829, from New York State (They are my earliest Michigan ancestors)
DARIUS DOUGLASS (1797-1868), #54288714, and his wife, SARAH HALSTED (1797-1844), #54288762, buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI - Came to Michigan in September of 1835, from New York State
On the side of my mother, VIRGINIA ELIZABETH PETTIT, those early Michigan forbearers are:
DAVID PETTED (1814-1873), #53886743, and his wife, ELIZABETH O'BRIEN (c1825-1859), #53886779, buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery. David was in Michigan by 1837, from Ireland, having arrived in New York aboard the 'Rhode Island' on 28 March 1834.
PATRICK O'BRIEN (1775-1871), and his wife, ELIZABETH ____?____ (1785-1843), #53779115, buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI (They are my 4X-gr-grandparents and the oldest set of ancestors I have in Michigan) - Came to Michigan in the early 1840's, from Ireland
PATRICK GORMAN (1800-1875), #55917738, and his wife, ROSE TURRELL (1822-1869), #54604184, buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Parnell, Vergennes Twp., Kent Co., MI. Came to Michigan between 1854-1856, from Ireland via New York State
JOSEPH STEINEBACH (1846-1918), #53546500, and his wife, MARY VOGT (1855-1946), #53546538, buried in St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Hannah, Grand Traverse Co., MI - Joseph had come to Michigan by 1874, from Germany
JOSEPH VOGT (1815-1889), and his wife, BERNADETTA BOTT (1830-1907), #31380911, buried at Visitation Cemetery, North Dorr, Allegan Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1865, from Germany via Canada
PETER SCHMIDT (1819-1892), #53623356, and his wife, KATHARINE GOELZ (1819-1902), #53623544, buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI - Came to Michigan in 1855, from Germany, having arrived in New York aboard the 'Louisiana', 26 November 1855.
ANNA WINZIG (1861-1940), wife of AUGUST PETER SCHMIDT (1852-1938), #53623035, buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI - Was in Michigan by 1891, from Germany via Cincinnati, OH (Anna was my last ancestor to immigrate to Michigan)
In the spirit of goodwill, I am happy to transfer 'Find A Grave' memorials (provided that they have no tie-in with my own family lines) to other individuals who do have a family connection. Creating the 'Find A Grave' memorials is its own reward in knowing that I will be providing this information to possible farflung family members...as so many people, in far away places, have provided for me.
TRANSFER PROCEDURE: When making a request, please DO NOT use the public message board on my site.
1. For ease of transfer, please select the 'EDIT' tab at the top right of the individual's memorial.
2. Then, select 'SUGGEST A CORRECTION OR PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION'.
3. Make your request known and PLEASE include your 'Find A Grave' member number.
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|WMVAN||VAN HEMERT @ Cascade|
THANKS, Mike, for your very clear, readable pics and braving your weather. Could you also insert a space between "Van" and "Hemert". It helps the search ALL come out on one page, thanks ! Bill
Added by WMVAN on Dec 04, 2013 5:46 PM
|N L Wilson Kelly||RE: Pearl Bell Lewis Kent # 64070218|
Glad to be of help. I am only connected through the Sweet Family.
I found Arthur & Ivy together in:
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Roll: T625_767; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 1036.
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: East Jordan, Charlevoix, Michigan; Roll: 980; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 155.0.
This census also has Archie Sweet, Lodger, who would become Ivy's husband sometime soon after.
Since the gravemarker does not indicate dates, I have no idea of her death date, & cannot find Record of Death yet; except that after her death Archie re-married in 1936.
Arthur at age 57 is found in 1940:
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: East Jordan, Charlevoix, Michigan; Roll: T627_1739; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 15-12.
Although I don't have the actual Death Record,
Charlevoix County Clerk's Office
Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA
Charlevoix County Services & Information Center
ID 12270 Death Records
Name of Deceased: Kent, Arthur
Place of Death: Charlevoix Twp.
Date of Death: 8/22/1958
The only Kent listed in the local Sunset Hill Cemetery in East Jordan, Charlevoix County is Nathan Kent. Please check his grave marker also. Alas, no dates are given there either.
|N L Wilson Kelly||Pearl Bell Lewis Kent # 64070218|
Of interest is the grave marker; please note grave marker of Pearl's daughter Iva Sweet #5734563 in Morris Cemetery, Antrim County, Michigan.
Though many miles apart, we can only assume both markers were made by husband and father Arthur Kent.
|DPart||RE: Electa E. Wakefield - Pine Grove Cemetery|
I have a hard copy from the cemetery of the plot. I do not have the ability at the moment to scan it into the computer and forward it to you, however, if you send me an address to email@example.com, I will be more than happy to send it to you via snail mail.
Although I am building a database of the pics I have taken, I am doing so much research, that I will not be keeping lot information other than my own family tree, and will wind up using the sheet of paper as scrap otherwise.
Added by DPart on Oct 24, 2013 4:41 AM
|DPart||Electa E. Wakefield|
Mike,the enumeration breaks down as follows:
P = Pine Grove Cemetery (this is a municipal cemetery, and the office maintains records for a few other cemeteries in the city as well)
23 = the section of Pine Grove Cemetery
3341 = the lot number
1, 2, 3 etc = the order in which the person was buried in the lot.
I have transferred Electa's memorial to you, as you obviously have the ability to maintain it and flesh it out with far more information than I ever could. As a genealogist, it is far more important to me to have as complete a record as possible, than just another "feather" in my cap so to speak.
Added by DPart on Oct 24, 2013 4:25 AM
|DPart||Electa E. Wakefield|
Electa is buried in the plot with with George Wakefield, Sarah A. Conger, and Adella M. Wakefield. The dates suggest she is the daughter of George and Sarah. I have created a memorial for her, and uploaded a pic of both her and Sarah's stones to their respective memorials. Unfortunately, there is no stone for George and Adella. The inscription on Sarah's stone states that George was an M.D.
Added by DPart on Oct 23, 2013 2:24 PM
|Eugene Denslow||Lansing Eastern High School|
I am Eugene Denslow and I went to school
with a Mike Cronk at Lansing Eastern High School
1968 Graduating class.
Would you be this Mike? If so we were good friends at one time. If so please E-MAIL me at
firstname.lastname@example.org I would like to hear from you. ----- Eugene
|Julie Marsh||RE: Daniel & Nancy Dickson - Bailey Cemetery|
Thank you for taking the time to add these photos.
|Cyndi Saxton Jorae||Cook Transfers|
Thank you very much for transferring my Cook family. You do a wonderful job with Find A Grave!
|Diggin for one||Zelma & Clifford Baynton|
Thank you very much for fulfilling my photo requests. I appreciate the time and effort you spent on my behalf. I hope the day was pleasant for your cemetery walk.
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