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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.
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 (????-????), #55917738, and his wife, ROSE TURRELL (c1823-1869), #54604184. Rose is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Parnell, Kent Co., MI, which is where I suspect that Patrick is also buried. 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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|Sherman-Thomas||RE: Sharon Loren Sargent & Eliza Jane Way - Cascade Cemetery|
Thank you for taking care of this.
Thanks for the photo!
Added by MGKTLJE on Apr 23, 2013 9:12 AM
Mike - thank you for the photographs !
|Trish||MRS. ANNA MARY FASEL|
I adder her obit today for you!
Added by Trish on Apr 11, 2013 7:58 PM
|Bev Edwards||Stevens Transfers|
Thank you for the transfers Mike
|Chris||RE: Dutmers Family|
Thank you Mike - it's been a pleasure. You did incredible work and it is really appreciated! Hopefully I run into another line that I need to work that you've already touched on :).
Added by Chris on Mar 29, 2013 8:30 PM
|Chris||RE: Dutmers Dutch Records|
:) My Dutch is almost zilch but my stepmother is from the Netherlands so when I have a question I ask her.
Remember they do the dates differently - 2/3/1859 would be March 2nd, 1859.
Registratiedatum 02-02-1859 (Registration date)
Geboorte 02-02-1859 Uithuizen (Born - date/location - for Uithuizen you have to choose Netherlands-Groningen-Eemsmond-Uithuizen)
Kind Johannes Dutmers (Born - name)
Geslacht m (Gender)
Vader Kornelis Dutmers (Father)
Leeftijd 29 jaar (Father's age)
Beroep daglooner (Father's occupation)
Moeder Grietje Smit (Mother)
Beroep dagloonster (Mother's occupation)
Bron Geboorteregister Uithuizen 1859 (I'm not 100% sure but I take this as the birth register of Uithuizen)
Aktenummer 8 (Record #8 - for the year/town)
There are several of these that I know must have died here and am frustrated that the death records aren't available. The patriarch Jannens Hindriks Dutmers married my 4x great aunt who died in the Netherlands. I'd love to create memorials for both of them and then link all these Dutmers children together but I don't know where she's buried and I don't know when he died. Their son Cornelius is the same problem - I know he must have died between 1872-1880 and yet I can't find the death record. The Dutch records are easier to find!
Thanks for doing the updates - I'll probably be sending more your way throughout today - I'm down to working on Martin and his brother James and their families and then I'll be done with this family for what I'm interested in.
Added by Chris on Mar 23, 2013 1:47 PM
|Chris||RE: John Dutmers...Dutmer/Dutmers|
The Dutmers are pretty distantly related to me - your Martin that you refer to is a grandson of Martje Jans Graftema who was a sister to my 4x great grandmother Grietje Jans Graftema. The Dutmers and Graftema's all intermingled with my Denhof and Cook/Kuis lines and all came from the province of Groningen. Your Martin's dad James was a brother of this John Dutmer's dad Cornelius.
If you're willing I'll just send you the updates as I find them - I'm going to work on this line, primarily using what you have to launch it since you've got so much done.
Thanks - Chris
Added by Chris on Mar 21, 2013 9:30 PM
|G L O R Y B E ~ Gotta Lotta Our Relatives...||RE: Henry O'Brien Mehen - Transfer|
Your welcome my pleasure :)
Enjoy Shana in AZ
|4th Michigan Infantry||RE: Memorial transfer|
Mike, I would appreciate a copy of the obituary for Stephen Aldrich if it's convenient. Thank you for your offer. George
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