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patrickinpetoskey (#47593707)
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Bio Photo I am a native of Boyne City, Michigan who currently resides just north of Petoskey, Michigan. I have actively researched my own family and its collateral lines for more than 30 years. In addition, I have also conducted paid research for those with ties to both Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. My involvement in both the Charlevoix County Genealogical Society and the Charlevoix County History Preservation Society has resulted in my maintaining a very large database of local history and genealogy- focusing on the early events and families of Charlevoix County.

Over the years I have relied heavily on sites such as Find-A-Grave to locate the final resting places of ancestors and others who have lived and died in more distant cities, states and countries. I can never adequately thank all of those dedicated volunteers who have logged in the countless thousands of names and tombstone images that they have access to within the regions that they live and research in. If each of us would make an effort to devote just a little time to this effort each year, what a remarkable resource this would be for both historians and genealogists.

My meager attempts at creating and maintaining profiles/memorials have been limited to my own relatives, ancestors and collateral line connections. I hope that the information that I have researched and provided will prove helpful to others with an interest in these same individuals and surnames. If you find that you have an ancestral connection to any of the folks whose memorial pages I maintain, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I am always happy to share and exchange information with other family members.

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Recently I have also begun to add a few "non-family" memorial pages for unrelated individuals. After many years of researching here in Michigan's Charlevoix and Emmet Counties, I have gleaned a great many obituaries and other items, which I have relied on for Genealogical Society newsletters and for use in local history articles and publications. Rather than have them gathering dust in my files, I have started to scan and add them here as time permits. While I will NOT transfer any Find-A-Grave memorials with a family connection, I would be happy to transfer these "non-family" memorials- IF the requester has a family connection and is interested in updating, linking and adding to the original memorial page.
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Maple Hill Cemetery Obituary Project
Elmira, Antrim County, Michigan

Many thanks for all of the kind words. My ancestors were early settlers within this community, so the individuals buried there were names that I grew up hearing about. While in most cases I have no further details than what I have already posted, I am happy that my obituary postings have assisted so many of you in locating family members and family connections.
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Bagley Cemetery Obituary Project
Gaylord, Otsego County, Michigan

While in most cases I have no further details than what I have already posted, I am happy that my obituary postings have assisted so many of you in locating family members and family connections.
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Hallock Cemetery Obituary Project
Gaylord, Otsego County, Michigan

While in most cases I have no further details than what I have already posted, I am happy that my obituary postings have assisted several of you in locating family members and family connections.
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The First Presbyterian Church, Boyne City, Charlevoix County, Michigan
Virtual Cemetery Project

The purpose of this project is to document and detail the lives of the former ministers of the First Presbyterian Church in Boyne City, Michigan. This project will encompass both the early church, located on the corner of Park and Ray Streets, and the present day church, located on the corner of Park and Pine Streets. It is my hope to eventually "link" all of these pastors and their spouses- creating an easy, on-line reference tool to explore this aspect of the history of Boyne City, Charlevoix County, Michigan.
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BAY TOWNSHIP VETERANS REMEMBERED
BAY TOWNSHIP, CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN

The purpose of this project is to document and detail the lives of the US veterans who are interred in Bay Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan. In the fall of 2014, Bay Township Board member, Georganna Monk, concerned that the many veterans interred within Bay Township’s three cemeteries might be overlooked in the nationally acclaimed Wreaths Across America (WAA) project, embarked on a mission to have each and every Bay Township veteran included and honored in this national tribute. Assisted by local veteran’s organizations, local historians, and the support of fellow board members and local residents, a preliminary list of veterans was soon established. Since that time, more names have been added to this compilation- the results of which will eventually be contained within a tribute booklet.

VIRTUAL CEMETERY PROJECT

To assist with the above outlined goal, the Bay Township Veterans Virtual Cemetery was created as a means of easy reference. Similar to the mission of the WAA project, it is our hope that these links will help others to recognize the contributions of these veterans and “to Remember, Honor and Teach.” We welcome your support and involvement with this noteworthy cause!!
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Petoskey History 1852-2002
RE: McCurdy, Gene
Thanks Patrick. I will put everything I have about Gene together and contact you soon!
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Apr 24, 2015 2:10 PM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
McCurdy, Gene
Hello! Hope the winter was good to you. Have you ever come across any information about Gene McCurdy? He was an 80 year old plus man who was in the newspaper for walking from Boyne City to Mackinaw City and then across the Bridge. I think, every year. I have a snap shot of him at 80 with a notation his full head of hair was black, and that he attributed it to eating fish all of his life. He had many children (some born in the Boyne area––early 1940s and before, even though he was born in the 1800s. I can’t find any trace of him so far. If you know of him, please let us known. Thanks for all the good work you continue to do!
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Apr 23, 2015 2:27 AM
Jana Marie Lashmit
Quinton White Sr
Hi Patrick,

Been very busy and without internet but wanted you to know I haven't forgotten.

I spoke with Quin regarding the info we spoke about. Will contact her sister and hopefully will have a pic, discharge papers etc one of these days.

Will keep you posted when I hear more.

Jana
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Apr 01, 2015 8:39 PM
Tammy Lemons Gibbs
Hi Patrick
I now have an account on this site. Your information on here is really helping me do my genealogy. I am so thankful I found you again. I am really starting to enjoy doing genealogy and I'm really excited about it. In some areas it's still a bit confusing but I'm getting it slowly tho.

Take Care
Tammy "Lemons" Gibbs
Added by Tammy Lemons Gibbs on Mar 11, 2015 1:36 PM
Sue Tanner
Wigle
Hi Patrick, Well, I made it downtown today to our library.
I looked in the city directory for them and had no success.
I did however find several other Wigles.

Boyn &(Emma)
Herbert E. and Herbert S. &(Myra S)
and then Myra H.

Try familysearch.org
A free website. I am there now looking. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Feb 11, 2015 2:19 AM
Sue Tanner
RE: Solomon John Wigle
You're welcome Patrick.
So, you keep mentioning Boyne City. In the 1910 census here, sons Ralph & Boyne are mentioned. I thought I was having trouble reading but I'm guessing not?

If you type this name in F-A-G in Michigan--you will find them

Kraetschmann--several are there. Peace Lutheran Cemetery.
Bertha Maass Kraetschmann is my grandpas mother

Sue

Added by Sue Tanner on Feb 03, 2015 6:36 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: Solomon John Wigle
no payment is involved. I like doing stuff like this.
Added by Sue Tanner on Feb 03, 2015 1:57 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: Solomon John Wigle
I am in Spokane, and once the weather improves a bit more, I will go out and attempt to locate both of them. I was already planning it.
I will see what else I can find. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Feb 03, 2015 1:55 PM
mourninglory
RE: I wonder
75069346
here is the memorial number.
Added by mourninglory on Nov 15, 2014 11:17 PM
mourninglory
I wonder
if you have a way of finding any info out about a baby found floating in the lake in 1907
It is in their book at the cemetery and i put a little wooden cross there.....
the book said the body was found on 6-27-1907.
You have such good knowledge of finding out info i thought i would run it past you..........
this is so troubling to me even tho it is from 1907.
Wow.....i need to get a life.
If you ever see anything in your searches could ya let me know so i could do more for the baby's memorial.
Thank you and right now you have a big project going on so i dont expect you to do it right away but just if you happen on any info on your researching.
Thank you either way...............
Added by mourninglory on Nov 15, 2014 10:46 PM
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