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Cornelius Streeter

Birth
Cayuga County, New York, USA
Death 1906 (aged 82–83)
Burial Fisher, Branch County, Michigan, USA
Plot North section Row 2
Memorial ID 10194322 · View Source
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RAMBLES THROUGH ALGANSEE


VOLUME IV. NO. 70. COLDWATER, MICH., FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1879 WHOLE NUMBER 382

Cornelius Streeter was born and raised in Cayuga Co. N. Y. and is 55 years of age. He first came to Algansee in 1845 and
located on the farm upon which he how lives. Afterwards he spent three years in the East, since which time it has been his
permanent home. When first purchased his farm the surrounding region was all woods and there were no neighbors for some
distance. There were no regularly laid out roads, but merely paths chopped through the woods anywhere that convenience
demanded. Mr. and Mrs. S. commenced in life about as poor as anyone, and for many years struggled against adversity. The
first house erected on the place was recently torn down. It was built of logs, with fireplace, stone hearth, stick chimney and
wooden crane. The chimney was one of those broad affairs through which they could look up and see the tree tops overhead.
We were shown the churn in which Mrs. S. first made butter. It was nothing more than a gallon crock of rather peculiar
construction; for cooking utensils about all they had was a couple of kettles. Now they are enjoying a well-deserved
prosperity upon an old and improved farm, withcomfortable and commodious buildings. In the matter of hospitality Mr. S.
has no superior. In an early day Mrs. S. saw a flock of turkeys pass through the yard and at once energetically seized the gun
and started in pursuit, but the turkeys were "too soon" for her. Mr. S. sold a black walnut tree the past season for $100, and
??? of the top logs, which were left as worthless, he has made lumber to the value of $25. A great many trees, no better than
this one have been sold from the farm opposite his for three dollars each. In 1865 Mr. Streeter has one of his hands torn off in
a threshing machine.


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  • Created by: Rosemary Hagemyer
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10194322
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelius Streeter (1823–1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10194322, citing Fisher Hill Cemetery, Fisher, Branch County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Rosemary Hagemyer (contributor 46622603) .