Mary Ann <I>Ta kwa gah nay</I> Petoskey

Mary Ann Ta kwa gah nay Petoskey

Michigan, USA
Death 5 Apr 1881 (aged 85–86)
Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan, USA
Burial Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 15815216 · View Source
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Indian name Kewaykabawikwa. Married to Ignatius Petoskey.
, after whom the village of Petoskey was named, is of French and Indian parentage, and is now 88 years old. His wife is 81. They have been married 66 years. They have raised a family of 14 children, 10 of whom are still living, the oldest being 64, and the youngest 20 years of age. From September 12, 1875 Charlevoix Sentinel.
Obituary: Mary Ann, wife of Ignatius Petoskey, died in this village, Tuesday evening last, about 9 o’clock p.m., of heart disease, after an illness of about three months, although she had been troubled with that disease for the past two years. Her age, as near as could be ascertained, was about 86. Her maiden name was Mary Ann Ta kwa gah nay, and she was born in this county at a place midway between Middle Village and Little Traverse (now Harbor Springs), and was married to Ignatius Petoskey when about 15 or 16 years old. After they were married they lived in the vicinity of Middle Village and Little traverse until about 30 years ago, when they moved to this side of the bay, which was then a dense forest, with the exception of some small Indian clearings down the shore, west of where the old residence now stands. At that time there was a small settlement, which was called an Indian village, about three-quarters of a mile west on the shore. Aside from those living there Mr. Petoskey and family were the only residents living where Petoskey village now stands. They lived in the old house at the foot of the bluff, on the west side of Bear River, the place where so many tourists and pleasure seekers have visited to see the gentleman after whom this village was names, until last summer when the old couple moved into their now residence on the bluff, just back of the old house, which by the way is one of the most beautiful locations in all the village. Ignatius Petoskey, as near as we can learn, is nearly 100 years old. The family consists of ten children, the oldest being nearly 70 years of age, whose name is Francis Petoskey, next younger is Mitchell, Lewis, Joseph, Simon, James, Enos, and Baziel Petoskey, and Mary Peterson and Lizzie Waukazoo. There are now living 22 grand children and two great-grandchildren. The funeral services take place tomorrow, Friday at 10 o’clock a.m. at the Catholic church. (The Petoskey Record, Thursday, April 7, 1881)

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 15815216
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Ta kwa gah nay Petoskey (1795–5 Apr 1881), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15815216, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Jim Shearer (contributor 46589264) .