UPDATE OCT 21 2013 PLEASE USE MY GMAIL ADDRESS email@example.com. Yahoo has many problems lately. I Live in Bay Port, Michigan. I am partially retired and substitute teach, K-12 in the winter months.
For more than 10 years my sister and I have done a lot of family research on the Harder and Naffien families in Michigans thumb and have enjoyed it a lot. We joined ancestry for a couple years and managed to get a lot of census papers. Most of our relatives settled here in Ora Labora (Old Bay Port) in the 1860s.(from Elgin county Canada) Ora Labora (meaning work and pray_, was an old German methodist settlement. Old bay port has quite a history and an old cemetary in which many of my realatives are buried. Ora Labora burnt down in the great fire of 1881 and new Bay Port was built. Bay Port is located on the east side of the Saginaw Bay, in the thumb of Michigan. They had a Grand Hotel at one time and was the greatest tourist attraction at the time. Bay Port was once known as the worlds largest fresh water fishing port. We have been to most of the local cemeteries and taken our own pictures.
If someone is family related to you, but not a close relative in my family, and you would like to manage thier memorial Please "USE EDIT BUTTON to request a transfer or correction. My family consists mostly of Harder, Naffien, and a few Smiiths, Bocks, Hayes, Birkenbachs, Horton, Brown. But if you know more about the family than I do, I am willing to transfer.