1902 TUSCOLA COUNTY
Son of Joseph R. and Nancy L. Ames born June 30, 1856, in Fairgrove
Township, Tuscola County, Michigan. Married
Edna F. June, April 12, 1877. She
was born May 15, 1858, in Arbella Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.
Children born to them four, Adelbert R., born February 1, 1879; Edwin,
born February 3, 1882; Grace L., born September 6, 1884; Ethel M., born June 16,
Son of John and Elizabeth Bogert, born July 10, 1859, in Alexandria
Township, Jefferson County, New York. He
came to Michigan with his parents at the age of six years, and soon after
settled in Tuscola County, where he has since resided.
Married Elizabeth Nash, June 18, 1882.
She was born in Norwalk Township, Huron County, October 10, 1864.
They have five children, Edna was born September 14, 1884; Wesly, born
March 7, 1886; Ernest E., born September 1, 1888; Floyd E., born May 24, 1890;
Edgar E., born July 24, 1892. Mr.
John Bogert enlisted in the year of 1864 in Company E, One hundred and
Eight-sixth New York Volunteers, and served until the close of the Civil War.
Son of Moses and Louisa Belden, born August 9, 1847, in Lockport
Township, Niagara County, New York. At
the age of seven he went to Champlain, and lived with his uncle for three years,
then he went from Champlain sailing on the great lakes for nine years.
Married Margaret Jetty, November 7, 1864, in Montreal.
She was born in Longale opposite Montreal, and died January 4 , 1889, at
the age of forty-one. Children born to them two, Anna Elizabeth, born June 1, 1865;
Mary Louisa, born September 14, 1869, and died June 4, 1895.
Son of Alva and Julia Bills, born May 5, 1843, in Nankin Township, Wayne
County, Michigan. He enlisted August 13, 1862, in Company H. Twenty-fourth
Michigan Volunteer. About September
1, 1862, they were sent to Bellplains Landing.
In the summer of 1863 they followed General Lee through Maryland.
They spent the winter of 1863 and 1864, near Culpepper’s Court House,
and they were at Petersburg the summer of 1864. And he remained in front of
Petersburg until after the surrender of General Lee.
In 1865 his regiment went north to Illinois to recruit, the war closed
before they were recruited, and he was sent to the regiment in Illinois.
They returned and were mustered out in Detroit June 30, 1865.
He then returned to his home in Nankin.
Married Elizabeth Wessley, January 1, 1867. She was born November 25, 1851, in Taylor Township, Wayne
County, Michigan. Children born to
them ten. Two died in infancy.
Charles H., born July 12, 1870, and died October 11, 1897; George W.,
born October 13, 1876; Rhodie M., born August 17, 1878, and died May 18, 1880;
Alma E., born October 9, 1881, and died December 18, 1900.
Brenten W., born February 6, 1883; Rossetta, born September 4, 1887;
Claud E., born October 5, 1891.
Son of Justice and Anna Barden, born August 11, 1838, in Southfield
Township, Oakland County, Michigan, and lived with his parents until he was
eleven years old, when he went to work for Mr. Pearsall, where he remained until
he was nineteen years old. He then
returned home, working in a foundry summers and attending school winters, until
he enlisted January 1864, in Company H, Twenty-second Michigan Volunteers and
served until the close of the war in 1865.
He returned home and lived in the Oakland County several years, He
located one hundred and sixty acres of land in Oakland County and made that his
home for five years before he came to Tuscola County.
Married Helen Hemerick in 1880. Soon
after their marriage Mrs. Barden went east to Livingston County, New York, and a
little later Mr. Barden went east, they lived there a years and a half. Children born to them one, George, born April , 1882, in
Livingston County, New York. Mrs.
Barden died in August 1898. After
the surrender of Lee and Johnson, the Twenty-second Michigan was disbanded and
Mr. Barden was transferred to the Twenty-ninth Michigan Volunteers.
Married Mrs. Roxy Hull, August 30, 1899.
Son of Carl F. and Augusta Becker, born March 13, 1835, in Bartolfelde,
Germany. At the age of twenty-three
he came to this country. In 1858 he
landed in New York and went to Rochester, where he made his home until April
1861, when he enlisted in the Thirty-third New York, United States Volunteers,
for three months. They were kept in
service until June 1863. He
returned to Rochester and in June 1863. He returned to Rochester and in July
1863, re-entered the service in the First Cavalry for three years.
He served until the close of the war
September 1865. The regiment
was disbanded in Rochester. Mr.
Becker came to Saginaw in October 1865. Married
Elizabeth Smith, November 18, 1869. She
was born December 2, 1849, in Ann Arbor. Children
born to them fourteen, of which ten are living. Charles
J., born June 12, 1870; Mary, born April 1872 and died September 5, 1875;
Matilda born September 1874 and died in April 1876; Louisa, born May 30, 1875;
Pauline, born January 4, 1877; Mary and Matilda, twin sisters, born December 4,
1879. Mary died March 16, 1900; Ludie, born January 26, 1881; Otto, born August
10, 1883; Huldah, born October 4, 1885; William, born May 10, 1887; Fredrich,
born May 14, 1889; Henry, born November 17, 1891; Ella, born March 4, 1893 and
died January 1, 1897. Mr. and Mrs.
Becker are quite smart for their age. Their
eldest son Charles J. enlisted in July 1895 in the Battery of the Second
Artillery and was wounded at Satiago, Cuba, July 3, 1898.
His time expired on July 8, at which time he received his discharge and
came home soon after.
Son of Augusta and Hester J. Dudley, was born June 1, 1863, in Oconto,
Wisconsin. He came with his mother
to Calhoon County, Michigan, when a small boy.
In 1858 he came to Tuscola County, in the spring of “87”, he bought
the place he now lives on. He was married January 30, 1887 to Clara A. Warren.
Have four children, Harry J, born August 12, 1888; Louis E. born April 1,
1890; Fred E., born February 14, 1895; Pearl W., born May 3, 1896.
Son of Mark and Mary Dale, born July 17, 185, in Covington Township,
Lackawanna County, Pa. He enlisted August 9, 1864, in the Two hundred and Third
Pennsylvania Volunteers, B. S. S. at Camp Cadwallader, Philadelphia.
On September first he as sent to Petersburg, and from there to camp at
Deep Bottom. The next day they were
in a skirmish line all day, also on the eighteenth of September, and again at
Fort Gillmore, and at Darby Town, October 26 and 27.
About the twelfth of December, under General Butler, they took transports for Fort Fisher, as this expedition was a failure they
returned to their old camp at Deep Bottom or Chapins Farm, and remained about
ten days. When they were again
ordered on a second expedition against Fort Fisher.
January 14, 1865, they landed on Federal Point, and were on a skirmish
line all night. At 3 P. M., January
15, the charge was made, the fort was captured and Colonel Lamb surrendered.
About the twentieth of January, they made an attack on Sugar Loaf, and
were repulsed, they remained there about two weeks before they were relieved.
Then they moved across Cape Fear River toward Fort Anderson, and were at
the attack and surrednder of that fort. About
February 15, they recrossed the river for a phalanx movement against Sugar Loaf.
But the confederates evacuated and
moved towards Wilmington. On the
nineteenth they began to skirmish with
the confederate troops, and on the morning of the twenty-second the engagement
began, and lasted until 5 P. M., when they drove them from the works, and across
the river. Here they went into camp
and drew their first pay. They
joined General Sherman at Gouldsborough and went to Raleigh.
He was taken sick here, and sent to Newbern, N. C, where he remained
until he got his discharge, June 17, 1865.
When he returned to his parents and remained with them until August 1869,
when he came to Saginaw, Michigan. He
went to Watrousville, and worked on the plank road two months, then he made
staves until the next spring. He
worked on the plank road again from March until October.
January 20, 1871 married Martha Baker.
She was born August 5, 1854; and died January 21, 1900.
They have two children, John M., born April 20, 1875; and Aphew, born
April 12, 1879.
Son of Joel and Alvira, born April 29, 1835; in Goveneur, St. Lawrence
County, New York. At the age of ten years his parents moved to Plymouth
Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio. In
1836 he began to sail on the lakes, and followed it for three seasons.
He then worked on a dairy farm until he came to Watrousville, Michigan,
in 1853. He worked in the
lumberwoods that winter. The spring
following he went to work for Mr. Watrous and remained with him three years,
after which he went to work for Mr. Heartt, and worked for him three years.
Married Maria L. Convis July 5, 1858.
She was born October 13, 1840, in Russell Township, Cuyahaga County,
Ohio, and came to Tuscola County with her parents at the age of thirteen.
Mrs. Marla Fairbanks died July 19, 1893. Children born to them four, Maria C., born January 9, 1860,
and died. January 6, 1863; Emma D., born October 22, 1866; Wallace J., born
January 27, 1868; Bessie J., born May 14, 1877.
Born in Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, December 9, 1876.
Came to Tuscola County, Michigan, in December 1881, where he has since
resided. He has been engaged in
farming, and in 1894 took a position with Mr. Chas. Montague on his stock and
feed farm. He has been township
clerk of Almer Township for the past three years.
Was born in Wellington County, Canada, October 1st, 1848.
Lived there thirty-two years, then moved to Almer Township, Tuscola
County, Michigan, on the farm where he now lives.
He was married December 14, 1880, in Wattertown, Canada, to Miss Louisa
Beaver. Mrs. Haist was born in
Wellington County, Canada, September 26, 1855.
They have five children, four girls and one boy. Maggie M., born January
15, 1882; Mabel M. and Milford M. (twins) born May 25, 1884; Malinda S., born
March 4, 1888, and Luella M., born December 8, 1891.
Mr. Haist is one of the prosperous and highly respected farmers of Almer
Was born in the Province of New Brunswick King’s County, September 14,
1837. Lived there until eighteen
years of age, then moved to Canada, where he remained four years, moving then to
Almer Township, on the farm where he has since resided.
Married March 27, 1860, in Almer Township, to Miss Elizabeth Anna Bell
Bearse. Mrs. Hall was born in Kent
County, Canada, October 12, 1843. Have
had twelve children, six living and six dead.
Amanda, born August 14, 1862; Hannah E., born April 10, 1864, and died
November 8, 1895; Anna J., born December 17, 1869, and died December 26, 1869;
Cyrus A., born August 5, 1872; Mina P., born October 17, 1874, and died May 8,
1881; Etta B., born March 2, 1877, and died July 29, 1892; Charles E., born
March 25, 1880, and died June 12, 1880; Elias, born September 15, 1881, and died
January 28, 1882; Byron, born November 19, 1883; Alfred P., born September 7,
1886. Mr. Hall has lived in Almer
Township forty-two years last August, and is one of the successful farmers of
Son of George and Rebecca Hess, born February 13, 1844, in Sugar Loaf
Township, Columbia County, Pa. Married
Miss Rosella Fritz, December 29, 1869. She
was born in Sugar Loaf Township, Columbia County, Pa.
After their marriage they came to Tuscola County, Mich. Children born to them, thirteen.
Flora May, born April 26, 1870; Lillie E., born April 11, 1871; Stanbery
L., born December 5, 1872; Jennie A., born July 9, 1876;
Gussie B., born March 7, 1878; Mary R., born April 2, 1880; George, born
November 12, 1881; John, born October 29, 1883; Katie, born October 19, 1885;
William, born September 4, 1887; Fanny, born July 8, 1889; Ortha Anna, born
January 29, 1891; Andrew T., born September 18, 1892.
Mr. Hess and three brothers served in the Civil War.
He enlisted September 30, 1864, at Scranton, Pa., and served until June
Son of Peter P. and Sarah Kline, born March 30, 1846, in Columbia County,
Pa. He lived with his parents until
the age of 22, when he went to the lumber woods winters and worked in the mills
in Bay City summers. Married
Angelia A. Brown March 17, 1872, in Akron Township, Tuscola County, Mich.
She was born August 24, 1859, in Pittsfield Township, Otsego County,
N.Y., and came to Michigan with her parents at the age of 2 years, and has
resided in Tuscola County ever since. Her mother is still living at the age of over 90 years.
Children born to them two, Clarence P., born October 16, 1870; Lawrence
P., born April 2, 1885. Clarence has been a teacher in the schools of Tuscola County
for the past six years.
Daughter of Mitchell and Angeline Romain, born September 18, 1863, in St.
Clair County, Mich. Her father died when she was 5 years old, and four years
later her mother died. She made her
home with an older sister and worked out until she was married. Married April 13, 1885, to Charles Lorangea.
In 1886 they moved on to the farm now occupied by Mrs. Lorangea and
children. Mr. Lorangea was born
March 7, 1859, and died November 15, 1895.
Children born to them four, Louisa Ellen, born November 6, 1885; Rosella
A., born May 12, 1887; Julia H., born November 25, 1888; Mary Lelia, born
December 22, 1891.
Son of Francis and Ester Lapratt, born August 13, 1843, in Detroit, Mich.
In 1853 his parents moved to St. Clair County.
Married Delia Laponsa February 28, 1870. She was born December 18, 1855.
Children born to them twelve, Francis, born March 4, 1871; Louisa, born
August 24, 1873; Louis, born July 29, 1875 Amanda, born October 25, 1877;
Josephine, born December 11, 1878, and died February, 1879; Joseph, born March
29, 1880; Antoine, born March 8, 1883; Henry, born September 27, 1885; Gabrail,
born December 25, 1888; Matilda, born March 22, 1890, died October 9, 1895;
Mary, born October 27, 1893; Celia M., born July 16, 1896.
Mr. Lapratt has resided in Almer Township, Tuscola County, for the past
twenty-seven years. He came to his farm when the county around him was all new,
and had to cut the timber out of the road for over two miles to get to his land.
Son of Otis and Emily Leonard, born November 15, 1845,
in Dayton Township, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. Isaac R. Leonard, grandfather of
W. W., was born in Massachusetts. He
was a drummer boy in the war of 1812. W.
W. Leonard came to Michigan with his parents in 1856.
Married Laura A. Craw. She
was born September 17, 1848, in Oakland County, Mich. Children born to them one, Warren N., born March 30, 1869, in
Almer Township, Tuscola County. He
is single and has always lived with his parents.
Son of Warden and Harriet Parsell, born December 3, 1847, in Dayton
Township, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. He
left home for Panama ore regions in April, 1865.
In November 1865, he came to Tuscola County, Almer Township, where he has
since resided. Married Celia
Parsell January 11, 1873. Children
born to them four, Harriet, born August 15, 1875; Lillian F., born October 15,
1877; Warden, born December 30, 1883; Bessie, born February 20, 1886.
Harriet died October 9, 1880.
Son of John and Betsey Parsell, born November 11, 1844, in Dayton
Township, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. Came
to Tuscola County, Mich., with his parents in 1862.
Married Patience E. Dickerson February 28, 1864.
She was born March 8, 1844, in Wayne County, Mich., and came to Tuscola
County, Mich., with her parents in 1853. Children
born to them five, Ella A., born June 3, 1865; John born October 20, 1866, and
died August 9, 1881; Liddia I., born January 27, 1868; Herbert E., born
September 10, 1874; Lewis E., born February 5, 1879.
Mrs. Patience Parsell died November 4, 1880. Married Amanda Wesley November 11, 1881.
She was born October 11, 1855, in Taylor Township, Wayne County, Mich.
Children born to them four, infant son, born October 4, 1882, and died
October 26, 1882; Myrtie M., born December 9, 1883; Editha O., born November 11,
1887; Ethan A., born September 1, 1889.
Son of G. Franklin and Patience E. Parsell, born September 10, 1874, in
Almer Township, Tuscola County, Mich. Married
Letitia Annis December 15, 1892. She
was born in North Ralia Township, Ontario, September 27, 1873.
Children born to them three, Patience E., born September 6, 1894; Louisa
M., born February 5, 1896; George L., born August 8 1898.
Son of Volney and Rosina Parsell, born June 30 1876, in Almer Township,
Tuscola County, Mich. Married Eliza
E. Rondo in 1897. She was born July
16, 1880, in Richville, Saginaw County, Mich.
Children born to them one, Earl Lewis, born January 15, 1899.
Mr. Fred and Henry Parsell have been in partnership farming for the past
Son of Volney and Rosina Parsell, born July 9, 1868, in Tuscola Township,
Tuscola County, Mich. At the age of
15 he went to work by the month on a farm and continued at that until his
marriage. Married Dora Wing May 10,
1890. She was born in Wayne County,
N. Y., December 18, 1875, and came to Michigan with her parents.
They have no children.
Son of E. P. and Lucia A. Randall, born October 15, 1866, and made his
home with his parents until he was 20 years old, when he bought the northwest
quarter of the southeast quarter of section ten of Almer Township after which he
farmed in the summer and worked in the lumber woods
winter for four years. At
the age of 28 he married Miss Matilda J. Skinner.
She was born in Almer Township in 1879.
They have one child, Hayle, born March 19, 1896.
Son of Elisha P. and Lucy Randall, born June 6, 1862.
At the age of 22 married Loisa Rich, but the marriage was soon after
broken. Married Mertie H. Whiting April 18, 1887.
She was born February 2, 1870, in Bradford County, Pa., and came to
Michigan with her mother at the age of 15.
Children born to them four, Howard E., born May 10, 1888; Gertie J., born
December 20, 1889; Harry E., born March 21, 1892, and Louis Devere, born July
17, 1897. Mr. and Mrs. Randall are
both graduates of a Christian Science college and practice Christian
Born in Canada, near Hamilton, January 15, 1853.
His parents moved to Bay City when he was 8 years old.
In a short time they moved to Sebewaing.
His father, Russell Stevenson, made the first wagon ever run in that
place. They returned to Canada
about the close of the Civil War, remaining there about two years. They then came to Bay City.
Learned the milling trade in Tilsonburg, he went from Tilsonburg to
Norwich, and from there to Tuscola County, Almer township, in 1880.
Married Mary Matkin December 25, 1877.
She was born in Guelph, Ontario, February 11, 1853.
They have two children, Rosie A. born October 11, 1878, now Mrs. L. E.
Steward, of Caro, and Charles, born April 2, 1880.
Mr. Stevenson is Justice of the Peace and has held that office for the
past four years. He has held
different responsible public offices.
Son of Joseph and Lucinda Smith, born March 25, 1852, in Greenoak
Township, Livingston County, Mich. Married
Rebecca Dunlop September 19, 1878. She
was born in County Cavan, Ireland, December 11, 1852.
At the age of 15 she came to Toronto, Ontario, and lived with her uncle
John Storey. Children born to them
Son of George and Elsie S. Simmons, born December 8, 1858 in Packer
Township, Carbon County, Pa. His
parents settled in Tuscola County, Mich. Married
Abby Rathermel December 23, 1884. She
was born March 26, 1857, in Packer Township, Carbon County, Pa.
Children born to them four, Ella A., born October 19, 1886; Edward, born
July 8, 1888. The other died at
Son of John and Anna Sutherland, born December 22, 1837, in Lewiston
Township, Niagara County, N. Y. Married
Emma Stockwell May 27, 1863, in Part Huron.
She was born in Racine, Wis., and died in 1870.
Children born to them two, Nettie, now Mrs. Broomhour, and Joseph.
Married Laura Sherman August , 1873.
She was born in Nobles County, Indiana, February 7, 1857.
Children born to them six, Anna L., born October 27, 1874, now Mrs.
Phillip Rotchford; Emma, born May 14, 1876, now Mrs. Francis McRea; Charles born
August 30, 1878; Harrison, born April 5, 1881; David, born August 19, 1884; Mary
E., born May 27, 1888.
Abraham C. Taggett born Aug. 16, 1812, in Roxbury Township, Conn.
In 1826 he located in Monroe County, N. Y. Married Hannah C. Davis Sept.
1835, and soon after came to Oakland County, Mich.
They had eight children. Mr.
I. N. Taggett was the fifth son. He
was born Jan. 22, 1851, in Highland Township, Oakland County, Mich.
Married Lovidia V. Tuttle March 19, 1874.
She was born October 31, 1853, in Highland Township, Oakland County,
Mich. Children born to them three,
Castle A., born April 23, 1878 in Highland Township, Oakland County, Mich.;
Arthur R., born April 29, 1880, in Almer Township, Tuscola County, Mich.; Verne
N., born February 1, 1887, in Almer Township, Tuscola County, Mich.
In the fall of 1879 Mr. Taggett came to Tuscola County and settled on
section thirty-one, Almer Township. Catherine
Leinweber has made her home with them for the past six years.
She was born August 12 1881, in Albany, N. Y.
Mrs. Taggett’s parents were natives of New York.
Her father was born in 1812 and her mother October 11, 1818.
They came to Oakland County, Mich., in 1837.
Son of Henry and Tina Trickey, born September 19, 1865 in Leeds County,
Mallar Township, Ontario. His
father died when he was 9 years old. The
following year he came with his mother to Tuscola County, Mich., and went to
live with his uncle, James Andrews, as his own son.
He lived with them eight years, at which time they deeded twenty acres of
wild land. In 1886 he cleared and
improved this land. Married Dortha
Peterson June 9, 1897. She was born
in Columbia Township, Tuscola County, July 9, 1872.
Children born to them none, but adopted a niece of Mrs. Trickey’s who
has been with them nine years.
Son of Charles and Mattie A. Vaughn, born December 19, 1862, in Ovid
Township, Branch county, Mich. Charles
Vaughn enlisted in Company C, Seventeenth Regiment, of Michigan, in July, 1862. Mr. C. B. Vaughn resided with his parents until the age of
28. Married Mary C. Heine December
31, 1890. She was born May
11, 1871, in Saline Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., and came to this county
with her parents. Children born to
them three, William H., born August 20, 1892; Arthur L., born August 6, 1894;
Elnora C., born February 12, 1897.
Son of Wesley G. and Mary J. Wilber, born October 3, 1877, in Fremont
Township, Tuscola county. He entered school in Mayville in 1893, and began teaching in
1895, and has taught ever since. Married
Gertrude A. Haight August 24, 1899. She was born in Goodlin Township, Lapeer County, February 26,
Son of Benjamin and Maria White, born in Ellington Township, Tuscola
County, Mich., November 7, 1866. Married
Hattie A. Wright December 21,
1889. She was born in Pemberton
Ohio. They have one child, Marie,
born February 24, 1894.
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