DEPARTMENT OF TUSCOLA COUNY, MICH.
Son of Isaac B. and Elizabeth Auten, born March 27, 1854,in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Michigan. Married Jennie Rummer, January 1, 1878, in Ortonville, Oakland County, Michigan. In 1879 moved to Genesee County for one year, he then moved to Oscoda County, remaining there a year and a half. He then came to Tuscola County, Elkland Township, where he lived eleven years. He then moved to Elmwood remaining there two years, then moved to Caro and lived there two and a half years. He then bought and moved on to his present farm. Mrs Auten was born August 27, 1858, in Gratiot County, Michigan. Children born to them four, Laura A., born November 15, 1878, and died September 11, 1881; Leia L., born August 17, 1882; Adelbert J., born April 30, 1886; Olive L., born October 27, 1892.
Jr., Wm. J.
Son of William and Rachel, born September 1, 1883 in Montery Chemung
County, N. Y. In 1854 he came to
Lapeer County, Michigan and went to work by the month.
Married Mary J. Crownhart January 1855. Mr. Brown worked in sawmill until
September 1862, when he enlisted in Company B. Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry
and served in the 14th Corps of the Western Army until the close of
the war. He was discharged July 10, 1865, in Louisville, Kentucky, and
returned to Lapeer where his family were and went to work at Milling, which
business he has followed ever since. Mrs.
Brown died December 12, 1875. Children
born to them five, of which two died in Infancy.
Grant M., born December 12 1866; George A., born June 5, 1874; Louis R.,
born October 8, 1861. Mr. Brown married Nancy J. Munson May 29, 1876.
She was born December 22, 1855, in Guelph, Ontario.
Children born to them two, William E. Born January 26, 1870; Minnie D.,
born September 27, 1873.
Son of Robert W. and Mary Campbell, born December 3, 1842 near Coal’s Creek, Alleghany County, N.Y. In 1843 his parents came to Ypsilanti, Michigan. In 1844 they moved to Eaton County. In 1863 Mr. Campbell went into a sawmill and worked about four years, he then went to work carpentering and continued at this for about twenty-five years. Married Lavina Souers in 1868 in Ohio. He bought a farm and moved his family to Elmwood in 1878. In a short time they moved to Gagetown and remained there two years then returned to Elmwood. Children born to them five, William E. born April 15, 1871; Fred E., Malvin, Mary and the youngest died in infancy. Mrs. Campbell died May 27, 1890.
Son of William and Harriet E. Chapel, born October 2, 1864, in Noor
Township, Oakland County, Michigan. His
father died when he was ten weeks old and his mother married again when he was
three years old. In 1870 he went to
live with John H. Kalle of Detroit, where he remained until he was twenty-two
years old. He returned to Elmwood
Township and bought the farm he lives on in 1886.
Married Flora A. Wright, November 18, 1886.
She was born June 29, 1867 in Malina County, Ohio, and came to Michigan
with her parents in 1870. Children
born to them five, Charles W., born September 29, 1888: Anna B., born April 20,
1889; Lillian N., born August 28, 1895; Frank R., born October 22, 1898; Claud
H., born June 15, 1900.
Son of Andrew and Jennie Evertt, born January 27, 1859, in Shelby
Township, Macomb County, Michigan. His
father died when he was twelve years old. At
the age of fourteen he went work by the month farming, and continued at this
until he was twenty-one. At which
time he came to Elmwood Township, Tuscola County, and bought his farm.
Son of Daniel and Lydia Evans, born February 28, 1865, in Richland
County, Ohio. He came to Michigan
with his parents in 1870, to Tuscola County.
He has lived with his parents or they with him always.
Married Miss Farnum, January 1, 1892. She was born April 30, 1875, in
Millington, Tuscola County. Children born to them four, Lydia I., born December
1 1892; Eliza M., born July 27, 1894; Bertha L., born December 6, 1896; and John
A., born February 26 1900.
Son of Moses and Susan Farnum, born May 29, 1837, in Bennington, N.Y.
In 1841 his parents came to Groosland Township, Oakland County, where
they lived until 1856, when they came to Millington, Tuscola County, and settled
on a half section of Government land. Mr.
Farnum made his home with his parents until his father died in 1872. Mr. Farnum drove the stage between Pontiac and Saginaw early
in the fifties, for three years, and was well acquainted with all the old
settlers. Mr. Farnum was interested
in milling, lumbering and farming from the time he came to Tuscola County until
about 1880, when he bought the farm he lives on. Mr. Farnum married Isabell M. Youmans July , 1863, in
Tuscola. She was born May 29, 1847,
in Erin, Ontario. In 1854 her
parents moved into Ohio, Hamden, Vinton County, where her father died.
In 1858 her mother came to Millington, Tuscola County.
Children born to them three, Hiram E., born April 30, 1864, and died in
infancy; Francis A., born November 20, 1866; Phebe L., born April 30, 1875.
of James and Martha Jackson, born September 5, 1855, in Peckering Township,
Ontario. In 1878 he came to Elmwood Township where he has since resided.
Married Miss Wald in May, 1882. She
was born in Ontario and came to Michigan with her parents when a small child.
They have six children, Mary born April, 1883; Ray born February 2, 1887;
Willie born November 2, 1889; Ruth born August 25, 1891; Glen born September 11,
1896; Setlea V., born May 24, 1899.
of Zeb and Elizabeth Kinnell, born April 5, 1869, in Simco County, Ontario.
He came to Caro, Michigan, with his parents in 1885, and soon after came
to Elmwood where his father bought a farm.
Married Mina Fournier, March 18, 1891.
She was born October 19, 1973, in Elmwood township, Tuscola County.
Children born to them two, Martha E., born November 25, 1892, in Delray;
Hazel G., born July 9, 1898.
of Benjamine and Jane McConkey, born Janaury 10, 1859, at Winchester Springs,
Ontario. Mr. McConkey’s parents
came from Dundas County, Ontario. In 1876, and settled in Unionville, and lived
there one years. His father bought
the farm Mr. McConkey lives on. It
was all new or wild land. He has
always lived with his parents.
He took charge of the farm when his father died in 1899.
Married Josephine Higgins October 4, 1899.
She was born in Elmwood Township. Children
born to them one, Cecil M., born October 19, 1900.
Son of John and Rosa Mullin, born March 14, 1866, in Riverdale Township, Bruce County, Ontario. In 1872 his parents came to Elmwood Township, Tuscola County. Mr. Mullin worked in the lumber woods winters and farmed summers until his marriage. Married Rose I. Tiffeny January 17, 1893. She was born March 6, 1874, in Ginnell, Ontario. In 1886 she came to Michigan with her parents. Children born to them two, both died in infancy.
Son of John and Victory Robideau, born August 10, 1862, in Ruthland, Vermont. In 1866 his parents moved to Moore’s Forks, N.Y. At the age of nineteen he came to Mears, Michigan, and worked in the lumber woods two years. He returned to New York after his parents and brought them to Mears, where he lived for about four years, and in July 1888, he bought the farm he lives on. Married Selina Rochelau May , 1891. She was born November 30, 1872, in Logan Township, Perth County, Ontario. In 1885 her parents came to Elmwood Township, Tuscola County. Children born to them one, James A. born November 24, 1892.
Son of Joseph and Eliz Rondo, born June 9, 1854, in Vermont, near Lake
Champlain. His parents moved to
Ypsilanti when he was eight years old, they lived there two years and then moved
to Tuscola Township, Tuscola County, where he lived for about sixteen years.
Married Anna Zucker May 6, 1878, in Caro.
She was born February 11, 1860, in Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan.
They lived with Mr. Rondo’s parents for about a year, then moved to
Denmark, where they lived for four years. They
moved to Caro and lived there three years.
They then moved to Gordon Creek where they remained a years and a half.
They moved to Harrison and remained there two year, and then went to
Gaylord for nine months then to Elmwood where they have since resided.
Children born to them six, Clara A., born January 30, 1879; Eliza E.,
born July 16, 1880; John G., born February 8 1882; William P., born April 19,
1888; Mary B., Ray D. twins, born
August 7, 1895.
Son of Benjamin and Mary Southworth, born June 3, 1879 in Horsehead,
Chemung County, N.Y. In 1881 his parents came to Elmwood Township, Tuscola County,
Michigan. He has lived with his
parents or they with him until about a year ago they moved to Colwood.
Mr. Sountyworth married Grace Suley July 25, 1900.
She was born April 3, 1880, in Elmwood Township, Tuscola County,
Son of George and Anna M. Wald, born April 14, 1858, in Howton Township,
Ontario. In 1867 he came to Tuscola
County, Michigan, with his parents. Married
Theresa C. Mall September 30, 1889. She
was born November 15, 1861, near Waterloo, Ontario, and came to Tuscola County
with her parents. Children born to
them five, Helen E., born September 23, 1890; Arthur born October 30, 1892, died
in infancy; Mary C., born October 2, 1895; Ester D, born November 5, 1897;
Margaret born July 5, 1900.
WALD SR., GEORGE
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