Houghton Co., MI Queries October 1997

ORPHANAGE posted by Brunette on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am looking for an orphanage in the UP, circa 1850-1865. Possibly in the Ontonagon, Houghton, Calumet area.

BROOKS posted by Richard J. Brooks on Monday, October 27, 1997

I would life to find info on Ira Brooks, and descendents living in the Hancock area. Or other parts of the Western U.P. Ira moved to this area in the early 1900's.

PARISOT, SILLY, WEISS posted by Bernice J. Donoghue on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am looking for information on the Joseph M. and Veronica (Silly) Weiss family. All children born in Calumet Mi. Also any information on Parisot family members. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

FOURNIER, MOLBY, PICARD, THIBODEAU, WELSH posted by Pat Molby on Monday, October 27, 1997

These are the names on my family tree. I know they were located in Keweenaw county. I believe Mary Thibodeau was a cook for a logging company. I'd appreciate any help as I am new to this.

HANNER, RUBITSCHUNG, THOMAS posted by Mike Thomas on Monday, October 27, 1997

Christie V. Thomas lived in the Copper Country most of his adult life, until his death in 1959 in Gay. He had 2 sons, Clyde (my father), and Chester Paul, and daughters Christine Dorothy and Alice Claire. Chester Paul died in a cave-in while playing at an old mine near Gay around 1929 or 1930. Christie V. was marred to Matilda Rubitschung, daughter of Adolf Rubitschung and Rosalia Hanner. Matilda was born March 14th, 1895, I believe in Lake Linden. Christie was born in 1881 in Lake Co. Illinois, and I suspect may have come to the copper country to work in the mines. I suspect that he and Matilda were married sometime between 1910 and 1918. In 1918, they homesteaded in South Dakota with other Thomas family members for about ten years, but returned to the Copper Country after 1928. After Christie's death, Matilda was the housekeeper at the Catholic parish in Lake Linden for many years. I am especially interested in the Rubitschung and Hanner families. Please respond to Mike Thomas at laratz@worldnet.att.net

CORRIGAN, COTE, SCHNEIDERS, VOSKUHL posted by Robert K. Voskuhl on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am searching for information on my grandfather Nelson (Narcisse) Fortuneau Cote and my grandmother Mary Corrigan. He was born 18 Jan 1850 and died 25 Nov 1927. She was born 1850 and died Oct. 1942. I would like to find out where they came from in Canada and where their parents came from. I am also looking for my grandparents on my fathers side. My grandfathers name was John Henry Voskuhl, he was born 25 Apr 1860 in Wippingen Hanover Germany, he died Nov 1946, and my grandmother Mary Schneiders was born 31 Aug 1870, in Hanover Germany, died in 1946 in Baraga Barage Michigan. I have nothing on them other than that. Any help would be great.

DIMMER, POISSON posted by Sherri Poisson-Q'Neill on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am looking for any and all information regarding the Poisson surname. My father's family moved to Berkley, Michigan area in 1951 from Calumet. My father, Glenn Ramon Poisson, was born 8/22/1944 in Laurium, Mi. His father, Raymond Arthur Poisson married Dorothy Anna Dimmer, and was born on 7/16/1909 and died in Jan. of 1956. He had 2 brother, Eli (born on 10/7/1901; died 12/1965) and Albert (who I can find no information on). My grandmother, Dorothy Dimmer was the daughter of Matthew and Orgie (Aglore-not sure about the spelling) Dimmer. I would appreciate any and all information!

HEIKKILSIGMA posted by Donald HeikkilSigma on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am interested in information about the family of Leander and Jenny HeikkilSigma who emmigrated from Finland about 1899 to Franklin Mine in the Copper Country. Thanks.

HERRON, KAUPLA posted by Joan K. LeVeque on Monday, October 27, 1997

Kaupla, Fred born in Finland, married Margaret of Finland, they both died in Hancock, Houghton Co. MI. They had a daughter -Florence b. 26 feb 1898 in Hancock, probley more children. Florence married Clarence Ray Herron of Boyne City, MI and probably moved to Ferndale, Oakland Co. MI. I would like to correspond wtih anyone knowing of this family. Thanks

BANBERY posted by Robert Temby on Monday, October 27, 1997

Looking for information of Thomas Banbery, who died July 28, 1874 at Cliff Mine. His wife, Dorothy Verrant James Banbery died Nov. 28, 1866, also at Cliff Mine. His information is vital for me to connect him back to a family line in Cornwall. His son, Thomas Francis Banbery, of Lake Linden died in 1922 in Flint, MI at age about 67.

CAMPBELL, COLUMBUS posted by Bill Miller on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am looking for info on Louis Columbus b. abt 1843 in Toronto, Canada who came to Houghton about 1869. Married Jeanette Campbell in March of 1870 according to the 1870 Census. They had 7 children. Believe 3 or 4 were born in Houghton and 3 or 4 later in Baraga Co. Children were James born abt. 1871, Peter 1873, Libbie 1874, William Seager 1876. Jennie 1877 and Grace 1879. Louis father's name was also Louis Coulumbus and grandfather's name was Isaax Columbus. both from Toronto, Canada. Later Jeanette and 5 or 6 children moved to Olivet, Albion and then to Battle Creek.

GUINDOU, HURLBURT, THOUIN posted by Sonja Hurlburt on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am looking for info on the Hurlburt and Thouin and Guindou families.

RIEL posted by Al Riel on Monday, October 27, 1997

I believe my great grandfather Moise Riel and his brother Francois may have worked in the copper industry from about 1865 to 1880 - Lake Linden area? Is there a record of people who did such work? I thank anyone who may be able to furnish any info.

BREE, TREBILCOCK posted by Flo Meron on Monday, October 27, 1997

Norman Trebilcock b. Feb. 12, 1909 to Edgar and Bertha (Bree) Trebilcock. Would like any information on any living relatives to this family, copy of marriage of Edgar and Bertha Bree Trebilcock about 1904. Lived in Dollar Bay. Norman died in Milwaukee July 1984. Seeking information on all Trebilcock. The Trebilcock name was connected with early mining companies, listed in the Memorial Book by Lewis 1895, it was a very large family, resided in Houghton, Marquette, Menominee -came from Cornwall England. Will compensate for copies of any items and time, please contact with costs, etc. ameron@mortimer.com

CROSSING, MISWALD posted by Ron Miswald on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am looking for information on Miswald's Crossing. It is supposed to be in the UP. Some of my grandparents lived in Houghton. It is thought to be a grade level crossing. Any info would be helpful.

BRESNAHAN, WALSH, WAREHAM posted by Marilyn Lewis on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am trying to find information on my Great-grandmother, Mary Bresnahan, who lived in Hancock Michigan. She died in March, 1886. She was married to Samuel Wareham and they had two children, Mary Jane (or Johanna) and Eddie. I have been unable to find any information on her in upper Michigan. Her parents were Michael Bresnahan and Maria Walsh.

ANDERSON, BRODTH, HIGGINS, RULE posted by Cat Nielson on Monday, October 27, 1997

William George Higgins (b.1882 (Ontonagon), MI maried (2nd) wife Sigrid Nathalia Brodth. (b. 1888 Arvon (Baraga) MI. on 15 Dec 1906 in Hancock MI. 1910 Census -They were living with Williams parents, George William Higgins and Mary Jane Rule, both natives of Rockland (Ontaongon) MI. Will and Sigrid had one daughter, Agnes who died an infant. Family story is Will and Sigrid divorced. I am trying to find out when they divorced and where and what happened to Sigrid Brodth Higgins after the divorce. Will moved to Berkly, CA,In 1914, and I think the divorce occured before Jan 1918. Her parents, John Anderson Brodth and Marion Anderson both natives of Sweden, died in Baraga county. Courthouses checked-Baraga, Houghton, Ontonagon-Bessemer (Gogebic) Duluth, MN, no divorce record. Any help would be appreciated.

PETIT posted by Robert E. Petit Jr. on Monday, October 27, 1997

Joseph N. Petit, my grandfater from Ripley, MI area. St. Joseph's Church. Need names of any brothers, list of known children.

FLEURY, PELLOW posted by Linda Therkelsen on Monday, October 27, 1997

Looking for assistance with names Mary Fleury and Thomas Pellow or other Pellow who lived in area and could have fathered (illegitimate) child born to Mary Fleury in 1893 in Quincy Mills-- Names from my grandmothers birth certificate from Houghton Co. Thomas Pellow bought large quantities of land in Keweenaw County in 1889 and 1891 according to MI land grants. Is Quincy Mills near Hancock? Thanks for any help or direction. Linda

BERRYMAN, SMITH, WETZSTEIN, WETZSTEON, WETZSTINE, WETZSTONE posted by Terry Wetzsteon on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am looking for information on the above family of Copper Fall, Keweenaw, MI. I found them in the 1880 census for Keweenaw Co. and in vital records, each time with a different spelling. William Carl Wetzsteon b. 16, Feb. 1862 d. Copper Falls, Keweenaw, MI Parents: John Wetzsteon and Catherine Smith. William worked in the mine at Copper Falls, married Emma Berryman in Keweenaw Co. sometime in the 1880's. He moved to Montana in 1885 and the entire family followed soon afterward. I would like to find his date of marriage, if possible, also any information about this family would be appreciated.

AUSTIN, BRYANT posted by Sharon Bryant on Monday, October 27, 1997

My grandfather, Job Mitchell Bryant was born in St. Ives Cornwall. He and his brother Thomas Mitchell Bryant came to Houghton around 1890 and worked in the mines in Painsedale. Job married Mary Eliabeth Austin in 1893. Any information would be helpful. I have traced the Bryant lineage back some in Cornwall. Thanks.

LABLANCE posted by Michele Howell-Dipert on Monday, October 27, 1997

Searching for John LaBlance and wife Gertie LaBlance. My grandfather was half Chippewa Indian and half French and was born in the U.P. of Michigan. He died in Marquette MI Apr. 1978. They lived at 550 Star Route, Marquette, MI. Gertrude LaBlance b. March 18, 1926 (Step Grandparent) d. Oct 30, 1992 Any information would be helpful.

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