Saginaw County, Michigan

Posted Queries for January 1999



ELBERS, LONCEZYNSKI, ROWLEY, SARGENT, SCHMEIDER, ZIMMERMAN posted by Diane Elber-Keahey on Friday, January 1, 1999

hello my name is diane elbers-keahey. i am the 4th child of Milton And Dorothy Elbers. my sisters are Lois Elber Treib, Loretta Elbers and Pat Elbers Walker. Pat died on 10/3/85. Lois and Loretta still live in Saginaw. I am looking for information on my mother's brother Dale Schmeider. My Uncle Dale was mentally retarded and after my grandparents (Al And Gerturd Zimmerman) passing he lived with a lady by the name of Mabel Loncezynski. my Uncle Dale died 8/31/1991. I do not know where his remains are. matter of fact i just found out he had died. I want to find his remains and place them next to his mother in Roselawn Cemetery lot # 96, sec. # 11 grave site # 4. Dale'S body was taken to Snow Funeral Home on North Center Road in Saginaw, Michigan back in 1991. his remains were given to Mabel Loncezynski. Anyone with any information please contact me

MABEUS, WALTERS posted by Laurie Walters on Sunday, January 3, 1999

Looking for any information at all on a Reva May Mabeus. She is from Milford Michigan. When arrived in Saginaw? She married Gordon L. Walters sometime around 1946-1947? She turned up missing for years while married. Last known contact was in1957 when a public notice was made for her to come forward. It was said she could have died in a car accident in Saginaw after 1957. I welcome the least bit of info. Her mothers name was Nellie Mabeus.

GIDDINGS, LENSCH, LUECK, LUEK, SANDERSON, SCHENHOFF, SCHERPING posted by Laury Kendall on Thursday, January 7, 1999

Seeking any information about the Scherping's of Saginaw. Many buried in Forest Lawn, many listed in St. John's Lutheran Church records, trying to connect the families. Conflicting information from birth and death certificates.

ASELTINE, BAUERLE, BEELER, MANSHARDT, MEELAND, SPEAS, SPIES posted by Carol A. McKellar on Friday, January 8, 1999

Michael Manshardt/Menshart b. 24 June 1824 in Linx, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany; listed in Federal Census 1855 of Lancaster, Erie Co., New York.. To Michigan,( poss. St. Charles) after Feb. 1860 with family of 5 and in-laws, Giles/Charles and Christina Bauerle. D/O Giles and Christina, Christina married to Michael Manshardt. Rosina Manshardt, d/o Michael and Christina, married Isaac Aseltine/Aselton/Azelton ca. 1878 in Clinton, MI. Not sure if that is Clinton Co. or name of town.Michael died in Taymouth Twp., Saginaw Co., 1875 but can not find death record. Giles and Christina died (per tombstone ) in 1800, buried in Wildwood Cem., Chesaning. Would like any/all info on these families. Have Speas/Spies/Speace info and willing to share. Thanks, Carol

TOLFREE posted by Robert Tolfree on Sunday, January 10, 1999

Researching the Tolfree family, residents of Saginaw county and neighboring counties since some time in the 1800s. Grandfather was Joseph.

HUSTED posted by Kathryn Kondal Hopper on Sunday, January 10, 1999

James Thomas Husted - b 2 January 1900 in Indiana d-18 May 1944 Saginaw Mi. Buried Forest Lawn Wife-Margaret. Any info on decendants welcome. F-Julius B. Husted d 1912 Clare Co. M-Anna O'niel

GREEN, MAIER, MURRAY posted by Anita Schmidt on Thursday, January 14, 1999

Searching for any information on Johann Georg Maier or Georg Maier and his wife, Rosina. Georg was born in Bavaria and Rosina (Hoepfer) was born in Wurttemberg, Germany. Their daughter, Anna Maria, was born in New York in 1850. I have pictures of 2 daughters, Amelia and Katherine. They lived in East Saginaw, Saginaw County, and attended St. John's Lutheran Church. Anita Schmidt

BALLINGER, CAMPBELL, CARD, MAXWELL, MCCRARY, YANCER, YUNCEN posted by Marcia McCrary on Thursday, January 14, 1999

Searching for death dates and descendants of Melinda MAXWELL YANCER/YUNCEN, and her husband Frank. (The obit of her mother, Deby CAMPBELL MAXWELL, in 1914, gives Melinda's last name as YUNCEN; but it is YANCER in the 1910 Census of Saginaw Twp.) In the 1910 census they are living next to Julia BALLINGER. Is she related to the Roy BALLINGER who married Hazel MCCRARY of Hope, Midland County? Horace YANCER is found next to the BALLINGER family, then the Arthur CARD family. Are they related to the CARDs of Hope? Please email me at

STEWART posted by Mary Watkins on Thursday, January 14, 1999

I am looking for information about my Grandfather and/or Greatgrandfather. My Grandfather Robert Roy Stewart was born in Saginaw in 1887.

JENSER, YANCER, YENCER, YENSER posted by John Yancer on Saturday, January 16, 1999

Searching for Yancer's in Saginaw County. Horace Yancer came here from New York in 1833. He had 5 sons whose names are Frank,Benjamin,Winters,Edward,John also 2 daughters Anna,Florence. Any info would be helpful in my family search.

BARIE, BARIER, FISHER, SMITH, SUMMERFIELD posted by A. H. Barie on Sunday, January 17, 1999

Seek info on following in Saginaw County: William Barie Sr. & Jr, George, Augustus & Sophia Barie. William Barie was from Germany and a baker. Possibly owned Michigan Hotel, Saginaw, mid-1800s. William Jr. owned ladies goods store E. Saginaw late 1800s-early 1900s.

BELL, PABST, POCZEAKY, SZEZPANIAK posted by Michele Cole on Thursday, January 21, 1999

Looking for any information about my grandmother, Elizabeth Poczeaky, who was born in Saginaw in 1885. Her parents were Albert Poczeaky and Mary Szezpaniak. She married George Bell in Tuscola County in 1908. They had four children. Elizabeth had two brothers, John and Joseph.

SCHMITZER posted by Gail Kirby on Thursday, January 21, 1999

I need help trying to connect with the Schmitzer's in Frankenmuth, Michigan. This is being done for Love, my Mother was passed-around thru the families while growing-up. I have an obit for a John Schmitzer b. 18 Nov. 1843 in Bayern Germany. He came with three brothers and located at Frankenmuth, Mi. He had a furniture Co. and undertaking business. He married a Schuder and they had four children. Stephen died as a baby, John M. Jr., Ada, Emma. His first wife died, he remarried a Ida Korn. and they had four chilren..only one is listed in obit. Nora. The obit mentions..He leaves three sisters and three brothers. Mr. Bower, Mrs. Maggie Zuker, Mrs. Mary Raupp, Michael, Conrad and John. My mothers mother was named Emma....b. 1900 d. 1920. She had brothers named: Harrison b. 1889, George Wing b. 1894, Alwin Clayton b. 1911. My family says: John M Schmitzer Jr. b. 1866...m. Predittie Havener b. 1870. Children listed above. Can anyone help me? Seems all the data I have with my family doesn't fit with resources on Familytreemaker or other info. Can anyone help?

ENGLEHARDT, MUELLER, PEGALOWSKI, SONNENBERG posted by Danice Englehardt on Friday, January 22, 1999

Searching for a Sonnenberg that mar. a Mueller or Englehardt All three were in this area in the 1850's. This came from Lutheran Church Records.

DARCHESTER, DUSCHARME, GUY, PERKINS, RAULEY, SHANNON, WARNER posted by Kevin O'Brien on Friday, January 22, 1999

I am doing genealogican research on these names associated with my maternal grandfather WILFRED GRANVILLE SHANNON and his wife CAROLINE MUSETTE (WARNER) SHANNON. Wilfred was a pioneer in the Jonesfield area and wrote a small conjecture ladened book of the early history of the area. He was also a minor historian for the area, an antique dealer, a border patrolman during prohibition and according to the guffaw punctuated stories at family gatherings, a County of Saginaw & cities of Merrill and Hemlock, Michigan surveyor who had quite a penchant for demolition by dynamite. Associated with the Shannon clan were many surnames of cousins/aunts/uncles; LUCY RYAN, UNCLE MAURICE(or) MORRIS DUSCHARME, MARY PERKINS, GEORGE WASHINGTON PERKINS, GUY WARNER, CAROLINE C. WARNER, MARTHA DARCHESTER, EMORY WARNER and MARY RAULEY. I have a terrific researcher named DUANE MILLER in MERRILL,MI, doing searches too, but I'm sure he would not be offended by my asking for help from anyone who might be able to shuffle a juicy tidbit of Shannon Americana my way. Thanks to everyone who has helped me. I certainly wish we could find the same hometown atmosphere in California. Kevin O'Brien

BRAINARD, DUNBAR, LORDS, PRESTON posted by Alice Martinez on Sunday, January 24, 1999

Looking for descendants of George Lord, son of William Lord. George was born 17 March 1815. He moved to Hamton, Saginaw, prior to his father's death on 6th Nov 1855. Would like information on wife and/or family.

SYLVESTER posted by Sydnee Doherty on Sunday, January 24, 1999

Looking for descendants of Calvin, Nelson, Leonard Sylvester born in Saginaw county. Calvin b.3-17-1845 married Mary Case. Leonard b. 10-8-1837 Married first, josephine Dutton and second Jane Hainey Whipple. Nelson b.2-13-1840, married first, Mary Martha Whipple, second, Mary J. Grant.

EZOPS, HADLEY, KLINE, MCDONALD, MCVEAN, NOWICKI, POSPISCHIL, ZOLPER posted by Debby Kline Ezop on Sunday, January 24, 1999

Am beginning research on the EZOP family of Saginaw and Bay Counties. The family originated in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.

CARTER, FEDERSPIEL, SYMONS, WALLACE posted by Myra Carter Symons on Sunday, January 24, 1999

I have good information on the SYMONS can PRE- 1934 when my great grandfather had a geniology done. I am looking for what happenned to the decendants of John Walters Symons Sr. of Saginaw, Michigan. I would be glad to share by old data for some of the new information. I have living cousins in Saginaw, I just know it. My grandmother Ora WALLACE is purported to have died in the Saginaw General Hospital or something like that. I am not sure when. Grandfather John Walters Symons Jr. (former mayor of Saginaw) had a second wife Mary who's last name I do not know. My Federspiel line is not very full yet and I would appreciate cousins contacting me. I am the daughter of Lillian Mae Federspiel. Thanks, Myra


All of the names I have posted here are connected with Saginaw County/Jonesfield Township. I am looking for any information on these families. My leads have dried up and I know there are distant relative connections out there. My maternal grandfather WILFRED GRANVILLE SHANNON, was a pioneer in the Jonesfield Twnsp. area. He wrote a small book in the reference area of the Merrill library. I will know there is a definite connection by the names in the reply, but I'll reply to all submissions personally. I can also receive information at: KMO4OCSD@AOL.COM. Thanks,

FISHER posted by Isha R Rauchle on Tuesday, January 26, 1999

Trying to find out the parents of Hannah Fisher born in 1833 and died Feb. 9, 1876. Her parents were supposedly bankers in Saginaw, MI and she was disowned when she married William Christmas Claxton on June 29, 1850.

MATAR posted by Jack on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Seeking info on Samual and Lorana Matar I beleive married in Saginaw county around 1925 or so...looking eventually for birth marriage death records...and children.

BEARDSLEY, BRADY posted by Marvin Cope on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

I am looking for some to make copies of about 15 obits from Saginaw News and send them to me. I have the dates and pages for them and I will pay for copying and postage. Email privately if you are able to help. Marve

BOURDEAU, GAGNIER, GAILLOUX, MCGREGOR posted by Patricia Hall on Thursday, January 28, 1999

I am seeking information about the family of Adeline GAGNIER, born 1854 in Malone, Franklin Co., NY and died Sept. 2, 1934 in Merrill, Saginaw, Co., MI. She married Alfred B. BOURDEAU in 1868 in Zilwaukee, Saginaw Co. Alfred BOURDEAU was born in Chateagay, PQ in 1840 and died in Kochville Twp., Saginaw Co. in 1927. They had nine children: Gilbert, Zilda Mary, Josephine, Georgina, James, William, George, Edmond and Alfred, born between 1872 and 1893 in Saginaw Co. Any help would be appreciated.

MUMA posted by David Muma on Thursday, January 28, 1999

We are looking for information on a Thomas Muma who moved to Saginaw Michigan after 1850. If you can help please E-mail us at Thanks, David Laird Muma

LARNER, SHERMAN posted by Robert N Larner on Thursday, January 28, 1999

Looking for LARNER in St Charles and around that area I Am a member of the Lansing Larners. Grand Father Mortimer F Larner working on Larner Family Tree, theyr are 4 of us working on it Still need informatuion where Thomas Larner Grave is In Riverside Cem, Wife Clarrissa and two daughters are on the south side of the road Bobby

BRAMAN, MARTIN posted by Bernie Braman on Friday, January 29, 1999

Help! I'm looking for info on my ggrandparents who lived in the Saginaw co. area late 1800's early 1900's DWIGHT C BRAMAN b. 20 Feb. 1840 & MARY CATHERINE MARTIN b. 28 Aug. 1842 were married in the SDA church in Flushing Michigan on 3 Oct. 1862. I'm looking for their place/date of death, and what the names of their parents were. Mr. BRAMAN was born in CT. as far as we have been able to determine. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thanks; BERNIE BRAMAN one of the Snail Mail to 1731 Sawmill rd. Cottonwood,AZ. 86326

MABENS, WALTERS posted by Laurie Walters on Friday, January 29, 1999

Searching for Reva Mae Mabens Walters. She married Gordon Walters about 1945 -1947. She is from Milford Michigan. Her mothers name is Nellie Mabens.Reav disappeared after a divorce was filed by Gordon and was never seen again. A public notice was made in 1957 for her to come forward. It was said she might have died in a car accident in the early 1960's in Saginaw Michigan. I haven't found anything on this accident as of yet. She was to have lived in Saginaw during these years. Will answer any responses.

BROWN, FLIEGEL, LARGE, MENTZ, MOEZTY, MURPHY, PHELPS, SHARICK, WITZ posted by Judy Darga on Sunday, January 31, 1999

Karl (Carl or Charles) Fliegel married Polly (Pauline) Witz unsure of where had the following children in Saginaw County: Anna M. Flugel b. Aug 1854 married Charles Moezty(Mentz) on 25 Dec 1871 in Saginaw, MI. Henry Charles Fliegel(Flugel) b. 7 Jul 1856 m. Elizabeth Holter 9 Nov 1884 in Gibbon, NE John Samuel Fliegel(Flugel) b. 7 June 1858 m. Catherine (Kate) Brown b. 13 Nov 1856 in New York. Kate's parents were W. C. Brown b. New York and ? Poupare b. Canada Henrietta(Etta)(Caroline) Fliegel(Flugel) b. 7 July 1860 d. 1879 married ? Reed George W. Fliegel b. 27 Dec 1862 m. Mary Ann Brown on 11 Dec 1884. Mary Ann was born in Mariposa, Ontario, Canada circa 1868, her parents were George Neal Brown b. 1844 in Canada d. 8 June 1911 and Elizabeth Meanwell/Martin b. 1841 England d. 1923. Rosetta Amelia Fliegel b. 20 Nov 1864 married on 4 July 1883 John Edward Sharick Elizabeth Fliegel b. 6 Feb 1867 m. on 23 Dec 1882 William H. Phelps b. 1856 who was a carpenter in Flushing MI at that time. Celia R. Fliegel b. 9 May 1869 m. on 4 Aug 1886 to John Murphy, a painter b. New York Delia Fliegel b. 9 May 1869 m. on 21 May 1889 to William Large b. Canada. If you have info on any of these people, please contact me. Thank you in advance. Judy

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