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Extractions From the "Avalanche" a Crawford Co., MI Newspaper 1879-1940's

Notes


Frank CLARK

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Mrs. Frank CLARK has adopted a small baby. Both are doing well. (9 Jul 1908)


Mrs. Frank CLARK

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Mrs. Frank CLARK has adopted a small baby. Both are doing well. (9 Jul 1908)


PIERCE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Mr. PIERCE and his bride, NEE Iva ROSIVER, returned Saturday. We failed to mention their wedding, which took place about three weeks ago. We were not invited and that accounts for this late notice. (3 Sep 1908)


Iva ROSEVERE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE.
Miss Iva ROSEVERE of West Branch is visiting her sister Mrs. HOUGHTON. (1 Feb 1906)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Mr. PIERCE and his bride, NEE Iva ROSIVER, returned Saturday. We failed to mention their wedding, which took place about three weeks ago. We were not invited and that accounts for this late notice. (3 Sep 1908)


Peter HEMINGSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED-August 21, at the Danish Lutheran Church, Peter HEMINGSON and Maria Elna NIELSON. Rev. KILDGAARD officiating. (27 Aug 1908)


Maria Elna NIELSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED-August 21, at the Danish Lutheran Church, Peter HEMINGSON and Maria Elna NIELSON. Rev. KILDGAARD officiating. (27 Aug 1908)


John A. JOHNSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederick, Crawford, MI: name - John A. JOHNSON
a.55
b.Sep 1844 in Sweden
occupation - Farmer
Immigrated to US 1882, lived in US 18 years
married to Louisa B. 31 years
f.b.Sweden
m.b.Sweden

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Carl J. JOHNSON was home the 4th to celebrate with his parents, John A. JOHNSON and wife, and the newly married sister, from Hammond, Ind., where he holds a desirable position as Stenographer. His home coming is ever welcome. (16 Jul 1908)

-John A. JOHNSON and family have moved to Lansing, where he hopes to find a little easier life. They will be missed by many friends that they have made in their long residence here. (12 Aug 1909)

-John JOHNSON and family who moved to Lansing the first of the month, are now nicely located at 118 N. Larch St., and Mr. JOHNSON has secured a desirable position in the Olds Motor Works. He will make good wherever he may be. (26 Aug 1909)


Louisa B.

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederick, Crawford, MI:
name - Louisa B. JOHNSON
a.54
b.May 1846 in Sweden
Immigrated to US 1882, lived in US 18 years
married to John A. JOHNSON 31 years
mother of 5 children of which 4 still survived
f.b.Sweden
m.b.Sweden


Carl J. JOHNSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederick, Crawford, MI:
name- Carl G. JOHNSON
a.11
b.Jan 1889 in MI
f.b.Sweden
m.b.Sweden

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Carl J. JOHNSON was home the 4th to celebrate with his parents, John A. JOHNSON and wife, and the newly married sister, from Hammond, Ind., where he holds a desirable position as Stenographer. His home coming is ever welcome. (16 Jul 1908)


Christ JOHNSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederick, Crawford, MI:
name - Christ JOHNSON
a.17
b.May 1883 in MI
occupation - Farm Laborer
f.b.Sweden
m.b.Sweden


Frank A. JOHNSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederick, Crawford, MI:
name - Frank A. JOHNSON
a.15
b.Mar 1885 in MI
occupation - none listed
f.b.Sweden
m.b.Sweden


Edward RALPH

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Bloomer, Montcalm, MI:
name - Oliver RALPH
a.38
b.NY
occupation - Farmer
married to Lovina RALPH
f.b.England
m.b.NY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-The sudden death of Mrs. Oliver RALPH, following the birth of her baby girl, saddened the many friends she had won since her residence here, and gave to the stricken husband the sympathy of our entire people. The body was taken to East Jordan for interment. Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edward RALPH of Montcalm county, arrived here for a visit about an hour after her death, which changed their anticipated joy to deepest grief. The comrades of the young father, in the flooring mill, where he was employed procured a most beautiful floral tribute for the casket, which mark of their respect and sympathy was fully appreciated by the family. The baby will be taken home by Mr. RALPH's sister, where it will find a home that is all that could be desired. (16 Jul 1908)


Lovina

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Bloomer, Montcalm, MI:
name - Lovina RALPH
a.32
b.NY
married to Edward RALPH
f.b.NY
m.b.NY


Charles RALPH

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Bloomer, Montcalm, MI:
name - Charles RALPH
a.14
b.MI
f.b.NY
m.b.NY


Frank RALPH

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Bloomer, Montcalm, MI:
name - Frank RALPH a.11
b.MI
f.b.NY
m.b.NY


Alta RALPH

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Bloomer, Montcalm, MI:
name - Alta RALPH a.7
b.MI
f.b.NY
m.b.NY


Henry FUNCK

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Henry FUNCK, of South Branch township, was mustered into the membership of Marvin Post, G.A.R. last Saturday night. They still come and there is room for more. (15 Sep 1887)

-BORN-New Year's morning, to Mr. and Mrs. Hugo SCHREIBER, Jr., of South Branch, an eight pound daughter. Hugo is happy and Grand Pa FUNCK weighs nearly a ton. (9 Jan 1902)

-Mr. and Mrs. H. FUNCK of South Branch have the pleasure of the presence of their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. HINCKLEY of Branch county, home for Christmas, they having moved here last week. (25 Dec 1902)

-A PIONEER GONE HOME.
On Saturday, July 18, Henry FUNCK, of South Branch was mustered out of the ranks of the living, and mustered in to the Grand Army above, where God is the Supreme Commander.
Henry FUNCK was born in Hesse Darmstadt Germany, March 31st, 1835 where he lived until he was 17 years of age, receiving the common education of his country. At that time he came to the city of New York, where he found work as a clerk in a store and later in a hotel. He was married in that city in 1859. His wife died while he was in the army in 1862, no children were born to them. In 1865, after his return from army life he was again married to Susan BOSCH, and to them nine children have been born six of whom are yet living.
He was thoroughly americanized, and readily assimilated the ideas of this government and made himself familiar with its history. At the opening of the war of the rebellion, he offered his services to the country of his adoption, enlisting as a corporal in Co. F., 71st New York Infantry on the 20th day of April 1861, only eight days after the first fateful gun was fired on fort Sumpter. For more than four years he faced the vicissitudes of camp and field and battle shock, never shrinking a duty, however distastful or perilous, meeting every call with the stoicism of his native land, combined with a kindly disposition and sense of humor that made him a loved and trusted comrad. On June 7, 1865 when general orders declared the war closed, he was discharged from the service, as 1st Lieut. of Co. K. 120th New York Vol. to which command he had been transferred with his 1st commission as 2d Lieut. He had worthily won the promotion through the several grades by such service as might well give pride to any man.
Returning to New York City he engaged in the hotel business where he was fairly prosperous, until in 1874 he came to Michigan to engage in agriculture, which had been through life the acme of his hope. He located the Government homestead, where he died, the S E 1/4 Sec. 8, Tp 25 N R 2 W and began the erection of his home in the wilderness of that day. Planing for the future, he started an orchard in his first clearing and the first apples grown in the county were from a tree the seed being planted by him from an apple which he had eaten on his way from the east, which tree is yet bearing fruit, in a comfortable orchard of apples, pears, peaches and cherries which have followed under his care.
The little log cabin which first gave them shelter is changed for a modern commodious dwelling with large barns and the surrounding forest is transformed into broad cultivated fields. His life work must be called a success, his last years being surrounded with comfort and with the respect and confidence of the people among whom he so long had lived. He met the "Grim Reaper" unflinchingly, and lay down to peaceful rest, in the home which he had builded, with all the survivors of his family around him, save one who did not arrive in time.
The final obsequies, on Monday, were conducted at the home by Rev. ETHRIDGE of Roscommon, attended by many of his soldier comrads, and a large concourse of people who followed the casket, which was draped with the "Old Flag" to the South Branch cemetery as a last tribute of respect which they could pay.
The bereaved wife and children, Mrs. Mary C. FUNSCH of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Iva C. HINKLEY of Branch county, Mrs. Lillian A. SCHREIBER, living on an adjoining farm and Augustus, Albert E. and Frederic B. at the home, are left with the glad memories of a devoted husband, and a loving father and an honest man. (23 Jul 1908)


Unknown

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-A PIONEER GONE HOME.
On Saturday, July 18, Henry FUNCK, of South Branch was mustered out of the ranks of the living, and mustered in to the Grand Army above, where God is the Supreme Commander.
Henry FUNCK was born in Hesse Darmstadt Germany, March 31st, 1835 where he lived until he was 17 years of age, receiving the common education of his country. At that time he came to the city of New York, where he found work as a clerk in a store and later in a hotel. He was married in that city in 1859. His wife died while he was in the army in 1862, no children were born to them. In 1865, after his return from army life he was again married to Susan BOSCH, and to them nine children have been born six of whom are yet living.
He was thoroughly americanized, and readily assimilated the ideas of this government and made himself familiar with its history. At the opening of the war of the rebellion, he offered his services to the country of his adoption, enlisting as a corporal in Co. F., 71st New York Infantry on the 20th day of April 1861, only eight days after the first fateful gun was fired on fort Sumpter. For more than four years he faced the vicissitudes of camp and field and battle shock, never shrinking a duty, however distastful or perilous, meeting every call with the stoicism of his native land, combined with a kindly disposition and sense of humor that made him a loved and trusted comrad. On June 7, 1865 when general orders declared the war closed, he was discharged from the service, as 1st Lieut. of Co. K. 120th New York Vol. to which command he had been transferred with his 1st commission as 2d Lieut. He had worthily won the promotion through the several grades by such service as might well give pride to any man.
Returning to New York City he engaged in the hotel business where he was fairly prosperous, until in 1874 he came to Michigan to engage in agriculture, which had been through life the acme of his hope. He located the Government homestead, where he died, the S E 1/4 Sec. 8, Tp 25 N R 2 W and began the erection of his home in the wilderness of that day. Planing for the future, he started an orchard in his first clearing and the first apples grown in the county were from a tree the seed being planted by him from an apple which he had eaten on his way from the east, which tree is yet bearing fruit, in a comfortable orchard of apples, pears, peaches and cherries which have followed under his care.
The little log cabin which first gave them shelter is changed for a modern commodious dwelling with large barns and the surrounding forest is transformed into broad cultivated fields. His life work must be called a success, his last years being surrounded with comfort and with the respect and confidence of the people among whom he so long had lived. He met the "Grim Reaper" unflinchingly, and lay down to peaceful rest, in the home which he had builded, with all the survivors of his family around him, save one who did not arrive in time.
The final obsequies, on Monday, were conducted at the home by Rev. ETHRIDGE of Roscommon, attended by many of his soldier comrads, and a large concourse of people who followed the casket, which was draped with the "Old Flag" to the South Branch cemetery as a last tribute of respect which they could pay.
The bereaved wife and children, Mrs. Mary C. FUNSCH of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Iva C. HINKLEY of Branch county, Mrs. Lillian A. SCHREIBER, living on an adjoining farm and Augustus, Albert E. and Frederic B. at the home, are left with the glad memories of a devoted husband, and a loving father and an honest man. (23 Jul 1908)


Frank MYERS

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. and Mrs. Frank MYERS, nee Mabel OLIVER, of Tere Haute, Ind., arrived here Monday for a visit with her aunts, Mrs. C. W. WIGHT and Mrs. J. F. HUM. It is the first visit for eleven years and she is surprised at the changes. Her four year old girl is with them. (23 Jul 1908)


Mabel OLIVER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. and Mrs. Frank MYERS, nee Mabel OLIVER, of Tere Haute, Ind., arrived here Monday for a visit with her aunts, Mrs. C. W. WIGHT and Mrs. J. F. HUM. It is the first visit for eleven years and she is surprised at the changes. Her four year old girl is with them. (23 Jul 1908)


Hans O. HOLSE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED-At the home of Paul MOLLER on the south side, Saturday evening, August 4th, Miss Mathea LARSEN and Mr. Hans O. HOLSE, both of Grayling, were joined in marriage by Rev. A. C. KILDERGAARD in the presence of a few of their friends. May they be a help to each other for, "It is not good that man should be alone," but may they also learn that although they are a great help to each other, they will often feel themselves alone and helpless, unless they have learned to seek the help of God. O, that we all may learn to seek aid from Him who never will turn away from any of our prayers, then we shall find happiness." (9 Aug 1906)

-Married-Saturday evening, July 18 Hans O. HOLSE and Miss Katherine LARSON. Justice McCULLOUGH officiating. (23 Jul 1908)


Katherine LARSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Married-Saturday evening, July 18 Hans O. HOLSE and Miss Katherine LARSON. Justice McCULLOUGH officiating. (23 Jul 1908)


J. B. HATHAWAY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. and Mrs. C. J. HATHAWAY are enjoying a visit from their respective mothers, Mrs. J. B. HATHAWAY and Mrs. F. H. IVORY of Orion, Mich. The two mothers ought to be able to keep the "boy" straight. (23 Jul 1908)


Mrs. J. B. HATHAWAY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. and Mrs. C. J. HATHAWAY are enjoying a visit from their respective mothers, Mrs. J. B. HATHAWAY and Mrs. F. H. IVORY of Orion, Mich. The two mothers ought to be able to keep the "boy" straight. (23 Jul 1908)


Jesse DEPUNG

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Mr. Jesse DEPUNG and son Ernest went to Free Soil Monday. (23 Jul 1908)


Ernest DEPUNG

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Mr. Jesse DEPUNG and son Ernest went to Free Soil Monday. (23 Jul 1908)


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