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

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John LATTER

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. John LATTER, who has recently homesteaded the southeast quarter of Sec. 24, township of Grayling, has just completed and moved into his fine new house, 16x24, on Saturday last. (19 May 1881)

-Mrs. John LATTER, of Ionia, Mich., formerly of Grayling, died a short time since. (5 Apr 1888)


S. SHAW

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:
-Its a boy, and is said to be the very latest settler in the town of Frederic, and Mr. S. SHAW is now supremely happy. (19 May 1881)


Mrs. S. SHAW COLLEN

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:
-Mrs. S. W. SHAW, formerly of Frederic, sister of J. J. COLLEN, went to Cleveland, Ohio, for the purpose of having a tumor removed, and is now recovering rapidly. (2 Apr 1896)


Nels. MICKELSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Manistee, Manistee, MI:
name - Nels MICHAELSON
a.39
b.Denmark
occupation - Logger
married to Margaret
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Nels MICHELSON
a.59
b.Denmark
occupation - Lumberman
Immigrated 1866, lived in US 34 years
married to Widowed
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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. N. MICKELSON, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., has gone to Manistee and will return shortly with his family, having made up his mind to reside in Grayling. (19 May 1881)

-BIRTHS.
On Thursday, Oct. 5, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKLESON, a son. (12 Oct 1882)

-DIED.
In this village, Sunday, Dec. 10th, 1882, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKLESON. ( 14 Dec 1882)

-DEATHS.
On Wednesday, May 23, 1883, Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKELSON. (31 May 1883)

-Mr. N. MICKELSON was called to Manistee, Monday, by a telegram announcing the serious illness of his brother. (19 Jul 1883)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKLESON, on Sunday, July 25th, a son. (29 Jul 1886)

-FAMILY REUNION.
The spacious residence of Mr. N. MICKLESON has been filled almost to its utmost capacity for the past week by a reunion of the family of brothers, consisting of the host, Nels. MICKLESON, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., John and Michael, farmers from Green Bay, Wis., Peter a wagon maker from Racine, Wis., Christ. a merchant of Manistee, Rasmus, also of Manistee, and Jens, who came here from the old world last year.
Their father died fourteen years ago at Manistee, and was taken to Racine for burial, at which time all were together except Jens, who was yet in Denmark.
These reunions are among the most pleasant features of life, exhibiting true fraternal relations, and should be encouraged by all whose pecuniary condition will permit the luxury. (23 Sep 1886)

-The MICLESON brothers who have been having their family reunion here, as noticed last week, express themselves as greatly surprised at the advancement of this section. Where they expected to find a wilderness, with a shanty lumber town, they find a progressive modern village, with fine buildings and growing industries, surrounding farms rapidly advancing in cultivation, and a people polite and prosperous, to whom they feel indebted for adding to the pleasure of their visit. They left for their homes last Friday well paid for the time given in the enjoyment and rest received.
They return especial thanks to their brother Nels, and the members of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., with other old time friends who have spared neither time or money in their entertainment, both in town and in delightful drives about the country, to the woods, lakes and camps, and hope in the future to meet again in similar pleasures.
They leave with best wishes for the continued success of their friends and the prosperity of the place.
It is about forty years since the seven MICKLESON brothers were all together previous to their visit here. Two older brothers died in infancy and their oldest sister died at Racine about five yars ago. Their visit has been full of pleasant remniscenses of the past tinged at times with sorrow for the ones gone before. In addition to the brothers here, Michael and John, of Fort Howard, were accompanied by the wife and four children of the former and two children of the latter and Christ. of Manistee, had two of his children with him so the entire party numbered 32. If all were here they would have numbered an even 50. The brothers all vote the republican ticket.
Before leaving for their homes each of the brothers was presented with a token of fraternal rememberance by Nels. MICKLESON which was fully appreciated and will be long cherrished. (30 Sep 1886)

-Mrs. N. MICKLESON and L. JENSON have the pleasure of entertaining their sister, Miss Caroline JENSON, of Chicago, for a brief visit. (21 Oct 1886)

-Last Friday was the birthday of N. MICHELSON, Esq., and in the Evening the Grayling Cornet Band marched to his residence and played several pieces in a very fine manner. Prof. LANKENAW and Miss Emma HANSON favored the guests with music, after which a supper with all the delicacies of the season was served, and the festivities of the evening were not concluded until a late hour. The band is unanimous in their expressions of the pleasure they enjoyed, and trusts that other friends and supporters of the organization will celebrate their natal days in like manner. (1 Dec 1887)

-Mrs. N. MICKELSON was wonderfully surprised last week Wednesday by the sudden appearance about dinner time, of Mrs. R. HANSON, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. HANSON, Mr. and Mrs. D. KNEELAND, Prof. and Mrs. F. W. LANKENAW and Mrs. L. JENSON, but though surprised she was equal to the occasion, and the guests were treated to a sumptuous repast, when a second surprise awaited her by the presentation by her husband of an elegant gold watch, set with diamonds, and a magnificent dinner set of china. The affair was very pleasant and thoroughly enjoyed by all. (1 Dec 1887)

-A very pleasant farewell party was given Mr. Carl MICKLESON, at the residence of his uncle N. MICKLESON, Esq., last Friday evening, which was attended by all of his friends, among the young people of Grayling. (8 Dec 1887)

-SALLING, HANSON & CO.
The most important industry of the place, because the largest, is the establishment of Salling, Hanson & Co., a firm composed of E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, and R. HANSON and N. MICHELSON, resident partners. Their plant at this place consists of a saw mill, of latest style with a capacity of 85,000 feet per day; a first class planing mill, with a large combined Wood planer, a Fay planer and the usual accompaniment of siding saws, rip saws, moulding machinery, etc., and in connection have erected a dry kiln of the J. R. RUNDELL patent, at a cost of $2,000.00, which is a certain guarantee of perfectly dry stock. They also run a shingle mill with a daily capacity of 40 M, and Nov. 1st started a lath mill which has already cut 500,000 feet of lath. the aggregate for the year is over 15,000,000 feet of lumber; 5,000,000 shingles and 500,000 lath. they operate five camps, employing an average of 200 men and cut 25,000,000 feet of logs.
This firm began operations here in 1881 by the purchase of a small mill which had been erected by J. C. GOODALE and have added to and extended their business annually ever since, and as aside from their trade in logs and lumber they conduct the largest general mercantile business between the Saginaw Valley and the Straits. Their first store was 28x80 feet and in 1884 they added on the east 20x80 feet and in the last year have extended the whole 40 feet to the rear. Making their present salesroom and office a double store, 28x120 and 20x120 feet respectively. In addition to accomodate their stock, they have storerooms on railroad as follows: One building 30 1/2 x 162 feet, one 22x 36 1/2 feet and one 22x72 feet and another in the rear of store about 32x40 besides large sheds to cover wagons, sleighs and agricultural implements. their average invoice of their mercantile stock is about 22,000.00 dollars, and sales for 1887 will aggregate over 161,000.00 dollars. Nine clerks are employed and the entire business is as perfectly systematized as tha of any house in the state.
For the protection of their own property they have put in the Holly system of water works at a cost of $5,000.00 and an electric light plant at a cost of $3,000.00. With their public spirit, they did not stop with just what was required for themselves, but added sufficient power, so that both are extended to other parts of the village.
They have added $5,000.000 to their buildings during 1887, and another 5,000.00 dollars to their machinery, and expect to add about the same amount for the ensuring year.
That their residence here is permanent, is established by the fact that Mr. MICHELSON has now the most expensive residence in the place and the plans are perfected and site selected for the residence of Mr. HANSON, which will be built in the early spring, either of which contain too much money to be held as ordinary property for sale. (29 Dec 1887)

-Fifty years ago last Tuesday, there was a joyous excitement in a quiet .......(unreadable).........ber of good women to quiet the squalling youngster, who afterwards was called Nels P. MICKELSON. Two or three years later the angel who provides for future events, celebrated the anniversary of his birth, two days in advance, by bringing to earth a girl baby, who afterwards became his wife. In commemoration of the two events, last Tuesday evening, a large company of their friends invaded their hospitable home on Peninsular Avenue, and passed a most enjoyable evening. While it was a complete surprise to the host, he was equal to the occasion, and the pleasure of the evening will be long remembered by the participants. (27 Nov 1890)

-DIED.-At her residence in this village, Tuesday, Feb. 28th, Mrs. Margaret MICHELSON, aged 44 years.
Our community has seldom received so severe a shock as by the announcement of the death of Mrs. MICHELSON, who had been ill but a few days, and was not considered in a critical condition, until the very last. She was universally esteemed for her social nature, and unbounded hospitality, but more especially for her grand charity, which ever found its way, without ostentation, to those who were needy. A devoted wife and mother is mourned for, not only by the stricken family, but by the entire community. (2 Mar 1893)

-Miss Mary JORGENSON and Miss Emma HANSON who came home from school to attend the funeral of Mrs. MICHELSON, will return next week. (9 Mar 1893)

-On account of the great sorrow which our Heavenly Father has sent to the home of our associate Leaguers in the family of N. MICHELSON,
RESOLVED, That we tender to them our most heartfelt sympathies.
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be given to the family and also published in the Grayling papers.
By order of Exec. Com. of the Epworth League. (9 Mar 1893)

-J. Maurice FINN, ex-editor and ex-democrat candidate for Congress, left Ishpeming Jan. 21st and when last heard from was in the far northwest. His newspaper plant has been seized by indorsers of his notes and will be sold April 6th. Judgment has also been secured against FINN by Nels MICHELSON of Grayling for money alleged to have been embezzled. - Detroit Tribune. (9 Apr 1893)

-SALLING, HANON & COMPANY'S MILLS.
THE GREAT GRAYLING PLANT.
The TIMBERMAN of Apirl 18th, gives a glowing description of the lumbering plant of Salling, Hanson & Co., which is profusely illustrated, and will give the outside world some idea of the large business here conducted. It has grown so steadily in our midst, and is so familiar to our people that but few realize the magnitude of the work. We quote briefly from the article.
"Some facts about the lumber producing plant of Salling, Hanson & Co., and their business at Grayling, which runs the whole year around, both in the trout season, and in the time when the crust is on the snow, and when SHOPENAGONS sees "three sons."
So the TIMBERMAN has caused to be made several views of the plant, accompanied by a portrait of E. N. Salling, and will herewith, in the text, tell the story of the rise of the business of these men of Grayling.
It was in 1869 that the copartnership of Ernest N. SALLING, Erasmus HANSON and Nels MICHELSON was formed, and it has run trim and true as a Yankee yacht in the direction of success ever since.
They began business as log jobbers, always buying timber with the profeits and a sifted history of the concern shows that there was not a time when the jobbing account was on the wrong side of the ledger.
The company came to Grayling in 1879, and began operations - lumbering for various interests - and always buying land. they owned a 5000 or 6000 capacity mill at Grayling. They increased it to 60,000 daily capacity.
But Salling, Hanson and Co. live very much in the present. Their past has been wonderfully successful or there would be no present. It is of the present that we shall particularily deal.
They cut last year 28,609,119 feet of lumber with their two mills, being a daily average for each day in the year of 95,364 feet of lumber.
The company owns in Crawford county 7,500 acres, upon which there are 22,000,000 feet of cork pine still standing, and also 280,000,000 of plain white pine and norway. In Montmorency county they hold 1,880 acres of white pine and Norway, which will cut 23,000,000, and in Otsego 1,680 acres of white pine and norway, which will cut 16,000,000. This makes for the copmpany an ownership in white pine of 89,000,000 feet, located on 11,120 acres of land. In hardwoods Salling, Hanson & Co. have 5,840 acres in Crawford county, which will cut 24,000,000 and 11,646 acres in Otsego county, which will cut 100,000,000 feet, making all told 124,000,000 feet of hardwood lumber, located on 17,300 acres of land.
With the present capacity of the mills at Grayling the cork pine, white pine and Norway will last about five years. With what can be bought in hemlock and pine logs the life of the Grayling plant will be prolonged five years more, or ten years all told from this date.
Some time in the future a plant will be erected in Otsego county to cut their lumber in that locality.
The logging operations are conducted over the Michigan Central tracks, one of the branches of that road runs from Grayling twenty-eight miles northeast to Lewiston, Mich. Branches run out from that road to the various camps. this part of the business is in charge of Mr. N. P. SALLING, and is successfully accomplished. No more minute description of that part of the business seems necessary to the writer, for northern logging is northern logging, but there are vast differences in logs, and it is more concerning logs than logging that this article will treat.
Mr. B. E. FERNO, of the United States Forestry Department, is making an exhaustive examination of white pines, and recently made extensive researches on Salling, Hanson & Co's land near Grayling. When the report is made it will contain much interesting data.
The cork pine of Salling, Hanson Hanson & Co. is located on the north half of township 27, range 3 west, of Crawford county, Mich. It runs three or four logs to the thousand, and the logs run 50 per cent shop and better.
The two saw mill plants, which deliver the black smoke into the arms of the north wind in the winter days are the best of their kind.
The mill on the northside of the track is contained in a building 40x170 feet in size. Two stories in height.
On the north-east corner is an annex 30x40 feet in size.
The five boilers are 4x18 feet. A great deal of the offal is burned. the engine is 24x36 inches. The carriage has five head blocks and will handle logs up to 60 feet in length. The mill contains a Garland trimmer and edger, also. The lumber is taken up by an overhead carriage system of rolls from the trimmer, and is sorted at the tail of the mill to lengths, widths, grade, etc., and piled in four lines of piles, a quarter of a mile long to the east of the planing mill.
In the annex mentioned is a Perkins & Co. double blocker and a lath mill. The saw mill capacity is lumber 55,000, shingles 40,000 to 100,000,; lath, the same.
The planing mill is contained in a building 72 feet wide and 150 feet long. Cars are hauled to it by the Michigan Central switch engine.
The planing mill contains four S. A. WOODS' machines, a W. B. MERSHON & Co. Standard perfected band re saw, which has risen to fame so rapidly, and a Garland edger.
The band mill occupies a position on the south side of the track, relative to that of the mill on the north side, as also do the long piles of lumber therefrom.
The building is 40x140 feet in size, the boiler house 40x50, and contains 3 tubular boilers 4x18 feet in size. The power is transmitted by an 18x24 engine. The mill is a No. 2 Edward P. Allis band. The capacity of the mill is about 45,000 to 50,000 feet of lumber each working day. On this mill are cut the cork pine logs, and all other good lumber.
The fire protection of the plant at Grayling is superb, and ramifies and protects the town as well. There are two great pumps, one in constant action, and the other ready for action at a moment's notice. There are over 10,000 feet of 5 and 6-inch pipes and a perfect network of laterals.
The electric lights are of the arc variety, on poles fifty feet high. There are 20 of these lamps, each of 2000 candle power, and they light the yards, the mills, and the town, and there they twinkle in the frost of the winter night, when the sun and the "sun dogs" have set; and there they glow in the somnolence of summer nights, and in each case make day out of night in the land of SHOPENAGON's Cork Pine."
We add that the specialty of long timber, and special bill stuff, by this firm is recognized by the entire trade of the United States, and orders are received and promptly filled, from all parts of the Union, and an immense quantity of perfect cork pine is being shipped in the log direct to Liverpool, which is met by admiration and wonder.
The AVALANCHE claims Crawford county to be the coming banner county of the stae, that Grayling is to day the banner village, with its schools, churches and the general make up of its citizenship, and that there is no more hustling, prompt and reliable firm anywhere than Salling, Hanson & Co., whose total business is many times more than that above mentioned. (14 May 1896)

-N. MICHELSON returned from Minnesota, yesterday from Minnesota, yesterday morning. On the 7th he with his family (except his two oldest sons) and Lieut. and Mrs. E. E. HARTWICK, will leave for New York to take the steamer for a trip to the old country. We trust they will have a pleasant voyage and visit. (6 Jul 1899)

-N. MICHELSON and Olaf, with Lieut. and Mrs. E. HARTWICK returned from their European tour last Friday, all glad to be home again, as were our citizens to greet them. Mr. MICHELSON seems to have recovered his health, and we trust it may prove permanent. (23 Nov 1899)

-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. A. MICHELSON of Grayling was the guest of his brother F. L. over Sunday. (21 Dec 1905)


Margaret JENSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Manistee, Manistee, MI:
name - Margaret MICHAELSON
a.32
b.Denmark
married to Nels MICHAELSON
f.b.Denmark
m.f.Denmark

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:
-Mrs. N. MICKLESON and L. JENSON have the pleasure of entertaining their sister, Miss Caroline JENSON, of Chicago, for a brief visit. (21 Oct 1886)

-Mrs. N. MICKELSON was wonderfully surprised last week Wednesday by the sudden appearance about dinner time, of Mrs. R. HANSON, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. HANSON, Mr. and Mrs. D. KNEELAND, Prof. and Mrs. F. W. LANKENAW and Mrs. L. JENSON, but though surprised she was equal to the occasion, and the guests were treated to a sumptuous repast, when a second surprise awaited her by the presentation by her husband of an elegant gold watch, set with diamonds, and a magnificent dinner set of china. The affair was very pleasant and thoroughly enjoyed by all. (1 Dec 1887)

-Mrs. N. MICKELSON has returned from a pleasant visit to Detroit, and Hillsdale. She reports her nephew, Carl, pleasantly situated and very busy, keeping books for the Happy Home Club, and at Hillsdale, Miss Mary JORGENSON is progressing finely with her Art Studies. (13 Oct 1892)

-DIED.-At her residence in this village, Tuesday, Feb. 28th, Mrs. Margaret MICHELSON, aged 44 years.
Our community has seldom received so severe a shock as by the announcement of the death of Mrs. MICHELSON, who had been ill but a few days, and was not considered in a critical condition, until the very last. She was universally esteemed for her social nature, and unbounded hospitality, but more especially for her grand charity, which ever found its way, without ostentation, to those who were needy. A devoted wife and mother is mourned for, not only by the stricken family, but by the entire community. (2 Mar 1893)

-The funeral of Mrs. MICHELSON will take place to-morrow afternoon, at 1 p.m. Funeral services at the M. E. church. Rev. E. E. CASTER will officiate. The friends of Mrs. MICHELSON, who desire a farewell look, may call at the residence from 9 to 11 a. m. (2 Mar 1893)

-RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
At a regular meeting of the Ladie's Aid Society of the M. E. Church, held on Monday, March 6th., 1893, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, It has pleased an All-wise and Loving Providence to remove our beloved sister and co-worker, Margaret MICHELSON, who departed this life at her home in Grayling, Mich., on the 28th. day of February last, and that while death and its contemplations are always sad, it is never more so than when its subject is cut down in the noonday of life, surrounded by a loving family every comfort and a perfect home; when the trials and vicissitudes of a busy life are well nigh passed, and at the time when one feels like resting by the wayside and enjoying the fruits of their labor. Thus stood our sister when the angel of death beckoned her to the shore beyond. But there is consolation in the thought that when the summons came she was ready to meet it with a fortitude that comes from a consciousness of well doing and that the obligations of life had been faithfully and trustingly met. therefore be it
RESOLVED, That in her death this society loses one of its most loved members, and one whose wise counsels, womanly wisdom and motherly sympathy and affection will ever remain a shining example for those of us who are left, to strive to emulate and perpetuate her virtues.
RESOLVED, That to the sorrowing husband and family, we extend our sincerest sympathy in this their hour of sorrow, and that we bow with them in the sudden taking away of our sister, with willing, but saddened resignation.
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family, and be published in the local papers.
Mary L. STALEY, Pres.; Juliett A. BUTLER, Vice Pres.; Nettie WOODWORTH, Sec.; Maria E. HANSON, Treasurer. (9 Mar 1893)

-The following resolutions were adopted by the members of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the M. E. church of Grayling, Mich., March 6th, A. D. 1893:
WHEREAS, Our Heavenly Father in His infinite wisdow has removed from among us a much loved friend and fellow worker, Mrs. Margaret MICHELSON, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That we deeply mourn the loss of one who possessed more than ordinary ability, and whose life gave evidence of many beautiful graces of Christian character, which will ever be held in loving memory by all; we feel assured she has been thus called by our Heavenly Father to a full enjoyment of the rest promised to them who love Him.
RESOLVED, That as members of the Woman's Home Missionary Society, we do imitate her devotion, energy, and cheerfulness in church, mission and charitable works.
RESOLVED, That we tender to her grief stricken husband and family, our sincere sympathies.
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be given to the fmily, and to the local papers for publication.
P. L. TAYLOR, PRES.
M. L. STALEY, SEC.
F. EICKHOFF, TREAS. (9 Mar 1893)

-On account of the great sorrow which our Heavenly Father has sent to the home of our associate Leaguers in the family of N. MICHELSON,
RESOLVED, That we tender to them our most heartfelt sympathies.
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be given to the family and also published in the Grayling papers.
By order of Exec. Com. of the Epworth League. (9 Mar 1893)

-The funeral of Mrs. M. MICHELSON, last Friday, was the largest that ever took place in Grayling. The M. E. church was crowded to repletion and many were unable to gain admittance. The services were conducted by Rev. E. E. CASTER, of Bay City, assisted by Rev. S. G. TAYLOR and Rev. S. P. LILLESON, of Muskegon, who made a short address in the Danish language. The church was finely decorated and the display of flowers emblematically arranged was as profuse as the unmistakable grief and sorrow of the large audience for the untimely death of the devoted wife and mother whose obsequies they were attending. The following is a partial list of those who came from a distance: Mr. Christ MICHELSON, Duluth, Minn; Rasmus MICHELSON, Manistee; John MICHELSON, Mill Center, Wis.; Michel MICHELSON and wife, Fort Harvard, Wis.; Miss Carrie JENSON, Chicago, Ill.; Louis JENSON and wife, Gaylord; Thomas WOODFIELD and wife, St. Ignace; Edler JORGENSEN, Lewiton; J. A. JAMESON, St. Ignace; E. N. SALLING, Manistee; Carl MICHELSON, Detroit; and George FIEGE and wife, of Saginaw. (9 Mar 1893)


Mena M. "Minnie" MICKELSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Manistee, Manistee, MI:
name - Mena M. MICHAELSON
a.4
b.MI
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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:
-DEATHS.
On Wednesday, May 23, 1883, Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKELSON. (31 May 1883)

-The funeral of little Minnie, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKELSON of this city, occurred at the hall on Tuesday afternoon last, and was largely attended by sympathizing friends of the bereaved family and mourning school mates of the departed one. Services were conducted by Rev. LILLESO, assisted by Rev. EDGCUMBE. Eight young misses robed in white acted as pall-bearers, and little school-mates following after the remains of their once loved playmate made a touching and affecting scene. (31 May 1883)


Axel E. MICHELSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Manistee, Manistee, MI:
name - Axle S. MICHAELSON
a.2
b.MI
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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 following were graduates from the Grayling School: "The graduates are Misses Anabel BUTLER, Edna Belle KEELER, Margaret M. BLANSHAN and Messrs Ralph W. SMITH, Fred L. HAVENS, Axel E. MICHELSON and Holger HANSON." (4 Jul 1895)

-Axel MICHELSON has completed the full course in both civil and mining engineering in the state mining school at Houghton, with such honor as may well make both him and his friends proud. He is now home for a few days visit before going to British Columbia, where he is engaged as assistant superintendent in one of the great mines of that region, at a salary that is eminently satisfactory. Work and Pluck has been his motto, and attention to his work has given him a strong lift toward the top of the ladder. (30 Aug 1900)

-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. A. MICHELSON of Grayling was the guest of his brother F. L. over Sunday. (21 Dec 1905)

-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPNDENCE.
F. L. MICHELSON entertained his brother Axel of Grayling, and his cousin from Duluth on Friday of last week. Axel acted as a guide while here and took the ladies for a drive in the country and showed them the sights around town. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. MICHELSON accompanied them to Grayling on same day. (2 Aug 1906)

-A. B. FAILING has been offered a position by the new lumber company, in Monroe, La., to run the mercantile department, and wil go there to size the matter up the first of the week, A. E. MICHELSON will remain there as Sec.-Treas'r and general manager. Both of these gentlemen will be missed by our community, but if the move will be to their advantage, they will go with the best wishes of all for their success. (31 Jan 1907)


Ernist Fred MICKELSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Ernist F. MICHELSON
a.13
b.Jul 1886 in MI
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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:
-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKLESON, on Sunday, July 25th, a son. (29 Jul 1886)

-Olaf and Fred MICHELSON returned from Germany, Saturday. They report the father improving nicely in health, and all enjoying the trip. (19 Oct 1899)


John MICKELSON

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:
-FAMILY REUNION.
The spacious residence of Mr. N. MICKLESON has been filled almost to its utmost capacity for the past week by a reunion of the family of brothers, consisting of the host, Nels. MICKLESON, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., John and Michael, farmers from Green Bay, Wis., Peter a wagon maker from Racine, Wis., Christ. a merchant of Manistee, Rasmus, also of Manistee, and Jens, who came here from the old world last year.
Their father died fourteen years ago at Manistee, and was taken to Racine for burial, at which time all were together except Jens, who was yet in Denmark.
These reunions are among the most pleasant features of life, exhibiting true fraternal relations, and should be encouraged by all whose pecuniary condition will permit the luxury. (23 Sep 1886)

-The MICLESON brothers who have been having their family reunion here, as noticed last week, express themselves as greatly surprised at the advancement of this section. Where they expected to find a wilderness, with a shanty lumber town, they find a progressive modern village, with fine buildings and growing industries, surrounding farms rapidly advancing in cultivation, and a people polite and prosperous, to whom they feel indebted for adding to the pleasure of their visit. They left for their homes last Friday well paid for the time given in the enjoyment and rest received.
They return especial thanks to their brother Nels, and the members of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., with other old time friends who have spared neither time or money in their entertainment, both in town and in delightful drives about the country, to the woods, lakes and camps, and hope in the future to meet again in similar pleasures.
They leave with best wishes for the continued success of their friends and the prosperity of the place.
It is about forty years since the seven MICKLESON brothers were all together previous to their visit here. Two older brothers died in infancy and their oldest sister died at Racine about five yars ago. Their visit has been full of pleasant remniscenses of the past tinged at times with sorrow for the ones gone before. In addition to the brothers here, Michael and John, of Fort Howard, were accompanied by the wife and four children of the former and two children of the latter and Christ. of Manistee, had two of his children with him so the entire party numbered 32. If all were here they would have numbered an even 50. The brothers all vote the republican ticket.
Before leaving for their homes each of the brothers was presented with a token of fraternal rememberance by Nels. MICKLESON which was fully appreciated and will be long cherrished. (30 Sep 1886)


Michael MICKELSON

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:
-FAMILY REUNION.
The spacious residence of Mr. N. MICKLESON has been filled almost to its utmost capacity for the past week by a reunion of the family of brothers, consisting of the host, Nels. MICKLESON, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., John and Michael, farmers from Green Bay, Wis., Peter a wagon maker from Racine, Wis., Christ. a merchant of Manistee, Rasmus, also of Manistee, and Jens, who came here from the old world last year.
Their father died fourteen years ago at Manistee, and was taken to Racine for burial, at which time all were together except Jens, who was yet in Denmark.
These reunions are among the most pleasant features of life, exhibiting true fraternal relations, and should be encouraged by all whose pecuniary condition will permit the luxury. (23 Sep 1886)

-The MICLESON brothers who have been having their family reunion here, as noticed last week, express themselves as greatly surprised at the advancement of this section. Where they expected to find a wilderness, with a shanty lumber town, they find a progressive modern village, with fine buildings and growing industries, surrounding farms rapidly advancing in cultivation, and a people polite and prosperous, to whom they feel indebted for adding to the pleasure of their visit. They left for their homes last Friday well paid for the time given in the enjoyment and rest received.
They return especial thanks to their brother Nels, and the members of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., with other old time friends who have spared neither time or money in their entertainment, both in town and in delightful drives about the country, to the woods, lakes and camps, and hope in the future to meet again in similar pleasures.
They leave with best wishes for the continued success of their friends and the prosperity of the place.
It is about forty years since the seven MICKLESON brothers were all together previous to their visit here. Two older brothers died in infancy and their oldest sister died at Racine about five yars ago. Their visit has been full of pleasant remniscenses of the past tinged at times with sorrow for the ones gone before. In addition to the brothers here, Michael and John, of Fort Howard, were accompanied by the wife and four children of the former and two children of the latter and Christ. of Manistee, had two of his children with him so the entire party numbered 32. If all were here they would have numbered an even 50. The brothers all vote the republican ticket.
Before leaving for their homes each of the brothers was presented with a token of fraternal rememberance by Nels. MICKLESON which was fully appreciated and will be long cherrished. (30 Sep 1886)


Peter MICKELSON

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:
-FAMILY REUNION.
The spacious residence of Mr. N. MICKLESON has been filled almost to its utmost capacity for the past week by a reunion of the family of brothers, consisting of the host, Nels. MICKLESON, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., John and Michael, farmers from Green Bay, Wis., Peter a wagon maker from Racine, Wis., Christ. a merchant of Manistee, Rasmus, also of Manistee, and Jens, who came here from the old world last year.
Their father died fourteen years ago at Manistee, and was taken to Racine for burial, at which time all were together except Jens, who was yet in Denmark.
These reunions are among the most pleasant features of life, exhibiting true fraternal relations, and should be encouraged by all whose pecuniary condition will permit the luxury. (23 Sep 1886)

-The MICLESON brothers who have been having their family reunion here, as noticed last week, express themselves as greatly surprised at the advancement of this section. Where they expected to find a wilderness, with a shanty lumber town, they find a progressive modern village, with fine buildings and growing industries, surrounding farms rapidly advancing in cultivation, and a people polite and prosperous, to whom they feel indebted for adding to the pleasure of their visit. They left for their homes last Friday well paid for the time given in the enjoyment and rest received.
They return especial thanks to their brother Nels, and the members of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., with other old time friends who have spared neither time or money in their entertainment, both in town and in delightful drives about the country, to the woods, lakes and camps, and hope in the future to meet again in similar pleasures.
They leave with best wishes for the continued success of their friends and the prosperity of the place.
It is about forty years since the seven MICKLESON brothers were all together previous to their visit here. Two older brothers died in infancy and their oldest sister died at Racine about five yars ago. Their visit has been full of pleasant remniscenses of the past tinged at times with sorrow for the ones gone before. In addition to the brothers here, Michael and John, of Fort Howard, were accompanied by the wife and four children of the former and two children of the latter and Christ. of Manistee, had two of his children with him so the entire party numbered 32. If all were here they would have numbered an even 50. The brothers all vote the republican ticket.
Before leaving for their homes each of the brothers was presented with a token of fraternal rememberance by Nels. MICKLESON which was fully appreciated and will be long cherrished. (30 Sep 1886)


Christ. MICKELSON

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:
-FAMILY REUNION.
The spacious residence of Mr. N. MICKLESON has been filled almost to its utmost capacity for the past week by a reunion of the family of brothers, consisting of the host, Nels. MICKLESON, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., John and Michael, farmers from Green Bay, Wis., Peter a wagon maker from Racine, Wis., Christ. a merchant of Manistee, Rasmus, also of Manistee, and Jens, who came here from the old world last year.
Their father died fourteen years ago at Manistee, and was taken to Racine for burial, at which time all were together except Jens, who was yet in Denmark.
These reunions are among the most pleasant features of life, exhibiting true fraternal relations, and should be encouraged by all whose pecuniary condition will permit the luxury. (23 Sep 1886)

-The MICLESON brothers who have been having their family reunion here, as noticed last week, express themselves as greatly surprised at the advancement of this section. Where they expected to find a wilderness, with a shanty lumber town, they find a progressive modern village, with fine buildings and growing industries, surrounding farms rapidly advancing in cultivation, and a people polite and prosperous, to whom they feel indebted for adding to the pleasure of their visit. They left for their homes last Friday well paid for the time given in the enjoyment and rest received.
They return especial thanks to their brother Nels, and the members of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., with other old time friends who have spared neither time or money in their entertainment, both in town and in delightful drives about the country, to the woods, lakes and camps, and hope in the future to meet again in similar pleasures.
They leave with best wishes for the continued success of their friends and the prosperity of the place.
It is about forty years since the seven MICKLESON brothers were all together previous to their visit here. Two older brothers died in infancy and their oldest sister died at Racine about five yars ago. Their visit has been full of pleasant remniscenses of the past tinged at times with sorrow for the ones gone before. In addition to the brothers here, Michael and John, of Fort Howard, were accompanied by the wife and four children of the former and two children of the latter and Christ. of Manistee, had two of his children with him so the entire party numbered 32. If all were here they would have numbered an even 50. The brothers all vote the republican ticket.
Before leaving for their homes each of the brothers was presented with a token of fraternal rememberance by Nels. MICKLESON which was fully appreciated and will be long cherrished. (30 Sep 1886)

-The Det. News, says: "The MICHELSON block at Manistee was burned to the ground last Saturday Evening, destroying the furniture stock of Cron Bros., and the house fixtures of Chris. MICHELSON's rooms. The total loss is $15,000; Insurance $9,000." Mr. MICHELSON is a brother of N. MICHELSON, Esq. of Grayling. (26 Jan 1888)

-C. MICHELSON, of Duluth, Minn., brother of Mr. N. MICHELSON, is making him a visit. (8 Apr 1897)


Rasmus MICKELSON

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:
-FAMILY REUNION.
The spacious residence of Mr. N. MICKLESON has been filled almost to its utmost capacity for the past week by a reunion of the family of brothers, consisting of the host, Nels. MICKLESON, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., John and Michael, farmers from Green Bay, Wis., Peter a wagon maker from Racine, Wis., Christ. a merchant of Manistee, Rasmus, also of Manistee, and Jens, who came here from the old world last year.
Their father died fourteen years ago at Manistee, and was taken to Racine for burial, at which time all were together except Jens, who was yet in Denmark.
These reunions are among the most pleasant features of life, exhibiting true fraternal relations, and should be encouraged by all whose pecuniary condition will permit the luxury. (23 Sep 1886)

-The MICLESON brothers who have been having their family reunion here, as noticed last week, express themselves as greatly surprised at the advancement of this section. Where they expected to find a wilderness, with a shanty lumber town, they find a progressive modern village, with fine buildings and growing industries, surrounding farms rapidly advancing in cultivation, and a people polite and prosperous, to whom they feel indebted for adding to the pleasure of their visit. They left for their homes last Friday well paid for the time given in the enjoyment and rest received.
They return especial thanks to their brother Nels, and the members of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., with other old time friends who have spared neither time or money in their entertainment, both in town and in delightful drives about the country, to the woods, lakes and camps, and hope in the future to meet again in similar pleasures.
They leave with best wishes for the continued success of their friends and the prosperity of the place.
It is about forty years since the seven MICKLESON brothers were all together previous to their visit here. Two older brothers died in infancy and their oldest sister died at Racine about five yars ago. Their visit has been full of pleasant remniscenses of the past tinged at times with sorrow for the ones gone before. In addition to the brothers here, Michael and John, of Fort Howard, were accompanied by the wife and four children of the former and two children of the latter and Christ. of Manistee, had two of his children with him so the entire party numbered 32. If all were here they would have numbered an even 50. The brothers all vote the republican ticket.
Before leaving for their homes each of the brothers was presented with a token of fraternal rememberance by Nels. MICKLESON which was fully appreciated and will be long cherrished. (30 Sep 1886)


George H. BONNELL

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:
-PERE CHENEY, May 31, 1881. -Mrs. Cassie BONNELL, wife of G. H. BONNELL of this village, died on Friday last. The funeral services were held at the house where a large number of sympathizing friends and neighbors met to pay their last respects to the departed. (9 Jun 1881)

-G. H. BONNELL.
A little more than a year ago Geo. H. BONNELL erected a building expressly for Photographic purposes, putting in such light as he desired and the result has been eminently satisfactory. He has ben obliged to keep an assistant most of the year and his work will rank with any in the United States. He has made a specialty of views of the wonderful scenery of the AuSable valley and thousands of his pictures have been purchased by tourists from all parts of the country. (29 Dec 1887)

-BORN-On Sunday, Jan. 27th, to Mr. and Mrs. G. H. BONNELL, of Grayling, a daughter. (31 Jan 1889)

-DIED-Claud A., son of George H. and Mary L. BONNELL, died of diphtheria at the residence of his parents last Sunday morning, aged nine years. (18 Apr 1889)

-Having repurchased the Gallery of S. E. ODELL, I shall remain in Grayling, and shall spare no effort to give all customers a grade of work that will please, and I intend to keep full up with the times on all Photographic work.
Thanking you for past liberal patronage I respectfully solicit a continuance of the same.
Geo. H. BONNELL. (29 Sep 1892)

-A camp of Woodmen of the World was organized in Roscommon, last week, by Geo. H. BONNELL. (12 Apr 1894)


Cassie

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:
-PERE CHENEY, May 31, 1881. -Mrs. Cassie BONNELL, wife of G. H. BONNELL of this village, died on Friday last. The funeral services were held at the house where a large number of sympathizing friends and neighbors met to pay their last respects to the departed. (9 Jun 1881)


Claud A. BONNELL

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:
-DIED-Claud A., son of George H. and Mary L. BONNELL, died of diphtheria at the residence of his parents last Sunday morning, aged nine years. (18 Apr 1889)


George H. BONNELL

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:
-PERE CHENEY, May 31, 1881. -Mrs. Cassie BONNELL, wife of G. H. BONNELL of this village, died on Friday last. The funeral services were held at the house where a large number of sympathizing friends and neighbors met to pay their last respects to the departed. (9 Jun 1881)

-G. H. BONNELL.
A little more than a year ago Geo. H. BONNELL erected a building expressly for Photographic purposes, putting in such light as he desired and the result has been eminently satisfactory. He has ben obliged to keep an assistant most of the year and his work will rank with any in the United States. He has made a specialty of views of the wonderful scenery of the AuSable valley and thousands of his pictures have been purchased by tourists from all parts of the country. (29 Dec 1887)

-BORN-On Sunday, Jan. 27th, to Mr. and Mrs. G. H. BONNELL, of Grayling, a daughter. (31 Jan 1889)

-DIED-Claud A., son of George H. and Mary L. BONNELL, died of diphtheria at the residence of his parents last Sunday morning, aged nine years. (18 Apr 1889)

-Having repurchased the Gallery of S. E. ODELL, I shall remain in Grayling, and shall spare no effort to give all customers a grade of work that will please, and I intend to keep full up with the times on all Photographic work.
Thanking you for past liberal patronage I respectfully solicit a continuance of the same.
Geo. H. BONNELL. (29 Sep 1892)

-A camp of Woodmen of the World was organized in Roscommon, last week, by Geo. H. BONNELL. (12 Apr 1894)


Mary L.

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:
-DIED-Claud A., son of George H. and Mary L. BONNELL, died of diphtheria at the residence of his parents last Sunday morning, aged nine years. (18 Apr 1889)


Adelbert D. PRICE

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:
-Mrs. A. D. PRICE has gone to Livingston county to visit her parents, and expects to be absent about two months. (16 Jun 1881)

-Mr. A. D. PRICE has a brother visiting him from Fowlerville, Livingston county. (15 Dec 1881)

-BIRTHS.
On Friday, Feb. 16, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. PRICE, a daughter. ( 22 Feb 1883)

-BORN.-In this city, April 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. PRICE, a daughter. (9 Apr 1885)

-DIED - On last Saturday night, Frances, second child of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert PRICE. She was about 3 years old and had been sick for some time. Rev. G. S. WEIR officiated at the funeral on Monday. (27 Aug 1885)

-Adelbert PRICE, who was well-known to the citizens of Grayling, died on last Thursday, in Southern Michigan, where he had moved sometime last Fall, from the effects of an abscess in his hip. (25 Feb 1886)


Frances PRICE

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:
-BORN.-In this city, April 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. PRICE, a daughter. (9 Apr 1885)

-DIED - On last Saturday night, Frances, second child of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert PRICE. She was about 3 years (this should be months) old and had been sick for some time. Rev. G. S. WEIR officiated at the funeral on Monday. (27 Aug 1885)


PRICE

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:
-BIRTHS.
On Friday, Feb. 16, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. PRICE, a daughter. ( 22 Feb 1883)


A. C. LEE

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. A. C. LEE, familiarly known to our townspeople and the customers of the companies store, took a short leave of absence which it seems was embraced in the very laudable object of taking unto himself a better-half; a very sensible thing to do. We tender our congratulations to the happy pair, and trust Lee will - her for us, as we're quite bashful. (16 Jun 1881)


Mrs. Lee

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:
-Mrs. A. C. LEE, of this village, a lady of culture and musical talent, is meeting with good success in her undertaking of music teaching, and has a class of eight under instructions, with a probability of more in the near future. May her efforts be fully rewarded, and sweet sounds of harmony accompany her every endeavor. ( 18 Aug 1881)


HIGBEE

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:
Mrs. Matilda G. HIGBEE, of West Branch, who was a nurse in the war of the rebellion, has at last been granted a deserved pension. Her friends here will rejoice with her. (17 May 1900)


Mrs. Matilda G. HIGBEE

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:
Mrs. Matilda G. HIGBEE, of West Branch, who was a nurse in the war of the rebellion, has at last been granted a deserved pension. Her friends here will rejoice with her. (17 May 1900)


D. H. BUELL

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. Oscar BUELL, a son of Mr. D. H. BUELL, of our village, writes his father this week from North Platte, Neb., whither he has gone with his family to regain his health, if possible, as he has been troubled more or less for a number of years with a difficulty of the liver. He speaks well of that country, and says work is plenty at good wages, and men are scarce, and also that the car shops of the U. P. R. R. Co. are located there, who pay out some $25,000 monthy, and that the place is a very lovely one with about 5,000 inhabitants, and surrounded with good farms. (16 Jun 1881)


Oscar BUELL

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. Oscar BUELL, a son of Mr. D. H. BUELL, of our village, writes his father this week from North Platte, Neb., whither he has gone with his family to regain his health, if possible, as he has been troubled more or less for a number of years with a difficulty of the liver. He speaks well of that country, and says work is plenty at good wages, and men are scarce, and also that the car shops of the U. P. R. R. Co. are located there, who pay out some $25,000 monthy, and that the place is a very lovely one with about 5,000 inhabitants, and surrounded with good farms. (16 Jun 1881)


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