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

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Andrew PETERSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Andrew PETERSON
a.48
b.Nov 1851 in Denmark
occupation - Jewler
Immigrated to US 1877, in the US 22 years
married to Margaret P. 15 years
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:
-MARRIED.-On the 28th inst., at the residence of H. HANSON, by J. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. Andrew PETERSON and Miss Maggie PETERSON. All of this city.
"Two souls with but a single tho't,
Two hearts that beat as one." (2 Apr 1885)

-BORN-On the 14th inst. to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew PETERSON, a son. All doing well. (27 Jan 1886)

-Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, of Frederic, was in the city yesterday, assisting the Lutheran minister in the funeral services of the child of Mr. Andrew PETERSON. (26 Aug 1886)

-DIED.-On the 24th inst., of inflamation of the brain, Herbert Johannes, infant son of Andrew and Maggie PETERSON, aged 7 months and 8 days. (26 Aug 1886)

-A. PETERSON.
One of the cleanest jewelry stocks ever put under glass is shown by A. PETERSON and the expensive goods which he handles are a surprise to strangers who would not believe it possible to handle such in so new a town, but a trade of about 8,000.00 dollars proves that he knows his customers' wants and supplies them. (29 Dec 1887)

-Andrew PETERSON is the father of a brand new daughter. (3 Dec 1891)

-BORN-Tuesday morning, to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew PETERSON, a daughter. (16 May 1895)

-Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Andrew PETERSON, Dec. 30, a son. A happy new years gift. (2 Jan 1902)


Margaret P. "Maggie" PETERSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Margaret P. PETERSON
a.35
b.Apr 1865 in Denmark
Immigrated to the US in 1884, lived in the US 16 years
married to Andrew PETERSON 15 years
mother of 6 children of which 5 still survived
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:
-MARRIED.-On the 28th inst., at the residence of H. HANSON, by J. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. Andrew PETERSON and Miss Maggie PETERSON. All of this city.
"Two souls with but a single tho't,
Two hearts that beat as one." (2 Apr 1885)


Herbert Johannes PETERSON

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-On the 14th inst. to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew PETERSON, a son. All doing well. (27 Jan 1886)

-Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, of Frederic, was in the city yesterday, assisting the Lutheran minister in the funeral services of the child of Mr. Andrew PETERSON. (26 Aug 1886)

-DIED.-On the 24th inst., of inflamation of the brain, Herbert Johannes, infant son of Andrew and Maggie PETERSON, aged 7 months and 8 days. (26 Aug 1886)

-DIED.-In this village, Saturday, Dec. 27, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. PETERSON. (1 Jan 1891)


Holgar F. PETERSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Holgar F. PETERSON
a.13
b.Mar 1887 in MI
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark


Hilda C. PETERSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Hilda C. PETERSON
a.8
b.Nov 1891 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:
-Andrew PETERSON is the father of a brand new daughter. (3 Dec 1891)


Axtel J. PETERSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Axtel J. PETERSON
a.1
b.Aug 1898 in MI
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark


G. W. VOUGHT

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 Grayling House, April 7, '85, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. G. W. VOUGHT and Miss Amy CASTLETON, both of Beaver Lake. (9 Apr 1885)


Amy CASTLETON

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 Grayling House, April 7, '85, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. G. W. VOUGHT and Miss Amy CASTLETON, both of Beaver Lake. (9 Apr 1885)


Lorenzo D. SEWELL

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Locke, Ingham, MI:
name - Larson SEWELL a.29
b.IL
occupation - Farm Hand
f.b.England
m.b.VT

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 residence of Joseph SEWELL, Esq., at Cheney, by Rev. P. W. BRUCE, Mr. Lorenzo D. SEWELL, and Miss Carrie D. BUSH, both of Lincoln?, Isabella Co., Mich. (16 Apr 1885)

-GOLDEN WEDDING.
Last Monday, occurred the 50th anniversary of the wedding of Joseph and Eliza SEWELL, of Pere Cheney, and in honor of the event forty seven relatives, nearly all children and grandchildren, were assembled at the home of J. K. BATES Esq., in this villiage, and enjoyed such a reunion as is seldom vouchsafed to families. Three children and fifteen grand-children were not present.
Joseph SEWELL was born in Essex Co., England, in 1816, and is therefore 75 years of age; but is as hearty as many men at 50. He came to this country in 1832, and in 1841 was married to Mrs. Eliza SEELY nee DOUD, in Illinois. Mrs. SEWELL was born in Rutland, Vermont, in 1818. They have lived in Michigan, since 1851., and twelve children have been born to them, all but one of whom are now living.
Ira, James, Seymour and Lorenzo, born in '42, '43, '48, and '50, respectively, are all married, and have ten children. Lydia, the eldest daughter was born in 1845, and was married to Mr. LOVE of Ohio. They have one child, Electa, born in 1852, & the wife of Jas, K. BATES, of this village, and the mother of two children. Harriet, wife of George A. MARSH, of South Branch, was born in '58, and is the mother of one child, Emily, wife of J. M. FRANCIS, of Grove, born in '56, has three children, and on the 18th of November, 1860, the record was broken by the birth of Louisa, Sarah and Lida, all of whom are living and married, to Dennis JOHNSON, of South Branch; Francis O. PECK, of West Branch, and J. ANGER, of Sanilac county.
A hardy race of honorable citizens, whose many friends hope they may all survive to celebrate the diamond wedding of these patriarchs. (29 Jan 1891)

-L. D. SEWELL who will be remembered by our older citizens and who now resides at Edmore, in Montcalm county, came up last week to visit his brother Ira of Beaver Creek and his sisters Mesdames PECK and MARSH of this village and BATES of Maple Forest and old neighbors. He can realize the many changes here for the better in the twenty years since he was here. (2 Dec 1909)


Carrie D. BUSH

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 residence of Joseph SEWELL, Esq., at Cheney, by Rev. P. W. BRUCE, Mr. Lorenzo D. SEWELL, and Miss Carrie D. BUSH, both of Lincoln?, Isabella Co., Mich. (16 Apr 1885)


Wm. FISHER

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.-On the 11th inst., at the residence of Mr. John FISHER, by J. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. Wm. FISHER and Miss Mary JOHNSON. All of Grayling. (16 Apr 1885)

-We met Dr. T. the other evening, and he said: Hello, Mr. SNOWSLIDE! give Wm. FISHER credit for a daughter, born on the 30th. We do so, as we believe in rendering to Caesar the things that are Caesars. (5 Nov 1885)

-An infant child of Wm. FISHER was found dead in bed last Thursday night. It had been restless in the evening, but had gone to sleep quietly, and the mother had slept about two hours when she awoke to find the little one had gone apparently without a struggle. (3 Jan 1889)

-BORN-September 25th, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FISHER, a son. (1 Oct 1896)

-BORN-Thursday, Septmeber 23d, to Mr. and Mrs. William FISHER, a daughter. They have got to fill up that new house some way. (30 Sep 1897)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FISHER Saturday, July 28, a daughter. (2 Aug 1900)


Mary JOHNSON

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.-On the 11th inst., at the residence of Mr. John FISHER, by J. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. Wm. FISHER and Miss Mary JOHNSON. All of Grayling. (16 Apr 1885)


Thomas WEBB

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:
-FREDERICVILLE ITEMS.
Mrs. Thos. WEBB has presented her husband with a pair of twin boys. Who will now dare slander the valley of the AuSable, by saying the soil is too poor to raise anything? (7 May 1885)

-Thomas WEBB and family who went to Tennessee from Frederic, about a year ago, arrived here yesterday, having been on the road with his teams seven weeks and three days. They are glad to get back. (18 Feb 1897)

-Thomas WEBB, one of the pioneers of Frederic, died Aug. 24th. after a brief illness. He was a man of personal peculiarities, but honest in dealing, a hard worker and successful farmer, and held the respect of his neighbors and friends. (5 Sep 1901)

-We most sincerely thank all our friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us in the burial of our beloved husband and father.
MRS. SOPHIA WEBB,
MRS. FANNIE LARSON,
FRED J. WEBB,
TIMOTHY W. WEBB. (5 Sep 1901)


Mrs. Sophia WEBB

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:
-We most sincerely thank all our friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us in the burial of our beloved husband and father.
MRS. SOPHIA WEBB,
MRS. FANNIE LARSON,
FRED J. WEBB,
TIMOTHY W. WEBB. (5 Sep 1901)


Fred J. WEBB

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:
-We most sincerely thank all our friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us in the burial of our beloved husband and father.
MRS. SOPHIA WEBB,
MRS. FANNIE LARSON,
FRED J. WEBB,
TIMOTHY W. WEBB. (5 Sep 1901)


Timothy W. WEBB

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:
-We most sincerely thank all our friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us in the burial of our beloved husband and father.
MRS. SOPHIA WEBB,
MRS. FANNIE LARSON,
FRED J. WEBB,
TIMOTHY W. WEBB. (5 Sep 1901)


Geo. N. FORBES

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. WATLAND, mother of Mrs. Geo. FORBES, is making her a visit, and will probably reside with her hereafter. (14 May 1885)

-BORN.-On July 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. George FORBES, a daughter. (23 Jul 1885)

-Geo. N. FORBES, of Beaver Lake, an old soldier, was buried by West Branch Post, last week. (25 Oct 1894)


Mrs. Geo. FORBES

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. WATLAND, mother of Mrs. Geo. FORBES, is making her a visit, and will probably reside with her hereafter. (14 May 1885)

-BORN.-On July 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. George FORBES, a daughter. (23 Jul 1885)


MRS. WATLAND

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. WATLAND, mother of Mrs. Geo. FORBES, is making her a visit, and will probably reside with her hereafter. (14 May 1885)


Charlie H. WHEELER

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:
-Charlie WHEELER returned from Detroit on Monday. He has arranged for going into business with his brother-in-law Mr. Will WILD, in a short time. (14 May 1885)

-Mrs. C. H. WHEELER and daughter, of Detroit, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, of the Grayling House. (27 Jan 1886)

-Mrs. C. H. WHEELER and daughter, of Detroit, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, of the Grayling House. (27 Jan 1886)

-Miss Fleda WHEELER of Detroit, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, of this city. (12 Aug 1886)

-Mr. and Mrs. C. H. WHEELER, 117 Avery avenue, were given a surprise party Thursday evening in honor of the twenty-third anniversary of their wedding. Twenty couples were present, including Mrs. WHEELER's parents, Mr. and Mrs. WILD, and a sister Mrs. MERRILL. - Det. Tribune. (22 Mar 1900)

-Mr. and Mrs. C. H. WHEELER, of Detroit, are happy over the birth of their first grand child, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BACON, born some two or three weeks ago, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD are pleased over their promotion to the position of great grand-parents. (15 Aug 1901)


WILD

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:
-Miss Fleda WHEELER of Detroit, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, of this city. (12 Aug 1886)


Dan RANKIN

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:
-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. Dan RANKIN is entertaining her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. BROWN of Santa Clara, Cal. They will visit in Mich. for some time. (5 Oct 1905)


Mrs. Dan RANKIN BROWN

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:
-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. Dan RANKIN is entertaining her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. BROWN of Santa Clara, Cal. They will visit in Mich. for some time. (5 Oct 1905)


James C. MERRILL

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:
-J. C. MERRILL, of Birmingham, Michigan, who is traveling in the interest of a Toledo House, spent Sunday and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD of the Grayling House, to whom he is fortunate enough to be son-in-law. (14 May 1885)

-The Detroit Journal, says: "Mr. and Mrs. James MERRELL, of Birmingham, celebrated the 16th anniversary of their wedding Monday. A large number of friends were present, including 25 from Detroit. The home of the happy couple was tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens. Many valuable presents were received. Dancing and progressive euchre were the chief amusements." Mrs. M. is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD. (4 Mar 1886)


WILD

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:
-J. C. MERRILL, of Birmingham, Michigan, who is traveling in the interest of a Toledo House, spent Sunday and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD of the Grayling House, to whom he is fortunate enough to be son-in-law. (14 May 1885)

-Mrs. MERRILL, and three children, of Birmingham, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, of the Grayling House. (12 Nov 1885)

-The Detroit Journal, says: "Mr. and Mrs. James MERRELL, of Birmingham, celebrated the 16th anniversary of their wedding Monday. A large number of friends were present, including 25 from Detroit. The home of the happy couple was tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens. Many valuable presents were received. Dancing and progressive euchre were the chief amusements." Mrs. M. is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD. (4 Mar 1886)


Bessie MERRILL

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:
-On last Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD gave a surprise birthday party to their granddaughter, Miss Bessie MERRILL, of Birmingham, who received numerous gifts from her young friends appropriate to the occasion. The party was a very successful one and was attended by the following parties: The Misses were represented by Matilda, Maggie and Emma HANSON; Nora MASTERS; Vena and Josie JONES; Clara LANKENAW; Bessie MICKLESON; Allie HADLEY; Nettie TRAVER; Orpha HENRY; Mary MANTZ; Thel RATTRAY, Ida EDGCUMBE and Kitty CAMERSON. The young gents were represented by Masters F. O'BEAR; Eugene THAYER; A. TRAVER; W. LANKENAW; F. BELL; M. HANSON; J. & E. HARTWICK; A. BURNHAM; W. MASTERS; F. MICKLESON and E. SALLING. Dancing and playing were engaged in by the young people until 11 o'clock, when they were regaled with a collation of ice cream, strawberries, cake, candies, nuts, lemonade and other confections. It was a pleasant party and was well enjoyed by the young people and even by those of a more mature age, who were present by invitation of the entertainers. (1 Jul 1886)

-Miss Bessie and Master Johnnie MERRILL, of Birmingham, who have been visiting their grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, start for home to-day. (2 Sep 1886)


Johnnie MERRILL

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:
-Miss Bessie and Master Johnnie MERRILL, of Birmingham, who have been visiting their grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, start for home to-day. (2 Sep 1886)


Gertie MERRILL

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.:
-Miss Gertie MERRILL, of Birmingham, was the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, for a few days last week. (12 Jan 1888)


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