Bridget Taff

Birth*circa 1814Washington D.C. 
Marriage*5 July 1869John Bader; North Branch, Lapeer, MI; witnesses were Mary J. Bader and John G. Martus, both of North Branch 
Death*24 September 1888Lapeer County, MI 
Burial*St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, North Branch, Lapeer, MI 

Family

John Bader b. Sep 1802, d. 5 Feb 1893

Adam Bruman

Father*Joseph Bruman b. 8 May 1825, d. 3 Sep 1915
Mother*Nancy Anna Heim b. 15 May 1842, d. 21 Jun 1916
Birth*15 September 1863Lapeer County, MI 
Marriage*29 April 1895Theresa Mary Kohler; North Branch, Lapeer, MI; witnesses were Charles Kreiner of Burnside and John Bruman of North Branch 
Death*10 August 1952Memphis, Macomb, MI 
Burial*1952St. Mary's Cemetery, Burnside, Lapeer, MI 

Family

Theresa Mary Kohler b. Jun 1878, d. 1957

Olivia Trombley

Father*Jerome Trombly b. 14 Nov 1825, d. 23 Feb 1904
Mother*Mary Sophia Fournier b. 7 Feb 1829, d. 9 May 1915
Birth*19 January 1873Grosse Pointe, Wayne, MI 
Marriage*22 November 1894Amandus Greiner; Assumption Grotto Church, Greiner, Wayne, MI; Father R.S. Marker officiated with witnesses Frank Greiner of Detroit and Sonia Young of Greiner 
Burial*1958Assumption Grotto Cemetery, Detroit, MI 
Death*1958Detroit, Wayne, MI 

Family

Amandus Greiner b. 24 Oct 1868, d. 6 Nov 1929
Child 1.Laurence Greiner b. 21 Sep 1896, d. Oct 1970

Amandus Greiner

Father*Joseph Greiner b. 7 Jan 1833, d. 3 Jan 1917
Mother*Apollonia Girard b. 1838, d. b 30 Jun 1900
Birth*24 October 1868Detroit, Wayne, MI 
Marriage*22 November 1894Olivia Trombley; Assumption Grotto Church, Greiner, Wayne, MI; Father R.S. Marker officiated with witnesses Frank Greiner of Detroit and Sonia Young of Greiner 
CauseDeathhad chronic myocarditis 
Death*6 November 1929Detroit, Wayne, MI 
Burial*9 November 1929Assumption Grotto Cemetery, Detroit, MI; death cert indicated Mt. Olivet, but cemetery chosen was another 

Family

Olivia Trombley b. 19 Jan 1873, d. 1958
Child 1.Laurence Greiner b. 21 Sep 1896, d. Oct 1970

Mary Esther Trombly

Father*Joseph Louis Trombly b. 2 Jan 1790, d. 24 Jul 1838
Mother*Cecilia Crequi b. 29 Nov 1793, d. 1839
Birth*5 November 1835Conner's Creek, Wayne, MI 
Marriage*20 November 1855Eli Hilaire Laderoot; Wayne County, MI 
CauseDeathhad infirmaties of old age 
Death*10 January 1928Sterling Twp., Macomb, MI 
Burial*13 January 1928St. Clement's Cemetery, Center Line, Macomb, MI 

Family

Eli Hilaire Laderoot b. 5 May 1833, d. b Apr 1910

Archange Arcouet

Marriage*1 February 1825Joseph Seguin; one record has Assumption Church in Sandwich (now Windsor) Canada, another has St. Peter, Jeanette S Creek - both have the same date 

Family

Joseph Seguin b. 19 Jan 1794, d. 9 Oct 1855

Samuel Leroy Wilkinson

Father*Theodore Elmer Wilkinson b. 17 Nov 1878, d. Jun 1964
Mother*Effie Mabel Reynolds b. 30 Mar 1882, d. 19 Oct 1913
Step-motherMarie (Wicklein) Jones b. 27 Feb 1875, d. 1964
Birth*8 January 1912Coldwater, Branch, MI 
Marriage*5 May 1934Ada Frances DeYoung; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Rev. M. Forest Ashbrook officiated with witnesses Frances Corteway and Earl T. Wilkinson, both of Kalamazoo 
Employment*Bryant Paper, later at Sutherland Paper as an electrician 
Death*10 December 1978Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; resided in Comstock, Kalamazoo per MI death index; Galesburg, Kalamazoo per ssdi 

Family

Ada Frances DeYoung b. 12 Apr 1915, d. 27 Jan 2004
Children 1.Thomas Wilkinson
 2.Joyce Wilkinson

James DeYoung

Father*Andrew DeYoung Sr. b. 14 Jul 1872, d. 13 Feb 1953
Mother*Mamie Lefelar b. Mar 1870, d. 9 Sep 1949
Birth*11 November 1912NJ 
Death*before 1920perhaps he died in NJ before his family moved to MI in 1916 as he is not in the 1920 U.S. census 

Thomas Wilkinson

Father*Samuel Leroy Wilkinson b. 8 Jan 1912, d. 10 Dec 1978
Mother*Ada Frances DeYoung b. 12 Apr 1915, d. 27 Jan 2004

Family

Portia (?)

Portia (?)

Joyce Wilkinson

Father*Samuel Leroy Wilkinson b. 8 Jan 1912, d. 10 Dec 1978
Mother*Ada Frances DeYoung b. 12 Apr 1915, d. 27 Jan 2004

Gordon Standish

Minnie Orbeck

Birth*8 September 1898Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 
Marriage*19 April 1917John DeYoung; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Rev. Wm. Vernor Nelson officiated with witnesses Thomas C. Welch and Jacob Schippers, both of Grand Rapids 
Marriage*10 November 1923Vernon C. Kettinger; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Rev. John Dunning officiated with witnesses Mr. & Mrs. Leon Gould, both of Kalamazoo 
Marriage*between 1929 and 1930Jay William Copeman; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; after 1928 (he divorced Vernus Julia Wagner in 1926, also Minnie divorced Vernon in Dec 1928) and before 1930 
Marriage*between 1956 and 1957Howard C. Brown; MI 
Death*16 January 1974Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; resided in Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI 
Burial*18 January 1974Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI; Minnie Brown in same lot as Jay. 

Family 1

John DeYoung b. 18 Aug 1890, d. Jul 1971

Family 2

Vernon C. Kettinger b. 23 Apr 1900, d. 2 Nov 1986

Family 3

Jay William Copeman b. 5 Sep 1891, d. 13 May 1954

Family 4

Howard C. Brown b. 7 Feb 1899, d. 3 Apr 1986

Dorothy June Copeman

Father*Jay William Copeman b. 5 Sep 1891, d. 13 May 1954
Mother*Alice M. Smith b. 3 Mar 1891, d. 9 Apr 1921
Step-fatherHoward C. Brown b. 7 Feb 1899, d. 3 Apr 1986
Birth*27 March 1921MI; Dorothy not enumerated with Jay and Minnie in 1930, but listed as a daughter in Jay's obit; she most likely went to stay with Alice's sister, Nettie, shortly after Alice died. She was enumerated with Nettie in 1930. 
Marriage*24 August 1940Michael Joseph Makay; Decatur, Van Buren, MI 
Death*8 August 2000Van Buren County, MI; resided in Decatur, Van Buren, MI 

Family

Michael Joseph Makay b. 19 Apr 1918, d. 9 Apr 1970

Michael Joseph Makay

Birth*19 April 1918East Chicago, Lake, IN 
Marriage*24 August 1940Dorothy June Copeman; Decatur, Van Buren, MI 
Death*9 April 1970Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI; resided in Decatur, Van Buren, MI 

Family

Dorothy June Copeman b. 27 Mar 1921, d. 8 Aug 2000

James Wellington Brown

Father*Herbert Vincent Brown b. 2 Feb 1894, d. 7 Jan 1980
Mother*Hazel Lucille Firestone b. 5 Dec 1897, d. 24 Jun 1955
Birth*29 March 1916Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
Marriage*18 April 1936Marian Louise Copeman; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
Occupation*a supervisor at Michigan Bell Telephone Co., before retirement 
Death*19 January 2003Volusia County, FL; resided in Orange City, Volusia, FL 

Family

Marian Louise Copeman b. 12 May 1917, d. 21 Jan 2013
Children 1.Nancy L. Brown
 2.Herbert Wellington Brown
 3.James W. Brown

Alice M. Smith

Father*Charles E. Smith b. 26 Sep 1861, d. 28 Mar 1950
Mother*Helen Frances Claflin b. 20 Jan 1866, d. 28 Dec 1934
Birth*3 March 1891RI 
Marriage*1 June 1915Jay William Copeman; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; witnesses were C.E. Smith and John Copeman 
Witness: John Copeman
CauseDeathhad a strep infection, also pneumonia and peritonitis 
Death*9 April 1921Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
Witness: Jay William Copeman
Burial*12 April 1921Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI 

Family

Jay William Copeman b. 5 Sep 1891, d. 13 May 1954
Children 1.Marian Louise Copeman+ b. 12 May 1917, d. 21 Jan 2013
 2.Female Infant Copeman b. 31 Oct 1919, d. 31 Oct 1919
 3.Dorothy June Copeman b. 27 Mar 1921, d. 8 Aug 2000

Amelia M. Herrmann

Birth*23 April 1894Brady, Kalamazoo, MI 
Marriage*3 March 1923Leon Albert Griffith; Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, MI; Pastor Emanuel Mayer officiated with witnesses Lester Griffith of Kalamazoo and Clara Herrmann of Vicksburg 
Witness: Lester James Griffith
Death*10 January 1979Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; resided in Brady per midi; Vicksburg, Kalamazoo per ssdi 

Family

Leon Albert Griffith b. 13 May 1892, d. 17 Aug 1980
Children 1.John Herman Griffith b. 25 Jan 1924, d. 16 Mar 2003
 2.Helen Joan Griffith b. 26 Dec 1928, d. 6 Jan 2006
 3.Richard Griffith

John Herman Griffith

Father*Leon Albert Griffith b. 13 May 1892, d. 17 Aug 1980
Mother*Amelia M. Herrmann b. 23 Apr 1894, d. 10 Jan 1979
Birth*25 January 1924Kalamazoo County, MI 
Milit-End*served in the U.S. Army in WWII as a Tech 4 
Employment*CPHA - Committee on Professional and Hospital Activities 
Death*16 March 2003Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MI; resided in Ann Arbor, zip code 48104 
Burial*Vicksburg Cemetery, Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, MI 

Helen Joan Griffith

Father*Leon Albert Griffith b. 13 May 1892, d. 17 Aug 1980
Mother*Amelia M. Herrmann b. 23 Apr 1894, d. 10 Jan 1979
Birth*26 December 1928Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
Employment*Portage Public Library and also volunteered there 
Death*6 January 2006Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; surname at death was Cheesebro 
Burial*Schoolcraft Twp Cemetery, Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, MI 

Richard Griffith

Father*Leon Albert Griffith b. 13 May 1892, d. 17 Aug 1980
Mother*Amelia M. Herrmann b. 23 Apr 1894, d. 10 Jan 1979

Richard A. Wing

Father*Joseph F. Wing b. 7 May 1851, d. 12 Nov 1927
Mother*Catherine A. Currier b. 26 Mar 1862, d. 3 Jul 1939
Birth*28 November 1897Irving, Barry, MI 
Marriage*20 May 1929Ella M. Schulte; St. Mary's Church, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Fr. Anthony F. Lechuer officiated with witnesses Roger Kerwin and Marie Schulte, both of Detroit 
Witness: Marie T. Schulte
Death*1 January 1970Alpena, Alpena, MI; resided in Mt. Clemens, Macomb, MI 
Burial*Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Macomb, MI 

Family

Ella M. Schulte b. 20 Aug 1903, d. 6 Nov 1968
Children 1.Richard August "Gus" Wing Jr. b. 14 May 1930, d. 10 Aug 2006
 2.Marguerite Wing b. 7 Jan 1932, d. 1 May 1981
 3.Douglas Joseph Wing

Ada Katherine Kain

Birth*28 February 1893Cadillac, Wexford, MI 
Marriage*16 November 1916Dr. James Casper Droste; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Death*3 May 1974Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; age 81 when died 
Burial7 May 1974Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI; O'Brien-Gerst Funeral Home handled the arrangements 

Family

Dr. James Casper Droste b. 21 Sep 1886, d. 7 May 1954
Children 1.James Casper Droste b. 15 Sep 1917, d. 28 Mar 1934
 2.John Louis Droste b. 4 Apr 1919, d. 31 May 1977
 3.Thomas Peter Droste b. 22 Jan 1922, d. 30 Jan 2001

James Casper Droste

Father*Dr. James Casper Droste b. 21 Sep 1886, d. 7 May 1954
Mother*Ada Katherine Kain b. 28 Feb 1893, d. 3 May 1974
Birth*15 September 1917Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathhad influenzal pneumonia 
Burial*20 March 1934Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Death*28 March 1934St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Witness: Dr. James Casper Droste
BurialWoodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

John Louis Droste

Father*Dr. James Casper Droste b. 21 Sep 1886, d. 7 May 1954
Mother*Ada Katherine Kain b. 28 Feb 1893, d. 3 May 1974
Birth*4 April 1919Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Death*31 May 1977Battle Creek, Calhoun, MI; resided in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Thomas Peter Droste

Father*Dr. James Casper Droste b. 21 Sep 1886, d. 7 May 1954
Mother*Ada Katherine Kain b. 28 Feb 1893, d. 3 May 1974
Birth*22 January 1922Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Employment*New England Mutual Life Insurance, then Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance as an agent 
Death*30 January 2001Kent County, MI; resided in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Job David Klaassen

Birth*26 September 1894Netherlands 
Marriage*1922Neeltje "Nellie" Slager; NY 
Occupation*a fisherman 
Death*8 January 1942Suffolk County, NY 
Burial*Union Cemetery, Sayville, Suffolk, NY 

Family

Neeltje "Nellie" Slager b. 17 Feb 1899, d. 15 Oct 1984
Child 1.Jacob D. Klaassen+ b. 12 Jul 1923, d. 2 Apr 2008

Neeltje "Nellie" Slager

Birth*17 February 1899NY 
Marriage*1922Job David Klaassen; NY 
Death*15 October 1984Suffolk County, NY; resided in West Sayville, Suffolk, NY 
Burial*Union Cemetery, Sayville, Suffolk, NY 

Family

Job David Klaassen b. 26 Sep 1894, d. 8 Jan 1942
Child 1.Jacob D. Klaassen+ b. 12 Jul 1923, d. 2 Apr 2008

Marie Moroney

Birth*1888Chicago, Cook, IL 
Marriage*5 September 1907Edward Berles; Chicago, Cook, IL 
Death*4 August 1939Chicago, Cook, IL 
Burial*5 August 1939Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Edward Berles b. 8 Mar 1880, d. 14 Jun 1963

Wesley Ervin Rice

Birth*8 October 1905Pavillion Twp., Kalamazoo, MI 
Marriage*6 June 1928Alice L. Van Haaften; Kalamazoo County, MI 
Death*20 January 1991Pasco County, FL 
Burial*Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 

Family

Alice L. Van Haaften b. 25 Jan 1907, d. 28 Oct 1968