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 
Married NameBader 
Census*18 June 1870John Bader; North Branch, Lapeer, MI; John Bader, age 68, b Baden, farmer; Bridget (his 2nd wife), age 57, District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), keeping house; Anthony, age 20, b NY, farm laborer; John, age 21, b NY, farm laborer; Willie Smith, age 2, b MI; Michael Smith, age 38, day laborer, b Canada; Josephine Bowers, age 8, b NY (son, Frank Bader & family enumerated right before) 
Witness: John Bader
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 
(Witness) Census15 June 1880Joseph Bruman, Nancy Anna Heim; Burnside Twp., Lapeer, MI; Joseph Brooman, age 55, b Bavaria, parents Bavaria, farmer; Anna, wife, age 39, keeping house, b NY, parents b Bavaria; Mary, dau, age 19, domestic servant; Adam, son, age 16, at home; Anna, dau, age 14, at home; Elizabeth, dau, age 11, at school; John, son, age 8, at school; Joseph, son, age 6, at school; Lucy, dau, age 1 - all children b MI 
Marriage*29 April 1895Theresa Mary Kohler; North Branch, Lapeer, MI; witnesses were Charles Kreiner of Burnside and John Bruman of North Branch 
Census*30 June 1900Theresa Mary Kohler; North Branch, Lapeer, MI; Adam Bruman, age 36, b Sep 1863 in MI, father b Germany, mother NY, married 5yrs, farmer; Hellen, wife, age 21, b June 1878 in MI, father b Switzerland?, mother b Germany, married 5yrs, mother of 2, 2 living; Laura, dau, age 3, b May 1897 in MI; Mary, dau, age 6/12, b Nov 1899 in MI 
Census23 April 1910Theresa Mary Kohler; Emmet Twp., St. Clair, MI; Adam (indexed Edam) Bruman, age 46, married 14yrs, b MI, father b Germany, mother b NY, farmer; Thersa, wife, age 31, mar 14yrs, mother of 6, 6 living, b MI, father b Germany - speaks French, mother b Germany, speaks German; Lucy M.L., dau, age 12; Mary C., dau, age 10; Edward M., son, age 8; Elizabeth, dau, age 6; next pg: Albert Bruman, son, age 5; Loretta, dau, age 3 - children b MI 
Census8 January 1920Theresa Mary Kohler; Wales, St. Clair, MI; Adam Bruman, age 56, b MI, father b Bavaria - Germany, mother NY, farmer; Tresa M., wife, age 42, b MI, father b Switzerland - speaks German; mother b Alsace-Lorraine, speaks German; Marshall, son, age 19; Elizabeth B., dau, age 16; Albert C., son, age 14; Loretta, dau, age 12; Vincent G., son, age 6 - children b MI 
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 
(Witness) CensusJune 1880Jerome Trombly, Mary Sophia Fournier; Grosse Pointe Twp., Wayne, MI; Jerome, age 52, ; Sophie, wife, age 50; Jerome, son, age 19; Susan, dau, age 17; Theresa, dau, age 16; Joseph, son, age 15; Josephine, dau, age 13; Bartholomew, son, age 10; Orliff, son, age 7 (should be Adolph) - all b MI 
Married NameGreiner 
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 
Census*7 June 1900Amandus Greiner; Ward 11, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Amandus Greiner, age 31, b Oct 1868, married 5yrs, b MI, parents b MI, laborer at brewery; Olive, wife, mar 5 yrs, mother of 2, 2 living, age 27, b Jan 1873, b MI, parents b MI; Lawrence, son, age 3, b Sep 1896; Doretha, dau, age 8/12, b Sep 1899 - children b MI - reside 743 McDougal 
Witness: Laurence Greiner
Census23 April 1910Amandus Greiner; Ward 11, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Amandus Greiner, age 41, married 15 yrs, b MI, parents b MI, driver of beer wagon; Olivia, wife, age 37, mar 15yrs, mother of 7, 5 living, b MI, parents b MI; Lawrence, son, age 13; Dorothy, dau, age 10; Charlotte, dau, age 6; Marcella, dsu, age 4; Archibald, son, age 2 - children b MI - reside on McDougal 
Witness: Laurence Greiner
Census7 January 1920Amandus Greiner; Ward 15, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Amandus Greiner, age 51, b MI, parents b MI, inspector for auto co ; Olive, wife, age 45, b MI, parents b MI; Charlotte, dau, age 16; Marcelia, dau, age 14; Archibald, son, age 11 - children b MI - reside 772 Canton Ave. 
Census*17 April 1930Olive (indexed Olin) Greiner, age 56, widow, b MI, parents b MI; Marcella, dau, age 24, single, supervisor at hospital ; Archibald, son, age 22, single, truck driver at auto co - own home at 3222 Canton Ave, value $7000, own radio 
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 
(Witness) Census18 August 1870Joseph Greiner, Apollonia Girard; Grosse Pointe, Wayne, MI; Joseph Griner, age 37, farmer; Abbie, age 31, keeping house; Peter, age 11, at school; Margaret, age 9; George, age 7; Cecelia, age 5; Amandus, male, age 2; Francis, male, age 2 - all b MI 
(Witness) Census1 June 1880Joseph Greiner, Apollonia Girard; Grosse Pointe, Wayne, MI; Joseph, age 47, farmer, parents b France ; Abby, wife, age 40, keeping house ; Peter, son, age 20, farm labor ; Margaret, dau, age 19 ; George, son, age 17, farm labor; Cecelia, dau, age 15 - all b MI ;next pg: Amandus, son, age 11; Francis, son, age 11; Emma, dau, age 9; Mary, dau, age 7; Rosie, dau, age 5; Julia, dau, age 3; Laura, dau, age 1 - all b MI (family of Theodore Beaufait also on this pg) 
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 
Census*7 June 1900Olivia Trombley; Ward 11, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Amandus Greiner, age 31, b Oct 1868, married 5yrs, b MI, parents b MI, laborer at brewery; Olive, wife, mar 5 yrs, mother of 2, 2 living, age 27, b Jan 1873, b MI, parents b MI; Lawrence, son, age 3, b Sep 1896; Doretha, dau, age 8/12, b Sep 1899 - children b MI - reside 743 McDougal 
Witness: Laurence Greiner
Census23 April 1910Olivia Trombley; Ward 11, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Amandus Greiner, age 41, married 15 yrs, b MI, parents b MI, driver of beer wagon; Olivia, wife, age 37, mar 15yrs, mother of 7, 5 living, b MI, parents b MI; Lawrence, son, age 13; Dorothy, dau, age 10; Charlotte, dau, age 6; Marcella, dsu, age 4; Archibald, son, age 2 - children b MI - reside on McDougal 
Witness: Laurence Greiner
Census7 January 1920Olivia Trombley; Ward 15, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Amandus Greiner, age 51, b MI, parents b MI, inspector for auto co ; Olive, wife, age 45, b MI, parents b MI; Charlotte, dau, age 16; Marcelia, dau, age 14; Archibald, son, age 11 - children b MI - reside 772 Canton Ave. 
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 
Married Name20 November 1855Laderoute 
Marriage*20 November 1855Eli Hilaire Laderoot; Wayne County, MI 
Census*12 July 1870Eli Hilaire Laderoot; Hamtramck Twp., Wayne, MI; possible: Eli Ladaroot ("dit" name of Seguin), age 36, farmer; Mary, age 32, keeping house; Daniel, age 13, attending school; Jerome, age 11, attending school; Veuson (sp?), male, age 7; Melinda, age 8; Mathilda, age 4; Amanda, age 2 - birthplace of MI given for all - value of estate $3,500 
Census5 June 1880Eli Hilaire Laderoot; Sterling Twp., Macomb, MI; Eli Ladroot, age 45, farmer; Esther, wife, age 43, keeping house; Melinda, dau, age 18, at home; Vincent, son, age 16, farm labor; Matilda, dau, age 14, at home; Amanda, dau, age 12, at school; Joseph, son, age 9; Ida, dau, age 7; Lavina, dau, age 3; Abraham Trombly, laborer, age 39, farm labor - all b MI 
Census9 June 1900Eli Hilaire Laderoot; Ward 17, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Ben (name written over) Trombly, head of house, age 45, b Apr 1855, married 17yrs, conductor - st-ry; Matilda, wife, age 37, b Sep 1862, mar 17yrs, mother of 5, 4 living; Lillian, dau, age 12, b May 1888, at school; Jerome, son, age 10, b Jan 1890, at school; Ethel, dau, age 7, b Jul 1892, at school; Royal, son, age 5, b Aug 1894; Eli Ladaroot, father-in-law, age 67, b May 1831, married 45yrs; Esther, mother-in-law, age 66, b Nov 1833, mar 45yrs, mother of 11, 8 living; Ida, sister-in-law, age 26, b Apr 1874, single, dressmaker; Levina, sister-in-law, age 23, b Jan 1877, single, dressmaker - all b MI 
Census*21 April 1910Sterling Twp., Macomb, MI; Mary E. Laderoot, mother-in-law; age 75, widow, in home of Charles Anderson ; also Ida, sister-in-law, age 36, single; Levina, sister-in-law, age 25, single - no occ; previous pg: Charles, head of house, age 56, widower, farmer, b U.S.; Louis, son, age 17 
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

Married NameSeguin 
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 
(Witness) Census3 January 1920Theodore Elmer Wilkinson, Marie (Wicklein) Jones; Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Elmer T. Wilkinson, age 45, b MI, parents b MI, clerk in grocery; Marie, age 44, b NY, parents b Germany; Myrtle Jane Jones, step-dau, age 19, b IL, parents b NY, telephone operator; Esther, dau, age 18, works in telephone office; Effie, dau, age 16, telephone operator; Earl, son, age 14, newspaper errand boy; Elvin, son, age 11; Eural, dau, age 10; Samuel, son, age 7; - all above children b MI; Virginia, dau, age 6, b IL; May, dau, age 3, b MI; Antonie Wickline, mother-in-law, age 80, widow, b Germany, parents b Germany - reside 615 Cedar St. 
Census*10 April 1930Ward 5, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Samuel Wilkinson, brother-in-law, age 17, b MI, father b MI, mother b KY, laborer - in home of Perry Shelly, age 25, married at 22, b OH, parents OH, laborer; Eycel (sp?), wife, age 21, mar at 18, b MI, father MI, mother KY; Elmer, son, age 2 7/12; Howard A., son, age 2/12 - renting, no radio 
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
NoteMamie mother of 6 children still living in 1910 and James not enumerated in 1920 or 1930 with the family; there was a James Deyoung, b 1914 in MI, living in Muskegon, but this James R. Young died in 1987; there were other James DeYoungs in 1920 census: one in Bay County, b 1914; one in Grand Rapids, Kent County, b 1911, father Nick, age 49, b Netherlands, immigrated 1885; or James could have been adopted from another family or was not enumerated with the rest of Andrew's family for some reason 
Birth*11 November 1912NJ 
Note*James not mentioned in obit of Andrew, but is in obits of Andrew Jr. and Ada as a brother who predeceased them. 
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

Married NameDeYoung 
Married NameKettinger 
Noteparents Abraham and Johanna (Shippers) Orbeck 
Married NameBrown 
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 
Census*9 January 1920John DeYoung; Ward 1, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Abraham Orbeck, age 46, no occ given; Johanna, wife, age 45; Lena, dau, age 19, machine operator at paper mill; Leonard, son, age 18, can maker at foundry; John, son, age 16, laborer at stationary co; Peter, son, age 15; Cora, dau, age 12; Nellie, dau, age 10 - Orbeck's immigrated in 1911, b Netherlands, parents b Netherlands; next pg: Harriet Orbeck, dau, age 7, b MI; Marinus, son, age 5, b MI; Cornelius, son, age 2, b MI; John DeYoung, son-in-law, age 29, b MI, parents b Netherlands, painter at paper store; Minnie DeYoung, dau, age 21, b Netherlands, immigrated 1911 - reside at 732 Grill St. 
Divorce*3 May 1920John DeYoung; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; reason given extreme cruelty 
Marriage*10 November 1923Vernon C. Kettinger; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Rev. John Dunning officiated with witnesses Mr. & Mrs. Leon Gould, both of Kalamazoo 
Divorce*14 December 1928Vernon C. Kettinger; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; reason given was cruelty, no alimony 
Married NameCopeman 
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 
Census*14 April 1930Jay William Copeman; Ward 5, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Jay W. Copeman, age 38, married at 24, b MI, father Holland, mother MI, printing at print shop; Minnie, wife, age 31, mar at 19, b Holland, parents Holland, immigrated 1912, na; Marian, dau, age 12, b MI, father b MI, mother b RI 
Witness: Marian Louise Copeman
Note*Minnie married to Howard C. Brown after Jay died in 1954. 
Married NameBrown 
Marriage*between 1956 and 1957Howard C. Brown; MI 
Death*16 January 1974Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; resided in Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI 
NoteMinnie was survived by her husband, Howard C. Brown; two step-daughters, Mrs. Marian Brown of Lawton and Mrs. Dorothy Makay of Decatur; eight grandchildren; several gr-grandchildren; four borthers and three sisters: John L., Peter, Garret and Cornelius Orbeck, Mrs. Lena Gould, Mrs. Helen Rench, all of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Nell Porter of Bloomingdale; several nieces and nephews. 
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. 
(Witness) Census18 April 1930Nettie L. Smith; Decatur, Van Buren, MI; Hugh J. Halstead, age 42, married at 23, b MI, father b OH, mother b MI, manufacturing laborer; Nettie L., wife, age 40, bar at 21, b MA, father b RI, mother b MA; Dorothy J. Copeman, lodger, age 9, b MI, father b MI, mother b RI - own home at 109 Prospect, value $1000, no radio 
Married NameMakay 
Marriage*24 August 1940Michael Joseph Makay; Decatur, Van Buren, MI 
Residence*1954Decatur, Van Buren, MI 
Note*1970Michael died in 1970, but there is still a listing for Dorothy in Decatur after that. 
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 
(Witness) Census19 January 1920Herbert Vincent Brown, Hazel Lucille Firestone; Ward 4, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Herbert V. Brown, age 24, b PA, father b MI, mother b PA, machine tender at paper mill; Hazel, wife, age 22, b MI, parents b IN; James, son, age 3 9/12; Robert, son, age 1 6/12 - sons b MI - reside 1411 S. Burdick 
(Witness) Census21 April 1930Herbert Vincent Brown, Hazel Lucille Firestone; Kalamazoo Twp.; Herbert V. Brown, age 35, b PA, father b MI, mother b PA, married at 21, papermaker; Hazel L., wife, age 32, mar at 19, b MI, parents b IN; James W., son, age 14; Robert W., son, age 11; Adelia M., dau, age 7/12- children b MI; Howard C., brother, age 31, single, b PA, papermaker - own home on Boardman Ave, value $3,300, own radio 
Marriage*18 April 1936Marian Louise Copeman; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI 
Census*7 May 1940Marian Louise Copeman; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; James Brown, age 24, 1yr college, b MI, third hand at paper mill; Miriam, wife, age 22, 4yrs hs, b MI; Nancy, dau, age 3, b MI - own home 1214 Boardman, value $2500 
Witness: Nancy L. Brown
Residence*1989Marian Louise Copeman; Orange City, FL 
Anecdote*1989Marian Louise Copeman; They had 53rd wedding anniversary announcement and photo in the Kalamazoo Gazette. 
Occupation*a supervisor at Michigan Bell Telephone Co., before retirement 
Note*At the time of their 53rd wedding anniversary they had nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 
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 
(Witness) Census1 June 1900Amy Anne Winsor; Bellingham, Norfolk, MA; Amy A. Claflin, age 71, widow, b July 1828 in MA, father b RI, mother b MA, mother of 2, 1 living; Helen F. Smith, daughter, age 34, b Jan 1866, married 14yrs, mother of 6, 5 living, b MA, parents b MA; Calvin R., gr-son, age 13, b Oct 1886 in MA; Nettie J., gr-dau, age 10, b June 1889 in MA; Alice M., gr-dau, age 9, b Mar 1891 in RI; Elsie M., gr-dau, age 7, b Oct 1892 in MA - these four in school; Mary, gr-dau, age 2, b July 1897 in CT - children's father b RI, mother b MA 
(Witness) Census10 May 1910Charles E. Smith, Helen Frances Claflin; Hamilton Twp., Van Buren, MI; Charles E. Smith (enumerator started to write "Cho" before Smith), ge 48, married 24yrs, b RI, parents b RI, farmer; Helen F., wife, age 44, mar 24yrs, mother of 9, 8 living, b MA, parents b MA; Nettie L., dau, age 20, b MA; Alice M., dau, age 19, b RI; Elsie M., dau, age 17, b MA; Mary, dau, age 12, b CT; Karl W., son, age 7, b MA; Leo R., son, age 4, b MI; Nelson L., son, age 1 10/12, b MI 
Married NameCopeman 
Marriage*1 June 1915Jay William Copeman; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; witnesses were C.E. Smith and John Copeman 
Witness: John Copeman
Census*7 January 1920Jay William Copeman; Ward 5, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; Jay W. Copeman, age 28, father b NY, mother b MI , printer at shop; Alice W., wife, age 28, b RI, father b RI, mother b MA; Marion L., dau, age 2 7/12, b MI, father b MI, mother b RI 
Witness: Marian Louise 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 
Married NameGriffith 
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
Census*16 April 1930Leon Albert Griffith; Brady Twp., Kalamazoo, MI; Leon Griffith, age 37, married at 30, b MI, father b Canada, mother b MI, rural mail carrier; Emelia, wife, age 35, mar at 28, b MI, father b Germany, mother b MI; John, son, age 6; Helen, dau, age 1 3/12 ; next pg: Judson Griffith, father, age 74, widowed, b Canada, parents Canada - own home and radio 
Witness: Judson Doane Griffith
Witness: John Herman Griffith
Witness: Helen Joan 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 
(Witness) Census16 April 1930Leon Albert Griffith, Amelia M. Herrmann; Brady Twp., Kalamazoo, MI; Leon Griffith, age 37, married at 30, b MI, father b Canada, mother b MI, rural mail carrier; Emelia, wife, age 35, mar at 28, b MI, father b Germany, mother b MI; John, son, age 6; Helen, dau, age 1 3/12 ; next pg: Judson Griffith, father, age 74, widowed, b Canada, parents Canada - own home and radio 
Milit-End*served in the U.S. Army in WWII as a Tech 4 
Note*John married Evelyn Greaves in 1957. She was born 11 May 1923 in NY and died 20 December 2016 in Ann Arbor. Evelyn was survived by her sons, Paul (Tracey) of Ann Arbor and Andy (Helene) of Gaithersburg, MD, and grandchildren, Alex, Samantha, Jori, and Kyin. 
Employment*CPHA - Committee on Professional and Hospital Activities 
Residence*1980Ann Arbor, MI 
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 
(Witness) Census16 April 1930Leon Albert Griffith, Amelia M. Herrmann; Brady Twp., Kalamazoo, MI; Leon Griffith, age 37, married at 30, b MI, father b Canada, mother b MI, rural mail carrier; Emelia, wife, age 35, mar at 28, b MI, father b Germany, mother b MI; John, son, age 6; Helen, dau, age 1 3/12 ; next pg: Judson Griffith, father, age 74, widowed, b Canada, parents Canada - own home and radio 
Residence*1980Portage, MI 
Employment*Portage Public Library and also volunteered there 
Death*6 January 2006Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; surname at death was Cheesebro 
Note*She was survived by her husband of 55 yrs, Stanley; daughter, Cheryl Cheesebro of Portage; sons, sons David Cheesebro of Portage, Steven Cheesebro of Kalamazoo, James and his wife Kathy Cheesebro of Portage; grandchildren Matt, Jenna, Autumnlyn and Tyler; brother Richard Griffith of Vicksburg; sister-in-laws Evelyn Griffith of Ann Arbor and Marie and her husband Edward Shinabarger of Ohio; aunt and uncle Clare & Madge Baughman of Kalamazoo; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
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 August 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 
(Witness) Census14 June 1900Joseph F. Wing, Catherine A. Currier; Irving Twp., Barry, MI; Joseph F. Wing, age 49, b May 1851 in MI , parents b Germany, married 15yrs, farmer; Catherine, wife, age 38, b March 1867 in MI, mar 15yrs, mother of 4, 4 living, father b Canada, mother b Ireland; Carrie M. dau, age 10, b June 1889; Clarence L., son, age 5, b July 1894; Joseph S., son, age 4, b Apr 1896; Roy R., son, age 2, b Nov 1897 - all children b MI 
(Witness) Census29 April 1910Joseph F. Wing, Catherine A. Currier; Irving Twp., Barry, MI; Joseph F. Wing, age 58, b MI, married 28yrs, parents b Germany, farmer; Catherine A., age 48, b Canada, father b Canada, speaks French, mother b Canada, Irish ancestry; Madeline C., dau, age 20, single, b NB; Clarence L., son, age 15, b NB; Joseph S., son, age 13; Le Roy R., son, age 12; Beatrice, dau, age 9; Bernice, dau, age 9; Paul M., son, age 6 - youngest 5 children b MI 
Census*22 January 1920Detroit, Wayne, MI; Richard A. Wing, lodger, age 22, b MI, parents MI, inspector at factory 
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
Census*2 April 1930Ella M. Schulte; Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, MI; Richard A. Wing, age 31, married at 30, b MI, parents MI, manager of auto mfg; Ella, wife, age 26, mar at 25, b MI, parents b Germany - res at 5242 Devonshire, renting, own radio 
Attributes*He was of medium height and build with grey eyes and black hair in 1918. 
Employment*Briggs Mfg Co (building auto bodies for Ford) 
Note1968Richard survived his wife Ella. 
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

Notefather John Kain of Jennings MI 
Birth*28 February 1893Cadillac, Wexford, MI 
Married NameDroste 
Marriage*16 November 1916Dr. James Casper Droste; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Census*12 April 1930Dr. James Casper Droste; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; James C. Droste, age 42, married at 29, b MI, father b U..S., mother Canada, doctor; Ada K., wife, age 35, mar at 22, b MI, parents MI; James C., son, age 12; Jack L., son, age 11; Thomas N or W, son, age 8 - children b MI - res Auburn Ave. S.E. 
Witness: James Casper Droste
Witness: John Louis Droste
Witness: Thomas Peter Droste
Death*3 May 1974Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; age 81 when died 
Note*Ada was survived by two sons, Thomas P. and John L.; four grandchildren: Thomas P. Jr., Mary, Anne and Therese. Her husband, Dr. James Droste preceded her in death. 
Funeral*7 May 1974St. Stephens Church, Grand Rapids, MI; at 10:30 a.m. 
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 
(Witness) Census12 April 1930Dr. James Casper Droste, Ada Katherine Kain; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; James C. Droste, age 42, married at 29, b MI, father b U..S., mother Canada, doctor; Ada K., wife, age 35, mar at 22, b MI, parents MI; James C., son, age 12; Jack L., son, age 11; Thomas N or W, son, age 8 - children b MI - res Auburn Ave. S.E. 
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 
(Witness) Census12 April 1930Dr. James Casper Droste, Ada Katherine Kain; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; James C. Droste, age 42, married at 29, b MI, father b U..S., mother Canada, doctor; Ada K., wife, age 35, mar at 22, b MI, parents MI; James C., son, age 12; Jack L., son, age 11; Thomas N or W, son, age 8 - children b MI - res Auburn Ave. S.E. 
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 
(Witness) Census12 April 1930Dr. James Casper Droste, Ada Katherine Kain; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; James C. Droste, age 42, married at 29, b MI, father b U..S., mother Canada, doctor; Ada K., wife, age 35, mar at 22, b MI, parents MI; James C., son, age 12; Jack L., son, age 11; Thomas N or W, son, age 8 - children b MI - res Auburn Ave. S.E. 
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 
Census*8 April 1930Neeltje "Nellie" Slager; Islip/West Sayville, Suffolk, NY; Job Klaasen, age 34, married at 27, b Netherlands, parents Nethelands, immigrated 1917, fisherman; Nellie, wife, age 31, mar at 24, b NY, parents Netherlands; Jacob, son, age 7; Elene, dau, age 5; Alfred, son, age 2 3/12 - children b NY - reside Dinsin (sp?) - own home, value $5500, no radio 
Witness: Jacob D. Klaassen
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 
Married NameKlaassen 
Marriage*1922Job David Klaassen; NY 
Census*8 April 1930Job David Klaassen; Islip/West Sayville, Suffolk, NY; Job Klaasen, age 34, married at 27, b Netherlands, parents Nethelands, immigrated 1917, fisherman; Nellie, wife, age 31, mar at 24, b NY, parents Netherlands; Jacob, son, age 7; Elene, dau, age 5; Alfred, son, age 2 3/12 - children b NY - reside Dinsin (sp?) - own home, value $5500, no radio 
Witness: Jacob D. Klaassen
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 
Married NameBerles 
Marriage*5 September 1907Edward Berles; Chicago, Cook, IL 
Census5 January 1920Edward Berles; Ward 20, Chicago, Cook, IL; Edward Beales, age 39, b MI, parents Germany, electrician for manufacturing; Marie, wife, age 34, b IL, parents b Ireland - reside 1635 Jefferson St. 
Census*8 April 1930Edward Berles; Ward 20, Chicago, Cook, IL; Edward Berles, age 45, married at age 23 yrs, b MI, parents Germany, ropeman for telephones; Marie, wife, age 44, mar at 22, b IL, parents Ireland; Katherine, dau, age 21, b MI - res 1734 Rubbe, renting, own radio 
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 
Census*10 May 1910Pavillion Twp., Kalamazoo, MI; Henry Rice, age 30, married 5yrs, b OH, father b OH, mother b MD, farmer; Nellie, wife, age 30, mar 5yrs, mother of 1, 1 living, b MI, parents b PA; Wesley E., son, age 4, b MI 
Census28 January 1920Pavillion Twp., Kalamazoo, MI; Henry H. Rice, age 40, b OH, parents b OH, general farmer; Nellie S., wife, age 40, b MI, parents b PA; Wesley, son, age 14, b MI; Ruth, dau, age 6, b MI 
Marriage*6 June 1928Alice L. Van Haaften; Kalamazoo County, MI 
Census*11 April 1930Alice L. Van Haaften; Oakwood Park, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI; E. Wesley Rice (indexed Rier), age 24, married at 22, b MI, father b OH, mother b MI, carpenter; Alice M., wife, age 23, mar at 21, b MI, father b MI, mother b OH - own home on King St., value $2000, no radio 
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