Sebewa Recollector
Items of Genealogical Interest

Volume 9 Number 6
Transcribed by LaVonne I. Bennett


     LaVonne has received permission from Grayden Slowins to edit and submit Sebewa Recollector items of genealogical interest, from the beginning year of 1965 through current editions.


THE SEBEWA RECOLLECTOR, Bulletin of the The Sebewa Center Association, Bulletin of The Sebewa Center Association, June 1974, Volume 9, Number 6    
 

 ANNOUNCEMENT

     The Annual Meeting of the Sebewa Center Association will be held at Sebewa Center Saturday, June 8, 1974 with a potluck dinner at noon.

     A short business meeting and a program will follow.  The terms of office of Mabel Ralston as secretary-treasurer and Richard Droste as board member expire and the offices are to be filled by election for the three-year terms.  A nominating committee will present a slate of nominations and other nominations may be made from the floor at the meeting.  If you wish to make a nomination, please make sure that your candidate will accept the office if elected.

 

THIS DATE BEGINS THE TENTH YEAR OF THE SEBEWA CENTER ASSOCIATION.  During the past year (June to June) we reached a membership of 360 persons.  Membership is attained by payment of the dues of $1.00 per person for the year.  Some have already paid for the 1974-75 year.  If you pay by mail before the meeting, you may send dues to Miss Mabel Ralston, secretary-treasurer, at R 2, Lake Odessa, MI  48849.  You will be advised of the name and address of the new secretary-treasurer in the August issue of this bulletin.  The higher postage rates make it more important than ever that the Mr. & Mrs. Dues of $1.00 each be paid because postage alone now costs us 60 cents a year for each bulletin mailed.

 

THE SEBEWA CENTER SCHOOL REUNION

     This, the second Saturday in June, in conjunction with the annual meeting is the 51st anniversary of the Sebewa School Reunion.  All former pupils and teachers of the school and friends of the community are invited.

 

IT TOOK 100 YEARS

     A short time back the Williams-Steeger Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was enacted into law by Congress.  Directives giving the rules for employers (including farmers hiring help) in safety and health precautions for their employees are beginning to come from the OSHA Administration.  Copies of the act may be obtained by writing the Department of Labor, Washington, D. C.  The tragedy related below from the PORTLAND ADVERTISER of February 22, 1870 could well have been prevented, had the safety regulations prevailed at that time.

 

ACCIDENT.  February 22, 1870.  Many of our citizens remember Mr. J. C. Mannery, who, two or three years ago, was the owner of the grist mill in Sebewa known as the Friend Mill.  After leaving Sebewa, Mr. Mannery went to Charlotte in Eaton County.  On the 9th inst. While engaged in work in what is known as the Jerusalem Mills, his clothing caught on a shaft and after being whirled over several times, he was carried by the belt to the top of the building.  He was found with his body mangled and his bones broken in several places.  Accidents of this kind are of frequent occurrence and persons standing around moving machinery cannot be too careful in keeping their clothing clear of revolving machinery.  We have often noticed the carelessness of visitors in the mills and other places of that nature and have expected before this to have been called upon to record accidents of this kind occurring here.

 

THE SEBEWA OTTER

     From the hand-me-down stories of the old timers, nobody seems to remember hearing one to indicate the otter as an animal native to Sebewa.  When a dead otter was found last March “between the headwaters of Libhart and Tupper creeks on Shilton Road”, as was told in the Ionia Sentinel, it was a surprise to many to learn the location was a half mile north of Sebewa Center.  Wilbur Gierman found the otter in his  corn field in a good state of preservation near the half mile line about 300 feet west of the road.  Conservation officer, Bob Green, suggested he would see that the pelt would reach the taxidermist and the skeleton would become a part of the Lakewood collection.

 

SOME PROPERTY CHANGES HANDS

     Howard Cross has moved to a mobile home at Sebewa Corners after selling his farm to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Phillips.  The farm had been in the Cross family since 1879.

     Dennis and Ida Petrie have sold their house and ten acres to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Showerman.  By this move, Ralph returns to the homestead of his grandfather, Ernest Showerman and great grandfather, Orlando Showerman.  Dennis and Ida plan to move to a house they have purchased in Lake Odessa.

 

DEATHS OF THE PERIOD JUST PASSED

     Deaths of interest to the Sebewa community of late have been Eva (Mrs. Dan) Austin, Iril Shilton, Orilla (Shilton) Raison, Charles Cook, Walter Warner and Glenn Fender.

 

THE NASHVILLE FESTIVAL

     June 7, 8, and 9 are gala days for Nashville with parade, horse shoe pitching tournament, ice cream social, flea market, baked goods sale and art show as the attractions.  All are welcome.

 


THE 1880 CENSUS

     It was with some hesitation that I started to include the 1880 Sebewa Census in this collection of historical information—mostly because of its bulk.  1880 was about the peak year for population in Sebewa with around 1600 people.  Later this figure dropped below 1,000.  Westward emigration accounted for some of the loss.  Most of the 1600 depended on agriculture for their support and many families were “getting by” farming 20 acres or less.  Many of the larger farms used hired day labor as can be seen in the census record and often there was a maid or “hired girl”.

     Each grouping of names indicated a dwelling unit.  The census is more than a list of names for, with a little imagination, it becomes a series of family pictures.  The abbreviations used in the columns after the age column indicate the state or country of birth, place of birth of father, and place of birth of mother.  The state abbreviations are standard for Zip Code.  C is Canada; E, England; S. Scotland or Switzerland; I, Ireland; and G for Germany.  If you know a few family locations you can follow census taker, John Friend, on his travels about the township.

     A little more than one third of the 1600 names appear in this installment.  The remainder will appear in later issue.

     If you did not see the 1880 census here and have it available for reference, the probability is good that you never would see it.

 

     UNITED STATES CENSUS, SEBEWA TOWNSHIP, IONIA COUNTY, MICHIGAN  1880:  Note:  In the census list, only the Luscher family were of SWISS origin.  The other “S” abbreviations indicate Scotland.

 

          Name                   

FERGUSON, A. L., age 44, b. Ohio, parent’s bpl. NY

Wife MARY A., 45, bpl C, pbpl NY.

Children:

George W., 20, MI, pbpl OH, C C

 Biron T., 13, MI OH C

Lillian A., 6, MI OH C

(father) Byce, 79, NY NY NY

FENWICK, Prudence, 77, NY CT NY

 

MERCHANT, Watson, 38, NY NY NY

   ANNA C., 35, MI NY NY, (s-in-law) Louis McVay, 37, MI NY NY

BAKER, Milo, 26, NY NY OH

STIFLER, Geo. 18, MI OH OH

 

MAXIM, John, 70 NY NY NY

   MARY, 71 NY RI RI

NORTHRUP, Phidelia, MI NY NY

NORTHRUP, Adelbert, 13 MI NY MI

 

YOUNGS, Geo. 48, NY CT CT

   ELIZABETH, 42, MI NY NY

Roxa M. 17, MI NY MI

Hattie J. 15, MI NY MI

Armenia, 12, MI NY MI

Hannah A. 9, MI NY MI

John A. 6, MI NY MI

YOUNGS, Cont:

   OLIVE B., 4, MI NY MI

   George W. 10/12, MI NY MI

STERLING, Edgerton, 20 C C C

 

URI, John, 52, E E E

   MATILDA J. 36, OH E OH

   Mary Ettie, 16, MI E OH

   Albert J., 13, MI E OH

   Franklin P., 12 MI E OH

   Chester B., 9 MI E OH

   Burton J., 4 MI E OH

 

AYERS, Geo. C., 59 NY C NY

   LELETIA M., 48 NY MA MA

   Archibald, 21, NY NY NY

   Myrtle A., 21, MI NY NY

   Burton J.  6/12 MI NY MI

 

SMITH, James O.  36, NY NY MA

   NELLA E. 34, MI C NY

   Anita E. 11, MI NY MI

   Coral A. 9, KS, NY MI

 

OLMSTEAD, Allen, 27, NY NY NY

   ALVIRA S. 23, MI NY VT

   Milla M.  2/12, MI NY MI

GILBERT, Mary A. 23, NY NY NY

GILBERT, Edw. M. 28, NY NY NY

   Eda, 2, MI NY NY

AMES, Edger, 6, MI MI OH

AMES, Adelade M., 10, MI MI OH

 

STONE, Charles, 46, NY NY NY

   SARAH J. , 46, NY PA PA

   Luellla M., 20 MI NY NY

   May F. 18, MI NY NY

   Charles W. 16, MI NY NY

 

OATLEY, Charles, 46, NY NY NY

   Sarah, 20, MI PA OH

   Charles, 2, MI MI OH

   Alonzo 1, MI MI OH

 

OATLEY, Chester 28, MI OH NY

   MARY E. 31, OH OH OH

 

FRANKS, Andrew, 39, OH PA PA

   JULIA E. 35, OH OH PA

   Laura J. 15, OH OH OH

   Mary E. 13, OH OH OH

   John A., 12, OH OH OH

   Clara H. 9, OH OH OH

   Orrin W. 2, MI OH OH

SHANNON, John, 30, OH OH NY

 

PERKINS, Roger, 37 C C C

   CORDELIA, 29  MI NY VT

   Horace D., 8 MI C MI

   Willie A., 5 MI C MI

   Lila J., 5 MI C MI

   Albert C., 1 MI C MI

 

MILLER, BENJAMIN, 51 OH PA PA

   MARY A. 47, OH PA PA

   Rosa A., 18  OH OH OH

   SIMONS, John 22, PA PA PA

   MILLER, Dora L. 7, MI OH OH

   Clarence B., 3, MI OH OH

 

HAIR, HENRY, 26 PA NY OH

   SARAH M., 16, MI MI MI

   Verona D. 11/12, MI PA MI

 

CROWELL, JOSIAH 39, OH OH OH

   Elizabeth 38, OH E OH

   Albert 11, MI OH OH

   Artie E. 6, MI OH OH

 

 URI, George, 28, OH E IL

   LOUISA C. 22, OH OH OH

   Estella M.  3/12,  MI OH OH

 

AMES, LORENZO, 45 MI MI MI

   SARAH J. 36, OH OH OH

   John E. 14, MI MI OH

   Matie F. 11, MI MI OH

 

PICKENS, THOS. 29, OH OH PA

   EMILY S. 28, C C C

   Wm. B. 7, OH OH C

   Freddie P. 5, OH OH C

   Almond A. 2, MI OH C

   Mary E. 3/12, MI OH C

 

SANDBORN, COLUMBUS 32, NY NY MA

   SARAH J. 36, OH PA NY

   Chester 19, MI NY OH

   Helen M. 17, MI NY OH

   Albert R. 14, MI NY OH

   Carson L. 11, MI NY OH

   Mary B. 9, MI NY OH

   BETSIE A. (mother) MA MA MA

 

JOSLIN, EMORY A. 34, MI NY NY

   FRANCES A. 27, NY NY NY

   Cora A. 10, MI MI NY

   Audrey 8, MI MI NY

   Clarence A. 6, MI MI NY

 

FISHEL, EMORY A.  30, OH OH OH

   HENRIETTA 23, OH OH OH

   Erbert 1, MI OH OH

 

COON, SIMON 39, NY NY NY

   Albert 9, MI NY NY

   Oren 7, MI NY NY

    GIBBS, Marian (mother-in-law), ?, ? ?, CT

 

SARGEANT, SILAS 58, VT VT VT

   ANN, 59, E E E

   Silas H. 28, MI VT E

   Eugene 26, MI VT E

 

GIBBS, NORMAN 32, PA PA VT

   MARY E. 27, OH MI F

   Martha B. 8, MI PA OH

   Norman B. 5, MI PA OH

   Eliza A. 1, MI NY MI

   MUNK, Mina, (help), E E E

 

SMITH, JAMES 60, I I I

   SARAH 55, NY NY NY

 

MAPES, DELIA A. 41, NY NY NY

   Charlotte, 11, NY NY NY

 

BRASSINGTON, THOS. 26, E E E

    BERTIE A. 21, MI C MI

    James D. 2, MI E MI

   Lena M. 7/12, MI E MI

EVANS, Sophia L. (Mother-in-law) MI C E

LUSCHER, WILLIAM 22, MI S S

     ANNA (mother) 64, SSS

    MARY (sister), SSS

 

MAPES, WALTER, 25 NY NY NY

     HATTIE L.  18, MI C C

 

LUNGER, MICHAEL M. 55, PA PA PA

    CAROLINE M. 51, NY NY NY

    Perry J. 7, MI PA NY

    BROWN, Morris 14, MI C C

 

MILLER, CONRAD J. 45, OH PA PA

    ELIZABETH 42, OH PA PA

    Mary A. 20, OH OH OH

   John W., 18, OH OH OH

   Rebecca J., 16, OH OH OH

   Alvin 14, OH OH OH

   Leander 12, OH OH OH

   Loria 8, MI OH OH

   Jacob C. 5, MI OH OH

 

GOTT, WILLIAM  55, NY NH VT

   MARY J. 45, NY VT NY

   Flora  22, MI NY NY

   Hiram. C. 16, MI NY NY

   Frank 14, MI NY NY

   Harriet 12, MI NY NY

   Sophia 10, MI NY NY

   Estella L. 2, MI NY NY

 

CAMPBELL, E. R.  49, C I I

   SENITH 28, C NY C

   John A. 3, MI C C

   Frank A., MI C C

 

HELMER, FRANCIS A.  49 OH PA PA

   Allen W.   26, OH OH OH

   Fremont W 24, OH OH OH

   Cassius B.  19, IN OH OH

   Grant C. L. 17, IN OH OH

   Mercedes F. 15, IN OH OH

   Justie  13, IN OH OH

   Ulaia D. 10, MI OH OH

 

OLMSTEAD, WM. B.  25, NY NY NY

JANET 24, MI OH IN

   Ai 3, MI NY MI

   Carley 2, MI NY MI

   Adeline 1/12, MI NY MI

 

BURHANS, FRED W. 38, MI NY MA

   ELIZA A. 32, OH PA NY

   George W. 11, MI MI OH

   Nellie M. 9, MI MI OH

   Levi A. 7, MI MI OH

 

POWELL, MICHAEL 71, MD MD MD

   Minnie A.  8, MI MD MI

 

HEATON, JEROME B.  39, MI NY NY

   MARY F. 32, MI E NY

   Amey 13, MI MI MI

   Burton M.  11, MI MI MI

   Lucien J. 9, MI MI MI

   Mary 7, MI MI MI

   Joseph, MI MI MI

 

BARRY, JAMES  35, MI I C

   JENNIE  36, OH MI PA

   Archibald R., 6 MI MI OH

 

AMES, TRUMAN  46, NY NY CT

   NANCY J.  49, MI C C

   Ancil  16, MI NY MI

   OSTRANDER, Truman 4 MI MI M

     (Grandson)

 

GIBBS, BYRON  29  PA PA NY

   NELLIE P.  20  NY NY NY

    Albert B.  11/12  MI PA NY

 

WALLER, ORLANDO  55, NY NY NY

 

KELLY, ROBERT  43, I I I

   LAURA  37, NY PA MA

   Ellie G.  11, MI I NY

 

TRAVIS, ANDREW  66, NY NY NY

   TEMPERANCE  59, OH MD MD

   Clara A.  10, MI NY OH

 

TREECE, HIRAM  47, OH PA PA

   TEMPERANCE  59, OH MD MD

   Orphie M.  14, MI OH  MI

   Sara L.  13, MI OH MI

   Henry H. 10, MI OH MI 

   Heby J.  8, MI OH MI

 

WARD, JAMES  54, I I I

   HELEN  53, I I I

   Peter J. 25,  NY I I

   Mary C.  19  CA C E

 

WASHBURN, WM.  32, OH MI F

   HARRIET  42  C C E

   Elziore S.  22, MI C NY

   Chas. E.  2, MI OH C

 

WASHBURN, ALEXANDER  69, MI C MI

    Christina  64, F F F

   John  43, O MI F

 

ALLEN, AGNES  69, S S S

   Mary  33, C S S

 

YORK, LYLE  24, MI S S

 

MCNEIL, HARVEY  23, MI NY E

    Sarah  66, E E E

 

ADAMY, PETER  75 NY NY NY

   SOPHIA  63, NY NY PA

   Thos. J.  34, OH NY NY

 

CREIGHTON, JAMES H.  -, NY NY MA

    ELMIRA, J.  32, PA PA PA

   Daniel A.  12, MI NY PA

   Charles H.  6, MI NY PA

   Robert M.  5, MI NY PA

   Not named 1/12, MI NY PA

   Readington, Mary C.  11, MI OH OH

 

KNOLL, MATTHEW  36, OH PA C

   ISABELL  29, NY NY CT

   Clara J.  9, MI NY OH

   Mary J.  7, MI NY OH

   Curtis W.  3, MI NY OH

   Jennie L. 4/12, MI NY OH

   OSTRANDER, Daniel  20, OH NY NY

   PERRY, Hannah  21, MI NY NY

 

KNOLL, ARCELLUS  47, NY NY NY

    LUCINDA B.  37, OH NY C

   Julia E.  17, MI OH NY

   Eritta S. 10, MI OH NY

 

GOODEMOOT, JOHN  66, NY NY NY

   MARY J.  56, MA MA CT

   George A.  19,  NY NY MA

   Anna  15, MI NY MA

   Russell W.  11, MI NY MA

 

COOK, JOHN  57, NY NY E

   PERMELIA  52, NY NY CT

   Luke W.  27,  NY NY NY

   Wm. A.  17, MI NY NY

 

FELL, WM.  56, E E E

   WINNYFORD  47, I I I

   Emma C.  11, MI E I

   Mary F.  9, MI E I

   John E.  6, MI E I

   Lally B.  4, MI E I

 

LADORE, FRANCIS  45, C C C

   ELIZA (Mother)  87, C C C

   Cushman, Vina  15, MI PA MI

 

LALONGE, LUKE J.  29, MI C C

   FLORENCE L.  25, IN OH OH

   Elvatus  6, MI MI IN

   Downing, Sarah  45, OH SC SC

   Barry, Alphretta  23, IN OH OH

   Olive S.  11/12, MI MI IN

   Downing, Samuel M.  20, IN OH OH

   Downing, Ezekiel  19, IN OH OH

 

VAN ORMAN, BERT  24, MI S NY

   SARAH, 24, NY NY NY

   Milo W. 4, MI NY NY

   Alice R.  2, MI NY NY

 

PEACOCK, BENJAMIN  31, IN IN OH

   KATHRYN B.  30, IN NC PA

   Thomas L.  11,  MI IN IN

   Jesse W.  6, MI IN IN

   Harlan J.  1  MI IN IN

(with B. Peacock family—mother-in-law)

DOWNING, ELIZABETH  71, PA PA PA

   Whittier, George  10, MI NY PA

 

DOWNING, SAMUEL  22, IN SC PA

   ELIZABETH A.  25, MI NY NY

   Ida L.  6, MI IN MI

   Lillian G.  3, MI IN MI

   Elmer C.  1, MI IN MI

 

WILLIAMS, JOSIAH  54, OH DE –-

   SARAH  48, OH SC OH

   Laura A.  16, IN OH OH

   Anna J.  12, MI OH OH

   Harriet D.  9, MI OH OH

   Lydia E.  6, MI OH OH

Williams, John  24, IN OH OH

   Sarah  22, NY I E

 

HOSEY, PATSY  68, I I I

   JULIA  54, I I I

   Nicholas  19, MI I I

   Alfred  16, MI I I

   Phillip  14, MI I I

 

PALMER, PATRICK  45, I I I

   Cathreen  45, I I I

   Celia A.  18, MI I I

   Martin K.  15, MI I I

 

HAIR, GEORGE H.  36, OH PA NY

   JANE  35, IN NY NY

   Frankie  13, MI IN OH

   Willis H.  9, MI IN OH

   Gertrude M.  6, MI IN OH

   John E.  4, MI IN OH

 

HAIR, CHARLES  34, OH PA NY

   MAGGIE  27, S S S

   Ethel M.  6, MI OH S

   Ella  3, MI OH S

   Estella  1, MI OH S

   TEACHOUT ELIJAH  32, NY NY NY

   Frances E.  30, NY NY NY

   George A.  7, MI NY NY

 

 

SWEET, WM. H.  44, NY NY NY

   AMELIA  32, PA NY PA

   Estelle G.  11, MI PA NY

 

ARNOLD, J. J., MI MA OH

   Mary A.  18, OH PA OH

 

ADAMS, JACOB  37, PA PA PA

   SUSAN  40, PA PA PA

   John  11,  MI PA PA

   Albert W.  9, MI PA PA

   Joseph  7, MI PA PA

   George W.  4, MI PA PA

 

YOUNGS, HENRY  27, OH OH OH

   MARIA  26, MI NY E

   Marion T.  3,  MI OH MI

   Deuell, Carleton  19, MI NY OH

 

HOWE, AIF  28, MI NY OH

   MARCIA A.  25, MI OH MI

   Allen D.  1, MI NY MI

 

MILLER, PETER W.  26, OH OH OH

   METTIE M.  19, OH OH OH

   Charles B.  1, MI OH OH

 

HOWE, FRANKLIN D.  - , MI NY NY

   MARY S.  16, OH OH OH

   Florence  1, MI MI OH

 

SPENCER, W. A.  58, VT VT CT

   RHODA O.  51, OH E PA

   Aaron W.  14, MI VT OH

   Job  6, MI VT OH

 

OLMSTEAD, ANDREW J.  52, NY NY NY

   ELIZA  53, NY NY NY

 

BAILEY, JOSEPH  55, NY NY NY

    LYDIA ANN  55, NY C C

 

THORP, GEORGE  37, OH OH CT

   ANDIE  26, MI MI MI

   Nettie  10, MI OH CT

   Charles  8, MI OH MI

   Minnie  5, MI OH MI

   Chase, Charles  8, MI OH MI

 

OATLEY, SIMEON  55, OH VT PA

   MARY E.  49, NY NY NY

   Henry J.  20, MI NY MI

   Barney  16, MI NY MI

   John M.  14, MI NY MI

   SMITH, Emory  12, MI NY OH

   LINEBAUGH, Matta  9, OH OH OH

   SMITH, Betsey  67, OH VT PA

   OATLEY, Jesse W. 23,  MA

  

HITCHCOCK, THOS.  45, NY NY RI

   GEORGIA H.  27, PA NY NY

   Alice E.  3, MI NY PA

   Nelson J.  1, MI NY PA

 

YORK, STEPHEN  28, MI NY NY

   CHRISTINA  25, PA G G

   Harry L.  3, MI MI PA

   Maud 10/12, MI MI PA

 

SMITH, LUMAN C.  49,  OH NY NY

   JEANETTE  45, S S S

   Wm. A.  15, MI OH S

   Margaret E.  12, MI OH S

   Elizabeth B.  10 MI OH S

 

KENYON, MARVIN E.  33, NY NY NY

   LUCIA P.  28, PA G G

   Florian L.  5, MI NY PA

   Jennie A.  3, MI NY PA

   Ella M.  1, MI NY PA

 

KENYON, CHRISTOPHER  59, NY RI NY

   Edgar A.  31, NY NY NY

   Lionel E.  15  NY NY NY

   George H.  11, MI NY NY

 

SHILTON, SAMUEL  26, MI E C

   ABBIE M.  22, MI OH E

   Lauydell (adopted)  2  MI MI MI

   VAN WYCK, Doras  22, MI NY NY

 

HASTINGS, CHARLES  38, OH – OH

   LUCY A.  37, PA PA PA

   Web W.  -  MI OH PA

   Minnie L.  9, MI OH PA

   Ida L.  7,  MI OH PA

   Emma  4, MI OH PA

   Nathan  1, MI OH PA

 

BEERS, PETER  19, MI MI NY

 

STEPHENS, JAMES R.  56  VT MA MA

   Nancy M.  55, NY VT VT

 

RUZEY, WM. L.  36,  NY S S

   HARRIET L.  19, MI NY VT

 

HIAR, ROYAL B.  40, NY NY VT

   SARAH A.  34,  NY VT NY

   Wm. H.  12, NY NY NY

   Azorae  4, MI NY NY

 

CROSS, JOHN H.  - , OH E PA

   EMMA  33, NY NH NH

   Leonard 12, MI OH NY

   Frank  6, MI OH NY

   TRANN, Matthew 22, C E OH

 

HARDY, DAVID  71, NY MA MA

   HANNAH  - , NH NH NH

 

ARNOLD, JOHN  44, ME ME ME

    Mary  16, MI ME OH

 

McCAUSEY, GEORGE  31, NY NY NY

   ALICE M.  18, MI NY NY

 

KENYON, DAVID  37, NY NY NY

   LENA E.  27, NY NY NY

 

HANDY, CHAS. A.  23, OH MI OH

   JENNIE B.  27, NY NY NY

   DRUM, Stephen A.  38, NY NY NY

 

STAPLES, LOREN  58, MA MA MA

   MARY A.  54, MA C C

   Judson E.  20, IN VT OH

   Alden J.  18 MI VT OH

   George W.  16, MI VT OH

   Elizabeth  12, MI VT OH

 

BROWN, PETER J.  33, IL OH NY

   REBECCA E.  26, IN OH IN

   Arthur M.  3, MI IL IN

   Asher C.  1, MI IL IN

 

LITTLE, THOS. H.  36,  NY NY S

   MAGGIE  24, C G C

   Anne  3, MI C C

 

BROWNFIELD, JAMES  69, PA PA PA

   JANE  59, OH PA PA

   William P.  27, OH PA OH

   James H.  22, OH PA OH

   John S.  20, OH PA OH

   George G.  15, OH PA OH

 

BATES, HOSEA  47,  NY NY NY

   CHARLOTTE  39, C NY I

   AC  9, MI NY C

 

DICKERSON, BENJAMIN  49, OH NC NC

   MARTHA  47, OH NC NC

   Malvina  21, IN OH OH

   John b.  7  MI OH OH

 

WARING, GEORGE  24, NY NY NY

   JULIE E.  21, NY NY CT

   Charles R.  9/12, MI NY NY

 

REBEDUE, JOHN  42,  MI C C

   MARY A.  44, RI I I

   George A.  16, MI MI RI

   Della  8, MI MI RI

   John E.  5, MI MI RI

 

PRESTON, CLARK A.  47, NY VT VT

   SARAH A.  46, NY NY NY

   Hassie H.  20,  NI(?) NY

   Thede H.  7, MI NY NY

   Mina  10, MI NY NY

   FELL, Thos.  22, MI E I

   HOLMES, Robert  27, PA IN PA

 

ADAMY, GEORGE  34, OH NY NY

   CLARA  28, NY NY NY

   Alb  3, MI NY NY

 

PERRY, JAMES H.  55, NJ NJ NJ

   MARY E.  52, NJ NY NY

   Mary E.  11, MI NJ NJ

 

CARTER, WM. W.  30, OH OH –

   Mary J.  22, NY VT CT

   Henrietta M.  2, IL OH NY

   Joseph D.  11/12, MI OH NY

 

THORP, GILES  32, OH CT MA

   HARRIET 26, NY NY NY

   Freeman  7, MI OH NY

   Giles  5, MI OH NY

   George  3, MI OH MY

 

UETELL, ROBERT  62, C C C

   MARY  62, C C C

 

GRADER, JOHN  44, C C C

   ELIZABETH 39, C C C

   Elizabeth  12, MI C C

   Isabel  3, C C C

   Salania  1, C C C

 

SECKSTONE, HENRY  52, E E E

   MARY E.  46, NY NY NY

   Sarah  21, MI E NY

   Oscar B.  18, MI E NY

   Ida M.  8, MI E NY

 

DINGWELL, WILLIAM  29, NY S S

   LEDA M.  23, NY NY NY

   Maud B.  5, MI NY NY

   John R.  3, MI NY NY

   Elmer E.  1, VT NY NY

 

FIETCHER, GEORGE  35, VT VT MA

   MARY A.  35, NY VT MA

   Loren  23, PA VT MA

 

SIMONS, ELI T.  49, PA PA NJ

   SUSAN  43, PA PA NJ

   Mary  18, PA PA PA

   Kitty S. 12, PA PA PA

   Levi S.  8, PA PA PA

   Elsie 6, MI PA PA

 

WALLACE, NATHAN  29, NY NY NY

   SARAH  23, MI NY NY

   Sadie P.  3, MI NY MI

   Nellie  3/12, MI NY MI

   CARTER, Abbie  13, MI OH OH

   COLTROW, Frank  20, C I C

 

CAREY, EDWIN  28, MI VT OH

   LENA C.  23, NY NY NY

 

DEATSMAN, SAMUEL  22, OH G PA

  

LINDLEY, STEPHEN E.  43, OH OH E

   AMARILA P.  39, NY VT NY

   Stephen A.  19, MI OH NY

   J.  14, MI OH NY

   Eunice E.  8, MI OH NY

   Anna W.  8, MI OH NY

   Gratia A.  2, MI OH NY

 

STOUT, ADAM  43, OH OH PA

   MARY J.  35, OH NY OH

   Mason J.  17, OH OH OH

   Oscar W.  12, OH OH OH

   Hester A.  11, OH OH OH

   Martin L.  9, OH OH OH

   Ruth A.  7, MI OH OH

   Frederick A.  4, MI OH OH

   Barter, Lucia  23,  OH NJ OH

 

REBEDUE, ANSON  36, MI C C

   FANNIE M.  23, NY E E

   Maryette  5, MI MI NY

   Wm. A.  -, MI MI NY

   Minnie J.  1, MI MI NY

   Mab (Father)  73, C C F

 

DANIELS, OREN W.  41  NY VT NY

   SARAH  38, MI OH NY

   Cora E.  14, MI NY MI

   Sylvester  11, MI NY MI

   Andrus W.  9, MI NY MI

   Jay B.  7, MI NY MI

   Tillison O.  5, MI NY MI

   Carrie B.  3, MI NY MI

   Ada S.  2, MI NY MI

   Preston O.  8/12, MI NY MI

 

GLAZIER, LOUIS A.  55, NY NY NY

   MARGARET  50, NY NJ NJ

   Adelbert, 27  NY NY NY

   Rollin P.  25  MI NY NY

 

KESLER, ANDREW  49, PA PA PA

   Elizabeth  40, OH E OH

 

HIGH, JOHN  41, PA E E

   JOSEPHINE  38, NY CT PA

   George  18, NY PA NY

   Sarah  18, PA PA NY

  CULP, John  24,  OH OH OH

   SMITH, Loren  72, CT E E

 

DRUM, FREEMAN  63, NY NY NY

   SARAH  68, NY NY NY

   FOSTER, Harriet  42, MI NY NY

   FOSTER, Harriet  1, OR MI MI

   Sarah  10, MI MI MI

   ROBERTS, Sophia  20, MI NY NY

 

SMITH, JACOB  52, PA PA PA

   PHIDELIA  34, MI NY NY

   FRANK, Mary A.  10, MI OH MI

   SMITH, Harlow  5, MI PA MI

   SMITH, Milo B.  2, MI PA MI

 

KELLY, CHARLES  29, MI I NY

   ELSIE A. 26, MI NY NY

   Nettie M.  6, MI MI MI

 

MEYERS, ALBERT W.  27, MI PA OH

   LYDIA  23, MI PA VT

   Nellie E.  6/12, MI MI MI

 

In the census list, only the Luscher family were of SWISS origin.  The other “S” abbreviations indicate Scotland.

 


DITCH CLEANING

     Initial steps have been taken to let a contract for cleaning the drainage ditches of the central part of Sebewa Township known as the Gunn-Ramsey, Gunn-Luscher and Gunn-Ralston drains.  The ditches were last cleaned of silt in 1937.  Cleaning should bring some soggy land back into production and enable farmers to work the ground earlier in the spring without crushing the underlying clay into adobe.  Some sizeable cottonwood trees, willows and others have grown along the banks since the 1937 job.

     Elem Tran credited the original digging of these ditches with horse drawn shovels and scrapers with introducing quack grass into this area.  Hay, shipped in for the workmen horses, brought the seed for the quack and soon it was on its way to everywhere it went.  I recall my grandfather, Charles Gierman, working with a shovel and rake to collect all the roots from little patches of quack grass, to keep it from spreading further in the fields.  Also I remember my grandmother, Lydia Meyers, being critical of Ben Lowe for being careless about dragging through a quack grass patch and spreading the quack to the rest of the field when he worked her farm on shares.

 

WHERE WENT THE ENERGY CRISIS?

     The emphasis seems to change with the season.  Michigan’s great tourist industry must be fed with whatever gasoline is needed.  With a wink at the speed limit, traffic has begun to speed up with the rising spring temperatures.  Are we heading for another winter where we are told we do not live right if we have not shivered a good part of each day?  Do you recall the fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper?

 


THE SEBEWA RECOLLECTOR
Bulletin of The Sebewa Center Association
Robert W. Gierman, Editor
R 1
Portland, Michigan 48875  U. S. A. 



Last update November 10, 2013