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A Lumberman's Daughter Comes Of Age In Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Memoir By Patricia Schaut Mcmartin
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A Lumberman’s Daughter Comes of Age in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: A Memoir by Patricia Schaut McMartin is a firsthand account of growing up during the depression years as the eldest... More > child in a family of fourteen children. The author’s description of everyday routines at her grandparents’ farm home in Labranche, and of her early childhood “back in the woods” of Northland, Michigan, transport the reader back to a time when the lumbering industry was past its heyday, and survival depended on resourcefulness, persistence, and constant hard work. McMartin describes her love of learning and her experiences transitioning from homeschooling to a one-room schoolhouse; and to public and parochial schools in Escanaba. The author’s heartfelt vignettes bring the characters in her narrative to life.< Less
A Lumberman's Daughter Comes of Age In Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Memoir By Patricia Schaut McMartin
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A Lumberman’s Daughter Comes of Age in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: A Memoir by Patricia Schaut McMartin is a firsthand account of growing up during the depression years as the eldest... More > child in a family of fourteen children. The author’s description of everyday routines at her grandparents’ farm home in Labranche, and of her early childhood “back in the woods” of Northland, Michigan, transport the reader back to a time when the lumbering industry was past its heyday, and survival depended on resourcefulness, persistence, and constant hard work. McMartin describes her love of learning and her experiences transitioning from homeschooling to a one-room schoolhouse; and to public and parochial schools in Escanaba. The author’s heartfelt vignettes bring the characters in her narrative to life.< Less
A Ship Sails from Newport: Charles F. Spademan of Marine City, Michigan By Thomas B. Spademan
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This is a summary of what is known about the life and family of Charles Frederick Spademan (1823-1904), his first wife, Catharine (Schreiner) Spademan (1829-1865), and his second wife, Margaret... More > (Allington) Spademan (1835-1910), mid-Nineteenth Century immigrants or, in the case of Margaret, a daughter of immigrants, who came to America from Germany, England, and Scotland, and settled in Marine City, Michigan (then known as Newport). “Pioneer and Veteran” Charles Spademan, who came to Michigan in about 1851, was a butcher, a farmer, the owner of a successful meat market, a Civil War soldier, and the owner of lake boats. Through hard work, Charles, Catharine, and Margaret, like so many others in the 19th century, made life better for themselves, their descendents, and their community.< Less
A Ship Sails from Newport: Charles F. Spademan of Marine City, Michigan By Thomas B. Spademan
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This is a summary of what is known about the life and family of Charles Frederick Spademan (1823-1904), his first wife, Catharine (Schreiner) Spademan (1829-1865), and his second wife, Margaret... More > (Allington) Spademan (1835-1910), mid-Nineteenth Century immigrants or, in the case of Margaret, a daughter of immigrants, who came to America from Germany, England, and Scotland, and settled in Marine City, Michigan (then known as Newport). “Pioneer and Veteran” Charles Spademan, who came to Michigan in about 1851, was a butcher, a farmer, the owner of a successful meat market, a Civil War soldier, and the owner of lake boats. Through hard work, Charles, Catharine, and Margaret, like so many others in the 19th century, made life better for themselves, their descendents, and their community.< Less
Michigan’s Thumb, a Paradise for Saxonia Settlers: Conflict and Hardship While Forming Colonie Saxonia in Delaware Township, Sanilac County, Michigan 1850s–1930s By Utz H. Schmidt
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Unbearable working and living conditions along with continuous wars in Saxony spurred a group of adventuresome men and women to emigrate. The Michigan Emigration commissioner M.H. Allardt, spent six... More > years in Germany, helping form Colonie Saxonia, enabling also low-income families to leave. Obstacles arose. First, a warning of the Prussian government against leaving for the “Siberian-like” Michigan. Then, settling in the Upper Peninsula turned out to be a disaster. A second group of 30 families had already boarded their ship and was warned in New York. They decided to settle in Delaware Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. They bought 10,000 acres— half a township—and formed a co-op. By winter they were already in primitive log houses and had begun clearing land, and on July 4, 1876, they held their first public meeting. After English language classes, a theater group formed, performing in two languages. When the Englishmen took German, the “melting pot” effect was on its way.< Less
Michigan’s Thumb, a Paradise for Saxonia Settlers: Conflict and Hardship While Forming Colonie Saxonia in Delaware Township, Sanilac County, Michigan 1850s–1930s By Utz H. Schmidt
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Unbearable working and living conditions along with continuous wars in Saxony spurred a group of adventuresome men and women to emigrate. The Michigan Emigration commissioner M.H. Allardt, spent six... More > years in Germany, helping form Colonie Saxonia, enabling also low-income families to leave. Obstacles arose. First, a warning of the Prussian government against leaving for the “Siberian-like” Michigan. Then, settling in the Upper Peninsula turned out to be a disaster. A second group of 30 families had already boarded their ship and was warned in New York. They decided to settle in Delaware Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. They bought 10,000 acres— half a township—and formed a co-op. By winter they were already in primitive log houses and had begun clearing land, and on July 4, 1876, they held their first public meeting. After English language classes, a theater group formed, performing in two languages. When the Englishmen took German, the “melting pot” effect was on its way.< Less
The Park Family By Imogene Park
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Surname besides Park include; Dague, Elmer, Garn, Rickel, Simcox, Towslee, and many others.
The McCarthy Family By Michael McCarthy
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Michael and Anna McCarthy and their eleven children left Ireland during the devastating Potato Famine of the 1840s. This is the story of their family that led to Don McCarthy and his children - Jane,... More > Mike, and Tom. After working as laborers in Rhode Island, Michael's family migrated to Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their son George eventually settled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Life was hard in all of those locations. George became one of the first lawmen in the Escanaba area of the Upper Peninsula. Starting in 1872, George was the marshal, sheriff, and chief of police at a time when lumberjacks, Great Lakes seamen, and dock workers were not inclined to obey orders. His son, John Henry, and his grandson, Don McCarthy, worked hard to provide for their families with mining and mill jobs. Don's son, Major General Mike McCarthy, and his daughter, Jane McCarthy Heisenfeldt, worked diligently to continue the family's tradition of hard work and good citizenship.< Less
Smith Family By Michael Rudy
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Treats the descendants of George [Jurge] Smith who lived mainly in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Ohio by the end of the nineteenth century.
Salyer Family, descendants of Zacheus By Mary LeBlanc
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This is a work tracing the descendants of Revolutionary War veteran, Zacheus Salyer, of New York. His widow and many of his children settled in Michigan. Photos and documents reflect Mary's direct... More > line to Zacheus.< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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