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  • Calvary Cemetery, Cheboygan, Michigan

    The cemetery is located on the west side of Lafayette Street (County Road F-05) about 0.2 miles north of its intersection with Moonlight Bay Road in Cheboygan, Benton Township, Cheboygan County, Michigan. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) feature ID for the cemetery is 622481 (Calvary Cemetery / Mount Calvary Cemetery / Saint Mary’s Cemetery ). Find...

  • Kent County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Kent County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was set off in 1831, and organized in 1836. It was named for New York jurist and legal scholar James Kent, who represented the Michigan Territory in its dispute with Ohio over the Toledo Strip. Adjacent Counties * Ionia County * Montcalm County * Allegan County * Ottawa County * Bar...

  • Detroit, Michigan

    Goal and Scope of this Project=This project is a description of the city of Detroit, its history and people that made it famous.The story of Detroit--and this project--starts from the first recorded mention of the site in 1670, when French missionaries found a stone idol venerated by the Indians there and destroyed it with an axe. Detroit on the map today.=Toponymy===How to Input Locations in G...

  • Houghton County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Houghton County, Michigan.= Official Website =Both the county and the city were named for Michigan State geologist and Detroit Mayor Douglass Houghton. It was part of Copper Country during the mining boom of the latter half of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. Adjacent Counties * Baraga County * Iron County * Ke...

  • Ottawa County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Ottawa County, Michigan. Official Website The county was set off in 1831 and organized in 1837. It is named for The Ottawa Nation. Adjacent Counties Muskegon County Kent County Allegan County Racine County, Wisc. Milwaukee County, Wisc. Cities & Villages Coopersville Ferrysburg Grand Haven (County Seat)...

  • Kalamazoo County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.= Official Website =Kalamazoo County was organized in 1830, although its set off date is unknown. The name purportedly means "the mirage or reflecting river" and the original Indian name was "Kikalamazoo". Adjacent Counties * Barry County * Calhoun County * Branch County * St. Joseph County * Allegan County ...

  • Lithuanian United States Naturalization Project

    This is for profiles created as part of the Lithuanian Heritage Project, a group on Facebook.The goal of the Lithuanian Heritage Project is to work collaboratively to build the information bridge between countries and generations, to collect information that enables Lithuanians globally to connect with their Lithuanian family members.For more information on the project, please contact Ann Marie...

  • Muskegon County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Muskegon County, Michigan.= Official Website =Muskegon County was organized in 1859. Its name is from the Muskegon River, which runs through it and empties into Muskegon Lake and subsequently flows into Lake Michigan. The word "Muskegon" comes from the Ojibwa/Chippewa word mashkig, meaning "marsh" or "swamp". Adjacent Counties * Kent ...

  • Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge, Michigan

    Oakwood Cemetery is located on the north side of the City along Morley and Oakwood streets, in Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan. The cemetery has some paved and some unpaved roads accessing thirteen platted sections. The cemetery also includes a cremains garden with a paved and landscaped seating area with an arbor and benches, surrounded by 11 developed sections with additional sections pla...

  • Ottawa Center Cemetery, Coopersville, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Ottawa Center Cemetery, Coopersville, Ottawa County, Michigan. Find a Grave USGW Archives MI GenWeb

  • Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield, Michigan

    Pleasant View Cemetery is located on High Street in Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan. From US 233 (W. Adrian Road) turn south onto High Street. The entrance to the cemetery is on the right. The cemetery is also known as Blissfield Cemetery . Find a Grave

  • Lenawee County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lenawee County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county organization was created in 1826. The county's name is a Henry Schoolcraft neologism, thought to be derived from a Native American word meaning "male"—from the Delaware "leno or lenno" or the Shawnee "lenawai." Adjacent Counties * Jackson County * Hillsdale County * Fulton County...

  • Van Buren County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Van Buren, Michigan. Official Website The county was founded in 1829 and organized in 1837. It was named for Martin Van Buren before he became president. He was US Secretary of State and later Vice President under President Andrew Jackson, and thus Van Buren is one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties". For a complete list of Townsh...

  • Jackson County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jackson County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was set off in 1829 and organized in 1832. It is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson and considered to be one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", named for members of Jackson's Cabinet. Adjacent Counties * Ingham County * Eaton County * Calhoun County * Hillsdale County * Lenaw...

  • Michigan with Counties, Cities, and Towns Project

    This project is for those who were born, lived, and died in the State of Michigan.

  • Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.= Official Website =A historic furniture-manufacturing center, Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies, and is nicknamed "Furniture City". Other nicknames include "River City" and more recently, "Beer City" (the latter given by USA Today and adopted by the city...

  • Michigan

    This subportal is part of the USA Portal . =The Great Lake State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State, Water, Winter Wonderland are a few nicknames for the State of Michigan . State Motto: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you .* State Rock: Petoskey* State Bird: Robin* State Mammals: Wolverine and the Whitetail Deer* State Tree: Eastern White PineWhen you ask a Lower Peninsula "Mi...

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  • Arcadian, Franklin & Hancock Mine Fatalities

    Arcadian, Concord, Franklin, Franklin Junior, Hancock, Rhode Island Mines The Arcadian Mine An underground copper mine consisting of seven shafts and two adits near Ripley. The original Arcadian Mining Company was organized in 1864, then reorganized as the Arcadian Copper Company in 1898 after the consolidation of the Edwards, Douglas, Concord, Highland, St. Mary's, and Arcadian mines. After ...

  • The Lake Superior Mine Fatalities

    The Lake Superior Mine Fatalities (This project is intended to hold profiles of all the mining deaths that occurred in the Lake Superior District.) The Lake Mines 3 districts are: Portage Lake District Keweenaw Point District Ontonagon District Including now the Marquette Iron Range Mines . From 1855 to 1975 it is estimated there have been 2,000 mine related deaths for Keweenaw co...

  • Wildwood Cemetery, Chesaning, Michigan

    This problem is for those who are buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan. Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • Evergreen Cemetery, Omer, Michigan

    In locating the secluded Evergreen Cemetery you must travel to Omer, Arenac County, Michigan. Turn Northwest on Michigan Avenue in Omer. Travel Michigan Avenue as it winds and turns along the scenic Rifle River. The cemetery is located next to the St. Edward's Cemetery on the south side of the road. Evergreen is cared for and controlled by the City of Omer. Graves date from 1860's Find a Gra...

  • The Portage Lake Mine Fatalities

    ISLE ROYALE, HURON, GRAND PORTAGE, CHALLENGE, WINONA, KING PHILLIP, WYANDOT & SUPERIOR MINE FATALITIES PROJECT The Isle Royale Mine consisted of over 3500 acres of land just south of Houghton, comprised of the Old Grand Portage, Huron, Frue, Dodge, and Montezuma mines. The mine consisted of six shafts, a centralized surface plant, a short line railroad, a stamp mill, a pumping station, and a...

  • Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

    Woodlawn Cemetery welcomes thousands of visitors every year from near and far. Most visit loved ones, while many come to experience the historic and peaceful nature of the cemetery. At over 123 years old, this cemetery holds much of the history of the Detroit area within its borders. Monuments and mausoleums throughout the cemetery memorialize the lives of Detroit greats from the auto and mus...

  • Woodland Cemetery, Reed City, Michigan

    The cemetery is located in Reed City, Osceola County, Michigan and is also known as Reed City Cemetery . The official city record and cemetery information prior to November 1957 was destroyed in a fire at City Hall. A cemetery recording was performed in the mid 1980’s (about 1983), reading what stones were in place and legible at that time. Not all grave sites were marked with stones. Thus, n...

  • Woodland Memorial Park, Woodland, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Woodland Memorial Park, Woodland, Barry County, Michigan. Find a Grave Interment.net

  • The Copper Range Consolidated Fatalities

    History of the Copper Range Consolidated Company- The Copper Range Company (1899-1977) operated copper mines in Houghton County's South Range and in Ontonagon County. The second largest mining company in the Copper Country (after Calumet & Hecla), the Copper Range Company was the only one to survive the 1960s. In addition to mining, it owned and operated the Copper Range Railroad (1899-1973) a...

  • Ionia County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Ionia County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county is named for Ionia, a historic area of Greece. It was defined by act of the Territorial Legislature in 1831, and was organized in 1837. Adjacent Counties * Gratiot County * Clinton County * Montcalm County * Eaton County * Barry County * Kent County Cities, Villages & Townships Be...

  • Clinton County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Clinton County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was created in 1831 and organized in 1839. It is named after early American politician DeWitt Clinton. Adjacent Counties * Saginaw County * Gratiot County * Montcalm County * Shiawassee County * Ionia County * Ingham County * Eaton County

  • Monroe County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Monroe County, Michigan.= Official Website = History Before the county's formation, the primary settlement was Frenchtown, which was settled in as early as 1784 along the banks of the River Raisin. The small plot of land was given to the early French settlers by the Potawatomi Native Americans, and the area was claimed for New France....

  • The Quincy Mine Fatalities

    The Quincy Mine was founded in 1846 by the merger of the Northwest Mining Company and the Portage Mining Company. Due to poor communication between government offices, these two speculative mining companies had purchased the same tracts of land during the mining rush of the early 1840's. The directors met and decided to merge, with significant investment coming from Massachusetts (the town of Q...

  • Ingham County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Ingham County, Michigan.= Official Website =Ingham County was established by an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature on October 29, 1829 and was named for Samuel D. Ingham, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson. Adjacent Counties * Eaton County * Clinton County * Shiawassee County * Jackson County *...

  • Oakland County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Oakland County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was founded in 1819 and organized in 1820. It most likely gets its name from the oak trees found in this region by early settlers.The Oakland County Child Killer (OCCK) is the name given to the perpetrator(s) responsible for the serial killings of at least four children in Oakla...

  • University of Michigan

    University of Michigan=The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and has two satellite campuses located in Flint and Dearborn. The university was founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania...

  • The Calumet & Hecla Fatalities

    The Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company was the most successful corporation to have mined native copper in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Through nearly a century of mining activity, the company produced in excess of 4.5 billion pounds of refined copper and issued over $200 million in shareholder dividends. Unlike many of its competitors along the Keweenaw Peninsula, Calumet and Hecla su...

  • Kalamazoo (City), Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan.= Official Website = History Kalamazoo is the county seat of Kalamazoo County. Originally known as Bronson (after founder Titus Bronson) in the township of Arcadia, the names of both the city and the township were changed to "Kalamazoo" in 1836 and 1837, respectively. The Kalamazoo name comes from a Pot...

  • Winchester Cemetery, Byron Center, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Winchester Cemetery, Byron Center, Kent County, Michigan. Find a Grave

  • Mt. Hope Cemetery, Middleville, Michigan

    This cemetery was established in 1875 and has two sections, one the Mount Hope section and the other is the IOOF section. The IOOF section is very old and no longer used for burials. Both sections are now maintained by a board under Thornapple Township, in Barry County. Find a Grave Interment.net USGW Archives

  • Parmelee Cemetery, Middleville, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Parmelee Cemetery, Middleville, Barry County, Michigan. The cemetery is located on 9520-9568 Parmalee Road and is also known as Parmelee United Methodist Church Cemetery and Parmalee Cemetery . Find a Grave Interment.net

  • Barry County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Barry County, Michigan.= Official Website = History Before the present era, the Michigan peninsula was long occupied by bands of the Potowatomi and Ojibwe of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians. The United States government forced the tribes to cede their extensive territories to the federal government, in exchange for annuiti...

  • Willow Grove Cemetery, Armada, Michigan

    Willow Grove Cemetery, located in Armada, Macomb County, is owned by Richmond Township, even though it is commonly referred to as the Armada Cemetery due to its location on Armada Ridge Road just outside of town to the east. The sexton is Jan Arnold. She is available at 586.784.4100 or contact the township office at (586) 727-8998. Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • Central Michigan University

    Wikipedia =Central Michigan University (CMU) is a public research university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is one of the largest universities in the State of Michigan and one of the nation's 100 largest public universities. It has more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and 7,000 students enrolled online ...

  • Oakwood Cemetery, Farmington, Michigan

    The Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan, is one such graveyard. If you enter the west gate, drive a little ways and you’ll come across an odd-looking tree, with a knothole that looks like the mouth of a giant leech. Stop, put your vehicle in neutral and you will roll back up the hill. When you reach a certain point, you’ll start rolling back again. This could keep going as ...

  • Mt. Rest Cemetery, Saint Johns, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, Clinton County, Michigan. The cemetery is also known as Saint Johns Cemetery. Find a Grave USGW Archives Billion Graves

  • West Farmington Cemetery, Farmington Hills, Michigan

    "This cemetery was originally known as the Baptist Burying Ground and was associated with the Baptist Church which was located on this land It was organized by Rev. Nehemiah Lamb in 1835 and about fifty graves were transferred here from a plot dating from 1826, located at Halsted and Howard Roads. When a Baptist Church was organized in the Village of Farmington, West Farmington Church lost memb...

  • Michigan in the US Civil War (USA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Michigan which served in the Union Army during the US Civil War.>>— - - - - - - —===References===* Wikipedia's article about Michigan in the Civil War. * A bibliography concerning Michigan's participation in the Civil War. * photos of MI Civil War veterans >>— - - - - - - —

  • St. Joseph County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Joseph County, Michigan. Official Website The county was formed in 1829 and was named for the St. Joseph River. Adjacent Counties Kalamazoo County Calhoun County Branch County LaGrange County, Indiana Elkhart County, Indiana Cass County Van Buren County

  • Newaygo County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Newaygo County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was created in 1840, and was organized in 1851. It was either named for an Ojibwe leader who signed the Treaty of Saginaw in 1819 or for an Algonquian word meaning "much water". Adjacent Counties * Mason County * Lake County * Osceola County * Oceana County * Mecosta County * Mon...

  • Wayne County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Wayne County, Michigan. Official Website Wayne County was the sixth county in the Northwest Territory, formed August 15, 1796 from portions of territorial Hamilton County, territorial Knox County and unorganized territory. It was named for the U.S. general "Mad Anthony" Wayne. Adjacent Counties & Provinces Washtenaw County ...

  • Benzie County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Benzie County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was initially set off in 1863 and organized in 1869.The name Benzie is derived from the French la rivière aux Bec-scies, "the river of sawbills", bec-scie ("bill-saw") being a type of ducks. Americans altered the pronunciation of the river's name, which became known as the "Betsie...

  • White Lake Cemetery, White Lake, Michigan

    This cemetery, located in Oakland County, was established by Robert Garner when his nine-month-old child, Mary, died in 1837. White Lake Road, which runs past it, was once an Indian trail. Garner, a pioneer of White Lake Township, was involved in the establishment of the First Presbyterian Church of White Lake and was the superintendent of a pioneer sabbath school in White Lake. Buried in the c...

  • West Eckford Cemetery, Eckford, Michigan

    West Eckford Cemetery is located on 19 1/2 Mile Road in Eckford Township, Calhoun County, Michigan. Find a Grave USGW Archives MI GenWeb

  • Mine Fatalities of Keweenaw County

    This project is a subproject of the Lake Superior Mine Fatalities, For the county of Keweenaw, Michigan. The Ahmeek Mine The Ahmeek Mining Company was organized in 1880 as an exploration wing of the Seneca Mining Co. to work the Kearsarge Conglomerate lode. The original operations consisted of two shallow shafts, but production was irregular. In 1903, with the discovery of the Kearsarge Amygda...

  • Rockford Cemetery, Rockford, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Rockford Cemetery, Rockford, Kent County, Michigan. Find a Grave USGW Archives MI GenWeb

  • Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Muskegon, Michigan

    Established in 1949, Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Muskegon, Michigan is located just off Highway US 31, right across the street from US Holland. Lake Michigan is down the road, and woods surround two sides of the area. The grounds consist of beautiful gardens, flowering trees, and flowerbeds, as well as distinct gardens with unique state features. The cemetery is located on 2188 Remembrance Dri...

  • Pleasanton Township Cemetery, Manistee County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those buried in Pleasanton Twp. Cemetery, Manistee County, Michigan. Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • Onekama Village Cemetery, Onekama Township, Manistee County, Michigan

    The cemetery is located on Erdman Road and is also known as Onekama Village Cemetery #1 and Old Onekama Village Cemetery. Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • Meadowbrook Cemetery, Mulliken, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Meadowbrook Cemetery, Mulliken, Eaton County, Michigan. Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Coe, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Coe, Isabella County, Michigan. Many graves are unmarked. Many stones are practically illegible. There Is a pile of broken I markers in the southwest corner of the burial ground, almost covered by the foliage of vines and weeds. This cemetery was once part of a farm owned by Joseph and Rhoda Higgins. It is located 2 miles east and 3 ...

  • Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan. Beautiful Oak Grove Cemetery, established in the mid 1880's, is located among rolling hills in the northwest corner of Saint Louis. Dotted with century-old majestic oak, maple and flowering spirea, the cemetery is a great place to visit for a few moments of peace and reflection. Veteran's markers from ...

  • Mason County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for people who were born, lived or died in Mason County, Michigan.The county is named for Stevens T. Mason, Governor of Michigan from 1835 to 1840. It was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1840 as Notipekago County, then renamed Mason County in 1843. Adjacent Counties * Lake County * Manistee County * Manitowoc County, Wisc. * Sheboygan County, Wisc. * Newaygo County * ...

  • Calhoun County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Calhoun County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was established on October 19, 1829 and named after John C. Calhoun, who was at the time Vice President under Andrew Jackson, making it one of Michigan's Cabinet counties. County government was first organized on March 6, 1833. Adjacent Counties * Eaton County * Barry County * J...

  • Wexford County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Wexford County, Michigan. Official Website The county was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1840 as Kautawaubet County, after a Potawatomi phrase meaning "broken tooth," and the name of a local Potawatomi chief. In 1843, legislators renamed the county Wexford, after County Wexford in Ireland. It was formally organized in ...

  • Allegan County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Allegan County, Michigan . Overview Allegan County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan . As of 2010 United States Census, the population was 111,408. The county seat is Allegan. The name was coined by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to sound like a Native American word.Allegan County comprises the Holland, MI Micropolitan Statistical Ar...

  • Western Michigan University

    Wikipedia Western Michigan University (WMU) is a public research university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. The university was established in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo, and as of the Fall 2014 semester, its enrollment is 23,914. WMU has one of the largest aviation programs in the United States, and it is the site of the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The univ...

  • West Cooper Cemetery, Kalamazoo County, Michigan

    Original records are kept at Cooper Charter Township Hall, 1590 West D Avenue, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan 49009 (269) 382-0223. Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • West Haven Cemetery, New Haven Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan

    The West Haven Cemetery is located Seymour and Henderson Roads, New Haven Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Find a Grave

  • Michigan State University

    Wikipedia =Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855 and became the nation's first land-grant institution under the Morrill Act of 1862, serving as a model for future land-grant universities.MSU pioneered the studies of packaging, hospitality business, plant biology, supply chain management, and tele...

  • Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, 500 East Forest Avenue, Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan. Find a Grave MI GenWeb

  • The Marquette Iron Range Mine Fatalities

    Discovered in 1844, First Production in 1846. The Marquette Iron Range was discovered in 1844 by a party of surveyors led by William A. Burt, who found that their sensitive magnetic compasses produced skewed results because of the concentration of iron in the land they were surveying. Mining began in 1847. At first, the hematite iron ore of the Marquette Range was smelted with local charcoal i...

  • The Tamarack & Osceola Consolidated Mine Fatalities

    The Tamarack, Osceola, Tamarack Junior & Kearsarge mines- The Tamarack Mining Company was incorporated in 1882 and is opened on the underlay of the Calumet conglomerate reef, (on a tract west of land held by Calumet and Hecla) and to some extent upon the Osceola amygdaloid as well, the latter being opened by means of crosscuts run east from the openings on the conglomerate. 5 shafts were sunk...

  • Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood, Branch County, Michigan. Find a Grave Michigan Gravestones Billion Graves

  • Montcalm County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Montcalm County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was set off in 1831 and organized in 1850. The county is named for General Marquis Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, military commander of French troops during the French and Indian War. Adjacent Counties * Isabella County * Mecosta County * Newaygo County * Gratiot County * Ionia Count...

  • Branch County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Branch County, Michigan.= Official Website = History As one of the "cabinet counties" it was named for the U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Branch under President Andrew Jackson.Branch County was a New England settlement. The original founders of Coldwater were settlers from the northern coastal colonies – "Yankees", descended from the...

  • Livingston County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Livingston County, Michigan.The county was formally organized in 1836. As one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", a group of ten counties whose names honor members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet, it is named after former US Secretary of State Edward Livingston. Adjacent Counties * Genesee County * Oakland County * Shiawassee Cou...

  • Wayne State University

    Wikipedia Wayne State University (WSU) is an American public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District and Wayne State University Buildings Historic District. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 380 programs to nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently Michigan's th...

  • Lapeer County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lapeer County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was created on September 18, 1822, and was fully organized on February 2, 1835. The name is a corruption of the French la pierre, which means "the stone".The first European-American settler in Lapeer was Alvin N. Hart, who was born in Cornwall, Connecticut on February 11, 1804. He...

  • Marquette County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Marquette County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county is named for Father Marquette, a Jesuit missionary. It was set off in 1843 and organized in 1851. Adjacent Counties * Alger County * Delta County * Menominee County * Dickinson County * Iron County * Houghton County * Baraga County

  • The Osceola Mine Fire, 1895

    Osceola Mine Disaster 1895 Located in the heart of Michigan's Copper Country, about twelve miles northeast of Houghton, is the Osceola Mine, site of the worst copper mining disaster to ever occur in the region. At 11:30 on the morning of September 7, 1895, fire was discovered at the 27th level in the No. 3 shaft. Mine fires weren't an uncommon occurence and there was no sense of alarm as a g...

  • Riverside Cemetery - Kalamazoo - Michigan - USA

    Riverside Cemetery - Kalamazoo - Michigan - USA

  • Washtenaw County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Official Website The county was authorized by legislation in 1822 and was organized as a county in 1826. The word Washtenaw is a variant of the Ojibwe word: "Wash-ten-ong," the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) name for the Grand River in Michigan. Adjacent Counties Livingston County Oakland County W...

  • The Italian Hall Disaster, Calumet, Michigan, 1913

    Introduction=The Italian Hall Disaster occured in Calumet, Michigan on Christmas Eve, 1913 during the strikes at the copper mines. During a Christmas party held in the upstairs of the Italian Hall someone falsely shouted fire. The party goers, mostly children, rushed down the stairs in an attempt to get out of the building. The doors at the base of the stairs were closed. In the rush to leave t...

  • St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan. St. Joseph Cemetery has been in continuous operation since about 1801, to service the Catholic German, French, Italian and Irish settlers in the area. For many years, it was administered by the three, later four Catholic parishes of Monroe (St. John the Baptist, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Mary of the ...

  • Gogebic County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Gogebic County, Michigan.= Official Website =This was historically part of the territory of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa, which had twelve bands in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation is in this county, in Watersmeet Township; it is the land base of one of the federally recognized tribes.Go...

  • Ontonagon County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Ontonagon County, Michigan. The county was set off in 1843, and organized in 1848. The county is named after the Ontonagon River. The name is said to be loosely derived from an Ojibwe language word noojitoon ziibi, meaning "hunting river." A French transliteration, Nantounagon, identified the river on a 1670 French map. Alternatively,...

  • University of Detroit Mercy

    Wikipedia University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational university in Detroit, Michigan, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy. Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., is the president. With origins dating from 1877, it is the largest Roman Catholic university in Michigan. UDM is one of the 28-member Association of Jesu...

  • Luce County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Luce County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was set off and organized in 1887 and named after former Michigan Governor Cyrus G. Luce. Adjacent Counties & Provinces * Chippewa County * Province of Ontario * Mackinac County * Alger County * Schoolcraft County Villages, Townships & Communities *Betty B Landing*Carpenter Landing*...

  • South Benona Township Cemetery, Shelby, Michigan

    There are three separate cemeteries in different locations in Benona Township in Oceana County, but they all carry the same name of Benona Township Cemetery and are differentiated by their geographical name location. This cemetery is Benona Township Cemetery South. It is located on the South side of Johnson Road and across the road from St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. Many of the stones are insc...

  • North Benona Township Cemetery, Shelby, Michigan

    There are three separate cemeteries in different locations in Benona Township in Oceana County, but they all carry the same name of Benona Township Cemetery and are differentiated by their geographical name location. This cemetery is Benona Township Cemetery North. It is also known as St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery . Find a Grave Genealogy Trails

  • Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shelby, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shelby, Oceana, Michigan. Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Michigan

    This project is for those who are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan. From the Adrian City Website : Established in 1848 Oakwood Cemetery is a designated Historical Site in the State of Michigan. The Oakwood Cemetery Superintendent has established rules and regulations in which the City Commission has adopted ordinances which will afford maximum protection to the bur...

  • Berrien County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Berrien County, Michigan.= Official Website = History As one of the Cabinet counties, Berrien County was named for John M. Berrien of Georgia, US Attorney General (1829–1831) under US President Andrew Jackson. The county was founded in 1829, and was organized in 1831, before Michigan was accepted into the Union as a state.When Michiga...

  • Oceana County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Oceana County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was founded in 1840 and organized in 1855. Two possibilities have been put forward to explain the county's name: Oceana County may have been named for Lake Michigan, a freshwater "ocean," which forms its western border; or it was named for the book Oceana, written by English auth...

  • Keweenaw County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Keweenaw County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was set off and organized in 1861. It is believed "Keweenaw" is a Native American word that means "portage or place where portage is made". 'Adjacent Provinces & Counties * Alger County * Marquette County *Thunder Bay District, Ontario * Cook County, Minn. * Ontonagon County * H...

  • Alger County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Alger County, Michigan .Alger County was detached from Schoolcraft County , set off and organized in 1885. The county was named for lumber baron Russell Alexander Alger , who was elected as a Michigan Governor, and US Senator, and appointed as US Secretary of War during the William McKinley Presidential administration. Adjacent Counti...

  • Mackinac County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Mackinac County, Michigan.= Official Website =Formerly known as Michilimackinac County, in 1818 it was one of the first counties of the Michigan Territory, as it had long been a center of French and British colonial fur trading, a Catholic church and Protestant mission, and associated settlement.The county's name is believed to be sho...

  • Schoolcraft County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Schoolcraft County, Michigan. The county was founded in 1843 and organized in 1876. It is named in honor of Henry Schoolcraft, who explored the area with the expedition of Lewis Cass. Adjacent Counties Luce County Mackinac County Alger County Delta County Leelanau County Cities. Townships, Communities & Reservation...

  • Iron County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Iron County, Michigan.= Official Website =Iron County was organized in 1885 and was named for the valuable iron ore found within its borders. Adjacent Counties * Houghton County * Baraga County * Marquette County * Ontonagon County * Dickinson County * Florence County, Wisc. * Florence County, Wisc.

  • Fort Custer National Cemetery

    Wikipedia =Fort Custer National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located just outside the village of Augusta in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.15501 Dickman RoadAugusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 49012 USA Find a Grave

  • Oaklawn Cemetery, Stockbridge, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. Oaklawn Cemetery began operating in 1889. It is also known as Oak Lawn Cemetery and Stockbridge Cemetery . Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth, Antrim County, Michigan. The Ellsworth Cemetery is located on Eaton Road, about 1 mile west of Ellsworth. Formerly called the Boss Cemetery , burials date back to the early 1900’s. The Cemetery was managed by a Cemetery Association until 1962 when Banks Township assumed the care and maintenance. The Cemetery has been expanded t...

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