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  • 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...

  • The Tamarack & Osceola Consolidated Mine Fatalities

    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 along C&H’s western border with an average depth of over 45...

  • The Lake Superior Mine Fatalities

    The Lake Superior Mine Fatalities (Previously the Michigan upper peninsula mine fatalities)* -Portage Lake District* -Keweenaw Point District* -Ontonagon District This project is dedicated to the thousands of men who were Husbands, Fathers, Sons, Uncles, or Friends who have perished in the unmerciful perils of the mines, to honor the men, who risked their lives, to find the true identities and ...

  • 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) and...

  • The Osceola Mine Fire, 1895

    Osceola Mine Disaster= 1895Located 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 group...

  • 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...

  • 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 >>— - - - - - - —

  • 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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  • Dickinson County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dickinson County, Michigan.Dickinson is Michigan's newest county, formed in 1891 from parts of Marquette, Menominee, and Iron counties. It was named for Donald M. Dickinson, who served as U.S. Postmaster General under President Grover Cleveland. Adjacent Counties * Marquette County * Menominee County * Marinette County, Wisc. * Floren...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mount Avon Cemetery, Rochester, Michigan

    This project is for those interred in Mount Avon Cemetery, Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan.The cemetery is located on 400 6th Street.In 1826, Mount Avon became the first officially platted cemetery in Oakland County. The "Old Ground" or "Historic Acre" contains headstones dating from 1817, the year the earliest settlers arrived in the area. Members of the Graham family, Rochester's founders...

  • Oscoda County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Oscoda County, MI.

  • United Memorial Gardens,Superior, Washtenaw County, Michigan, 48170 USA

    United Memorial Gardens,Superior, Washtenaw County, Michigan, 48170 USA : cemetery is located on the east side of Curtis Road between Joy Road and Michigan 14.The cemetery is owned and operated by: Midwest Memorial Group 31300 Southfield Road #1 Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025The cemetery is located in Washtenaw County but uses a mailing address in Wayne County. The mailing address is: United Mem...

  • 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...

  • Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Michigan

    This project is for those interred in Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan.The cemetery has also been known as Lakewood Cemetery. It is located at 14631 Cemetery Road. Find a Grave

  • Missaukee County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Missaukee County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was established in 1871 and may be named after a prominent Ottawa chief, Nesaukee, who signed the treaties of 1831 and 1833. However, it is also said that "Nesaukee" could be interpreted as 'large mouth of the river.' Adjacent Counties * Kalkaska County * Crawford County * Ros...

  • 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...

  • 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*...

  • 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

  • Oakland University

    Wikipedia =Oakland University (OU) is a public university located in the cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Michigan. Situated on a 1,443-acre (5.84 km2) campus, it was co-founded by Matilda Dodge Wilson and John A. Hannah. It is the only major research university in Oakland County, from which the school derives its name, and it serves much of the Metro Detroit region. The Carnegie Fou...

  • Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Michigan

    This project is for those interred in Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan.The cemetery is located at 801 Tully Brown Drive. Links * Official Website * Find a Grave * Billion Graves

  • Mayors of Detroit, Michigan

    This is a list of mayors of Detroit, Michigan since its reincorporation in 1824.* Brig. General John R. Williams, 1st, 6th, and 20th Mayor of Detroit * Henry Jackson Hunt, 2nd Mayor of Detroit * Jonathan Kearsley, 3rd and 5th Mayor of Detroit * Maj. John Biddle, 4th Mayor of Detroit * Jonathan Kearsley, 3rd and 5th Mayor of Detroit * Brig. General John R. Williams, 1st, 6th, and 20th Mayor of D...

  • 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

  • Iosco County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Iosco County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1840 as Kanotin County, and renamed Iosco County in 1843. A majority of the population used to be Chippewa Indians, the area offered shelter from tall white pines, and food from the river and lake. Iosco County was cut from a piece of land...

  • Northwood University

    Wikipedia =Northwood University (NU) is a private university in the United States located in Midland, Michigan (opened in 1961). A location in West Palm Beach, Florida (opened in 1984) was sold in July 2015 as part of a restructuring. In 2014, Northwood University ceased operations and closed down the Cedar Hill, Texas campus (opened in 1966). Also, the university has four international joint p...

  • Huron County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Huron County, Michigan.= Official Website =Huron County was created by Michigan law on April 1, 1840, and was fully organized by an Act of Legislature on January 25, 1859.The name Huron was derived from the word "hures" as used in the phrase "În elles hures" (what heads) as applied by an astonished French traveler to the Wyandotte (Hu...

  • Cass County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Cass County, Michigan.= Official Website = History The county is named for Lewis Cass, the Michigan Territorial Governor at the time the county was created in 1829. Cass later served as the United States Secretary of War under President Andrew Jackson, thus making a case for including Cass County as one of Michigan's "cabinet countie...

  • Cheboygan County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cheboygan County, Michigan.The county boundaries were set off in 1840, with land partitioned from Mackinac County. The Cheboygan County government was organized in 1853. The name of the county shares the same origin as that of the Cheboygan River, although the precise meaning is no longer known. It may have come from an Ojibwe word zh...

  • U.S.A. Indigenous peoples-Upper Mid-West

    North American Tribes===Upper Mid-West==Includes the following States Illinois | Michigan | Ohio | Wisconsin Includes the Following Native American TribesAchiligonan Algonquian Family Chippewa Chiwere Family Dakota Delaware Erie Foxes Hathawekela (Absentee Shawnee) Honniasontkeronon Hurons Illinois Iowa Iroquois Kaskaskia Kickapoo Housatonic Mahican Mascoutens Menominee Miami Michilimackinac Mo...

  • 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...

  • Gratiot County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Gratiot County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county is named for Captain Charles Gratiot, who supervised the building of Port Huron's Fort Gratiot. The original founders of Ithaca and of Alma were settlers from New England, "Yankees", descended from the English Puritans who settled the northeastern coast of the new continent in th...

  • Tuscola County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tuscola County, MI.

  • Grand Traverse County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.In 1840, the county was separated from Mackinac County and originally named Omeena County. It was organized by an act of the state legislature on April 7, 1851. Grand Traverse is derived from a French phrase meaning "long crossing" and the county is so named because it is situated at the Grand Traverse ...

  • Lansing & East Lansing, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lansing or East Lansing, Michigan.Lansing is the state capital of Michigan.= Lansing Official Website == East Lansing Official Website = Timeline of Lansing Wikipedia *1825 – Lansing Township is surveyed.*1836 – A pair of New York speculators plot and market a non-existent city known as "Biddle City". The New Yorkers that bought into ...

  • Wayne County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Wayne County,MI.

  • 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...

  • Lake County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lake County, Michigan.= Official Website =Lake County was created 1 April 1840. Formerly Aishcum County, until the name was changed to Lake County 8 March 1843. Adjacent Counties * Manistee County * Mason County * Newaygo County * Osceola County * Wexford County Villages, Townships & Communities *Baldwin (County Seat)*Branch*Chase*Che...

  • Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

    Women's Hall of Fame=The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame (MWHOF) honors distinguished women, both historical and contemporary, who have been associated with the U.S. state of Michigan. The hall of fame was founded in 1973 by Gladys Beckwith and is sponsored by the Michigan Women's Studies Association. The formation of the Association and the Hall was prompted by five professors from Michigan Stat...

  • St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Joseph County, MI.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Montmorency County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Montmorency County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1840 as Cheonoquet County, after a well-known Chippewa (also known as Ojibwa) Chief, whose name meant Big Cloud. Cheonoquet took part in Indian treaties in 1807, 1815, 1825 and 1837. Renamed Montmorency County on March 8, 1843, it wa...

  • Arcadian, Franklin & Hancock Mine Fatalities

    FRANKIN, FRANKLIN JUNIOR, CONCORD, ARCADIAN, RHODE ISLAND & HANCOCK MINE FATALITIES. 'The Franklin Mine The Franklin Mining Company in Houghton county, Michigan organized in 1857 and worked the Pewabic Lode. The mine consisted of two shafts located directly north of the Pewabic Mine. Negligence in management failed to purchase the land north and west of their property, Eventually causing the Fr...

  • Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Washtenaw County, MI.

  • Education in Michigan

    This subportal is part of the State of Michigan Portal and the Education in the United States Portal . = == Welcome to the Education in Michigan subportal! ==This subportal is part of the Education in the United States portal, which is in turn part of Geni's umbrella portal for all education-related projects. We hope this categorization makes things easier for you to find!If you have a project ...

  • Northern Michigan University

    Wikipedia =Northern Michigan University (NMU) is a four-year college public university established in 1899 and located in Marquette, in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. With enrollment of about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Northern Michigan University is the Upper Peninsula's largest university. Notable Alumni

  • The Keweenaw Point Copper Mine Fatalities

    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 Amygdaloid lode, the Ahmeek Mining Co became its own entity. The new workings consisted of four inclined shafts ...

  • 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...

  • Saginaw County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Saginaw County, MI.

  • Lakeview Cemetery, Bellaire, Michigan

    This project is for those interred in Lakeview Cemetery, Bellaire, Antrim County, Michigan.The cemetery has been known as Bellaire Cemetery. Lakeview Cemetery is located on CR 620, Forest Home Township and is maintained by the Village of Bellaire. Decisions regarding Lakeview Cemetery are made by the Village Council with recommendations from the Cemetery Committee. Links Find a Grave Billion Gr...

  • Arenac County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Arenac County, Michigan .= Official Website = History Arenac County was organized in 1883. The name Arenac, coined by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft , US Indian Agent and ethnologist, is a derivation of the Latin arena and the Native American. The combined words mean “A sandy place for a good footing.”The county includes some off-reservation ...

  • Cornerstone University

    Wikipedia =Cornerstone University is an independent, non-denominational Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Cornerstone University has undergraduate and graduate programs, two seminaries (Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Asia Baptist Theological Seminary based in Chiang Mai, Thailand) and a radio division called Cornerstone University Radio (WCSG, Mission Network News). It is a ...

  • Mayors of Holland, Michigan ‧ USA

    Mayors of HOLLAND ‧ USA ‧ Michigan ‧ since c.1850 ======Burgemeesters met soms Dutch origine * c.1850-18xx : Isaac CAPPON ‧ 1830-1902 · * Bernardus LEDEBOER ‧ 1812-1879 ‧ * Edward J. HARRINGTON ‧ 1832-1921 ‧ * John Van LANDEGEND ‧ 1834-1904 ‧ * Kommer SCHADDELEE ‧ 1837-1913 ‧ * Engbertus van der VEEN ‧ 1828-1917 ‧ * John ROOST ‧ 1825-1888 ‧ * William H. BEACH ‧ 1851-1933 ‧ * Rokus KANTE...

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  • 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 *...

  • Midland County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Midland County, Michigan.= Official Website ==History=At the time of European contact, the land that would be Midland County, was occupied by the Chippewa Tribe. In the year of 1831, Midland County's borders had been set. In 1850, Midland County was officially organized. In 1890, Herbert Henry Dow arrived and founded the Dow Chemical ...

  • Alma College

    Wikipedia =Alma College is a private, liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan, United States. The enrollment is approximately 1,400 students, and the college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college's 13th President, Dr. Jeff Abernathy, assumed leadership in June 2010.Alma College offers five degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bache...

  • Delta County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Delta County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was surveyed in 1843 and organized in 1861. Its name originates from the Greek letter "delta", which refers to the triangular shape of the original county which included segments of Menominee, Dickinson, Iron, and Marquette counties. Adjacent Counties * Alger County * Schoolcraft C...

  • 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...

  • Mecosta County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Mecosta County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county is named after Chief Mecosta, the leader of the Potawatomi Native American tribe who once traveled the local waterways in search of fish and game. Chief Mecosta was one of the signers the Treaty of Washington in 1836. The easily navigated waterways soon led to a boom in lumber in...

  • Great Lakes National Cemetery

    Wikipedia =Great Lakes National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Holly, Oakland County, Michigan. Find a Grave

  • Crawford County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Crawford County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county is named for Col. William Crawford, a Revolutionary War soldier killed in 1782 while fighting Native Americans in Ohio. It was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1840 as Shawono County, then renamed Crawford County in 1843. The county was administered by a succession of othe...

  • 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...

  • Clare County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Clare County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was created by the Michigan Legislature from part of Michilimackinac County in 1840, named Kaykakee County. It was renamed Clare County in 1843 after County Clare in Ireland. The county was administered by a succession of other Michigan counties prior to the organization of county ...

  • Eaton County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Eaton County, Michigan.= Official Website =Eaton County was formed in 1837 from open territory. It was named after John H. Eaton, an American Secretary of War. The county is one of the so-called Cabinet counties because it was named after a member of the cabinet of US President Andrew Jackson. Adjacent Counties * Clinton County * Ingh...

  • Antrim County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Antrim County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1840 as Meegisee County. Meegisee (meaning "eagle"), was the name of a Chippewa chief who signed the 1821 Treaty of Chicago and the 1826 Treaty of Mississinewas.It was renamed Antrim County in 1843, one of the Irish or Scots-Irish names given to five renamed Michigan...

  • 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...

  • Wolverine & Centennial Mine Fatalities

    WOLVERINE. CENTENNIAL, LASALLE, TECUMSEH, OLD COLONY & MAYFLOWER MINE FATALITY PROJECT In 1890 the Wolverine Copper Company was organized, its mine, operated at Kearsarge, Houghton county, being pronounced the profitable enterprise, considering the area covered by its properties, in the copper region. Its location embraces 320 acres, neighboring properties being North Kearsarge, Mayflower, Sout...

  • Knauss Cemetery - Kinderhook, Michigan

    Please add the profiles of your ancestors that are interred in the Knauss Cemetery in Kinderhook, Branch County, Michigan. Find a Grave

  • Hillsdale County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hillsdale County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county is named for its rolling terrain. It was described by action of the Michigan Territorial legislature in 1829, and was organized six years later. Adjacent Counties * Calhoun County * Jackson County * Branch County * Steuben County, Ind. * Fulton County, Ohio * Lenawee County * W...

  • Alcona County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Alcona County, Michigan . History The county was created by the state legislature on April 1, 1840. It was at first named Negwegon County, after the name of a well-known Chippewa chief, also known as "Little Wing". He was honored as having been an American ally against the British in the War of 1812 .It was renamed to Alcona County on...

  • Osceola County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Osceola County, MI.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Manistee County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for people who were born, lived or died in Manistee County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was set off in 1840 and organized in 1855. The name "Manistee" is from an Ojibwe word first applied to the principal river of the county. The derivation is not certain, but it may be from ministigweyaa, "river with islands at its mouth". Adjacent Counties * Grand Traverse Coun...

  • Michigan Technological University

    Wikipedia =Michigan Technological University (commonly referred to as Michigan Tech, MTU, or simply Tech) is a public research university located in Houghton, Michigan, United States. Its main campus sits on 925 acres on a bluff overlooking Portage Lake. Michigan Tech was founded in 1885 as the first post-secondary institution in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and was created to train mining ...

  • Genesee County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Genesee County, Michigan.= Official Website =Genesee County was created on March 28, 1835 and was named after Genesee County, New York. Adjacent Counties * Lapeer County * Livingston County * Oakland County * Saginaw County * Shiawassee County * Tuscola County Cities & Villages *Burton*Clio*Davison*Fenton (part)* Flint (County Seat)

  • Sanilac County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Sanilac County, MI.

  • Roscommon County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Roscommon County, MI.

  • Native American Tribes- State of Michigan

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  • 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...

  • Menominee County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Menominee County, Michigan.The county was created in 1861 under the name of Bleeker. When county government was organized in 1863, the name was changed to Menominee - an American Indian word meaning "wild rice eater" Adjacent Counties * Marquette County * Delta County * Door County, Wisc. * Dickinson County * Marinette County, Wisc. C...

  • Otsego County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Otsego County, MI.

  • 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...

  • Isabella County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Isabella County, Michigan.= Official Website =Isabella County was described by action of the Michigan Territorial legislature in 1831. The county name recognized Queen Isabella I of Castile, who with her husband Ferdinand commissioned Columbus's expedition in which he discovered the New World. The county's boundary contains the Isabel...

  • Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis, Michigan

    This project is for those interred in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan.Oak Lawn Cemetery was established in 1867 with a twelve acre plot. There are currently forty acres in the cemetery. The cemetery is located at the northeast corner of S. Nottawa Street and E. South Street. There have been approximately 10,000 burials in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The cemetery averages about 10...

  • Shiawassee County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles for those who were born in Shiawassee County, MI.

  • Macomb County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Macomb County, Michigan.= Official Website =The Ojibwe lived in the area for centuries before European contact, and were preceded by other cultures of ancient indigenous peoples.The first European explorers were French, and they arrived in the area during the 17th century. Other early settlers were French fur trappers, who sometimes m...

  • Baraga County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Baraga County, Michigan.The county is named after Bishop Frederic Baraga, a Catholic missionary who ministered to indigenous peoples of the area during the period when Michigan was obtaining statehood.The L'Anse Indian Reservation of the Ojibwa is located within this county. Villages & Communities *Alberta*Arnheim*Arvon*Assinins (call...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jews of Ann Arbor

    ANN ARBOR, city in Michigan, U.S. The present-day Jewish community of Ann Arbor – comprising over 3,000 family units in 2005 – traces its roots to the turn of the century with the arrival of the Lansky family in 1895 and Mr. Osias Zwerdling, furrier, in 1904. Although the Lanskys had heard that Jews had previously lived in the area, there were no signs of the existence of an earlier community. ...

  • Lambertville Cemetery, Monroe County, Michigan

    This project is for those who are interred in Lambertville Cemetery, Lambertville, Monroe County, Michigan.The cemetery is located on Monroe and Dean Roads. Find a Grave

  • 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...

  • Schoolcraft County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Schoolcraft County, MI.

  • Barnes-Hecker Mine Inundation 1926

    Barnes-Hecker Mine=---Inundation>The Cleveland-Cliffs owned Barnes-Hecker iron mine was started in 1917 some five miles west of Ishpeming. By 1925 it was 1,067 feet deep and as safe as they made them. Upon opening a great quantity of water was encountered and mining had to be discontinued until mining operations drained most of the water from the ore stratum. >At 11:20 on the morning of Wednesd...

  • Kalkaska County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Kalkaska County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1840 and called Wabassee County until 1843. The county's current name is a pseudo-Native American word coined by Henry Schoolcraft, a Michigan geographer and ethnologist. The name is thought to be a Chippewa word meaning flat or burned-over country. Adjacent Counti...

  • Macomb Community College

    Wikipedia =Macomb Community College is a community college with several locations in Michigan. It's headquarters are in Warren. Notable Alumni

  • Bay County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bay County, Michigan .= Official Website = History Bay County was created in 1857 from portions of Midland County , Saginaw County , and Arenac County . Its name references that it "surrounds Saginaw Bay." Being only sparsely populated at that time, Arenac County government was unorganized and was attached to Saginaw County for admini...

  • Eastern Michigan University

    Wikipedia =Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ypsilanti is 35 miles (56 km) west of Detroit and eight miles (13 km) east of Ann Arbor. The university was founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School. Today, the university is governed by an eight-member Board of Regents, who are appointed by the Governor of Mi...

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