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  • Laurel Hill Cemetery, Liberty, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Liberty, Jackson County, Michigan. Located on South Jackson Road, north of Vicary Road. The cemetery is also known as Liberty Mills Cemetery . Find a Grave

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Missaukee County, Michigan. Find a Grave Genealogy Trails

  • 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 ...

  • 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 *...

  • 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...

  • Wayne County, Michigan, USA

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

  • Saginaw County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Saginaw County, Michigan. Official Website The county was created by September 10, 1822 and was fully organized on February 9, 1835. The etymology of the county's name is uncertain. It may be derived from Sace-nong or Sak-e-nong (English: Sauk land), as the Sauk (French: Sac) tribe is believed by some to have once lived there. A m...

  • Michigan with Counties, Cities, and Towns Project

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

  • 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)

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Tuscola County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tuscola County, Michigan. Official Website The county was created by Michigan Law on April 1, 1840. The name Tuscola was a neologism created by Henry Schoolcraft and had an aboriginal root. That source likely was the native Ojibwe name "desakamigaa" that means the flat level ground or simply the flat country. For an ending, Mr. Sch...

  • 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...

  • Flint, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Flint, Michigan.Flint is the county seat of Genesee County and lies on the Flint River.= Official Website = Overview Wikipedia The region was home to several Ojibwe tribes at the start of the 19th century, with a particularly significant community established near present-day Montrose. The Flint River had several convenient fords whic...

  • North Aurelius Cemetery, Aurelius Township, Ingham County, Michigan

    Section 10, On Columbia Road near the intersection of Columbia and Elliott Roads, Aurelius Township. From The Pioneer History of Ingham County, published in 1923. Compiled and arranged by Mrs. Franc L. Adams, Secretary of the Ingham County Pioneer and Historical Society: "Of those who located and settled here in a very early day all were of a class that came to stay and stayed to build a home...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Van Buren County, Michigan, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Van Buren, MI.

  • 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...

  • Mayors of Holland ‧ since c.1850 ‧ Michigan-USA

    Mayors of HOLLAND ‧ since c.1850 ‧ Michigan-USA Burgemeesters - some with Dutch origine : c.1850-18xx : Isaac CAPPON ‧ 1830-1902 · 18xx-18xx : Bernardus LEDEBOER ‧ 1812-1879 ‧ 18xx-18xx : Edward J. HARRINGTON ‧ 1832-1921 ‧ 18xx-18xx : John Van LANDEGEND ‧ 1834-1904 ‧ 1877-1879 : Kommer SCHADDELEE ‧ 1837-1913 ‧ 1879-1881 : Engbertus van der VEEN ‧ 1828-1917 ‧ 1881-1882 :...

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  • The Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mine Fatalities

    The Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mine Co. The Iron Cliffs Company established in 1865 by a group of New Yorkers including Samuel J. Tilden.  They obtained property in Marquette County and opened their first mine, the Barnum Mine, in 1867. Two shaft, the "A" and "B" were sunk. The company obtained three more mine pits by 1870. In 1877, Iron Cliffs began exploratory drilling on this site overlooking Is...

  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • Wolverine & Centennial Mine Fatalities

    This Project is dedicated to the fatal accidents which happened at the Wolverine. Centennial/Schoolcraft, LaSalle/ Tecumseh, Old Colony / Mayflower Mines. The Wolverine Copper Company was organized in 1890, and 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 embra...

  • 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...

  • The Keweenaw Point Copper Mine Fatalities

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Calvin College

    Calvin College is a liberal arts college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1876, Calvin College is an educational institution of the Christian Reformed Church and stands in the Reformed tradition of Protestantism. Calvin College is named after John Calvin, the 16th-century Protestant Reformer. Notable Alumni

  • Shiawassee County, Michigan

    Please add profiles for those who were born in Shiawassee County, Michigan. Official Website The county was created in 1822 and was named for the Shiawassee River. Adjacent Counties Saginaw County Genesee County Livingston County Ingham County Clinton County Gratiot County For a complete list of Townships & Communities, please see Wikipedia .

  • 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.

  • Macomb Community College

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Olivet College

    Wikipedia =Olivet College is a coeducational, private liberal arts college located in Olivet, Michigan, United States, 29 miles (47 km) south of Lansing and 125 miles (201 km) west of Detroit. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Grand Valley State University

    Wikipedia =Grand Valley State University (commonly referred to as GVSU, GV, or Grand Valley) is a public liberal arts university located in Allendale, Michigan, United States. The university was established in 1960, and its main campus is situated on 1,322 acres (5.35 km2) approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Grand Rapids.[3] Classes are also offered at the university's growing Robert C. Pew ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • St. Clair County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Clair County, Michigan. Official Website The county was created September 10, 1820. French explorer René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle led an expedition to this area on August 12, 1679. These Roman Catholic men named the lake as Lac Sainte-Claire, because it was the feast day of Sainte Clare of Assisi, whom they venerated....

  • Soper Cemetery, Mesick, Michigan

    This project is for those who are buried in Soper Cemetery, Mesick, Wexford County, Michigan. Find a Grave Genealogy Trails

  • Riverside Cemetery - Kalamazoo - Michigan - USA

    Riverside Cemetery - Kalamazoo - Michigan - USA

  • Chippewa County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Chippewa County, Michigan.= Official Website =The county is named for the Ojibwe (Chippewa) people, and was set off and organized in 1826. Adjacent Counties & Provinces * Province of Ontario * Presque Isle County * Mackinac County * Luce County Cities, Villages &Townships *Bay Mills*Bruce*Chippewa*Dafter*DeTour Village*Drummond*Hulber...

  • Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, Michigan

    This project is for those who are buried in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan. The cemetery occupies approximately 70 acres of land. The oldest burial is that of Isaac Gray, who was buried in September of 1830. The cemetery is also known as Niles City Cemetery and Silver Brook Cemetery . Notable Interments Thomas Fitzgerald (1796-1855) - US Senate William Leroy "B...

  • 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,...

  • Maplewood Cemetery, Lamont, Michigan

    This project is for those buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Lamont, Ottawa County, Michigan. Maplewood Cemetery is located in Tallmadge Township, just outside of the small village of Lamont, Michigan, located a few miles from Grand Rapids. It is also known as Lamont Cemetery and Old Lamont Cemetery . Find a Grave USGW

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Ann Arbor, Michigan .Ann Arbor is the county seat of Washtenaw County .= Official Website = History In about 1774, the Potawatomi founded two villages in the area of what is now Ann Arbor.Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by land speculators John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey . On May 25, 1824, the town plat was registered with Wayne Cou...

  • Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA

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

  • 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...

  • Sanilac County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Sanilac County, Michigan. Official Website The county was created on September 10, 1822 and was fully organized on December 31, 1849. It was probably named for a Wyandot (Huron) chief named Sanilac. Adjacent Provinces & Counties Huron County Tuscola County Lapeer County St. Clair County Province of Ontario For ...

  • 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...

  • Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

    The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and are one of the Original Six teams of the league. Founded in 1926, the team was known as the Detroit Cougars from then until 1930. For the 1930–31 and 1931–32 seasons the team was called the Detroit Falcon...

  • Sand Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan

    This project is for those who are buried in Sand Creek Cemetery, Madison Township, Lenawee County, Michigan. Find a Grave

  • Riverside Cemetery, Custer, Michigan

    This project is for those who are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Custer, Mason County, Michigan. Find a Grave

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 * ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci, Michigan

    This project is for those who are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci, Lenawee County, Michigan. Some burials from Old Morenci Cemetery were moved to Oak Grove many years ago (Old Morenci is no longer used, but it is still there). Located on 12440 Lime Creek Road, the cemetery is also known as New Morenci Cemetery . Find a Grave USGW Archives iMortuary

  • 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 >>— - - - - - - —

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gospel Music Hall of Fame

    Gospel Music Hall of Fame= Wikipedia (with incomplete list of those inducted)The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame located in Detroit, Michigan and is dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music. Official Website Inductees by Year =Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fa...

  • 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...

  • Roscommon County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Roscommon County, Michigan. Official Website The county was formed by the Michigan Legislature in 1840 as Mikenauk County, then renamed Roscommon County in 1843. It was named for County Roscommon in Ireland. Adjacent Counties Crawford County Oscoda County Ogemaw County Gladwin County Clare County Missaukee County

  • 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...

  • Oscoda County, Michigan

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Oscoda County, Michigan. Official Website The county was established on April 1, 1840 by act of the Michigan State legislature. However, its governing structure was not completed until 1881. The name is a Henry Rowe Schoolcraft neologism, thought to be a combination of two Ojibwa words, "ossin" (stone) and "muskoda" (prairie) -- he...

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