1894 Michigan State Census – Hillsdale County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Adams Township – Cyrus Wilcox, Ira Harrington, Wheller Limderbowes, George M. Gunn, John Lewis, Eli Winchell, George W. Westfall, Emery Caskey, Thomas Daley, Nathan J. Randall, George Laflath, Rastus Stevens, Lewis Lyons, Cornelius



Biography of Adolph Carl Stich

Adolph Carl Stich, who died at his home in Independence October 8, 1915, was identified with Independence more than forty years, and for many years was one of the foremost citizens of Kansas. Only one estimate could be placed on his career–it was constructive, efficient, positive, and redounded not so much to his own advantage



Biography of Alonzo F. Dove

Alonzo F. Dove, postmaster at Hamilton, is a native of Greenwood County and son of a pioneer family there. For many years he followed the work of educator in his native county and since retiring from the school room had been engaged in telephone work and had handled loans and insurance at Hamilton, where his



Biography of J. Newton Rogers, M. D.

J. Newton Rogers, M. D. While too much credit can never be given the pioneers as a class, the work of the physician in a new and frontier country is deserving of special consideration. Not even the minister of the Gospel did so much to relieve affliction and distress as the hard working, patient and



Biographical Sketch of Judge William E. Ambler

Ambler, Judge William E.; real estate; born, Medina, O., 1845; son of Chester C. and Margaret Eglin Ambler; educated, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.; A. M., Albion College, Albion, Mich.; B. S., Adrian College, Adrian, Mich.; A. M., Albany Law School, Albany, N. Y., LL. B.; married, Lyons, Mich., Dee. 25, 1871, Flora E. Lewis; issue,



Biographical Sketch of W. H. Canniff

Canniff, W. H.; railroad business; born, Litchfield, Mich., Oct. 22, 1847; business career, entered railway service in 1863; until 1865 was night watchman on the Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana R. R., at Osseo, Mich.; February 1865, to August 1868, was agt. of the same road at Trenton, Mich.; August 1868, to August 1872, joint



Biographical Sketch of Elroy McKendree Avery

Avery, Elroy McKendree; author; born at Erie, Monroe Co., Mich., July 14, 1844; son of Casper Hugh and Dorothy (Putnam) Avery; Ph. B., U. of Mich., 1871, Ph. M., 1874; Ph. D., Hillsdale Coll., 1881 (1894; D. C. L., 1911); served in Civil War: mustered out as sergt. maj., 11th Mich. Cav.; married, Catherine Hitchcock



Biographical Sketch of Moses Gray Carrel

Carrel, Moses Gray; dist. passenger agt. B. & O. R. R.; born, Fulton County, O., June 4, 1854; son of William P. and Elizabeth Waite Carrel; educated at High School and College, Hillsdale, Mich.; married, Reading, Mich., June 8, 1875, Jennie E. Bradley; two daughters and one son; telegraph operator, freight and ticket agt. L.



Biographical Sketch of George Anderson Groot

Groot, George Anderson; attorney-at-law; born in Washington County, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1843; son of John Aaron and Eliza Jane (Heath) Groot; educated in district and common schools, attended Oberlin one term in 1860; attended school in Camden and Amherst in Lorain County, in 1864; received captain’s commission from the College again in 1865-1867; then



Biography of W. L. Adams A.M., M.D.

W.L. ADAMS, A.M., M.D. – The subject of this biography, a pioneer who drove his own ox team across the plains in 1848, is one of the most unique of western characters; and history entitles him to be placed in the catalog of the illustrious men who bore prominent parts in settling Oregon, and in



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