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Location: Ionia County MI

1894 Michigan State Census – Ionia County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Berlin Township – Gilbert J. Crane. Jno. H. Mills, David Aungst, Jno. W. Cole, Edgar ..Nash, Orrin Hunter, Alanson Munn, Mark D. Day, Henry Houseman. Miles Bennett. William Vandicar, Jerry Signs, Samuel E. Pickens, Joseph A. Locher, Sheldon R. Curtis, Robert B. Miner, William Nicking. John G. Snyder. Alfred Wheelock, Marshall Tanner, William Hinderleider, John R. Patrick. Darius Erwin, Birney Carter, Levi Hair. A. J. Countryman, Tracy B. Lowrey, Freeman T. Haskins, George Houseman, Joseph Fields, Abraham Ketchum, Lewis Tanner, Thomas Parsons, William Coot, Herbert Hines, Niles Bennett, Jerome P. Bennett, William O. Sible, John F. Miller, William Pickins, Richard S. Hines, William W. Woodard, Edward S. Atkins. Levi J. Barnard, John Chapple, Frank Hart, Ebenezer N. Lowry, Edwin Smith, Charles Hinderleider, Charles Granger, Jacob M. Walter. Nicholas Hall, Oliver Smith. Boston Township – Samuel E. Bevier, Pierce Bedell. Frank Morton, Samuel E. Tucker. Robert Hunter, John Grieves, John T. Gould, Newell Hotchkiss, Charles Conklin, William Cheetham, Jay P. Livermore, O. H. Brower, Alexander Fountain, Samuel G. Martin. Rufus Train, Jacob Duffey, Frank P. Grommand. Richard Vosper, Cornelius Rhodes, Alanson Youngs, James Woodruff, Peter Oberson, Eustis E. Church, Jeremiah Lusk, David H. English, Daniel J. Hill, Devilo Bishop, David Houk, James A. Aldrich, Joseph Tallant, John Carey,...

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Biography of Heber Judson Morehouse

Heber Judson Morehouse. In acknowledging the valuable services of Mr. Morehouse as a member of the advisory board of editors in this publication, the publishers are but doing justice in presenting an appropriate sketch of his career. Mr. Morehouse has been a resident of Champaign County for over forty years, has always taken a keen interest in the county’s affairs and can speak with authority on the many varied developments of his time, especially in and around Mahomet. Mr. Morehouse was born in Ionia County, Michigan, May 18, 1856, a son of Albert F. and Sarah C. (Freeman) Morehouse. He was next to the youngest in a family of nine children, five sons and four daughters, five of whom are still living. He is the only member of the family in Champaign County. His father was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1818 and died in 1901. He had limited education and as a youth was apprenticed to learn the trade of carpenter and joiner. He became an expert carpenter and he also possessed that judgment and energy which ^made for a successful business career. He married at Troy, New York, and afterwards moved west to Portland, Michigan, where he did a large business as carpenter and contractor. Many houses in that section of the state still stand to testify to his skill and ability. He acquired considerable farm...

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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, four children, Jay C., Angell A., William and Marguerite Faye; Judge of the Probate Court of Oceana Co., Mich.; state senator eight years, from Mich.; Pres. Pro. Tem. of the Senate; member of judiciary committee; chairman of committee of appiopdis and finances; have practiced law for 22 years; pres. The Curtis-Ambler Realty Co.; vice pres. The Cuyahoga S. & L. Co.; pres. The Ambler Realty Co., and The Realty Buying & Renting Co.; chairman of the board of trustees of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.; member Colonial and Athletic Clubs and Chamber of...

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Biography of Samuel D. Pierson

Samuel D. Pierson, director in the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company, of Geneva, New York, is one of that class of men who seem destined to overcome by their innate fitness apparently insurmountable obstacles, and his career presents a fine example of honesty and integrity, energy and perseverance, struggling with the adverse circumstances of life and rising into complete triumph. With all the elements of a strong character, he was fitted to assume the responsibilities which have devolved upon him and to increase the value of the interests entrusted to his care. Rev. Job Pierson his father was born near Troy, New York, in 1824, and died in 1896. He was a well-known Presbyterian clergyman and ministered in many cities of the United States. He was a student at Williams College, from which he was graduated at the early age of eighteen years, and then began to study for the ministry in the Theological College at Albany, New York, being ordained in 1847. His first charge was at Corning, New York, where he remained until his resignation in 1849, and he then filled the following pastorates in succession: West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, until 1850; Catskill, New York, and Pittsford, New York, 1851 Victor, New York, until 1862; Kalamazoo, Michigan, until July 1, 1869; Ionia, Michigan, until 1881, when he resigned, this being his last charge. He was one of...

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Biography of Marion Knox Case

MARION KNOX CASE – The family name of Case is found as far back as the book of the Hundred Rolls in the thirteenth century. It is supposed to have been derived from the Latin word cass, meaning house or cottage. The Case family has a long record of good work and accomplishment both in England and America. Marion Knox Case has followed in the footsteps of his forefathers, and is a thorough-going business man, who has made a success of his undertakings. The founder of the Case family in America was John Case, who emigrated from England in 1635 and settled in Hartford, Connecticut. There were several generations following John Case in which the name William was prominent. The fifth of the name of William married Abigail Belle. Their son, Jonathan, was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in 1773, and died in Bristol, Ontario County, New York, in 1855. It was hard traveling in those days and the country in that section was sparsely settled, and it was a difficult task for Jonathan Case to move his family into New York State, clear the land, build a house and make it habitable, in that, then, uninhabited region. The country grew up around him, though, and the incoming settlers selected Jonathan Case to be justice of the peace. He was a staunch member of the Baptist Church. His wife was...

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