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Name: Richard & Linda Hamilton <>
Date: 2015-09-22
How do we find the "memorial bricks?

Name: fred tiensivu <>
Date: 2015-09-04
comin to see the mc 5 show Sat

Name: Holly Soderberg <>
Date: 2015-04-25
Memory lane

Name: Leonard b csiszar <>
Date: 2015-02-27
Brings back so many memories

Name: Shirley M. Crisp Owens <>
Date: 2014-07-28
Thank you for your website and so sorry I no longer live in MI to visit your museum. I lived on London Street in LP and attended Hoover, Lafayette JH, and graduated from LPHS in June of 1955 and entered the USMC in February of 1958. Mr. Charles Cresswell was the Biology teacher at LPHS who was my favorite teacher. I have many happy memories of friends and school years. Now live in SC and do no miss the MI snow at all.

Name: Barbara Johnston <>
Date: 2014-01-05
I am looking for pictures of Carr School as it was in the 1940's-1950's. I have a friend who taught there then and she is now 100 years old and lives in Columbia, TN. I told her I would try to find a picture of the school for her. Her name is Evelyn Warren, just in case some older alumni are around. Thanks, Barbara Johnston

Date: 2013-09-26
I remember going to Huff Junior High I live on Mill St. Trying to see if I can find old class mates like Don Rouse

Name: Mary White Wilkerson <>
Date: 2013-07-06
Would love for the museum to be open 7/13 when the LP classmates picnic is being held at Gregory Park.
I feel sure a lot of people would also tour the museum.



Name: Allan (Al) Wojcik <>
Date: 2013-01-21
Just happened to be web-surfing and found this site. I went to Max Paun-Huff Jr High-Lincoln Park High: graduated in June 1965. I lived at 2010 Markese in Lincoln Park, MI then. I remember teachers like Mr. Ball, Longoria, Baerwolf and coach Nolan and Pascuzzi. I remember some of you that signed this address book. Hope to hear from some you in the near future.

Peace and Love....Al


Name: Randall Hilditch <>
Date: 2012-10-11
Looking for some pictures of Raupp from back in the day

Name: Linda Gentry Guest <>
Date: 2012-07-25
I stumbled upon your page while looking for a picture of Huff Jr. High. I grew up in Lincoln Park. My youngest brother still lives in our family home at Dix and Gregory. I graduated from LPHS in 1969. My mom worked for he city as a senior citizen director for over 40 years. Her name was Juanita Gentry. GOing to try and visit the museum next time I am in Michigan.

Name: James Ressler <>
Date: 2012-07-19
Went to Horger, Goodell, Mixter, Huff Jr. and LPHS. My parents owned Feed Rite Pet Supply on Fort between Progress and Detroit. We lived on Paris between Dix and Porter. I saw someone mentioned Mr. Earl Ball... ABSOLUTE BEST teacher I ever had! I still remember his definition of History. Also had Mr. Bardoni for 6th at Mixter... good teacher as well. Unfortunately he went on to infamy for the murder of several people. Enjoyed growing up in LP. Will stop by the museum when I am in the area.

Name: Mark Reeves <>
Date: 2012-06-13
I was born in Outer Drive Hospital in Oct. of 1970 grew up on Marian St and went to the old "Raupp Elementary" from 1975-1982. I was part of the first group not to go to Huff Jr. High. I went to LP High till 1985 then we moved as I was entering my sophmore year, I've lived in Brandon Fl ever since. I came to the website looking for old photos of LP. I am a little disappointed that I din't find any.

Name: liberty <>
Date: 2012-05-13
wish there was more information on your webpage

Name: Bruce Raleigh <>
Date: 2012-03-09
I will be in shortly to purchase the book "Lincoln Park" for a friend in an assisted living place. Both he and I grew up in LP. I already have a copy of the book. I really enjoy it.

Name: Barbara Hansen <>
Date: 2012-03-07
We haven't seen your museum, yet, but we're hoping to visit it in the near future. However, I feel I almost know it because of all the websites on the internet. Thank you for sharing.
Sincerely, Barbara Hansen


Name: Dale E. Rumsley <>
Date: 2012-02-08
Searching for photos of my old hometown. My Grandparents pictures are in the Hisory Book - Pioneers. they came to the US 1921 lived on Wilson - photo of their old house in book. My Dad went to Raupp school - I went there from 1955 - to 1961 then to Lafayett for 7th grade - Huff JHS 8th and 9th grade. Had Mr Ball for History. -Graduated JAN 1968 Last January class for LP students. My kids went to Raupp also. Use to take my Scouts on field trips to Museam - they loved it. I donated my Grampa's photos now their in the Book. Thank you - Keep up the wonderful work preserving our past -

Name: Dale E. Rumsley <>
Date: 2012-02-08
searching for photos of my old hometown

Name: Dave McDowell <>
Date: 2011-11-23
Went to May V. Smith grade school, Huff Jr. High, graduated LPHS 1968. Live in N.C. still visit once in awhile to visit Brother.

Name: Chuck Pflughoeft <>
Date: 2011-09-13
grew up in Lincoln Park, 1954-1969, attended Lafayette-Huff Jr H.S. and LPHS - served in USMC and never have returned, only to visit- it has decayed/grown/survived I really enjoyed living there.

Name: Debora McKee <>
Date: 2011-05-15
Wish there was more info on your web site??

Name: Ed Daniels <>
Date: 2011-05-02
The Lincoln Park Historical Society and its museum has had its own website ( since 2007.

There have been some recent updates and additions to the website as the LP Society and city residents prepare to commemorate the 90-Year-Celebration of Lincoln Park.
Part of that preparation was in the conversion to digital of some of the cities early photographs and families by LP High School students and through the courtesy of the National Honor Society and its participating students.
Some early photo's of other LP Schools were digitized in the previous year.

Any inquires (pending here or otherwise) should be directed to the curator of the museum (Jeff Day). There's a contact link on the society's website.

Should you have any historical images, materials and/or artifacts, that your would like to contribute the Society and the museum, you may either drop them off in person (T-W-Th; 1-5) or utilize the CONTACT on the website.


Name: Debby Worden <>
Date: 2011-02-22
Was at Raupp elementary 1953 thru 1957. Looking for classmates from that time. I graduated LPHS June 1966. Would love to copy any old elementary Raupp school picture of individals or group photos.

Name: Sandra Birkett (Bullock) <>
Date: 2010-06-22
Born in 1949 and attended Goodell & Huff Jr. high. Lived on Green Street with my Sister Sharon and brother Brian Birkett. Younger sister Shawn Birkett. Would love hearing from anyone in the class of 67. Sandy


Name: Felicia Raupp <>
Date: 2010-05-17
I was just trying to see if there was any information about my Great Great Great Grandpa......

Name: Sandra M. Dapoz <>
Date: 2010-03-23
Wonderful web site. My grandparents, parents, family grew up there. The grandparents (both sides) 1920's to the 90's lived there. Still have some family there. Nice place to grow up.

Name: Jim Derr <>
Date: 2010-03-18
My parents, Howard and Geneva Derr, lived in Lincoln Park from 1932 until their deaths in the 1980s. My father was principal of Hoover School from 1934 - 1965. My mother taught at Horger and Carr. My aunt, Zelma Kern, taught at Raupp. I graduated from Lincoln Park High in 1955 and attended our 50th reunion in 2005. I moved out of Lincoln Park in 1964 and now live in Dearborn. I am interested in hearing from anyone who knew my partents or myself, or my sister Jeanne (Pat) Derr who graduated from Lincoln Park High in 1951. I have fond memories of the city and knew many of people within the city during the 1940s and 1950s.
I have not yet been able to visit the museum during their "open" hours but plan to this summer. Keep up the good work!


Name: Jerry Eden <>
Date: 2010-03-03
I would like more information about the Lincoln Park book.

I attended the 50th high school reunion of the class of 1959 in August 2009. I really enjoyed seeing old friends. It was our last reunion. I will miss them.

Thank you for all your hard work keeping the history of Lincoln Park alive.

My best,
Jerry Eden,author


Name: Judy McDaniel Young <>
Date: 2009-12-15
Went to Goodell and Lafayetta Jr High lived on McLain St

Name: Frank Nolte <franken793@AOL.COM>
Date: 2009-11-16
Following up about artricle about my book as reported intrhe News Herald 11/14

Name: mary freese <>
Date: 2009-06-04
looking forward to the barbie exhibit.. bringing mom!

Name: Kerry (Brittingham)Neidel <>
Date: 2009-02-04
My parents bought their first home at 2960 Chandler St Lincoln Park MI in 1951 (give or take) and lived there until my mom died in 1995. I went to Goodell Grade School, Lincoln Park Jr. High (before it was the High School) and then Lincoln Park High.

Name: Frank Korotney <>
Date: 2008-01-30
I lived at 1204 Garfield from 1945 to 1950, attended Goodell School from kindergarten to 5th grade. I remember Mrs. Carr, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Dietrich, Mrs. Huetta, Mrs. Riley, and Principal Campbell, who died while I was a student there. My classmates were Helen Adder, Richard Hadley, David Chamberlain, Ralph Ziegler(Holland), neighbors were Robert Heisler, Ronnie Keller, Norman Hotchkiss, Ruth Ann Sorg, Irene Hazard. Mickey Carol's grocery store was on the corner of Garfield and Fort Street. Are there any images of Goodell School avilable besides the one in "Lincoln Park"? Thanks for any help.

Name: Ellen Benes Gedeon <>
Date: 2008-01-02
I am looking for a picture of my great grandmothers patch quilt designed by mary Teska of Grand Haven, Michigan.
It was accepted by the chicago Historical Society and is hung in Lincoln park Museum. Her father Frank Seiger (Seeger) helped her design it - he was a painter of minitures. It is a summary of Chicago history /30 nations of people and exhibited at the 1933 World's Fair. I am just looking for a picture of it and some details for my family history. Thank you


Name: Thomas Roberts <>
Date: 2008-01-01
I just realized you are in the old Post Office. I worked the window there from 1965 to 1975. Next time I get to Michigan I am going to stop in for old times sake.

Name: eleanore Funk <>
Date: 2007-12-26
Going to visit tomorrow

Name: Charles Kern <>
Date: 2007-11-20
I was raised in LP and lived at 1401 Lincoln St. I attended Raupp school and LPHS graduating in 1954. MY mother taught at Raupp and Pawn schools. My aunt taught at hover school an uncle was principal of Horger school and another aunt taught 8th grade math at Raupp school. I will make sure I stop by the next time i'm in LP. I understand there is a historical book on LP. How do I get one?

Name: kathleen haack <>
Date: 2007-11-17
hi, grew up in lp at abbott and gregory across from what we used to call gregory park; went to hoover, foote, back to hoover and graduated lp high in june 1964. so many good memories!! just left up there and while i was there visited the library and city hall, didn't know you had the museum but will come by in the spring, i now live in the north georgia mountains as michigan winters are too hard to handle for me anymore. keep up the wonderful work. kathleen

Name: Amy Bruhn <>
Date: 2007-09-30
I've never been able to come to the museum because I work during the day, so I was excited to see that you were supposed to be open on Sundays now. I drove out today and got there just after 2 p.m., but it was locked up tight and the sign in the door didn't mention Sunday hours. So can you please correct the web site? I'll try to come out during the holidays when I'm off during the week. My mother was a LeBlanc from Lincoln Park and I understand you have some of the family items on display, so I'm looking forward to coming and seeing the museum.

Name: Robert Morrison <>
Date: 2007-09-26
I lived in Lincoln Park from 1952 until 1974. Went to Goodell, Huff Junior High and graduated from LPHS in January 66. Visited the museum a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Living in Knoxville, TN does not give me many chances to return home but when I do return, I always take a ride through my old neighborhood on Farnham street and past the high school. Thanks for helping keep the memories alive.

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Date: 2007-07-18
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Name: Stormy Lynn Snow <>
Date: 2007-07-10
How exciting to find this site! I was raised in Lincoln Park from 1957 until 1969 when we moved to Southgate. We lived at 931 Cloverlawn and I attended Carr School.

Name: Linnea Dudley <>
Date: 2007-06-06

Name: Stephanie <>
Date: 2007-04-11
Wonderful to see museums like this.

Name: Arleen Gatherum Roy <>
Date: 2007-02-22
I grew up in Lincoln Park on Garfield. I attended Goodell, Lafayette Jr. High, and LPHS. I graduated from LPHS in 1957 and will be returning "home" (from Maine) in August for our 50th High School Reunion, which I am chairing. I look forward to visiting the museum while in town. Of course, I remember that building as the post office. Hopefully we can set up some visiting hours so other LP returnees can come to the museum to remember the good times growing up in LP.

Name: Kathy Weisinger <>
Date: 2007-02-19
I am wondering if anyone remembers or has any pictures of a store called Potter's. It was in the area of Cicotte or Russel somewhere around Wilson street. I am putting a 50th wedding anniversay album together for my parents and they met at that store. If you can help I would really appreciate it.
Thank you,


Name: Thomas Jordan <>
Date: 2006-08-21
I have a newspaper article with a Mrs. Evelyn Honour Owen of Lincoln Park with a painting of Joseph Cicotte, a common ancestor. Does anyone there know where that painting or a copy is located?

Tom Jordan


Name: Jerry Eden <>
Date: 2006-05-11
Visted last year doing LPHS class of 59. Enjoyed the visit very much. It brought back many memories of years gone by.
Jerry Eden, Author


Date: 2006-04-17
I plan on visiting the museum this weekend.

Name: John Weigel <>
Date: 2006-03-13
I'm from Madison Heights, and I stopped in because I'm trying to tour all the museums in the Detroit area. I was impressed with the work you've done so far. My thanks to the person who showed me around!

Name: MaX <>
Date: 2006-01-12
best of the best

Name: Mary Smith <>
Date: 2006-01-07
I am a big museum buff and I am always looking for new places to visit in the area. The pictures are dark. What exactly do you have on exhibit?

Name: Everette R Hayward <>
Date: 2005-12-14
Born and rised in LP now living in Cookeville TN

Name: Robbie <>
Date: 2005-09-30
I love the pictures and have donated, to the museum, some post cards I bought.

Name: Miki Kuzelka <>
Date: 2005-09-28
I am researching our family. Surnames, ALBRIGHT, THACKERY, THACKERAY, SULLIVAN Both my parents grew up in Lincoln Park, Graduated from Lincoln Park in 1965 and were married in Lincoln Park in 1966. I hope to visit the Lincoln Park historical society building someday.

Name: Diana Lave <>
Date: 2005-08-29
Doing research on the Martin Family of Hamtramak & Wyandote. August & Johanna Martin came to the US in abt. 1854 with three children. One of the children, August Martin was my husbands great grandfather. Their daughter, Alvina Martin died in 1978 at age of 98. Just found her brother, Sanduval Martin who died in March of 1972, funeral at Howe Petterson Funeral home in Dearborn, Mi. He had many grandchildren & great grandchildren. I have seen that some are doing reasearch and would like to get in touch with them as have lots of information on the family & getting more

Name: bobbie mcgill <>
Date: 2005-04-17
Interested in looking up family history.

Name: Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance <>
Date: 2005-02-02
Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance is doing an Arcadia Publishing book on Lincoln Park. It will be a pictorial history book utilizing the old photographs at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum.

We need addition help in writing photo captions. If you are familiar with our busineses, churches and schools then you'd be great at writing captions!


Leslie Lynch-Wilson
Lincoln Park Historical Museum
P.O. Box 743
Lincoln Park, MI 48146



Name: chillie <>
Date: 2004-11-29
i like this site. this is our home page:http// thank's

Name: Peggy Nichoson <>
Date: 2004-09-26
I have an old article from the Michigan Habitant Heritage. It talks 140 abstratcts . There are many french surnames in them.
On the front page at the bottom it has:
Journal of the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
Volume 14 # 3 July 1993
I am interested in these abstracts as it lists POUPARD as one of the names included. Where are the abstracts now?



Name: Richard Kohs <>
Date: 2004-09-02
I heard that you were looking for me in regard to my
letter to the editor of the NewsHerald pertaining to
my growing up in Lincoln Park in the 1940s. There is
much more that I can say about those times. Just as
an example, I could write several pages on Mr. Earl
Ball, 8th grade civics teacher at Raupp School. And
there is so much more to say about Potter's grocery
on Cicotte. You now have my email address. My phone
number is (407)645-5445. Address is 651 Greene Dr.
Winter Park, FL 32792.
Sincerely, Richard (Dick) Kohs LPHS Jan 1950


Name: Linda (Rossman) May <>
Date: 2004-08-26
Yesterday (Aug. 25) I took a vacation day and visited the L.P. Historical Museum. I grew up in L.P. (University & Howard Streets), and graduated from LPHS, and I knew the Museum bldg. as the old Post Office. I thoroughly enjoyed touring the building,viewing old LPHS's Railsplitter newsletters, viewing old pictures of how Fort Street used to look, and chatting with Muriel Lobb. I will visit again and bring my husband, too. Linda May

Name: henry l. burch <>
Date: 2004-07-02
Just to let you know i was here

Name: jim howard <>
Date: 2004-06-30
I grew up in Lincoln Park in the forties and early fifties.
Researching Howard, Adolph, Soulliere, Malseed.
Have lots of pix etc, including LP Industries.


Name: Lisa Mixter <>
Date: 2004-03-27
Hey! the website is great. i love to look around the building at all the old pictures.

Name: Carolyn Benitez <>
Date: 2004-02-08
I need to drop off a memorial check and make a donation in my father's memory. He and my mother (Charles and Ruth Cogdill) lived in Lincoln Park from May 1951 until their deaths this past November and January. When will I be sure someone will be there?


Name: Roy De Lauder <>
Date: 2002-12-01
I am looking for anything on the NARBUT family who are still in the area.

Name: wtbelljr <>
Date: 2002-10-14
Iam doing research on the Millikin Brothers-a iron & steel company in NYC in 1900.They are listed as being the contractors of the Lincoln Park High School.Can you confirm this . There is a list of drawings on the internet but the source is difficult to locate.Thank you for any help--Ted Bell

Name: Renee' Kerr <>
Date: 2002-09-08
Am searching for Webb's.


Name: Nancy Stout <>
Date: 2002-08-09
Researching LEMANSKI, JABLONSKI, FORMELLA ,STOUT & ECKLEY's from Wayne County.

Date: 2002-06-30
just looking

Name: Marcie <>
Date: 2002-05-15
Nice little page. My grandparents used to live in
Lincoln Park, when I was younger. I have used some
of your holdings in my family history research


Name: Therese Rich <TALK329@CS.COM>
Date: 2002-03-09
Nicely done website. Attractive and easy to use.

Name: william cain <>
Date: 2002-01-22
i came across your webpage, in trying to find out about a biulding in the fort street/pennsylvania area. it was a white building on the south west corner. wondering what the building opened as. i know it was a carters hamberger place, but i woundered if it was something before that or not. if you know thank you if not thats ok, i grew up in southgate and moved to gibraltar and am trying to settle an argument with my fellow workers. thank you again, bill

Name: Orv Stevens <>
Date: 2002-01-04
To whom it may concern,
I was referred to this site while seeking information on the Lincoln Park Police Dept history. I have information that an uncle, Orville M. Stevens, was the first officer in the Police Dept. I am attempting to verify that but have no rescource. Can you help me?
Orv Stevens


Name: Deb Faith <>
Date: 2001-12-28
searching for Charles E. McKee

Name: Theresa Gardzinski <>
Date: 2001-07-20
Thank you for your website. I grew up in Lincoln Park and I and trying to put together a memory book for by parents. I would love some old photos of LP including a one of the LP rollerrink where they met. Do you have any photos or old news articles. They were married in 1951 on Sept 1st.
Thanks for your help.


Name: Jan. <>
Date: 2001-05-15

Just stopped by whilst looking for CHARLES SALMON Born around 1926; he is the Father of Charlene Ingrid Paulson whose Bio-Mother was Patsy Anne Paulson of Lincoln Park, then Dearborn. Patsy's Mother was Jessie Paulson.

Thanks, and hope you don't mind me placing this here.
Any information on this Family particularlary Charles would be marvelous.

Take care,


Name: Richard McNiven <>
Date: 2001-03-01
Love your web page. I know the volunteers for the museum work so hard for its success. Your work does not go un-noticed. Soon your web page will also grow. Keep up the good work. From a proud member of the Lincoln Park Historical Society.

Name: Lana Hubbard Lilly Toth <>
Date: 2000-12-26
Lived in L.P. from 1946-1961, then stayed in area till 1983. Graduate of Lincoln Park High 1960, returning for most reunions. Just began work on family tree. Hubbard's are still in area.

Name: Bob Kalich <>
Date: 2000-12-01
I hope that people visiting this site, will also visit the museum itself

Name: Karen Harper Krumbach <>
Date: 2000-11-30
Your Home state Nov. 30, 2000
My Interests in History Genealogy Beginner
I was happy to find a listing for your organization at the RootsWeb site. My mom was born and raised in L.P. - 1313 Warwick (now municipal parking). My dad moved to L.P. at age 16 in 1942. Both went to Lincoln Park High. I will plan on a visit to your facility in the near future.

Name: Sherry Huntington <>
Date: 2000-11-28
Your Home state November 28, 2000
My Interests in History Various areas & genealogy
Congratulations on your new web page! It looks great.

Anyone that has not visited the Lincoln Park Historical Museum is missing a wonderful local treasure. It is filled with interesting displays and is overflowing with information. The volunteers are friendly and quite knowledgable. There is even a genealogical library on the lower level.

Sherry Huntington, President
Downriver Genealogical Society