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Name: Beverly Druskis <>
Date: 2015-01-02
Life is so interesting as we travel into older age. I'm looking back to the year when I attended Stone School. We lived on State Street and I would walk to school all by myself. We never did anything in kindergarten but lay on rugs and pretend to sleep. Nothing was ever taught to us. Times have changed-thank goodness-I am going back eighty years with this memory. Thank all of you for all the time and work your engaged in with the history of Saginaw, Mi.

Name: Fred E. Barber <>
Date: 2012-12-13
I tried the email listed to find out more about William Hiram Barber(s) but could not send it for some reason. FRED

Name: Tom Heinze <>
Date: 2012-08-27
Hi, I have a wedding picture that was taken about 1930's in Saginaw, MI. I have no idea of the couple's names, but they are probably related to a GREEN family of Scottsbluff, NE. There are 4 other pictures that were from Scottsbluff. My grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Sturtz Heinze, nee SCHULDEIS/SCHULTHEIS, first married her stepbrother Martin Casper Sturtz in 1899 Russia. After he and a few of their children died in an epidemic, she was a seamstress in Saratov. She married my grandfather Georg Jacob Heinze June 24, 1907 in Oberdorf, Saratov, Russia. She had two stepsisters, Katherine Sturtz who married a GREEN and settled in Scottsbluff, NE and Elizabeth Sturtz who married a RUPP. Tom Heinze

Name: Laurie Blazejewski Cervantes <>
Date: 2012-05-10
What a wonderful site. I was born in Saginaw, and reminiscing like this has been food for my soul.

Name: chief <>
Date: 2012-04-06
I ask about the Jordon or Jordan School(K-8) on the River Road in the Shiawassee Flats as well as Sheilds Junior High School? Do you know when they were torn down or what happened to them? I attended both can find neither. Thank you for your reply, Chief

Name: Cheri Andre <>
Date: 2011-09-02
I am glad I found your site. My family has long roots in Saginaw, Michigan. I have a could of great pictures of my great grandfathers house that was built on Maple street around 1890, last summer I went to the address on the picture and believe it or now the house is still there and looks pretty good. My many great grand mother is Mary Louis Cushway. Thanks for this resouse.

Name: Alma McCullen Wilson <>
Date: 2010-07-27
Very interested to see MCCULLEN name on gravesites. I am a McCullen from NC. There are few of us left.

Name: Alexis <>
Date: 2010-07-16
Just a word to let you know your website is excellent and full of resources !

Greetings from France



Name: Carol J. Mick <>
Date: 2010-04-13
This is a great site. THank you for all the work that has been done to create and update.

Name: Susan Walkling Karayanis <>
Date: 2010-03-26
My Great-grandfather owned a hardware store in Merrill around 1900 until after WWI. He was one of the officers of the Masonic Lodge in the 1915 photo on this site. His son Lynd Walkling was the youngest officer in WWI. I have many photos.

Name: Janet Kessel <>
Date: 2010-03-20
I truly enjoyed looking at these pictures and I know my husband Dave would've as well. Thanks for taking the time and effort and also giving your generous spirt to all of us who can appreciate these pictures.

Name: Phil Johnson <>
Date: 2010-03-19
This is a great site. Thanks for the many long hours you must have put into developing it. We will forward the address on to others.


Name: jeff hozeska <>
Date: 2010-02-12
any HOZESKA info?

Name: R.C. "Russ" Van Hellen <>
Date: 2010-01-05
Eager to see more!

Name: Sheila Cooper DiBerardino <>
Date: 2009-12-31
Thank you very much for this site.

Name: Roger P. Arndt Sr. <>
Date: 2009-10-29
Looking for and have some information on my Arndt family but need more. So thank you for your time and work.

Name: Rob Miller <>
Date: 2009-10-29
Cool site

Name: Fred Walker <>
Date: 2009-10-18
Thank you ! ! !

Name: john & Myrna Cammin <>
Date: 2009-10-02
What a good job ! I hope I can help with this project.

Name: Melissa D. Nourigat <>
Date: 2009-07-06
I am searching for information on Stephen Jaski. His name appears here from my search string on google. Can you give me any information on this gentlman or his living relatives? I am searching because he was the only survivor from my Uncles WWII Plane shot down over Buchenberg, Germany. My Uncle Kay Velotte (February 16, 1924) – WWII Killed in Action July 18, 1944. It would be remarkable to gather stories for our family history if he survived his capture.

You can email me directly,

With Best Regards,
Melissa D. Nourigat
Niece, daughter of his sister Catherine A. Cashman


Name: Tom Florek <>
Date: 2009-06-29
I am relatively new to the family history game but am learning quickly. My wife is a decendant of Phillip H. Ketcham, a Saginaw lumberman from the late 1800's. We spent about 6 hours at the Saginaw library this past Friday & Saturday doing research. If by chance you have any info or photos about him or the family please advise me. Thank You, T. Florek

Name: linda stanhope <>
Date: 2009-06-24
Thanks to your site I have found my great uncle Jeff Conway and his wife Drusie. Their listing was at Riverside Cemetary St. Charles Michigan. I really appreciate your hard work. thanks.

Name: Amy Riley <>
Date: 2009-06-07
Trying to find records of my father Frank Joseph
Buscarino from Saginaw Michigan. WW2 medal of honor recipient and purple heart. I saw the medals as a child and could not find them after his death. Patton pinned the Medal of Honor on him yet I can find no record of him ever having earned one. A newspaper article was written about him "Hero Under Fire"


Name: Debbie Elliott <>
Date: 2009-06-01
Thank you so much for all the information on this site. It is so helpful and easy to use. I live in Atlanta, GA but both my parents (Munger- surname)and all their relitives lived or still live in the area, your site has really help an out of towner like me do genealogy on my family!
With appreciation!


Name: kathryn wright <>
Date: 2009-04-05
great website you have here ..shame i couldn't find what i was looking for..i did find one mistake i thought you might like to know about..typing error..
it is in marriage records..
L113 18017 9/21/2010 Edward Gledhill 26 w Flint Ohio Machine Edward Julia 0 9/24/1910 Saginaw Geo. Muisher JP Elma Ryan Maud Stilt
D.O.L. is 2010 thinking it should be 1910
regards kath
keep up the good work


Name: robin rader <>
Date: 2009-03-27
excellant results

thank you!


Name: kelli scorosne <>
Date: 2009-03-12

Name: James B. Martin <JBM62355@AOL.COM>
Date: 2009-01-08
fun and interesting

Name: Shelly Morris <>
Date: 2008-12-31
I have been doing genealogy for 30+ years and Michigan is one of the greatest places for research. I just have found the Saginaw site and I am very pleased and thrilled with so many avenues to scroll through. I have found much information in just the past few hours. I know many more must be as pleased as I am to have found names, dates and places previously unknown to them! thank you for all your hard, hard work!

Name: Carolyn <>
Date: 2008-12-29
Testing page

Name: Deb (Leach) Henderson <>
Date: 2008-03-20
Thank you for the wonderful website. Keep up the good work.

Name: Gerri "Glasby"Ballensky <>
Date: 2008-03-09
This is a wonderful website.There are some articles about my gt.grandfather in these records.He built the old plank road a had a saw mill and was a mayor of East Saginaw in 1863.Your article says his name was W.E.Glasby but it was actually W.F.Glasby."William Francis Glasby".If you like to contact me that would be great. I have his death certificate which took about 3 years to find.I thought he had died in Michigan but he actually died in Los Angeles, 1912.He is buried in the Odd Fellow Cemetary in Los Angeles.Regards,Gerri"Glasby"Ballensky

Name: Roy Tottingham <>
Date: 2008-02-26
"Control F" search shows that there are currently no other TOTTINGHAM's in this Guestbook. My Great Grandfather, William Wallace TOTTINGHAM is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oakley. He died in 1891. He and his Wife, Helen Menirva (Frasier) Tottingham had as many as 13 children, many of their descendants still live in these environs.

Name: Kerry H <>
Date: 2008-02-20
Very cool thanks

Name: Dennis Louchart <>
Date: 2008-02-17
Today would have been my Dad's 96th birthday. This site has taken me down memory lane. I saw where my Dad worked, and I even see a glimpse of the house we lived in.
My son stumbled on this site and passed it along to me. I'm so glad he did. Thank You.


Name: Bill Davis < >
Date: 2007-12-15
Great site ,
Looking for information on James J Terry and Ida M Carter Terry who were on 1880 Censes For EAST SAGINAW Mi


Name: Catherine Chestnut <>
Date: 2007-12-11
All Evans,
There is reserch on the lost Colony, Evans is a name of Interest, Website: The surnames are on our blog:


Name: Catherine Hill Apsley <>
Date: 2007-11-19
Hi, I was googling DuPraw to see what I might find about my grandmother's family. Imagine my surprise when I found her info but with someone else's photo! My grandmother was Myrtle Lucille DuPraw Hill of Durango, CO, later of La Canada Flintridge, CA. Her husband's name and children's names are correct, but I don't recognize the woman in the photo. Maybe my Dad does or my aunt-- I'll ask!
This was neat to find this site1 Thanks!


Name: Beth Robb <>
Date: 2007-10-09
This was fantastic, I was able to find alot of information on my family. Thank you.

Name: Jeanne Walker <>
Date: 2007-09-02
My husband's Great Uncle, Harry C Woodruff (1873-1939)was the President of the United States Graphite Company in 1930, serving as President for four years. His obituary states that Harry grew up with the company, beginning as an office boy.
Harry's father Leonard "Leo" Miller Woodruff (1826-1898)was the Baptist Minister at the Frist Baptist Church on Jefferson Avenue.

Rev Leo Miller Woodruff was married to Martha T. Coleman (1846-1821). She was the daughter of Henry W. Coleman and Jane Stoope. Their Children:
Harry (mention above) married Ann B. Vesterfelt in 1897. I don't believe they had any children.
Daughter- Ester Margaret (1877-1960) married Charles Henry Walkr (1876-1952)
They had the following Child:
Charles Leonard Walker (1904-1990). His wife is still living as also his children.

Would love to hear from anyone that knows more about the Woodruff's. This is a great site and have enjoyed the information on it.


Name: Wayne Reif <>
Date: 2007-09-01
Frankenmuth Reifs or descendents please e-mail to Have much info to share.

Name: Marge Cope <>
Date: 2007-07-26
Thank you all for building this very informative site. I love to browse.

Name: Wally Caviness <>
Date: 2007-07-18
My mother was Edith Marie Evans Caviness, daughter of Robert Wiley Evans, son of Richard Allen Evans, son of Lankford Gordon Evans, son of David Evans.

What do I do to get on the state of Washington Evans descendents list??



Name: Miss Dixie <DIXIELJAW@MSN.COM>
Date: 2007-07-07
My G.G'mas' name was Florence Settles, Evans...
Dixie Lea in K.C...


Name: Ronald C Streeter <>
Date: 2007-07-07
I like getting information on Saginaw, Michigan
I now live in Des Moines, Iowa. Tks


Name: Betty L. Clark <>
Date: 2007-06-20
Looking for info on my GGGrandfather John McManemy/ McManamie/ McMenemy ect. He lived in East Saginaw in the early 1800's, married Harriet Campbell and moved to Hemlock. They had 5 children who attended a Hemlock school. Any info would be appreciated. Sincerely. Betty

Name: Casandra Mack <>
Date: 2007-06-06
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Name: Karen Hubert <>
Date: 2007-03-28
This is one of the best sites on the web, and by far THE best in Michigan. I have several lines of my family tree that located in Michigan and it has been a bear trying to find info. Your site was like a fountain!!! Thank you and keep up the good work.

Name: Dana (Spencer) Dancy <>
Date: 2007-03-05
Great site. I am new to genealogy and found photos of tombstones at Kochville M. E. Church cemetery of my relatives. I think your photo of #6996 "Leuenberger, Ahoreas" might be of my great great grandfather ANDREAS Leuenberger but the tombstone looks to weathered to tell. He was born in May 1823 and died Nov 11 1870. You have been a GREAT help in research on the Leuenberger's and Marti's. If you would happen to have anything on Henry Hall Spencer (DOB 13 Dec 1859) or his wife Addie (Frantz) Spencer please contact me at Thanks again for all your work.

Name: David Coats <>
Date: 2007-01-01
I see some of these comments are by a Freeman. I know of someone with that name. Also a Carolyn, I think, but it's not clear here if that's Carolin or Carolyn. Anyway, my interest is the old photos and the old buildings. I also see comments by a jkelly who went to a school I went to, formerly a church. I'll see who I can contact here. DC

Name: Shirley Turnwald <>
Date: 2006-09-24
I really enjoyed looking at your website. Keep up the good work I am new to genealogy.

Shirley Turnwald
New Lothrop, MI


Name: Rein Badur <>
Date: 2006-09-10
From the Netherlands - many greetings to your good site!

Name: Jody Goodrow <>
Date: 2006-07-03
I am attempting to find a photo of a Saginaw Fire Tugboat. There is one on the wall at Timbers in Saginaw and I would like to find another or find out where I can buy similar pictures. Any ideas? Thank you very much. Jody Goodrow
(Looking for it for my son who is a firefighter)


Name: Warren Hilt <>
Date: 2006-06-22
Great site -- Was able to get headstone pictures
of family members // McDougall's


Name: Judy Williams <>
Date: 2006-04-21
Thank you for the wonderful site. The cemetery photo collection is great. Are these photos people submit? I didn't find my gr-grandmother's Mina Wiltse Dice Traut. I do have a picture of her headstone, not sure how to send it to you though.

Again, thank you for your site.



Date: 2006-03-14
what ever happened to summer eve obertein?


Name: Warren Hilt <>
Date: 2006-02-23
Great site / don't know if I have ever signed in before / <br>I have copied some of the headstone pictures of my family / <br>McDougall's in Griffus cemetery , Brant township

Name: Penny <>
Date: 2006-02-12
Love your site. I am looking for my great grandmother's tombstone. She died giving birth to my grandmother in Saginaw, MI on June 16, 1885. My great grandmother' name was Marvilla Cook and my grandmother's name was Myrtle Marvilla Cook.

Name: robert binks <>
Date: 2006-01-18
do you know or have a map of the location of the following railroad: Pine Marquette Rail Road.

your site seems to abbreviate the name as PM ... but i'm seeking a map that shows its route, if you know of one?

thanks :)


Name: Warren Hilt <>
Date: 2006-01-01
Great web site // Was able to get headstone photo,s of ggreatgrandparent's Marinda McDougall / B.1829 D.1914
& Alexander McDougall / B. 1817 D.1868 / Griffus Cemetery
Brady Township.


Name: Bennie L. Phifer III <>
Date: 2005-11-27
Researching African-American PHIFER family and related families from in and around Arkadelphia, Hot Springs, Little Rock, and Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Also Phifer’s who resided in Ashley, Clark, Dallas, Garland, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Montgomery, Ouachita, Pulaski and Union (PHIFER & FLETCHER) counties in Arkansas as well as PHIFER’S residing in the States of California, Georgia, MICHIGAN (Saginaw County), Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.


Name: Carolyn Strable Pietchak <>
Date: 2005-10-23
Looking for Strable or Stroebel in Saginaw

Name: Sally Webster <>
Date: 2005-09-14
I am researching my GG Grandparents, Thomas and Aurilla or Orilla Scott. He died in E.Saginaw in 1873 and she in E.Saginaw in 1874. The Saginaw Courthouse found his death records and I have them ordered, however I have not found hers as of yet. I have Family ties in E.Saginaw, Bay City, Hampton Twp, with Scotts, Horen or Horan, Valley or Vallee. Charles Valley is in Demorest and several Scott and Horen are in Oakwood. I don't know if a trip to Saginaw and Bay City would be in my best interest or a trip to West Branch where my Great's had lived the last days of their lives. I am sorta new at all this and I really don't want to back track or go in circles.

Sally Webster


Name: Linda K. Hadd <>
Date: 2005-08-02
You recently sent me that Thomas Hadd was buried out
of Walker Funeral home in 1877. I wonder how we could
find out what cemetery he would be in and what his wife's
name is. I have it as Marriah. Could you help me again?
Thanks so much. Linda Hadd


Name: George W. Baumann Jr. <>
Date: 2005-06-19
Your site is well done. In looking at bio for Pfc Richard E Behm, I recently had an opportunity to update the information for the Freeland Vets Memorial and found that "Uncle Dick" was actually killed on September 18, 1944 on Angaur Island, Palau Group, not Peleliu Island as erroneously reported in the News at that time. We were told that Dick was killed by misdirected friendly fire shortly after having silencing an enemy machine gun nest. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in addition to the Purple Heart. Respectively, George Baumann

Name: karen <>
Date: 2005-06-17
How would I find information on the town called Fosters.
in Taymouth twp?

thanks so much for your help.



Name: Shirley Barton Salas <>
Date: 2005-06-07
What a beautiful site full of information! I am not yet doing genealogy because of a dozen other current commitments... but want to know more. I am currently president of the Saginaw Valley Computer Association (SVCA) and I'm sure some of our members will be interested in your website, so I will be passing this information on to them soon... if they haven't read about you in the Saginaw News... but anyway, a little reminder never hurt anybody, right?

Name: ray herbin <>
Date: 2005-06-06
art cousin, Harry Herbin was also KIA in France in1945 if you want any info please call me i,am in the book

Date: 2005-06-02

Name: Jim Vallender <>
Date: 2005-05-30
I have some historic photos I'd like to share. Also my wife's uncle Robert Beckmann died in WWII. I would like to add information to his entry. He wrote 6 letters back to his sister in 1943 and 1944. He does mention other Saginaw soldiers he was serving with. Are these of interest?

Name: Karen Clemens-Tober <>
Date: 2005-05-26
This is a great site and very informative. Keep up the good work.

Name: Don Durham <ddurham103atnetscapedotnet>
Date: 2005-05-07
Thanks for the site!

Name: Anna B.Chatfield Atwell <>
Date: 2005-04-22

I would like to ask why i can't bring up Any thing on the.
BRUCH RUN TWP.CEMETERY, It says this page cannot be DISPLAYED, I have people burried there and would like to see the COOK CEMETERY listed, Thank You, Very good sit. when you can't be there, Thank you Much, "ANNIE"


Name: Betty L. Clark <>
Date: 2005-04-17
Your site is very interesting. My GG Grandfather John McManemy/McMenemy lived in East Saginaw in the 1800's and then married and moved to Hemlock. I would be interested in any information about Hemlock. Sincerely. Betty from Arizona

Name: Reif, Wayne <>
Date: 2005-02-18
Great site, gut too much to get throught!!! Doing geneology on Anna Maria Wagner Reif, Frankenmuth, 1848.

Name: Julie Skerven <>
Date: 2005-02-03
I like your website. I've been checking out different Michigan Genealogy sites and yours if one of the best. I've beem researching my fathers family, the Janskvich family. They lived in Saginaw.

Name: Arlene Green Sky <>
Date: 2005-01-19
I am trying to locate a Native American Family with the last name Netmop. Now I have 6 different ways on the spelling: Natmop, Nettimop, Notmop, notmap, Netimop, Natemop, Nay-Taw-mop, also, natmap. I did find a John Netmop. I am trying to locate a Cora Netmop birth should have been around 1898 or 1900.
I do not have any documentation at the moment to share. I hope to locate something soon and than I can share with your site.
please help with any
thanks again,
arlene greensky


Name: Jill Gifford <>
Date: 2005-01-15
I am totally impressed with the amount of work you have put in to the history of our families in Saginaw County. I live in Ohio, but still have relatives in Saginaw and visit quite often. I spend time at the library, court house, and cemeteries. I have taken quite a few pictures and have quite a few from my ancestors. Please tell me how I can help you.

Jill Gifford
2522 Congo St
Akron, Ohio 44305


Name: joyce scott <>
Date: 2004-12-17
Love your site; I could spend days here. Thanks for all your efforts and time.

Name: Bernard Urbanik, Jr <>
Date: 2004-11-09
Searching for information on my family genealogy.
My Grandfather, Walenty Urbanik, married to Helena Veronica Magryta, lived in Buena Vista Township in 1910. Census records E.D. 33 page 10B #156-173 on what appears to be Annesly(SP?) Street. What is real name of street? Helena Magryta was daughter of George and Anna Magryta. George died 12-21-1916. Anna died 8-6-1938. She is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Would like to know if George is also. I live in Dallas, TX so I can't commute to Saginaw.


Name: Susan Passariello <>
Date: 2004-10-18
Thank you for the great effort in creating and maintain this site.

Name: David A. Lopez, Sr. <>
Date: 2004-09-24
I was a student at Alicia School (Prairie Farm School) in the late 1930's. The school had two rooms with grades from 1st to 12. The teacher's name was Miss Boetcher(?) or Butcher(?). I would appreciate any information with reference to this teacher or her other associate teacher.

David A. Lopez, Sr.


Name: Barb Davis <>
Date: 2004-08-17
Great site, I can't wait to review it as new things are added. Are there more names for the death records and marriage records? I can only get to the C's for deaths and the A's for marriages.
I have just recently gotten into the "geneology search" activities and I find it facinating. I can see great potential here on your website.


Name: Evelyn Ehlert <>
Date: 2004-07-07
This web site is great. Keep up the good work.
Wish I lived closer to help with transcriptions.


Name: Rebecca Martell <>
Date: 2004-06-13
There was an article in The Saginaw News, Sunday May 29, 1966 entitled "Jonesfield Township History Traced to 1812: Mrs. Edward Jones, A.ea's First Resident, Lived to be 107". Do you have any information on the original inhabitants, Edward (Johnny) & Catherine Jones Sr. and their direct decendants?

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation,
Rebecca Martell


Name: Joyce <>
Date: 2004-06-09
Do you have any records of the Scraed Heart Cemetery near Merrill, MI.

Thank you,


Name: Maureen Parker <>
Date: 2004-05-31
Carolyn Obertein:
I saw your information about WWII records on Ancestry Weekly Digest.
Recently my husband's cousin had asked me if I knew how he would go about obtaining his father's records from WWII and Korea, but being born and raised in Canada I have little knowledge of US military, and no idea how to do this.
Can you tell me where you wrote to to get your father's record?
Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. Thank you.


Name: Janette Harden <>
Date: 2004-05-30
Thanks for today's tip, however do you have the ddresst o mail away to get my fathers WWII records. Thank you
Janette Smith Harden


Name: Susan Bollfrass <>
Date: 2004-05-29
Dear Carolyn,

I read your qick tip this week on the Ancestry web site. Could you please tell me who you contacted to get all the information and medals about your Dad's WWII service. I would like very much to do this regarding my deceased Father. Thank you so much.
Susan Bollfrass, Spring, Texas


Name: Kimberly Wing <>
Date: 2004-05-05
thanks for all the help that was on your web site for my family tree.

Name: Christine Steinbrecher <>
Date: 2004-05-04
Looking for the last name of Grinden or Merrow (my maternal grandmother's family).

Name: Marissa Kissane-Huntley <>
Date: 2004-04-26
I was pleased to see that you are working on Lakefield Cemmetary. My great grandparents and grandfather are buried there. John Kissane and wife Elizabeth and Bernard Milo thinking my Uncle is buried there too...Bernard Neil. Excellent work and hope to see the above added to your site. I would like to send you some money for your time and as a THANK YOU. Please send me your address my email is I work at Dow as my father Michael Arthur Kissane did.

Name: Karen Munson-Linton <>
Date: 2004-04-06
This is really a wonderful site! I have spent a very long time going through it and found some of my relatives (deceased) headstones, I didn't even know my Grandmother had a headstone!
It has been wonderful and I will be back!
Thank YOU for the time and energy you have put into this site so others might enjoy it!!!


Name: Blair L. Konn <>
Date: 2004-03-25
Arthur Hill, Class of 1949...god that's a long tima ago!!

Name: Sandy <>
Date: 2004-03-15
My family started from William Henry Sonnenberg who came to USA from Germany in 1870 , he met his wife Sophia (Shoultz) on board I hear , they married in NY? and went to Saginaw where his brother John and wife Marie already lived ,John had a cigar factory , which employed family also, is there a picture of that Sonnenberg Cigar factory? I have found the name in city directories thru this site ..
4 children born to Henry's family before his wife Sophia passed on 1905,the children moved to several places ...MY grandfather Louis Joseph was born in 1880, married 1900, and he died too young in 1917 ,his wife Bertha Baker also died in 1924 leaving 6 children ....
Very good site here ....


Name: Donna Girard <>
Date: 2004-03-09
What a great site. Really enjoyed it. Researching the LYTLE & HIRAM DAVIS FAMILY,PRICE,CUMMINGS,HARRIS& WEEDEN. You have done a GREAT job.
Donna Girard


Name: Nancy Clack <>
Date: 2004-01-10
I want to thank all of you who have contributed to the wonderful Saginaw genealogy site! I have found many of my ancestors in the death and marriage records as well as Owen Cemetery records. Thanks so much!
Nancy Clack (Wiltse)


Name: Margaret (Coon) Mackin <>
Date: 2004-01-07
Thank you for all the work you are doing. My father's family is from the Saginaw, Genesee, Lapeer area and I have enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading the information about the area.

Name: Doris Kennard <>
Date: 2004-01-06
Great job Caroling
The cemetery site is very nice. I could not however find my relatives buried in the Owen cemetery. I have been there several times so I know they are buried there. I was disappointed to be unable to find them on the site. The name of my family is Ecarius and there is a large upright memorial on the plot. Is the Owen cemtery completed or still in progress? Sincerely, Doris Kennard


Name: Lovetta <>
Date: 2004-01-05
Do you have any information about veteran memorial park on 21st street off of holland in Saginaw, Mi? This park was donated to the city by veterans. I am very interested in the history of the park and the reasonings of the donation. Why this location? And the stadium that use to stand there on its grounds. There use to be, I do believe and may be incorrect, some type of pro leagues that played there. If you have any information on this park will you please share it with me, or give me some type of direction in how to locate it myself. The information you have gathered here is very interesting and I am quite sure very precious to the families of the veterans and others. I do not mean to divert you from your focus but do wish you are able to assist me. Thank you in advance for your time in just reading my request.



Name: Toni Strassburg <>
Date: 2004-01-01
Thank you

Name: mary rathbun <>
Date: 2003-12-12
real good site. thanks for working so hard and putting this on the web!!

Name: Shelly Schrems <>
Date: 2003-12-08
I am a third grade teacher at Westdale School in Saginaw Township. I am new to the school this year and am working on putting together a unit on the history of Saginaw/Saginaw Township. Your site has been a big help. If you could direct me to anything else that could be of help in putting together my lessons, I'd appreciate it.
Shelly Schrems


Name: Carolyn Obertein <>
Date: 2003-12-01
Just wanted to inform everyone that my computer actually started smoking because it burned up. When I took it in to be fixed I asked that they download all my files before sending it out to be fixed. They backed up my program files but not my regular files. They sent the notebook to Ohio to be trashed because they said it was unsaveable. I am trying to get the hard drive back to retrieve all my data. My entire family tree and the 4 websites that I maintain. (Keep your fingers crossed that I get it back) Hint: don't trust Best Buy! This is the 3rd major mistake they have made in the last year with my computers.
I have started rebuilding this site so I can start adding to it again. It will take a while. Please be patient and if you want to contribute anything please contact me since I also have no email addresses for anyone. Oh well life goes on. Thank God I have the cemeteries that were photographed this summer on CDs. I just have to rescan everything else. If you have anything you want to send so I don't have to rescan please do!!!!


Name: Anita Zvaigzne <>
Date: 2003-11-21
November 21, 2003

Thank you for photographing the headstones in Kochville Methodist Cemetery. My grandparents, Oskars Vilsons and Mirdza Vilsons, are buried there, and it is physically impossible for me to visit their gravesite as I now live in Texas. It meant a lot to be able to "visit" their gravesite by looking at a picture of their headstone on the Internet. I had never been able to visit Mirdza Vilsons' gravesite in person, and so seeing it provided a necessary part of closure today, since none of my family lives in Michigan anymore. Thank you for posting these photographs, and may God always bless your family for doing this project.

Sincerely, Anita Zvaigzne


Name: Betty J Dahm (Elizabeth) <>
Date: 2003-11-02
How can one make corrections on family names? Thanks Betty

Name: Ronald P. Dice <>
Date: 2003-10-23
I want to thank you for your efforts at Owen Cemetery, it is a great concept and a thoughtful gesture on your part and is appericated greatly by many I'm sure.
Please be advised, however, the listing for Alvin T. Dice should read Alvin P. Dice. This is my father and I'm sure of the correct middle inital. The picture shows the middle initial as a P., so I'm sur the error is a typing one.

Ronald P. Dice


Name: John Gunther <>
Date: 2003-10-19
A life long resident of Saginaw City and Township. My Great Great Grandfather August Gunther moved to Saginaw from Dunkirk N.Y. sometime between 1868 and 1870. Have been doing a little family tree work. You site has been quite helpful.

Name: Pat Zilincik <>
Date: 2003-09-21
Thank you for doing this wonderful project. I live in St. Charles and I am willing to help if I can.

Name: Pat Zilincik <>
Date: 2003-09-21
Thank you for doing this wonderful project. I live in St. Charles and I am willing to help if I can.

Name: Edward Baumann <budskey@favorites.comHi>
Date: 2003-08-21
Hi Carolyn
It takes a greate person to do a great job.
Keep it up.


Ed B.


Name: Kathleen C. Murray <>
Date: 2003-07-29
Neat site. I'm from Saginaw, currently living in Colorado. As I find interesting things that might be suitable for the site, I'll forward them on to you. Are JPEGs ok for photos?

Name: Steve Searight <>
Date: 2003-06-27
Outstanding web site. Very good information. My wifes family is from Saginaw and Taymouth areas. Found lots of information and the cemetery photos are priceless.

Thanks for the work and contribution. Keep them coming.


Name: Joyce Schumacher <>
Date: 2003-06-25
I see you have my ggrandfather Arthur J Zauner stone 1866-1947 but not his wife Lena (Lengst) Zauner who is buried next to him.

Thanks, Joyce


Name: lourdes bamberger clevenger <>
Date: 2003-06-24
Very informative.I enjoy browsing through it. THANKS.

Name: Mary Sue Schnell <>
Date: 2003-06-14
Carolyn: Your continued efforts to make information about our Saginaw ancestors available online are nothing short of amazing. I wish I lived in the area and could help, but it is a little difficult to do living in Oklahoma. Thanks!!!

Name: Star DaVan nee Boertman <>
Date: 2003-06-10
Great site. I just stopped by to see if I could find any of my Boertman - Boertmann family. And I did find a few. Thanks!

Name: Carman Gentile <>
Date: 2003-05-28
I have only recently become interested in the history of my childhood hometown of Burt. Thank you for getting your project off to a great start.

Carman Gentile


Name: Art Barie <>
Date: 2003-05-28
Your herculean efforts to catalog and photograph all the cemeteries in the Saginaw area are deeply appreciated. My GGF, William Barie, and his (I believe second) wife moved there from Detroit circa 1850. They built a hotel which burned in 1852. William was the first deacon of the First Evangelical Luther Church, and died in March 1854. I have not been able to determine his wife's correct name, date of death or place of burial. However your magnificent work will certainly be a great help in my search for more information about my ancestors for whom few records exist. Unfortunately I live too far away (Washington state) to volunteer, but I do want to offer my heartfelt appreciation for all you do. Art Barie

Name: Art Barie <>
Date: 2003-05-28
Your herculean efforts to catalog and photograph all the cemeteries in the Saginaw area are deeply appreciated. My GGF, William Barie, and his (I believe second) wife moved there from Detroit circa 1850. They built a hotel which burned in 1852. William was the first deacon of the First Evangelical Luther Church, and died in March 1854. I have not been able to determine his wife's correct name, date of death or place of burial. However your magnificent work will certainly be a great help in my search for more information about my ancestors for whom few records exist. Unfortunately I live too far away (Washington state) to volunteer, but I do want to offer my heartfelt appreciation for all you do. Art Barie

Name: Anna B.Chatfield Atwell <>
Date: 2003-05-03
I would love to see the COOK CEMETERY on this site as my Grandmother gave the land for it, She lived right beside it all of her life and is buried there,This is a very Interesting site,



Name: Anna B.Chatfield Atwell <>
Date: 2003-05-03
I would love to see the COOK CEMETERY on this site as my Grandmother gave the land for it, She lived right beside it all of her life and is buried there,



Name: Joyce Schumacher <>
Date: 2003-05-02
Waiting for rest of Wiltse graves, good job.



Name: Heather Dickerson <>
Date: 2003-04-30
Thanks for this page. I am trying to find the grave on my Great uncle His name was JOHN ABLE he was a cornish miner and was born in St.Mellion Cornwall England December 19 1884. He was just 22 years old when to went to Michigan.He came to Michigan in 1906
I married a Texan and Came to live in America twenty one years ago. I need to find my Great uncle so I can go and lay a wreath on his grave. I think he lived on Cornelia Street as a boarder. I can't find a death on him. Do you have any information you could help me with?. I can't rest until I find him. If there is anyone out there who can help me I would really appreciate it.Thank you Heather


Name: Penny <>
Date: 2003-04-18
My great grandmother, Marilla or Marvilla Cook died while giving birth to my grandmother. It was June 16, 1885. Her husband's name was Charles W. Cook. My grandmother's name was Myrtle M. Cook. Her marriage license says she was born in Saginaw Michigan. I do not know what cemetery her mother was buried in. Is there anyway you can help me.



Name: susan andres fox <>
Date: 2003-04-10
do you know where i could get copies of "history of St. Michael's Parish, part one 1865-1965"?? it has a picture of my grandfather(Peter Andres) first house(cabin) in it.

Name: Bonnie Swanson <>
Date: 2003-04-06
Very nice web site. My Greatgrandparents and grandparents were from Saginaw Co.

Name: A.H. Barie <>
Date: 2003-04-04
Wonderful! Thanks to each and every one of those who have worked so hard to make al this information available.

Name: Kurt Wanamaker <>
Date: 2003-03-30
Hello ... my name is Kurt Wanamaker. I am a family genealogist studying my ancestors in western NY state. Barbara Durfee, the Sheldon Town Historian from Wyoming County recommended that I visit your web site. I wanted to say hi.

I live in Lansing, Michigan ... my parents we raised in the Bay City area (Fred Wanamaker and Marilyn Meyers), so I have a interest in your region of the state too. However, for the most part, I am studying the region south of Buffalo, a community called Langford (North Collins Township) and another community called Arkwright, near Fredonia NY.

I admire your website, because just like yourself, I am a photographer and a videographer who has recently started shooting cemeteries when visiting some of the communities in NY. I need to learn how to take my images to the next level, to organize them and to someday put them on the web.

It seems strange ... after shooting pictures for more than 30 years, there is still so much to learn about shooting grave markers, especially gravestones more than 100 years old. While I prefer 35mm, my digital video camera allows me to adjust my camera iris, to see dates carved into the stone with much more clarity ... although video freeze frames make for lousy prints.

The point is ... there is great satisfaction to experiment with different filters and light, and try to get the best shots while on a time schedule. Such as visiting St. Martin's cemetery in Langford NY, I only had two hours to shoot what I could ... with nearly 90% success with all prints and video.

Once again, I wanted to let you know that I stopped by and checked out your website. This is wonderful.

Kurt Wanamaker
124 Julian
Lansing MI 48917


Name: Mary <>
Date: 2003-03-29
Wonderful site. I have found information to fill in the gaps. Keep up the good work.

Name: ls <>
Date: 2003-03-19
Just wanted to say THANKYOU to all of you that have worked so hard on this! WOW, I've not found a county page ANYWHERE that I have searched that has SO MUCH REALLY USEFUL INFORMATION!
It's wonderful! I have found so many leads here, and I get so excited whenever I find something new. I look forward to seeing what you add to it in the future! I hope other counties and states look at this and take inspiration from all you have done here!!
GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Jennifer Gross <>
Date: 2003-03-06
This is a great site. You can tell that a lot of hard work and love has gone into this project. Thank you so for it!

Name: Diane <>
Date: 2003-03-06
I have recently purchased a home in Gouverneur, NY and in my attic I found a beautiful pice of wood (possibly a salesman sample) to the Vanduzee Manufacturing company (which is the previous owners company) from Feige-Silsbee Furniture Manufacturing Co., of East Saginaw, Michigan. Do you have any information on this furiture co. The sample is c. 1880's-1890's.
Thank you.


Name: Carol <>
Date: 2003-03-04
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