Barry County

This county was named after William Barry, Postmaster General under President Andrew Jackson. The first settlers arrived in 1831 and settled on the banks of the Thornapple River. Hastings has sites of historical interest with the courthouse and the Queen Anne style residence of the Striker house.

Obituary of Stephen Michael Bedell (1972-2002)

Stephen Michael Bedell(June 13, 1972-June 17, 2002) MIDDLEVILLE, MI — Mr. Stephen Michael Bedell, 30, of Middleville, MI passed away Monday, June 17, 2002, at his home. Mr. Bedell was born on June 13, 1972, in Garden City, Michigan the son of Leslie & Darlene (Byers) Bedell. He was raised in the Detroit & Marquette areas and attended schools there, graduating in 1990 from Marquette High School. He went on to attend Northern Michigan University. He had been living in Middleville for the past three months. Stephen was a Union Carpenter and was engaged in carpentry work on several projects […]

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Biographical history of northern Michigan

Biography of James Larue of Central Lake Township, Michigan

Another of the representative farmers and sterling citizens of Antrim county is James Larue, whose well improved and attractive homestead is situated in Central Lake township. He is a native of the old Empire state, having been born in Onondaga county, New York, on the 19th of May, 1859, and being a son of Harvey and Jane (Rice) Larue, both of whom were born and reared in the state of New York, where they passed the major portion of their lives, the father having been a skilled mechanic and having been a contractor and builder by occupation. The family came

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