Sunday, May 17, 2009

Newspapers in St. Joseph, Michigan

The Western Chronicle; First Newspaper Printed in St. Joseph County, Michigan alphabetical listing, by Maryella Bowdish. (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Genealogical Council, 19--.) FHL fiche 6332812. 
  • The following names were found in this index: David W. Curtis; Friend Curtis; Melissa Curtis, Northrop Curtis, Norton S. Curtis, Seth Curtis, T. M. Curtis, Cyrus W. Card, William P. Card, Sarah Carl [could be Card], A. J. Schoonmaker, E. T. Schoonmaker, foster (Centerville), Rev. Herschel Foster, James Foster, plus others with tsurname Foster.
  • Note that William Fuller Card, the father of Sarah Lavantia Card, died in 1846, but his probate notice was printed in the newspaper on 9 Nov 1850.
  • I hired a genealogical researcher in St. Joseph Co., Michigan to search the microfilm of this newspaper and she sent the following copies:
  • 12 June 1850 - Seth Curtis notice about lost steer
  • 9 November 1850 - Friend Curtis and William Fuller Card probate notices
  • 21 December 1850 - Northrup Curtis married Helen Shellhouse notice
  • 4 January 1851 - Wm F. Card probate sale notice
  • 18 January 1851 - Friend Curtis commissioners notice concerning probate
  • 3 March 1851 - Wm. F. Card notice of administrators sale
  • 1 January 1857 - Melissa Curtis notice selling land

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