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Re: More on Michael's ancestry
Posted by: Lois Collins Curcio Date: October 26, 2001 at 19:24:21
In Reply to: Re: More on Michael's ancestry by Jim Keffer of 704

Michael Keefer was the son of Valentine & Mary Ann Peterman Keffer. Michael changed the spelling of his last name once he came to the United States.
Michael was Born 21 Oct 1834 in Vaughan Twp. York Co. Ont.
He married Charlotte Paine 24 Jul 1855 in Vaughan Twp. Mike died 03 Dec 1915 in Michigan.
Charlotte was born 02 Jun 1883 in Gt. Britan. She came to Can as a small child. Charlotte was the daughter of Thomas & Charlotte Unknown Paine.
Children of Mike & Charlotte were:
1. Catherine Born 01 Jun 1856 Vaughan York Co Ont CAN
2. Charlotte Born 13 Sep 1857 '' ''
3. William Thomas BOrn 20 Feb 1859 '' ''
4. Adelaide Elizabeth Born 17 Dec 1860 '' ''
5. Albert Edmund Born 20 Aug 1862'' ''
6. Hannah Melinda BOrn 14 Nov 1866 '' ''
7. Stephen Born 20 Dec 1868 '' ''
8. Adelaide Rebecca Born 11 Dec 1870 '' ''
9. Franklin John (called both Frank & John in records) Born 21 Aug 1873 In Grey Twp. Huron Co. Ont
10. Maude Ellen Born 26 Oct 1875 Huron Co. Ont
Charlotte Paine Keefer died 25 May 1908
Michael married as 2nd wife Melissa Smith who was the first wife of Mike's brother William. They had a daughter Lillian (believe first name was Floraive). Lillian was the daughter of Jessie & Mary Ann Campbell Smith. She married Mike 29 Sep 1884 and died in Michigan 14 May 1932.
It appears that Mike & Charlotte had another son (according to census records) name Michael. It is believed he died young and he was not listed in the Keefer Family Bible.

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