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Henry Ismon/Ismond Paw Paw, MI 1860s
Posted by: Frank Passic Date: July 28, 2000 at 10:31:13
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I am doing some historical research on Henry Ismon who lived in Paw Paw in the 1860s. His name appears in the 1856-57 Michigan Gazetteer in Paw Paw. He was in business with his brother Horace Ismon (sometimes spelled Ismond) who owned a sawmill and gristmill there in Paw Paw. Horace also built the Paw Paw railroad to Lawton. The brothers apparently sold their enterprises there in Paw Paw sometime in the 1870s. Horace lived in Jackson where he had a mercantile store, and Henry moved to Chicago. Both brothers had come to Albion, Michigan in 1843 with their parents.
I am looking for the name of Henry's wife whom I assume lived there in Paw Paw, and the name of his two daughters. One daughter married a George Bradbury, and the other an Elwood. Henry was a widower by the 1890s so I am wondering if his wife was from Paw Paw and died there, if so, her b-d dates.
Any information would be appreciated. Frank Passic, Albion Historian, 900 S. Eaton St., Albion, MI 49224.

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