Searching for descendants of Edwin Michael. He was born 17 Sep. 1840 near Lowell, Lake County, IN. He was the son of John J. Michael (1811-1896) and Wealtha Ann Green (1821-1847). His only sibling was William Henry Michael (1847-1929).My desecent is traced through Edwin's brother William Henry Michael, his son Loren Porter Michael (1874-1946) and his grandson Robert E. Michael (1917-1994).
Edwin attended school in Westville, La Porte County. He was a teacher in LaPorte and Lake County for 4 years. He served in Civil War 1862-65, Company A, 99th Indiana Infantry. He married Thirsa H. Dyer in Wheaton, Du Page Co., IL 15 Feb. 1866 http://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriage. Thirza was also a teacher.
Edwin Michael and Thirsa Dyer had the following children:
Margaret (Maggie) Michael who married Henry D. GERRISH in 1891. This familiy lived Challis, Custer Co., ID for a while. They had a son Karlton Henry Gerrish, b. Dec 17, 1894 in Hammond, IN. He married Esther Mary Anderson (1893-1956) of Murray, Salt Lake Co., UT. Their son, James Richard Gerrish, b. July 12, 1922.
Earl J. Michael who married a Mabel Emily ROWLES (1882-1965) and operated a mining supply store in Bay Horse, ID. (Challis, ID) They had a daughter Irene MICHAEL, b. Challis, ID 1904.
Irene may have married a member of the PEIFFER family of Challis, ID. The Pfeiffers later owned resort cabins at Big Sur, CA. Gladys and Bunny are names associated with the Pfieffers.
Ida L. Michael who attended Valparaiso Normal School and was a teacher ihn Lowell and Hammond, IN
Edna R. Michael. She was educated Hammond HS and a teacher in Bay Horse, ID.
She first married a Mr. EMMERSON and accompanied him on missionary work in Cameroon, Africa. By 1929 she was re-married, named Edna HEMINGER, and living in Wooster, OH .
Julia M. Michael. She was also educated in Hammond and taught school in Bay Horse, ID and Lowell, IN. By 1929 she was married to a Mr KOBELIN and living in Crown Point, IN.
Edwin Michael lived in Bay Horse, near Chalice, ID from about 1890-1905. He returned to Lake County, IN and died there 27 Apr. 1909.
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