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John Quick of Caro, Michigan
Posted by: Mark Putnam (ID *****6512) Date: March 17, 2009 at 19:34:12
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I am trying to unravel the history of the Caro Roadhouse, which is a museum under restoration by the Caro Historical Commission and the Village of Caro, Michigan.

From about 1925 to about 1960, the building was owned by John Quick and his wife Charlotte [Smith?]. Initially, the Roadhouse may have been Caro's first store, post-office, and hotel. William Eber Sherman it appears built the Roadhhouse in 1859 from a log cabin. Caro was founded in 1852 by William's father Samuel Sherman.

Before the Quick's owned the building, the Roadhouse may have been owned by Phebe O'Kelly or Oscar M. Wells. In the 1900's, the address of the Roadhouse was 134 Ellington Street, Caro. The Roadhouse was moved to the corner of Almer and Congress Streets about 2003.

I want to connect with the decendants of John Quick and discover the past story of the Roadhouse. I understand there was an early picture of the building when it was first move from downtown Caro to Ellington Street about 1877. Oscar Wells was according to the 1910 Michigan Census [Caro] in the business of "moving buildings" and in 1910 lived on Ellington Street. He seems to have been on Ellington Street at least as early as 1880.

May anyone help me with the story of this building and the history of the Quick family?

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