Archive for August, 2011
Anton Hallman was born in Prussia in 1834. He married Henrietta Elizabeth Kreft in 1870, and they had 3 children. Anton sailed to America in 1873, and at some point Henrietta followed shortly behind with their 3 children. She died in 1875 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the poor grounds of Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan. Two months later Anton married Katherine Kwart, also of Prussia, and they were married in St. Albertus Church in Detroit, Michigan. In 1880 he and his family showed up in Metz, Presque Isle, Michigan were he worked as a farmer and resided the rest of his life. Anton and Katherine had 6 more children. He is buried in the Old Metz Cemetery (aka St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery) in Metz, Presque Isle, Michigan.
Name: John Franklin Sinyard
Birthday: about 1859
Parents: John B. Sinyard & Eliza Garlick
Relationship: Married to Mary Ann Bittles, father of 5 children.
Children: Stewart, Margaret, John, Mary & Edward.
Hometown: born in Michigan
Last Known Residence: Lemont, Illinois
Education: able to read and write
Occupation: Quarry Laborer
Death: after 1894. He does not appear in the 1900 census with his family, though Mary is still listed as “married.” In the 1910 census Mary is listed as a widow.
Relationship to Me: 2nd great-grandfather
John Bittles is my 3rd great-granduncle. He immigrated from Ireland with his family and his brother’s family aboard the “City of Mobile” in July of 1857. The family resided in Lemont, Illinois where he worked as a laborer. He is buried in Brooks Cemetery in Goodings Grove, Illinois.