You don't have to accept the info, but never discard it.Misspellings and inaccurate dates of birth, etc, all extremely common.Misreporting place of birth also common.And I don't care about middle initials.That's why databases offer "soundex" to search for names that sound like the surname.
LET ME GET REORGANIZED.THERE ARE CONFLICTING FAMILY TREES ON ANCESTRY, NONE THAT MAKE ANY SENSE FOR THIS COUPLE.LET'S WORK FROM WHAT YOU "KNOW".
The addition of Martha is good - not a common Irish name and not finding many combos w/a Mike Dwyer.
I like the marriage record - although it's early which makes me think there are more children to the marriage.
Do you belong to ancestry?
Okay, there is a non-sensical family tree on Ancestry.They list Mike in various censuses w/o a family and even list Martha as late as 1870 in PA as a "child".
This is the list of children to the marriage:
Elizabeth J Dwyer1861 – 1938 obit says b in Detroit 7/23/1861, married in ***Port Huron** in March 1880 to LaVire; also confirmed 1861 in her daughter's birth cert
Michael Dwyer1865 – 1917
Mary A Dwyer1868 – 1957
I think you need to center on Port Huron -- find those baptismal certs for the children.The reported dates of birth for Eliz in Detroit (and marrying in 1880 in P.H. doesn't make sense) for the 1880 census I posted below.
Name: Martha Dwyer Age: 33 Birth Year: abt 1847 Birthplace: Canada Home in 1880: Port Huron, St Clair, Michigan Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Michael Dwyer Father's Birthplace: Canada Mother's Birthplace: Canada Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Keeping House Idiotic or insane: View image Household Members: Name Age Michael Dwyer 44 IRE Martha Dwyer 33 CAN James Dwyer 13 Ella Dwyer 11 Edward Dwyer 4 Anna Dwyer 1
Yet, another family tree posts this as 1880:
Name: John Dwyer Age: 14 Birth Year: abt 1866 Birthplace: Michigan Home in 1880: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's Name: Michael Dwyer Father's Birthplace: Ireland Mother's Name: Hannah Dwyer Mother's Birthplace: Ireland Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Messenger Tel Office Idiotic or insane: View image Household Members: Name Age Michael Dwyer 43 Hannah Dwyer 40 Mary Dwyer 16 John Dwyer 14 Elizabeth Dwyer 7 Joseph Dwyer 2
and yet another tree that has contrary info:
Name: Elizabeth J. Dwyer Age: 18 Birth Year: abt 1862 Birthplace: Michigan Home in 1880: Fort Gratiot, St Clair, Michigan Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Stepdaughter Marital Status: Single Father's Birthplace: Ireland Mother's Name: Catharine Brewer Mother's Birthplace: Ohio Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Domestic Servant Household Members: Name Age Henry Brewer 36 Catharine Brewer 40 Elizabeth J. Dwyer 18 John Dwyer 16 Michael Dwyer 14 Mary A. Dwyer 9