Hello If you go to findagrave.com search for John Ball in michigan kent county several will come up . The John Ball buried in Fulton St. Cemetery is the John Ball who you are looking for. his entry lists his children and his burial in the cemetery. He does not have a regular stone (modern style) If you search Roots Web.com you can find several John Ball listing. 21,000 in fact. but click on the world connect and when first page comes scroll to the botton. fill in place of death Michigan and then 56 names will come up. there are about 5 listings for John ball death in Grand Rapids Michigan. each one is different so read each. you could probably run a google search and find a biography from that. I dont have a county history here at home to look for him . Helen Ringer Kent co Mich.