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Liber B of the Berrien County Marriage records shows the marriage of James Ahere on page 361.On 25 Jun 1855 in the presence of John and Elizabeth Critzer of Oronoko Township, Nathan Helmick J. P. married “James A. Here of Lake Township to Mary Critzer of Oronoko Township”.James was 30 years of age and Mary was 22 years of age.
James Ahere was born on 10 Apr 1819 in Scotland and he died on 24 Oct 1885.His wife Maria (Critzer) Ahere was born on 22 Jun 1833 in Ohio and she died on 14 May 1895.James and Maria (Critzer) Ahere had children:
John Ahere b. 1856 d.1937 Margaret Ahere b. 1858 d. 1916 Nancy Ahere b. 1860 d. 1921 Betsy Ahere b. ? d. 03 Mar 1866 Arthur Ahere b. ? d. 26 Oct 1866 James Ahere b. 1869 d. 28 Dec 1908
The 1880 census of Oronoko Township, Michigan includes:
Aher, James 61 years of age born in Scotland; father born in Ireland; mother born in Scotland, wife Mariah 48 years of age born in Ohio; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Maryland, Johny 24 years of age, Margarett 22 years of age, Nancy 20 years of age, Mariah 18 years of age and James 12 years of age.All the children were born in Michigan.
The death record of James Ahere says he died on 24 Oct 1885 in Oronoko Township.It says he was born in Scotland and was 66 years, 6 months and 14 days old when he died.His parents were recorded as Arthur and Nancy Ahere.James Ahere would have been born on 10 Apr 1819.Maria (Critzer) Ahere married 2nd Ulrich Renz in Niles, Michigan on 25 May 1890.