A Michigan cousin from Elsie, Clinton County, and I are seeking information on this couple who would have been married sometime after the 1930 US Federal Census.If the Social Security Death Index, we have:
Ralph Mickel b. 15 Dec 1997 and d. Nov 1985
Irene M. Mickel b. 3 Apr 1908 and d. 2 Oct 2005
We are curious to know if we have the right Ralph and Irene Mickel, and when and where they may have been married.
Prior to thie marriage, Irene Margaret Pierce may have been married to Albert Bellor, whom we find in the 1930 US Census at Roseville, Macomb County, Michigan, as Albert age 26, Irene age 23, and a daughter age 4 (who may still be living - thus daughter's name not posted here).
In addition to finding our connection to the Mickel family of Lenawee County, we are hoping to determine whether this is the same person as Albert Joseph Bellor from the California Death Index 1940 - 1997, b. 02 Feb 1904 Michigan, d. 13 Mar 1979, in San Bernardino.His parents may have been Joseph Bellor (Ballor / Baller) and Anna "Tebo" according to some earlier marriage records, and most likely from Wayne County.
Interestingly, there are two different marriage records for this couple (Irene and Albert) dated 23 Jun 1922 and 29 Sep 1923, and although her age may have been reported differently, she would have actually been a little young.Her parents are listed as Floyd Pierce and Nellie Grey (Gray) in both.
Also, very interestingly because they seem to have been m. in the very early 1920's and then living together in 1930 (US Census), in the middle of the 1920's Irene married Harold Betzer, son of Albert Betzer and Anna Moore on 12 Mar 1925, age 18, with same parents, Floyd and Nellie (Grey) Pierce.
We are hoping to connect with someone who may be able to provide someone researching this family, or to help us connect the dots, so to speak.
I have access (and am quite active) on Ancestry.com to US Census records, etc., and have visited the Lenawee County USGenWeb pages, as well as Findagrave to seek possible burials.I have also visited and researched at FamilySearch.org via the search pilot.
My 'cousin' in Elsie is a descendant of the Doyer / Betzer / Mead families.We are related through her marriage into the Mead family, and she does not use a computer.So, when she would like a little resarch, she and I converse on the telephone while I search records as possible from my computer at home in Arizona.I descend from the Austin / Mead / Page families of Oakland and Clinton Counties, and I grew up in Owosso, Shiawassee County.