To get the history on your home you can go down to the County Recorder's office and check the various deeds of trust for the home. You'll need to have your tax parcel number and legal description. The Tax Assessor's office can also help you. Give either the tax parcel number or physical address and they can give you a tax history on the property - including who paid the taxes and who the owner of record was. Also, look for old city directories for Muskegon to see who might have been living there.
You can probably find old city directories at your library or the county historical society.