Has anyone researched the descendants of John M. McKercher b. 1840 d.1908 and his brother Alexander McKercher b. 1841?
It appears one of the two McKercher boys may have had a child out of wedlock in 1861 with Mary Catherine Santee b. 1844 d. 1882. The boy was named Howard A. so I'm leaning towards Alexander as the father. Howard A. lived with and may have been adopted by Mary Catherine's parents, Isaac and Sarah Santee.
They all lived in Tuscola County, MI according to the 1860 census.
Howard's 1941 death certificate reads: "Howard A. McKercher Santee".
Any information would be much appreciated. I am Howard A.'s Great Grandson. Matt Kramer