Searching for descendants of Edwin Michael. He was born 17 Sep. 1840 near Lowell, Lake County, IN. He was the son of John J. Michael (1811-1896) and Wealtha Ann Green (1821-1847). His only sibling was William Henry Michael (1847-1929).My desecent is traced through Edwin's brother William Henry Michael, his son Loren Porter Michael (1874-1946) and his grandson Robert E. Michael (1917-1994).
Edwin attended school in Westville, La Porte County. He was a teacher in LaPorte and Lake County for 4 years. He served in Civil War 1862-65, Company A, 99th IndianaInfantry. He married Thirsa H. Dyer in Wheaton, Du Page Co., IL 15 Feb. 1866 http://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriagehttp://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriage. Thirza was also a teacher.
Edwin Michael and Thirsa Dyer had the following children:
Margaret (Maggie) Michael who married Henry D. GERRISH in 1891 and lived in Lowell, IN
Earl J. Michael who married a Ms. ROLES and operated a mining supply store in Bay Horse, ID.This couple had a son named Karlton.
Ida L. Michael who attended Valparaiso Normal School and was a teacher ihn Lowell and Hammond, IN.
Edna R. Michael. She was educated at Hammond HS and a teacher in Bay Horse, ID. She first married a Mr. EMMERSON and accompanied him on missionary work in Cameroon, Africa. By 1929 she was re-married, named Edna HEMINGER, and living in Wooster, OH.
Julia M. Michael. She was also educated in Hammondand Valparaiso and taught school in Bay Horse, ID and Lowell, IN. By 1929 she was married to a Mr KOBELIN and living in Crown Point, IN.
Edwin Michael lived in Bay Horse, near Chalice, ID from about 1890-1905. He returned to Lake County, IN and died there 27 Apr. 1909.
I would like to contact Edwin's descendants to share Michael family history.