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Updated May 6, 2002

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Christopher Holstad Johnson (1839-1920) of Norway
wife Karen Seversen (????)

Daughter Bertha C. Johnson (1872-1925) immigrated to Suttons Bay Michigan from Surnadal Norway and is my GreatGrandmother

Married Lars R. Sogge of Ranes, Surnadal Norway, in Suttons Bay Michigan on 06 April 1889. He immigrated 23 May 1883

Proprietor of Sogge's general store, established 1899, in Suttons Bay Michigan


Benjamin Waite (circa 1780) of England
wife unknown

son Isaac Waite (1800-????) of Hampshire County Massachusetts
wife Rebecca DOVE (????-1849) married in Medina County Ohio (1836)

John Nelson Waite (1840-1922) of Ohio
wife June Lorraine Johnson (1846-1906) of Clarendon New York

son Louis Roza Waite (1866-????)
wife Clarabel Cline (1866-????)

son Ivon Clare is my Grandfather (1889-1964)
wife Nina Ann Van Pelt (1903-1995)

The Waite family name is supposedly tied to English Royalty and the Isle of Wight


Samuel Van Pelt (1838-????) a Civil War veteran
wife Elizabeth Shanteau (circa 1850-1872)

son Plympton Buck Van Pelt (1868-1957) of Toledo Ohio
wife Gertrude Adelia Hillman (1875-1952) of Bay City Michigan.

Plympton is my GreatGrandfather

Was told that one of the four Van Pelt brothers (Hollanders), whom all had bounties placed on them, single handedly captured one of the Queens' naval vessels for the Colonies during the Revolutionary War.


Charles L. Joynt (1843-1922) of Ireland
wife Sarah Donovan (1840-1898)

son Delbert Joynt (1868-1938)
wife Mary A. Howell (1874-1938)

Delbert is my GreatGrandfather

Parents of Mary A. Howell are:
John Howell (circa 1840) of England and a Civil War veteran (7th Michigan Cavalry)
wife Priscilla Parcher (circa 1840)

This is but a beginning. Any assistance in gathering up the many loose ends, filling in the blanks and verifying the stories will be greatly appreciated.

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