Hello Debby my name is Angelique, My fathers name is Jerry Lee Abeare, his fathers name is Chester Wayne Abeare, his fathers name is also Chester, but he was born 12/8/1898 in bay city michigan. I am originally from Mich too. I am not sure but I am trying to search farther, I think Chester Sr.s fathers name is joseph. but abeare was spelled funny. Im just starting out on this adventure and was excited to see your message posted there are alot of abeares in bay city. Chester Jr. had brothers and sisters:herman, raymond, leonard, margarite, marie, and beatrice. hope this helps out some you can email me any time and i can possibly find out more. this is exactly what I have been recearching too!!Oh yeah, joseph's fathers name is maurice. this clears up a tiny dead end for me the name is spelled differently.