Re: Cluchey -1885-on
My maternal grandfather was Lewis Cluchey. He married Daphne Sprague (my grandmother) and had four children: Mildred Roberta (my mother), Jack, Donald, and Phyllis. My grandmother died when my mother was 11 years old and the children were subsequently raised by their maternal grandmother.
Lewis Cluchey apparently lived much of his life in Chicago but my grandmother was from Big Rapids, Michigan so he may have lived there for a time.
I understand Lewis' family had a fleet of boats and did hard hat diving in Lake Michigan early in the 20th Century; perhaps laying electric cables to bring lights to the Chicago shoreline.
Lewis subsequently married twice more and had several more children by his third wife. Some of them settled in southern California. I never knew any of them but would like to.
My mother (Roberta) died in 1995. There were four of us: Jacqueline Lee, Patricia Joan(me), Michael Eugene, & Gerrie Lee. I live in San Francisco, Jackie lives in Soutern Michigan, Mike is in Franklin OH, and Gerrie is here in the Bay Area near me.
Jack lived out his life in Mecosta County Michigan. He had three children: Connie, Larry & Jeff. I believe Connie lives in Aurora CO. I've lost track of Larry & Jeff.
Donald lived most of his adult life in So. CA (LaJolla). His widow may still live there (she was a native of Australia). His daughters (Patsy & Donna) may still live in So. CA. I'm not sure where his son is.
Phyllis lived most of her adult life in Ohio. Her daughters: Sharon - lives in Atlanta; Kathy lives in Florida.
I have no information about any of Lewis Cluchey's siblings or ancestors. I'm interested in knowing more about the Cluchey side of my family.