Re: Jaboc Harsen,from Harsen Island 3-8=00
hi, iam back. sounds like we are some kind of kissin cousins.henery was my gteat great grandfather and i do not know for sure what his trade was besides traping,hunting farming.nor do i know what his son my great grandfather did,beside play the violin,and drink alot.as he stayed at my aunt nellie harsen,conway who was his grandaughter until she ask him to leave because he would be drunk when her church friends came over. It was know that he had the title to harsen island when he left as he kept it in his violin case he died in 1932 and i was born in 1935.his son fredick we called fred was my grandfather and he lived with my mom and dad till i was about eleven years old. then my dad and uncle harry harsen build him a two room tarpaper shack right behind us.i loved him dearly.he told the most interesting stories,and held me on his lap and sang to me . he would sing only to me this onehe made up.[ old irish injin she don't moun to much,she's a dirty old irish and a rotton old dutch. and he always called me Irish Ingin never by my name. he was known as a horse traderalways had horse's and plouged gardens,and always smoked a pipe and was very kind. my brother and i use to have to go up yale ave in flint mi. to the shamrock bar to get him to drive his horses home and he always did.my dad was a great jack of all trades there was nothing he could'nt fix or do.he was a mason by trade and build alot of block gas stations in flint mi. for rose oil co. he only had a third grade schooling and could write his name .my mother would read the blue prints and tell him where the plumbing had to go and the elect.he build five houses and wired them all by his self.he was also a week end dranker till he was about fifty years old.he died when he was 62 with cancer of the throat the year of 1971 sept two yearsafter my mother and one month after my 37 year old husband. well that is alot of what i know about the harsen's and then some. wish i could get my oldest daughter on line she lisioned well to what was told her and i never had time to lision.she has every thing i have run acrosswrote down from what she was told when she was young and it all shows up the same way when ever i find something on the harsens only she has dates and years and more. maybe someday. hope you can ue somehing out of this. bye for now pat.