Beaver Island Directory

This information is from Beaver Island Remembered and includes residents, land owners, cabin owners, renters, everyone -- this list was compiled by Kathy Flippo from 1923 & 1934 maps and old deeds. 

A



Allar, C
Allison, Don.
Anderson, Ben & wife Myrtle
Anderson, Bruce
Anderson, Charles
Anderson, Christian & wife Frederika (Rika) {Henningsen} 
        Children: Maria Louise, Albert Carl, Albert Carl, Clara  Frederika, Emma Antonie, Bernard (Ben) Christian
Anderson, Clarence (Mooneye) wife and Children's names unknown
Anderson, F.
Anderson, John & wife Olga
        Children: Nettie, Ole Nest, twin sons
Andrews, Ivan
Arka, O. L.

B



Bailey, Bill & wife Grace
        Children: Chuck, Bill, Lela 
Baldwin, Dave & wife Liz
Baldwin, Isaac & wife Elizabeth
Booth, Roy
Boyd, James
Bradshaw
Brown, Bessie [widow]
        Children: Maynard, Jim
Brown, Vilas (Spider) & wife Velma Marie {Leslie}
        Children: Fern, Beverl, Bruce, Leon, Marvin (Marvie), 
                          Velma (Sarey)
Burde, Martin (?) & wife Marie
Byers, Otto (Obie)

C



Cady, Harold (Red) & wife Evie {Hendricks}, then Ena Mae {Point}
Cape, his name and his wife's name, unknown
        Child: Howard
Carlson, Peter & wife Anna
        Children: Laura, Ruth, Anna (Ann), Gust (Gus), Hildur (Till), 
                          Marvin (Marn or Marnie), Florence (Flo), Marian 
Church, Stephen & wife Violet (Kranovich) 
Cleppe, Art
Cook, Archie & wife Elaine (Bark)
        Children: Grace, Joan, Archie (Sonny), Robert Edward 
Coon, Clifford & wife Josephine (Paulsen)
Cornilsen, August & wife's name unknown
        Child: Henry
Cram, Bruce & wife Lilly
        Children: Bruce, Betty, Dorothy, Bernie, Donnie, Doris, 
Nancy, Dick
Crawford
Cross as far as can be remembered, just a father
        Child: Chester

D



Dandoise [also spelled Dondois,Dorndoes,Dorndois] Eugene wife,             unknown, died 
        Child: Julia
Deyo, James wife's name not known
        Children: Jim, Cora, Ruby, Annabelle, James, Joann
Dierks, Bob & wife Amy
Dodd, claude & wife Mary
Domann, Paul & wife Marie Louise (Mary) (Anderson)
        Children: Arnold, Stella, Alice, Emma, Marian, Virginia

E



Edens, Nicklaus
Edfors, Peter & wife Ethel
        Children: Howard Van Winkle, 
                          Thelma Van Winkle, 
                          Bob Howard, 
                          Frances Howard-twin, 
                          Francine Howard-twin, 
                          Peter Edfors, 
                          Jerry Edfors, 
                          David Edfors, 
                          Guy E. Edfors, 
                          Martin Edfors, 
                          Mary Edfors, 
                          Marjorie Edors, 
                          Ronald Edfors, 
                          Debra Edfors
Emic, John (Jack) wife's name unknown
Enberg, Albert & wife Caroline Matilda

F



Fellman, George & wife Alice
        Child: Esther
Foley, Tom
Francescon, Dan L. & wife Essie
        Children: Barbara, Dan
Francescon, Kenneth & wife Margaret
        Children: Terry, Kevin, Dan
Francescon, Paul & wife Hertha (Henningsen)
        Son: P. Kenneth
Francescon, Terry & wife Jane
Fraizer, Dale
Fuller, Glen (Tub) see Weldy, Delbert
Fuller, Gwen see Weldy, Delbert
Fuller, Jerry see Weldy, Delbert

G



Geese, G.
Geese, P.
Gephardt [also spelled Gefhort' August & wife Louisa
Gephardt [also spelled Gafvert] Louis O. & wife Mary
Geronzin, Carl Fr & wife Johanna
Geronzin, Johannes [a bachelor, Johannes/John]
Geronzin, John & wife {Hansen}
        Children: Caroline, Jane, Margaret
Getner, Ben [Tom's brother]
Getner, Tom & wife Lily
        Children: Henry, George, Jimmy
Gifford, Robert
Grevem John

H



Hackett, Frank & wife Gertrude {Keating}
        Children: Lawrence, Frank, Robert, Mildred, 
                          Catherine, Mabel, Ada 
Hagberg, Albert (Abbie) & wife Verna
        Children: Jimmy, Gary, John [born later in California]
Hagberg, Arnold & wife Myrna
        Children: Ardelle, Billy
Hagberg, Ferdinand (Fred) & wife Mary {Miller}
Hagberg, August (Gus) & wife Bertha {Anderson}
        Children: Albert, Enga Grace, Ferdinand (Fred)
Hamilton, John
Hansen, Christian L. & wife Kareb
Hansen, Ever & wife Necolina (Lena)
        Children: Hannah, Martha
Hansen, Jorgen (Jurgen) & wife Johanna
        Children: Ever, Hannah
Hansen, Frank & wife mary
        Children: Ray, Harold
Hansen, Chris & wife Mary
        Children: Elsie, Christine, Ed, Chris, Louie, Hiney, 
                          Clara, Mary, Bernice
Hansen, Sanke
Harris
Helsein [slough named after then]
Hendricks, Patrick (Pat or Paddy) & wife Pearl
        Children: Grace, Evie
Henningsen, Arthur [bachelor]
Henningsen, August-wife Louise {Dohmann}
        Children: Herbert, Hildegard, Leona
Henningsen, Billy
Henningsen, Louise
Henningsen, Martin & wife Emma {Domann}
        Children: Frank, Erna, Arthur, Hertha
Henninger, M. A. [misspelling of Henningsen
Henninger, August [misspelling of Henningsen]
Henry, James & wife Daisy
        Children: James, Jack, Zepha, Alma
Heston, Mayo
Hill
Hitchcock, Jim don't know wife's name
        Children: Nellie, Inez
Hohenhorst, Reinhold (Richard) & wife Julia
        Children: Reinhold, Marcella, Colette
Hohenhorst, Reinhold & wife Virginia
Holleran, May
Howard, Bob see Edfors, Pete
Howard, Frances see Edfors, Pete
Howard, Francind see Edfors, Pete
Hudson, Orice & wife Marie
        Children: Mable, Irma, Eva
Hugunnin
Hullinger, J. D., Dr. (Doc)

I



Iverson

J



Jacobsen, Emil & wife Laura {Carlson}
        Children: Emily, Elmer
Jenkins, Bert [brother]
Jenkins, Cecil [brother]
Jensen, Charles C.
Jessen, Bill & wife Minnie
        Children: Chuck Rubsanab, Bessie Rubsaman, 
                          Cleota Rubsaman, Minnie (Tootie) Rubsaman
Johnson, Bob & wife Leona {Henningsen}
        son: David
Johnson, Ed & wife Millie
Johnson, John (Jack)

K



Kelly, Jim & wife Kathy
Kerr, Clarence & wife Flora 
        Children: Phyliss
King, Ernie & wife Ru
        Children: Ruth, Marian, Alice
King, Vernon Ray & wife Lillian Mae (Berry)
        Children: Verna, Vernon, Don, Evelyn, Eleanor, 
                          Neil L., Leona
Klare, Clarence & wife Rose
        Children: Clarence, LaVonne, Johnny, Jaquelin, Donald
Klare, Louie & wife Helen (Ohrt)
        Children: Betty Lou, Louis, John, Lois,Nancy, Mary Ann,
                          Helen, Jeanne
Kleinschmidt
Knapp, Ethel [sister of Grace Bailey]
Kranovich, Viola [twin sisters]
Kranovich, Violet [twin sisters]
Kruse, Fritz [brother of Max a.k.a. Uncle Fritz]
Kruse, Max & wife Suzie
        Children: August, Alvena, Anna, Max, Elizabeth, 
                          Fritz, John, Elsie

L



Ladehoff, Francine
Lamb, C. and Sons
Lamberton, Bill
Larson, John & wife Carolina
        Children: Paul, Geoffery, Philimon
Larson, Paul & wife Anna (Carlson)
Lathrop, Earl [brother]
Lathrop, Marion [brother]
Lauritsen, Nels & wife Anna
Littrell, Mike & wife Kate
Luce children doris, Valoria
Lundeen, Adrian (Ade) & wife Florence
Daughter: Kathleen Ann
Luth, Herman & wife Hannah {Hansen}
        Children: Marilyn, Larry, Johnny
Lynch, Frank

M



Macgande, margaret
Marr, Herbert (Bert) & wife Gertie
        Children: John, Norman, Logan, Genevive (Jennie)
Martin, Dave
Mays, George (Wapsi) & wife Viola
        Children: Bernice, George Jr.
McArdle, burt
McArdle, Ross & wife Pearl
        Children: Pete, Laura, Kenneth, Glen, Freddie
McCray, Joe & wife Dollie
        Children: Harry, John, Vivian, Marian
McMichael, Mike & wife Nancy
Mead, Abner [adult son of John]
Mead, John
Messer, clarence
Messer, Olive
Messer, W. W.
Meyers, Charles
Meyers, John & wife Ann
        Children: John Enoch, William, Victor, Anna, Alma
                          Dot, Lillian, Charles, and two sons stillborn
Meyers, John Enich & wife Regina 
        Children: Thelma, charles Edward (buddy), Sylvia (Tibbie)
Meyers, Ponto
Meyers, William & wife Grace
        Daughter: Winona
Miller, Chuch & wife Kate (Norlin)
Miller, E. O.
Miller, H.
Miller, Gene
Millerscull
Monson, Joe [brother]
Monson, Sam [brother] & wife Daisy
Munck. H.

N



Neisslie, Lester
Nielson, Niels & wife Johanna
Nipple, Henry wife's name not remembered
        Son: Henry
Nissley, H. b.
Niquist, Andrew & wife Ulrika
Niquist, Phineas
Norlin, Gus & wife Katherine (Kate)
Nyquist, Zephanias & wife Christine

O



Ohrt, Julius & wife Johanna
        Children: Augusta (Gustie), John J.
Ohrt, Paul & wife Lottie D. (Schroeder)
Olson, Merlin (Feather) & wife Mary
        Son: Richard (Jughead)
Onken, Peter wife's name unknown
        Son: name unknown

P



Padulla, Dominic & wife Hazel Mae (Sparwl)
        Children: Arnit, Sammy, Joseph G., Mary Lou, 2 more
                          sons, names unknown
Paulson, Anna
Paulson, C. E.
Paulsen, John & wife Minnie
        Children: Josephine, Mildred, Rudy, Emil
Paulsen, Larry [son of Emiy & Emily Paulsen][stayed with 
        Grandparents Emil & Laura Jacobsen while parents moved]
Paulsen, Nartub
Paysen
Pearce, Daniel M
Penzcoffer, C. B. (Penny)
Peters, cliff
Peters, Ron
Petersen, Peter
Peterson, Nicholas & wife Christine
Peterson, Frank & wife Mary {Hansen}
        Sons: Harold, Bill
Peterson Ray
Pethrahen, V. B. [Petrahn?]
Pfyderer, Bill & wife Grace
        Son: Bill
Point, Elmer, Sr. & wife Jessie (Holiday)
        Children: Elmer Jr., Ena Mae, 3 more sisters names unknown
Point, Elmer Jr. & wife Bernice {Mays}
Posateri, Jim & Wife Cheryl
Prier, Floyd wife's name not known
        Son: Jimmy

R



Reckman, Peter & wife Hedwig
        Children: Freddie, Margaret, Eleanor Mae, Eugene,
                          Dorothy, David
Reggelson, Fred & wife Edna
        Son: Freddie
Reimer, C.
Reter, Ben
Reter, Frank
Rubsaman, Bessie see Jessen, Bill
Rubsaman, Chuck see Jessen, Bill
Rubsaman, Cleota see Jessen Bill
Rubsaman, Minnie (Tootie) see Jessen, Bill

S



Saxon, Lyle
Schoephorster, Henry
Schultz, Mike
Sedgwick, C.
Seeck, George son: Bob
Seely, George Enoch & wife Hannah Jeanette
        Children: Nellie, George Fredrick, Eugene, Bernice,
                          Beulah, Joseph E.
Seely, George Frederic & wife Eva {Wright}
Skogman, Dave & wife Judy
Smith, Fred
Stoller, Cliff & wife Laurie
Sturtz, Wilhelm/William & wife Mary {Kiranvauer}
        Children: Eugene, Mary Colette, John, William, George
Sullivan,
Sutton, L. F.

T



Thompson, Bill (Turtle) & wife Martha
        Sons: Garry, Jim
Thompson, Garry
Thompson, Jim & wife Sheila
Tiegen, B.

U



Ugarph, Jim
Utts, Eugene
Utts, McConnell

V



Van Winkle, Howard see Edfors, Pete
Van Winkle, Thelma see Edfors, Pete
Varney, Charles & wife Jessie {Steffey}
        son: Donald
Varney, Mildred
Vickerstaff

W



Wadleigh, E. A.
Wagner, Clarence & wife Marian
        Children: John, Lyle, Arvilla
Wagner, Lyle & wife Wanda
Walgenmooth, Rev.
Walgenmooth, Mrs. [Rev. Walgenmooth's mother]
Walker, George
Walton, Leonard (Buck) & wife Rhue
        Children: Mary Alice, Eileen 
Wasem, Jim & wife Mabel
Wasem, Mrs. [Jim Wasem's mother]
Weedrow, John
Weinbeck, Mrs. 
        Children: Muriel, Mardell, Velora, Joan, Betty, Eleanor
Weldy, Delbert & wife Cressa
        Children: John Weldy, Gwen Fuller, Jerry Fuller, Glenn Fuller
Weldy, John see Weldy, Delbert
White, Earl & wife Lucille
        Son: Jimmy
White, Richard (Skip)
White, Russell [Earl White's brother]
Witt, Joe
Wolf, Ed & wife Linda
Wright, Charles B. wife's name not known
        Children: Ruth, Eva, Goldie, LeRoy

Y



Young, Milo & wife Selma
        Children: Pearl, Ted R., Billy, Juanita, Lillian, Nellie
Young, Ted R. & wife Eunice S. {Henricksen}
        Children: Virginia, Sylvia, Orville, Chalmer, Robert
Young, W. J. & Company

BEAVER ISLAND TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

1955

Francescon, Dan L. 1545-J
Francescon, Paul L. 1545-W
Henningsen, Art A. 1550-W
Penzcofer, C. B. 1550-M
Pfuderer, W. F. 1550-R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have additional info on Beaver Island and would like to have it posted here, I'd be glad to add it.  Email me.  I really can't change the info we have online because it comes directly from the book.  

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This one is from Kelly Keegan, email KellyMKg@aol.com 

Nettie Mae -

Thanks for posting the index to Beaver Island Remembered on-line.  The list almost seems to contain more info than I remember seeing in the book, which I have a copy of; maybe I need to reread it?  Anyway, I'm a granddaughter of Sylvia Meyers and Frank Henningsen who both grew up on Beaver Island, and I have been doing research on the family.  A few small corrections and additions to the list are below:

Henningsen, Arthur [bachelor]
Henningsen, August-wife Louise {Dohmann}
        Children: Herbert, Hildegard, Leona
Henningsen, Billy
Henningsen, Louise
Henningsen, Martin & wife Emma {Domann}
        Children: Frank, Erna, Arthur, Hertha


There was also an Anton Henningsen with wife Lousa F(redrika) living on Beaver Island in 1900 per the census.  They were the parents of Martin and August (and probably others, something I'm working on).  The family moved from Pellworm, Schleswig, Germany around 1882.  Pellworm is a small island in the chain of the Frisian Islands off the coast from Denmark/Germany.  I guess Beaver Island was a logical place for them to 'land'.

Meyers, Charles
Meyers, John & wife Ann 
(Charles and Anna were the couple, John was the son)
        Children: John Enoch, William, Victor, Anna, Alma
                          Dot, Lillian, Charles, and two sons stillborn

Meyers, John Enich & wife Regina (Enoch, not Enich)
        Children: Thelma, charles Edward (buddy), Sylvia (Tibbie)

Per the 1880 Beaver Island census, there was also a Gustav Meyer(s) and wife, Johanna living there.  Gustav was the brother of Charles per emigration and parish records in Sweden.  His occupation says 'Keeps Ice House'.  Their children are listed as: Henry and Helen.  Charles and Gustav's mother is living with Gustav: Brita Meyer, as well as Johanna's father, Unnamed Petersen, and Johanna's sister, Kate Hamilton, and her three children, William, Hayesena (?), and Emma.  The family no longers appears on Beaver Island in 1900, and I don't (yet) know where they went. 

If you can make these corrections and additions, that would be great. 

Thanks!

Kelly Keegan

ps 1.  I've copied the pages from the Farm Directory and will get to work on them.

ps. 2.  Through this web page, I made contact with a woman who turns out to be my third cousin, a great-grandchild of a brother to my great-grandmother.  She has shared a ton of info with me, and we plan to meet in a couple of weeks.  Thank you for all your efforts!  :-)

 

 

 

 

Clinton County History Books

Many books have been written that include information about Clinton County; indeed, they are still being published today.  Below are some that we have info from online: