Descendants of John Grove



First Generation


1. John Grove , son of Unknown and maybe Nancy, was born on 15 Aug 1790 in , Near Pittsburgh, PA Or VA, USA, died on 31 Aug 1873 and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: 1840 U.S. Census, New Castle Township, Coshocton, OH 325-28, age 50-60; 1830 U.S. Census, New Castle, Coshocton, OH, 050 in A.I.S. index; notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; book 'History of Coshocton County, OH 1740-1881', 1881 by N.N. Hill, p574; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p74; 1850 Census, New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH 10-126; IGI 1553462-F51001738

From 'History of ...': 'John Grove, who came form near Pittsburgh, Pennvania, about 1814, and settled on the southeast quarter of section 19 [New Castle Township], near where the church was afterward built.'

From 'Cemetery Inscriptions ...': 'John Grove, Sr., born 15 Aug. 1790 in Penn. (or Va.), & probably removed to Fulton County, Ind. soon after 1870, perhaps directly from Ohio.'

1850: Farmer, $4584

John married Elizabeth in 1811 in , , PA. Elizabeth was born in 1789-1790 in , , PA and died after 1850 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH.

General Notes: 1840 U.S. Census, John Grove, New Castle Township, Coshocton, OH 325-28; notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; 1850 Census, New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH, 10-126


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Jacob Grove was born on 16 Oct 1812 in , , PA, died on 20 Mar 1882 and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.
   3 F    ii. Elizabeth Grove was born on 7 Jun 1815 in , , PA, died on 20 Apr 1896 in Mentone, Koscluska, IN and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: research card of Doris Deamer, Rochester, IN in library at Coshocton, OH; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74-5; IGI 1553462-F51001737 (b 1816)

Elizabeth married Robert Meredith, son of Isaac Meredith and Unknown, on 13 Sep 1832 in , Coshocton, OH. Robert was born on 1 Jun 1812 in , Coshocton, OH, died on 25 Oct 1888 in , Fulton, IN and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: research card of Doris Deamer of Rochester, IN in library at Coshocton, OH; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74-6; IGI 895286-M514331, 1553462-501001737, 1760849

   4 F    iii. Mary A. Grove was born in 1818 in PA, died on 4 Jul 1886 in , Fulton, IN and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74-5; IGI 1553462-F51001746, IGI 1760855

Mary married Isaac Meredith on 24 Aug 1837 in , Coshocton, OH. Isaac was born on 28 Jan 1816 in , Coshocton, OH, died on 19 Apr 1895 in New Castle, Fulton, IN and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2' ,1981, Tombaugh, p75; IGI 1553462-F51001746, 1553462-501001746, 1760849, 895286-M514331

   5 F    iv. Nancy Grove was born in 1821 and died before 1873.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p74-5; IGI 1553462-F51001738

Nancy married Joseph Severns on 26 Oct 1831 in , Coshocton, OH.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74-5; IGI 1126298-781289170

+ 6 M    v. John Grove was born in 1825 in , Coshocton, OH.
   7 M    vi. David Grove was born on 5 Apr 1829 in , Coshocton, OH, died on 8 Dec 1872 in , Fulton, IN and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p75; IGI 1553462-501001738

   8 F    vii. Susanah Grove was born on 18 Jan 1835 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died on 31 Mar 1866 and was buried in Christian Ch Cem, Sec 19 Newcastle, Coshocton, OH.

General Notes: tombstone

Cemetery is in the yard of a church that was built in 1840. The church and cemetery were abandon in the 1870's - 1890's. It currently (1992) is over grown with large trees. It located on the north - south line bisecting section 19 in New Castle Township, Coshocton, OH. It is 300 feet north of the east - west road that runs along the southern parameter of section 19.


Second Generation (Children)


2. Jacob Grove (John1) was born on 16 Oct 1812 in , , PA, died on 20 Mar 1882 and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; IGI M514331-895286; 1840 Census, New Castle Township, Coshocton, OH, 326-20; 1850 Census, New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH 6-68; 1860 Census, New Castle Twp, Fulton, IN 657-992; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p73-4; IGI individual

1850: Farmer, $900. 1860: Farmer $2000 real estate, $300 personal

Based on the census records he moved from Coshocton Co, OH to Fulton Co, IN in 1852/3

NOTES: LDS IGI M514331-895286 ('Jacob Grove' to 'Sarah Yonker')

Jacob married Rachel Myers after 1852-1860. Rachel Myers died before 1873.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p74; notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; letter from Doris Deamer, Rochester, IN

Did well for the step kids.

Jacob next married Sarah Yunker, daughter of Simon Yunker and Jemima. Sarah was born in 1811-1812 in , , NY and died in 1853-1860 in of NewCastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (also Younkers, died after the birth of son Robert; 1840 Census, New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH 325-28; 1850 Cenus, New Castle Twp, Fulton, OH 6-68; unpublished history of Grove and Canniff history by Lelia Faith Canniff p5, indicates Groves from Rochester, Fulton, IN; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p75


Children from this marriage were:

   9 F    i. Almira Grove was born in 1835 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died in 1917 and was buried in Hoover Cem, Henry Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (Almira, Mira); 1850 Census, New Castle Tpw, Coshocton, OH (Amira); 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74 (Almira, Amira, Almyra)

Almira married Isaac Coplen in 1856. Isaac was born in 1833 and died in 1918.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

   10 F    ii. Amanda (Mandy) Grove was born in 1837-1838 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; 1850 Census, New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH

   11 M    iii. Oscar Grove was born in 1839 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died in 1879 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; 1860 New Castle Twp, Fulton, IN Census; letter from Doris Deamer, Rochester, IN; 1850 Census New Castle Twp, Coshocton, IN; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

Oscar married Amanda A. Montgomery in 1864.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

   12 M    iv. Ossimer Grove was born in 1841 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died in 1862 and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; 1860 Census New Castle Twp, Fulton, IN 1850 Census New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH; (also spelled Ossemer, Ossamer, Ossirner); 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

   13 M    v. Oliver Grove was born in 1842 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died in 1867 and was buried in Yellow Creek Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: note of Lelia Faith Canniff gives as son of Jacob Grove; 1850 Census New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH (listed with family of John Grove); 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

   14 M    vi. Orange K. Grove was born in 1844 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died in 1923 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; 1860 Census New Castle Twp, Fulton, IN; 1850 Census New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

Orange married Isabelle Allen in 1880.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

   15 M    vii. John Grove was born in 1845-1847 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH and died after 1860 in of NewCastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; 1850 Census New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH 6-68; 1860 Census New Castle Twp, Fulton, IN 657-992; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

   16 M    viii. Simon Y. Grove was born in 1849 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died in 1925 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; 1850 census New Castle Twp, Coshocton, OH 6-68; 1860 census New Castle Twp, Fulton, OH 657-992; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, col 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

Simon married Elizabeth. Another name for Elizabeth was Lizzie B.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74 & 209

+ 17 M    ix. Gilbert H. Grove was born on 30 Apr 1851 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died on 25 May 1926 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.
   18 M    x. Robert Grove was born in 1853-1854 in of NewCastle Twp, Fulton, IN and died after 1860 in of NewCastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (mother died after his birth); 1860 census New Castle Twp, Fulton, IN 657-992; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74

6. John Grove (John1) was born in 1825 in , Coshocton, OH.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p74-5; IGI 1553462-501001738

John married Rebecca.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p75


Children from this marriage were:

+ 19 F    i. Malinda Grove was born in 1848, died on 3 Mar 1919 in Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)



Gilbert Grove & wife Clara 
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17. Gilbert H. Grove (Jacob2, John1) was born on 30 Apr 1851 in Of Newcastle Twp, Coshocton, OH, died on 25 May 1926 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.

General Notes: Marriage record of son Orange E. Grove.; Death record Kalkaska County, MI #2; notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; Tombstone; 1860 census, New Castle Twp, Fulton, IN 657-992 (age 7); 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p 74; Fulton county, IN Marriages 1836-1983, C-104

From notes of Lelia Faith Canniff: He was Five feet 8 inches tall; Celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Lived in Indiana until March 1901, moving to Pomona, Cleon Township, Manistee Co. Soon rented the Sears farm across from C. B. Canniff farm, the two families moved north together, Grove family to Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County in March 1904; The Canniffs to Antrim County. But Mr & Mrs. Grove lived on same 40 acre farm, where he died, after a long illness of kidney trouble and was buried in Traverse City Cemetery. All six children were at funeral. When his parents moved from OH to IN, Gilbert often wondered off from Wagon into the woods and got lost. (From grandson Isaac Grove)

The Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 27 May 1926:
"Gilbert H. Grove, for twenty-two years a resident of Clearwater township, died at his home Tuesday evening, May 25, at the age of 75 years and 25 days. He was born in Ohio April 30, 1851, moving at an early age to Fulton county, Indiana. He was married to Clara M. Batz June 10, 1872 [date in newspaper]. To this Union were born seven children, Horton dying in infancy. In 1901 the family moved to Manistee county, Michigan and in 1904 moved to their present home in Clearwater township. Left to mourn his departure are the wife and six children: Edwin of Rapid City; Frank of Hammond, Ind; Pearl of Gary Ind; Inez of Detroit; Guy of East Lansing; Earl of Traverse City; besides sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, hosts of friends and neighbors. The remains were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery at Traverse City. Funeral services were held at his home Friday at 11 o'clock by Rev. McGinness. L. M. Clapp had charge."


Clara Batz 
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Gilbert married Clarissa Magdalene Batz, daughter of Reuben Batz and Anna Moyer, on 8 Jun 1872 in , Fulton, IN. Clarissa was born on 3 Mar 1854 in Rochester, Fulton, IN, died on 12 Jan 1948 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and was buried on 15 Jan 1948 in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI Other names for Clarissa were Mary Batz, and Clara Batz.

General Notes: Marriage record of son Orange E. Grove. (Has note that Clara was married one time prior to her marriage to G. H. Grove. 'Clara Betz'); death record, Kalkaska County, MI; notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; Tombstone; 1860 census New Castle Twp., Fulton, IN 653-968; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, Tombaugh, p74 (Clarrah); 'Combination Atlas Map of Fulton County, Indiana', 1883 by A. L. Kingman, p46; 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p31 commentary; obituary

From the notes of Lelia Faith Canniff: After Gilbert H. Grove death, Clara Grove lived with children several years then returned to her farm for the rest of her long and useful life. She was always busy, no time to rest. Clara M. Grove kept going except when she had sick spells until two weeks before her passing. Age, Influenza then pneumonia took her away at 6:30 P.M. Mon on her son Frank's 72nd birthday. Her funeral was on Thursday Jan. 15th 1948 at Hibbards Chapel. A Baptist minister (her church belief) officiated, burial in Traverse City also. Was loved by all. Guy was teaching in University of Puerto Rico at her death, and as Pearl had died before there were four of her children present, also 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren besides 2 daughters in law and 6 grandchildren in law. She left, 5 children, 14 grand children, 41 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and a sister.

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI 15 Jan 1948, Thursday:
"Mrs. Clara M. Grove, 93, died at her farm in Clearwater township, Monday evening following a two weeks' illness. Clara Batz was born March 3, 1854 in Pennsylvania. She was united in marriage to Gilbert Grove June 8, 1872, at Rochester, Ind. In 1901 the family came to Michigan and settled in the Copemish community. Forty-four years ago they purchased a farm in Clearwater township, Kalkaska county, where she has since resided. Mr. Grove preceded her in death on May 25, 1926. Surviving are four sons and there daughters. Orange and Frank of Alden. Earl of Williamsburg, and Guy of Puerto Rico, and Mrs. Inez Bowman of Muskegon. A son and daughter preceded her in death. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Lizzie Tomas of Marion, Ind. Services were held Thursday afternoon at Traverse City with Rev. George Wolcock of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery at Traverse City."


From Cemetery Inscriptions:
"were in the household of Reuben & Anna Batz, her parents, in Newcastle twp, Fulton county, IN in 1880"


Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 M    i. Orange Edwin Grove was born on 3 Apr 1873 in , Of Fulton, IN, died on 6 Jun 1965 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.
   21 M    ii. Frank Grove was born on 12 Jan 1876 in , , IN, died on 25 Oct 1972 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and was buried on 28 Oct 1972 in Oakwood Cemetary, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; death record Kalkaska county, MI, 2-121-46; obituary

From death record: occupation mailman, died at Zimmerman Road

Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI 2 Nov 1972:
"Frank Grove, 96, of Alden, died Wednesday, October 25, 1972 at his residence after a short illness. He is survived by a brother Earl of Traverse City; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Faith Grove of Rapid City and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva, August 21, 1930. Mr. Grove was born January 12, 1876 in Kalkaska county to Gilbert and Clara Bats Grove. He was been a Rapid City and Alden area resident for the past 40 years. Mr. Grove previously lived in Hammond, Indiana where he operated a restaurant and drug store.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 1972 from the Schwartz Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska with the Rev. David Quider officiating. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery, Traverse City."

Frank married Eva Peterson on 3 Mar 1904. Eva Peterson died on 21 Aug 1930.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; obituary of husband Frank Grove

She did not have any children.

+ 22 F    iii. Clelia Pearl Grove was born on 14 Oct 1878-1879 in , , IN and died on 7 Feb 1943 in , , IN.
+ 23 F    iv. Anna Inez Grove was born on 5 Mar 1882 in , , IN and died on 15 Mar 1971.
   24 M    v. Gilbert Horton Grove was born on 5 Jul 1885 in , , IN and died in 1885 in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (Died within a few weeks of birth), believe the same person as child Horton B. Grove

   25 M    vi. Horton B. Grove was born on 5 Jul 1885 in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (may be same person as brother Gilbert Horton Grove)

+ 26 M    vii. Earl M. Grove was born on 13 Oct 1887 in , , IN, died in 1974 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.
+ 27 M    viii. Vernon Guy Grove was born on 15 Dec 1890 in Rochester, Fulton, IN, died on 23 Jan 1967 in East Lansing, Ingham, MI and was buried on 26 Jan 1967 in Oakwood Cemetary, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.
19. Malinda Grove (John6, John1) was born in 1848, died on 3 Mar 1919 in Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: Fulton county, IN Cemetery Inscriptions, vol 2, Newcastle Twp, 1981 by Tombaugh, p 193 (Row 10, Center section) ("She was a dau. of John & Rebecca Grove); Fulton county, IN, Deaths, p6, C-19-34 (age 70)

Malinda married Henry Batz, son of Reuben Batz and Anna Moyer, on 13 Apr 1871 in , Fulton, IN. Henry was born in 1848 in of NewCastle Twp, Fulton, IN, died in 1936 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; 1850 census, New Castle Twp., Fulton, IN 460-77; 1860 census New Castle Twp., Fulton, IN 653-968; Fulton County, IN wills (Briefed 1836-1974), p 87, by Tombaugh for Reuben Batts; 'Combination Atlas Map of Fulton County, Indiana', 1883 by A.L. Kingman, p46; Fulton county, IN Cemetery Inscriptions, vol 2, Newcastle Twp, 1981 by Tombaugh, p 193 (Row 10, Center section) ; Fulton county, IN Marriages L-Z 1836-1983, book C, page 24

From Fulton County, IN Wills (Briefed 1836-1974) by Tombaugh:
"Batz, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR G p. 379)
Date: 26 Mar 1919; prob. 12 Nov. 1936, Fulton Co., Ind.
Heirs: son, Isaac A. Batz
Exr: son, Isaac A. Batz
Wits: Enoch Myers, Chas. E. Emmons"


Children from this marriage were:

+ 28 M    i. Isaac A. Batz was born on 19 Jul 1872 in near Talma, Fulton, IN, died on 12 Jun 1951 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.
   29 U    ii. Batz was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p193 (Infants of H. & M. Batz, see page 166)


Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)



Orange Grove & wife Faith 
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20. Orange Edwin Grove (Gilbert H.17, Jacob2, John1) was born on 3 Apr 1873 in , Of Fulton, IN, died on 6 Jun 1965 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: Marriage record, State of Michigan, State Office Number 3-197, Record Number 3079; Death record, Kalkaska County, MI 2-92-15; notes of wife Lelia Faith Canniff; Tombstone; unpublished history of Grove and Canniff family by Lelia Faith Canniff

Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 10 Jun 1965:
"Death Takes Orange Grove of Rapid City. Orange Edwin Grove, 92, of Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County, passed away at the Kalkaska Health Center on Jun 6, 1965. Mr. Grove was born April 3, 1873 in Fulton County, Indian, to Gilbert and Clara Grove, both of whom have preceded him in death. He was married to Lelia Faith Grove on July 20, 1902. He move to Rapid City in August of 1902 and lived 61 years on a 40 acre farm in Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County, and was School District Treasurer for many years, and also on Township Board for many years. Surviving with his wife, Lelia, are 5 daughters, Mrs. Grace Zimmerman, Route 2, Rapid City, Mrs. Olive Kinnison of Route 1, Alden, Mrs. Clarice Strang of Traverse City, Mrs. Mildred Zimmer of Route 1, Bellaire, and Mrs. Alice Anderson of Alden; 2 sons, Issac Ernest Grove of Monroe, and Fred Ward Grove of Route 1, Alden; 3 brothers, Frank of Alden, Earl of Williamsburg, Vernon of East Lansing; 1 sister, Mrs. Inez Bowman of Rapid City; 33 grandchildren; and 47 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 9, 1965, at 2 p.m. at the Schwartz Funeral Home with Mike Steere officiating, Burial was made in the Alden Cemetery."

He was a Farmer.

Orange married Flora F. Hatton on 21 Dec 1896. Flora was born in 1879-1880 and died in 1899 in , , IL.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; unpublished history of Grove and Canniff families by Lelia Faith Canniff, p5


Children from this marriage were:

   30 F    i. Clara Matilda Grove was born in 1897-1898 in , , IN, died in 1897-1898 and was buried in , , In Or IL.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (Died 12 days old); unpublish history of Grove and Canniff families by Lelia Faith Canniff, p5

   31 M    ii. Elwin Grove was born in 1898-1899 in , , IL and died in , , IL.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (Died 3 months old); unpublish history of Grove and Canniff families by Lelia Faith Canniff, p5


Lelia Faith Canniff 
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Orange next married Lelia Faith Canniff, daughter of Chauncey Bird Canniff and Lemira Wilmuth Perry, on 20 Jul 1902 in Cleon, Manistee, MI. Lelia was born on 20 Jul 1881 in Cleon Twp., Manistee, MI, died on 16 May 1975 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI and was buried in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: birth certificate, State of Michigan, State Office Number 4-219, Record Number 74; marriage record (Lillie Faith); birth record Manistee County, MI 2-106-74; death record, Kalkaska County, MI 2-143-7C183; Tombstone

She recorded vital statistics on about 400 of her relatives which Richard Robert Moran has used heavily. She also record about 40 pages of family history.

Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 22 May 1975:
"Lelia Faith Grove, 93, of Alden, died Friday, May 16, 1975 at Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility, Traverse City, after a long illness. The daughter of Chancy and Lemira Canniff, she was born in Manistee County on July 20, 1881. On July 20, 1903 she married Orange Edwin Grove in Manistee County and after their marriage they moved to a farm in Clearwater Township, Kalkaska County where they raised their family of five daughters and two sons. Mrs. Grove was preceded in death by her husband on June 6, 1965; three infant daughters; two grandchildren and a brother. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ben (Grace) Zimmerman, Mrs. Olive Kinnison and Mrs. Alice F. Anderson, all of Alden, Mrs. Bernard (Clarice) Strang of Traverse City, Mrs. Edward (Mildred) Zimmer of Bellaire; two sons, Isaac E. Grove and Ward Fred Grove, both of Alden; 33 grandchildren; 74 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 18, 1975 from the Rapid City Church of Christ with Larry Beaverson officiating. Burial was in Helena Township Cemetery, Alden."


Children from this marriage were:

   32 F    i. Ethel Grove was born on 8 Mar 1903 in Clearwater, Kalkaska, MI, died on 8 Mar 1903 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: Death record, Kalkaska county, MI 83; Birth record, Kalkaska county, MI, 1-191-23; Notes of mother Lelia Faith Canniff (lived 1.5 hours); Tombstone

   33 F    ii. Edna Grove was born on 8 Mar 1903 in Clearwater, Kalkaska, MI, died on 8 Mar 1903 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: Death record, Kalkaska county, MI, 83; Birth record Kalkaska county, MI, 1-191-23; Notes of mother Lelia Faith Canniff (lived 1.5 hours, twin); Tombstone

   34 F    iii. Grace Estella Grove was born on 16 Mar 1904 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and died before 1991.

General Notes: birth record, Kalkaska County, MI 1-199-26; over phone from Issac Ernest Grove

Grace married Ben F. Zimmerman on 21 Mar 1923. Ben was born in 1900-1901.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

made moonshine part time

   35 M    iv. Isaac Ernest Grove was born on 20 Apr 1906 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 4 May 1993 in Petosky, Charlevoix, MI and was buried on 7 May 1993 in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: birth record, Kalkaska County, MI 1-217-23; interview of Isaac Ernest Grove; notes of mother Lelia Faith Canniff; Obituary, Traverse City, MI 6 May 93; personal knowledge of Robert Richard Moran

Was a school superintent of school district near Detroit, MI. After he retired he lived in his childhood home at 9308 Manley Road, Alden, MI until shortly before his death. In his late 70's he started planting a grove of various trees on his farm for future generations.

From Obituary: 'Alden. Isaac E. Grove, 87, of Alden, died Tuesday at Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. Mr. Grove spent his early years in the Alden area and resided in Monroe from 1945 until returning to the family homstead in 1971. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and for 16 years was a teacher and principal in Martinsville Luna Pier School District. Mr. Grove received the Distinguished Educators Service Award and was well known in the field of education. He enjoyed gardening, making maple syrup and hunting and was an avid backgammon player.'

Died from kidney failure as a result of prostate cancer.

Isaac married Mildred Ruth Peters on 24 Dec 1939 in Willis, , MI. Mildred was born on 22 Jul 1919.

General Notes: interview of Isaac Grove; notes of Lelia Faith Canniff


Olive Grove 
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   36 F    v. Olive Marian Grove was born on 17 Apr 1908 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 6 Apr 1985 in Pontiac, Oakland, MI and was buried on 9 Apr 1985 in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: notes of mother Lelia Faith Canniff born 17 Apr 1908; Birth record, Kalkaska County, MI (cc10) 1-239-30 born 18 Apr 1908; obituary; tomstone

"She was a homemaker and she enjoyed gardening. Also she was a member of the Rapid City Church of Christ."


Elmer Carl Moran 
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Olive married Elmer Carl Moran, son of Noah Eugene Moran and Olive Lavina Jarvis, on 5 Aug 1927 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MI. The marriage ended in divorce. Elmer was born on 27 Aug 1904 in Milton, Antrim, MI, died on 3 Jun 1979 in Helena Twp., Antrim, MI and was buried on 6 Jun 1979 in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: Marriage record, Washtenaw County, Number 307, 1927, 81-1086; Death record, State of Michigan, State File Number 0030944-62212; Birth record, Antrim County, MI 2-268-234; Tombstone; Personal knowledge of Vera Victoria Miller; obituary summary, Bellaire Museum, MI

Notes: Raised below foster children for 10+ years with wife Vera Victoria Miller:
Donnie Meangwie, M, born abt 1947, Beaver Island, MI
(moved to CA, Vera last heard from him in mid 1970's)
Margerite Meangwie, F, born abt 1950, Beaver Island, MI
Meana Meangwie, F, born abt 1953, Beaver Island, MI (living Suttons Bay in 1995)
children of Meana:
Lee, M, born abt 1973, MI
girl, F, born abt 1984
Cody, M, born abt 1987

Olive next married Walter Leroy Kinnison, son of John Kinnison and Louisea, on 14 Mar 1949 in Alden, Antrim, MI. Walter was born on 14 Apr 1886 in , , MI, died on 24 Feb 1965 in , Charlevoix, MI and was buried in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: death record, Kalkaska County, MI 2-92-15; Memorial record; Tombstone; Personal knowledge of Robert Richard Moran.

Died in different county then death record, cause acute cerebrovanular thrombosis cerebral arteriosclerosis, retired farmer. Many of his very old family pictures (before 1900) are in the possession of Richard Robert Moran. I have been unable to locate any of his relatives as of Sep 1990. I have wrote to about 12 Kinnisons in MI.

   37 F    vi. Living

Living married Leslie Vernon Anderson. Leslie was born in 1894-1895 in , , , USA and died on 1 Sep 1960.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Died from cancer.

   38 F    vii. Clarice Lucile Grove was born on 26 Mar 1912 in , Of Kalkaska, MI and died on 15 Oct 2000 in MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; funeral attended by Robert Richard Moran

Clarice married Living

   39 M    viii. Fred Ward Grove was born on 16 Nov 1914 in , Kalkaska, MI and died on 18 Apr 1985 in Traverse City, Benzie, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; birth record of child Barbara Jane Grove; over phone from Isaac Ernest Grove; death from Robert Richard Moran; obituary

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 25 Apr 1985:
"Alden - Fred Ward Grove, 70, of Alden died Thursday, April 18, 1985 at Traverse Osteopathic Hospital following a long illness. He as born Nov. 16, 1914 in Alden, the son of Orange Edwin and Lelia Faith (Canniff) Grove. He was a logger and truck gardener. He had a great love for the natural outdoors and the Native Americans of the area. He was married to Virginia (Rauch) Grove of Alden for 35 years. She survives. Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Charles (Delores) Flanagin, Mrs. Kim (Leila) Prough, Mrs. Keith (Vickie) Antaya, all of Rapid City, Margaret Reith of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Gerald (Crolyn) Prentice and Barbara Flanagin, both of Alden; four sisters, Mrs. Ben (Grace) Zimmerman of Rapid City, Alice Prebble of Bellaire, Mrs. Bernard (Clarice) Strang of Traverse and Mildred Zimmer of Clam Lake; one brother Isaac Grove of Alden; 13 grandchildren, two nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Linda Lou in 1948, an infant son George Frederick in 1951 and a sister Olive Kinnison in April 1985."

Fred married Living

   40 F    ix. Cet Mildred Grove was born on 14 Mar 1917 in , Of Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; alive in 1998 from Richard Robert Moran

Cet married Edward F. Zimmer on 10 Dec 1960.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Cet next married John Arthur McDonald in Sep 1938.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

   41 F    x. Esther Grove was born on 28 Apr 1920 in , Of Kalkaska, MI, died on 28 Apr 1920 in , , MI and was buried in Helena Twp. Cem., Alden, Antrim, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; Tomstone

From notes: 'markers sent Sept 1965, 'stillborn')

22. Clelia Pearl Grove (Gilbert H.17, Jacob2, John1) was born on 14 Oct 1878-1879 in , , IN and died on 7 Feb 1943 in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (Had marriages and divorces other than to George Lee

Died from cancer.

Clelia married George Lee.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff


Children from this marriage were:

   42 M    i. Forrest Lee was born on 29 Aug 1895-1930 in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

"Dick's wife died, leaving 2 children" - not sure if this refers to Forest Lee or possibly son Richard Lee.)

Forrest married Martha in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

   43 F    ii. Doris Ruth Lee was born on 29 Nov 1905 in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Doris married Reed in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

   44 F    iii. Grace Virginia Lee was born on 19 Jul 1912 in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Grace married Jess Pessmeg in , , IN.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

23. Anna Inez Grove (Gilbert H.17, Jacob2, John1) was born on 5 Mar 1882 in , , IN and died on 15 Mar 1971.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (Had other marriages and divorces than to Wm. Bowman)

Anna married William Bowman on 26 Jul 1900. William Bowman died on 9 Nov 1913.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff


Children from this marriage were:

   45 M    i. Charles Frank Bowman was born on 18 Feb 1901 in Rochester, Fulton, IN and died on 19 May 1981 in Muskegon, Muskegon, MI.

General Notes: 27 Jan 2001 email from Barbara Bowman; notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (b. 18 Feb 1901)

Charles married Cornelia Lucille Berghuis in 1936. Cornelia was born on 1 Sep 1908 in Muskegon, Muskegon, MI and died on 5 Dec 1982 in Muskegon, Muskegon, MI.

General Notes: 27 Jan 2001 email from Barbara Bowman

   46 F    ii. Jessie Pearl Bowman was born on 25 Aug 1902 in , Masistee, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Died from cancer.

Jessie married Carl Garbe on 9 Aug 1922. Carl Garbe died on 25 Nov 1969.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

   47 M    iii. Walter Lyle Bowman was born on 5 Oct 1904 in Benzie Co. Or, Grand Traverse, MI and died on 25 Feb 1939.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff (born Benzie Co., Traverse Co.)

26. Earl M. Grove (Gilbert H.17, Jacob2, John1) was born on 13 Oct 1887 in , , IN, died in 1974 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; Tombstone

Lived in Traverse City, MI

Earl married Violet M. Dundas in Nov 1914. Violet was born in 1883, died on 19 Dec 1926-1928 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; Tombstone (1883 - 1926)


Children from this marriage were:

   48 M    i. Gordon Lyle Grove was born on 29 Feb 1916 in , , Prob MI Or In, died in Nov 1933 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetary, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; Tombstone

   49 F    ii. Joan Violet Grove was born on 8 Aug 1917 in , , Prob MI Or In.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Joan married Raymond Barber in Jun.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Earl next married Emma Mary Fochtman in Aug 1930. Emma was born in 1886, died on 15 May 1966 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; Tombstone

27. Vernon Guy Grove (Gilbert H.17, Jacob2, John1) was born on 15 Dec 1890 in Rochester, Fulton, IN, died on 23 Jan 1967 in East Lansing, Ingham, MI and was buried on 26 Jan 1967 in Oakwood Cemetary, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff; obituary

Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 26 Jan 1967:
"Former Kalkaskian Passes Away. Dr. Vernon G. Grove of 438 Rosewood, East Lansing, passed away Monday, January 23, 1967. Dr. Grove was 76 years of age, born Dec. 15, 1890 in Rochester, Indiana, and was a resident of Kalkaska county from about 1900 to 1920. He was a professor emeritus at Michigan State University, and retired in 1968. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; 1 son, Wendell of Flint; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Frank of Alden and Earl of Williamsburg; 1 sister, Mrs. Inez Bowman of Kalkaska. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 25, 1967 at 1 p.m. form Gorsline Runciman East Chapel, East Lansing. The body was then brought to Kalkaska to Schwartz Funeral home, where funeral services will be held today, January 26, 1967 at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Oakwood in Traverse City."

Richard Robert Moran had Vernon's math papers from the early 1900's. But they were accidently thrown away during a house move in the late 1970's.

Vernon married Elizabeth Ruttan on 23 Sep 1919.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Lived in East Lansing, MI.


Children from this marriage were:

   50 M    i. Wendell Emerson Grove was born on 28 Jan 1925 in , , Prob MI Or In.

General Notes: notes of Lelia Faith Canniff

Wendell married Living

28. Isaac A. Batz (Malinda Grove19, John6, John1) was born on 19 Jul 1872 in near Talma, Fulton, IN, died on 12 Jun 1951 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: Fulton county, IN Cemetery Inscriptions, vol 2, Newcastle Twp, 1981 by Tombaugh, p 193 (Row 10, Center section) ("... was Fulton Co. Treasurer 1922-1926. He died at the South Whitley rest home. Obit., Isaac A. Batz, The Sentinel, Rochester, IN, Thur. & Fri., May 3 & 4, 1951.")

Isaac married Blanche Evans in Oct 1891. Blanche was born on 22 Feb 1876 in , Fulton, IN, died on 13 Jun 1951 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: Fulton county, IN Cemetery Inscriptions, vol 2, Newcastle Twp, 1981 by Tombaugh, p 193 (obit. Mrs. Isaac Batz, The Sentinel, Rochester, IN, Wed., 13 Jun 1951)

From cemetery inscriptions:
"was a dau. of Josiah Evans, and was a life-long resident of Newcastle twp. She died in the Elmherst Hospital, Angola. Survisors: a son and daughter; a sister Junette, married to Carl C. Campbell 1909"


Children from this marriage were:

   51 M    i. Russell Howard Batz was born on 14 Oct 1893, died on 1 Mar 1897 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p193 (row 10)

   52 F    ii. Marie Batz was born on 4 Jan 1895, died on 22 Oct 1896 and was buried in Reichter Cem, Newcastle Twp, Fulton, IN.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p193 (row 10)

   53 M    iii. Carl C. Batz .

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p193 commentary (of Chicago)

   54 F    iv. Mildred Batz .

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p193 commentary (of Angola, IN); Fulton county, IN marriages, 1836-1983, p. 60, 6-274

Mildred married Albert W. Cramer on 27 Apr 1940 in , Fulton, IN.

General Notes: 'Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton County, IN, vol 2', 1981, by Tombaugh, p193 commentary (of Angola, IN)

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