Descendants of David H. Rugg



First Generation


1. David H. Rugg , son of William Rugg and Tamer Grant, was born on 14 Mar 1818 in , Chenango, NY, died on 7 May 1902 in West Auburn, , PA and was buried in Silvara, Bradford, PA.

General Notes: book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p34; cemetary; pedigree chart by Lucille Rugg; IGI: Film 448069 Ord 51084 IGI 1553263-882580550

Cemetery visited by Rodney Rugg in the 1980's. It is covered with black berries. It is south of town, west side of county road 367, near creek.

was Sheriff in PA

Tuscallolra Twp, Silvester, PA has lot of genealogy information, has David Rugg's justice of peace records.

David married Ann Eliza Lacey, daughter of David Lacey and Ruth Lake, on 31 Aug 1842 in Braintrim Twp, Wyoming, PA. Ann was born on 28 Apr 1822 in Braintrim Twp, Wyoming, PA and died on 18 Jun 1870 in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford, PA.

General Notes: IGI 1396362-871700; 1840 census, Auburn, Susquehanna, PA 298-3; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p34; 1850 Census, Springhill, Bradford, PA 315-23

The town Braintrim was renamed to Laceyville.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Rolando Francis Rugg was born on 13 May 1843 in West Auburn, Susquehanna, PA, died on 4 Dec 1908 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.
   3 M    ii. Henry L. Rugg was born on 21 Apr 1849 in Tuscarora, , PA.

General Notes: book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg; IGI 503612-M535201

Henry married Ella Flannigan on 9 Nov 1870 in Presbyterian Ch, Meshoppen, Wyoming, PA.

General Notes: book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35

Res. Binghamton, NY

   4 F    iii. Eva_(Evelyn) M. Rugg was born on 26 Mar 1855 in Tuscarora, , PA.

General Notes: book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg; picture in poccession of Rodney Rugg

Eva_(Evelyn) married Lester S. Smith on 9 Dec 1877 in , Of, PA. Lester was born on 20 Jan 1853.

General Notes: book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35

Res. Lacyville, Wyoming Co., Penn


Second Generation (Children)



Rolando F. Rugg 
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2. Rolando Francis Rugg (David H.1) was born on 13 May 1843 in West Auburn, Susquehanna, PA, died on 4 Dec 1908 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI. Another name for Rolando was Rolando F. Rugg.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg; IGI 8731320-40; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p34; book Portrait and Biographical Record of Northern Michigan, 1895, p283; Tombstone; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156; born South Auburn from pedigree of Lucille Rugg.; IGI 1553791-873132034 (wrong parent of William); Rugg history by Nina Wells

From the notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson: Rolando was a corporal under General Sherman. He served with the 25th N.Y. Engineers in 1861. Kalkaska 1876. He was sheriff of Kalkaska County, MI 1892-1896.

From Portrait book: "Rolando F. Rugg, Sheriff of Kalkaska County, is one of the ablest and most popular men who have ever held this responsible position in this county, and the interests of law and order have never been better subserved than by him. He also deserves special mention as one of the bravest soldiers during the late war, at which time the valuable services rendered his country won for him a distinguished military record. Mr. Rugg made his advent into this county in 1876, at which time he purchased land in Rapid River Township, which was then in an unimproved state. He made this place his home until 1893, when he moved into the village of Kalkaska. He still has in his possession one hundred and twenty acres of valuable land, fifty acres of which are under a high state of cultivation and improved with a good residence, barns and necessary out-buildings. Our subject was born in Susquehanna County, Pa., Mary 13, 1843, and is the son of David H. and Anna E. (Lacey) Rugg, natives of Vermont. They were married in the Keystone State, where the mother's death occurred in 1867, when in her fifty-sixth year. The father is still living, and is an official member of the Baptist Church. He is a millwright by trade, which business he has successfully followed for many years. In politics he was a Whig until the formation of the Republican party, since which time he has been a member of its ranks. For fifteen years he held the office of Justice of the Peace, and during that time had the good-will of the entire community, whom he served satisfactorily. The parental family included five children, two of whom died young. Of those living, our subject is the eldest; Henry L. is engaged as a butcher in Binghamton, N.Y.; and Eva is the wife of Lester Smith, of Laceyville, Wyoming County Pa. Rolando F. remained in his native county until eighteen years of age, in the mean time attending the schools taught in the neighborhood. In the spring of 1861, on the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted as member of Company D, Fiftieth New York Engineers, and served with his regiment until July 1865, when he was discharged and mustered out under general orders. He was private Orderly under General Meade for fourteen months, and was present at every engagement in which the Army of the Potomac participated from the battle of the Wilderness to the close of the war. During these long years he was never injured or taken prisoner. After fully recuperating from the hardships of a soldier's life, Mr. Rugg learned the trade of a carpenter at Bradford, Pa., which business he followed exclusively until coming to Michigan, when he began contracting and building. He was married, January 23, 1866, to Miss Susie, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Brotzman, who was born in Susquehanna County, Pa. To whom have been born ten children, of whom Wilber is living in the state of Washington. The other members of the family are Ward, Addie, John, Edward, and Eva (twins), Fred, James, Len and Ray. In politics Mr. Rugg is a stanch Republican. He has held various township and school offices, and is now serving his second term as Sheriff of Kalkaska County. He possesses in a full degree the necessary resolution, dignity and self-possession, and the high courage that faces every danger unflinchingly, while he is at the same time just and humane in the discharge of his duties. He has been a member of the County Republican Committee, and at various times has been sent as a delegate to various conventions of his party. Socially he is a member of Colonel Barker Post No. 84, G. A. R., and is prominent Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias. When Mr. Rugg paid the freight on his household goods on coming to Michigan, he had not a dollar left with which to make the family comfortable. This did not discourage him, however, but with characteristic energy he set to word to cultivate his land, which was seven miles from any town, and, as time passed on, he was enabled to pay for it. On each Saturday he would walk to the nearest town and carry home provisions. At that time there was only one team of horses in the county, and at Sunday-school convention which he attended shortly after coming here, he counted fourteen ox-teams, which was quite an unusual sight for him, having come from Pennsylvania. In those early days he was compelled to labor early and late in order to support his family, and the success which is now his is due entirely to his own exertions."

Rugg history by Nina Wells:
"Rolando Francis Rugg - Susie Brotzman Rugg. Married in Laceyville Penn. Had 11 children came to Mich lived in a log house on Hancen Rd. Built 1st farm at Rugg the small place of named after them. Had a store, railroad stopped from Rapid City to Kalkaska bringing their mail. My grandfather was 1st postman delivered mail by horse. The dam was built had a saw mill also. Rugg Hall & about 12 families built there. Woods, Harley, Smiths, Ed. Rugg, Art Cochran, Cumifords, Tanners, Hansens, Rice, Buckles, Rolando Rugg, Brother Cochran as the curve past grandparents house. Wilbert run the store. So at one time a nice group of folks. The winters were rough Grandpa Rugg would ride his horse. One day it was as bad he walked stopped at Root's Grocery Store to get warm next to the in Koisky Bank (On the corner) to cash his $12 check he received for being a Corporal in Civil War. He dropped over dead in the store, 1909. (Before I was born so I never was him). Moved to Mich in covered Wagon and 8 children born in Penn."

Tombstone: 'Corpl. R. F. Rugg CO D. 50 N.Y. ENGRS'

Sheriff of Kalkaska County, MI 1893 - 1897

According to Maxine Rugg, house built in Rugg, MI looks just like on in PA.

notes of Earl Wilbur Rugg: "corporal in union army and private orderly for General Sherman, farmer, sheriff of Kalkaska county, homesteader in Kalkaska county."

Kalkaska, MI newspaper for Nov 1908 - Jun 1909 is missing so could not find obituary.

Error in IGI, sealed to parent 'William Rugg' was cleared; IGI 8731320-40 ('Susie Brotzman' to 'Rolando F. Rugg')


Susie Brotzman 
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Rolando married Susie Brotzman, daughter of Daniel Brotzman and Elizabeth Transue, on 23 Jan 1866 in West Auburn, Susquehanna, PA. Susie was born on 3 Jul 1845 in Laceyville, Wyoming, PA, died on 29 Sep 1925 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: Notes of Thelma Louise Rugg; IGI 8617804-28-1396214; book 'Descendants of Johan Fredrick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p71, 156 (born 6 Jul 1845 at South Auburn, PA); Tombstone; Rugg history by Nina Walburn

The Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 1 Oct 1925:
" Aged resident of Kalkaska passes. Mrs. Susie Rugg, widow of R.F. Rugg, one of the older pioneers of Kalkaska county, passed away at her home in Kalkaska village Tuesday, September 29, ath the age of 80 years. Death claimer her husband many years ago. Mrs. Rugg formerly lived in Rapid River township at Rugg, a place named for her late husband. She moved to Kalkaska several years ago and had made her home here since. Two grandchildren, daughters of Ed Rugg, have been living with her. Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:20 at the the Methodist Church, Rev. J.B. McGinners preaching the sermon and L.M. Clapp acting as undertaker. Interment was made at Evergreen cemetery. Fours sons, Edward of Eckerman, James of Kalamazoo, Ray of Holland, and Ward of this village were in attendance at the funeral."

From notes of Thelma Louise Rugg: Susie Brotzman and brother Charley were brought up by persons other than their parents. Susies mother had cousins named Lacey. Thelma Louise Rugg has old photographs saved by Susie Brotzman with addresses and names on them. They are: Great Grandma Transue - Laceyville, PA and sister; Great Grandpa Transue - Tunkhannock, PA; Grandpa Transue - Towanda, PA; Grandpa & Grandma Brotzman - Le Raysville, PA. From these pictures Richard Robert Moran has made the best assumptions as to how these individuals shown in the pictures are related. Richard Robert Moran acquired a copy of these pictures Dec 1990. The relations appear in relative to Susie Brotzman kids. So great grandpa Transue is actually Grandpa Transue. According to Verna Lu Marie Johnson they were from the Hudson River.

Authorites: Mrs. Edna Rosengrant, Laceyville, Pa

NOTES: IGI 8617804-28-1396214 ('Suzie Brotzman' father 'Brotzman' mother 'Transul')


Children from this marriage were:

   5 M    i. Charles Wilbur Rugg was born on 15 Oct 1866 in Tuscarora Valley, Bradford, PA, died on 28 Dec 1897 in Kamloops, , British Columbia, Canada and was buried in City Cemetery, Kamloops, , British Columbia, Canada.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg (Wilbur Rugg); book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p34 (Charles W. Rugg, died 24 Dec 1906); notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156; Tombstone at Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI (but probably not buried here); IGI 1553791-873132033

copied from original by Thelma Louise Rugg in 1976:
"Wilbur Rugg who died in British Columbia, was tenderly cared for in last illness. Ward Rugg, of Kalkaska, has received the following particulars concerning the death of his brother, Wilbur Rugg, which will be of interest to many. Kamloops, B.C. Dec 29, 1897.
Ward Rugg, Esq., Kalkaska, Mich., My Dear Sir:
We buried your brother yesterday in our city cemetery about a mile out of town, on a slope between the foot-hills and the river Thompson. The location is a very pretty one and the spot is marked so that it can be identified at any future time. His poor body was very nicely encased in a casket and conveyed by hearse at a total cost of $45.00. The burial was conducted by myself. There is not property remaining belonging to your brother. except an old camp stove, camp bed, and blankets, which I suggest might be given to a neighbor who was camped beside him on the river bank, and who was carrying in his wood for him, being unable to do that for himself. He also had a watch I can send to you, perhaps better still, give to another who has been very attentive to your brother ever since I prevailed upon the government authorities to provide him more comfortable quarters, in a cabin in town. This man remained with him to the end. I do not know his name, (more than Donald), but he was kindness in the extreme, and he has not ask for anything in the way of remuneration. Your brother died in the assurance of faith; faith in Jesus Christ, not only as the Savior of the world, but as his personal Savior from sin, and I believe he trusted in him implicitly. From the first time I prayed with him in his little tent by the river, he responded earnestly to all my prayers in his behalf, and prayers in behalf of bothers and friends at home so far away. I hear that your brother did some prospecting in the north, but whether he as able to discover anything of value I do not know. That could be found out by corresponding with the government at Victoria, B.C., or by writing the Commissioner of Mines. He died without making a will, perhaps having nothing to leave behind, but I am sure he has treasure laid up in the better land awaiting him. The disease which ended his life was quick consumption. I hope and pray that a kind and loving providence will support you all in the very sad bereavement and that you are all well prepared for the summons when it comes to you one and all. Be assured that you have my sympathies and prayers. I should be delighted to hear from you at length in reply to this. Yours very sincerely, Rev. S. S. Osterhout, Box 168, Kamloops, B.C.
P. S. Your brother had $60.00 in cash when he arrived. He spent $15.00 before I brought him from the river bank and remaining $45.00 went to his funeral. The lawyer, who has also been very considerate, will send you the watch if you say so. S.D."

NOTES: 'Wilbur Rugg, born 1870, West Auburn, Susquehanna, PA'

   6 F    ii. Anna E. Rugg was born on 15 Jan 1868 in Of Tuscarora, Bradford, PA and died on 7 Feb 1868 in Of, Bradford, PA.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by by Ellen R. Rugg, p35; notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Fredrick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes', p156; Tombstone at Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI (but family did move to MI until 1876); IGI 1553791-873132031; Rugg history by Nina Walburn

NOTES: IGI 'Anna Rugg, born: Jul 1871, West Auburn, Susquehanna, PA'

+ 7 M    iii. Ward H. Rugg was born on 5 Jan 1869 in Tuscarora Valley, Bradford, PA, died in Dec 1927 and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.
+ 8 F    iv. Addie May Rugg was born on 16 Mar 1872 in Tuscarora, Bradford, PA, died on 22 Jan 1920 and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.
+ 9 M    v. John Roe Rugg was born on 13 Aug 1874-1875 in Laceyville, Wyoming, PA, died on 23 Feb 1947 in Petoskey, Charlevoix, MI and was buried in Cem., Rapid City, Kalkaska, MI.
+ 10 M    vi. Edward Daniel Rugg was born on 20 Feb 1878 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 24 Jul 1943 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.
+ 11 F    vii. Eva J. Rugg was born on 20 Feb 1878 in Rapid River Twp., Kalkaska, MI and died on 5 Nov 1924 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI.
   12 M    viii. Fred Garfield Rugg was born on 22 Apr 1880 in Rapid River Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 3 May 1900 and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg (died in early life); birth record, Kalkaska county, MI 1-38-34; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156; Tombstone

   13 M    ix. Len L. Rugg was born on 18 Mar 1886 in Rapid River, Kalkaska, MI and died on 29 May 1901.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg (died in early life); birth record, Kalkaska, MI 1-73-64 (Len); book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35 (Len L.); book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156; IGI 1553791-873132031; Rugg history by Nina Walburn (died from black diphtheria)

+ 14 M    x. James Lacey Rugg was born on 18 Mar 1887 in Rapid River, Kalkaska, MI and died after 1946 in Of Middleville, Barry, MI.
+ 15 M    xi. Ray Fredrick Rugg was born on 1 May 1889 in Rapid River, Kalkaska, MI, died on 19 Nov 1970 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI and was buried on 22 Nov 1970 in Marcellus cemetery, Marcellus, Cass, MI.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


7. Ward H. Rugg (Rolando Francis2, David H.1) was born on 5 Jan 1869 in Tuscarora Valley, Bradford, PA, died in Dec 1927 and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p34; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ..' by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 256 (d. Dec 1929); Tombstone; IGI 1553791-873132034

Authorites: Mrs. Edna Rosengrant, Laceyville, Pa

NOTES: 'Ward Rugg, born 1868, West Auburn, Susquehanna, PA'

Ward married Anna Simonson about 1898 in , Of, MI.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson (Siminson); book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p256 (Simmerson); back of picture in possession of Maxine Rugg; Rugg history by Nina Walburn (Simerson)


Children from this marriage were:

   16 F    i. Irma Rugg was born in 1898-1920 in , , Probably MI and died in Of Traverse City, , MI.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p256, 353 (Erma); interview with Maxine Rugg; Rugg history by Nina Walburn (Erma)

Irma married White.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson

8. Addie May Rugg (Rolando Francis2, David H.1) was born on 16 Mar 1872 in Tuscarora, Bradford, PA, died on 22 Jan 1920 and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p34; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman' by Mary R. Forbes, p 156, 256; Tombstone; IGI 1553791-873132033; Rugg history by Nina Walburn (Died Typhoid fever)

NOTES: IGI has 'Addie Rugg, born 1876, Rapid River Twp, Kalkaska, MI'

Addie married James Walburn in Mar 1898 in , Of, MI.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman' by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 256


Children from this marriage were:

   17 F    i. Nina Walburn was born on 25 May 1910 in , , Probably MI and died in Of Muskegon, , MI.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Fredrick Brotzman' by Mary R. Forbes, p257, 355; phone conversion with Sally Wells on 1 Dec 2001 (birth date)

Western Union Telegram: "Kalkaska Mich 730A Sep 29 1925, Miss Nina Walburn, 761 North Jefferson Muskegon Mich, Grandma died this morning tell Merle, Thelma 801A"

Nina married Adrian Wells.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Fredrick Brotzman' by Mary R. Forbes, p256; phone conversion with Sally Wells on 1 Dec 2001 (first name)

   18 F    ii. Merle Walburn was born in 1899-1920 in , , Probably MI and died in Of Muskegon, , MI.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Fredrick Brotzman' by Mary R. Forbes, p256, 355 (Murl); interview with Maxine Rugg

   19 M    iii. Milo Walburn was born in 1899-1920 in , , Probably MI and died in Of Muskegon, , MI.

General Notes: OURCE: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Fredrick Brotzman' by Mary R. Forbes, p256, 355

   20 F    iv. Angus Walburn was born in 1899-1920 in , , Probably MI and died in Of Muskegon, , MI.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Fredrick Brotzman, by Mary R. Forbes, p257, 355

   21 U    v. Walburn

General Notes: Rugg history by Nina Walburn

   22 U    vi. Walburn

General Notes: Rugg history by Nina Walburn

   23 U    vii. Walburn

General Notes: Rugg history by Nina Walburn

9. John Roe Rugg (Rolando Francis2, David H.1) was born on 13 Aug 1874-1875 in Laceyville, Wyoming, PA, died on 23 Feb 1947 in Petoskey, Charlevoix, MI and was buried in Cem., Rapid City, Kalkaska, MI. Another name for John was Jake Rugg.

General Notes: death record, Kalkaska County, MI 2-7-32; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35 (Jay Rugg); notes of Thelma Louise Rugg; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156; Tombstone; IGI 1553791-873132033

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 1947:
"Last Rites Held Wednesday For John Rugg, 72. Funeral services were held at the Berg Funeral Home at 2:00 Wednesday for John Rugg, 72, who passed away in Petoskey, Sunday, Feb. 23. Burial was made in Clearwater Township cemetery. Mr. Rugg was born at Lacyville, Pennsylvania and came to Kalkaska county when a boy, with his parents to start a community which still bears the family name. He as married to Ida Carothers July 7, 1901. Surviving besides the widow are, one daughter, Mrs. Georage Underhill, or Rapid City; two brothers, Jim of Middleville, and Roy of Grand Rapids."

From death record: Death was recorded was not the county he died in, cause cause Arterioselerotic heart disease, retired farmer)

No childern from marriage with Ida.

According to Maxine Rugg also called Jake.

NOTES: IGI 'John Roe Rugg, born 1875, West Auburn, Susquehanna, PA'

John married Ida Belle Carothers on 7 Jul 1901. Ida was born on 17 Apr 1873 in Walkerton, St. Joseph, IN, died on 14 Feb 1951 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Clearwater Twp, Cemetery, Rapid City, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156; Tombstone; obituary

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI 15 Feb 1951:
"Death Claims Ida Belle Rugg. Mrs. Ida Belle Rugg, 77, passed away at her farm home in Clearwater township Wednesday night, February 14. She is the mother of Mrs. George Underhill of Rapid City, and a sister of Bill Crothers of Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Berg Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. and burial will be in Clearwater Township cemetery. Complete obituary will be published next week."

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI 22 Feb 1951:
"Mrs. John Rugg passed away February 14, at her home in Clearwater township, at the age of 77 years. She and her husband moved to their farm home in 1903, and resided there until death. They were affectionately known to most of the local young people as grandma and grandpa and were never happier than when the youth of the community met at their home. She was proceeded in death by her husband by nearly four years. Ida Belle Carothers was born near Walkerton, Indiana, April 17, 1873 to George and Catherine Carothers. The fourth in a family of five children, all of whom preceded her in death, expect one brother, Bill. When the children were young the family moved northward. The father, a mill owner and operator, followed the timber north until they came to Kalkaska county where they lived for over sixty years. Surviving the deceased are, one brother, William Carothers of Kalkaska; one daughter Mrs. Essie Underhill, six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Berg Funeral Home, Burial was in the Clearwater cemetery."

Cemetery is 3 miles east of Rapid City

Marriage Notes: obituary


Children from this marriage were:

   24 F    i. Essie Brown . Another name for Essie was Essie Rugg.

General Notes: correspondence from Thelma Louise Rugg; notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson (or Issie); used last name of Step Father; obituary of mother Ida Belle Carothers; Rugg history by Nina Walburn

Her step father John Rugg did not have any children of his own. Essie became John Rugg's daughter after marriage to Essie mother. Essie used name of Essie Rugg

Essie married George Underhill.

General Notes: correspondence from Thelma Louise Rugg; obituary of mother in-law Ida Bell Carothers

Had a big family. There are a lot of Underhills around Rapid City, Kalkaska, MI


Ed Rugg 
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10. Edward Daniel Rugg (Rolando Francis2, David H.1) was born on 20 Feb 1878 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 24 Jul 1943 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI. Another name for Edward was Ed Rugg.

General Notes: Birth record, State Office Number 40-3054. (Recorded in 1943 based on affidavits of older brother and neighbor.), Birth record Kalkaska County, MI, 3-276-328; Death record, Kalkaska County, MI 2-35-3; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...', by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 257; Tombstone; marriage certificate in possession of Maxine Elinor Rugg; IGI 1396214-861780434

Died from Metral Stenosis Hypertension.

Book: "Authority: Mrs. Edna Rosengrant"

Sheriff of Kalkaska County, MI 1917 - 1920; badge in possession of grandson Willard Allen Ryckman in 1995

notes of Earl Wilbur Rugg: "woodsman, sheriff, township road commissioner, foreman state hi-way, born Rugg, Kalkaska, MI"

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 1943:
"Ex-Kalkaska Sheriff - Dies; Rites Tuesday. Kalkaska. - E. D. Rugg, 65, former Kalkaska county sheriff, died Saturday at his home here. Born in Rapid River township, he had been a lifelong resident of the county except for one year spent in Idaho. He served as sheriff from 1916 to 1929, moving then to Idaho, but returned in 1921 to act as foreman of county roads. He also had been employed by the state highway department division here as a foreman for three years and from 1928 until 1939, when he retired, ran a gasoline station. Surviving are the widow, Lula Belle; two sons, Earl of Grand Rapids and Don of Detroit; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Ryckman of Kalkaska, Mrs. Helen Kizer of Morley and Mrs. Thelma Johnson of Detroit; three brothers, James of Middleville, Ray of Grand Rapids and John of Rapid City. Funeral services will be held at 2 Tuesday at the Berg funeral home, with burial in Evergreen cemetery."

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 29 July 1943:
"Funeral Rites held Tuesday Afternoon, Berg Funeral Home. Edward D. Rugg, prominent resident of Kalkaska county all his life, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 24, 1943. He was born in Rapid River township February 20, 1878, having attained the age of 65 years at the time of his death. Mr. Rugg was engaged in farming, at which time he was elected to public officer as County Road Commissioner. In the year 1916 he was elected sheriff of the county, which he held until June 1920, when he resigned and moved to Idaho. He again moved back to his home county in 1921, and was foreman of County Roads from 1921 to 1923. For a few years thereafter he was engaged in the lumber industry. He also served as foreman of State Highway Department for Kalkaska county, from 1925 to 1928, when he engaged in operating a gas station. In 1929 he found it necessary to retire on account of ill health. Deceased was always active in anything pertaining to the betterment of the community and county, and had many friends who join the relatives in mourning his demise. Surviving are the widow, Lula Belle; two sons, Earl of Grand Rapids and Don of Detroit; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Ryckman of Kalkaska, Mrs. Helen Kizer of Morley and Mrs. Thelma Johnson of Detroit; three brothers, James of Middleville, Ray of Grand Rapids and John of Rapid City, also ten grand children. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Berg Funeral Home, Rev. A. R. Ellis officiating, and burial was made in Evergreen cemetery."

Edward married Lulu Belle Van Buren, daughter of Charles Van Buren and Mary Elizabeth Scriber, on 25 Dec 1901 in Rapid City, Kalkaska, MI. Lulu was born on 28 Aug 1880 in Parish, Oswego, NY, died on 22 Jun 1969 in Petoskey, Charlevoix, MI and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: Birth record, Kalkaska County, MI (recorded 20 May 1944); Marriage record, State of Michigan, Kalkaska County, Number 2-511-496; Death record, Kalkaska County, MI 2-107-p118 (Death recorded in a different county then died in; IGI 8617804-31-1396214; Tombstone

Died from heart disease.

Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 26 Jun 1969:
"Services held Tuesday for Mrs. Edward Rugg. Lulu Belle Van Buren, the daughter of Charles and Mary Van Buren, was born in New York state, August 28, 1880 and died June 22, 1969 at the Petoskey Geriatrics and Care Center at the age of 88. She came to Michigan at an early age with her parents who were early pioneers in Rapid River Township, Kalkaska County. She was married to Edward Rugg, December 25, 1901 and is survived by four children, Earl Rugg of Bisbee, Arizona, Mrs. Alvah (Thelma) Johnson, of Alden, Mrs. Leonard (Helen) Kizer of Morley, and Mrs. Willard (Maxine) Ryckman of Kalkaska, 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Mrs. Rugg was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Donovan, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. She was a member of the People Church, Bethany Circle, Rebekah Lodge, Past Noble Grand Club and the Golden Age Club. Funeral services were held at the Schwartz-Wolfe Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 24, 1969 at 2 o'clock, Rev. Donald Beyer of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating, and interment at Evergreen cemetery, Kalkaska."

NOTES: IGI 8617804-31-1396214 ('Lulu Belle' to father 'Charles E. Van Buren' and mother 'Mary Elizabeth Scriber')

According to Maxine Rugg: Lulu Van Buren told Maxine that either Maxine or Lulu was a 4th cousin to U.S. President Martin Van Buren. See Lulu's grandfather Martin Van Buren notes for further comments.

notes of Earl Wilbur Rugg: "born in N.Y, teacher 1 year, homemaker

Lulu Van Buren also stated she is related to U.S. Presidents Roosevelt, Jefferson, Buchanan. Maxine has the bible of her mother Lulu Van Buren.

Verna Lu Marie Johnson purchased a blue delft tea pot site from Buren, Holland in the 1980s'.


Children from this marriage were:

   25 M    i. Earl Wilbur Rugg was born on 21 Jan 1903 in Rapid River Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 24 Jan 1979 in Plainwell, Allegan, MI and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell, Allegan, MI.

General Notes: Birth record, State of Michigan, Sate Office Number 40-3487 (affidavit of his mother recorded in 1949); correspondence from Thelma Louise Rugg; obituary

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 8 Feb 1979:
"Kalkaska - Mr. Earl Rugg, former Kalkaska resident and descendent of two Kalkaska County pioneer families, passed away Jan. 24, in Plainwell, Mich., after a lingering illness. Mr. Rugg was born Jan 21, 1903, in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska County, son of Edward and Lulu Van Buren Rugg. A dedicated member of the Jehovah Witness, for forty years he served congregations in souther Mich, Tenn, and Ariz. At his death, he was a beloved member of the Plainwell Congregation. Surviving are his wife, Marguerite; one daughter, Mrs. Joylene O'Neill of Grand Rapids; one son, Merlyn of Kalamazoo; 3 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Johnson of Florida, Mrs. Helen Kizer of Morley, Mich, Mrs. Maxine Ryckman of Kalkaska; 6 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donovan. Services were held Jan 27, at the Marshall-Gren Chapel, Plainwell, Mr. Terry La Fountain, officiating. He was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell."

Earl Wilbur Rugg notes: "baker, minister, born Rugg, Kalkaska, MI"

Earl married Marguerite Merry Johnson, daughter of Guy Victor Johnson and Verna Isabelle McLaughlin, on 30 May 1927 in , , , USA. Marguerite was born on 25 Dec 1905 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 25 Apr 1996 in Plainwell, Allegan, MI and was buried on 28 Apr 1996 in Plainwell Cem, Plainwell, Allegan, MI.

General Notes: birth record of child Joylene May Rugg; photo as child; Verna Lu Marie Johnson visit with Marguerite Aug 1994 and attended funeral latter; Life history by Marguerite Merry Johnson

School teacher. Born at farm on Manley Rd, section 2. Living in Plainwell, MI (1994)

"My life history by Marguerite Merry Johnson:
I was born December 25th, 1905 in Kalkaska County on my grandfathers farm, I had a two year old older brother Cecil and two years after my birth another brother Alvah was born. When I was ten, another brother Clifford was born, who lived only six months. Soon my parents divorced and we went to live with my grandparents in Rapid City. I helped cook for eight people. Sometimes I placed a lesson for the day on the warming oven of the wood stovewhile I baked pancakes. I was on the girls basketball team and was in school plays. I always had the comedy part. While I lived with my grandparents they built a new stone house which is still a landmark in Rapid City today. After high school I enrolled in Detroit Business College, and afterwards gained employment in the office of Detroit Cleveland Navigation Company on the Detroit river for the travel agent. I then went to county Normal in Kalkaska and then on to Michigan State College in Ypsilanti to obtain a teaching certificate. One summer when home from teaching I was invited to conduct a young peoples meeting at the Methodist church. As the meeting was about to begin, I saw Earl Rugg walk in. He asked me for a date that night. This was the beginning of our courtship and we were married 6 months later May 30, 1927. (Daughter Note: Mother and Dad Eloped.) We moved to Grand Rapids, this is where we raised our family Merlyn and Joylene. These were the depression years but Earl always had work. I returned to teaching when the children were older to help out. We had been a family of Witnesses' for many years as the truth was brought to us in Grand Rapids when Merlyn was three years old. As a family, we were active in Jehovah's service. In fact we were part of the original congregation of 13 Witnesses. It has been a privilege to announce an incoming Kingdom that would bring many blessings to all mankind. We sold our home to move where the need was greater. We were in Tennessee for there years, and Arizona for 6 years. We moved back to Michigan because of Dads health. He died Jan 24, 1979. He was a kind and devoted husband and father and I look forward to seeing him again as Jehovah's faithful servant in the resurrection. I am proud of my six grandsons and twelve great grandchildren, and of course my children. It has been as varied life but very rewarding. Jehovah has always been my strength and refuge. I hope to serve him faithfully as long as I can."

notes of Earl Wilbur Rugg: "secretary, teacher, homemaker"

   26 M    ii. Donovan Leslie Rugg was born on 8 Oct 1904 in Rugg, Kalkaska, MI, died on 26 May 1958 in Detroit, Wayne, MI and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: birth record, Kalkaska County, MI 3-276-329 (Rapid River Twp.); notes and correspondence of Thelma Louise Rugg; birth record of child Sally Rolene Rugg; Tombstone; obituary

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 29 May 1958:
"Don Rugg passes in Detroit Monday. Donovan Leslie Rugg of Detroit passes away Monday, May 26, at the age of 53. He was born October 8, 1904, in Rapid River Twp., the son of Edward and Lulu Rugg. Mr. Rugg preceeded his son in death. Don Rugg was a resident of Kalkaska County until about 15 years ago when he moved to Detroit to make his home. He attended Kalkaska High school and was a member of the Union Church of Kalkaska. Surviving besides his wife, Murice, are two daughters, Mrs. Sally Johnson and Mrs. Marilyn Gronato; one son Edward, all of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Johnson, Detroit, Mrs. Helen Kizer, Morley, and Mrs. Maxine Ryckman of Kalkaska; one brother, Earl, of Dickson, Tennessee; also one gradson, Roy Johnson III. Funeral services are Thursday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m. from the Berg-Schwatz Home with Rev. Odell Carlisle officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery."

Donovan married Louise Opal Johnson in , , MI. Louise was born in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: birth record of childern Sally Rolene Rugg and Edward Dale Rugg; correspondence from Thelma Louise Rugg

Louise Johnson is not related to Alvah Horatio Johnson's family.

Donovan next married Murice.

General Notes: correspondence from Thelma Louise Rugg; obituary of husband Donovan Leslie Rugg


Thelma Louise Rugg 
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   27 F    iii. Thelma Louise Rugg was born on 31 Jul 1908 in Rapid River Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 17 Dec 1990 in Fern Park, Seminole, FL and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: Notes of Thelma Louise Rugg; personal knowledge of Jeanne Johnson one day after death; Tombstone

Verna Lu Marie Johnson has a green tea pot & cake set that was Thelma's.

NOTES: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg ('Baptized 1921 in Peoples Church - Kalkaska. Member of First Methodist Royal Oak, MI. At present, 1976, member Asbury United Methodist of Maitland, FL.')


Thelma and Alvah Johnson 
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Thelma married Alvah Horatio Johnson, son of Guy Victor Johnson and Verna Isabelle McLaughlin, on 24 May 1930 in , , MI. Alvah was born on 23 Feb 1908 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI, died on 28 Jul 1971 in Clearwater Twp., Kalkaska, MI and was buried on 31 Jul 1971 in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: Birth record, State of Michigan, Registered Number 7; Death record, State of Michigan, number 42148-28; Marriage from notes of Thelma Louise Rugg; Tombstone

Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 5 Aug 1971:
"Life-Long Kalkaska Resident Passes: Alvah H. Johnson, 63, a life-long resident of Kalkaska county, died Wednesday, July 28, 1971 at his home on Manley Road near Alden. Mr. Johnson was born February 23, 1908 in Clearwater township. He retired from the Post Office department in 1966. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Rugg Johnson, whom he married May 24, 1930 in Toledo, Ohio. Also surviving are two sons, Alvah Jr. of Altamonte Springs, Florida and Glen of Clare; one daughter Mrs. Robert (Verna Lu) Moran of Maitland, Florida; one brother Cecil of Athens, one sister, Mrs. Earl Rugg of Vickenburg, Arizona; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral service were held Saturday, July 31, 1971 at 1 p.m. at the Schwartz-Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska with the Rev. Geary Bird of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery, Kalkaska."

NOTES: personal notes of Thelma Louise Rugg (pk9) ('Baptized 11 Jun 1916 - First Methodist, Highland Park, MI. Member of First Methodist, Royal Oak, MI)

From daughter Verna: born and died in house on farm at Manley Rd, section 2. Eloped to Thelma since her parents objected to a marriage.

   28 F    iv. Helen Evelyn Rugg was born on 20 Sep 1910 in , Kalkaska, MI and died about 1987.

General Notes: correspondence from Thelma Louise Rugg; phone conversation with Verna Lu Marie Johnson

Helen married Leonard L. Kizer in , Of, MI. Leonard L. Kizer died on 1 Aug 1990 in Big Rapids, Mecosta, MI and was buried on 4 Aug 1990 in Morley, Mecosta, MI.

General Notes: correspondence from Thelma Louise Rugg; phone conversation with Verna Lu Marie Johnson

From Verna Lu Marie Johnson: He had a heart attack earlier in week, died from second heart attack while in hospital recovering from first heart attack.

   29 F    v. Maxine Elinor Rugg was born on 30 Sep 1919 in , Kalkaska, MI, died on 19 Jun 1995 in Cold Springs Twp, Kalkaska, MI and was buried on 22 Jun 1995 in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: interview with Maxine Elinor Rugg; death personal knowledge of Verna Lu Marie Johnson

Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 28 Jun 1995:
"Mrs. Maxine E. Ryckman, 75, of Mancelona, died Mon., June 19, 1995 at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. Mrs. Ryckman had been a life-long resident of Kalkaska County. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and enjoyed writing poetry and short stories. She was active in community service, and enjoyed camping and other family activities. Born on Sept. 30, 1919, in Kalkaska County, she was the daughter of Edward D. and Lulu Belle VanBuren Rugg. On Aug. 20, 1939, in Kalkaska she was united in marriage to Willard A. Ryckman, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Willard A. (Rebecca) Ryckman, Jr. of Tampa, Fla., James E. (Patricia) Ryckman of Charleston, SC, Ronald W. (Mary) Ryckman of Meade, Kan. and Douglas L. (Martha) Ryckman of Houghton Lake; one daughter, Mary Sue (Olli) Wendelin of Charleston, SC; nine grandchildren, Shannon, Jefferson, Paula, Ron, Heather, Daniel, Jennifer, Ashley and Cassandra; and six great grandchildren, Jefferson, Michael, Patrick, Rebecca, Alexa and Corinne. She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thurs., June 22, 1995, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kalkaska. Rev. Ted Turanski officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Arrangements were by Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska."

died from heart attack at home on west side of Big Twin Lake.

Maxine married Living

11. Eva J. Rugg (Rolando Francis2, David H.1) was born on 20 Feb 1878 in Rapid River Twp., Kalkaska, MI and died on 5 Nov 1924 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg (Twin); book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 257; IGI 1553791-873132034; Rugg history by Nina Walburn

Authorities: Mrs. Edna Rosengrant

NOTES: 'Eva Rugg, born: 20 Feb 1878, Rapid River Twp, Kalkaska, MI'

Eva married Fred Kelley in Jan 1903 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI.

General Notes: notes of Verna Lu Marie Johnson; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 257

Marriage Notes: Rugg history by Nina Walburn


Children from this marriage were:

   30 M    i. Kenneth Kelly was born in 1903-1924 in , , , USA and died in , , Of AZ.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p257, 355; Rugg history by Nina Walburn

Kenneth married Mrs Kelly.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p355

   31 M    ii. Clark Kelly was born in 1903-1925 in , , , USA and died in , , Of MI, USA.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p257, 355; Rugg history by Nina Walburn

Clark married Mrs Kelly.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p355

14. James Lacey Rugg (Rolando Francis2, David H.1) was born on 18 Mar 1887 in Rapid River, Kalkaska, MI and died after 1946 in Of Middleville, Barry, MI.

General Notes: notes of Thelma Louise Rugg (Jim); book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35; book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 257; IGI 1553791-873132034; obituary of brother John Roe Rugg

Authorities: Mrs. Edna Rosenbrant

NOTES: IGI 'Jim Rugg, born: 10 Jan 1879, Rapid River Twp, Kalkaska, MI'

James married Jennie Helena Reynolds on 18 Aug 1909 in , Of, MI.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 257


Children from this marriage were:

   32 M    i. James Robert Rugg was born in 1905-1935 in , , , USA and died in Of Grand Rapids, , MI.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p257, 355; Rugg history by Nina Walburn

James married Mrs Rugg.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p355

   33 F    ii. Bethel Jeanette Rugg was born in 1905-1935 in , , , USA.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p257, 355; Rugg history by Nina Walburn

As of 1992 living Grand Rapids, MI

Bethel married (name unknown).

15. Ray Fredrick Rugg (Rolando Francis2, David H.1) was born on 1 May 1889 in Rapid River, Kalkaska, MI, died on 19 Nov 1970 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI and was buried on 22 Nov 1970 in Marcellus cemetery, Marcellus, Cass, MI.

General Notes: birth record, Kalkaska County, MI 1-93-90; book 'The Descendants of John Rugg' by Ellen R. Rugg, p35 (Ray T.); book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 257 (Ray F.); pedigree chart prepared by Lucille Marie Hice.; IGI 1553791-873132032 (Ray); obituary

The Leader and Kalkaskian, Kalkaska, MI, 3 Dec 1970:
"Services Held for Ray F. Rugg. Funeral services were held November 22, 1970 at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel in Grand Rapids for Ray F. Rugg of 639 Alger, S.E., Grand Rapids. Mr Rugg was born May 1, 1889, in Kalkaska county. He had spent most of his life in Grand Rapids, Mr. Rugg was an uncle of Mrs. Willard Ryckman and Mrs. Adrian Wellls, both of Kalkaska. Surviving besides his wife are one son and two daughters. Burial was in the Marcellus cemetery in Cass county."

Ray married Lillian Marie Townsend in , Of, MI. Lillian was born in 1888, died on 29 Jan 1920 and was buried in Evergreen Cem., Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p257; Tombstone; phone conversation with Rodney Rugg Dec 1992; pedigree chart perpared by Lucille Marie Hice.


Children from this marriage were:

   34 F    i. Lucille Marie Rugg was born on 22 Jun 1914 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, MI and died on 29 Jan 1989.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p257; phone conversation with Rodney Rugg Dec 1992

   35 F    ii. Phylis Rugg was born on 29 Dec 1920.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p257; phone converstion with Rodney Rugg Dec 1992

living as of Dec 1992

Ray next married Clara Belle Knight on 5 Nov 1921. Clara was born on 27 Feb 1894 in Deselm, Kankakee, IL and died on 16 Aug 1979 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.

General Notes: book 'Descendants of Johan Frederick Brotzman ...' by Mary R. Forbes, p156, 257; pedigree chart prepared by Lucille Marie Hice


Children from this marriage were:

   36 M    i. Living

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