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Frank Van Tassel

Frank Van Tassel, of Van Buren, was born in Van Buren, Wayne Co., Mich., Oct. 3, 1865. His parents, A. M. and Mary (Jerdon) Van Tassel, came to Michigan from New York State, at an early day, locating in Wayne Co. A. M. enlisted in Co. H, 1st Michigan Mounted Rifles, Aug, 30, 1862. He was wounded while standing guard, losing the use of his right arm. He served three years. Frank was married Dec. 24, 1887 to Annie (Dickerson) Barlow, of Rawsonville, Wayne Co., Mich. Annie was born Oct. 26, 1861. Annie's mother, a daughter of C. J. Barlow, died while Annie was a babe, and C. J. Barlow adopted her.

History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan, A Chronological Cylopedia of the Past and Present, Silas Farmer, City Historiographer, Published by Silas Farmer and Co., Detroit for Munsell and Co., New York, 1890, p. 1472




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