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Bartlett Obituary

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Re: Bartlett Obituary

Posted: 1327975957000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1328023573000
Surnames: Bartlett, LaBare, Barter, Smith, VanPelt, Von Holt, Golden, Brown, Waldron, Leighton, Easternight, Lurd
Sorry this isn't an obituary however there is an entry in the 'A History of Leelanau Township' in the back pages describing early settlers. My ancestor is Alphonsus Bartlett and LeRoy's brother. Excerpt is as follows:
"Le Roy Bartlett and his wife Mary LeBare Bartlett, came from New Hampshire with their family of six children about 1875. They came by boat to the dock at Good Harbor, where they were met by Alphonsos Bartlett with a team of oxen. Mary rode in the wagon with their household belongings, and the children walked to a farm on Co. Rd. 631 where Alphonsos Bartlett had a cabin. (Alphonsos and Alvira Barter Bartlett had nine children).
LeRoy first had property and a cabin on the S.E. corner of Co. Rd. 631 and Davis Rd. He soon moved to the property that today is "Overlook Farms", the home of Emily Nash Smith and the VanPelts.
William and Antoine were teenage sons who found jobs in the logging camps together. Antoine took over the farm. His first wife was Elizabeth Von Holt, his second wife was Catherine Golden of Old Mission. He remained on this farm until his later years when he moved to the S.W. corner of 5th and Mill.
William Bartlett established a farm on M-22 in Sec. 10. He cleared the land and struggled to establish his family, even making the chairs out of stumps. William's first wife Irena Brown died after having four children, William, Irena, Cora and George. William's second wife, Fanny Waldron, whom he married in 1902, was the mother of Aurel, and Evelyn Bartlett. The William Bartlett house is today owned by Clyde and Eleanor Leighton.
Oscar Bartlett purchased land near his brother William in 1908; the date and the Bartlett name appear on the barn today on M-22, this was the Philip Easternight farm originally. Oscar married Lulu Hurd."
From other record, like the U.S. census, I believe he traveled a similar path that Alphonsus did before his arrival to Leelanau. This was a path from New Hampshire to Upper New York to Chicago to Michigan. I've suspicions that there were family residing or left in each of those locations.
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