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Posted: 1070407178000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1150412973000
Surnames: Corneail
Searching for information on John Corneail (b.1842 d.1917). He was married to Catherine (b.1839 d.1916) with children: Mary Ann (b.1864), Thomas (b.1865), Agnes (b.1867), Eva E. (b.1869 d.1941), John S. (b.1871), George (b.1874), Daniel (b.1875). The 1880 census has them living in nearby St. Clair County but spent all of their later years in Lapeer County near Imlay City. I would be interested in hearing from anyone with information on this family.

Re: Corneil

Posted: 1070757751000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1110398826000
Surnames: Corneil
There is a road in Imlay Twp of that name. It runs north and south just about a mile east of M-53. It is about 2 miles long. I don't have any info on the family though. I can take a photo of the street sign later this week when I am in the area if you want me to.

Re: Corneail

Posted: 1072186917000
Classification: Query
John Corneail does NOT appear in the Michigan 1870 or 1880 census.
Do you have the name spelled correctly?

Re: Corneail

Posted: 1072199169000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1150412973000
Yes, a family stone (as well as individual members) in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Imlay City has it spelled "Corneail". In 1870 the family is living in Ray, Macomb County, MI identified as "Cornielle". In 1880, they are living in Riley, St. Clair County, MI identified as "Corniel". In 1900, they are in Almont, Lapeer County under "Corneil". Finally, in 1910 they are still in Almont under the name "Corneal". John Corneail died in 1917. The unusual spelling of the name probably led to confusion on the part of the census-takers way back when. I'd appreciate any information on this family.

Re: Corneail

Posted: 1072201702000
Classification: Query
In 1870 there is a John Corneil (56) - Canada)in Sanilac county. I think he is the father.

In 1880 there is a Gideon Corneil in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan.
I think he is an older brother.

By 1880 Mary A. (see 1870 census) has either died or gets married.

Use these links below for searching -


SK Publications – State/County Census Records

1870 Michigan Census = (Free, indexed and searchable, actual census page)

1880 US Census – The Mormon Church Files LDS (Free, indexed and searchable)
Click on the SEARCH tab at top of page
Look for 1880 US Census on the left side of screen

Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System (Free and searchable)

Jack & Marianne Dibean –
Marriage Index Links = FREE
Scroll down page and look for a link “Search the New Marriages”

Re: Corneail

julie (View posts)
Posted: 1077018081000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Corneil/Brown
Spelling is a little differnt, but might be related.
Unknowen Newspaper hand dated Aug. 19th 1896


"At the residence of Rev geo. Huckle, Wednesday evening, occured the quiet marriage ceremony which bound togather in holy bonds of wedlock Mr. Julius Corneil and Mrs. Anna Brown. The Progress with the many friends of Mr.and Mrs Julius Corneil wish them all the joy and happiness of a long and pleasant wedded life,"

Would like to hear from you if related, trying to connect these to my family names....

Re: Corneail

Posted: 1077127935000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1150412973000
Thank you for your reply. My records state that John Corneail was born in Canada on 7 Mar 1842. He was baptized on 4 Nov 1842 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario. He moved to the Michigan in 1868. He lived his later years around Imlay City until his death in 1917. He is buried in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Imlay City.

Although the name Julius Corneil is unfamiliar to me, I know very little of John Corneail's immediate family. Do you have any additional information on Julius Corneil that would help identify him?

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julie (View posts)
Posted: 1077460379000
Classification: Query
No additional info.....

Re: Corneail

Aaron Corneail (View posts)
Posted: 1160354743000
Classification: Query
I believe I am related to John Corneail. I doubt many other spell their name the same way I do. I can be reached at

Re: Corneal

Posted: 1168824736000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Corneil, Spitler, Morrow, Storing, Graham, Cudney, Foster, Weller, Mark, McClendon
I have extensive information on Gideon Gifford Corneil; but no information on John Corneil, his younger brother who was born 1856 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. Also I am interested in information on their brother, Nicholas Corneil who purportedly went to Nassau, West Indies. I am currently searching for descendants of their oldest brother, James Corneil born 28 April 1839 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario and died 15 Dec 1910 in St Charles, Kane, Illinois. Wife's name was Sarah Spitler.

Surnames listed in subject area are the surnames of the spouses of these children of Gideon Corneil and Ruth Gifford.
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