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Phil Schnicke (View posts)
Posted: 982756800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Craft
The name is either Edgar Eugene OR Eugene Edgar CRAFT.
I am looking for possible native american heritage (possibly with the Potowamini tribe?)

He was born in 1850 and died in 1924 in Sydney, Michigan in Montcalm county

ANY information would be greatly appreciated!!!

Re: Craft

craft (View posts)
Posted: 1025374502000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Craft
I show Edger E. Craft as son of John W.Craft of Sidney and Algansee, Branch Twp, Michigan. I am not aware of any native american connection.

K. Craft

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angela schnicke - fike (View posts)
Posted: 1066275235000
Classification: Query
Surnames: schnicke
My maiden name is Schnicke I just recently started looking for ancestors I know that one of my grandmother's were Cherokee but I'm still looking for the connection.
Posted: 1122844601000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1351774480000
Surnames: craft, Schnicke, Wohltman, Slater
Hi Phil. This is your cousin Karen Anway. I recently came across some info about Edgar Eugene or Eugene Edgar. He was born 18 Feb 1856 in Sidney, Mi, Montcalm co, and he died on 09 Mar 1916. He is buried in Crystal Cemetery in Crystal, Mi . His father is John W. Craft and mother is Ann(a) E. Bailey. He died of heart disease. His father's name was on his marriage record as J.W. Craft so I looked for a J.W. Craft in the death record and found John W. Craft but it turns out to be a brother ==on this record it names the father as John W. and both had the same name for the mom. Married Doris (Dora) Rebecca Wohltman Slater on 30 Oct 1895 in Sheridan Mi. He lived in Sidney and she lived in Stanton at the time. He had several siblings. Alwilda L. b. 14 Nov 1853 d. 12 May 1869, Then Edgar, Seward b. 05 Jun 1860 d. 18 Feb 1902, John w. Jr. b. 21 Oct 1869 d. 13 Mar 1912 in Greenville, Lenora A.b. 30 Apr 1871 d.04 Sep 1871. You can e-mail me at see ya' karen
Posted: 1124640783000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1351774821000
Surnames: Craft, Bailey
Hi Phil.
This is your cousin Karen. I have done more research on the Craft side of the family and have found out a lot of info. First, Edgar Eugene was born on 18 Feb 1856 and died on 09 Mar 1916. His father was John W. Craft and mother was Ann(a) E. Bailey. He had nine siblings, three are buried in Stanton, and Edgar is buried in Crystal. I went to the cem. in Stanton and found the 3, Alwilda, Seward and Leonora. I went to Crystal's cem. but did not find a stone. I am going to contact the sexton and find out just where he is at. Maybe he didn't have a stone. Some one in Branch county had done some research on this family too and went to 1761. but I haven't written to her yet some of the info doesn't quite jive with mine. so I want to check it out. I have the names of the other siblings. His parents are buried in Branch county. contact me for more. Karen Anway at or phone me.

Re: Craft

Posted: 1142106698000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1351774729000
Surnames: Craft, Knapp, West
Hello, I too am looking for information about this family. This is my husbands side of the tree.
John W. Craft born Sep 1868 Stanton Ionia, Michigan died 13 Mar 1912 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan is my husbands great grandfather. John married Bell Knapp October 3rd 1893.

I am very interested in any information anyone may have on this John. The two had 2 daughters and 2 sons. Robert Jesse Craft is my husbands grandfather.

The family story is that he was half Indian. Robert changed his name from Craft to West after 1920. There is also a story that there was a murder in his family. I have found John W. Craft in a Jackson Pris. Census. Belle living with son Robert.

No one knows why Robert changed his name. He died in Three Rivers Michigan 1971.

My family is very much interested in any information about this family. If anyone has any information no matter how little or much, it may be some clue for us to find out more. Please contact me!
You can reach me at or
Thank You!

Re: Craft

Posted: 1195263340000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1351774905000
Surnames: Craft
I do research for the Crystal Community Library. We have a newspaper article dated March 17, 1916 from the Crystal Mail newspaper which reads:
Eugene Craft, who had been quite ill with pneumonia, was taken worse the first of last week with heart trouble and passed away Wednesday night. The funeral services were held last Friday morning at the Congregational church, Rev. W.E. Lyon officiating. Interment in the Crystal cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife and one child to mourn his departure.

Eugene Craft also had an infant son who passed away in 1908. Crystal Mail newspaper, October 2, 1908 reads:
The infant son of Eugene Craft and wife died Tuesday night.

If you would like the actual articles, e-mail me at and I will send them to you.
Posted: 1351766351000
Classification: Query
Thank You for ALL the replies. You have helped not only me... but my Cousin Karen as well.
NEW E-mail for me...

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