My grandparents were Marjorie (Schmidt) and Joseph Phillips, and my dad was their 5th child (of 13), Thomas (he died at age 36 of colon cancer). One of his sisters, Suzanne (who is a Notre Dame nun in Toledo), made lovely family trees for all of us, so I can follow the path to the ancestors pretty well. However, I need to see what she knows about your part of the family - if she just couldn't fit things onto the tree or if she doesn't have the information that you do. So I'll do that and get back with you. Is there some way we can exchange email addresses?
About me - I lived in Sterling Heights until I was 5 and then we moved to Alpena. I'm now in Cleveland, but most of the Phillipses are in northern Michigan or still in the Detroit area. We had a Schmidt family reunion last summer, and I believe the only ones still living from that generation are Marian (Foeller) and Elmer (known as Dutch).