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NUMMER George C. : Ionia Sentinel

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  • Title NUMMER George C. : Ionia Sentinel 
    Short Title NUMMER George C. : Ionia Sentinel 
    Publisher Publication: Jul 1891, Submitted by Barbara Jones 
    Source ID S190 
    Text George C. Nummer: Among the prominent and successful German-American
    Citizen of Ionia County resident in Easton Township since 1855. He had 80
    acres, well improved, log cabin in which he first sheltered his family
    having been replaced by a commodious dwelling and other buildings erected
    as occasion demanded. His parents George A. and Elizabeth A. Nummer of
    old Tentonie families and their former home was in Saxe-Gotha-Germany.
    There the son of whom we write was born May 21, 1823, attended school
    from 6 years to 14 years of age. In 1843 the family embarked at Bremen on
    a sailing vessel after a voyage of 57 days, during which much rough
    weather was encountered landed in New York. They went via the Erie Canal
    to Buffalo, thence to Detroit on a steamer, and upon reaching that city
    borrowed $3.50 which they owed on the passage money, and discharged that
    obligation. A brother of our subject was living 20 miles from the city
    and with him the parents remained there until death. Our subject worked
    as a farm hand for $7.00 per month for a little more than a year, and
    subsequently spent two seasons in Lenoweer County working a farm shares.
    He gained a companion in Miss Hannah M. Halstead, with whom he married
    October 7, 1847. The bride was a native of the Empire. She was removed
    from her family by death August 14, 1853. After having born three
    children, one of whom is now living Josephine, wife of Melvin Wood a
    resident of Ionia.

    Mr. Nummer was again married December 28, 1855 his bride Miss Irene
    Wilbur, who was born in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., March 29, 1830. Her
    parents, Sylvanus and Sabren Blodgett, Wilbur, natives of New England,
    came to Easton Township in 1885 and died here after having done much
    pioneer work. Eight of the nine children are still living.

    Namely Stephen, Irene Nummer, Ruby wife of Augustus Savage, Clarisha
    wife of Lucia Ward, Corintha, wife of Charles Chambers, Sarah who married
    J.D. Bradford, Electa and Alvira wife of Stephen Nichols. The second
    union of our subject has been blessed with 3 children, LeRoy E., Oscar,
    Jennie F. The last name is deceased. LeRoy is now Clerk of Easton

    Mr. Nummer possesses many of the sterling qualities of his sturdy and
    industrious ancestors and stands in front rank among the farmers of this
    section. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the
    Party. He enlisted January 3, 1864 in Battery E., First Michigan Light
    Artillery which was attached to the Army of Tennessee. He was with
    General Thomas and was doing guard duty at Nashville when taken sick and
    unfitted for soldier duty. He was honorable discharged August 24. in such
    a physical condition that he is in receipt of pension of $14.00 a month.
    He and his intelligent and amicable wife are honored members of society
    and active in various works of usefulliness. 
    Linked to Elizabeth A.
    Sabra BLODGETT
    Hannah M. HALSTEAD
    George Adam NUMMER
    George Christopher NUMMER
    Jennie Fidella NUMMER
    Josephine Alice NUMMER
    LeRoy E. NUMMER
    Orletta Marie NUMMER
    Oscar Adam NUMMER
    Clarinda WILBUR
    Irene WILBUR
    Ruby C. WILBUR
    Stephen J. WILBUR
    Susan WILBUR
    Sylvanus M. WILBUR
    Family/Spouse: George Christopher NUMMER / Hannah M. HALSTEAD
    Family/Spouse: George Adam NUMMER / Elizabeth A.
    Family/Spouse: Melvin Brownell WOOD / Josephine Alice NUMMER
    Family/Spouse: LeRoy E. NUMMER / Estella M. JACKSON
    Family/Spouse: George Christopher NUMMER / Irene WILBUR
    Family/Spouse: Lucius H. WARD / Clarinda WILBUR
    Family/Spouse: John Darwin BRADFORD / Sarah Jane WILBUR
    Family/Spouse: Stephen S. NICHOLS / Alvira WILBUR 

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