The Voisin/Stewart Family
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000907: Joseph and Mary Voisin Family
About 1907

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Husband: Joseph Voisin Biography
Great-grandfather
Born: 10 January 1858 in Ontario, Canada 1 2 3 4 5
Married: 16 February 1885 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 104 105 106
Died: 02 June 1916 in Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 24
Buried: 05 June 1916 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 25 26
St. Philomena Cemetery

Father: Joseph Voisin
Mother: >>>
Spouses:

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Joseph Voisin
About 1907
Wife: Mary Ann Yuncker Biography 33
Great-grandmother
Born: 31 October 1866 in Westphalia, Clinton, Michigan 34 35 36
Died: 02 December 1943 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 42 43
Buried: 06 December 1943 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 44 45
St. Philomena Cemetery

Father: Jacob P. Yuncker
Mother: Anna Margaret "Maggie" Pohl
Spouses:

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Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin
About 1907
Children
01 (F): Irma Margareta Voisin
Name: Erma Voisin 50
Born: 12 April 1886 in Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 51 52 53
Died: 12 December 1958 54
Spouses: Frank Thelen

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Irma Margareta (Voisin) Thelen
About 1907
02 (F): Henrietta Caroline Voisin
Born: 28 November 1888 in Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 55 56
Died: 28 May 1961
Spouses: Herman Peter Blasen
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Henrietta Caroline (Voisin) Blasen
About 1907
03> (M): Edward Anthony Voisin
Branch Branches to Wayne Edwards, Debra Campbell, and Mary Settlage
Born: 15 March 1890 in Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 57 58 59 60
Died: 04 November 1956 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 61 62
Spouses: Clara Elizabeth Schohl

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Edward Anthony Voisin
04 (M): John Ernest Voisin
Born: 15 February 1893 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 63
Died: 10 March 1924 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan 64 65
2214 Newport Avenue

Spouses: Ester Bowen
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John Ernest Voisin
About 1907
05 (M): Louis Ernest Voisin
Name: Louis Edward Voisin 66
Born: 07 November 1894 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 67 68 69 70 71
Died: 01 August 1965 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 72 73
Spouses: Alice Eva Mills; Rhoda Mae Bachelder
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Louis Ernest Voisin
May 1943
06 (M): Herman Samuel Voisin
Born: 27 June 1897 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 74 75 76 77
Died: January 1974
Spouses: Helen M. Schumacher
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Herman Samuel Voisin
May 1943
07> (M): Ernest Joseph "Ernie" Voisin
Grandfather
Born: 29 April 1900 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 78 79
Died: 03 September 1987 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan 80 81
Spouses: Emma "Emmy" Rademacher; Helen G. Cotton

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Ernest Joseph Voisin
About 1962
08 (M): Arthur Joseph Voisin
Born: 11 May 1902 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 82 83
Died: 11 May 1943 84
Spouses: Constance "Connie" Kulpa

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Arthur Joseph Voisin
About 1907
09 (M): George John Voisin
Born: 12 September 1904 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 85 86 87
Died: 16 January 1974 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 88 89
Spouses: Mary Johanna Coughlin

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George John Voisin
May 1943
10 (M): Willard Joseph "Willie" Voisin
Born: 19 April 1906 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 90 91
Died: 09 June 1960 92
Spouses: Helen G. Cotton

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Willard Joseph Voisin
May 1943
11 (M): Elvin John Joseph Voisin
Born: 08 May 1910 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 93 94 95
Died: 22 May 1949 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 97 98
Buried: 25 May 1949 in Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 99 100
St. Joseph's Cemetery

Spouses:

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Elvin John Joseph Voisin
May 1943
Additional Information

Joseph Voisin:

Journal: After 1873, Transcription of a popular ballad, "Take This Letter to My Mother" 6 7

Transcription:

Take this letter to my; mother. far across the deep blue; sea. it will fill her hard [heart]; with pleasure she will be; glad to hear from me.; how she wept when last; we parted. how her hard [heart]; was was fild [filled] with pain.; When she said. goodby; God bless you we may; never meet again............

take this letter to my mother; it will fill hard [her heart] with joy; tell her that her prayers; are answered. God protects; her little boy. tell her to; be glad and; cherful. pray for me
wherer i roam and ere; long ill turn my footsteps; back towards my dear old; home.

[?] month[?] $12; Mister Joseph Voisin; commenced to work the; 4 [?] of April [?] 1877; H. Otterb[?]; Hawksville Ont

Journal: 19 November 1875, Netherby, Ontario, Canada; Whimsical poem 8

Transcription:

Joseph Voisin is my; name and my pen; wriets the same the; grass is green and; the rose is red; and that is my; name if I am; dead Amen
* *
Joseph Voisin; Township of; Humberstone; Netherby PO; Ont 1875 19 November

Deed: 03 October 1879, Isabella County, Michigan; Township 15 North, Range 5 West (Nottawa Township); John W. Hance to Joseph Voisin, $725, East half of the Southwest quarter of Section 22 (80 acres) 9 10 11

Journal: Between 1880 AND 1900, Detail of a square dance call 12

Transcription:

first lade [lady] turn; the right left hand; partner turn once; round the lade [lady] in; the center on 7 hands; ladies all forward; in the center reties [retires]; gents forward in; the center retire; ladies forward in; the center goin home; circle to the left once; round gents goins home; on circle to the right; on the out side; the same time; Joins hands an form

baskied[basket?] Ballence [balance]; in baskied[?] prominade in; Baskied[?] Ballance [balance] to corners; turn corner grand right; an left half way take; your partner prominade; one an a half to places

Census: 01 June 1880, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan; Joseph Voisin, owner, 4 acres improved, 36 acres woodland, value $350 13

Census: 08 June 1880, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 14

Naturalization: 11 October 1880, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan; Circuit Court; filed a Declaration of Intention to become a naturalized citizen of the United States 15

Letter: 23 March 1884, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan; wrote a letter to his intended bride Mary Ann Yuncker 16

Transcription:

Nottawa March
the 23th 1884

Dear friend Mary

I Will take the greatest Pleasure To Write you a few lines to let you know that i am Well yet At present and I Hope My few lines Will find you in The same state as it leaves Me. I promised you that I would Write you a letter.

But you Must excuse Me if I Make Mistakes. I am not used to Write Much and I Was up all Night and played to a indian Dance.

I played to three Dances since your gone.

I think that We Will Have a Big time again

[page 2]
After Easter John gebford He is Building a new Kitchen on his house. He says he is going to give us a good Dance he Will have lots of room. Dear Mary I Wish you would come up till that time.

I would like to have you here. I Can’t injoy my self unless I Can Be with you.

I didend injoy my self yet To Dances With you. I always got to play.

But the same time I think More of you then of anney other girl that I ever seen yet I think your farther he is going to Leave us. In about two weeks he is going to orogon.

[page 3]
But if he goes to Orogon and if He likes it there he Will Move out there and then i will Sell out here and go along. I told your farther that i was going to Marrey You till Next fall and if he goes away he wouldend Be to the wedding. He told me that we could Marrey anney time when we are redy if he is here or not he said that he will look for a place for Me two then i will Sell my place and then we will all go together. [I’m not] going to stay [here if] your folks Moves away. I Haven’t got anney friends Here except you.

I Know lots More yet But I Can tell it Better to you if you Come again.

[page 4]
So I Will Close my writing for this time.

And i will send my love And Best respects to you.

Please Answer me this letter So that i know Wether you got it or not. I Wouldend like it if Somebody else would [gited].

My [pen] is poor
And My ink is frail
And my love to you
Shall never fail

This letter Comes from your Beloved friend Joseph Voisin to my Beloved friend Mary Ann Yuncker

Good Bye

Recollection: 1885, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Joseph was mentioned in the school records of District 4, Nottawa Township 17

Transcription:

From the school records of District No. 4, Nottawa Township.

In 1883, it was voted to build privies to be 4 ft. by 6 ft., and 6 ft. high, of good lumber and No. 2 shingles, and built in good workmanlike manner.

In 1885, the fence was to be repaired: boards off to be replaced with good lumber, and nailed with ten-penny nails, nine in each board, short caps on each post, and nailed with 6 ten-penny nails in each cap. The job was let to Joseph Voisin at $4.00.

Journal: Between 1886 AND 1910, List of birthdates for his children 18

Transcription:

Irma Margareta Voisin Born; April 12 1886
Irma Margareta Voisin was Born; April 12 1886
Henrietta Caroline was Born; November 28th 1888
Edward Antony Was Born; March 15 1890
John Ernest Voisin was Born; February 15 1893
Louis E Voisin Born; November 7th 1894
Herman Samuel Voisin; was Born June 27th 1897
Ernest Joseph Born April 29 1900
Arthur Born May 11th 1902
George John was Born; September 12 1904
Willie Joseph Born April 19; 1906
Elvin John Joseph Voisin; Born May 8th 1910

Journal: 1891–1896, Described pain tonics, jury service, crops and accounts 19

Bitters is an alcoholic solution of bitter and aromatic plant extracts used as a tonic. On this page from his journal, Joseph Voisin listed two recipes for bitters.

Bitters in a 1/2 gallon
Whiskey 2 oz
Juneberberries
1 oz kalmus

In this recipe Juneberberries is likely a misspelling of juniper berries, which produce an acrid oil commonly used in gin and liqueurs. Kalmus is an old spelling of calamus, which is often used to stimulate appetite and digestion, although it is known today to be a carcinogen. So this is probably a recipe for a stomach tonic.

In the next entry we learn Joseph served on jury duty on September 8, 1891 at 9:00 am:

Jury 8th September 1891
9 clock forenoon

In 1892 there was substantial flooding and Joseph was not able to plant corn until June 13:

1892 flood year
Plantet corn 13 of June

The next entry appears to be a financial accounting. Joseph owed 50 cents on an order for $3.00 bed springs and 17 cents on a spectacle case. The left column summarizes his debts, 67 cents. On the right, a bottle of pain killer medicine cost 50 cents, to which he added the $0.67 due from the left column, for a total of $1.17.

due 50
speck case 15
[?] 2
67

[?]sslls
Paid January 30th 1896
A 3 Doller order for bed spring
there is due[?] 50¢
and 17 cts for speck[?] case
Bought in 1897 one Bottle
Pain killer ...... 50 cts
67
---
117

Finally Joseph gives another receipe for bitters. Kargon is an unknown ingredient. He may have meant tarragon, which is used as an appetite stimulant. Or, perhaps he meant carob, which is used for diarrhea, or indigestion and heartburn.

( Bitters )
Fluid Extract Dandelion
one Half ounce
Compound Kargon one ounce
Compound syrup sarsaparilla
3 oz
Shaking well in Bottle
take a tea spoon ful after
each meal and at Bed time

Occupation: 1897, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Constable 20

Property: 1899, Isabella County, Michigan; Township 15 North, Range 5 West (Nottawa Township); owned the West half of the East half of the Southwest quarter of Section 22 (40 acres) 21

Property: 1915, Isabella County, Michigan; Township 15 North, Range 5 West (Nottawa Township); owned the West half of the East half of the Southwest quarter of Section 22 (40 acres) 22

Will: 29 May 1916, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 23

Transcription:

Last Will of Joseph Voisin of Nottawa Township, Isabella Co., state of Michigan

Know all men by these presents, that I Joseph Voisin of Nottowa [sic] township, Isabella County, state of Michigan, being now of sound mind and memory and mindful of the uncertainty of this life, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following:

Article I

I direct that my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid.

Article II

All of my estate, real, personal and mixed, of which I shall die possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at my decease, and wherever the same may be situated, I do hereby give, devise and bequeth to my beloved wife Mary Voisin of Nottowa [sic] township, Isabella County, state of Michigan, to have and to hold the same to her and her heirs and assigns, absolutly [sic] and forever.

Article III

I hereby nominate and appoint as Executor of this my will A. F. Zugelder of Nottawa township, Isabella Co. Mich.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of May, in the year of our Lord, One thousand nine hundred and sixteen (1916)

/s/ Joseph Voisin (seal)

We hereby attest, that the foregoing instrument, consisting of two sheets of paper, was at the date thereof, in our presence signed, sealed and declared by Joseph Voisin, the above named testatrix, to be his last Will, and we have at his request and in his presence, where he could and did see us sign and in the presence of each other, signed our names as witnesses thereto this 29th day of May A.D. 1916.

Wittnesses:

/s/ A. F. Zugelder of Beal City, Mich.
/s/ Laura Yuncker of Beal City

[Fr. Zugelder was the parish priest at St. Philomena. Laura Yuncker was Joseph’s sister-in-law.]

Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

Grave Marker: Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; St. Joseph the Worker Cemetery; Voisin; Joseph; 1858-1916; Mary; 1866-1943 27

Biography: 1975, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan 28 29

Occupation: Farmer 30 31

Probate: Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan; Probate Court, Isabella County 32

Transcription:

State of Michigan, The Probate Court for the County of Isabella In the Matter of the Estate of Joseph Voisin, Deceased. A true and perfect inventory of all the real estate, goods, chattels, rights and credits of said estate, to-wit:

W 1/2 of E ½ of SW 1/4 of Section 22 N.R. 15 W. [T15N R5W]: $4000
3 horses: $400
4 cows, 3 calves: $250
200 hens and chickens: $100
2 sheep: $10
2 wagons, 1 sleigh, 1 buggy: $75
1 scraper: $15
1 mower: $10
1 plough, 1 harrow and other small farm implements: $25
[initial inventory lists 1 rake]
harnesses: $40
12 pigs: $100
Saving deposit in Weidman, Mich.: $100
Total: $5,125

Mary Ann Yuncker:

Census: 1880, Riley Township, Clinton, Michigan; Mary Yuncker; Dau; Female; Single; White; Age: 13; Born: Michigan; Fa: France; Mo: Michigan 37

Census: 1920, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan; Mary Voisin; Age: 53; widowed; farmer 38

Directory: 1925, Rosebush, Isabella, Michigan; Voison, Mrs Mary (Wid Joseph) George & Elwin. 040-A Sec 22 Nottawa, Rosebush, R. 3 39

Directory: 1930, Rosebush, Isabella, Michigan; Voison Mrs. Joseph 40 A Sec 22 Nottawa Rosebush R3 40

Property: 1936, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Works Progress Administration property inventory 41

Died: 02 December 1943, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 42 43

Auricular fibrillation is irregular and rapid contractions of the auricles of the heart working independently of the ventricles. Cardiac decompensation is failure of circulation.

Cause of Death: Auricular fibrillation with cardiac decompensation

Grave Marker: Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; St. Joseph the Worker Cemetery; Voisin; Joseph; 1858-1916; Mary; 1866-1943 46

Recollection: Donald Voisin recalls Mary spoke with a heavy German accent and said "Ja" for "yes" 47

Individual Album: 48 49

(11) Elvin John Joseph Voisin:

Census: 1920, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan; Elvin Voisin; Age: 9; 96

Cause of Death: Heart disorder

Obituary: 25 May 1949, Isabella County, Michigan 101

Transcription:

Elvin J. Voisin

Funeral services were held this morning at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic church for Elvin J. Voisin, 39, who died May 22 at his residence 512 East Broadway. Mr. Voisin was found dead in bed. Death was attributed to a heart disorder by county coroner Dr. C. M. Baskerville. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. J. J. Rush was in charge of arrangements.

Grave Marker: 1949, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; St. Joseph the Worker Cemetery; Elvin J. Voisin; 1910-1949 102

Occupation: Worked at Ferro Manufacturing, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 103

Notes:

George John Voisin found his brother Elvin dead in bed after he had failed to report for work.
--Harold Joseph Voisin, September, 2000.

Marriage Notes

Married: 16 February 1885, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan 104 105 106

Abstract:

Date of Record: February 17, 1885.
Joseph Voisin, 27, white, of Nottawa Township, born in Canada, occupation farmer.
Mary Ann Yuncker, 18, white, of Nottawa Township, born in Michigan, occupation ___.
Married: February 16, 1885 by Rev. James McCarthy, Catholic priest.
Witnesses: Henry Vogelsong and Rosa Yuncker, both of Nottawa Township.
--Marriage records, Isabella County, Michigan, Vol 2, 1867-1887, p. 77, #1146.

Married: 16 February 1885, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan; St. Charles Church 107

Transcription:

Joseph Voisin - Jan 10, 1858
Mary Yunker - Oct 1866
Married in Mt. Pleasant - St. Charles Church
by Rev. Father McGarty [McCarthy]
Feb 16th 1885

Census: 07 June 1900, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 108

Census: 29 April 1910, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 109

Census: 22 January 1920, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 110

Census: 16 April 1930, Nottawa Township, Isabella, Michigan 111

Family Album: 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132

Footnotes
  1. 1880 Census: Nottawa Township, Isabella County, Michigan, FHL Film 1254584; National Archives Film T9-0584 [69].

    The citation, "Voisin, Joseph; White; Male; Age: 24; Single; Farmer; BP: O/CAN; F/BP: GER; M/BP: GER" implies Joseph was born in Ontario, Canada.

  2. Voisin, Joseph (1858-1916), Personal Ledger of Joseph Voisin, Personal library of A. Wayne Edwards, II [325].

    The entry "/s/ Joseph Voisin Township of Humberstone Netherby P.O. Ont 1875 19 November" indicates Joseph was living near Netherby, Ontario, Canada in 1875.

  3. Golden, Katherine Ann (Voisin), Correspondence from Golden, Karen (1994, 2000) [175].

    "Jan 10, 1858" transcribed from Joesph and Mary's wedding sampler.

  4. Marriage Records, Volume 2 (1867-1887, 1911-1933):; Isabella County Courthouse, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. [218], p. 77, #1146.
  5. Tombstone of Voisin, Joseph and Mary (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 28, 2004) St. Joseph's Cemetery, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan [303].
  6. A. Wayne Edwards, e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to. [89], Diary of Joe Voisin; 1 July 2002; Mike Voisin.
    Quality: 3.
  7. University of California Santa Barbara Library, "Preservation and Digitization Project," recording, Donald C. Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Special Collections (http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php: accessed). [309], downloaded; 3 April 2007; "Take This Letter to My Mother," Edison Amberol #1078, by Will Oakland and chorus, 1912.
    Quality: 3.
  8. A. Wayne Edwards, e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to. [89], Diary of Joe Voisin; 1 July 2002; Mike Voisin.
    Quality: 3.
  9. Isabella County, Michigan, Deed Volumes 27 and 28:; FHL microfilm 1003907 (Liber 27 and 28). [196], Vol 28, p. 321; John W. Hance to Joseph Voisin.
    Quality: 3.
  10. Henry Francis Walling and Alexander Winchell, Atlas of the State of Michigan: Including Statistics and Descriptions of its Topography, Hydrography, Climate, Natural and Civil History, Railways, Educational Institutions, Material Resources (R.M. & S.T. Tackabury, circa 1873); digital image, University of Michigan Digital Library, Michigan County Histories and Atlases (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micounty/: accessed. [181], downloaded; 3 December 2009; Isabella County, micounty-2746566.0001.001-83.
    Quality: 2.
  11. E. L. Hayes, H. H. Laverty, and W. B. Patterson, Atlas of Isabella County, Michigan: To which is Added a Township Map of Michigan, a Railroad Map of the United States and a Map of the World (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: C. O. Titus, 1879); digital image, University of Michigan Digital Library, Michigan County Histories and Atlases (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micounty/: accessed. [146], downloaded; 1 December 2009; Nottawa Township, micounty-2933875.0001.001-35.
    Quality: 2.
  12. A. Wayne Edwards, e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to. [89], Diary of Joe Voisin; 1 July 2002; Mike Voisin.
    Quality: 3.
  13. 1880 US Census, Isabella County, Michigan, schedule 2 agricultural; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com: accessed); National Archives and Records Administration micropublication Series T1164, Roll 42, Record Group 29. [74], Nottawa Township; 156; Page 11, Line 8; Joseph Voisin; downloaded; 6 July 2010.
    Quality: 2.
  14. 1880 US Census, Isabella County, Michigan, schedule 1 population; digital images, ProQuest, Heritage Quest Online (http://hpl.lib.al.us/: accessed); National Archives and Records Administration micropublication Series T9, Roll 548. [73], Nottawa Township; 156; Page 516-B, Line 47; Dwelling 100, Family 100; Clements Starr as head of household; downloaded; 18 July 2005.
    Quality: 2.
  15. Declarations of Intent for Naturalization, Circuit Court for Isabella County, Michigan; Department of Natural Resources, Archives of Michigan, Michigan Historical Center, Lansing, Michigan. [139], Joseph Voisin; Volume 4, Page 99, October 11, 1880.
    Quality: 3.

    [Sent request for copies on December 1, 2009. Paid $15.00. Received copy of Declaration of Intention on December 11, 2009. They indicate they could find no further naturalization documents in Isabella County for Joseph Voisin.]

  16. Irene Smith to Mike Voisin, February 2002, Letter: Smith, Irene (Blasen). [189].
    Quality: 3.
  17. Ben Weber, Editor, Beal City Michigan Area Centennial 1875-1975 (Beal City, Michigan: Harold Couturier, 1975). [100], Page 155.
    Quality: 2.
  18. A. Wayne Edwards, e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to. [89], Clara Schohl / Joe Voisin diaries; 17 May 2000; Mike Voisin.
    Quality: 3.
  19. Ibid., Diary of Joe Voisin; 1 July 2002; Mike Voisin.
    Quality: 3.
  20. Michigan State Gazetteer and Business Directory, Volume 13 (Detroit, Michigan: R. L. Polk & Company, 1897); digital images, Google, Incorporated, Google Books (http://books.google.com/: accessed. [232], downloaded; 6 June 2011; Page 314.
    Quality: 2.
  21. Charles M. Foote and Edwin C. Hood, Plat book of Isabella County, Michigan: Drawn from Actual Surveys and the County Records (Minneapolis, Minnesota: C.M. Foote Publishing Company, 1899); digital image, University of Michigan Digital Library, Michigan County Histories and Atlases (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micounty/: accessed. [123], downloaded; 1 December 2009; Nottawa Township, micounty-2933874.0001.001-29.
    Quality: 2.
  22. Standard Map Company, Atlas and Farm Directory of Isabella County, Michigan: Compiled from County Records and Actual Surveys (Chicago, Illinois: Standard Map Company, circa 1915); digital image, University of Michigan Digital Library, Michigan County Histories and Atlases (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micounty/: accessed. [281], downloaded; 1 December 2009; Nottawa Township, micounty-2743736.0001.001-27.
    Quality: 2.
  23. Isabella County, Michigan, Probate Records; Isabella County Courthouse, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. [198], Liber 3, Page 168, File 2665D, P-84, 1916, Filed July 21, 1916, Proved August 21, 1916; Last Will of Joseph Voisin; 29 May 1916.
    Quality: 3.
  24. Michigan Michigan History Foundation, "Death Records, 1897-1920," death certificates, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org/: accessed). [230], downloaded; 30 October 2009; Joseph Voison, June 2, 1916.
    Quality: 3.
  25. Tombstone of Voisin, Joseph and Mary (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 28, 2004) St. Joseph's Cemetery, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan [303].
  26. Michigan Michigan History Foundation, "Death Records, 1897-1920," death certificates, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org/: accessed). [230], downloaded; 30 October 2009; Joseph Voison, June 2, 1916.
    Quality: 2.
  27. "Photographs," John M. Voisin, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama. [44], Grave marker of Joseph Voisin and Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin, July 28, 2004; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; St. Joseph the Worker Cemetery.
    Quality: 3.
  28. Ben Weber, Editor, Beal City Michigan Area Centennial 1875-1975 (Beal City, Michigan: Harold Couturier, 1975). [100], Page 67.
    Quality: 2.
  29. Ibid., Page 17.
    Quality: 2.
  30. 1880 Census: Nottawa Township, Isabella County, Michigan, FHL Film 1254584; National Archives Film T9-0584 [69].
  31. Michigan Michigan History Foundation, "Death Records, 1897-1920," death certificates, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org/: accessed). [230], downloaded; 30 October 2009; Joseph Voison, June 2, 1916.
    Quality: 2.
  32. Isabella County, Michigan, Probate Records; Isabella County Courthouse, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. [198], Liber 3, Page 168, File 2665D, P-84, 1916; Estate of Joseph Voisin; Final inventory; 1916.
    Quality: 3.
  33. Evelyn A. Weiland, Editor, Of Pilgrimage, Prayer and Promise: A Story of St. Mary's, Westphalia 1836-1986 (Westphalia, Michigan: Westphalia Historical Society, 1986). [153], 31.

    Name listed as "Maria A." Mary was a common nickname for Maria.

  34. Tombstone of Voisin, Joseph and Mary (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 28, 2004) St. Joseph's Cemetery, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan [303].
  35. A. Wayne Edwards, e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to. [89], Death Certificates; 29 May 2000; Mike Voisin.
    Quality: 2.
  36. Funeral Card (Mount Pleasant, Michigan: J. J. Rush Funeral Home). [164], Mary Voisin; 1943.
    Quality: 2.
  37. 1880 Census: Riley Township, Clinton County, Michigan, FHL Film 1254577; National Archives Film T9-0577 [70], US National Archives Film T9-0577, p. 493B.
  38. 1920 Census: Nottawa Township, Isabella County, Michigan [80].
  39. Mount Pleasant City, Shepherd Village and Isabella County Rural Directory (1925-26) [241].
  40. Luedders, Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (October 1930) [214].
  41. "WPA Property Inventories," database, Michigan History Foundation, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org: accessed); citing Michigan Department of Treasury; Works Progress Administration. [50], downloaded; 20 April 2013; 15N 05W 22, Pages 15-16, Record Group 72-76, http://seekingmichigan.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p129401coll0/id/89113.
    Quality: 2.
  42. A. Wayne Edwards, e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to. [89], Death Certificates; 29 May 2000; Mike Voisin.
    Quality: 2.
  43. Funeral Card (Mount Pleasant, Michigan: J. J. Rush Funeral Home). [164], Mary Voisin; 1943.
    Quality: 2.
  44. Tombstone of Voisin, Joseph and Mary (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 28, 2004) St. Joseph's Cemetery, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan [303].
  45. A. Wayne Edwards, e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use]), to. [89], Death Certificates; 29 May 2000; Mike Voisin.
    Quality: 2.
  46. "Photographs," John M. Voisin, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama. [44], Grave marker of Joseph Voisin and Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin, July 28, 2004; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; St. Joseph the Worker Cemetery.
    Quality: 3.
  47. With ([address for private use]), by. held by Mike Voisin ([address for private use], Huntsville, Alabama). [341], Donald Voisin; Taylor, Michigan; telephone conversation; Mike Voisin; 2 September 2010; Notes; Interviewer; 2010.
  48. "Photographs," Irene (Blasen) Smith, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. [43], Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin seated in the kitchen; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Reprint.
    Quality: 3.
  49. "Photographs," Estate of Harold Joseph Voisin, Bay City, Michigan. [39], Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin standing in the kitchen; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Reprint.
    Quality: 3.
  50. Funeral Card (Remus, Michigan: Crittenden Funeral Home). [168], Erma Thelen; 1958.
    Quality: 2.
  51. MIGenWeb, MIGenWeb Isabella County, Michigan [236], http://www.rootsweb.com/~miisabel/ICB1886.htm, Line #206.
  52. Michigan, Michigan Births 1867-1902,; digital images, FamilySearch and Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch (http://FamilySearch.org: accessed). [233], downloaded; 31 October 2009; Film 2320844; Digital GS 4207270; Image 93; Item 1; Page 118; Record 206; Isabella County; Erma Voisin; 12 April 1886.
  53. Funeral Card (Remus, Michigan: Crittenden Funeral Home). [168], Erma Thelen; 1958.
    Quality: 2.
  54. Ibid., Erma Thelen; 1958.
    Quality: 2.
  55. MIGenWeb, MIGenWeb Isabella County, Michigan [236], http://www.rootsweb.com/~miisabel/ICB1888b.htm, Line #308.
  56. Michigan, Michigan Births 1867-1902,; digital images, FamilySearch and Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch (http://FamilySearch.org: accessed). [233], downloaded; 31 October 2009; Film 2321093; Digital GS 4207536; Image 583; Item 1; Page 129; Record 308; Isabella County; Henrietta Caroline Voisin; 28 November 1888.
  57. MIGenWeb, MIGenWeb Isabella County, Michigan [236], http://www.rootsweb.com/~miisabel/ICB1890b.htm, Line #268.
  58. US Government, World War I Draft Registration Cards, http://www.ancestry.com (January 2006) [310], Isabella County, Michigan; Roll: 1675759;.
  59. Michigan, Michigan Births 1867-1902,; digital images, FamilySearch and Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch (http://FamilySearch.org: accessed). [233], downloaded; 31 October 2009; Film 2321265; Digital GS 4207579; Image 385; Item 2; Page 116; Record 268; Isabella County; Edward Voisin; 15 March 1890.
  60. Funeral Card (Mount Pleasant, Michigan: J. J. Rush Funeral Home). [164], Edward A. Voisin; 1956.
    Quality: 2.
  61. Daily Times-News, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. [133], Well Known Jeweler, Edward Voisin, Dies; 5 November 1956; Volume 92, Number 288, Page 1, Column 3.
    Quality: 2.
  62. Funeral Card (Mount Pleasant, Michigan: J. J. Rush Funeral Home). [164], Edward A. Voisin; 1956.
    Quality: 2.
  63. US Government, World War I Draft Registration Cards, http://www.ancestry.com (January 2006) [310], Wayne County, Michigan; Roll: 2032414; Draft Board: 13; Serial 366; Number 109.
  64. Voisin, Mary, Correspondence from Voisin, Mary (12-27-2000, 06-04-2009) [326].
  65. Isabella County Enterprise, Isabella County, Michigan. [191], Voisin; 21 March 1924; Volume 60, Number 14, Page 7, Column 5.
    Quality: 2.
  66. Debra Campbell to Mike Voisin, 28 May 2005, Redlands, California. [137], Copy of US Social Security Act, Application for Account Number, Louis Edward Voisin, December 4, [1936].
    Quality: 3.

    [Louis states his name as Louis Edward Voisin, which conflicts with other sources that indicate his middle name was Ernest.]

  67. Tombstone of Voisin, Louis E. (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 28, 2004) St. Joseph's Cemetery, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan [304].
  68. Michigan, Michigan Births 1867-1902,; digital images, FamilySearch and Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch (http://FamilySearch.org: accessed). [233], downloaded; 31 October 2009; Film 2322559; Digital GS 4207163; Image 1249; Item 2; Page 143; Record 429; Isabella County; Louis Ernest Voisin; 7 November 1894.
    Quality: 3.
  69. Daily Times-News, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. [133], Louis Voisin Funeral Services in Beal City; 3 August 1965; Volume 101, Number 185, Page 2, Column 5.
    Quality: 2.
  70. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital image, MyFamily.com, Inc., Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed); citing United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918: Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. [49], downloaded; 31 August 2006; Louis Ernest Voisin, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 2024031, Draft Board: 7.
    Quality: 2.
  71. "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, Rootsweb (http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/: accessed); citing United States Social Security Administration. [47], Accessed; 22 August 2011; Louis Voisin.
    Quality: 2.
  72. Daily Times-News, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. [133], Louis Voisin Funeral Services in Beal City; 3 August 1965; Volume 101, Number 185, Page 2, Column 5.
    Quality: 2.
  73. "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, Rootsweb (http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/: accessed); citing United States Social Security Administration. [47], Accessed; 22 August 2011; Louis Voisin.
    Quality: 2.
  74. Tombstone of Voisin, Herman S. and Helen M. (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 29, 2004) Calvary Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan [300].
  75. US Government, World War I Draft Registration Cards, http://www.ancestry.com (January 2006) [310], Isabella County, Michigan; Roll: 1675759;.
  76. Michigan, Michigan Births 1867-1902,; digital images, FamilySearch and Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch (http://FamilySearch.org: accessed). [233], downloaded; 31 October 2009; Film 2322713; Digital GS 4207005; Image 570; Item 2; Page 112; Record 728; Isabella County; Herman Voisin; 27 June 1897.
  77. Daily Times-News, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. [133], Herman Voisin; 14 January 1974; Volume 106, Number 28, Page 12, Column 2.
    Quality: 2.
  78. Elias, Mary Louise (Voisin), Correspondence from Elias, Mary Lou (1994, 2000) [148].
  79. Tombstone of Voisin, Ernest and Emma (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 29, 2004) Calvary Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan [299].
  80. Elias, Mary Louise (Voisin), Correspondence from Elias, Mary Lou (1994, 2000) [148].
  81. Funeral Card (East Lansing, Michigan: Gorsline-Runciman East Chapel). [161], Ernest J. Voisin; 1987.
    Quality: 2.
  82. Voisin, Joseph (1858-1916), Personal Ledger of Joseph Voisin, Personal library of A. Wayne Edwards, II [325].

    "Arthur Born May 11th, 1902"

  83. Michigan, Michigan Births 1867-1902,; digital images, FamilySearch and Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch (http://FamilySearch.org: accessed). [233], downloaded; 5 November 2009; Film 2363096; Digital GS 4032379; Image 604; Item 2; Page 134; Record 298; Isabella County; Arthur Voisin; 10 May 1902.
  84. With ([address for private use]), by. held by Mike Voisin ([address for private use], Huntsville, Alabama). [341], Donald Voisin; Taylor, Michigan; telephone conversation; Mike Voisin; 2 September 2010; Notes; Interviewer; 2010.
  85. Isabella County Michigan Births, 1898-1918 (Volumes 4 and 5) [193], Vol 4, p. 189, #267.
  86. Tombstone of Voisin, Johanna and George J. (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 29, 2004) Calvary Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan [301].
  87. "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, Rootsweb (http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/: accessed); citing United States Social Security Administration. [47], Accessed; 22 August 2011; George Voisin.
    Quality: 2.
  88. Daily Times-News, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. [133], George Voisin; 17 January 1974; Volume 106, Number 31, Page 12, Column 2.
    Quality: 2.
  89. "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, Rootsweb (http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/: accessed); citing United States Social Security Administration. [47], Accessed; 22 August 2011; George Voisin.
    Quality: 2.
  90. Isabella County Michigan Births, 1898-1918 (Volumes 4 and 5) [193], Vol 4, p. 241, #554.
  91. Funeral Card (Lansing, Michigan: Palmer-Bush Funeral Home). [162], Willard J. Voisin; 1960.
    Quality: 2.
  92. Ibid., Willard J. Voisin; 1960.
    Quality: 2.
  93. Isabella County Michigan Births, 1898-1918 (Volumes 4 and 5) [193], Vol 5, p. 53, #150.
  94. Tombstone of Voisin, Elvin J. (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 28, 2004) St. Joseph's Cemetery, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan [298].
  95. Funeral Card (Mount Pleasant, Michigan: J. J. Rush Funeral Home). [164], Elvin John Voisin; 1949.
    Quality: 2.
  96. 1920 Census: Nottawa Township, Isabella County, Michigan [80].
  97. Isabella County Daily Times News, Isabella County, Michgian. [190], Elvin J. Voisin; 25 May 1949; Volume 85, Number 150, Page 2, Column 4.
    Quality: 2.
  98. Funeral Card (Mount Pleasant, Michigan: J. J. Rush Funeral Home). [164], Elvin John Voisin; 1949.
    Quality: 2.
  99. Tombstone of Voisin, Elvin J. (Photograph by Mike Voisin, July 28, 2004) St. Joseph's Cemetery, Beal City, Isabella, Michigan [298].
  100. Isabella County Daily Times News, Isabella County, Michgian. [190], Elvin J. Voisin; 25 May 1949; Volume 85, Number 150, Page 2, Column 4.
    Quality: 2.
  101. Ibid., Elvin J. Voisin; 25 May 1949; Volume 85, Number 150, Page 2, Column 4.
    Quality: 2.
  102. "Photographs," John M. Voisin, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama. [44], Grave marker of Elvin John Joseph Voisin, July 28, 2004; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; St. Joseph the Worker Cemetery.
    Quality: 3.
  103. Voisin, Harold Joseph, Correspondence from Voisin, Harold (9-9-1973, 9-23-2000) [319].
  104. Golden, Katherine Ann (Voisin), Correspondence from Golden, Karen (1994, 2000) [175].

    Transcribed from Joseph and Mary's wedding sampler.

  105. Marriage Records, Volume 2 (1867-1887, 1911-1933):; Isabella County Courthouse, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. [218], Marriage Record; 16 February 1885; 1867-1887, p. 77, #1146.
  106. Michigan, Michigan Marriages 1868-1925,; digital image, FamilySearch and Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch (http://FamilySearch.org: accessed). [235], downloaded; 3 November 2008; Film: 2342476; Digital GS: 4207804; Image 164; Volume 2; Page 39; Record 1146; Joseph Voisin and Mary Ann Junker; 16 February 1885.
  107. Golden, Katherine Ann (Voisin), Correspondence from Golden, Karen (1994, 2000) [175], Transcription of wedding sampler.
  108. 1900 US Census, Isabella County, Michigan, schedule 1 population; digital images, ProQuest, Heritage Quest Online (http://hpl.lib.al.us/: accessed); National Archives and Records Administration micropublication Series T623, Roll 718. [77], Nottawa Township; 76; Page 172-A, Line 1; Dwelling 43, Family 43; Joseph Voisin as head of household; downloaded; 6 June 2005.
    Quality: 2.
  109. 1910 US Census, Isabella County, Michigan, population; digital images, ProQuest, Heritage Quest Online (http://hpl.lib.al.us/: accessed); National Archives and Records Administration micropublication Series T624, Roll 652. [79], Nottawa Township; 98; Page 229-A, Line 68; Dwelling 83, Family 83; Joseph Voisin as head of household; downloaded; 18 July 2005.
    Quality: 2.
  110. 1920 US Census, Isabella County, Michigan, population; digital images, ProQuest, Heritage Quest Online (http://hpl.lib.al.us/: accessed); National Archives and Records Administration micropublication Series T624, Roll 770. [83], Nottawa Township; 211; Page 233-A, Line 27; Dwelling 129, Family 129; Mary Voisin as head of household; downloaded; 18 July 2005.
    Quality: 2.
  111. 1930 US Census, Isabella County, Michigan, population schedule; digital images, ProQuest, Heritage Quest Online (http://hpl.lib.al.us/: accessed); National Archives and Records Administration micropublication Series T626, Roll 995. [87], Nottawa Township; 37-16; Page 120-B, Line 98; Dwelling 115, Family 116; Mary Voisin as head of household; downloaded; 15 July 2005.
    Quality: 2.
  112. "Photographs," Irene (Blasen) Smith, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. [43], Voisin brothers, circa 1916; location unknown.
    Quality: 3.
  113. "Photographs," John M. Voisin, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama. [44], Voisin Family, circa 1907; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; mounted on cardboard, 9 x 6-15/16 inches.
    Quality: 3.
  114. Ibid., Voisin brothers standing in birth order, circa 1911; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Reprint.
    Quality: 3.
  115. "Photographs," Estate of Harold Joseph Voisin, Bay City, Michigan. [39], Voisin family, circa 1912; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Original postcard. Reprint September 2000.
    Quality: 3.
  116. Ibid., Joseph and Mary Voisin homestead, circa 1912; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Reprint, October 2000.
    Quality: 3.
  117. "Photographs," John M. Voisin, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama. [44], Barn at the Voisin Homestead; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan, date unknown; Received from Harold Joseph Voisin January 26, 2004.
    Quality: 3.
  118. "Photographs," Estate of Harold Joseph Voisin, Bay City, Michigan. [39], Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin family at the funeral of Arthur Joseph Voisin, May 1943; Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Reprint, September 2000.
    Quality: 3.
  119. "Photographs," Estate of John Ernest Voisin, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama. [40], Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin family at supper table; location unknown.
    Quality: 3.
  120. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin family at Voisin homestead; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan.
    Quality: 3.
  121. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin family at Voisin homestead; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan.
    Quality: 3.
  122. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin with John Ernest Voisin, circa 1938; location unknown.
    Quality: 3.
  123. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin with friends and family; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan.
    Quality: 3.
  124. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin at home; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan.
    Quality: 3.
  125. "Photographs," Irene (Blasen) Smith, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. [43], Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin and family in kitchen; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Reprint.
    Quality: 3.
  126. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin and family, with Ford Model T; location unknown; Reprint.
    Quality: 3.
  127. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin family at the dinner table; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan; Reprint.
    Quality: 3.
  128. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin and family with Willard H. Thelen; location unknown; Reprint.
    Quality: 3.
  129. Ibid., Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin, seventy-fifth birthday celebration; location unknown; Reprint.
    Quality: 3.
  130. Ben Weber, Editor, Beal City Michigan Area Centennial 1875-1975 (Beal City, Michigan: Harold Couturier, 1975). [100], Page 67.
    Quality: 2.
  131. "Photographs," Estate of John Ernest Voisin, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama. [40], Postcard of Voisin homestead; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan.
    Quality: 3.
  132. Ibid., Voisin family snapshot, circa 1913; Beal City, Isabella, Michigan.
    Quality: 3.
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Revised: October 29, 2013

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