The first documentation of an African-American settler in Mecosta County Michigan was James Guy, who on May 30, 1861, obtained 160 acres in Wheatland Township. By 1873 African-Americans owned about 1,392 acres. The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed each settler 160 acres in Rolland Township. Most of the land where Remus sits at that time was owned by African-Americans.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sanders Family

RE: Oscar Sanders (Do you have an email address?)

Mr. Sanders: Please email Peggy Williams. She said she could help you. Here is what she said "Lillie, his daughter (who was married to Augustus West) of Arlington, VanBuren County, Michigan."

peggy williams

Monday, March 12, 2007

Sanders Family

Hello Mr. Sanders: I am checking to see if I can find any information about the Sanders. I will post it here. Thanks for your inquiry.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Property For Sale - Carol Norman

Carol Norman has property for sale. The property is located on M-66 in Remus. It includes a house with acreage. The acreage can be used for hunting. It is the perfect get-away from the big city, and the house is newly decorated. It has new carpeting, kitchen, etc. The house can also be used as a cottage. This property once belonged to Walter and Paula (Norman) Harris. Contact: Carol Norman at 989-967-3535

Monday, August 21, 2006

Old Settlers Reunion Blog

This Blog has been implemented for direct descendents or anybody else having questions about this website pertaining to ancestry. We also encourage anything else you want to discuss. Please check out the following posts on the website: Letter From Home, Scholarships for Minorities, pictures from the 70th, 71st, and 72nd Reunion held on August 19, 2006, and the upcoming Old Folks Party on October 28, 2006 in Remus, Michigan.

Friday, August 18, 2006


Does anybody have information about the Calimans migrating to Fredrick or Adamstown, Maryland? Robert Caliman

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

General Comments

Segee Name History

Can anyone help me with the history of the family name of Segee? I believe there is a Native American connection here. Thank you!

Marian Maxine Sanders

I do not know, where to begin except........Not Once upon a Story.......My mother wrote a book.......Which I am considering publishing......She mentions........A WHOLE BUNCH OF FOLKS........I AM THINKING SHOULD I PUBISH HER BOOK........SHE SHEDS LIGHT ON A WHOLE BUNCH OF FOLKS........ IT IS CALLED MOHTER WHERE ARE YOU....... SHE WAS BORN IN THOMPSONVILLE MICHIGAN.......SHE WAS CALLED MISS THOMPONVILLE HER NAME WAS MARIAN MAXINE SANDERS.......

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Should the Old Settlers' Reunion Website be Deleted?

Here is what the family has to say.....

Reviewer: Phylis Mack - A Lett relative from Zanesville, OH writes:

Thanks for posting the information about Copyright Laws, and for standing up for the Old Settlers' Website. The information that you post from the families is very important to us. We need access to this information, I have learned to appreciate my family connections because of it. It is a valuable resource for all of us. Thank you.

Reviewer: Joanne Mumford - My husband Wayne Mumford asked that I write and let you know how very much he appreciates your "Old Settler" information site. Wayne and I had planned to attend the picnic last month but unexpected surgery (and hurricanes) we couldn't make the drive. Hopefully, if everything is okay next year we will see you then. Please let everyone know the web site is fantastic and we really utilize it. Wayne & Joanne Mumford

Reviewer: Robert Lett - I'm just feeling a bit sentimental and wanted to share a few thoughts with you. I cannot express how much it means to me having made contact with my large Michigan family. While I have been aware of my Lett connected family of Ohio, somehow having connected with the Michigan family has made my life more complete.

Of course to my Lett surname family I'm obligated to say you are "the best" but in truth the many friendships I have made through e-mail and telephone conversations; with those of the; Berry, Cross, Green, Guy, Norman, Pointer, Sleet, Stewart, Todd surnames have been outstanding. While each family has its own unique story to tell it is the common story of our interlinking of families which is so incredibly dynamic.

When you view the tragedy unfolding in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, and you see the widespread devastation it makes me so grateful and appreciative of all that we have.

The vehicle and tool for communicating and teaching which has grown from the Old Settlers Reunion Books into a website continues to capture the imagination of all who happen onto the website. Further the spirit of your forefathers is conveyed in the brilliant manner in which Marsha has erected the website and continually upgrades its contents.It is truly amazing how many people are drawn to "come home" and are "welcomed back" as a result of those who struggled to create the reunion books which became a source for the website.

I want to once again tell you how much I appreciate and love you. Further, what a pleasure it is being apart of your family too!