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Nothing like finding a post after all this time....Indeed SYLVESTER WESTFALL (1822-1904)
died in Niles, Berrien Co, MI. It also appears that he never married. (as I am a DuBois
dec. I was intrested in that marriage) He is first found here in 1860 census,age 38y,
born NY in the res. with his sister, CATHERINE WESTFALL, age 52y, born NY. I beleive this
CATHERINE died in Niles,1-2-1867, age 60y born NY and Single, no parents listed.(Cem
record lists year of death as 1868. JESSE WESTFALL, a brother of SYLVESTER is listed in
the census of Niles, Berrien Co, MI, starting in 1850, age 35y, with wife SARAH age 28y
and children all born NY, DAVID E.age 7y and SARAH B (Barbara) age 2y. 1860 lists another
daughter, MARY A. age 7y, born NY. 1870 SYLVESTER is listed in the house with JESSE and
SARAH. Both remain residents of Berrien Co until their deaths. Now to the reason I have
been trying to find this family...I bought, at a local antique shop, several deeds, land
warrents and in!
dentures, letters, including the transfer of part of the WESTFALL property in Palmyara,
Wayne Co to the ERIE CANAL (in an abstract) I love to get this stuff and try to place it
back in the habds of the family historian. I figures that SYLVESTER had dabbled in land.
The earliest date is 1812. Some of the names are...LUTHER TUCKER,BENJAMIN WESTFALL, JACOB
JACKSON,PETER WESTFALL, JACOB WESTFALL,JOSEPH BOUCHER,GEORGE PHILIP,NATHANIEL P. JOHNSON
JESSE WESTFALL & WIFE SARAH, SYLVESTER WESTFALL, BRAZILLA SMITH Jr & WIFE
CATHERINE, wILLIAM R. JOHNSON, DAVID JOHNSON. I think I got every one......anyway I now
know how these items got to Berrien Co, MI (I live here). I would love to learn more
about this WESTFALL family. Please e-mail me at the following.....budblossum(a)aol.com
Daundra in frozen Michigan
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