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Arnold, a friend of mine from church, was interested in finding more about his paternal grandfather, Ralph HAMEL, who was killed in action during World War II.  Arnold knew his grandfather was born in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan, but not much more. 
Purple Heart Medal
A search at Ancestry.com revealed a Ralph H. HAMEL from Michigan buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium.  I also found Ralph's burial listed at Find-A-Grave.  Ralph was a Private First Class in the 16th Infantry 1st Division.  He died on 15 January 1945 and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Starting with the U.S. censuses, I looked for additional information about Arnold's ancestors.  The pedigree chart below, gives a snapshot of what I've found so far, based on censuses and other sources available on the web.  This chart shows Arnold's HAMEL ancestors through his 3rd great grandparents.



Ralph Hamel's Direct Line in the Census       Descendants of Henry and Caroline HAMEL



Surnames:

ASHFORD

DAVIS

FENTON

HAMEL

PERKS

THICKBROOM

Ralph HAMEL Pedigree



Ralph HAMEL's direct lines in the censuses

HAMEL

I found Ralph enumerated in both the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses with his widowed grandmother, Mary HAMEL, in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan.  Also enumerated were Ralph's widowed father, Harry, and his siblings, Roger, Eugene and Margaret.  In 1910 Ralph's father, Harry, was single and living with his widowed mother and a sister Agnes.  Harry would have married some time after 1910 and was widowed by 1920.

1930 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft County, Manistique, ED 7, sheet 3B, 4 April 1930
220 Maple Street, dwelling 81, family 89
Hamel, Mary, head, age 66, married, age 17 at first marriage, born New York, parents born Ireland
Hamel, Roger, grandchild, age 21, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan, bookkeeper
Hamel, Eugene, grandchild, age 18, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Margaret, grandchild, age 16, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Ralph, grandchild, age 13, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Harry, son, age 37, married, age 21 at first marriage, born Michigan, parents born New York, laborer, lumber mill

1920 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft County, Manistique, ED 301, sheet 3B, 28 January 1920
220 Maple Ave., dwelling 59, family 71
Hamill, Mary, keeper, age 50, widow, born New York, parents born Ireland, house keeper, lodging house
Hamill, Harry, son, age 32, widower, born Michigan, parents born New York, laborer, lumber mill
Hamill, Roger, grandson, age 9, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamill, Eugene, grandson, age 8, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamill, Marguerite, granddaughter, age 6, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamill, Ralph, grandson, age 2 11/12, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan

1910 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft County, Manistique, ED 242, sheet 17B, 4 May 1910
220 Maple Ave., dwelling 325, family 346
Hamel, Mary, head, age 47, widow, mother of 3 children, 2 children living, born New York, parents born Ireland Irish, occupation none
Hamel, Agnes, daughter, age 23, single, born Michigan, parents born New York, stenographer, law office
Hamel, Harry, son, age 21, single, born Michigan, parents born New York, s??ter, saw mill

I continued tracking this HAMEL family back through the census records.  In 1900 Harry was enumerated with his parents and two sisters.  Harry's parents, Henry A. and Mary T, married about 1885.  Since the 1890 census is not available, having been destroyed, 1900 is the only census I would find Harry's parents together.  According to the 1900 census, Harry's father, Henry A., was born in New York in October 1861, therefore I looked for him in the 1880 and 1870 censuses.  In 1880 a 26-year-old Henry HAMEL was one of several boarders enumerated with a widow, Adeline Fuller, and her 5 children in Manistique.  The 1870 census has 16-year-old Henry enumerated with his parents Henry and Caroline and several siblings in Corning, Steuben County, New York.  Doing the math, if Henry was 16 years old in 1870 and 26 years old in 1880, he wasn't born in 1861, as the 1900 census indicated, but around 1854.  This raises the question as to whether I have the right Henry or not.  I later found a cemetery extract for Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique listing six HAMELs, which gave Harry's birth year as 1854.  Not definitive proof, but adds to the possibility / probability this is the same person.  The 1860 census gives the family name as HAMMOND, but based on the individuals named, it is apparent it is the HAMEL family.

1900 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft County, Manistique, ED 166, sheet 12A, 12 June 1900
Maple Avenue, dwelling 211, family 241
Hamel, Henry A., head, born Oct 1861, age 38, married, married 15 years, born New York, parents born Germany, night forman at mill
Hamel, Mary T., wife, born Nov 1860, age 39, married, married 15 years, mother of 3 children, 3 children living, born New York, parents born Ireland
Hamel, Agnes J., daughter, born July 1887, age 12, single, born Michigan, parents born New York, at school
Hamel, Harry, son, born Dec 1888, age 11, single, born Michigan, parents born New York, at school
Hamel, Mary, daughter, born Mar 1893, age 7, single, born Michigan, parents born New York, at school

1880 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft, Manistique, ED 37, page 14, 22 Jun 1880
Enumerated with Adeline Fuller, age 45, widow with 5 children, 7 other boarders (dwelling 135, family 135)
Hamel, Henry, age 26, boarder, single, laborer, born New York, parents born Germany

1880 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, ED 171, page 39, 29 June 1880
Dwelling 424, family 448
Hammell, Henry, age 60, married, ??? Sash Factory, born New York (sic), parents born New York
Hammell, Dorritt, age 49, wife, married, keeping house, born Germany, parents born Germany
Hammell, Henery, age 26, son, single, day laborer, born New York, parents born Germany
Hammell, George, age 24, son, single, teamster, born New York, parents born Germany
Hammell, William, age 22, son, single, lineman sash factory, born New York, parents born Germany
Hammell, Lainey, age 19, daughter, school, born New York, parents born Germany
Hammell, Mary, age 14, daughter, school, born New York, parents born Germany
Hammell, Julius, age 10, son, school, born New York, parents born Germany

1870 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, page 132, 4 August 1870
Dwelling 1052, family 1105
Hamel, Henry, age 50, laborer, born Germany, parents of foreign birth, male citizen over age 21
Hamel, Caroline, age 38, keeping house, born Germany, parents of foreign birth
Hamel, Henry, age 16, born New York, parents of foreign birth
Hamel, George, age 14, born New York, parents of foreign birth
Hamel, William, age 12, born New York, parents of foreign birth
Hamel, Lana, age 9, born New York, parents of foreign birth
Hamel, Mary, age 5, born New York, parents of foreign birth
Hamel, Julius, age 1, born New York, parents of foreign birth

1860 U. S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, page 29, 23 June 1860
Dwelling 218, family 217
Henry Hammond, age 40, day laborer, born Germany
Caroline Hammond, age 29, born Germany
Henry Hammond, age 6, born New York
George Hammond, age 5, born Steuben County
Wm Hammond, age 2, born Steuben County

The 1900 U.S. census for New York shows that Henry's parents, Henry and Caroline, immigrated in 1850 and 1851 respectively.  They had been married for 49 years.  I checked the 1850 census, but did not find anyone whose information matched Henry's.

1900 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, ED 80, sheet 6B, 7 June 1900
Dwelling 128, family 134
Hamel, Henry, head, born Dec 1819, age 80, married, married 49 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1850, naturalized, occupation none
Hamel, Carrie D., wife, born Nov 1830, age 69, married, married 49 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1851
Weber, Mary, daughter, born Aug 1865, age 34, married, married 0 years, mother of 1 child, 1 child living, born New York, parents born Germany
Weber, Dorothy M., niece, born July 1899, age 10/12, single, born New York, father born New York, mother born Germany



ASHFORD


Ralph HAMEL's mother was Adelaide Mary ASHFORD.  Adelaide married Harry HAMEL on 23 Jun 1910, shortly after the 1910 census was taken.  She died 13 Dec 1918, so Harry and Adelaide were never listed in a U.S. census together.  In 1910 and 1900 Adelaide was enumerated with her parents, Edmund and Caroline ASHFORD, and siblings, Frank E. and Edith R.  (Another online source, a biographical sketch of Edmund ASHFORD, names another son Harry.)

1910 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft, Manistique Ward 4, ED 242, sheet 4B, 20 April 1910
539 Manistique Avenue, dwelling 80, family 89
Ashford, Edmund, head, age 57, married once, married 30 years, born English, parents born English, immigrated 1880, naturalized, judge probate, abstract office
Ashford, Caroline, wife, age 55, married once, married 30 years, mother of 7 children, 4 children living, born English, parents born English, immigrated 1880
Ashford, Adelaide M., daughter, age 28, single, born Michigan, parents born English, stenographer, abstract office
Ashford, Edith R., daughter, age 12, single, born Michigan, parents born English

1900 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft County, Manistique, ED 166, sheet 7B, 7 June 1900
Manistique Avenue, dwelling 112, family 127
Ashford, Edmund, head, born Mar 1853, age 47, married, married 21 years, born England, parents born England, immigrated unknown, county clerk
Ashford, Caroline, wife, born Dec 1854, age 45, married, married 21 years, mother of 9 children, 4 children living, born England, parents born England, immigrated unknown
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Ashford, Adelaide M., daughter, born Feb 1882, age 18, single, born Michigan, parents born England, deputy county clerk
Ashford, Frank E., son, born Apr 1886, age 14, single, born Michigan, parents born England, at school
Ashford, Edith R., daughter, born Oct 1897, age 2, single, born Michigan, parents born England

The 1910 census shows that Adelaide's parents immigrated in 1880, but I was unable to find them enumerated in the 1880 U.S. census.  However, at FamilySearch.org, I did find an Edmund ASHFORD enumerated in the 1881 Canada census, who appears to be Adelaide's father.  I also found Caroline ASHFORD, enumerated in the 1881 British census, living with her parents.  According to a couple of online biographies of Edmund ASHFORD, he did live in Canada for a time before settling in Manistique, Michigan.

1881 Canadian Census, FamilySearch.org
Census place: Essa, Simcoe Souty, Ontario
Family History Library film 1375886
NA film number C-13250, district 138, sub-district F, division 1, page number 82, household number 377
Edmund ASHFORD, married, male, ethnic origin English, age 26, birthplace England, occupation laborer, religion Church of England

1881 British Census, FamilySearch.org
Dwelling: Maney Duke St.
Census place: Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England
Family History Library film: 1341729; Public records office reference: RG11; Piece / folio: 3051 / 6
Page number: 6
Household:
John DAVIS, head, married, male, age 63, birthplace Barr, Stafford, England, occupation Hawler
Mary M. DAVIS, wife, married, female, age 58, birthplace Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England
Joseph DAVIS, son, unmarried, male, age 38, birthplace Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England, occupation labourer
Harry DAVIS, son, unmarried, male, age 19, birthplace Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England, occupation labourer
Caroline ASHFORD, daur, married, female, age 26, birthplace Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England
H.C.D. ASHFORD, g. son, male, age 11 months,  birthplace Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England



Descendants of Henry and Caroline D. HAMEL

Henry HAMEL
b. Dec 1819, Germany
d. 1903, buried 7 Jan 1903
Hope Cemetery, Corning, Steuben, New York
Immigrated 1850
Married
about 1851
Caroline / Carrie D. nee ___________
b. Nov 1830, Germany
d. 1905, buried 22 Dec 1905
Hope Cemetery, Corning, Steuben, New York
Immigrated 1851

Children of Henry and Caroline HAMEL


Notes:
Henry and Caroline are my friend Arnold's 3rd great grandparents.
According to the 1900 U.S. census, Henry HAMEL was born December 1819 in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. in 1850.  Caroline was born November 1830 in Germany and immigrated in 1851. They were married 49 years, so married about 1851.
1860 was the first U.S. census in which I found Henry and Caroline HAMEL enumerated.  They were living in Corning, Steuben County, New York, with three children: Henry, age 6, born New York; George, age 5 and Wm (William) age 2, both born in Steuben County, New York.  This census had their surname as HAMMOND, but this appears to be the HAMEL family.
In 1870 Henry and Caroline HAMEL were enumerated in Corning, Steuben County, with six children:  Henry, age 16; George, age 14; William, age 12; Lana, age 9, Mary, age 5; and Julius, age 1.
Finding Henry and Caroline in the 1880 census was a challenge.  Finally, with some creative searches, I found them indexed at Ancestry.com with a last name of HAUNNELL.  I have to admit that deciphering the handwriting of the census taker wasn't easy (see photo below).  What made finding them even more difficult was that Caroline was enumerated as Dorritt.  In later censuses she used a middle initial D.
1880 Hamel

In 1900 Henry and Carrie D. HAMEL were still residing in Corning, Steuben County.  Living with them was their daughter Mary WEBER, who stated she was married 0 (zero) years and was the mother of one child.  Also listed was Dorothy M. WEBER, age 10 months, shown as a niece.  This is the last census in which I found Henry and Caroline enumerated.
A Google search for the surname HAMEL in Steuben County took me to a cemetery extract done by the Painted Hills Genealogy Society. http://www.paintedhills.org/steuben.html  Henry and Carrie D. HAMEL were buried in Hope Cemetery, Steuben County, New York.  The extract shows that Henry was born in 1820 and died in 1903.  Carrie D. was born in 1830 and died in 1905.  Five other HAMELs are listed in the Hope Cemetery extract:  son Julius, son William and his wife Margaret, William's grandson Darrell and his wife Gladys M.
Also at the Hope Cemetery site is the Hope Cemetery Interment List, which provides the date of burial. 
HAMEL, Henry Interment Date 7-Jan-03 Age 83 Lot # 319 Cause of Death valdinsis of heart Remarks Page # 60
HAMIL, Henry Mrs. Interment Date 22-Dec-05 Age  Lot # 319 Cause of Death  Remarks  Page # 74




Henry Andrew HAMEL and Mary Therese nee FENTON

Henry Andrew HAMEL
b. 7 Oct 1854, Corning, Steuben County, New York
d. 14 Dec 1907
bur. Lakeview Cemetery, Manistique, Schoolcraft Co, Michigan
Father: Henry HAMEL
Mother: Caroline / Carrie D. ______
Married
about 1885
Mary Therese FENTON
b. 24 Nov 1858, New York

d. 11 Sep 1941
bur. Lakeview Cemetery, Manistique, Schoolcraft Co, Michigan
Father: Eleazer FENTON (uncomfirmed)
Mother: Lovina CARD (unconfirmed)

Notes:
According to family trees at RootsWeb's WorldConnect, Henry Andrew HAMEL was born 7 Oct 1854 in Corning, Steuben County, New York.  None of the trees cite a source for Henry's birth information. 
These trees show that Mary Therese FENTON was born 24 Nov 1850 in Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York, to Eleazer FENTON and Lovina CARD.  No source information was given.
RootsWeb WorldConnect entries for Henry and Mary Therese.
The alphabetical listing of burials for Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan, shows Mary's birthdate as 24 Nov 1858.  Lakeview Cemetery, Manistique, Michigan, Alphabetical Listing
Henry was enumerated with his parents in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 U.S. censuses for Corning, Steuben County, New York
In 1880 Henry was also enumerated in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan.  I am guessing that Henry migrated from New York to Michigan in 1880.
The 1900 U.S. census for Manistique, Schoolcraft, Michigan, gives Henry's birthdate as Oct 1861 and Mary's birthdate as Nov 1860.  They were married 15 years and had three children enumerated with them:
Agnes J., age 12, born July 1887 in Michigan
Harry, age 11, born Dec 1888 in Michigan
Mary, age 7, born Mar 1893 in Michigan
The Lakeview Cemetery extract shows that daughter Mary died 4 May 1901.
Hamel, Mary (Mamie), Section 07, Lot 19, Grave 5, died 05/04/1901, born 03/19/1893, age 8, mother's maiden name Fenten-Mary
The Lakeview Cemetery extract shows that Henry died 14 Dec 1907.
Hamel, Henry, Section 07, Lot 19, Grave 4, died 12/14/1907, born 1854, age 53, mother's maiden name (unknown)
The widowed Mary Therese FENTON HAMEL was enumerated in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses for Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan.  Enumerated with her in 1910 were daughter Agnes, age 23, a stenographer in a law office, and son Harry, age 21, a s??ter in a saw mill.
     In 1920 and 1930 Mary's widowed son Harry and his children Roger, Eugene, Marguerite / Margaret and Ralph were living with her.
The Lakeview Cemetery extract shows that Mary Therese died 11 Sep 1941.
Hamel, Mary Therese, Section 07, Lot 19, Grave 3, died 09/11/1941, born 11/24/1858, age 82, mother's maiden name (unknown)

Children of Henry Andrew HAMEL and Mary Therese FENTON

Agnes J. HAMEL
According to the 1900 U.S. census for Manistique, Michigan, Agnes was born Jul 1887 in Michigan.  Agnes was also enumerated with her widowed mother in the 1910 U.S. census for Manistique.

Agnes F. HAMEL married Alvin W. ARTER on 2 Aug 1916 in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan.  Alvin, born 15 Jan 1878 in Illinois, was a son of John ARTER and __lma WHAREY.

Marriage record extract from FamilySearch.org Record Search - Pilot Site
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start
Return of Marriages in the County of Schoolcraft for the Quarter Ending September 30 A.D. 1916
Record Number: 50;  Date of License Aug 21, 1916
Alvin W. Arter, age 38, white, residing Plainfield, Ill, born Illinois, salesman, father John Arter, mother ..lma Wharey, not previously married
Agnes F. Hamel, age 30, white, residing Manistique, born Michigan, occupation none, father Henry A. Hamel, mother (M)ary Fenton, not previously married
Date of marriage Aug 2, 1916, at Manistique, by B.J.P. Schwers, Catholic Priest, witnesses John McCarthy of Manistique & Hazel McCarthy of Manistique
Film number: 2342717; Reference number: v 4 p 102 rn 50
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925

Alvin Whary ARTER's World War I draft registration (1918) gives his date of birth as 15 Jan 1878.  He was living at 111 W. 14th St., Sioux Falls, S.D.  Alvin was a travelling salesman for Palm Olive Soap Co. in South Dakota.  He listed his nearest relative as Agnes Arter, 111 W. 14th St., Sioux Falls, S.D.

In 1920 Agnes and Alvin were enumerated in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.  They had one daughter Mary, age 2 years and 7 months.

1920 U.S. census, South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Sioux Falls Ward 9, ED 198, sheet 6A, 7 January 1920
316 East 12th St., dwelling 86, family 118
Arter, Alvin W., head, age 41, married, born Illinois, parents born U.S., commercial traveler, Soap Mfg Co
Arter, Agnes F., wife, age 32, married, born Michigan, parents born New York
Arter, Mary, daughter, age 2 7/12, single, born Michigan, father born Illinois, mother born Michigan
DuPont, Agnes, roomer, age 30, single, born Michigan, parents born Canada French, no occupation

In the 1930 U.S. census Agnes and her family were listed right after her mother Mary:

1930 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft County, Manistique, ED 7, sheet 3B, 4 April 1930
220 Maple Street, dwelling 81, family 89
Hamel, Mary, head, age 66, married, age 17 at first marriage, born New York, parents born Ireland
Hamel, Roger, grandchild, age 21, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan, bookkeeper
Hamel, Eugene, grandchild, age 18, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Margaret, grandchild, age 16, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Ralph, grandchild, age 13, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Harry, son, age 37, married, age 21 at first marriage, born Michigan, parents born New York, laborer, lumber mill
next family (Agnes Arter is daughter of Mary Hamel)
? Maple Street, dwelling 82, family 90
Arter, Agnes, wife, age 41, married, age 30 at first marriage, born Michigan, parents born New York
Arter, Alvin, head, age 48, married, age 38 at first marriage, born Illinois, parents born Pennsylvania, salesman, insurance
Arter, Mary, daughter, age 12, single, born Michigan, father born Illinois, mother born Michigan

The Lakeview Cemetery extract shows that Alvin ARTER died 29 July 1940.
Arter, Alvin Whorey, Section 01, Lot 32, Grave 3, died 07/29/1940, born 1880, age 60, mother's maiden name (unknown)

So far, this is all I have for Agnes HAMEL ARTER and her daughter Mary ARTER.

Harry Roger / Harry H. / Henry HAMEL
Harry Roger HAMEL was my friend Arnold's great grandfather.  More about Harry HAMEL.

Mary / Mamie HAMEL
The Lakeview Cemetery extract shows that Mary (Mamie) HAMEL was born 19 Mar 1893.  She died 4 May 1901 and is buried in section 07, lot 19, grave 5.  Her mother's maiden name was Mary Fenten.


Harry HAMEL and Adelaide M. nee ASHFORD

Harry / Henry HAMEL
b. 24 Dec 1888, Manistique, Schoolcraft, Michigan
d. 19 Aug 1936
bur. Lakeview Cemetery, Manistique, Schoolcraft Co, Michigan
Father: Henry HAMEL
Mother: Mary Therese FENTON
Married
23 June 1910
Manistique, Schoolcraft Co., Michigan
Adelaide Mary ASHFORD
b. Feb 1882
Michigan
d. 13 Dec 1918
bur. Lakeview Cemetery, Manistique, Schoolcraft Co, Michigan
Father: Edmund ASHFORD
Mother: Caroline DAVIS

I found Harry with several name variations and a variety of birth dates.  The 1900 U.S. census listed: Hamel, Harry, son, born Dec 1888, age 11, single, born Michigan, parents born New York, at school.  His marriage record of 23 Jun 1910 gave his name as Harry H. HAMEL, age 21.  On his 1917 World War I draft registration card he gave his name and date of birth as Harry Roger Hamel, age 29, December 24, 1889.  The "9" in 1889 was not clear; it could have been a "7".  The Lakeview Cemetery extract has Harry Roger HAMEL, born 24 Dec 1887.

Henry HAMEL was born 24 Dec 1888 in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan, to Henry and Mary HAMEL.

Birth record extract from FamilySearch.org Record Search - Pilot Site
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start
Return of Births in the County of Schoolcraft, Michigan, for the year ending December 31st, A.D. 1888
Record number 81; Date of birth Dec 24, 1888
Name Henry Hamel, male, white, birthplace Manistique
Father: Henry Hamel, residence Manistique, birthplace New York, occupation of father laborer
Mother: Mary Hamel, birthplace New York
Date of record June 7, 1889

In 1900 Harry was enumerated with his parents Henry A. and Mary T. HAMEL, living on Maple Avenue in Manistique, Schoolcraft, Michigan.  In 1910 Harry was enumerated with his widowed mother Mary and his sister Agnes.  They were living at 220 Maple Ave. in Manistique. 

On 23 June 1910 Harry H. HAMEL married Adelaide M. ASHFORD in Manistique.  Adelaide was a daughter of Edmund ASHFORD and Caroline DAVIS.

Marriage record extract from FamilySearch.org Record Search - Pilot Site
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start
Return of Marriages in the County of Schoolcraft, Michigan, for the quarter ending June 30, A.D. 1910
Record number 25; Date of License June 23, 1910
Date and place of marriage June 23, 1910, Manistique, Michigan
Groom: Harry H. Hamel, age 21, white, residence Manistique, Michigan, born Michigan, mill setter, father Henry Hamel, mother Mary Fenton, previously married none
Bride: Adelaide M. Ashford, age 28, white, residence Manistique, Michigan, born Michigan, office clerk, father Edmund Ashfor[d], mother Caroline Davis, previously married none
Marriage perfomed by B. J. P. Schevers, Catholic Priest
Witnesses: Paul Redeker, residing in Manistique, Michigan; Mrs Paul Redeker, residing in Manistique, Michigan

Harry's 1917 World War I draft registration.

World War I draft registration, 1917
Harry Roger Hamel, age 29
417 Main, Manistique, Michigan
Date of birth December 24, 1889 (1887 ?)
Natural born, born Manistique, Michigan
laborer in saw mill, Consolidated Lumber Co., Manistique, Michigan
Dependents: wife and 4 children under 12

The Lakeview Cemetery extract shows that Adelaide Mary HAMEL died 13 Dec 1918.
Hamel, Adelaide Mary, Section 07, Lot 19, Grave 1, died 12/13/1918, born 1882, age 36, mother's maiden name Davis-Caroline

The 1920 and 1930 censuses list Harry, a widower, living with his widowed mother Mary, and his children Roger, Eugene, Marguerite / Margaret and Ralph.

1920 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft County, Manistique, ED 301, sheet 3B, 28 January 1920
220 Maple Ave., dwelling 59, family 71
Hamill, Mary, keeper, age 50, widow, born New York, parents born Ireland, house keeper, lodging house
Hamill, Harry, son, age 32, widower, born Michigan, parents born New York, laborer, lumber mill
Hamill, Roger, grandson, age 9, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamill, Eugene, grandson, age 8, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamill, Marguerite, granddaughter, age 6, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamill, Ralph, grandson, age 2 11/12, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan

1930 U.S. census, Michigan, Schoolcraft County, Manistique, ED 7, sheet 3B, 4 April 1930
220 Maple Street, dwelling 81, family 89
Hamel, Mary, head, age 66, married, age 17 at first marriage, born New York, parents born Ireland
Hamel, Roger, grandchild, age 21, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan, bookkeeper
Hamel, Eugene, grandchild, age 18, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Margaret, grandchild, age 16, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Ralph, grandchild, age 13, single, born Michigan, parents born Michigan
Hamel, Harry, son, age 37, married, age 21 at first marriage, born Michigan, parents born New York, laborer, lumber mill

The Lakeview Cemetery extract shows that Harry Roger HAMEL died 19 Aug 1936.
Hamel, Harry Roger, Section 07, Lot 19, Grave 2, died 08/19/1936, born 12/24/1887, age 48, mother's maiden name Fenton-Mary

Children of Harry HAMEL and Adelaide ASHFORD

Roger HAMEL
In the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses Roger was living with his widowed grandmother and widowed father.  He was shown as 9 years old in 1920, which puts his birth year around 1911.  The 1930 census showed his age as 21, putting his year of birth around 1909.  I have not found any other documented information about Roger. 

The "Descendants of Richard Card & Rebecca of Rhode Island" family tree at RootsWeb's WorldConnect has Roger Harry HAMEL, son of Harry HAMEL and Adelaide ASHFORD, born 23 Jun 1910. This entry shows that Roger was married to ______ ROSEBUSH, and died 14 Feb 1993. The only source cited is a "Card Genealogy", by Melany Hamel, dated 13 Nov 2001. Roger HAMEL's World Connect page.

Ancestry.com has a Roger D. HAMEL listed in the Michigan Deaths 1971-1996, who was born 23 Jun 1910 and died 4 Feb 1993 in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan. His residence was also Niles. There is nothing that names this Roger HAMEL's parents, so I am not sure if this is the son of Harry and Adelaide.

Eugene HAMEL
Eugene was listed in the 1920 and 1930 censuses living with his widowed grandmother and widowed father.  He was 8 year old in 1920 and 18 years old in 1930 putting his birth year around 1912.

The "Descendants of Richard Card & Rebecca of Rhode Island" family tree at RootsWeb's WorldConnect has Horace Eugene "Gene" HAMEL, son of Harry HAMEL and Adelaide ASHFORD, born 25 Oct 1911 in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan. This entry show that Horace Eugene was married to _____ EVANSKI, and he died 16 Nov 1985 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. The only source cited is a "Card Genealogy", by Melany Hamel, dated 13 Nov 2001. Horace Eugene HAMEL's World Connect page.

The Michigan Death 1971-1996 database at Ancestry.com has a Horace Eugene HAMEL who was born 25 Oct 1911 and died 16 Nov 1985, Windsor, Eaton County, Michigan. His residence was Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.  I've not found anything documenting this Horace Eugene's parents.

Marguerite / Margaret HAMEL
Marguerite / Margaret was also enumerated in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses with her grandmother and father.  She was age 6 and 16 respectively, putting her year of birth around 1914.  I showed my friend Arnold my initial findings with all the information from the censuses. He shared the document with his father, who remembered an aunt Margaret who married a FINNEL and lived in Wisconsin.

The Social Security Death Index had these listings:

MARGARET A FINNEL, born 19 Oct 1913, died 10 Oct 1992, last residence 54220 (Manitowoc, Manitowoc, WI), last benefit (none specified), SSN 386-20-5698, issued Michigan

SYLVESTER M FINNEL, born 21 May 1913, died 08 Sep 1997 (V), last residence 54220 (Manitowoc, Manitowoc, WI), last benefit (none specified), SSN 396-12-3858, issued Wisconsin

I located Sylvester in the 1920 U.S. census, living with his parents and a sister Madonna:

1920 U.S. census, Wisconsin, Brown County, New Denmark Township, ED 5, sheet 10B, date (blank), dwelling 1, family 1
Finnel, James J., head, age 52, married, born Wisconsin, parents born Ireland, farmer, general farm
Finnel, Mary W., wife, age 40, married, born Wisconsin, father born Germany, mother born Wisconsin
Finnel, Sylvester M., son, age 6, single, born Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin
Finnel, Madonna, daughter, age 1, single, born Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin

Ralph H. HAMEL
Ralph was my friend Arnold's grandfather.  Based on his age in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses, he was born around 1917.  Ralph married Norma GRONDINE in the early 1940's and had three children.  Norma was born about 1922, a daughter of Edward GRONDINE and Sadie DISHNEAU.  Ralph H. HAMEL died 15 Jan 1945, a casualty of World War II.  He was a Private First Class in the 16th Infantry 1st Division.  He is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium.  He received the Purple Heart Medal.



George HAMEL

In the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses George was enumerated with his parents, Henry and Caroline HAMEL, in Corning, Steuben County, New York.  Based on his age in the censuses, he was born about 1856.  In 1880 he was 24 years old and gave his occupation as teamster.

William M. HAMEL and Margaret / Maggie _________

William was also enumerated in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses, with his parents, Henry and Caroline HAMEL, in Corning, Steuben County, New York.  The 1860 census shows he was 2 years old at the time and was born in Steuben County.

William remained in Corning.  He and his wife Margaret / Maggie were enumerated in the 1900 through 1920 censuses.  I found two children born to them: Louise M. and William Francis.  In the 1930 census the older William was widowed; his son William and his family were living with him.

The Painted Hills Genealogy Society cemetery extract for Hope Cemetery in Corning shows that William was born in 1859 and died in 1940.  The Hope Cemetery Interment List shows he was buried 4 Jan 1940.  William's wife Margaret was born in 1864 and died in 1925.  She was buried 20 May 1925.

The 1900 census shows that William and Margaret's daughter Louise M. was born May 1889.  She was also  enumerated with her parents in the 1910 census.  She was 21 years old at the time.  I have no other information about her.

William and Margaret's son William Francis was born 28 Jul 1899, according to his World War I draft registration card.  The younger William, his wife Grace L. and their son Darrell were enumerated with William Sr. in the 1930 census.

The Steuben County Historian Obituary Records lists William, his wife Grace and their daughter-in-law, Gladys.

Last Name, First Name, Age at Death, Date Of Birth, Date Of Death, Cemetery/Town Name
HAMEL WILLIAM, 89, 1899, 1988, Erwin Coopers Plains Cemetery
HAMEL GRACE L, 67, 1900, 1967, Erwin Coopers Plains Cemetery
HAMEL GLADYS M, 76, 1922, 1998, Erwin

These are the census extracts for William and Margaret from 1900 through 1930:

1900 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, ED 80, sheet 7A, 7-8 June 1900
Dwelling 135, family 142
Hamel, William M., head, born Nov 1859, age 40, married, married 14 years, born New York, parents born Germany, day laborer
Hamel, Maggie F., wife, born Nov 1862, age 37, married, married 14 years, mother of 2 children, 2 children living, born New York, parents born Germany
Hamel, Louise M., daughter, born May 1889, age 11, single, born New York, parents born New York
Hamel, William F., son, born July 1899, age 10/12, single, born New York, parents born New York

1910 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, ED 124, sheet 7B, 21 April 1910
Dwelling 146, family 156
Hamel, William M., head, age 51, married once, married 25 years, born New York, parents born Ger-German, forman, lumber co.
Hamel, Margaret, wife, age 47, married once, married 25 years, born New York, parents born Ger-German
Hamel, Louise M., daughter, age 21, single, born New York, parents born New York
Hamel, William F., son, age 11, single, born New York, parents born New York

1920 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, ED 106, sheet 13A, 7 January 1920
Centerville, dwelling 276, family 293
Hamel, William, head, age 66, married, born New York, parents born New York, forman, engine wks
Hamel, Margaret, wife, age 55, married, born New York, parents born Berlin Germany
Hamel, William Jr., son, age 20, single, born New York, parents born New York, machinist, glass factory

1930 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Riverside Village, Corning Township, ED 34, sheet 6A, 8 April 1930
Main Street, dwelling 125, family 125
Hamel, William, head, age 72, widowed, age 28 at first marriage, born New York, parents born Germany, foreman, lumber co.
Hamel, William F., son, age 30, married, age 20 at first marriage, born New York, parents born New York, machinist, air pump plant
Hamel, Grace L., daughter-in-law, age 29, married, age 19 at first marriage, born New York, father born U.S., mother born New York
Hamel, Darrell, grand-son, age 7, single, born New York, parents born New York

Lana HAMEL

Lana was first enumerated with her parents, Henry and Caroline HAMEL, in the 1870 census for Corning in Steuben County, New York.  She was 9 years old at the time, so born around 1861.  She was also listed with them in the 1880 census as Lainey, age 19.  This is all have about her for now.

Mary HAMEL

Mary was age 5 and 14 in the 1870 and 1880 censuses respectively for Corning, Steuben County, New York.  The 1900 census listed her with her parents as Mary WEBER, born Aug 1865, age 34.  Also listed was a Dorothy M. WEBER, born July 1899, whose relationship to the head of household was given as a niece.  Here is the full census extract for the household.

1900 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, ED 80, sheet 6B, 7 June 1900
Dwelling 128, family 134
Hamel, Henry, head, born Dec 1819, age 80, married, married 49 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1850, naturalized, occupation none
Hamel, Carrie D., wife, born Nov 1830, age 69, married, married 49 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1851
Weber, Mary, daughter, born Aug 1865, age 34, married, married 0 years, mother of 1 child, 1 child living, born New York, parents born Germany
Weber, Dorothy M., niece, born July 1899, age 10/12, single, born New York, father born New York, mother born Germany

So far this is all I have about Mary HAMEL WEBER.

Julius / Julian HAMEL

Julius was age 1 and 10 respectively, in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Corning, Steuben County, New York.  In 1900 he was listed as Julian, with his wife Minnie, two dwellings from his parents.  Julian and Minnie had been married 3 years as of this census.

1900 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, ED 80, sheet 6B, 7 June 1900
Dwelling 130, family 137
Hamel, Julian, head, born Nov 1869, age 30, married, married 3 years, born New York, parents born Germany, farm laborer
Hamel, Minnie, wife, born Oct 1874, age 25, married, married 3 years, mother of 0 children, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania

In 1910 Julius and his family were enumerted in Corning.  In 1920 he was living in Erwin Township with his wife Minnie E. and son Lee Floyd.

1910 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Corning, ED 124, sheet 10A, 22 April 1910
Dwelling 194, family 206
Hamel, Julius, head, age 41, married once, married 13 years, born New York, parents born Germany, janitor, ???
Hamel, Minnie E., wife, age 3?, married 2, married 13 years, mother of 1 child, 1 child living, born Pennsylvania, parents born New York
Hamel, L?? H., son, age 5, single, born New York, father born New York, mother born Pennsylvania

1920 U.S. census, New York, Steuben County, Erwin Township, ED 110, sheet 19B, 6 February 1920
220 Walnut Street, dwelling 440, family 467
Hamil, Julius C., head, age 50, married, born New York, parents born Germany, repair man, machine shop
Hamil, Minnie E., wife, age 47, married, born Pennsylvania, parents born New York
Hamil, Lee(?) Floyd, son, age 14, single, born New York, father born New York, mother born Pennsylvania

The Painted Hills Genealogy Society cemetery extract for Hope Cemetery in Corning, lists Julius C. HAMEL.  He was born Nov 1869 and died Sep 1920.  The Hope Cemetery Interment List shows Julius was buried 8 Sep 1920.  I did not find Minnie in the 1930 census, and she was not listed the cemetery extracts with the other HAMELs.  I searched for a Lee HAMEL in the 1930 census and found two listings for a Lee HAMEL in Starr County, Texas. 

1930 U.S. census, Texas, Starr County, Precinct 1, Fort Ringgold, U.S. Military Reservation, ED 4, sheet 1B, 10-11 April 1930
Barracks Street, family 70
Hamel, Lee F., soldier, age 22, married, age 27 at first marriage, born New York, parents born United States, soldier, U.S. Army

1930 U.S. census, Texas, Starr County, Rio Grande City, ED 2, sheet 10B, April 1930
Third Street
Dwelling 193, family 214
Hamel, Lee, head, male, white, age 26, married, age 26 at first marriage, born France, parents born France, immigrated 1904, alien, laborer, odd jobs
Hamel, Josefina G., wife, female, Mex, age 21, married, age 21 at first marriage, born Texas, parents born Texas

What is strange about the second listing, is that this Lee HAMEL indicated he was born in France, as were his parents.  So, I wondered if this was a different person.  However, the Steuben County Historian Obituary Records list a Lee F. HAMEL, born 1903, died 1986, and Josephine G. HAMEL, born 1909, died 1963, both of Corning.

In Ancestry.com's OneWorldTree is a family sheet for a Lee Floyd HAMEL, born 23 Mar 1930 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York, and died 28 Dec 1986 in Corning, Steuben County, New York.  He married Josefina A. GARZA 22 Mar 1930 in Rio Grande City, Texas.  Josefina was born 7 Dec 1907 in Rio Grande City, Texas, and died 8 Sep 1963 in Corning, Steuben County, New York.  There are no sources cited for any of this information.

The Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 at Ancestry.com lists a daughter born 11 Sep 1934, Starr County, father Lee Hamel, mother Josefina Garza.  It is possible she is still living, so I am omitting her name for now.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator has these entries:

HAMEL, Lee F  /  WORLD WAR II
Date of Birth: 03/23/1903
Date of Death: 12/28/1986

HAMEL, Josephine G  
Date of Birth: 12/07/1908
Date of Death: 09/08/1963
Unknown relationship to HAMEL, Lee Floyd

Both
Buried at: SECTION H  SITE 216
Woodlawn National Cemetery
1825 Davis Street Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 732-5411




Sources - Resources

Online subscription

Ancestry.com subscription  http://www.ancestry.com/
World War I draft registration
U.S. censuses

Online

Morman Family History Site - FamilySearch.org  http://www.familysearch.org
FamilySearch.org Record Search - Pilot Site (ongoing record transcription and indexing project)
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start

Find a Grave  http://www.findagrave.com

Family trees at RootsWeb WorldConnect http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Lakeview Cemetery, Manistique, Michigan, http://www.dacklinfamily.com/lakeview.pdf
Alphabetical Listing, Report compiled by Jay Martin
Ethel Brown Trust, First Baptist Church, Trustee
315 Walnut St, Manistique, MI 49854, (906) 341-2814

Hope Cemetery, Town of Corning
http://www.paintedhills.org/STEUBEN/HopeCem/CorningHopeTitle.html
Park Ave., Corning, Steuben County, New York
GPS location: N42 07.969, W77 02.232

Steuben County Historian Obituary Records http://www.steubencony.org/obitscemeteries.html

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

Social Security Death Index http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/


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