Monday, April 2, 2012

VanDamme Deeds In Wayne County, Michigan

From Early land transfers, Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan / Michigan Works Progress Administration, Vital Records Project:

Peter VanDamme and wife Malinda of Detroit  
Mary DeSmit of Grosse Pte Twp
30 Jany 1865
41 acres on border of Lake St Clair and corner of Gibson Vernier....
[Was Peter's wife Matilda rather than Malinda?  The VanDamme family in Detroit in 1860?] has a biography of Theophilus Van Damme, a son of Peter and Matilda.

Bruno Vandamme (also Vandam) of Detroit
Quit Claim To
Laeo Lafevre of Detroit
Recorded: 25 Sept 1865
20 acres off north part of tract known as Back concession to a tract confirmed to Joseph Trumble by Plat 386 containing 44.41 acres in Grosse Pointe Twp
Witnesses: W E Warner and John Buckley Warner

City of Detroit Directory 1879
Van Damme, Camille, organ maker, Louis Van Dinter & Co., h s s Marion between St. Antoine & Beaubien
", Charles L., cooper, Darrah & Chesebrough, h 135 5th
", Felix, bds 425 Michigan ave
", Gustavus J., organ maker, Louis Van Dinter & Co.,, bds 145 Elizabeth e
", John, bartender, bds 681 Jefferson
", Peter, saloon, 681 Jefferson, h same

City of Detroit Directory 1887
Van Damme, Bruno, removed to Grosse Pointe, Mich
", Camille, carp, A Posselius & Bros., h n s Forest ave 2 w of Moran
", Charles L., gardener, S B Grummond, h 486 Macomb
", Charles L., jr., machine hand, Peter Dingemans, bds 486 Macomb
", Edward L., grainer, bds 295 Maybury Grand Ave
", Gustave J., patternmkr, Michigan Stove Co., h 171 Jos Campeau
", John, died 5 Apr 1887
", Matilda (wid Peter) h 681 Jefferson
", Theophilus, architect, bds 681 Jefferson

Researching the WIRTH family; Mary Wirth married Camille Van Damme.

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