I am posting information gleaned from land records in the areas where our family’s ancestors resided. You can read more about this project in the overview. You may also check my deed record listing , which I will update frequently.
Amanda Vanmeer and Daniel E. Kaiser married on January 1, 1869 in Cedar Springs, Kent County, Michigan. The couple lived in Pierson Township, Montcalm County, Michigan until sometime before 5 June 1880, when they were enumerated in Clam Lake Township, Wexford County, Michigan. They sold land in Pierson Township on 27 October 1879, so they likely relocated between then and the official census date in 1880.
|Date:||12 April 1883|
|Grantor:||Augustus F. Sission & Susan Sission his wife of Cadillac, Wexford, MI|
|Grantee:||Amanda Kaiser of the same place, County & State aforesaid|
|Witnesses:||Robert Christensen, Henry Hansen|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||12 April 1883 4 p.m.|
|Location of land:||Cadillac, Michigan|
|Description:||Lot 9, block 38|
City of Cadillac, Lot 9, block 38, commencing at a stake in the south line of Cass Street 100 ft east from the east line of Rush Street, thence North Easterly along the south line of Cass Street 50 feet, thence south easterly parallel with Rush Street one hundred and fifty four feet, thence south westerly parallel with Cass Street 54 feet, thence south westerly parallel with rush street one hundred and fifty-four feet to the place of beginning.
This lot lies in the City of Cadillac. The plat is here: http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/platmaps/dt_image.asp?BCC_SUBINDEX=4306, it is called Mitchell’s revised plat of the Village of Clam Lake. I was glad to see that Rush and Cass Streets meet at block 38. Here is a portion of the plat:
The current address of this lot is 442 E. Cass Street. I was able to locate it on the Wexford County Standard map, [http://www.liaa.info/wexford/standard_maps.asp], and on Google, including a street view. The Google street view has “approximate” numbers, but I could find the exact lot by counting up from the corner of Rush Street, using information gleaned from the Standard map.
Daniel Kaiser was listed in 1899 as a landowner in Clam Lake Township, so I am not sure if, when, or for how long they might have lived in Cadillac.