Beaver Island Church Records - N
Marriage, May 18, 1881:
Frederick Nackerman, 24, born Canada, bricklayer
Mary Ann McCauley, 17 ( a 18 or 19), born B.I. - daughter [of] Pete
Fred Nackerman, June 28, 1946, age 89, old age & heart.
Mrs. Fred Nackerman, Nov. 16, 1946, age 84, old age & stroke.
There was a Norton who was a blacksmith, from whom Pat Vesty learned the trade. Thomas Norton was a witness to the marriage of Edward Malloy, 73, & Ann Walsh, 68, Oct. 31, 1871.
1864 church membership:
(blank) Norton P + 40
Mrs. Norton P 45
John Norton, 9
Marriage, Feb. 7, 1878:
Thomas Norton, 54, born Ire., blacksmith
Mary McDonoh, 43, born Ire.
- I certainly can't figure this one out. Could it possibly be Big Mary, Morris Gallagher having died? She is the right age. - I think not. In 1900 census she says she emigrated in 1861, & that she is the mother of 10 children, 9 of whom are living. Big Mary came with Vesty much earlier than 1861.