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Re: LOOKS in Michigan
Posted by: Kimberly Look Princing (ID *****9495) Date: April 20, 2002 at 13:11:31
In Reply to: LOOKS in Michigan by Ronda Oberlin of 188

Dear Ronda, I found some more LOOK families in Michigan. While researching for my Looks, I found that a James L. Look served in the 44th NY Infantry, Co. A., the same as my great-great grandfather, John Look. On a hunch, I checked it out and sure enough they are brothers. The Holland Land Office in Batavia, New York has a 1890 veteran's census that listed John's parents as William LOOK and Sarah HILL. I obtained James' Civil War records and found that he came to Michigan in or around 1873. His 1914 Michigan death record indicates that his parents were the said William Look and Sarah Hill, the same as John's. James first settled in Millington, Tuscola County, which is right in Michigan's "thumb" and lived there for about 20 years before moving to Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Michigan. This is in the middle of the state down near Lansing and to the north and west of Detroit. James' nephew, the son of John Look, Harry, moved to Reed City, Osceola County, Michigan when my granddad was a baby, about 1888. James had three sons: Frank b. 1874, Edward, b. 1878, and Roy, b. 1880. They all worked for the railroad. At least one of James' daughters, Mable, went with her husband to live in Jackson County, Michigan. The counties that you are researching are not that far from the ones mentioned. Did your family have anything to do with the railroad??? This may explain why the Looks moved around a lot. I'm still checking for other family members as this discovery is new to me. Let me know if you find anything. Kim


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