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Descendant of an Ancestor who lived in Jamestown in the year 1619

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Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.

Web Master Bruce Kraft

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Please write what you liked about this site and what you were looking for.  I have more history that is not included on this site.


Look at my online photo album filled with photos from my vacations and the family.  Click on the Vacation Photo Link on left



Above Grand Haven, Mi Pier, click photo to enlarge.

See Old Postcards, "Vintage".  Click on Image to the left.

View the Family Trees, are you related?

If you are doing research please see my favorite links page.

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Early Caledonia News Paper


Cemeteries and tombstones


Frankenmuth - Ice Sculptures


A Ticket for the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company (TMER&L)


WLAV Raft Race 1970s


Fire in Grandville in the 1970s


John B. Kraft's, 1873 German Bible

Click here for the German Bible


Helen (Spaulding) Kraft's, 1860 English Bible

Click here for the Spaulding Bible 1860


Holy Matrimony Wedding Certificate 1867

Click here for the Certificate


Nashville, Michigan, Graduation Class of 1937

Click here for the 1937 photo


Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mulick Park School, Class of 1958, 6th grade

Click here for Class Photo


Our local Businesses you can trust for exceptional service, click on links. I recommend but do not Guarantee.

Blackies Radio and TV

Forest Hills Foods

Spaanstra Bros. Garage

Knight of Columbus Hall - Paul Arbanas





This web site is dedicated to my ancestors who came to Kent County, Michigan in the early 1800s.  Kent County was a wilderness at the time but the families survived the hardships.   The families of Kraft (1869), Cook (1836), Patterson (1828), and Spaulding (1836) were among the first to arrive in Kent County, Michigan.

Edward Spaulding lived in Jamestown in the year 1619 and endured the Indian Massacre that occurred in the Virginia Colony on Good Friday, March 22, 1622.   About 347 people, or almost one-third of the population of Jamestown were killed by attacks of the Powhatan Confederacy under Chief Opechancanough.

Please visit Matthew's dedication to his Grand Mother.


Family History

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Special Page

Patterson Sanitarium



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