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August 2014 still researching...June, 2011 Today I was notified by another cousin that someone had quite a bit of information on their public trees pertaining to what appears to be our Payne family. I searched and found their trees with information and pictures of our Payne family that came directly from this webpage. They have a picture of our Grandpa Charlie listed as the original Charles E who was born in 1846? It took me over 10 years to find out where our ggreat grandmother had died, and where Uncle Harry "Chip" Payne had died, and where they are both buried. They have used the information without one word of credit as to where this information came from, or the pictures either for that matter. If you use any information on this page at least have the class to credit the page. Any person who has a question on this research can contact me, my email is right up front.
- The New York Mitteer Girls (356 KB)
The two women in the front are our 2nd great-grand aunts. A cousin in Vermont, Hannah Murphy was kind enough to share the picture with us after finding our web page, thank you Hannah.
- Charles Emmanuel Payne, musician (90 KB)
In addition to being a champion archer, Charlie Payne was an accomplished musican playing accordian, guitar and banjo. He built his own bow, arrows, guitar and banjo.
- Michigan Bow Hunters May 2006 (97 KB)
Left Jeanette Wheeler, Tom Jenkins and Cousin Ron Gosh. Tom and Sharon Jenkins were instrumental in getting Charley inducted into the Michigan Bow Hunters Hall of Fame. I can't thank them enough for this great honor. I am sure Granpa was there watching, he was very proud to be included with this elite group of archers.
- Charles Emmanuel Payne, artist (104 KB)
My grandfather made his living as a Buckey painter and sign painter. In addition he painted portraits, he was very talented. His children and grandchildren play music and paint as well.
- VanLue-Laura A VanLue (17 KB)
Graciously shared by her descendant Richard Parker.
- VanLue-Sylvia Ann VanLue & George Walter VanLue (463 KB)
Thanks to Jo Ann Preator we now have this picture of our VanLue cousins.
- Otho Andrew Payne (59 KB)
Otho Andrew Payne was born in Marshall County Indiana Aug. 7, 1875. He married Anna Marie Pechumer, she was born on a ship coming from Germany Apr. 7, 1879. They were married 1901, in Mears, Oceana County Michigan.
- VanLue-Elsie VanLue & James W H Townsend (343 KB)
Elsie VL and her husband. Elsie is the daughter of Levi VanLue and Elizabeth Robinson. This picture generously submitted by Richard G Buchanan, relative of James W H Townsend.
- VanLue-Sylvia Ann VanLue & J. C. Tedrow (165 KB)
Sylvia Ann Vanlue, is the grand niece of Catherine VanLue, Harrison Waddle's wife.
- Anna Marie Pechumer (63 KB)
Anna Marie pechumer was born Apr.7, 1879 en route to the United States from Germany. She and Otho Andrew Payne lived out their lives in Oceana County Michigan.
- VanLue-Kitt Townsend daughter of Elsie VanLue (345 KB)
Kitt Townsend daughter of Elsie VanLue and James Townsend never married. She was a school teacher and a collector of dolls. Kitt's doll collection is on display at the Darke Co Ohio Historical Society. Thanks again to Richard Buchanan for the picture.
- VanLue-Sylvia Ann Vanlue's daughter Lucille Tedrow (171 KB)
Thanks to Jo Ann Preator for this picture of her mother.
- Estella Mahala Mitteer four generations (90 KB)
Estella Mahala Mitteer-Payne with her mother, Grace Hultz, her maternal grandfather, Thomas William Hultz and her first born child Harold Charles Payne.
- VanLue-Jerilyn and Billie Jo (140 KB)
Cousins, Billie Jo is JoAnn Preators daughter and Jerilyn is my niece. We had a great lunch at Macaroni Grill, May 2008
- VanLue-Sylvia Ann Vanlue's granddaughter (173 KB)
This is Jo Ann Preator, granddaughter of Sylvia Ann VanLue. She was kind enough to share her pictures and a bio of herself for our family book.
- Charles Emmanual Payne, Little John of Michigan (94 KB)
Our grandfather Charles Emmanuel Payne was a master archer. He was the Michigan State Archery Champion in 1942. Anything Fred Bear did with a bow our grandfather did and then some. He shot apples off his two oldest sons heads, he could not catch the youngest son, he ran too fast. Charles E Payne is being inducted into the Michigan Bow Hunters Hall of fame in May 2006!
His biography will appear in the book titled Michigan Bow Hunters Sixty Year Anniversary.
- VanLue-Jeanette and Jo Ann Preator (213 KB)
This is the first time we have met although I feel like I have known her a very long time. We have shared information on the family. We descend along the same VanLue line, J Moses VanLew/VanLue and Elizabeth Boes, our 3rd great grandparents. Our second g-grandmother Catherine VanLue-Waddle and Jo's ancestor David VanLue were brother and sister, lived in the same area of Marshall Co. Indiana.
- James W Waddle (15 KB)
This man is a nephew to our Harrison Waddle, his father and Harrison are half brothers. The picture was graciously submitted by, his great grandaughter Audie Squires of South Carolina, thank you Audie.
- Otho Andrew Payne & Anna Pechumer Family (62 KB)
This picture was taken cira 1915, Walkerville, Oceana County Michigan.
- Mary Catherine Waddle-Payne (440 KB)
1933 death certificate of Mary Waddle-Payne page 1
- Harriet Elder-Waddle (19 KB)
This is Harriet Elder-Waddle, wife of James W Waddle. Picture submitted by greatgrandaughter Audie Squires of South Carolina
- Estella Mahala Mitteer-Payne (94 KB)
Our Chicken Gramma was no slouch with a bow. She not only brought home the venison, with a bow, but cooked for all those guys in the hunting camps!!
- Harry Lavaine Payne-Death Certificate (535 KB)
Finally, I have found Harry "Chip" Payne. The fact that he and his mother's death certificates were found in the same week astounds me.
- Emma Waddle-Bennett (19 KB)
This is the daughter of James W Waddle and Harriett Elder. She married Harry Glenford Bennett in Clinton County Indiana.
- Hendrick VDB Sena Tenhaggen Family (74 KB)
The Muskegon Branch, the forgotten branch, every geneaology in the VDB family has very little documented on Henry and his family.
- Harry Glendale Bennett (16 KB)
This man is the husband of Emma Waddle, daughter of James W Waddle and Harriett Elder. The photo is submitted by Audie Squire of South Carolina.
- Hendrick VDB Sena Tenhaggen Family (74 KB)
The family and children of Hendrick Pieterzoon Vanden Bosch and Sena Tenhaggen.
- Adrian Benjamin Jr. (11 KB)
This picture was taken in Kalamazoo around 1920. Dale Pretzerd, whose wife descends from the same Benjamin family.
- Estella Mahala Mitteer-Payne Ms. Little John (98 KB)
Grandma only got better as she got older. Evidently she would give Little John of Michigan a run for his money hunting with a bow.
- Charles Emmanuel Payne Children (69 KB)
Charles and Stella had some beautiful children.This picture was taken 1934-1938.
- Charles Emmanuel Payne with his kids (129 KB)
I really wish I knew what that card says. Evidently this was a very special occasion judging from the smile on all the faces!
- Children of Emma Waddle & Harry Glen Bennett (23 KB)
Apparently Emma Waddle-Bennett died young. The maternal grandmother, Sarah Bennett helped take care of these children after their mother died. From the left is Audra, Grandma Sarah, Pauline, the baby is Mary and the boy is Claude aka bud. Photo submitted by Audie Squires of South Carolina. Thank you Audie for these beautiful pictures. They are the first ones we have seen from the Waddle family.
- Charles Emmanuel Payne & Estella Mahala Mitteer (35 KB)
I think my Grandfather, and my Chicken Grandma are beautiful in this picture.
- VanLue-Jeanette, New York 2007 (69 KB)
This past summer my sister Connie and I roamed around New York looking at houses (for her). Imagine my surprise when we passed this park? I know that name, stop the car, take a picture!! He is in my database and is a relative. Loved it.
- Jesse Lionel Waddle (234 KB)
Jesse Waddle son of James and Orilla Mullenhour, grandson of Harrison Waddle and Catherine VanLue. Photo submitted by his daughter Callie Waddle-Kerwin. He was born 1-22-1888, died 6-13-1950. He married Caroline Cox of Oceana Co MI. This is the man who took care of our gggreat grandmother, Mary Catherine Waddle-Payne in her last years. She lived with them in Carter Co Missouri at the time of her death. Thank you Callie for all your efforts.
- Thomas W Hultz with granddaughter Estella Mitteer (63 KB)
Thomas W Hultz, holding two of his grandchildren.
- VanLue-Phebe VanLiew (5 KB)
Married to Julius Holmes.
- Sarah Elizabeth Waddle-Ogle-Alston (35 KB)
- Mary Jane Knapp (52 KB)
Mary Jane Knapp b. 9-19-1853 Hurleyville, Sullivan County New York.
- 1890 Veteran's Schedule, Ocean County MI (311 KB)
I sent you email regarding this record. Looking at a better copy it looks like the next guy in line was part of the Black Horse Calvery? And that our Charles was NOT listed as black here? Any opinions besides mine?
- Samuel Mitteer Family (192 KB)
Samuel Mitteer and Mary Jane Knapp Family
- Four Sisters Nov 2007 (99 KB)
Left rear, Laura VB-Lee, Connie Brown-Terheggen,
Front left Paulette Payne-Zoulek and Jeanett VB-Wheeler
- Daisy Maud Payne (76 KB)
Rose Dennis posted this picture, thanks Rose. Left is Daisy Maud, her daughters Lena & Blanch Niles, the man was id'd as Leo Payne. I think it is a picture of Daisy's younger brother Harry Lavaine Payne, and then Daisy's son John Strait, thanks again for sharing Rose.
- Ernest Grant Mitteer & Grace Hultz (344 KB)
This is the wedding picture of Ernest Grant Mitteer & Grace Goldie Hultz.
- Thanksgiving Nov 2007 the whole group (226 KB)
The four sisters, nieces and Laura's grandson Nick
- Lefy Inez Strait, daughter of Daisy Maud Payne (41 KB)
This child lived for only a month. This could be a funeral picture. Beautiful Baby. Thanks to Rose Dennis for posting the picture.
- Mary Elizabeth Feasel & Ernest Grant Mitteer (82 KB)
This picture was taken on the wedding day of Ernest Mitteer and Grace Hultz, this is Ernest's mother in law, Mary Elizabeth Feasel.
- Thanksgiving Nov 2007 (267 KB)
Laura, Connie, Paulette and Jeanette
- Eclistia Jane Pimyotahmah (43 KB)
She is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Boes-VanLue (my 4th great grandmother) by her second husband Erasmus Jones. Miami Indian.
- Four Sisters Nov 2007 together (217 KB)
Connie and I had each been back to Michigan however not at the same time, so 14 years passed before the four sisters were in the same place at the same time.
- Eclistia Pimyotahmah & Joe Mongosa (45 KB)
this is Eclistia and her husband Joseph Sherman Mongosa. Thanks to our cousin Rick Marks for sharing these pictures with us
- Four Sisters & Nieces (226 KB)
This is a special picture as my neices and my grandnephew are pictured here. I can't believe I am a Great Aunt!
- Joseph Sherman Mongosa (33 KB)
thanks to Rick Marks for sharing this picture. The husband of our cousin Eclistia Jane Pimyotahmah.
- Daisy Maude Payne (380 KB)
This is a picture of the only daughter of Charles E, and Mary Catherine Waddle-Payne. The young child is Gladys Lillie Strait.
- 1931 Miami Tribe (105 KB)
Rick Marks shared this picture as well, Joe and Eclistia and some of their descendants are pictured here.
- Payne's Landing Big Pabami Lake, Walkerville MI (9 KB)
Payne's Landing at Pabami Lake, Walkerville Michigan, compliments of a gentleman named Bill Calvert who contacted me because he saw this page. Thanks Bill