Lenawee Bibles and Bible Records

Family records from Lenawee County, Michigan

Includes a few marriage records, some with images.

Many Bible records were made before the official recording of births, weddings & deaths occurred at the various County seats. Traveling into a County Court House by horse to see that a birth, death or marriage was recorded was difficult. Bible records are indeed a resource of great importance to family researchers.
Please read the information at the bottom of this blog page carefully.

This blog is replacing the web pages previously stored at geocities.com. Since geocities will be closed down soon I had to come up with a method of keeping these records online that was easy and reasonably fast to upload. The formatting is not special, but, at this time I am only interested in keeping the records available to family researchers.

Good luck in your research, and apologies for the lack of format.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Weter Family Bible Record

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives room, in a Hollinger box.

Thomas Shepperd Weter Bible
New York
American Bible Society
Instituted in the Year MDCCCXVI

This bible is owned by the daughter, Cora M. Weter Isley (Mrs. George) of Lenawee Junction, Palmyra Township.

[Discrepancies will be noticed in the manner Christian title is applied to Mr. Weter Sr. Under Marriage it is Shepherd Weter; under deaths, Thomas S. Weter, Sr.; in Palmyra Village Cemetery it is T. S. Weter. Same man.-Compiler.]


Shepherd Weter and Mary Pooley m. Nov. 5, 1843
Shepherd Weter and Miss Mary Ann [Upton] Wood m. Mar. 27, 1853,
2nd marriage
Arabell Weter and Harrop Freeman m. March, 1871
Mrs. Arabell Freeman to Thomas Fanning [McComb Co.] occurred May the 4th, 1888
Ann Marie Weter and Wayne S. Roberts Apr. 14, 1866
Shepherd Weter and Libbie Gleason m. Dec. 19, 1882
Nelson C[ione] Weter and Mary C. Cole Sep. 4, 1884
James E. Weter and Emma Whitemarsh m. Apr. 9, 1885
Cora M. Weter and George [H.] Isley m. May 3, 1882
David Egbert Weter and Anna L. Street Mar. 14, 1888
[Above entries children of Thomas Shepherd Weter.]

Ellsworth Harrison Marshall and Mildred Weter (dau James E.)
of Richmond, Mich. 1916


Shepherd Weter b. Mar. 3, 1821 (Oneida Co., NY)
Mary Pooley (dau Edward) b. July 17, 1824 (Wayne Co., NY)
Mary Ann Upton (dau David) b. Mar. 27, 1825


Ann Marie Weter b. Jan. 5, 1845 (Jackson Co., O.)
Edward Weter b. Aug. 29, 1849
Shepherd Weter b. Jan. 4, 1854 (Resides Penn.)
Anabell Weter b. July 16, 1855
James E. Weter b. Apr. 9, 1857 (Resided Richmond)
Nelson C. Weter b. Apr. 1, 1860
David E. Weter b. Nov. 16, 1863
Cora M. Weter b. Mar. 4, 1865 (Palmyra)


Margaret Freeman b. November, 1875
Mabel Freeman b.
Harrope F. Isley b. Sep. 17, 1883
Blanche A. Weter b.
Belle W. Isley b. Apr. 12, 1885
Olive U. Isley b. Mar. 5, 1887
Beryl M. Weter b. Sep. 14, 1887
Grace E. Weter b.
Rena B. Fanning b.
Nelson C. Isley b. July 19, 1892
Mildred Weter b.
Mary A. Isley b. Aug. 13, 1894
Orry E. Roberts b. Jan. 27, 1867 d. Sep. 9, 1868
Chester Roberts b.
Libby Roberts b. Sep. 9, 1869 d. Aug. 7, 1870
Isabelle Roberts b. Mar. 28, 1868
Emma Roberts b. Nov. 1, 1871 d. Sep. 24, 1940
William Roberts b. Dec. 23, 1872
Anna Roberts b. June 18, 1874 d Apr. 7, 1900
Edward Roberts b. June 10, 1877
Grace Roberts b. Oct. 29, 1880
Janette Roberts b. July 9, 1878 d. Aug. 8, 1931
Mary Roberts Goodell b. Apr. 18, 1876 d. May 24, 1902
Wayne Springer Roberts b. Aug. 21, 1846 at Wayne Co., Mich.
Chester Ives Roberts b. June 5, 1804 d. Aug. 10, 1864 At Adrian
Emily Sophia Springer b. Oct. 29, 1811 d. Jan. 1,1881 At Lafayette, Ind. (Both bur. Adrian)
parents Wayne Springer Roberts
Above data furnished by Isabelle Roberts of Sturgis, Mich.


Mary (Pooley) Weter d. Sept. 1851
Mary A. (Upton) Weter d. Sep. 26, 1906, Palmyra
Thomas S. Weter Sr. d. Oct. 1,1909, Palmyra


Edward Weter d. August, 1851
Harrop Freeman d. Feb. 9, 1886
David E. Weter d. Mar. 7, 1909
James E. Weter d. June 9, 1921, Richmond, Mich. *
Ann Marie Weter Roberts d. Dec. 27, 1923
Wayne S. Roberts d. Dec. 25, 1909
Thomas Fanning d. May 28, 1927
Mary A. Weter d. Nov. 27, 1927
Thomas S. Weter d. July 24, 1928
Nelson C. Weter d. May 1,1933
Jennie Roberts Randolph d.
Mary Goodell d.
Mildred Weter Marshall d. 1918


James E. Weter went from Lenawee Junction to McComb Co. and settled in Richmond. There his business activities were most successful and in 1899 – 199 represented the First District of his County in the Legislature. He was associated with his brother-in-law in business; became Vice President of the Consolidated Hay Bale Tie Company and President of the McComb County Savings Bank of Richmond. He was the father of three children, born Richmond.

(Note the date, 1899-199, in the last paragraph was typed like that in the transcription we were working from, it obviously is in error.

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I am a volunteer in Lenawee County, Michigan. I have posted these records for the use of Family Researchers. Acknowledge and thank many, including Charlie, and several typists. Thanks to Diane & Chuck Oslund who sponsored these records for many years. Recently I added another blog to this series, for Funeral cards and other memorials.

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Please read the following information VERY CAREFULLY! It contains a lot of disclaimers about the Bibles and Bible Records of Lenawee County, Michigan.

First, I am NOT researching these families. I am posting these records on behalf of the Lenawee County Historical Society and other research facilities and groups of Lenawee County Michigan.

You will find records from a few Bibles that were housed at the Adrian Public Library, the records of these Bibles were transcribed by the Lenawee County Family Researchers and have been published in their newsletter. Some of the Bibles once found at the Adrian Public Library have disappeared. It is not known if they are in the repair facility, if they have walked, or simply been misplaced in the Historical Room.

Next, NOT all these records are Bible Records, sometimes they are family records, recorded, but not necessarily from a Bible!

Next, I have made a distinction between Bibles and Bible Records. At the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives there are a number of old Bibles. The actual Bibles are owned by the Society. The records are fading, FAST! I transcribed the records to the best of my ability. It took a long time, and frequently I had to use a bright light and a magnifying glass to read the records. These Bibles are too fragile to photocopy or scan. The inscriptions are too faded to photocopy or scan. The only way to save these records for future researchers was to transcribe them. There may be errors in my transcriptions, and I apologize in advance. I did the best I could with what I was working with.

IF, I have described the entry as a Bible Record, then this record was NOT copied from an actual Bible at the Lenawee County Historical Society. Bible Records refers to a set of records found in the Archives Room in Hollinger boxes (a Hollinger box is an archival safe storage box). We believe that a majority of these hand written transcribed Bible and Family Records were originally copied by Harriet Cole Clark Bowen and the Adrian DAR during the 1930's and 1940's. Other records have been donated to the society.

All possible care was taken in typing the Bible Records, no matter what form they were originally in, actual Bibles, or handwritten copied records. We are sorry for any typing errors, we cannot be responsible for errors in the transcriptions we did not do ourselves.

Comments with parenthesis have usually been added by typist to help researchers in some way, and not part of the original record.

No photocopies or scans of the actual Bibles are available. We fully realize the value of such a record, but at this time we are not allowed to do such copies.