Wares in Ionia County, Michigan

Appended is a list of the names of residents in a majority of the road-districts in 1842, together with amount of highway labor assessed upon each person:


M. Ware……………………………2 days


In 1846 the votes cast numbered eighty-five. The question of “license” being before the people, there was a vote of thirty-two against license and eleven for license. The names of the eighty-five voters follow here: …Z.M. Ware, …Austin P. Ware, …

The votes cast in 1849 were sixty-one. The names of the voters are below: …J. M. Ware, A. P. Ware, …


1854:  A.P. Ware


A Methodist Episcopal Class was organized in Orleans at a moderately early date, but just when or who were the organizing members cannot be clearly ascertained, for there are no records to enlighten the chronicler, and none of the early members within reach. In the steward’s book appears the information that “the Otisco Circuit was formerly a part of the old Flat River Circuit, from which it was separated in 1861, and then constituted a circuit by itself.”

Among the ministers who served on that and the Otisco Circuit, with Orleans as a field of their work, were …Rev. W.H. Ware.

There are now in Orleans two Methodist Episcopal Classes on the Otisco Circuit, which has five appointments, Rev. W. H. Ware being the preacher in charge November, 1880.

Belding Class Methodist Episcopal Church.—…Rev. M.H. Ware


1845, A.P. Ware

Source:  History of Ionia and Montclam Counties, Michigan, by John S. Schenck, D.W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia, 1881

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