April 2, 2014 - Marilyn Anna (Simmons) Pfeifer

My dear sister Marilyn Anna (Simmons) Pfeifer of Adrian, Michigan passed away peacefully and mercifully in her sleep on Monday, March 31, 2014 after a long battle with congestive heart failure and COPD.

Viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The funeral will be held at the Rosier Funeral Home (Mapes-Fisher Chapel) of Sunfield, Michigan on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm. There will be a reception immediately following the services at the Sunfield United Methodist Church.
Wayne Simmons

February 1, 2013 - Parents of Wm Simmons?

With the collaboration of others, I believe that we have broken a long standing "Brick Wall" of who the parents of William Simmons b. 1796 are. This is very exciting for me but before I publish this information I want to document this finding as accurately and completely as I can! Once I have documented this information I will publish it and send an email to my Simmons mailing list. If you have any questions or comments about this message, please contact me via the "Contact US" link.

July 31, 2012 - Vital Records Update

There have been a number of vital records (birth, death and marriage) discovered, analyzed, edited, uploaded and assigned to the appropriate individuals. The families affected are: Simmons, Meno, Clark, Benedict, Bover, Millard and Gibson. Use the "What's New" option in the Information pulldown menu to view the changes. If you have any questions or comments about these updates, please contact me via the "Contact US" link.

July 16, 2012 - The New Simmons Kinfolk Newsletter, Vol 1, Issue 1

The original Volume 1, Issue 1 of the New Simmons Kinfolk Newsletter was published on 1 Oct 2008. At that time the information contained in this newsletter was relatively incomplete. Today, I completed this issue of the newsletter and published it on this website. The main content answers the question "When did Lyman Simmons arrive in Berlin Twp., Michigan?". View this article by selecting the newsletter under "Featured Articles" of this page.

April 26, 2012 - 1940 US Census Records

The 1940 US Census Records were released to the general public on April 3, 2012 through the "http://1940census.archives.gov" website free to the public. Since that date I have been searching for Simmons and Related families and have discovered a number of census records for these families.

You can view the US Census Records that I have found, transcribed and uploaded to this website by visiting the "Whats New" link in the "Information" pull down menu. Then scroll down the page until you find the census record entries.

If you believe that I have made an error or wish to contact me about a census entry please contact me via the "Contact US" link in the left column menu on each web page.

December 10, 2011 - Research updates on William Simmons & Betsey Ives.

I have updated some information on the "Quest for Ancestors of Wm Simmons & Betsey Ives" pages. This project needs more of my attention and help from anyone that wishes to participate.

November 16, 2011 - Updates to the Moon, Sailer and Emmons families.

In mid November Suzanne Jones contacted me via this website and shared photos and information about Eunice Lewis the wife of Nathan M. Moon, John Sailer and Philip Emmons and their families. Also, I was able to locate some additional information via US Census Records and have updated these families using the census information. This information has been updated on this website and you can review the information starting with this link Nathan M. Moon. Or by reviewing the "What's New" link in the pull down menu. Thanks for sharing Suzanne!

November 15, 2011 - Wendelin Pfeifer family updates

Joe Pfeifer (nephew) has shared a large number of Pfeifer family updates and those updates have been incorporated into this website. Thanks Joe, the updates are appreciated!

June 1, 2011 - First News Article

The Family News section of these pages will state family activities such as: reunions, military, picnics, weddings, graduations, etc.. Some activities will need separate pages to publish the photos, documents and comments made by the contributors.

Please send to me (Wayne Simmons) any family activity or event that you would like to share and I will publish it on these web pages.  

June 1, 2011 - Sample News Article

Simmons family reunion held on June 1, 2011 at the Ionia Fair Park was great success! See this article for details.

February 22, 2011 - George Washington Connection

Just started an online journal documenting my research on my potential ancestral connection to George Washington through my Ball family line. This is an ongoing effort and will probably take a number of months or even years to complete. Take a look at what I have started!