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How to Qualify for Your Pioneer Certificate

We celebrate and honor our county pioneers and their descendants by awarding the Muskegon County Pioneer Certificate.

If you are directly descended from an ancestor who lived in Muskegon County, Michigan before or in 1929, we invite you to apply for a Pioneer Certificate.

  • Anyone may apply.
  • You don't have to live in Muskegon County or have ever lived there.
  • You don't have to be a member of the Muskegon County Genealogical Society
  • Your ancestor must have lived in Muskegon County by 1929, but doesn't have to have been born or died there.
  • You must prove your direct line descent from your ancestor.

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Pioneer Certificates Awarded—Pioneer Alpha Sort
as of 2016

The Muskegon County Genealogical Society has certified the following pioneers, who resided in the County of Muskegon, State of Michigan, by 1929, and their direct descendants, who proved their relationship to the pioneer.

Categories of Pioneers Currently Available:
Pioneer: A Pioneer who settled in Muskegon County up to and including 1889
Settler:  A Pioneer who settled in Muskegon County 1890-1929.

NOTE: Don’t hesitate to submit your pioneers because you’re waiting to find an earlier date that they resided in Muskegon County. After your pioneer is certified, if you later find proof of an earlier date, submit the document for review, and if substantiated, we will gladly change the date and category, if applicable, free of charge.

Pioneer

Category

Year

Descendant

Cert. #

Ashcraft, Curtis Nathaniel Settler 1920 Nancy Carol Norstrom Ryerson 011
Baker, Samuel Settler 1894 JoAnne Lynn Preihs 039
Bartholomew, Peter Pioneer 1875 Lori Ann Bartholomew Smith 003
Bean, Nelson A. Pioneer 1860 Richard Allen Bean 017
Bean, Nelson A. Pioneer 1860 Raymond Robert Bean 017.1
Bean, Nelson A. Pioneer 1860 Michael Martin Bean 017.2
Begley, Thomas Frederick Settler 1922 NA 031
Benton, John Pioneer 1876 Steven Edick Benton 045
Boersema, Cornelius Pioneer 1887 Betty Wheeler Boot 013
Boersema, Harm Pioneer 1888 Betty Wheeler Boot 012
Bolt, Thomas J. G. Pioneer 1881 Lillian Elizabeth (Haan) Spyke 016
Brewster, Charles Warren Settler 1920 George Phillip Brewster Sr. 042
Bystrom, John G. Sr. Pioneer 1887 Ruth M. Sheppard 036
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 Harriett Olga Musk Chalker 028
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 Nancy Ann Chalker Takis 028.1
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 John Nicholas Takis 028.2
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 Christopher James Takis 028.3
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 Mary Ellen Chalker Mendoza 028.4
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 Jesse Daniel Mendoza 028.5
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 Fred J. Chalker, Jr. 028.6
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 Lauren Anne Chalker 028.7
Carlson (Karlsen), Frederick Pioneer 1883 Elissa Rae Chalker 028.8
Carr, Daniel Webster Pioneer 1884 Paula Hoffman 038
Carr, Daniel Webster Pioneer 1884 Robert Burdett Carr 038.1
Carr, Daniel Webster Pioneer 1884 Beverly Lorraine Carr Cowles 56
Cihak, Frank Settler 1905 Joanne Cihak Blakkan 046
Compton, Perry J. Settler 1911 Perry Edwin Compton 008
Compton, Perry J. Settler 1911 Lloyd George Compton 008.1
Compton, Perry J. Settler 1911 Edwin Perry Compton 008.2
Compton, Perry J. Settler 1911 Linda Lou (Compton) Karr 008.3
Cowles, Marvin W. Pioneer 1884 Harold R. Cowles 57
Cribley, Leon Pioneer 1880 Marilyn Cribley Young 015
Dagen, John Pioneer 1860 Rebecca Margaret Obenauf 049
Dagen, John Pioneer 1860 Robert Dudley Hill 049.1
DeRochey, Tammie Sue Settler 1927 Florence Langston 044
Downing, Erastus Pioneer 1880 Joanne Kohlbeck Wood 026
Downing, Erastus Pioneer 1880 Roger Alan Wood 026.1
Downing, Erastus Pioneer 1880 Janet Lee Wood 026.2
Eadie, James Pioneer 1860 Michael James Eadie 52
Eadie, James Pioneer 1860 David James Eadie 52.1
Harkness, John Pioneer 1864 Richard James Harkness 050
Harkness, John Pioneer 1864 James Richard Harkness 050.1
Harkness, John Pioneer 1864 Sharon Lee Harkness 050.2
Harkness, John Pioneer 1864 Peggy Ann Harkness 050.3
Harkness, John Pioneer 1864 Janet Louise Harkness 050.4
Harkness, John Pioneer 1864 Joseph John Harkness 050.5
Harkness, John Pioneer 1864 Julie Marie Harkness 050.6
Feuerborn, Henry Jacob Settler 1927 Edward Paul Feuerborn 006
Fox, William Pioneer 1894 Marilyn Cribley Young 020
Graves, Charles Pioneer 1860 Lisa Marie Hoffius 010
Hartman, Hendrick Pioneer 1887 Nancy Ann Clark Spoon 009
Hartman, Hendrick Pioneer 1887 Robin Ann Spoon Semelbauer 009.1
Hartman, Hendrick Pioneer 1887 David Reve Spoon 009.2
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 Harriett Olga Musk Chalker 027
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 Nancy Ann Chalker Takis 027.1
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 John Nicholas Takis 027.2
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 Christopher James Takis 027.3
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 Mary Ellen Chalker Mendoza 027.4
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 Jesse Daniel Mendoza 027.5
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 Fred J. Chalker, Jr. 027.6
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 Lauren Anne Chalker 027.7
Hermanson, Andrew Pioneer 1889 Elissa Rae Chalker 027.8
Johnson, Andrew Peter Pioneer 1887 Marilyn Cribley Young 023
Kennicott, William B. Pioneer 1853 Betty Lou Grindol 007
Kitchen, John Pioneer 1870 Jane Kitchen Sipe 005
Klomp, John L. Pioneer 1886 John Lewis Klomp 014
Larson, Thomas Julius Pioneer 1864 Harold Robert Kassner 037
Larson, Thomas Julius Pioneer 1864 Eileen Kay Wojewdzki 037.1
Larson, Thomas Julius Pioneer 1864 Cindy Lou Bassett 037.2
Larson, Thomas Julius Pioneer 1864 Jay Frederick Kassner 037.3
Larson, Thomas Julius Pioneer 1864 Jack Edwin Kassner 037.4
Larson, Thomas Julius Pioneer 1864 John Wojewodzki 037.5
Lasser, Joseph Nelson Pioneer 1872 David W. Lasser 040
Lasser, Joseph Nelson Pioneer 1872 Gerald W. Lasser 040.1
Liddle, George Thomas Pioneer 1887 Patricia Liddle Haslam 58
Liddle, George Thomas Pioneer 1887 Mary Kay Liddle Baker 58.1
Mohr, Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Pioneer 1856 Mary Ethel (Grandmason) Kahkola 019
Mohr, Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Pioneer 1856 Matthew Richard Kahkola 019.1
Morton, Paul James Settler 1910 Patricia A. (Morton) Rohwer 024
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 Harriett Olga Musk Chalker 030
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 Nancy Ann Chalker Takis 030.1
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 John Nicholas Takis 030.2
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 Christopher James Takis 030.3
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 Mary Ellen Chalker Mendoza 030.4
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 Jesse Daniel Mendoza 030.5
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 Fred J. Chalker, Jr. 030.6
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 Lauren Anne Chalker 030.7
Musk (Musch), Edo A. Settler 1894 Elissa Rae Chalker 030.8
Olson, Luella Ferguson Pioneer 1878 Alice Ferguson Kooistra 047
Olson, Luella Ferguson Pioneer 1878 Richard Glen Kooistra 047.1
Olson, Luella Ferguson Pioneer 1878 Joan Kooistra Osborn 047.2
Ouis-Mo-Qua Pioneer 1884 Virginia Anne Hennessy Sullivan 54
Ouis-Mo-Qua Pioneer 1884 Sherry Ann (Sullivan) Trepanier 54.1
Ouis-Mo-Qua Pioneer 1884 Jagur Sullivan Trepanier 54.2
Passenier, William Settler 1924 Nancy Lucille Snook Zissler 021
Passenier, William Settler 1924 Cheryl Lynn Zissler Llano 021.1
Passenier, William Settler 1924 Greg Alan Zissler 021.2
Passenier, William Settler 1924 Kyle Alexander Llano 021.3
Passenier, William Settler 1924 Ethan Gerald Zissler 021.4
Passenier, William Settler 1924 Logan Charles Zissler 021.5
Peterson, Niels P. Pioneer 1882 William P. Hansen 034
Riley, Soloman Benjamin Pioneer 1868 Dawn Marie Westcomb Kelley 001
Riley, Soloman Benjamin Pioneer 1868 Stacy Shontel Kelley Kemp 001.1
Robillard, Amable Pioneer 1873 Lori Ann Bartholomew Smith 004
Sauve, Alfred Pioneer 1889 Lori Ann Bartholomew Smith 002
Sayers, Henry Pioneer 1884 Floyd Sayers 55
Spencer, Elmer Pioneer 1860 Richard Eugene Spencer 53
Spencer, Elmer Pioneer 1860 Timothy Richard Spencer 53.1
Spencer, Elmer Pioneer 1860 Debra Kaye (Spencer) Heyt 53.2
Thornton, John Pioneer 1875 Joanne Kohlbeck Wood 025
Thornton, John Pioneer 1875 Roger Alan Wood 025.1
Thornton, John Pioneer 1875 Janet Lee Wood 025.2
Thornton, Lottie May Settler 1899 Joanne Virginia Kohlbeck Wood 032
Todd, Andrew Pioneer 1860 Nancy Todd Momany 51
Todd, Andrew Pioneer 1860 Randall L. Todd 51.1
Vallee, Hilaire Avilla Settler 1895 George Phillip Brewster Sr. 043
VanderLaan, Luije Pioneer 1884 Jeri Lynn VanderLaan-Landheer 048
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 Harriett Olga Musk Chalker 029
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 Nancy Ann Chalker Takis 029.1
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 John Nicholas Takis 029.2
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 Christopher James Takis 029.3
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 Mary Ellen Chalker Mendoza 029.4
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 Jesse Daniel Mendoza 029.5
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 Fred J. Chalker, Jr. 029.6
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 Lauren Anne Chalker 029.7
Wagenmaker, Evert J. Pioneer 1882 Elissa Rae Chalker 029.8
Waldron, Lottie Mable Settler 1920 Nancy Lucille Snook Zissler 022
Waldron, Lottie Mable Settler 1920 Cheryl Lynn Zissler Llano 022.1
Waldron, Lottie Mable Settler 1920 Greg Alan Zissler 022.2
Waldron, Lottie Mable Settler 1920 Kyle Alexander Llano 022.3
Waldron, Lottie Mable Settler 1920 Ethan Gerald Zissler 022.4
Waldron, Lottie Mable Settler 1920 Logan Charles Zissler 022.5
Westerman, Jessie Pioneer 1885 Ronald Jay Matthews 041
Westerman, Jessie Pioneer 1885 Jeremy Jay Matthews 041.1
Westerman, Jessie Pioneer 1885 Andrew Lee Matthews 041.2
Wilk, Christian Pioneer 1867 Debra Lee Farnquist-Jones 018
Wilk, Christian Pioneer 1867 Clinton Allen Randles II 018.1
Wilk, Christian Pioneer 1867 Colt Lee Eugene Randles 018.2
Wilk, Christian Pioneer 1867 Britt Ellen Randles 018.3
Wilk, Christian Pioneer 1867 Zachariah Lyle Jones 018.4
Woirol, Adam W. Pioneer 1885 William P. Hansen 033
Woodrow, John C. Pioneer 1887 Luke Edward Woodrow 035

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