Great Great Grandparents:
Peter and Anne (Relyea) Walts--German and Dutch--lived near Watertown, NY, Jefferson County, Pamelia Township--homesteaded in Michigan 1855.
Built this small house first.
My great grandfather, grandfather, and Daddy were born here.
In 1857, they built the large home
Also where my Great Grand Parents lived
Charles Edward and Sophia Anne (Ulmer) Walts
They had two sons, Roy and Ray
My grand parents lived here at one time also. As the elders died, the youngers moved from the small house across the drive into the Big House.
How the house looked in 1976 when my Dad and Step-mother moved in
How it looks now. Sister Susan and Chuck live here.
162 years Actual
5th generation, same family
My Grand Parents:
Roy Ulmer and Helene Mary (Case) Walts--she was French and English.
They had one child. My Daddy
August 9, 1916
Built in 1920. They raised registered Shropshire sheep
and had a Hatchery (building on left) and Poultry business
Grandpa Roy died February 14, 1942--49 years old.
Had a stroke and contracted pneumonia while hunting, in the cold rainy weather,
for a Coyote that was killing his sheep.
Grandma continued the hatchery/poultry business until 1966,
when she died.
We renovated and moved in, June 14, 1967.
and raised our kids here.
after divorce in 1984, I moved out in 1988
and gave the house to Pam.
She renovated it also and added a deck.
4th generation--same family
Charles John and Dorathy Della (Hudgins) Walts--she English
He was a dairy farmer
Purchased the farm in March 1938.
I was born and brought up here.
Susan came along 13 years later
Where my son Mark and Cindy now live
3rd generation--same family
What it looks like now and where I wanted to move 2 years ago
As you see, at one time the Walts' owned all the property around the 4 corners of Beard and Vernon Roads. I am very fortunate that the 3 farms are still in our family, so.....anytime I get homesick, it is only a 30 minutes drive to get "home".
Maternal ancestor's at a later date.