Battle Creek was named for a skirmish between a federal government land survey party led by Colonel John Mullett and two Native Americans, likely Potawatomi people, who were historically prominent in this area since before European encounter.
According to various European-American accounts, while Mullett and his group were surveying an area several miles from the present city in the winter of 1823-1824, their camp was raided by Native Americans...
During the fight, the surveyors shot and severely wounded one Indian, subduing the other. Fearing more hostilities, the survey party promptly packed up and left the area. They did not return until June 1824, after Governor Lewis Cass had settled the issues with the Indians. European-American settlers later called the nearby stream Battle Creek River...
...the first permanent European-American settlements in Battle Creek Township began to be made about 1831...wikipedia
1863 - May 23 - Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
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1892 - Fire at Battle Creek BATTLE CREEK, Mich., September 23. - A fire last night in the plant of the union school furniture company, destroyed the factory, office and four other buildings. Loss aggregated $100,000.
The Daily Journal and Tribune Knoxville, Tennessee September 24, 1892 Added: 3/6/2014 9:26:12 PM - 1 Updated: 6/18/2014 9:57:55 AM - 1
1892 - Fire at Battle Creek. BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 13. - Special Telegram - Fire in William C. Gage & Sons' Railroad and Job Printing House to-night damaged the electrotype foundry, but was confined to the fourth story. The machinery and printing supplies were saved with little damage. The foundry and bindery are a total...Read MORE...
1893 - Storm BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 13. - Special Telegram - The violent hailstorm of last night was disastrous in many sections of the fruit districts and very great damage is reported, especially to the smaller kinds.
Lightning struck Martin Van Duzier's barn at Vicksburg. Three horses were killed and...Read MORE...
March 7, 1897: Dr. John Kellogg served the world's first cornflakes to his patients at the Battle Creek (MI) Sanitarium The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com Added: 4/5/2014 9:18:28 AM - 1 Updated: -
1902 - FIVE PERSONS DROWNED - Steamer Struck Boat in Which They Were Rowing - Victims Employes of a Sanitarium. Battle Creek, Mich., August 28 - Five employes of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, nurses, probationers and stenographers, were drowned at Lake Goguac last evening as the result of a collision between the steamer Welcome and a rowboat containing a party of young people.
1909 - LITTLE ONES PERISH. AN ORPHANAGE AT BATTLE CREEK, MICH., DESTROYED BY FIRE AND THREE OF THE YOUNG INMATES LOST THEIR LIVES. SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS JUMPED FROM THIRD STORY WINDOWS JAMES ARMSTRONG, BUT 12 YEARS OLD, GOES INTO THE HERO CLASS ON HIS MERITS.
Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 5 - The Haskell Memorial Home, the property on the Seventh Day Adventists, an orphanage, located near the western boundary of this city, was destroyed by fire today.
1911 - BATTLE CREEK, MICH., HAS FIRE. BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 1. - The McLean & Swift grain elevator here was destroyed by fire early today. The loss is estimated at about $100,000, half of which is on corn, wheat and oats stored in the building. The fire was attributed to electric wires. The Duluth News-Tribune Duluth, Minnesota July 3, 1911 Added: 3/6/2014 9:23:47 PM - 1 Updated: 6/18/2014 9:59:59 AM - 1
1916 Battleereek, a city and railway centre of Calhoun co., Mich., on the Michigan Central, the Chicago and Grand Trunk and other railroads, 45 miles SW. of Lansing. It contains an opera-house, an extensive sanitarium, the Battleereek College (Seventh-Day Adventist), vast tabernacle, flour-mills,...Read MORE...
Ancestors Who Were Born Here
Ancestors Who Died Here
Ralph G Adams
(abt. 1911, , Michigan, USA - 04 May 1984, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)
Carl A Brimmer
(30 March 1895, Toledo, Ohio, USA - 18 October 1932, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)
Fred A Brimmer
(19 February 1864, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, USA - 23 June 1934, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)
Iva Maybelle Melchi
(13 October 1888, Paulding, Ohio, USA - 14 October 1918, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)
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Cemeteries in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
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