Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - Post Office
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - Grand Trunk Station, Battle Creek, Mich. (1912)
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Grand Trunk Station, Battle Creek, Mich. (1912)
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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - Packing Room, No. 1 Factory
Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Co., Battle Creek, Mich. (1918)
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Packing Room, No. 1 Factory
Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Co., Battle Creek, Mich. (1918)
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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - M. E. Church
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
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Where is Battle Creek, Michigan, USA? 

Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA

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


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1863 - May 23 - Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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News  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
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News  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...


News  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

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News  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.

Five girls had been out for a ...Read MORE...



1906 - February 19 - WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin find Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co

historyorb.com
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News  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.

Three of the thirty-seven...Read MORE...



News  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
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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


Badley
America/USA  Windfield S. Badley (1860, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 19 August 1880, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Childs
America/USA  Rosetta D. Childs (1850, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 31 December 1871, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)

Cowles
America/USA  Herman L. Cowles (1841, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 24 August 1868, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Dinage
America/USA  Edith Dinage (1857, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 11 November 1875, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Dumphrey
America/USA  Fred K. Dumphrey (1851, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 8 July 1870, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Frassier
America/USA  Jessie Frassier (, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 21 August 1878, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Howe
America/USA  Charles F. Howe (1847, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 22 May 1870, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Kirby
America/USA  Albert F. Kirby (1856, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 11 April 1879, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Livingston
America/USA  Emma C. Livingston (1858, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 18 September 1878, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Palmer
America/USA  Thomas H. Palmer (1835, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 20 March 1870, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Preston
America/USA  Fannie J. Preston (1836, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 19 April 1879, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Reese
America/USA  Merritt S. Reese (1848, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 18 October 1872, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Warriner
America/USA  Isam Eugene Warriner (1847, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 23 February 1877, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Wheeler
America/USA  Bert J. Wheeler (16 December 1887, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 14 October 1959, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)
 


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