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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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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - Delicious Bromose
The New Nut Food
A Perfect Food for Children

Sanitas Nut Food Co., Battle Creek, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Delicious Bromose
The New Nut Food
A Perfect Food for Children

Sanitas Nut Food Co., Battle Creek, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - Post Office
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

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

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

M. E. Church

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

News  1892 - Fire at Battle Creek
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., September 23. - A fire last night in the plant of the union school furniture...Read MORE...

News  1892 - Fire at Battle Creek.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 13. - Special Telegram - Fire in William C. Gage & Sons' Railroad and Job ...Read MORE...

News  1893 - Storm
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 13. - Special Telegram - The violent hailstorm of last night was...Read MORE...

March 7, 1897: Dr. John Kellogg served the world's first cornflakes to his patients at the Battle Creek (MI) Sanitarium
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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 ...Read MORE...

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

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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.,...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...Read MORE...

1916
Battleereek, a city and railway centre of Calhoun co., Mich., on the Michigan Central, the Chicago...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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

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

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

Dinage
flag  Edith DINAGE (1857, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 11 November 1875, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

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

Frassier
flag  Jessie FRASSIER (, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 21 August 1878, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

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

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

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

Mills
flag  Fannie MILLS (23 October 1875, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 11 January 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

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

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

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

Warriner
flag  Isam Eugene WARRINER (1847, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - 23 February 1877, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

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

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