b.16 Feb 1802 Hempstead, Rockland Co, NY
d.31 Oct 1880 LaGrange, Cass Co. MI
Romelia COLBY b.27 Aug 1814 Oswego, NY
d.8 May 1891 Cass Co. MI
Henry SPRINGSTEEN (b.abt 1780's)
Eleanor CLARK
  1. Eliza J (b.~1834 d.1855)
  2. Henry (b.~1837 NY)
    family moved to Michigan 1837
  3. Barney Matthew (b.~1840 MI)
  4. Jacob "Jake" (b.~1844 MI d.1937)
  5. Sarah L. (b.~1848 MI)
  6. Lucinda (b.~1852 MI)
siblings: "some of JOHN's siblings"
  1. Sarah Sally (b.~1800 NY d.1874 MI)
  2. Matthew (b.~1804)
  3. Barnabas M (b.~1805)
  4. Miriam (b.~1806 NY)
  5. Eliza (b.~1812 NY d.1895 MI)
  6. Levi (b.1815 NY d.1905 MI)
  7. Henry (b.~1817 NY)
  8. Catherine (b.Dec 1821 NY d.1911 MI)
fact sources and writings about this individual:
Research of Kevin Everingham 1990-2011
This is the family that immigrated (moved) from New York to Michigan in 1837, likely after Henry was born. This family settled in LeGrange, Cass County, MI.

1841 Supreme Court lawsuit, listed in several New York Newspapers (Legal sections) December 8th, 1841... ...Defendants, Jacob Compton, Maria Compton, Henry Springsteen, John Springsteen, Eliza Springsteen, Catherine Springsteen, Barnabas M. Springsteen, Levi Springsteen, Eleanor Springsteen and Sarah Cronkhite could not be found in this county, not they had anything therein by which to summon them. the Springsteens had moved to Michigan before 1840.

1850 CENSUS La Grange, Cass, MI (line 39, dwelling 888, family 896) John Springsteen 44,.. Romelia 32,.. Eliza J. 16,.. Henry 14,.. Barney M. 10,.. Eliza J 8,.. Jacob 6,.. Sarah 2

1870 CENSUS La Grange, Cass, MI (page 25, #164/167).. John Springsteen 68,.. Romelia 55,.. Sarah S. 21,.. Lucinda 18,... Jennie Quick 15
also on this same census page: (living next to John)
Barney Springsteen 29, farmer,.. Mary 22, keeping house, b.MI,.. Archie 2.
also on this same census page: (2 homes away from Barney)
James Springsteen 24, farmer b.MI,.. Eliza 58, keeping house b.NY,... Catherine 48, b.NY.

1880 CENSUS La Grange, Cass, MI (page 459B, entry 4903)--- John Springsteen 78, b.NY, farmer, married, parents b.NY,... Romelia J. 66, wife, b.NY, parents b.NY, keeping house,... Sarah, daughter, single, b.MI

1880 Death Registration La Grange, Cass, MI -- John Springsteen age 78, son of Henry & Eleanor Sprinsteen, died 31 Oct 1880 at Lagrange, Cass, MI,.. farmer, b.NY, married.

Other related records: (these give us Eleanor's maiden name)
Eliza Springsteen died at LaGrange 15 Oct 1895, age 83 b.NY (born abt 1812), single, daughter of Henry & Elenor Springsteen.
Catherin Springsteen died January 12 1911, at LaGrange, age 89 (born Dec 1821), daughter of Henry Springsteen & Elenor Clark
Levi Springsteen died at Lagrange, age 90 b.NY, farmer d.9 June 1905, widowed, son of Henry Springsteen & Elinor Clark. He was born March 10, 1815 in Ontario County, NY. Levi married Arminda Vanderhoof in 1842.
Sally Springsteen, d/o Henry Springsteen & Eleanor Clark, married John Cronkhite 1820 in Lockport, Niagra, NY, they had at least 7 children. She died at St. Joseph, MI 1874.

Obituary - John Springsteen (1802 - 1880) John Springsteen of Lagrange, was born Feburary 16th, 1802 in Hempstead, Rockland County, New York an removed with his father to Ontario County in 1812, thence to Niagara County in 1816. He married, March 3rd, 1833, Miss Romelia J. Colby, who still survives him. In 1837 he came to Cass County, Michigan and settled on the farm now owned by Abram Fiero, in Lagrange township, and in 1844 to the farm where he died, on section 2 of the same township, which occurred October 31st, 1880. He was the father of seven children, three sons and four daughters, all of whom are now living except the eldest daughter who died in 1855.

A Twentieth Century History of Cass County, MI, by L.H. Glover, (c)1906... "John Springsteen, born in Rockland county, New York, February 16, 1802; came to LaGrange township in 1837, where he died Oct. 31, 1880. Romelia Springsteen, born in New York, August 27, 1814; came to LaGrange in 1837, where she died May 8, 1891."

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