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Charles Ferdinand Conrad - Story

b.9/15/1808 — d.1/28/1882



irth: Sep. 15, 1808
Chemung County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1884
Michigan, USA

Son of Joshua Conrad and Eva Rodjohn. Charles married Sarah Bitely and they had 11 children. The family moved from New York to Brownstown, Wayne County, Michigan where Mr. Conrad took up 80 acres of land, which was located on Mud Street going into Detroit.
This was all new country, thickly timbered, and full of wild animals, especially deer and bear. The trees had to be cut and burned so as to clear the land before it could be farmed. Among the other trees in this section of the country were hardwood trees such as the hickory, oak and ash. Mr. Conrad leased a piece of land on the North East Corner of his property for a school house. This school was used for many years. He was a prominent man in his community and held the office of Justice of the Peace at Trenton, Michigan.
Nine of their children were born in Brownstown, Wayne Co., Michigan. They were poor but sturdy, and love the new country in spite of the hardships of pioneering. Many times they had only potatoes and salt to eat, sometimes they even lacked the salt to eat with the potatoes. Though Mr. Conrad was interested in his community he didn't seem to take any of the responsibilities of his family, and many times the children went to school without shoes. Elizabeth wore her father's old shoes when she had to go out in the snow on an errand.
Sarah moved west with the mormons in 1862 and Charles married a woman named Mary. On the 1870 census they have 2 children and in 1880 they have 4 children.

Family links:
Joshua Conrad (1775 - 1828)
Eva Rodjohn Conrad (1779 - 1867)

Sarah Adams Bitely Conrad (1802 - 1879)*

Elizabeth Conrad Hooks (1830 - 1921)*
Charles Conrad (1831 - 1910)*
William Thomas Conrad (1833 - 1894)*
William Thomas Conrad (1833 - 1894)*
George Conrad (1838 - 1915)*
Serrine Moroni Conrad (1842 - 1906)* 

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Charles Ferdinand Conrad

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Updated: 11-29-2013
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