George A. Withey's First Wife
It by accident, that I found my great-grandfather's first wife in a misspelled entry where Withee was used. I can understand how that can happen as I have done a little transcribing myself.
It was under marriages in Detroit, Michigan that I found his wife and the man;
George A. Withey age 21 born in Leamington, Canada to Miss
Jennie B. Peel age 20 born in Detroit, Michigan
April 17, 1882 In Detroit, Michigan
In the 1880 Detroit, Michigan Census I found this:
Jennie Peel age 18 born 1862
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
*Jennie Peel age 46 self Ireland
Frederick age 24 son born Canada
Cora age 14 Daughter
J.L. Bond age 49 other
Sarah Peel age 22 daughter
Jennie Peel age 18 daughter
Additionally I found Michigan Birth's and Christenings
Jennie Peel- Mother
Frank Peel- Father
Hugh Peel- son- born 28 October 1888 Springwells, Wayne, Michigan
Curiously I find that same J.L. is probably the same Joseph L. Bond found in the 1880 census to be one
Joseph L.Bond age 52 Born Connecticut 1831 married a *Jennie I.(nee Wright) Peel age 48 born Ireland 1835.
The couple were married 22 March 1883.
I believe this Jennie to be to be the mother of my great-grandfather's wife.*