Family:Christopher Gunn and Helen Alford (2)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 15 Aug 1876 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Children
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Called "C.C." or Conrad, he fought in the Civil War. He enlisted in the 6th Ohio Cavalry (Company E) and was in all their engagements, including the siege of Richmond. He was at the surrender of Richmond. Conrad and Helen are both buried in the West Oshtemo Valley Cemetery in Oshtemo, Michigan. Christopher Conrad Gunn [sometimes name given as Conrad Christopher] enlisted as a private and left service with the rank of private. Soldier record: M552 roll 42

According to family history, he was in the campaign before Richmond and Petersburg. Was at Cold Harbor, Reams Station, Wilderness, Five Forks, Weldon R. R., Deep Bottom, and at the surrender of Lee to Grant. He had 3 horses shot out from under him, but only received one minor injury (to a leg). C.C. was two years in Sheridan's cavalry. His carbine had to be cocked each time before firing.

1880 Federal Census:
Name: Conrad C. Gunn
Home in 1880: Oshtemo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 32, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848, Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Helen C.
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: New York
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Household Members:
Helen C. Gunn 32
William Slack 9 [Stepson]
Stephen Whtney 19 [Servant]
Fannie Sherwood 24 [Teacher]

1900 Federal Census:
Name: Christopher Gunn
Home in 1900: Almena, Van Buren, Michigan
Age: 52, Birth Date: Feb 1848, Birthplace: Ohio
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Spouse's Name: Hellen S
Marriage Year: 1876
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 24
Residence : Almena Township, Van Buren, Michigan
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:
Helen S Gunn 52
C Glenn Gunn 13
Irwin S Gunn 12

1910 Federal Census:
Name: Christopher C Gunn
Age in 1910: 64, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846, Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: New York
Spouse's Name: Helen C
Home in 1910: Almena, Van Buren, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Household Members:
Christopher C Gunn 64
Helen C Gunn 62

1920 Federal Census:
Name: Christopher C Gunn
Home in 1920: Watervliet, Berrien, Michigan
Age: 72 years, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848, Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Helen C
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: New York
Marital Status: Married
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Christopher C Gunn 72
Helen C Gunn 72
John W Gunn 49 [widowed Step-Son]- Slack, renamed Gunn
J Harry Gunn 24 [Grandson]

References
  1. Portrait and biographical record of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties, Michigan: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens together with biographies of all the governors of the state and all the presidents of the United States. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974), pp. 838 and 841, 1892.
  2.   Michigan. Secretary of State. Marriage Records, 1868-1925. (Lansing, Michigan), Secondary quality.

    Name Conrad C Gunn
    Birth Year abt 1847
    Birth Place Wayne, Ohio
    Marriage Date 15 Aug 1876
    Marriage Place Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo
    Age 29
    Residence Place Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Spouse Age 29
    Spouse Birth Place Alamo, Michigan
    Spouse Residence Place Oshtemo, Michigan
    Record Number 3111
    Film 13
    Film Description 1876 Gladwin - 1876 Washtenaw
    Household Members
    Conrad C Gunn
    Helen C Slack