Archive for the ‘Detroit’ category

Wayne County Probate Records post-1901

April 24, 2009

I have a final answer on the post 1901 case files from Wayne County Probate.  In talking with the probate registrar, Jeanne Takenaga, (313) 224-5725, Wayne County retains possession of all post 1901 case files and is not interested in transferring at this time.

To requests post 1901 files, researchers need to go  to and click on the “forms” link and select *Fax Request to Review Files (WCPC29)

They need to fill this out and fax to the register.  Jeanne said the turn-around time is about a week.


Poupard Family (Detroit, Mich.)

January 23, 2008

Poupard, Joseph Alias Laboisse of Detroit

Estate 1792

Poupard, Agatha Reaume (wife) of Detroit & Excutrix

Montigny, Louvigny (Executor) of Detroit

Date of Will Sept 1792

Trader in Upper Canada

Labadie House

June 12, 2007

LABADIE HOUSE Source: 1. Detroit Free Press. April 14, 1901. Oldest house in Detroit, Corner River and 24th Streets. Interior described. Located on property of Mrs. Ira D. Brush.

Detroit Riots

May 21, 2007

1943 Riot: Department of Military Affairs, record group 79-10, 1942-1943 (includes Sojourner Truth housing project materials).

1967 Riot: Dept. of Military Establishment, record group 78-125, 1967-1969; record group 87-51, 1964-1982.

Eloise Hospital

May 10, 2007

From: Mary L Zimmeth
To: HarveyM
Date: 3/9/98 12:40pm
Subject: Eloise Forwarded
Every once in awhile someone asks us about the state facility, Eloise, which was located in Wayne County. To my knowledge, no one has records, especially case files, from this institution. However, Julie has found one record group that you may want to check out at your leisure. I will be surprised if these files are patient case files.
Also, there is an index to all the state mental health facilities (on microfilm) which includes patient names and case file numbers. (See circular.) This microfilm is closed to the public unless they have okay from department. I think Eloise patients are listed on this microfilm.

RG 62-21

Aerial Photographs @ RG 64-38, volume 10.

Pat Waterman (734 727-7064) of the Wayne County Health Department has access to some Eloise patient information on microfilm. She is also aware of a private hospital that inherited some Eloise Hospital patient records. It sounds like the surviving patient related information is relatively recent. The hospital was closed in 1984. Pat Waterman also mentioned a fire in 1994 or 1995 that damaged or destroyed some hospital records.

She also mentioned a Fred Rembisz (734 727-7373) who works for the Wayne County Aging Office. He apparently is fairly knowledgeable about the history of the defunct facility.

Detroit City Library

May 10, 2007


Detroit Gazette
December 29, 1820.                THE ANNUAL MEETING

Of the Corporation of City Library will be holden at the Academy, on TUESDAY next, at 10 o’clock, A.M. for the purpose of electing Trustees and a Treasurer for the ensuing  year.


Detroit, December 28, 1820.