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What was their address? Finding the homes of my Ann Arbor, MI ancestors…

Grandparents

Amelia Grayer Ream was my maternal Grandmother.
Born 1885 in Scio Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.
1910 US Census at 400 N. Ashley Street, Ann Arbor, MI 
1920 US Census at 520 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Grover Cleveland Ream was my maternal Grandfather. He was born in 1885 in 
Denver, Miami County, Indiana, USA.
1900 US Census he is 14 years old and living with his family on 1714 Wells Street, Ann Arbor.
1912 Ann Arbor City Directory shows him boarding at 1132 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI. Later in 1912, he marries my grandmother, Amelia Grayer Ream.
1919 Ann Arbor City Directory shows him and my grandmother living at 520 N. Main Street. (Note that a some year before 1925, the home on N. Main Street was rebuilt)
For some part of the marriage of Amelia and Grover, they lived in Santa Clara, CA

Great Grandparents

Amelia Wisthoff Grayer a.k.a. “Grandma Grayer” was my maternal Great Grandmother. Born 1861 in Prussia.
1880 and 1900 US Census living in Scio Township, Michigan with my Great Grandfather August Grayer, born in 1849 in Prussia.
1910 US Census Amelia “Grandma Grayer” was living at 400 N. Ashley Street, Ann Arbor, MI with my Great Grandfather August Grayer.
1920 US Census living at 404 N. Ashley Street, Ann Arbor, MI (The Walter and Helen Mayer family were next door at 400 N. Ashley) My Great Grandfather died in 1917 and was therefore not included in the 1920 census.
1940 US Census living at 520 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor,MI (living with her daughter)

2nd Great Grandparents

Wilhelmina “Minnie” Ponto Grayer was born in 1827 in Warsow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Deutschland. (She was the mother of my great grandfather,August Grayer.)
By 1898, she was re-married to Christian Schmidt and was living at 503 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI. (She and her 2nd husband, Christian Schmidt, died in the same week)

Great Aunts and Uncles

Herman Grayer was my Great Uncle. A brother of Amelia Grayer Ream.
He was born in Scio Township, Michigan.
In the 1920 US Census living at 502 N. Main Street.
Later in life, he lived w/ sister Helen at 609 S. 1st Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Minnie Grayer Gross was my Great Aunt. A sister of Amelia Grayer Ream. She was born in Ann Arbor, MI
In the 1916 AA directory she was at 535 Packard, Ann Arbor, MI
In the 1920 US census living at 102 Crest Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Huldah Grayer Page was my Great Aunt. A sister of Amelia Grayer Ream.
In the 1920 US census living in Detroit, Michigan.

Ernest Grayer was my Great Uncle. A brother of Amelia Grayer Ream. He was born in Scio Township, MI
In the 1920 US census he is living in Spokane, WA.

Adelaide Grayer Miller was my Great Aunt. A sister of Amelia Grayer Ream. Her birth place is listed as Dexter, MI
In the 1920 US census she is living at 115 Willard Street, Ann Arbor, MI
In the 1930 US census she is living in Pontiac, MI

Helen Grayer Mayer was my Great Aunt. A sister of Amelia Grayer Ream. She was born in Scio Township, MI
In the 1930 US census she is living at 400 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI
Later, she lived at 609 S. 1st Street, Ann Arbor, MI