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Fred L. GODFREY
Ora May BRININGER
Husband:  Fred L. GODFREY
Birth:  May 1875, MI
Father:  Levi GODFREY
Mother:  Esther WEAVENS [WEAVER?]
Marriage:  11 Feb 1897, Allegan, Allegan Co., MI
Wife:  Ora May "Orie" BRININGER
Birth:  16 Dec 1877, Pine Plains Twp., Allegan Co., MI
Other Spouse:  m2. 31 Aug 1918, Allegan, Allegan Co., MI, Ira W. WOODEN
Father:  Jacob Henry BREININGER / BRININGER
Mother:  Sarah A. __?__
Stepmother(?):  Minnie HACKENBURG / HACHENBERG or are Sarah and Minnie the same person?
Children:
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Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Michigan

Sources:

1.  Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: Fred L. Godfrey
Groom's Birth Date  | Age | Race: 1875 | 22 | White
Groom's Birthplace: Michigan
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Name: Orie Brininger
Bride's Birth Date | Age | Race: 1878 | 19 | White
Bride's Birthplace: Michigan
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Marriage Date: 11 Feb 1897
Marriage Place: Allegan, Allegan, Michigan
Groom's Father: Levi Godfrey
Groom's Mother: Esther Weavens
Bride's Father: Henry Brininger
Bride's Mother: Minnie Hackenburg
Source Film: 1017877
Orie's birth record shows her mother as "Susan A."  Is Minnie her stepmother?  Or are Susan and Minnie the same person?

2.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 23):  Allegan Twp., exclusive of Allegan Village, Allegan Co., MI, Roll T623_698, p. 141A, SN 7, SD 4, ED 1, enumerated 13 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
140 146 Godfry Fred Sr Head W M May 1875 25 M 3     MI Eng Eng Day Laborer 2 Y Y Y R H
    ______ Cora Wife W F Dec 1877 22 M 3 1 0 MI PA PA Keeping House   Y Y Y    

3.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 24):  Allegan Twp., Allegan Co., MI, Roll T624_634, p. 191B, SN 2B, SD 4, ED 3, enumerted 20/21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
49 51 Godfrey Fred L Head M W 33 M1 12     Michigan Eng. English Eng. English Eng Farmer General Farm OA - - Y Y   R F F 42
    _______ Ora M Wife F W 32 M1 12 0 0 Michigan Indiana Ohio Eng none         Y Y          

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