Judd, Israel C. Smith, Joseph C. Herkner, William F. Bradley, Henry W. Calkins, William T. Heyman, William S. Kinney, John D. Kromer, John H. Taylor, William B. Kalmbach, Fred W. Morrison, Earl R. John Bogert, Wm.
First Lieutenants-Eugene W. Jones, J. Evered, A. Porter, Fred J. Morrison, B.
Litt]efield, A. Giddings, James HI. Noel, Ray M. Campbell, E. Camlnbell, MI. Second Lieutenants-Charles W.
Calkins, W. White, Fred Baker, C. Linzee, F. Elston, F. Spraker, Geo. Hastings, William II.
Proper, Arnold Claver, Jay D. Company B is the oldest of the local companies.
With onle exception it is the oldest in the Second regiment, and there are but three or four companies in the state troops whose muster dates further back. Company B was organized June 27, , and was mastered into the state service November 26, It has taken part in - some notable affairs since that time and has numbered many notable men in its ranks. It is estimated that 1, citizens of Grand Rapids have served in the company since its birth.
Among them, were Gen. Smith, who was captain of the company, colonel of the regiment and brigadier general of the. White, brigadier general and quartermaster general of the state troops, and lieutenant, colonel of the Thirty-fifth Michigan volunteers during the Spanish war; Col.
Kromer, now in the Tenth U.
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Cavalry, and many others. Company G. White, then Quartermaster General. The company went through the Spanish war as a part of the Thirty-second Michigan Infantry, but only got as far as Tampa. The officers of the company, with the highest rank attained while in the company, are as follows: Captains-Berkey Jones, Walter K. Watson, Edgar II.
Campbell, 2nd InfanTry, Nov. Clark, transferred from Company K, 2nd Infantry, Second Lieutenants-Arthur W. Zoet, Forrest E. IIutchings, Wm.
After their return it was reorganized as Company M, 2nd Infantry M. History of Company H. Company H was mustered into the state service July 27, , and is the second oldest of the local companies. For several years. In , under Captain C. Rose, afterwards Lieutenant of the regiment, it took the first prize at Muskegon. That fall at Jackson, during the state fair, it took third place, but next spring at a competition held in Washington, D. The first officers of the company were: Captain, C. Rose; First Lieutenant, Charles W.
Loud; Second Lieutenant, Henry Hydorn. During the war it was in camp at Tampa and Fernandina, Fla. It was mustered out of state service in July, , while at Tampa, Fla. It was mustered out of the volunteer service at Grand Rapids, Mich. It took part in the IT. Army maneuvers at West Point, Ky.
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A list of its officers since are as follows: Captains-Ed. Bennett, John J. Vos, John L. Boer, Dennie W. Berr 3 months , Geo. First Lieutenants-Percy F. Storrs, Frank Idema, Oscar E. Kilstrom, Ralph A. Second Lieutenants-A. Giddings, H. Oswald Fiebig. Harry J. Fitts, Robert G. History of Company K. Company K was mustered into the state service June 28, , succeeding the Innes Rifles, which were mustered out just before that period. The first officers of the company were: Captain, Edward C. Smith; and Second Lieutenant, Louis C.
Both of the lieutenants were formerly non-commissioned officers in the Custer Guards under Captain Bennett. It left for Tampa on May The company served with credit during the Spanish-American war as Company I, 32nd Michigan Volunteers, and went as far as Tampa with the rest of the regiment. The company was mustered out at Grand Rapids on October 28, After the war the letter was changed to K. The present officers are: Captain John II. It meets in the Armory on Monday evenings. Grand Rapids is a city of industry and peaceful pursuits, but should the nation again be in peril as in the days that have passed, Grand Rapids will respond as in '61 and ' The bench and bar of Kent County have had an existence of about seventy years and the time naturally falls into three periods, which can be called the poetic age, the romantic age, and the prosaic age.
Each age had its typical judge and its typical lawyer; and in each period the bench and bar made their imprint upon the history of our commonwealth, and the development of Grand Rapids. In the pioneer days the judges came to Grand Rap-ids across the country either by stage or on horseback, disposed of the business on hand either in a day or a.
Sometimes lawyers from Kalamazoo, Marshall or Detroit, came with the judge and assisted local attorneys in trying important cases, but those were events in the old days, for important cases were few and far between. For the first two years court was held in private houses or at the village taverns and the business was disposed of in a day or two, but in the county built a court house on what is now Fulton Street Park. It was a, two-story frame building 30 by 40 feet in size fronting east and west. It was built by Sylvester Granger and William J.
A few years afterwards Sylvester Granger was admitted to the Kent County bar in the building he had helped to erect. On July 12, , the court house was destroyed by fire. The itinerant judges of the early days were not profound jurists, but they did know human nature and the needs of the growing communities in which their lot was cast.
They knew how to apply common law and common sense to the disputes of the piof There were not many appeals from their decisions; they commanded the respect and confidence of the bar and the public. They worked hard and received little pecuniary reward, but they did a great work for Michigan in establishing law and order, and making business methods fair and honest. All honor and glory to the bench of by-gone days! The bar in pioneer days was decidedly different from the bar of today.