Township historical records and documents are available
for viewing and to help aid in research at the Tallmadge
Township Hall. Information that has been gathered, catalogued
and preserved over the years is incredible.
records are made possible through Loekie and Henry Boersma.
They have worked over 10 years on this project and have
collected an amazing amount of records and documents
that they have indexed and alphabetized. They have and
still are dedicating many hours and are available through
appointments to help answer questions. They have vast
knowledge of the Tallmadge Township history and play
an instrumental role in preserving our history. THANK
YOU to both of them for all of their hard work and dedication.
newspaper articles, school records dating back from
1843, obituaries, interviews with families, tax records
dating back to 1875 is just a sample of what will bring
you back in time. The information posted on this website
is intended to give you an overview of what is available
and does not do this collection justice. Our goal is
to let people know that this information is here.
TOWNSHIP HISTORY COLLECTION
These books provide a wealth of information about the
township, boards and people. They include the 1800's
These maps date back to 1864.
These books date back to 1875.
Volume I and Volume II. These are the original school
district reports that are actual records of the schools
dating back to 1843. Also included in this collection
are the original fractional school records. There were
2 townships attending the same school at one time.
This is information that has been collected over the
years and catalogued. There are Election Documents,
accounts of Town Board Meetings, Road Warrants,
Chattel Mortgages (original and arranged by name).
There are 5 volumes of books from 1881-1960 for obituaries
that are indexed by names and maiden names. Articles
of Tallmadge and Lamont stories 1881-1939 from the Coopersville
Observer copied from microfiche and indexed intensively
by name, churches, topics, etc. There are also listings
Records from 1840-1930 for the township. The master
book is indexed by name.
There are 75, 100, 175 year families that have been
in our community. The interviews talked about family,
farms, churches and helped sketch out our history on
buildings and happenings in those time periods. This
increasing portfolio of interviews and pictures is amazing.
There are 7 books of interviewing with over 50 families.
There are many cemeteries in Tallmadge Township. There
are Bible records from Beuthel Church (1784-1859), information
on the Church Cemetery, Rosedale Cemetery (1928-1991),
Elmwood Cemetery and Maplewood Cemetery. There is also
information included on Marne Cemetery and St. Mary's
Cemetery in Wright Township.
Years of Land Owners"
This is a book compiled and written by Loeki Boersma
in July of 2000 for 100 years from 1849-1949.