Catherine Marie Sanford

Catherine Marie Sanford, daughter of Jared and Rebecca Sanford, was born in Bums, Allegany county New York, May 24, 1841, where she spent her girlhood days.

On February 25, 1864, she was united in marriage to Peter VanVranken. This union was blessed with two daughters and four sons, one son dying in infancy and another at the age of twenty-one years.

In 1866, with her husband and two small children, she came to Michigan and located at Mt. Pleasant and since that time moved to the farm on which she lived until her death which came October 3d, 1917, at the age of 76 years, four months and nine days.