This family history has been a labor of love for more than 20 years. Special thanks to my Aunt Jean (Packer) Pierce who got me started and gave me a lot of help. Also a special thanks to Beulah (Puffer) Kresge (1885-1976), my Great Aunt. After Beulah’s spouse died in 1933 when she only 48, Beulah started working on our genealogy and did so for more than 30 years. I discovered 8 boxes of her work in a Detroit Public Library. Beulah’s brother, Harry Puffer, left many written documents about growing up on the Puffer Farm and other events in his life.
On my father’s side of my family, his mother, Lucy (Ball) Crawford left a lot of family pictures. Finally, my living relatives on both sides of my family have also been very helpful in supplying information, pictures and stories about our ancestors and relatives.
Despite being careful, I’m certain there are errors in this genealogy and I welcome corrections. My genealogy program, Reunion, will not export my sources for the narrative. Just let me know and I’ll get it to you. If you have additional information, questions, pictures or stories, just click the comments button above. I will be constantly be adding information and pictures, so check back from time-to-time. I hope you enjoy exploring our Crawford, Packer, Puffer, Ball family history!
— David Crawford