Mason County, Michigan
Genealogy and History


Custer, Michigan (Post Office & Hotel - 1915) - contributed by Paul Petosky

The village of Custer is situated in about the center of the township. It is a station on the Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad and is a thrifty business point.  The village was platted in the Fall of 1878 by Charles E. Resseguie, of Ludington, who owned a large tract of land in Eden Township. He erected a store and other buildings, and the same Fall J. L. and C. T. Wicks built a sawmill which is now owned by Mr. Resseguie. In the Spring of 1880, Harlin started a wooden bowl factory and a store, and about the same time a tannery was started. The lumber and manufacturing interests give employment to a large number of men. New buildings are continually being erected, and the village has every appearance of thrifty growth.


source: History of Manistee, Mason and Oceana Counties, Michigan. Chicago, H.R. Page & Co. 1882





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