I've finally found my 3rd great grandparents Frederick & Hannah Layer in the 1860 census in Erin in Macomb county.
My 2nd great grandfather George Thomas Layer shows he was born in Detroit on his death certificate on Sep 16, 1857.
The whole family then disappears until I find George in Chicago 1900.
I've never been able to find Fred & Hannah's deaths in IL or MI, or any trace of his brother Charles born about 1856 in MI.
I'm looking for the German, probably Lutheran, churches & cemeteries that would have been used in the 2nd half of the 1800s.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, this is an area of MI I've never done research in before.