The Copeland name can be found long back through the history of the Fowlerville area, as well as in our modern day. Wayne Copeland, for one, is currently the village president.
In the late 1800s, there were numerous articles published in The Fowlerville Review mentioning various activities of Copelands, but this one in particular caught my attention:
Lawrence and Cleve Copeland caught four flying squirrels in the woods and took the young kittens from the family cat and substituted the squirrels. Mrs. Kitty mothered the squirrels as well as she did the kittens and does not seem to comprehend the difference.