Search engines are a great help to the local historian. One of the best sites is books.google.com . Click on the link. When you get there, run a search for Gansser. Just type it in the box provided. You will be amazed. Gansser wrote one of the standard histories of Bay County. You will quickly have the entire copy of the 1905 History of Bay County before your eyes. You can search it too. You can download a copy and if your printer will support the strain you can print it out.
Did you catch the history of the 126th infantry. That is Bay City history too. Read it on another day though. The 1905 history will keep you busy for at least an hour. Have fun.