Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Adolph Arseno



Adolphus (Delphis) Arsanault was born on November 21, 1851 in Quebec, Canada; his father's name was John Arsenault. He was married to Elmire Rabelland, who was born on January 2, 1850 in Quebec, Canada.


Delphis and Elmire came to the United States in 1889 (according to the 1900 and 1930 Census'), and purchased 80 acres of land in Section 12 on Swan Creek Road in Lakefield Township. By 1916, they owned 100 acres of land in Lakefield Township on Swan Creek Road. By 1930, they were living in Merrill, Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.


Adolph and Elmire's children were:

  1. Sarah Arseno/Arsanault/Arseneau was born in 1882 in Canada. She married Frederick Chambers at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Merrill, Michigan on November 5, 1898 by Father Francis Brogger.

  2. Carrie Arseno/Arsanault/Arseneau was born August 13, 1883 in Canada. She married William Donaghue in 1905.

  3. Delima Arseno/Arsanault/Arseneau was born in 1885 and died in 1896. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  4. Edwina/Dewina Arseno/Arsanault/Arseneau was born on May 25, 1886 in Canada. She married Edward P. Siler on May 2, 1905.

  5. Leo Arseno/Arsanault/Arseneau was born April, 1888 (adopted son).



Adolphus (Delphis) died June 13, 1938 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan. Elmire died on January 20, 1940 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan. They are both buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.


SOURCES: 1900 and 1930 United States Census; Edwina and Edward Siler's obituaries, Edwina Arsanault marriage record; 1896 and 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Maps; Carrie Arsanault Donoghue's obituary , Delphis Arseneau's death record, and Elmire Arsanault's obituary; Della Miller McKay's Obituary Collection and Find-A-Grave Website.

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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