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

Brazella Foor




Brazela P. Foor was born on November 7, 1842 in Pennsylvania. His parents were Abraham and Lucinda Foor and they lived in East Providence, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Brazela married Mary Jane Barber on February 7, 1866 in Ogden, Lenawee County, Michigan by Adrian, Michigan. Mary Jane was born September 1845 in New York.


Brazela enlisted in the Civil War on August 18, 1864 at Bloody Run, Pennsylvania. He mustered out on September 7, 1864 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; he was a private in the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry Company K. Brazela was a blacksmith at the time he entered into the Civil War.


Brazela and Mary Jane had the following children:


  1. Edward James Foor was born January 10, 1867 in Metamora, Fulton County, Ohio. He died on September 26, 1949 and is buried in Fremont Township Cemetery, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  2. Sophrona Francis Foor was born August 10, 1868/1869 in Ogden, Lenawee County, Michigan. She was married to Robert Malash. Sophrona also married Brainard Nelson on November 17, 1890 on in Saginaw, Michigan. She died on December 12, 1899 and is buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery, Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  3. Jane “Jennie” was born in 1975. She married Franklin Knappins. Jennie died November 23, 1954 and is buried in Capac Cemetery, Capac, St. Clair County, Michigan.



Brazela and Mary Jane lived in Lakefield Township in the late 1890's and the early 1900's. They owned and operated a farm. Their neighbor was their son and family, Edward and Minnie Foor.



Brazela died on January 17, 1906 and is buried in Amboy Township Cemetery, Fulton County, Ohio. Mary Jane died in 1935 and is buried in the Fremont Township Cemetery,Saginaw County, Michigan.





SOURCES: Pennsylvania Civil War Muster Rolls and documents of Brazela P. Foor; 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900 United States Census; Edward Foor death record, Find-A-Grave and Caroline Obertein.









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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