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

Charles Glinke

Charles and Olga Wenzel Glinke



Charles Henry Glinke was born October 20, 1877/1878 in Saginaw, Michigan to Frank and Louise Lange Glinke. He married Olga A. Wenzel on January 27, 1902 in Lakefield Township. Olga was born May 13, 1882 in Malachin/Czersk, district Konitz, Province West Prussia, Germany. Olga's parents were Friedrich and Amanda Fenske Wenzel.

The photo from L to R: Edith, Helen, Selda and Hildegarde Glinke



Charles and Olga's children were

  1. Selda E. Glinke was born September 22, 1912 in Lakefield Township. Selda married Harvey Elson on August 2, 1932. She was the Lakefield Township Clerk for 22 years.

  2. Hildegarde Louise Glinke was born October 14, 1915

  3. Edith Arletta Glinke was born January 31, 1917 in Lakefield Township. Edith married C. Wayne Tester.

  4. Charlyn “Helen” Glinke was born July 14, 1918 in Lakefield Township.Helen married Arnold Albert Schultz.


Charles and Olga owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 21 on Lakefield Road between Fenmore and Meridian Roads, and also owned a 40 acre farm in Section 15 on Lakefield Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads.


Charles was a Charter Member of the Saginaw Second Church of the Nazarene; he served as Director of School District #1 and the Board of Health in 1923 for Lakefield Township.


Olga passed away on February 10, 1935 and Charles on April 20, 1953. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.


The family of Charles and Olga Glinke - L to R: Hildegard, Edith (Tester) , Selda (Elson) , Helen (Schultz), Charles and Olga Glinke

SOURCES: Granddaughter, Marilyn Tester Butcher; 1916 Lakefield Plat Map; Selda, Hildegarde, Edith and Helen Glinke's birth records; Della Miller McKay's obituary collection; Lakefield Township Records.

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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