Egbert Leonard Briggs was born September 7, 1892 in Gilford Township, Tuscola County, Michigan to John Wesley and Minnie Ryman Briggs, Sr. Egbert moved to Lakefield Township in 1894 with his parents. Egbert married Luella Herbage on May 18, 1929. Luella was born November 12, 1906 in Lakefield Township to Franklin and Ada M. Lehman Herbage.
Egbert and Luella had no children but lived with Egbert's parents, John and Minnie Briggs, on their farm in Section 13 on Roosevelt Road. Egbert and Luella lived in Lakefield Township their entire married life.
Egbert registered to vote on March 28, 1914 and was a veteran of World War I.
Egbert died on September 16, 1949 and Luella died on September 8, 1957. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.
SOURCES: Egbert Brigg's birth record; Egbert Brigg's death record; Egbert and Luella Brigg's obituaries; Herbage genealogy; Egbert draft registration; Lakefield Township Records; United States Census; 1896 and 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Maps.
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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