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

Erst Christ



Erst Christ was born in Switzerland in 1835 and Emma was born in Switzerland in 1939


Erst and Emma had the following children:


  1. John Christ was born 1970 in Illinois

  2. Martha Christ was born 1873 in Illinois

  3. Fredrick Christ was born 1876 in Michigan

  4. Randolph was born 1877 in Michigan

  5. Son born in 1880


In 1880, the Erst Christ family were living in Lakefield Township.


The 1880 Michigan Agricultural Census states that Erst owned 2 acres of tilled land and 58 acres of woodland or forests.

SOURCES: 1880 United States Census and 1880 Michigan Agricultural Census.

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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