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





James W. Emenhizer was born on July 8, 1850 in Ohio. His parents were Stephen and Marena “Rena “ Tipton Emenhizer.


James was married to Mattie Taylor. She was born on February 15, 1852 and her father was Silas Taylor. Mattie died on March 7, 1904 in Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. She died of dropsy. Mattie is buried in the Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Michigan.


James also married Jessie Lauberneau on April 8, 1907 by Probate Judge Riley F. Orand/Oraud. Their witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. George H. Laflair from Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan.


In 1916, James and Jessie owned and operated 120 acres in Section 1 on Steel Road between Ederer and Swan Creek Roads. Their neighbors were Edward Siler, Thomas Sweeney, B. Schoonmaker, Albert Cooper, and Edward Jacobs.




James died on May 22, 1940 in St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan and is buried in the Richland Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Michigan.






SOURCES: 1910 and 1940 United States Census; 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Mattie Emenhizer death record; James and Jessie Emenhizer marriage record; James Emenhizer's death record and obituary.



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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