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

John Arman



John was born on June 14, 1831 in New York. His parents were John and Nancy (Davis) Arman, both natives of Vermont. When John was 6 years old, he accompanied his parents to Saginaw County, Michigan; where he received the best education afforded by the district schools of that day. In 1864, John enlisted in Co. C. 29th Regiment Michigan Volunteers Infantry, under Captain Saunders and was honorably discharged September 16, 1865.


John married Margaret McGregor on September 16, 1851. She was born September 13, 1835 in Saginaw County, Michigan. They had the following children:

  1. Fredrick Riley Arman was born September 18, 1855 in Smith Crossing, Michigan; he married Cordelia Rudd.

  2. Edmund/Edward Alexander was born September 13, 1859 in Freeland, Michigan; he married Anna Laura Duby.


John and Margaret owned property in Kochville Township, Saginaw County, Michigan before moving to Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.


John died April 14, 1919 in Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. In the 1910 census it states that John is 79 years old and widowed and living with son, Fredrick and wife, Cordelia.

Sources: John and Margaret Arman's marriage license, family search; 1860, 1870, 1900 & 1910 United States Census; and History of Saginaw County, Michigan Biographies of Kochville Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.

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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