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

Orin Bow


The photo is of Orin holding Wilfred L., Louisa holding Stephen P. and Aubrey C behind Orin






Orin Sylvester Bow was born April 14, 1865, the son of Philip and Adelaide Louise Davis Bow. He was married to Louisa Rosewig on January 5, 1895 in Carrollton Township, Saginaw County, Michigan Louisa was born on March 4, 1879 and was the daughter of Peter and Mary Shebester Rosewig.










Orin and Louisa's children and spouses were:


  1. Aubry Cecil was born December 30, 1896

  2. Wilfred Leslie was born September 8, 1898

  3. Stephen Philip was born September 17, 1900 and married Agnes Seifert

  4. Philis Marguerite was born January 14, 1903 and married Joseph Bartels

  5. Orin Bow was born August 1, 1905 and died September 5, 1905

  6. Bertram Kenneth was born November 16, 1906 and married Dorothy Rohn

  7. (twin) Louis was born July 10, 1909 and died February 28, 1910

  8. (twin) Louise was born July 10, 1909 and died November 19, 1909



Orin and Louisa owned and operated a 40 acre farm on Lakefield Road. He later purchased an 80 acre farm on Nelson Road; both properties were in Section 21 of Lakefield Township.








Orin registered to vote on March 31, 1894 as a Democrat.


Orin was elected or appointed to the following Lakefield Offices:


1.  Lakefield Township Commissioner;  he helped look after the roads, ditches and grading of the roads.

2.   elected as Lakefield Township Constable in 1894,

3.  a member of The Board of Review in 1895,

4.  appointed Overseer of Highways Road District #3 on April 6, 1896 and

5.  a member of the Board of Health in 1916.



Louisa died on July 19, 1909, ten days after her twins were born. Orin passed away June 14, 1942. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

SOURCES: Wilbur (Bill) Bow; Sherry Wielinski; and Lakefield Township Records; Lakefield Township Plat Map and Della Miller McKay's collection of obituaries.

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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