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

Patrick Burns



Patrick Burns was born 10 January 1849 in Ontario, Canada. His father was Peter Burns. Patrick married Johanna Coughlin on 18 May 1887. She was born on 22 February 1852 in Hastings, Ontario, Canada.

Patrick came to the United States in 1868 and Johanna came in 1881.


Patrick and Johanna had the following children:

  1. unknown

  2. Edward Thomas Burns was born 17 September 1891 in Ingersol Township, Midland County, Michigan. He married Elvira C. Shea/Shay on 11 November 1911 by F.B. Brogger in the Merrill Sacred Heart Church, Merrill, Michigan. Elvira's parents were John and ? Hutberg Shae/Shay. Edward and Elvira had the following children:

    1. Harry J. Burns born about 1913, 2. Mary I. Burns born about 1914, and 3. Robert P. Burns born about 1917.


In 1896, Patrick owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 12 on the NW corner of Swan Creek and Chapin Roads.


Patrick was appointed, in Lakefield Township, Overseer of Highways – Road District #1 on 1 April 1895 and 6 April 1896.


By 1920, Patrick and Johanna are living in Jonesfield Township, Saginaw, Michigan. Their son, Edward and his family are living on their Lakefield Township farm.


By 1930, Patrick, Edward and his family are living in Mikado, Alcona County, Michigan.


Johanna died on 7 January 1924 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. Patrick died on 6 April 1934 in Mikado, Alcona County, Michigan. They are both buried in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.





SOURCES: Lakefield Township Records; 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Federal Census; Edward's birth record; Edward WWI draft registration; Johann and Patrick Burns' obituaries; Patrick Burns Michigan death record and other death record.





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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