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

Wilbert Bow




Wilbert/William H. Bow was born August 20, 1860 in Kochville, Saginaw County, Michigan. He was the son of Philip and Adelaide Davis Bow. Wilbert married Celia Smith on 30 September 1888 by Kochville Justice of the Peace, Louis Loeffler. Celia was the daughter of William Smith.


The Bow's lived on a farm in Section 21 on Nelson Road in Lakefield Township. Wilbert was elected to Lakefield Township as Constable on 6 April 1896.


Wilbert and Celia had the following children:


  1. Louella May Bow was born in March 1892 and died on 14 June 1907 in AuGres Township, Arenac County, Michigan.

  2. Jessie Bow was born in 1908 AuGres Township, Arenac County, Michigan. Jessie married Viola May McCauley in AuGres, Michigan in 1930.


By 1907, Wilbert and his family are living in AuGres Township, Arenac County, Michigan. He owned and operated 40 acres in Section 28 of AuGres Township.
















SOURCES: Lakefield Township Records; Wilbur Bow, genealogy; 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Federal Census; Louella Bow's death record; Jessie Bow's marriage record; 1916 Plat Map of AuGres Township.

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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