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

Abraham S. Lehman

                                ABRAHAM S. AND SARAH SHERK LEHMAN

Abraham and Sarah Lehman


Abraham was born in 1855 in New York, his parents were Daniel and Elizabeth Everheart Lehman. Abraham moved to Sherkston, Welland County, Ontario, Canada; where he met and married Sarah Sherk on December 23, 1877. Sarah was born December 14, 1858; her parents were Abraham and Elizabeth Storm Sherk. Abraham and Sarah moved to Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, where his parents lived. From  Flint, Abraham and Sarah moved to Crow Island, Saginaw County, Michigan; which was located across the Saginaw River from what we now know as Zilwaukee, Michigan. They moved to Lakefield sometime before 1903.

The Lehman's Lakefield Township home on Fenmore Road. L to R: Flora Richmond, Ervin (son of Abraham and Sarah), and Abraham Lehman.


In 1916, Abraham and Sarah owned and operated a 40 acres farm in Section 22 on the east side of Fenmore Road between Nelson and Grabowski Roads. They had two children: Ada who married Frank Herbage of Lakefield Township and Ervin Lehman


Abraham died on May 9, 1926 and Sarah on January 30, 1925. They are both buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery.


SOURCES: Great-Grandson – Ed Thon

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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