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

Charles W. Louks



Charles “Charley” W. Louks was born in 1845 or 1846 in Walsingham, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. His parents were Jermiah and Carolina Louks. Charley's father was born in Vermont, U.S.A.Charley married Nancy A. Miller on 23 April 1868 in Bayhm Township, Elgin County, Canada. Nancy was born in 1949 in Windham Township, Canada; her parents were Joseph and Hannah Miller. In 1881, they were living in Charlotteville, Northfolk County, Ontario, Canada. Charley, Nancy and their son, came to the United States in 1883/1885.


Charley and Nancy had the following children: (The 1910 census states that Nancy had 8 children but only 1 was still living.)

  1. twin - John Wesley was born 25 June 1871. He married Carrie Elithorpe. John was employed by Pier Marquette Railroad. John died on 29 July 1932 of a heart attack and is buried in Denmark Township Cemetery, Reese, Tuscola County, Michigan.

  2. twin - John F. Louks was born 25 June 1871.

  3. unknown

  4. unknown

  5. unknown

  6. unknown

  7. unknown

  8. unknown.    

In 1900, Charley and Nancy were living in Lakefield Township in Section 13. They owned and operated a 20 acre farm on the SW corner of Chapin and Lakefield Roads. Their neighbors were John Briggs, William Miller, Joseph Webb, Scott Liebrock, Thomas Sly, Nicholas House, George Miller, Albert Webb, George Harris, George Watson and Frank Levi


In 1930, Charley was still living in Lakefield Township on his farm.


Nancy died in Lakefield Township on 25 October 1920 and is buried in a Reese Cemetery, Tuscola County, Michigan.





SOURCES: 1851,1861, 1871, & 1881 Canadian Census; 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Charles & Nancy Canadian marriage record; John W. Louks Canadian marriage record; Find-A-Grave Website and John W. Louks obituary.









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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