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

Edward John Kissane




Edward Kissane as born on July 1, 1857 in Ireland. He was the son of John and Mary Mahoney Kissane. Edward married Anna Sophia Otto on October 6, 1894 in Carrollton, Saginaw County, Michigan by J.B. Dupries. Anna was born December 3, 1879 in Zilwaukee, Saginaw County, Michigan; her parents were John and Kate Huss Otto.


Edward and Anna Sophia's children were:

  1. Nellie Kissane was born in April 22, 1896 in Lakefield Township.

  2. Clarence E. Kissane was born October 25, 1897 in Lakefield Township. He married Caroline E. Bastedo on October 27, 1926. Clarence died on December 27, 1985 and is buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.

  3. Myrtle Jane Kissane was born August 21, 1900 in Lakefield Township. Myrtle married a gentleman named Massecar and they lived in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

  4. Edwin John Kissane was born October 19, 1901 in Lakefield Township. He married Mary Sweeney on June 15, 1933 . He died on March 4, 1938 in Lakefield Township at the age of 36 years old. He owned and operated a General Store in Lakefield Township.

  5. Gertrude C. Kisssane was born April 18, 1904 in Lakefield Township. She married Lawrence F. Trombley on April 22, 1928 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan. They moved to Saginaw and she was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and had been active in Spaulding Township school census and was a twenty year member of the Spaulding Township Election Board. Gertrude died on December 14, 1981 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

  6. Theresa K. Kissane was born May 27, 1906 in Lakefield Township. She married Henry E. Lade in 1931. Theresa was a lifelong resident of Lakefield Township. She died on January 16, 1971 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  7. Otto Michael Kissane was born February 2, 1909 He married Clara Bernice Story on July 3, 1933. He owned and operated a General Store in Sickles, Gratiot County, Michigan. He died on May 3, 1983 and is buried in the Hamilton Cemetery, Gratiot County, Michigan.

  8. Franklin James Kissane was born October 20, 1913. He married Mary Ellen Drissell. He died June 27, 1991 and is buried in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lakefield Township.

First row L to R: Clarence Kissane, Myrtle Kisssane, Edward/Edwin Kissane - bottom row L to R: Gertrude Kissane and Theresa Kissane - Photo's taken in 1912 at the Parker School.

In 1896, Edward and Anna Sophia owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 16 on the north side of Lakefield Road between Fenmore and Meridian Roads. Their neighbors were Edward's brother, Michael; brother-in-law and sister, Frank and Nora Baker; Orin Bow; Charles Bow; Frank Glinke; William Bierd; James Clark; Albert Eastlick; Karl Welke; and Barney McDonald.


Edward served and was elected to Lakefield Township Highway Overseer of District #3 on April 2, 1888. He was appointed as Lakefield Township Fence Viewer in 1915. Anna Sophia belonged to the Lakefield Ladies Society, she helped draft their constitution in April of 1926. She also served on the Society's Financial Committee.


Edward passed away on August 3, 1934 and Anna Sophia passed away on November 19, 1936. They are both buried in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lakefield Township.




SOURCES: 1900,1910,1920,1930 United States Census; 1896 and 1916 Lakefield Plat Maps Edward and Anna Kissane's marriage record; Lakefield Township Records; Edward Kissane's death record; Nellie Kissane's birth record; Clarence Kissane's birth record; Edwin Kissane's birth and death record; Myrtle Jane Kissane's birth record; Clarence and Caroline E. Bastedo Kissane's obituary; Clara Kissane's obituary; Otto Kissane's obituary Gertrude Kissane Trombley's obituary; Theresa Kissane Lade's obituary; Della Miller McKay's obituary collection; Parker School photo owned and identified by Elsie Wenzel Hutfilz

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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