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

Frank Joseph Nohel Sr.


Frank and Ludwicka Nohel's four sons: L to R - Charlie, Harry, Frank Jr. and John Nohel


Frank Joseph Nohel was born on June 14, 1848 in Silesia, Austria to Frank Nohel. He married Ludwika Belner/Bilner in Austria where they had their first three children, Luvena, Lula and Charles Nohel. Frank and Ludwika moved to the United States in 1881/1882 from Austria.


Frank and Ludwika had the following children:

  1. Luvena “Vena” Nohel was born March 14, 1876 in Silesia, Austria. She married August Shubring. Vena died on October 19, 1911.

  2. Lula Nohel was born February 14, 1877 in Silesia, Austria. She married Frank Robinson on July 3, 1910 in Burton, Shiawassee County, Michigan. She died on September 23, 1959 in Owosso, Shiawassee.

  3. Charles I. “Charlie” Nohel was born June 24, 1880 in Austria. He married Nellie Magurie on June 6, 1906 in Durand, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Charlie died August 12, 1944 in Antrium, Shiawassee County, Michigan

  4. Francis Paul “Frank” Nohel was born June 19, 1882 Hoboken, New Jersey. Frank married Mary Bachschmidt on June 3, 1910. Frank died January 16, 1973.

  5. John Lowell Nohel was born November 30, 1883 in Jackson Township, Findlay, Hancock, County, Ohio. He married Anna Margaret Bartel on October 4, 1911 in Kalispell, Montana. He died on October 17, 1974 in Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho.

  6. Mary Elizabeth Nohel was born January 16, 1889 in Jackson Township, Hancock County, Ohio. She married Clarence Welsh. Mary died on March 11, 1971 at the home of her son, Clarence Welsh, in Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  7. Harry Joseph (Joseph Henry) Nohel was born on August 7, 1891 in Jackson Township, Hancock County, Ohio. He married Celia Johnson on January 10, 1916 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Merrill, Michigan. Harry died on April 19, 1957 in Lakefield Township.  

  8. Clarence Nohel married Jennie Belanger. Clarence moved to Fernie, British Columbia, Canada and changed his name from Nohel to Nohels.


On February 6, 1905, Frank and Ludwika Nohel purchased a 40 acre farm in Section 35 on the corner of Grabowski and Chapin Roads in Lakefield Township from the estate of August Chamier. Later, the property was purchased by Frank and Ludwika's son, Harry, and his wife, Celia Nohel.


Frank died on November 13, 1914 and Ludwika died on February 8, 1915. They are both buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.




SOURCES: 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Donna Nohel information; Deed to Frank and wife, Ludwika Nohel from August Chamier's Estate; Mary Nohel birth record; John Nohel birth record; Joseph Henry Nohel birth record; Lula Nohel marriage record; Charles Nohel marriage record; Charles I. Nohel death record; John Nohel death record; Frank Nohel Sr. death record; Della Miller McKay's obituary collection.



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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