Frederick Honaman was born in January 1824 in Germany. He came to the United States in 1884 the same year his son, John Honaman, came to the United States.
On the 1896 Lakefield Plat Map, Fred'k Hanneman (Honaman) owned 80 acres in Section 34 on Fenmore Road between Grabowski and Colvin Roads in Lakefield Township.
In 1896, John's neighbors were: John Adamek, Jacob Brown, Jessie Smith, Jessie Deal, Charles Anschutz, Frank Mason and L. Mayer.
In the 1900 Lakefield Census, John is 76 years old and is widowed. He has a 17 year old boarder named Samuel Dibble living with him. He has lived in the United States for 16 years. His neighbor were: John Adamek, Jacob Brown, Charles Anschutz, Jesse Smith, Jesse Deal, Frank Mason, and Ludwick Mayer.
By December 1901, Frederick went back to live in Gossentine, West Prussia which was a village located two miles from Neustadt or 25 miles north of Danzig, West Prussia. After WWI this village became part of Poland.
SOURCES: 1900 Lakefield Census; 1896 Lakefield Plat Map; Saginaw Newspaper, Saginaw, Michigan and Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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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