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

Herman Bernard Hinterman



Herman and Sarah Hinterman



Herman Hinterman was born January 13, 1875 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County; his parents were Rudolph and Emma Wend/Weand Hinterman. Herman married Sarah J. Webb on November 17, 1897 in Fitchburg, Mason, Ingham County, Michigan. Sarah was born on October 13, 1877 in Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada and came to Lakefield Township when she was nine years old with her parents Joseph and Mary Jane Baird/Beird Webb. Herman and Sarah had lived in Lakefield Township their entire married life.





Herman and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Melvin Hinterman was born on April 4, 1905. He married Barbara Prahin.

  2. Harold Hinterman was born July 15, 1908 in Lakefield Township. He married Sarah Agner.

  3. Arnold R. Hinterman was born October 24, 1910 in Lakefield Township. He married Dorothy Howell.

  4. Rudolph William Hinterman was born June 26, 1919 in Lakefield Township. He married Mary Gutzmer.

Herman and Sarah owned an 80 acre farm in Section 26 on Chapin Road between Nelson and Grabowski Roads. Their children attended the Nohel School District on the corner Chapin and Grabowski Roads. Sarah was a member of the Lakefield Ladies Society and both, Herman and Sarah, belonged to the Lafayette Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan. Sarah was one of the first ladies in Lakefield Township to register to vote on March 29, 1919, after the women's suffrage movement.


Herman passed away on November 30, 1961 and Sarah on October 13, 1977. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.




SOURCES: 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Lakefield Township Records; Herman's birth record; Herman and Sarah's marriage record; Herman's WWI draft registration; Harold and Arnold's SS death index; Arnold and Rudy's obituaries.

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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