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

Jacob Lauer

                                 JACOB AND CORA ADAMS LAUER

The Jacob Lauer Family: L to R: Jacob holding Rose, John, Elizabeth, and Cora holding Jenny.


Jacob Lauer was born April 20, 1863 in Lockport, New York. Jacob's father was Matthias Lauer. He married Cora Adams on October 11, 1885. Cora was born June 3, 1867 in Gratiot County, Michigan to Carlisle Adams.







Jacob and Cora had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Lauer was born August 3, 1887 in Lakefield Township.

  2. John Lauer was born on June 27, 1889 in Lakefield Township. He married Edna Moore. John died on July 6, 1966 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. He is buried in the LaPorte Cemetery, Midland County, Michigan.

  3. Rose M. Lauer was born August 9, 1893 in Lakefield Township. She married John W. Tester on April 12, 1911 at the Merrill Congregational Church, Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan. Rose died on February 11, 1969. Both Rose and John are buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  4. Jenny M. Lauer was born August 4, 1895 in Lakefield Township. She married Carl Bublitz on November 25, 1915 in Lakefield Township. Jenny also married Edward Arthur Hoeppner in 1951. Jenny died on September 2, 1997 and is buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  5. Elsie B Lauer was born September 2, 1901. She married Galen Willson on April 7, 1920. Elsie died on October 8, 1985. Both Elsie and Galen are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

  6. Clarence Lauer was born November 3, 1911 in Lakefield Township and died November 6, 1911 in Lakefield Township. He died from obstruction of the bowel. Clarence is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

In 1896, Jacob and Cora owned and operated a farm in Section 9 on the NE corner of Meridian and Roosevelt Roads. Their neighbors were: Tom Gulick, Charles Eggebrecht, John Shay, George Trudgeon, Louis Baker, John Baker, William Sandhoff, Peter Mayer and Albert Easlick. Jacob and Cora lived in Lakefield Township for over 30 years but by 1920, they are living in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.


Jacob died on September 10, 1939 and Cora died on September 27, 1948. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.




SOURCES Lakefield Township Records and 1896 & 1916 Plat Maps; Elizabeth's birth and death records; Jacob, Cora, Jenny, Elsie, Rose & John Lauer's obituaries; Clarence and Jacob's death records

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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