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

John Adam Hannaman/Honaman

The photo is John Honaman






John Adam Honaman was born on 22 June 1863 in Germany. He came to the United States in 1884, the same year his father, Frederick Honaman came to the United States.


John married Eleta E. “Lettie” Whitmer/Whitmar in 1896. She was born in February 1881 in Ohio.









John and Lettie had the following children:


1.  Frederick James was born 9 March 1898 in Lakefield Township. He married Carrie Rowell on 14 July 1920. Frederick died on 12 August 1973 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.


2. Louise Elizabeth was born March 1900. She married George Sheneman on 14 June 1915 in Port Huron, Michigan. Louise also married John Crothers. Louise died on 3 April 1983.


3.  Albert J. “Dutch” was born 13 September 1906 in Lakefield Township. He married Bernice Hodges on 29 January 1927. He died on the 16 May 1984. He is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

The book "Lest We Forget" written by Myron F. Gulick, states that John was a fur buyer and also bought scrap metals.


In 1916, John owned and operated a 40 acre farm in Section 34 on Fenmore Road between Grabowski and Colvin Roads in Lakefield Township. His property was north of the 80 acres that his father, Frederick Honaman, owned in the late 1890's and  early 1900's.


John's neighbors were: George Green, C. Cratsenberg, Jacob Brown, Mrs. J.J. Beird, David Dubay, Charles Lehman, Anthony Grabowske/Grabowski, John Grabowske/Grabowski, Thomas J. Gulick, and John Baker.


John died on 25 November 1928 at the age of 65 years, 5 months and 2 days old. He is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.


SOURCES: 1900, 1910, 1920 U.S. Federal Census; 1916 Lakefield Plat Map; Louise, Fred J. and Albert's marriage records; John Honaman's death record; great-granddauaghter, Linda Honaman Johnson's photo of John Honaman.


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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