John Jost was born 23 May 1864 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. His parents were Charles L.William and Elizabeth Brechtbauer Jost.
In 1880, when John was 16 he lived in Saginaw, Michigan with his parents, Charles L.W. And Elizabeth Jost. John worked for a shingle mill.
In 1890, John owned and operated 60 acres on the north side of Swan Creek Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads. By 1896, Charles Wittenburg owned John's property.
According to the Record of Chattle Mortgages in Lakefield Township:
Mortgagor John Jost borrowed $50.00 from Mortgagee Peter J. Conlan on 29 November 1890.
By 1900, John is living with his mother, Elizabeth, in Saginaw Ward 11.
John died on 13 September 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was the owner of a grocery/meat business at the time of his death. John was buried in the Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.
SOURCES: 1890 Lakefield Township Badgero Drain Map; 1880 and 1900 Federal Census; Lakefield Township Records; John Jost obituary.
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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