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

John Lowell Nohel

                                                JOHN LOWELL NOHEL

John Lowell Nohel

John Lowell Nohel was born on November 30, 1883 in Findlay, Jackson Township, Hancock County, Ohio to Frank and Ludwicka Belner/Bilner Nohel. He moved to St. Charles, Marion Township, Saginaw County, Michigan as a boy. He left home at the age of 14 years old and he was a logger and a farmer.


On May 16, 1907 John purchased from Elizabeth A. Nuechterlein, a 40 acre farm in Section 36 on Chapin Road between Grabowski and Colvin Roads in Lakefield Township.

John, Anna, and Anna Margaret Nohel


John married Anna Margaret Bartel on October 4, 1911 in Kalispell, Montana. They had the following children:

  1. Joseph “Joe” Henry William Nohel born in 1912

  2. Cecilia Nohel born in 1914

  3. Anna Margaret Nohel


John and Anna sold their 40 acre farm to John's brother and his wife, Frank Jr. and Mary Nohel on May 23, 1914.


John, Anna and their family moved to Idaho in 1914.


John died on October 17, 1974 in Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho and Anna died on January 14, 1977 in Spokane, Washington.









SOURCES: Deeds from Saginaw County; Genealogy information and photo's from Donna Nohel 

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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