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


The photo is of Ludvik Mayer with Great Niece, Bev Elson



Ludvik Mayer was born 25 August 1872 in East Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. His parents were Michael and Mary Yelanek Mayer. Ludvik married Emma E. Glinke on the 20 April 1898 in Lakefield Township. Emma was born on 9 November 1875 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. Her parents were Jacob “Frank” and Louise Lange Glinke.


Ludvik and Emma had the following children:

  1. Carl F. Mayer was born on 8 May 1899 in Lakefield Township. He was a teacher in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. He died on 15 June 1946 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

  2. Helen L. Mayer was born 30 August 1900 in Lakefield Township. She was a teacher when she married Glenn Hanser, a Civil Engineer, on 1 July 1925 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan by Merle Anderson, Minister.

  3. Edith M. Mayer was born December 1904 in Lakefield Township. She died on 19 November 1952 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

The photo is of Edith M. Mayer

Ludvik owned 40 acres of land in Section 27 on the corner of Merrill and Grabowski Roads. He also owned 40 acres of land in Section 26 on the corner of Merrill and Grabowski Roads. The properties were directly across from each other on Merrill Road.

In 1921, Ludvik was living in Ann Arbor, Michigan with wife and son Carl, who was a teacher. All three lived on 1212 Olivia Ave., Ann Arbor. By 1928, Ludvik including Carl and his wife Mary, were living on 4690 Lakewood Ave. in Detroit, Michigan, where Carl was a teacher for Hutchins School.

By 1930, Ludvik is living back in Lakefield Township.


Emma died on 16 July 1927 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Ludvik died on 5 February 1951 in Gross Point, Wayne County, Michigan. Ludvik is buried in the Oakwood Mausoleum, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.





SOURCES: Ludvik''s birth record; Ludvik and Emma's marriage record; 1896, 1916 and 1920 Lakefield Plat Map; 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 Federal Census; Carl F., Helen L. and Edith M. Lakefield Township birth records; 1921 through 1924 Ann Arbor, Michigan Directories; 1928 Detroit, Michigan Directory; Helen and Glenn Hensler marriage record; Edith M. Mayer death record; Carl Mayer death record; Ludvik Mayer's obituary and death record; Emma Glinke Mayer's obituary; photos from Ron Elson.


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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