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


Nicholas House



Nicholas John House was born on June 11, 1884 in Lakefield Township; his parents were Wilson and Sarah Wrightman House. He was married to Marie Marshall on April 12, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. Mary Jane was born On August 7, 1892 in Gananaque, Ontario, Canada; her parents were Peter and Emma Jarbeau Marshall.

Mary Jane "Marie" Marshall House



Nicholas and Marie owned and operated two parcels of land in Lakefield Township. Their home was on a 40 acre farm on the east side of Merrill Road in Section 14. They, also, owned and operated 100 acres in Section 23 on the corner of Lakefield and Chapin Roads. Marie belonged to the Lakefield Ladies Society.  Nicholas, also, owned a tile business in Lakefield Township.


The photo is of Nicholas and Marie's children: L to R - Back-Howard, Ray, Ellen, Elton, Marshall and Joe Lauer; Front-L to R - Gladys, Doris, Shirley and Marion. The photo was taken in front of their home on Merrill Road in Lakefield Township.





Nicholas and Marie's children were:

  1. Gladys Mary House was born July 31, 1916. She married Charles Surdock.

  2. Doris Helen House was born March 8, 1918. She married Gerald Sherwood.

  3. Marion Evelyn House was born March 20, 1919. She married Joseph Lauer.

  4. Marshall W. House was born August 3, 1920.  He married Marilyn Galloway Kozeny.

  5. Elton John House was born April 13, 1923. He married Irene Angle.

  6. Ellen Cecelia House married Donald Walter

  7. Raymond Edward House was born October 19, 1927.

  8. Howard Alfred House was born May 1, 1930. He marry Mary Hutfilz

  9. Shirley House married Robert Fortier

The photo is of Nicholas and Marie House



According to the Saginaw News – the City Chat Section: states the following: “The Farmers' Treshing Company is about to start operations at Merrill under the ownership of Nick House, Omer B. Parker, George Wenzel, Edward W. Miller, Paul Skela (Sklba), Will House, George Wenzel Sr., and Richard Welke, all of Merrill, according to papers filed by them at the county clerk's office.”


Nicholas passed away on January 20, 1970 and Marie on March 7, 1978.









SOURCES: daughters, Ellen House Walter and Marion House Lauer; and the Saginaw News.


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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