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

Rudolph Hinterman


The Rudolph Hinterman Family - left to right - Gerald Hinterman, Mable McCurry, Werner Hinterman, Rudolph Hinterman, Orsa Curis, Herman Hinterman, and Alvah Hinterman.


Rudolph was born on March 17, 1848 in Switzerland; his father was Conrad Hinterman. Rudolph came to the United States in 1870. He married Emeline “Emma” Wend  in 1873 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. Emma was born on August 6, 1856 in Niagara Falls, New York; her parents were Andrew and Katherine Fry Wend.

Rudolph and his wife came to Lakefield Township sometime in the late 1870's or early 1880's. By 1896, they owned and operated a 40 acre farm in Section 21 on the north side of Nelson Road between Meridian and Fenmore Roads. Their neighbors were: Adelaide Bow; John Herbage, Frank Krupka, Martin Novak, Peter Rosewig; T.D. Mason; John Galloway, Albert Galloway; Carl Mason, George Tester, William Tester and Charles Tester.


Rudolph was elected to the following Lakefield Township offices:

  1. Appointed to Overseer of Highways Road District #3 on April 4, 1882, April 3, 1882, April 1, 1889, April 4, 1894 and April 6, 1896.

  2. Treasurer in 1883, 1886, 1887 and 1890.

  3. Supervisor in 1892, 1893 1894 and 1895


Rudolph and Emma had the following children:

  1. Herman B. Hinterman was born January 13, 1875 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. He married Sarah Webb.

  2. Orsa Hinterman was born November 16, 1878. She married Lewis Curtis.

  3. Werner Alvin Hinterman was born July 10, 1885 Lakefield Township.

  4. Gerald Hiram Hinterman was born October 11, 1888 in Lakefield Township. He married Theasure Gertrude Williams

  5. Alvah E. Hinterman was born April 8, 1890 in Lakefield Township. He married RoseZella Murphy.

Rudolph passed away on March 30, 1932 and Emma on May 30, 1926. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.




SOURCES: 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1880, 1900 Lakefield Township Census U.S., Lakefield Township Records;Herman and Alva Hinterman's birth record; Werner and Gerald Hinterman's WWI and WWII draft registration; Werner Hinterman's death record' Rudolph Hinterman's death record.

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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