The photo is of Adolph Rosewig's Farm
Adolph Rosewig was born on September 23, 1889 in Lakefield Township, his parents were Peter and Mary Shebester Rosewig. He married Julia Marinda Simmon on November 21, 1914 at the Congregational Parsonage by W.D. J. Stevenson in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan. Julia was born on July 18, 1895 in Hamilton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan; her parents were William and Maggie Robinson Simmon.
Adolph and Julia had two daughters:
1. Marion Ilene Rosewig was born November 26, 1915 and she married Bernard George Brush.
2. Alice Lelah Rosewig was born July 29, 1918 and she married Norman E. Watson.
Julia Rosewig passed away on February 27, 1920 of an influenza.
Adolph later married Frances Mary Caukin Passow on August 14, 1922. Frances was born July 6, 1885 in Atrim County, Michigan. Adolph and Frances had a daughter, Donna Jean Rosewig who married Floyd Watson.
Adolph and Frances owned and operated a 40 acre farm in Section 26 on Nelson Road where they raised their children, Marion Rosewig, Alice Rosewig, Gladys Passow (Gladys June Passow was born June 22, 1914 and married Walter Nohel.), Glenn Passow (Glenn C. Passow was born June 20, 1917 and married Dorothy Otto.), and Donna Jean Rosewig.
Adolph was a skilled man that farmed, worked as a painter and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Adolph served as Lakefield Township Overseer of Highways in 1931 and also Lakefield Township Highway Commission in 1932, 1935, and 1941.
Adolph passed away on February 10, 1976 and Frances on May 30, 1967. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.
SOURCES: daughter, Donna Jean Rosewig Watson; Lakefield Township Records and 1920 Lakefield Township Plat Map; farm photo from Bob and Debbie Watson.
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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