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

E. J. Ring



In 1877, E. J. Ring owned 112.57 acres in Section 4 of Lakefield Township.


The Book, History of Saginaw County, written by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke in 1881, page 691 states the following “E.J. Ring is a native of Hampden County, Massachusetts and was born September 20, 1824. He removed to Sandusky, Ohio in 1857 and established a lumber yard at that place. He soon afterward purchased pine lumber lands in the Valley of the Tittabawassee. He brings his logs down the streams and saws them and ships the lumber to his yards in Sandusky. He brought his family to Saginaw in 1865. His wife was a Ann E. Clark, who bore him 4 children. Of these three are living – William L., Annie S. and Clark L. Mr. Ring is also engaged in the manufacturer of salt, and has a fisher in Lake Superior.”


The above mentioned Saginaw County History Book also states on page 536 the following: “E.J. Ring's Shingle Factory was built in 1873. The building is 40 x 80 feet, two-stories high, with engine-room 12 / 80, containing two large boiler and a 40 horse power engine. The works occupy five acres, and are of sufficient capacity to produce 85,000 shingles per day.”


In 1889, E.J. Ring also owned and operated 280 acres in Hamilton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan and 328 acres in Wheeler Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.




SOURCES: 1877 Lakefield Township Plat Map; History of Saginaw County, written by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke 1881.

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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