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

Edward Siler


Edward Siler



Edward P. Siler was born August 27, 1883 in Cherryvale, Kansas. He came to the Lakefield area when he was 18 years old from Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio with his parents Frank X. and Catherine Widmer Siler.   

Edward Siler

Edward married Edwina Arseno on May 2, 1905 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan.

Edwina's parents were Adolphus (Delphia) and Edna Rabellard Arseno/Arseneault. Edwina came to the U.S. From Canada in 1889 and moved to Lakefield Township in 1892.


Edward and Edwina had the following children:

  1. Bernice E. Siler was born August 30, 1906 and married Joseph S. Donovan who was born November 3, 1904. Bernice died on April 14, 2002 and Joseph died January 9, 1974 and they are buried at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

  2. Edward Siler Jr. was born June 17, 1913 and married Marion Jesse Willis who was born March 3, 1915. Edward died March 23, 1992 and Marion died October 22, 2002 and they are both buried at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.






In 1916, Edward owned and operated an 80 acre farm on northside of Swan Creek Road in Section 1 between Chapin and Steele Roads in Lakefield Township. Edward and Edwina eventually owned and operated Edwina's parents property (100 acres) which was located directly across the road in Section 12 on Swan Creek Road between Chapin and Steele Roads.


Edward and Edwina belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Merrill, Michigan. Edward belonged to Sacred Heart Holy Name Society and Edwina was a member of the Altar Society, League of Catholic Women, and the Order of St. Francis. In 1926, 1927, 1928, and 1929 Edwina belonged to the Lakefield Ladies Society.


Edward P. passed away on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1956 and Edwina passed away on November 8, 1971. They are both buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery located in Lakefield Township.



SOURCES: 1896 and 1916 Lakefield Township plat map; Edward, Edwina, Edward Jr. and Marion Siler's obituaries; Edward's WWI and WWII draft registrations; SS Index; 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 United States Census and Lakefield Township Records.

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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