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




Frederick “Fred” J. Pagel was born in April 6, 1864 in Michigan. His parents were John and Caroline Pagel. Frederick was married to Anna Sophia Meyer on June 25, 1905 in Saginaw, Michigan and their witnesses were George and Amelia Pagel; and the Clergyman was H. Speckhard.  Anna was born on October 14, 1870 in Saginaw, Michigan; her parents were John and Margaret Meyer.


Fred and Anna had the following children:





1.  George Edward Pagel was born April 4, 1906.  While living in Lakefield, George attended the Nohel School






1915 School Picture from Nohel School  of George Pagel




2.    male Pagel was stillborn on November 20, 1912 in Lakefield Township.


Fred and Anna owned and operated a 40 acre farm in Section 36 on Chapin Road between Grabowski and Townline Roads. Their neighbors were Harry Nohel, Frank Nohel, Patrick Riley, Frank Tribfelner, John Tribfelner, and the McInnis brothers.


Obituary of Anna Sophia Pagel – Saginaw News, Saturday October 7, 1922

Merrill, Mich., October 7 – Mrs. Anna Sophia Pagel, 52 years old, of Lakefield, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw. She was born in Saginaw, Oct. 14, 1870. She leaves her husband, Fred Pagel, one son, George, of Lakefield and one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Boudette. Mrs. Pagel was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Saginaw. The funeral took place Friday morning from the Sutherland undertaking rooms here and burial was in Lakefield Cemetery.



Anna died on October 3, 1922 and Fred died on June 17, 1934. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.




SOURCES: 1880, 1910, 1920 U.S. Census, 1916 and 1920 Lakefield Township Plat Maps; Fred and Anna's marriage record; male stillborn Pagel, Anna and Fred Pagel's death record; Fred and Ann's obituaries; Saginaw News - Oct. 7 1922 page 22; Bill Schultz's 1915 photo of the Nohel School children.

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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