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

Frederick M. Shebester





Frederick M. Shebester was born May 8, 1889 in Lakefield Township. His parents were Joseph and Barbara Novak Shebester. Fred married Clara “Leota” Tester on November 7, 1912 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. Her parents were Charles E. and Margarett Evoy Tester.








Fred and Leota's children were:

  1. Marvin Shebester was born May 9, 1914 and died on February 3, 1915 of intussusception.

  2. Charles Joseph Shebester was born December 7, 1915. He married Buelah Ludwick.

  3. Leona Rosetta Shebester was born July 7, 1918. She married Leslie Kellogg.

  4. Katie M. Shebester was born August 26, 1920 in Lakefield Township. She married Frank Adamcek.

  5. John “Jack” Shebester was born January 22, 1923. He married Leatha Gates.

  6. Marvin Frederick Shebester was born August 7, 1932.


Fred passed away on January 17, 1959 and Leota passed away o n January 28, 1987. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.



SOURCES: 1920, 1930 and 1940 United States Census; Fred Shebester's birth record; Fred Shebester's WWI and WWII Draft Registration; Fred and Leota's marriage record; Marvin Shebester's birth and death record; Fred and Leota Shebester's obituaries; Della Miller McKay's obituary collection and Melvin Witschi.

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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