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

Lewis Penoyer



In 1877, Lewis Penoyer's company, L. Penoyer and Company owned the following parcels of land in Lakefield Township.

  1. 160 acres in Section 3, a sawmill was in this section.

  2. 272 acres in Section 4, the Beaver Creek ran through the property.

  3. 120 acres in Section 9, the Beaver Creek ran through the property.

  4. 120 acres in Section 10

  5. 360 acres in Section 23

  6. 40 acres in Section 24, the Beaver Creek ran through the property.

  7. 40 acres in Section 25

  8. 320 acres in Section 33, the North Branch of the Bad River ran through the property.

  9. 80 acres in Section 34, the North Branch of the Bad River ran through the property.


Associated with Lewis Penoyer was Nathan Ball Bradley who owned a sawmill in St. Charles, Saginaw County, Michigan. Nathan's company was called N.B. Bradley Company. “The Lumber and Lath Mill owned and operated by L. Penoyer and Company manufactured in 1880; 5,960,000 feet valued at from $70,000.00 to $75,000.00 and employed 30 hands who received $12,000.00.


Lewis Penoyer bought property in Section 9 on November 28, 1854 in Brant Township, Saginaw County, Michigan, which, was near his sawmill in St. Charles, Michigan.


Lewis also owned property in the following properties: Marion and Brady Townships, Saginaw County, Michigan; Mt. Morris, Genesee County, Michigan; Hamilton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan; and different properties in Louisiana.


Lewis was born on March 3, 1828 in Manleus, New York and passed away on February 1, 1897 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. He is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.


SOURCES: 1877 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Find-A-Grave Website; Nathan Ball Bradley biography; 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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