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

Luther Pratt



Luther J. “L.J.” Pratt was born January 1853 in Chautauqua, New York. His parents were George W. and Charlotte Kick Pratt. He married Francis Esther Bruno in 1873. She was born May 1853 in Ohio. Her parents were Anthony and ​ Wilcox Bruno.

Luther and Francis had four children:

  1. Willis H. “Willie” Pratt was born on 16 April 1874 in Genessee County. He married Amelia Pratt. They were renting a home in Lakefield Township in 1900.

  2. Elmer Pratt was born 1879 or 1880.

  3. unknown

  4. unknown


In 1910, Luther and Francis owned and operated 80 acres in Section 12 on SW corner of Chapin and Roosevelt Roads. Their neighbors were: Patrick Burns, Thomas Genack, Dan H. McLeod, Jay Schoonmaker, John Briggs, John Liebrock, Lewis Liebrock.


Francis died on 24 April 1916 in Lakefield Township. She is buried at West Haven Cemetery, New Haven, Shiawassee County, Michigan.


Luther married Catherine Dick on 7 December 1918 in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan.  By 1920 Luther and Catherine were living in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan .




SOURCES: 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1900, 1910, 1920 Federal Census, Willis Pratt's birth record; Francis Pratt's death record



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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