J. or M. Parseneau/Poinsonault
On April 10, 1974, the United States General Land Office in accordance with the Homestead Act of May 20, 1862 granted Maderd Parseneau (Homestead Certificate #598 Application 1853) the tract of land on the Southwest quarter of Section Two, in Township eleven North of Range one East, in the district of land subject to sale at East Saginaw, Michigan containing One hundred Sixty acres. Signed by Ulysses S. Grant. The property would have been located on the SW corner of Merrill and Swan Creek Roads.
In 1877, a J. Poinsonault owns 40 acres on Merrill Road, just to north of Swan Creek Road.
SOURCES: United States General Land Office; 1977 Lakefield Township Plat Map.
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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