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

Peter Rosewig



Peter Rosewig was born on November 12, 1844 in the Rhine Valley, Germany and in 1867 came to Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. He married Mary Shebester on January 21, 1868 in Saginaw, Michigan. Mary was born on May 25, 1849 in Prague, Bohemia, Czechslovakia.

The photo is of Mary Shebester Rosewig; Peter Rosewig's wife

Peter and Mary Rosewig's children were:

  1. Vincent Rosewig was born July 14, 1871 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Helen “Nellie” E. Wallace.

  2. Mary Rosewig was born in Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan;. She married Jacob Adam Hilles.

  3. Frederick Carl Rosewig was born September 17, 1873 in E. Saginaw, Michigan. He married Ida Dibble.

  4. Louisa Rosewig was born March 4, 1879 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Orrin Bow

  5. Margaret Rosewig was born in October 1882 in Lakefield Township. She married Daniel S. Young

  6. Adolph Rosewig was born on September 23, 1888 in Lakefield Township, he married Julia Simmon. Julia passed away young, then, Adolph married Francis Mary Caukin.

  7. Peter Rosewig Jr. was born July 29, 1892 in Lakefield Township, he married Mabel Padden.

  8. Leona Rosewig was born in 1896 and died in 1896.

  9. Francis Rosewig passed away young.

  10. Pauline Rosewig passed away young

Lakefield Township families: front row: L to R - Helen Glinke, ? Peter Rosewig Jr., Edith & Gertrude Glinke - back row: L to R - ?, ?. Selda Glinke, Mrs. Mary Rosewig, Mrs. Mabel Rosewig (Peter Rosewig's wife), Olga and Charles Glinke and Bertram Bow - photo from Sherry Bow Wielinski

The photo is of Mary Shebester Rosewig, Peter Rosewig's wife.

Peter and Mary lived in Saginaw with their children Vincent, Mary, Frederick Carl and Louisa, until 1880, when they moved to Lakefield Township. They owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 28 on south side of Nelson Road between Fenmore and Meridian Roads. In 1896, their neighbors were: T.D. Mason, Martin Novak, Frank Krupka, Adelaide Bow, Rudolph Hinterman, John Herbage, John Galloway William Tester, George Tester, and Charles Tester.


Peter was elected as Lakefield Township Constable in 1896 and 1897.



Peter passed away on December 16, 1912 and Mary on November 19, 1938. They are both buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.







SOURCES: 1880, 1900, 1910 United States Census; 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Peter and (Maria) Mary Rosewig's marriage record; Vincent, Mary, Frederick, Louisa, Adolph and Peter Rosewig's birth record; Adolph and Peter Rosewig's draft registration; Ron Artecki-photo of Mary Shebester Rosewig and Melvin Witschi's genealogy.

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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