Peter Vashaw was born in 1848 in Canada. He married Josephine Huffmaster on February 16, 1874 in Wayne County, Michigan. Josephine was born in Michigan.
Peter's stepdaughters were:
Rosella born 1869/1870 in Michigan.
Ella born 1870/1871 in Michigan.
Peter was elected as the first Lakefield Township Clerk on April 3, 1876. Peter resigned as Lakefield Township Clerk on September 5, 1876,
In the 1880 Michigan Agricultural Census' show Peter owned 15 acres of tilled land, 65 acres of woodlawn and forest land in Lakefield Township.
SOURCES: 1880 Michigan Federal Census; 1880 Michigan Agricultural Census; Lakefield Township Records; Peter and Josephine Vashaw's marriage 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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