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

Victor Vondett/Vondette Jr.



Victor Vondette was born in 1836 in Ontario to Victor and Chisah/Lucy Vondette. Victor married Jenny Brown. Jenny was born March 1847 in New York and her father was Martin Brown.


In 1880, Victor owned 7 acres of tilled land, 5 acres of meadow and 18 acres of woodland or forest in Lakefield Township. Victor and Jenny owned and operated a 25 acre farm in Section 2 on the east side of Merrill Road between Ederer and Swan Creek Roads.


Victor Vondette was elected to the following Lakefield Township offices:

  1. Highway Commission April 2, 1877

  2. Highway Commissioner April 1, 1878

  3. Highway Commissioner April 7, 1879

  4. Highway Commissioner April 5, 1880

  5. Highway Commissioner April 4, 1881

  6. Appointed to the Board of Review April 21, 1883

  7. Elected to Constable April 7, 1884

  8. Appointed to Overseer of Highways in Road District #6, April 7, 1884

  9. Highway Commission April 4, 1887

  10. Highway Commission April 2, 1888

  11. Highway Commission April 1, 1889


Victor Vondette died on December 3, 1889, in Lakefield Township, at the age of 53 years old of heart disease. Victor is buried in the Wheeler Township Cemetery, Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan.  Victor Jr.'s dad, Victor Sr., died in Lakefield Township on October 19, 1878 of old age at 82 years old.


Jenny Brown Vondette married a widower, Daniel Morden, on January 21, 1891 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. From the time Daniel and Jenny were married in 1891 until sometime before 1920, they lived in Section 2 on the east side of Merrill Road between Ederer and Swan Creek Roads in Lakefield Township. In 1896, their neighbors were: Alex Vondette, Edward Vondett, John Seymour, Frank Seymour, Jesse Baker, Charles Zarbock, and Martin Price.
















SOURCES: 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 U.S. Census; 1880 Michigan Agriculture Census; Lakefield Township Records; Victor Vondette's death record; Wheeler Township Cemetery on Find-A-Grave; Jenny and Daniel Morden 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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