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









William “Henry” Tester was born March 17, 1890 in Lakefield Township. He was the son of Charles and Margaret Evoy Tester. He married Gertrude Wenzel on August 26, 1913. Gertrude was born February 10, 1895 in James Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and was the oldest daughter of George and Bertha Gunther Wenzel.







Henry and Gertrude's children were:

  1. Cecil “Wayne” Tester born on June 9, 1914. He married Edith Glinke.

  2. Everett “Lyle” Tester was born March 14, 1916. He married Margaret Marell.

  3. Marian Mae Tester was born July 17, 1918. She married Floyd Rumohr.

  4. Velma Ethel Tester was born February 26, 1917. She married Elmer Hutfilz.


When living in Lakefield Township, Henry and Gertrude, lived in Section 15 on Fenmore Road. Gertrude belonged to the Lakefield Ladies Society. Henry and Gertrude belonged to the Lakefield Wesleyan Church .


Henry died on April 2, 1955 and Gertrude died on December 4, 1999 at the age of 104 years old.

They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.




SOURCES: Granddaughter, Marilyn Tester Butcher; Henry and Gertrude Tester's obituaries.

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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