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History:Timeline

Arenac County Timeline

1870 - Deep River township is organized covering the territory that today is both Deep River and Adams townships. The area was previously a part of  Beaver township in Bay County

1883 - Arenac County was formed from land previously under the government of Bay County.

1883, June 16 - The first recorded marriage in the new county of Arenac occurred when Thomas Noonday of Saganing, 23, was married to Nancy Thompson of Pinconning, 17, by E. H. Chamberlin, J. P. - Contributed by G Knopp

1886, May 11 - First Presbyterian Church of Maple Ridge was organized. It was the first church organized in Clayton Township. - Contributed by Marlene Banks

1886  - the western half of Deep River township is separated to form Adams township.  It was named for James Adams, one of the first settlers in the area.  Mr. Adams is elected the first township supervisor. - Contributed by G Knopp

1887, September 4 - St. John's Lutheran Church in Sterling was organized. The first recorded baptism was conducted the same day when Karoline Daley, daughter of Wilhelm Daley and Anna geb. Fahl was baptized by Pastor Praetorius.  She was born August 6, 1887 at Sterling.  Sponsors were Carl Pehlke and Karoline Zirott. - Contributed by G Knopp


Do you know of items of historical significance pertaining to a particular date or year?  What would the headline for the week have been in the Arenac Independent?  When did electricity first reach the townships?  Were there fires?  Significant weather events? 
New schools?  New churches? 
Let me know, I'll list them here.
Please have at least the year to be included in the timeline.


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