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 - 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?
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