The First Settlers were the Indians. There are Indian Earthworks in
W.H. Edwards came up the Pine River from Saginaw Bay. He settled on the
bank of the Tittabawsee River. This is where he lived and started his
lumbering operations in the county. The township was named after him.
Wright & Weidman made a road through Forest Home Farm
Chapman Bros. and others came but made no permanent improvements.
Henry Craner came with another family to hunt at which is now Richland
Twp. The Craner family decided to stay and farm.
Census showing the post office is in Tawas City
It lists the following names:
John Thorp -owning the farm
Rachel Thorp- wife-Keeps house
Mary Thorp- daughter
Robert Gordon-works on farm
Edward Bushay-works on the farm
Louis Londau-works on the farm
Peter Pelka-works on the farm
Duncan McKinon-works on the farm
Patrick Campbell-works on the farm
John McLanly-works on the farm
Alexander Kelly-works on the farm
Mary Kelly-Keeps house
John Klacking, Christopher Reetz, and Horace Sherman came to farm
William Rose, Alabiades Rose, Scott White, Sherman T.,Decater A. Neal, James
Campbell and George Sherman came to farm. John Regan came to be the
foreman at the Weidman & Wright Farm, he started his own farm in 1873.
Captain S.V.Thomas came to run the mill business near Beaver Lake.
Dr. C.L.Nauman became the secretary of the Ogemaw Lumber at Ogemaw
A.L.Cumming and his two sons, Louis and A.L. Jr. came to settle in their own
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