New Baltimore

Macomb County MI

New Baltimore, MI (1909) -- Contributed by Paul Petosky

New Baltimore, formerly called Ashley, contains 1,100 inhabitants. Its location, on the lake shore, north of Anchor Bay, is very desirable. The village is thirty miles above Detroit, and four and one-half southeast of New Haven, on the Grand Trunk Railway, its nearest shipping point. The village has four churches, Catholic, Congregational. Episcopal and Lutheran - and a school known as the Mathowny Institute, built at a cost of $22,OOO. bequeathed bv Gilbert Hatheway, deceased. Among its business men are James. P. Hathewav, William Baker. Milo D. Heath. William W. Howe. William W. Parker. Homer Perkins, H. Petipren, C. Schlosser. C. Sehnoor. John A. Smith. C. Tornay, E. William, Henry Hose, Joseph Busch and R. Teichman. The professions are represented by Joseph M. Chapman and David Hammell, physicians. The pastors of the Christian churches of the village are Rev. Messrs. A. J. Lambert and H. H. Mauffels, of the Catholic Church; A. Demset, of the Lutheran: and M. S. Angell, of the Congregational. The post office is conducted by Milo D. Heath.

New Baltimore Lodge. No. 1963. K. of H., was organized Januarv 1, 1880, with D. M. Heath, G. H Benedict. John Carlson. L. S. Parker. C. A. B. Hultgren, H. Zimmerman. Charles Woodgrift. S. J. Benedict. H. T. Leonard. J. M. Chapman. E- F. Haight. J. W. Tavlor. George B. Parker and H. L. Brown, charter members. Tbe present officers are: C. A. B. Hultgren, D. Flovd L. Milton. V. D., J. M. Chapman, A. D.; Ford L. Milton. William Colloff. F. K.; D. M. Heath. C: H. L. Brown, Haight. Guide; George H. Parker. Gnard; B. L. D. German. Senior: and J. W. Taylor. John Carlson and August CollofT. Trustees.

Chesterfield, a hamlet of fifty inhabitants, is located five miles north of Mt. Clemens. A few settlers located there in 1830 but not until the completion of the Grand Trunk Railroad through the township did the place become a little business center. In fact, until very recently, there was not a business house there. At present, Daniel McLean is the village blacksmith; James C. Patton, grocer: O. H. Patterson, cider-manufacturer: J. E. Tremain. railroad and express agent: and Samuel Weller, dealer in cattle.

Milton Village is legated on the Grand Trunk Hailroad. eight miles northeast of Mt. Clemens and thirty-three above Detroit. It has three churches Baptist. Congregational and Methodist and a district school. The postoffice is conducted by A. D. Rice. The pastors of the churches are Rev. P. A. C. Bradford, Congregational; D. W. Fuller, Advenlist: P. A. Hazen. Methodisl; and Rev, W. Kiug. Baptist. The business circle comprises E. C. Donison and A. D. Bice. A. Goodsell is the physician; John McKinch and Ford J. Milton. Justices; William Hortennn, blacksmith.

History of Macomb County Chicago : Leeson, 1882.