TOWNS
CITIES
TOWNSHIPS

Wayne County Michigan

SUMPTER
Charter Township
Smithville / Waltz

This township was organized out of part of Huron Township by Law of April 6. 1840. The first township meeting was held the same day. at the house of Zenos Seaman. The township includes all of Town 4. South of Range 8 East. By - a mistake the letter " P " was inserted in the name, but it was intended to honor the revolutionary hero. General Thomas Sumter.

The township officers for the several years have been as follows: 1840. Supervisor, Ira P. Beach; Clerk. Reuben Merrill; Treasurer. Henry Anderson; Justices of the Peace, for one year, Ira P. Beach, for two years. Daniel Easton. for three years. D. E. Morcy. for four years, Henry Anderson; School Inspectors, Daniel Brooks. Ira P. Beach. Martin H. Ford; Collector, George Elwell; Highway Commissioners, D E. Morey. Ingraliam Elwell. Hiram Bird : Assessors. Havillah Plumb. C. T. Beadle, Daniel Easton ; Poor Director, David Brooks; Constables. George Elwell. Henry Horner.

1841. Supervisor. Ira P. Beach; Clerk. Havillah Plumb; Treasurer, Henry Anderson; Justices of the Peace, Ira P. Beach, four years. C. T. Beadle, three years; Assessors. Hiram Bird, Daniel Easton, C. T. Beadle; Highway Commissioners. Zenos Seaman. David Brooks, ingraham Elwell; School Inspectors. Reuben Merrill, Enos Easton. C. Rice; Collector. George Elwell; Constables. George Elwell, James Anderson. Henry M. Hosmcr, Wm. V. D. Cook; Overseers of the Poor. A. Fletcher, Daniel Easton.

1842. Supervisor. Robert Merrill; Clerk. Havillah Plumb; Treasurer, Henry Anderson; Justice of the Peace. Chauncey Rice; Highway Commissioners, Augustus Bradshaw, David Brooks. Enos Easton; School Inspectors. Chauncey Rice. R. Merrill. M. N. Ford; Poor Directors.Adam Anderson, Zenos Seaman; Constables, James Anderson, Charles S. Torrey, Win. V. D. Cook. Jr.. Reuben Merrill.

1843. Supervisor. Martin II. Ford; Clerk. Havillah Plumb: Treasurer. Daniel Easton; Justices uf the Peace, (or one year, Havillah Plumb, for three years, Daniel Easton, for four years. Martin H. Ford; Assessors, C. Rice. Ira P. Beach; School Inspectors, for one year, Martin H. Ford, for two years, Chauncey Rice; Highway Commissioners Jeremiah Hewitt, John V. D. Cook, Enos Easton; Poor Directors. Zenos Seaman, David Easton; Constables. Wm. V. D. Cook. Jr., Josiab Etslon, M. Anderson. A. Fletcher.

1844. Supervisor. Martin II. Ford: Clerk. Havillah Plumb; Treasurer. Daniel Easton; Justice r-f the Peace. Joseph Allen; Highway Commissioners, Enos Easton. James Anderson. A. Bradshaw: School Inspector, Martin H. Ford: Assessors, R. Merrill, Ira P. Beach; Poor Directors, David Brooks. Zenos Seaman; Constables. Don C. - Brooks. Henry M. Hosmcr.

1845. Supervisor, Martin H. Ford ; Clerk, Havillah Plumb; Treasurer. Daniel Easton; Justices of the Peace, Ira P. Beach, Chauncey Rice; Highway Commissioners, Zenos Seaman. C. Rice, S. Barnett; Assessor. Chauncey Rice; Poor Directors, Daniel Beach. Zenos Seaman: School Inspector. Chauncey Rice; Constables Don C. D. Brooks. Michael V. D. Cook.

1846. Supervisors, Joseph Allen and Martin H. Ford, each part of a year; Clerk. Stephen Bennett; Treasurer, Daniel Easton; Justices of the Peace. C. T. Beadle. Charles Crandell; Highway Commissioners, Benjamin Elwell, Harris Shea, Matthew Anderson; Assessors, Martin H. Long, H. Plumb: School Inspector. Reuben Merrill; Poor Director?. A. Fletcher. D. Beach; Constables, Michael V. D. Cook. Don C. D. Brooks.

1847. Supervisor, Stephen Bennett; Clerk, Marcus W. Wood; Treasurer, Daniel Easton ; Justices ol the Peace, Martin Chrysler, H. Plumb; School Inspector. Martin H. Ford; Assessors. Ira P, Beach, M. II. Ford; Highway Commissioners, Charles Crandall, for one year. Augustus Bradshaw (or two years, D. E. Morcy for three years; Poor Directors, David Brooks. Zenos Seaman; Constables. M. V. D. Cook, D. C. D. Brooks

1848. Supervisor. Stephen Bennett: Clerk. Havillah Plumb; Treasurer. Daniel Easton ; Justice of the Peace. Henry B. Merrell; Assessors. C. Rice. C.T.Beadle; Highway Commissioners. James L. Bouker. H. Plumb ; School Inspector. Stephen Bennett; Toor Directors. David Brooks. Wm V. D. Cook ; Constables. D. C. D. Brooks. H. M. Horner. Wm. V. D. Cook, Jr.. Addison Fletcher.

1849. Supervisor. Martin H. Ford; Clerk, Timothy P. Martin; Treasurer, Ira P. Beach; Justice of the Peace, James Sherman; Assessors, Daniel Pierce: II. I lumb; Highway Commissioners, Harris Shay; School Inspector, W. P Martin; Poor Directors, Daniel Beach, Zenos Seaman; Constables, H. Merrill, A. Fletcher, M. V. D. Cook, A. Hosmer.

1850. Supervisor, Timothy P. Martin; Clerk, Ezra Seaman ; Treasurer, Winslow P. Martin ; Justices of the Peace. Daniel Pierce, John Coff; As- scsors. Daniel Pierce. A. Bradshaw; Highway Commissioners, Matt Anderson; School Inspector, Stephen Bennett; Poor Directors, J. Horner. D. Beach; Constables, Matt. Anderson, A. Brad- shaw.

1851. Supervisor, Timothy P. Martin ; Clerk. Joseph C. Merrill; Treasurer, Winslow P. Martin; Justices of the Peace, Amos Martin, four years, Datus E. Morey. two years. Martin H. Ford, one year; Highway Commissioners, James Sherman; School Inspector, Winslow P. Martin; Poor Directors, Ira P. Beech, Stephen Bennett, Reuben Merrell. T. P. Martin; Constables, Reuben Merrell, E. C Marshall. Charles Crandall. A. Bradshaw.

1852, Supervisor, Timothy P. Martin; Clerk. Joseph C. Merrell; Treasurer, Winslow P. Martin . Justice of the Peace. Ira P. liecch; Highway Commissioners, Harris Shay, Gardner Merrell; School Inspector. Martin H. Ford; Poor Directors. David Brooks, Daniel Beech; Constables. John G. Madge, Reuben Merrell. J. C. Merrell. L. B. Beach.

1853, Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk Joseph C Merrell; Treasurer. Winslow P. Martin; Justices of the Peace. Martin H. Ford. D. E. Moray; School Inspector, R. Merrell; Highway Commissioner, Don. C. D. Brooks; Poor Directors. M. Chrysler, Elias Disbrow; Constables, R. Merrell, Samuel Boyer, Win. V. D. Cook. Jr.. Don. C. D. Brooks.

1854, Supervisor, Timothy P. Martin; Clerk, Joseph C. Merrell; Treasurer, Ezra Seaman ; Justices of the Peace. Daniel Pierce. Harris Shay; School Inspector, W. P. Martin; Highway Commissioner. Reuben Blakely ; Poor Directors. W. P. Martin, H. Plumb; Consrablcs. R Merrill. Hiram Dolph. Thos. Smith. Charles Culler.

1S55. Supervisor, Timothy P. Martin; Clerk. Joseph C. Merrell; Treasurer, Henry Merrell; Jus. ticcs of the Peace. Amos Martin, Thomas Smith ; School Inspector, Martin H, Eon); Highway Com- missioners, for three years. Ezra Seaman, for two years, Daniel Blakely. for one year, Winslow P. Martin; Poor Directors. D. E. Morcy. Elias Disbrow; Constables Reuben Merrell. Hiram Dolph. Harris Shay. Paul Wcstgatc.

1856. Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk, Horatio Northrop; Treasurer. Harvey Merrell; Justice of the Peace, Phincas Stevens. Daniel P. Dye. Martin If. Ford; School Inspector. Stephen Bennett; Highway Commissioner, George D. Stevens; Poor Directors. Martin Chrysler. James Sherman; Constables, Elisha Pearl, Joseph C. Merrell. E!>cr Sherman. David W. Brooks.

1857. Supervisor, Timothy P. Martin; Clerk. Joseph C. Merrell; Treasurer, Henry Merrell; Justices of the Peace. D. E. Morcy. Murray Sherman ; School Inspector. W. P. Martin ; Highway Commissioner. Daniel Blakely; Poor Directors. Martin Chrysler. Albert C. Dubois; Constables, Hiram Dolph. J. C. Merrell. R. Blakely, Elias Disbrow.

1858. Supervisor, Havillah Plumb; Clerk, Joseph C. Merrell; Treasurer. Elias Disbrow ; Justice of the Peace, Robert E. Richards; School In- spector. Stephen Bennett; Highway Commissioners. Henry Merrell, Perry S. Pearl; Poor Directors. Elias Disbrow. Martin Chrysler; Constables. Joseph C. Merrell. E. T. Pearl. Samuel Blakely, Isaac P. Terry. 1859. Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk, Murray Sherman; Treasurer, Elias Disbrow: Justices of the Peace. Amos Martin. Peter Lewis. Jr ; School Inspectors, W. P. Martin, Peter Eaton; Highway Commissioner. Horace C. Johnson ; Poor Directors, Elias Disbrow, T. P. Martin; Constables. J. P. Terry. Hiram Randall. Daniel Blakely, Joseph C. Merrell.

1860 Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk. Murry Sherman; Treasurer, Havillah Plumb; Justices of the Peace, Myron D. Canlield, Nilcs H. Bishop; School Inspector, Job Burnap; Highway Commissioner. David W. Brooks; Poor Directors. Martin Chrysler, Job Burnap; Constables, Hiram Randall, E. R. Sherman, George J.Chrysler, Elisha T. Pearl

1861 Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk. Ezra Seaman; Treasurer, J. C. Merrell; Justices of the Peace. Perry I>. Pearl, Martin Chrysler; Poor Directors. James D. Grandy. James Sherman; Constables. Hiram Randall. A. Bradshaw. Klisha T. Pearl. Leonard Martin.

1862. Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk, Ezra Seaman : Treasurer. J. C. Merrell; Justice of the Peace. Daniel Blakely; School Inspector, Demster Disbrow; Highway Commissioner. Charles Danes; Poor Directors. Geo. J. Chrysler. E. Disbrow ; Constables. A. Bradshaw. Wm. C. Ayers. K. Blakely, Chas E. Sherman

1863. Supervisor Murray Sherman; Clerk. Ezra Seaman; Treasurer. J. C. Merrell; Justice of the Peace, Timothy P. Martin; School Inspectors, Caleb Eaton, Clinton Cook; Highway Commisioner. Daniel Freeman; Poor Directors, John Eaton, J. Thurston; Constables, H. Simmons, J. C. Merrell, I. P. Terry. Charles B. Rogers.

1864 Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk. Murray Sherman ; Treasurer. Reuben Blakely; Justice of the Peace. Perry D. Pearl; School In- spectors. W. P. Martin. J. C. Merrell; Highway Commissioner. Job Burnap; Poor Directors. Harris Shay, Thomas Outhwaite; Constables. Amos Martin, Wm. Hamilton, Levi Clark, Robert Smith.

1865. Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk, Murray Sherman. Treasurer, Reuben Blakely; Justices of the Peace. Martin Chrysler. Peter Lewis. Jr; School Inspector. Job Burnap; Highway Commissioner. Egbert K. Sherman; Poor Directors. Elias Disbrow. Palmer B. Richards; Constables, R. Blakely. John Ferry. D. W. Brooks. Stephen Randall.

1866. Supervisor. Timothy P. .Martin; Clerk, MurraySherman ; Treasurer. Reuben Blakely; Justice of the Peace. Job Burnap; School Inspector, W. P. Martin; Highway Commissioner. Amos Martin; Poor Directors. Geo J. Chrysler, Chas. E. Sherman; Constables, James K. Lewis T. M. Sherman, J. P. Terry. Wm. Worthy.

1867. Supervisor, 1 tmothy P Martin; Clerk, Murray Sherman; Treasurer. W. P. Martin; Justice of the Peace. George W. Hicks; School Inspector, John W Henry; Highway Commissioner. Peter Lewis, Jr.; Poor Directors, T. P. Martin, Geo. J. Chrysler; Constables. Chas. Martin. H. Blakely, Thomas M. Sherman, Albert Hosmcr.

1868. Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin; Clerk, Clinton Cook; Treasurer. Havillah Plumb; Justice of the Peace, Charles B. Curtiss; School Inspectors, W. P. Martin, Geo. Burnap; Highway Com- missioner. Egbert R. Sherman; Poor Directors. T. P. Martin. H. Northrup; Constables Thos M. Sherman, Thomas Spence, Jr, Chas. E. Miller, Reuben Blakely.

1869. Supervisor, Timothy P. Martin; Clerk. Joseph C. Merrell; Treasurer, George M. Henry; Justice of the Peace, Amos Martin; School Inspector. Job Burnap; Highway Commissioners Abner J. Henry. D. E. Morey; Poor Direciors Reuben Blakely. Hiram Bird; Constables. E. W Anderson P. O. Closser. Wm. Adair, R. Merrell

1870. Supervisor. Amos Martin ; Clerk. Josepl C. Merrell; Treasurer. Geo. M. Henry; Justice of the Peace. Emmil E. Ryan; School Inspector W. P. Martin; Highway Commissioner, Hiran Dolph; Poor Directors, f. P. Martin. M. Chrysler: Constables, R. Merrell. E W. Anderson, Wm Adair. Amos Martin. 2nd.

1871. Supervisor. Wellington Ellis; Clerk. Romeyn Van Wornier; Treasurer. Joseph C. Merrell; Justice of the Peace, Alanson ChaHin; School Inspector. John W. Henry ; Highway Commissioncr, Martin Chrysler; Drain Commissioner, T. P. Martin; Poor Directors. T. P Martin. Geo. W. Heath; Constables, Lcroy Russ, Thomas Spence. E. W. Anderson. J. I. Sherman.

1872. Supeivisor. Wellington Ellis ; Clerk, Emmet E. Ryan ; Treasurer. Romeyn Van Wormer; Justice of the Peace. George W. Foster; Highway Commissioners. Benjamin Brundage. Rialto Gilford; School Inspectors, Joseph Dickson. E. T. Pearl; Drain Commissioner. Harris G. Smith; Constables. Charles Vananthrop. G. W. Foster; Robert Spence, E. Bennett.

1873 Supervisor, Wellington Ellis; Clerk, Joseph C. Men-ell; Treasurer. Hiram Randall; Justices of the Peace. Perry D. Pearl; T. P. Martin ; School Inspector, E. T. Pearl; Highway Commissioners. Hiram Dolph, Charles Danes: Drain Commissioner. T. I*. Martin; Poor Directors, fohn Renton. Thos Wallace; Constables. Jos. K. Tuttlc, Robert Spence, E. A. Bennett D. W. Samson.

1873 Supervisor, Wellington tills; tiers. Joseph C. Merrell; Treasurer. Hiram Randall; Justices of the Peace. Perry I). Pearl; T. P. Martin ; School Inspector, E. T. Pearl; Highway Commissioners. Hiram Dolph, Charles Dane>: Drain Commissioner, T. I*. Martin; Poor Directors. John Kenton. Tho* Wallace; Constables. Jos. K. Tultlc. Robert Spence. E. A. Bennett D. W. Samson.

1874. Supervisor. Wellington Ellis; Clerk. Henry J. Atyeo: Treasurer. Hiram Randall; Justices of the Peace. Elias T. Ingersoll. Horace G. Smith; School Inspector, Homer Bradshaw; Highway Commissioner, T P. Martin; Poor Directors. H. Johnson. R, Spence; Constables, Charles Freeman, E. A. Bennett. Robert Spence, Albert Seaman.

1875. Supervisor. Elias T. Ingersoll; Clerk, Chas. L. Freeman; Treasurer. W. W. Northrup; Justice of the Peace. Horace C. Smith; School Inspector. John Wallace; Superintendent of Schools. Isaac McGinnis; Highway Commissioner, Chas. Danes; Drain Commissioner. Perry D. Pearl; Constables, Howard Haucr. T. M Sherman. D. W. Sampson. Francis Spink.

1876. Supervisor. Timothy P. Martin: Clerk. Charles Merrell; Treasurer. Hiram Randall; Justice of the Peace. George W. Hicks; Highway Commissioner. James H Atyeo; Drain Commissioner, Wm. C.Curtis: Superintendent of Schools. E. T. Ingersoll; School Inspector. William Danes; Constables. T. M. Slierntan, John Rcnlon. D. W. Sampson. Charles Miller.

1877. Supervisor, Timothy P. Martin; Clerk. Charles Merrell; Treasurer. Hiram Randall; Justices 01 the Peace. George \V Foster, Win. Guliek ; Highway Commissioner. James H. Atyeo; School Inspector, E. T. Ingersoll; Superintendent of Schools, Wm. S. Danes: Constable. S. Rounsifer. Hiram Blakely. Joseph E. Wells. Jr.. A. Gibson.

1878. Supervisor, Joseph C. Merrell; Clerk, Wm. S. Danes ; Treasurer, James H. Atyeo; Justice of the Peace. Bcnj. Brundagc; Superintendent of Schools. Maynard Spink; School Inspector. E. T. Pearl; Highway Commissioner. W. W. Northrup; Drain Commissioner. Romeyn Van Wormer; Constable. Saxtun Savage. John Renton. John C. Dunham, E. A Bennett.

1879. Supervisor, Elias T. Ingersoll; Clerk. Wm. S. Danes; Treasurer, James H. Atyeo; Justice of the Peace. T, P. Martin; Highway Commissioner, David F. Barrett; Drain Commissioner. Thomas Jackson; Superintendent of Schools Wm A. Atyeo; School Inspector, R. M. Richards; Constables. R. Spence, Theo. Sherman, P. D. Pearl. Jr. S. Brundage.

1880. Supervisor. Elias T. Ingersoll; Clerk. Charles Merrell; Treasurer. Romeyn Van Wormer ; Justice of the Peace, M. W. Chrysler; Drain Commissioner. Asa Rounsifer; Highway Commissioner, C. E. Dickerson : Superintendent of Schools, Horatio Smith; School Inspector. E. T. Pearl; Constable, R Spence, A. Whitacre. Joseph Rowe. Chas. Rowe.

1881. Supervisor. Chas. Merrell; Clerk, Arthur V. Jones; Treasurer, Geo. W. Freeman; Highway Commissioner. R. Merrell; Justices ol the Peace. David Russell, E, T. Ingersoll; Drain commissioner, Solomon Faust; School Inspector. E. T. Pearl; Superintendent of Schools. Wm A. Atyeo; Constables. Joseph Rowe. Thad. J. Sherman, Jacob Roberts, Robert Terry,

1882. Supervisor. Charles Merrell; Clerk, Arthur V. Jones; T rcasurer. Geo. W. Freeman ; Justice of the Peace, Joseph C. Merrell; Highway Commissioner, Reuben Meirell; Drain Commissioner. Geo. Dunbar; School Inspectors, Oliver C. Atyeo, Averv Wlntacrc; Constables. Chas. A. Rowe, Joseph H. Rowe. Robert Terry. Charles C. Mcintosh.

1883. Supervisor. Charles Merrell; Clerk. Geo. W, Freeman; Treasurer, Saxton Savage; Justice of the Peace. E. T. Ingersoll; Highway Commisrioner, Rialto Gifford; School Inspector, Daniel Jewell; Constables. Wm. Van Fleet. Robt. Terry, F. L. Hayden Delos Pearl.

1884. Supervisor. Charles Merrell; Clerk. Wm. A. Atyeo; Treasurer, Saxton Savage; Justice of the Peace. E. C Sherman; School Inspectors, O. C. Atyeo. J. C. Merrell; Highway Commissioner. Rialto Gifford ; Drain Commissioner, Wm. Johnson; Constables. Frank Haydcn. George Wilson, J. K. Tuttle, George Rounsifer.

1885. Supervisor. Charles Merrell; Clerk. Wm. A. Atyeo; Treasurer. Wilbur IJ. Sherman; Justice of the Peace, David Russell; Highway Commissioner. Romeyn Van Wormer; School Inspector, J. C. Merrell; Constables. Theodore Tuttle. Nathan Hagadorn. Newton Hosmer, Joseph Rowe.

1886. Supervisor, Charles Merrell; Clerk. Elias T. Ingersoll; Treasurer. W. B. Sherman; School Inspector. O. C. Atyeo ; Justice of the Peace. J. C. Merrell; Highway Commissioner. Levi Clark; Drain Commissioner. George Dunbar; Constables, J. H. Rowe. C. G. Gay. N. E. Freeman, E. B. Richards.

1887. Supervisor. Arthur V. Jones; Clerk. LeanderMerrell; Treasurer. W. W. Northrup; Justice of the Peace. Asa Rounsifer; Highway Commissioner. Edward Caldwell; School Inspector. Stephen Pearl; Constables. Wm. Van Fleet. John J. Hagadorn. H. H. Bccbc. Chas, F. Gay.

1888. Supervisor, Wm. Atyeo; Clerk. Dewitt C. Dickcrson; Treasurer. Augustus Van Wormer; Justices of the Peace. Geo. Clayton. Levi Clark; Highway Commissioner, Adam Anderson; Drain Commissioner. E. T. Pearl; School Inspector. O. C. Atyeo; Constables. Chas. Clayton. Norman Freeman, Chas. G. Gay, John Zibell.

1889. Supervisor, Wm A. Atyeo; Clerk. Leander Merrell; Treasurer, A. Van Wormer; Justices uf the Peace. W. B. Sherman. C. E. Dickerson; School Inspector. D. Pearl; Highway Com- missioner. G. Dunbar.

1890. Supervisor. W. A. Atyeo; Clerk, D. O'Brien ; Treasurer. W. B. Sherman; Highway Commissioner. Rialto Gifford; Drain Commissioner, G. Dunbar; School Inspector, D. Jewell; Justices of the Peace, A. Rounsifer. G. Clayton. P. D. Pearl. J. M.Wheaton; Board of Review, C. D. John. Chas. Yost; Constables, M. Manor, L. Caldwell. F. C. Johnson, C. G. Gay.

The town hall, completed in December, 1873. is a frame building costing $600, and is located near the center of the township on the southwest quarter of Section 15. The only cemetery in the township is partly on Section 2 and ti, about a mile and a half north and east of Martinsville. It was opened to the public in 1865 Cranberry Creek, a branch of Swan Creek, runs through several sections of the township, the name being evidently given because of the cranberries that grew along its banks.

The population of the township in 1850 was 434: in i860, 736; in 1870, 1,106 and in 1880, 1,445. The valuation in 1850 was $31. 146; in i860, $73.-763; in 1870, $109,054; in 1880. $430.94'- In 1888 there were five school districts, with two brick and five frame houses valued at $3,700, and seating 467 pupils, with an enrollment of 471. and an average daily attendance of 318. Two male and eight female teachers were employed, and the district libraries contained 1.822 volumes.

MARTINSVILLE

This is a small village of perhaps 200 people, and is named after Timothy I'. Martin, who owns land near by. There is a Wesleyan Methodist Society here organized by Rev. G. Fairchild in 1852. They originally had eight members, and in 1888 had thirty-five. The ministers have l>een as follows: G. Fairchild. 1S52; A. Cassidy. 1853; G. Fairchild, 1S54; N. Swift. 1855; E. Darling. 1856-1858; L. Squire. 1858; R. H. Ross. 1850; L. Squire, 1860-1862; I. U. Jones, 1862; G. A. Olmstcad. 1863; L. Magcc. 1864; E. Bibbins. 1863- 1868; W. H. Martin, 1868-1871; I- Martin, 1S71-1874; A. N. Hudson, 1874-1876; \V. H Ross. 1876-1878; A.Johnson. 1878-1881; H.D.Chocncy. 1881-1884; D. D. Martin, 1884-1886; H. A.Decker, from (886.

SMITHVILLE

Was the name of a small hamlet, the plat of which was recorded by Orrin and Geo. W. Smith on September 3, 1866. The village, if any ever existed, has disappeared.

WALTZ

This village which is located on Swan Creek, lies partly in Wayne and partly in Monroe Counties. It was platted in 1872. by Joseph Waltz, and is on the line of the F.& P.M.R.R. Charcoal is extensively manufactured in this vicinity, and this and brick making are the chief industries. St. John's German Evangelical Lutheran

Church U. A C.
The German Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Congregation of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession was organized-in 1857. Their first church was built of logs. The present building was dedicated October 7. 1888. cost $2,700 and will seat 300. The society was organized by Rev. H. Lemke. of Sandy Creek. Monroe County. He preached here about every third Sunday. His successor. Rev. A. Chr. Bauer, of Sandy Creek, served until the year 1876. Rev. C. R. O. Mullcr. the first regularly appointed minister, served from 1876 to February 1879, and was followed by Rev. J. L. Kamin. who served from July iS, 1880, to March 14, 1883. Rev. H. A. Meyer Irecame the pastor on November 4, 1883. The church had fifty members in 1888, and sustained a day school with forty-seven scholars.

The Free Methodist Church.
The Free Methodist Church of Waltz was organized May 15. 1867. A lot for a church building was donated by Joseph Waltz, and in the fall of 1873 the society dedicated a church which cost $1,200, It seats eighty persons. The following persons have served as pastors: 1867. W. D. Bishop; 1868,-Ellison and-Compton : 1869-1871. A. Lenardson; 1871, Sawyer and-James; 1872, J. A. Wilson; 1873-1875. C. Hayncs; 1875, -Lizenring; 1876-1878, A. Bradfield; 1878- t88o. J. Scott; 1880. Wm. Cochrane; 1880-1881, -Parker; 1881-1883, J. O. Burficld; 1883-1886, Wm. Cochrane; 1886.-Ranson; 1887- , J. Laurence.

WEST SUMPTER

Is a station on the Wabash. St. Louis & Pacific Railway. It has a steam saw-mill. The first Methodist Church of this place was organized in 1866. Their church was dedicated August 3. 1885. the lot cost $25 and the building $1,500. It will scat 250. The pastors have been as follows; W. M. Triggs. 1S66-1868; E. Bibbins, 1869 1871; D. Shier. 1872; J E. Diverty and Pearson. 1873; S.J. Brown. 1874; E. P. Pierce, 1875-1877; J. B. Russell. 1878; A. R. Laing, 1879-1880; O. F. Winton, 1S81-1882; J. Robbins. 1883; J. Wright, 1884-1885; A. Ebling. 1886-1887; R. L. Henson. 1888.

History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan By Silas Farmer 1894