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Journal of People
Pioneers and other signicant individuals.

History:See reference notes below table.
Abbreviatons:Are used to condense the data, i.e, "fr." = from, "rep." = representative, "Gov." = governor, "supv." = supervisor, etc.
Sorting:The data may be sorted by clicking on the "column headers." The Notes column data have been constructed to lead with a data and to provide a rough history time-line.
Seach: Typing in a "keyword" finds all matches from all data fields. Searching found list will further refine listing. Click the "arrow" to clear "findings" to start a new search.
GO Column: Links to web pages with addition data. Abbr. codes: BJ (Bay-Journal), Web (other websites), pdf (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

History Reference:
Lower Saginaw: Early name of present Bay City area until 1857 when Bay County was organized.
Bay City: In 1858, it officially became the village of Bay City (east bank of the river) and in 1865, it incorporated as a city.
Portsmouth: This was the first village settlement in what is now Bay County, being platted in 1837 when it was still attached to Saginaw County. In 1873, it merged into Bay City.
West Bay City: Was formed from the villages of Wenona, Banks and Salzburg in 1877. It merged with Bay City in 1909.
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