Wenona Directory 1874
Subject Note: The village of Wenona began as a "company town" of the Sage and McGraw Sawmill that was located along the river just south of Midland street. Prior the sawmill opening in 1865 this area still wilderness land owned by the Birney family. North of Wenona was the village of Banks and to the south was the Salzburg settlement.
STREETS IN WENONA
Sauble State road
Section Line road
SCHOOLS IN WENONA.
The demand for school privileges have been met by the Board, who have a fine brick school building between John and Jane, State and Centre streets; Geo. R. Whitmore, principal; Miss Julia Covey, second assistant; Mrs. Thomas, intermediate department; A primary, Miss Carrie Ostrander; B primary department, Miss Lizzie Lowry; C primary, Mrs. Burt.
The M.E. Church, west side Center, between Moore and Elizabeth, Rev. William Q. Burnett, pastor.
The Presbyterian Church, west side Catharine, bet Jane and John streets, Rev. Lucius W. Chapman, pastor.
The Roman Catholic Church, Kawkakawlin road, near section line, is now in course of completion.
WENONA LODGE F. AND A.M. No. 256 --- Hall Babo Block, corner Linn and Midland streets. Regular communication first Tuesday evening on or before full moon, in each month; specials intervening. Officers --- I.E. Randall, W.M.; E.S. VanLiew, S.W.;E.T. Carrington, J.W.; N. Clark, Secretary; M.W. Brock, Treasurer; John Stewart, S.D.; Reuben Eligh, J.D.; John Pourtois, Tyler. Election December in each year.
Saginaw Valley Directory 1874, Bay County Historical Society Museum, Bay City, MI.
Bio. H.W. Sage (Sawmill)
Chapman, Lucius W. (Rev.)
Covey, Julia Miss
Lowry, Lizzie Miss
Ostrander, Carrie Miss
Whitmore, Geo. R.
Babo block, hall
Roman Catholic Church
Wenona Lodge F. & A.M #256