Township History



1848:  Reverend Mr. Sievers established a colony of German Immigrants here.


1880:  Population was 768


7/3/1881:  The state legislature took Frankenlust Twp. (then part of Kochville Twp.) from Saginaw County and gave it to Bay County.


4/3/1882:  First election took place at the Frankenlust Public Hall.  First officers elected were:  Supervisor, John A. Leinberger, Clerk, John Riegel, Treasurer, and John Neumeyer.  There were also:  2 School Inspector, 1 Highway Commissioner, 1 Drain Commissioner, 4 Justices of the Peace, 4 Constables and 6 Board Overseers.


12/8/1888:  First meeting in new Hall.


1896:  John Berger was engaged in the manufacture of cheese, J.S. Snell had a creamery and there was a mill, 4 hotels and two Post Offices.


4/2/1977:  Last Annual meeting in Old Twp. Hall.


One of the first voting machines was used in Frankenlust Twp. (made of wood).


11/1/1974:  Frankenlust Twp. and Bay Valley sign agreement for swap of 4.7 acres of land.  (Current location of Twp. Hall.)


6/1976:  Bond proposal and one mill tax approved by voters for new Hall.


12/1976:  Ground breaking took place.


10/23/1977:  Dedication of new building.


2010:  Population 2,983.