Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Stoney Creek Village
Lemuel Taylor and his family became Stoney Creek's first settlers in 1823. The next year a sawmill and a gristmill, along with a distillery and blacksmith shop were built. Next came a hotel and a woolen mill. Joshua Van Hoosen's family settled here in 1836, when he was six years old. In 1853, after seeking wealth in California's gold fields, Joshua returned to Stoney Creek, purchased the family farm and married Sarah Taylor, granddaughter of Lemuel. One of their daughters, Bertha Van Hoosen (1863-1952), became an internationally known surgeon. Their granddaughter, Sarah Van Hoosen Jones (1892-1972), earned a doctorate in genetics and operated the family estate as a model dairy farm from 1923 until 1952, when she deeded about 300 acres to Michigan State University.
Erected 1982 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L174.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse (here, next to this marker); 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); 1927 Van Hoosen Calf Barn/1927 Van Hoosen Bull Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Before lawn mowers... (about 300 feet away); 1850 Red House (about 300 feet away); Stony Creek Masonic Lodge No. 5/Mount Moriah (about 300 feet away); Stoney Creek School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stony Creek Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester Hills.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.