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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fraser
Fraser, Michigan and Vicinity
▶ Macomb County (118) ▶ Lapeer County (19) ▶ Oakland County (287) ▶ St. Clair County (55) ▶ Wayne County (309)
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|A native of Bavaria, John Baumgartner purchased this property in Erin Township in 1856, becoming one of Fraser's first landowners. Around 1866 he and his wife, Samantha, moved here with the first three of their seven children. In 1875 they erected . . . — — Map (db m110795) HM|
The forest fire apparatus bell in America appeared in 1803 on a hose wagon owned by the Philadelphia Hose Company No. 1. A spring-operated clapper rang the bell as the wheels turned, and acted as the warning device. Fire engines to this day are . . . — — Map (db m110869) HM|
In 1864, local residents asked Pastor Herman Lemke of East Detroit to help them organize a Lutheran church in Fraser. That same year, they built a small wood frame building on land south of 14 Mile Road. Each week after Sunday service, . . . — — Map (db m111062) HM|
This was the home of John & Samantha Baumgartner. John came to America from Bavaria. The beauty of this house is in its architecture, "Rundbogenstil", or "Round arched windows". The style was popular in Germany between 1840 and 1850. German . . . — — Map (db m110825) HM|