Stoney Creek Village


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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 was built. Next came a hotel and a woolen mill. Josua Van Hoosen's family settled here in 1836, when he was six years old. In 1853, after seeking wealth in California's gold fields, Josua 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 deed about 300 acres to Michigan State University.
 

Registered Site L0174
Erected 1982

Location: 1005 Van Hoosen Road
Rochester Hills, Oakland County

Topics:
Early Settlers


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