Biography of E. M. Lewis
Monroe County, MI Biographies





E. M. LEWIS, of East Milan. was born in Steuben county,N.Y. in 1849. Came to Michigan in 1874,working upon a farm. In 1874 purchased a farm in Dundee township. In 1874 married Amelia Critchett, of London township. They have no children of their own, but have an adopted daughter. In 1877 Mr. Lewis opened a general store at East Milan, which he continues to manage. In 1881 erected a charcoal kiln, and at present has seven kilns in operation, the annual consumption of wood being 4,000 cords, producing 130,000 bushels of charcoal. In 1884 erected a brick and tile works. In 1886, 450,000 brick and 250,000 tile were produced, giving employment to fourteen men. He also has in operation a portable saw mill. Owns 200 acres of farming land, upon which he has Poland China hogs and thoroughbred cattle.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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