The History of Hope Township : Author and Resources

The history of Hope Township was compiled by Pretoria Maxwell. Please feel free to contact her at with any additions and/or corrections. A special thank you goes to Wilber Havens for his contribution for many of the above pictures.

Source Material and Suggested Reading for Additional Information

“The County of Midland, Michigan Official Register, History, Art Folio, and Directory, 1897”
Midland Genealogy Society – First Families Project
“The Midland Log – Centennial Farms” May 1985, published by Midland County Historical Society
“Upper Tittabawassee River Boom Towns” by Stan Berrman
“Michigan Ghost Towns of the Lower Peninsula” by R. L. Dodge
“The Midland Log – Camp Meeting” Vol 3, No 1, Spring 1972 – written by J. Wiley and published by Midland County Historical Society
“Portrait and Biographical Album of Midland Co, 1884”
“Midland Pioneers”, A Project of Midland Genealogical Society, Ora L. Flaningam, Editor, 1999
The Midland Daily News, February 17, 1999 – “Maxwells: A family filled with Hope” (Ernie Maxwell family)
The Midland Daily News, February 19, 2003 – “She embodied faith, courage” (Glade Rogers/Wilcox family)
Gladwin County Record, September 4, 1935, Page 8 – “Views of Edenville’s Third Annual Lumberjack Picnic”
“Salt of the Earth” by Dorothy Langdon Yates
“A History of Hope and Hope Township” by James L. Henry
“In Memory of the Camp Sixteeners” by Herbert Nolan