Elijah Pelcher born 1833 Taymouth Saginaw

Elijah Pelcher is the eldest son of Albert Pelcher, and was born in Taymouth tp. in 1833. By occupation he is a farmer. He owns 20 acres of land—10 acres situated on sec. 28, and 10 on 21. He was married in Taymouth tp. to Jane Hickey, daughter of Daniel Hickey. They have 6 children—Jonas, Moses, Simon, Susan, Peter and George. Mr. and Mrs. Pelcher are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Pelcher is a descendant of the original owners of the soil; he is of Indian and French descent, and is the chief of the band of Chippewa Indians that are located in Taymouth tp. His Indian name is "Won-kesick," and his wife's "Swa-che-wan-no-qua."

Taymouth Township, Saginaw County, Michigan

Source: History of Saginaw County Michigan, By Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke, Published 1881 Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Chicago page 933.