PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM
OF GRATIOT COUNTY, MICHIGAN 1884
LORENZO C. CLARK
Lorenzo c. Clark, farmer, section 9, North Star Township, was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1839. His parents were Watson D. and Elizabeth (Trace) Clark, both natives of that State, the former of English and the latter of German ancestry. They lived in Monroe County, Michigan from 1849 to 1876, except four years in Wayne County. While in the latter place Lorenzo C. worked in a store and sawmill.
Mr. Clark, the subject of this sketch, enlisted in Co. E, Sixth Michigan Vol. Inf., February 4, 1861, and was honorably discharged August 20, 1865, his regiment doing garrison duty. In 1876 he settled on section 5, North Star Township. He is pursuing general farming, having 40 acres in his homestead. In the spring of 1883 he was elected Township Treasurer, which position he now fills. March 20, 1862, he married Miss Elizabeth N., daughter of David and Marietta (Baker) Brake, both of whom are deceased. Mr. and Mrs Clark have nine children, namely: Willis C., Elva M., Lettie A., David G., Minnie R., Jennie E., John T., Libbie M. and Iva F.