Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wildman Mills, 1831-1894

Wildman Mills, according to the Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County (Chapman Brothers, 1884), was born in Erie County, Ohio on September 17, 1831. His parents were Isaac Augustus Mills and Sophia Lyman Mills. Wildman's grandfather was Judge Isaac Mills, one of the co-founders of the city of Sandusky, Ohio. Wildman Mills moved to Sanilac County, Michigan in the 1860s. He was active in several business ventures, including real estate, lumber,  railroads, and farming. The town of Sandusky, Michigan, was named by Wildman Mills, in honor of the place of his birth, Sandusky, Ohio. In  1858, Wildman Mills married Julia Moss, and they had five children. After Wildman Mill died in Croswell, Michigan, his remains were returned to Sandusky, Ohio for burial at Oakland Cemetery.


Mills Street, Mills School, Mills Creek, and Mills Golf Course in Sandusky, Ohio, are all named in honor of the Mills family.


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