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 The Andrus Family

A Pioneer Family of Washington Township, Michigan

In the early 1800's, those states and territories within the Great Lakes area were considered the "West". One territory attracting immigrants from the eastern states and countries overseas was nestled within the confines of the Great Lakes. This was MICHIGAN TERRITORY.

This book tells the story of one such family in its struggles to survive and prosper and its rise to prominence and how it influenced the development of the area in which it settled.

This is the story of the
of Washington, Michigan.


This is the story of the members of the Andrus family who, along with other original land grant owners, would help create Washington Township. Learn about their contributions to their community and the surrounding area by becoming doctors, lawyers, farmers, professional baseball players, members of the military, and builders. A prominent architectural gem exists in Washington Township as a result of this building expertise and that is the Andrus Octagon House, built in 1860, which still stands today.



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