West Liberty Heights

Early History

On January 6, 1826, David E. Lord purchased from the U.S. Government:

"The east half of the south east quarter of Section twenty five, in township Two South of Range Five East, in the District of Detroit and Territory of Michigan, containing eighty acres."

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From this time until November 16, 1914, when Benjamin Steinman purchased part of this land, the land or portions of it passed through a number of persons, including Mary Lord, Hannah Sabine (White), John G. Volz, John Eisele, John and Regina Beck, Louis and Elizabeth Seyler, Regina Binder, and Albert Schallhorn.

It was on June 25, 1869, that John Eisele and his wife Walburga filed a quit claim deed to convey the 15-acre portion that was to become West Liberty Heights to John G. Volz. The 1847 map of Scio Township shows G. V. as owning a parcel of land in this location.

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And here to view a blow-up of our area.

On November 16, 1914 Benjamin Steinman purchased from Albert F. Schallhorn land described as:

"Fifteen acres of land lying south of the highway and off from the east side of the east half of the south east quarter of section twenty five, as the lines designate the same (and other lands) all in township two south, range five east."

Mr. Steinman and his wife, Eleanor C. Steinman, filed the subdivision plat with Washtenaw County in August, 1925 (Liber 6 of plats, page 16) and advertised Suburban Home Sites in the Ann Arbor News from June 19 to September 11, 1925 (2007, The Ann Arbor News, All rights reserved.  Reprinted with permission). Click below to go to the West Liberty Heights Subdivision Map and learn more about our history.

West Liberty Heights Subdivision Map