Joseph Doan is said to have fathered 23 children, first with Clara
Rogers and later with Myrtle Card. The family lived in a small Gladwin
County community called Cherry Hill. The land at first appeared quite
fertile, but was quickly depleted. Today the area is used mostly as
hunting land. A paved road services the area, but most of the road
mileage in the area is trails following the paths of former railroad
lines, with names like Mosquito Alley and Sterling Truck Trail. Too
bad the land was not as fertile as Joe and his wives.
This photo does not show all of the children, but does include some spouses and grandchildren.
image provided by Stacee Dallas - March 2004
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