Fred Lorenzo D. Groff, 1858
Fred Lorenzo D. Groff (1858-1957), vice-president of the Albion LumberCompany, had worked for his brother John Groff in the lumber yard when it was known as Groff Brothers, doing accounting and general office work. Fred left the firm to become a rural mail carrier, but returned in 1916 and continued with the firm for many years. At his death in 1957 he was Albion’s oldest resident.
Source: Frank Passic. Homestead Savings and Loan and the Builders of Albion: One Hundred Years of Service, 1889-1989. Albion, MI: Homestead Savings and Loan Association. 1988.