Ami J. Jakeway, superintendent of yards and lumber at Hungerford, was born Dec. 15, 1842, in
Herkimer Co., N. Y., and is the son of James and Catherine (\Verrels) Jakeway, who were also
natives of the Empire State, and who moved to Michigan in 1852. The former is deceased.
Mr. Jakeway was approaching manhood when the civil war broke out and, Aug. 9, 1862, he enlisted in the 25th Mich. Vol. Inf., serving in defense of the Union until January, 1865. He was in the battles at Perryville, Ky., Bowling Green and Knoxville. At the latter place he was captured and finally sent to the stockade prison at Andersonville, where his experiences, though the same in detail with thousands of others, are no less replete with horror and suffering.
On receiving his discharge he came to Michigan and engaged in lumbering in the employ of Messrs. Hood & Gale, of Big Rapids, in 1867, with whom he remained five years. He then entered the service of Messrs. Blodgett & Brumon, where he operated in a similar capacity eight years. He came to Hungerford Sept. 14, 1882, and assumed the duties pertaining to his present position.
Mr. Jakeway was married in Kent County, in 1867, to Bridget Burke, who was born in 1847, in Canada. Her parents were Michael and Ellen (Dorey) Burke. Mr. Jakeway's family includes seven children: Maggie, Katie, Alice, Nellie M., Mary E., Lena L. and James R.