Village of Vincent

Village of Vincent

On November 10, 1893, the Village of Vincent in the Township of Posen, Presque Isle County, was incorporated and included Section 9 and 15, Town 33 North, Range 6 East.

The name, Vincent, came from Vincent D. Vincent, who at that time owned much property and operated the Vincent Place Hotel. He was a dealer in general merchandise and forest products, a manufacturer of lumber and shingles, and operated a planing mill.

Vincent D'Vincent, was in early years a resident of Rogers City, later removing to Posen. He was one of the earlier county officers. After moving to Posen he ran the D'Vincent hotel and in connection with the hotel had a general store and drug store. He was a buyer of forest products and had a mill at Posen for a number of years and was one of the most influential citizens of that section of the county.

Then in 1907 the name of Vincent was dropped and the Village of Posen was incorporated. Since many of the people in the area were from Poland and Germany, it is interesting to note that the name was taken from the Polish Province, Poznan, and the German spelling Posen was used.