Sam Sutton was an early settler with his family on the lake. Sam had two sisters: Maude and Bessie. In 1907 he married Anna Thom. They homesteaded Sutton's Bay on Newman Lake operating a boat from Day's Landing to summer homes on the lake. He also worked in a sawmill and ran his own resort where he died of tuberculosis in 1941. The family had no children.
Joe Engeser was the only son of Martin Engeser and Paulina Magus. He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota around 1887. The family left Minnesota in 1890 and settled first in Tacoma, Washington. In 1899, they took up a homestead of 160 acres in the N.E. Quarter of Section 32. After the death of his mother in 1942, Joe moved to his small cabin shown below in the photographs. The original homestead plus another eighty acres was later sold to the Siverson Brother's Sawmill. Joe died in a nursing home in Spokane on March 10, 1970 and is buried in Pines Cemetery.