FORT ZIEGENHARDT is about 5000 farmers buying insurance from the Lapeer Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The people in charge of this insurance company also made the farmers fifty percent owners. After a couple years of in partnership with this Insurance Company. One day the insurance company went bankrupt for unknown reason and then the farmers received notices in the mail asking them to pay their assessment or they will lose their farms. The farmers hired a lawyer and they found out that the people running the insurance company were all related including Judges, Police, Town Officials and they even have friends in highest courts in Michigan. The Michigan Court ruled against the farmers and it resulted to "Violence".
EUGENE KREINER A.K.A. GENE HALE was born and raised in Michigan. As a retired business owner he has become a writer. He has two books in print Tusks and Mercy with a new novel on its way. He resides on Long Island, New York with his wife.