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Desautels/Reilly Family History

Last Updated: 06/06/2010

Source: "The Tibbits (Tibbitts), Reilly, Bettinger, & McCarthy Family Tree Book 1784 to 1994" by Mary Heindel Reilly

    The descendant listing below was created by Michael R. Reilly using Family Tree Maker Genealogy Software - See bottom of page for contact instructions regarding updating/corrections.

 

Descendants of Pierre Desautels

Generation No. 1

1. PIERRE1 DESAUTELS He married MARIE ANGEIQUE (Angelique) PARIS.

Notes for PIERRE DESAUTELS:

(Jay's my page 4.7080)

Just a note to say that Desautels = desAutels = Desotell = Dezotel =Disotel = Deshotel, etc. Have yet to find anyone with these spellings or variations of same who are NOT related. The family can be traced back to 1600 or before at Malicorne-sur-Sarthe in the Diocese of Mans (Lemans) in the ancient Province of Maine in France. The early desAutels were from north of Lyon in old Burgundy. Pierre Desautels of Malicorne came to Montreal from France in 1653.

In addition to these other spellings you might want to check out Desautels sites in Rootsweb and Egroups. I am always happy to communicate with any member of my family regardless of how they spell the name or of which side of the American-Canadian border they reside. I have a proven record of willingness to share any of the information in my genealogical record and am always anxious to add to it.

My records contain data and references to Desautels from as far back as the 1300's (in Burgundy) and the family name has been traced directly back to Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, Maine and the grandfather of Pierre Desautels the pioneer at Ville Marie (Montreal).

Source: Posted by: Jay Desautels </cgi-genforum/email.cgi?162876929> Date: October 28, 2000 at 12:40:58

Child of PIERRE DESAUTELS and MARIE PARIS is:

2. i. LOUIS2 DESAUTELS, b. 26 Aug 1777, Terrebonne County, Quebec, Canada.

 

Generation No. 2

2. LOUIS2 DESAUTELS (PIERRE1) was born 26 Aug 1777 in Terrebonne County, Quebec, Canada. He married (1) JOSEPHTE JOSETTE (JOSEPHINE) THESSIER LAVINGNE 06 Apr 1801 in Ste. Anne des Plaines, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada,. She was born Abt. 1785, and died Bef. 1849 in Quebec, Canada. He married (2) JULIE (THUSSIER) L'HUSSIER 16 Jul 1849 in Montreal.

Notes for LOUIS DESAUTELS:

(Jay's my page 5.70300)

Louis was the 2nd of 15 children (only 5 are known to live to be married).

According to Jay Desautels, all of Louis' sibs were born at Terrebonne, except the 1st, born 1773 at nearby Assomption County.

Louis is listed on both Natalies' death and later birth, as being a "sawyer" ("de long" probably referred to large, tree-trunk type of sawyer) The sawyers trade would have kept him and his family in touch with a wider circle of people than the average resident of Montreal.

I, Mike Reilly, chose that the two Natalie female children were born in Ste. Anne des Plaines, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada, because the 1828 death record is attributed to St. Anne's parish which was in Terrebonne..

Notes for JOSEPHTE JOSETTE (JOSEPHINE) THESSIER LAVINGNE:

Josephte (Josette) (Josephine) Tessier (Thessier) Lavigne Lavinge

(Jay's my page 6.72000)

More About LOUIS DESAUTELS and JOSEPHTE LAVINGNE:

Marriage: 06 Apr 1801, Ste. Anne des Plaines, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada

More About LOUIS DESAUTELS and JULIE L'HUSSIER:

Marriage: 16 Jul 1849, Montreal

Children of LOUIS DESAUTELS and JOSEPHTE LAVINGNE are:

i. ANDRE3 DESAUTELS, m. MARIE HELEN DUPUIS, 26 Aug 1845, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.

Notes for ANDRE DESAUTELS:

Jay Desautels has four children listed for this marriage

More About ANDRE DESAUTELS and MARIE DUPUIS:

Marriage: 26 Aug 1845, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

ii. JOSEPH DESAUTELS, m. JOSEPHINE AUCLAIRE, 19 Jun 1838, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

More About JOSEPH DESAUTELS and JOSEPHINE AUCLAIRE:

Marriage: 19 Jun 1838, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

iii. MARIE JOSEPHTE DESAUTELS, m. JOSEPH-MARIE LUCAS (LOCAS) REINAUD, 10 Feb 1834, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

More About JOSEPH-MARIE REINAUD and MARIE DESAUTELS:

Marriage: 10 Feb 1834, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

iv. NATALIE DESAUTELS, b. 20 Apr 1828, Ste. Anne des Plaines, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; d. 03 May 1828, Ste. Anne des Plaines, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada.

Notes for NATALIE DESAUTELS:

Buried by Father Joseph Gaboury, parish priest

"The fifth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, I priest, undersigned, have buried Natalie, died the day before yesterday, 13 days old, daughter of Louis Desautels, scieur de long (wood/log cutter) and of Josephte Telper dite Lavigne of this parish. witnesses Joseph Girou and Joseph xxxxx xxx xxxx declare xxxxx xxxxx

Joseph Gaboury, priest"

Birth, Marriage & Death > Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 > M > Montréal (Basilique Notre-Dame) > 1828

Translated by Marc Jolicoeur 7/25/2008

More About NATALIE DESAUTELS:

Burial: 05 May 1828, Quebec, Canada

3. v. LOUISE ANATALIE "NATALIE" E. DESAUTELS, b. 24 Apr 1830, Ste. Anne des Plaines, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; d. 20 Nov 1885, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

Generation No. 3

3. LOUISE ANATALIE "NATALIE" E.3 DESAUTELS (LOUIS2, PIERRE1) (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly, Carl Dutcher wrote that son John's records refer to his mother as Nettie E.. The 1880 Fed Census of Andrew Boisclair show that his mother Natalie was born in New York and father in Canada.) was born 24 Apr 1830 in Ste. Anne des Plaines, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada, and died 20 Nov 1885 in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan (Source: Saginaw County Courthouse,, C-P-49-55g-4M-12D, book lists both birth and death dates.). She married JEAN (JOHN JOANNIS) H. BOISCLAIR Abt. 1850, son of JEAN BOISCLAIR and MARGUERITE DESCHENEAUX. He was born Bef. Nov 1826 in Upper Canada (Quebec) (Source: Bay County, Michigan Marriage Record, He was age 60 when married 11/22/1886.), and died in Age 87.

Notes for LOUISE ANATALIE "NATALIE" E. DESAUTELS:

From Ste. Anne des Plaines, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada parish records of 1830 recorded in the Drouis collection, Quebec Vital and Church Records, 1621-1917.

"The eleventh of July, one thousand, eight hundred thrity, I priest, undersigned, have baptized Louise Natalie, born 24 April last of the legitimate marriage of Louis Desautels, scieur de long, and Josette Telpier Lavingne of this parish. godfather Eustache Aucoin has signed below, Godmother Marguerite Loca who also with the father dealors cold not sign.

Eustache Aucoin

Malard XXXXX

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Lapointe is what is known as a "dit" (pronounced "dee" as in deep) name which was very commont

until a hundred years ago in the French-canadian culture. The word translates to SAID or CALLED and was used as a sort of 2nd surname. Lapointe was added to the Desautels name because Pierre Desautels the pioneer at Montreal who arrived in 1653 was given a land grant at Longue Pointe (just north of the city of Montreal but now a part of it. Several other families have also used Lapointe as a 2nd surname and few Desautels maintained its use and fewer still dropped the Desautels and kept the Lapointe. It is only important to note as a research tool as there were some statistical data recorded as Lapointe. Most persons who use the name Lapointe today are actually descendants of the

Audet-Lapointe family. About a half-dozen other families also used that "dit" name. Hope I did not confuse anyone.

Source: Jay Desautels http://www.jenforum.org/dezotell/messages/10.html

 

Notes for JEAN (JOHN JOANNIS) H. BOISCLAIR:

I have no real evidence that Jean H. Boisclair is the son of Jean Marie Boisclair and Marguerite Descheneaux but this is the only Jean found so far that meets the approx marriage/birth criteria. Even though John H. didn't name his first (?) son John, rather it was Andrew, perhaps Andrew was a brother or uncle or ? until more proof one way or another I'm attaching John H. here. (Mike Reilly)

 

While living in Buffalo, New York, where would the Boisclair/Desautels family have worshipped? The most likely is the following:

OUR LADY OF LOURDES' CHURCH

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

(Formerly St. Peter's French Church)

The Rev. Francis Guth retired from St. Louis' Church in April, 1850, and the French speaking people also withdrew, and with Father Guth they organized the French congregation of St. Peter's. They bought a plain brick building on the corner of Washington and Clinton Streets, which had been erected five or six years before by the Baptists. The building had a high basement, and here a school was formed under the direction of Brother Ferreol. Father Guth left in August, 1851, and was succeeded by the Rev. Edward Chevalier. He remained about one year, when the Rev. J. M. Maurice took charge until October, 1855.

The Rev. J. P. Klein, who followed Father Maurice, dwelt in the basement of the church. The church was incorporated in his pastorate, and the seven trustees became the managing body.

The Rev. N. Sester, vicar general for the French and Germans, came in June, 1869, and soon placed the affairs of the congregation in good financial shape.

The Rev. Joseph Sorg came in 1867, for some months; the Rev. L. LeBreton for one year; the Rev. Joseph Boegel for nearly two years; the Rev. Charles Berard for six years; the Rev. F. X. Ulrich, the Rev. R. Faure, D. D., the Rev. J. Canmer, for different periods until 1886, when the Rev. Joseph Fenger was appointed.

The little old church was falling to decay; the site was valuable for business, and the pastor began to negotiate for a more favorable locality. The congregation finally approved of the site selected by Bishop Quigley and the pastor, at the corner of Main and Best Streets. Here they erected a splendid stone church, which was dedicated January 14, 1905, by Bishop Quigley, under the double title of St. Peter and Our Lady of Lourdes.

The congregation is scattered but the members cherish the traditions of their race, and many come occasionally from distant parts of the city to listen to the word of God in the French church.

Father Fenger died April 1, 1908, and the Rev. Martin Phillips was appointed pastor. Soon after taking charge Father Phillips built the fine brick school and hall.

Father Phillips died September 20, 1924, and the Rev. Albert Rivers came as pastor. Father Rivers decided to remodel the church, so he enlarged the sanctuary and placed pillars in the Basilica style which enhanced the beauty of the building and gave more room for the congregation.

Rev. Thomas Donohue, D.D., History of the Diocese of Buffalo (Buffalo, New York: The Buffalo Catholic Publication Co., Inc., 1929), pp. 213-214.

About the St. Louis parish:

ST. LOUIS' CHURCH

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

St. Louis' was the first congregation organized west of Rochester, and the first in the present Diocese of Buffalo. The Rev. Stephan Badin sojourned in Buffalo six weeks with Mr. Louis Lecouteulx before returning to his own mission in Kentucky. This was in the winter of 1828 - 1829, and Father Badin said Mass for the Catholics several times during his visit, in the court house or in the home of Mr. Lecouteulx. Mr. Lecouteulx owned several tracts of land in Buffalo, and Father Badin persuaded him to donate the plot, corner Main and Edward Streets, as a site for a church. The deed dated January 5, 1829, was drawn up and sent to Bishop Dubois as a New Year's gift.

The Bishop came to Buffalo, July of the same year, sang high Mass in the court house and dedicated the ground to the purposes designated by the donors. The Bishop celebrated a solemn high Mass on this occasion in the court house, at which there were more than eight hundred persons present. This was the first time that such religious solemnity had been witnessed in Buffalo, and it made a deep impression on both Catholic and Protestant.

At 4 o'clock in the afternoon another ceremony, strange to this part of the world, took place. The Bishop vested in solemn Pontificals, and, proceeded by an immense throng, left the court house in procession to bless the new cemetery. It was a strange and inspiring sight to witness this procession, headed by four old men who recited the Rosary in German, while English, and French and German responded in his own tongue.

A delegation of Catholics called upon the Bishop and begged him to send them a priest. The Rev. John Nicholas Mertz came to Buffalo shortly after, and he was the first resident priest of the incipient St. Louis' congregation. He secured a little log house on the west side of Pearl Street, midway between Court and Eagle Streets, where he dwelt for some years. He rented a small frame building, which had at one time served as a meeting house for Methodists, situated in an open space between Pearl and Main Streets; and here the saintly old man organized the first Catholic congregation of Buffalo. Here they had vespers occasionally, sung by an impromptu choir, to the accompaniment of a small reed organ placed on the floor near the door of the building. Here they had the first school also, where every afternoon the younger ones could learn to read and write and spell.

Many Catholics came to Buffalo in the next three years: and Father Mertz resolved to erect a more commodious structure, on the site donated by Mr. Lecouteulx. The parishioners were poor and could not donate money, but they gave their time and labor to the work; and they hewed huge timbers in the forest on Delevan Avenue and drew them in with their ox teams, and placed them in position for the frame work of their church. The interstices were filled in with a primitive sort of mortar composed of straw and clay.

Father Mertz had brought some money from Europe, and some of this he used to purchase whatever was needed that his people could not supply. He also brought a bronze tabernacle with him, which had a symbolic figure of the "Lamb" on the upper portion of the door. It was from this that the church derived its name, and it was called the "Lamb of God." The little church was begun in 1830. The corner-stone was laid July 8, 1831; but such slow progress was made that it was not ready for services until the spring of 1832. No provision was made for heating the church in cold weather. Artificial heating was considered a luxury, which few of the early churches enjoyed.

In 1835 Father Mertz was fast failing under the weight of years and the burden of his ever increasing labors; so the Bishop sent him an assistant in the person of the Rev. Alexander Pax. Father Mertz practically transferred the responsibility of the parish to Father Pax, and the next summer he proceeded to Europe for a well-earned rest.

Father Pax took full charge of the church, and he planned to build a large brick church around the form of the old rough cast structure. He labored under many difficulties, and against much opposition, but he triumphed and he saw the completion of his work in 1843. Then he resigned his position and returned to his native land. This church was later enlarged, and was totally destroyed by fire on the evening of March 25, 1885. Not disheartened by the great loss, the congregation, under the direction of Rev. Joseph Sorg, immediately started a frame structure, which was completed in less than three weeks. The pastor and people next planned the magnificent structure which now adorns the handsome property. The corner-stone was laid May 29, 1886, and the first religious service was held in the church August 25, 1889, when the building was blessed . The following pastors labored in St. Louis' Church: Rev. John Nicholas Mertz, November, 1829, to June, 1836; Rev. Alexander Pax, August, 1836, to March 19, 1843; Rev. Francis Guth, September 1, 1844, to September, 1855; Rev. William Deiters, September, 1855, to June 11, 1861. Priests from St. Michael's and St. Mary's attended during vacancies. Rev. J.E. Moshall, September, 1861, to February, 1862; Rev. S. Schoulepnikoff, January, 1864, to August, 1867; Rev. J.M. Sorg, August, 1865, to September, 1888; Rev. P. Hoelscher, D.D., to December 27, 1916. Dr. Hoelscher added greatly to the beauty of the building by interior ornamentation and handsome furnishings. Miss Emma Lang left $16,000 for a marble altar, which was placed in position in the sanctuary of the church.

Monsignor Paul Hoelscher died, December 23, 1916, and was succeeded by the Rev. Henry Laudenbach in January, 1917.

Fire again threatened the church in 1921, but the damage was soon repaired and the church was redecorated. The church was consecrated in 1912. The rectorship of St. Louis' is one of the irremovables.

Evils had arisen from the trustee system, the trustees claiming the right to appoint or disapprove at will, all officials of the parish, even including the pastor. In the first synod of the diocese, held in New York, August, 1841, a decree was passed defining the powers of pastors and trustees. Bishop Hughes ordered the decrees to be read in all the churches of the diocese.

At a meeting of the trustees of Saint Louis Church held, shortly after the decrees of the synod were read in the church, they decided not to comply with the new regulations. This insubordination caused a bitter and long drawn out controversy, filled with accusations and incriminations which finally terminated in an interdict which closed St. Louis' Church for two years.

Rev. Thomas Donohue, D.D., History of the Diocese of Buffalo (Buffalo, New York: The Buffalo Catholic Publication Co., Inc., 1929), p. 195 - 198.

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Cemeteries where the family may have buried their unknown dead ?

BUFFALO ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERIES

The first Catholic Church property in Buffalo was conveyed by Louis LeCoulteux to Bishop Dubois for the purposes of a church, priesthouse and cemetery, at the corner of Main and Edward Streets. Two or three interments were made in this plot when the Catholics were allotted a portion of the city cemetery on the site of the present City Hall. In the year 1832 the dreaded cholera scourge broke out in Buffalo, and further burials in the City Hall Cemetery were prohibited. The city purchased a large tract of land in East North Street the site of the present regimental armory and the Masten Park High School, in 1832, and set apart a portion for the Catholic burial ground. This plot was conveyed to Bishop Dubois by the City of Buffalo, and was consecrated by Bishop Timon August 15, 1849. This cemetery plot was small, and in 1853 Bishop Timon bought a large tract at Limestone Hill, the present Holy Cross Cemetery.

In the winter of 1859 the United German and French Roman Catholic Cemetery Association was organized with nine trustees and they purchased land at Pine Hill, which they still conduct for a Catholic Cemetery.

In 1910 Rev. Francis F. Kelly of North Tonawanda purchased fifty acres in Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, near the Tonawanda City Line for a cemetery. He purchased twenty-four acres additional in 1923. It is situated in a favorable locality and Buffalo Catholics are turning to Mount Olivet in preference to older cemeteries.

Rev. Thomas Donohue, D.D., History of the Diocese of Buffalo (Buffalo, New York: The Buffalo Catholic Publication Co., Inc., 1929), p. 391.

 

More About JEAN (JOHN JOANNIS) H. BOISCLAIR:

Name 2: BoisclaireBoisclere Beauclere BeauclercBoiseleac

Name 3: Means "clear wood" in French

Burial: 04 Nov 1910, Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org , Block 22 Row 27 Lot 7.)

Census 1: 1860, Age 33, carpenter, $40 in personal assets, born Canada, literate (Source: 1860 Federal Census, 1st Ward, Buffalo, New York, entry 928.)

Census 2: 1880, Night watchman in mill (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.)

Census 3: 1894, Age 67, born 1826 in Canada, parents both born in Canada (Source: 1894 Federal Census of Bay City, Michigan.)

City Directory 1: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Watchman, res. Washington near Cleveland Works (Source: Bay City, Michigan Business Directory.)

City Directory 2: 1883, Watchman, res. e.s. Washington near Cleveland Works, 1st Ward

City Directory 3: Bet. 1884 - 1885, Ship carpenter, res. e.s. Washington near Cleveland Works, 2nd Ward

City Directory 4: 1886, Ship carpenter, res. e.s. Washington 2n of railroad crossing, 2nd Ward

City Directory 5: 1887, Ship carpenter, res. e.s. Washington

City Directory 6: Bet. 1890 - 1891, Carpenter, res. S. Spruce

Occupation: 22 Nov 1886, Lumber (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Marriage Cert to Lucie.)

Residence 1: Nov 1910, 2312 Wells St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org .)

Residence 2: 1860, 1st Ward, Buffalo, Erie, New York (Source: 1860 Federal Census, Census taken July 6, 1860, #928-946, page 112.)

More About JEAN BOISCLAIR and LOUISE DESAUTELS:

Marriage: Abt. 1850

Children of LOUISE DESAUTELS and JEAN BOISCLAIR are:

i. ANN (NATALIA)4 BOISCLAIR (Source: 1860 Federal Census, This census lists an "Ann" as being 8 yrs old. Laocadia was born abt 4 days bef the census was taken, so technically she wasn't 8 yrs old yet. Could "Ann" be "Natalia"?), b. Abt. 1851; d. 09 May 1879, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan (Source: St. Andrews Church Death..).

More About ANN (NATALIA) BOISCLAIR:

Burial: 09 May 1879, St. Andrew's, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan (Source: St. Andrews Church Death Cert., Her parents are not listed on Death cert; Mary Heidel Reilly places her in this family because she was probably named after her mother, and that St. Andrew's Church was the family parish.)

4. ii. LAOCADIA (CATHERINE) BOISCLAIR, b. 02 Jul 1852, Buffalo, Erie, New York; d. 13 Jan 1914.

5. iii. LOUISA (MARIA) BOISCLAIR, b. 06 Sep 1854, Buffalo, NY; d. 09 May 1920, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

iv. ANDREW BOISCLAIR, b. Apr 1858, Buffalo (?), New York (Source: 1860 Federal Census, The 1860 Fed Census listed Andrew's age as 2 years old, while the 1880 Fed Census of West Bay City, Michigan has age as 27 and born in New York.); m. JOSEPHINE ?, Bef. 1880; b. Abt. 1859, Kansas (Source: 1880 Federal Census, West Bay City, Michigan has age at 21, born in Kansas.).

Notes for ANDREW BOISCLAIR:

Is Andrew the Frank Andrew Boisclair?

Database: Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907 Viewing records 1-1 of 1

August 26, 2003 11:57 AM

Name Marriage Date County Volume Page

Frank A Boisclair 14 Feb 1895 Milwaukee 27 0065

1880 Census Michigan > Bay > West Bay City > District 22 married Josephine. working as Laborer

More About ANDREW BOISCLAIR:

City Directory 1: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Laborer, bds at John Boisclair (Source: 1881/82 Bay City, Michigan City Directory.)

City Directory 2: 1887, Claker, resides on Washington (Source: 1887 Bay City, Michigan City Directory.)

City Directory 3: Bet. 1890 - 1891, Calker, resides N. Linn (Source: 1890/91 Bay City, Michigan City Directory.)

Occupation: 1880, Ship carpenter (Source: 1880 Federal Census.)

Residence: 1880, Bds with Charles De Grace (Source: 1880 Federal Census.)

More About ANDREW BOISCLAIR and JOSEPHINE ?:

Marriage: Bef. 1880

v. JOHN H. BOISCLAIR, JR., b. Bef. May 1861, Buffalo, Erie, New York; m. (1) ALICE LEMERE, 20 Sep 1881, St. Mary's Catholic Church, West Bay City, Saginaw, Michigan; b. Abt. 1862, Michigan; d. Bef. May 1885, Saginaw or Bay City, Michigan; m. (2) JOSEPHINE STORMONT, 02 May 1885, Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Book B, Page 170, Rec# 2616.); b. Abt. 1869, Canada.

Notes for JOHN H. BOISCLAIR, JR.:

In 1880, John H. Boisclair, Jr. is working as a Laborer in District 148 of Oscoda village, Iosco County, Michigan. ancestry.com identifies him as John Bogsclair born abt 1861 in New York.

In 1900 there's a John H. Boisclair living in New York > Erie > Tonawanda > District 262 w/o a wife or children. Same person?

More About JOHN H. BOISCLAIR, JR.:

City Directory 1: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Laborer, resides at John Boisclair (Source: Bay City, Michigan Business Directory.)

City Directory 2: 1884, Laborer at Am. Chemical Co., bds John Boisclair

City Directory 3: 1886, Sailor, resides e.s. Washington, 2n of JLR Crossing, 2nd Ward

City Directory 4: 1887, Sailor, resides 2nd and Sophia

More About JOHN BOISCLAIR and ALICE LEMERE:

Marriage: 20 Sep 1881, St. Mary's Catholic Church, West Bay City, Saginaw, Michigan

More About JOHN BOISCLAIR and JOSEPHINE STORMONT:

Marriage: 02 May 1885, Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Book B, Page 170, Rec# 2616.)

Minister: Pastor Henry H. Schutjes

Witnesses: Louis Boisclair and Emma Bosquire of West Bay City

6. vi. LOUIS BOISCLAIR, b. Abt. 1863, Buffalo, Erie, New York; d. 02 Mar 1895, Bay City, Bay, Michigan.

vii. MARIA JACOBA (MARY JANE) BOISCLAIR (Source: Saginaw Library, Michigan, Vol. IV p. 112 (as recorded on two index cards in the Saginaw Library), she is recorded as Mary Jane.), b. 22 Jun 1869 (Source: St. Andrews Church Baptism Cert., Lists birth date.).

More About MARIA JACOBA (MARY JANE) BOISCLAIR:

Census: 1880, Listed as "Mary J." attending school (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.)

Christening: 04 Jul 1869 (Source: St. Andrews Church Baptism Cert., Vol. IV p. 112 (as recorded on two index cards in the Saginaw Library).)

Sponsors: 04 Jul 1869, Francicius Chariat and Lacadia Boisclerc

 

Generation No. 4

4. LAOCADIA (CATHERINE)4 BOISCLAIR (LOUISE ANATALIE "NATALIE" E.3 DESAUTELS, LOUIS2, PIERRE1) was born 02 Jul 1852 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, and died 13 Jan 1914. She married CHARLES HENRI DE GRACE Bef. Aug 1874, son of LANGE DE GRACE and LUCY GOODIN. He was born 1851 in New Brunswick, Canada (Source: Karen Traynor.), and died Abt. Jun 1934 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About LAOCADIA (CATHERINE) BOISCLAIR:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Notes for CHARLES HENRI DE GRACE:

Hello everyone!!

I am researching my father's line and my focus seems to primarily be in the

Bay County area. Here is an outline of what I have:

Descendants of Charles Henri DeGrace

1. Charles Henri DEGRACE b: November 27, 1851 in New Brunswick, Canada d:

May 16, 1934 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA

he married Laocadia BOISCLAIR b: July 02, 1852 in Buffalo, Erie Co., New

York, USA m: d: January 13, 1914 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA

..... 2. Louis Arthur DEGRACE b: August 19, 1874 in Banks, Bay County,

Michigan, USA d: 1899

.... 2 George Alexander DEGRACE b: May 14, 1876 in Bay City, Bay Co.,

Michigan, USA d: December 03, 1950 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin,

USA

he married Adelaide Anna JANKA b: February 18, 1879 in Milwaukee,

Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin m: February 18, 1879 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co.,

Wisconsin, USA d: November 23, 1971 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin,

USA

.... 2 Natalie (Nettie) DEGRACE b: November 19, 1877 in Bay Co., Michigan,

USA

.... 2 Leo DEGRACE b: Abt. 1880

.... 2 Lucy Ida DEGRACE b: February 05, 1880 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA

.... 2 Louise DEGRACE b: Abt. 1884

....... +William STARK

.... 2 Joseph Henri DEGRACE b: May 11, 1884 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA d:

September 18, 1893 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA

.... 2 Mary Lea DEGRACE b: October 22, 1885 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA

.... 2 Emily Josephine DEGRACE b: April 17, 1887 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA

....... +THOMPSON

.... 2 Charles Edward DEGRACE b: August 30, 1889 in West Bay City, Bay

County, Michigan, USA d. February 13, 1967 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co.,

Wisconsin, USA (my paternal grandfather)

....... +Evelyn Dorothy OLSON b: March 09, 1898 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.,

Minnesota, USA m: Abt. 1916 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, USA d:

January 28, 1978 in Menomonie, Dunn Co., Wisconsin, USA

I am looking for any additional information on any of these family lines. My

grandfather is a bit difficult to trace as he disappeared out of my father's

life when he was about 2. I have a strong ancestral line on Charles Henri

DeGRACE with limited info on Laocadia BOISCLAIR and would be very willing to

share any of the details which I have.

Karen Traynor

Wisconsin

 

More About CHARLES HENRI DE GRACE:

Burial: Jun 1934

More About CHARLES DE GRACE and LAOCADIA BOISCLAIR:

Marriage: Bef. Aug 1874

Children of LAOCADIA BOISCLAIR and CHARLES DE GRACE are:

i. LOUIS E.5 DE GRACE, b. Abt. 1875.

ii. GEORGE A. DE GRACE, b. Abt. 1876.

iii. NETTIE M. DE GRACE, b. Abt. 1877.

iv. LUCY L. DE GRACE, b. Abt. 1880.

 

5. LOUISA (MARIA)4 BOISCLAIR (LOUISE ANATALIE "NATALIE" E.3 DESAUTELS, LOUIS2, PIERRE1) (Source: 1920 Federal Census, Lists her as Louisa Tibbits, age 65, b. NY, parents born in Canada. 1860, 1900, 1910 also list her as Louisa.) was born 06 Sep 1854 in Buffalo, NY, and died 09 May 1920 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married GEORGE DENNIS TIBBITS 15 Nov 1869 in St. Andrews Church, Saginaw City, MI. (Source: St. Andrews Church Marriage Cert., "Georgius Tibbits and Ludonian Boisclair - 15th Nov. 1869 Georguem illegiitimate son of Sarah Bodman (Bottman) born 19 years ago in Upper Canada (an illegible word is here) and Ludonian, legitimate daughter of Joannis Bosiclair and Anatalia Deshotels, born 15 years ago in Buffalo, NY. Testifying Patrickus Savoy of Saginaw City and Leocadia Boisclair of Saginaw City."), son of BENJAMIN WILLIAMS? and SARAH BADMAN. He was born 04 Mar 1850 in Upper Canada (Quebec), and died 12 Dec 1933 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Milwaukee County Courthouse, Death Cert. V444 P59 shows informant was, Mr. B. O. Fox, (Benjamin O'Neill Fox), who was not aware of George Dennis' parents names, and he gave George's birth as 4 March 1851 in Michigan, which is one year later than Michigan's records. The cert indicated that George has been a bridge operator for the City of Milwaukee for thirty years and had worked last in October 1932, fifteen months prior to his death. He was 83 years, 9 months, and 9 days old when he died principally of uremia, with contributory causes of chronic intersatitial nephritis and chronic myocarditis. Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly.).

More About LOUISA (MARIA) BOISCLAIR:

Burial: May 1920, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org, Block 5 Section D Lot 390 Grave 1.)

More About GEORGE DENNIS TIBBITS:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org, Block 5 Section D Lot 390 Grave 2.)

Christening: 12 Sep 1869 (Source: St. Andrews Church Baptism Cert., "1869 Georgius Tibbits - Day 12th Sept. baptized George, illegiitimate son of Sarah Badman (Bodman or Battman), 19 years old, born 4 March 1850, sponsor Edwardus German (?).") Neither the Williams or Tibbits families were Catholic and George Dennis Tibbits himself was only baptized a Roman Catholic two months before his marriage, which conforms to a long practiced custom (or rule) of non-Catholics converting to Catholicism if they wished to marry a Catholic. Source "Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly.)

Occupation 1: 1920, Bridgetender (Source: 1920 Federal Census, 455-40-49, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.)

Occupation 2: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Saginaw City, MI., laborer, resides East Division (Source: Saginaw City Directory.)

Occupation 3: 1876, Laborer

Occupation 4: Bet. 1879 - 1880, Saginaw & E. Saginaw, watchman, Tittabawassee Boom Co., res. North west corner of Clinton and Porter

Occupation 5: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Saginaw & E. Saginaw, watchman, Tittabawassee Boom Co., res. North west corner of Mason and Troop

Occupation 6: 1883, Saginaw, watchman, res. 1102 Troop

Occupation 7: Bet. 1884 - 1887, Saginaw City, streetcar conductor

Occupation 8: 1889, Saginaw City, laborer

Residence 1: 1920, 455 19th Avenue, Milwaukee (Source: 1920 Federal Census, Census lists only 19th Avenue but when Louise died in May 1920 the address was listed as 455 19th Ave., Ward 23, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly).)

Residence 2: Dec 1933, 2408 W. Lloyd Street, Ward 10, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Milwaukee County Courthouse, V444 P59 Death Cert.)

More About GEORGE TIBBITS and LOUISA BOISCLAIR:

Marriage: 15 Nov 1869, St. Andrews Church, Saginaw City, MI. (Source: St. Andrews Church Marriage Cert., "Georgius Tibbits and Ludonian Boisclair - 15th Nov. 1869 Georguem illegiitimate son of Sarah Bodman (Bottman) born 19 years ago in Upper Canada (an illegible word is here) and Ludonian, legitimate daughter of Joannis Bosiclair and Anatalia Deshotels, born 15 years ago in Buffalo, NY. Testifying Patrickus Savoy of Saginaw City and Leocadia Boisclair of Saginaw City.")

Children of LOUISA BOISCLAIR and GEORGE TIBBITS are:

i. BENJAMIN A.5 TIBBITS, b. 01 Jun 1871.

ii. NATALIE TIBBITS, b. Abt. 1873.

iii. LAURA TIBBITS, b. 29 Sep 1874.

7. iv. GEORGE EDWARD TIBBITS, b. 05 Mar 1878, Bay City (Saginaw City Hall), Saginaw, MI; d. 25 Dec 1959, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin.

v. HARRIET L. TIBBITS, b. 1880.

vi. LAOCADIA SARAH TIBBITS, b. 15 Jun 1881.

vii. MARVIN SYLVESTER TIBBITS, b. 31 Dec 1892.

viii. LEONARD ABEL TIBBITS, b. 01 Aug 1894.

 

6. LOUIS4 BOISCLAIR (LOUISE ANATALIE "NATALIE" E.3 DESAUTELS, LOUIS2, PIERRE1) was born Abt. 1863 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, and died 02 Mar 1895 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Death Cert., age 32 yrs, 7 months.). He met ANNA A. COONAN 28 Sep 1886 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, West Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Marriage Cert., Book C, Page 3, Rec. # 4409,.), daughter of JOHN COONAN and LOUISE GUERRAN. She was born 09 Mar 1867 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, and died 10 Nov 1920 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

More About LOUIS BOISCLAIR:

Census: 1880, Works in shingle mill (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.)

City Directory 1: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Laborer, resides at John Boisclair (Source: Bay City, Michigan Business Directory.)

City Directory 2: 1883, Foreman M.C.R.R., bds with John Boisclair

City Directory 3: Bet. 1884 - 1885, Brakeman M.C.R.R., bds with Charles De Grace, 4th Ward

City Directory 4: 1887, Brakeman M.C.R.R.

City Directory 5: Bet. 1890 - 1891, Listed as L.A. Boisclair, conductor M.C.R.R.

More About ANNA A. COONAN:

Burial: Nov 1920, West Bay City, Bay, Michigan

More About LOUIS BOISCLAIR and ANNA COONAN:

Minister: L. D. Guerin

Single: 28 Sep 1886, St. Mary's Catholic Church, West Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Marriage Cert., Book C, Page 3, Rec. # 4409,.)

Witnesses: Wm. Cavanaugh and Molly Coonan

Children of LOUIS BOISCLAIR and ANNA COONAN are:

i. ELLEN5 BOSICLAIR, b. Oct 1887.

ii. MABLE BOISCLAIR.

8. iii. CAROLE RAYMOND BOISCLAIR, b. 21 Feb 1889, Bay City, Bay, Michigan; d. 24 Jun 1960, Duck Lake, Oakland, Michigan.

iv. WILFRED BOISCLAIR.

v. BEATRICE BOISCLAIR.

vi. MONICA MARIE BOISCLAIR, b. Nov 1895.

 

Generation No. 5

7. GEORGE EDWARD5 TIBBITS (LOUISA (MARIA)4 BOISCLAIR, LOUISE ANATALIE "NATALIE" E.3 DESAUTELS, LOUIS2, PIERRE1) was born 05 Mar 1878 in Bay City (Saginaw City Hall), Saginaw, MI, and died 25 Dec 1959 in Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin. He married MARGARETHA BETTINGER 26 Apr 1899 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of NICOLAUS BETTINGER and BERTHA SCHMIDT. She was born 14 Sep 1879 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and died 21 Sep 1952 in Buena Vista, Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About GEORGE EDWARD TIBBITS:

Burial: St. Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin

Christening: 29 Mar 1878, St. Andrews Church, Saginaw City, Saginaw, MI.

More About MARGARETHA BETTINGER:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org, Have a death date of 9/2/1953 and burial of 9/5/1953, age 73, married. Block 18 Section 1 Lot 3 Grave 3.)

Residence: Bet. 1952 - 1953, Box 419 Pewaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org.)

More About GEORGE TIBBITS and MARGARETHA BETTINGER:

Divorce: Unknown

Marriage: 26 Apr 1899, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Children of GEORGE TIBBITS and MARGARETHA BETTINGER are:

i. LAURA ANN L.6 TIBBITS, b. 1899.

ii. NATALIE "NETTIE" MARIE (TIBBITTS) TIBBITS (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.), b. 09 Dec 1900, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); d. 08 Aug 1975, St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); m. WILLIAM PATRICK REILLY (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.), 05 Sep 1921, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Chatam, Georgia (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); b. 31 Aug 1898, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); d. 29 Aug 1980, Tampa, Florida (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.).

More About NATALIE "NETTIE" MARIE (TIBBITTS) TIBBITS:

Burial: Aug 1975, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

Funeral Services: St. Sebastian's Church, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hobbies 1: Parish volunteer work - sewing and baking

Hobbies 2: Abt. 1965, Attended German language and watercolor painting classes at La Farge Senior Center, MIlw.

More About WILLIAM PATRICK REILLY:

Burial: 05 Sep 1980, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

Education: St. Patrick's Grade School, Milw. (near south side); Marquette Academy (Marquette High School today).

Funeral Services: St. Pius X Parish, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hobbies 1: Abt. 1945, Softball and bowled in a left-handers league (Meno. Falls).

Hobbies 2: Cut hair - mainly relatives.

Occupation 1: 1921, Supervisors on docks, and railroad detective In Savannah, GA.

Occupation 2: Bef. 1921, Picking tomatoes - Alexandria, Virginia (living on Duke or King St.)

Occupation 3: Bet. 1926 - 1929, New Orleans, LA.; demonstrated products in dept stores; lived in mobile home court. Also worked in other southeast states.

Occupation 4: Abt. 1929, Worked at "Black Eagle" gas station; family lived in West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Occupation 5: Abt. 1931, "W.P. Reilly, President, Perfecta Mfg. Co., 326 W. State St., Milwaukee 3, Wisconsin; (Phone) Broadway 2310.

Occupation 6: Aft. 1945, Julius Rasmussen & Co. (Robt E. Reilly said his father still self-employed aft WWII).

Occupation 7: Abt. 1946, "Consultant, Mechanical Power Transmission Specialist", Rasmussen company.

Occupation 8: Aft. 1946, Invented "V-Belt Fastener", sold rights to another company.

Occupation 9: Aft. 1960, Aft retirement from Rasmussen, he worked part-time as a Milw. law firm messenger.

Pets: Bet. 1930 - 1936, Had a German Shepard named "Zip" in West Allis, and a St. Bernard named "Ponce".

Residence 1: Aft. 15 Sep 1921, 20 West Taylor St., Savannah, GA.

Residence 2: Abt. Dec 1925, 373 21st. St., 2nd Ward, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Residence 3: Abt. 1927, Farm (Location ? Source: Thomas James Reilly)

Residence 4: Abt. 1931, Small Pewaukee lake cottage aft fire detroyed Milw. residence.

Residence 5: Bet. 1931 - 1933, 59th St. near Greenfield Ave., West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 6: Abt. 1934, 8626 W. Oakland St., West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 7: Bet. Apr 1935 - 1949, Moved to Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 8: Bef. Aug 1936, 200 Fond du Lac Ave., Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Old Weber house)

Residence 9: Abt. 1940, Water St., Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Residence 10: Abt. 1945, Appleton Ave., Meno. Falls.

Residence 11: Bet. 1949 - 1955, Fussville (near Meno. Falls.), Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 12: 1955, Upper duplex near 68th and Lloyd Sts., Milwaukee

Residence 13: Aft. 1955, Lower duplex at 1309 N. 42nd St., Milwaukee

Residence 14: Bet. 1965 - 1975, Lower duplex at 1740 N. 56th St., Milwaukee (just 1/2 blk north of Washington Blvd.)

More About WILLIAM REILLY and NATALIE TIBBITS:

Marriage: 05 Sep 1921, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Chatam, Georgia (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

iii. MARGARET K. TIBBITS, b. 16 Nov 1902 (Source: SSDI.); d. Sep 1967, Westminster, Orange, CA (Source: SSDI.); m. WILLIAM HERMAN DUMMER; b. 1899.

iv. GLADYS MAE H. TIBBITS, b. 1906; m. (1) AL HIMMELSTEIN; b. 22 Feb 1896 (Source: SSDI.); d. Apr 1983, Houston, Harris, TX; m. (2) A. B. HILL; m. (3) ? PARKINSON.

v. CECELIA HATTIE TIBBITS, b. 1908; m. RAYMOND BOETTCHER, SR.; b. 20 Feb 1905; d. Feb 1980, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About RAYMOND BOETTCHER, SR.:

Residence: 1982, Last SSDI benefit paid to Pardeeville, Columbia, WI.

vi. BEATRICE "BEETS" ALIE TIBBITS, b. 1912; m. RALPH MILLER; b. 1901.

vii. BERNADETTE L. TIBBITS, b. 1914; m. (1) HOWARD KISSNER; m. (2) JAMES GRAY.

viii. GEORGE "BUD" B. TIBBITS, b. 08 Feb 1916; d. 09 Apr 1989; m. (1) ESTHER DURRENCE; b. 23 Feb 1912; d. Dec 1979, Glennville, Tattnall, GA.; m. (2) JANICE WATERS.

ix. ROBERTA "DOLLY" EVA TIBBITS, b. 1917; m. (1) JOSEPH EBERL; b. 1909; m. (2) JOHN RICHARD ZASTROW; b. 1923.

 

8. CAROLE RAYMOND5 BOISCLAIR (LOUIS4, LOUISE ANATALIE "NATALIE" E.3 DESAUTELS, LOUIS2, PIERRE1) was born 21 Feb 1889 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Carl Dutcher, Year may be 1890.), and died 24 Jun 1960 in Duck Lake, Oakland, Michigan. He married GERTRUDE AGNES LA FONTAINE 09 Aug 1908 in Michigan, daughter of ALFRED LA FONTAINE and HARRIET LASHWAY. She was born 13 Dec 1891 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, and died 19 May 1972 in Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.

More About CAROLE RAYMOND BOISCLAIR:

Burial: Jun 1960, Perry Mount, Pontiac, Michigan (Source: Carl Dutcher.)

More About GERTRUDE AGNES LA FONTAINE:

Burial: May 1972, Perry Mount, Pontiac, Michigan

More About CAROLE BOISCLAIR and GERTRUDE LA FONTAINE:

Marriage: 09 Aug 1908, Michigan

Children of CAROLE BOISCLAIR and GERTRUDE LA FONTAINE are:

i. DOROTHY RUTH6 BOISCLAIR, b. 15 Feb 1910, Bay City, Bay, Michigan; d. 17 Mar 1991, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan; m. JOSEPH EDGAR CYR, 25 Apr 1936, St. Rita's Church, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; b. 12 Jan 1911, Canada; d. 1989, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan.

More About DOROTHY RUTH BOISCLAIR:

Burial: Mar 1991

More About JOSEPH EDGAR CYR:

Burial: 1989

More About JOSEPH CYR and DOROTHY BOISCLAIR:

Marriage: 25 Apr 1936, St. Rita's Church, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

ii. DOLORES EVELYN BOISCLAIR, b. 08 Jan 1912, Bay City, Bay, Michigan; d. 26 Dec 1993, Michigan; m. CARL HACKETT DUTCHER, 07 Nov 1938, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; b. 20 Feb 1912, Mio, Oscoda, Michigan.

More About CARL DUTCHER and DOLORES BOISCLAIR:

Marriage: 07 Nov 1938, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

iii. ELEANOR MARIE BOISCLAIR, b. 12 Mar 1914.

iv. LOUIE CAROLE BOISCLAIR, b. 24 Dec 1920, Flint, Genesee, Michigan; d. 29 Dec 1972, Flint, Genesee, Michigan; m. MIRIAM ALICE COLLINS, 13 Nov 1943, St. Rita's Church, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; b. 15 May 1920, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan.

More About LOUIE BOISCLAIR and MIRIAM COLLINS:

Marriage: 13 Nov 1943, St. Rita's Church, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan


The following info is from another FTM database which I have more info John and Natalie Boisclair's children. Right now this info also dispels the notion that there was Black Feet Indian blood in the family as originally thought.

Descendants of Anathalie "Natalie" "Naty Nettie" E. Desautels

 

Generation No. 1

1. Louise ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly, Carl Dutcher wrote that son John's records refer to his mother as Nettie E.. The 1880 Fed Census of Andrew Boisclair show that his mother Natalie was born in New York and father in Canada.) was born 08 Jul 1830 in Longue Pointe (?), Lower Canada, Quebec, Canada, and died 20 Nov 1885 in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan (Source: Saginaw County Courthouse,, C-P-49-55g-4M-12D, book lists both birth and death dates.). She married JEAN (JOHN) H. BOISCLAIR Abt. 1848 in Buffalo ?. He was born Mar 1827 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice County, Canada East (Quebec) (Source: 1900 Federal Census, LIsted as living in Milwaukee Ward 8 with daughter's (Louise) family, gives birth as March 1827.), and died Nov 1910 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Notes for ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E. DESAUTELS:

Lapointe is what is known as a "dit" (pronounced "dee" as in deep) name which was very common until a hundred years ago in the French-Canadian culture. The word translates to SAID or CALLED and was used as a sort of 2nd surname. Lapointe was added to the Desautels name because Pierre Desautels the pioneer at Montreal who arrived in 1653 was given a land grant at Longue Pointe (just north of the city of Montreal but now a part of it. Several other families have also used Lapointe as a 2nd surname and few Desautels maintained its use and fewer still dropped the Desautels and kept the Lapointe. It is only important to note as a research tool as there were some statistical data recorded as Lapointe. Most persons who use the name Lapointe today are actually descendants of the

Audet-Lapointe family. About a half-dozen other families also used that "dit" name. Hope I did not confuse anyone.

Source: Jay Desautels http://www.jenforum.org/dezotell/messages/10.html

Notes for JEAN (JOHN) H. BOISCLAIR:

1900 Federal Census says John was born in French Canada

http://www.saginawcounty.com/clerk/search/death.html

http://www.saginawcounty.com/

Anatalie OR Natalie Desautels Boisclair

Marriage: Before 1852 , , Canada

Death: 09 MAY 1879 Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan

Burial: St Andrew'S, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan

http://www.saginawcounty.com/clerk/forms/death_request.pdf

NATALIA2 BOISCLAIR, d. May 09, 1879, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan (Source: St. Andrews Church Death..).

http://www.saginawcounty.com/clerk/forms/birth_request.pdf

The familysearch.org site has Catherine or Laocadia born in 1852 Buffalo, New York, but then her three siblings, Andrew, John and Louis are born in Canada, April 1858, abt 1861, and abt 1863, respectively.

Mary (Mary) Jacoba Boisclair is born July 1869 with Christening on July 4, 1869 at St. Andrew's Church, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan. Whereas Mary Heindel Reilly has the three all born in Buffalo.

LAOCADIA (CATHERINE) BOISCLAIR, b. July 02, 1852, Buffalo, Erie, New York; d. January 13, 1914.

Did the family actually leave New York and return to Canada for a number of years, approx after 1860 (they're listed in the 1860 Federal Census for Buffalo), so was Andrew actually born (April 1858) in Canada or not?

Census 1: 1860, Age 33, carpenter, $40 in personal assets, born Canada, literate (Source: 1860 Federal Census, 1st Ward, Buffalo, New York, entry 928.)

vii. MARIA JACOBA (MARY JANE) BOISCLAIR (Source: Saginaw Library, Michigan, Vol. IV p. 112 (as recorded on two index cards in the Saginaw Library), she is recorded as Mary Jane.), b. June 22, 1869 (Source: St. Andrews Church Baptism Cert., Lists bith date.).

Possible connection: John Boisclair, conviction, May 5, 1846, Kingston Penitentary, Quebec, Canada, but Boisclair were supposed to be from Upper Canada or Ontario?

http://mikan3.archives.ca/pam/public_mikan/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=1309111&rec_nbr_list=1309111

Furthermore, in French Canada, up until the late 1960s, children of Roman Catholic origin were given three names at birth (usually not hyphenated): the first, Marie or Joseph, usually indicated the gender of the child. The second was usually the name of the godfather or godmother, while the third and last given name was the name used in everyday situations. Thus, a child prenamed Joseph Bruno Jean on his birth or baptismal certificate would indicate the baby to be a boy, the godfather's first name to be Bruno and that the child would be called Jean (and not Joseph) for all intents and purposes of everyday life. This naming convention was in the most part dropped following the Quiet Revolution (late 1960s), and is now seen much more rarely. Currently, most couples give the child the surname of the father, though Quebec civil code allows a couple to combine at most two of their surnames, with or without hyphens. Thus a couple named Joseph Bouchard-Tremblay and Marie Dion-Roy could give to their children the surnames Bouchard, Tremblay, Dion, Roy, Bouchard-Tremblay, Dion-Roy, Bouchard-Dion, Bouchard-Roy, etc. Until the late 1800s, several families also had a "nom-dit" tradition. This was a family nickname (literally a "said name"). The origins of the noms-dits were various. Some noms-dits were the warname of the first settler, while he was a soldier: Hébert dit Jolicoeur (Pretty Heart, cf. Braveheart), Thomas dit Tranchemontagne (mountain chopper). Some denoted the place of origin of the first settler: Langevin (Anjou), Barbeau dit Poitevin (Poitou). Others probably denoted a characteristic of the person or of his dwelling: Lacourse, Lépine, Larivière.

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1880 Census June 3, 1880, Michigan > Saginaw > Saginaw > District 319; Ancestry lists as "Boisclau"; Night watchman in mill; Page 11 of 37

John, Natalie (located census record in ancestry.com by searching for Natalaie and found surname interpreted as "Boisclau". Son "Loui", age 16, is working as a laborer in a shingle mill. And dau. Mary J., age 10, is attending school. Loui was born in New York, and Mary J. in Michigan

More About JEAN (JOHN) H. BOISCLAIR:

Name 2: BoisclaireBoisclere Beauclere BeauclercBoiseleac

Name 3: Means "clear wood" in French

Burial: 04 Nov 1910, Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org, Block 22 Row 27 Lot 7.)

Census 1: 1860, Age 33, carpenter, $40 in personal assets, born Canada, literate (Source: 1860 Federal Census, 1st Ward, Buffalo, New York, entry 928.)

Census 2: 22 Aug 1850, Buffalo Ward 4, Erie, New York listed as John Bokelin, shoemaker with wife Nitalia and daughter Nitalia, age 1 born in New York state

Census 3: 03 Jun 1880, Michigan > Saginaw > Saginaw > District 319; Ancestry lists as "Boisclau"; Night watchman in mill (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.)

Census 4: 1894, Age 67, born 1826 in Canada, parents both born in Canada (Source: 1894 Federal Census of Bay City, Michigan.)

Census 5: Jun 1905, Wisconsin State Census 1905 in Milwaukee with daughter Louise Tibbitts

City Directory 1: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Watchman, res. Washington near Cleveland Works (Source: Bay City, Michigan Business Directory.)

City Directory 2: 1883, Watchman, res. e.s. Washington near Cleveland Works, 1st Ward

City Directory 3: Bet. 1884 - 1885, Ship carpenter, res. e.s. Washington near Cleveland Works, 2nd Ward

City Directory 4: 1886, Ship carpenter, res. e.s. Washington 2n of railroad crossing, 2nd Ward

City Directory 5: 1887, Ship carpenter, res. e.s. Washington

City Directory 6: Bet. 1890 - 1891, Carpenter, res. S. Spruce

Emigration: 1848, !900 Federal Census has his US entry as 1848

Occupation: 22 Nov 1886, Lumber (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Marriage Cert to Lucie.)

Residence 1: Nov 1910, 2312 Wells St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org.)

Residence 2: 1860, 1st Ward, Buffalo, Erie, New York (Source: 1860 Federal Census, Census taken July 6, 1860, #928-946, page 112.)

More About JEAN BOISCLAIR and ANATHALIE DESAUTELS:

Marriage: Abt. 1848, Buffalo ?

Children of ANATHALIE DESAUTELS and JEAN BOISCLAIR are:

i. NATALIA "NITALIA"2 BOISCLAIR (Source: 1860 Federal Census, This census lists an "Ann" as being 8 yrs old. Laocadia was born abt 4 days bef the census was taken, so technically she wasn't 8 yrs old yet. Could "Ann" be "Natalia"?), b. Abt. Jul 1849, Buffalo, Erie, New York; d. 09 May 1879, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan (Source: St. Andrews Church Death..).

More About NATALIA "NITALIA" BOISCLAIR:

Burial: 09 May 1879, St. Andrew's, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan (Source: St. Andrews Church Death Cert., Her parents are not listed on Death cert; Mary Heidel Reilly places her in this family because she was probably named after her mother, and that St. Andrew's Church was the family parish.)

2. ii. LEOCADIE "LAOCADIA" (CATHERINE) BOISCLAIR, b. 02 Jul 1852, Buffalo, Erie, New York; d. 13 Jan 1914.

3. iii. LOUISA (MARIA LOUISA) BOISCLAIR, b. 06 Sep 1854, Buffalo, Erie, New York; d. 09 May 1920, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

4. iv. ANDREW (ANDRE?) (FRANK) F. BOISCLAIR, b. Apr 1858, Buffalo, Erie, New York.

v. JOHN H. BOISCLAIR, JR., b. Abt. 1861, Buffalo, Erie, New York; m. (1) ALICE LEMERE, 20 Sep 1881, St. Mary's Catholic Church, West Bay City, Saginaw, Michigan; b. Abt. 1862, Michigan; d. Bef. May 1885, Saginaw or Bay City, Michigan; m. (2) JOSEPHINE STORMONT, 02 May 1885, Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Book B, Page 170, Rec# 2616.); b. Abt. 1869, Canada.

Notes for JOHN H. BOISCLAIR, JR.:

In 1880, John H. Boisclair, Jr. is working as a Laborer in District 148 of Oscoda village, Iosco County, Michigan. ancestry.com identifies him as John Bogsclair born abt 1861 in New York

In 1900 there's a John H. Boisclair living in New York > Erie > Tonawanda > District 262 w/o a wife or children. Same person?

More About JOHN H. BOISCLAIR, JR.:

Census: 1880, Oscoda, Iosco, MI listed by Ancestry.com as Bogsclair

City Directory 1: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Laborer, resides at John Bosiclair (Source: Bay City, Michigan Business Directory.)

City Directory 2: 1884, Laborer at Am. Chemical Co., bds John Boisclair

City Directory 3: 1886, Sailor, resides e.s. Washingto, 2n of JLR Crossing, 2nd Ward

City Directory 4: 1887, Sailor, resides 2nd and Sophia

More About JOHN BOISCLAIR and ALICE LEMERE:

Marriage: 20 Sep 1881, St. Mary's Catholic Church, West Bay City, Saginaw, Michigan

More About JOHN BOISCLAIR and JOSEPHINE STORMONT:

Marriage: 02 May 1885, Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Book B, Page 170, Rec# 2616.)

Minister: Pastor Henry H. Schutjes

Witnesses: Louis Boisclair and Emma Bosquire of West Bay City

5. vi. LOUIS BOISCLAIR, b. Abt. 1863, Buffalo, Erie, New York; d. 02 Mar 1895, Bay City, Bay, Michigan.

vii. MARIA JACOBA (MARY JANE) BOISCLAIR (Source: Saginaw Library, Michigan, Vol. IV p. 112 (as recorded on two index cards in the Saginaw Library), she is recorded as Mary Jane.), b. 22 Jun 1869, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan (Source: St. Andrews Church Baptism Cert., Lists bith date.).

More About MARIA JACOBA (MARY JANE) BOISCLAIR:

Census: 1880, Listed as "Mary J." attending school (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.)

Christening: 04 Jul 1869 (Source: St. Andrews Church Baptism Cert., Vol. IV p. 112 (as recorded on two index cards in the Saginaw Library).)

Sponsors: 04 Jul 1869, Francicius Chariat and Lacadia Boisclerc

 

Generation No. 2

2. LEOCADIE "LAOCADIA" (CATHERINE)2 BOISCLAIR (ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born 02 Jul 1852 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, and died 13 Jan 1914. She married CHARLES HENRI DE GRACE Bef. Aug 1874, son of LANGE DE GRACE and LUCY GOODIN. He was born 1851 in New Brunswick, Canada (Source: Karen Traynor.), and died Abt. Jun 1934 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About LEOCADIE "LAOCADIA" (CATHERINE) BOISCLAIR:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Notes for CHARLES HENRI DE GRACE:

Hello everyone!!

I am researching my father's line and my focus seems to primarily be in the

Bay County area. Here is an outline of what I have:

Descendants of Charles Henri DeGrace

1. Charles Henri DEGRACE b: November 27, 1851 in New Brunswick, Canada d:

May 16, 1934 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA

he married Laocadia BOISCLAIR b: July 02, 1852 in Buffalo, Erie Co., New

York, USA m: d: January 13, 1914 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA

..... 2. Louis Arthur DEGRACE b: August 19, 1874 in Banks, Bay County,

Michigan, USA d: 1899

.... 2 George Alexander DEGRACE b: May 14, 1876 in Bay City, Bay Co.,

Michigan, USA d: December 03, 1950 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin,

USA

he married Adelaide Anna JANKA b: February 18, 1879 in Milwaukee,

Milwauke Co., Wisconsin m: February 18, 1879 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co.,

Wisconsin, USA d: November 23, 1971 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin,

USA

.... 2 Natalie (Nettie) DEGRACE b: November 19, 1877 in Bay Co., Michigan,

USA

.... 2 Leo DEGRACE b: Abt. 1880

.... 2 Lucy Ida DEGRACE b: February 05, 1880 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA

.... 2 Louise DEGRACE b: Abt. 1884

....... +William STARK

.... 2 Joseph Henri DEGRACE b: May 11, 1884 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA d:

September 18, 1893 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA

.... 2 Mary Lea DEGRACE b: October 22, 1885 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA

.... 2 Emily Josephine DEGRACE b: April 17, 1887 in Bay Co., Michigan, USA

....... +THOMPSON

.... 2 Charles Edward DEGRACE b: August 30, 1889 in West Bay City, Bay

County, Michigan, USA d. February 13, 1967 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co.,

Wisconsin, USA (my paternal grandfather)

....... +Evelyn Dorothy OLSON b: March 09, 1898 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.,

Minnesota, USA m: Abt. 1916 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, USA d:

January 28, 1978 in Menomonie, Dunn Co., Wisconsin, USA

I am looking for any additional information on any of these family lines. My

grandfather is a bit difficult to trace as he disappeared out of my father's

life when he was about 2. I have a strong ancestral line on Charles Henri

DeGRACE with limited info on Laocadia BOISCLAIR and would be very willing to

share any of the details which I have.

Karen Traynor

Wisconsin

More About CHARLES HENRI DE GRACE:

Burial: Jun 1934

More About CHARLES DE GRACE and LEOCADIE BOISCLAIR:

Marriage: Bef. Aug 1874

Children of LEOCADIE BOISCLAIR and CHARLES DE GRACE are:

i. LOUIS E.3 DE GRACE, b. Abt. 1875.

ii. GEORGE A. DE GRACE, b. Abt. 1876.

iii. NETTIE M. DE GRACE, b. Abt. 1877.

iv. LUCY L. DE GRACE, b. Abt. 1880.

 

3. LOUISA (MARIA LOUISA)2 BOISCLAIR (ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) (Source: 1920 Federal Census, Lists her as Louisa Tibbits, age 65, b. NY, parents born in Canada.) was born 06 Sep 1854 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, and died 09 May 1920 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married GEORGE DENNIS TIBBITS 15 Nov 1869 in St. Andrews Church, Saginaw City, MI. (Source: St. Andrews Church Marriage Cert., "Georgius Tibbits and Ludonian Boisclair - 15th Nov. 1869 Georguem illegiitimate son of Sarah Bodman (Bottman) born 19 years ago in Upper Canada (an illegible word is here) and Ludonian, legitimate daughter of Joannis Bosiclair and Anatalia Deshotels, born 15 years ago in Buffalo, NY. Testifying Patrickus Savoy of Saginaw City and Leocadia Boisclair of Saginaw City."), son of BENJAMIN WILLIAMS? and SARAH BADMAN. He was born 04 Mar 1850 in Upper Canada (Quebec), and died 12 Dec 1933 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Milwaukee County Courthouse, Death Cert. V444 P59 shows informant was, Mr. B. O. Fox, (Benjamin O'Neill Fox), who was not aware of George Dennis' parents names, and he gave George's birth as 4 March 1851 in Michigan, which is one year later than Michigan's records. The cert indicated that George has been a bridge operator for the City of Milwaukee for thirty years and had worked last in October 1932, fifteen months prior to his death. He was 83 years, 9 months, and 9 days old when he died principally of uremia, with contributory causes of chronic intersatitial nephritis and chronic myocarditis. Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly.).

More About LOUISA (MARIA LOUISA) BOISCLAIR:

Burial: May 1920, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org, Block 5 Section D Lot 390 Grave 1.)

Census: 05 Jan 1920, Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Milwaukee Ward 23 > District 282 on 19th Avenue, age 65

More About GEORGE DENNIS TIBBITS:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org, Block 5 Section D Lot 390 Grave 2.)

Christening: 12 Sep 1869 (Source: St. Andrews Church Baptism Cert., "1869 Georgius Tibbits - Day 12th Sept. baptized George, illegiitimate son of Sarah Badman (Bodman or Battman), 19 years old, born 4 March 1850, sponsor Edwardus German (?).") Neither the Williams or Tibbits families were Catholic and George Dennis Tibbits himself was only baptized a Roman Catholic two months before his marriage, which conforms to a long practiced custom (or rule) of non-Catholics converting to Catholicism if they wished to marry a Catholic. Source "Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly.)

Occupation 1: 1920, Bridgetender (Source: 1920 Federal Census, 455-40-49, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.)

Occupation 2: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Saginaw City, MI., laborer, resides East Division (Source: Saginaw City Directory.)

Occupation 3: 1876, Laborer

Occupation 4: Bet. 1879 - 1880, Saginaw & E. Saginaw, watchman, Tittabawassee Boom Co., res. North west corner of Clinton and Porter

Occupation 5: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Saginaw & E. Saginaw, watchman, Tittabawassee Boom Co., res. North west corner of Mason and Troop

Occupation 6: 1883, Saginaw, watchman, res. 1102 Troop

Occupation 7: Bet. 1884 - 1887, Saginaw City, streetcar conductor

Occupation 8: 1889, Saginaw City, laborer

Residence 1: 1920, 455 19th Avenue, Milwaukee (Source: 1920 Federal Census, Census lists only 19th Avenue but when Louise died in May 1920 the address was listed as 455 19th Ave., Ward 23, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly).)

Residence 2: Dec 1933, 2408 W. Lloyd Street, Ward 10, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Milwaukee County Courthouse, V444 P59 Death Cert.)

More About GEORGE TIBBITS and LOUISA BOISCLAIR:

Marriage: 15 Nov 1869, St. Andrews Church, Saginaw City, MI. (Source: St. Andrews Church Marriage Cert., "Georgius Tibbits and Ludonian Boisclair - 15th Nov. 1869 Georguem illegiitimate son of Sarah Bodman (Bottman) born 19 years ago in Upper Canada (an illegible word is here) and Ludonian, legitimate daughter of Joannis Bosiclair and Anatalia Deshotels, born 15 years ago in Buffalo, NY. Testifying Patrickus Savoy of Saginaw City and Leocadia Boisclair of Saginaw City.")

Children of LOUISA BOISCLAIR and GEORGE TIBBITS are:

i. BENJAMIN A.3 TIBBITS, b. 01 Jun 1871.

ii. NATALIE TIBBITS, b. Abt. 1873.

iii. LAURA TIBBITS, b. 29 Sep 1874.

6. iv. GEORGE EDWARD TIBBITS, b. 05 Mar 1878, Bay City (Saginaw City Hall), Saginaw, MI; d. 25 Dec 1959, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin.

v. HARRIET L. TIBBITS, b. 1880.

vi. LAOCADIA SARAH TIBBITS, b. 15 Jun 1881.

vii. MARVIN SYLVESTER TIBBITS, b. 31 Dec 1892.

viii. LEONARD ABEL TIBBITS, b. 01 Aug 1894.

4. ANDREW (ANDRE?) (FRANK) F.2 BOISCLAIR (ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born Apr 1858 in Buffalo, Erie, New York (Source: 1860 Federal Census, The 1860 Fed Census listed Andrew's age as 2 years old, while the 1880 Fed Census of West Bay City, Michigan has age as 27 and born in New York.). He married (1) JOSEPHINE BOURASSA Bef. 1880 in Michigan. She was born Abt. 1859 in Kansas (Source: 1880 Federal Census, West Bay City, Michigan has age at 21, born in Kansas.), and died Bef. 1895 in Michigan. He married (2) LYDIA SUMMERS 14 Feb 1895 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was born Jul 1872 in England or Pennsylvania (1900 Census).

Notes for ANDREW (ANDRE?) (FRANK) F. BOISCLAIR:

Is Andrew the Frank Andrew Boisclair? Listed as Andrew F. Boisclair in West Bay City directory for 1890-91. After Andrew moved to Milwaukee, his name changes to Frank A. Boisclair; why the change or was he known as "Frank" though listed in Michigan directories as Andrew.

Database: Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907 Viewing records 1-1 of 1

August 26, 2003 11:57 AM

Name Marriage Date County Volume Page

Frank A Boisclair 14 Feb 1895 Milwaukee 27 0065 (Is this Andrew F. Boisclair?)

1880 Census Michigan > Bay > West Bay City > District 22 married Josephine. working as Laborer

1900 Census lists birth as August 1858 in New York.

Why did Frank leave his children from Josephine out on a Oklahoma Indian Reservation for several years? Was it to get remarried and acquainted with Lydia? The children are with him in 1905 in Milwaukee. Actually back in 1900 Census. Joseph isn't with them though he was listed as a brother to the siblings while in Oklahoma

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Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907

about Frank A Boisclair

Name: Frank A Boisclair

Marriage Date: 14 Feb 1895

County: Milwaukee

Volume: 27

Page: 0065

More About ANDREW (ANDRE?) (FRANK) F. BOISCLAIR:

City Directory 1: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Laborer, bds at John Boisclair (Source: 1881/82 Bay City, Michigan City Directory.)

City Directory 2: 1887, Claker, resides on Washington (Source: 1887 Bay City, Michigan City Directory.)

City Directory 3: Bet. 1890 - 1891, Calker, resides N. Linn (Source: 1890/91 Bay City, Michigan City Directory.)

Occupation: 1880, Ship carpenter (Source: 1880 Federal Census.)

Residence 1: 1880, Bds with Charles De Grace (Source: 1880 Federal Census.)

Residence 2: 1900, Milwaukee Ward 12, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 3: 1905, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 4: 1920, Milwaukee Ward 23, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Notes for JOSEPHINE BOURASSA:

The U.S. Indian Census Schedule for 1885-1940 covering the Sauk and Fox, Iowa, Citizen Potawatomi, and absentee Shawnee Indians , 1899-1904 lists the six children, including a 17 year old daughter, Mary Lee, who could be Louisa. perhaps on an Indian Reservation, but no parents mentioned. Though there is a James L. Bourassa, age 41, listed directly above them. An uncle?

Chippewa Tribe?? No...census indicates they were Pottawatomes.

It appears that Josephine Boursassa was a Potawatomi Indian whose Michigan peoples were forcibly removed to Kansas where she was born. At a later date some of the Potawatomi returned to southeastern Michigan where she must have met Andrew Franlin Boisclair, married and had at least five children. Sometime after she died, the children were either removed by the government or sent by their father to Oklahoma to live on a reservation. They're registered in the late 1890's Indian Census. While there they seemed to be entrusted with a Joseph Boisclair; though there is no apparent immediate family relationship, he must have been kin to to Andrew. But why would a Boisclair be on the Reservation unless he was also of Indian descent? Or?

The Boisclair/Boursassa children were reunited with their father and his new wife and daughter by 1900 Michigan.

More About JOSEPHINE BOURASSA:

Nationality: American Indian

More About ANDREW BOISCLAIR and JOSEPHINE BOURASSA:

Marriage: Bef. 1880, Michigan

Notes for LYDIA SUMMERS:

Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907

about Lydia Summers

Name: Lydia Summers

Marriage Date: 14 Feb 1895

County: Milwaukee

Volume: 27

Page: 0065

More About LYDIA SUMMERS:

Emigration: 1880, England (1920 Federal Census)

More About ANDREW BOISCLAIR and LYDIA SUMMERS:

Marriage: 14 Feb 1895, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Children of ANDREW BOISCLAIR and JOSEPHINE BOURASSA are:

i. JOSEPH3 BOISCLAIR, b. Abt. 1877.

Notes for JOSEPH BOISCLAIR:

Note: while Joseph is the apparent head of household with the other Boisclair, he isn't listed as a brother to the other siblings. So as the oldest Boisclair in the household - who is he.?

ii. LOUISA (MARY LEE?) BOISCLAIR, b. Oct 1880, Michigan.

iii. IDA J. BOISCLAIR, b. Feb 1883, Michigan.

Notes for IDA J. BOISCLAIR:

Ida H.J. Boisclair may have married a Penderson and had a dau. Louise Esther b abt 190 anda son Milliard M. b abt 1910. Ida is 1/8 Indian and the children 1/16, so she married a white man?

iv. ALICE LEE BOISCLAIR, b. Jan 1885, Michigan.

7. v. LOUIS G. BOISCLAIR, b. Nov 1888, Michigan.

8. vi. ALEXANDER (ANDREW) A. BOISCLAIR, b. 21 Oct 1889, West Bay City-Bay City, Bay, Michigan; d. Feb 1973, Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado.

Child of ANDREW BOISCLAIR and LYDIA SUMMERS is:

vii. ETHEL3 BOISCLAIR, b. Apr 1897, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

5. LOUIS2 BOISCLAIR (ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born Abt. 1863 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, and died 02 Mar 1895 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Death Cert., age 32 yrs, 7 months.). He met ANNA A. COONAN 28 Sep 1886 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, West Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Marriage Cert., Book C, Page 3, Rec. # 4409,.), daughter of JOHN COONAN and LOUISE GUERRAN. She was born 09 Mar 1867 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, and died 10 Nov 1920 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

Notes for LOUIS BOISCLAIR:

Another death date is Sept 2, 1896

More About LOUIS BOISCLAIR:

Census: 1880, Works in shingle mill (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.)

City Directory 1: Bet. 1881 - 1882, Laborer, resides at John Bosiclair (Source: Bay City, Michigan Business Directory.)

City Directory 2: 1883, Foreman M.C.R.R., bds with John Boisclair

City Directory 3: Bet. 1884 - 1885, Brakeman M.C.R.R., bds with Charles De Grace, 4th Ward

City Directory 4: 1887, Brakeman M.C.R.R.

City Directory 5: Bet. 1890 - 1891, Listed as L.A. Boisclair, conductor M.C.R.R.

Notes for ANNA A. COONAN:

1 John Jay COONAN b: 24 NOV 1842 d: 1914

+ Louise GERING b: 24 MAY 1843 d: 1914

2 Mary E. COONAN b: 8 AUG 1864 d: 21 FEB 1901

+ Will CAVANAUGH b: WFT Est. 1847-1867 d: WFT Est. 1882-1953

3 Louise CAVANAUGH b: WFT Est. 1882-1900 d: WFT Est. 1898-1987

+ Frank MASTERSON b: WFT Est. 1871-1899 d: WFT Est. 1898-1982

3 Edna CAVANAUGH b: WFT Est. 1882-1900 d: WFT Est. 1887-1987

3 Sally CAVANAUGH b: WFT Est. 1882-1900 d: WFT Est. 1887-1987

3 Sr. Mary Williams CAVANAUGH b: WFT Est. 1882-1900 d: WFT Est. 1887-1987

3 John CAVANAUGH b: WFT Est. 1882-1900 d: WFT Est. 1902-1984

+ Living CAVANAUGH

3 Ed CAVANAUGH b: WFT Est. 1882-1900 d: WFT Est. 1887-1987

2 Anna A. COONAN b: 9 MAR 1867 d: WFT Est. 1906-1962

+ Louis BOISCLAIR b: WFT Est. 1841-1867 d: 2 SEP 1896

3 Carl BOISCLAIR b: abt 1889 d: WFT Est. 1909-1982

+ GERTRUDE La Fountain b: 13 DEC 1891 d: MAY 1972 (Father: Fred, Mother: Harriet. Bay City, Michigan, 1910)

4 Delores BOISCLAIR, b. abt 1912

+ George Brown, b. abt 1911

+ Carl DUTCHER

4 Dorothy BOISCLAIR, b. January 1910

+ Edgar CYR

4 Eleanor BOISCLAIR, b. abt 1914

4 Louis BOISCLAIR, b. aft 1920?

3 Beatrice BOISCLAIR b. abt 1891 d: WFT Est. 1906-1986

+ Vic MALINFANT b: WFT Est. 1873-1897 d: WFT Est. 1906-1981 (Malenfant)

4 Elizabeth MALINFANT

4 Vic MALINFANT

3 Elizabeth BOISCLAIR b: abt 1891 d: WFT Est. 1889-1986

+ W. HASTINGS b: WFT Est. 1850-1882 d: WFT Est. 1907-1966

In 1920 Carl had his brother Wilfred, age 28 living with him, with his wife Dora, age 23, and son Robert, age 5. N. Saginaw Street, Flint, Ward 1, Genesee, Michigan

In 1930, Carl is listed as Carole, living on Greeley Street in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, with three daughters, and son Louis, b. abt 1921. Delores is married though to George Brown, age 19, b. PA (also with them), including an Uncle Curtis Coonan, age 59.

More About ANNA A. COONAN:

Burial: Nov 1920, West Bay City, Bay, Michigan

Occupation: 1900, Besides being listed as Beauclais, she's listed as "Anna A. Boclair" a Domestic working on Ohio Street.

Residence 1: 1900, Michigan > Bay > West Bay City 2 > District 59 > State St.

Residence 2: 1900, Name listed as "Beauclais" living on State St. with her parents and children

More About LOUIS BOISCLAIR and ANNA COONAN:

Minister: L. D. Guerin

Single: 28 Sep 1886, St. Mary's Catholic Church, West Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Bay County, Michigan Courthouse, Marriage Cert., Book C, Page 3, Rec. # 4409,.)

Witnesses: Wm. Cavanaugh and Molly Coonan

Children of LOUIS BOISCLAIR and ANNA COONAN are:

i. ELLEN3 BOISCLAIR, b. Oct 1887, Bay City, Bay, Michigan.

ii. MABLE N. BOISCLAIR (Source: IGI Individual Record, Listed as Mabel N. .), b. 17 Feb 1889, West Bay City-Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: IGI Individual Record, b. 17 FEB 1889 West Bay City-Bay City, Bay, Michigan .).

9. iii. CAROLE RAYMOND BOISCLAIR, b. 21 Feb 1889, Bay City, Bay, Michigan; d. 24 Jun 1960, Duck Lake, Oakland, Michigan.

10. iv. WILFRED BOISCLAIR, b. Jan 1892, Bay City, Bay, Michigan.

11. v. BEATRICE BOISCLAIR, b. Dec 1893, Bay City, Bay, Michigan.

vi. MONICA MARIE BOISCLAIR, b. Nov 1895, Bay City, Bay, Michigan.

Generation No. 3

6. GEORGE EDWARD3 TIBBITS (LOUISA (MARIA LOUISA)2 BOISCLAIR, ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born 05 Mar 1878 in Bay City (Saginaw City Hall), Saginaw, MI, and died 25 Dec 1959 in Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin. He married MARGARETHA BETTINGER 26 Apr 1899 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of NICOLAUS BETTINGER and BERTHA SCHMIDT. She was born 14 Sep 1879 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and died 21 Sep 1952 in Buena Vista, Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About GEORGE EDWARD TIBBITS:

Burial: St. Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin

Christening: 29 Mar 1878, St. Andrews Church, Saginaw City, Saginaw, MI.

More About MARGARETHA BETTINGER:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org, Have a death date of 9/2/1953 and burial of 9/5/1953, age 73, married. Block 18 Section 1 Lot 3 Grave 3.)

Residence: Bet. 1952 - 1953, Box 419 Pewaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries @ www.cemeteries.org.)

More About GEORGE TIBBITS and MARGARETHA BETTINGER:

Divorce: Unknown

Marriage: 26 Apr 1899, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Children of GEORGE TIBBITS and MARGARETHA BETTINGER are:

i. LAURA ANN L.4 TIBBITS, b. 1899.

ii. NATALIE "NETTIE" MARIE (TIBBITTS) TIBBITS (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.), b. 09 Dec 1900, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); d. 08 Aug 1975, St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); m. WILLIAM PATRICK REILLY (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.), 05 Sep 1921, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Chatam, Georgia (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); b. 31 Aug 1898, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); d. 29 Aug 1980, Tampa, Florida (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.).

More About NATALIE "NETTIE" MARIE (TIBBITTS) TIBBITS:

Burial: Aug 1975, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

Funeral Services: St. Sebastian's Church, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hobbies 1: Parish volunteer work - sewing and baking

Hobbies 2: Abt. 1965, Attended German language and watercolor painting classes at La Farge Senior Center, MIlw.

More About WILLIAM PATRICK REILLY:

Burial: 05 Sep 1980, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

Education: St. Patrick's Grade School, Milw. (near south side); Marquette Academy (Marquette High School today).

Funeral Services: St. Pius X Parish, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hobbies 1: Abt. 1945, Softball and bowled in a left-handers league (Meno. Falls).

Hobbies 2: Cut hair - mainly relatives.

Occupation 1: 1921, Supervisors on docks, and railroad detective In Savannah, GA.

Occupation 2: Bef. 1921, Picking tomatoes - Alexandria, Virginia (living on Duke or King St.)

Occupation 3: Bet. 1926 - 1929, New Orleans, LA.; demonstrated products in dept stores; lived in mobile home court. Also worked in other southeast states.

Occupation 4: Abt. 1929, Worked at "Black Eagle" gas station; family lived in West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Occupation 5: Abt. 1931, "W.P. Reilly, President, Perfecta Mfg. Co., 326 W. State St., Milwaukee 3, Wisconsin; (Phone) Broadway 2310.

Occupation 6: Aft. 1945, Julius Rasmussen & Co. (Robt E. Reilly said his father still self-employed aft WWII).

Occupation 7: Abt. 1946, "Consultant, Mechanical Power Transmission Specialist", Rasmussen company.

Occupation 8: Aft. 1946, Invented "V-Belt Fastener", sold rights to another company.

Occupation 9: Aft. 1960, Aft retirement from Rasmussen, he worked part-time as a Milw. law firm messenger.

Pets: Bet. 1930 - 1936, Had a German Shepard named "Zip" in West Allis, and a St. Bernard named "Ponce".

Residence 1: Aft. 15 Sep 1921, 20 West Taylor St., Savannah, GA.

Residence 2: Abt. Dec 1925, 373 21st. St., 2nd Ward, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Residence 3: Abt. 1927, Farm (Location ? Source: Thomas James Reilly)

Residence 4: Abt. 1931, Small Pewaukee lake cottage aft fire detroyed Milw. residence.

Residence 5: Bet. 1931 - 1933, 59th St. near Greenfield Ave., West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 6: Abt. 1934, 8626 W. Oakland St., West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 7: Bet. Apr 1935 - 1949, Moved to Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 8: Bef. Aug 1936, 200 Fond du Lac Ave., Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Old Weber house)

Residence 9: Abt. 1940, Water St., Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Residence 10: Abt. 1945, Appleton Ave., Meno. Falls.

Residence 11: Bet. 1949 - 1955, Fussville (near Meno. Falls.), Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 12: 1955, Upper duplex near 68th and Lloyd Sts., Milwaukee

Residence 13: Aft. 1955, Lower duplex at 1309 N. 42nd St., Milwaukee

Residence 14: Bet. 1965 - 1975, Lower duplex at 1740 N. 56th St., Milwaukee (just 1/2 blk north of Washington Blvd.)

More About WILLIAM REILLY and NATALIE TIBBITS:

Marriage: 05 Sep 1921, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Chatam, Georgia (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

iii. MARGARET K. TIBBITS, b. 16 Nov 1902 (Source: SSDI.); d. Sep 1967, Westminster, Orange, CA (Source: SSDI.); m. WILLIAM HERMAN DUMMER; b. 1899.

iv. GLADYS MAE H. TIBBITS, b. 1906; m. (1) AL HIMMELSTEIN; b. 22 Feb 1896 (Source: SSDI.); d. Apr 1983, Houston, Harris, TX; m. (2) A. B. HILL; m. (3) ? PARKINSON.

v. CECELIA HATTIE TIBBITS, b. 1908; m. RAYMOND BOETTCHER, SR.; b. 20 Feb 1905; d. Feb 1980, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About RAYMOND BOETTCHER, SR.:

Residence: 1982, Last SSDI benefit paid to Pardeeville, Columbia, WI.

vi. BEATRICE "BEETS" ALIE TIBBITS, b. 1912; m. RALPH MILLER; b. 1901.

vii. BERNADETTE L. TIBBITS, b. 1914; m. (1) HOWARD KISSNER; m. (2) JAMES GRAY.

viii. GEORGE "BUD" B. TIBBITS, b. 08 Feb 1916; d. 09 Apr 1989; m. (1) ESTHER DURRENCE; b. 23 Feb 1912; d. Dec 1979, Glennville, Tattnall, GA.; m. (2) JANICE WATERS.

ix. ROBERTA "DOLLY" EVA TIBBITS, b. 1917; m. (1) JOSEPH EBERL; b. 1909; m. (2) JOHN RICHARD ZASTROW; b. 1923.

 

7. LOUIS G.3 BOISCLAIR (ANDREW (ANDRE?) (FRANK) F.2, ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born Nov 1888 in Michigan. He married ELLEN EGGERS, daughter of JOHN EGGERS. She was born Abt. 1890 in Wisconsin.

More About LOUIS G. BOISCLAIR:

Residence 1: 1920, Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Milwaukee Ward 17 > District 202

Residence 2: Jun 1899, Oklahoma Indian Reservation

Residence 3: 1930, Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Milwaukee (Districts 1-250) > District 212

Children of LOUIS BOISCLAIR and ELLEN EGGERS are:

i. RUTH4 BOISCLAIR, b. Abt. 1912, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

ii. THOMAS "TOM" BOISCLAIR, b. 04 Jan 1921, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. Apr 1983, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.

 

8. ALEXANDER (ANDREW) A.3 BOISCLAIR (ANDREW (ANDRE?) (FRANK) F.2, ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born 21 Oct 1889 in West Bay City-Bay City, Bay, Michigan, and died Feb 1973 in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado. He married ETHEL G. ? Abt. 1918 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About ALEXANDER (ANDREW) A. BOISCLAIR:

Residence: 1920, Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Milwaukee Ward 17 > District 203

More About ALEXANDER BOISCLAIR and ETHEL ?:

Marriage: Abt. 1918, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Children of ALEXANDER BOISCLAIR and ETHEL ? are:

i. FRANKLIN A.4 BOISCLAIR, b. 27 Jun 1919, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. 16 Mar 2004, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Notes for FRANKLIN A. BOISCLAIR:

It appears that In the 1930 Federal Census that Franklin and his sister Betty Lou were in an orphange on North Ave.

ii. BETTY LOU BOISCLAIR, b. Abt. 1924, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About BETTY LOU BOISCLAIR:

Education: 1941, Washington High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

9. CAROLE RAYMOND3 BOISCLAIR (LOUIS2, ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born 21 Feb 1889 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan (Source: Carl Dutcher, Year may be 1890.), and died 24 Jun 1960 in Duck Lake, Oakland, Michigan. He married GERTRUDE AGNES LA FONTAINE 09 Aug 1908 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, daughter of ALFRED LA FONTAINE and HARRIET LASHWAY. She was born 13 Dec 1891 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, and died 19 May 1972 in Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.

More About CAROLE RAYMOND BOISCLAIR:

Burial: Jun 1960, Perry Mount, Pontiac, Michigan (Source: Carl Dutcher.)

More About GERTRUDE AGNES LA FONTAINE:

Burial: May 1972, Perry Mount, Pontiac, Michigan

More About CAROLE BOISCLAIR and GERTRUDE LA FONTAINE:

Marriage: 09 Aug 1908, Bay City, Bay, Michigan

Children of CAROLE BOISCLAIR and GERTRUDE LA FONTAINE are:

i. DOROTHY RUTH4 BOISCLAIR, b. 15 Feb 1910, Bay City, Bay, Michigan; d. 17 Mar 1991, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan; m. JOSEPH EDGAR CYR, 25 Apr 1936, St. Rita's Church, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; b. 12 Jan 1911, Canada; d. 1989, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan.

More About DOROTHY RUTH BOISCLAIR:

Burial: Mar 1991

More About JOSEPH EDGAR CYR:

Burial: 1989

More About JOSEPH CYR and DOROTHY BOISCLAIR:

Marriage: 25 Apr 1936, St. Rita's Church, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

ii. DOLORES EVELYN BOISCLAIR, b. 08 Jan 1912, Bay City, Bay, Michigan; d. 26 Dec 1993, Michigan; m. CARL HACKETT DUTCHER, 07 Nov 1938, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; b. 20 Feb 1912, Mio, Oscoda, Michigan.

More About CARL DUTCHER and DOLORES BOISCLAIR:

Marriage: 07 Nov 1938, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

iii. ELEANOR MARIE BOISCLAIR, b. 12 Mar 1914.

iv. LOUIS "LOUIE" CAROLE BOISCLAIR, b. 24 Dec 1920, Flint, Genesee, Michigan; d. 29 Dec 1972, Flint, Genesee, Michigan; m. MIRIAM ALICE COLLINS, 13 Nov 1943, St. Rita's Church, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; b. 15 May 1920, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan.

More About LOUIS BOISCLAIR and MIRIAM COLLINS:

Marriage: 13 Nov 1943, St. Rita's Church, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

10. WILFRED3 BOISCLAIR (LOUIS2, ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born Jan 1892 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan. He married DORA. She was born Abt. 1896 in Michigan.

More About WILFRED BOISCLAIR:

Residence 1: 1920, Michigan > Genesee > Flint Ward 1 > District 14

Residence 2: 1920, Flint Ward 1, Genesee, Michigan

Child of WILFRED BOISCLAIR and DORA is:

i. ROBERT4 BOISCLAIR, b. Abt. 1915, Pennsylvania.

11. BEATRICE3 BOISCLAIR (LOUIS2, ANATHALIE "NATALIE" "NATY NETTIE" E.1 DESAUTELS) was born Dec 1893 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan. She married VIC MALINFANT.

Children of BEATRICE BOISCLAIR and VIC MALINFANT are:

i. ELIZABETH4 MALINFANT.

ii. VIC MALINFANT.

 

 

1866 map of upper Wisconsin with a LaPointe area of its' own

 
     Loyalist, or Tory, refugees from the American Revolutionary War settled what is now Ontario and the Eastern Townships area of Quebec. This marks the beginning of an English Canadian presence in Quebec. The Constitutional Act of 1791 saw the colony divided in two at the Ottawa River to accommodate the new arrivals; the western part became Upper Canada (now Ontario) and changed to the British legal system. The eastern part became Lower Canada. Both colonies were granted elected Legislative Assemblies.
 
     Upper Canada was a British territory in what is now the Canadian province of Ontario. Upper Canada officially existed from 1791 to 1840 and covered generally present-day Southern Ontario.

Political History

     The area of present day Southern Ontario first came under European control as part of New France. It passed from French control into British control with the Treaty of Paris (1763). It was incorporated into the Province of Quebec by the Quebec Act of 1774. Upper Canada became a political entity on 26 December 1791 with the passage, in 1790, of the Constitutional Act by the Parliament of Great Britain. The Act divided the Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada. The division was effected so that Loyalist American settlers and British immigrants in Upper Canada could have British laws and institutions, and the French-speaking population of Lower Canada could maintain French civil law and the Catholic religion.

     The colony was administered by a lieutenant-governor, legislative council, and legislative assembly. The first lieutenant-governor was John Graves Simcoe. On February 1, 1796 the capital of Upper Canada was moved from Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) to York (now Toronto), which was judged to be less vulnerable to attack by the Americans.

     Local government in Upper Canada was based on districts. In 1788, four districts were created:

     Additional districts were created from the existing districts as the population grew until 1849, when local government mainly based on counties came into effect. At that time, there were 20 districts; legislation to create a new Kent District never completed. Up until 1841, the district officials were appointed by the lieutenant-governor, although usually with local input. A Court of Quarter Sessions was held four times a year in each district to oversee the administration of the district and deal with legal cases.

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Dissidents and 1837 Rebellion

     After 1800 there emerged a dissident faction that questioned the direction and handling of the colony by the Tories, including both colonial and imperial officials. The leaders were Robert Thorpe, Joseph Willocks, Robert Gourlay, and, especially , William Lyon Mackenzie. They challenged the establishment about taxes, land policy, the privileges of the Anglican Church and the Family Compact, appropriations, and freedom of the press. They claimed that all citizens and not just the enfranchised were entitled to a voice, but they did not form a political party; there were no parties. In 1831 the Tories expelled MacKenzie from the Assembly, and the conflict escalated. Their brief armed rebellion in 1837 failed. Officials blamed American influence, "In this country unfortunately the settlement of American citizens has been too much permitted and encouraged, and thus in the bosom of this community there exists a treacherous foe ... in many parts of the Province the teachers are Americans.... These men are utterly ignorant of everything English and could not if they tried instruct their pupils in any of the duties which the connection of the Province with England casts upon them." [Rea] The oligarchic Family Compact was defended by Tories who explained, "The Radicals, Revolutionists or Destructives was composed of all the American settlers and speculators in land, some of the more simple and ignorant of the older class of farmers, and the rabble of adventurers who poured in every year from the United States or from Britain, to evade the laws of their respective countries." [Rea] Lord Durham's support for "responsible government" undercut the Tories and gradually led the public to reject what it viewed as poor administration, unfair land and education policies, and inadequate attention to urgent transportation needs. Finally there emerged responsible government under Robert Baldwin and Louis LaFontaine by the late 1840s.

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Land settlement

     Land had been settled since the French regime, notably along the Detroit River and the Saint Lawrence River. However, impetus to land settlement came with the influx of Loyalist refugees and military personnel in 1784 after the American Revolution. As a result, prior to the creation of Upper Canada in 1791 as a separate colony, much land had been ceded by the First Nations to the Crown in accordance with the Royal Proclamation of 1763. This land was surveyed by the government of the Province of Quebec, particularly in eastern Ontario along the Saint Lawrence River, as the Western Townships, while the Eastern Townships were in Lower Canada.

     Rudimentary municipal administration began with the creation of districts, notably Western (including present day Brantford), Eastern, Gore (including present day Hamilton) and Home (including present day Toronto).

     The Act Against Slavery passed in Upper Canada on July 9, 1793.

     The British garrisons withdrew from Detroit, Upper Canada to Amherstburg, and from Michimillimackinac to Drummond Island, in 1796. The lower peninsula of Michigan thus became American, initially (through 1805) as part of Indiana Territory. The upper peninsula, although claimed by the United States, remained nominally part of Upper Canada until 1818. Drummond Island, which was also part of the American claim and was formally awarded to the United States by a joint border commission in 1818, was finally released by the Province of United Canada and incorporated into the State of Michigan in 1847.

     Meanwhile, during the War of 1812, following General Isaac Brock's capture of Detroit on August 16, 1812, then-Michigan Territory was again part of the Province of Upper Canada. British/Canadian troops found it necessary to withdraw from Detroit in 1813, however, as they were needed elsewhere. The British attempted to renegotiate the boundary at Michigan during the Congress of Vienna in 1815, but the Americans refused to consider any change and then Napoleon escaped. The first order of business was to recapture the resurrected French leader and defeat him once and for all. After that was accomplished at Waterloo, the British were too tired to worry whether Michigan was American or Canadian.

     As before the war, organized land tracts were laid out for settlement. British regiment soldiers who were veterans of the war were offered free land, some remained despite the harsh winters. Unlike the period prior to the war, immigration was now directed at Europe and more specifically the British Isles, not from the US, which was the largest source of immigration before the war. Very cheap or even free land was offered in some areas before 1826 to entice immigrants to settle on it, even those in financially meager circumstances. During the early 1830s, the population increased more than 10% of its total each year. In the 1820s many German speaking Mennonite immigrants came to the Grand River region of Upper Canada from Pennsylvania, they were joined as well by many German speaking Amish immigrants from Alsace, Lorraine­, Bavaria and the Palatinate. This region was even referred to in its early days as "Little Pennsylvania", however this term is no longer used today. Many of their descendants continue to speak a form of German called Pennsylvania German.

     Upper Canada ceased to be a political entity with the Act of Union (1840), when, by an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, it was merged with Lower Canada to form the Province of United Canada. This was principally in response to the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions of 1837 and 1837-38, respectively. At Confederation in 1867, the Province of Canada was re-divided along the former boundary as the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

     The name 'Upper Canada' lives on in a few fossilized forms, most notably the Law Society of Upper Canada, Upper Canada Lumber, Upper Canada College and the Upper Canada Brewing Company.

     When the capital was first moved to Toronto from Newark (present-day Niagara-on-the-Lake) in 1796, the Parliament of Upper Canada was located at the corner of Parliament and Front Streets, in a building that was eventually abandoned. In 2001, some remnants of the original Parliament building were found during preparations to build a car dealership on that site. Today, there is an ongoing fight by preservationists and historians who propose the government turn over the into a publicly funded historical site. Currently the government leases most of the site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Canada

 


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