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51 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. LaVoy, Joseph Daniel (I06496)
52 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Diven, Jon William (I04171)
53 11 July 1860 Federal Census, Erie Township:

John Clookey, age 70, farmer, born in Canada
Mary, 59, born in Michigan
Robert, 26,laborer
Margaret, 19,
son, 14,
daughter, 7

John Clukey, 67 (entry 615-614)
Laura, 55,
Peter, 23
Margaret, 18
All born in MI

The above two Census entries are probably the same family by two differnt Census takers. "Laura" and "Mary" are the one and the same Mary Louise, wife of Jean Baptiste Cluckey/Cloutier from Fr. Christian Denissen's genealogical dictionary: "Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region" (Vol 1, pg 295), under Rene Cloutier entry.

Cloutier, Jean Baptiste (I03168)
54 1870 Berlin Township, Monroe County, MI, Federal Census:

Joseph Jarvah, age 53, probably 35, born in Canada,
Margaret (Trombley), 59 (actually 32), born in Michigan 
Jarvis, Joseph III (I06916)
55 1920 Census: Ohio, Wood Co., Lake Twp.
ED 158, Sheet 4A, Page 66, January 17, 142/142
George Wenz, head, owns free, m, w, 51, married, can read & write, OH, Germany, Germany, speaks English, conductor, railroad, W
Josephine Wenz, wife, f, w, 58, married, can read & write, MI, MI, MI, speaks English

Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
Name: George Wenz
Death date: 03 Nov 1921
Death place: Lake Township, Wood, Ohio
Birth date: 21 Nov 1868
Birth place: Lucas Co., Ohio
Age at death: 52 years 11 months 12 days
Gender: Male
Marital status: Married
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address: Douglass farm S... 335
Occupation: Farmer
Burial date: 05 Nov 1921
Cemetery name: Forest Cemetery
Spouse name: Josephine Wenz
Father name: Louis Wenz
Father birth place: Germany
Mother name: Unknown
Mother birth place: Unknown
GSU film number: 1991859
Digital GS number: 4022253
Image number: 642
Reference number: fn 65285

Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
Name: Estella Wenz
Death date: 27 Feb 1923
Death place: Toledo, Lucas, Ohio
Birth date: 16 Dec 1871
Birth place: State Line, Dixie Hgh, Ohio & Michigan
Age at death: 51 years 2 months 10 days
Gender: Female
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: Caucasian
Occupation: Household Duties
Residence: Temperance, MI
Burial date: 1 Mar 1933
Cemetery name: Calvary
Spouse name: George Wenz
Father name: Moses Lavoy
Mother name: Miss ? Deshetler
GSU film number: 1992262
Digital GS number: 4000555
Image number: 880
Reference number: fn 12567
Informant: Louis Wenz
Cause of Death: Embolus following third degree burns of back, rt. side, rt. arm and both breasts.

I can't find a death record for Josephine Lara Cutter Wenz to confirm that the Josephine married to George is the one I'm looking for.

Let me know what you think!

Lynn Thomas 
LaVoy, Stella (I00184)
56 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Wiazowski, Victor Richard (I11161)
57 A Bible with the Robidou name on it and some birth entries has passed down to Patrick L. Tombeau, author of this family tree, from his great aunt Julia laVoy Deszell who obtained perhaps from her father, Moses LaVoy, Sr. who was son of Catherine Robidou.

CAtherine Robidou is mentioned in the 1860 Erie Twp, 1960 Federal Census as follows:

Dwelling 615: Catherine Lavoy, age 48

There is no entry in the 1870 Federal Census in this twp. for Catherine and it presumed that she died between 1860 and 1870. Her husband Charles LaVoy, Sr., was deceased before 1860. 
Robidou, Catherine (I00026)
58 A Dominican nun in Adrian, MI, in the 1960's. Olinn, Kathleen (I03233)
59 A listing of the children of Jean Baprtiste Amiot and Genevieve Guillemot by Rene Jette (in his genealogical dictionary) does not include Jean Marie Amiot. However, Jette does list a son of the above couple named Joseph Amiot whose marriage is noted elsewhere in the Charbonneau and Legare "Repertoire de marriages, Bepteme, Sepulture..." . This record indicates that Joseph Amiot, son of above couple, had a brother named Jean Marie Amiot who attended the wedding. All of the children of Jean and Genevieve were born in Montreal from 1718-1729. No other marriages to other spouses are noted for this couple. Jette does not mention the Jean Marie Amiot that Tanguay says was born and died in infancy. French Canadian families have the odd custom of naming children after a deceased sibling and there is no listed baptism or birth for Jean- Marie despite being the brother of Joseph above.

I have concluded that Jean-Marie Amiot above, not finding any other such person, is our ancestor with the ancestry as noted and that, as frequently happens, records get lost, the priest forgets to record, etc.

Rene Jette himself used this same technique to prove the parentage of another individual whose birth record was lost. Rene Jette, until his death last year, was the foremost genealogist of French Canada. The above infromation was obtained frrom Montreal's Genealogical Library during a trip made by Patrick L. Tombeau in the 1990's. 
Amiot, Jean Baptiste (I06227)
60 A May 2, 1977 letter from Clarence S. Bourdo to Norma Voltaire Purvis indicates a daughter Carole whom they are to visit on May 8, giving the following forwarding address C.S. Bourdo, 7265 Circle Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, c/o SMRECEK. CArole is said to have a 4 year old daughter (DOB: June, 1973) and to be a supervisor for the Telephone Company and living 50 miles from San Francisco. (Xerox copy of letter in family files)  Bourdo, Carole (I03320)
61 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Walton, John Joseph (I04578)
62 A September 9, 1957 Toledo (OH) News Bee article details a reunion after 47 years that he had with his two brothers, Albert Charles and Benjamin in Toledo, OH. Noah came from Superior, WI for the reunion. He is said to have spoken fluent French and English and a little German. There is an episode of horse play narrarted when he was a boy. He threw a tree foot water snake on his brother Ben who in turn went at him with a fish spear.

According to a letter from his grand nieces he helped lay the foudnations for Presbyterian Church in Solon Springs in 1907. The nieces bleieve the logging business brought Noan and his brothers David and William LaVoy to Superior Wisconsin. Loggin started uo in thea rea in 1882.

His graddaughter Agnes remembers him coming to their home with a shot gun to hunt rabbits.

Burial with his wife took place in the Catholic Cemetery in Superior, WI. He was a carpenter. 
LaVoy, Noah (I00065)
63 A September 9, 1957 Toledo (OH) News Bee article details his reunion after 47 years with his two brothers, Charles Albert of Alma, MI, and Noah of Superior, Wisconsin. He is said to have spoken fluent English and French and a little bit of German and still knew a great deal of the Chippewa Indian tongue. The brothers erroneously claim their great -grandmother, Mary LaVoy was Chippewa. She was Potawatomi. Ben narates an incident of horseplay as a boy when his brother Noah dropped a three foot water snake on him and he, in turn, attacked Noah with a fish spear.

Benjamin was a policeman for forty years and lived with his son Romeo in Toledo, OH, for his last four years. He was an active hunter and fisherman all of his life, as were his brothers.. (obit) 
LaVoy, Benjamin C. (I00063)
64 A student along with his brother Timothy at Assumption High School, Windsor, Ontario, Candad in the 1960's. Olinn, Michael (I03235)
65 A student at the University of Detroit during the 1960's. Olinn, Francis P. Jr. (I03232)
66 A student in the 1960's at Assumption High School, Windsor, Ontario, Candad with his brother Michael. Olinn, Timothy (I03236)
67 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Delp, Aaron (I04546)
68 Abraham Martin, called the Scotsman (Dit L'Ecossais), came to Canada in 1614 with his wife and child Anne. He held land from 1643-46, now called the Plains of Abraham after him and on which was fought the decisive war between England and France in 1759 between Generals Wolfe and Montcalm. There are notes elsewhere in the family papers on this man. He was also a royal pilot on the St. Lawrence River.

By Yolande St-Arneault
Échos génealogiques
Société de Généalogie des Laurentides
Volume XVII, #1, spring 2001

Translated by Lorelei Maison Rockwell, May 2002


This insignificant historical person nevertheless gave his name to the Plains of Abraham and Abraham's Coast.

He was one of the trivial actors in the history of New France. An obscure character. An antihero. Paradoxically he gave his name in perpetuity to two properties that are part of Champlain's city.

On 15 February 1649 the little colony was in shock. Abraham Martin, age 60, a companion of Champlain and the head of a large and respected family was thrown in prison. The accusation: he had forfeited the honor of a strapping young girl of 16 [translator's note: statutory rape?]. Certainly it would be said that this old pig Abraham had debauched a fine 'young thing.' Three months later his wife gave him his ninth, and last, child.

Abraham Martin arrived in Quebec in the summer of 1617--probably making the voyage in the same ship as Louis HÉBERT. His family accompanied him: his wife Marguerite LANGLOIS [translator's note: Jette[1] gives their date of marriage c 1620 'in France'], her sister Francoise and Francoise's husband Pierre DESPORTES. This couple would have a daughter Helene, who would become the goddaughter of Quebec's founder. This same Helene would marry, as a second husband, Medard Chouart des Groseillers, the colorful explorer, fur trader and co-founder of the Hudson's Bay Company.

From his arrival onwards our Abraham MARTIN was in no hurry to disappear into nameless obscurity in the tiny world of the first colony.

Years later historians found his trail in the local, popular culture where his name was inscribed--first in the topography of Quebec under the French regime and then in notarial records making reference to Abraham's Coast.

A street named Abraham appears in a 1734 Quebec City map. Then, later, we find his name preserved in reports of the celebrated historic battles of 1759 and 1760. There were accounts signed by English officers and published in London as well as in the journal of New France's Chevalier de Levi.

The name Abraham MARTIN also appears in the controversial will Champlain signed in November 1635, two months before his death. Canadian history was young then and still in the making. The original will was not discovered until 324 years later, in August 1959 to be exact, by the historian and archivist Olga Jurgens, and published in 1963. In his will, Champlain "gives to Abraham and his wife 600 livres with the charge of using it to clear land in this country of New France." The founder also gave 600 livres to Marguerite, daughter of Abraham, "to support her in marrying a man of this country--New France--and no other."

The original will stated clearly that if Champlain should leave little or nothing in goods and Quebec properties to his widow, he wanted her to have the largest part of his inheritance in France.

In 1863 the historian, J. B. A. Ferland began to follow the track of the great curate Thomas Maguire. M. Maguire 'suggested that a part of the Plains had belonged to an individual by the name of Abraham."

In consulting civil registers for the parish of Notre Dame de Quebec during the time of the French regime, Ferland found only one person with the first name Abraham: Abraham Martin, called l'Ecossais [the Scot], who was shown as a royal pilot. He was our man.

In 1635 Abraham Martin accepted, from the Company of New France, a land grant of 12 arpents in Quebec. Another parcel of 20 arpents was added 10 years later. The combined land was well-situated in the upper town, but north of the present Grand Allée, on what was at that time called St-Genevieve Hill. For this reason Abraham Martin's land should not be confused with the Plains today.

What may also be seen from this little history is that should a man take his animals down to the Charles River to drink, in taking the road of descent he would come to the Coast of Abraham.

We discover in a notarial act dated 16 October 1675 the name Charles-Amador Martin, only surviving son of Abraham. Priest and co-inheritor, Charles-Amador cedes to the religious order of Ursulines 32 arpents of land situated in a place called Claire-Fontaine in exchange for the sum of 1200 livres, a small fortune at the time.

In the decisive battles of 1759 and 1760 French and English soldiers played a prominent role in insuring that the topographical name Abraham was engraved in the historical record.

The Chevalier de Levi mentioned in his journal on 19 July 1759 that the English "have four ships passing above the town and in consequence will be able to send dispatches via the Heights of Abraham and as far as Cap Rouge."

On the same day the troops of Wolfe and Montcalm clashed, 13 September 1759, a Captain in an English regiment, John Knox, wrote in his journal, later published under the title The Siege of Quebec, that once landed at the foot of the cliff, they did not stop, "till we comes to the Plains of Abraham."

Another English officer, John Montresor, wrote a book published in London and titled The General Battle of the Heights of Abraham.

If the land of Abraham Martin was not contiguous with the present Plains, the battle of 1759, on the other hand, really and truly was fought on the Plains of Abraham and on the ancient property of Abraham Martin.

The great historic battle raged all over the upper town. The French and English troops had taken position on the cliff as far as the Sainte-Foy Road and Parliamentary Hill--today approximately up to Rue Belvedere.

Reckoning from the beginning of the English regime, local cartography considerably expanded the dimensions of the Coast of Abraham and the Plains. Abraham's hillside covered the continuation west of St. Genevieve's Hill up to Rue Suéte which leads to St-Foye at Lorette.

Regarding the Plains of Abraham, more often called the "Heights of Abraham," the topographical name usually appeared on maps designating a large part of the upper town outside the ramparts. It was not until 1879 that city maps delineated exactly as it is known today.

In 1908 the federal government created Battlefield Park. But for the people of Quebec it will always be the Plains of Abraham or simply the Plains. An affectionate name. A popular and gratuitous tribute to the earliest setters of the country.

Each time has its own history. After the Conquest, the British Empire could not abandon the location of its victory to anonymity. The place name had to be in accord with the importance of the event.

Historians Jacques Mathieu and Alain Beaulieu advance an interesting theory in their monumental history of the Plains published in 1993 by Septentrion. For them, the 1759 conqueror preserved the popular name believing that it referred to the Biblical patriarch. They write: For people of the Protestant faith, strongly imbued with Biblical tradition, the designation "Abraham" makes use of a major symbolic power. The conquerors could not fail to see themselves in the image of the great prophet. It was in this way, through a series of misunderstandings, that a colorless colonist had his name immortalized. History has kept the secret!

Sources: "Les Plaines d'Abraham, le culte de l'idéal" de Jacques Mathieu et Eugen Kedl; le dictionnaire biographique du Canada, tome 1; Les Cahiers des Dix, no 42; la Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique français, no XVII.

Text publié dans le Soleil du dimanche le 4 mai 1997 et ecrit part Louis Guy Lemieux. Voir Internet http://www.lesoleil.com

Abraham Martin is Yolande St-Arneault's ancestor through 3 of his daughters: Anne, Marie, and Marguerite [more available here].

Charles-Amador Martin was the second Canadian priest. He was born at Quebec where he was baptized 7 March 1648 by Father LeJeune. He was the 9th child of Abraham Martin and Marguerite Langlois and he had as his godfather: Charles-Amador de St-Etienne, sieur de la Tour, who was famous for his bravery and loyalty to France during the wars in Acadia. In 1672 he built the first stone chapel at Beauport to replace the old wooden one. He continued to serve this parish until 1677, when he went to Sainte-Famille. On the erection of the Chapter House at Quebec, he became canon. He was named parish priest of Chateau-Richer in 1685. On 19 September 1697 he resigned the honor of canon and on the following 18 October he was named parish priest of Notre-Dame de Foye. He remained there until his death 19 June 1711 at the age of 63. A manuscript titled "On the devotion at Sainte-Famille by Mother Superior M-Andre Regnart-Duplessis de Sainte-Helene," we find that M. Martin was an expert chanter and that he composed the chant for the mass and divine service at Ste-Famille still used today.


She says:

I report the results of some of my research to flesh out the story of Abraham Martin. [Translator's note: Abraham Martin is also my ancestor through his daughter Marguerite].

The family of Abraham MARTIN, dit L'Ecossais

His origin is unknown. He was buried 08/09/1664 in Quebec, age 75; arrived Quebec 1619, returned to France after the capture of Quebec by Kirke 24/07/1629, and returned to Quebec in 1633 or 1634, master pilot. [MSGCF (129): 162-164, T-27, DBC I 506-507, J.J.]

Married about 1620, France

LANGLOIS, Marguerite […] origin unknown; died 17, buried 19/12/1663, Quebec: sister of Francois wife of Pierre Desportes: Marguerite remarried in 1665 to Real Branche.

Eustache b 24-10-1621 Quebec d after 1663

Marguerite b 04-01-1624 Quebec m 1638 Etienne Rachine

Helene b 21-06-1627 Quebec m 1640 Claude Etienne

Marie b 22-11-1638 Quebec m 1648 Jean Cloutier

Adrien b 22-11-1638 Quebec [perhaps Jean, age 43 in the 1681 census at the

House of the Jesuits of Notre Dame of the Angles]

Madeleine b 12-00-1640 Quebec m 1653 Nicolas Foret

Barbe b 04-01-1643 Quebec m 1655 Pierre Biron

Anne b 23-03-1645 Quebec m 1658 Jacques Rate

Charles-Amador b 06-03-1648 Quebec d and buried 19-06-1711 Ste-Foy; in the

1681 census at the Quebec Seminary, priest 14-03-1671, chanter and musician, chanter of the 1st chapter-house of Quebec 06-11-1684 [DBC II 480]

Taken from Jetté: Dictionnaire genealogique des familles du Quebec

Note: Abraham could not sign his name. We don't know what caused the accusation causing him to be imprisoned. Taken from Les émigrants 1602-1662, Marcel Trudel.


Abraham Martin (L'Ecossais)

Ancestor on the Clement, Madore, Pitt and Presse lines: http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/madore/bio/Abraham_Martin.html

One of the founders of New France.

He owned the "Plains of Abraham" in Quebec City.

Abraham went to France after the taking of Quebec by Kirk on Jul 24 1629, and returned to Quebec in 1633/34. He was a master pilot.

Arrived from France on sailboat “LeSallemonde” at Tadossac on Aug 30 1620 with his wife and daughter Anne. Received concession of ground that formed a plateau where Wolfe & Montcalm fought the battle of Quebec. This area is known as the Plains of Abraham.

On January 19 1649 a young girl of 15 or 16 years became the first woman in Quebec to be executed. It is not clear exactly what she was accused of but one possiblity was “Thievery”. We do know that Abraham Martin was accused of raping (indecent liberties?) with the same girl around this time.

Ref: “Le Journal des Jesuites”, 2d edition, Montreal 1892 ... Roy, P.-G.: “Les petites choses de notre histoire”, Levis, 1923, pages 95-97. ...&... Robert Prevost: “Il y a toujours une premiere fois!” Stanke, Montreal, 1983 ? Sources: c-cline.ged


Abraham Martin est remarquable pour avoir ete avec Louis Hebert l’un des premiers colons du Canada et aussi pour avoir legue son nom aux celebres Plaines d’Abraham. Le premier bapteme entre sur le registre de Notre-Dame de Quebec, est, au mois d’octobre 1621, celui d’Eustache Martin fils d’Abraham Martin dit l’Ecosais, pilote de la Riviere Saint-Laurent, et de Marguerite Langlois. Abraham Martin a laisse par ses filles une tres nombreuse posterite. Dans les archives des Dames Ursulines, sont les titres de deux terres qui lui ont appartenu. Ces deux terres reunies furent vendues aux Ursulines de Quebec, par les heritiers de Maitre Abraham.

La terre d’Abraham Martin recut le nom de “Plaine d’Abraham”, nom ensuite tendu au plateau voisin, sur lequel fut livre la celebre bataille entre Wolfe et Montcalm.

Premier defricheur et premier pilote, Abraham Martin sut donc, par son courage et ses connaissances, se tailler une reputation imperissable dont notre histoire gardera toujours le souvenir. La Societe Historiques de la Province de Quebec inaugura en juin 1923 son monument a Quebec.

Martin, Abraham (dit L'Ecossais) (I05494)
69 Abrahm Perry was a carpenter who lived in Deefield, Monroe Co., MI. Perry, Abraham (I01033)
70 According to 1900 Federal Census for Rochell, Ogle County, IL. Spielman, Winton L. (I09847)
71 According to A.J. Larabell in a statement to Patrick L. Tombeau on June 27, 1964, Samuel Dusseau did not allow his children to sample his grocery store goods. His sons worked for him in the store. Mr. Larabell confirms stories about Samuel Dusseau's unforgiving attitude toward debtors, if he saw them in Church. Samuel was a sharp bargainer and very industrious. He set a good table, however, for his family and guests.

Another story along this line is that of Frederick LaVoy, a brother of Gerturde Lavoy who married Harvey Dusseau. He said that Harvey's father, Samuel Dusseau, would not go to church because it disturbed him if he saw people there who owed him money.

Mr. A.J. Larabell also recalls that when Samuel's son, Henry Dusseau, A.J.'s first cousin, visited the Larabell home, when Henry was about 14-15, he stored his bike in the woodshed which subsequently burnt down, destroying his bike.

According to a statment made to Patrick L. Tombeau on July 17, 1964, by Mrs. Lisle, widow of Samuel's brother Richard, Samuel came with his brood of children on Sunday's to his father Joseph's home, while she and her husband lived with the old couple. Samuel never brough so much as a pound of butte or a quart of milk for the meals. (Samuel owned a grocery store.)

From an article in a Toledo (OH) newspaper, dated 25 January 1915:

"Toledo, Janaury 25.- Samuel L. Dusseau, 52 years old, was shot and wounded seriously one of two bandits who invaded his grocery and general merchandise store at 1650 Dorr Street last evening. A bullet entered his left lung.

"Dusseau was alone when two men, about 20 years old, entered shortly before 7 P.M. One wearing glasses, remained at the front door while his copanion advanced to Dusseau, behind the counter, and ordered a package of gum.

"The proprietr took a package from the case. As he turned and handed it to the stranger, he looked into the muzzle of a big pistol.

" 'Put up your hands"

"'Put up your hands' instructed the owner of the revolver in a loud voice.

"Seeing the accomlice in the door also draw a pistol, Dusseau feared he would be attacked under any circumstances. Terror prompted him to dodge under the counter.

"Evidently the holdup man thought Dusseau was reaching for a concealed weapon, fired, and then with his partner, fled into Dorr Streeet toward hawthorne Street. Henry, a son of the proprieter, was dozing on a couch in the family residencea djoining the rear of the store. He overheard the intruder's command and was hurrying to his father's asssitance when the bullet was discharged.

"He caught a glimpse of the fugitives as they ran. The bullet penetrated
dusseau's breast under the arm.

"Dusseau was removed to St. Vincent's Hospital in a police emergency ambulance. His wife accompanied him. He has six children."

According to an account told to Patrick L. Tombeau many years later in the summer of 1962, his great-uncle Henry Dusseau noted the following things: Samule Dusseau was accustomed to count cash while his store was still open for business at the end of the day. He then changed his habit , putting a "closed" sign on the door, but still not locking the door against warnings from various people that it was a dangerous practice. It was under these circumstances that the above robbery occurred.

The bullet entered his lung and collapse it apparently, but was not removed because of the considered delicacy of that operation in 1915.

According to great-uncle Henry, the men were dressed in dark or black clothes and were dark complected. Henry gave pursuit down the street a ways until they rounded the corner of Dorr and Hawthorne when they were abot 5000 feet from Henry. He then returned to his father.

Several suspects were called in, but none were positively identified and the theives to this day are unknown. Samuel Dusseau was in ailing health from that day until his death at 54, two years later, of "tuberculosis". He also jaundice at the time, according to his daughter, Norma Dusseau Gray.

Undated article from a Toledo, OH, newspaper:

"Samuel Dusseau, 54 years old, died at his home 1650 Dorr St., Friday evening, after a two year's illness. Funeral services took place at St. Theresa's Church Monday evening. with internment at Calvary Cemtery. Mr. Dusseau is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dusseau and six children: Mrs. Frank Voltaire of Norwood Ave., Mrs. R. Gray, Detroit Ave., Harvey Dusseau of Detroit, MI, Henry, Rudlph, and August of Toledo, OH.

"Mr. Samuel Dusseau was born in Toledo (OH) 54 years ago. Had been in the grocery business at 1650 Dorr for 23 years in June. Mr. Dusseau never fully recovered form wounds recieved when shot by burglars at his store two years ago. That with a complication of diseases, caused his death at his hom September (1)4th. He was a faithful member of the Toledo Retail Grocers and Butcher Association for many years.

"Those who knew Mr. Dusseau admired his genial companionship and his straighforward business principles. He was devoted to his home and is survived by his good wife and six childen, four sons and two daughters to whom we exrend our sincerest sympathy."

From Forest Cemetery markers in Toledo, OH:

Samuel Dusseau: 1863-1917
Matilda Jarvis Dusseau Fall: 1871-1949
Frank F. Fall: 1862-1943

According to his daughter Norma Dusseau Gray, Samuel was raised by his Uncle Anteau. This would be his blood aunt Tharcile ("Theresa") Dusseau, sister or Samuel's father, Joseph, and her husband Jeran Baptise Dusseau. This couple was childless and so Samuel was needed to do farm work. Their home, of which there is a picture in the family papers, was in Berlin Towship, where his future wife, Matilda Jarvis lived with her family of Ready Road in a brick house.

The Anteaus had one other person living with them, his sister, Elizabeth J. Anrteau, who is believed to be in a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Anteau, in the Dusseau family papers.
Dusseau, Samuel Levi (I00228)
72 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. LaVoy, Marie (I03443)
73 According to an undated notice in the paper, he served in the army at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and Fort Riley, Kansas. He was a TOW missile crewman. Coulthard, Michael (I05168)
74 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Deszell, Unknown Infant (I11037)
75 According to Denissen, Antoine followed his widowed and remarried mother to Detroit. She had remarried to Pierre Picote de Bellestre, a French Army Officer, who was the brother-in-law of Alphonse Tonti, Commandante of Fort Pontchartrain at Detroit. Pierre was ordered to the Fort at Detroit in 1721 and brought his family, including his step children, with him.

(One of Antoine Beaubien's daughters is said to have got wind of a plot by the Indians to get themselves into the Fort by subterfuge and then massacre its inhabitants. She warned the militia because she is said to have been in love with one of the English officers at the Fort.)( See Francis Parkman's Conspiracy of Pontiac.) 
Beaubien, Antoine Cuillerier dit (I03877)
76 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Houska, Donald Richard (I00478)
77 According to Fr, Denissen's Genealogy of French Canadian Families of the Detroit River Region, Charles obtained on 14 July 1734 from the French Government a patent of land known as the Church Farm or Private Claim #16. In 1762, his heairs sold the farm to Guillaume Bernard, another ancestor of mine. Chene, Charles pere. (I03837)
78 According to Fr. Chistian Denissen in his Genealogy of French Candian Families of the Detroit River Region, Isadore Morin was a carpenter who cultivated a farm at Fox Creek, Grosse Pointe, MI Morin, Isadore Sr. (I03849)
79 According to Fr. Denissen, Pierre St. Onge dit Chene was a tailor in Longueuil, Canada before coming to Detroit.  Chene, Pierre St. Onge dit (I03845)
80 According to Genealogie des Francais d'Amerique du Nord. Jean l'aine Giguere was a tissier en drap, or bed sheet maker, just clother maker. "l'aine" in French means "the eldest". Perhpas to distinguis hem from a younger brother also named Jean who married Michele Journel at St. Aubin Church in Tourouvre, France. See Genealogie des Francais d'Amerique du Nord for this information Giguere, Jean l'aine' (I10371)
81 According to her brother, Charles Jarvis, she died of diphtheria at the age of 12. Jarvis, Mary Celena "Alvina" (I06924)
82 According to her grandson, A.J. Larabell, in a letter dated August 23, 1964, Mary Trombley Jarvis was the first one in her district to teach school, prabably the one across the road from where they lived.

Charles Jarvis, son of Mary Trombley Jarvis, made the following statements to Patrick L. Tombeau in the 1960's:

His mother, Mary Anne Trombley and her mother (Mary Baumier) were brought up among the Indians on Point Mouille, Berlin Twp., Monroe Co., MI., a jut of land into Lake Erie. The Black hawk Indians were their neighbors. Charles' maternal grandmother (Mary Baumier) nursed an old Inidan Chief's wife back to health from stab wounds. But the Chief got drunk again and killed both his wife and child.. The government sent an agent in to arest the Indian. He was given a trial and subsequently hung.

Charles' grandmother (Mary Baumier) used to feed the Indians and had come to like the chief's wife very well.

Charles Jarvis' mother (Mary Trombley) was born in a log cabin with five or six rooms and two floors. (See Moses Trombley entry for a description of this log cabin. Moses was Mary Trombleys brother. Charles Jarvis's description is probably in error in view of the description by his uncle Moses, as two rooms and a loft,)

When Charles Jarvis was a boy he slept in his maternal grandparent's log cabin
one winter night, only to wake up to find snow on his second floor bed.

Mary Trombley, died on the Chilson farm, of a chronic stomach complaint in Jauaury, 1906, which son Charles Jarvis states was stomach ulcers. She was stout and short like her mother (Mary Baumier), about 5 feeet tall.

Trombley, Mary (I03222)
83 According to her grandson, Charles Jarvis, Sophia LaMarre Jarvis is burried in South Rockwood Cemetery. See her husband's note on her last home and care.

Charles Jarvis described his paternal grandmother Sophia Lamarre Jarvis as a tall slim woman. A story is told of her having a corncob pipe in her mouth with a rag on the end of it to protect her jaws (probably she was edentulous, or without teeth) while at the same time looking for it. Sher died on the Rockwood farm. 
LaMarre, Sophie (I03752)
84 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Big-Thumb, Grace Jean (I06343)
85 According to his Cvil War pension papers he had seven children by his wife Esther A. Bennett. Weaver, John M. (I07299)
86 According to his daughter, Deb Hall, Richard Clarence Niethammer served in World war II as a Sgt. in the Air Force and was stationed in the Pacific.

Deb Hall's email is: deb04us@yahoo.com.

Deb transmitted information about her family in several emails in December 2008 and July 5, 2009. 
Niethammer, Richard Clarence (I03420)
87 According to his duaghter-in-law, Ella Dusseau Olinn, he was a highly respected building contractor. He lived in Marietta, OH> Olinn, Frank (I03228)
88 According to his granddaughter, Yvonne Anne LaVoy Lucker Talbot, Nicolas lived a quite adventurous life. He knew ther Earp brothers, Wyat and Virgil, and roomed with Virgil. He lived at one point in the OK Corral. He allso took part in the Alaska gold rush where he met and married his wife.

He was a gambler and Mrs. Talbot says they went back to Tombstone, AZ, and found his "chits" for gambling which started at $1,000 to qualify for the game.

In later life he rented apartment houses as a source of income.

He lived at 7361 21st St., Seattle, WA. 
LaVoy, Nicolas (I00810)
89 According to his nephew, Emmanuel Jarvis, son of John Albert Jarvis, William Jarvis and his wife's family, the Livernois, were quite wealthy. He lost his wealth with th help of his oldest son, Ralph Jarvis II, during the Deprssion. Ralph II used to run around in a Studs Bearcat in the good days.

The background on this branch of the family and her siblings was given by William Jarvis' daughter, Germaine Jarvis, who married Paul Mc Kelon and in the 1960's resided at 2711 Yupon, Houston, TX. Her information was transmitted to Patrick L. Tombeau on September 10, 1965.

A letter dated July 10, 1964 from the Detroit News indicates that Will Jarvis' Grocery store is found in the 1903 Detroit City Directory on Beech, from Fort w, south to Cedar, third east of MCCRR.

The Detroit City Directory has the following entries for William Jarvis:

Jarvis, William, teamster, bds 1419 Jefferson Av., 1893
Jarvis, William, driver, Belle Isle Park, 1894

(No entry for William in 1895)

Jarvis, William, teamster, bds James R. Jarvis (his father), 1896
Jarvis, William, laborer, bds, J. R. Jarvis, 1897
Jarvis, William, removed to Toledo, OH, 1898

(No entry for 1899. Presumably still living in Toledo, OH.

Jarvis, William, moulder, house north side of Lafayette Ave, 4 w of Govin, 1900
Jarvis, William, moulder, house ns of lafayette, 4 west of Govin, 1901
Jarvis, William, moulder, h n s Lafayette, 5 h w of Govin, 1902
Jarvis, William, laborer, M. Mitchum Co., h Lincoln Ave., Woodmere, 1903
Jarvis, William, grocer, s w corner Fort W and Beech, h same, Woodmere, 1904
Jarvis, William, grocer, s w corner Fort W ansd Beeach, h same, Woodmere, 1905

Not clear whether there were further entries or I ceased to collect information on William.

Charles also stated that his brothers Will and John and their father Ralph helped clear Belle Isle (about 1894) with teams of horses. Will once caught a snake on the island and tied it to the basck of their wagon. Will also may have driven a team to cinder Grand Blvd. (Historical Note: prior to being called Belle Isle, the island was called from French times Ile aux Cochons, or Hog Island, because pigs were put on it to kill the snakes.)

Charles States that his brother's and sister were born in a one room log cabin across from the brick house on Ready Road in Berlin Twp., Monroe Co., MI., built by his father in 1881. But Charles was born in the brick house. 
Jarvis, William (I06921)
90 According to his obituary in the Monroe Democrat, August 24, 1906, pg 5, col. 4, when newly married, he re-located to Manhattan, near Toledo, where they accummulated much property, which was sold 35 years before his death (about 1871) and bought a large farm in St. Charles Parish, Berlin Township. The couple donated land for the current cmetery and were originally buried in a brick crypt in the center of the cemetery. Since their deaths, the crypt fell into disrepair and was demolished.

Tharcile Dusseau's nephew, Samuel worked as a farm hand on their property and it is in that manner that he met his future wife , Matilda Jarvis, daughter of Raphael James Jarvis and Mary Trombley of Berlin Township. This information was given to Patrick L. Tombeau by his Aunt Norma Dusseau Gray, daughter of Samuel Dusseau.

The further history of Jean Baptiste Anteau and his wife can be found in the 50th Anniversary Parish History of St. Charles, Newport, MI, along with their pictures on page 54. In addition to the cemetery, Mr. and Mrs. Anteau donated the church
bell (pg 23).

Jean Baptiste Anteau/Antaya remarried after Tharcile's death to Rose Shippee, who survived him.

Berlin Township June, 1880 Federal Census:

Antiau, John B., age 55, farmer, born in Canda as were parents
Theresa (Tharcile), 48, wife, born in Michigan as were parents (error: Tharcile Dussseau and parents were born in Canada)
Elizabeth Antiau, sister, born in Canada as were both her parents.
Cluka (Cluckey, Cloutier), Adeline, born in Michigan as were parents.
probably the daughter of Earnest Cluckey (Cloutier), brother of
Mary Cluckey (Clourtier), wife of Joseph Dusseau, br0ther of Tharcile.

Anteau, Jean Baptiste (I03167)
91 According to his only daughter Andrea LaVoy Wagner,
Albert Mason LaVoy died ina railroad accident when she was 12. Her email is: lavoywagner@hotmail.com.

She lives at : 20 Overland Ct, Apt. F, Chico, CA, 95928

Land Phone: 530-343-5113 
LaVoy, Albert Mason (I00796)
92 According to his son A.J. Larabell, in hist stement of June 27, 1964 to Patrick L. Tombeau, in the days of his father, Joseph Larabell, the French in Monroe County used to catch sturgeons with pitch forks and thenpile them on hay racks, and then drag them to their famrs to be used as fertilizer. The fishwere though food fit for Indians and half-breeds to eat. Larabell, Joseph James (I06973)
93 According to his wife, Ella Dusseau Olinn, Charles was a graduate of Ohio Northern University. He was a phamacist and owned and operated a chain of three drug stores before the Great Depression. During the Depression he suffeed great financial reversals, loisng both home and business. In the years that followed, he opened up a prescription laboratory in 30 Bus Arcade, Youngstown, OH, which he successfully operated until his death. His son Charles then took over the business. Charles the elder was a highly respected and outstanding druggist and his advice was solicited by pharmacists and even doctors.  Olinn, Charles E. Sr. (I03191)
94 According to Liana Trombley she was born between 1584 and 1607. She died at the age of 45 in St. Maurice, Les Chemcey, Peche, France. Coignet, Jeanne (dit Le Breul) (I05587)
95 According to Linda Stadler, daughter of Shirley Leschke, Verne Emmett Polan's death was not due to WWI combat injuries, although he was in the Navy at the time. He was,in fact, a 1918 influenza victim and died at the NY Naval Hospital before he was able to ship out. Polan, Verne Emmett (I03660)
96 According to Msgr. Cyprien Tanguay's Genealogical Dctionary, Pierre Pepin, Jr., dit LaForce, and Pepy dit Lafleur, was the Keeper of the King's Warehouse at Niagara in 1735. He was in Chambly, Canada, on 27 September 1710. He baptized Margueirite Onodoca, an Indian female, on 2 February 1713 in the woods near Chambly. Pepin, Pierre (dit LaForce) Jr. (I04587)
97 According to Msgr. Tanguay, Vivien Jean, fils, came to Canada with his family before 1669 Jean, Vivien fils (I06073)
98 According to statements made by A.J. Larabell to Patrick L. Tombeau on June 27, 1964, "before being married, Mary Alice jarvis was a postulant with the Sisters of Monroe, MI. She was married to a drunken abusive Irishman Thomas Murphy, with which she had three children; Dominic, Theresa, and Frances. Mary Alice died of 'quick consumption' in 1906"

Charles Jarvis, brother to Mary Alice, confirms she was married to Tom Murphy and that theylived in Toledo, OH. 
Jarvis, Mary Alice (I06923)
99 According to the 1900 Federal Census for Rochell, Ogle County, IL. ?, Martha A. (I09848)
100 According to the English Language page of L'Association des Familles de Pepin, Pierre Pepin, Sr., dit LaForce (1652-1722), along with his brother Etienne Pepin, took part in the Duluth expedition in 1678 which reached the upper Mississippi. On the Wisconsin-Minnesota border there is an enlargment of the Mississippi River which was named Lake Pepin in honor of the two Pepin brothers. Pierre Pepin's nickname, "LaForce", comes from his co-discovery of the Mississippi River.

Coming back two years later (1680), Pierre marries Louise Lemire in Quebec on October 20, 1681. Their 14 children will ensure their descent and will spread the name "LaForce" through out Canada and the U.S. Well established on a large estate on the St. Lawrence River, near Nicolet, he lived to be 70 years old.

An historical monument erectre in Trois Rvieres homnors some great explorers of the New World: Jean Nicolet, the Cavalier de LaSalle and Pierre Pepin dit LaForce.


According to Tanguay, Genealogical Dictionary, Vol. 1, p. 472, Pierre Pepin dit LaChance, was Captain of the militia (at Trois Rivieres?). 
Pepin, Pierre (dit LaForce) Sr. (I03098)

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