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Jean Baptiste Anteau

Jean Baptiste Anteau

Male Abt 1825 - 1906  (~ 81 years)

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  • Name Jean Baptiste Anteau 
    Born Abt 1825  Lasalle Township, Monroe County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Aug 1906  St. Charles Parish, Newport MI (kidney failure) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I03167  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2010 

    Father Augustin Jovitas Anatya 
    Mother Isabella Bourdo 
    Family ID F1143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tharcile Dusseau,   b. Abt 1828,   d. 3 Jan 1897, St. Charles Parish, Newport MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1846  St. Joseph, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jean Baptiste Anteau and Tharcile Dusseau
    Jean Baptiste Anteau and Tharcile Dusseau
    Jean Baptiste Anteau
    Jean Baptiste Anteau
    Jean Baptiste Anteau, Tharcile Dusseau, and Elizabeth Anteau
    Jean Baptiste Anteau, Tharcile Dusseau, and Elizabeth Anteau
    Jean Baptiste Anteau and Tharcile Dusseau Anteau Homestead
    Jean Baptiste Anteau and Tharcile Dusseau Anteau Homestead
    St. Charles Church History page 23
    St. Charles Church History page 23

    Documents
    Obituary of Jean Baptiste Anteau
    Obituary of Jean Baptiste Anteau
    St. Charles Church History page 20
    St. Charles Church History page 20

    Headstones
    Tomb marker of Jean Baptiste Anteau and Tharcile Dusseau
    Tomb marker of Jean Baptiste Anteau and Tharcile Dusseau

  • Notes 
    • 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.
















    • From: tombeau@comcast.net
      To: hybridmachine@hotmail.com
      Subject: Re: I found your website and we are related
      Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:13:55 -0400


      The original French Canadian name of the Anteau Family was Pelletier. I have an understanding that Anataya was an Indian word, adopted by the third generation as a family nick name which was a common practice among the French Canadians (i.e. to take on nick names to distinguish various members of the same family.) By the fifth generation the Pelletier name was completely dropped for Antaya alone. In modern times it was corrupted to make Antaya sound and look like the French name, Anteau. Pelletier probably means "pelt worker" in French.


      1.Here is our J. B Anteau's skeletal ancestry: married Theresa (Tharcile) Dusseau. He had a half sister, named Elizabeth who appears not to have married (1837-1908)

      2. Augustin Jovitus Anataya born in Windsor Canada, married Margaret Pare at St. Antoine (now St. Mary's), Monroe, MI

      3. John Baptiste Antaya, born Windsor Canada (called Assumption, Canada, at the time). Married there Mary Catherine Bergeron ( a distant cousin of the current Archbishop of Detroit)

      4. Augustin Antaya, born Ste Famille Isle and married Marie Charon there,

      5. Pierre Pelletier married Marguerite Rousseau on Ste. Faille Isle.

      6. Francois Pelletier born in France, married Dorothee La Sauvagesse (translate:The Indian woman) (Hence your Indian story), but you are not descended fro this first wife, but the second wife, Marguerite Madelene Morisseau.

      7. Nicolas Pelletier and wife Jeanne Roussy Voisey came to Canada in Quebac in 1636.He was a master carpenter and helped build the Cathedral of Quebec.

      For more details consult Genealogy of the French Families of the Detrroit River Region (1701-1936) by Rev.Fr. Christian Denissen, a 2 volume genealogical dictionary found in most Detroit and Monroe County genealogical collections. The Pelletiers dit Antaya can be found in Volume I, pp 15-17.

      Hope this gives you a boost. J.B. had one brother: Lawrence, the rest of his siblings were sisters: Mary, Dorotha, Catherine, Julia and Elizabeth. But his father Augustin Jovitus had several brothers in the area. Consult Fr. Dennissen above