The previous web page covered the direct ROUSSEAU family genealogy.
This web PAGE will cover the immediate family genealogy of the HUARD, Grégoire, Turcotte and Plante familes that were to interact closely with Louis Rousseau and his children.
Luce Huard was to marry Louis Rousseau on August 18, 1846 in St Isidore, Dorchester, Québec.
Luce was the mother of Hubert Rousseau Brooks.
The following outlines the immediate genealogy of Luce Huard.
The Augustin Huard family would appear in the Canada 1851 Census (scroll over to middle column "1" starting at line 32) living in District Name: Dorchester (county); District Number: 7; Sub-District Name: St. Isidore; Sub-district Number: 86; Province/Colony: Canada East (Québec) (page 19) with daughter Luce having already left the family having married Hubert in 1846.
The 1861 Canada Census data for Augustin HUARD and family living in Dorchester Quebec (Canada East) was as follows:
In the 1871 Canada Census (starting line 6 page 27), father Augustin was not listed and presumably dead with son (also called) Augustin heading up the family still living in the St-Isidore district of Dorchester West.
AUGUSTIN HUARD, born Abt. 1797 in ST-ISIDORE,DORCHESTER,QUEBEC,CANADA. (alternatively St. Joseph, Levi, Quebec, Canada)
AUGUSTIN was the son of PIERRE-STANISLAS HUARD (alternatively Stanislaus Pierre "Eustache" Huard) (b. May 7, 1753)
and MARIE JOSEPHTE ROBERGE (alternatively Marie Robisson or even Robillone).
AUGUSTIN HUARD married LUCE HELIE dit BRETON (b. abt 1801) on August 14, 1827 in ST-HENRI DE LEVIS, LAUZON, QUEBEC, CANADA.
LUCE HELIE dit BRETON was the daughter of PIERRE HELIE dit BRETON and. GENEVIEVE VALLEE.
Children of AUGUSTIN HUARD and LUCE HELIE dit BRETON are:
The first documented presence of the Huard family in North Dakota was when sons Louis Huard and Joseph T. Huard
applied to become naturalized American citizens.
(see North Dakota Naturalization Records Index and enter Gregoire).
|U.S. NATURALIZATION RECORDS|
|Huard||Louis||Canada||1st||August 20, 1878||Grand Forks||D-1||164|
|Huard||Joseph T.||Canada||1st||August 20, 1878||Grand Forks||D-1||164|
|Huard||Joseph T.||Canada||2nd||October 7, 1892||Walsh||F-16||406|
As an example, see below for the 1st August 20, 1878 filings for US Naturalization for Louis and Joseph T.
A few of the Huard family stayed in Grand Forks N.D. for a number of years and are buried in the Calvery Catholic Cemetery in Grand Forks N.D.. The first two are definitely related to Luce Huard Rousseau Brooks. The others are of unknown, if any, relation.
|NAME||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Burial Plot Location|
|Huard, Simeon,||b. 1840,||d. 1921,||Sec 5 Row 8|
|Huard (nee Richard), Philomene,||b. 1842,||d. 1928,||Sec 5 Row 8|
|Huard, Frank J.,||b. Jan 9, 1886,||d. Nov 14, 1928,||Sec 5 Row 8|
|Huard, Marie,||b. May 9, 1893,||d. Sep 1, 1980,||Sec 5 Row 8|
|Huard, Walter,||b. 11 Jun 1907,||d. Oct 31, 1987,||Sec 8 Row 19|
|Huard, Delia,||b. Aug 29, 1909,||d. ,||Sec 8 Row 19|
|Huard, Leo A.,||b. 26 May 1916,||d. Nov 17, 1956,||Sec 5 Row 6|
|Huard, James A.,||b. Apr 5, 1919,||d. 4 Jun 1920,||Sec 5 Row 8|
As an aside, a number of the HUARD family remained in the North Dakota region for quite some time and are buried per the "Find A Grave" North Dakota Web Page.
|NAME||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Cemetery Name/ Location|
|Huard, Simeon||b. 1840,||d. 1921,||Calvary Cemetery,Grand Forks|
|Huard, Philomene||b. 1842,||d. 1928,||Calvary Cemetery,Grand Forks|
|Huard, Michel "Michael"||b. Sep. 29, 1845,||d. Mar. 14, 1910,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Luce "Lucy" Richards||b. Aug. 31, 1848,||d. Jan. 27, 1914,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Gregoire, Belsamere "Belle" Huard||b. Feb. 1, 1868,||d. Dec. 22, 1945,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Michel "Michael"||b. Sep. 29, 1845,||d. Mar. 14, 1910,||Calvary Cemetery,Grand Forks|
|Fortier, Mary Huard||b. 1869,||d. Apr. 6, 1939,||Saint Edward Cemetery, Drayton, ND|
|Huard, Frank||b. 1869,||d. 1949,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Louis||b. 1869,||d. 1964,||Saint Johns Cemetery, Grafton ND|
|Huard, Joseph L.||b. Oct. 13, 1876,||d. May 15, 1966,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Zelire Lessard||b. Jun. 7, 1876,||d. Oct. 7, 1928,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Odelia||b. Jul. 12, 1880,||d. Feb. 11, 1973,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Frank J.||b. Jan. 9, 1886||d. Nov. 14, 1928,||Calvary Cemetery,Grand Forks|
|Huard, Wilfred L.||b. Feb. 6, 1887,||d. Sep. 17, 1970,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Marie||b. May 9, 1893,||d. Sep. 1, 1980,||Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks|
|Huard, Mary||b. 1895,||d. 1968,||Saint Johns Cemetery, Grafton ND|
|Huard, Virginia||b. Jul. 2, 1895,||d. unknown,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Adam, Anna Marie Huard||b. Jul. 2, 1900,||d. Aug. 5, 1980,||Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks|
|Edward G. "Bert"||b. Jan. 27, 1907,||d. Feb. 2, 1997,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Walter||b. Jun. 11, 1907,||d. Oct. 31, 1987,||Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks|
|Huard, Delia Marie||b. Aug. 29, 1909,||d. Sep. 27, 2008,||Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks|
|Huard, Lawrence C.||b. Aug. 6, 1912,||d. Jul. 20, 2006,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Alice Mary Ackerman||b. May 10, 1913,||d. Dec. 16, 2000,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Mary||b. Feb. 4, 1913,||d. May 18, 1994,||Walle Lutheran Church Cemetery, Grand Forks|
|Huard, Leo A.||b. May 26, 1916,||d. Nov. 17, 1956,||Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks|
|Huard, Stephen L.||b. 1918,||d. 1998,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, James A.||b. Apr. 5, 1919||d.Jun. 4, 1920||Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks|
|Huard, Lydia K.||b. 1922,||d. 1990,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Huard, Frances.||b. unknown,||d. Jan. 1, 1983||Memorial Park South, Grand Forks|
|Huard, Sister Pauline Marie||b. 1925,||d. 1996||Maryvale Convent Cemetery, Valley City ND|
|Huard, William E.||b. Jul. 24, 1926||d. May 31, 1994||Springvale Cemetery, Fargo, ND|
Marie Grégoire (born Nov 03, 1867) from Ste Marie de Beauce Québec (the future wife of Hubert (Rousseau) Brooks’) immigrated in 1879 (according to 1910 US Census records) to "North Dakota" USA.
The Grégoire family was quite well known in Québec with some historical significance.
Marie was the daughter of Gaspard Grégoire (b. 22–August 1829 Ste Marie De Beauce, Québec) and Adele Philoméne Marcoux (b. 4–May–1837 Ste Marie De Beauce, Québec). Her parents married in 1854.
It is unclear if this Grégoire family was descended from the Langudoc Grégoires (Francois Grégoire) who came over to Québec in 1685.
Francois Grégoire (son of Theophile Grégoire and Madeleine Belanger (other references have Madelaine's maiden name as Clemance))
Mathurine Bélanger (daughter of Francois Belanger and Marie Gayon)
on April 24, 1688 at Pte aux Tremble Québec.
married 2nd wife after Mathurine passed away at age of 36
Francois was in his late twenties when he married Mathurine and he had just "retired" as an army surgeon earning 150 livres per year.
When Francois met the widow Mathurine Belanger, age 26, she already had 7 children from her 1st husband Antoine DeSerres.
The eldest child was barely 12 and the baby 2 when Francois became their step-father. Francois had 3 more children with Mathurine in their
10 years of marriage before she passed away at the age of 36.
The 3 children that Francois fathered were:
1) Jean Francois who married Marie Genevieve Liénard-Dubois (see below)
2) Catherine Therese who married Charle Maufat
3) Marie-Anne who married Athananase Letarte
Francois would have 8-9 children with his 2nd wife Marie-Anne Lienard
1st son Jean Francois Grégoire (son of Theophile Grégoire and Mathurine Belanger)
Marie Genevieve Liénard-Dubois (daughter of Sebastien Liénard-Dubois and Francoise Pelletier)
on November 12, 1710 at Ste Foye, Québec.
1st son Louis Grégoire (son of Jean Francois Grégoire and Genevieve Liénard)
Marie Louise Levasseur (daughter of Louis Lavasser and Marie Genevieve Huard)
on July 3, 1752 at Lauzon, Québec.
1st son Etienne Grégoire (son of Louis Grégoire and Louise Levasseur)
Marie Genevieve Grenier (daughter of ?)
on January 18, 1780 at Ste. Marie, Québec.
1st son Jean-Baptiste Grégoire (son of Etienne Grégoire and Marie Genevieve Grenier)
Marguerite Pomerleau (according to Diocèse de Québec CERTIFICAT DE MARIAGE, but several other documents has her as Marguerite Vachon (daughter of Ignace Vachon and Marguerite Bisson)
on October 22, 1821 at Ste. Marie, Québec.
1st son Gaspard Grégoire (b. August 22, 1829 St Marie de Beauce Que) (son of Jean-Baptiste Grégoire and Marguerite Pomerleau / Vachon)
Adéle Philomène Marcoux (b. abt 1842 Ste Marie de Beauce, Quebec) (daughter of Charles Marcoux and Suzanne Ferland)
on August 22, 1854 at Ste. Marie de Beause, Québec.
According to records kept by Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel of North Dakota, (Grand Parents: Tancrede and Olive Grégoire; Father (Peter) Edward Grégoire) ...... the Gaspard Grégoire Family Key Dates are as follows:
|Name||Birth date||Date of Death||Marriage Information|
|Gaspard Grégoire||August 22, 1829||Aug 3, 1907||August 22, 1854 to Philoméne at Ste. Marie de Beause, Québec|
|Adele Philoméne Marcoux||1836||Sept 1878||August 22, 1854 to Gaspard at Ste. Marie de Beause, Québec|
|Child No.||Name||Birth date||Date of Death||Marriage Information|
|1||Peter Euphreme (not in 1871 CANADA Census)||Oct 13,1855 at Ste Marie de Beauce|| Aug 22, 1922 |
in Worchester Mass.
|married widow Mrs. Dupuic, then divorced|
|2||(Marie) Obéline||March 3, 1856 at Ste Marie de Beauce|| source 1: Dec 1886 based on daughter's birth per US Census|
(unconfirmed web) source 2: Sept 5, 1891
|married (Jean) Arthur Rousseau on August 6, 1883 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND|
|3||Joseph Ephrime (aka Peter)||Nov 23, 1857 at Ste Marie de Beauce|
|4||(Louis) Tancrede||Jan 6, 1858 at Ste Marie de Beauce||Dec 2, 1941||married Olive Fortier, The North Dakota Pioneer Biography Files had Tancrede noting; "Olive Fortier was born to Francois Xavier and Della (Rose Delima Bisson) Fortier in Ottowa Minnestota near St. Paul Mn. to which place her father and mother had moved some years before (circa 1865) from the Canadian Province of Québec. Olive was born in August 1872. She had come to Dakota Territory and was working at the place of her uncle Theodore Huard, in Oakwood Township Walsh County where she made the acquaintance of Tancrede Grégoire. They were married in 1892 in Oakwood N.D. (A post office in the eastern part of Oakwood Twp, a Catholic Church was also there.) by the priest who was a resident there. The couple were to have a large family comprising of 11 children."|
|5||(Louis) Hippolyte (aka Paul)||May 2, 1860 at Ste Marie de Beauce||1952||unconfirmed web sources indicate died in 1952 likely in Saskatchewan|
|6||(Marie Elinire) Rébecca||Aug 13, 1861 at Ste Marie de Beauce|| April 10, 1942 |
in Elmore, Idaho
|married Jean-Baptiste Labbé (b. Jan 7, 1847 in St. George, Beauce, Quebec) on Oct 22, 1878 at Ste Marie de Beauce. Rebecca came to the US in 1868. In 1900, the couple lived Rolla Village, Rolette, North Dakota. In 1910/1920/1930 lived in Mountain Home, Elmore, Idaho, USA. Children from the marriage included: Joseph E. (b.1883), Marie (b. 1885), Tancrula (b. 1887), Anna (b. 1889), Desiree Joseph (b. 1891), Amanda M (b. 1893), Adelle M. (b. 1896), Rose (b. 1898), and Dewey J. (b. 1899).|
|7||(Louis) Herménégille (aka Arthur)||Dec 11, 1862 at Ste Marie de Beauce||Sep 17, 1945||married Marie Huard, big family|
|8||(Francois Xaviar) Alphonse||Jan 3, 1864 at Ste Marie de Beauce||28 Jul 1943||married Clara Turcotte. On Oct 19, 1888 Alphonse married Clara Turcotte at St. Michael's Church in Grand Forks with Father Connety doing the service. Clara had come from the same community in Québec (as the Grégoires) with her parents in 1883. Alphonse noted for the North Dakota Pioneer Biography Files that he had known Clara all of his life. He had rocked her to sleep when she was a baby. They lived at Minnesota point where he worked in the woods during the winters until in 1889 when he built a house on his land and they moved there. While living on Minnesota Point, on Dec 18, 1889 the first of their 17 children was born!|
|9||Sigefroi (aka "Sifroy") (aka "Siffroid") (aka "Babe")||Feb 2, 1865 at Ste Marie de Beauce||Jan. 2, 1947||married on June 29, 1911 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Cathedrale St-Jacque-le-Mineur his niece Anna Brooks (Jean Arthur's daughter)|
|10||Marie (Ridna Eudolie) (other baptism document from St. John indicates Marie (Eugenie Ridna) Grégoire)||Nov 4, 1866 at Ste Marie de Beauce||September 3, 1944||married January 7, 1884 to Hubert Brooks|
|11||(Alfred) Hyppolyte (aka "Paul")||Dec 18, 1867 at Ste Marie de Beauce||historical anecdote: 1952 either Old Folks Home in SK or Peace River AB; Editor's Note Neither the Town of Peace River, AB nor the Town of Canora SK has any record of Paul Gregoire dying in 1952; burial date and place still a mystery||never married|
|12||(Gaspard) Adelbert (aka Albert)||Dec 10, 1870 at Ste Marie de Beauce||Aug 27,1903 died at 32 of pleuresy||never married died young|
|13||Henri Gédéon||Jan 15, 1871 at Ste Marie de Beauce||???||??|
|14||(Marie Lise) Amanda||June 19, 1872 at Ste Marie de Beauce||Sept 27, 1957||George Fortin in July 2, 1911 in North Africa his 2nd wife, no kids|
The 1861 Canadian CENSUS for the Gaspard Grégoire’s family was as shown in the image below. Note that Gaspard's father Jean-Baptiste was living with the family at the time.
1861 Canada Census
It’s also worth pointing out that Gaspard’s family name Grégoire was correctly spelt in the 1861 Canada Census.
The 1871 Canadian CENSUS documented the Gaspard Grégoire’s family, including Marie and her various brothers and sisters.
And Marie’s 1871 Canada CENSUS entry indicates:
NOTE that the digitized translation of the original records indicates that the family name above was Grégaire. A look at the original records clearly indicates that it was Grégoire but was incorrectly translated into digital form.
However by 1881 the Gaspard Grégoire family does not appear to be in the 1881 Canada Census – or those that follow.
According to Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel of North Dakota, the 1st Grégoire to come to Grand Forks County Dakota Territory was Tancred Grégoire who arrived circa 1878. He had been told of the opportunities in Grand Forks County by his mother Adele Philoméne Marcoux Grégoire. Adele in turn had heard about Grand Forks County from her brothers Frank (b. Feb 15, 1854) and Peter Marcoux who settled in Allendale and Brenna Townships in 1871 and 1878 respectively. (however it was not until 1878 that they built 12 ft by 12 ft log cabins and Frank and family did not move in until 1882)
After Peter and Frank Marcoux got the message back to Québec, not only did father and mother Charles and Sophie Marcoux (who were living in Québec District of Beauce East / Sub-District Ste-Marie) join the sons, but Adele's son Tancrede Grégoire and then the rest of the Grégoire clan would follow shortly.
Note that according to the CANADA 1871 CENSUS there was a Joseph Marcoux living in Dorchester East close to the Louis Rousseau family. It is NOT curently known IF Joseph Marcoux is related to Peter and Frank Marcoux. IF SO, since the Rousseau clan were in Grand Forks County circa April 1876 to March 1877 perhaps feedback from the Rousseau's, along with feedback from Louis Huard who had arrived in the US in 1864, prompted the Marcoux and Grégoires to immigrate to Grand Forks territory.
In the early summer of 1878, Tancrede Grégoire travelled from his home in Québec to Sarnia Ontario by rail. From Sarnia to Deluth, Minnesota he travelled by boat. This boat trip took 6 days. He came from Deluth to Fischer's Landing by rail, and then by stage to Grand Forks, Dakota Territory. For some reason his ticket was made out to Winnipeg Canada and they were going to take him there. He could not speak nor understand English, and had a hard time making the stage drivers understand that this was his destination. He arrived in Grand Forks on a Saturday. That night he stayed at the house of Sam Huard in Grand Forks. On Sunday following, his Uncle Peter Marcoux came to Grand Forks to attend church and Tancrede went home with him.
In the fall of 1878 Alphonse's mother,Philoméne, died in the family home in Québec.
The following year, 1879, Gaspard and son Siffroid came to Dakota and bought land in Sec 5 Of Walle Twp. In the summer of 1880, when Alphonse was passed 16, and he and his brother Hermanigille, who was also working for a farmer in Quebec, quit their jobs and came to Dakota to join the family.
Regardless, in a few short years the Marcoux, Grégoire, Rousseau/Brooks, Turcotte, Huard families would all be living in what would be called by the locals " Frog Pond" close to the Merrifield Road which ran down the border of Allendale / Walle and Brenna / Grand Forks Townships.
The first documented presence of the Grégoire family in North Dakota was when father Gaspard and several sons
applied to become naturalized American citizens.
(see North Dakota Naturalization Records Index and enter Gregoire).
|U.S. NATURALIZATION RECORDS|
|Gregoire||Gaspard||Canada||1st||July 1, 1881||Grand Forks||D-3||256|
|Gregoire||Tancrede||Canada||1st||February 5, 1879||Grand Forks||D-1||228|
|Gregoire||Tancrede||Canada||2nd||November 2, 1896||Grand Forks||F-25||432|
|Gregoire||Siffroid||Canada||1st||July 3, 1888||Grand Forks||D-8||004|
|Gregoire||Hippolite||Canada||1st||May 29, 1897||Towner||D-1||228|
(NOTE slight difference is spelling of sons first names compared to the earlier CANADA Census.)
As an example, see below for the 1st August 20, 1878 filing for US Naturalization for family head gaspard Grégoire.
It would thus seem that the Grégoire family were in (Grand Forks) North Dakota at least by 1879
(which also correlates with the 1910 US Census records which state that the family immigrated to "North Dakota" USA in 1879).
Marie would have been 12 years old.
(As an aside it is clear from US Census records that Marie's niece Clara Grégoire was born in 1894 in North Dakota.)
Thus Hubert met Marie in Grand Forks N.D. sometime between 1879 and 1883.
Jumping forward to Feb 4, 1930, shortly after Hubert Brooks died, Marie's younger brother (by 1 year) Hyppolite Grégoire, now known as Paul Grégoire, a bachelor, arrived in Bluesky Alberta to assist Marie. Paul was an excellent handyman around the farm and helped his sister Marie immensely.
1 Gaspard Grégoire (b. Aug 22, 1829) (d. Aug 3, 1907 buried in Calvary Cemetery in Grand Forks)
+ (Adele) Philomene (Fanny) Marcoux
2 Peter E. Grégoire (d. Aug 22, 1922)
+ Mrs. Dupuic
2 (Marie) Obéline (aka "O'Belian") Grégoire (b. March 3, 1856) (d. Dec 1886) Married on Aug 6, 1883.
+ Arthur Rousseau Brooks (b. June 18, 1860) (d. Aug 6, 1912)
3 Anna Brooks
2 (Marie) Elinire) Rébecca Grégoire
+ John Labbé - couple would move to Mountain Home, Idaho
3 Tancrede Labbé
3 Anna Labbé
3 Joseph Labbé
3 Amanda Labbé
3 FeFem Labbé
3 Edele Labbé
3 Emile Labbé
2 Marie (Ridna Eudolie) Grégoire (b. November 03, 1867) (d. Sep. 3, 1944 in Canora, Saskatchewan.
Her body was returned by train to Bluesky where she was buried alongside her husband Hubert,
in the Friedenstal (Alberta) Catholic Cemetery).
+ Hubert (Rousseau) Brooks (b. Oct 4, 1862) (d. Jan 23, 1930) Married January 7, 1884.
3 Siffroid Rousseau Brooks (b. Dec 25, 1884) (d. ~1885)
3 (Marie Eugéne) Nelida (aka Nellie) Brooks (Jan 12, 1885) (Oct 12, 1937)
3 (Marie) Theodora (aka Dora) Rousseau Brooks (b. Sept 25, 1887) (d. Aug 8, 1970)
3 (Joseph) Alfred (aka Fred) Brooks (b. Feb 18, 1891) (d. May 13, 1944)
+ Laura Farant
4   Twins Hubert & Maynard Brooks - died at childbirth Aug 1920
4   Hubert Brooks - around whom this web site is focussed
+ Birthe (aka Bea) Grontved
4   Doris Brooks
+ Len Gendron
4   Maynard Brooks (b. 1928) (d. 1930)
3 Marie-Anne Séduile Juliette Rousseau Brooks died at childbirth (b. Jan 5, 1893) (d. Jan 6, 1893)
3 Aimé (Hubert) Brooks (b. May 17, 1895) (d. Jan 21, 1952)
3 Joseph (Albert Antoine) Brooks (Dec 20, 1901) (d. Jan 8, 1982)
3 Otto (Hubert) Brooks (b. Nov 10, 1903) (d. Oct 26, 1969)
2 (Gaspard) Adelbert (aka Albert) Grégoire (b. Dec. 10, 1870) (d. Aug. 27, 1903 buried in Calvary Cemetery in Grand Forks).
2 (Alfred) Hyppolyte (aka Paul) Grégoire
2 Tancrede (Louis) Grégoire
+ Amalie Olivia "Olive" Fortier (b. Aug. 3, 1872) (d. Apr 3, 1953 buried at Calvary Cemetery)
3 Mary Grégoire (Jan. 28, 1893) (d. Mar. 1893)
3 William Tancrede Grégoire (b. Mar 26, 1896) (d. Mar 5, 1975 buried in Saint Judes Cemetery in Thompson).
He married the former Ella Otelia Olson at Fargo, ND on February 18, 1925.
The couple lived and farmed in the Thompson community. Ella Otelia Olson Gregoire (1904 - 1994). The couple had 7 children.
3 Ernest Joseph Grégoire (b. Oct 17, 1898) (d. Sep. 26, 1940 buried in Saint Judes Cemetery in Thompson).
Married Florence Alice Henry Gregoire Peterson (1908 - 2011).
3 Delia Nelida Grégoire (b. Aug 17, 1899) later Sister Olive Louise (d. Nov. 4, 1985, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota -
buried in Resurrection Cemetery located in Mendota Heights, MN.
Her grave is in a section designated for The Sister's of St. Joseph of Carondelet)
3 Peter Edward Grégoire (b. Aug 9, 1901) (d. May 13, 1985 buried in Saint Judes Cemetery in Thompson)-
Father of Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel, didn't speak english till grade school
Married Dorothy Benedicta Benson Gregoire (1903 - 1987)
3 Richard Louis "Dick" Grégoire (b. Mar 23, 1906) (d. May 11, 2003 in California).
Married Marie Lillian Scott on November 22, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA. Had three children. Marie Lillian Scott Gregoire (1911 - 2002)
3 Abel Arnie Grégoire (b. Feb 18, 1909) (d. May 2, 1994 in South Gate, Los Angeles County, California)
Married Vena Aldina Scott on November 15, 1933 in Long Beach, CA. Had four children
3 Leo Paul Grégoire (b. Mar 22, 1910) (d. Nov. 1, 1985 in Grand Forks buried in Saint Judes Cemetery in Thompson).
Married Rachel Kordahl on September 22, 1943 in Thompson, ND. Rachel Alice Kordahl Gregoire (1923 - 2011)
3 George Gasper Grégoire (b. May 30, 1911) (d. Aug. 23, 1992 in Grand Forks County buried in Saint Judes Cemetery in Thompson).
Married Lillian Magdeline Holweger on July 15, 1941. Lillian Magdeline Holweger Gregoire (1915 - 2000)
3 Wesley Henry Grégoire (b. June 7, 1914) (d. May 27, 1969 in Grand Forks buried in Saint Judes Cemetery in Thompson).
Married the former Nora Erdman on February 17, 1947, in Grand Forks. Nora Gertrude Erdman Gregoire (1917 - 2009).
3 Robert Philip "Bob" Grégoire (b. May 23, 1916) (d. Mar. 6, 1988 in Grand Forks buried in Memorial Park South in Grand Forks).
On June 30, 1941, he married Veronica Brohman of Grand Forks. On December 3, 1983, he married Fern Thompson. 9 children.
Veronica Rosemary Brohman Gregoire (1919 - 2012). Fern A. Nerby Gregoire (1925 - 2004)
2 (Louis) Herménégille (aka Arthur) (aka "Herman") Grégoire (b. Dec. 12, 1862) (d. Sep. 17, 1945 and buried in Calvary Cemetery in Grand Forks)
+ Belsamere (aka "Belzimere") (aka "Belle") Huard (b. Feb 1, 1868) (d. Dec 22, 1945 buried in Calvary Cemetery)
3 Arthur Joseph Grégoire (b. Aug 29, 1885) (d. Apr. 17, 1947 in Rochester, Minn - buried Calvary Cemetery G.F.)
Married Emmaline Anna "Emma" Dorgan (b. Jul 26, 1889) (d. Aug 26, 1930 buried Calvary Cemetery G.F.) 9 children.
3 (Eugene) Joseph L. Grégoire (b. May 18, 1889) (d. Sep 7, 1962 buried at Calvary Cemetery)
who Married Bernadette Collette June 1912. Bernadette Collette Gregoire (b. Dec 1888) (d. Oct 23, 1970 buried at Calvary Cemetery)
3 Marie Grégoire who married Walter Hatch of Bemidji on Oct 20, 1914 (double wedding with sister)
3 Alfred Grégoire
3 Louis Grégoire
3 Eugenia (aka Jenny Grégoire who married Patrick Alysius (aka Al) Kennedy of Thompson on Oct 20, 1914 (double wedding with sister).
The couple ended up in B.C.
3 Mose J. Grégoire (b. Nov. 7, 1898) (d. Jan. 18, 1945 buried in Calvary Cemetary, Grand Forks). Married Lillian Pearl Lane Gregoire (1913 - 2004).
3 Anee Grégoire
3 Emile Grégoire
3 Louise Grégoire
3 Genevieve Grégoire
3 Ade Grégoire
2 Siffroid (aka Babe) Grégoire (b. Feb. 2, 1866) (d. Jan. 2, 1947 buried in Calvary Cemetary, Grand Forks)
+ Anna Brooks (b. Dec 1886) (d. May 27, 1955 in Salem Oregan and brought back for burial next to her husband in Grand Forks)
Married June 29, 1911, at Cathedrale St-Jacque-le-Mineur, Montreal Quebec.
3 Marie Grégoire (b. Oct 13, 1914) (June 9, 1974)
+ Gordon Killian
2 (Francois Xavier) Alphonse Grégoire (b. Jan. 29, 1864) (d. Jul. 28, 1943 buried in Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks)
+ Clara M. Turcotte (b. Jul. 2, 1874) (d. Dec. 2, 1928 buried in Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks)
3 Armosa Grégoire (b. Dec 18, 1889)
+ Mr. Frank Weber - couple would move to Alexander N.D. and have 14 children
3 Theodore Grégoire (b.Oct 13, 1891)
3 Clara T. H. Grégoire (b. Feb 6, 1893)
+ Mr. Theobold Bourrasa - couple would move to LaFleche Saskatchewan and have 7 children.
3 Denirie (Demerise) Grégoire (b. Jan 20, 1894)
+ John Gese - couple would move to Spokane Wa and have 12 children.
3 Marie Olive Grégoire (b. Jan 27, 1895)
+ Mr. Henry Regimbaul - couple would move to Winnipeg, Manitoba and have 5 children
+ (after Henry's death) Dick Decock - couple would have 2 children
3 Siffroid Grégoire (b. Mar 27, 1896) (d. 1897)
3 Theodore (2nd) Grégoire (b. May 27, 1897) (d. 1898)
3 Anna Grégoire (b. Feb 12, 1899)
+ Mr. Joseph Rivard - couple would move to Innisfail, Alberta from Lafleche Saskat - 1 child
3 Grace Grégoire (b. Apr. 16, 1901)
+ Mr. Frank Griggs would live in Thompson ND and have 3 children
3 Dora Grégoire (b. May 11, 1902)
+ Mr. August Baiers - couple would move to Detroit, Michigan and have 8 children
3 Yvonne Grégoire (b. June 11, 1905)
+ Mr. Victor Walsburg - couple would move to Thief River Falls, MN and have 14 children
3 Alphonse Grégoire (b. July 9, 1906)
+ Lenora Heston in Grand Forks with 2 children, divorced then married Lilian Spicer and had 5 children
3 Annette Grégoire (b. Mar 30, 1908)
+ Mr. Sidney Rodsith and 2 children; 2nd marriage Jacob Eidenchink - couple would move to Little Falls, MN and have 4 children
3 Bertha Grégoire (b. July 12, 1909)
+ Mr. Otto Smulan - eventually lived in Spokane WA and had 6 children; 2nd marriage George Larrington in Victoria BC; 3rd marriage to Mr. Fossee
3 Francis Grégoire (b. Jan 26, 1911)
+ Mr. William Spicer and moved eventually to Sun City, AZ and have 8 children.
HOWEVER, the 1940 US Census (see below) states that Francis married William Volentine! Also in the house at the time was Francis' father Alphonse Gregoire. The current Gregoire clan are mystified by this.
3 Otto Grégoire (b. Aug 12, 1912)
+ Margaret Dorgan retired in Tacoma WA after 26.5 yrs in US Army - 5 children
3 Effie Grégoire (b. Apr 14, 1914)
+ Delbert Gregoire (son of Arthur Gregoire and Emeline Dorgan) and have 6 children
2 (Marie Lise) Amanda Grégoire (b. Jul. 9, 1872) (d. Sep. 27, 1957 buried in Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks)
+ George Fortin of Merryfied (m. June 1911)
|1940 United States |
|about Alphonse Gregoire Senior|
|Name:||Alphonse Gregoire Senior|
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1864|
|Relation to Head of House:||Father-in-law|
|Home in 1940:||Grand Forks, Grand Forks,|
|Street:||N 6th Street|
|Inferred Residence in 1935:||Grand Forks, Grand Forks,|
|Residence in 1935:||Same place|
|Attended School or College:||No|
|Highest Grade Completed:||Elementary school, 8th grade|
As an aside, a number of the Grégoire family remained in the Grand Forks region for quite some time and are
buried in the
Calvary Catholic Cemetery of Grand Forks -Cemetery Records Online and at
Calvary Catholic Cemetery of Grand Forks "Find A Grave".
The first 5 names with some assurance are thought to be Marie's direct family relations, the others are of unknown relation, if any.
|NAME||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Burial Plot Location|
|Gregoire, Gaspard,||b. Aug 22, 1829,||d. Aug 3, 1907,||Sec 5 Row 10|
|Gregoire, Tancrede L.,||b. Jan 6, 1858,||d. Dec 14, 1941,||Sec 5 Row 8|
|Gregoire, Alphonse F.,||b. Jan 29, 1864,||d. 28 Jul 1943,||Sec 5 Row 8|
|Gregoire, Siffroid,||b. Feb. 2, 1866,||d. Jan. 2, 1947,||Block 410 Lot 3 Grave 5|
|Gregoire, Anna,||b. Dec 1886||d. May 27, 1955||Block 410 Lot 3 Grave 6|
|Gregoire, Adelbert,||b. Dec 10, 1870,||d. Aug 27, 1903,||Sec 8 Row 13|
|Gregoire, Herménégille L.,||b. Dec 12, 1862,||d. Sep 17, 1945,||Sec 5 Row 11|
|Gregoire, Philip,||b. Jan 30, 1842,||d. Oct 24, 1922,||Sec 11 Row 8|
|Gregoire, Belsamere "Belle" Huard,||b. Feb 1, 1868,||d. Dec 22, 1945,||Sec 5 Row 11|
|Gregoire, Minnie,||b. Mar 4, 1869,||d. 22 May 1903,||Sec 11 Row 8|
|Gregoire, Amalie Olivia "Olive" Fortier,||b. Aug 3, 1872,||d. Apr 6, 1953,||Sec 5 Row 8|
|Fortin, Amanda Gregoire,||b. Jul. 9, 1872,||d. Sep. 27, 1957,|
|Gregoire (nee Turcotte), Clara M.,||b. Jul 2, 1874,||d. Dec 2, 1928,||Sec 5 Row 8|
|Gregoire, Arthur Joseph,||b. Aug 29, 1885,||d. Apr 17, 1947,||Sec 5 Row 9|
|Gregoire, Bernadette Collette,||b. Dec. 1888,||d. Oct. 23, 1970,||Sec 6 Row 14|
|Gregoire, Joseph L.,||b. 1889,||d. 1962,||Sec 6 Row 14|
|Gregoire, Emmaline Anna "Emma" Dorgan,||b. Jul 26, 1889,||d. Aug 26, 1930,||Sec 5 Row 9|
|Gregoire, Ernest,||b. Nov 20, 1890,||d. Dec 1, 1924,||Sec 11 Row 8|
|Gregoire, Eugene J.,||b. Nov 28, 1896,||d. Apr 24, 1920,||Sec 5 Row 11|
|Gregoire, Moses J.,||b. Nov 7, 1898,||d. Jan 18, 1945,||Sec 5 Row 7|
|Gregoire, Ada M.,||b. May 6, 1906,||d. Aug 8, 1925,||Sec 5 Row 11|
|Gregoire, Amanda,||b. Sep 3, 1911,||d. Sep 8, 1911,||Sec 5 Row 10|
|Gregoire, Almond,||b. Mar. 14, 1913,||d. May 11, 1928,||Sec 6 Row 14|
|Gregoire, Baby Boy,||d. Sep 15, 1916,||Sec 5 Row 10|
|Gregoire, Francis Eugene,||b. Dec 4, 1920,||d. Mar 15, 1921,||Sec 5 Row 9|
|Gregoire, Baby Girl,||d. 23 May 1921,||Sec 5 Row 10|
|Gregoire, Thomas L.,||b. 23 May 1923,||d. ,||Sec 5 Row 9|
|Gregoire, Margaret A.,||b. Jun. 4, 1925,||d. Dec 5, 1999,||Sec 5 Row 9|
|Barrett, Madona M.�Gregoire,||b. Nov. 24, 1932,||d. Feb. 17, 1964,|
|Gregoire, Dale Joseph,||b. Aug. 5, 1941,||d. Feb. 12, 2004,|
Grégoire's located in other cemeteries in North Dakota, include:
|NAME||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Cemetery Name/ Location|
|Flint, Lila Gregoire||b. Sep. 23, 1916,||d. Feb. 7, 2010,||Cavalier Cemetery, Cavalier, Pembina County ND|
|Gregoire, Edward M.||b. Jan. 17, 1879,||d. Nov. 25, 1958,||Saint Anthony's Cemetery, Donnybrook, Ward County ND|
|Gregoire, Agnes Kolbo||b. May 29, 1887,||d. May 8, 1989,||Saint Anthony's Cemetery, Donnybrook, Ward County ND|
|Gregoire, Amy M. Stroklund||b. Jan. 18, 1891,||d. Oct. 11, 1935||Saint Anthony's Cemetery, Donnybrook, Ward County ND|
|Gregoire, Calvin M.||b. Aug. 31, 1925,||d. Sep. 30, 1995||Saint Anthony's Cemetery, Donnybrook, Ward County ND|
|Gregoire, Alphonse P.||b. Jul. 9, 1906,||d. Oct. 25, 1976||Memorial Park South, Grand Forks|
|Gregoire, Fern A. Nerby||b. Aug. 23, 1925,||d. Oct. 3, 2004||Memorial Park South, Grand Forks|
|Gregoire, Carole M Pramhus||b. Jul. 3, 1939,||d. Sep. 2, 1995||Riverside Cemetery, Fargo ND|
|Gregoire, John B.||b. Jan. 1, 1835,||d. Oct. 13, 1910||Saint Brigid of Ireland Cavalier, Pembina County ND|
|Gregoire, Gelina.||b. Mar. 15, 1854,||d. May 30, 1933||Saint Brigid of Ireland Cavalier, Pembina County ND|
|Gregoire, Ezra William||b. Apr. 10, 1892,||d. Jul. 16, 1978||Saint Brigid of Ireland Cavalier, Pembina County ND|
|Gregoire, Blanch R.||b. Jan. 1, 1835,||d. Oct. 13, 1910||Saint Brigid of Ireland Cavalier, Pembina County ND|
|Gregoire, Francis||b. unknown,||d. Feb. 26, 1899||Saint Brigid of Ireland Cavalier, Pembina County ND|
|Gregoire, Belle Odegaard||b. Dec. 12, 1925,||d. Aug. 10, 2006||Saint Brigid of Ireland Cavalier, Pembina County ND|
|Gregoire, Ernest Joseph||b. Oct. 17, 1897,||d. Sep. 26, 1940||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Gregoire, Anee J.||b. 1900,||d. 1992||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Gregoire, Dorothy Benedicta Benson||b. Jul. 14, 1903,||d. Oct. 22, 1987||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Gregoire, Ella Otelia Olson||b. Oct. 6, 1904,||d. Mar. 2, 1994||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Gregoire, George Gaspard||b. May 30, 1911,||d. Aug. 23, 1992||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
As an aside, there are 82 Gregoire deaths recorded in the Province of Manitoba - see website and enter name Gregoire .
Some OBITUARIES for the Grégoire Family (Albert Gregoire who died at ther family home near Merrifeld Thursday evening with funeral at St. Michaels on Saturday: Paper: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND); Friday, August 28, 1903; Volume: 22; Issue: 261; Page: 5) (and Ephrime Gregoire: Paper: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND); 1922) are as follows:
Louis Rousseau Brooks' daughter Clara was to marry Eugene Turcotte 9 Apr 1877 in STE GERMAINE,DORCHESTER, Québec.
The Turcotte family turned out to be very important to the Rousseau/ Brooks family:
Once again summary information can then be extracted for each family member, for example, for Eugene Turcotte one woud obtain:
|CENSUS of CANADA, 1871|
|Place of Birth:||Quebec|
|District Name:||Dorchester East|
|Sub-District Name:||Ste-Germaine du Lac-Etchemin|
|Reference:||RG31 - Statistics Canada|
NOTE that by the time the 1871 CENSUS was taken, several of Eugene's siblings had moved out of the house.
Brief Family History of Louis Turcotte
Like the Rousseau name, the Turcotte name, like many family names in post Crusades France bore witness to the close relationship between man and nature. The Turcotte name origin lies in the name of a bird, native to western France, called the Turcault. From this starting point last names would vary based on the occupation of an individual or could vary based on a geographic area of settlement of an individual. Thus Turcot, Turcault, Teurcot, Turcau, Turcaud,Turquant, Turquault, Turquot and of course Turcotte.
Abel Turcault (1631 - 1687) was born to Francois Turcot and Josephe Puinandeau in 1631 at Chateau of Richer, France. Abel Turcault left his village of Mouilleron De Pareds, Western part of France, for the port city of La Rochelle and came to Québec in the spring or early summer of 1658. Abel married Marie Isabelle Giroux (1641 - 1713) in 1667 at St. Famille Island of Orleans in Québec.
According to Rootsweb, all of the Louis Turcotte children were born in Ste. Marie Beauce Que. Canada.
Names of family members and dates and persons married are as follows:
|Turcotte Family Member||Marriage Year||Name of Spouse|
|Louis (b. 1814) - father of family||1839||Marcelline LeBreceque (b. 1821) - mother of Family|
|Louis (aka Lewis) (b. 1841) (d. 1926)||Rose de Lima Marcoux (aka Rosalie) (1844-1939)|
|Marie Madeline (b. 1843)||Jean Gagnon|
|Vital (b. 1849)||1869||Marcelinle Ferland|
|Cesaire (b. 1848)||Francois Nadeau|
|Cyrille (b. 1850) (d. 1938 Fargo N.D.)||1871||Celanire Turine|
|Phileas (b. 1852)||1873||Marie Emeldie Arcand|
|Eugene (aka Gene) (b. 1855) (d. 1931 Sask. Canada)||Apr 1877||Marie Clara Rousseau|
|Marie Rose Delima (1859 - 1859)|
|Marie Libra Oliva (1860 - 1899)||Xavier Fortin|
|Narcisse Joseph Alphonse (b. 1862) (d. 1927)||Angele Gagnon (b. 1863)|
|Richard (1865 - 1873)|
NOTE that the Turcottes and Rousseau lived in the same Ste-Germaine du Lac-Etchemin sub-district of DORCHESTER as the Rousseaus. It was most likely here that Clara Rousseau met Eugene Turcotte.
Brief Summary of Eugene Turcotte & Marie Clara (Rousseau Brooks) Turcotte's Immediate Genealogy
Eugene Turcotte (b. January 25, 1855 in Sherbrooke,Québec to Louis Turcotte and Marcelline LeBreque) married Marie Clara Rousseau Brooks on 9 Apr 1877 in STE–GERMAINE,DORCHESTER, Québec, Canada.
As an aside, the following is a brief genealogy summary of Eugene's immediate family kindly supplied by Joan Schaffer.
Eugene's parents were: Louis Turcotte (b. 1814 in Ste. Marie, Beauce, Que.) and Marcelline LeBreque (b. 1821 same place).
Eugene's brothers/sisters: - Louis, Marie Madeline, Vital, Cesaire, Cyrille, Phileas (aka Lilias), (Eugene), (Marie Libra) Oliva, (Narcisse Joseph) Alphonse, and Richard.
Some of the Turcotte's later shortened the name to Turcot or Turcott.
Other MISCELLANEOUS items on Clara Rousseau Turcotte.
Eugène Turcotte would die on 12 Feb 1931 at age of 76 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Following Eugene's death, Clara would move to Los Angeles to live with son Frank and his family. Clara died March 14, 1942 in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
As an aside, a number of the TURCOTTE family remained in the North Dakota region for quite some time and are buried per the "Find A Grave" North Dakota Web Page.
|NAME||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Cemetery Name/ Location|
|Turcotte, Louis||b. Aug. 15, 1841,||d. Oct. 23, 1926,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Turcotte, Rosalie Marcoux||b. Aug. 18, 1844,||d. Jul. 11, 1939,||Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND|
|Turcotte, Cyril||b. 1846,||d. 1938,||Tolna Cemetery, Nelson County, ND|
|Turcotte, Mrs.M.||b. 1850,||d. 1945,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Celienare||b. Apr. 6, 1855,||d. Jan. 15, 1922,||Tolna Cemetery, Nelson County, ND|
|Turcotte, Dan||b. 1867,||d. 1951,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Rosina||b. 1867,||d. 1960,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Leon||b. May 10, 1871,||d. Mar. 21, 1948,||Tolna Cemetery, Nelson County, ND|
|Gregoire, Clara M. Turcotte||b. Jul. 2, 1874,||d. Dec. 2, 1928,||Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks|
|Turcotte, Arthur||b. Jun. 26, 1883,||d. Dec. 14, 1949,||Tolna Cemetery, Nelson County, ND|
|Turcotte, Alphonse||b. Dec. 12, 1888 ,||d. Apr. 23, 1908,||Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks Sec 9 Row 5|
|Turcotte, Mary||b. Jul. 31, 1889,||d. Feb. 28, 1934,||Tolna Cemetery, Nelson County, ND|
|Turcotte, Albert||b. unknown,||d. Jan. 4, 1946,||Saint Louis Cemetery, Dunseith, Rolette County, ND|
|Turcotte, Albert||b. unknown,||d. Jan. 23, 1948,||Saint Louis Cemetery, Dunseith, Rolette County, ND|
|Turcotte, Mrs Adele||b. unknown,||d. Nov. 17, 1948,||Saint Louis Cemetery, Dunseith, Rolette County, ND|
|Turcotte, Joseph||b. 1904,||d. 1964,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Robert R.||b. 1907,||d. 1972,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Emma L.||b. 1910,||d. 1996,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Lavato, Florence Turcotte||b. 1911,||d. 2004,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Russell J.||b. 1914,||d. 1978,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Flora Katherine||b. Feb. 2, 1914,||d. Jun. 27, 2001,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Clarence W.||b. May 9, 1916,||d. Feb. 6, 1980,||Trenton Cemetery, Williams County, ND|
|Turcotte, Flora Ensrud||b. 1920,||d. 1971,||Tolna Cemetery, Nelson County, ND|
|Turcotte, Alfred||b. Aug. 27, 1926,||d. Feb. 25, 1980,||Saint Louis Cemetery, Dunseith, Rolette County, ND|
|Turcotte, Alfred||b. unknown,||d. Feb. 25, 1981,||Saint Louis Cemetery, Dunseith, Rolette County, ND|
Brief Summary of Louis & Rosalie (Marcoux) Turcotte's Immediate Genealogy
Final NOTE, Eugene's older brother Louis (b. 1841) (aka Lewis) (who came to Dakota Territory in 1883) and wife Rosalie (Marcoux) (b. Aug 18, 1884)
were married Oct 13, 1862 by Father Fountain in the Catholic Church in St Marie. This was a major festive event and they danced for a whole week after the marriage.
(Rosalie (Marcoux) Turcotte was the youngest of two daughters born in St. Marie, Bouce, Que to Charles and Sophia Marcoux who had come to Grand Forks County in 1884 from Québec.)
Since Louis had no established income, and had no home to take his bride, and since Louis' father's health was bad, it was arranged that Louis and Rosalie would live on Louis's parents farm in Québec
where they would remain for the next 21 years. During that time they had 17 children, 7 of whom died in infancy.
Prior to 1884, Cyrille (aka Cyril) and Eugene (aka Gene) Turcotte had come to Dakota Territory and secured land in Allendale Township. In the spring of 1884 the Louis and Rosalie Turcotte Family, including Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marcoux, came to Dakota Territory and bought land at NW quarter of Section 2 of Allendale Township from Eugene Turcotte.
Louis & Rosalie (Marcoux) Turcotte's daughter Clara (b. July 2, 1872) (d. 1938 Brenna Township ND), would marry Alphonse Grégoire at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Grand Forks on Oct 19, 1888.
Interestingly, according to the North Dakota Pioneer Files, Rosalie never learned to speak english and was able to communicate in french her whole life in Grand Forks County.
As of July 1939, in addition to Clara, the names of Louis & Rosalie (Marcoux) Turcotte's other children included;
Leonel (b. 1863) (died in 1936 in Spokane Wash);
Auguste (b. 1868) (d. 1938 Sask. Canada),
Mrs. Aleda (aka Lydia) Breton (b. 1864) (died 1935 Grand Forks N.D.) - see further info below;
Mrs. Eddelle Campigne (b. 1870) (moved to Brooks, Minn.);
Leon (b. abt 1879) (d. 1921 Thompson ND);
Alphonse (b. 1882) (d. abt 1903 Grand Forks ND);
Joseph (b. 1878) moved to Spokane Wash.;
Mrs. Odelle Joseph Huard (b. 1880) (Allendale to Grand Forks City);
Fred (b. 1883) (eventually moved from Allendale to St. John N.D.);
Mrs. Delie Lafade (b. 1889) remained in Grand Forks N.D.
...... 9 other children died in infancy making a total of 20 !
Brief Summary of Achille BRETON / Aleda (Turcotte) BRETON's Immediate Genealogy
Louis daughter/ Clara's older sister Aleda (aka Leda or Lydia), who had remained behind in Québec when the family moved to Grand Forks,
would eventually follow the family to Allendale Township after her husband died from appendicitus and her daughter died of pneumonia.
Aleda Turcotte met and married Achille Burton in 1886. The Burtons would "anglizie" their name further and be known as BRETON. Achille (aka Archie) and Aleda Breton would live on
NW quarter of Section 3, Township 150 N, Range 51 W , not too far from the Louis/ Hubert Brooks property. They were to have 15 children, 5 who died in the diphtheria epidemic.
Daughter Marie Armosa would become Mrs. Fred Huard, daughter Virginia would become Mrs. Wilfred Huard, daughter Alice would become Mrs. Nelson Huard. Daughter Odella would become Mrs. Joe Fortin.
Achille (Archie) Breton died in 1931 at the age of 75 and Aleda Turcotte Breton died in 1934 at the age of 69.
Louis Rousseau's daughter Flora was to marry Marie Joseph Alfred "Freddy" Plante on June 18, 1891 in in St. John. N.D.
After Louis (Rousseau) Brooks died, Luce Brooks moved in with daughter Flora (and Flora's husband Freddy) in St. John N.D. until her own death in April of 1901. Flora was thus an important presence in the later part of Luce's life.
Alfred "Freddy" Plante was born in Ste. Marie, Beauce, Quebec on October 12,1865, a son of Joseph and Celanire (Cinq-Mars) Plante, both of whom were natives of Québec.
Fred's father, Joseph, was a merchant and business man on the island of Orleans, Quebec, and there passed away in 1884 at the age of 40.
Fred's mother, Celanire, remained a resident of Canada for about nine years longer until she moved to St. Paul Minn. where she passed away at the age of 56 on Feb 13, 1892 and was buried in St. Paul.(see Turtle Mountain Star Feb 18, 1892 news item at right).
Alfred Plante completed his education in the Normal School of Québec.
The CANADA 1871 Census captured the Plante family living in the St-Laurent sub-district of the Montmorency district of Québec. Note that father Joseph had passed away by 1871. Alfred was 6 years old at the time.
Once again summary information can then be extracted for each family member, for example, for Alfred Plante one would obtain:
|CENSUS of CANADA, 1871|
|Place of Birth:||Quebec|
|Reference:||RG31 - Statistics Canada|
Note that the CANADA 1871 CENSUS had Alfred's mother's name spelled as "Celanie" whereas Joan Schaefer insists that the proper spelling was Celanire . Celanire was then 37 years of age in 1871.
Transcription of Joseph Plante Obituary
In 1884 Celanire Plante and family (including son Alfred Plante) came to the United States, locating at St, John, Rolette county. Alfred was nineteen years of age when he came with the family to North Dakota.
From that time forward Alfred was been dependent upon his own resources to make ends meet.
Freddy along with his brother-in-law, Fortunat Martineau, erected a one-storey building in St. John. The front of the building served as a store while two living rooms were arranged in the rear. Freddy worked as a clerk in Fortune Martineau's store for a period of twelve years, proving in the words of the book NORTH DAKOTA HISTORY AND PEOPLE OUTLINES OF AMERICAN HISTORY VOLUME II, "a most capable, faithful and reliable representative of the house".
Freddy's mother, Celanire Plante, passed away in 1885 at St. John, ND according to Joan Schafer. (Formal Minnesota Death Records has apparantly another Celanire Plante with the same birth year of 1833 passing away 13 Feb 1892 in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota - but Joan insists that this is not her relation. Although see OBITUARY notice at start of this section so I'm leaning towards the 13 Feb 1892 date!)
In 1896 Freddy was appointed postmaster of St. John under President Cleveland and occupied that position for four years.
Following the expiration of his term as Postmaster, Freddy entered the service of Hubert Brooks, then a general merchant of St. John, for whom he worked for five years, and during that period carefully saved his earnings until his economy and industry had brought him sufficient capital to enable him to embark in 1905 in a business for himself.
Accordingly in 1905 he engaged in merchandising in St. John and there remained for three years, after which he spent about four years in a similar business in Maza, Towner county. During the succeeding two years he managed the St. Anthony & Dakota lumber yards at St. John, covering the years 1913 and 1914.
On the 1st of January, 1915, he was again appointed postmaster of St. John. (see Section 8.3.1 for St John Postmasters)
Flora and Freddy moved from St. John to Minneapolis about 1927 to get better medical help for Freddy. Flora continued to live in Minneapolis after Freddy's death in December 1931 (buried St. Mary's Cemetery).
There are 2 accounts as to where Freddy died. The first has Freddy dying in Moose Jaw, Sask on 12-Feb-1931, the other based on brother Albert's North Dakota Pioneer File, has Freddy dying in 1932 at the age of 65 in Minneapolis.
As an aside, on Dec 26, 1907 Freddy's older brother Joseph Plante died of heart failure and congestion of the lungs at the age of fifty one years and 9 months. The obituary that appeared in the Turtle Mountain Star is shown at the right. It would seem that Joseph went throught the same hardships as Alfred in their early years following their father's unexpected death.
Flora and her daughter Rena and son Wendell, then moved to California about 1949 to live with sister Clara. Flora died in California in 1958. Also as an aside, Freddy's sister Marie Georgiana PLANTE became a nun, a Sister Josephine and was last known to be located in Edmonton, Alberta.
Circa 1939, Albert Plante's North Dakota Pioneer File had the following information about his PLANTE FAMILY sisters and brothers:
|Name||Married||Age||BirthPlace||Where Buried||Date of Death|
|Celanie Foussard||Yes - Arthur Foussard||56||St. Lawrence Island||St. Paul||Feb 13, 1892|
|Mary Cedulie Martineau||Yes- Fortunate Martineau||72 (b. Aug 21, 1861)||St. Lawrence Island||St. John||Aug 15, 1933|
|Clara Philips||Yes||64||St. Lawrence Island||Lives in St. Paul|
|Emma Marquis||Yes||28||St. Lawrence Island||St. Paul||Nov 29, 1898 see Section A6.0|
|Sister Georginia||No||St. Lawrence Island||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Joseph||Yes - Emma Lemieux||52||St. Lawrence Island||St. Michaels, Laureat Rolette Co.||Dec 26, 1907|
|Alfred||Yes - Clara Brooks||65||St. Lawrence Island||Minneapolis||1932|
|Albert||Yes -1st Nora Rustad (b. May 2, 1881) (d. 1904)|
2nd wife Elmira Edmond (b. July 16, 1862)
|65||St. Lawrence Island||Minneapolis||1932|
Brief PLANTE Family History Courtesy Of Cathy Cornell of Fargo N.D.
Descendants of Joseph Plante
Generation No. 1
REFERENCE End Notes
As an aside, a number of the PLANTE family remained in the North Dakota region for quite some time and some of the pioneer members are buried per the "Find A Grave" North Dakota Web Page.
|NAME||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Cemetery Name/ Location|
|Plante, Olive||b. unknown,||d. Jun. 10, 1892,||Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cavlier, ND|
|Plante, Eugene||b. unknown,||d. Mar. 20, 1900,||Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cavlier, ND|
|Plante, Joseph Ovila||b. unknown,||d. Mar. 20, 1900,||Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cavlier, ND|
|Plante, Virginia||b. Sep. 15, 1851,||d. Dec. 19, 1909,||Maryville Cemetery, Rolette County, ND|
|Plante, Adelard||b. 1863,||d. 1929,||Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cavlier, ND|
|Plante, Mathilda||b. 1869,||d. 1953,||Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cavlier, ND|
|Plante, Laura||b. 1873,||d. 1965,||Riverside Cemetery, Fargo ND|
|Plante, Albert||b. May 2, 1881,||d. Jun. 7, 1901,||Saint Louis Cemetery, Dunseith, Rolette County, ND|
|Plante, Mrs.||b. unknown,||d. Apr. 19, 1904,||Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cavlier, ND|
|Plante, Arthur George||b. Mar. 20, 1886,||d. Sep. 8, 1973,||Calvary Cemetery Grand Forks|
|Plante, William||b. 1889,||d. Apr. 1, 1934,||Old Cemetery at Saint Ann, Belcourt, Rolette County, ND|
|Plante, Mary Louise||b. Sep. 30, 1891,||d. Oct. 5, 1958,||Calvary Cemetery Grand Forks|
|Wilkie, Mary St. Ann Plante||b. Nov. 22, 1892,||d. Jan. 2, 1918,||Old Cemetery at Saint Ann, Belcourt, Rolette County, ND|
|Plante, Rena G.||b. Nov. 1, 1894,||d. Jul. 12, 1987,||Saint Marys Cemetery, Bismark, ND|
|Plante, Clara M.||b. 1895,||d. 1980,||Riverside Cemetery, Fargo ND|
|McHugh, Beatrice Plante||b. Apr. 17, 1896,||d. Jul. 2, 1984,||Saint Marys Cemetery, Bismark, ND|
|Engesser, Leona Laura Plante||b. Aug. 19, 1906,||d. Mar. 17, 1990,||Saint Wenceslaus Cemetery, Dickinson, ND|
|Plante, Eugene, Jr.||b. 1919,||d. 1938,||Grafton State Cemetery, Walsh County, ND|
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