Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


APPENDIX A – EXTENDED BROOKS FAMILY GENEALOGY

A.2 Early Rousseau/ Related Families GENEALOGY

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.

A.2.2     Brief Summary of Luce HUARD Rousseau's Immediate Genealogy

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:

 1861 Canada Census for Augustin HUARD and family

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.

 Marriage Certificate forAugustin HUARD and Luce

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:

Augustin Leandre HUARD
 Augustin Leandre HUARD
  1. LUCE HUARD, baptised August 09, 1828 in ST-HENRI DE LEVIS,LAUZON,QUEBEC,CANADA; Godparents were: Jean Baptiste Huard and Genevieve Halle.
    Died April 10, 1901 in ST-JOHN,ROLETTE,NORTH DAKOTA;
    Married LOUIS ROUSSEAU August 18, 1846 in ST-ISIDORE,DORCHESTER,QUEBEC,CANADA.

  2. Marie Constance born 1829, died 1831
  3. OLIVE HUARD, born March 15, 1831 in ST-HENRI DE LEVIS,LAUZON,QUEBEC,CANADA; married PIERRE MORIN September 12, 1852 in ST-ISIDORE, DORCHESTER,QUEBEC,CANADA. Died in 1917.
  4. Francois Xavier 1832 married Marie Philomena Guay
  5. Marie Émilie born 1833 - married Joseph Pare. Died in 1864.
  6. Marie Nathalie born 1835 married Francois Pare
  7. Marie Adèle born 1836, died 1845
  8. Philomène born 1838 married Demas Gagne
  9. Augustin Leandre born April 24, 1839 who on Mar 8, 1871 married Élizabeth Isabelle Marchand (b. May 7, 1851- d. Sep 14, 1928) at Pembina (Assumption), Pembina Co, N.D. 14 children. Death on July 24,1922 in Warroad, Minnesota, USA
  10. Bénonie Zelfrieda dit Rémi Alfred born 1840, d.1841; he and Louis Simeon were twins
  11. Louis Siméon born Oct 2, 1840 in St-Isidore (Dorchester), Quebec; married PHILOMÈNE Phoebe RICHARD (b. 1842 - d. 1926) on July 07, 1863 in ST-ISIDORE,DORCHESTER,QUEBEC,CANADA; 10 children
    Notes for SIMEON HUARD:
    AGE 41 IN THE 1880 CENSUS, RESIDING IN ALLENDALE,GRAND FORKS, DAKOTA TERRITORY.
    Notes for PHILOMENE RICHARD:
    AGE 36 IN THE 1880 CENSUS, RESIDING IN ALLENDALE, GRAND FORKS, DAKOTA TERRITORY.
    Siméon died on Aug 2, 1921 in Brainard, Crow Wing, Minnesota. His wife Philomene died in 1928. Both are buried in Calvery Catholic Cemetery of Grand Forks N.D. See web link for Siméon and web link for Philomene.
  12. Theophile (or Téophile) born Apr 2, 1842, in St-Idisore de Dorchester, Quebec; Married Marie Louise Morin (b. 1831- d. Feb 15, 1890) on Dec 2, 1866 in Hannepin, Minnesota. 2 children. Lived briefly in Winnipeg, Manitoba circa 1918. Died July 6, 1921 in Hamel, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  13. Cyrille b. July 22, 1843 in St-Isidore de Dorchester, Quebec; - d. Aug 25,1843 in St-Isidore de Dorchester, Quebec, Canada
  14. Michel or Michael or Mitchell (both names appear in records) born Sept 29, 1844 in St-Isidore de Dorchester, Quebec; died Mar 14, 1910 in Thompson, Grand Forks, North Dakota; married LUCE (aka Lucy) RICHARD January 08, 1867 in ST-ISIDORE,DORCHESTER,QUEBEC, CANADA. For a period of time, believed to have lived in Allendale Township SW quarter of Section 11, Township 150 N, Range 51 W - just below Louis Brooks
    Notes for MITCHELL HUARD:
    AGE 38 IN THE 1880 CENSUS, RESIDING IN ALLENDALE,GRAND FORKS, DAKOTA TERRITORY.
  15. Joseph Théodore (or Téodore) born 1847 married Olive Fortier (b. abt 1852). Couple appeared in 1906/ 1911/ 1916 Canada Census living in Betthue, Prince Albert District of Saskatchewan with 2 children Joseph (b. 1883) and Edmond (b. abt 1891).
  16. Louis Herménéglilde born 1849. Married Marie Sevigny (1859- 1938) 6 children. Appeared in 1906/ 1911 Canada Census living in Strathcona, Alberta. Died 1913 in Canada. Wife Marie died in 1938 in Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States.

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
LastnameFirstnameCountryPapers DateCountyVolumePage
HuardLouisCanada1stAugust 20, 1878Grand ForksD-1164
HuardJoseph T.Canada1stAugust 20, 1878Grand ForksD-1164
HuardJoseph T.Canada2ndOctober 7, 1892WalshF-16406

As an example, see below for the 1st August 20, 1878 filings for US Naturalization for Louis and Joseph T.

Louis and Joseph T. Huard's 1st August 20, 1878 filings for US Naturalization

Image Courtesy: James A. Davis, Head of Reference; State Archives, State Historical Society of North Dakota,
612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
 Louis Huard 1st filing for US Naturalization

 

 Joseph T. Huard 1st filing for US Naturalization

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.

NAMEDate of BirthDate of DeathBurial 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.

NAMEDate of BirthDate of DeathCemetery 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" Richardsb. Aug. 31, 1848, d. Jan. 27, 1914, Saint Judes Cemetery , Thomson ND
Gregoire, Belsamere "Belle" Huardb. 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 Ackermanb. 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

A.2.3 The Grégoire Family

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.

Grégoire Family Genealogy

  1. GENERATION 0
    Francois Grégoire (son of Theophile Grégoire and Madeleine Belanger (other references have Madelaine's maiden name as Clemance))
    married
    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
    Marie-Anne Liénard

    SIDE STORY

     Francois Gregoire History


    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

  2. GENERATION 1
    1st son Jean Francois Grégoire (son of Theophile Grégoire and Mathurine Belanger)
    married
    Marie Genevieve Liénard-Dubois (daughter of Sebastien Liénard-Dubois and Francoise Pelletier)
    on November 12, 1710 at Ste Foye, Québec.

  3. GENERATION 2
    1st son Louis Grégoire (son of Jean Francois Grégoire and Genevieve Liénard)
    married
    Marie Louise Levasseur (daughter of Louis Lavasser and Marie Genevieve Huard)
    on July 3, 1752 at Lauzon, Québec.

  4. GENERATION 3
    1st son Etienne Grégoire (son of Louis Grégoire and Louise Levasseur)
    married
    Marie Genevieve Grenier (daughter of ?)
    on January 18, 1780 at Ste. Marie, Québec.

  5. GENERATION 4
    1st son Jean-Baptiste Grégoire (son of Etienne Grégoire and Marie Genevieve Grenier)
    married
    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.

  6. GENERATION 5
    1st son Gaspard Grégoire (b. August 22, 1829 St Marie de Beauce Que) (son of Jean-Baptiste Grégoire and Marguerite Pomerleau / Vachon)
    married
    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.

 Gaspard and Fanny Gregoire Marriage Certificate  Gaspard and Fanny Gregoire Marriage Certificate 1  Gaspard and Fanny Gregoire Marriage Certificate 2
The Gaspard Grégoire Family Key Dates

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

CHILDREN

Child No. Name Birth date Date of Death Marriage Information
1Peter 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
3Joseph 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!
9Sigefroi (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)
10Marie (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
13Henri 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 Gaspard Grégoire Family and the 1861 and 1871 Canadian CENSUS

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.

Image of ancestry.com 1861 Census of Canada summary of Gaspard Gregoire

1861 Canada Census

Given NameSurnameGender Age Birth YearMarital Status
Gaspard Grégoire Male 31 1830 Married
Philomène Marcoux Female 24 1837 Married
Marie Grégoire Female 5 1856 Single
Joseph Grégoire Male 4 1857 Single
Tancrède Grégoire Male 3 1858 Single
Jean Bte. Grégoire Male 63 1798 Married

It’s also worth pointing out that Gaspard’s family name Grégoire was correctly spelt in the 1861 Canada Census.

Image of potion of 1861 Canada Census on Gaspard Gregoire

The 1871 Canadian CENSUS documented the Gaspard Grégoire’s family, including Marie and her various brothers and sisters.

Image of ancestry.com 1871 Census of Canada summary of Gaspard Gregoire Image 2 of ancestry.com 1871 Census of Canada summary of Gaspard Gregoire

And Marie’s 1871 Canada CENSUS entry indicates:

Image of ancestry.com 1871 Census of Canada entry for Marie Gregoire

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.

Image of potion of 1871 US Census on Marie Gregoire
Image 2 of potion of 1871 US Census on Marie Gregoire
Image 3 of potion of 1871 US Census on Marie Gregoire

However by 1881 the Gaspard Grégoire family does not appear to be in the 1881 Canada Census – or those that follow.

The Grégoire Family Move to Grand Forks County Dakota Territory

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 Gaspard Grégoire Family Records of US Naturalization

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
LastnameFirstnameCountryPapers DateCountyVolumePage
GregoireGaspardCanada1stJuly 1, 1881Grand ForksD-3256
GregoireTancredeCanada1stFebruary 5, 1879Grand ForksD-1228
GregoireTancredeCanada2ndNovember 2, 1896Grand ForksF-25432
GregoireSiffroidCanada1stJuly 3, 1888Grand Forks D-8004
GregoireHippoliteCanada1stMay 29, 1897Towner D-1228

(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.

Gaspard Grégoire 1st August 20, 1878 filing for US Naturalization

Image Courtesy: James A. Davis, Head of Reference; State Archives, State Historical Society of North Dakota,
612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
 Gaspard Gregoire 1st filing for US Naturalization
Marie 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.

The Grégoire Family Genealogy Next Generations
Newspaper Article on Tancrede Grégoire
Nov 10, 1903 Turtle Mountain Star
Comment that Hypolite (aka Paul) Gregoire has sold his Farm In Fairview
Turtle Mountain Star Brief Announcement of Sale of Paul Gregoire's Farm

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
Federal Census
about Alphonse Gregoire Senior
Name: Alphonse Gregoire Senior
Age:76
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1864
Birthplace:Canada-French
Marrital Status:Widowed
Relation to Head of House:Father-in-law
Home in 1940:Grand Forks, Grand Forks,
North Dakota
Street:N 6th Street
House Number:1706
Inferred Residence in 1935:Grand Forks, Grand Forks,
North Dakota
Residence in 1935:Same place
Citizenship:Naturalized
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:Elementary school, 8th grade
Household Members:  
Name Age
William Volentine29
Francis Volentine29
Lorraine Volentine7
Ethel Volentine5
William Volentine3
Alphonse Gregoire76
Various PHOTOS Of The Grégoire Family Members
Two of Gaspard and "Fanny" Grégoire Daughters:
Amanda (Grégoire) Fortin and Rebecca (Grégoire) Labbé

Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Amanda Gregoire Fortin and Rebecca Gregoire Labbé
Alphonse Grégoire

Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Alphonse Grégoire
Left To Right: Siffroid, Ephrine and Alphonse Grégoire

Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Grégoire Brothers Siffroid, Ephrine and Alphonse
Hermengille (aka Arthur) Grégoire

Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Hermengile Grégoire
Belsamine (Huard) Grégoire
Wife of Hermenegille Grégoire

Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Belsamine (Huard) Grégoire
Marie GRÉGOIRE BROOKS
Marie Gregoire
Tancrede Louis Grégoire
Image Courtesy:Truman Bratelli
Tancrede Louis Grégoire
Wedding Photo of Tancrede Grégoire and Olive Fortier
Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Wedding Photo of Tancrede Grégoire and Olive Fortier
Tancrede and Olive Grégoire
Image Courtesy: Truman Bratelli
Tancrede and Olive Grégoire

 

Grégoire Family Photo circa 1925-1930
Left To Right: Tancrede and wife Olive (Fortier),
Hermengille and wife Belsamine (Huard),
Alphonse and wife Clara (Turcotte),
Siffroid (Babe) and wife Anna (Brooks),
Hyppolyte (Paul) - never married - went to Bluesky to help sister Marie after husband Hubert Brooks Died

Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Tancrede Grégoire Family Photo
Amanda (Grégoire) Fortin and her niece Anna (Brooks) Grégoire

Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Amanda Gregoire Fortin and Anna (Brooks) Grégoire
Tancrede Grégoire Family Photo
Front Row L to R:     Bob, Wesley, George, Les
Middle Row L to R:     Abel, Olive (mother), Tancrede (father), Delia, Richard
Back Row L to R:     Ed, Ernest, Tancrede (son)


Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel
Tancrede Grégoire Family Photo
The Grégoire Family and the Calvary Catholic Cemetery of Grand Forks N.D.

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.

NAMEDate of BirthDate of DeathBurial 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 1886d. 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:

NAMEDate of BirthDate of DeathCemetery 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 Pramhusb. 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 Williamb. Apr. 10, 1892, d. Jul. 16, 1978Saint 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, Francisb. unknown, d. Feb. 26, 1899 Saint Brigid of Ireland Cavalier, Pembina County ND
Gregoire, Belle Odegaardb. Dec. 12, 1925, d. Aug. 10, 2006 Saint Brigid of Ireland Cavalier, Pembina County ND
Gregoire, Ernest Josephb. Oct. 17, 1897, d. Sep. 26, 1940Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND
Gregoire, Anee J.b. 1900, d. 1992Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND
Gregoire, Dorothy Benedicta Bensonb. Jul. 14, 1903, d. Oct. 22, 1987Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND
Gregoire, Ella Otelia Olsonb. Oct. 6, 1904, d. Mar. 2, 1994Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND
Gregoire, George Gaspardb. May 30, 1911, d. Aug. 23, 1992Saint Judes Cemetery, Thomson ND

As an aside, there are 82 Gregoire deaths recorded in the Province of Manitoba - see website and enter name Gregoire .

Grégoire Tombstone Calvary Cemetery Grand Forks ND
Gaspard Grégoire Gravestone
Aug. 22, 1829 -- Aug. 3, 1907
Calvary Cemetary Grand Forks N.D.
Image Courtesy: Truman Bratelli at FindaGrave.com
Gaspard Grégoire Tombstone Calvary Cemetery Grand Forks ND
Siffroid "Babe" Grégoire Gravestone
Feb. 2, 1866 -- Jan. 2, 1947
Calvary Cemetary Grand Forks N.D.
NOTE inscription "Father" no doubt done by daughter Marie A.
Image Courtesy: Truman Bratelli at FindaGrave.com
Siffroid Grégoire Tombstone Calvary Cemetery Grand Forks ND
Adelbert Grégoire Gravestone
Dec. 10, 1870 -- Aug. 27, 1903
Calvary Cemetary Grand Forks N.D.
Image Courtesy: Truman Bratelli at FindaGrave.com
Adelbert Grégoire Tombstone Calvary Cemetery Grand Forks ND
Alphonse F. Grégoire Gravestone
Jan. 29, 1864 -- Jul. 28, 1943
Calvary Cemetary Grand Forks N.D.
Image Courtesy: Truman Bratelli at FindaGrave.com
Alphonse F. Grégoire Tombstone Calvary Cemetery Grand Forks ND

 

Clara M. Turcotte Grégoire Gravestone
Calvery Cemetary Grand Forks N.D.

Photo Courtesy: Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel and her cousin Laurie Bailey
 Clara M. Turcotte Grégoire Gravestone

 

Tombstone of Marie (Grégoire) Brooks
Found in Friedenstal Catholic Cemetery, Friendenstal Alberta
(just south east of Fairview Alberta / south west of BLUESKY)
Tombstone of Marie (Grégoire) Brooks
Friedenstal Catholic Cemetery & Church, Friendenstal Alberta
(just south east of Fairview Alberta / south west of BLUESKY)
Friedenstal Catholic Cemetary and Church
Friedenstal Catholic Cemetary Contact Information

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:

Albert Grégoire Obituary Ephrime Grégoire Obituary
Jasper Gregoire Obituary
Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND); Date: Sunday, August 4, 1907;Volume: XXVI; Issue: 238; Section: Part One; Page: 6
Jasper Grégoire Obituary
Jasper Grégoire Obituary2
Gasperd and Mrs Tancrede Grégoire Obituary

A2.4      The Louis Turcotte Family

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:

  1. Eugene Turcotte married Clara Rousseau Brooks and the couple ended up in St. John N.D. as did the Hubert Brooks'
  2. When Louis Rousseau/Brooks died in Grand Forks N.D., wife Luce Brooks moved in with daughted Clara Rousseau Brooks Turcotte and husband Eugene in St John ND and stayed with them until her death.
  3. Louis Turcotte Sr. also moved to Grand Forks ND and lived right next to Louis Rousseau (and then Hubert Brooks) in Allendale Township
  4. Clara M. Turcotte would marry Alphonse Grégoire
  5. Louis and Merceline Turcotte would have 22 children! Daughter Clara and her husband Alphonse Grégoire would have 17!

A2.4.1     The CANADA 1871 CENSUS & the Louis Turcotte Family

Louis Turcotte Family    appearing in    CANADA 1871 CENSUS
Living in District Dorchester East, District Number: 160, Sub-District Name: Ste-Germaine du Lac-Etchemin
First Image: Blowup Combination of the 2 Census Pages that the Family Appears on
Second Image: Normal View of 2 CENSUS Pages

CENSUS IMAGE Courtesy: LIBRARY and ARCHIVES CANADA
Image: Blowup of Louis Turcotte Entry on CANADA 1871 Census
 
Image: Louis Turcotte Entry on CANADA 1871 Census

Once again summary information can then be extracted for each family member, for example, for Eugene Turcotte one woud obtain:

    CENSUS of CANADA, 1871
Name:     Turcotte, Eugene
Sex:     Male
Age:     16
Place of Birth:     Quebec
Religion:     Catholique
Marital Status:     Married
Province:     Quebec
District Name:     Dorchester East
District Number:     160
Sub-District Name:     Ste-Germaine du Lac-Etchemin
Sub-district Number:     f
Page:     13
Line Number:     16
Microfilm:     C-10359
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.

  1. Francois Turcault (1663-1718) was a son of Abel and Marie and he married Marquerite Ouimet (b. 1667)
  2. Joseph Turcot (b. 1702) was a son of Francois and he married Marie Joseph Audet Lapointe (b. 1707)
  3. Augustin Turcot (b.1740) was a son of Joseph and he married Angelique Lehoux (b. 1743)
  4. Pierre Turcot was a son of Augustin and he married Marie Madeleine Plante
  5. which brings us to Louis Turcotte ( 1814 - 1881) who was a son of Pierre and he married Marcelline Labrecque (b. 1821)
  6. and finally Eugene Turcotte ( 1855- 1931) who was a son of Louis and married our Marie Claire Rousseau (1859 - 1942)

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
     
Children    
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.

1880 United States
Federal Census
about Eugene Turcotte
Name: Eugene Turcott
Age:24
Birth Year:abt 1856
Birthplace:Canada
Home in 1880:Allendale, Grand Forks,
Dakota Territory
Occupation:Farmer
Marrital Status:Married
Spouse's Name: Clara Ronsseau Turcott
Father's Birthplace:Canada
Mother's Birthplace:Canada
Household Members:  
Name Age
Eugene Turcott24
Clara Ronsseau Turcott21
Louis Turcott1
(Dollard) Joseph Turcottt2m
 
Dakota Territory
1885 Census
about Eugene Turcotte
Name: Eugene Turcotte
Age:42
Birthplace:Canada
County:Rolette
Occupation:Farmer
Household Members: 
Name Age
Eugene Turcotte42
Clara Turcotte26
Louis Turcotte6
Adelor Turcottte5
Georgie Turcottte2
Laborer:
Alphonse Turcotte
23
 
1900 United States
Federal Census
about Clara Turcotte
Name: Clara Turcotte
Age:42
Birth Year:Mar 1858
Birthplace:Canada (Canada French)
Home in 1900:St John, Rolette, North Dakota
Immigration Year:1876
Marrital Status:Married
Spouse's Name: Ugeene Turcotte
Marriage Year:1877
Years Married:23
Father's Birthplace:France, Canada
Mother's Birthplace:Canada, France
Mother: number of living children:7
Mother: How many children:8
Household Members:  
Name Age
Ugeene Turcotte35
Clara Turcotte42
Dalar Turcotte21
George A Turcotte18
Amelia Turcotte14
Eva Turcotte13
Frank Turcotte12
Stella Turcotte10
 
1916 Canada Census of
Manitoba, Saskatchewan,
and Alberta
about Eugene Turcotte
NameEugene Turcotre
(Eugene Turcotte)
Marital Status: Married
Age62
Est. Birth Year1854
Birthplace:Quebec
Year of Immigration:1909
Home in 1916:15, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Address:St George, No 1, Well
Racial or Tribal Origin:French
Spouse's Name:Theodora Warren
Sub District Desc.:Townships 13 and 14, ranges 15,
16 and 17, W. 3. M., including the
Village of Webb
Household Members: 
Eugene Turcotre62
Clara Turcotre 55
 
1940 United States
Federal Census
about Clara Turcotte
Name: Clara Turcotte
Age:81
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1859
Birthplace:Canada-French
Marrital Status:Widowed
Relation to Head of House:Mother
Home in 1940:Los Angeles, Los Angeles,
California
Street:Kelton Avenue
House Number:2048
Inferred Residence in 1935:Los Angeles, Los Angeles,
California
Residence in 1935:Same house
Citizenship:Naturalized
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:Elementary school, 6th grade
Household Members:  
Name Age
Frank Turcotte51
Jean B Turcotte48
Frances A Turcotte11
Clara Turcotte81

 

Other MISCELLANEOUS items on Clara Rousseau Turcotte.

Border Crossings:
From Mexico to U.S.,
1895-1957
about Clara Turcotte
Name: Clara Turcotte
Arrival Date:28 Jun 1934
Port of Arrival:Calexico, California, United States
Ship Name:On Foot
Arrival Contact:F W Turcotte
Departure Contact:Louis Turcotte
Age:75
Birth Date:abt 1859
Birth Location:St Elziar Greeck Canada
Gender:Female
Race/Nationality:French
California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Clara Turcotte
Name: Clara M. Turcotte
Social Security Number:563059463
Gender:Female
Birth Date:12 Mar 1859
Birth Place:Canada
Death Date:14 Mar 1942
Death Place:Los Angeles

 

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.

NAMEDate of BirthDate of DeathCemetery 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, Alfredb. 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 !

Louis and Rosalie Turcotte ; Unknown Date
The Couple Had 22 Children.
Lewis and Rosalie Turcotte are Buried in the Thompson, N.D.Cemetary Close to Where They Lived
Daughter Clara Married Alphonse Grégoire - and they in turn had 17 Children!

Photos Courtesy:Dorothy (Grégoire) Vettel of North Dakota
Lewis and Rosalie Turcotte Lewis and Rosalie Turcotte
News Article on  Rosalie Turcotte

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.

Achille and Aleda Breton

A2.5      The Alfred Plante Family

Celanire Plante Obituary
The Turtle Mountain Star
Feb 13, 1892
Image: Celanire Plante Obit in Turtle Mountain Star

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.

Plante Family    appearing in    CANADA 1871 CENSUS


CENSUS IMAGE Courtesy: LIBRARY and ARCHIVES CANADA
Image: Plante Family on CANADA 1871 Census
Image: Plante Family on CANADA 1871 Census

Once again summary information can then be extracted for each family member, for example, for Alfred Plante one would obtain:

    CENSUS of CANADA, 1871
Name:     Plante, Alfred
Sex:     Male
Age:     6
Place of Birth:     Quebec
Religion:     Catholique
Province:     Quebec
District Name:     Montmorency
District Number:     148
Sub-District Name:     St-Laurent
Sub-district Number:     a
Page:     4
Line Number:     9
Microfilm:      C-10346
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.

Best Available Copy
Joseph Plante Obituary
The Turtle Mountain Star
Joseph Plante Obituary Turtle Mountain Star

Transcription of Joseph Plante Obituary




Died in his house in Laureat Rolette
County on Dec 26, 1907
of heart failure and congestion of the
lungs, Joseph Plante aged fifty one
years and 9 months.
The deceased was born in March
1856 at St. Lawrence Quebec. At the
age of 14 having lost his father he
was thrown largely upon his own
resources and engaged himself as a clerk
in a grocery store. In 1880 he left his
native province and moved to Lowell
Mass where he worked in a manufacturing
establishment. Three years later
he located in Brandon Man and
in 1886 came to Rolette county ND
and settled in Laureat where he
resided until his death.

In 1887 he was married to Miss
Emma Lemieux daughter of Mr and
Mrs Eli Lemieux of Shell Valley ND.

Since settling in Laureat, Mr Plante
has conducted a general merchandise
store and for several years held the
position of postmaster for Laureat. He
was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

His illness was of short duration
and his death came as a shock to his
many friends throughout the county. The
funeral will be held Monday Dec 30
and the internment being made at St Michael’s
church at Alcide. The remains
were followed by a large concourse of
relations and friends. He leaves a widow
and one son Eugene 18 years of
age, and two brothers Albert Plante
of Dunseith and Alfred Plante of St
John and three sisters; Mrs F Martineau
of St. John, Mrs Clara Philips
of Dunseith, and Miss Georgia Plante
of Edmonton Alberta.

(Editor’s Note: Alcide:
This was a rural post office established
December 11, 1900. It was located in the
northwest quarter of section 6-161-71, Shell
Valley Township seven miles east of Dunseith,
and the site once contained a general store,
blacksmith shop, and a cheese factory. The
post office closed September 30, 1909 with
mail to Laureat.).

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)

1915 North Dakota Census for Alfred Plante and family

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:

NameMarriedAgeBirthPlace Where BuriedDate of Death
Celanie FoussardYes - Arthur Foussard56St. Lawrence Island St. PaulFeb 13, 1892
Mary Cedulie MartineauYes- Fortunate Martineau72 (b. Aug 21, 1861)St. Lawrence Island St. JohnAug 15, 1933
Clara PhilipsYes64St. Lawrence Island Lives in St. Paul 
Emma MarquisYes28St. Lawrence Island St. PaulNov 29, 1898 see Section A6.0
Sister GeorginiaNo St. Lawrence Island Edmonton, Alberta 
JosephYes - Emma Lemieux52St. Lawrence Island St. Michaels, Laureat Rolette Co.Dec 26, 1907
AlfredYes - Clara Brooks65St. Lawrence Island Minneapolis1932
AlbertYes -1st Nora Rustad (b. May 2, 1881) (d. 1904)
2nd wife Elmira Edmond (b. July 16, 1862)
65St. Lawrence Island Minneapolis1932
Joseph Plante Jailed For Selling Alcohol
To The Indians
The Turtle Mountain Star
Oct 19, 1905
Joe Plante Jailed For Selling Alcohol To The Indians

Brief PLANTE Family History Courtesy Of Cathy Cornell of Fargo N.D.

Descendants of Joseph Plante

Generation No. 1

  1. JOSEPH (1) PLANTE      He married AGATHE GOSSELIN.
    Child of JOSEPH PLANTE and AGATHE GOSSELIN is:
    i. PRISQUE (2) PLANTE.

    Generation No. 2
  2. PRISQUE (2) PLANTE (descendant of JOSEPH (1))      He married GENEVIEVE RUELLE 16 Jul 1816 in St-Laurent, Ile d'Orleans, Montmorency Co., QC(1), daughter of IGNACE RUELLE and GENEVIEVE ROULEAU.
    Child of PRISQUE PLANTE and GENEVIEVE RUELLE is:
    i. JOSEPH (3) PLANTE, d. 1875.

    Generation No. 3
  3. JOSEPH (3) PLANTE (descendant of PRISQUE (2), JOSEPH (1)) died 1875.     He married MARIE A. CELANIRE CINQ-MARS 17 Apr 1855 in St-Laurent, Montmorency Co., QC (1), daughter of GUILLAUME CINQ-MARS and JULIE ROULEAU.
    Children of JOSEPH PLANTE and MARIE CINQ-MARS are:
    i. MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE (4) PLANTE, b. 23 Aug 1861, St-Laurent, Ile d'Orléans, diocese Quebec, QC; d. 15 Aug 1933, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    ii. ALFRED PLANTE, b. 12 Oct 1865, Ile D'Orleans, QC; d. 18 Nov 1931.
    iii. CLARA PLANTE.

    Generation No. 4
  4. MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE (4) PLANTE (descendant of JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1)) was born 23 Aug 1861 in St-Laurent, Ile d'Orléans, diocese Quebec, QC(2), and died 15 Aug 1933 in St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    She married FORTUNAT MARTINEAU 20 Feb 1882 in Quebec (Notre-Dame), QC, son of LOUIS MARTINEAU and OLIVE GINGRAS. He was born 29 Sep 1859 in St-Nicolas, dio. Quebec, QC, and died 26 Dec 1953 in Bottineau Co., ND -residence: Rolette Co., ND.

    More About MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE PLANTE:
    Baptism: 23 Aug 1861, St-Laurent, Ile d'Orléans, diocese Quebec, QC(2)
    Burial: Aug 1933, St. John (Holy Cross cemetery), Rolette Co., ND

    More About FORTUNAT MARTINEAU:
    Baptism: 30 Sep 1859, St-Nicolas, dio. Quebec, QC
    Burial: Dec 1953, St. John (Holy Cross cemetery), Rolette Co., ND

    Children of MARIE PLANTE and FORTUNAT MARTINEAU are:
    1. JOSEPH ALBERT(5) MARTINEAU, b. 25 Apr 1883, Brandon, Manitoba; d. 26 Aug 1883, Brandon, Manitoba.
    2. LAUREAT FELIX (ARTHUR FELIX LOUIS L.) MARTINEAU, b. 12 Jul 1884, St. Claude Mission, Turtle Mountain, Rolette Co., ND; d. 1964.
    3. HENRI FORTUNAT (JOSEPH MARIE HENRI F.) MARTINEAU, b. 06 Feb 1886, St. Claude Mission, Turtle Mountain, Rolette Co., ND; d. 1975.
    4. LOUIS/LEWIS (JOSEPH LOUIS ALFRED) MARTINEAU, b. 20 Dec 1887, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    5. ALBERT ALFRED MARTINEAU, b. 05 Jul 1889, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. 06 Jan 1948, Rolla, Rolette Co., ND.
    6. MARIUS MEDARD MARTINEAU, b. 13 Sep 1891, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    7. SERGIUS REAL MARTINEAU, b. 13 Jan 1894, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    8. GRACE/ANNA GRATIA EZELIA MARTINEAU, b. 30 Dec 1895, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    9. EMMA ADELAIDE BELLA MARTINEAU, b. 24 Feb 1898, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    10. REGINA MARY MARTINEAU, b. 19 Dec 1899, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    11. MARIE CEDULIE ALICE MARTINEAU, b. Bet. 10 - 11 Apr 1902, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. 10 Apr 1904, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
      More About MARIE CEDULIE ALICE MARTINEAU:
      Burial: Apr 1904, St. John (Holy Cross cemetery), Rolette Co., ND
    12. ERNEST EMILE MARTINEAU, b. 30 Apr 1904, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.

  5. ALFRED (4) PLANTE (descendant of JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1)) was born 12 Oct 1865 in Ile D'Orleans, QC, and died 18 Nov 1931.
    He married MARIE GERMAINE FLORIDA "FLORA" (Rousseau) BROOKS 08 Jun 1891 in St. John (St. John the Baptist), Rolette Co., ND(3) , daughter of LOUIS Rousseau BROOKS and LUCE HUARD. She was born 21 Sep 1871 in Lac Etchemin (Ste-Germaine), dio. Quebec, QC, and died in California.

    Children of ALFRED PLANTE and FLORA Rousseau BROOKS are:
    1. (Jean) JOSEPH (5) PLANTE, b. 21 Mar 1892, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. 21 Mar 1892, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    2. (Marie) ANNA MARGUERITE PLANTE, b. 29 Jun 1893, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. 17 Feb 1947; m. PETER RAUSCH, 04 Aug 1914, North Dakota; b. 05 Sep 1888, North Dakota; d. Apr 1982.
    3. (Marie) Anne MARGUERITE Gracia Irena ("RENA") PLANTE, b. 01 Nov 1894, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. Jul 1987.
    4. Marie Anne Marguerite Eugenia Arcelia, b. 25 Jul 1897, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. Jan 1971; m. JAMES WOLD, Abt. 1920, Minneapolis, MN.
    5. Marie Joseph ALFRED MONTROSE PLANTE, b. 23 Sep 1903, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. Dec 1979.
    6. Joseph Ernest Fabius Wendell ("Duke") PLANTE, b. 30 Nov 1906, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. Sep 1971.

  6. CLARA (4) PLANTE (descendant of JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1)) She married FRANCIS F. PHILIPS 04 Dec 1887 in St. John (St. John the Baptist), Rolette Co., ND4, son of GUILLAUME PHILIPS and LOUISE LANGEVIN.

    Child of CLARA PLANTE and FRANCIS PHILIPS is:
    i. MARIE BLANCHE GRACE(5) PHILIPS, b. Nov 1888, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. 02 Jun 1889, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.

    More About MARIE BLANCHE GRACE PHILIPS:
    Burial: Jun 1889, St. John (St. John the Baptist), Rolette Co., ND

    Generation No. 5
  7. LAUREAT FELIX (ARTHUR FELIX LOUIS L.)(5) MARTINEAU (descendant of MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE(4) PLANTE, JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1)) was born 12 Jul 1884 in St. Claude Mission, Turtle Mountain, Rolette Co., ND, and died 1964.
    He married MARTHA JONES 17 Aug 1909 in Casselton, ND.

    More About LAUREAT FELIX (ARTHUR FELIX LOUIS L.) MARTINEAU:
    Baptism: 12 Jul 1884, St. Claude Mission, Turtle Mountain, Rolette Co., ND

    Children of LAUREAT MARTINEAU and MARTHA JONES are:
    i. LAUREAT(6) MARTINEAU, b. 20 Apr 1912, St. John, Rolette Co., ND; d. 19 Nov 1984, Orlando, Florida.
    More About LAUREAT MARTINEAU:
    Burial: Jul 1985, Georgetown (Harmony Cemetery), MA

    ii. LORRAINE MARTINEAU, b. 03 Oct 1914, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    iii. RICHARD MARTINEAU, b. 1924.

  8. HENRI FORTUNAT (JOSEPH MARIE HENRI F.)(5) MARTINEAU (descendant of MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE(4) PLANTE, JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1)) was born 06 Feb 1886 in St. Claude Mission, Turtle Mountain, Rolette Co., ND, and died 19755.
    He married ADELAIDE A. GALLAGHER 27 Oct 1920 in Benson, MN5. She was born 1887 in Minnesota5, and died 19655.

    More About HENRI FORTUNAT (JOSEPH MARIE HENRI F.) MARTINEAU:
    Baptism: 15 Feb 1886, St. Claude Mission, Turtle Mountain, Rolette Co., ND

    Children of HENRI MARTINEAU and ADELAIDE GALLAGHER are:
    i. FORTUNE III(6) MARTINEAU(5), m. RUTH HOLLAND5, 02 Sep 1946, Indianapolis, Indiana(5).
    ii. JOHN R. "BOB" MARTINEAU, b. 23 May 1925, Devils Lake, ND.
    iii. PAT MARTINEAU(5), m. FRANK SWEEN(5).

  9. LOUIS/LEWIS (JOSEPH LOUIS ALFRED) (5) MARTINEAU (descendant of MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE(4) PLANTE, JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1)) was born 20 Dec 1887 in St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    He married CECILE LEFRANCOIS 15 Oct 1919 in Chateau-Richer (La Visitation), dio. Quebec, QC, daughter of JULES LEFRANCOIS and JOSEPHINE GRAVEL.

    More About LOUIS/LEWIS (JOSEPH LOUIS ALFRED) MARTINEAU:
    Name 2: Louis/Lewis Martineau
    Baptism: 20 Dec 1887, St. John (St. John the Baptist), Rolette Co., ND
    Occupation: Doctor

    Child of LOUIS/LEWIS MARTINEAU and CECILE LEFRANCOIS is:
    i. JULES(6) MARTINEAU, b. Bef. 1929; d. Abt. 1999.

  10. ALBERT ALFRED(5) MARTINEAU (descendant of MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE(4) PLANTE, JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1)) was born 05 Jul 1889 in St. John, Rolette Co., ND, and died 06 Jan 1948 in Rolla, Rolette Co., ND(6).
    He married MINNIE M. MCINTOSH 1915. She was born 04 May 1889, and died 24 Dec 1980 in Rolla, Rolette Co., ND.

    More About ALBERT ALFRED MARTINEAU:
    Burial: 10 Jan 1948, St. John (Holy Cross/Community cemetery), Rolette Co., ND

    More About MINNIE M. MCINTOSH:
    Burial: Dec 1980, St. John (Holy Cross/Community cemetery), Rolette Co., ND

    Children of ALBERT MARTINEAU and MINNIE MCINTOSH are:
    i. MARJORIE E.6 MARTINEAU, b. 11 Aug 1919; d. 02 Sep 2003, Rolla, Rolette Co., ND.
    ii. FRED MARTINEAU, d. Aft. 1987.

  11. SERGIUS REAL(5) MARTINEAU (descendant of MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE(4) PLANTE, JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1)) was born 13 Jan 1894 in St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
    He married DELVINA (ROSE AMANDA DELIMA) MARTEL 23 Sep 1912 in St. John (St. John the Baptist), Rolette Co., ND, daughter of FREDERIC MARTEL and MARIE CYR. She was born 22 Nov 1892 in St. John, Rolette Co., ND, and died 10 Jan 1974 in Minneapolis, MN.

    Children of SERGIUS MARTINEAU and DELVINA MARTEL are:
    i. IRENE(6) MARTINEAU.
    ii. WAYNE MARTINEAU.

  12. JOHN R. "BOB" (6) MARTINEAU (descendant of HENRI FORTUNAT (JOSEPH MARIE HENRI F.)(5), MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE(4) PLANTE, JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1))7 was born 23 May 1925 in Devils Lake, ND(7).
    He married VIRGINIA TEUBNER(7) 08 Feb 1964 in Cando (Sacred Heart), Towner Co., ND(7), daughter of OTTO TEUBNER and LUELLA KING. She was born 29 Aug 1937 in Cando, Towner Co., ND(7).

    Child of JOHN MARTINEAU and VIRGINIA TEUBNER is:
    i. DARCY JAMES(7) MARTINEAU, b. 04 Dec 1965, Jamestown, ND(7); m. DELYN WINTERS(7), 10 Aug 1997.

  13. MARJORIE E.(6) MARTINEAU (descendant of ALBERT ALFRED(5), MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE(4) PLANTE, JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1))) was born 11 Aug 1919, and died 02 Sep 2003 in Rolla, Rolette Co., ND(8).
    She married RAYMOND J. "FRENCHY" LAFRANCE 04 Jul 1942 in Long Beach, California, son of ALPHONSE LAFRANCE and MARY CADDEN. He was born 13 Sep 1908 in Maryville, Rolette Co., ND, and died 24 Feb 1999 in Rolla, Rolette Co., ND.

    More About MARJORIE E. MARTINEAU:
    Burial: 06 Sep 2003, St. John (Holy Cross/Community cemetery), Rolette Co., ND

    More About RAYMOND J. "FRENCHY" LAFRANCE:
    Burial: Feb 1999, St. John (Holy Cross/Community cemetery), Rolette Co., ND

    Children of MARJORIE MARTINEAU and RAYMOND LAFRANCE are:
    i. DAVID (7) LAFRANCE.
    ii. TERRY LAFRANCE.

  14. FRED (6) MARTINEAU (descendant of ALBERT ALFRED(5), MARIE JOSEPH CEDULIE(4) PLANTE, JOSEPH(3), PRISQUE(2), JOSEPH(1))) died Aft. 1987.
    He married MARIE CASAVANT, daughter of JOSEPH CASAVANT and LUCINA/LUCINDA CROTEAU. She died Aft. Jun 1997.

    Notes for MARIE CASAVANT:
    In July 1997, she was living at Yreka, Washington

    Children of FRED MARTINEAU and MARIE CASAVANT are:
    i. DALE (7) MARTINEAU.
    ii. ANN MARTINEAU.

REFERENCE End Notes

  1. BMS 2000.org.
  2. Church Records.
  3. Records of St. John the Baptist, St. John, Rolette Co., ND.
  4. Church records of St. Claude Mission, Turtle Mountain, Rolette Co., ND.
  5. Book: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cando, ND.
  6. Records of St. Joachim in Rolla, Rolette Co., ND.
  7. Book: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cando, ND.
  8. Records of St. Joachim in Rolla, Rolette Co., ND.

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.

NAMEDate of BirthDate of DeathCemetery 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 Planteb. 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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