Saturday, March 26, 2011
Francois Xavier Graton and Esther Dubreuil (Homesteaders)
My 2nd g-Grandparents, FX Graton and his wife Esther Dubreuil, married on October 4, 1870 in Saint-Anicet Quebec. This union produced, first six daughters and then two sons, all born in Saint-Anicet between 1872 and 1886.
In March 1888, Francois, Esther and their children immigrated to the Unites States, and settled in Aitken Minnesota on homestead land. They proved their claim and were awarded the land in 1903. (see pictures of original home and land grant)
The family applied for US Citizenship in 1890 and became United States Citizens in 1901
Francois and Esther remained in Aitken the rest of their lives, Francois dying on January 6 1912 and Esther dying on February 16 1910. Esther and Francoise are buried at St Thomas Cemetery in Aitken Minnesota (see pictures)
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