My 3rd g-Grandparents, Augustin Dubreuil and Esther Dupuis, had seven daughters in Saint-Anicet Quebec. Five of the seven Dubreuil daughters would play a part in my ancestry with my LeBlanc and Graton branches.
1. Esther Dubreuil was born on 21 March 1845 in Saint-Anicet Quebec. Esther would be the first of three Dubreuil sisters to marry three Graton brothers She married, in Saint-Anicet, Francois Graton on 4 October 1870. The couple would have eight children born in Saint-Anicet, before emigrating to Aitkin Minnesota.
2. Melanie Dubreuil was born in January of 1855 in Saint-Anicet Quebec. She was the second Dubreuil sister to marry a Graton brother, when she married Maurice Graton on 6 Jun 1875 in Saint-Anicet. The couple would have four children, born in Quebec, before they emmigrated to Aitkin Minnesota. In Aitkin Minnesota the couple would have an additional two children.
3. Genevieve Dubreuil was born on 10 April 1858 in Saint-Anicet Quebec. She was the third sister to marry a Graton brother, when on 24 February 1881, she married Damas Graton in Saint-Anicet. The couple would have seven children of which three sons and three daughters would survive infancy. Damas and Genevieve would emmigrate to Aitkin Minnesota.
4. Marguerite Dubreuil was born on 21 dec 1853 in Saint-Anicet Quebec. Marguerite married Antoine LeBlanc on 5 November 1877 in Saint-Anicet. The couple would have ten children of which four would reach adulthood. Like her sister's, Marguerite and her family would emmigrate to Aitkin Minnesota.
5 Virginie Dubreuil was born about 1844 in Saint-Anicet. She married an Adolphas Villeneuve and the couple would have seven children. Unlike her sister's, Virginie's family would settle in upstate New York.
The story of the Dubreuil sisters and their families would become intertwined in that;
Melanie (2) would become a widow in 1915. Her sister Marguerite (4) would die around 1920, and Melanie would marry Marguerite's widowed husband Antoine LeBlanc.
Esther (1) would have a daughter named Helena. The younger brother of Marguerite's (4) husband would marry the daughter Helena and become my g-Grandparents George LeBlanc and Helena Graton.
Esther (1) would have a son named Steven and Virginie (5) would have a daughter named Marie. Steven and Marie, first cousins, married each other.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Catherine Richert, my 4th g-Grandmother, was born in the Alsace town of Uhrwiller on 20 December 1800. Catherine was the daughter of Johann Michel Richert and Maria Elizabeth Kieffer.
On 24 November 1823, in Uhrwiller, a pregnant twenty-two year old Catherine married a Peter Kieffer (subject of a previous post). Catherine would give birth three months after her marriage to a daughter named Margaret. (Subject of a previous post). Catherine would give birth to another daughter in Uhrwiller in 1826.
Around 1828, Catherine and her family would leave Alsace for the "New World", first stopping in Canada, where Catherine gave birth to her third daughter. Catherine's family would settle in Ohio for awhile where Catherine gave birth to another daughter and two sons. Catherine's family would finally settle in Northern Indiana where her final child, a daughter, was born in 1840.
Catherine would spend her last twelve years of life as the wife of her farmer husband in Cleveland Township, Indiana, where she died on 2 November 1852. Catherine was buried at the Salem Cemetery in Granger Indiana.
For family Genealogy see: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=m-leblanc&id=I20008&style=TEXT