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Niels BERTELSEN from Denmark, settled in Manistee, MI 1870s. Married Sarah CROSBY, daughter of William Crosby from England. They were farmers and William Crosby also served during Civil War. Son Prentiss studied bookkeeping and moved south to Detroit in search of employment.
Conrad BEYMER (BÖHMER, BEEMER, BEAMER)and his wife, Julianna, came and settled in Somerset Co. PA from Germany in 1767. Conrad Beymer was a patriot and is listed as such in the DAR register. The main lines followed on the Beymer line is:
George BEYMER - son of Conrad, married Christiana McINTIRE of Wheeling, VA. Resided in the following locations: Sommerset Pa, Gurnsey Co. OH, New Haven, OH.
John McIntire BEYMER - son of George, married 3 times, widowed twice. Married 3rd time, Louisa M. Worth and settled in the Columbus OH region. Died 1890.
Charles Edward BEYMER - son of John BEYMER and Louisa WORTH, married Caroline Gregory on Thanksgiving day, Nov 25, 1882. Moved north to Detroit, MI and was a businessman involved in real estate.
Ethel Bell BEYMER - daughter of Charles, was a twin, born in 1890. Ethel was a bookkeeper and married Prentiss BERTELSEN, son of Niels. They resided in the Detroit area and had two sons.
Nicolas FOURNIER b. 1642 France, married 1670 Quebec Marie Hubert
Jean Baptiste FOURNIER b.1680 Quebec, married 1711 M. Madeleine Fradet
Michel FOURNIER b. 1733 Quebec, married 1762 M. Madeleine Levesque
Jacques FOURNIER b. 1767 ? Quebec, married 1792 Jossette Marie-Barbe Mercier
Jacques FOURNIER b. 1796 Quebec, married 1816 Marie PICARD Les Cedres, Quebec.
Albert FOURNIER b 1817 in Quebec married 1839 Dina LEGROS, Soulanges, Quebec and in 1865 settled in the Gagetown area of Tuscola Co. Michigan (in the middle of the thumb).
Ephraim FOURNIER b 1845 Quebec married Catherine McDONNELL 1869 Gagetown.
Margaret FOURNIER b 1885 daughter of Ephraim married Frank YOUNG 1903 Gagetown.
Frank YOUNG b 1879 son of John B Young b 1845 Canada and Magdalen GAUTHIER (PINE) b 1853 Canada. As a young man, worked the ore boats starting off as a "oiler" and trained to become a boiler engineer. Later the young family moved south to Dearborn, Michignan. He was hired as an engineer in 1913 to work for Henry Ford at Mr. Ford's personal residence at the Fairlane Residence power plant, when it first opened.
Magdalen GAUTHIER - PINE b 1853 Canada, daughter of Didyme GAUTHIER dit LAROUCHE and Lena Barbarie. 2nd marriage to Adolphus PINE.
Verne Youngs b 1920 son of Frank YOUNG and Margaret FOURNIER, married twice, worked as a autoworker for Ford Motor. Second marriage to Adele GIGNAC daughter of Louis GIGNAC and Augusta STRUNK (below).
Francois GIGNAC (GENIAK ,JENEAK, JUGNAC) born 1657 France, believed to have immigrated to Quebec around 1681, married 1688 Cap Sante, Quebec to Ann DUCLOS, Ann died 1709 and Francois married Ann Briere.
Pierre GIGNAC b. 1693 Cap Sante, married there 1718 to Brigitte PETIT. Pierre was the 4th child out of 11 from Ann DUCLOS.
Joseph Marie GIGNAC b. 1721 Cap Sante, married there 1745 Magdelene GALARNEAU.
Jean Baptiste GIGNAC b. 1747 Cap Sante, married 1777 Catherine LE BEAU d. 1778 Assumption, Sandwich Ontario, remarried Charlotte BERTRAND 1780 Assumption, Sandwich.
Pierre GIGNAC b. 1794 Sandwich, married 1817 Catherine CLOUTIER Assumption.
Pierre GIGNAC b. 1819 Sandwich, married Odile CHARETTE, St. John the Baptiste, Amherstburg.
Elie GIGNAC born 1852 Sandwich, was a harness maker who had owned his own store located in what is now downtown Windsor. Married Adele LANGLOIS, daughter of Pierre LANGLOIS, a well-known early Windsor border family.
Louis GIGNAC b 1884 Windsor, son of Eli and Adele, left Windsor in search of employment and married Augusta STRUNK in Detroit, Mich. Worked as a auto worker for General Motors for many years.
Adele GIGNAC b 1914 daughter of Louis GIGNAC and Augusta STRUNK, married Verne YOUNGS in 1948, Detroit.
Augusta STRUNK b 1885 Germany, daughter of William J STRUNK and Minnie MALINOSKY. The Strunk family emigrated from Germany in 1887.
The Langlois and Pageau family lines can be traced to the very first founding families of French Canada - Quebec. Nicolas LANGLOIS sailed from France to Quebec sometime before 1666, because he is listed on the first census taken in 1666, his trade was a weaver servant. The LANGLOIS generations we follow are listed below:
Nicolas LANGLOIS b 1640 married Elisabeth CRETEL (one of the "King's Daughters") in 1671 at Notre-Dame de Quebec, Pointe anx Trembles, Quebec.
Etienne LANGLOIS b 1673 married Elisabeth FAUCHER (daughter of a "King's Daughters") in 1698 Neuville, Quebec.
Nicolas LANGLOIS b. 1704 married Angelique CUILLERIER in 1729, Cap Sante, Quebec.
Antoine LANGLOIS b. 1738 married Marie-Dessanges ROCHELEAU at 1773, Assumption, Sandwich.
Antoine LANGLOIS Jr. b. 1774 married Charolette VILAIRE in 1811 at St. Pierre, Sandwich.
Pierre LANGLOIS b.1814 married Zoé PAGEAU in 1841 at Assumption, Windsor.
Adele LANGLOIS b. 1854 married Eli GIGNAC in 1882 at St. Alphonsus, Windsor.
PAGEAU - PAJOT - PAGEOT generations:
Thomas PAGEOT b. 1642 married Marie Catherine ROY in 1675 at Notre Dame, Quebec.
Jean Baptiste PAGEOT b. 1682 married Marie PARADIS in 1703 at St. Charles in Charlesbourg, Quebec.
Thomas PAGEOT b. 1707 married Marie Madeleine GERVAIS in 1729 at St. Charles in Charlesbourg, Quebec.
Thomas Joseph PAGEOT b. 1736 married Marie Louise VILLERS dit St Louis in 1767 at the Church of Hurons, Sandwich.
Chrysostome PAGEOT b 1790 married Francoise PARENT in 1812 at Assumption, Sandwich.
Zoé PAGEAU b. 1816 married Pierre LANGLOIS in 1841 at Assumption, Windsor.
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