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From: "James P. LaLone" <>
Subject: [NISHNAWBE] DuFAULT DuFAUX DeFOE etc
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 10:44:30 -0400


Can anyone make additions or corrections to the following Louis DuFAULTs (5
of them, 2 generations each). Anyone know how they relate to each other. I
know this is a little difficult to read since it does not do the various
indents, I would be glad to send a .rtf file if desired, let me know. Thanks
for any input. Jim.


FAMILY 1 - Generation One

1. Louis DUFAULT, d. c. 1819.

He married Josette _____, (daughter of Duck Wing and unknown).

Children:

2. i. Joseph b. c. 1787.

Generation Two

2. Joseph DUFAULT, b. c. 1787 in Lac du Flambeau, WI,i (see note 1),
baptized 2 Aug 1835 in Lapointe/Bayfield, WI.

Married (religious) 21 Sep 1834 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI,
married 11 Sep 1835 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI, Julie
CADOTTE, b. 19 Jul 1798, (daughter of Michel-Nicolas CADOTTE Sr. and
Marie-Madeleine WAUBUJEJACK) baptized 2 Aug 1835 in Lapointe/Bayfield, WI,
d. 10 Feb 1815/26?.

Julie: Mar. also listed as 2 Aug 1835 Lapointe, WI (ch. rec.)

Children:

i. Michel DUFAULT, b. c. 1828/30 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield
Co.,WI, baptized 2 Aug 1835 in Lapointe/Bayfield, WI,ii d. 14 Dec 1916 in
White Earth Reservation, MN.

Minnesota History Bulletin, Vol.II, 1917-1918, no. 1, pp. 13 and 14.

"Michelle (Michael) Dufault, one of the oldest residents of the White Earth
Reservation, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Antoine Charrette,
December 14, 1916, aged ninety years. He was the son of Joseph Dufault, one
of the early artisans of the Northwest, and of Jossette Cadotte, an aunt of
William Whipple Warren, the well-known historian of the Chippewa Indians.
His father was for many years a boss carpenter; between the 1820 and 1830 he
supervised the construction of the stores and warehouses of the American Fur
Company on Madeleine Island in Lake Superior, eighteen miles from Bayfield,
Wisconsin. He built the mission churches on the island also, one of which,
the Presbyterian church, is still standing. The Catholic mission church,
which contained a rich and valuable collection of historical manuscripts and
old paintings, was destroyed by fire about three years ago.

Michael, the son, was born in 1827 on Madeline Island, at that time included
in the territory of Michigan. In his boyhood he attended the Indian mission
school. During his early life he helped his father by working at the
carpenter's trade and assisted he fur-traders as clerk, interpreter, and
messenger. He was a member of the Wisconsin bands of the Chippewa, but
removed to White Earth Reservation many years ago. where he was held in high
esteem by all who knew him. He was married to Jossette Roy, a daughter of
Vincent Roy, an early Indian trader, who died in Superior, Wisconsin, a few
years ago.

In the death of Michael Dufault the Northwest loses one of the few remaining
picturesque "noble landmarks" so characteristic of the unstinted,
open-hearted hospitality and generous chivalry of early northwestern days,
the cherished love-thy-neighbor days, when the latchstring hung on the
outside, suggestive of and ever-ready welcome to friends and strangers
alike; when the last morsel of food or family rainment was cheerfully
divided with those who were in need, and when a man's word was his bond. He
was an exemplary Christian, devoted to his family and friend and to things
righteous. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was ever zealous in
his religious duties up to the time of his death."

Theodore Beaulieu

White Earth, Minnesota

Married 22 Aug 1852 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI,iii Josephte
Elizabeth ROY, b. c. 1829/32/5 in Madeleine Is., WI,iv (daughter of Vincent
ROY Jr. and Elizabeth LACOMBRE) d. 27 Mar 1911.

ii. Julia DUFAUT.

Married 27 Oct 1878 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI,v Francois
LEMIEUX, (son of Jean B. LEMIEUX and Adelaide GOSSLIN).

Note 1 Notes for the 1839 list state that Joseph was the son of a
French-Canadian & a full blood Native named Josette and dau. of Duck Wing a
Lac du Flambeau chief.

i Hansen, James (transcriber), List of the Mix-Blood Chippewa of Lake
Superior, 1839 (LOST IN CANADA, v. 16 #1 (Spring 1991)).

ii Baraga, Iraneus Frederic (John L. Schade, transcriber), Baptismal
Records, 1835-1887, Kept at Lapointe and Bayfield, Indian Missions (Lost in
Canada? Canadian-American Genealogical Journal, pub. by Joy Reisinger),
16:183.

iii Bristol, Linda E., St. Joseph Mission and Holy Family Catholic Church
Marriage Records, 1835-1880 (Bayfield, WI, 1993), 14.

iv Jones, Wayne A. <>, Keeping Up With the Joneses
(RootsWeb-WorldConnect, 12 Jun 2005).

v Bristol, Linda E., St. Joseph Mission and Holy Family Catholic Church
Marriage Records, 1835-1880 (Bayfield, WI, 1993), 28.

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FAMILY 2 - Generation One

1. Louis DUFAULT, b. c. 1789 in Lac du Flambeau, WI,v d. 1863.

1839 list.

Is this the Louis Sr., b. c.1781, m. 1835 to Marie ONCHI?

He married Marguerite _____, b. c. 1799 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield
Co.,WI.

Children:

i. Joseph DUFAULT, b. c. 1821 in Leech Lake, MN.

Poss m. 1847 to Julia ROY.

ii. Jean DuFAULT, b. c. 1823 in Sandy Lake, MN.

iii. Margaret DuFAULT, b. 1825 in Red Lake, MN.

iv. Francis DuFAULT, b. c. 1829 in Red Lake, MN.

v. Auguste DuFAULT, b. c. 1833 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI.

v Hansen, James (transcriber), List of the Mix-Blood Chippewa of Lake
Superior, 1839 (LOST IN CANADA, v. 16 #1 (Spring 1991)).

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FAMILY 3 - Generation One

1. Louis DUFAUX.

He married unknown.

Children:

2. i. Louis b. 4 Apr 1747.

Generation Two

2. Louis DUFAULT, b. 4 Apr 1747 in St-Antoine-de-Pades, Longueuil, Qc., CAN,
d. 1817 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI.

Not sure this is one family or several - more work needs to be done on it.

Married 15 Feb 1778 in St-Mathias, Cte. de Rouville, Qc., CAN, Marie-Louise
MENTASKY/MENTOFAKI, (daughter of Mentosaky and Penymany).

Children:

i. Marie DUFAULT, b. c. 1774 (see note 1).

ii. Marie-Louise DUFAULT, b. 1776 (see note 2), baptized 8 Feb 1779 in
St-Mathias, Cte. de Rouville, Qc., CAN.

iii. Noel-Louis DUFAULT, b. c. 1778 (see note 3), baptized 2 Feb 1779 in
St-Mathias, Cte. de Rouville, Qc., CAN.

iv. Catherine DUFAULT, b. 9 Mar 1779 (see note 4), baptized 10 Mar 1779 in
St-Mathias, Cte. de Rouville, Qc., CAN.

v. Genevieve DuFAUT/LaFANT, b. Mar 1785, baptized 1787.

Unsure of her parentage. Aka DuFOUR.

(1) She married Charles SPINARD.

Charles: In February 1832 Dedin Revol - the lay missionary in Penetang and
previously on Drummond Island - wrote a letter regarding Charles Spenard.

At the moment, I am not certain but it would appear that the letter was
written to Bishop Alexander Macdonell, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Upper
Canada. It is also possible that the letter was to the

Lieutenant Governor Sir John Colborne.

In the letter, Revol tells the life story of Spenard: carried arms in 1775
but no location given.........living at Maackinac by 1795.....moved to St
Joseph Island in 1798 with Lieut George L'Hannan..........in 1812 went with
Captain St Jean and the Indian Department to get supplies but not clear
where they went.....in 1815 moved to Drummond Island where he worked for the
blacksmith Roi.

The interesting aspect is that it is unclear from my copy whether Spenard is
living at the time of the letter being written. (Ref: Cindy Leutz' post on
Drummond Is. message board., 30 Nov 2005).

(2) Married 21 Jun 1833 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI, Jean-Baptiste
PIQUETTE, b. c. 1804 (see note 5), (son of Jean-Baptiste PIQUETTE/PAQUET and
Angelique _____).

Jean-Baptiste: 1836 Payment - 1/2 C.

1850 Fed. census, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI

p.21, #177-177

John B. PICKETT 50, b. MI

Jane " 67, b. MI

in 1860 John B. is living with his dau. Justine.

vi. Louizon DUFAULT, also known as Louis, b. c. 1786 (see note 6).

vii. Pierre DUFAULT, b. 1787.

viii. Joseph DUFAULT, b. c. 1790 (see note 7).

May have two Josephs combined.

Married 2 Aug 1835 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI,v Julia
CADOTTE, b. c. 1798.

ix. Francois DUFAULT/DEFAULT, b. c. 1790 in Fond-du-Lac, Fond du Lac Co.,
WI, d. 1840 - 1850 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI.

#4 on 1836 mix-blood.

He married Mary Anne MINICLIER, (daughter of Louis MINICLIER and Marianne
PIQUET) d. c. 1826/8.

Mary: 1839 notes that she is half Sioux (not likely)!

x. Angelique DEFOE, other name Say-shaw-ne-nie, b. c. 1800 in CAN.

I also have father listed as Francois & unknown.

>From Terry: I have a letter I found in the Bayliss Library, Steere
collection that says, "His [Louis Dufault, Sr.] family consisted of Louizon,
Joseph and Francis and two daughters Jenieve (his spelling not mine) and
Angelique." page 2 Later it says on page 4 regarding the Gurnoe family,
"...Louis returned from Montreal...being with the young men who went in the
Indian trade, he soon picked up the method of trading with the Indians, as
he was then capable of getting a livelihood, he asked the late Mr. Default
for his youngest daughter, the request was granted, and the marriage
ceremonial before witnesses performed. Some years after a missionary priest,
by the name of Father Demoulin on his way up to the Red River Colony,
confirmed the marriage and also baptized the children." This letter was
written by John M. Johnston, 12 Nov 1889. It was written in response to
queries about local people by Judge Joseph Steere. Johnston ends his letter
with, "This is from reliable information, and most of the persons named
within I was personally acquainted with."

July 5, 1890 Page 1

In Early Day

Transactions of One Hundred Years ago Gone Over

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week were taken up in the Circuit court in
determining the legal heirs of Louis Gurnoe, who died some twenty-five years
ago. It was claimed by the petitioner, John Gurnoe, son of Louis, and the
representative of the children of Louis Gurnoe by Archange Cadotte, that his
branch of the family are the only legitimate children and heirs at law of
Louis Gurnoe. This was disputed by Isabelle Cota, and her descendants who
contend that previous to the marriage of Louis Gurnoe and Archange Cadotte
in 1820, Gurnoe had taken unto himself a lawful wife in the person of
Angelique Defoe and that his children by her, to-wit: Isabella Cota, Frank,
Louis and Joseph Gurnoe are his legal heirs. Many interesting features arose
during the progress of the trial, as, in attempting to prove the marriage of
Gurnoe and Angelique Defoe 1809, the marriage ceremonies as performed by the
Indians, and by contract with witnesses in the early days of the Sault were
pretty thoroughly described by witnesses, some of them so far removed from
youth that their own ages had been long since forgotten. The Gurnoe family
was represented by E. S. B. Sutton, C. C. Yerkes and M. J. Doyle and the
Cotal branch by J. W. McMahon. Decision reserved.

Say-shaw-ne-nie bn. abt 1798

(Ref: Cindy Leutz' posting on Drummond Island message board, Nov 30, 2005.)

(1) Married c. 1809, census (family) 1850 in Sault Ste. Marie Twp., Chippewa
Co., MI (see note 8), Louis GORNOR, b. c. 1790 in WI, d. 21 Oct 1863 in
Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI.

Louis: 1/2 Chippewa according to 1836 Payment census. Surname probably
GOURNON/GARNEAU. Unsure which children belong to which wife. Mother listed
on a webpage as So-Way-Quay.

July 5, 1890 Page 1 'The Democrat' (SSM News)

In Early Day

Transactions of One Hundred Years ago Gone Over

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week were taken up in the Circuit court in
determining the legal heirs of Louis Gurnoe, who died some twenty-five years
ago. It was claimed by the petitioner, John Gurnoe, son of Louis, and the
representative of the children of Louis Gurnoe by Archange Cadotte, that his
branch of the family are the only legitimate children and heirs at law of
Louis Gurnoe. This was disputed by Isabelle Cota, and her descendants who
contend that previous to the marriage of Louis Gurnoe and Archange Cadotte
in 1820, Gurnoe had taken unto himself a lawful wife in the person of
Angelique Defoe and that his children by her, to-wit: Isabella Cota, Frank,
Louis and Joseph Gurnoe are his legal heirs. Many interesting features arose
during the progress of the trial, as, in attempting to prove the marriage of
Gurnoe and Angelique Defoe 1809, the marriage ceremonies as performed by the
Indians, and by contract with witnesses in the early days of the Sault were
pretty thoroughly described by witnesses, some of them so far removed from
youth that their own ages had been long since forgotten. The Gurnoe family
was represented by E. S. B. Sutton, C. C. Yerkes and M. J. Doyle and the
Cotal branch by J. W. McMahon. Decision reserved.

(2) Married 1828, _____ PIQUETTE.

(3) Married 30 Oct 1836 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI,v Joseph
CHIPPEWA/OJIBWAY, also known as AGOPAS,2 (son of unknown and Madeleine
BADOIN).

Note 1 This per Cindy L.

Note 2 Per Cindy L.

Note 3 Per Cindy L.

Note 4 Per Cindy L.

Note 5 Cindy L. says b. c. 1795.

Note 6 Per Cindy L.

Note 7 Per Cindy L.

Note 8 Family # 12-12

Louis GORNAR 60 WI farmer

Arkanze " 50 CAN

Simon " 23 MI

Edward " 21 MI

Arkanze " 20 CAN

Charlotte " 18 MI

Elias " 17 MI

Amelia " 13 MI

Lawrence " 10 MI

Jane " 24 WI

v Bristol, Linda E., St. Joseph Mission and Holy Family Catholic Church
Marriage Records, 1835-1880 (Bayfield, WI, 1993), 1.

v Hendricks, Kathleen M. (compiler), St. Mary's Catholic Church Baptisms,
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, 1811-1900 (Holy Name of Mary Proto-Cathedral,
Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Jun 2005), 361 [mariages 3].

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FAMILY 4 - Generation One

1. Louis DUFAULT, also known as DEFOE.

He married Catherine ONIJISH.

Children:

2. i. Dufault - DeFoe, Joseph Bahdaush Badash b. 1824/1825.

3. ii. DeFoe - Dufault, Frank b. 1835.

Generation Two

2. Joseph Bahdaush Badash DUFAULT - DEFOE, b. 1824/1825 in in Wisconsin ?,
d. 7 Mar 1925.

Source: Burial Records for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa,
by; LeRoy DeFoe ÒObsib BinissÓ. Citation date: 8 June 2005.

He married Julia Ogon ROY, b. 1829, d. 19 Sep 1918.

Children:

i. Julia DUFAULT, also known as DEFOE, b. 1 Sep 1859 in LaPointe, Wisconsin,
d. 6 Apr 1916 in in Cloquet, Carlton Co., Minnesota.

Married c. 1875, Francis LEMIEUX, nickname Frank, b. 1849 in in Wisconsin,
d. 17 Jul 1947 in Carlton Co., Minnesota, buried c. 20 JUL 1947 in in
Cloquet, Carlton Co., Minnesota (see note 1).

ii. Joseph DUFAULT.

iii. Margaret (Maggie) (Margarita Dufault) DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. Aug 1869-1872
in in Wisconsin, d. 11 Jan 1925 in in Cloquet, Carlton Co., Minnesota,
buried in in Cloquet, Carlton Co., Minnesota.

(1) She married Eustace LAUNDRY - LANDRY (LAUNDRIE), b. Sep 1868 in in
Minnesota, d. aft 1901.

3. Frank DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. 1835 in Minnesota.

He married Anne (Annie) FRANK, b. 1838 in Minnesota.

Children:

i. Joseph DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. 1861 in in Minnesota, occupation laborer/odd
jobs.

He married Josette UNKNOWN, b. c. 1863 in in Wisconsin.

ii. Susan DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. c. 1863 in in Minnesota.

iii. Annie DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. c. 1868 in in Minnesota.

iv. Frank DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. c. 1871 in in Minnesota, occupation Lumber
Company Employee.

He married Kate (Katie) CONNORS, b. c. 1888 in in Minnesota.

v. Peter DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. 1873 in in Minnesota.

vi. Seymour DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. 1875 in in Minnesota.

vii. Louis DEFOE - DUFAULT, b. Feb 1880 in Minnesota.

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FAMILY 5 - Generation One

1. Louis DUFAULT Sr., d. by 1839.

He married Kapekyekoquoe, d. by 1839.

Children:

2. i. Louis.

3. ii. Myangans.

Generation Two

2. Louis DUFAULT.

He married Catherine _____, (daughter of Kaboskagiken and unknown).

Catherine: Is she the same as Catherine GHIELLE/YIELLE?

Is she the Catherine wife of Louis d. 20 Jul 1866 @74 Lapointe?

Children:

i. Louis DuFAULT Jr., b. c. 1809 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield
Co.,WI, baptized 16 Aug 1835 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI.

Ojibwe.info states his parents are Louis & Isabella.

Married 24 Jul 1833 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI, married
(religious) 16 Aug 1835 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI,v
Josephte GONNEVILLE, b. c. 1816/9 in Hudson Bay Territory (see note 1),
(daughter of Antoine GONVILLE and Lisette RIVET/RIEL).

Poss. she also m. to McPHARLAN. (McFARLING?).

ii. Isabelle DUFAULT.

Married 10 Aug 1835 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI,1 Charles
CHALOUT, (son of Charles CHADOUX and Myangans DuFAULT).

iii. Joseph DUFAULT.

iv. Mary DUFAULT, b. 1813/8 in Leech Lake, MN, d. aft. 1860 in Mackinac Is.,
Mackinac Co., MI.

Married 1832, William DAVENPORT, b. c. 1802/3 in Mackinac Is., Mackinac Co.,
MI, (son of Ambrose R. DAVENPORT and Susan BLANTFORD) d. 6 Apr 1875/6 in
Mackinac Is., Mackinac Co., MI, occupation fisherman. William: On DR
mother's name given as Elizabeth. Or d. 1875 Newton Twp @ 68. Res. MN/WI.

v. Baptist DuFAULT.

vi. Margaret DuFAULT.

vii. Francis DuFAULT.

viii. Lisette DuFAULT.

Could she be the niece of William STITT, b.c.1827?

She married Jean Baptiste MONTREUIL.

ix. Magdaleine DuFAULT.

x. Augustin DUFAULT, b. 1 Aug 1835 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield
Co.,WI,v baptized 3 Aug 1835 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI.2



3. Myangans DuFAULT.

She married Charles CHADOUX.

Children:

i. Charles CHALOUT.

Married 10 Aug 1835 in LaPointe, Madeleine Is., Bayfield Co.,WI,1 Isabelle
DUFAULT, (daughter of Louis DUFAULT and Catherine _____).

Note 1 Also listed as b. c.1813 MN (RootsWeb - WorlConnect;
"Carson-Higgins-Feldman-Provost Tree+")

v Bristol, Linda E., St. Joseph Mission and Holy Family Catholic Church
Marriage Records, 1835-1880 (Bayfield, WI, 1993), 1.

v Baraga, Iraneus Frederic (John L. Schade, transcriber), Baptismal Records,
1835-1887, Kept at Lapointe and Bayfield, Indian Missions (Lost in Canada?
Canadian-American Genealogical Journal, pub. by Joy Reisinger), 16:184.



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