Monthly Archives: August 2009


This site and effort is dedicated to all my forebears.  Without them we (my family) would not exist.  Their lives, their loves and their journey has made us who we are and who we will become. Special recognition however is merited to: Robert R. Henss- he began the family genealogy effort and set a standard […]

Les Filles Du Roi- “Daughters of the King”

The information contained in this Posting was sourced from numerous websites (all noted below) and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research.  All rights belong to the original authors. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. Wikipedia has an article on the subject  of the Daughter’s of the King (Les Filles […]

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers

The following information was sourced from: and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research. All rights belong to the original author. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. This listing is a copy of one the original to be found at the following link: Alphabetical listing of the Carignan-Salières Regiment […]

Jean Bourdon

Though Jean Bourdon was an important figure in the early days of New France, there is a lot of confusion over his personal life.  Some have even given him three wives (married to two at the same time), and attributed accomplishments long after his death.  However, in the days of early settlement, there were two […]

Anne Cloutier

Anne was born on January 19, 1626, in St. Jean De Mortagne, Perche France.  She was just eight years old when they arrived in Quebec and her father was always stirred up about something; constantly feuding with Robert Giffard.  Despite that, the family did quite well.

Zacharie Cloutier

Zacharie Cloutier was born on  February 2, 1589, in St. Jean, Perche, France; the son of Denis Cloutier and Renee Briere.  His mother died on May 1, 1608, and his father then married Jeanne Rahir-Gaultier on November 3 of the same year. A carpenter by trade, Zacharie’s interest in the ‘New World’ began early.  When […]

Jean Cote

Jean Cote – Was born on February 2, 1643 and died on March 26, 1722 in Ville De Quebec.  He married Marie-Anne Couture; daughter of Guillaume Couture and Anne Emard; on September 11, 1669; and the couple had seven children:  Jean-Baptiste, Noel, Marguerite, Marie, Pierre, Guillaume and Anne.  Jean’s first wife died on November 26, […]

Marie-Francoise Hebert

Marie-Francoise Hebert was born on January 27, 1638, in the small Quebec settlement; the daughter of Guillaume Hebert and Helene Desportes.   Her paternal grandparents were none other than Louis Ganton Hebert and Marie Rollet, and though Louis only lived for a short time at the French Trading Post, Marie kept the family together through epidemics, […]

Marguerite Langlois

Marguerite Genevieve Langlois was born about 1602 in St. Xiste,  Montpelliers, France; one of four children to Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millette. In 1619, Henri De Montmorency II and Samuel Champlain were recruiting workers for New France, and preference was given to young men with families.  At the time, many French people were becoming disillusioned […]

Abraham Martin

There is a lot of confusion over the origins of Abraham.  He was born about 1589, probably at La Rochelle, but since his father Jean Galleran Martin, was known as “The Merchant of Metz”, he could have also been born at Metz, Lorraine, France. His mother was Isabel Cote.  Throughout his lifetime, Abraham Martin was […]

Jean Nicolet

Jean Nicolet was a well known Coureur Des Bois, who first arrived in Kebec in 1618, settling amoung the Algonquins in Upper Ottawa, and the Nipissing on Allumette Island; learning their language and customs.  While on the island, he married a local woman and they had a daughter Euphrosine Marguerite, born in 1630.  At the […]

Marie Crevet

Marie Crevet was born in 1621 at Benouville, Bayeux, Normandy, France; the daughter of  Pierre Crevet and Marie Le Mercier.  At the age of 15, she signed a marriage contract to become one of the  Filles à Marier or “marriageable girls”;  the first single women to set foot in New France since its return from […]


I have added a very powerful feature to the ManyRoads site called TreeMagic- Cypress.  TM-Cypress is a javascript tool that allows a webmaster (me in this case) to provide site users with easy information access from a place in their site (ManyRoads) to selected websites, including this one.   I know that sounds a bit confusing […]

Francois Langlois

Francoise Langlois was born in 1599; in St. Xiste,  Montpelliers, France; one of four children born to Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millette. About 1618, she married Pierre Des Portes, an employee for the Company of 100 Associates,  representing France’s interest in the New World. Soon after the birth of their only child, Marie-Helene; Pierre and […]

Marie Helene Desportes

Marie Helene Des Portes was born on July 7, 1620 at Lisieux, Calvados, Normandy, France; the daughter of Pierre Desportes and Francois Langlois.

Senger Family

The Senger family had lived in Kreis Grosses Werder area of West Prussia since at least the late 1600’s. Both 20th Century World Wars took a heavy toll on the entire ‘clan’.  Many family members and all the Senger lands and possessions were either destroyed or taken. The those who were not killed in the […]

Confluence of Past and Future

I am at the nexus of an indefinite past and indeterminate future. My history will forever remain clouded, built of conjecture, legend, and images. The future is shrouded in hope, desire, and uncertainty. It is my sense of belonging, and relatedness that joins the two and forms a unity of design and purpose.

Hope in the Future

As you most certainly know by now, my mother is German. She is a product of having grown up during the time of the Third Reich. My father, on the other hand, has always thought of himself, or so he says, as one of those conquering heroes who had the great good fortune of meeting […]

Zeyer- das Ende

This article has been translated and reworked with family events. Erinnerungen eines Amtsvorstehers des Amtsbezirkes Zeyer. Johannes Jahn, Landwirt und Hofbesitzer in Zeyersvorderkampen. Der Amtsbezirk Zeyer lag in der nordöstlichsten Ecke des Freistaates Danzig, im Kreis Großes Werder und umfasste die Ortschaften Zeyer, Stuba und Schlangenhaken. Er zog sich entlang der Nogat, beginnend bei der […]

Endkampf um Ostpreußen

Source document may be found at: The Real Blaze source has been removed Videos: (videos may load slowly) Der Zerstörung Elbings Sowjetische Nachrichten über das Ende Elbings Eroberung Elbings- 1945 Images: Elbing After the Destruction 1945 Marienburg Damals Ost und Westpreussen in der Krieg Pruessen in der Nachkriegszeit Die Panzerabwehrschlacht südlich Gumbinnen von Oberstleutnant a. D. […]


As I look at photos of my great grandparents, grandparents and parents, I see the faces of my past. Each looks at me across the span of time without movement or animation, yet each coveys a strong message of simultaneously being connected and disconnected in time, space, and place. I am certain that we each […]

Richard Senger -90th Birthday

Richard Senger, einst Bauer in Westpreußen, feierte 90. Geburtstag Schwifting(m). Schnittblumen, Blumen­schalen, köstliche Getränke und weitere Prä­sente schmücken das Wohnzimmer im Hause ‘der Familie Senger in der Schwiftinger Sied­lung. Vor wenigen Tagen feierte der „Se­nior” des Hauses, Opa Richard Senger, sei­nen 90. Geburtstag. Anlaß genug für dieMitbürgerschaft, um Schwiftings derzeit altesten Mitbürger zu ehren und […]

Coming to Grips

As we were traversing the nightmare that was my 50-51st year, we had many opportunities for introspection and thought.  There were times when we were angry.  Times when we were fearful.  Times of doubt. And even, times of joy. I would be less than truthful if I said that we were not forced to re-examine […]

Julius Senger

World War I Service (1914-1918): 7. Landsturm .Inf.Btl. Allenstein wurde später LIB XX/14 numeriert (vom XX. Armee-Korps aufgestellt)

Willi Wedhorn

ZUM GEDENKEN Nachname:            Wedhorn Vorname:            Willi Dienstgrad:            Unteroffizier Geburtsdatum:            26.03.1923 Geburtsort: Todes-/Vermisstendatum:        15.04.1945 Todesort: Willi Wedhorn ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Futa-Pass (Italien). Endgrablage: Block 8 Grab 754 Nähere Informationen zu diesem Friedhof erhalten Sie hier. Information on the battle in which Willi died may be […]

Michael Senger

Michael Senger History -as related to Mark Rabideau by Luise (Senger) Rabideau  (Michael’s grand daughter) Jan 2006 Michael was the husband of Adelgunde Kiehl- they married about 1868  near Jungfer/ Zeyer Westpreussen Their marriage lasted about 55 years They had thirteen children of whom seven children lived to adulthood and two were killed in World […]

Luise Senger -Documents

Luise Senger Military Service- as related to Mark Rabideau by Luise (Senger) Rabideau in Dec. 2005 Luise was a Lt. in the Deutsche Luftwaffe during WWII She served in Berlin and other German Air Force bases January 14, 1945 she departed Fliegerhorst Bromberg transferred to Luftgau Kommando VII Muenchen. Issued release papers for all those […]

Hermann Recht

Johann Hermann Recht History -this is an account that has evolved significantly from what began as an oral history related to Mark Rabideau by Luise (Senger) Rabideau (Hermann Recht’s grand daughter) on 9 Jan 2006; today this history is augmented with numerous additions and amendments from Mark Rabideau’s subsequent research as well as family information […]

Erich Recht

ZUM GEDENKEN Name: Erich Recht Dienstgrad: Gefreiter geboren: 12.02.1924, Tattamischken Truppenteil: 1./Pi. 198 Erkennungsmarke: -1-Marsch Komp.Eisb.Pi.Ers.Btl.4 Todestag: 09.09.1944 Todesort: Raum Vallecchio Bestattet: Gem.Montecolombo-Ca Menghino/Forli Feldgrab Umgebettet nach: Futa-Pass / Italien Block: 48 Grab: 815 821 Futa-Pass ist die größte deutsche Ehrenstätte des Zweiten Weltkrieges in Italien, auf der über 30 660 deutsche Gefallene ihre letzte […]

Egon Recht

ZUM GEDENKEN Nachname:            Recht Vorname:            Egon Dienstgrad: Geburtsdatum:            23.09.1922 Geburtsort: Todes-/Vermisstendatum:        01.07.1944 Vermißtort/Todesort:            Mittelabschnitt Nach den uns vorliegenden Informationen ist die o. g. Person seit 01.07.1944 vermißt. In einem Gedenkbuch haben wir den Namen und die persönlichen Daten des Obengenannten verzeichnet. Sie können gern einen Auszug […]

Albert Senger

ZUM GEDENKEN Nachname:     Senger Vorname:     Albert Dienstgrad:     Reservist Geburtsdatum:     27.05.1888 Geburtsort:     Zeyervorderkampen Todes-/Vermisstendatum:     03.12.1914 Todes-/Vermisstenort: Albert Senger ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Noyers-Pont-Maugis (Frankreich). Endgrablage: Block B Grab 2148 Nähere Informationen zu diesem Friedhof erhalten Sie hier. Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. Bundesgeschäftsstelle Pressereferat Werner-Hilpert-Straße 2 D 34112 Kassel Telefon    […]

Adolf Senger

Adolf Senger was the tenth (10th) of Michael Senger’s and Adelgunde Kiel’s 13 children.  He was the second of their sons to give his life in World War 1. Based upon the small amount of information available in the “Deutsche Verlustlisten”, I believe my great uncle fought with: The 75.Infanterie-Brigade 1. Masurisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 146 […]

Adelgunde Senger (geboren Kiehl)

This page is under development; research is on-going Note: additional source materials are currently being obtained. Adelgunde Kiehl History -as related to Mark Rabideau by Luise (Senger) Rabideau  (Aledgunde’s grand daughter) Jan 2006 She was born to a family of barge owners (the Kiehl’s)– her birth record we know her birth to have been on […]

The Beginning

September of my 50th year is when my life began to change.  During a period of 12 short months, my quiet, complacent world would be shaken to its roots. Business was going reasonably well, our son was ensconced in his masters degree program and our daughter was a senior in high school. I was on […]

Francois Belanger

Francois Horlays Belanger was born on October 02, 1612; at Touque, Normandy, Orne, France; the son of Francois Lisieux Belanger and Francoise Belanger Horlays. According to the church records he was baptized five days later: “On the seventh day of October (1612) was baptized Francois Bellanger, son of Francois Bellanger and Francoise Horlays and was […]

Philippe Amyot

Although technically not a Quebec Pioneer, Philippe was the father of several. Philippe Amyot arrived in Canada in the summer of 1635 from Soissons. He was accompanied by his wife, Anne Convent, and two sons, Jean and Mathieu.

Mathieu Amyot

Mathieu Amyot was a decisive and entrepreneurial man. He was granted land concessions at Trois Rivières, Sillerie, and near Québec. From the last concession he took the name Villeneuve since it was situated near Pointe Villeneuve. […]

Quebec (Kebec) Pioneers

The Rabideaus are descended from a large number of original Quebec Pioneers. The histories such as we can find them, are to be found here. Please note that many people have contributed in the generation of these stories.  To the extent possible, we have noted the web locations, etc. for the materials.  Where we have […]

TNG Integration

We are working at providing a functioning single username/ password link to our genealogical information.  To-date, we still have integration difficulties.

Andre Robidou

Christening: 1640 Ste Marie, Galice, Burgos, Spain Burial: 1 Apr 1678 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Summary for Andre Robidou dit L’Espagnol Came to St. Lambert, LaPrairie, Quebec in 1670. Andre was part Spanish and of dark complection and was sometimes called the Spaniard. The 1666 census for the town of Quebec shows Andre as a sailor […]

Pierre Desportes

Pierre Desportes- First History Samuel de Champlain sent Recollet priest Georges le Baillif to France as his delegate to King Louis XIII, on September 7, 1621. He was carrying a request to his Majesty from the principal residents of the country. This appeal is said to have been composed by Pierre Desportes, August 18, 1621, […]

Our New Home

We have moved our genealogy to a new home.  Our plan is that we will be able to provide a ‘tad’ more public information and insight into our work.  If this works out we should still be able to remain discrete while at the same time being more sharing! If you think we ought to […] queries in seconds.