The following reproduced web publication goes a long way in solving the mystery of Raphael Robidoux’s birth and his family linkages. I sincerely appreciate the wonderful work of Clyde Rabideau and his making this publication available on the web. I hope he is honored by our presentation of his material and analysis. If you get(…)
Burgos is the area in Spain from which Andre Robidou, the founder of the Rabideau family in North America, came. from Wikipedia Early humans occupied sites around Burgos as early as 800,000 years ago. When the Romans took possession of what is now the province of Burgos the site had been a Celtiberian city. In(…)
Elbinger Adressbücher [singlepic id=2469 w=320 h=240 float=right]Mark Rabideau hat auf seiner privaten Webseite zahlreiche Elbinger Addressbuecher (1847-1930) veröffentlicht. Auch ein Telefonbuch von 1937 ist dabei. Zahlreiche weitere Adressbücher aus Westpreußen (Graudenz, Thorn, Konitz) sind auf der Webseite zu finden. Einwohnerbücher von Danzig, Graudenz und Zoppot stehen zum Download bereit. (GJ) see: http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Computergenealogie I truly appreciate(…)
Not all genealogy is in the past. Some of it happens before your very eyes. This is one of those events and weeks for us. This week is my parents (Fred Rabideau & Luise Senger) 60th Wedding Anniversary. Today we are taking them out for a small dinner celebration. In those 60 years a lot(…)
To fix the problems, Craig and I devised a fairly simple plan. Craig sent me the genealogical documents he had in his possession. He agreed to travel to Plattsburgh, New York in search of additional source evidence. I agreed to re-read (this time more carefully) all the documentation I had in my possession; this evidence(…)
PART I JOSEPH YON (JOSEPH DEYO) 1805-1880-PLUS INTRODUCTION Joseph Yon was born around the year 1805. His parents, Ignace Yon (Guyon) and Marie Suzanne Gervais were of the Parish of St. Marc sur Richelieu. It is believed Joseph lived in the area of St. Marc until his marriage at about the age of twenty three.(…)
As I have written numerous times before the Deyo portion of my family is a bit of a challenge. Well recently, my analysis and documentation of the Joseph Dion line was once again brought into question (by my new friend Craig LaPine!). On Saturday the 24th of April, I received the following email note from(…)
The first of our on-line family trees is now available- The Deyo Family Line. It is readily accessible from our Menus simply by selecting Genealogy and then Deyo Family (Branch). Using the GRAMPS integration approach, there are no user/ password requirements for gaining access to and open family line. This portion of our tree is(…)
source Clement Lerige, Seuir de La Plante came to New France in 1685 as an officer of the Troupes de la Marine, a section of the King’s Navy. Clement was captured by the Iroquois in 1689 and was enslaved with them for 2 years. He learned to speak the Indian language and survived and eventually(…)
I received the following email this morning from Barb Deyo; it read: Hi Mark, I wanted to send this to you yesterday, but I have been having trouble with my e-mail. I read about you finding a picture of your ggg grandparents on line. That night we went for a short walk in the cemetery(…)
This is a copy of the article by Eugenie Fellows that appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of the Memoires de la Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise which purported to solve the mystery. Unfortunately the author disregarded a very important note that was included in the original article (in the October 1997 issue of the New York(…)
The [following] was [written] by the author Rita Campbell. We share common ancestors, Moise Dupuis and Ann Christiansen. The story is based on the few facts known about Moise and Ann and general knowledge of the area and times in which they lived. Attempting to tread the paths of a man who passed this way(…)
source: Rootsweb (original source link was removed) Born: Abt 1675-1676, Corlaer (Schenectady), NY, US Baptized: 12 Jul 1699, Notre-Dame-Cathédrale, Montréal, Québec, Canada Marriage: Moise DUPUIS 21 Jul 1697, Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, NY, US Died: 26 Oct 1750, Laprairie, Québec, Canada Buried: 27 Oct 1750, La-Nativité-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie-de-Laprairie, Québec, Canada General Notes: Marie Anne (Annetje) Louise Christiansen:(…)
One of the great joys of doing genealogy work is that every once in a while, you make a great find. A find that brings on a feeling of joy, wonder, and belonging. Yesterday was one of those days for me. [singlepic id=3063 w=320 h=240 float=left]I know I have been offering a lot of insights(…)
I have begun in earnest working on Becky’s side of the family. This means research in both Norway and Sweden has started for me. As one might expect the available references and information are a ‘tad’ difficult for non-native language speakers; and my German is not really very close to either Norwegian or Swedish! Having(…)
Yesterday was a wonderful research day for me. I began seriously researching materials and information to support the work my father-in-law (Robert Henss) had done on the Johansson family line (Becky’, my wife’s, matrilineal line). With a photocopy of his work in hand, I bravely proceeded into uncharted territory (for me). To assign quanta to(…)
As hard as it was for me to believe, our Deyo family name is not from the Netherlands and/or Huguenot communities as I had earlier thought but rather it comes down a more circuitous, and I might say “interesting” route. Let me explain what I have thus far unearthed: Leona Deyo, my grandmother (father’s mother)(…)
It pleases me to say that I have identified the entire male Deyo line from John Deyo through to Claude Guyon (born 1629). The Deyos as we all knew were from France. Now we know their names and a bit about their journey. As I find additional information, I will continue to update and post(…)
It is with special gratitude, appreciation, and ‘apologies’ to the following individuals: Barb Deyo, Wilfred Deyo (deceased), Linda Hayne, Craig LaPine Patti Gravel, Gloria Pratt, Carole Relation that I can now tell the tale of our Dion Family (today most commonly known as the Deyo Family) and their migration from Quebec to the Clinton County(…)
Today through the generosity of the Altona Town Clerk, Carole Relation, I received a copy of my g-g-grandfather’s death certificate. He died on 12 April 1924 and was buried 18 April 1924 in Altona, New York.
If you look at the attached record you will find the following Joseph Dion/Deo/Deyo family residing in Quebec during the 1851 Census. This both firmly places the family in St. LaColle, near Montreal. We also now know through related birth documents of these ‘newly found’ children (for me ‘new’ at least…), the parents birth names(…)
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Thank you to Barb Deyo for the following documentation. Plattsburgh Daily Press – February 18, 1938 MRS. MARY DEYO OF ALTONA DIES Mrs. Mary Deyo of Altona died at her home yesterday morning at ten O’clock. She was 81 years old. Mrs. Deyo had lived in Altona for the past forty years. Her husband, John(…)
The mystery of George Deyo’s death is solved. Here is the text of his obituary: The obit was dated Oct. 19, 1942 and the date of death was Oct. 17, 1942. GEORGE DEYO TO BE BURIED AT ALTONA Funeral services for George Deyo, 78, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Belair of Altona, at 7(…)
The Deyos- 1800-1982 [written by Wilfred Frank Deyo circa 1982] The writer, Wilfred Frank Deyo will incorporate -the following information available as of October 8, 1982 into the “Deyo Family History”- 1800-1982-From Canada to the United States of America which he hopes to put together in the not too distant future.
Plattsburgh Sentinel -1918 [singlepic id=2943 w=320 h=240 float=center] Mr & Mrs. Napoleon Deao received a telegram a few days ago stating that John Deao had been severly wounded in action in France July 15th. John was cited for bravery in action on April 21.
Some names can be confusing! I think the title of this post bears that out. Recently I received the following note from Gloria Cusson Pratt of the Northern New York- American Canadian Genealogical Society. Her note informed me of the following: John married as Jean Baptiste Dion to Marie Bonin on 2 July 1866 at(…)
Genealogy requires assumptions… Over the past few weeks, I have been working on discovering (perhaps rediscovering) a family line. My Deyo family tree was incorrect, in a major way!
Based on data and input I have received from various people, I believe I have traced and documented a “plausible” genealogy for the Joseph Deo family leading back to France in the late 1600s. If anyone is interested in reviewing the tree and commenting on what I have pieced together, please contact me.
Numerous photo galleries on our site have recently been either created or updated. These galleries will continue to be reworked and reorganized; however, they represent a reasonable start to my organizing ‘things’.
Tommy was an English war prisoner who spent most of World War 2 working on the Senger family farm in Zeyervorderkampen. He was originally captured by German forces at Dunkirk in 1940 and he spent more than 4 years of the war working on and about the Senger farm. As you might gather from the(…)
Today was one of those great days for a genealogist… I found some lost relatives. We had been looking for years to try and figure out who my gg-grandmother’s family was and today Mary Ann Giza from the Town Clerk’s Office in Easthampton, Mass tracked Exina down and sent us the news. We are VERY(…)
This document and information is sourced from email messages sent to Mark Rabideau by Patty Gravel. In 1982 Wilfred Deyo, the son of Richard Deyo and the grandson of Eli Deyo, went to Altona to trace the Deyo family line. While there he met with family members to gather their oral history. His findings made(…)
This write-up is my effort to document the circumstances and images surrounding the Gulag complex to which Frieda Senger was assigned and interned after World War 2 by the Soviets For more information see: Frieda Senger- Post WW2 Gulag Frieda Senger -Suchdienst & Soviet Records source: Wikipedia.de English: Chelyabinsk was the location of a Soviet(…)
Today when I arrived home a letter from the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz- Suchdienst awaited me. I have to admit the contents were, for me extremely exciting! 19 August 2010 Update: Thanks to my good childhood friend Sharon we now have a translation of these records. Based upon the Suchdienst records, we have identified photos from(…)
Note: I have solved this mystery and established the link. John’s parent’s were, in fact, Joseph Dion (Deo- Deyo) and Julia (Julie/ Julienne) Denis (Denys, Lafay, LaFaille, Dennis). The most commanding piece of obvious genealogical evidence is immediately below (John’s death certificate). [singlepic id=2945 w=320 h=240 float=center] As for the rest of the story, I(…)
It pleases me beyond words to say that I have successfully identified the grave of my Great Uncle and made certain that his grave stone in the battlefields of WW1 France is now updated and complete. Were it not for the wonderful help of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge this would never have been possible. However,(…)
Today was one of those days I enjoy; I spent much of the day doing family research in the local LDS Family History Center. Some of the highlights included: We found another brother of my grandfather Richard Senger- Wilhelm, he lived only 14 days. We identified the correct spelling of my g-g-g-g- grandmother Saenger’s maiden(…)
I guess this is what makes genealogy addictive… I found another generation of Saengers in my mother’s family. Not only did I find a set of g-g-g-g-parents but I found all of their children as well as the spouses of these children. I am always amazed at what original source documentation provides in terms of(…)
Most of our Johnson family (Johansson and Sivertsen) forebears have a long history in Scandinavia. A Political History of Denmark, Norway and Sweden- Bain The History of Nations- Norway, Sweden, Denmark The History of Sweden
This Wikipedia article excerpt is provided in order to give a bit of historical context to the circumstances surrounding Henss and Rich family history and migrations. More history texts are available here.
Hello all! I have what is for me a riddle. I know that before 1774 Zeyer had a Church, but it held no records. Does anyone know which, if any, Elbing Lutheran Church may have held the records for births, deaths and weddings? The main Lutheran Churches in Elbing seem to have been Heilige drei(…)
The Senger family were neither rich nor famous. They were hard working German farmers who tilled the soil and built the land (much like their forebears before them did in Holland). Richard Senger, at the outset of World War 2, was also an owner of the Kaeserei- Dairy (Papatschen Meierei) in Zeyersvorderkampen. I do not(…)
Recently I received an set of email messages from a very helpful reader (Vielen dank, Hans!). I have taken a risk and translated the gist of his correspondence into English. I have blended his materials along with my research to reconstruct a view of Pietzkendorf. I will add more information as it comes to light.(…)
Yesterday was the very first time I was able to view Zeyer Church records, courtesy of my local LDS (Mormon) Church Family History Center and the Salt Lake City, UT Genealogy LDS Offices. I can hardly find the words to explain the experience. It was like a trip into the past. I had my very(…)
In late winter of 1944/45, the Senger’s farm was overrun and occupied by a command of the advancing Russian armies. The family furniture and possessions were stolen by non-Germans; the lives and history of the Senger family were unalterably, irretrievably changed. Only the Senger farm and two other farms in the village of Zeyervorderkampen remained(…)