|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1838|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1878|
Joseph Isidore Poudrette dit Lavigne was born November 14, 1838 assumingly in or near the same town where he was baptized - Les Cedres, Soulanges County, Quebec (then called Canada East). The baptism took place the same day at Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Roman Catholic Parish under the name "Isidore Poudrette." It was common practice for a French Canadian male's unstated first given name to be "Joseph," which was typically not listed in the baptism entry as such is believed to be the case here.
Isidore, as he was known in Canada, appears to have grown up around Les Cedres and is found living there at least on the 1861 Census. By the late 1860s an economic depression had struck Canada and it was during this period Isidore is believed to have emmigrated to the United States.
Upon settling in America Isidore then went simply by "Joseph Lavigne." He is found on the 1870 Michigan Census living in Escanaba, Delta County - this location is the only place he is known to have resided after leaving Canada. In June 1870 Joseph was boarding in the home of his future father-in-law John Baptist Rousseau. About May of the same year, John Rousseau's daughter became pregnant with Theodore - the boarder Joseph Lavigne was the father.
The couple married on August 1, 1870 at Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Parish in Escanaba. Joseph Lavigne was 14 years older than his 16 year old bride.
Written by his 2nd Great Grandson 12/10/11 - Find-a-Grave Contributor #41712388
Gabriel Poudrette dit Lavigne (1796 - 1846)
Marie Louise Bissonnette Poudrette dit Lavigne (1797 - 1864)
Elizabeth Rousseau Shandonay (1854 - 1942)*
Theodore Joseph Lavigne (1871 - 1923)*
Joseph Lavigne (1872 - 1874)*
Celia Lavigne (1874 - 1874)*
Alfred Frederic Lavigne (1878 - 1925)*
Note: No grave marker. Exact location of burial lost / destroyed.
Old Saint Josephs Cemetery (Defunct)
Created by: In Remembrance
Record added: Apr 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68594299