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Elizabeth Jarbeau Vondette
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Birth: May 30, 1866, Canada
Death: Mar. 10, 1915
Michigan, USA

A French-speaking Canadian, she met her husband John Vondett from Saginaw, Michigan at age eighteen while he worked at a nearby lumber camp. He was twenty-six. A person of great strength, she married John, moving from camp to camp with him and living in shacks and cabins as their family grew with four children. John returned to Saginaw County for a short visit with his father Edward, and upon return to Canada moved Elizabeth and their four children to Merrill, Michigan where they lived in a small house at the back of Edward's farm. Elizabeth's daughters; Sophronia Elizabeth was born in 1891, dying of dysentery five months later, Pearl was born in 1895, Elizabeth Ann in 1897. Hearing of lumber work in Lewiston, John and his father Edward moved to the Lewiston area in 1903, bringing Elizabeth and his family later. They moved to land five miles east of Lewiston on County Road 612.
Elizabeth spent her life caring for others: John's Aunt Sophia, Grandmother Vondett and finally John's father. She raised her children, watched their family's money as well as contributed to the family finances by selling eggs and butter from the family farm. At forty-eight, she traveled to Grace Hsopital in Detroit where she underwent cancer surgery, recuperating at the home of Louis and Hattie Vondett in Detroit, She ultimately returned to Lewiston and her new, partially finished farmhouse. Never well following the surgery, she returned to Grace Hospital in 1915 for more surgery, dying two weeks later on March 10, 1915. Her funeral was the last service of Lewiston's old Catholic Church. 
Family links: 
  John Henry Vondette (1858 - 1938)*
  James Herbert Vondette (1889 - 1962)*
  Elizabeth Ann Vondette Wickersham (1897 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Albert Township Cemetery
Montmorency County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Jun 01, 2012
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Elizabeth <i>Jarbeau</i> Vondette
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