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Edward La Ville
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Birth: May 11, 1850
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov., 1865
Whitehall
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA

Edward was the firstborn child of Joseph and Julia La Ville. His father had immigrated from France about 1842, and his mother had arrived with her family from Switzerland in 1843. The family spoke French.
The family moved from Ohio to Wisconsin, where Edward's siblings were born, and about 1862 they moved to farmland outside of Whitehall, Michigan. Within a year, Edward, his father Peter Joseph, and his baby brother Francis had perished.
The family was devastated, and moved into the town of Whitehall where the 3 older children went to work to support the family, only attending school when there was no work.
At this time it is supposed that Edward, along with his father and baby brother, are buried either on the land that they homesteaded, or in one of the small, now-abandoned cemeteries in the Whitehall area. It is not known whether they died of the same cause or if their deaths were unrelated. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Joseph La Ville (1817 - 1864)
  Julia Petent La Ville (1830 - 1905)
 
 Siblings:
  Edward La Ville (1850 - 1865)
  Mary Louise La Ville Nelson (1852 - 1928)*
  Charles Henry La Ville (1853 - 1915)*
  Joseph Peter La Ville (1856 - 1913)*
  Josephine M. La Ville (1860 - 1933)*
  Francis La Ville (1862 - 1863)*
  Julia A. La Ville (1863 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: sue milos
Record added: May 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90984605
 

Edward, you were a brave older brother to your siblings. You are loved and never forgotten.
- sue milos
 Added: May. 29, 2012
 
 
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