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Joseph Keyandwy
Birth: Dec. 1, 1849
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1935
Saint Ignace
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA

Marker: Joseph Kywondway
Cross Spellings: Kiwandaway/Keywandeway
Source: Certificate of Baptism (The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan)
This is to Certify, that Josephus Kiwandaway, son of Petri Kiwandaway and Margarite Abbott born on the 1st day of December, 1849 was Baptized on the 13th day of January, 1850.
Sponsors: Joseph Martin and Maria Hens
Reverand: A.D. J. Piret
Gros Cap Records, 1961
"Joseph Kewandaway was Chippewa Indian. He was the son of Peter and Margaret (Abbott) Kewandaway and was born in 1849. In a notebook kept by the Blanchard family it states "Joe was the son of a Chief of the Potawatomi and was poisoned by bad medicine."

Joseph's father: Peter Kiwandaway (original spelling Keywoudwey) was born at Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada, the son of a Potawatomi Indian Chief. He also came to the title Chieftain, migrated to Mackinac County, Michigan sometime in 1840's.

About 1847, he married Margaret Abbott, whose father, Samuel Abbott, was a prominent citizen and mayor of what is now call Mackinac Island. Peter died at age 40 and is buried in St. Ignatius Cemetery, St. Ignace, Michigan. After his death, his wife Margaret married Samuel Vallier and she is buried at Gros Cap Cemetery, Block 10, Lot 4 next to her second husband.

Joseph married Mary Lavake, December 25, 1873 and after she died in 1875 he married Josette Bernadetta Goudreau on April 29, 1876 and they had eleven children, Mary, Harry, Peter, Louis, Retta, Bernadette, Marguerite, Caroline, Lenore, Aimee & Liza.

Family links: 
  Pierre Kiwandaway (1816 - 1856)
  Margarette Abbott Vallier (1829 - 1924)
  Josette Bernadetta Goudreau Keyandwy (1859 - 1912)
  Mary Keyandwy Hawkins (1877 - 1966)*
  Peter Keyandwy (1880 - 1958)*
  Bernadette Keyandwy Rapin (1886 - 1947)*
  Caroline Keyandwy (1890 - 1909)*
  Aimee Keyandwy Stebbins (1896 - 1929)*
  Liza Keyandwy (1897 - 1897)*
  Joseph Keyandwy (1849 - 1935)
  Isaac S. Vallier (1865 - 1952)**
*Calculated relationship
Gros Cap Cemetery
Gros Cap
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 7, Lot 7
Created by: Betty Joan Cogan
Record added: Jan 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24094349
Joseph Keyandwy
Added by: Betty Joan Cogan
Joseph Keyandwy
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- The Keyandwy Family
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
May our beloved great-grandfather rest in peace
- Betty Joan Cogan
 Added: Jan. 22, 2008
This page is sponsored by: Betty Joan Cogan

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