RE: Peter Denette That is very interesting. Since Peter was in the 1870 census records that narrows his date of death between 1870 and 1874. I think I might have found his daughter Ermine Plankey buried in the Black Brook Catholic cemetery. There is a Nina Denette Plankey. Could she be Ermine Plankey from the Plattsburgh Sentinal article? Or Armenia Denette from the 1860 census records? Mathilda remains a mystery. Thanks again for all of your efforts.
RE: Peter Denette This is wonderful information. It answers some questions I had and opened up other questions. I have been trying to prove that Emeline Boudreau was his youngest daughter and now I know for sure. She and her husband later moved to Pittsfield, MA. I ran across Graniteville, MA a while ago so I will revisit that. I'm not sure if Mary Denette in Graniteville is his wife or his daughter. And I haven't heard of the Plankeys before so I will research that also. I am familiar with most of the Michigan family members. His son, Peter Denette, is my great great grandfather and he predeceased his father, Peter, in 1882. Thank you again for researching this for me.
Peter Denette Thank you again for the information you provided. I don't have any birthdate for Peter. I also found Patrick Denette in the census recorded just below my family's Peter which made me wonder if he was a sibling living very close by. I have checked the Drouin records and the Pontbriand Clinton County marriage records but found no record of his marriage to Mathilda Dupuis. She is also called Delia and Mary in some of the records. The other question is: Did Peter and Mathilda move to Michigan with their children or were they deceased before the family moved? I found their adult children living in Ishpeming, Michigan but no record of Peter and Mathilda living or dying in Michigan.
We are visiting Montreal and Black Brook, NY in July. I will use the information you provided to see if I can gather more information on the family.
denette family Thanks for your response. My peter denette married Mathilde dupuis. Their children were: Peter,francis,norman,william,mathilda,armenia,Mary virginia,and emeline. Are you familiar with this family?
Denette Family I was wondering if you have any further information about the children of Pierre Denette and Margaret Poissant Denette. I am a descendant of another Peter Denette who was born in Quebec around 1828. He married Mathilda (Delia)Dupuis,and they had six children in the 1850s in Black Brook. Some of the family members moved to Marquette, Michigan around 1880. I can't seem to connect my Peter Denette to Pierre and Margaret. The possibility is that he was their son but I haven't found any documentation of that. I would be interested in any information you could provide. Thank you.
Holy Name Cemetery Old Irish Section In the coming months, I plan on photographing all gravestones which have not already been photographed in the old Irish section of Holy Name Cemetery. Some of these stones are barely readable, some unreadable, some toppled, some partially buried beneath the ground, and some totally buried beneath the ground. I would like to get these photographed before they are gone forever. I will also be in the process of establishing family links to the extent possible. Some of the children's stones have their first names but not their surnames. However, with information on their first names and date of birth available on the stone, it is possible to determine who their parents are from the Holy Name birth records. Having their date of birth and first name established, you can find them on the Holy Name birth records which also shows their parent's names. So any family link editing I recommend to you are not guesses but are firmly established by the available information on the stone and Holy Name birth records. I'm not sure why many of the stones in the old Irish section are toppled because there are old stones in other sections of the cemetery which are not toppled. All I can figure is that the soil conditions in the old Irish section are unfavorable, maybe due to wet ground in that area.
Living People's Names on Headstone I have a question you might be able to answer. There are some headstones in St. Matthew's which have the names of both the deceased and someone who is not yet deceased but will be buried there someday. I won't take photos of names of people who are not yet deceased. I would be unable to take a photo of the entire gravestone because the name of a living person would also show up in the photo. How would you suggest handling a situation like this? Would you just take a photo of a portion of the gravestone or not at all? Any opinion would be appreciated.