Francois (Francis) Regis Gagnier

Francois (Francis) Regis Gagnier

Birth
Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 28 Jun 1827 (aged 30–31)
Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, USA
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Memorial ID 75175618 · View Source
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Francois Registre Gagnier was born to a French Canadian Father and wife of "Color". There were five sons. Regis married Theresa Chalifoux - November 24, 1823- in Prairie du Chien. They were the parents of Francois Francis (1824) and Maria Mary Louisa (1826). They were living in a one-room cabin about two miles south of Prairie du Chien on the Ackerly Farm. Also known as the McNair Cooley. (Present site of the WalMart Store - Hwy. 18). They were hosting Red Bird of the Winnebago Indian Tribe and two other braves. Having dined for about two hours - they arose - slashed the throat of Registre - also murdered his hired-hand - Solomon Lipcap. SCALPED little Louisa (8mo. old). Taking her scalp for a "prize" - left her to die. Wife Theresa and 2 1/2 old Francis - escaped to the woods at the rear of the home then alerted townspeople as to the attack. One man swept up little Louisa - wrapped her head in his shawl -and took her to his home where she was being prepared for burial when they became aware she was alive! The family nursed her back to health. She grew up - married Amable Moreaux - bore Ten Children. After his death -she married Cosam Cherrier and had Three more Children. After Registre's death - Theresa married Guilliame William St. Germain. They were the parents of David and Hattie St. Germain. Theresa died of Smallpox in 1837. Son Francis survived to adulthood. Submitted by ancestor - Peter Rodgers of Barrette/Dousman Family of Prairie du Chien.


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  • Created by: Anita Rodgers
  • Added: 19 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75175618
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francois (Francis) Regis Gagnier (1796–28 Jun 1827), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75175618, citing Frenchtown Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Anita Rodgers (contributor 47042241) .