I would like to point out a
glaring error in the information you put on the internet regarding the
1. You have Joseph La Fournaise
married to Marie Therese Mc Gillis
6 years before you show him being
3. His father, Joseph La Fournaise was
born about 1837 and died about 1870 (killed when thrown from a horse.
Marie Madeleine Poitras was
born January 6, 1840 at St. Francois
Napoleon La Fournaise (#3
information's son), was born December 31, 1861 in Pembina, North
Dakota, and died September 2, 1943 in Havre, Montana. He married Marie
Therese Mc Gillis on June 21, 1881 in St. Boniface, Manitoba,
(I have a copy of their marriage licence).
Napoleon La Fournaise had
one sister, Emerise Marie La Fournaise
born June 8, 1867 at St.
Boniface, Manitoba, and he had two brothers, Jean Baptiste La Fournaise
born abt January 1861 at Belly River, Northwest Territories and
Francois La Fournaise born
January 15, 1866 on the prairies.
6. His mother, Marie Madeleine
Poitras, after being widowed by Joseph
La Fournaise, married Guillaume
Klyne in 1871 at St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. With Mr. Klyne,
had 11 more children. I have the names etc on these children if you are
Joseph Napoleon La Fournaise went by
the name Napoleon. His wife, Marie Therese Mc Gillis, was his childhood
sweetheart. She was the daughter of Angus Mc Gillis and Isabelle
Napoleon La Fournaise and Marie
Therese Mc Gillis were my great grandparents.
La Fournaise you show as
second married to Margaret (last name unknown) was actually married to
Marguerite Bercier. The
children you show as my Joseph La Fournaise's
second wife and children, belong to this Joseph, who is not the same
The second Joseph
born April 26, 1857, died August 17, 1940, married in 1884 to
Marguerite Bercier who
was born September 20, 1862 and died 1933,
was the son of Joseph La Fournaise born 1826 and died
bef 1892, married 1852 to Suzanne Vallee who was born June 24,
1832 and died December 10, 1919.
The second Joseph La Fournaise b April
26, 1857 and the first Joseph La Fournaise b 1837 were first cousin.
The first Joseph La Fournaise b
was the son of Jean Baptiste Joseph
La Fournaise dit Laboucane, born
1813 died bef 1875, married 1836 to Marguerite
Gosselin born January
1816, died November 8, 1837.
Baptiste Joseph La Fournaise dit
Laboucane born 1813 and Joseph
La Fournaise b 1826
were brothers, their parents were
Joseph B La Fournaise born June 18, 1775 at St. Eustache, Montreal and
Suzanne Leclerc Dit Allard b 1790. They were married first according to
"the custom of the counry", then were formally married in the church
February 8, 1830 at St. Boniface, Manitoba, well after all their
children were born.
Joseph B La Fournaise born June 18,
1775, was the son of Mathurin Auban
La Fournaise dit Laboucane and
Auban La Fournaise dit
Laboucane was the son of Francois
La Fournaise dit Toulouse or dit
Languedoc and Angelique Serre.
Hope this helps.
Thank you very much for
taking the time to write and make the corrections. Because of the
technical problems in making extensive changes to interlinked HTML
files [Ojibwe.info includes more than sixteen-thousand web-pages], and
because work on the original databases stopped with the death of
Wub-e-ke-niew in 1997 and there are legal considerations to retaining
that information, I've removed his (obviously) incorrect birth-date,
and added a link with your corrections.
The information we originally had on Joseph LaFournaise -- I don't know
if you checked the "notes" -- came from genealogist Virginia Rogers'
"Ah Dick Songaib Genealogy," which she loaned me, years ago, and which
I transcribed into the databases we were using at that time. I no
longer have a copy of that document, and Virginia died quite a few
years ago, so I don't know whether the -- oh, oops! -- error was hers
The link to your corrections is at:
And, thank you again!