Sympathy Saturday – Cathrine Boire Hebert (Abare)

October 22nd, 2011 |

Catherine Boire was born in Quebec, Canada and the wife of Toussaint Hebert (Abare).  The couple resided in New York, and it appears they had 13 children together until Toussaint died in 1872.  Catherine moved to Michigan with her daughter Harriet and her husband, Richard Lapan.  She died in the wee hours of February 22, 1914 and rests in St. Anne’s Cemetery in Bay County, Michigan.  (4th great-grandmother)

If you have information about any of these people or if you would like more information, please contact me!

Sympathy Saturday – Reuben Booth

October 15th, 2011 |

Reuben Booth died in his 76th year on July 4, 1914 in Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.  He worked as a farmer his entire life, and died a widow.  He was born in Canada in 1839 to Joseph Booth & Maria Torr.  (3rd great-granduncle)

Sympathy Saturday – Isaac Ross

September 24th, 2011 |

Isaac Ross died of old age on September 1, 1902 at 80 years of age in Kawkawlin, Bay County, Michigan.  It is unclear exactly when he was born as different documentations states different dates.  We do that he was born in England, and his father is John Ross.  Thought the family is a bit challenging to research as Ross is a very common name, Isaac lived his life as a farmer enjoying his wife Margaret and their 12 children first in Canada and later in Michigan.  (3rd great-grandfather)

If you have any information on him or would like more information, please contact me!

Wedding Wednesday – David Booth & Sarah Welsh

September 21st, 2011 |

David Booth (32) married Sarah Welsh (22) on June 12, 1878 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada.  Witnesses to the marriage were William Welsh & Elizabeth King.  (3rd great-granduncle)

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Sympathy Saturday – Edward Booth

September 17th, 2011 |

Edward Booth died at 76 years of age of heart disease.  He was the 2nd born child of Joseph & Maria.  Born in England, the family came to reside in Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.  Some travelled further to Alpena, Michigan, and some remained in Canada.  Edward remained in Canada, and he is buried in Zion United Cemetery.

Spotlight Sunday – Sarah Sharpe Flewelling

September 11th, 2011 |

Name:  Sarah Sharpe

Birthday: about 1818

Parents:  Samuel Sharpe & Charity Crabbe (still researching)

Relationship:  married to Nehemiah Flewelling, mother of 11 children

Hometown:  New Brunswick, Canada

Immigration:  about 1863

Last Known Residence:  St. Clair County, Michigan

Education:  not able to read or write

Church:  Baptist

Death:  February 24(?), 1892

Cemetery:  Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan

Relationship to Michael:  4th great-grandmother

Spotlight Sunday – Touissaint Hebert (Abare)

September 4th, 2011 |

Name:  Touissant Hébert (Abare)

Birthday:  September 6, 1820

Parents:  Charles Abare (Hebert) & Celeste Gaboury, 6 siblings

Relationship:  married to Catherine Boire, father of 13 children

Hometown:  Quebec, Canada

Immigration: between by 1840, naturalized citizen

Last Known Residence:  Altona, Clinton, New York

Education:  not able to read or write

Occupation:  farmer

Church:  St. Joseph-du-Corbeau’s Church

Death:  1872

Cemetery:  St. Ann’s Cemetery

Relationship to Michael:  4th great-grandfather

Sympathy Saturday – Ruth Elliott Flewelling

August 20th, 2011 |

Ruth Elliott was born in New Brunswick, Canada to John & Ann Elliott.  She married Abel Flewelling in 1856, and they had 8 children.  By 1864 the family immigrated to Port Huron, Michigan.  She died in 1903 and is buried in Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron, Michigan.  Her resting place is marked, but the other 3 family members buried with her are unmarked.  (3rd great-grandmother)

Sympathy Saturday – Julius Haerens

August 13th, 2011 |

Julius Haerens was hit by a car while riding his bike, and he suffered a fractured skull.  He was 47 years old.  Julius was an Belgian immigrant who appears to live first in Canada and later in Detroit.  He leaves behind his wife Marie and his 4 children.  He rests in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan apart from the rest of the family.


Spotlight Sunday – Nehemiah Flewelling

August 7th, 2011 |

Name:  Nehemiah Flewelling

Birthday:  about 1806

Parents:  Thomas Flewelling & Mary Weeks (no documentation at this time)

Relationship:  Married to Sarah Sharpe, father of 11 children

Hometown:  New Brunswick, Canada

Current Residence:  St. Clair County, Michigan
– Port Huron & Fort Gratiot

Immigration:  about 1863, naturalized citizen

Education:  able to read and write

Occupation:  Farmer

Death:  June 29, 1878, suddenly

Cemetery:  Unknown, though his wife and many of his children are buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan.

Relationship to Michael:  4th great-grandfather