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)

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Sympathy Saturday – Daniel Lapan

August 6th, 2011 |

Young Daniel Lapan died at 2 months of age from malnutrition and improper food.  I know it sounds like negligence, but this was actually common as today it is called “Failure to Thrive.”  I imagine his parents, Anthony Lapan & Maria Ross, were horrified by his death as any parents would be.  Daniel was the last child of the 12 born.  He rests in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Linwood, Bay, Michigan.  A simple wooden cross with no dates marks his resting place.