If you have been reading this blog, you know I have ancestors who were living in Sault Ste. Marie in the 1700s.
Kenogenini Mentosaky look alike…
This is an interesting Website where we can learn more about my lost roots.
Excerpt (in fact the whole page!)
The Anishinaabeg (which can mean ‘Original People’ or ‘Spontaneous Beings’) have lived in the Great Lakes area for millenia. Some of the oldest legends recall the ice packs breaking on Lake Nipissing and archeologists have found Anishinaabeg sites from 3000 B.C. Legends speak of immigrations to and from the Great Lakes over the centuries.
Sault Tribe’s ancestors were Anishinaabeg fishing tribes whose settlements dotted the upper Great Lakes around Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, throughout the St. Marys River system and the Straits of Mackinac. Anishinaabeg gathered for the summers in places like Bahweting (Sault Ste. Marie) and broke up into family units for the winter.
They hunted, fished and gathered and preserved food for the winter. They were respectful to their elders and treasured their children. They conducted ceremonies for good health, thanksgiving, war, funerals and other things and strove to conduct their lives in a good way.
Anishinaabeg lived this way for hundreds of years until the arrival of European settlers in the 1600s. The Anishinaabeg had dealings with first the French, then the English, then the United States. The Anishinaabeg lifeway began to deteriorate as the people were placed on reservations, sent to boarding schools, along with other attempts to matriculate them into American mainstream society.
Enjoy the visit…
1861 Canadian census
Wife of Antoine Trudeau…
Marie Dufault, 89, born in Sault Ste-Marie.
Antoine and Marie were living in Beloeil, Quebec, with their daughter Lucie Trudeau and her husband Urbain Aubé.
135 years ago…
In the 1880 U.S. Census, in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, Urbain and Lucie are there.
Urbain Aubey Self M 65 Canada
Lucie Aubey Wife F 67 Canada
Adolph Spaulding Son-in-law M 45 Canada
Lucie Spaulding Daughter F 40 Canada
Albert Spaulding Grandson M 19 Canada
Wallace Spaulding Grandson M 17 Canada
Albertine Spaulding Granddaughter F 15 Canada
James Spaulding Grandson M 14 Canada
Mary Spaulding Granddaughter F 12 Canada
Carolina Spaulding Granddaughter F 10 Rhode Island, United States
Joseph Spaulding Grandson M 8 Rhode Island, United States
Rosanna Spaulding Granddaughter F 0 Rhode Island, United
Antoine Trudeau and Marie Dufaut are not living with them anymore. Marie would have been 106 and Antoine 104. Urbain and Lucie probably emigrated to the United States around 1870 since Carolina was born in the U.S.
I could go on and on with this search, but I prefer to wait for someone to write me like Rose did in search of her ancestors.
Antoine Trudeau and Marie Dufaut are living and well.
Look closely and see some more relatives on that page.