Mitchell Lagassa’s Cabin

Mitchell Lagassa is the one who built the cabin.

But whose Mitchell are we talking about?

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Things can get pretty complicated when several people give at birth the same given name to a child or a grandchild.

Mitchell Lagassa (1854-1940) was the son of Michel Lagacé (1817-1905) and Delia Roch or Roche (1823-1905).

Eliza Jane Wilson

I’m not sure if I am following all this…

This is two of Delia’s grandsons: Mitchell (1877-1941) on the left and John Benjamin (1882-1951) on the right.

Mitchell and John LaGasa

Both are Joseph Lagassa’s sons seen here on this family picture that started all this frenzy.

Joseph LaGasa

Joseph Lagassa’s and Eliza Jane Wilson’s family

Joseph Lagassa (1841-1920) is Koeni LaGasa’s great-great-grandfather. Joseph is Mitchell Lagassa’s brother. This is the Mitchell who built the cabin house and not Michel Lagacé (1817-1905), Delia’s husband.

Eliza Jane Wilson

Crystal…

In Huron City, Michigan there is a log cabin built by the Mitchell Lagassa Family. The museum claims that the cabin was built by Mitchell and Delia in 1837 when they first got married and raised their 17 children — This is not correct the cabin was built for Mitchell son Michael & Margaret 1878. In 1880 a major wild fire burned out many families. Several of the Lagassa family members had to live with Michael and Margaret while they rebuilt their homes — I think this is where the 17 children count comes from.. In side the Log cabin are two pictures that claim to be Mitchell and Delia — So if you are ever in Huron City — Stop by and take a look. 

Dan Hebert

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Log Cabin

The cabin is the oldest building in Huron City. Mitchell and Delia LaGassa built the cabin in 1837, the year they were married. The LaGassa’s raised their seventeen children and celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in this cabin

Since Mitchell Lagassa (1817-1905) aka Michel Lagacé and Delia were not married in 1837 but in 1840, and not living in Michigan, the people managing the museum are dead wrong.

I wrote the museum organizer and explain why his information was incorrect, but he chose not to correct it.. his version sounds better I guess.

Dan Hebert

Writing the museum organizer again about all the research done on these peop;e would be a waist of my time.

Writing my blog is much more constructing.

 John B Lagassa

John Benjamin LaGasa middle of the front row
with his fellow construction workers 

Footnote

If you never read the comment section…

Very interesting story Pierre, I can see where this cabin had an upstairs in it, you can tell by the black squares on the outside wall that show just above the door and windows.

Ron

Who is Ron?

Like a twin brother…

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2 thoughts on “Mitchell Lagassa’s Cabin

  1. Glad to meet Ron, any friend of yours… Love the cabin, and 2 stories back then is rare isn’t it (except for hotels, etc.)? Your family line is stretching everywhere.

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