Post 1050 – Remembering Elusive Dennis

That’s quite a lot of posts for a blog about genealogy, a blog remembering this man and his descendants.

Dennis Lagasse II

Collection Dennis Lagasse IV

I can only guess his character by the pictures that have been shared by my distant cousins.

Dennis Lagasse II (1842-1927)

Collection Dennis Lagasse IV

I’m sure he was a family man.

Dennis Lagasse wedding pictureCollection Dennis Lagasse IV

Elusive Dennis

Collection Dennis Lagasse IV

Someone once called him Elusive Dennis. His real name was Stanislas Lagacé son of Stanislas Lagacé and Onésime Cadieux.

This next picture made him famous, at least on Our Ancestors, as well as his son Dennis Lagassey III, his grandson Harry Lagasse and his great-grandson Gerard Lagasse born June 9, 1916.


four generations of Lagasse

Dennis Lagassey III is seen here with his five sons: Levi Napoleon, Harvey, Victor Philippe, Harry, and Joseph.

Dennis Lagasse III and some of his sons

Collection Dennis Lagasse IV

I know all about Dennis Lagassey III and his five sons. I also know all about his daughters: Rose (beside her father), Ida, Bertha, Odna, Gertrude, and in front Antoinette, and Alice.

picture from Dennis 1.1

I know all about his wife Amanda Ménard.


So what about Elusive Dennis on this group picture?

27 people.

Elusive Dennis

I know where Elusive Dennis is, but with Amanda Ménard on the extreme left in the third row I can’t positively identify anyone else. I have a hunch though we have a bunch of Dubes…Dubés…Dubeys on this group picture.

2 out of 27, that ain’t much!

Post 1050…

That’s the reason I have been posting so much since 2009, and have replied to every comment left on this blog about remembering this man.

Dennis II and Dennis III

I should ease up a bit don’t you think?


Sharing and Remembering


Aurelia Dube (1889-1930)
Restored photo of Aurelia shared by her grandson Larry Moquin
Photo taken at Gale Photo Studio, Bristol Connecticut


Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham…


I had written this earlier this week. It was to be posted after my intermission. I am not making this up.



Never think for a second that you know everything about ancestors and how to find them.

I could not find how Abraham Duby was linked to the first Dubé ancestor to set foot in America.

Mathurin Dubé

Now I think I know why.

I knew everything about Mathurin Dubé and some of his descendants, but I still couldn’t find Abraham Duby’s parents.

Abraham Duby

I really tried. Throwing the towel is not what I do usually. But in Abraham’s case I was thinking I should.

Throwing the towel is the hardest part when you are searching for your ancestors.

It’s much easier to keep looking.

This is what got me going again…

Judi’s interest.

Hi Pierre,  

You are so right. START SMALL-START SLOW.

I tried to connect with Dan Hrlic but he no longer is with Yahoo.
But by doing so I have found out that Peter Dubia is supposed to have married a Canadian Indian Princess named Laura Barney. This just seems bizarre to me.
How about you?  
Also the first names that were given to children in these two families (Dague-Dubie) are repeated over and over again by brothers and sisters, with an occasional odd name thrown in.  
They also seem to have been a close group because when I track a Dubie to a place a Dague relative shows up there too. It truly is a small world.  

Were Dubés also living in Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish around the same time period as the Daigles in the early 1800s?

Is there any information about a Abraham Dubé born around 1797 in St-Hyacinthe where the Yamaska river flows?

Is the calculated birthyear found on Abraham Duby a valid information?

Abraham Duby

1884 – 87 = 1797

We know we can’t rely on information even on “official” documents.

Stephen Dague death certificate


Is this a…

mission impossible


End of original draft post


Judi found him last night!

Yes Judi, you really did!

Abraham Dubé (Abraham Duby) married Geneviève Ballard dit Latour (Olive Jeanne Bear) in 1827 in l’Île-Dupas, one hour-drive from where I live.

Now I am the one who’s all excited…


From Susan…

1850 U.S. Census in Essex in the county of Chittenden. Lines 20 to 29.

1850 Census Abraham Dube

Marian (Mary Ann Dubie) is there with her little brother Alonzo who got married…

Alonzo Duby marriage 1862

The problem is not the search of ancestors but when to stop searching.

Remember Mary Ann’s husband Stephen Dague?

I think I found his ancestor…

If you can read French click here.

Still looking…

Abraham Duby

I would have wished the clerk would have been more curious and had ask for Abraham’s parents’ names. Abraham Duby and Olive Bear had a daughter Mary Ann who died in 1930.

death Mary Ann Dubie

She was the wife of Stephen Dague who I think was Étienne Daigle. Étienne was the son of Étienne Daigle and Marguerite Lafrance. I also reached a dead end with this lineage.

To be continued?

Who Remembers Firmin Dubé?

Who remembers Firmin Dubé?

Who remembers Lenore Kinsler if that’s her real surname?

Karen does remember even if they are her distant ancestors from Alpena township, Alpena, Michigan, United States.

She is the reader who added her grain of salt last time on this blog after cousin Joe’s forwarded message.

Her comments were touching in a way…

I love your post today Pierre from a Dube and associated families fan. Hope you post my other comment too…

I did not post her other comments because it had too much personal information about her roots. But I contacted her since she is a descendant of Mathurin Dubé and I offered her to visit my Ancestry site for free.

Mathurin Dubé

I never get tired of finding Dubé relatives… and everything is always free.