I was just reviewing some Bourelle info and saw your note. You may have this info but in case your do not:
1860 Census, Illinois, Kankakee, Manteno
Couteheure, Exavier, 36, M, Farmer, 260, b. Canada
Merdine B., 33, f., b. Canada
Deopine, 11, M, b. Canada
Melia, 8, m, b. Canada
Julien, 6 m, b. Canada
Matilda, 4, f, b. Illinois
Exavier ?? 2. m. b. Illinois
Copy of Julian Couture "Memoriam" :
"Julian Couture, son of Xavier and Marceline Couture was born Feb 15, 1852 at Little River, Van Couver, Canada, and passed away at his home in Zurich, Kansas, March 2, 1943 at the age of 91 years and 16 days..."
One researcher wrote: "I have very little on the Coutures except for his homestead papers. . . I think Francois Exavier Couture died of the flu, his death certificate had no new information."
1922 The Nebraska State Journal, January 11, 1922
The will of Francis E. Couture has been admitted to probate in county court and Delphine Meistrell has been appointed executrix.