Search for content in message boards

Need help with Rousseau who was a boarder

Need help with Rousseau who was a boarder

Posted: 1344531651000
Classification: Query

I'm working on my Rousseau Family which has been a brick wall for about 15 years and I'm trying to follow any person who may be a connection and hoping to find something that I can use.
Here is a long, but shortened, version of what I know about my family.

My 2nd great grandfather, Charles Rousseau, born about 1832 in Canada married Charlotte Martin (daughter of Solomon Martin) and the family lived in St. Ignace, Michigan from 1850-1880 (could be earlier as well as later but this is all I know from the census records).

Charles and Charlotte had their kids in Michigan (I'm guessing St. Ignace with the exception of my great grandfather)---There are no records that I can find in Michigan on any of these people except my great grandfather.
Their kids are:
Joseph M. Rousseau born about 1867 in Michigan
Charlotte J. Rousseau born about 1868 in Michigan
Charles Rousseau born about 1871 in Michigan
John Jonas Rousseau (my great grandfather) born May 17, 1875 in Beaver Island, Michigan

There were also two other children, but they were Charlotte's kids from her 1st husband, Antoine Babineau.
These kids were:
Antoine Babineau born about 1854 in Michigan
Macala Babineau born about 1859 in Michigan

John Jonas' daughter (my grandma) used to talk of family named Babineau in Bayfield/Ashland Wisconsin and would go visit a Charlie Babineau who I have a photo of.

John Jonas told family he was raised in an orphanage on the Red Cliff Indian Reservation. He always said he lived his childhood in Wisconsin in the Bayfield/Ashland area. He only talked about his one brother Charles, who supposedly moved to Duluth, MN, and the family had no idea of the other siblings so I have nothing to go on for my family search. John refused to speak of his parents.

With all of that said (sorry it was so long) I have found a Joseph Rousseau in the 1900 Sanborn, Ashland Census

Joseph Rousseau born about August 1869 in Wisconsin (but we all know that may not be his place of birth) he was a boarder and working as a Teamster (this is what it looked like on the census record to me) for yard.

Is there any one who is willing to search a little for this Joseph and see what they can find? I need to find something to connect to my family. I'm willing to pay costs.

Thank you,

Re: Need help with Rousseau who was a boarder

Posted: 1352845803000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1352846869000
Detroit, Michigan Directory, 1890
Name: Antoine Babineau
Location 2: 409 Guoin
Occupation: teamster
Year: 1890, 1891
City: Detroit
State: MI

Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: John Johnas Rousseau
County: Cook
State: Minnesota
Birth Date: 16 May 1878
Race: White

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: John J Rousseau
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: Indian (Native American)
Home in 1930: Township 63, Cook, Minnesota
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Susan Rousseau
Household Members: Name Age
John J Rousseau 51
Susan Rousseau 39
Mary J Rousseau 16
Charlotte Rousseau 12
Laura Rousseau 9
John J Rousseau 1 7/12

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: John Rousseau
Respondent: Yes
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Gender: Male
Race: Indian (Native American)
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Township 63 N Range 6 E, Cook, Minnesota
View Map
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Township 63 N Range 6 E, Cook, Minnesota
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Household Members: Name Age
John Rousseau 61 *********
Susan Rousseau 49 **********
Laura Rousseau 19
John Rousseau 11
Joyce Rousseau 5

.U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940
Name: Susan Morrison
Date of Birth: abt 1891
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
Tribe: Grand Portage Band Of Chippewa (Chippewa)
Agency: La Pointe
State: Wisconsin
Last Census Number: 83
Census Date: 30 Jun 1893

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Susan Morison
Age: 9
Birth Date: Jan 1891
Birthplace: Minnesota
Home in 1900: Grand Marair, Cook, Minnesota
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: John Morison
Father's Birthplace: Minnesota
Mother's name: Teresse Morison
Mother's Birthplace: Minnesota
Household Members: Name Age
John Morison 45
Teresse Morison 45
Maggy Morison 14
Teresse Morison 10
Susan Morison 9
John Morison 6
Lezzee Morison 4
Carry Morison 1

Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: John Jonas Rousseau
Death Date: 25 Jan 1950
Death County: Saint Louis
State File Number: 028399
Certificate Number: 028399
Certificate Year: 1950
Record Number: 1116028

per page

Find a board about a specific topic