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Oconto county query

Oconto county query

Posted: 918993600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1112884698000
Surnames: Payant, Payan, Payne, Pocan
I am researching the above surnames that lived in Oconto county ca 1860-1890
Posted: 921412800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 996891259000
Surnames: Payant
Hi - My husband's great grandmother was Mary Payant, born in Oconto in 1874. She married Markham Burbey and lived in Marinette, WI. I know she had a sister Rose. The story that the family passed down was that after her mother (Philomene LeFevre) died, she and her sister lived for a while in a convent. I located them later in a city directory living with their father Alexander (he had remarried.) Any Payant info would be appreciated.

1880 Census

Rita, Oconto County Site Host (View posts)
Posted: 921499200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Payan
I thought you both might be interested in the entry I found while transcribing the 1880 "Town of Oconto" US Census;
Page 19, last entry for the section (172 177)

*Payan, Frank-White-Male-age 50-farmer-born in Canada-both parents born in Canada

*Anna-age 38-wife-born in WI-parents born in Canada

*Daughters; Rosa 7,Louisa 8, Mena 5, Caroline 3, Ida born in March,- all born in WI

*Son; William 2, -born in WI

Sounds like your family? Hope this helps, Rita


Sofia Payan (View posts)
Posted: 968068800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Frank Payan
Hi Rita:

My name is Sofia Payan and I'm looking for the names of my ancestors. I'm doing a research in college for project and I don't have enough information. I'm not sure if I can linked the names you found but it will be of some help. If you know more about this family can you please let me know. Thank you.

Sofia Payan

Re: Payant

Mary Payant Smith (View posts)
Posted: 996763817000
Surnames: Payant
My grandfather was Charles Payant from Wausaukee, Wisconsin. He had three brothers in the general area of northern Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. I know a distant cousin of mine has done a lot of work on the family, and I would like to find her. Also, I have never known of any Payants in the state who were not related to us. Are there still Payants in your family, or is that a name that disappeared from your family due to death, etc? Thanks for the info. Maybe we can help each other get more information. Mary

Re: Payant

Posted: 997238022000
Surnames: Payant, Payent, Burbey, Burby, Berube, LeFevre
Hi Mary,

My husband's great-grandmother was Mary Payant. She married Markham Burbey in Marinette. Her father was Alexander Payant and his father was Louis Payant. I have yet to find record of Alexander having brothers and
sisters. I have Louis' death certificate that says he died in 1898 and is buried in Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Alexander was married twice that I know of, first to Philomene LeFevre, then to Ann Hara. Mary's mother Philomene may have died when she and her sister Rose were still small, but I've not been able to locate any death record for her. This is about all that I know so far. I don't know if Alexander had any
other children besides Mary and Rose. If not, then that line of the Payant name would have died out since the women married and their surname changed. I have had a few other Payant inquiries, but haven't been able to yet link up with them either. I'll keep digging, there's sure to be more information available, I just have to find it. -Jan

Re: Payant

Posted: 1030632402000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1072969270000
Hi Jan:
Just realized that my husband's grandmother, Stella's father, Amos changed the spelling of their name from Payant to Payne. Her father was Amos Payne born approx 1835 in Canada & died 1885 in Menominee, MI. He was married to Elizabeth H. Pherson. They had 10 children. Any connection?

Re: Payant

Posted: 1040952353000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1125714446000
Surnames: Payant, O'Hara
Was your Alexander possibly married to Sarah Ann (Annie) O'Hara born in 1854-55 in Waukesha, Wisconsin? I have her marrying a Alex Payant in Fairchild, Wisconsin in 1894. She died in about 1913-14.

Re: Oconto county query

Posted: 1362062479000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Oconto LeFevre surnames
Belgian immigrants to Robinsonville-Champion, Brown County, Oconto, Kewaunee, Door
Surnames: LeFevre, Nellis, Rubens, Destiche Cravillion
I am researching the LeFevre, Nellis, Rubens, Destiche with connections to Cravillions, Ducats, Namurs & others who immigrated from areas of Belgium to the Northeast side of Brown County, Southern Door County and Kewaunee Counties in the 1855-1857 time period. I have a great deal of information already accumulated and researched and am hoping to connect some of the missing links and pieces that exist. If you connect with any of these families, please let me know, as perhaps we can fill in some missing details for one another!

ALSO, I wondered if any of you have went to research the documents on file with any of the local historical societies, libraries, and/or the Mormon Church locally/in Brown County, Wisconsin or elsewhere? If so, I am interested in learning of information or documentation that can be found by visiting any of these locations, to determine the value of time put into doing just that.

Thank you!

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