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Pierre Louis Dufour (abt. 1790 - bef. 1900)

Pierre Louis "Peter" Dufour
Born about in Montreal, Ile De Montreal, Quebecmap
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Husband of — married 26 Feb 1811 in St Anne Parish, Detroit, Wayne, Michiganmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Mar 2016
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Biography

Pierre was born about 1790 in Montreal, Quebec. "Peter", a self proclaimed american of french descent who fought in the War of 1812 and housed his wife and two daughters across the river from Fort Malden. In her famous newspaper interview Catharine accounts for his remarrying in roughly the same year as her first and only marriage, record stating 1834. However the interview also mentions that after her mothers death in approx 1814 she was given to a paternal grandmother who passed her on to a local young family. She was then separated from her father until seeing him again in Detroit as an adult. Peter last saw his daughter in 1832 at the Eagle Hotel in Detroit. He announced his plans to remarry and go north for work. He passed away sometime before 1900.

Voyageur Contracts

Contract Montreal Parish to Detroit; Occupational work as Tonnellier (Cooper) function of Milieu. Signed: Jean Charest & Chaboillez, Louis; Wages 400 LIVRES Advance, Grantor: Dufour, Louis (Pere) Source BANQ, Greffes de notaires Microfilm Number M620/1198


Sources

  • Sunday, May 29, 1966 edition of The Saginaw News; Section B, Page 2 Jonesfield Township History Traced to 1812 By Fred E. Garrett (News Staff Writer)


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