Hortense "Mary" Gerin, daughter of Joseph and Anna Gerin, was born about 1846 in France. She appeared on a passenger list with her parents on the S.S. London sailing from Le Havre, France and arriving in New York on 21 Oct. 1853. She appeared on the census of 2 June 1860 in the home of her parents at Wygandt, Iroquois, Illinois.
She married Antoine Goyette, son of Louis Goyette, on 12 Sep. 1864 at Kankakee County, Illinois.
She and Antoine appeared on the census of 12 June 1880 at Papineau, Iroquois, Illinois.
Mary died on 31 Dec. 1893 at Kankakee County, Illinois. and was buried at Saint Anne Township Cemetery, Saint Anne, Kankakee County, Illinois. Her memorial has a photo of her headstone.