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Charles A. Manaige (1827 - 1916)

Charles A. Manaige aka Manaigre, Managre, Monagre
Born in Wisconsin, Michigan Territory, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1852 (to 10 Feb 1869) in Minnesota Territory, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 1869 (to 27 Jan 1916) in Minnesota, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 88 in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United Statesmap
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Charles was Ho-Chunk.



Birth and Family

Said in 1839 to have been 11 years old, as their father Louis' affidavit shows:

"Peter Monagre a male Infant of about the age of Twenty.
Josette Monagre a female infant of about the age of Sixteen
Jane Monagre a female infant of about the age of fourteen
Charles Monagre a male infant of about the age of eleven

Your Petitioner avers that the Mother of the aford children was a half Breed Winnebago Woman being the daughter of Chau wau cau a Winnebago Squaw and that the mother of the said children has died four years ago. That your Petitioner has his aford children now living with & supported by him and that he is a discreet and prudent Parent. Your Petitioner avers the performance of valuable & important services being rendered by his dead wife & children to the Winnebago Nation of Indians." (Waggoner, 44b)

His precise birth date is know to have been 6 Dec 1827. (Find a Grave)


His first marriage was to Mary Ann, whose maiden name is not know at present. Judging from the birth date of their eldest son Frank, they were probably married in 1852 in Minnesota Territory. She died young on 10 Feb 1869, aged 38.

His second marriage was to Mary Louise. Given that their first child was born in July 1870, they must have married the same year (1869) in which his first wife had died.


1865 Minnesota State census shows the following people living with Charles Menaige:

Name Birth
Mary Ann Manaige 1831
Frank L. Manaige 16 Dec 1853
Louis Manaige 1861
Aaron L Foyles
Sophie Foyles
Mary Ann Foyles

Birth dates have been supplied from other sources. Aaron, Sophie, and Mary Ann are likely the children of Mary Ann Menaige, which would imply that she had been married to a Mr. Foyles before she had married Charles Menaige.

1880 Minnesota State census shows the children of Charles and his second wife Mary Louise:

Name Birth
Lewis Stephen 10 Dec 1872
Josephine 1874
Sophia 1876
Girty 1878
Joseph May 1880

It appears that Joseph died in childhood.


Congressional records show that Charles held land in McPherson, Blue Earth County: Township 107 South, Range 25 East, Section 17, N ½ of NW ¼. This is near land owned by his brother Peter. (House Doc. 186)


1857 — his family was living on the Winnebago Agency in Blue Earth County, Minnesota Territory.

1860 — the family was living in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota. They had three laborers living with them, one of whom was born in France.

1895 — he and his family lived at 88 West Fairfield Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota. (1895 census)

1910 — when he was 83, he was living with his son Frank L. Manaige in Perry Precinct, Thurston County, Nebraska. (1920 census)


He died on 27 Jan 1916 (aged 88) in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA, and is buried at Section 57, Block 1, Lot 8, Grave 1 in Calvary Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA. (Find a Grave)


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I wondered what that was about. Definitely not the same person. I have no idea who suggested the merger as it only had your name. Louis Manaigre's sons, Peter (Manaige-22) and Charles (Manaige-41) both had sons who used the name Louis. Peter's son was named William Louis but used the name Louis Manaige. Charles' son Louis I had never seen on any documents as I wasn't researching that part of the family. But I did see Charles' son, Frank who lost his wife and two children in a fire. Now Frank is no longer in the elder Charles Manaige record. Someone is making a mess of this.
posted by Sue Otness
I didn't propose the merger, I got an email saying that you rejected the merger. This must have been instigated by a third party who saw the similarity of the names. At the time Charles was using the older form of the name while his brother Peter was using 'Manaige." The older name was, as Kinzie pointed out, subject to the pun "ma nègre" or "mon nègre", "my negro," which is not something that you want your boss to be jokingly referring to you behind your back. Also, nobody contacted me about the merger when I should have been a party to the negotiations. Do you know how I can contact the person who proposed the merger?
posted by [Living Dieterle]
Manaige-12 and Manaigre-12 do not represent the same person because: Charles b.1828 is Edward's uncle - his father's brother.
posted by Sue Otness

Rejected matches › Edward E. Manaige (1862-1943)

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