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Joseph (Menard) Minor (abt. 1856)

Joseph Minor formerly Menard
Born about in Saint-Clément-de-Beauharnois, Bas-Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 26 Jul 1879 in Jacksonport, Door, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 10 Dec 2015
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Joseph (Menard) Minor has French origins.

Joseph Menard

His last name at birth in French Canada was Menard. He migrated to the USA and appears to have transitioned his surname from Menard to Minor when he married. Minor is an Americanized spelling variant. His children all born in USA are listed as Minor.

Born: In Bas-Canada .. est. Sept 1856 : Probably: Saint-Clément-de-Beauharnois, Bas-Canada aussi Canada-Est 1841-1867. Multiple censuses list his birth in Canada.


Father: Narcisse Menard

Mother: Marie Marceline Ouimet


Mary Delia Champeau 1861–1918

Marriage : 26 Jul 1879 • Door, Wisconsin, USA [1]

Census of 1861 Canada Eas,

Census Year: 1861 Item Number: 414981

Surname: Menard Given Name(s): Narcisse

Age: 42

His father is listed as farmer, His mother Marie Marcelline Ouimet 37 is listed. Eight siblings are accounted on the second page. [2]

Marcelline 18 ; Rose Delima 16 ; Marie 14, Narcisse 124 ; Lina 9 ; Virginie 7, Joseph 7 , and Theodore 1. All are listed as being born in the same location and all are listed as Menard.

Province: Canada East (Quebec) District Name: Châteauguay Sub-District Name: St. Urbain-Premier

JPG (Image No.: 4108688_00217) PDF (Image No.: 4108688_00217) [3]

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Jos Minor [transitioned from Menard ]

Age: 43 Birth Date: Sep 1856 Birthplace: Canada [Canada French] Home in 1900: Egg Harbor, Door, Wisconsin Sheet Number: 2 Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 28 Family Number: 30 Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1872 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary Minor Marriage Year: 1879 Years Married: 21 Father's Birthplace: France, Canada Mother's Birthplace: Canada, France Years in US: 28 Occupation: Cook (possibly ships cook per son William) Months Not Employed: 2 Attended School: 0 Can Read: No Can Write: No Can Speak English: Yes House Owned or Rented: Rent Farm or House: H

Household Members Age Relationship

Jos Minor 43 Head

Mary Minor 39 Wife

Gertrude Minor 13 Daughter

George Minor 3 Son

Rachel Minor 10 Daughter

Burton Minov 5 Son

Mabel Minov 3 Daughter

David Minov 5/12 Son [4]


  1. [( Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Index, 1820-1907 Name: Joseph Menard Marriage Date: 26 Jul 1879 Marriage Place: Door, Wisconsin, USA Volume: 01 Page: 0136 Source Information: Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Index, 1820-1907)]
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  4. [(Source Citation :Year: 1900; Census Place: Egg Harbor, Door, Wisconsin; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1241785)]
  • He listed as Minor; a cook, born in Canada together with his wife and children. "Wisconsin State Census, 1905," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2021), Joe Minor, Sturgeon Bay city, ward 2, Door, Wisconsin; citing p. 316, line 81, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,445.
  • His wife is listed as a widow in 1915.Source Information: U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995
  • Source Citation: Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1905

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