Marguerite Riel née Monet dit Belhumeur (1861-1886)Marguerite was born in Fort De La Riviere, Souris on January 5, 1861 to Jean Baptiste Belhumeur (b. 1832) and Marie Eulalie Malaterre. Marguerite spoke Cree, Chippewa(Ojibwa), some Sioux and French. Her father was a buffalo hunter, the son of Andre Belhumeur and Marguerite Maron. Her mother Marie (b. 1839) was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Malaterre and Angelique Adam. She married Jean Baptiste on January 10, 1860at St. Francois Xavier. The couple had six children. Marie died on April 29, 1871 at St.Francois Xavier at age 32. Marguerite’s father was then married to Marie Tanner (b.1854) the daughter of Thomas DeCorby Tanner and Marie Neshotokoway Neukatek Ledoux. They had a further eleven children born at Maple Creek, Wood Mountain and Fort Ellice.Marguerite Monet married Louis David Riel according to “the custom of the country” at Flat Creek. Later, Father Damiani a Jesuit Priest from St. Peter’s Mission married themon March 6, 1882 at Carroll, Montana.
They had 3 children.
Jean Louis Riel born May 4, 1882 in Carroll, Montana. Jean married LauraCasualt. He died on July 31, 1908 at the age of 26, from injuries resulting from a buggy accident. Jean and Laura had no children.
Marie Angelique Riel born September 17, 1883 in St. Peter's Mission, Montana.She died of diphtheria in 1897 just before she was to turn fourteen years old.
Joseph Riel was born prematurely on October 24, 1885 in St-Vital (Winnipeg), he died as an infant in 1885
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