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Louis Pitre (1820 - 1894)

Louis Pitre
Born in St. Regis, Huntingdon, Beauharnois, Quebecmap
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Husband of — married 10 Jul 1837 in St. Regis, Huntingon, Beauharnois, Quebecmap
Husband of — married 1874 [location unknown]
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Died at age 74 in New York City, New York County, New York, United Statesmap
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Louis Pitre

- Francois Clovis Basinet notary: No 604 Sept 3, 1856 Notification: Catherine Rouse widow of John Dunn; their daughter Ann Dunn wife of Louis Lajambe. No 613 Oct 27, 1856 Sale of Succession Rights: Ann Dunn wife of Louis Lajambe; her late father John Dunn

- Godfroi Chagnon, notary: No 1618 Feb 3, 1860 Quittance: Louis Lajambe & wife Ann Dunn of the township of Dundee; her father John; her brother Peter


- 1840 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Lewis Lasham 20, wife Anne 26, Susan 6, Catherine 2, Mary infant, and his widowed mother Marie Louise Lefebvre 58.

- 1850 Bombay, Franklin, NY: Louis LaShomb 30,, wife Ann 36, Susan 16, Catherine 12, Mary 10, John 7, Phebe 5, Peter 3, Joseph 8 months, and his mother Mary Lashaw 66 (insane - presumably dementia).

- 1860 Norfolk, St. Lawrence, NY: Lewis Lashaume 40 (farmer), wife Anne 46, Mary A. 20, John 18, Phebee 16, Peter 12, Joseph 8, Fanny 7. (listed in census as Lshnamo)

- 1870 North Fork, Delaware, Iowa: Lewis Peets 51 (farmer), wife Nancy 56, children Peter 23 & Fanny 18. Also with them is son John 26, wife Jane 23, and their children Phebe 3, Edward 2, & Ada 6 months. Plus Julius Lacomb 11.

- 1880 North Fork, Delaware, Iowa: Lewis Peets 61 (farmer), 2nd wife Mary 22, and their son Willie 5.

- 1900: Massena, St. Lawrence, NY: Louis Pitre has died and his widow Mary 42 has remarried in 1895 to Louis Kirky 53. She claims 6 children, all still living: Lizzie Kirky 2, and still with her are Louis Peets 19 & Louise Peets 12.

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Massena Observer, Thursday, 15 December 1927: Mrs. Louis Kirkey, for many years a resident of Norfolk and Massena, died Friday morning at 11:40 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Durant, in Bombay. She was 69 years of age. Death was due to a complication of disease, she having been in failing health for three months. She was formerly Miss Mary Angeline Trippany and was born in St. Anicet, P.Q., April 18, 1858, daughter of Frank and Angeline Kenville Trippany. When she was a small girl she moved to Norfolk with her parents. At the age of 21 years she became the wife of Louis Peets. All of their married life, with the exception of a short time in Iowa, was spent in Norfolk. Mr. Peets died 34 years ago. Thirty-three years ago her marriage to Louis Kirkey took place, and all their married life was spent in Massena. Mr. Kirkey died in 1912 and since then she had made her home with her children. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Peets, of Bombay, Mrs. Samuel Tyo, of Massena, and Mrs. Ernest Tebo, of Miami, Fla.; three sons, Frank Peets, of Racket River, Louis Peets, of Brushton, and William Peets, of Massena; one sister, Mrs. Peter Lacomb, of Massena; and two brothers, Frank Trippany, of Massena, and Raphael Trippany, of St. Regis Falls. The funeral was held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock from Sacred Heart church, Rev. P.J. McGuiness, of Bombay, was celebrant of the mass, with Rev. T.P. Holland deacon and Rev. B.H. Staie sub-deacon. Mrs. Kirkey was a member of the church here until making her home in Bombay and also belonged to the League of the Sacred Heart. Burial was at Norfolk.

Children's Obituaries

Catherine Lepitre: Massena Observer, Thursday, 21 June 1917: Mrs. Joseph Lacomb died at the home of her son, Peter Lacomb, in Norfolk Saturday afternoon after an illness of four weeks of kidney trouble. The funeral was held from the Sacred Heart church Monday morning at ten o’clock, Rev. P.J. McGuinness officiating. Burial in the old Catholic cemetery beside her husband and three sons. Catherine Peets was born at St. Regis, May 4, 1838, a daughter of the late Louis Peets. At the age of eighteen she was united in marriage to Joseph Lacomb whose death occurred eight years ago. After her marriage she continued to live at St. Regis until nineteen years ago when they moved to Massena and made their home on Beach street. Four weeks ago she decided to visit her son and while there she was taken ill. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, Mrs. Frank Trippany, of Massena; and Mrs. Etta Euto, of Norfolk, three sons, John, of Winthrop, Peter, of Norfolk, and George, of Brookdale, also one sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Prevost, of Red Deer, Alberta and a brother, Joseph Peets, of Iowa.

Jean Baptiste Pitre: The Oakdale Sentinel, 25 October 1918: John Peets was born in St Lawrence County, New York, December 6, 1841 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Prevo, south of Oakdale, Tuesday, October 22, 1918, aged 76 years, 10 months and 16 days. Mr. Peets had been in poor health for several years and a week previous to his death was stricken with apoplexy. The end was not unexpected and he passed away surrounded by his children. The deceased moved to Delaware County, Iowa when 22 years of age and a year later was married to Jane Crosier. To this union eleven children were born, two dying in infancy and one son, L. W died four years ago. The family moved to Nebraska in the spring of 1880 and located in St Clair Valley. In 1889 Mr. and Mrs. Peets moved to Oakdale and this place has since been their home. The deceased is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. Peter Prevo, and the following children, Mrs. James Bliss, Mrs. Charles Duncan, George E. Peets Mrs. Joe Prevo, Mrs. O. G. Retzlaff, Mrs. George H Haines, James Peets of Oakdale, and Mrs. Gean Cohee of Lincoln. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and interment was made in the Oakdale Cemetery.

Phebe Legembre: Ogdensburg Advance, Thursday, 27 January 1916: Mrs. Edward LaComb died at her home at the Springs Sunday morning. at 5:30, aged 71 years. The funeral was held from the Church of the Sacred Heart, Rev Father T.P. Holland officiating, Tuesday morning at 9.30 and the remains were taken to Norfolk for burial. Mrs. LaComb is survived by her husband, one son, Joseph A. LaComb, besides two sisters, Mrs. Joseph LaComb, of Massena, Mrs. Mary A. Prevost of Red Deer, Alberta, Can., and one brother, John Peets who lives in Nebraska.

Joseph Legembre: Massena Observer, Thursday, 20 November 1913: Joseph Peets. The local paper of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, has the following account of the death of Joseph H. Peets, a former resident of Massena. Mr. Peets died October 6. The news of the death of Mr. Joseph H. Petts, of North Red Deer, on Monday came as a great shock to his many friends and acquaintances in city and district. He had not been in any too good health this summer, but it was only last week that he was taken down with bronchial pneumonia, and the disease progressed very rapidly to the end. Mr. Petts was always ready with a cheery word and a kindly act. He had seen many shades of life in the States, being born in New York state and living as far west as the Pacific Coast. He took up land in the Poplar Ridge district thirteen years ago, moved to North Red Deer last year. He had been a member of the L.I.D. Council of his district, and was an energetic and valuable man on road work, being chosen by North Red Deer Council last year to look after that work for them. He was 62 years of age when he died, and he leaves a widow and adopted daughter. Among other relatives is Mrs. Peter Prevo, Sylvan Lake, a sister. The funeral took place from his residence to the Baptist church on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. John Bennett, the pastor, and Rev. W.B. Tait took part in an impressive and helpful service. Mr. Bennett spoke of the kindly manner and sterling character of the deceased. Reeve Kent, Councillor Rich, and Secretary-Treasurer Welton, of the North Red Deer council, were present, with a large gathering of friends, to pay their last respects to the deceased.

William Napoleon Peets: Fort Covington Sun, Thursday, 31 January 1951: William N. Peets, 76, of Massena, father of Harold Peets of Fort Covington, died Sunday in an Ogdensburg hospital. He had been in failing health for two years. Funeral services were held from Sacred Heart Church, Massena, yesterday (Wednesday) morning at ten o’clock, the Very Rev. Msgr. Walter Funcke of Hogansburg officiating. The body was placed in Calvary cemetery vault, Massena, to await burial in the spring. Born in Norfolk a son of the late Louis and Angeline Mary Trippany Peets, he moved to Massena at the age of eighteen and had since resided there. He was a farmer by occupation. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Clara Mitchell of Louisville, whom he married June 8, 1897; four sons and three daughters, Mrs. Percy Raymo, Syracuse; Floyd J. Peets, Mrs. Guy Sutton, Massena; Harold Peets, Ft. Covington; Harvey Peets, Mrs. William Fregoe and Donald Peets, Massena; a brother, Frank Peets, and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest A. Tebo and Mrs. Louise Tyo, all of Massena; 38 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A brother, Louis Peets, died last October in Brushton. Pall-bearers at the rites were William Peets of Fort Covington; Stanley Peets, Robert Sutton, Fred Peets, John Larue and Vernon Sutton, all of Massena.

Louis Peets: Facts and Fallacies, Thursday, 18 October 1951: Louis P. Peets, prominent local business man, died Wednesday morning, October 10th, at the Alice Hyde Hospital in Malone after an illness of only two days. Mr. Peets was born 71 years ago in Iowa, a son of the late Louis and Mary Peets. He had been actively engaged in the mercantile business for 38 years and owned and operated several farms in the vicinity. For 35 years he was justice of the peace and was also mayor of Brushton for several years. He was supervisor of the Town of Moira in 1944. He was a devout member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Peets is survived by his wife, the former Mae Tebo; one son, Adelbert of Brushton; three daughters, Loretta and Madeline of Brushton and Mrs. William (Mae) Boyle of Ft. Covington; five grandsons, William, Rochard, Donald and Jack Boyle and J. Francis Peets; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Tebo and Mrs. Louise Tyo, both of Massena and one brother, Frank of Massena. Funeral services were held from St. Mary’s Church Saturday morning.

Frank Peets: Massena Observer, Tuesday, 25 October 1966: Frank A. Peets, 83, former superintendent of highways for the town of Massena, was declared dead at the Potsdam hospital shortly after 9:30 Sunday morning, Oct. 23, 1966. Mr. Peets was stricken at his home on the Potsdam-Hopkinton road. Friends may call at the Phillips Memorial Home. Mr. Peets is survived by his wife; a son, Lawrence Peets, Helena; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ernest Teb (Margaret) Tebo, Rome. He was born in the town of Massena Dec. 23, 1882. He attended local schools and operated a farm as a young man, then ran a store at Racket River. For eleven years he was superintendent of town highways. His wife is the former Mrs. Agnes Borthers Raymo. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Margaret Peets: Massena Observer, Thursday, 9 November 1972: A commital service for Mrs. Margaret Peets Tebo, 89, widow of Ernest A. Tebo, was held this morning at 10 o’clock at St. Ann’s Cemetery, St. Regis Falls. Mrs. Tebo died in the Hillcrest Nursing Home at Ramapo on Monday, Nov. 6, 1972. The body was brought to the Phillips Memorial Home. There were no visiting hours. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Odena) Kling, West Nyack; one son, Ernest Tebo Jr., Piermont; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tebo was born Oct. 14, 1883, in Norfolk, a daughter of Lewis and Mary Trippany Peets. She attended area schools. She and Mr. Tebo were married June 2, 1902, in Sacred Heart Church. This was the first wedding ceremony performed by Father Fitzgerald after he had been assigned to the local parish. He and Mrs. Tebo lived in Dickinson Center for a number of years after their marriage and he was a bookkeeper in his father’s lumber mill. In 1912, they moved to Racket River and operated a store there for some time. Later they operated the City Market on the east side of Main St., also a store on E. Orvis St. They retired in 1926 and spent the winters in Florida for the following 12 years. In later years they spent their entire time at their home at 100 E. Orvis St., and Mr. Tebo devoted his time to his extensive financial interests. He died Mar. 4, 1960 at the age of 78 years. A mass for Mrs. Tebo was celebrated Wednesday morning in St. Anthony’s Church in Nanuet.

Louise Peets: Massena Observer, Tuesday 19 April 1966: Mrs. Louise Tyo Dies at 78: Mrs. Louise Peets Tyo, 78, of E. Orvis St., died unexpectedly at 1 o'clock this morning, Apr. 19, 1966, in Massena Memorial Hospital. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at her home Monday and was taken to the hospital. Mrs. Tyo was born in the Town of Norfolk, Jan. 22, 1888, a daughter of Louis and Mary Trippany Peets. She attended Norfolk schools and in early life married Samuel Tyo. They resided on farms in this area until moving to Massena. For some years they operated the grocery store at 146 E. Orvis St., now Woodrow Smith store, and Mr. Tyo also worked at Alcoa. For many years, Mrs. Tyo, a practical nurse operated the Tyo Maternity Home at 122 E. Orvis St. this was before Masesna had hospital facilities, a large number of Massena residents today were born at the Tyo Maternity home. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Leo (Irene) French, Norwood, Mrs. Leonard (Frances) Freeman, Lynn, Mass., and Mrs. John (Connie) Krywanczyk, Massena; one son, Lawrence Tyo, Massena, a daughter, Mrs. (Alberta) Conelly, Winthrop died three years ago. Also surviving are one brother, Frank Peets, Potsdam and one sister, Mrs. Ernest (Margaret) Tebo, 100 E. Orvis, now residing in Nyack. The body is at the Phillips Memorial Home. Funeral arrangements were to be made today. Mrs. Tyo was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of St. Thomas Branch 1100, LCBA.


  • 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, Citing Susan Lasham in household of Lewis and Ann Lasham.

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