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Pierre Pitre (1828 - 1912)

Pierre "Peter" Pitre aka Peats
Born in Ste. Martine, Chateauguay, Quebecmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Sep 1848 in Ste. Philomene, Chateauguay, Quebecmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mooers, Clinton County, New Yorkmap
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Notes for Pierre Pitre:

- 1851 St. Urbain, Chateauguay, Quebec: Pierre Pitre 24, wife Marie 22 and children Marie 3 & Pierre 1, living with his in-laws.

- 1861 St. Urbain, Chateauguay, Quebec: Pierre Pitre 31 (farmer), wife Marie 31, Marie 12, Pierre 10, Virginie 7, Joseph 5, Cezarie 3, Olivine 1. [Immigrated to New York in 1862.]

- 1870 Mooers, Clinton, NY: Peter Peats 50, wife Mary 41, Peter 18, Virginia 16, Joseph 14, Sarah 11, Levina 9, Marceline 7, Alphonsine 4, Almira 2 (3 youngest children born in New York).

- 1880 Mooers, Clinton, NY: Peter Peat 51 (farmer), wife Mary 50, Albeno 12 & Benjamin 10.

- 1900 Mooers, Clinton, NY: Peter Pete 71 (farmer), wife of 52 years Mary 72, and grandson Benie 7.

- 1910 Mooers, Clinton, NY: Peter Pete 85 (widowed), living with daughter Marie Louise's family.

Obituaries for the children:

Marie Cesarie Pitre: Plattsburgh Sentinel, Tuesday, 19 June 1928: The funeral of Mrs. William Bosley Sr. of Mooers Forks, N.Y., who died at the home of her son, William Bosley at that place Saturday June 9th at 2 p.m., was held from the R.C. church in Mooers Forks, N.Y. Rev. Father Gilbert, celebrated the requiem high mass. Interment was last Monday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at Mooers Forks. The deceased was well and favorably known in Mooers Forks and she spent many years of her life here. The news of her death came as a great shock to her wide circle of friends who will sincerely mourn her passing. Mrs. Bosley leaves four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Gebo, Livine Forkey, from Ludlow, Mass., Mrs. Cyrel Rabideau from Forest, N.Y. and Mrs. Frank Berthiaume of Hemmingford, Quebec. Also three brothers, Peter Peete Sr. of Mooers Forks, Joseph Peete of East Hampton, Mass. and Ben Peete of Tupper Lake. She also leaves six boys and six girls as follows: William and Frank Bosley of Mooers Forks, Alfred Bosley of Forest, N.Y., Zephie and Joseph Bosley of Lynn, Mass., Lemmie Bosley of Clinton, Mass., Mrs. Wilfred Favreau and Mrs. James Pinell of Mooers Forks, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Lashway of Standish, N.Y., Mrs. Sarah Bailey of Tupper Lake, Mrs. Pola Fortin of Montreal, P.Q., Mrs. Minnie Lafountain and Emma Favreau of Clinton, Mass. She leaves 66 grand-children and 8 great grand-children. There was a very large attendance at this funeral and between 50 and 60 automobiles followed the remains to the church and cemetery.

Olivine 'Carrie' Pitre: Springfield Union, Thursday, 25 November 1954: OLDEST CITIZEN IN LUDLOW, DIES LEAVING 172 KIN ---- Mrs. Olivene Forkey Survived by 14 Children, 93 Grandchildren Mrs. Olivene (Peete) Forkey, 95, Ludlow's oldest resident, died in her home, 38 Cross St., yesterday afternoon after a long illness. Mrs. Forkey was born in Quebec Dec. 8, 1858, the daughter of Peter and Pricilla (Rheaume) Peete, and had resided in Ludlow for the past 59 years. She was a charter member of the Ladies of St. Anne Society of St. Jean Baptiste Church. Five Sons, Nine Daughters She leaves 172 direct descendants, including five sons, William and Homer Forkey of Ludlow, Amos and Frank Forkey of Indian Orchard and Noah of Springfield; nine daughters, Mrs. Carrie Duby, Mrs. Rose St. John, Mrs. Mary Dion, Mrs. Eliza Carlson, Mrs. Celina Landry, Mrs. Orella Lavoie, and Mrs. Blanche Bonneville, all of Ludlow, Mrs. Malvina Ballard of Indian Orchard, and Mrs. Marceline Fontaine of Ware; 93 grand-children; 57 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at the Ratell funeral home Saturday morning at 8 with solemn high mass of requiem in St. Jean Baptiste Church at 9. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday and Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 11 p.m.

Benjamin Peets: Tupper Lake Free Press, Thursday, 11 March 1948: Benjamin Peets, 77, of 66 McLaughlin st. died Thursday night at 10:30 at Mercy General hospital here. He had been confined to the hospital for the past month, after suffering a paralytic shock. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Alphonsus Church, and burial was in St. Alphonsus cemetery here. He was born at Mooers Forks, N.Y. on July 18, 1870, the son of Peter and Mary Reome Peets, and was married there about 57 years ago to Miss Minnie Gadway. His first wife died six years later, and Mr. Peets was married a second time at Mooers Forks 47 years ago to Miss Jennie Vevie. The family moved to Tupper Lake 35 years ago, and Mr. Peets worked for eight years on the maintenance of way department of the old New York & Ottawa Railroad. He was employed nearly 20 years at the Oval Wood Dish plant here, until his retirement eight years ago. His second wife died in Tupper Lake April 2, 1940. Surviving are three sons, Frank, Joseph and Thomas Peets, all of Tupper Lake; four daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Rose) Miller, Mrs. Henry (Gertrude) LaBarge and Mrs. Thomas (Melvina) Willette, all of this village, and Mrs. Homer (Lavina) Pharand of Buckingham, Que.; one sister, Mrs. Lavina Forkey of Ludlow, Mass.; 39 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Many out-of-town relatives and friends attended the funeral services here Monday. Among them were Mrs. Homer Pharand of Masson, Que.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scanlon of Herkimer; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown and daughter Dorothy of Old Forge; Francis Veivia, Mrs. Joseph Veivia, Miss Theresa Veivia and Mrs. Lena Veivia, all of Ellenburg, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Peets, Mrs. Robert Jacobi and Mrs. Dorothy Curtius, all of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry St. John, Mrs. Liza Carlson and Mrs. Mary Dion, all of Ludlow, Mass.; Mrs. Clara Burgess of Montreal, Que.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trombly and Mrs. Denise Parson of Mooers Forks, N.Y. and Ben Berthiaume of Hemmingford, Que. Tupper Lake Free Press, a week later: A Correction: Should have said 18 great grandchildren. And should have had Gerald Peets of Niagara Falls listed as attending the funeral.


  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 October 2015), Peter Peats, New York, United States; citing p. 94, family 696, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,418.

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Pitre-1985 and Pitre-497 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse and children

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