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Ignace Pitre (1831 - 1893)

Ignace "Eneas, Enos" Pitre aka Peat, Peate
Born in Sainte-Martine, Bas-Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1865 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 19 Jan 1868 in Immaculate Conception, Faribault, Rice County, Minnesotamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 61 in Willow City, Bottineau County, North Dakota, USAmap
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Notes for Ignace Pitre (contributed by Mike Peets, his 2-x-great grand-nephew):


  • Eneas S. Peat / Eneas S. Peate / Enneas S. Peat / Enos S. Peat.
  • Enlisted Co. B 8th Regt. Minn Vols.
  • Enlisted Co. H 10th Regt. Minn Vols. Listed as Age 27 in 1862
  • Transferred to 15th Regt. Veteran Reserve Corps, December 21st 1864


Sauk Center May 6th 1863
Brig. Gen. H. H. Sibley,
Dear sir,
The bearer Eneas S. Peate, enlisted in my Company, and was furloughed with my Co. on the 15th of August 1862, until Sept. 1st 1862. During which the Indian war broke out, and the said Eneas S. Peate went in an Expedition against the Indians. He reported at Fort Snelling after his furlough had ran out, and my gone to Forest City. He remained at the Fort waiting for transportation to join my Co. Finally he was ordered to join Co. “H” 10th M. where he was mustered into U. S. A. I thought that I had still a right to him and hearing that he was home, I ordered him to join my Co. which he did; but since that I understand that I cannot hold him, that he must rejoin the Co. that first mustered him: Consequently I have sent him back.
I am General, your Most Obt. Servt.
Geo. F. Pettit Capt.
Co. “B” 8th Regt. Minn. Vols.

Widow's pension.[3]

  • Served form 12 August 1862 to 1 August 1865 as a private in Co. H 10th Minn. Vols.
  • Died 22 August 1893 of Heart Disease at Willow City No. Dakota.


In the matter of claim for Delphene Peat widow of Eneas S. Peat, C. H 10th Minn. Inf., Personally came before me, a Deputy Clerk of District Court in and for aforesaid County and State, Remi Payant, aged 60 years, residing at Faribault, County of Rice, State of Minnesota, and Thelesphore LaRose, aged 49 years, residing at Faribault, County of Rice, State of Minnesota, who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: That they were both well acquainted with Eneas S. Peat above mentioned during his life time and also his present widow Delphene Peat and were also well acquainted with the first wife of said Eneas S. Peat during his life time whose maiden name was Emily St Martin and that she the said Emily Peat – nee St Martin died on or about the month of October in the year 1866. Affiants further say that they have both known said Eneas S. Peat since the year 1858, that he was not married to any other women except the two above mentioned and that they know of the death of said wife Emily, for the reason that said LaRose lived in the next house to where she died and said Payant attended his funeral. All lived in said town of Faribault at the time of his death and were well acquainted with the facts above stated of their own personal knowledge and recollection and we further declare that in making the above statement we have not used and are not aided and or prompted by any written statement or recital prepared or dictated by any other person. Such testimony was in our presents and from our oral statements made to James Hunter at Faribault Minnesota on the 24th day of December 1894 and by him transcribed. They further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution. Remi Payant, Thelesphore LaRose


On this the 21 day of April, 1897, at Deponents Home, County of Bottineau State of N. D., before me, L Burger, a.

Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Alexander Peat, who being by me duly sworn to answer truly all interrogations propounded to Pension claim, deposes and says: Age 25, occupation a farmer, postal address Lordsburg, Bottineau Co., N. D. I am a son of the claimant by Enneas S Peat deceased : It has been my understanding that claimant never contracted more than two marriages, one to Jean Bacon and one to my father; both of whom are dead. Bacon died before she married Peat so it has always been my impression: I don’t know the place where she married Bacon or where he died. It was somewhere in Canada, however she had two children (son and daughter) by Bacon. The latter is dead, the former, Jean Bacon, was in the lumber woods last winter near West Superior while he was working for Mike Bodine who is at West superior: Mothers maiden name was Soucie – Delphine Soucie: Of course her name was Delphine Bacon when she married my father: Mother says that it is a custom in her church (French Catholic) to change the widow's name back to maiden name when she remarries – hence, her maiden name appears on her marriage certificate to my father: My father's name was Ignace S. Peat: The French pronunciation of Ignace is identical with the English pronunciation of Eneas, and this would seem to explain the reason why father's name was changed to Eneas when he enlisted. His first name was also written Enaes in this vicinity: I heard the foregoing read. I am correctly recorded herein Alexander Peat, Desponent. Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 21 day of April, 1897 and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing. L. Burger Special Examiner.


  1. Transcriptions from documents in National Archives.
  2. Source: Letter from Capt. Geo. F. Pettit 8th Minn. Vols. To Brig. Gen. H. H. Sibley, May 6, 1863
  3. Source: Declaration for Original Pension of a Widow.
  4. Source: General Affidavit # 591758), State of Minnesota, County of Rice.
  5. Source: Deposition B) Case of Delphene Peat, No. 59175.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 May 2016), Ennes Pete, Erin, Rice, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district ED 132, sheet 217B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0632; FHL microfilm 1,254,632.

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