Louis  Riel Sr

Louis Riel Sr (1817 - 1864)

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Louis Riel Sr
Born in Île-à-la-Crosse, Rupert's Landmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Bishop, Oconee, Georgia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadamap
Riel-4 created 14 Apr 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 4 Jan 2018
00:17: Morgan Mulligan edited the Biography, First Name, Birth Place and Suffix for Louis Riel Sr. [Thank Morgan for this]
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Categories: Métis Province of Manitoba | Métis Northwestern Territories.


Louis Riel Sr. Farmer, miller, Metis leader. The son of Jean-Baptiste Riel, a french-canadian voyageur, and Marguerite Boucher, a Metis of French-Canadian and Chipeweyan ancestry. Sent by his father to Berthier-en-Haut, Quebec for education, Louis was trained as a wool carder, then returned to the Red River Settlement where he married Julie Lagimodiere.

He organized his community in defense of Pierre-Guillaume Sayer, charged with violating the Hudson's Bay Company's trade monopoly, leading to the first North West Métis rebellion of 1849.


7 Jun 1817.
Ile-a-la-Crosse, Rupert's Land (Saskatchewan, Canada). [1][2]


21 Jan 1864.
Saint-Boniface (Red River), Manitoba, Canada.


Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery. [3]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


  1. The Collected Writings of Louis Riel/Les Ecrits Complets de Louis Riel; Volume 4, 1985, Glen Campbell and George G F Stanley; Page: 333 [1].
  2. Quebec, Genealogical Dictionary of Canadian Families (Tanguay Collection), 1608-1890.
  3. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( Find-A-Grave: Memorial #113794248 ), Louis Riel, 1864; Burial, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery; citing record ID 113794248.

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On 31 Jul 2017 at 01:57 GMT Morgan Mulligan wrote:

Riel-191 and Riel-4 appear to represent the same person because: Please help to merge these 2 profiles. Death date confirmed as 21 Jan 1864 per 'Find a Grave' and Wikipedia. Thanks!!

On 13 Jan 2017 at 21:44 GMT Bob Ladouceur wrote:

Riel-168 and Riel-4 appear to represent the same person because: They represent the same person, same spouse.

On 14 Jul 2014 at 20:59 GMT Marie (Doughty) Svedahl wrote:

I have placed a Tanguay source under the parents, you might like to copy it to this profile.

Louis is 18 degrees from Abby Glann, 25 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 30 degrees from Martin Luther King and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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