Louis  Riel

Louis Riel (1817 - 1864)

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Louis "David" Riel
Born in Île-à-la-Crosse Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Bishop, Oconee, Georgia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in St Boniface, , Manitoba, Canadamap
Riel-4 created 14 Apr 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 31 Jul 2017
21:57: Morgan Mulligan proposed a merge of Riel-191 and Riel-4 with a comment. [Thank Morgan for this]
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  • Louis Riel, son of Jean-Baptiste Riel and Marguerite Boucher, was baptised on September 23rd 1822 in Berthier-en-Haut, QC, CA. The record states he was at that time 5 years and 2 months old, born in 'les pays hauts', ie the upper country, unspecified. His birth was therefore in July 1817, presumed the 23rd but unsure. His birthplace would have been probably out in the bush somethere. His godfather was Louis Boucher and godmother Adélaïde Turenne, wife of Louis Boucher. the godfather is quoted as being ayeul, that is, ancestor. Jean-Baptiste, his father, is stated as being a voyageur.


  • Source: Family Tree created in 1982 by Coutu family members.

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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 20 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 21 degrees from Annie Butler, 32 degrees from Rubén Hernández and 19 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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