kandi: Re. the family history for dorothy (dudley) thomas: florence's father thomas Lovejoy was the son of Hannah and Owen Lovejoy. thomas's sister was the one who married John Wabashaw. Owen's parents were asa Wakanshanku and Nancy Mahpiyawastewin(born @1824, and died 3 Dec. 1908). I have been unable to find anything on Kate Wapaha, However, her father, John B. Wapaha was married twice, first to Mary Hunton /Shanskawin on Aug. 17, 1879 at Santee(Santee marr. Register). the Santee Register ,Book 1 does not list the parents of the couple. The second marriage was to Nancy Winyangewin and they were wed Aug. 18, 1895 at Santee. the marriage record lists his parents as Wapaha and Tamzaza, and Nancy's as Hepanwaste,and Harpikasnasnawin. The marriage was performed by Rev. William Holmes. I have Nancy Stone(Myrick)Wakute,as being born to Julia Stone and Hakandipeta(ref. rootsweb, World connect Project link; and the 1902 register Santee Indian Families. Both references give Julia's Idian name). I am curious in re. to this marriage license you wrote about. Is there any chance that your relative would be willing to let you scani it and post it here for us to see? i am rather puzzled by wht you posted about the Marriage License. the ternsltion for Wpaha I believe means head or ht. I am not sure what Wapate translates to.
Isnt Wapate the screen name for the incredible people who have been working on the Wabasha/Old Bets history? If memory serves, the husband side of the team told me it translated to "The Butcher" and is the name for Thomas Wabasha.
RE: JOHN B WAPAHA marriage license Re: Reply #56 & 53. I have a copy of a marriage license for John B. Wapaha to Nancy Wakute. Not sure how to scan it and get it on this website, but if someone wants to contact me and walk me through it, I would be more than happy to post it. It states John Wapaha was 50 and Nancy Wakute (her married name from a previous husband) is 53. They are listed as Red, born in Minnesota and living in Knox County at the time of marriage. They were married on August 18, 1895 by William Holmes. Witnesses were Levi Trudell and Fannie Moose. The date Augus 17, 1895 is on the upper part of the license, so it is possible they were married that day instead of the 18th. His parents are shown as Father: Wa pa ha, Mother: Tahaza or Tahazu. Her parents are listed as Father: Hapuwatet or Hauwater and Mother Ho apt ka Snu Ru??? It says they were married at the Santee Agency, Neb.
I am hijacking this older thread because I found someone buried in the St. Felix Cemetery at Wabasha, who may have also been a descendant of the chief. The name is Theophilus Lachapelle but I don't really know if he is the same Theophilus by that surname--the man I have been meaning to research for awhile now, even though he is no kin of mine. But his case is quite interesting.
This Theophilus in the St. Felix Cemetery [Findagrave] seems, in the beginning at least, to be connected to Prairie du Chien--and my Theophilus certainly was. The Theophilus of Wabasha had a father named Pierre Lachapelle and his mother was Marie Louis Brisbois, this last being a prominent fur-trading family of Prairie du Chien. However, some other information I see about the Wabasha Theophilus makes it seem unlikely he could be the Theophilus I am researching because....well...the Wabasha Theophilus was getting married when my Theophilus was supposed to be in a "hospital" for the insane.
In 1849, at Prairie du Chien, a handsome would-be politician named Theophilus Lachapelle murdered a certain Louis Mayard and burned down his house for good measure. Lachapelle was found not guilty by reason of insanity and the excuse for the man having gone off his rocker was said to have been that "he studied too much". Or maybe that was the defense thought up by his lawyer. There was quite a bit about this in an ebook I read not too long ago--which has since disappeared from the Web. Too bad. But I can't recall--or perhaps it wasn't even stated--what became of Theophilus Lachapelle in the end. Did he live out his years in the asylum--or Wabasha, MN??
Yes, but the question is--is it the same Theophilus Lachapelle who committed the murder of Mayard at Prairie du Chien? For it to have been he, he would have had to be released from confinement within a few years.
Mink, no it is not the same Theophilus laChappelle who murdered Mayard. this Theophilus Lachappelle spent the rest of his life in the insane asylum.
The Theophilus Joseph Lachapelle who married Isabelle Cratte was a river pilot.Added: He was the grson of Antoine Lachapelle and Pelagia laPointe,by their son pierre "Peter " Lachapelle and wife Isabelle (Elizabeth) Cratte.
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Thanks, Hermin. The other one was a territorial legislator. His was rather a famous case and I wonder if the river pilot ever got some strange looks when he said his name was Theophilus Lachapelle! Now I have to find out who the parents of the politician were and if he was related to the river pilot--since both had connections to Prairie du Chien.
Theophilus Lachappelle died Jan. 1863. buried in st. Felix Cem. Pepin Twp,Wabasha,Minn.
Not a big point but I've seen it on someone else's post or website as well. St. Felix cemetery is located in Wabasha Twp not Pepin Twp. The cemetery is located in the "Rocque Addition" of the city of Wabasha(downriver). Joseph & Madaline Rocque donated the parcel of land to St. Felix church to build a church. A decision was made to build the church closer to the center of town and so the donated land became additional cemetery space. Two streets nearby are named for Jos. & Madaline Rocque's son and his wife; Augustin Way and Angelique Street.
Pepin Twp is upriver from the city of Wabasha. Read's Lading is within Pepin Twp.
1104sioux: How can I find any documentation of my grandfather, his name is Sets The Ground On Fire he married my grandmother Wakankicamna in the mid 1800s? my grandmother died on 01-11-1928. my grandfather was from Shakopee Minnesota, the Mdewakanton Dakota Band,
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1104sioux: after my grandmothers death in 1928, he took his children and moved back to Minnesota, where he later died, and I can't seem to find any burial record or death certificate of my grandfather Sets The Ground On Fire,
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1104sioux: the only documentation I have is his name on my grandmothers estate,Wakankicamna. that is the only information I have of his existance.. how can I find any thing of my grandfather?
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hermin1: 110 Sioux; Welcome to the website.it would help us to help you if you would provide additional information. did your grandparents live in Minnesota after they wed?
Aug 21, 2014 15:55:37 GMT -5
hermin1: Okay, I saw your second post. where did they live after they wed? what were the names of their children?did your grandpa have an English name like John Brown? if your ggrandparents
Aug 21, 2014 16:08:39 GMT -5
hermin1: wed before 1885,we won't find them in Minnesota. if he returned with his children to MN after 1928, then we may be able to track him via their children. this is why you need to tell us
Aug 21, 2014 16:11:19 GMT -5
hermin1: where they moved to after they wed, and the names of the children.
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hermin1: which of your parents descends from the grandparents?
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lavendermoon: I just recently found out that Marie Lecroix was our grandfather's mother or grandmother. She is the daughter of Maripayisa and Frederick Lecroix.
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lavendermoon: Would love to find out any information if at all possible. My last name is Shepley.
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lavendermoon: My Dad was Leo Shepley and he died in September 1995. His father was Walter Shepley and he died when my Dad was about 17 years of age. My Dad was born May 31, 1933.
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hermin1: lavendermoon: did yourparents livein south dakota, minnesota or nebraska?
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hermin1: do you know who your grandmother was, when was she born and when did she die. also post place of birth and place of death.
Aug 28, 2014 14:45:55 GMT -5
hermin1: Where did your grandfather die?
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hermin1: this will help us to help you with your search. did you check the NARA in Washington,DC to see if your paternal grandfather had a probate?contact email@example.com give her his name, what tribe he was enrolled with, and when he died.
Aug 28, 2014 14:52:41 GMT -5
hermin1: also see if you can find his obiturary,and also your dearfather's obituary,as they may contain clues to their ancestors also. if you want ,you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org in the subject please put information for lavendermoon shepley,other
Aug 28, 2014 14:54:50 GMT -5
hermin1: Please send me any other info you have on your dad and grandparents,includingyour dad's siblings.
Aug 28, 2014 14:55:39 GMT -5
hermin1: lavendermoon,please excuse my spelling goof. the NARa contact's first name is mary not marie.
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hermin1: welcome to our website merriweatherleis descendent, and thank you for the additional information on Capt. Lewis's descendents.
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bobsheadache: I believe that bessie norris (maybe stout) is my great grandmother. Here is what I know for sure my father was jon michael smith his father joe smith from az my fathers mother was arlene maxine (norris) or smith what kind of indian was bessie
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