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family of John or Jean Marcoe in Fond du Luc, Wisconsin
Posted by: Julia Holmaas (ID *****0431) Date: January 16, 2005 at 21:02:04
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I have letters written in 1918 by my great grandfather Calix Louis Gordon to his eldest daughter containing information about parents and grandparents.

Calix, born Sept. 1851or 1855 in Canada, was the 1st son of Abraham Louis Godin, born 1835 in Canada, and Rosalie Marcou (Marcoux), born 1836. The family moved to Fond du Luc, Wisconsin in 1860/61. Calix married Emma Dupuis in Fond du Luc St. Louis Church in 1879.

Rosilie Marcoe (Marcoux) was the eldest daughter from the first marrage of John Marcoe and unknown wife, Calix lists her siblings as John, Floria, Marry, Sam and Joseph. (all his spelling)
Calix says the second wife's name was "August" and sons Elixander and Napalin. Calix goes on to say that his grandpa Marcoe had two or three brothers and three or four half bros. He also says that the only living sister of his mother is married to Isidore Pratt living in Fond du Luc, Wisconsin in 1918.

He says his grandfather Gordon (Godin) and grandmother Marcoe died in the great cholera epidemic in Canada which would have been in the early 1830's. If the birth date 1835 is correct for Abraham Louis Godin the elder, the father could not have died before spring 1834. He also says that he and his brother Abraham Louis (the younger)were christened either in St.Mary Canada, Trois Riveres, or Stambaugh Bridge Canada East.

In the Marcoux Family database I find Abraham Godin (id 127300) and Desanges Marcoux (id 127299) married 5,Febuary 1855 in Notre-Dame-des-Anges Quebec. with a note "N.D.-Anges-Stanb." does that mean Stambaugh Bridge? Where is Stambaugh Bridge? The dates correspond, if Calix was born 1855 not 1851, but the the name Desanges is not Rosalie. Does anyone have further information? Or any suggestions on how I can confirm any of this?

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