Alfred Joseph Pete

1891 LaSalle, Michigan 1930 LaSalle, Michigan



Continuation of tree (7th child of William Pete/Agnes Lajeunesse); all known surname descendants:

            8          Alfred Joseph Pete  b: 3 May 1891  LaSalle, Monroe, MI; d: 5 January 1930  LaSalle, Monroe, MI

                             +Edna A. Baumia  b: 30 March 1896  LaSalle, Monroe, MI; m: 25 November 1914  Monroe, Monroe, MI [Charles/Rose Lavigne]; d: 27 February 1995  Monroe, MI

                           9          Jeanette Mae Pete  b: 9 February 1915  LaSalle, Monroe, MI; d: 20 January 2012  Monroe, Monroe, MI

                                         +Ernest John Russeau  b: 29 August 1903  LaSalle, Monroe, MI; m: 19 May 1931  Erie, Monroe, MI [Jerome/Clarsey Benore]; d: 23 December 1985  Sylvania, Lucas, OH

                           9          Melvin Joseph Pete  b: 14 September 1917  LaSalle, Monroe, MI; d: 4 August 1999  Monroe, MI

                                         +Dorothy B. Lajiness  b: Abt. 1921; m: 14 September 1940  Erie, Monroe, MI [Thomas/Roseann Grodi]; d: 3 December 1984  Monroe, MI

                                       *2nd Wife of Melvin J. Pete:

                                         +Nancy A. Moore  b: Abt. 1931; m: 2 February 1970  Lucas Co., OH [Cecil/Odeste Wamsley]; d: 3 November 2010

                           9          Earl J. Pete  b: 3 November 1922  LaSalle, Monroe, MI; d: 25 August 1985  Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MI

                                         +Elizabeth Mae Ost  b: Abt. 1925; m: unknown [August W./Margaret Lockwood]; 16 January 2016  Monroe, MI

                           9          Hazel Pete  b: Abt. 1925  LaSalle, Monroe, MI; d: Aft. January 2012

                                         +William Yenor



Notes for Alfred Joseph Pete:


- 1900 LaSalle, Monroe, MI:  William Pete 42 farm laborer, 2nd wife Cesale 25, Mary 16, Louisa 12, Alfred 9, Israel 5, Margaret 2.


- 1910

- 1920 LaSalle, Monroe, MI:  Alfred Pete 28 laborer/paper mill, wife Edna 23, Janetta 4 years 10 months, Melvin 2 years 4 months, brother-in-law Roy Bomia 20 laborer/paper mill.

- 1930 LaSalle, Monroe, MI:  Widow Edna Pete 34, Jeanette 15, Melvin 12, Earl 7, Hazel 4 years 2 months.

- 1940 LaSalle, Monroe, MI:  Widow Edna Peete 40 servant/housework, Melvin 20 laborer/railroad, Earl 17 laborer/paper mill, Hazel 14.

WWI Registration Records:  Alfred J. Pete, b. 3 May 1881 LaSalle, laborer, wife & child, medium height, slender build, gray eyes, black hair; Monroe, MI 5 Jun 1917


Obituaries for the children:

Jeanette Mae Pete:  Monroe Evening News, Thursday, 26 January 2012 - Jeanette Mae Russeau, 96 of Monroe - Jeanette M. Russeau Feb. 9, 1915-Jan. 20, 2012:  Jeanette Mae Russeau, 96, of LaSalle died at 12:22 a.m. Friday at Medilodge of Monroe under the wonderful care of their staff and Heartland Hospice.  Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. service time on Saturday January 28, 2012, at the Rupp Funeral Home.  Deacon Michael Hammond will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.  Born February 9, 1915, in LaSalle she was the daughter of Alfred and Edna (Bomia) Pete.  She was the oldest of four children. Brothers Melvin and Earl Pete preceded her in death, her sister Hazel Yenor survives.  The Pete family made their home on Kelly Rd. in LaSalle Township.  When Jeanette was 16 she married Ernest Russeau also of Kelly Rd.  Ernie died in 1985.  As a widow, Jeanette continued to live on Kelly Rd. in the second of two houses the family owned.  During Jeanette and Ernie's marriage they had three sons, Don (Audrey) of Round Lake Beach, Ill., Ray (Francie) of Holland, Ohio, and Gary (Pat) of Kelly Rd. and Florida.  Jeanette is also survived by nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.  Jeanette demonstrated her love for our Lord Jesus Christ by praying from her prayer book daily, and saying the Rosary for those in need.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Erie for 76 years and received all of her sacraments there.  The family would like to thank Sandy Gabrial, her neighbor, who watched over her for many years; Marilyn Rogers for her love and patience that allowed Jeanette to stay in her home for five years; and Medilodge of Monroe for two-plus years where the staff provided a most caring, loving and safe environment.  If considering a memorial, the family requests donations to the activity fund at Medilodge, or Heartland Hospice.



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