Antoine Pitre

1860 Bathurst, New Brunswick 1932 Owen, Wisconsin



Continuation of tree (1st child of Augustin Pitre/Louise Elizabeth Daigle); all known surname descendants:

              8        Antoine Pitre  b: 15 April 1860  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 19 February 1932  Owen, Clark, WI

                               + Irene Victoria 'Rena' Arquette  b: 6 August 1867  Necedah, Juneau, WI; m: 2 July 1890  Necedah, Juneau, WI [Michael/Victoria Laplante]; d: 21 April 1955  Ladysmith, Rusk, WI

                          9       Samuel James Pete  b: 25 November 1892  Necedah, Juneau, WI; d: 22 October 1918  Ladysmith, Rusk, WI

                                      +Cordelia M. Green  b: 6 December 1896  Victor, Clinton, MI; m: September 1915 [George/Lena Harter]; d: 24 February 1970  McHenry, McHenry, IL

                          9       Robert Henry Pete  b: 25 June 1895  Necedah, Juneau, WI; d: 3 February 1965  Madison, Dane, WI

                                      +Bernice Horton  b: 27 April 1877  Fredericks, NB; m: 14 January 1935  Vandalia, Fayette, IL [Ebenezer/---]; d: 1 July 1956  Wausau, Marathon, WI                             

                                     *2nd Wife of Robert Henry Pete:

                                      +Josephine Meurett (Olson/Gaulke)  b: 8 March 1901  Rib Mountain, Marathon, WI; m: 19 December 1959 [Louis/Elsie Hintz]; d: 2 July 1980  Appleton, Winnebago, WI

                          9       William M. Pete  b: 15 July 1897  Vesper, Wood, WI; d: 17 August 1955  Wood, Wood, WI

                                      +Emma Marie Mathison  b: 17 May 1888  Fulton, Rock, WI; m: Abt. 1929 [Peder Mattison/Jacobina ---] (divorced); d: 16 June 1963  Janesville, Rock, WI

                                     *2nd Wife of William M. Pete:

                                      +Louise Maegli (Nolte)  b: February 1896  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; m: 17 May 1938  Dubuque Co., Iowa  [Robert/Louise Felber]; d: 9 May 1945  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

                                     *3rd Wife of William M. Pete:

                                      +Edna Markofski  b: 18 January 1909  Wisconsin; m: Bet. 1945 - 1955 [Fred W./Caroline Markofski]; d: 22 December 1995  Wausau, Marathon, WI

                          9       Exilda Louise Pete  b: 17 June 1900  Arpin, Wood, WI; d: 1 April 1996  Rice Lake, Barron, WI

                                      +Fred Lawrence Grendahl  b: 10 November 1893  River Falls, WI; m: Abt. 1922; d: 22 October 1971

                          9       Ruby Margarette Pete  b: 2 October 1903  Vesper, Wood, WI; d: 19 December 1923  Marshfield, Wood, WI

                                      +Vernon Albert Douphner  b: 10 September 1899  Withee, Clark, WI; m: 1 July 1922  St. Paul, MN [Albert Felix/Mayme Tuttle]; d: 25 June 1985  Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI



Notes for Antoine Pitre:


- 1900 Vesper, Wood, Wisconsin:  Antwine Pete 40 (cager), wife of 10 years Rene V. 32, Samuel J. 7, Robert H. 4, William M. 2.


- 1910 Atlanta, Rusk, WI:  Anton Pete 49, wife of 20 years Rena V. 41, James S. 17, Robert H. 15, William M. 12, Exilda L. 9, Ruby M. 6.


- 1920 Owen, Clark, WI:  Anton Pete 55, wife Rena 51, Robert 24, William 21, Exilda 19, Ruby 16.


- 1930 Owen, Clark, WI:  Anton Pete 66, wife Irene V. 61, granddaughter Evelyn 7.


- 1940 Wausau, Marathon, WI:  Widow Rena Pete 71, granddaughter Evelyn Douphner 17.


Obituary:  Owen Enterprise (WI), 25 February 1932:  Anton Pete, age 66, died at his home in this city (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) Friday morning of heart trouble, following an illness of many months.  Mr. Pete came to Owen in the year 1915, and since that time until his recent illness has been in the employ of the John S. Owen Lumber Co.  He was born April 15, 1865 at Bathurst Village, New Brunswick, Canada, and was united in marriage to Miss Rena Arquett at Necedah, Wis., in 1890.  To this union were born five children; James (deceased), Robert of Wausau, William of Milwaukee, Mrs. Exilda Grendell, Sheldon, and Ruby (deceased).  Funeral services were conducted Monday morning from the Holy Rosary Church at 10 o'clock, Rev. Fr. McGuire of Abbotsford, officiating, and interment took place in Riverside Cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pete of Milwaukee, Robert Pete of Wausau and Mrs. Grendell of Sheldon, all were here to attend the funeral.


Tombstone Inscription, Woodlawn Cemetery, Sheldon, Rusk, WI:  Mother / Rena C. Pete / 1868 - 1955


WWI registration records (sons):

Samuel James Pete:  James Pete, b. 25 Nov 1892 Necedah, Wis; common labor; wife & child; tall/stout; brown eyes & black hair; 5 Jun 1917 Rusk, Wis

Robert Henry Pete:  Robert Henry Pete; 5 Jun 1917 (lives Owen); 25 Jun 1895 (Necedah, WI); single; assistant millwright (enlisted in Co. A, 2nd Regt., Marshfield); tall/medium; dark brown eyes; black hair


Obituaries of the children:

Samuel James Pete:  Ladysmith news budget (Ladysmith, WI), Friday, 25 October 1918:  Dies at Hospital:  James Pete, of Bruce, who was brought to St. Mary's hospital Sunday suffering from influenza, died Tuesday evening from pneumonia.  Deceased leaves a wife and two children.  Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.


Robert Henry Pete:  Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, WI), Thursday, 4 February 1965:  Robert H. Pete.  Funeral services for Robert H. Pete, 69, 806 McClellan St., who died Wednesday at Madisan, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Anthony Fischer officiating, and burial in Pine Grove Cemetery.  The body will be at Helke East Chapel after 2 p.m. Friday, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Pete was born June 25, 1895, in Necedah, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pete.  He moved to Wausau in 1907 and was employed as an incinerator plant operator by the City of Wausau until his retirement in 1960.  He was married Jan. 22, 1956, in Wausau to Josephine Meuret Olson, who survives.  Mr. Pete was a member of Headquarters Company, 121st Field Artillery, 32nd Division, and served in France during World War I.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Surviving besides the widow are three stepsons, Lawrence Olson, Dubuque, Iowa, Donald Olson, Black Creek, and David Jack Olson, Appleton, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Gruendahl, North Miami Beach, Fla.


William M. Pete:  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (WI), Saturday, 20 August 1955:  Pete: William M., aged 58, 2001 1/2 7th st., Wausau, formerly Milwaukee, passed away Aug. 17, 1955 at Veterans' hospital, Wood, Wis.: survived by wife, Edna; sister, Mrs. F.L. Grendahl, Sheldon, Wis.; 1 brother, Robert Pete, Wausau, Wis.  In state Sun., Aug. 21, at the chapel at Veterans' Administration. Memorial services by VFW, City of Milwaukee Post No. 2874, 7 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21.  Funeral services 9 a.m. Mon., Aug. 22 at the chapel.  Veterans' Administration, Wood, Wis.

Tombstone Inscription, Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee: William M. / Pete / Wisconsin / PVT / Co A 128 Infantry / World War I / July 15, 1897 / August 17, 1955


Exilda Louise Pete:  Leader Telegram (Eau Claire, WI), Wednesday, 3 April 1996:  Exilda L. Grendahl, 95, of Rice Lake, and formerly of Sheldon, died Monday at Rice Lake Convalescent Center.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, with burial in the Sheldon Cemetery.  Appleyard's Home for Funerals, Rice Lake, is handling arrangements.


Ruby Margarette Pete:  Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI), Friday, 21 December 1923:  Owen Lady Dies Here - Mrs. Ruby Douphner of Owen, died at the hospital Wednesday evening.  Her remains were taken to Owen for burial.

Tombstone Inscription, Riverside Cemetery, Withee:  Mother / Ruby Margaret Douphner / 1903 - 1923



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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

- Some deaths in RED from online death certificates (1920-1938), online death registrations (1888-1919).


Last updated:  26 April 2019.