Pierre Pitre

1821 Les Cedres, Quebec after 1866



Continuation of tree (16th child of Pierre Pitre/Julie 'Angelique' Leduc); all known surname descendants:

            6          Pierre Pitre  b: 21 May 1821  St. Joseph de Soulanges, Les Cedres, Quebec; d: Bet. 1866-1880

                                    +Marcelline Hainault  b: 7 February 1823  St. Clement, Beauharnois, Quebec; m: 27 October 1846  St. Timothee, Beauharnois, Quebec [Etienne/Josephe Peron]; d: 23 May 1900  Eureka, Lincoln, MT

                        7          Pierre Pitre  b: 30 November 1847  St. Timothee, Beauharnois, Quebec; d: 8 April 1920  Anaconda, Deer Lodge, MT

                                       +Elizabeth Marceline Henault  b: April 1856  Missouri; m: 3 November 1873  Buchanan, MO [Francois/Mary ---]; d: 4 July 1936  Anaconda, Deer Lodge, MT

                        7          Aglae Pitre  b: 15 April 1850  St. Timothee, Beauharnois, Quebec; d: Aft. 1851

                        7          Joseph Napoleon Pitre  b: 9 September 1852  St. Timothee, Beauharnois, Quebec; d: 1899  Eureka, Lincoln, MT

                                       +Elizabeth Kibler    m: 7 November 1878  Butte, Deer Lodge, MT

                        7          Philomene Elise Pitre  b: 6 November 1854  St. Louis de Gonzague, Beauharnois, Quebec; d: 17 September 1855  St. Timothee, Beauharnois, Quebec

                        7          Mary J. Peters  b: Abt. 1855  Canada; d: Aft. 1870

                        7          Emily Peters  b: 27 December 1859  Canada; d: 13 February 1935  Butte, Silver Bow, MT

                                         +Bazil Tyson  b: December 1861  Missouri; m: 18 October 1896  South Butte, Silver Bow, MT

                        7          Thomas Peters  b: Abt. 1863  Canada; d: 16 September 1894  Butte, Silver Bow, MT

                        7          Louisa Peters  b: Abt. 1867  Canada; d: Aft. 1880  Montana



Notes for Pierre Pitre:


- 1851 St. Timothee, Beauharnois, Quebec:  Pierre Pitre 32 (day laborer), wife Marceline Heneau 29, Pierre 5, Aglae 2.

- 1860/61:  In a later census it was noted that the family emigrated in 1861.

- 1870 St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri:  Marcelline Hainault's Canadian-born brother Narcisse Henault 48 retired liquor business, his 2nd wife Louisa 39, Hortense 17, Ezias 12, plus Canadian-born Peters children: Mary J. 15, Emily 11, Thomas 7, & Louisa 3.

- 1880 Deer Lodge Valley, Deer Lodge, MT:  Marceline 57 (now remarried), husband Silva Vitano 62 (farmer), adopted David Cantoe 10, 3 lodgers.  Peter Peters (the son) 37 (farmer), wife Lizzie 24, Charles Lee 7, Emma 5, Alexander 2, and laborer Nelson Norman 22  [Also in Upper Deer Lodge Valley: Narcisse Hanna 59, wife Louisa 50, Joseph 8, plus Missouri-born Thomas Peters 17 & Louisa Peters 15.]

Notes for Marcelline Hainault:
- Information from descendant 'Louise' Lyle Weeks (Laine):  Widow Marcelline (aka Marie Louise) Hainault's family emigrated with a group to St. Joseph, Missouri about 1866.  This was followed by a trek onward to Montana.  Her Hainault family (father Francois) followed onto Montana after her son Peter had taken Elizabeth Marceline Henault (aka Mary Elizabeth) west.  Already a widow by the time Peter was 12, she apprenticed Peter to a wagon-master as a bull-whacker.  Though he was an early pioneer he never used a gun, but he could take the head off a small varmint with the whip.

- Tombstone inscription:  Tobacco Valley Cemetery, Eureka, Lincoln, MT:  Maccilen Vitona / Born Sept. 22, 1825 / Died May 23, 1900 / Age 74 yrs 8 mos 1 dy / Napoleon Peters / Born 1852 / Died 1899 / Age 47 yrs

Obituaries for the children:

Pierre Pitre:  Butte Paper: 8 April 1920 - Montana Pioneer Answers Call: Peter Peters, Who Settled in Lower Deer Lodge Valley in 1863, Is Dead: Peter Peters died shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday in his home, 616 West Park avenue.  He had been in poor health for the past several years.  A year ago his condition became such his life was despaired of, but he rallied and for a while appeared to have -------.  Last winter the old malady again made its appearance and his death was not unexpected.  ***Adventurous Nature** Mr. Peters was 73 years of age and a native of Boharnois, province of Quebec, Canada.  He inherited the adventuresome nature of his French ancestors, and while still a youth started for the West of which he had many tales from the French voyageurs.  He arrived in the Deer Lodge valley in 1863, but instead of devoting his energies to gold mining like the majority of his companions, he took up a ranch in the vicinity of French Crossing.  In 1873 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Henault, oldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Henault, pioneer residents of the lower valley.  Their home at French Crossing was one of the best known in the early days, and a favorite stopping place for stage passengers en route between Butte, Deer Lodge and other western camps.  In 1893 Mr. Peters disposed of his ranchhouse and moved his family to Eureka.  His heart, however, was centered in the Deer Lodge valley and after several years' residence in Eureka he returned to engage in ranching on the old Henault place.  Owing to failing health, the family moved to Anaconda about two years ago to make his home.  During his long residence in Montana Mr. Peters refused to take any part in politics, although his friends approached him to run for office on several occasions.  Although taking a deep interest in the interests of the community in which he lived, he seldom mingled in public affairs.  His greatest pleasure was to be with his wife and children, and with the latter he was considered as much in the light of a chum as a father.  Besides his wife he is survived by four children, George of Eureka, Walter and Mrs. John Weeks of Pocatello, Idaho, and Miss Elizabeth Peters of this city.  A brother, George Peters, when last heard from, was in South America.  Funeral arrangements have not been made, awaiting the arrival of the children, who are expected to arrive today.




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Last updated:  29 May 2017.