Michigan Resources

 

 

The Michigan branches of the Pitre line are now more complete due to the assistance of Marty Rossman of Harper Woods, MI.  Marty sent me copies of pages from volume two of “Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region 1701-1936” by Rev. Christian Denissen.  This information broadly confirmed what I had, but there were a few corrections for those of the mid-19th century, as well as many more dates and parents of spouses.  With a clearer picture of movement across the Ontario/Michigan border I was able to locate more families in the indexed censuses.  

 

Census:   1870          1880        1900         1910         1920         1930          1940

 

Ste. Anne (Fort Pontchartrain) Detroit Parish Registers (1755-1870)

     Image of page containing marriage of Jean Baptiste Pitre to Marie Francoise 'Marianne' St. Cosme

 

Below are extractions from censuses for 1820, 1823, 1830, 1840, 1850 & 1860.

 

1820 Wayne Co., Detroit:       

Transcription:

Probably

Francois Petre: males 2 <10, 1 (45+),  females 1 <10, 1 (10-15), 1 (26-44)

Francois Pitre (c1783), wife Veronique Rivard 29, Francois 4, Jean Baptiste 1, 2 unknown girls (possibly daughters from Veronique's first marriage to Jacques Marsac)

 

1823 Wayne Co., Detroit:

Transcription:

Probably

Francois Pitre  (p. 281)

Francois Pitre (15 Jan 1783), wife Veronique Rivard 32, Francois 7, Jean Baptiste 4, Louis 3, Lambert infant

 

1830 Wayne Co., Detroit:       

Transcription:

Probably

Francis Petre: males 1 <5, 2 (5-9), 3 (10-14), 1 (30-39), 1 (40-49), females 1 (5-10), 1 (40-49)

Francois Pitre (15 Jan 1783), wife Veronique Rivard 39, Francois 14, Jean Baptiste 11, Louis 10, Lambert 7, Veronique 6, Samuel Toussaint 4, Antoine infant (unknown male 30-39)

 

1840 

Transcription:

Probably

Francis Petrie: males 2 (5-10), 2 (10-15), 2 (15-20), 2 (20-30), 1 (60-70), females 1 (40-50)  [Hamtramack, Wayne Co.]

Francois Pitre (15 Jan 1783), wife Veronique Rivard 49, Francois 24, Jean Baptiste 21, Louis 20, Lambert 17, Veronique 16, Samuel Toussaint 14, Antoine 10, Richard 7

Dennis Peters: males 1 (30-40), females 1 <5, 1 (5-10), 1 (20-30)  [Detroit, Wayne Co.] Athanase 'Dennis' Pitre (7 Dec 1809), wife Phoebe Bechard 26, Justine 1, niece Florianne 8
Francis Petre: males 1 <5, 1 (20-30), females 1 (20-30)  [Saginaw, Saginaw Co.] Francois Pitre (20 Aug 1816), wife Isalinda Holtslander 30, infant daughter
Levie Petter: males 1 (15-20), 1 (20-30), females 1<5, 1 (20-30)  [Ecorse, Wayne Co.] Olivier Lepitre (8 Sep 1813), wife Frances Ann Soumande 24, Marie Louise 2, unknown male
Antoin Peter:  males 1 (10-14), 1 (15-19), 3 (20-29), females 1 (10-14), 1 (15-19), 1 (50-59)  [Erie, Monroe Co.] Elisabeth Laplante 47, widow of Antoine Pitre (22 Mar 1786), son Augustin Hermis Pitre (28 Aug 1817), wife Pauline Dusseau 21, Theodule 21, Marguerite 19, Louis Hermenigilde 'Jules' 17, Joseph Noel 15, Pauline 'Emily' 13

 

1850 Wayne Co.:

Transcription:

Probably

David Peter 29 blacksmith, Sophia 26, Phelis 1, Sophia 4, Elizabeth 6   [p. 133]

David Pitre (10 Jan 1820), wife Sophia Mercure

Jno. B. Peters 33 carpenter, Zoe 26, Josephine 5, John F. 3, Louisa 1   [Detroit, ED27, p. 221]

Jean Baptiste Pitre (16 Jan 1819), wife Zoe Cicotte

Lamuel Peters 26 mason, Mary Ann 23, Mary Ann 6 months   [Detroit, ED27, p. 221]

Lambert Pitre (24 Apr 1823), wife Marie Cicotte

Dennis Peters 50 laborer (b. Can), Phebe 45 (b. Can), Florence 17 (b. Can), Christine 11, John 9, Moses 7, Mary 4, David 3, Charles 8 months  [Detroit, p. 264]

Athanase ‘Dennis’ Pitre (7 Dec 1809), wife Phoebe Bechard

Oliver Pitre 34 carpenter, $100 real estate (b. E. Can), Hanna 32 (b. E. Can), Marie 10, Emilie 8, Selema 6, Zoe 4, Philomen 2   [Ecorse, p. 462]

Olivier Lepitre (8 Sep 1813), wife Frances Ann Soumande

Robert A. Barton 26 farmer (NY), Julie A. Barton 20, Josephine Peters 9, Francis Peters 31 laborer  [Grosse Pointe, p. 32] Francois Pitre (20 Aug 1816), daughter Josephine Ann

Lewis Peters 27 farmer, Mary Ann 29, Lewis 5, Charles 3, Mary 1  [Grosse Pointe, p. 942]

Louis Lambert Pitre (4 Nov 1820), wife Marie Anne Fournier

Francis Peters 70 farmer, $800 real estate, Leavina 56, Touceaint 22 farmer, Anthony 17 farmer, Richard 15  [p. 942]

Francois Pitre (15 Jan 1783), wife Veronique Rivard

Christ Peters 26, Mary 22, Elizabeth Peters 58 widow  [Monroe, Erie, p. 21] Joseph Noel Lepitre (24 Dec 1824), wife Marie Angele Foucault; mother Elisabeth Laplante, widow of Antoine Pitre (22 Mar 1786)
Augustus Peters 30, Polly 28, Augustus 9, Catherine 2  [Monroe, Erie, p. 21] Augustin Hermis Pitre (28 Aug 1817), wife Pauline Dusseau
Louis Peters 28 laborer, Eliza 28, David 7, Adeline 5, Eliza 2 months, Victoire Dusseau 13  [Monroe, Erie, p. 25] Louis Hermenigilde Lepitre (12 Apr 1823), unknown spouse

 

1860 

Transcription:

Probably

Francis Peter 42 farmer, $800 real estate, $170 personal, wife Polly 40, Frank 4, Polly 2  [Macomb, Chesterfield, p. 57] Francois Pitre (20 Aug 1816), 2nd wife Pauline Adelaide Dequindre
Antoine Peters 26 farmer, wife Margaret 24, Malvina 3, Isabella 10 months  [Macomb, Warren, p. 20] Antoine Pitre (25 Jun 1830), wife Margaret Campbell
John Peters 49 dealer in fishnets, wife Phillis 48, Clara 18, Ellen 18, Flora 16, John 14, Emily 11, Louis 9, Mary 3  (all b. Can except Mary)  [Wayne, Detroit, W6] Jean Baptiste Cyriacus Pitre (19 Jun 1811), wife Felicite Trudel
John Peters 40 carpenter, $1500 real estate, $100 personal, wife Eliza 21 seamstress, Josephine 15, John Jr. 13, Louisa 11, James 10, Mary 8  [Wayne, Detroit, W6, p. 52] Jean Baptiste Pitre (16 Jan 1819), 2nd wife Eliza Josephine Beaubien
David Peters 36 laborer (Can), wife Sophia McClour 33, Elizabeth 16, Sophia 12, Phillis 10, Octavia 8, Samuel 5, Adeline 2  [Wayne, Detroit, W9] David Pitre (10 Jan 1820), wife Sophia Mercure
Levi Peet 46 (Can) carpenter, $500 real estate, $200 personal, wife Ann 44 (Can), Mary 20, Emily 18, Adaline 15, Elizabeth 13, Margret 11, Julia 9, Joseph 8, Allen 3, Lucy 1; Danl. Burisau 29 laborer, wife Louisa 21, Marry 1   [Wayne, Ecorse, p. 58] Olivier Lepitre (8 Sep 1813), wife Frances Ann Soumande

Louis Petre 39 farmer, $1800 real estate, $225 personal, wife Mary Ann 39 housewife, Louis 15 farm hand, Charles 13, Mary 11, Justine 9, Anthony 7, Michel 5, Alexander 3, Zoe 1   [Wayne, Grosse Pointe, p. 213]

Louis Lambert Pitre (4 Nov 1820), wife Marie Anne Fournier

Francis Petre 84 farmer, $1600 real estate, $289 personal, wife Veronica 72 housewife, Toussaint 33 farmer, wife Rose 22 housekeeper, Louis 2, Eustachius 5 months, Charles 17 farm laborer   [Wayne, Grosse Pointe, p. 214]

Francois Pitre (15 Jan 1783), wife Veronique Rivard; son Toussaint Pitre (22 May 1826), wife Rose Sedilot dite Montreuil

Lambert Petre 34 mason, $1000 real estate, $275 personal, wife Mary 33 housewife, Mary 10, Alfred 5, Barnabas 2, Selima 5 months   [Wayne, Grosse Pointe, p. 224]

Lambert Pitre (24 Apr 1823), wife Mary Cicotte

 

 

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Last updated:  11 November 2016.