We are looking for the John F. Berkley family. We have part of John's 1967 PROVENCHER/LA PLANTE research. We have a set of 12 letters; a page with 3 census and ancestry chart with notes.
We would like to know if there are more letters that John Berkley wrote to the La Plantes, which might reveal more of the Provencher family's history.
John Berkley's grandmother was Marie Vitaline (Victoria) Provencher, daughter of Louis Provencher and Appoline Provencher dit Beland.
We are related through Marie (Mary) Provencher/Provancha,was the older sister of Vitaline. She married Peter Gigear (aka: Pierre Giguerre). John had Mary's husband recorded as Pierce in his research. Mary Provencher married Pierre Gigierre on April 16, 1856, in Will County, Illinois.
We know of three children born in St. Anne, Kankakee County, Illinois: Gideon-Pierre GIGUERRE, b. 19 Jul 1857 Arthur Meddie GIGUERRE, b. 20 Apr 1861 Mathilda Marence GIGUERRE, b. 9 Feb 1863
Other know children: Merrick Gigear b. 1872, Nebraska and L. T. Gigear
We would love to learn more information on the Provencher/Provancha family. We have censuses and Mary Provancha Gigear's bio, which gives a brief history of the early years.