I am pleased/honored to report that the mystery of the connection between famous fur trader Joseph Renville
and his New France parents has been solved!!
Paul De Rainville b.1619 in Normandy married Rolline Poete.They had a son;
Jean De Rainville b.1638 and his second wife Elizabeth de La gueripierre had a pair of twins.
One of the twins was;
Charles RAINVILLEb. Apr 8, 1678
Jeanne-Suzanne CABAZIER on 11 MAY 1705, Ct Adhemar, Montreal, QC
They had the following children:
1.Therese-Suzanne RAINVILLE, b. 29 NOV 1705, Montreal, QC
2.Charles-Vital RAINVILLE, b. 19 NOV 1706, Montreal, QC
m. 20 MAY 1728, Louise LESIEUR
3.Therese RAINVILLE, b. 06 JAN 1709, Montreal, QC
4.Catherine RAINVILLE, b. 25 JAN 1711, Montreal, QC
5.Marie-Anne-Charlotte RAINVILLE, b. 23 NOV 1713, Montreal, QC
6.Pierre-Joseph RAINVILLE, b. 03 JAN 1714, Montreal, QC
m. 13 OCT 1738, Louise DENEAU
m. 01 MAR 1745, Francoise ROY
m. 17 FEB 1749, Angelique BETOURNE - Laprairie, QC
7.Marie-Anne RAINVILLE, b. 22 APR 1720, Montreal, QC
Children of Pierre-Joseph Rainville b. Jan 3, 1714 and Angelicque Betourne
I.Joseph Rainville/Renville b. July 30, 1753, in Sorel , Quebec.
In 1775, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, he married Miniyuhe,
daughter of Dakota Chief Big Thunder. Big Thunder was a Mdwakanton Dakota of the
II.Paul Vincent Rainville b. a1755.He married in 1791 to Marie LaPoint b. a1760. She was the
widow of John Garneau
Children of Joseph Rainville/Renville (b. 1754) and Miniyuhe.
I.Victor Ohiya Renvilleb. a1780.
He married Winona Abigail (Iron Ring) Crawford a full blood Sisseton, the grand daughter of
Walking Buffalo (Red Wing).
II. Joseph Renville b. 1779 at Ft. Snelling which is near the present day city of St. Paul,
Minnesota.He married Tonkanne, aka Mary/Marie Little Crow, a full blood Mdewakanton Dakota
who was a cross cousin to the great Chief Little Crow.
This data has been verified by Le Federation de Famille de Rainville
Arthur Rainville - President , and
Simon-Pierre Rainville of Beauport, Quebec