We took a research trip to Bottineau and Willow City, No Dakota several years ago, and visited with the priest of the Catholic Church in Willow City.One of his parisioners had the old church records in her home which were written in French, but someone had translated them into English.
This was like a gold mine to us.She allowed us to make copies of anything we found relating to the Lahaie family.
Marguerite Lahaie's death is recorded but not Eusebe's.We finally found the cemetery where Eusebe was buried, and there is a large stone marker there, so we got information from it and took pictures.This cemetery is near Tarsus, N.Dakota. He died May 16, 1893
Marguerite was buried at St. Genevieve cemetery at Little Fargo, N.Dakota, but her grave marker is no longer there. She died Nov. 22, 1907
We have nothing that shows her maiden name, so we are glad to know that it is possibly Lefebvre.
The only Lefebvre I find located in these copies of records that we have is a godmother of Eusebe and Marguerite's child, Louis Elie Lahaie. Her name is Nueve Marguerite Lefebre.
Is it possible that this could be a sister? It wasn't uncommon for people back then to put the same name on more than one child when they had a large family, especially if it had family significance.
I show a child, Marie Evelina Albina Lahaie born to Peter and Emilia (Marchand) Lahaie in Feb., 1907 in Willow City, N.Dakota.Peter was one of Eusebe and Marguerite's sons.
This is long, and I hope you can make some sense out of it.
We live in Hurst, Texas near Ft. Worth and are retired. Tell me a little about yourself and where you live.Best,Joyce Lahaie