Re: Vassaw's of Escanaba and Flint, MI areas
I have got thefollowing, could this be the same Léo?
Joseph “Joe” Vassau (Charles & Louise-
Charlotte Bétourné) b. in Yamachiche, Qc., on Jan. 26, 1836, d. Sept. 25, 1921, bur. in Amery, Wisconsin.M. at St-Pierre de Plattsburg, Clinton Co., N.Y., on Ester Sunday, April 12, 1868, toMarie-Louise “Mary-Louise” Gendron b. Feb. 9,1850, d. Nov. 3, 1932.Witness: Jean-Baptiste Vincent and A. Gendron, bur. in Amery, Wisconsin. It was said of Marie Gendron “Most beautiful skin and pretty”.In 1868, after their marriage,Joseph and his brother Jean-Baptiste settled in Wisconsin.Marie-Louise Gendron father was a prisonner during the American Civil War, atAndersonville prison.
“When Joseph and Mary-Louise Gendron moved to Wisconsin to homestead in 1868, the Vincent named was spelled as Vassaw.This is the spelling that is on the tomstone of the two boys, Edward and George.It was only after the deaths of Joseph and Mary-Loiise Gendron that the spelling of the Vincent/Vassaw name changed to it’s current spelling of Vassau” by Eileen Vassau.
Joseph-Napoléon n. 1869, d. 1945 m. Margaret
Emma-Louise b. 1873, d. 1952, m. George Ogden,
Samuel-Benton b. 1876, m. Theresa Hacket,
Clara-Mae b. 1879, d. 1962, m. Frank MacArthur,
Grace-Lillian b. 1881, m. Chas Engbloom,
Josephine-Olive b. 1883, m. Harry Cudney,
Edward b. 1884, d. 1891,
George b. 1886, d. 1891,
Lura b. 1889, m. Henning Caristron,
Leo b. 1891, d. 1925,
Alphonse b. 1895, d. 1950.