I've recently been given photocopies of a ledger that belonged to a Justice of the Peace.
One of those entries reads as follows:
State of Wisconsin
I hereby certify that on the 18th day of December AD 1888 at my house
in the town of Lawrence, personally appeared Francis Newell, before me a
Justice of the Peace in and for said County residing in Wis. a white person,
son of John Newell now resideing in New York, a laborer by occupation, and
Miss Clara Vieu a white person, daughter of Henry Vieau and Melissa Vieau of
Lawrence, Wis. and presented themselves to be joined in marriage.
Whereupon both parties were duly sworn and examined by me and not finding
any legal objective to their marriage in the presence of Henry Vieau and
Melissa Vieau of Lawrence and of the P.O. of Little Rapids, Wis. I united in
the bonds of Matrimony the said Francis Newell and Clara Vieau according to law.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the year and day above
Henry S. Phillips
Justice of the Peace
Another page reads as follows:
Francis Newel being duly sworn as to his eligibility to be married deposes as
follows that he is thirty five years old, was born in Lisbon, New York
Fathers name, John Newell
was married before
have no living wife
Clara Vieu being duly sworn deposes as follows:
My age is fourteen
My fathers name is Henry Vieu
was born in (appears to be) Brown Co., Wis.
My mothers name is Melissa(?)
was never married before
I here by give my concent to the marriage of my daughter Clara Vieu
to Francis Newell.
Please remember that these pages are photocopies of the originals....a few
of the words were difficult to read however I copied it as closely as I could
(including the misspelling of Clara's surname a couple of times throughout the page).
It does appear as though this is Henry Vieau's signature.
This is the only record for the surname Vieau recorded in this book.
I hope this helps someone --