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Survivor Stories of the Peshtigo
October 8, 1871
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Contributed by family
Brouillette - Owner of an hotel in Peshtigo
Born. Abt. 1813 Montreal,PQ, Canada
Death 1884 in Peshtigo
Wife - Harriet Emily (White) LeBlanc
Born: 16 Apr 1817. Lafourche,
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Death: 08 Oct 1871
- Perished in the fire while returning to the Hotel on Sunday night
the Fire struck. They found her ashes the next day.
her was her pie plate engraved (Emily), which was the only way of
her ashes. She had been to her son Antoine Thomas Bruette's home for
dinner while Antoine (Sr.) was watching the Hotel . Antone escaped to
river. Told to me by Ed Bruette
(Added note) Another
Peshtigo resident, son of Charles and Amelia Bruette,
was Charles Bruette (Jr.). . Charles' (Jr.) wife and infant child
Charles, and one child". Names
were wife Margrete, age 24, and infant child were reported dead in the
Peshtigo fire. Charles (Jr.) and daughter Carrie, age 5, survived. This
Bruette family was also from French Canada and immigrated to the US
the same time as Antoine and Harriet Emily Bruette, 1845.
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