EARLY FAMILIES OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES
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Euphrosine LaPOINTE

Words by the Barrette family that Euphrosine, a daughter of Pierre LaPOINTE, married Augustine BUISSON in 1831. They had a daughter, Julia, and it seems as though they lived around Galena, Ill. This Julia must havae been born about 1833 or 1834. Well, as the story goes, they wanted to move to the prairies where Harper's Ferry, Iowa, is today. It was in the early spring of the year, and the ice was still on the river. When the mother, Euphrosine, was taken sick with small pox, they sent word ahead, as they had kins living at Harper's, or should we say Windfield, about Euphrosine's condition, but being anxious to have them come, the kins promised to have the place warm and they arranged to go anyway, so they wrapped Euphrosine in a feather tick, packed her and the family in a sleigh and the long slow journey started up the river. After about two days they came to the place, Euphrosine was put to bed, but the place was too cold and damp, she died just a few days later leaving little Julie, who was only a few months old. Her aunt, Mary LAPOINTE LUPIEN do doubt took her and cared for her, and that is perhaps how she got the name LUPIEN, LEPINE or just Julia PINE. Her father, Augustine, must have been a very good man, he died February 25, 1847. He left a will filed in Probate Court of Prairie du Chien, Wis., leaving what he had to his beloved daughter Julie, and appointed Theadore CHENVIERE as her guardian, it was a very beautiful will. Julie was not baptized as Julia, but Marie.

(Editor's note) Theadore LUPIEN first married Margaaret PROVOST and had two children: Adolph born 1840 and Theresa born 1842. His second marriage was to Mary LaPOINTE and they had at least two children, Xavier born in 1845, and Theotiste Margaret.


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