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(also Greten, Greeten, Gretan, Greetans, Gratiaen, Greaten)
Descendant contact: Beverly

I found the ship that Max and family came over on.  They came into Quebec on the S.S. Europe in April 27 1871. They sailed from Liverpool on April 1 th. (Geneas data base, National Archives of Canada.) Beverly


1. Minau Greeten - farmhand, boarder in Oconto 1880 with lumberman Albert LeCourt age 22.
        Born: 1845 in Belgium
2. Maximo (Max) Greeten (1880 neighbor of Louis Bergevain in Oconto);
        Born: December 4, 1836 in French Belgium (1831 on 1900 census)
        Immigrated in 1871
        Died: June 30, 1923
        Buried in Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin
 + Pilagie also Tounise and Plege ? - wife of Max Greeten
        Born: November 1, 1833  in French Belgium (1831 on 1900 census)
        Immigrated in 1871
        Died: April 19, 1908;
        Buried in Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin
        Children of Max and Pilagie Greeten  - birthed 4 children in 1900 with 4 living
            1. Joseph Greetan - born in Belgium 1861
            2. Adaline Greeten - born in Belgium  August 1864
            3. Elmira  Greeten - born in Belgium  1866
            4. Clement Greeten - born in Wisconsin 1874
              + Mary Thome
                        Married: March 10, 1896 Oconto


            1. Joseph Greetan ( also Greeten, Greetans) - husband of Emily Bergevain - 1910 worked for Railroal
                    Born: October 1862 in French Belgium
                    Married: July 31, 1882 Oconto
                    Died:  24 July 1953 (Age 90) -- Oconto County, Wisconsin
              + Amelia (Emily) Bergevain - wife of  Joseph Greetan; 1900 had birthed 8 children with 7 living.  Lived in Meager, Montana in 1910 next door to father Louis Bergevain. Living in Cottonwood, Montana in 1930 with 2 Greetan grandchildren
                    Father:Louis Bergevain  ( please see: BERGEVAIN Family Page )
                    Mother: Rosalie (Rosalee) Forcier - wife of Louis (Please see: FORCIER Family Page  )
                    Born July 12, 1863 in Bay Settlement, Brown County, Wisconsin
                    Died: April 11, 1934 in  Yellowstone County, Montana (Montana Death Index)

August 5, 1882

M. JOE GREETAN, steward of the tug W. H. Alley, was last Monday morning joined  in holy bonds of matrimony with Miss Emily Berabin (Bergevain) of Oconto at St. Peters church, by the Rev Vermare.  As congratulations are the order of the day, here is ours Joe, and may you prosper, live long and be happy.
                    Children of Joseph and Emily:
                        1. Joseph M. Greetan
                                Born: February 1884 in Wisconsin
                       + Carrie Spice - wife of Joseph Greentan
                                Born: October 1890 in Ashland, Ohio
                                Died: 1971
                        2. Edna M. Greetan
                                Born: June 26, 1886 in  Oconto County, Wisconsin
                                Died: 23 October 1981 -- King County, Washington age 95
                         + Dell Waldron - husband of edna M. Greetan
                                Born 19 April 1885 -- Ohio
                                No recorded children
                        3. Oscar F. Greetan
                            Born: October 7, 1887 in Wisconsin
                            Died: September 1970 in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington
Duluth News-Tribune; Minnesota
Date: February 3, 1907
Oscar Greetan of Crystal Falls, MI Railroad accident inches from death. (nearly crushed by runaway car)
                        4. Leah Greeten
                            Born: December 1889 in Wisconsin
                        5. Frank J. Greetan
                            Born: March 1892 in Wisconsin
                            Died: 22 Sep 1914 Montana (Montana Death Index)
Montana Anaconda Standard
Sept 23, 1914
Frank Greetan Drowned in the Musselsyhell River (worked for the railroad)
                        6. William J. Greeten
                            Born: April 1895 in Michigan
                            Died: April 16, 1961 in Beaverhead Montana
                        7. Della Greetan
                            Born: 9 Aug 1896  in Oconto (WI Birth Index)
                        8. Wallace J. Greeten
                            Born: May 22, 1897 in Wisconsin
                            Died: August 1977 Bothell, King County, Washington
          2. Adaline Greeten -
                    Born August 1864  in Belgium widowed 1920 married at age 34
                    Died: Aug. 08, 1939 Oconto Catholic no stone
             + ?  Burke. - husband of Adaline Greetan
                    Married: 1887
                    Known Children of Adaline and Burke:
                                1. Joseph Greeten - born in Wisconsin October 1887
                                2. Arthur Greeten - born in Wisconsin May 1900