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My mother's mother was Rose Bertrand. I have very
little information on the family, except for a few
pictures and death notices. I've never met any of
the Bertrands. I was surprised to find recently that
my grandmother's sister lived within 10 miles of my
childhood home, yet I never met her nor her family.
Bertrands came from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. [Note:
2 censuses for Xavier's children list their father
as "born in Ohio."] At some point, they
settled in Negaunee (or New Swanzy) Michigan, because
my grandmother's birth certificate is from there.
I'm trying to place the family's location at different
times, since my grandmother Rose and a few sisters
were born in Michigan, other sisters were from Quebec,
and the elder Bertands died in Quebec.
page will be under construction for awhile. I have
only recently found Senecal information, and am trying
to use that to find more on the Bertrands, since Francois
Xavier Bertrand, my great grandfather married Delia
Senecal. I recently found Delia's mother--Victoria
Houle Senecal--in a census in the upper peninsula
of Michigan in 1900. More to come (hopefully).
am really thankful to my mother. About 10 years before
she died, she went through every family album with
me and explained who was whom. We figured out dates
from incidences she remembered, and we created a scrapbook
of marriages, death notices, and family pictures,
with just about every person in the pictures accounted
have very few photos of the Bertrands, but was fortunate
to come across this one of the entire family.
is the entire Bertrand family [besides a boy, Francois,
who died at 14].
This photo was taken in Montreal in 1941. Delia Senecal
and her husband Francois Xavier Bertrand are surrounded
by their daughters: [this is a guess]
Viola, Florence, Rose, Minnie, Maude, Priscilla, and
Viola Bertrand Bougie, Norma Carter Day (daughter
of Maude Bertrand Carter), Delvina Bertand Bisaillon
Maude Bertrand Carter, and Delia Senecal Bertrand.
Taken about 1943.
|Here are my grandmother
Rose's sisters in Montreal, about 1945 or 1950.
Bertrand, Florence Bertand Leahy, Viola Bertrand
Bougie, Minnie Bertrand Terrill, Priscilla Bertrand
Bertrand Lang (1892-1975)
1900 Census: Michigan,
Marquette, City of Negaunee--Zotique Deschambeault,
his wife Celine (Celia) Houle and her mother Victoria
Houle Senecal [my great-great grandmother]
report for the Bertand family from Francois Xavier
Bertrand to present.
The Genealogy.com Bertrand
Family Forum. Search for info on your Bertrands.
back to the
this site (names, locations, etc.):
on this site [more listed under "the Whole Family Tree"
The Billings side: BILLINGS / BILLING, LANG, BERTRAND, WATSON, BROMELL, BOND, RICKARD, PETER, LEAN, HAWKIN / HOCKEN, HOSKYN, BROAD, RUSHTON, SCHMACHTENBERGER, FOOTE, BULL, LODGE, LAWLOR, REARDON, HOULE, SENECAL / SENICAL, BATZOLD, BEGGS, GUNGEL, MCGREGOR, MELLOR, BROWN, ANGELSEY, WILSON
Palmer side: PALMER / PALMORE, OBEROWSKI, OLESKY, KRUSCHINSKI, PILARSKI, OSTRANDER, BECK, VAUGHAN, EUDAILEY
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