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Descendants of Jean Brunet

      48. Alexis7 Brunet (Marcel6, Alexis5, Alexis4, Alexis Brunet dit3 Dauphine, Jean2 Brunet, Jean1) was born March 16, 1838 in Richelieu, Ste-Pierre, Sorel, Quebec. He married Helena Chene Or Labutte, daughter of Oliver Labutte and Angelica Labadie. She was born May 11, 1831 in Sandwich, Essex, Ontario.

Notes for Alexis Brunet:
LDS Batch # 87055408 Serial Sheet # 57
As per Ontonagon records was eligible for the Civil War draft as of 31 May
1862, living in Rockland.

Notes for Helena Chene Or Labutte:
Possible other last name is Labutte.
Children of Alexis Brunet and Helena Labutte are:
  87 i.   Theodore Alexander8 Brunet, born January 9, 1870.
  88 ii.   Unk. Brunet, born June 13, 1871.
  89 iii.   Henry Samuel Brunet, born August 12, 1872.
  90 iv.   William Brunet, born December 7, 1874.

      49. Joseph Louis7 Brunet (Marcel6, Alexis5, Alexis4, Alexis Brunet dit3 Dauphine, Jean2 Brunet, Jean1) was born May 12, 1840 in Richelieu, Ste-Pierre, Sorel, Quebec, and died February 24, 1929 in Ontonagon, Michigan. He married Roseanna Miles 1868 in Sorel, Quebec, daughter of George Miles and Elizabeth Gray. She was born September 12, 1846 in Canada, and died January 4, 1934 in Ontonagon, Michigan.

Notes for Joseph Louis Brunet:
Came to the US 1850 to Ontonagon, Dies before 1916. 1920 Census has him listed as 79 years old. He also applied for US Citizenship in 1865.
The following was sent by Bruce Johanson:
J.L. Brunette Received Gold Medal Ontonagon Worked for the Great C & H Company continuously for forty eight years. Perhaps the only resident of this village to receive one of the coveted Calumet & Hecla gold medals, is Joseph L. Brunette of this village. Mr. Brunette came to Ontonagon in 1860 and remained here six years, when the Calumet & Hecla mine was in its infancy. He was young and looking for a permanent job. He decided to go to Calumet feeling confident that the Calumet & Hecla was a permanent mine. He went to the mine in 1866, was given a job as carpenter and has been with the mine ever since. He worked continuously for 48 years. Two years ago he was put on the pension list and is now and will draw a pension from this company as long as he lives. Mr. Brunette's family came to Ontonagon from Calumet a few years ago and wanted Mr. Brunette to give up his job there and come here, but he liked his work and the company too well to leave, and now that he has been put on the
retired list he has decided to spend his declining years here. THE MEDAL: The medal is of gold, has an intrinsic value of $150.00, is a magnificent piece of workmanship. On one side are pictures of the late Mr. Shaw and the late Mr. Aggaziz. The sons of these two men presented the medals to their faithful employees. Mr. Brunette said that a young fellow offered him $125.00 for the medal but his reply was "Young man, this piece of property is not for sale. I would only part with it in order to keep myself or family from starving, and I do not believe they will starve me for I am on the pension list of the great Calumet & Hecla." Mr. Brunette did not work underground, although he has been underground, a distance of one mile and a quarter, straight down. He is a carpenter and has worked on every one of the shaft houses owned by the company in the copper country. He helped to build the scaffolds for the largest smokestacks going up into the air 250 feet. Mr. Brunette wished through the Herald to express his sincere thanks to the large company and to say during that time he worked for them that he has been used like a gentleman. That he had never asked for a raise in pay, but that when he deserved it, he always got it and that he is not now, nor never been sorry that he went to work for them.
From Andrew Lockhart:
Joseph Brunette, aged 88 years, passed away Wednesday morning, February 27th, at 6:30 at his residence in the Dayton Mines home near the Ontonagon Fibre Company plant. Mr. Brunette was born in Surrell, Canada on May 12th 1841, came to this country when a young man and was married to Rose Miles in Rockland sixty years ago. There were eight children born to them, five who are living, namely:
George Brunette of Calumet, Francis of Sheboygan, WI, J.J. of Kenosha, WI., Mrs. Louise DeLong of Pontiac, Michigan, and Mrs Ed. Rivitte of Racine, WI. Those who have passed away are Elisabeth, Mary Ann and Myrsell. Besides the family and numerous friends he leaves fifteen grandchildren
and four great grandchildren to mourn for him. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from the Catholic Church at 9 o'clock. THE ONTONAGON HERALD, SATURDAY, 2 MARCH 1929, PAGE 1 COL 1

More About Joseph Louis Brunet:
Retirement: September 1, 1914, 50 years with C & H Mine

Notes for Roseanna Miles:
The census of 1900 states that she bore 13 children. As of 1900 only 5 had
survived. Came to the US around 1854. 1920 Census shows her as 65 years old.

Children of Joseph Brunet and Roseanna Miles are:
  91 i.   Libby8 Brunette.
  92 ii.   Ezelise Aimeline Brunette, born October 27, 1870. She married Edward Revitte.
  93 iii.   Mary Ann Brunette, born July 21, 1874 in Carp Lake, Ontonagon, Michigan/Ontonagon, Ontonagon Co., MI; died July 3, 1877 in Ontonagon, Ontonagon, Michigan.
  Notes for Mary Ann Brunette:
Found death record in Houghton. Died from " Inflammation of the bowels ", was 2
yrs, 11 mths, 18 days old.

  More About Mary Ann Brunette:
Cause of Death: Inflamation of the bowels

  94 iv.   Elizabeth Brunette, born July 13, 1876 in Sandwich West, Township, Essex, Ontario. She married Unk. Freeman.
  Notes for Elizabeth Brunette:
Wa a nun in Marquette. She disappears from the rolls after 1897.

  95 v.   Marcelle Brunette, born July 22, 1880.
+ 96 vi.   Joseph John Brunette, born August 1882 in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan.
  97 vii.   George Brunette, born May 1887 in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan. He married Cordelia Bonenfont April 12, 1906 in Calumet, Michigan.
  Notes for George Brunette:
Worked as an electrician. Where???

  Notes for Cordelia Bonenfont:
As per Houghton marriage records she was 17 years old when married.

+ 98 viii.   Louise Amanda Brunette, born July 28, 1892 in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan; died October 27, 1960 in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan.
+ 99 ix.   Francis Edward Brunette, born October 15, 1899 in Calumet, Michigan; died December 31, 1944 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Adopted child.

      60. Pierre7 Laurence (Marguerite6 Lussier, Marie Catherine5 Brunet, Jean Jacques4, Alexis Brunet dit3 Dauphine, Jean2 Brunet, Jean1) was born February 20, 1843 in St. Rosalie Ch., Bagot, Quebec, and died August 23, 1916 in Manville, Rhode Island. He married Eulalie Laplante February 24, 1873 in St. Joseph Ch., Ashton, Rhode Island. She was born Abt. 1849 in St. Aime, Canada, and died February 22, 1935 in Manville, Rhode Island.
Children of Pierre Laurence and Eulalie Laplante are:
  100 i.   Agnes8 Laurence.
  101 ii.   Leodore Laurence.
  102 iii.   Joseph Laurence.
  103 iv.   Ernest Laurence.
  104 v.   Ovide Laurence.
  105 vi.   Marie Louise Laurence.
+ 106 vii.   Napoleon Laurence, born December 26, 1881 in St. Rosalie Ch., Bagot, Quebec; died September 25, 1937 in Manville, Rhode Island.

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