Family:Jacques III and Sophi Tetrault

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Jacques Tetrault, III - b. Abt. 1843 - d. 25 June 1915
Sophi Laforais/Papeno/Cyriac - b. Abt. 1840


Name Birthdate
Delphine Tetrault 9 Feb 1871
Minnie Tetrault Abt. 1874
Virginia or Eliza Tetrault 6 Dec 1875
David Tetrault 26 Mar 1877
Henry Tetrault 15 Mar 1882
Azdo Tetrault Jan 1883


Viginia Tetrault has no death record, but does not appear with the family in the 1880 census, and so, presumably died. Eliza's death record puts her birth at almost the same time as Virginia's, and so, since it is impossible that Sophia gave birth to both in such a short time, it is presumed that Virginia is Eliza. Perhaps there is some error in the record (highly likely in at least some details), or perhaps a middle name is being dealt with.

Records show Jacques married to Sophi, but the last name of "Sophi" changes a lot. I'm putting together this table to try to make sense of it all.

Date Place Surname Record Notes
1871 Feb 4 Vermont, Swanton Papeno Delphine birth record. Shortly before records indicate Jacques naturalized in Vermont.
1875 Dec 6 Massachusetts, Southbridge Laforet Virginia birth record.
1876 Feb 11 Massachusetts, Southbridge Lafforet Eliza death record. Based on the timing, and the lack of future references to Virginia, it is presumed that Eliza is Virginia.
1877 Mar 26 Massachusetts, Southbridge Lafores David birth record. Father listed as David, but this is presumed to be a typo.
1882 Mar 15 Massachusetts, Southbridge Cyriac Henry birth record.
1899 Jan 6 Massachusetts, Southbridge Laforce David marriage record.
1906 Apr 30 Massachusetts, Southbridge Cyriac Henry marriage record. Gives birthplace as Swanton, matching the extent birth record in Vermont.
1906 Dec 31 Massachusetts, Southbridge Syriac Delphine marriage record. Gives birthplace as Swanton, matching the extent birth record in Vermont.


1880 United States Census
Name: Jacques Tetreau
Residence: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Birthdate: 1844
Birthplace: Canada
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Sophie Tetreau
Spouse's Birthplace: Canada
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 36 years
Occupation: Carpenter
NARA Film Number: T9-0566
Page: 188
Page Character: B
Entry Number: 179
Film number: 1254566
Collection: United States Census, 1880
Relationship Name Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Jacques Tetreau M 36 Canada
WIFE Sophie Tetreau F 40 Canada
DAU Delphine Tetreau F 9 Vermont, United States
DAU Minnie Tetreau F 6 Massachusetts, United States
SON David Tetreau M 3 Massachusetts, United States

1900 United States Census

1900 U.S. Census - ED 1679 Southbridge town (southeast part), Worcester, Massachusetts, page 40 of 48
1900 U.S. Census - ED 1678 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, page 67 of 90

The details in this census are so close as to make it certain that it is the right family, but they are so far off, that I wonder at where the details came from. Perhaps a neighbor was consulted for the details. Amelia's birthday is completely wrong, and Jacque's immigration year appears to contradict likely records involving him and his previous wife. (But then, what neighbor would know so much about the children, while so little about the mother?)