Person Sheet


Name Emily Daignau
Birth Oct 1827, Quebec, Canada
Death 11 Dec 1907, Kerns, Belgrade, Nicollet, Minnesota
Burial 13 Dec 1907, Kerns Oak Grove Cemetery, Belgrade, Nicollet, Minnesota
Immigration 1849
Emigration 1849, Canada
Alias/AKA Emily Desmois
Father Louis Daignau
Mother Francis ???
Spouses:
1 Joseph LeDuc
Birth Oct 1825, Quebec, Canada
Death 4 Feb 1908, Kerns, Belgrade, Nicollet, Minnesota
Burial 6 Feb 1908, Kerns Oak Grove Cemetery, Belgrade, Nicollet, Minnesota
Immigration 1831
Emigration 1831, Canada
Occupation Farm laborer (1850), farmer
Father Joseph LeDuc (1796-1878)
Mother ??? ??? (ca1800-ca1841)
Marriage abt 1852
Children: Almina (1854-1933)
Philip Emmet (ca1856-1944)
William Willard (1856-1947)
Henry D. (1864-)
child 5 (1870-<1880)
Dora E. (1871->1933)
John J. (1873-1948)
Ben
child 9
Medical Notes for Emily Daignau
Death certificate lists cause of death as pneumonia, suffered for 10 days, with contributory cause of senility. The attending physician was Dr. Aaron Schmitt, of Mankato, Minnesota. The undertakers were Landkammer & Davidson, of Mankato, Minnesota.
Misc. Notes
She would have been born in 1827-8 according to the 1870 U.S. census. She was listed as being born in Canada and unable to read or write. Her parents were both foreign born. She would have been born in 1825 according to the 1880 U.S. census. The 1900 U.S. census gives born Oct 1827 in French Canada, with father born in France and mother born in French Canada. The census confirms Elsie Trask's statement of 9 childrens with 6 surviving.

The information on the death certificate was provided by Louis La Duc of Mankato, Minnesota. I see that I don't have him in the database yet he is obviously a relative. Dig out more information.

Nicollet Leader, 21 December 1907:

" Mrs. Joseph LaDuc, who was reported sick with pneumonia last week died last Wed. The funeral took place from the Kerns church last Fri. afternoon and interment was at the Belgrade Cemetery. Mrs. LaDuc was about 80 years old. She came to Belgrade in 1866 and has resided there since. She leaves her aged husband, 4 sons John & Philip of Belgrade, William of Herman, Minnesota. and Henry of Washington and Mrs. Henry Trask and Mrs. David Goodridge of Kerns. A lge concorse of friends and neighbors escorted the remains to the church and Cemetery. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her." 33

Her headstone reads "Emily LeDuc, 1826-1907."44

Note that the 1857 territorial census shows a Xarien Desmarais, age 38, living in T111, R26, of Nicollet County with his family. Some of the references I have list Emily's surname as Desmarais, so these may be relatives. (r. 3, p. 282), wife Rosette, age 30, children Xarien, 11, Rose, 8, Melia, 6, and Peter, 1.
Research
28, 32, 45 (v. D, p. 118), 33, 43 (p. 126)
Death certificate, W. W. LeDuc death certificate (CA #4-060884)
1870 U.S. census, Nicollet Co., Minnesota, r. 8, p. 5
1875 Minn. census, Nicollet Co., Minnesota, p. 15 [LDS FHL microfilm 565725]
1880 U.S. census, Nicollet Co., Minnesota, r. 627, p. 126B
1900 U.S. census, Nicollet Co., Minnesota, p. 156B
Notes for Joseph (Spouse 1)
He fits into the profile for the 1840 census return as the son born 1825-1830.

Elsie Trask interview: they had 9 children, of whom 4 boys and 2 girls lived to adulthood. He was born in Canada and his parents came from France. Adaline Trask letter: He and his wife lived below the hill where the Kerns Cemetery is located. Robert Smith tore down the house about 10 or more years ago [before circa 1976] when he built a new home.

According the 1870 U.S. census (which spelled the name Ladduck [sound it out]), he would have been born in 1826-7. He shown as born in Canada. His parents were both foreign born, and were very likely the Joseph and Sophronia Le Duc in the next household. The 1850 census shows him as age 20 (born ca 1830, rather later) and the age profile of the children shows that Sophia was the second wife of Joseph, thus this Joseph's step-mother. He was attending school at that time.

Joseph Ladduck, #27 in the Belgrade agricultural return of the 1870 census: 45 acres improved, 35 acres unimproved, cash value of farm $900, cash value of machinery and implements $35, $14 wages paid in current year, 2 milk cows, 2 working oxen, 3 other cattle, 3 sheep, 4 swine, cash value of all cattle $175, 160 bu. wheat, 160 bu. indian corn, 75 bu. oats, 10 lbs. wool, 40 bu. Irish potatoes, $5 produce of market garden, 175 lbs. butter, 15 tons hay, 40 gallons molasses, cash value of animals slaughtered or sold for slaughter $34, estimated value of all farm products $425.

The 1880 U.S. census would have him born in 1829. The 1885 census only gives his name but no details on him or his family, not even their names. Is it possible that this might have referred to another Joseph Le Duc?

The 1900 U.S. census shows him born in Canada in Oct. 1825, in the U.S. for 69 years, and naturalized. He had been married for 51 years.

His relationship to Joseph and Sophronia Le Duc is so far based on their proximity in Belgrade Twp., and their respective ages.

Nicollet Leader, 8 February 1908:

" Joseph LaDuc, an aged and well known resident of Belgrade township, died at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, of cancer of the stomach. He was born at Brandon, Vt., and was eighty-three years of age. He moved to Belgrade township in 1864, and continued to reside there ever since. His wife died Dec. 11 last, but he is survived by four sons and two daughters; John and Philip, Mrs. Trask and Mrs. Goodrich of Belgrade township, William of Herman, and H. D. of Portland, Oregon. The deceased was highly respected by all. The funeral was held from the Kerns church Thursday afternoon. Interment was in the Belgrade Cemetery." 33

Note that this reference has him born in Brandon, VT, not in Canada as virtually all of the census returns showed.

His headstone reads "Joseph LeDuc, 1824-1908."42
Research
28, 32, 33, 43 (p. 126)
Death certificate, W. W. LeDuc death certificate (CA #47-060884)
1840 U.S. census, Franklin Co., Vermont, r. VT 2, p. 302
1850 U.S. census, Addison Co., Vermont, r. 920, p. 57
1870 U.S. census, Nicollet Co., Minnesota, r. 8, p. 5
1875 Minn. census, Nicollet Co., Minnesota, p. 15 [LDS FHL microfilm 565725]
1880 U.S. census, Nicollet Co., Minnesota, r. 627, p. 126B
1885 Minn. census, Nicollet Co., p. 9 [LDS FHL microfilm 565747]
1900 U.S. census, Nicollet Co., p. 156B
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