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Dufresne Family History

Dufresne

The Dufresne name originated in France or Belgium. Also spelt on documents as Duphresne, Dufrane

 

Related Families: HAMELIN - MOIGNON - MONDION - MORIN  - NADEAU /NADON - PAMBRUN - PICHE

 


1   Francois DUFRESNE (Fr. Cdn.) b. 1700s  
+   Marguerite DELEMIRE (Fr. Cdn.) b. 1700s

 

     2   Edouard Francois DUFRESNE (Fr. Cdn.) b. 1806 at LaPrairie, Quebec. During the 1891 Census he was 93, living in Fort Pitt, religion: Roman Catholic. He worked  for the Hudson Bay Co. as a cook in the Indian Dept. for over 50 years and even after his retirement.  He was working for Tom Quinn, Indian Agent at Frog Lake  when the NW Rebellion began in 1885.

    +  Marguerite MONDION MOIGNON b. Jan. 1816 or 25, Fort Carlton SK, m. 1845 in Fort Pitt, SK. Census data shows she lived in Fort Pitt, SK in 1881 and 1891, died 1891.(Her parents were Joseph Stump MONDION (Fr. Cdn.) b. 1780, m. Apr 15, 1854 in Fort Des Prairie or Lac Ste Anne, d.1784 in Vaudreuil QC, and Marie Suzanne NADEAU NADON (Metis) b.1780. (Marie Suzanne NADEAU 's parents were Josephte Suzette CARDINAL b. 1790-1875 in AB and Pierre NADEAU, b. 1760) Marguerite MONDION's sisters were 1. Emmy/Emma MOIGNON b. 1817, 2. Marie MOIGNON b. 1822-1891 Egg Lake, St. Albert, m. Laurent Cardinal b. 1819, m. Nov. 4, 1844. and 3. Genevieve MONDION b. 1822, 4. Catherine Marie MOIGNON b. 1825-1891.) Scrip for $160.00 claim no. 822

 

           3    Marie DUFRESNE  b. 1865. 
           +    William TODD (III)  b. 1853. 

 

During 1881 Canadian Census William TODD III gave his birthdate as 1857 (other records 1853), birthplace Manitoba, age 24, occupation Freighter, married, ethnic origin  Scottish, his religion Roman Catholic.  His wife Mary Todd, (nee Marie Dufresne): birthdate 1867 (1865 in the 1891 Census), her birthplace:  NWT, age: 16, married, ethnic origin: French, family head: William Todd, religion: Roman Catholic, Census Place: Battleford Territories, NWT.  A third entry for Joseph Todd, birthdate: 1876, birthplace; NWT, age: 5, ethnic origin Indigenous, head of household: William Todd, religion: Roman Catholic.  Census Place: Battleford Territories, NWT.  If this was their son it would mean Mary was 9 or 11 when she had Joseph Todd - more likely he was a relative or adopted child.  There is no mention or record again of Joseph in the next 4 Census's taken.  In 1884 Marie/Mary and William were living in Bresaylor, SK, where Ellen Todd was born, and the following spring while living in Fort Pitt, SK.  They were taken prisoner, along with her parents and siblings, into the camp of Big Bear and forced to move about the countryside from April - June of 1885.

 

Fort Pitt was their residence at the time of the 1891 Census.  After William Todd's death in 1895, census reports - both the 1901 and 1906 Alberta Census - Mary/Marie Todd nee Dufresne, reported a remarriage to James HOUSE/HOWSE and they were living on a farm near Lafond, Alberta 11 miles south of St. Paul, AB at SW 30 -T56 - R10 - W4. She had three more children Norman, Margaret Marie and Caroline HOUSE/HOWSE.  Mary Todd Howse died May 2, 1945 and is buried next to her husband James House at Frog Lake Cemetery, Heinsburg, Alberta.

 

Children of Marie Dufresne and William Todd III:

 

1)  Joseph TODD born 1876 in NWT. He was mentioned in the 1881 census, age 5, d. 1950 and buried at Vermilion River Cemetery in AB

 

2)  James TODD, Metis, born May 3, 1882/3 at Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan.  He married Caroline Laframboise before 1903. Locations of family farms were near St. Paul, AB, Two Hills on Watt Lake, AB and on Hastings Lake, AB. He died Oct. 22, 1967, in Rossdale, Edmonton and is buried beside his wife Caroline Laframboise and several of their sons at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, St. Albert Trail, AB. Scrip Cert. Form E, #1346, Claim 2049 and Scrip Cert. form D #1964 for $40.00.

 

3)  Ellen TODD born in 1884 at Bresaylor, SK and died in the Spring 1886 at Fort Pitt.

 

4)  Mary TODD born 1886 at Fort Pitt, SK.  She 14 years old at the time of the 1901 Census, living at Saddle Lake with her mother Marie/Mary DUFRESNE/TODD/HOUSE and her step-father James HOUSE/HOWSE. She married William John LABOUCANE, b. 1880 d.1955. Their homestead registered March 23, 1909 was at NE 2-58-10-4 near St. Paul AB,  Their children were Jim LABOUCANE, Irene HAMELIN, Lucy GAGNE and Emily COOKNELL.

 

5)  Isabelle (Belle) TODD born 1889 in Manitoba and baptized at Onion Lake.  She was 11 years old during the 1901 Alberta Census living at Saddle Lake with her mother Marie/Mary DUFRESNE/TODD/HOUSE and her step-father James HOUSE/HOWSE.  Belle married Jules LABOUCANE in 1911 and their farm was at NE 4-57-10-4, near Lafond, Alberta.  Scrip Cert: Form D, no. 1968.  Records in the St. Paul museum show her death was by lightening strike.

 

6)  William Pierre TODD, born 1890, died 1890 at Onion Lake, AB.

 

...continued

         3  Joseph DUFRESNE b. 1845
           +   Isabelle VENDAL - her father was Joseph VENDAL (Fr. Cdn.) her mother was Sophie POITRAS (Metis).
               4   Danial DUFRESNE
               +   Helen
                    5   Peter
                    5   Joseph
                    5   Frank
                    5   Ann Jane
                    5  Louise

          3   Francois/Frances DUFRESNE Jr. b. 1850/51, his parents were Margaret MONDION born 1863 and HBC Chief Factor John ROWAND (born 1787, died in 1854 at Fort Pitt) Francois was raised by Edouard Francoise Dufresne and Margaret Mondion. 1885 Scrip 1229 age 65 in 1906 Census. He is the half brother of Marie Dufresne.

          +   Marguerite Catherine PICHE (Metis) born in 1860 near Battle River, she married Francois DUFRESNE, RC, 1877.  Her father was
               MEE-EE-WA-PA-O PICHE (Metis) and her mother was KIS-KA-WISH MORIN (Metis). 1906 Census she is 40. 
              4   Joseph b. Nov. 15, 1877 Red Deer River, SK b (13 during 1891 Census)
              +   Elise DESJARLAIS, b. Sep. 1873 Duck Lake, SK, her parents were Pierre Okanse DESJARLAIS and Josephte MARRON.

              4   Margaret (Maggie) b. Dec. 25, 1883 at Turtle Lake
              4   Paul b. Nov. 13 1885 (6 during 1891 Census, 20 during the 1906 Census)
              4   James b.1888
              4   Elizabeth b. 1890 (1 in 1891 Census, 16 during the 1906)

              4   Angelique b.1887 (another record states 1892, 14 during the 1906 Census)                       
              4   Annie b. 1898  (8 during the 1906)
              4   Eliza (5 during the 1906 Census)          
              4   Louis b. 1903  Alberta (3 during 1906)

          3   Isabelle DUFRESNE b. 1856 Moose Lake, married Fort Pitt 1876
          +   Isidore PAMBRUN / PEMBRUN of Lac La Biche. 1885 Script #1230, C-14938
               4   Caroline Pembrun b. September 07, 1878 in Battleford, SK
               +   Norbert Belanger b. December 03, 1881 in Batoche, SK
               +   Joseph H. Dussome b. Abt. 1876 m. September 08, 1916 in by Justice of the Peace, Glasgow, MT
               4   Edouard Pembrun
               4   Maggie (Margarite) Pembrun, b. 1877 in Duck Lake, SK
               +   Damase Sauve
               4   Maria Pembrun b. April 30, 1881 in Battleford, Saskatchewan
               4   Henriette Pembrun b. October 08, 1883 in Bresaylor, SK d. October 23, 1883 in Bresaylor, SK
               4   Isabelle Pembrun b. September 15, 1885 in Fort Pitt
               +   Wilfred Lepine b. September 1885
                    5   Elizabeth Lepine
                    +   Robert Patterson b. January 24, 1892 in Bruxie, Maud, Scotland
                         6   Robert Patterson b. March 21, 1927 in Cold Lake, AB, d. February 4, 2000 in Camrose, AB
                         +   Agnes Kienitz b. April 17, 1934 in Daysland, AB
                              7   Robert Patterson b. December 23, 1953 in Cold Lake, AB

          3   Henri DUFRESNE b. 1864 Fort a la Corne, NWT, 1881 Canadian Census: French, RC, census place: Battleford Terr.
          +   Marie/Mary CARDINAL in 1885.  Marie was born in 1865 at Moose Lake, died March 10, 1922 and was buried at St.
               Cyprien Cemetary in Meadow Lake SK.  Her father was Louison CARDINAL (Metis) a hunter and her mother was
               ETTIH-TI-HAN (Cree). Henri was a freighter for the HBCo.  They filed for a homestead at St. Paul on or before
               April 10, 1909.  1885 Script # 1228, C-14938.
               4   Mary/Marie b. 1887              
               4   Edward b. 1889-91              
               4   Harry b. 1899

Edward Dufresne

 

 

Harry Dufresne

Below: Edouard Francoise Dufresne 1844 Fort Pitt, SK, his son Henri Dufresne later in life, a young Henri Dufresne 1884 at Fort Pitt

Francoise Dufresne  HD  
 

 

The Alberta and Saskatchewan regions where Marie Dufresne's parents and siblings lived include Fort Pitt, Moose Lake, St. Paul, Elk Point, Frog Lake, Fort a la Corne, Carlton and Bresaylor. A small lake named Lac Dufresne is located near in St. Paul, AB by Elk Point, AB at 5 - T57 - R6 - W4.

 

From:  1916 Alberta Census

 

Dufresne, Joseph, Head, Male, Married, b. 1876, 40 yrs, born in Alberta, French, Speaks Cree, farmer, 35 Battle River T58 - R9 - W4

Dufresne, Elize (nee Desjarlais), Wife, 40 yrs, born in Alberta, French, Speaks Cree. T58 - R9 - W4, Children: Felix 12, William 6, Joseph 4.

 

From:  1906 Alberta Census

Dufresne, Francoise, Head, Male, Married, 65 yrs, born in Sask.
Dufresne, Catherine, W, F, M, 40 yrs, born in Sask.
Dufresne, Paul, Son, Male, Single, 20 yrs, born in Sask.
Dufresne, James, Son, Male, Single, 18 yrs, born in Sask.
Dufresne, Elizabeth, Daughter, Single, 16 yrs, born in Sask.
Dufresne, Angelic, Daughter, Single, 14 yrs, born in Sask.
Dufresne, Annie, Daughter, Single, 8 yrs, born in Sask.
Dufresne, Eliza, Daughter, Single, 5 yrs, born in Sask
Dufresne, Louis, Son, Male, Single, 3 yrs, born in Sask

From:  1906 Alberta Census

Dufresne, Joseph, Head, Male, Married, 29 yrs, Born Saskatchewan, T57-R6-W4, 3 Horses
Dufresne, Eliza, Wife, Female, Married, 27yrs, Born Saskatchewan
Dufresne, Catherine, Daughter, Female, Single, 6 yrs, Born in Alberta
Dufresne, Felix, Son, Male, Single, 3 yrs, Born in Alberta
Dufresne, Baptiste, Son, Male, Single, 4 months old.

From: Federal Census of 1881

 

          Dufresne, Edward, b. 1806 in Quebec, age 75, Company Servant, Head: Edward Dufresne, Married, French, RC.
              Family History Library Film: 1375921, NA Film no. C-13285, District 192, Page no. 51, Household no. 196
          Dufresne, Margaret, b. 1825 in NWT, age 56, Indigenous, Married/Head: Edward Dufresne, RC.
              Family History Library Film: 1375921, NA Film no. C-13285, District 192, Page no. 51, Household no. 196
          Dufresne, Catherine, b. 1860 in NWT, age 21, Indigenous, Married/Head: Francis Dufresne, RC.
              Family History Library Film: 1375921, NA Film no. C-13285, District 192, Page no. 51, Household no. 197
          Dufresne, Francis, b. 1851 in NWT, age 30, French, Head: Francis Dufresne, Married, RC.
           Family History Library Film: 1375921, NA Film no. C-13285, District 192, Page no. 51, Household no. 197
          Dufresne, Joseph, b. 1878 in NWT, age 3, French, Head: Francis Dufresne, RC
              Family History Library Film: 1375921, NA Film no. C-13285, District 192, Page no. 51, Household no. 197
          Dufresne, Henry, b. 1864 in NWT, age 17, French, Head: Edward Dufresne, RC
              Family History Library Film: 1375921, NA Film no. C-13285, District 192, Page no. 51, Household no. 196

 

  From:  Federal Census of 1891 and 1911

Dufresne, Catherine, living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.7)
Dufresne, Charles, living in 1891 in Moose Jaw and Regina District (SK9-C7, p.10)
Dufresne, Edward, living in 1881 in Battleford, (NT8-182)
Dufresne, Edward, living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.2)
Dufresne, Eliza, living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.2)
Dufresne, F. Lacroix, living in 1911 in Prince Albert (SK59-142)
Dufresne, Francis, living in 1881 in Battleford (NT8-183)
Dufresne, Francois, living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3 p. 7)
Dufresne, Francois, farmer living in 1901 in Onion Lake (NT1-455)
Dufresne, Harry, living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.2)
Dufresne, James living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.7)
Dufresne, Joseph living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.7)
Dufresne, Maggie, living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.7)
Dufresne, Margaret, living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.2)
Dufresne, Mary, living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.2)
Dufresne, Paul living in 1891 in Fort Pitt area (SK44-A3, p.7)

BOOKS REFERENCES:

From:   Vanishing Spaces - Memoirs of Louis Goulet by Guillaume Charette

...Big Bear had sent a letter to W.J. McLean, the trader at Fort Pitt (afterwards named Big Bear McLean).  McDonald was the one who wrote the letter and Old Man Dufresnedelivered it.  McDonald was a farmer at Cold Lake who got mixed up in the Frog Lake affair because he’d arrived with Fitzpatrick the night of the massacre.  Old Man Dufresne worked for Tom Quinn at Frog Lake but his family stayed at Fort Pitt.

Dufresne, Fitzpatrick and McDonald, having been captured, were soon on their way to Fort Pitt with the rest of us and Big Bear’s band.  The letter sent to McLean with Dufresne called on the trader to climb the river bank, come to the camp and present himself to Big Bear and his council.  McLean went up the hill as commanded, taking along Francois, the son of Old Man Dufresne, for an interpreter.  The Indians were waiting for him, seated in a ring. 

 

From:  Two Months in the Camp of Big Bear  by T. Delaney & T. Gowanlock

 

A settlement of Metis and non-Aboriginal people emerged at Frog Lake in the early 1880s when John Delaney constructed a house, warehouse and shed.  By 1885 the village consisted of an HBC post, the buildings of the Indian agency, a Roman Catholic mission, a store operated by George Dill, and a six-man NWMP detachment.  Thomas Quinn was the Indian sub-agent at Frog Lake.  He was part Dakota ancestry and he was married  to a Cree Woman named Owl Sitting (also known as Jane Quinn after her marriage).  Just before the violent outbreak of April 2, and for reasons that remain obscure the NWMP evacuated Frog Lake and went to Fort Pitt.  One explanation is that Quinn sent them away, as he was confident that he could command the respect of his charges, and he was concerned that the NWMP could become a target following the events at Duck Lake...Edward Francois Dufresne, Indian Department cook, was another white survivor of that day, and his wife Marguerite Mondion was also brought into the camp.  Dufresne was from Quebec and had worked for the HBC for over fifty years.  Louis Goulet, Adolphus Nolin, Andre Nault, Pierre Blondin and other Metis were also part of the Plains Cree camp.

 

From:  Frog Lake Massacre  by Harold Fryer

...For two days after the battle the Reverend Charles Quinney and his wife, Cameron, Quinn and Dufresne and some of the Metis women travelled north adjacent to, but separated from Big Bear's army.  Then, to their gratitude and surprise, on June 1, a Monday morning, Longfellow, the Wood Cree who was in charge, told them they were free.  It was a long tramp back to Frenchman's Butte, but towards evening the unmistakable sound of a steam whistle told them they were nearing the North Saskatchewan River.  A few hours later they were welcomed by a detail of scouts led by Major Dale, one of General Strange's brigade officers.  Later that night at Fort Pitt they sat talking to Strange himself, while the general's private cook treated the ex-prisoners to a meal such as they had only dreamed about for the past two months.

From:  Footprints in the Dust  by Douglas W. Light

Edward Francois Dufresne Sr. was born at La Prarie, Quebec, in 1805.  He worked for the Hudson's Bay company for over fifty years, and after his retirement he still worked part time for the company.  He and Cameron were the only two white male survivors of the massacre.  Dufresne married Marguerite Mondion.  Two of his sons, Francois and Henri, and one daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Pambrun, were all taken prisoner later at Fort Pitt.  Dufresne died at Onion Lake, 22 December 1901.

Francois Dufresne Jr. was born at Fort Pitt in 1850; he was the son of Chief Factor John Rowand and Marguerite Mondion, a Metisse.  He was raised by Marguerite and Edward Francois Dufresne.  His stepfather, stepbrother Henri, and stepsister Mrs. Isidore Pambrun were all prisoners of Big Bear's Band.   ...... Dufresne was the son of the famous H.B.Co. Chief Factor John Rowand.  His wife, Marguerite Piche, and children, Joseph, Marguerite and Paul also went to the Indian camp.

From:  North West Half Breed Scrip, 1885  by Gail Morin

DUFRESNE, Francois; #1229; HB child; Address: Fort Pitt, P.O.; Born: Fort Pitt, about 1850; Father Edouard DUFRESNE (French Cdn); Mother: Marguerite MOIGNON (HB).  "My parents have lived in the Territories at Fort a la Corne & Fort Pitt all their lives.  I have lived in Manitoba & the North West Territories in the former place for about 9 years.  I am a resident of the N.W.T.  Occupation:  I am in the employ of the H. Bay Co.  Married:  1877, Fort Pitt, Marguerite an Indian; Children: 3 living; one deceased.  I valued all my property before the Indian troubles at about $4000 and I am now worth about $400.  Big Bear has stolen all I had.  I will take $240.  Francois DUFRESNE; 7 Jul 1885; Cree; Alfred SCHMIDT (x); Edouard DUFRESNE (x); $240 approved; C-14938."

From:  North West Half Breed Scrip, 1885  by Gail Morin

DUFRESNE, Isabelle; wife of Isidore PAMBRUN; #1230; HB child, Address: Fort Pitt P.O.; Born: Moose Lake, 1856; Father: Edouard DUFRESNE (French Cdn.); Mother Marguerite MOIGNON (HB).
"I have always lived in the Territories with my parents - up to the time of my marriage.  Married:  Fort Pitt, 1876, Isidore PAMBRUN; children: 3 living:  Maggie, Caroline, Marie; 2 deceased.  I will take scrip for $240.  Isabelle DUFRESNE (x); 7 Jul 1885; French; Frederick DUROCHER (x); Edouard DUFRESNE (x); $240 approved; C-14938."

From:  North West Half Breed Scrip, 1885  by Gail Morin

DUFRESNE, Henry; #1228; HB child; Address: Fort Pitt P.O.: Born:  Fort a La Corne, April 1863; Father: Edouard DUFRESNE (French Cdn); Mother: Marguerite MOIGNON (HB).
"I have lived all my life in the Territories with my parents at Fort a la Corne & Fort Pitt.  Occupation:  Freighter for the H. Bay Co. Not married. I will take a script for $240.  Henry DUFRESNE (x); 7 Jul 1885; Cree; Alfred SCHMIDT (x); Edouard DUFRESNE (x); $240 approved; C-14938."

From:  1900 Scrip - Volume 2  by Gail Morin

CARDINAL, Marie; wife of Henry DUFRESNE; #833; Address: Fort Pitt P.O.; Born: Moose Lake, NWT, 1865; Father Louison CARDINAL (HB); Mother: Ettih-ti-han (Cree Indian woman).  I lived in NWT the whole of my life with my parents who lived at Moose Lake on 15 Jul 1870 and always ceded Territory ever since.  Married: Summer 1885, Fort Pitt, Henry DUFRESNE; Children living: one: Marie, one month old.  Treaty: See discharge attached. Marie CARDINAL (x); Fort Pitt, North West Territories; 10 Sep 1886; Cree; Edouard DUFRESNE (x); James K. SIMPSON.

From:  Saint Paul des Metis  by Oliver Noel

"Another group knew that if they left it to the authorities it might be a long time until St. Paul (Alberta) would have a railroad.  The Chamber of Commerce and other organizations recruited a work force to repair the eroded grades and lay the track to the townsite.  October 1920 saw the first locomotive on construction enter the town limits.  The first passenger train made its debut October 21, 1920.  The following is a partial list of known volunteers who worked to finish the railroad.
- Louis Todd, Farmer [probably son of Donald and Susan Todd of Camrose area]
- Ed Dufresne, Farmer
- Norbert Cardinal, Farmer."

....."Another group knew that if they left it to the authorities it might be a long time until St. Paul would have a railroad.  The Chamber of Commerce and other organizations recruited a work force to repair the eroded grades and lay the track to the townsite.  October 1920 saw the first locomotive on construction enter the town limits.  The first passenger train made its debut October 21, 1920.  The following is a partial list of known volunteers who worked to finish the railroad. - Louis Todd, Farmer   - Ed Dufresne, Farmer  - Norbert Cardinal, Farmer."

From:  Tired of Rambling - A History of Fishing Lake Metis Settlement

 

Felix Dufresne, born at Elk Point, March 21, 1903 and baptized at Onion Lake.  His father, Joe, was a surveyor's helper who came from Manitoba with his wife Elize Desjarlais.  Joe originally homesteaded in St. Paul, but later moved when the taxes got too high.  In the early days at Fishing Lake, he said his family used a team of horses for transportation.  His father always worked to earn the groceries and to pay for the children's schooling.  Accepting - and even getting - government assistance was a last resort for the family.  "(Dad) was finally helped when he got really sick and couldn't work any more."
Felix's Wife was Adeline Dufresne and their children:  Joseph Dufresne, Sara L'Heureux and Francis Dufresne
(WIFE) Adeline Dufresne (Desjarlais) was born in the Onion Lake area on October 23, 1908, the daughter of Jack Desjarlais and Isabella Monroe.  She married aged 20.  "We had two horses when we got married," she said.  She and her husband raised three boys and a girl.  With the youngest strapped on her back, she would work alongside her husband in the fields.  "While he brushed, I piled the brushing.  I was so happy that we were going to earn a cow. Sure enough, we finished the work and took home the cow."
(THEIR SON) Francis Dufresne, son of Felix Dufresne, he was born at Onion Lake in 1929.  His family had moved to Fishing Lake just at the time (May 1940) when the first church was being built.  "Everybody did his share of the work.  We hauled the wood for the church.  If somone did not help, they put in $10.  There was already a school here.  We used to hold mass in it."

My Research:
A sister not mentioned in the above book was Catherine Dufresne, the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Dufresne and Elize Desjarlais of Manitoba, sister to Felix, Sara and Joseph Dufresne.  She was born in 1900 and married Calvin Clermont, b. 1900-1970, who was from Tacoma, Washington, USA in December 1919 in Wainwright AB.  Their children are:  Adeline, Irene, Mais, Clara, Florence, Frederick.  She died in 1937 at Rocky Mountain House.  She spoke mainly Cree. (notes from relatives of Catherine Dufresne of Rimby Alberta)

 

From:  Du Passe Au Present and Past St Paul - St Edouard, Alberta

Malvina Dufresne of St. Paul des Metis, married on May 3, 1879 to Joseph Routhier and died Oct 11, 1931 (79).  They had 9 boys and 8 girls.  Six of the 17 came to St. Paul through the years. Joseph bought a homestead on January 11, 1910 (NE 1/4 22-58-9). Malvina joined Joseph with 2 daughters and 1 son around 1911. She died Jan 10, 1928 (68)

Children:
Edouard b Mar 19, 1881
Edmyre b Feb 17, 1885
Anne b June 19, 1883
Theophile (bachelor) b Jan 7, 1885
Thomas b Sep 22, 1886
Felix b Aug 18, 1887
Emma b Aug 18, 1888
Caroline b Dec 25, 1890
Eliza b Dec 7, 1891
Arthur b Dec 8, 1892
Olivier b Jun 12, 1894
Alfred b Aug 6, 1895
Philomaine b Dec 19, 1896
Emile b Aug 4, 1898
Josephine b Sep 8, 1899
Bruno b Dec 26, 1900
Cordule b Dec 31, 1903


From:  National Archives of Canada

 

2      Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-1 , Volume 555 , Reel T-13808 File : 167307 , Access code: 90
        File Title:    EDWARD DUFRESNE, CLAIM REBELLION LOSSES
        Outside Dates: 1888-1904    Finding Aid number: 15-5 15-6

14    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-b , Volume 1327 , Reel C-14938 , Access code: 90
        File Title:    Dufresne, Francois - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Fort Pitt - Born, 1850 at Fort Pitt
                          - Father, Edouard Dufresne, (French Canadian) - Mother, Marguerite Moignon, (Métis) - Married,
                          1877 at Fort Pitt to Marguerite, (Indian) - Children living, three (names on declaration) - Children
                          deceased, one - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1229    Finding Aid number: 15-20

 15    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-b , Volume 1327 , Reel C-14938 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Dufresne, Henry - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Fort Pitt - Born, Fort a la Corne,
                          April, 1863 - Father, Edouard Dufresne, (French Canadian) - Mother, Marguerite Moignon, (Métis)
                          - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1228    Finding Aid number: 15-20

 16    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-b , Volume 1327 , Reel C-14938 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Dufresne, Isabelle - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Fort Pitt - Born, 1856 at Moose
                          Lake - Father, Edouard Dufresne, (French Canadian) - Mother, Marguerite Moignon, (Métis) -
                          Married, 1876 at Fort Pitt to Isidore Pambrun - Children living, three, Maggie, Caroline and Maria
                          - Children deceased, two - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1230   Finding Aid number: 15-20

 17    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-a , Volume 1320 , Reel C-14927 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Scrip affidavit for Dufresne, Isabelle; wife of Joseph Dufresne; born: October 5, 1845; father:
                          Joseph Vendal (French Cdn.); mother: Sophie Poitras (Métis); claim no.: 4160 and 4167; date of
                          issue: June 13, 1876; amount: $160   Finding Aid number: 15-19

 18    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1340 , Reel C-14956 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Cardinal, Marie; address: Fort Pitt; claim no. 833; born: 1865 at Moose Lake; father: Louison
                          Cardinal (Métis); mother: Ettih-ti-han (Cree Indian); married: Summer, 1885 at Fort Pitt to Henry
                          Dufresne; children living: Marie, one month old; scrip for $240.00

19    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1345 , Reel C-14966 , Access code: 90
       File Title:     Dufresne, Catherine; address: Fort Pitt; claim no. 832; born: 1860 near Battle River; father:
                         Mee-ee-wa-pa-ma-o Piche (Métis); mother: Kis-ka-wish Morin (Métis); married: 1877 to Francois
                         Dufresne at; Fort Pitt; children living: Joseph, Margaret & Paul; children deceased: Francis &
                         Jean Baptiste; scrip for $240.00    Finding Aid number:  15-21

 20    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1345 , Reel C-14966 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Dufresne, Edouard; ORIGINAL WHITE SETTLER GRANT; claim no. 816; address: Fort Pitt;
                          born: 1806 at LaPrairie; father: Francois Dufresne (Fr. Cdn.); mother: Marguerite Delemire (Fr.
                          Cdn.); married: 1845 at Fort Pitt to Marguerite Moignon; children living: 4; children deceased: 3;
                          scrip for $160.00  Finding Aid number: 15-21

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        File Title:    Dufresne, Elise; wife of Joseph Dufresne; claim no. 1106; address: Onion Lake; born: Sept.,
                         1873 at Duck Lake, Sask; father: Pierre Desjarlais (Métis); mother: Josephte Moreau (Métis);
                          scrip cert.: form C, no. 1747 for $240.00  Finding Aid number:       15-21

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        File Title:     Dufresne, Francois; heir to his deceased son, Jean Baptist; claim no. 502 Dufresne; born: Oct.,
                          1880 at Fort Pitt, Sask; died: Dec., 1880 at Turtle Lake; address: Onion Lake; father: Francois
                          Dufresne (Métis & deponent); mother: Catherine Morin (Métis); scrip cert.: form D, no. 1435 for
                          $240.00 Finding Aid number:      15-21

 23    Reference:   RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1345 , Reel C-14966 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Dufresne, Francois; heir to his deceased son, Francois Dufresne; claim no. 503; born: Fall, 1882
                          at Fort Pitt; died: Sept., 1886 at Fort Pitt; address: Onion Lake; father: Francois Dufresne (Métis
                          & deponent); mother: Catherine Morin (Métis); scrip cert.: form D, no. 437 for $240.00
                          Finding Aid number:    15-21

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       File Title:     Dufresne, Joseph; address: Onion Lake; claim no. 1141; born: 15 Nov., 1877 at Red Deer River;
                          father: Francois Dufresne (Métis); mother: Catherine Morin (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 617
                          for 240 acres of land   Finding Aid number: 15-21

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        File Title:     Dufresne, Maggie; address: Onion Lake, Sask; claim no. 1092; born: 25 Dec., 1883 at Turtle
                          Lake; father: Francois Dufresne (Métis); mother: Catherine Morin (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no.
                          1745 for $240.00  Finding Aid number:    15-21

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        File Title:     Dufresne, Marie; for her daughter, Marie Dufresne; claim no. 2048; address: St. Paul des Metis;
                          born: Oct., 1885 at Fort Pitt; father: Henry Dufresne (Métis); mother: Marie Cardinal (Métis &
                          deponent); scrip cert.: form C, no. 1190  Finding Aid number:    15-21

 27    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1345 , Reel C-14966 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Dufresne, Paul; address: Onion Lake; claim no. 1140; born: 13 Nov., 1885 at Fort Pitt; father:
                          Francois Dufresne (Métis); mother: Catherine Morin (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 615 for 240
                          acres of land.   Finding Aid number: 15-21

 28    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1351 , Reel C-14976 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     House, Mary; for her deceased daughter, Ellen Tod; claim no. 2051; address: Lower St. Paul;
                          born: 1884 at Bresaylor, Sask; died: Spring, 1886 at Fort Pitt; father: William Todd (Métis);
                          mother: Marie Dufresne (Métis & deponent); heirs: Mary House, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1962 for
                          $40.00; James Todd, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1964 for $40.00; Mary Todd, scrip cert.: form D, no.
                          1966 for $40.00; Isabelle Todd, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1968 for $40.00; Marguerite Marie House,
                          scrip cert.: formD, no. 1970; for $40.00; Norman House, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1972 for $40.00
                          Finding Aid number: 15-21

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        File Title:    McKenzie, James; for his deceased sister, Jessie Hela McKenzie; address: Rat Portage; born:
                          28 June, 1874 at Lac Seul; died: 9 Nov., 1881 at Lac Seul; father: James Bruce McKenzie
                          (Métis); mother: Nancy Setter (Métis); heirs: Mother, Nancy Setter, Margaret Hourie or Dufresne,
                          sister; Caroline McKenzie, sister; John Duncan McKenzie, brother; James McKenzie,
                          deponent); scrip cert.: form F, no. 2015; claim no. 1716  Finding Aid number: 15-21

 30    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1360 , Reel C-14991 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Moignon, Margaret; address: Fort Pitt; born: Jan., 1816 near Carlton; father: Joseph Moignon
                          (French Canadian); mother: Marie Nadon (Métis); married: 1845 at Fort Pitt to Edouard Dufresne;
                          children living: Francois, Henry, Marie & Isabelle; children deceased: Catherine, Marguerite &
                          James; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 822  Finding Aid number:   15-21

 31    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1362 , Reel C-14994 , Access code: 90
        File Title:     Pambrun, Isidore; heir to his deceased daughter, Henriette Pambrun 469s: Eagle Hills, Sask;
                          born: 8 Oct., 1883 at Bresaylor, Sask; died: 23 Oct., 1883 at Bresaylor; father: Isidore Pambrun
                          (Métis & deponent); mother: Isabelle Dufresne (Métis); scr ip cert.: form D, no. 1239 for $240.00;
                          claim no. Addres  Finding Aid number:     15-21

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        File Title:     Pambrun, Isidore; address: Battleford; born: 14 Jan., 1885 at Lac la Biche; father: Pierre
                          Chrysoloque Pambrun (Métis); mother: Elizabeth or Bethsy Quintal (Métis); married: 1875 at
                          Fort Pitt to Isabelle Dufresne; children living: Marguerite; Caroline; Maria & Isabelle; children
                          deceased: Henriette & Edouard; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 866 Finding Aid number: 15-21

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        File Title:     Pambrun, Isabelle; address: Eagle Hills, Sask; born: 15 Sept., 1885 at Fort Pitt, Sask; father:
                          Isidore Pambrun (Métis); mother: Isabelle Dufresne (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 1599 for
                          $240.00; claim no. 1010    Finding Aid number: 15-21

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        File Title:     Pambrun, Maria; address: Eagle Hills, Sask; born: 30 April, 1881 at Battleford, Sask; father:
                          Isidore Pambrun (Métis); mother: Isabelle Dufresne (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 1593 for
                          $240.00; claim no. 1012  Finding Aid number: 15-21

 35    Reference:  RG15 , INTERIOR , Series D-II-8-c , Volume 1369 , Reel C-15006 , Access code: 90
        File Title:    Todd, Mary; address: Lower St. Paul; born: Nov., 1885 at Fort Pitt; father: William Todd (Métis);
                          mother: Marie Dufresne (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 1348; claim no. 2050 Finding Aid number:
                          15-21

 


BAPTISMS at FORT PITT in 1838

29 August, 1838, baptized Regis, aged 2 years, natural child born of Louis Laplante, engage, and to Susanne Dufresne. Godfather Pierre Deschamps.

29 August, 1838, baptized Josephte age 1 year, daughter born of Louis Laplante, employed, and to Susanne Dufresne. Godmother Catherine Gagnon

29 August, 1838, baptized Genevieve age 4 years, daughter born to (now deceased) Louis Valee and to Susanne Defresne. Godmother Catherine Gagnon