Nov 11, 2004

loiselle and chapman families, wisconsin, minnesota, and new york

okay, let's begin:

Royal Charles LOISELLE

Parents: George William "William" LOISELLE (1870-1947) and Anna "Annie" ROBERTSON (1881-1924)
Life Range: 29 Dec 1910 - 29 Apr 1977

1910 Dec 29 Birth: USA, Wisconsin, Chippewa County, Holcombe.

9 Jan 1911 Alt. name: USA, Wisconsin, Chippewa County, Holcombe. His given and middle name are incorrect on his birth certificate as it was filed. According to the birth certificate on file with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Royal birth was filed as "Roval Carles LOISELLE."

Royal was born in a rural community 29 Dec 1910. HIs birth was registered about eleven days later. Not a long gap between and registry, really, but what seems obvious to us is that in those intervening days, the name got changed somehow in transcriptions of it. Likely the person transcribing the original notes was not the same person who had taken them, resulting in Royal unwittingly carrying legal given names sounding more hispanic than French all his life.

1914 Oct 12 Bith of spouse (#1): USA, Wisconsin, Chippewa County, Cobban, Cushing Farm. Marian Emma CHAPMAN (1914-1988). Born in Cushing Farm, Cobban, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, USA. Died on 28 Oct 1988 in Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA.

1924 Death of Mother: USA, Wisconsin. Anna "Annie" ROBERTSON (1881-1924).

1930 Census: USA, Wisconsin, Chippewa County, Cornell. In April 1930, a nineteen-year-old Royal is still in his father's household. At some point, the family has moved frodm Holcombe to Cornell.

[1930 Census for Cornell Village, Chippewa, Wisconsin]
Enumeration Date: 4-5 Apr 1930
Address: 107 South Sixth Street

Loiselle, William--Head--Renting for $18/mo.--M--W--Age: 58--Born:
Wisconsin--F. b. Canada--M. b. Canada--Occ: Re winder tender?/Wood
product mill
Hinton, Ella M.--Daughter--F--W--Age: 28--Div.--Born: Minnesota--F. b.
Wisconsin--M. b. Canada--Occ: None
Loiselle, Royal C.--Son--M--W--Age: 19--Single--Born: Wisconsin--F. b.
Wisconsin--M. b. Canada--Occ: Laborer/Odd Jobs
Loiselle, William R.--Son--M--W--Age: 15--Single--Born: Wisconsin--F. b.
Wisconsin--M. b. Canada--Occ: None
Loiselle, Amasa J.--Son--M--W--Age: 12?--Single--Born: Wisconsin--F. b.
Wisconsin--M. b. Canada--Occ: None
Hinton, Foster J.--Grandson--M--W--Age: 8--Single--Born: Wisconsin--F. b.
Wisconsin--M. b. Minnesota--Occ: None

There is a hypen after "Loiselle, Royal C." with a notation that appears to be "ab." A similar notation by this enumerator appears for others in this census. Its meaning, if any, is unknown.

1933 Jan 26 Marriage (1): Marian Emma CHAPMAN (1914-1988). Ending status: Divorced before 26 May 44 (Wisconsin).

1937 Feb 18 child born: USA, Wisconsin, Chippewa County, Cornell. Barbara Ann LOISELLE (1937-1965). Died on 27 Jun 1965 in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA.

pvt male child born: USA, Wisconsin, Chippewa County, Cornell.

date unk: Royal's 2d marriage was to Mrs. Helen LOISELLE (birth surname unknown at present)

1947 Death of Father: USA, Wisconsin. George William "William" LOISELLE (1870-1947).

1965 Jun 27 Death of Child : USA, Minnesota, Ramsey County, Saint Paul. Barbara Ann LOISELLE (1937-1965).

1977 Apr 29 Royal's death: USA, Minnesota, Ramsey County, Saint Paul. Social Security Index lists the following localities for death:
Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 55117 Localities: Little Canada, Ram sey, Minnesota Maplewood, Ramsey, Minnesota Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota

1977 Apr 29 Death Information: USA, Minnesota, Hennepin County. CertID# 1977-MN-008523 Recorded on the certificate:
CertID# 1977-MN-008523
Date of Birth:12/29/1910
Place of Birth: OUT OF STATE
Mother Maiden Name: ROBERTSON
Date of Death:04/29/1977
County of Death: HENNEPIN

Soc Sec Num: USA, Wisconsin. 393-05-5952.

ancestry of Royal Charles LOISELLE

+--- 3-Etienne LOISELLE [1],b.28 Jan 1832,d.19 Feb 1916
+--+ 2-George William "William" LOISELLE,b.Jan 1870,d.1947
| |
| | +--- 4-Peter ROBERTS,see below
| | |
| +--+ 3-Florence ROBERTS,b.25 Feb 1841,d.29 Jul 1898
| |
| +--- 4-Mary ROBERTS Mrs., see below
--+ 1-Royal Charles LOISELLE,b.29 Dec 1910,d.29 Apr 1977
+--- 2-Anna "Annie" ROBERTSON,b.1881,d.1924

i'm looking for source information about Etienne LOISELLE's parents. is this them?

Joseph LOISEL DIT VENET and Catherine (Juingue) CHINK

i'm also looking for source information about Florence ROBERTS' parents. Is this them?

Peter ROBERTS (Pierre Robert III)

aka Pierre ROBERT III
parents: Pierre ROBERT II (1760-1827) and Cécile HÉBERT (Abt 1763-1830)
life range: 16 Apr 1783 - Bef 1850

1783 Apr 16 Birth: Canada, Quebec, Larairie, St. Phillipe.
Abt 1802 Spouse: Marie PAYAN (Abt 1802- ).

note: for more on this family and some likely background information , see a 13 sep 2000 posting on the robert family board at