Sunday, June 03, 2007

Jerome Family

Andrea JeromeAndre JEROME was born on 14 Dec 1829 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. He was baptized on 15 Dec 1829 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. He appeared in the census in Sep 1850 in Pembina, Minnesota Territory, USA. He appeared in the census on 6 Jul 1860 in Pembina, Dakota Territory, (Unorganized). He participated in O'Donoghue's "Fenian Raid" in Oct 1871 in Manitoba, north of Pembina, at Hudson's Bay post. He was arrested in Nov 1871. He was imprisoned in Stone Fort (Lower Fort Garry). He was acquitted of "feloniously and unlawfully levying war against Her Majesty", Spring 1872 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He immigrated Spring 1872 to Kittson County, Minnesota, USA. He was recognized as the first settler in Kittson County, Minnesota, USA. He appeared in the census in Jun 1880 in Township 162, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA. He appeared in the census in Jun 1900 in Township 162, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA. He appeared in the census in Apr 1910 in Hill Township, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA. He died on 12 Jan 1916 in Hallock Township, Kittson County, Minnesota, USA. Andre JEROME and Marguerite GOSSELIN were married before 1853.

Another fascinating excerpt, showing the long history and proud roots of the Jerome family: Francoise JEROME Jr. was born in 1706. He was the earliest voyageur from Quebec in the North West during the French regime. In North West, between 1727 and 1757 he was a voyageur and trader. He was appointed to the French post in 1730 at Detroit, south of Lake Huron. He made a contract with the Sieur de la Verenderie [sic] to go to the Sea of the West in 1743. He made the transition to the new fur trade in the British regime as a trader after 1763.

The information above is from Prairie Forum (Spring 2004) - Indigenous Knowledge, Literacy and Research on Métissage and Métis Origins on the Saskatchewan River: The Case of the Jerome Family by Ruth Swan and Edward A. Jerome