What Next? Wednesday – Joseph Zenophile Lanctot — 4 Comments

  1. Jenny, very interesting. I guess you are just not finding him in the 1880 census? Because I think you could take that 1881 Canadian record with a grain of salt. My great great grandmother definitely reported her son in the household even though he was married and had two babies 5 blocks away. If Joseph was in and out of Canada at all, his parents may have reported him as a member of the household innocently enough – perhaps wishful thinking.

    • You are correct, Diane … no sign of him on the 1880 census. I beginning to wonder if he came over in 1877 and scouted the place out, then went home and told everyone about it. Then he came back with his brother in 1881, got married, bought some land, etc. I’m going to have to dig into the brother’s story a little more to find some answers (or – more likely – more questions). I did find a Lanctot who emigrated from Canada to the U.S. in 1855 too … not his brother, but perhaps a relative. I will probably see what I can find out about that, too.

  2. Great post! Love the photo of Zenophile – he looks so cheerful. I look forward to seeing which of these to-do items is on Saturday’s list. :o)

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