My own descent is through the sister of Cead and Felix .... Deloise St. Amant b. 08-JUL-1853 d. 15-MAY-1906 m. Julian Peter Oulmann 1876
For Felix I have the following information (also have a digital copy of the wedding picture from another researcher). I would appreciate additions, corrections, etc an the St. Amant family - especially the other children of Louis Justus & Mary Gamache.
Felix Odilon ST. AMANT , b Feb 1847 St Valentin Lower Canada s/o Justus St. Amant and Mary Gamache d: Ca 1915 17 in Michigan. m; Ann Lucretia (Nancy) LABADIE 12 Feb 1884 St Francis Xavier Rc Ch Ecorse MI
Ann Lucretia (Nancy) LABADIE b: 3 Jan 1862 Ecorse MI Wayne Co, bapt: 6 Jan 1862 St Francis Xavier Rc Ch Ecorse Mi. d: 1927 Wayne Co, MI. D/o Charles LABADIE and Elisabeth VISGER (The River Rouge Historical Society on Jefferson Ave has several photos and other information on the Labadie family)
Children of Felix Odilon St. Amant & Ann Lucretia (Nancy) Labadie:
i. Jerome ST. AMANT b: Jun 1885 in Torch Lake Twp, Houghton Cty, MI, d: c1953 Black River MI , he was a Shipyard Worker
ii. Mae ST. AMANT b: Dec 1886 in Torch Lake Twp, Houghton Cty, MI m: Ed Mc Glaughlin May (Mae/Mary ) St. Amant b. ca DEC-1886 d. Bef. 1960 m. Albert Mayott- children May and Charles Leon Mayotte. She was a dressmaker
iii. Phyllis E. ST. AMANT b: Jul 1888 , in Torch Lake Twp, Houghton Cty, MI d: 19 Jul 1919,River Rouge buried: Jul 1919 Ecorse. Undertaker Gallagher 9 Felisa (Phyllis) St. Amant b. ca JUL-1888 d. 19-JUL-1919 m. George Gathercole. Son Vincent DePual Gathercole
iv. John ST. AMANT b: Feb 1890, in Torch Lake Twp, Houghton Cty, MI d: c1950â€™s, He was a Shipyard worker
v. Gertrude ST. AMANT b: Sep 1891, in Torch Lake Twp, Houghton Cty, MI m: Eli Salliotte / m. Eli Salliotte/ m. ELI MOISES SALLIOTTE b. 21-OCT-1883. Children Regina Marie and Roy Aloysuis
vi. Alma (Sister Agnes) ST. AMANT b: May 1893, d: 29 Mar 1973 Emmetburg MD At Villa St. Michael, buried By Convent . Became a nun and died in the convent.
vii. Felix Charles ST. AMANT b: 23 Mar 1895 Hubbell MI Houghton Co , d: 31 Oct 1953 VA Hosp Allen Park MI m: Leda maria Ada Page 10 Jun3 1919 in Our Lade of Lourdes, River rouge, MI He married LEDA MARIE ADA PAGE1 June 10, 1919 in Our Lady Of Lourdes River Rouge, MI, daughter of JOSEPH PAGE and EUPHEMIA DUBE/DUBAY. She was born September 27, 1894 in Bay City Michigan1, and died March 19, 1995 in Applewood Nursing Center, Woodhaven MI1. Went to Fort Custer in FEB 1918. No. 2045152. WW 1, Corporal, Battery E, 328 Field Artillery. Discharged April 25 1919-demobilized.
viii. Julia F. ST. AMANT b: Sept 1896 in Torch Lake Twp, Houghton Cty, MI d: 22 Feb 1976 AZ, m. JOSEPH DROUILLARD1, June 1921. 9 Julia St. Amant b. ca SEP-1896 d. ca 1985 m. Jim Drouillard. Julia Sold family land to Ford Motor Co. (who sold it to Mazda where the plant in Flat Rock now stands). She made a lot of money and moved to Arizona. Jim: Own a Rexall Drugs in Flat Rock.Occupation: Officer Worker Trust Co.
ix. Marie (Ruth) ST. AMANT b: 23 Apr 1898 Hubbell Houghton Co MI. Bapt: 23 Apr 1898 St Cecelia Ch Hubbell MI d: Jun-July 1950'S . 9 Maria Ruth St. Amant b. 23-APR-1898 m. Peck LeBlanc Had a house on Jefferson in Ecorse, MI across from the Ecorse Boat Club.. m. Eli Richard Peck LeBlance 27 Jun 1923 River Rouge, MI son of ELI LEBLANC and AMELIA BARROU. He was born August 10, 18881, and died April 08, 1979
x. Dorothy Margarite ST. AMANT b: 13 Feb 1900, Hubbell Houghton Co MI. bapt: 17 Feb 1900 St. Cecelia Ch, Hubbell MI Houghton Co , d: New Boston MI 9 Dorothy Margaret St. Amant b. 13-FEB-1900 m. Gene LeMieux / EUGENE LEMIEUX
xi. Beatrice Florence Veronica ST. AMANT b: 23 Feb 1902 Hubbell MI Houghton Co , bapt: 2 Mar 1902 St Cecelia Rc Church Hubbell MI , d: 2 Jan 1969 Lynn Hosp Lincoln Park MI, buried: MI Memorial Park Flat Rock MI occ: Former Nun/Nurse. M: Charles George heyart. Veronica Florence Beatrice St. Amant b. 23-FEB-1902 d. 02-JAN-1969 m. Charles George Heyart m. 20-JUN-1931 b. 22-FEB-1900 d. 10-AUG-1967 She left home quite young. She doesn't seem to have had a happy life, probably due to her father. She joined the Sisters of Charity Order (St. Vincent de Paul at St. Vincents Villa). This order does not take perpetual vows, but renewed vows every three years or so. Beatrice's sister Alma also joined this order, mother, Nancy, was very proud to have two daughters in the convent. However Beatrice wasn't happy there either. She stayed until her mother died and then got a dispensation and left the convent. She then worked as a practical nurse. At some point she went on a double date with Charles Heyart, his brother John, and John's (wife) then girlfriend Regina Salliotte. Regina was the daughter of Eli and Gertrude (St. Amant) Salliotte. Later Beatrice married Charles. She had two pregnancies, three boys and was pregnant again, she became quite ill. Beatrice's sister Alma offered to take care of the three boys at the orphanage at St. Vincents Villa, until Beatrice was well again. The boys stayed at the orphanage for 2 1/2 - 3 months. Charles: Resided 4264 Monroe Ecorse, MI Wayne CO. Birth Cert NO. 158 of 1960, Vendergrift Hts PA Westmoreland Co. Charles was a very athletic man and was a good swimmer. He also played semi-professional ball. Charles met Beatrice after she had left the convent.
xii. [living female - LDS] /stillborn
xiii. Francis Myrtle St. Amant b. 16-MAR-1904 Dollar Bay, Houghton Cty, MI bapt: 20 Marcy 1904 St. Cecilia, Hubbell, MI. d. 1961 River Rouge, MI m. Anthony Koch June 10, 1925. Died of complications from Diabetes. Lost both legs to gangrene. Was godmother to Robert Heyart.
Felix immigrated to US in 1870. He worked as a Copper Smelter.
1880 Federal Census â€“ Michigan
1900 Federal Census â€“ Michigan vol 27-197 Sheet 16 liine 70.
St Thomas, Filex [sic] age 53 born Feb 1847 Fr Canada, res of Torch Lake Twp, Houghton Co, MI.
Around 1910, Felix was in Montana working for the Anaconda Mining Co. Felix abused Beatrice (beat her with a razor strop). Several of the girls became nuns in hopes of redeeming the family and saving their father. Nancy had to sell off pieces of the St. Amant farm a bit at a time to support the family because Felix never sent money after leaving the family to themselves. He is said to have died while drunk, he climbed a railroad tower in Wyandotte and fell to his death.