I am searching for my 3rd great-grandfather, Joseph LaDuke, who settled in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin during the time of the Civil War. He was a Frenchman from Quebec, and first appears in Vermont, and later on the 1860 Census of Oconto County, Wisconsin. I have located his 1880 Census listing through the records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I wish to know if anyone is researching Joseph or his family. I have pictures of one of his daughter's homes- Delphine (LaDuke) Errard (1851-1933) of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Her husband, Calice, was a grocer in your city in 1880. Thank you for any help.
I am presently trying to determine the maiden name of Joseph's wife, she appears on Census records as "Margaret." I descend through their child, Peter "Argetpeter" LaDuke who settled in White Earth, Becker County, Minnesota. He is my 2nd great-grandfather, and he married a Chippewa Indian named Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bellecourt. Here is my most updated listing of the children of Joseph & Margaret (______) LaDuke: Joseph (b 1838), Argetpeter (b 1839), Louis (b 1842), Peter (b 1845), Ramea (b 1849), Philena (b 1850), Josephine or Delphine (b 8 May 1851 WI), Deleana (b 1853), Julia (b 1855), Alfred (b 1858), Louisa (b 1862).
Thank you for your help,
Nathan W. Murphy