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Lac du Flambeau Births

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Lac du Flambeau Births

Posted: 15 Jul 2002 3:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Oct 2002 9:13AM GMT
I am wondering if births/deaths/marriages that took place on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, were required to be recorded at the Vilas Co. Courthouse. I am especially interested in the period prior to 1910. I am in possession of an interesting document that my grandfather used as his Birth Certificate. The letterhead reads: "Priest in Charge of the Chippewa Indian Missions, Diocese of Superior", dated 1919, Reserve, Wis. It attests that he was Baptised at Lac du Flambeau, in April, 1907.

My Grandfather was born on the LDF Reservation in 1907. He and his older sister (1904) and brother (1905) were (purportedly) the first white children born on the Reservation. The story passed on in the (my) family says that a large contingent of Chippewa visited the parents bearing gifts for the baby(s) . The only Native name that I can recall being mentioned was that of Alice (Head-flyer) Carafel, whom helped care for the (above) mentioned children. I believe that Alice Carafel lived to be the oldest member of the Lac du Flambeau people (at the time of her death). About 1974?

Any feedback is appreciated!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
SGraczykowski 15 Jul 2002 9:16PM GMT 
craig4614 16 Jul 2002 12:40PM GMT 
SGraczykowski 17 Jul 2002 4:50PM GMT 
eaglewiz 18 Jul 2002 3:21PM GMT 
SGraczykowski 22 Jul 2002 4:02PM GMT 
sue1urbbovpsv... 18 Apr 2004 7:06PM GMT 
Laura L Poupart 13 Aug 2004 8:21PM GMT 
mrsreynolds73 29 Sep 2004 3:13AM GMT 
sue1urbbovpsv... 18 Apr 2004 7:06PM GMT 
gmamerrie 17 Jul 2007 4:07PM GMT 
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