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Looking for any info for Daisy LaVaque

Looking for any info for Daisy LaVaque

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 3:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LaVaque Lavake Shearier
Trying to find out the name of my grandfather's (Donald Shearier) father. His real mother was Daisy Lavaque. Any info would be appreciated.

Re: Looking for any info for Daisy LaVaque

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 1:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Joelle, Hi, I am not related. The info I find seems to indicate that Donald's parents were Herman/Herbert Shearier & Gertrude Lavaque, sister to Daisy Lavaque. Daisy died in 1919, with no mention of a son. It looks like she was never married. Here are a few obits and census records I found. RP
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1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Arthur Lavake
Age: 38
Birth Date: Sep 1861
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1900: Grand Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1867
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Theresa Lavake
Marriage Year: 1883
Years Married: 17
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Household Members: Name Age
Arthur Lavake 38
Theresa Lavake 38
Daisy Lavake 15
Gertrud Lavake 14
Ora Bell Lavake 10
Eva Lavake 8
Earl Lavake 7
Grace Lavake 2
Joseph Lavake 9/12
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1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Herman W Shearier
Age: 16
Birth Date: Oct 1883
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1900: Grand Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: James Shearier
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Name: Fredericka Shearier
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Household Members: Name Age
Fredericka Shearier 52
James Shearier 71
Charles W Shearier 27
Fred W Shearier 25
Edward L Shearier 23
Albert T Shearier 21
Clara L Shearier 19
Herman W Shearier 16
Louis W Shearier 13
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1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Dassy La Vague[Daisy Lavague] [Lavaque]
Age in 1910: 25
Birth Year: abt 1885[1885]
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: Farmington, Waupaca, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Employee
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Canada [Canada French]
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank S Woodworth 61
Mary Woodworth 56
Paul Woodworth 20
Frances Vosburg 21
Mary Gillen 42
Winifred Gillen 37
Lucy Parker 32
Eva Marsh 32
Daisy Collier 23
Emma Gunderson 30
Florence Arend 23
Dassy Lavaque 25
Mary Peterson 32
Burtha Steen 22
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1910 United States Federal Census, Grand Rapids Ward 2, Wood, Wisconsin

Herbert Sheaner (Shearier), head, age 26
Gertrude Sheaner (Shearier), wife, age 24
Bernard Sheaner (Shearier), son, age 0[5/12]
Eva Lavague, sister-in-law, age 18
Earl Lavague, sister-in-law, age 16
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1920 United States Federal Census, Grand Rapids Ward 4, Wood, Wisconsin

Herman Shearier, head, age 36, married, born about 1884 Wisconsin, father born Canada, mother born Germany

Gertrude Shearier, wife, age 35, married, born about 1884 Wisconsin, father born Canada, mother born Wisconsin

Bernard Shearier, son, age 10, born about 1910 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin

Harriet Johnson, daughter, age 6, born about 1914 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin

Donald Shearier, son, age 5, born about 1915 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin

Arthur Lavague, father-in-law, age 61, widow, born about 1859 Canada, parents born Canada, alien

***I don't know who Harriet Johnson was. An adopted daughter?
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Daily Leader | Grand Rapids, Wisconsin | Monday, February 24, 1919 | Page 7

Miss Daisy C. LaVaque
Miss Daisy LaVaque passed away at the home of her uncle, Elmer
Crotteau in Rudolph Saturday after a three weeks' illness of pneumonia.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the SS. Peter & Paul's Catholic church in this city Wednesday morning, Rev. Reding officiating and interment will be made in Calvary cemetery The deceased was born in Germantown, Wis., 35 years ago and leaves to mourn her loss her father of this city, three sisters, Mrs. Herman Shearier of this city, Mrs. Carl Moberg of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Sev. Hermes of Tacoma, Wash., and two brothers, Earl L. and Joseph L. of Biron. The deceased is well known here and at Rudolph and leaves many friends who extend sympathy to tho sorrowing relatives.
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Daily Leader | Grand Rapids, Wisconsin | Wednesday, February 26, 1919 | Page 3

The following people from out of town attended the funeral of Miss Daisy LaVaque held here this morning: Lou LaVaque of La Crosse, Mrs. Gasper Crotteau of Merrill, Miss Laura Raymond of Arnott and Mrs. John Daniels of Thorp.

CARD OF THANKS
To the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved sister, Daisy LaVaque, we desire to express our heart felt thanks and also for the beautiful floral offerings.
Arthur LaVaque and Family
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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin | Monday, December 24, 1928 | Page 3

Arthur La Vaque Dies at Home of Daughter
Arthur LaVaque, 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herman Shearier, 310 Seventh street south, Sunday noon. Death was due to heart trouble.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning from the home and from SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic church at nine o'clock. The Rev. William Reding will officiate and interment will be made in Calvary cemetery.
The deceased was bom in Canada on September 24, 1858. He had been disabled for the past 25 years having suffered a stroke of paralysis.
He leaves to mourn his death three daughters. Mrs. Belle Moberg and Mrs. Sev Hernes of Tacoma, Washington, and Mrs. Herman Shearier of this city; and two sons, Joe of Green Bay and Earl of this city.
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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin | Monday, December 27, 1948 | Page 1

Heart Ailment Takes Herman Shearier, 65
Herman W. Shearier, 65, 310 Seventh street south, proprietor of the Shearier Concrete company, died at 11:15 Christmas morning at Riverview hospital where he was admitted a week ago. Death was due to heart trouble, with injuries received in an automobile accident on November 3 as a contributing factor.
Mr. Shearier had been in the concrete contracting business in Wisconsin Rapids the past 30 years.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. C. W. Gille at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Baker chapel with burial to follow in Calvary cemetery.
Mr. Shearier was born in the town of Grand Rapids on October 6, 1883, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Shearier, and was a lifelong resident of this community. He married Gertrude LaVaque in Wisconsin Rapids on February 17, 1908.
Besides his wife he is survived by son, Bernard, Wisconsin Rapids, and Donald, Milwaukee; a daughter, Mrs. Harriet Sanchez, Milwaukee; four brothers, Charles, Fred, Edward and Albert, all of Wisconsin Rapids; one sister, Mrs. Arnold Vanderhei, Wisconsin Rapids, and three grandchildren.
He was a member of the Eagles and Woodmen lodges of this city.
Friends may pay their respects at the Baker mortuary until time of services.
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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin | Monday, May 10, 1971 | Page 9

Mrs. H. Shearier
Mrs. Herman Shearier, 85, 310 7th St. S., died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Family Heritage Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Carl Dockendorff officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Shearier, the former Gertrude LaVaque, was born in Rudolph Aug. 31, 1885, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Artnur LaVaque. She was married to Herman Shearier in Wisconsin Rapids. He died in 1946.
Survivors include two sons, Bernard, Wisconsin Rapids, and Donald, Milwaukee; two brothers, Earl LaVaque, Wisconsin Rapids, and Joseph LaVaque, Green Bay; one sister, Mrs. Belle Moberg, Tacoma, Wash.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters.
Friends may call at Higgins & Son Funera! Home beginning today. The Ladies of St. Vincent will join in a general rosary at 7:30 p.m.
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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin | Monday, October 05, 1936 | Page 6

Family Reunion—
At a quiet family dinner Sunday two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Severn Herness of Takoma, Wash., Mrs. Herman Shearier of this city. Joe LaVaque of Green Bay and Earl LaVaque of this city, and their families, were reunited, after many years' separation.
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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin | Monday, March 31, 1924 | Page 1

MRS. T. LAVAQUE CALLED IN DEATH

AGED WISCONSIN RAPIDS RESIDENT PASSED AWAY SATURDAY EVENING AT RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL

Mrs. Thomas LaVaque, a resident of Wood county since 1867, died at Riverview hospital Saturday evening following an illness of ten weeks. Mrs. LaVaque was born at Sorel, Canada, May 8,1838, and was therefore nearly 86 years old at the time of her death.
Settled at Biron
Mrs. LaVaque came to Wisconsin from Canada with her husband in 1867 and located at Biron, where the family remained for eight years. From Biron they came to Centralia, and after living there two years moved to Rudolph, where they made their home for fourteen years. After selling their property at Rudolph Mr. and Mrs.LaVaque came to Wisconsin Rapids and made their home with their daughter, Mrs. H. M. Beimler. Mr. LaVaque diet June 27, 1908, at the age of 83.
Leaves Ten Children
The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Parante, of Montreal, am ten children, beside many other relatives. The children, all of whom were at their mother's bedside before her death, are: Arthur LaVaque and Mrs. H. M. Beimler, Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Wm. Young, Mrs. Minnie LeBlanc, and Mrs. Mary Mead, Duluth,Minn.; L. E. La Vaque and J..M. LaVaque, La Crosse; Mrs. John Daniels, Thorp; Mrs. Leo Fiolat, Superior; Frances LaVaque, Chicago.
The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 8:30 from the J. R. Ragan Undertaking Parlors and at 9 o'clock from SS. Peter, and Paul Catholic church, the Rev. Win. Reding officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.
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Re: Looking for any info for Daisy LaVaque

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 1:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the info. My grandfather, Donald, is actually the son of Daisy...however his adoptive mother, Gertrude (and also aunt), I believe had the records destroyed to prove his real mother and father. It's one of those family mysteries. My grandfather died never knowing who is father was and I was hoping to find a forgotten piece of info.

Re: Looking for any info for Daisy LaVaque

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 1:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you tried to find a baptismal record for Donald? I can't imagine Getrude or the church destroying that. It seems like your family was affiliated with SS. Peter & Paul's Catholic church in Wisconsin Rapids. Or maybe a church in Rudolph? Unless Gertrude adopted him as an infant before he was baptized, I would think that there is a good possibility that both of Donald's parents would be listed on it.

RP

Re: Looking for any info for Daisy LaVaque

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 1:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just found these. Didn't know if you had them or not. RP

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Stevens Point Gazette | Stevens Point, Wisconsin | Wednesday, February 26, 1919 | Page 3

Miss Daisy LaVaque, who made her home with her uncle, Elmer B. Crotteau, and who had been sick the past two weeks with pneumonia, passed away early Saturday morning. She leaves to mourn her loss three sisters and two brothers, her father and a little adopted son, Donald, five years of age. The funeral was held this Wednesday morning at eight o'clock, with burial at Calvary cemetery, Grand Rapids. Sympathy is extended the many relatives left to mourn her
loss
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Grand Rapids Tribune | Grand Rapids, Wisconsin | Thursday, February 27, 1919 | Page 20

RUDOLPH

This community was shocked Saturday morning on hearing of the death of Miss Daisy Lavaque, who made her home with her uncle. Babe Crotteau, for several years past. She was a young woman of sterling qualities and loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her untimely death an adopted boy, Donald, two brothers, Earl and Joe and four sisters.

Re: Looking for any info for Daisy LaVaque

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 6:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
That's a great idea. I'm fairly new to researching. Do you suggest I contact the church or how would I go about this?

Re: Looking for any info for Daisy LaVaque

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 12:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
You could try contacting them. Here is their website. Off to the right they have a phone number & e-mail address.

Do you know if Donald was born with the surname LaVaque? Otherwise, you could ask them to look for a Donald with mother Daisy LaVaque circa time of his birth. I don't think families waited too long to have a child baptized back in those times. Hopefully there is not a restriction on his birth year. But if there is, maybe they will make an exception because he is deceased. Also, have you tried to look for a birth record? Maybe Gertrude didn't have it destroyed? Good luck. RP.


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