Hello. This my first time on these message boards and am pleased to find a close connection so quickly. Thomas Caillouette is my Great Grandfather and he had a brother named Olivier. If this is the same person I have infomation that may give you some direction. See the the info below of my cousin's research. I have much more on the Caillouette family if there turns out to be a connection. You can contact me through the message board or my direct email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 26, 2005
Hello Uncle Floyd,
Here is our family history as compiled by me with help from statements from your sister Jeanette Perry, pictures from your sister Marie Perry Page, documents from your cousin, Annette Perry Shipman from our trip to Fowler, Benton County, Indiana in the 1980's, a gift subscription to Ancestry.com and many trips to the Allen County Public Library!!
It is by no means complete, but enjoy what I have been able to gather for now!!
The most challenging part was finding all the information under the different spel1ings of Caillouette - there were as many spellings as there are letters in the name!!
Record provided by possible shirttail relative in Canada - J Philippe Huppe de LaGroye.
Joseph Caillouette and Nathalie Saindon Caillouette in Canada with their 15 children. Their 12th child, Thomas Caillouette forms our branch of the family tree.
1854 - Joseph and son Hilaire Caillouette purchase adjacent farms in Illinois. Confirmed with Illinois Public Land Purchase records.
1860 US Census - Joseph Caillouette family - Beaverville, Iroquois Co. IL.
Civil War Service Records:
Four brothers - Hilaire, Olivier, Thomas and Benjamin Caillouette - enlist in the war and survive. Three of them - Hilaire, Olivier and Thomas meet at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi, late in 1862 and early 1863. The fourth - Benjamin - enlists in 1865 for campaigns in Tennessee and Georgia. Confirmed with military history records.
1866 – Thomas Caillouette and Emma Lemieux are married at Maternity Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Bourbonnais, Kankakee County, Illinois. Confirmed with church and state records.
1870 US Census - Joseph and Nathalie Caillouette living alone - Iroquois Co. IL.
1870 US Census - Thomas and Emma Caillouette and Family - Iroquois Co. IL.
1871 - Thomas Caillouette purchases land adjacent to father and brother. Confirmed from Illinois Land Purchase record.
1880 US Census- Thomas Caillouette family in Benton Co. IN with your mother, Elizabeth, as a baby!
1885 -Emma Caillouette dies in Earl Park, Benton Co. IN and is buried in Beaverville, Iroquois Co. IL. No death record or other confirmation at this time.
1886- Thomas Caillouette dies in hospital and is buried in Beaverville, Iroquois Co. IL.
Confirmation letter from hospital
Probate gives guardianship of younger children to others. Copy not ordered yet.