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Pierre Michel Lefebvre

M, b. October 20, 1616, d. October 12, 1670

Parents

Family: Jeanne Aunois (b. 1621, d. December 11, 1697)

Biography

  • Birth: Pierre Michel Lefebvre was born on October 20, 1616 in Sceaux, Paris, Hauts DeSeine, France.
  • Marriage: He and Jeanne Aunois were married in 1646 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Pierre Michel Lefebvre died on October 12, 1670, at age 53, in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec, Canada.
  • Note: (From an article that appeared (in french) in LE NOUVELLISTE (a daily newspaper in Trois Rivières, Québec) on October 18, 1980. Written by Jacques St.Onge and translated into English by Gérald Lefebvre in December 1999

    During the mid XVIIth century, Pierre LEFEBVRE was a well respected and most prominent citizen of Trois Rivières. The founder of America`s oldest Lefebvre family, today our ancestor can count among his descendants all those who carry the names of Denoncourt, Descoteaux, Lemerise, Lassisseraye and many more who carry the name of Beaulac, Belisle, Senneville etc.

    Pierre Lefebvre, the pioneer, arrived here in the early 1640`s and is one of the important citizens of Trois Rivières. He was a défricheur (Clearer of land), Syndic (Municipal Councilor), builder, surveyor, Marguiller (churchwardens) and arbitrator. The city of Cap-de-la-Madeleine can also claim him as a pioneer of their city because Pierre and his family lived there for a while and probably died there in 1668.

    A remarkably intelligent man, this notable builder, like many other Lefebvre`s came here from France. Born in the Paris area, he was the son of Pierre Lefebvre and Jeanne Cutiloup. Pierre arrived here from Sceaux (1) in around 1642. His presence in Trois Rivières is first noted on April 11, 1643 (2) in a court case involving the Leneuf brothers, Michel and Jacques, and Guillaume Isabel (3). The Leneuf brothers were accused of kicking and punching Isabel. The Leneufs did not seem to resent that Pierre was called as a witness to the incident because on January 12, 1647, Jacques Leneuf and Marie Margerie will become godparents to Jacques, the eldest son of Pierre Lefebvre.

    Some genealogists seem to think that Pierre arrived in la Nouvelle-France already married to Jeanne Aunois (4), but their wedding probably took place here in Trois Rivières around 1646. We never found the register or the marriage contract to verify this, but papers prepared by the lawyer Sévarin Ameau on September 2, 1663 (5) indicate that Pierre was born in Sceaux and that his father was also called Pierre.

    On August 15, 1644 (6), Pierre purchased his first land from Governor Charles Huault de Montmagny. According to historian Marcel Trudel (7), this lot had 30 acres ( about 1.8 acres by 17 acres deep) and was bordered by land owned by the heirs of Etienne Vien, another owned by Jacques Aubuchon dit le Loyal and a third owned by the savages. On today`s city map, the Lefebvre property would be located on rue Saint-Prosper, behind Saint-Joseph Hospital and bordered by rue Bédard, rue Saint Réal, boulevard Saint-Louis and 6th avenue.

    On April 16, 1647 (8), la Compagnie de la Nouvelle-France accepted Pierre Lefebvre as a member of the select class, if not as a Seigneur, then as one of the large land owners. It will be granting to him, as well as to Nicolas Marsolet, a territory with a frontage of 1/4 lieue (l lieue is approximately 5.5 km) by 1 lieue in depth. The south-east limit of this land is at the mouth of the Gentilly River. The Domaine de Marsolat situated next to the Lefebvre property will be granted to him as a fief and Seigniory, avec haute, moyenne et basse justice. For Pierre, this is simply an administrative arrangement, as is confirmed by a land deed dated 1667-1668. The Seigniory de Gentilly will be acquired by Michel Peltier de Laprade in two phases: the Lefebvre section by his heirs in 1669 and the Marsolet section in another transaction in 1671. The two pieces of land will become one fief 1676 (9).

    On the first of June, 1647 (10), the Governor Montmagny will grant another favor to Pierre Lefebvre as well as to Guillaume Pépin, Guillaume Isabel and Sébastien Dodier, he will permit them to abandon l`île du Milieu (11). This island will be owned for a short time by Guillaume Guillermot Duplessis-Kerbdot a governor of Trois Rivières, in 1652, it will later be donated to the Jesuits. in 1654

    The Jesuit`s Journal (12) dated the 4th of July, 1648 reports the capture of Pierre Lefebvre by the Iroquois (14). "Many things have happened in Trois-Rivières during the month of July that involved the Iroquois. The following will be found in the letters going to the archives or in other correspondence, namely the capture of two of our Frenchmen, Pierre Le Febvre and a nephew of M. de la Poterie." (13)

    In 1648, Father Jérôme Lalemant writes the following description of the events to Father Etiènne Charlet, Provincial of the Jesuits in France (14): "The next day, on July 14th, an Algonquin discovered the footprints of the enemy and alerted Monsieur de la Poterie, who in turn alerted the inhabitants by the sound of a bell and not a volley of canon, the normal signal to be on guard. Five Hurons who were close to the area where two of our Frenchmen, who were guarding the livestock, were already fighting off the enemy, joined the battle. At least 80 Iroquois attacking. Two armed challoupes (boats) were dispatched; but before they got there the Iroquois had already killed one Frenchman and a Huron and had taken two Frenchmen and two Hurons as prisoners. Even if they were ten to one the Iroquois were surely scared off when they saw how many of their own were killed and injured by so few Frenchmen. One of the two Frenchmen was the nephew of Monsieur de la Poterie, who had ventured a little too far to hunt and ended up in a trap without knowing how he got in: the Huron who was killed was a good Christian, like the Frenchmen he had been to confession on the Sunday before. The captured Hurons were not baptized; as for the French prisoners, they had lived an exceptionally good life, but they were to say the least a little bit responsible for their fate, they had gone too far when they knew the enemy well." Pierre Lefebvre will be a prisoner of the Iroquois for three long months, he will come back in October accompanied by one of them called le Berger (the Shepard), who had previously escaped from his guards at Trois-Rivières.

    On June 14, 1650 (15), Pierre Lefebvre purchases a lot within the walls of the fort at Trois Rivières from Jean Lauzon, lieutenant general, acting for la Compagnie de la Nouvelle-France. This lot measured approximately 20 meters by 20 meters, and was located next to the wall between rue Saint-François-Xavier and a lot owned by Bertrand Fafard dit Laframboise. A house owned by Pierre and Fafard occupied this lot. Thirteen years later, in a law suit by Pierre against Jacques Aubuchon and René Besnard, it is revealed that this house, which would now be located on Turcotte Terrace, is roofless and in poor condition. Pierre will later become the owner of a small island called l`Islet (16), it is 1 acre in size and is situated at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice River between the mainland and l`île de la Trinité (Saint-Quentin).

    The Lefebvre family moved to Cap-de-la-Madeleine in 1656. On May 11th (17) of that year, Martin Boutet , a Quebec priest, professor of mathematics and trustee for the succession of Antoine Denys dit Saint-Denys, sold two acres of land located in the Seigneurie du Cap-de-la-Madeleine to Pierre Lefebvre, this land had a 2 acre frontage and was 20 acres deep. This land had been transferred to the Denys family in 1651 and was bordered by the Claude David property and le Domaine des Jesuits. Today, the front of this land is occupied by the Oblats Monastery and the south east limit would be along rue Saint-Maurice.

    Pierre Lefebvre was a Syndic des habitants in 1658 and in 1660, and marguiller in 1663. On April 13th of that year (18), Pierre and his wife will make mutual donation. On November 26th 1664 (19) , Pierre and two other wise men of that era, Pierre Boucher and Jean Cusson will arbitrate a case involving Father Jacques Fremin and Pierre Couc dit Lafleur. The later had been seen working on the construction site of the first church in Trois Rivières..Benjamin Sulte (20) wrote "Pierre Lefebvre held an honorable rank in Trois-Rivières and was one of the principal contributors to the building of the first church in this city (1664). His numerous descendants could form a regiment".

    The Lefebvres are on the census list in Trois-Rivières in 1666 and 1667. That year, he hires three servants: Noël Carpentier, Jean Leduc et Jean Vintonneau; they take care of seven animals and work the 80 acres of land, a considerable estate for the time. On January 30,1666 (21), Father Fremin, bursar for the Jesuits, gives a property of 2 acres to our pioneer. This property faces on the river and is located in the Seigneurie du Cap-de-la-Madeleine. This is where the Lefebvres will live from then on and where two years later the head of the family will pass away.

    All that we do know is that during the summer of 1668, Pierre, because he probably felt his future demise , will put all of his affairs in order. On July 11 (22), he will give the fief de Gentilly to his son in law, the surgeon Dr. Félix Thunaye dit Dufresne. It will later be sold to Michel Peltier, who will start to work the land and who in turn will give it to his son in law François Poisson. On the previous January 20th , he had distributed all his assets to his seven children: Jacques, Michel, Ignace, Ange, Pierre, Catherine and Elizabeth.

    "This most valued citizen, writes Father Archange Godbout about Pierre Lefebvre, was confined to his home in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, on July 16, 1668 (23). Because of the loss of the town`s registry, we cannot confirm the exact date of his death, but we do know that Jeanne Auneau (Aunois) was a widow on October 12, 1670." This is confirmed by a marriage contract between Jacques, his oldest son and future seigneur of Baie-du Febvre, to Marie Beaudry, daughter of Urbain Beaudry, the blacksmith, whom we can also describe as an one of the oldest citizens and honorable pioneer of the town of Laviolette

    As to Jeanne Aunois, she was still living in 1681, as confirmed in a census of Cap-de-la-Madeleine. She was 54 years old and three sons were still at home, Michel, Ignace and Pierre.
    They probably helped with the livestock and the 40 acres of cleared and workable land.

    (1) Sceaux, is the administrative center of an area located at the south end of Paris, in the Departement de la Seine. Here a XVIIthl century church is still existing.

    (2) Trois-Rivière archives, Document divers II, page 42.

    (3) Guillaume Isabel whose daughter Jeanne in 1667 will marry Jean Lepelé dit Desmarets, the ancestor of the Lamothe family of Champlain.

    (4) Notes by Father Archange Godbout (a pioneer of Trois Rivères) maintains that Aunois is wrong and that it is probably Auneau (Auno or Aunos). Nevertheless Jeanne`s name all official documents is Aunois.

    (5) Marriage contract between Catherine Lefebvre, daughter of Pierre Lefebvre and Jeanne Aunois, and Antoine Trottier. Son of Gilles and Catherine Loyseau.

    (6) found in the minutes of lawyer Pierre-Jacques Beaudry who practiced in Montreal between 1843 and 1867,

    (7) Le terrier du St. Laurent in 1663, pages 361 and 362.

    (8) Inventaire de concession en fief et Seigneurie, fois et hommage et aveux et dénombrement, volume 1 page 245

    (9) Marcel Trudel, Le terrier du St. Laurent page 482.


    (10) Secretary to Henry Bancherons

    (11) Today l`île Saint-Christophe

    (12) 1973 edition, page 112 and 117

    (13) According to Father Godbout (livre Cité, page 41) This could be Guy Pouterel, son of Jean Pouterel du Colombier and Louise Leneuf du Hérisson. Guy was buried in Trois-Rivières on December 29th, 1655

    (14) Relation de la Nouvelle-France in 1648, tome 4, pages 7 & 8.

    (15) Secretary to Henry Bancherons

    (16) We could not find this Isle on a modern map, it has disappeared.

    (17) Trudel, Terrier, page 330

    (18) Acte de Séverin Ameau

    (19) Acte de Jacques de la Tousche

    (20) Premier seigneurs du Canada 1634-1664, Mémoire de la Société Royale du Canada
    Section I 1883, page 135

    (21) Acte de Jacques de la Tousche

    (22) Same lawyer

    (23) Secretary to Séverin Ameau
    Pierre was captured by the Iroquois Indians in 1648, but escaped.

Jeanne Aunois

F, b. 1621, d. December 11, 1697

Parents

Family: Pierre Michel Lefebvre (b. October 20, 1616, d. October 12, 1670)

Biography

  • Birth: Jeanne Aunois was born in 1621 in Villiars, Lizieux, France.
  • Marriage: She and Pierre Michel Lefebvre were married in 1646 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Jeanne Aunois died on December 11, 1697, at age ~76, in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.

Pierre Julien Lefebvre

M, b. 1594

Parents

Family: Jeanne Cutilope (b. circa 1597)

Biography

  • Birth: Pierre Julien Lefebvre was born in 1594 in Sceaux, Paris, Hauts DeSeine, France.
  • Marriage: He and Jeanne Cutilope were married in 1616 in Sceaux, Paris, Hauts DeSeine, France.

Jeanne Cutilope

F, b. circa 1597

Family: Pierre Julien Lefebvre (b. 1594)

Biography

  • Birth: Jeanne Cutilope was born circa 1597 in Sceaux, Paris, Hauts DeSeine, France.
  • Marriage: She and Pierre Julien Lefebvre were married in 1616 in Sceaux, Paris, Hauts DeSeine, France.

Jean Cusson

M, b. November 11, 1630, d. April 8, 1718

Parents

Family: Marie Foubert (b. July 13, 1640, d. September 18, 1712)

Biography

  • Birth: Jean Cusson was born on November 11, 1630 in St Marguerite-Sur-Duclair, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Foubert were married on September 16, 1656 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Jean Cusson died on April 8, 1718, at age 87, in St Sulpice, Quebec, Canada.

Marie Foubert

F, b. July 13, 1640, d. September 18, 1712

Parents

Family: Jean Cusson (b. November 11, 1630, d. April 8, 1718)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Foubert was born on July 13, 1640 in St Vivien, Rouen, Normandie, France.
  • Marriage: She and Jean Cusson were married on September 16, 1656 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Foubert died on September 18, 1712, at age 72.

Jean Cusson

M, b. 1611

Family: Jacqueline Pepin (b. 1615)

Biography

  • Birth: Jean Cusson was born in 1611 in Dunclair, Rouen, Normandie, France.
  • Marriage: He and Jacqueline Pepin were married in 1635 in St Marguerite-Sur-Duclair, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.
  • Death: Jean Cusson died in France.

Jacqueline Pepin

F, b. 1615

Parents

Family: Jean Cusson (b. 1611)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacqueline Pepin was born in 1615 in Clair, Rouen, Normandie, France.
  • Marriage: She and Jean Cusson were married in 1635 in St Marguerite-Sur-Duclair, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.

Phillippe Foubert

M, b. 1616

Parents

Family: Jeffine Marguerite Riviere (b. 1608, d. April 24, 1681)

Biography

  • Birth: Phillippe Foubert was born in 1616 in St Vivien, Rouen, Normandie, France.
  • Marriage: He and Jeffine Marguerite Riviere were married in St Vivien, Rouen, Normandie, France.

Jeffine Marguerite Riviere

F, b. 1608, d. April 24, 1681

Family: Phillippe Foubert (b. 1616)

Biography

  • Birth: Jeffine Marguerite Riviere was born in 1608 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.
  • Marriage: She and Phillippe Foubert were married in St Vivien, Rouen, Normandie, France.
  • Death: Jeffine Marguerite Riviere died on April 24, 1681, at age ~73, in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec, Canada.

Louis Chevrefils

M, b. 1674, d. 1752

Parents

Family: Genevieve Paillart (b. December 10, 1685, d. July 29, 1734)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis Chevrefils was born in 1674 in St Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Genevieve Paillart were married on July 3, 1705 in Montreal, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Louis Chevrefils died in 1752, at age ~78, in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Genevieve Paillart

F, b. December 10, 1685, d. July 29, 1734

Parents

Family: Louis Chevrefils (b. 1674, d. 1752)

Biography

  • Birth: Genevieve Paillart was born on December 10, 1685 in Montreal, Québec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Louis Chevrefils were married on July 3, 1705 in Montreal, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Genevieve Paillart died on July 29, 1734, at age 48, in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Francois Chevrefils

M, b. 1643, d. May 18, 1678

Family: Marie Lamy (b. 1653, d. March 15, 1733)

Biography

  • Birth: Francois Chevrefils was born in 1643 in Perigueux, Perigord, Dordogne, France.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Lamy were married on March 18, 1678 in St Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Francois Chevrefils died on May 18, 1678, at age ~35, in St Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.

Marie Lamy

F, b. 1653, d. March 15, 1733

Parents

Family: Francois Chevrefils (b. 1643, d. May 18, 1678)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Lamy was born in 1653 in St Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Francois Chevrefils were married on March 18, 1678 in St Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Lamy died on March 15, 1733, at age ~80, in St Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.

Jacques Lamy

M, b. 1614, d. October 22, 1663

Family: Marie Madeleine Dechevrainville (b. 1631, d. May 19, 1733)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacques Lamy was born in 1614 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.
  • Death: He died on October 22, 1663, at age ~49, in Normandy, France.

Leonard Paillard

M, b. 1647, d. January 6, 1729

Parents

Family: Marie Louise Vachon (b. May 25, 1662, d. July 11, 1715)

Biography

  • Birth: Leonard Paillard was born in 1647 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Louise Vachon were married on June 24, 1678.
  • Death: Leonard Paillard died on January 6, 1729, at age ~82, in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Marie Louise Vachon

F, b. May 25, 1662, d. July 11, 1715

Parents

Family: Leonard Paillard (b. 1647, d. January 6, 1729)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Louise Vachon was born on May 25, 1662 in Beauport, Montmorency, Québec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Leonard Paillard were married on June 24, 1678.
  • Death: Marie Louise Vachon died on July 11, 1715, at age 53, in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Andre Paillard

M, b. circa 1619

Family: Catherine Geoffroy (b. circa 1619)

Biography

  • Birth: Andre Paillard was born circa 1619 in Marche, France.

Catherine Geoffroy

F, b. circa 1619

Family: Andre Paillard (b. circa 1619)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Geoffroy was born circa 1619 in Marche, France.

Gustave Nicholas Schuh

M, b. October 12, 1910, d. February 17, 2002

Parents

Family: Agnes Marie DeBruin (b. March 8, 1914, d. June 15, 1984)

Biography

  • Birth: Gustave Nicholas Schuh was born on October 12, 1910 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Agnes Marie DeBruin were married on June 13, 1934 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gustave Nicholas Schuh died on February 17, 2002, at age 91.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Gustave (Gust) N. Schuh St. Paul Home (formerly of 601 Desnoyer St. Kaukauna)

    On October 12, 1910 a fifth son was born to Peter J. and Anna (Schmitt) Schuh in Freedom, WI. They baptized him Gustave Nicholas Schuh. He grew up on the homestead farm on Center Valley Rd. and attended St. Nicholas grade school, where he was an avid learner. As a young man, he and his brother Ignatius built barns in the Darboy and Sherwood areas. Gust worked in area cheese factories in the early 1930’s and on July 17th, 1933 he obtained his “Wisconsin Cheesemakers License.” On June 13th, 1934 he married Agnes Marie De Bruin at St. John’s Catholic Church in Little Chute, WI. They lived in Kaukauna and shared 50 years of marriage before she passed away on June 15, 1984, two days after their golden anniversary. Gust worked at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company for 40 years until his retirement in 1975. He was the lead janitor of the lower mill. During his years at the mill, he took great pride in his work, both indoors and out. Gust was an avid gardener who raised a wide variety of vegetables and flowers. Anyone who walked by his home was sure to notice his lovely flowerbed. He supplied the altar flowers for many special occasions at Holy Cross Catholic Church. His Madonna and Regal lilies were beyond compare. He loved sharing his produce with the family and neighbors. He and Agnes loved playing with their children and later, their grandchildren. They taught their children and grandchildren many card games, especially cribbage. He was dealt a “perfect” hand twice while playing at his son’s house. Gust was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, and the Thilmany Quarter Century Club. Gust and Agnes brought six children into this world, 5 boys and 1 girl, who survive him: James & Rosemary Schuh, Freedom, and their 7 children, Julie (Tony) Roskom, Jeanne (George) Garrity, Jackie (Andy) Meschisen, Jeff (Megan) Schuh, Jill Jones, Janiece (Ken) Zastrow, and Jon Schuh; John & Sharon Schuh, Kaukauna, and their 4 children, Brian (Tara) Schuh, Kurt (Gloria) Schuh, Ellen Schuh and Ann (Sean) McDaniel; Richard & Margaret Schuh, Texas, and their 4 children, Steve Schuh, Debbie (Pat) McCarthy, Ken (Pam) Schuh and Ron (Amy) Schuh; Charles & Barbara Schuh, Kaukauna, and their 3 children, Joe (Heidi) Schuh, Nick (Diane) Schuh and Karen (Greg) Hartjes; Mary & Gerald Van Domelen, Kaukauna, and their 2 children, Jason (Cheryl) Kelly-Van Domelen, and Laura Van Domelen; and Martin & Susan Schuh, Kaukauna, and their 2 children, Ben Schuh & Josh (Brook) Schuh. Gust is further survived by three brothers and one sister: Rev. Earl J. Schuh, Green Bay, Peter (Lucille) Schuh, Freedom, Calixta (Andrew) Vosters, Little Chute, and Arthur (Mildred) Schuh, Appleton; and two sisters-in-law: Helen Schuh, Appleton and Ceil Schuh, Pulaski; 35 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    On February 17th, 2002, while Gust was surrounded by the love of his family, God sent a special angel to escort him into the next life. There to meet him at the door were his parents, Peter & Anna (Schmitt) Schuh; his wife, Agnes (DeBruin) Schuh; a grandson, Nathaniel Richard Schuh; four brothers and one sister-in-law: Clement Schuh, Ignatius (Martha) Schuh, Raymond Schuh and Servanus Schuh; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Clara (Casper) Schauer and Anna (Henry) Vosters; and his wife’s brothers & sisters and their spouses. Visitation will be at the Fargo Funeral Home on Wisconsin Ave. in Kaukauna on Tuesday, February 19th, from 4-8 PM, with a prayer service and rosary at 7:00. There will also be visitation on Wednesday, February 20th, at Holy Cross Catholic Church from 2:00 until 4:00 when the Mass of the Resurrection, which will be concelebrated by Rev. Earl J. Schuh and Rev. John T. Mullarkey, will be held. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to Holy Cross Catholic Parish, Holy Cross Catholic School and Appletree Court (at the St. Paul Home,) are being established.

    Special thanks to all of the wonderful caregivers at St. Paul Elder Services who treated our dad like he was their own. The entire staff of St. Paul Elder Campus & Appletree Court, along with Fr. Jack Mullarkey and Fr. Jim Lucas helped to make dad’s final days peaceful and his journey home an easier one.

    ”In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night … You – only you – will have stars that can laugh!” from “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

    There is an extra-bright, laughing star in the sky tonight. We love you, pa.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 West Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna 766-6200 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.

Agnes Marie DeBruin

F, b. March 8, 1914, d. June 15, 1984

Parents

Family: Gustave Nicholas Schuh (b. October 12, 1910, d. February 17, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Marie DeBruin was born on March 8, 1914 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Gustave Nicholas Schuh were married on June 13, 1934 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Agnes Marie DeBruin died on June 15, 1984, at age 70, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

James J Schuh

M, b. March 20, 1935, d. January 28, 2011

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: James J Schuh was born on March 20, 1935 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 28, 2011, at age 75.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: On January 28, 2011 cancer took the life of Jim at his home in the loving arms of his wife and children. Jim was born on March 20, 1935 to Gustave and Agnes (DeBruin) Schuh in Kaukauna. He was a Boy Scout and graduated from Holy Cross and Kaukauna High School. Jim was a veteran and served in the Marine Corps from 1956 - 1958. On October 17, 1959 Jim married Rose Mary Metzler and together they shared 51 years. He was a member of St. Nicholas Parish. Jim was a paper maker for Thilmany for 44 years, retiring in 1997. Jim was a 4-H wood working project leader for many years and loved the challenge of creating works of art out of wood for his family and friends. He took special interest in woodworking projects for and with his children and grandchildren. He loved to be outdoors and took great pride in his garden. One of his greatest enjoyments was feeding and watching the birds.

    Jim is survived by his wife: Rose Mary, seven children; Julie (Tony) Roskom, Jeanne (George) Garrity, Jackie (Andy) Meschisen, Jeff (Megan) Schuh, Jill (special friend, Doug and son, Matthew) Jones, Janiece (Ken) Zastrow, Jonathan (Emily) Schuh, grandchildren; Craig (Melissa) Roskom, Jenny (Ben) Van Schyndel, Travis, Emily and Ashlee Roskom, Daniel, Amanda and Michael Garrity, Lizzy, Jonathan and Nathan Meschisen, Erin and Ben Schuh, Brock Jones, Alex Hughes, Kayla, Krista and Sammi Zastrow, Isiah and Payton Schuh; great grandchildren: Sarah and Ethan Roskom. Jim is further survived by his sister: Mary (Jerry) Van Domelen, brothers: John (Sharon), Dick (Margaret), Charlie (Barb) and Marty (Sue) Schuh, Rose Mary's step mother, Virgina Metzler, brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald (Arlene), James (Barb), Lawrence (Faye), Gerald (Carol), Vernon (Patti), Glen and Steve Metzler, Joanne (Hub) Jauquet and Janet (Dale) Walton.
    Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and in-law's, Henry and Rose Metzler.
    The funeral Liturgy for Jim will be held on Monday, February 7, 2011 at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH (N4088 Country Trunk E, Freedom) at 12 Noon with Fr. Dave Hoffman officiating along with Deacon Don Newhouse. Interment will be in the St. Nicholas Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 7, 2011 from 9 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at the FARGO FUNERAL HOME.
    Our gratitude and sincere thanks to Dr. Guenther, the nurses, staff and volunteers, especially Julia and Phyllis, at Martha Siekman Cancer Center. God Bless you all. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Bluebirds and nature in Jim's name.
    Fargo Funeral Home
    400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
    Kaukauna 920-766-6200
    Online Condolences
    www.wichmannfargo.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Julaine Rose Schuh

F

Parents

Family 2: Bryan Jay Jones

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jeanne Marie Schuh

F

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena