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Re: LaForse family in Ontario & Quebec
Posted by: nycole (ID *****0062) Date: November 15, 2011 at 15:01:21
In Reply to: LaForse family in Ontario & Quebec by Shannon Johnson of 11736

Hi Shannon
This is a very big puzzle.

Your ancestor Eustache (not Mistache) Laforce originates from Oka, Lac Deux-Montagnes (Lake of two mountains), Quebec. Oka is an Indian reserve since the beginning in 1700’s, and Indians and white people live together in the same city, then and nowadays. Your Laforce ancestors are genuine Mohawk Indians.

Eustache Laforce, 23 years,(Peter and Mahala Laforce) married January 1 1868 in Renfrew, Ontario Mary “Fantee” 16 years (Lewis and Mary Fantee)

Death in the co. of Renfrew, Harton township
Eustache Laforce age 78, died Feb 23, 1918 Castleford, Ontario,(Disease of the prostate gland) born in Oka, Qc, Father Peter Laforce; mother Mary Mohawk. Death reported by Charles Bell, son in law, husband of Laura Laforce.

I have checked the Oka catholic registers which exist since 1786 and found that Laforce is not the original name. It has been changed to be more comprehensive. We can find 2 catholic baptisms of Laforce in 1862. All other Laforce are from 1876 and are Methodist.
The closest name I’ve found is Eustache Otiokori of Peter Otiokori and Marie Magdeleine “Shawinish” (very hard to read) born and baptized October 3, 1845.
It does’nt mean it is the right Eustache.

Mary Fantee
Named Mary Fantee at her marriage in 1868; Amelia Watanis at Ann's marriage in 1886, Mary LaFrance at Peter's marriage in 1909
Named Mrs Eustache Laforce at her death, born in Oka, Qc, widow. Death informant: Mack Debo, son in law. In census 1911, Renfrew, Mack Depo lives in the house of Eustache. Mack is married to Mary Laforce born May 1888.

Here is what I’ve found

Descendants of Peter Laforce
Generation No. 1

1. PETER1 LAFORCE He married MARY MOHAWK.
       
Children of PETER LAFORCE and MARY MOHAWK are:
2.       i.       EUSTACHE2 LAFORCE, b. 1845, Oka, Qc; d. 23 févr. 1918, Castleford, Ontario.
3.       ii.       ANDRE LAFORCE, b. 1846.
Generation No. 2

2. EUSTACHE2 LAFORCE (PETER1) was born 1845 in Oka, Qc, and died 23 févr. 1918 in Castleford, Ontario. He married MARY FANTEE/AMELIA WATANIS 01 janv. 1868 in Renfrew, Ontario, daughter of LEWIS FANTEE and MARY. She was born 1852 in Oka, Qc, and died 24 févr. 1923 in Renfrew, On.

Notes for MARY FANTEE/AMELIA WATANIS:
Named Mary Fantee at her marriage in 1868; Amelia Watanis at Ann's marriage in 1886, Mary LaFrance at Peter's marriage in 1909
Named Mrs Eustache Laforce at her death, born in Oka, Qc, widow. Death informant: Mack Debo, son in law. In census 1911, Renfrew, Mack Depo lives in the house of Eustache. Mack is married to Mary Laforce born May 1888.
       
Children of EUSTACHE LAFORCE and MARY WATANIS are:
       i.       ANN3 LAFORCE, b. 1869; m. THOMAS HIGH, 11 mars 1886, St. John's church, Egomills?, Ontario; b. 1862, Oka, Qc.
       ii.       ANDREW LAFORCE, b. 1872.
       iii.       LAURA LAFORCE, b. août 1875; m. CHARLES BELL, 25 août 1915, Renfrew, Ontario.
       iv.       CECILIA LAFORCE, b. 1876.
       v.       PETER LAFORCE, b. 1880; m. ERMELINE BERARD, 15 janv. 1909, Renfrew, Ontario; b. 1889.
       vi.       TED LAFORCE, b. déc. 1882.

Notes for TED LAFORCE:
dob from 1911 census, Renfrew Ontario

4.       vii.       MARY LAFORCE, b. juin 1888, Scotch Bush.


3. ANDRE2 LAFORCE (PETER1) was born 1846. He married BETSY. She was born 1851.
       
Children of ANDRE LAFORCE and BETSY are:
       i.       MATHILDA3 LAFORCE, b. 1870.
       ii.       MARY LAFORCE, b. 1873.
       iii.       JOHN LAFORCE, b. 1877.
       iv.       CHARLIE LAFORCE, b. 1878.

Generation No. 3

4. MARY3 LAFORCE (EUSTACHE2, PETER1) was born juin 1888 in Scotch Bush. She married MATTHEW DE BEAN ALIAS MACK DEBO 24 déc. 1906 in Renfrew, Ontario, son of FRANK DE BEAN NE KAWAKAIASS. He was born janv. 1885 in Cornwall Island.

Notes for MARY LAFORCE:
Scotch Bush is her place of birth at her marriage
       
Child of MARY LAFORCE and MATTHEW DEBO is:
       i.       SUZIE4 DEPO/DEBO, b. 10 juil. 1910, Renfrew, On.





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