Posted By:katharine pitts king
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Subject:LOUIS OVILA BRODEUR or OVILA BRODEUR or LOUIS BRODEUR (1874-1934)
Post Date:September 11, 2011 at 19:58:54
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/ct/messages/15333.html
Forum:Connecticut Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather Louis Ovila Brodeur (1874 - 1934) born in Canada or Massachusetts & died in Brooklyn, NY, USA . He also went by Ovila Brodeur, Louis Brodeur, Ovila Louis Brodeur. He did so, because he was living a secret life. He was married to 2 women at the same time, and had at least 3 children with each. So, he must have used different combinations of his names to avoid raising red flags.

He was a bigamist that secretively had two families. One family was with a woman whose name we don't know. Their 3 known children were Irene, Raymond & Arthur. He apparently traveled between his 2 families. He had 1 family (with my Great Grandmother Lillian and their 3 girls - one being my Grandma Dorothy) and an entirely different family (at the same time in either Massachusetts or Connecticut) with an unknown woman & at least 3 kids named Irene Brodeur, Raymond Brodeur & Arthur Brodeur.

WE ARE DESPERATELY TRYING TO FIND THESE LOST RELATIVES. ANYONE WHO CARED ABOUT HIS SECRET LIFE & HIS BIGAMOUS WAYS IS DEAD. ALL WE WANT TO DO IS FIND THE LOST MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY AND HOPEFULLY CONNECT, SO THAT WE CAN RIGHT A SITUATION THAT IS SO WRONG. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ANY OF THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH!