Posted By:Meldora Skinner
Subject:Re: Benton Co. Look-ups
Post Date:January 02, 2001 at 23:06:37
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Forum:Benton County, IN Genealogy Forum
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I saw your message where you offered to do look-ups at Benton CO., so I am taking you up on the offer. My Great grandparents, Theophile Deno (Denaud, Denault, Denneau) and Odile Paulin Deno, were from Canada, then settled in Kankakee, IL. There they had several children, my grandmother being one of them. Later, after 1893, I believe, they relocated to Fowler, (Benton CO)IN. My grandmother died just before her 45th birthday, in Hammond, IN, however is buried at Sacred Heart Church Cemetary, Section C-W, Row 1, Lot 1.

My grandparents had several children, the ones I know of (because my mother and my aunts spoke of them) were Exilda (b. 4/19/1867 not sure where, d. 11/26/1951 in Fowler, married Cyriac Martin and had I believe seven children, the youngest of whom was Della Martin Vetter (Della would be about 90 if she is still living.) My grandmother Virginie (Minnie), then sons Fred Deno (b.4/15/1885, d. 10/30/1960 at Kankakee, IL., and another son Fred, who I have no information on. They may have had more children, but I am not sure.

My question(s)to you are, when did my great grandparents died, where are they buried, did they have other children, and who were they? Also, when did they relocate to Fowler? Several years ago I visited Fowler and did find out that there are a great many Denos there, but I only spent one day, and didn't have time to get more information. I also visited Kankakee, IL and obtained birth and marriage records for my grandmother, but didn't get much else. I now live in California, and would appreciate any help you may be able to provide.

My understanding is that my great grandfather came from Canada with his brothers one Louis, the other, I am not sure but believe it may have been Toussaint. If there is a history of Benton CO, maybe some of them are mentioned, etc.

Thank you so much for any assistance.