Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Post Date:April 02, 2013 at 04:51:49
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated                     
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

1837 Michigan was admitted to the Union.

Michigan did not require “by law” birth, marriage & death registrations until 1867.

1880 -
Name: Moses Sawkataw
Age: 85
Birth Year: abt 1795
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1880: Newton, Mackinac, Michigan
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Occupation: Farmer

Machael Long 30, MI - farmer
John Long 22, MI - brother

Moses Sawkataw 85, MI - farmer, cannot read or write
Mary Sawkataw 65, MI - cannot read or write
Simon Sawkataw 37, MI - cannot read or write [1843]
Ester Sawkataw 27, MI - cannot read or write
Mary Sawkataw 8, MI
Frank Sawkataw 6, MI
David Sawkataw 4, MI
John Sawkataw 2, MI
Emma Sawkataw 1, MI

This family does not appear on any other census.

There are NO Mich. death records for the Sawkataw family.
There are no CW records for this family.

1870 -
Name: Joseph Goudreau
Age in 1870: 23
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1870: Saint Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mackinac

Joseph Goudreau 23, MI - fisherman
Marie L Goudreau 20, MI
Amable Goudreau 3, MI
Mary J Goudreau 2, MI

1870 -
Name: Joseph Goudreau
Age in 1860: 13
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1860: Moran, Mackinac, Michigan
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mackinac

Amable Goudreau 36, Canada
Mary Goudreau 33, Canada - Indian
Mary Goudreau 16, MI - Mulatto, Indian
Joseph Goudreau 13, MI - Mulatto, Indian
Lenor Goudreau 11, MI - Mulatto, Indian
Kalerine Goudreau 8, MI - Mulatto, Indian
Amable Goudreau 6, MI - Mulatto, Indian
Elizabeth Goudreau 4, MI - Mulatto, Indian
Josaphine Goudreau 2, MI - Mulatto, Indian

Joseph Goudreau
Birth: Mar. 2, 1847
Saint Ignace
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1907 Michigan

Family links:
Amable Goudreau (1824 - 1882)
Mary Marie Brouillard Goudreau (1826 - 1895)

Mary Louise Martin Goudreau (1848 - 1921)

Caroline Goudreau (1871 - 1881)
Armin Goudreau (1881 - 1882)
Alfred Aloysius Goudreau (1888 - 1951)

Gros Cap Cemetery
Gros Cap
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 7, Lot 2

Mary Marie Brouillard Goudreau
Birth: 1826
Ontario, Canada
Death: Dec. 23, 1895
Mackinac County

Copied from the Saint Ignace Enterprise Newspaper: (No dates)

To Eternal Rest

Mrs. Amable Goudreau of Epoufette passed peacefully away at her home, Tuesday a.m. at 3 o'clock. She was 71 years of age at the time of death.

Mrs. Goudreau came to this vicinity a number of years ago, in a canoe from Collingwood, Ontario, Canada for the purpose of attending school and church. Here she met Amable Goudreau, who came here in 1840, and they were married, making their home here and at Epoufette since that time.

Seven sons, Abraham, Alexander, Joseph, Amable, Isaac, Louis and Peter, and three daughters, Mrs. John McLeod, Mrs. Joseph Bellant and Mrs. Joseph Keyandaway are left to mourn her loss. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon from the residence of her son Joseph in this city and was largely attended.

Mrs. and Mrs. Goudreau were among the first white settlers in this vicinity - they occupied a house at that time on the ground where the Rocque's Drug store now stands. The family is a very large one, consisting of 132 in all, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery in this city. The family has the sympathy of a large concourse of friends in their bereavement.

Family links:
Amable Goudreau (1824 - 1882)

Mary Josephine Goudreau Lajoice (1844 - 1895)
Joseph Goudreau (1847 - 1907)
Abe Goudreau (1849 - 1912)
Caroline Goudreau McLeod (1851 - 1923)
Isabelle Elizabeth Goudreau Bellant (1857 - 1930)
Josette Bernadetta Goudreau Keyandwy (1859 - 1912)
Peter J. Goudreau (1870 - 1952)

Saint Ignatius Catholic Cemetery
Saint Ignace
Mackinac County, Michigan