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Re: Viger family Canada and Michigan
Posted by: Dan Ryan (ID *****1111) Date: August 13, 2008 at 13:23:04
In Reply to: Viger family Canada and Michigan by Mary Beth Dollar of 22

Mary Beth,

Hello. My Great Grandmother is Felice (Philis) Antoinette Viger (Ryan). Marie Josephine and she are sisters. I have a Detroit newspaper wedding announcement for the marriage of Felice to Patrick L. Ryan. I would be happy to share.

I to am interested in the wedding of Julia Elizabeth Chapoton and Alexander E. Viger. It must have been a large elegant Detroit soirée given the status of the 2 families at that time. I have recently asked the Detroit Free Press archives to assist in locating information about it from 23 Nov 1864.

Also, I have some very interesting stories and NY Times articles about the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Great Aunt Gertrude Viger at the hands of Roy Harper Kuehling who was later convicted of attempted murder of a Kansas City Heiress.

Also, I have hit a dead end on Alexander Viger born in Canada (likely Montreal) and Mary Carmel. We have some anecdotal family evidence that he is a direct descendant of Jacques Viger - the first Mayor of Montreal. However, I cannot make the link. I find it interesting that I cannot document the link between the Montreal Viger's and the Detroit Viger's given their prominence, family fortune and land holdings in early Detroit.

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