Peter Bissonette

1851–1923 (Age 72)
Shefford, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Peter

When Peter Bissonette was born on 7 March 1851, in Shefford, Quebec, Canada, his father, Narcisse Bissonette, was 29 and his mother, Marcelline Brosseau, was 26. He married Augusta "Gustie" Pribbernow on 8 February 1875, in New London, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870. In 1910, at the age of 59, his occupation is listed as farmer in Norwood, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States. He died on 3 April 1923, in Blue Earth City Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Norwood Cemetery, Polar, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Bissonette
Augusta "Gustie" Pribbernow
Marriage: 8 February 1875
Aldefine L. "Phennie" Bissonette
Louise Bissonette
William Bissonnette
Mary Matilda "Tilly" Bissonette
Sophia Bissonnette
Mary Marcelline Bissonette
Mary Anne Harriet Bissonette
Ida Mary Elizabeth Bissonnette
Henry P. Bissonette
John Joseph Bissonnette
David Joseph Bissonnette
Frank Joseph Bissonnette

Spouse & Children

  • Male1851–1923Male

  • Augusta "Gustie" Pribbernow


8 February 1875
New London, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 3

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 19

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Bissonnette .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Peter Bissonette, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Peter Bissonnette, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Peter Bisonet, "United States Census, 1880"

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