Pierre- Charles Levesque

2 April 1830–28 February 1882 (Age 51)
Louiseville, Maskinongé, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Pierre- Charles

When Pierre- Charles Levesque was born on 2 April 1830, in Louiseville, Maskinongé, Quebec, Canada, his father, Jean Baptiste Levesque, was 47 and his mother, Marie Josephe Lesage, was 42. He married Sophie Delaunais after 1860, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 28 February 1882, in Martinton, Martinton Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Beaverville, Beaverville Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pierre- Charles Levesque
Sophie Delaunais
Marriage: after 1860
Vitaline Levesque
Sophie Levesque
Marie Delia Leveque
Marie Leveque
Charles Levesque
Emelie Arta Leveque
Treffle Baptiste Levesque
Marie- Meriata Levesque
William Albert Leveque

Spouse and Children

after 1860
Illinois, United States


    Vitaline Levesque


    Sophie Levesque



    Marie Leveque


    Charles Levesque


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jean Baptiste Levesque


    Marie Josephe Lesage




    Joseph L Levique Sr.


    Francois- Xavier Levesque


    Pierre Joachim Leveque



World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

French: from Old French eveske ‘bishop’, Latin episcopus ( see Bishop ), with the definite article l(e), hence an occupational name for a member of a bishop's household, or a nickname for a solemn person. This is the most frequent of several alternative spellings in French Canada.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charles L. Eveque in entry for Charles Arsenau and Mary L. Eveque, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Charles Levesque, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"
  • Charles Leveque in entry for William Leveque and Rosetta B. Hoffman, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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