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
1830–1882
Sophie Delaunais
1839–
Marriage: after 1860
Vitaline Levesque
1860–1875
Sophie Levesque
1862–
Marie Delia Leveque
1863–
Marie Leveque
1863–1912
Charles Levesque
1866–1932
Emelie Arta Leveque
1868–
Treffle Baptiste Levesque
1870–1887
Marie- Meriata Levesque
1872–
William Albert Leveque
1878–1958

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
after 1860
Illinois, United States
children

(9)

    Vitaline Levesque

    Female1860–1875Female

    Sophie Levesque

    Female1862–Female

    Female1863–Female

    Marie Leveque

    Female1863–1912Female

    Charles Levesque

    Male1866–1932Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jean Baptiste Levesque

    Male1782–Male

    Marie Josephe Lesage

    Female1788–1856Female

siblings

(4)

    Joseph L Levique Sr.

    Male1823–1899Male

    Francois- Xavier Levesque

    Male1824–Male

    Pierre Joachim Leveque

    Male1827–1905Male

    Male1830–1882Male

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.
1846

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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