Michel Houle

5 June 1832–14 August 1886 (Age 54)
Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Michel

When Michel Houle was born on 5 June 1832, in Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada, his father, Michel Houle, was 25 and his mother, Genevieve CARTIER, was 20. He married Marie Angela Pelletier on 7 February 1869, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 10 daughters. He lived in Oneka Township, Washington, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. He died on 14 August 1886, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Centerville, Anoka, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michel Houle
Marie Angela Pelletier
Marriage: 7 February 1869
Adeline M. Houle
Octavie-Adeline-Odéline Houle
Ada Houle
Mary Houle
Alice Houle
Frank Noel Houle
Elizabeth Elumena Houle
Mary Rose Houle
Mary Lyda Virginia Houle
Louise Anna Houle
Genevieve Eleanor Houle

Spouse and Children

7 February 1869
Ramsey, Minnesota, United States



    Ada Houle


    Mary Houle


    Alice Houle


    Frank Noel Houle


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Genevieve CARTIER




+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

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

Age 26

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Name Meaning

1 French: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Hildo ( see Hildebrand , Houde ).2 French: habitational name from any of several places in Normandy called La Houle or Les Houles, named in Old French with the singular or plural of houle ‘cave’.3 English: variant of Hole .

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

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Story Highlight

A life of service, Michel Houle, 1832

Michel Houle was the spokesman for the city of Hugo, Minnesota and selected the name of Hugo. In 1864 he moved to Duluth, Minnesota and enlisted in Company B Independent Cavalary and for two years fo …

Sources (3)

  • Michel Houle, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • Michel Houle, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Michael Houle in entry for Louise A. Connelly, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"

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