This photograph is Mimi's paternal great great grandfather Colonel William Beaupre. He was from Green Bay, Wisconsin and served in the Civil War.
A photograph of William Beaupre, his daughter—Mimi's Great Grandmother—Emily Elizabeth, and wife, hear explanation.
William Beaupre and his daughter Emily, hear explanation.
A novena booklet that offers information on the Shrine of St. Anne in Beaupre, Canada, hear explanation.
This is a post-civil war photograph of Mimi's great grandmother Emily Elizabeth (Beaupre) Raiche at bottom center, her husband Louis Arthur Hercule Raiche at top center, Emily's sister at right, and a friend at left. Mimi's great grandfather Louis Arthur Hercule Raiche fought at Vicksburg during the Civil War, hear explanation.
This is a post-civil war photograph of Mimi's great grandmother Emily Elizabeth (Beaupre) Raiche.
A photograph of Mimi's grandfather Dennis Maximillian Raiche and grandmother Elizabeth (Mallow) Raiche.
Mimi's Dad, Lawrence Raiche, at age three.
Mimi's same grandparents, dad, and Uncle Clement (on left).
Mimi's dad (on front of motor bike) and her Uncle Clement as newspaper carriers.
Mimi's dad at his solemn communion.
At top left are Mimi's maternal great great grandparents Elizabeth (Roy) Granger and David Granger (hear explanation).
At top middle left is the Grangers' daughter—Mimi's maternal great grandmother Elizabeth (Granger) Bergeron. A photograph of Mimi's maternal great grandfather Alexis Bergeron.
A photograph of Mimi's maternal great grandfather Alexis Bergeron.
Mimi's maternal grandmother Mariah Genevieve Bergeron— who married Mimi's grandfather Louis Fortin, hear explanation.
Mimi's maternal grandmother Mariah Genevieve Bergeron and Mimi's grandfather Louis Fortin. Mimi's grandfather Louis Fortin on right, hear explanation.
Two daughters of Mariah and Louis Fortin: Mary Louise at left and Mimi's mother Victoria at right, hear explanation.
The 1918 newspaper article about the drowning death of Mimi's uncle Louis Fortin—Victoria and Mary Louise's only brother—near the mill at the Washington Avenue railroad bridge in Kankakee, Illinois, hear explanation.
Photograph relating to Mimi's maternal Great Aunt Mary (Mannie) Mayrand. The Washington Avenue (Kankakee, Illinois) railroad bridge and grist mill, hear explanation.
Photograph relating to Mimi's maternal Great Aunt Mary (Mannie) Mayrand.
Mary (Mannie) Mayrand's daughter Lucille DesLauriers, (hear explanation and hear explanation) and Lucille's daughter Thelma hear explanation. Mary (Mannie) Mayrand was the sister of Mimi's maternal great grandmother Martine (Mannie) Fortin. Mary Mayrand was the focus of Burt E. Burrough's April 8 and April 15, 1931 issue of "Tales of the Pioneers on the Kankakee." At that time, she was one of the few remaining pioneers on the Kankakee who recalled from personal recollection the wilderness prior to the building of the Illinois Central Railway.
Mary (Mannie) Mayrand was the sister of Mimi's maternal great grandmother Martine (Mannie) Fortin.
Bergeron family homestead and farm located on St. George Road in Kankakee County, Illinois, hear explanation.
Bergeron family homestead and farm located on St. George Road in Kankakee County, Illinois.
Mimi's grandfather Louis Fortin operating a thrashing machine on his farm sometime before 1911, hear explanation.
A homespun blanket made by Mimi's great great grandmother Elizabeth (Roy) Granger, hear explanation.
Father Achille Bergeron—a cousin of Alexis Bergeron who may have procured the reliquary in Canada. Father Bergeron was born in Bourbonnais, Illinois and sent to St. Anne after becoming a priest to care for the Roman Catholics who remained orthodox after the schism of Father Charles Chiniquy, hear explanation.
Mimi's mother Victoria—at left in photograph—and father Lawrence during their 1930s courtship on a picnic at the Perry Farm in Bourbonnais, Illinois, hear explanation.
Mimi's parents' (Victoria and Lawrence) wedding at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Kankakee, Illinois on June 17, 1938.
Victoria and Celeste (Mimi's older sister).
Victoria, Celeste, and Mimi.
At left is Mimi's dad (by motor) in his boat.
At right is Mimi's dad by his business car.
At left is the one-room school house—the Dupuis School on Exline Road used during 1923–1949—where Mimi's mother Victoria was a teacher.
At right, the students make the Pledge of Allegiance in the school.
Mimi with her second cousin Leon Issert. Mimi's maternal grandmother, Mariah Genevieve Bergeron, and Leon's maternal grandmother, Sophia Bergeron, were sisters. This photograph was taken January 13, 2006.