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Zephirin Morel or Zlaphite Maralle … which seek ?

In register,the first names and surnames are often so poorly written that we do not know how to search information concerning some people.
This is the case of Zephirin (Zephir) Morel and his wife Edwidge Neveu.

To canadian census of 1871 and 1881, Zephirin Morel and his wife Edwidge remain in Montreal, Quebec. Then, Zephirin and Edwidge moved to Bay City, Michigan, United States. I guess that Edwidge wanted to join all her brothers and sisters.

Zéphire 1881
CANADIAN CESUS OF 1881

iN 1889, in West Bay City Directory, we can see that Zephire is laborer and remain in West Bay City, Michigan,with the name od Zephere Marall.

Marall
DIRECTOTY OF WEST BAY CITY, MICHIGAN.

Then, to census of Michigan of 1894, we can see that Zephire Morel and his wife remain yet in Bay City. With the name of Zlaphite and Edwidge Maralle.( find in Family Search). And their niece Maggy Gerard(Girard)remains with them.

Zéphire 1894
CENSUS OF MICHIGAN OF 1894

Then I find Zephire Morel only in 1910. registred in Directory of Bay City, Michigan, with the name of Zephire Marel. He remain to 211 S Dewitt, Bay City, Michigan.

Zéphire Morel-1910
DIRECTORY OF BAY CITY, MICHIGAN.

But where are spent Zephire and his wife Edwidge Neveu between 1894 and 1910 ?
During all these years, I can not find them in any census or directory. Neither the United States, nor Canada.
They have moved to another state of United States or in a province of Canada ???.
I know that Edwidge is died during these years.
She has been hospitalized for a long time?
I know that Edwidge is died between 1894 and 1910 because to Canadian census of 1911, Zephirin Morel remain in Montreal, Quebec. He remain at his sister, Leocadie Morel and her husband Octave Gilbert.

Zéphire 1911
CANADIAN CENSUS OF 1911.

What has happened in their lives that will not able to find them in any register?
Where is the place where Edwidge is died ?

I know that in the records, MOREL and NEVEU are mispelled: Moral, Marall, Morelle, Maralle, Maral….Neview, Neven, Neveux, Neveau, Nevue, Neviue…

DEATH OF MAXOM NEVIA ( NEVEU-NEVEAU), FATHER OF EDWIDGE NEVEU MOREL

Maxime Neveu-père-naissance
BIRTH OF MAXIME & THEOPHILE, ST-CUTHBERT, QUEBEC, CANADA

The veritable name of Maxom Nevia is MAXIME NEVEU. Maxime neveu is the father of Edwidge Neveu married with Zephir Morel.
Maxime is also the husband of Scholastique Lauzon.

Maxime is twin with Theophile. Maxime and Theophile Neveu were born the 26 july 1816 in St-Cuthbert, Quebec, Canada.They are the son of Joseph neveu and Marie-Anne Baret (Barettte).
In 1862, Maxime and family moved to Michigan (United States), and they spent parts of their lives in Bay City.
In the United States, the name “Neveu” was often misspelled and became NEVEAU, NEVIEW, NEVIREAU, NEVUE, NEVEN, NEVEAN and others.

Maxime is not only the father of Edwidge Neveu Morel, he is the father of 14 children: MARY LEOCADIA NEVEU GIRARD, JULES NEVEU, ANNIE NEVEU VALLIE, JOSEPH NEVEU(NEVEAU), LEANDER NEVEAU, ALEXANDER NEVEAU, THOMAS (DAMASS) NEVEU , SOPHRONIA NEVEU RAYMOND, MAXIM-MICHAEL NEVIEW, EDWARD NEVEAU, WILFRID OR WILFRED NEVEU, NOE NEVEU, ELMYRE NEVEU AND EDWIDGE NEVEU MOREL.

DEATH OF MAXIME NEVEU.

Maxime Nveu died the 2 august 1889 in West Bay City, Michigan, United States.
In the act of his death, it is written that Maxime is aged of 82 years-old, but in truth, he is aged of 73 years-old.
Maxime Neveu -père-décès

ANGÈLE MOREL, SISTER OF ZÉPHIRIN MOREL

Angèle Morel, is the sister of Zephirin ( Zephir ) Morel.

So, Angèle is the daughter of Édouard Morel and Thalite comtois.

Angèle was born the 4 october 1840 to Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, in Quebec, Canada.

Angèle Morel-naiss-Ste-Anne-des-Plaines
BAPTISM OF ANGÈLE MOREL.

MARRIAGE OF ANGÈLE MOREL.

Angèle married Pierre Leblanc( widow of Phobée St-Pierre ), the 17 may 1880 to Montreal( Ste-Brigide ). Pierre Leblanc is the son of Edouard Leblanc and Françoise Roland.The witness of Angèle is her brother Zephir.

The first wife of Pierre Leblanc, Phobée Zt-Pierre say Lacloche, is the daughter of Charles St-Pierre say Lacloche & Marguerite Lécuyer. Marriage: 14 november 1859 to Montreal ( Notre-Dame ).
Angèle-Morel-mar.Ste-Brigide-Montréal
MARRIAGE OF PIERRE & ANGÈLE.

DEATH OF ANGÈLE MOREL LEBLANC.

The date of death of Angèle is the 13 october 1928 to Montreal ( St-Jean-Baptiste ).
Angèle is widow and aged of 86 years.

1928-Morel Angèle - décès
Death of Angèle.

Thomas Neveu, brother of Edwidge Neveu Morel

Damass Neveu-Naissance - Copie (2)
Birth of Thomas Neveu.
Damase-mariage 1872

Thomas Neveux-père déces a vérifier..
Death of Thomas Neveu.

Thomas Neveu is the brother of Edwidge Neveu Morel. I seek the place and date of death of Edwidge Neveu Morel ( married with Zephir Morel).

Thomas Neveu was baptized with the first name of Damase Neveu. Birth: 21 january 1849 to Ste-Anne-des-Plaines , in Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Maxime Neveu and Scholastique Lauzon.
Sometimes, he is named Damass Neveu and sometimes, he is named Thomas Neveu.
Thomas moved to Michigan with with his family to year 1862.

MARRIAGE OF THOMAS NEVEU & ELISABETH MAJOR:

Thomas married with the name of Damas Neveu.
He married Elizabeth Major the 2 july 1872 to Saginaw City, Michigan.
At the wedding, the name of parents of Elisabeth are not mentioned.
Thomas is 21 years old and his wife, Elisabeth , is aged of only 15 years old .

Thomas and Elisabeth (Elise) have several children : THOMAS WALTER , JAMES JULIUS, ELISABETH, HEDWIDGE, JOSEPH, WILLIAM, MARY, GERTRUDE, RILLA and JENNIE.

DEATH OF THOMAS NEVEU:

Thomas Neveu died the 13 december 1912 to Detroit, Michigan and burial to Bay City, Michigan.

Marriage of brother of Zephirin Morel, Joseph with Eugenie Bourgeois

Morel-Bourgeois-1877

Marriage of Joseph Morel. Joseph is the brother of Zephirin Morel, the husband of Edwidge Neveu.
Joseph Morel and Eugenie Bourgeois, married the 25 june 1877 to Montreal (Ste-Brigide).
Joseph is the son of Edouard Morel and Thalite Comtois. Eugenie Bourgeois is the daughter of Saül Bourgeois and Angelique Langlois say Lachapelle.

Joseph and Eugenie are the great grandparents of my wife, Aline Plouffe Lauzon.

To marrriage of Joseph, this is his brother, Zephirin, which serves as a father.
So, in 1877, Zephirin and Edwidge Neveu Morel are still in Montreal !!!

Eugenie Bourgeois is of acadian origin.
This couple had 11 children: MARIE-LOUISE, EDOUARD. ALBERT( died very young), JOSEPH ARTHUR, JOSEPH AUGUSTIN, MARIE ALIDA, ALBERT (the grandfather of my wife), EUCLIDE EUGENE, ANNA, MARIA EMMA ROSINA and ERNEST.

Photo of Mary Leocadia Neveu and Joseph Girard

Maxime, Scholastique, Leocadie
Photo of Mary Leocadia Neveu and Her husband Joseph Girard….and their twelve children. Mary Leocadia Girard is the daughter od Maxime Neveu and Scholastique Lauzon ( Colastic Neveau)…..So, Mary Leocadia Neveu is the sister of Edwidge Neveu ( married with Zephirin ( Zephir ) Morel.
The children of Joseph Girard and Mary Leocadia Neveu are: Ellen( or Ellea ), Josephine, Mary, Jane, Margaret ( Maggie ), Sophronia, Jennie, Alfred, Julius, Edward, Arthur, and Edwidge.

Wedding of Édouard Morel & Thalite comtois, parents of Zephir (Zéphirin)

Morel-Comtois-1838-1
Édouard Morel and Thalite Comtois married the 27 november 1838, in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec,Canada.

The father and mother of Édouard are: Joseph Morel and Constance Ollier. The father and mother of Thalite are: Nicolas Contois say Jamais (Jamet) and Angelique Giroux.

The couple had 12 children. Most will be born in St-Lin, some will be born in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Zephirin( Zephir) only was born in Montreal( Notre-Dame) the 11 february 1844.

Here are the names of children of Édouard and Thalite: ÉDOUARD, LÉOCADIE, ANGÈLE, ZÉPHIRIN (ZEPHIR ), HUBERT, ANTOINE DARIUS, ÉLIE, JOSEPH, MARIE-LÉOCADIE, ROSE-DE-LIMA, GÉLASE, MARIE-EDWIDGE….