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MICHAUD is a very difficult name to research as there are so many variations in spelling.  The most common misspelling is Michand.  Other variations include:  Michod, Michud, Michow, Micheau, Michaux, Micheaux, Michard, Meshon, Michu, & there are probably many more.


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SUZANNE ORELIA MICHAUD was my great grandmother.  She was born 2 November 1857 in Cahokia, St. Clair County, Illinois.   She was the sixth of eight children.  Orelia was the daughter of   Francoise Pensoneau & Joseph Michaud. Her birth was recorded in the Church of the Holy Family in Cahokia.   Her father was from South Canada & her mother was a native of St. Clair County, Illinois.   After Joseph Michaud's death 1871 - 1875 in East St. Louis, Illinois Francoise & Orelia moved across the Mississippi River to St. Louis where they resided in a boarding house.  Here Orelia met Samuel Horrocks, a native of England, who also resided at the boarding house.  On 27 June  1876 Samuel & Orelia married in St. Louis.  


They eventually became the parents of seven children:  Ann, Lawrence, Esther, Richard, Joseph, Lily, Fanny.  (see Horrocks page).  Orelia died 21 November 1917 in St. Louis & is buried in New St. Marcus Cemetery.  At left is a picture of Orelia Michaud Horrocks feeding her chickens at her house on Heidelberg Ave., south St. Louis, Mo. 



b: 1810 - 1814 in S. Canada
d: 1871 - 1874 in East St. Louis, Illinois.
m: November 3, 1840 Francoise Pensoneau in St. Clair County, Illinois.   Francoise was the daughter of Susan DeLorne (DeLorme) & Francois Pensoneau.  Francoise died 27 February 1898 St. Louis, Missouri & is buried in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery however her name is spelled Francis Michand.


Joseph - b: 23 Aug. 1846 Cahokia - d: ?1846-1850?

Julie - b: 28 July 1848 Cahokia

Mary E. - b: 1853 St. Clair Co., Ill.

Samuel Edward. - b: 3 Aug. 1855 Cahokia, St. Clair Co., Ill. - In 1896 Edward lived at 708 Lafayette Ave. & worked as a laborer.  In 1903 Edward Samuel was living at 1502 Menard - occupation: helper

Suzanne Orelia*  - 2 November 1857 Cahokia, St. Clair Co., Ill. - d: 1917 St. Louis, Mo. , New St. Marcus Cemetery - m: Samuel Horrocks

F. A. - (male) b: 1859 St. Clair Co., Ill.

Francoise Esther - b: 12 March 1862 St. Clair Co., Ill.

Alexander - b: 1863 Cahokia   - d: 22 June 1864 Cahokia




1850 Census - St. Clair County - Dist. 6 - American Bottoms- Joseph Michaud & his wife Francoise are living with Francoises mother & her second husband Narcisse.

DUCHENAU,  Narcisse               62               Farmer             Canada
         "           ,  Susan                    52                Wife                 St. Clair Co.
MESHON     ,  Joseph                  34               Farmer              Canada
         "            ,  Francis                 26                Wife                  St. Clair Co.
         "            ,  Natte                      2                                          St. Clair Co.
DELORNE    ,  Joseph                  13                                          St. Clair Co.



1860 Census - St. Clair County, Ill.

MICHOW, Joseph              50        Can
         "       , Francois           36         Ill.
         "       , F.A.                    9m      Ill.
         "       , M.E.                   7f       Ill.
         "       , Edmond S.          5        Ill.
         "       , Orelia                 3        Ill.
BINETTE, Louis                   22      Ill.


1870 Census - East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill.

MICHU,  Joseph                56       Farmer       Personal Prop. $600           Canada
       "     ,  Fransiska           46       KH                                                           Ill.
       "     ,  Samuel                17       At Home                                                  Ill.
       "     ,  Horellia               12         "                                                             Ill.
        "    ,  Ester                     8          "                                                             Ill.


St. Clair County, Ill. Deeds:

MICHAND, Joseph  et al   1846...............................Bk Q          Pg. 285
Claim #1113 Sur. #54 - Cahokia Commonfields

MICHEAU,  Joseph            1856...............................Bk. P-2       Pg. 138
Joseph & Frances sold for $400 to John Barclay NW end of Survey #54, Claim #1113 of the Commonfields of Cahokia

Nov. 1864 - Purchased lots 7 & 16 .............................Bk. F         Pg. 405

MICHAND,  Jospeh et al & wf.  Aug. 1865......................Bk. D-4      Pg. 584 & 604
Purchased lot #17 - Also lots 7 & 16 of blk. 79

MICHAND,  Joseph & wf.    1870.............................Bk. E-5      Pg. 207
E. St. Louis - Joseph &  Frances sold for $4100 - Lot #17 of blk. #79 on 6th St. parallel w/ Illinois Ave.

MICHAND,  Joseph & wf.    1871.............................Bk. I-5       Pg. 134

Sept. 1874 - Frances Michaud - widow - Bk. ?25?   Pg. 193

MICHAND,  Francis by Tr. -Horrocks, Samuel  1878................Bk. 147     Pg. 57

MICHAND,  Francis - Horrocks, Samuel  Nov. 1883.......Bk. 172       Pg. 319
Frances Michaud (widow) (Grantor) of St. Louis, Mo. for $100 sold to Samuel HOrrocks of St. Louis - NW 1/2 lot #4 in blk. #78 in E. St. Louis.


1875 St. Louis City Directory:
MICHAUD, Frances, wid. Joseph, boarding, 2413 DeKalb

1895 St. Louis City Directory:
MICHAUD, Frances, wid. Joseph, r. rear 1424 Menard


1896 St. Louis City Directory:
MICHAUD, Frances, wid. Joseph, r rear 1426 Menard
MICHAUD, Edward, lab. r. 708 Lafayette av.


Francoise Pensonneau Michaud died  1 March 1898 at 4620 Michigan Ave. of senile debility, St. Louis, Mo., buried St. Peter & Paul Cemetery however her name is listed in the cemetery records as Francis Michand.  There are other Michaud's buried there. This address on Michigan Ave. is the home of Samuel Horrocks Francoise's son-in-law. One of the other Michauds in the cemetery is also from Michigan Ave. but a different street number.

1903 St. Louis City Directory:
MICHAUD, Edward S., helper, r 1502 Menard


Land Patents:  Illinois
Image Accession NamesSorted Ascending Date Doc # State Meridian Twp - Rng Aliquots Sec. # County
View Patent Image IL3860__.254 PatenteeMICHAND, EDWARD 9/10/1859 18794 IL 2nd PM 028N - 013W NW¼ 9 Iroquois



Iroquois County Original Land Purchases - 1831-1882
Last Name First Name Township Section Land Type
Michaud Edward Chebanse Twp 9 LO



Spink, Peter

GRANTOR - Seller

Michaud, Edward

Date of Deed

21 July 1856

Volume and Page

Vol. A  Pg. 13





Father Joseph Elzeard Michaud, Catholic priest, Watseka, was born
in St. Andrew, province of Quebec, Kamouraska county, Canada, June
20, 1831. He received his principal education at the Quebec Sem-
inary, graduating in 1851. He was ordained priest in 1855, and was
first stationed as vicar, at Riviere du Loup, Temiscouata county, Canada.
In 1857 he was parish-priest at Notre Dame du Portage ; in 1858, parish-
priest at St. Anne des Monts ; in 1861, parish-priest at Notre Dame du
Mont Carmel. He was sick for two years. In 1864 he was parish-
priest at St. Onesime. In 1872 he was sent to the United States for
the French Canadians at Lawrence, Mass. In 1874 he was employed
by the Canadian government for four years to return his compatriots
to Canada, and at the same time he was parish-priest of Windsor
Mills. In 1879 he came to Watseka, and here he has been engaged in
building churches at Watseka, Sheldon and Hoopeston.
From: History of Iroquois County, Ill.



1820 Census USA
Mrs. Michaud - New Orleans, Louisiana




Survey for Francois Michaux - 1804 - 1200 arpents - Mississippi River Sangre - Lesieux 75m NW St. Louis 2m below Calum(et) River