Joseph LaDuke and Clarissa Amelia Frink

Joseph LaDuke and Clarissa Amelia Frink

3X Great Grandparents

 

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Joseph LaDuke

3 Oct 1827 Saint Jean Baptiste De Rouville, Quebec, Canada

Dec 1904 Independence, Montgomery, Kansas

Parents:

Joseph LaDuke

Birth 28 SEP 1799 Saint Jean Baptiste, 1654539, Quebec, Canada
Death 1890 Warren, Macomb, Michigan

Marie Eulalie Chicoine

Birth 19 JAN 1805   Rouville, Quebec, Canada
Death 1839 Canada
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Clarissa Amelia Frink

21 Dec 1830 Cambria, Niagara, New York

Nov 1892 Independence, Montgomery, Kansas

Parents:

Elias Frink

Birth 1796-09-24 Voluntown,New London,Connecticut
Death 1855-03-11 Warren, Macomb,Michigan

Hannah Carney

Birth 16 APR 1793 Upper Mt Bethel, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Death 1871-05-06 Warren,Macomb,Michigan

Marriage

May 1850 ~ Warren, Michigan

Children:

Almira (1851)

Herman (1852)
William (1855)
Hannah (Anna 1857)
David Douglas (1859)
Ellsa (1862), my 2x great grandmother
Ella and Ellen (1865)

1850 US Federal Census

Joseph and Clarissa LaDuke ~ Sterling, Macomb, Michigan

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Name Joseph Laduke
Age 23
Birth Year abt 1827
Birthplace Canada
Home in 1850 Sterling, Macomb, Michigan, USA
Gender Male
Family Number 890
Household Members
Name Age
Joseph Laduke 23
Clarissa Laduke 21

1860 US Federal Census

Living in Warren, Macomb, Michigan with Clarissa’s brother Walter Frink

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Household:

Name Joseph Laduke
Age 33
Birth Year abt 1827
Gender Male
Birth Place Canada
Home in 1860 Warren, Macomb, Michigan
Post Office Utica
Dwelling Number 1159
Family Number 1087
Occupation Farmer
Household Members
Name Age
Walter Frink
Hannah Frink
Ellen G Frink
Joseph Laduke
Clarissa A Laduke
Almyra Laduke
Herman Laduke
Joseph W Laduke
Hannah Laduke
Elias Laduke

1870 US Federal Census

Living in Warren, Macomb, Michigan

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Name: Joseph Laduke
Age in 1870: 42
Birth Year: abt 1828
Birthplace: Montreal
Dwelling Number: 266
Home in 1870: Warren, Macomb, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Stave Cutter
Father of Foreign Birth: Y
Household Members:
Name Age
Almina Laduke 20
William Laduke 16
Joseph Laduke 42
Clarica Laduke 41
Herman Laduke 18
Hannah Laduke 14
David Laduke 12
Elsie Laduke 8
Ella Laduke 5
Ellen Laduke 5

1880 US Federal Census

Living in West Cherry, Kansas

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Name: Jos. La Duke
Age: 52
Birth Date: Abt 1828
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1880: West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas, USA
Dwelling Number: 54
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Clarisa La Duke
Father’s Birthplace: Canada
Mother’s Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Farmer
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
Jos. La Duke 52
Clarisa La Duke 50
Elsa La Duke 18
Ella La Duke 15
Ellen La Duke 15
Ellen Frink 42
Walter Frink 53
Name: Joseph Lardeske
[Joseph Laduke] 
Age: 72
Birth Date: Oct 1827
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1900: West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas
Sheet Number: 1
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 1
Family Number: 1
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1836
[1896] 
Relation to Head of House: Brother in Law
Marital Status: Widowed
Father’s Birthplace: Canada
Mother’s Birthplace: Canada
Years in US: 64
Naturalization: Pa
Occupation: Farmer
Months not employed: 0
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Frink 73
Ellen Frink 64
Joseph Lardeske 72
Mable Strausburgh 17
William J Strausburgh 15
Francis Strausburgh 13
Anney Strausburgh 8
Herman Strausburgh 5
Name: Joseph Lardeske
[Joseph Laduke] 
Age: 72
Birth Date: Oct 1827
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1900: West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas
Sheet Number: 1
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 1
Family Number: 1
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1836
[1896] 
Relation to Head of House: Brother in Law
Marital Status: Widowed
Father’s Birthplace: Canada
Mother’s Birthplace: Canada
Years in US: 64
Naturalization: Pa
Occupation: Farmer
Months not employed: 0
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Frink 73
Ellen Frink 64
Joseph Lardeske 72
Mable Strausburgh 17
William J Strausburgh 15
Francis Strausburgh 13
Anney Strausburgh 8
Herman Strausburgh 5

Kansas Census

March 1 1885

Location:  West Cherry, Kansas

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Name: Joseph Laduke
Census Date: 1 Mar 1885
Residence County: Montgomery
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: West Cherry
Birth Place: Canada
Family Number: 76
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1828
Household Member(s):
Name Age
Joseph Laduke 57
Clarissa Laduke 55
Ellen Laduke 20
Mabel Lastrussburg 2
Walter Frink 58
Ellen Frink 49

 1900 US Federal Census

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Name: Joseph Lardeske
[Joseph Laduke] 
Age: 72
Birth Date: Oct 1827
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1900: West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas
Sheet Number: 1
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 1
Family Number: 1
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1836
[1896] 
Relation to Head of House: Brother in Law
Marital Status: Widowed
Father’s Birthplace: Canada
Mother’s Birthplace: Canada
Years in US: 64
Naturalization: Pa
Occupation: Farmer
Months not employed: 0
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Frink 73
Ellen Frink 64
Joseph Lardeske 72
Mable Strausburgh 17
William J Strausburgh 15
Francis Strausburgh 13
Anney Strausburgh 8
Herman Strausburgh 5

Civil War

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

 

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U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

 

Name: Joseph Laduke
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Michigan
Regiment: 18th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M545 roll 23
Regiment: 18th Infantry Regiment Michigan
Date of Organization: 26 Aug 1862
Muster Date: 26 Jun 1865
Regiment State: Michigan
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 18th
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 0
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 18
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 293
Battles: Fought on 15 Sep 1862 at Snow’s Pond, KY.
Fought on 23 Sep 1862 at Snow’s Pond, KY.
Fought on 25 Sep 1862 at Snow’s Pond, KY.
Fought on 15 Oct 1862.
Fought on 30 Jan 1863.
Fought on 24 Mar 1863 at Danville, KY.
Fought on 4 Aug 1863.
Fought on 12 Aug 1863 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 13 Aug 1863 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 24 Jun 1864 at Decatur, AL.
Fought on 27 Jul 1864 at Courtland, AL.
Fought on 24 Sep 1864 at Athens, AL.
Fought on 28 Oct 1864.
Fought on 3 Jan 1865 at Decatur, AL.
Regiment History: MICHIGAN
Eighteenth Infantry
( Three years)
The Eighteenth Infantry was organized at Hillsdale under
the call of President Lincoln, issued July 2, 1862, for 300,000
men. The date of the call was a depressing one owing to the
reverses that had overtaken General McClellan’s army on the
Peninsula. The regiment was assigned to the counties of
Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe, and recruiting was so actively
pushed that the ranks were filled and the regiment mustered
into service August 26, 1862, with an enrollment of 1000
officers and men.
The field, staff and line officers at organization were as
follows:
Colonel, Charles E. Doolittle, Hillsdale; Lieutenant
Colonel, George Spalding, Monroe; Major, John W. Homer, Adrian;
Surgeon, Simeon P. Root, Somerset; Assistant Surgeon, Horace P.
Woodward, Blissfield; Second Assistant Surgeon, David S.
Stevens, Oakville; Adjutant, John C. Whippie, Monroe;
Quartermaster, James H. Pratt, Hillsdale; Chaplain, Dand C.
Curtis, Augusta.
A. Captain, Edwin M. Hulburd, Hudson. First Lieutenant,
Myron W. Reed, Hudson. Second Lieutenant, James S. Riddle,
Hudson.
B. Captain, James D. Hinckley, Adrian. First Lieutenant,
John Shelt, Rome. Second Lieutenant, George H. Wells,
Tecumseh.
C. Captain, John W. Homer, Adrian. First Lieutenant
Charles R. Miller, Adrian. Second Lieutenant, Stephen A.
Denison, Madison.
D. Captain, C. B. Van Valer, Hillsdale. First
Lieutenant, Jacob O. Ames, Hillsdale. Second Lieutenant, James
G. Bunt, Hillsdale.
E. Captain, Charles D. Stevens, Tecumseh. First
Lieutenant, William A. Weatherhead, Tecumseh. Second
Lieutenant, Edward H. Hoag, Tecumseh.
F. Captain, Theo. J. Hill, Exeter. First Lieutenant,
Sheridan F. Hill, Eagle. Second Lieutenant, Stanley W. Turner,
Hillsdale.
G. Captain, George W. Bullock, Jonesville. First
Lieutenant, John R. Randall, Fayette. Second Lieutenant,
Harman Bross, Canandaigua.
H. Captain, Richard P. Ingersoll, Dundee. First
Lieutenant, Albert H. Babcock, Dundee. Second Lieutenant,
Alonzo C. Clark, Hillsdale.
I. Captain, David A. Dodge, Tecumseh. First Lieutenant,
William C. Moore, Medina. Second Lieutenant, Isaac O. Savage,
Fairfield.
K. Captain, John J. Stevens, Monroe. First Lieutenant,
Henry D. Spaulding, Monroe. Second Lieutenant, Henry C.
Elliott, Monroe.
The Eighteenth left the state September 18, for
Cincinnati, Ohio, and its first active service was in the state
of Kentucky. The Confederate General Pegram was in the state
and the Eighteenth occupied several important places in advance
of the Confederates and succeeded in saving cities and villages
from being plundered by the enemy. After marching through
Central Kentucky the Eighteenth was ordered to Nashville,
Tenn., where it was engaged on provost duty from November,
1863, to June, 1864. During the summer and fall it did
garrison duty at Decatur, Ala., occasionally pursuing the
Confederates when they approached that part of the state. At
this date it formed a part of the First Brigade, Fourth
Division, Twentieth Corps.
General Wheeler raided through the state while the
Eighteenth was at Decatur and the regiment did excellent
service in driving the Confederates away from important towns
which the enemy tried to capture. A detachment of the
Eighteenth consisting of about 200 men started from Decatur to
reinforce the garrison at Athens, but were attacked by General
Forrest when near their destination with a force estimated at
5,000, and after fighting five hours, were surrounded and the
entire command was captured with heavy loss in killed and
wounded. While guarding Decatur the forces under the
Confederate General Hood advanced to meet General Thomas at
Nashville and made a heavy attack upon Decatur.
Colonel Doolittle of the Eighteenth was in command of the
post and though his force was small the first day of the attack
he managed by showing a bold front in beating the enemy off.
He was reinforced the second day and the third day had 5,000
troops under his command and held his post against great odds
and in the face of severe fighting. He was highly complimented
by General Thomas for his brave and spirited defence.
At Stevenson, Ala., the Eighteenth helped to build strong
fortifications and was then ordered to Huntsville, Ala., where
it did garrison duty until June 20, 1865, when it was ordered
to Nashville for muster out. It arrived in Jackson, Mich.,
July 2 and was paid off and disbanded July 4.
The paroled prisoners of the Eighteenth suffered severely
by the explosion of the Steamer Sultana, a vessel engaged to
take paroled men, convalescents and others from Vicksburg,
Miss., north. The report of the disaster to the Secretary of
War says 1,866 troops were crowded upon the boat and on the
morning of the 27th of April, 1865, about an hour before day,
when near Memphis, Tenn., the boilers of the steamer exploded
creating an appalling tragedy. Those on board were hurled into
the air by the force of the explosion and their mutilated
bodies fell into the Mississippi. Of the 1,866 troops on the
steamer, 1,101 were lost. The hundreds who were not seriously
injured were thrown into the river and drowned. There were
also 70 passengers and a crew of 85 and 137 of them were killed
on the steamer or drowned. There were 68 members of the
Eighteenth killed or drowned, and only a small number survived.
The accident was made the subject of a board of inquiry, but
the cause of the explosion was never learned. Most of the men
killed had served long terms in Confederate prisons and had
embarked on the Sultana with the expectation of soon being at
home with their families and friends.
The regiment participated in encounters with the enemy at
Danville, Ky., Feb. 24, 1863; Pond Springs, Ala., June 28,
1864; Curtiss Wells, Ala., June 24, 1864; Courtland, Ala., July
25, 1864; Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864; Decatur, Ala., Oct. 24,
Nov. 28, 1864.
Total enrollment……………………………………1,306
Killed by explosion of the Sultana………………………68
Killed in action……………………………………….8
Died of wounds…………………………………………3
Died in confederate prisons…………………………….12
Died of disease………………………………………208
Discharged for disability (wounds and disease)…………..122
U.S., American Civil War Regiments, 1861-1866
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 Burial:  Choteau Cemetery, Independence, Kansas

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Clarissa Amelia Frink

21 Dec 1830 Cambria, Niagara, New York
Nov 1892 Independence, Montgomery, Kansas

 

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Joseph LaDuke

3 Oct 1827 Saint Jean Baptiste De Rouville, Quebec, Canada
Dec 1904 Independence, Montgomery, Kansas
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