Hon. André Beauchemin, St. Vital

[also spelled André Beaucheman]

A. Beauchemin

Links to Biographies:

Preliminary Biographical Notes:

Date of Birth: 6 November 1824[1]

Place of Birth: St. Vital, Red River Settlement

Father: André Millet dit Beauchemin (of Yamaska, Quebec), blacksmith, reputed to have built the first Red River carts.

Mother: Madeleine Ducharme

Marriage: Genviève Delorme (c.1825- 2 February 1875)

Occupation: Wheelwright and farmer.

Member of the Provisional Government of Assiniboia; Position in Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia:

    Honourable member for St. Vital (elected 27 January 1870).

Other Political Positions:

  • Representative for St. Vital at the Convention of Twenty-four (16 November 1869).
  • Convention of Forty member for St. Vital (25 January – 10 February 1870).
  • Elected as representative for St. Vital to the First Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1871-1874).[2]

Date of Death: 13 December 1902.


[1] La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, ‘André Beauchemin,’ Family Group Sheet (11 August 2010). LAC, Scrip affidavit for Beauchemin, Andre; born: November 6, 1824; father: Andre Beauchemin (French); mother: Madeleine Ducharme (Métis); claim no: 2431; date of issue: October 2, 1876 =; LAC, Scrip affidavit for Beauchemin, Madeleine; widow of late Andre Beauchemin; born: 1801; father: Pierre Ducharme (French); mother: Catherine La Sauteuse (Indian); claim no.: 2432; date of issue: January 12, 1840 = [sic: Scrip issued 2 October 1876].

[2] Adrien Gabriel Morice, “André Beauchemin,” Dictionnaire historique des canadiens et des métis français de l’ouest (Saint-Boniface, MB.: l’Archevêché, 1908), 12-13.
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Family Ties:

1. BEAUCHEMIN, André MILLET dit. Born/baptized 3 March 1780, St.-Michel d’Yamaska, Quebec (son of Antoine Hus-Millet and Marie-Josephe Lavallée); he arrived in the North-West in 1800 with Alexander Henry the Younger’s boat brigade, to winter at Park River, Dakota Territory, United States;  died 17 April 1865; buried 18 April 1865, St. Boniface, Red River Settlement.

— sp. PELLETIER, Charlotte ‘Indian’. Born c. 1785.

2. BEAUCHEMIN, Elise/Louise. Born c. 1790, United States; married 1819, St. Boniface; died 10 September 1893, St. François-Xavier; buried 12 September, St. François-Xavier.

Scrip affidavit for Braconnier, Elise; widow of Baptiste Braconnier; born: 1790; father: Andre Beauchemin (French Canadian); mother: (Indian); claim no: 1116; date of issue: Aug. 20, 1876 =

— sp. BRACONNIER, Baptiste. Born 19 January 1791.

3. BRACONNIER, Annie. Born 25 December 1844.

Scrip affidavit for Richard, Annie; born: December 25, 1844; husband: Francis Richard; father: Baptiste Braconnier (French Canadian); mother: Elise Beauchemin (Métis); claim no: 1442; scrip no: 10386; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. RICHARD, Francis.

2. BEAUCHEMIN, Benjamin. Born c. 1804/1813; died 25 February 1870, Fort Garry, Red River Settlement; buried 27 February, St. Norbert, Red River. [See “Family Ties,” Hon. Jean-Baptiste BEAUCHEMIN page]

— sp. PARENTEAU, Marie. Born c. 1815 to Joseph PARENTEAU and Suzanne.

Scrip affidavit for Beauchemin, Marie; widow of Benjamin Beauchemin; born: 1815; father: Joseph Parenteau (French); mother: Suzanne (Métis); claim no: 1758; date of issue: September 20, 1876 =

3. BEAUCHEMIN, Jean-Baptiste. Born 3 November 1838 at St. Boniface, Red River; married c. 1860; Honourable Member of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia died 2 December 1900; buried 4 December 1900 at St. Charles, MB.

Scrip affidavit for Beauchemin, Baptiste; born: November 3, 1838; father: Benjamin Beauchemin (Métis); mother: Marie Parenteau (Métis); claim no.: 871; date of issue: July 12, 1876 =

– sp. McMILLAN, Marguerite. Born 12 January 1840; died 26 January 1926.

Scrip affidavit for Beauchemin, Marguerite; wife of Jean Baptiste Beauchemin; born: January 12, 1840; father: Wm. A. Millen (Métis); mother: Marguerite Dease (Métis); claim no: 872; date of issue: July 12, 1876 =

2.BEAUCHEMIN, Marie-Anne. Born 28 March 1821; married 25 November 1834, St. Boniface, Red River.

Scrip affidavit for Morin, Marie Anne; born: 28 March 1821; widow of Louis Morin; father: Andre Beauchemin (French Canadian); mother: Charlotte Pelletier (Métis); claim no: 472; scrip no: 3664 to 3671; date of issue: June 8, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. MORIN, Louis COMTOIS dit. Born c. 1813; died 22 January 1875.

3. MORIN, Andre. Born 9 January 1849.

Scrip affidavit for Morin, Andre; born: 9 January 1849; father: Louis Morin (Métis); mother: Marie Anne Beauchemin (Métis); claim no: 470; scrip no: 3648 to 3655; date of issue: June 8, 1876; amount: $160 =

2. BEAUCHEMIN, Madeleine [Miquette]. Born c. 1816/1820; married 9 January 1838, St. François-Xavier; died 5 December 1901; buried at Lebret [Saskatchewan].

Klyne, Madeleine – Concerning the claim of her deceased husband, Michel Klyne Sr., a Métis head of family – Address, Fort Qu’Appelle – Born, 1811 at Edmonton – Died, December 9, 1875 – Father, Michel Klyne, (white) – Mother, Indian – Heirs, Madeleine (Beauchemin) Klyne, widow and deponent; Andre Klyne; Michel Klyne; Marie, wife of Joseph Bellegarde; Guillaume Klyne; Elise, wife of Thomas Kavanah; Benjamin Klyne; Theophile Klyne; Veronique, wife of Thomas Kelly; Madeleine, wife of Thomas Desjarlais; Napoleon Klyne – Scrip for $160 – Claim 182 =

— sp. KLYNE, Michel. Born c. 1811, Edmonton; died 9 December 1875.

3. KLYNE, André.

3. KLYNE, Michel.

3. KLYNE, Marie.

— sp. BELLEGARDE, Benjamin.

3. KLYNE, Guillaume.

3. KLYNE, Elise.

— sp. KAVANAH, Thomas.

3. KLYNE, Benjamin.

3. KLYNE, Theophile.

3. KLYNE, Veronique.

— sp. KELLY, Thomas.

3. KLYNE, Madeleine.

— sp. DESJARLAIS, Thomas.

3. KLYNE, Napoleon.

— sp. DUCHARME, Madeleine/ Magdeleine. Born c. 1801, Rivière Qu’Appelle, to Pierre DUCHARME and Catherine “Sauteux” [Ojibwa/Chippewa]; married c. 1823.

2. BEAUCHEMIN, André. Born 6 November 1824, St. Vital, Red River; died 13 December 1902; buried 17 December 1902, St. Boniface.

— sp. DELORME, Genviève. Born c. 1825/1827 to Joseph Louis ‘Amable’ Fafard/ DELORME and Josephte ‘Josette’ BELLE/ BILLE/ BILLIE/ BELLY/ BELISLE; died 2 February 1875.

Scrip affidavit for Beauchemin, Genevieve; leaving as heirs her children: Andre, born 20 November 1853; and Leon, born 8 September 1848 [Marie Vitaliue, born 24 June 1863 – Adelaide, born 24 June 1863 – Alexandre, born 18 October 1868] =

3. BEAUCHEMIN, Leon. Born 24 June 1848.

Scrip affidavit for Beauchemin, Leon; born: 18 September 1848; father: Andre Beauchemin; mother: Genevieve Delorme =

3. BEAUCHEMIN, André. Born 20 November 1853.

Scrip affidavit for Beauchemin, Andre, Jr.; born: 20 November 1853; father: Andre Beauchemin Sr.; mother: Genevieve Delorme =

3. BEAUCHEMIN, Prisceille. Born 1859.

Affidavit of Beauchemin, André; applies on behalf of his deceased child Prisceille Beauchemin, born 1859; mother Genevieve Delorme; claim no. 5281; grant no. 3652

3. BEAUCHEMIN, Marie Vitaline. Born 24 June 1863.

3. BEAUCHEMIN, Adelaide. Born 24 June 1863.

3. BEAUCHEMIN, Alexandre. Born 18 October 1868.

2. BEAUCHEMIN, Marie. Born 10 December 1827 at St. Boniface.

Scrip affidavit for Larence, Marie; born: December 11, 1827; wife of Jean Baptiste Larence; father: Andre Millet dit Beauchemin (French Canadian); mother: Madeleine Ducharme (Métis); claim no: 2467; scrip no: 11320; date of issue: October 2, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. LARENCE/LARANCE/LARONCE/LAURENCE/LA RANCE, Jean-Baptiste.  Born c. 1828 to Jean-Baptiste Larence and Louise Montagnaise; died 25 May 1864.

3. LARENCE, Esther. Born 22 January 1851 at St. Boniface; married 22 January 1867 at St. Boniface, Manitoba.

— sp. MARION, François.

2. BEAUCHEMIN, Adelaide. Born 8 March 1835.

Scrip affidavit for Delorme, Adelaide; wife of Pierre Delorme; born: 8 March 1835; father: Andre Beauchemin (French Canadian); mother: Madeleine Ducharme (Métis); claim no.: 1799; date of issue: Sept. 20, 1876 =

— sp. DELORME, Pierre.

2. BEAUCHEMIN, Philomene. Born 23 July 1843.

Scrip affidavit for Carriere, Philomene; wife of Adrien Carriere; born: July 23, 1843; father: Andre Beauchemin (French Canadian); mother: Magdeleine Ducharme (Métis); claim no.: 1776; scrip no.: 10673; date of issue: Sept. 20, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. CARRIER, Adrien.

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[Credit: The original research on which this page is based was commissioned for the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia Project, by Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Manitoba. The current page is presented gratis — I have no funding from any agency.]

2 Responses to Hon. André Beauchemin, St. Vital

  1. yvonnericher says:

    Hello, it’s Yvonne again, lol. Just checking here, but, I see you have Napoleon Klyne (1863-1944), son of Madeleine ‘Miquette’ Millet dit Beauchemine and Michel Klyne II, married to – sp. DUCHARME, Madeleine/Magdeleine. Born c. 1801, Rivière Qu’Appelle, to Pierre DUCHARME and Catherine “Sauteux” [Ojibwa/Chippewa]; married c. 1823. Maybe I’m reading it wrong.

    • hallnjean says:

      What would I do without you!? that one is messed up. I’ll see if I can figure out what happened 🙂 and maybe even fix it 😛

      For now, I moved her so she’s the 2d wife of Andre Millet dit Beauchemin, which makes more sense, but I haven’t yet verified whether it is true.

      Update:
      yes, she is the 2d wife.

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