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Jesmer Mysteries explained

Jesmer Mysteries explained.

Where the doors are being blown wide open on many Jesmer family mysteries!

There are several mysteries in the Jesmer family that need to be answered. What are these mysteries? I will address them in a series of questions and then I will begin answering these questions. Prepare yourself to enter the realm of “Jesmer Mysteries”. Also, if you have any “Jesmer mysteries” that you think should be on this list, feel free to email me, Kevin E. Jesmer at kevinjesmer@yahoo.com.

Link to Jesmer family history page

 

Detective

1.  Who was the first Jesmer in North America?

2.  Where were the Jesmers originally from?   The origins of people in Europe

DNA Deciphers roots of modern Europeans

The journey of the Y chromosome of all Jesmer males who can trace their Y chromosome from Louis Laurent Duhaut dit Jasmin (immigrated to Montreal in 1760) (Only those who are members of the male line of descent)

3. When did our ancestors first come to Canada?

4. When did our Jesmer branch come to the USA?

Why the Americans were eager to have French Canadian Farmers in Upper State NewYork

French Canadian resentment..a factor on why the Jesmer’s moved to Upper State NY around 1814. 

Life was hard for the settlers in Upper Canada

4.5.  Where was the first place of settlement in the west? How the Jesmers came to Minnesota

5. When did our Jesmer branch come to Canada again? Nelson A. Jesmer 1901 to Manitoba.

Hubert Francis Jesmer and Shirley Jesmer- to Moose Jaw Saskatchewan 1912

Peter Sydney Robideau and Sophie Deshaw Robideau to Grand Prairie Alberta 1917

6. What was the original last name of the Jesmer family?    The meaning of last names in general?

7. When did the name change?

8. When was the french speakers in our family?

9. What ever happened to Herbert J. Jesmer, my grandfather’s half brother? Who was Nelson A. Jesmer’s first wife?

10. When Jenny Jesmer’s father, Jean Paul Soquet, escaped from a WI prison, where did he go? Why was he there?

11. How did he escape? (Probably the darkest secret in our branch of the Jesmer family tree. )

12. How is our branch of Jesmer’s related to the original Cat woman, Julie Newmar?

13. How is our branch of Jesmer’s related to Helen Jesmer, a Ziegfeld Follies Girl and  mother of Julie Newmar?

14. How did religious affiliation change in the Jesmer family over the years?

15. Where do most of the Jesmer’s from our branch live today?

16. What famous last names are in our ancestor list?

17. How were the Jesmer’s involved in the establishment of Detroit MI?

18. What relics from the past exist today and where are they?  The barn   The school house  Carl’s house  Nelson’s old meat tenderizer. the J. Lisle Jesmer house in St Paul Mn.  The ashes of Nelson E. Jesmer and Sarah     The graves in Greenbush Cemetery near Princeton MN. (The oldest grave sites I know.)   The oldest cemetery I know:Greenbush Twnsp MN. Alice (Statland) Jesmer’s old metal iron.

19. Who are the other Jesmers living in Manitoba?

20. What is the story behind the Jesmer Marsh in Wadena Saskatchewan?

21. Is there a resemblance among the descendants of Nelson A. Jesmer? 

 

Famous Jesmers

22a. Who is the famous Jesmer, who is a professional boxer and lives in Manitoba?

22b.  Who is the famous drummer from a 1966 garage band?…Joseph P. Jesmer

22c. How is our branch of Jesmer’s related to the original Cat woman, Julie Newmar?

22d. How is our branch of Jesmer’s related to Helen Jesmer, a Ziegfeld Follies Girl and  mother of Julie Newmar?

 

23. What is earliest evidence of Native ancestry among the Jesmers? 

24. Were there arranged marriage among the Jesmer ancestors?

25. What does it mean to be a descendant of a “Fille Du Roi”,  “Daughter of the King”? Andre Robidou (b. 1643) and Jeanne Denote  (The first Robideau in the New World. All Robideau’s in NA are his descendants. Jeanne Denote was paid to come to Canada by the King of France to marry. She was a Filles Du Roi)

26. Which Joseph Jesmer  of Upper State New York are you descended from?

27. Why are Joseph A. Jesmer’s and Mary Ann Jesmer’s two babies buried at the edge of the Greenbush Cemetery?

28. How religious was the family of Joseph A. Jesmer and Mary Ann  Jesmer? 

29. Why are there so many Joseph’s and also so many men with the middle name “Edward”?

Which Joseph Jesmer  of Upper State New York are you descended from?




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