Peter Robideau and Julia (Jesmer) Robideau. The sister of Joseph A. Jesmer

Peter Robideau and Julia (Jesmer) Robideau

Jesmer family history page

Joseph Jesmer and Julia (Plamondon) Jesmer page. Julia’s parents. 

Link to Joseph A. Jesmer, Julia’s brother. 

Julia Jesmer was the daughter of Joseph Jasmin and Julia Plamondon.  She was the sister of my Great-Great grandfather, Joseph A. Jesmer. She was the wife of Peter Robideau. 1830–1905 (m. 1852) They were married on August 2, 1852 in Hogansburg New York. Peger Robideau: Birth. 12 Nov 1830 . Death. 4 Apr 1905 (aged 74)  Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA. Burial. Greenbush Catholic Cemetery.

Hogansburg, Franklin County, New York, USA

Her birthdate: 1833, near Hogansburg Upper State New York. Death: 1926 (age 93) .  She was buried in Greenbush Catholic Cemetery

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Joseph and Julia had 14 children.  8 baptismal records have been found.  Julia Jesmer’s baptismal record has yet to be unearthed.  The baptismal records were all at the St. Regis Catholic Church.  The St. Regis Church was the local church, a mission church for the Akwesasne Mohawk people on the St. Regis reservation.

Some of Julia’s children are:  Peter Sidney Robideau;  Elizabeth Robideau; Marceline Robideau; Marguerite “Hattie” Robideau; Christine Robideau; John Robideau; Edith Robideau; Nelson Robideau; Melvina Rebecca Robideau; Frank Herbert Robideau; Earnest Edward Robideau

This was info from an 1872 Census. From it many of the years that Julia’s kids were calculated.

1854: Age 18; Birth of Christine Robideau

1854: Age 18. Birth of Elizabeth Robideau

  1. Age 21 Birth of Marceline Robideau
  2. March 27, 1858. Age 22 Birth of Peter Sidney Robideau

New York, New York, United States

  1. Age 25. Birth of John Robideau
  2. Age 30. Birth of Edith Robideau
  3. February 1868. Age 32. Birth of Nelson Robideau
  4. Age 33. Birth of Melvina Robideau

June 2, 1887 Birth of Marguerite “Hattie” Robideau

Greenbush, Roseau, Minnesota, United States

The picture of Julia’s house was taken on 1903.

“Peter Robideau & Julia Jesmer home, 1903

This is the Peter Robideau & Julia Jesmer home. This picture is from the Elaine (Fairchild) Carroll collection. Elaine is the granddaughter of Malvina (Robideau) Bates. Her mother was Essie (Bates) Fairchild, the oldest of Malvina’s 5 children. The caption on the picture from Essie states that the picture was taken on the day of Malvina’s funeral, dating the image to 1903.

This picture is odd to me, as the placement of the people around the yard is so disconnected. Peter is at the far left, Julia is in the foreground. I am not sure who is at the door, or in the doorway.”

OBITUARY of Peter Robideau

Peter Robideau, ripe in age and having the good will and esteem of those in the community where he has resided for many long years, passed away at his home in Princeton at five o’clock Tuesday afternoon, April 4th, aged seventy-four years. One month before his death he met with a runaway accident of a severe nature and spent two weeks at the hospital, but feeling that death would come he wished to be removed to his home where he might die with his family

about him. The members of the family living at a distance were notified of the serious illness of Mr. Robideau and besides those living in Princeton and vicinity the following were present when death came: Miss Libbie Robideau of Denver, Colorado Mrs. Amos Robidou of Bismarck, N. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Gogacki, Mr. and Mrs. Asselin, and Mrs. J. G. Craig of Minneapolis, Peter S. Robideau. Jr., of Cass Lake, Minn. Harry Bates of Bruno, Minn., Mrs. Geo. Mercier of Rochester, Minn. Mrs. Albert Dilley of Bemidji, Minn., and Ernest E. Robideau of Portland, Oregon. Nelson and Frank who reside in Princeton were with their father during his illness.

Mr. Robideau called all the members of the family to his bedside the day before he died and conversed with them on many personal matters and at last bid them all goodby [sic] and when he had finished he had passed away. Although a sad death it was a most beautiful one. With children, relatives and friends kneeling by his bedside he departed as Father Levings in the last prayer recommended the soul of the dying into the hands of ‘God the Father Almighty who created him, Jesus Christ who suffered for him and the Holy Ghost who Sanctified him.’

The funeral was held today at St. Edward’s church in Princeton. Father Levings said requiem high mass at ten o’clock and after the solemn ceremony for the departed the funeral cortege which was a large one started for St. Francis cemetery in Greenbush where Mr. Robideau had requested to be buried beside his father and daughter Vina. Mr. Robideau leaves a wife, and twelve children, one brother, four sisters and fifty grandchildren

Peter Robideau was born in Hogansburg, Franklin county, N. ,Y., Nov. 12, 1830. At an early age he engaged as a sailor on the lakes and St. Lawrence river. He became a captain and owned a boat of his own and was engaged for seventeen years in rafting and steam boating on the St. Lawrence. He was married to Miss Julia Jesmer Aug. 2, 1852, and in 1868 he came west with his family and located in the town of Greenbush where he bought of Joseph Trickey eighty acres of land and in later years bought an additional eighty acres, making him a good home and he had one of the best farms in Greenbush. In 1896 he retired from farming and spent the the last years of his life quite free from the cares and responsibilities of active work. He was a man who possessed a jovial nature and disposition and always made those happy about him. He spent much time visiting the members of his family and relatives in many parts of the country. It was just a year ago this month that he erected his home in Princeton where he intended to spend his last days and after his injury it was very natural that he longed to be at home and pass away in the presence of his family whose company he so much loved.

Peter Robideau will long be remembered as one of the early pioneers of the town of Greenbush whose sunny, cheerful nature made him so well known throughout the town where he had lived for so many years.

Princeton UNION April 6, 1905



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