Andrew Amans
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   Andrew was born to Francois Xavier and Angele Amans in Quebec, Canada 26 Mar 1842, according to his death certificate. His marriage certificate states that he was born at St. Eusebe. Upon checking the records at St. Eusebe Parish in Princeville, Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada, I did not find a christening record for Andrew, but I did find one for his sister, Mary, and brothers George and Antoine. What a find that was!!

   Andrew signed a Declaration of Oath of Intent on 8 June 1869 in Dunn County, Wisconsin. On that Oath he stated that he had emigrated to the United States in June 1863 and arrived at the Port of Detroit. He emigrated to the States one year before his parents died in 1864. He was 22 years of age and not yet married. He received his Certificate of Naturalization 6 Sep 1875 in Barron County, Wisconsin. He had moved to Wisconsin sometime before 1874. In Stanfold, Barron, Wisconsin on 18 July 1874 he married Mary Demers. They settled on a homestead near Campia, Wisconsin. Apparently he lived there until he quit farming at which time they moved into Rice Lake. Hopefully they enjoyed an easier life style.

   Andrew and Mary were the parents of one daughter, Arabelle. It appears from census records that when Arabelle married and had children the two couples shared the same household.

   I have records of Andrew on the 1875, 1885 and 1905 Wisconsin State census records and on 1880, 1900 and 1910 Federal census records.

   A newspaper obituary indicated Andrew was visiting his brother Charles at Dobie, Wisconsin when he had a stroke. He was rushed home to Rice Lake but died Thursday 23 Sep 1915 at the age of 73. He was buried 25 Sep 1915 in St. Joseph Cemetery in Rice Lake, Barron, Wisconsin. His obituary says; "His life of industry and neighborliness had made him numerous friends." His tombstone inscription reads: B. 26 Mar 1842 ----- D. 23 Sep 1915.

   According to the 1920 Federal census, Andrew's widow, Mary, headed a household which included a grandson, Luverne Burton and his wife, Julie. Mary died in 1928 and was laid to rest beside Andrew in the St. Jospeh Cemetery. Her tombstone inscription reads: B. 12 Apr 1857 ----- D. 28 Feb 1928.

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