The Declaration of the Oath of Intent which Antoine signed states that he emigrated to the United States in Feb 1869 and entered at Port Huron, Michigan. He was 16.
Apparently he lived in Hartford, Connecticut for a time as he married there on 12 May 1872 to Philomene Pare' (Perry). About 1880 they moved to the Township of Doyle, Wisconsin and cleared 40 acres of wild land to make their home. He was one of the first settlers there and they stayed the rest of their lives.
The 1900 Federal census states that Antoine and Philomene were the parents of 10 children with 9 living. The children of which I have a record are: Louise, Oboline, Leontine (Leah), Max, Delima, Alexander, Joseph Israel, Ray, and Vinnie.
Antoine died Thursday, 2 Jun 1932 from a stroke and paralysis and was buried in the Dobie Cemetery, near Rice Lake Wisconsin, 4 Jun 1932. He was 80 years old. Antoine's obituary was the only one of all the boys that stated he had a surviving sister, Mrs. Ida Green, of Yakima, Washington." Ida was the youngest child in the Amans family and is my great grandmother.
Antoine's wife, Philomene, died 3 Aug 1933 of a stroke at the age of 77. She was buried in the Dobie Cemetery next to Antoine.
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