Henry Amans
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   Henry was born in 1851 in Quebec, Canada according to the 1905 Wisconsin State census and according to his death certificate. I have not found a christening record for him.

   Henry was the 8th child and the 4th son of Francois Xavier Amans and Angele Morin. He was 13 when his parents died. When he signed the Declaration of the Oath of Intent 18 June 1891 he said he emigrated to the United States in Aug 1869 and landed at Port Huron, Michigan. He was 18.

   From census records it appears he married Margaretta Duprey about 1885 at about the age of 35, possibly in Barron Co. Wisconsin. I have not found a marriage record.

   The 1900 Federal census states that Margaretta was the mother of 1 living child That child was a son named Joseph Eusebe who was born 8 Jan 1888 in Wisconsin. I have a picture of Henry, Margaretta and Eusebe taken about 1895 to 1900. The 1900 census also shows that Henry and Margaretta had adopted a daughter, Emilie, who was born in Wisconsin in 1884. Emilie later married Charles Oliver Rousseau, who was a nephew to Henry. (Henry's sister, Marie Adelaide, was Charles Oliver's mother.)

   Henry died Sunday, 20 May 1917 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin from infection following prostate surgery. He was 66 years old. He was buried 22 May 1917 in St. Joseph Cemetery, Rice Lake, Barron, Wisconsin.

   On his death certificate it states that Henry was a day laborer and a retired farmer.

   Sometime after Henry died, Margaretta and Eusebe moved to Yakima, Washington where Emilie cared for them both. Margaretta and Eusebe were buried in Calvary Cemetery at Yakima, Yakima, Washington.

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