Bassett Family Association Database

Luc "Luke" Bessette

Male Abt 1824 -


Personal Information    |    PDF

  • Name Luc "Luke" Bessette 
    Born Abt 1824  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 2C86E6E76933CE42A32DDD44EDD06ECF1608 
    Notes 
    • Luc Bessette, son of Daniel and Justine (Audet) Bessette, was born about 1824 in Canada. He married Melodie Many on 15 Feb 1847 in Saint-Luc, Quebec, Canada. They moved to Kankakee County, Illinois. He married (2) Aglie/Aglae Cysier/Cyrier in Kankakee County, Illinois.

      1860 Federal Census of Bourbannais, Kankakee County, Illinois (16 Aug 1860)
      Luke Bissett 30 M Canada Carpenter 1000 400
      Agla 23 F Canada
      Eli 11 M Illinois
      Amelian 8 M Illinois
      Eliza 7 F Illinois
      Bogre? 5 M Illinois
      Artemsia 1 F Illinois

      1870 Federal Census of Bourbannais, Kankakee County, Illinois (4 Jul 1870)
      Luc Bessette 46 M Canada Wagon maker 1000 406
      Aglae 34 F Canada Keeps House
      Elie 20 M Canada
      Emilien 19 M Canada
      Eliza 17 F Illinois
      Georgianna 15 F Illinois
      Artemia 11 F Illinois
      Pierre 9 M Illinois
      Laura 7 F Illinois
      George 6 M Illinois
      Maria 4 F Illinois
      Arthur 2 M Illinois
      Alexandre 5/12 M Illinois

      1880 Federal Census of Bourbonnais, Kankakee County, Illinois (29 Jun 1880)
      Luc Bessette 56 M CN CN CN Head Carriage Maker
      Aglae 44 F CN CN CN Wife Keeping House
      Artumise 21 F IL CN CN Daughter At home
      George 16 M IL CN CN Son At home
      Maria 14 F IL CN CN Daughter At home
      Arthur 12 M IL CN CN Son At School
      Joseph 10 M IL CN CN Son
      Oscar 6 M IL CN CN Son
      Adelard 2 M IL CN CN Son

      1900 Federal Census of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN (4 Jun 1900) Luke Bessette 76 M Jan 1824 CF CF CF Head
      Agathe 64 F Apr 1836 CF CF CF Wife
      Oscar 27 M Feb 1873 IL CF CF Son Laborer Day
      Laura 37 F Aug 1862 IL CF CF Daughter Dressmaker
      Athinese 42 F Jun 1858 IL CF CF Daughter Dressmaker
      & 1 Roomer
      (Married 42 years, 14 children, 10 living)

      Name: Marie Duclos
      Death date: 03 Feb 1956
      Death place: Seattle, King, Washington
      Gender: Female
      Race or color (on document):
      Age at death: 90 years
      Estimated birth year: 1866
      Birth date:
      Birth place:
      Marital status:
      Spouse name:
      Father name: Luke Bessette
      Father birth place:
      Mother name: A'Lgais Cyrier
      Mother birth place:
      Occupation:
      Street address:
      Residence:
      Cemetery name:
      Burial place:
      Burial date:
      Additional relatives:
      Film number: 2033578
      Digital GS number: 4224562
      Image number: 709
      Reference number: 2255
      Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

      We have been looking for ancestors for quite some years. Here's what we have: children: Timothy Bessette b. May 31, 1846 in Kankakee County, Bourbonnais, IL married in 1876 died on May 12, 1935 in Rapid City, S.D. Spouse- Ida Mae Hurd NOTE- We know above is correst) Have info on Timothy's brothers & sisters being as follows: Frances Bessette, Louis Bessette, spouse Mary A Locke) Luke Bessette and Gedose Bessette. Would like to know if Luke is same as yours.

      Looking for any information on Luc Bessette/Aglae Cyrier they are thought to have been in the Minneapolis area/ Hennepin Co. around 1894/1895 or later. Luc and Aglae were married in 1858 in Bourbonnais IL. Came to MN late 1880's? They also have family connections to Hutchinson and St. Cloud MN.Anything would be appreciated. Thank you.


      See 1870 census of Kankakee for Luc & Family.

      Groom name: Frank B. Bessette
      Groom age: 43 years
      Groom birth year: 1855
      Groom birth place: Illinois
      Bride name: Mary A. Rowland
      Bride age: 40 years
      Bride birth year: 1858
      Bride birth place: Wayne Co., New York
      Marriage date: 26 Jul 1898
      Marriage place: Casnovia, Muskegon, Michigan
      Father of groom name: Luke Bessette
      Mother of groom name: Many
      Father of bride name: James P. Rowland
      Mother of bride name: Margaret Knox
      Film number: 2342509
      Frame number:
      Digital GS number: 4208258
      Image number: 208
      Reference number: v 2 p 475 rn 12460
      Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
    Person ID I774  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2014 

    Father Daniel Bessette,   b. 1791,   d. 1871  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Justine Audet 
    Married 2 Oct 1813  Saint-Luc, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Melody Many 
    Married 15 Feb 1847  Saint-Luc, St. Jean, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Luc Urbain Bessette,   b. Abt 1827, Saint-Luc, St. Jean, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Joseph Eli Bessette,   b. Abt 1849, Saint-Luc, St. Jean, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Luke Emilien Bessette,   b. 5 Aug 1851/1853, Bourbonnais, Kankakee Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1952, Los Angeles Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     4. Eliza Bessette,   b. Abt 1853, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Georgianna Bessette,   b. Abt 1855, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Artemia Bessette,   b. Abt 1859, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Pierre Bessette,   b. Abt 1861, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Laura Bessette,   b. Abt 1863, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. George Bessette,   b. Abt 1864, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Maria Bessette,   b. Abt 1866, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Arthur Bessette,   b. Abt 1868, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Alexandre Bessette,   b. Abt 1870, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Joseph Bessette,   b. Abt 1870, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    +14. Oscar Bessette,   b. Abt 1874, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     15. Adelard Bessette,   b. Abt 1878, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Aglie "Aglae" (Cysier) Cyrier 
    Married Kankakee Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart