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Thank you for visiting my  La Brier Family website!   These pages are made to bring the descendents of this old North American family together. Any and all contributions are very welcome!!!   without family help with new material we will not be able to fill in the blanks

John I. La Brier's Family History
Use the easy directory to search my site for LaBruyere, LaBriere and LaBrier information.

***Also looking for information on Bradley & Livesay in Randolph County***

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Doris I. McLeod Page - John La Brier's Mother

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My La Brier Family Genealogy
An Adventure of One Family in North America
Over 400 Years

This is a history of my La BRIER family, as I know it thus far. Our first knowledge of our family begins in France during the early 1600's. It follows the movement of our family into North America to Quebec City Quebec and beyond.

There our family flourishes and branches out in many directions. My ancestors eventually left Quebec and made their way to early Detroit with Cadillac. From there they traveled into the Northern part of Louisiana into the Illinois. Here they settled and prospered and raised their families.

Some remained in the Kaskaskia region, others found their way across the Mississippi and helped establish the town of Ste. Genevieve Missouri. Others spread throughout North America into Oklahoma, Texas, California, Oregon and other states. My Grandfather Anthony "Tony" La Brier, settled in North Dakota where he established himself in varied business ventures

Circumstances in the mid 1900's caused him to again attempt to re-establish himself, so he moved his family to Alberta Canada, which just a few years earlier had been part of the North West Territories.

My Grandfather Anthony (Tony) La Brier (LaBruyere, LaBriere) was born in Kaskaskia Illinois in the year 1860. His mother was Irish, her name was Allis (Alice?) Bradley, and his father was Peter (Pierre) LaBruyere (LaBrier) who was also born in Kaskaskia in 1824.

These pages show our family history from France to Quebec, early Detroit, Kaskaskia and Ste. Genevieve Missouri. My family branch, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Alberta Canada. We are always looking for family information and welcome inquiries from family. Please sign my guest book below, I will respond to any questions to the best of my ability.

****A recent search by my maternal cousin found that Anthony " Tony " was in the 1865 census taken in May of that year in St. Paul Minnesota. We knew that he had been there because of eye witness reports of him. This helps as before I did not know where or what he was doing for the first 33 years. This makes it 25 Years now. I'm guessing that he came up the Mississippi via River Boat to the twin cities.

Quick Index

My Family's Journey
My Descendents

Family History

My Family Photos
An Early LaBrier Document
An Early Commission By Raymond La Brier
Agathe & Antoine LaBrier/LaBruyere Children
LaBrier(e)/LaBrueyre Early Home
Ste. Genevieve History News
Old Family Documents
Old Kaskaskia Days & Ways
Family Members in the Civil War
Old LaBrier Pictures
Check forMissouri Family who Served in Civil War
Interesting Facts of Ste. Geneveive
Stories from Cousin Bill Barker
Help Solve These Family Mysteries
Family Honored Jour de Fete 2004
Family Gathering 2002 Ste. Geneveive MO
A Journey to Discover my Family Roots 2002
Anderson Family Web Site
Larry LaBruyere's Family Web Site
Bet's News
Jeannine LaBrier Smith's Web Page
Metis Information
The Acadian Story
Kaskaskia Indian History
The Best Randolph County Site
The Center for Franch Colonial Studies
The Oldest Civil Document in the West

First entry, marriage of Louis N. LaBriere & Catherine Clement

Try The Cousin Finder
Story of the Illinois Indians
Some Personal News
Elizabeth LaBruyere O'Bryan's Obituary
My La Brier Family
The Kaskaskia Curse

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Noreen & John La BRIER Family - 1993

Noreen & John La Brier family October 2005 - Nine Members were not able to attend

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A Story of an Early Kaskaskia Habitant - Jean Olivièr by Pat Weeks

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LaBriereHouse

John L. LaBrier(e) house in Haskell Texas, read about this pioneer
CLICK HERE

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Click Here - More pictures of my visit to Haskell Texas

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Latest Suntime's News On "The Old House"

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At Last, Our Old House Is Being Restored

Artist's rendition of LaBriere/LaBruyere/LaBrier house - *1784 (*Lucille Basler)

Old house October 2005

Another taken 2007

Old house August 2004

Recent pictures of restoration Summer 2009

Recent pictures courtesy of Valerie Holifield - Sainte Genevieve MO

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Grave Marker of Antoine LABRIER b. 1810

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Fort Kaskaskia Park - October 2002
Photos Courtesy Jeannine LABRIER SMITH.

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Recommended Reading for Persons Interested in the

History of this Region Which is so

Important to the Exploration and Settlement of the Continent

  1. Kaskaskia Under The French Regime
  2. French Roots in Illinois Country
  3. Colonial Ste. Genevieve, An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier

The author of these books is;
"Carl J. Ekberg Professor Emeritus University of Illinois"

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