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The Brothers Waukazoo: Joseph P., Moses P., and John Baptist

Taggart Roll Census listing for these three brothers & some of their children


The Taggart roll was used to determine those eligible for a cash settlement in a court claim over a Potawatomie treaty of the 19th century. Many native Americans in the Grand Traverse area signed up for it, but these are the only ones who got paid, indicating the court thought their claims were valid. Lacking other documentation of family relationships, this court claim established that Joseph P. Waukazoo of Minnesota, Moses P. Waukazoo of Petoskey, Michigan, and John Waukazoo of Northport were all brothers.  The Joseph P. Wakazoo in Polk Co. MI, is most likely the Joseph Waukazoo in Polk County, Minnesota, since there is no Polk County in the state of Michigan.


105 Joseph P. Wakazoo, --, --, 60, M, --, Lengby Polk Co. MI., 287.98

106 Moses P. Wakazoo, brother of Joseph Wakazoo #105, --, 55, M, --, Petoskey MI., 287.98

107 John Wakazoo, brother of Joseph Wakazoo #105, --, 52, M, --, Northport MI., 287.98

108 Moses J. Wakazoo, son of John Wakazoo #107, --, 30, M, --, Northport MI., 287.98

109 Amos Wakazoo, son of John Wakazoo #107, --, 28, M, --, Northport MI., 287.98

110 Anna Wakazoo, dau. of John Wakazoo #107, --, 25, F, --, Northport MI., 287.98

111 Susan Wakazoo, dau. of John Wakazoo #107, deceased, --, F, Robert Augosa Admin., Northport MI., 287.98

112 Mrs. David Augosa, --, deceased, 68, F, Robert Augosa Admin., Northport MI., 287.98


Descendants of Unknown Wakazo


Generation No. 1

1.  UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO 

Records indicate that Gabriel Macka-de-pe-nessy (Gabriel Blackbird), Chief Good Heart, Chief Wa-Ka-Zoo (known to John Tanner when both

were in Manitoba about 1810), and "Ningwegon" aka "Old Wing" were siblings. The names of the parents of this group of siblings are unknown. For the sake of reference , I called their father "Unknown Wakazo".   

Children of UNKNOWN WAKAZO are:
2. i. GABRIEL2 MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY, b. Abt. 1769; d. June 1861, Probably Emmet County, Michigan.  He was also called Gabriel Blackbird, Chief Blackbird, or Chief Blackhawk.  He was father of the Ottawa author Andrew Jackson Blackbird, upon whom much of the basic family data for this family depends.   His son summarizes him: "My own dear father was one of the head chiefs at Arbor Croche, now called Middle Village or Good Heart, which latter name was given at my suggestion by the Postoffice Department at Washington. My father died in June, 1861. His Indian name was Macka-de-pe-nessy,* which means Black Hawk; but somehow it has been mistranslated into Blackbird, so we now go by this latter name. My father was a very brave man. He has led his warriors several times on the warpath, and he was noted as one who was most daring and adventurous in his younger days. He stayed about twenty years in the country of Manitoba with his brother Wa-ke-zoo, among other tribes of Indians and white fur-traders in that section of the country. "
 ii. GOOD HEART "KAW-ME-NO-TE-A" "In the fall of 1827, my father left his subjects at Arbor Croche proper, now Middle Village, in charge of his brother, Kaw-me-no-te-a, which means Good-heart, as he was persuaded by other chiefs to come and establish himself where the mission was and send his children to school. "  p. 48, Andrew J. Blackbird, History of Ottawa & Chippewa.
3. iii. WA-KE-ZOO, b. Abt. 1775; d. Abt. 1825.  Andrew Jackson Blackbird's History "Wa-ke-zoo was another great chieftain who died before my time in the country of Manitoba, out north.   He was also one of my father's brothers."
 iv. WING "NINGWEGON", d. January 1839, Little Traverse Bay, MI.  Indian agent, scholar and writer Henry Rowe Schoolcraft noted in his journal: 10th. [January 1839] Died at Little Traverse Bay, on Lake Michigan, Ningwegon, or the Wing, the well-known American-Ottawa chief--a man who distinguished himself for the American cause at Detroit, in 1812, and was thrown into prison by the British officers for his boldness in expressing his sentiments. He received a life annuity under the treaty of 28th March, 1836."   From "A History of Northern Michigan and Its People" by Perry F. Powers, Harry Gardner Cutler, 1912: "Alcona county was first named Negwegon. The latter was the name of a well-known Chippewa chief who was a firm friend of the Americans in their conflict with the British terminating in the War of 1812. He was a fine type of the race, over six feet high, muscular, courageous and of strong intellect. He was known also as the Little Wing, the translation of his name.   

 v. JOHN BAPTISTE ASSIGNAC, b. about 1768, d. 3 November 1866 Manitowaning, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.   The Rev. David Bacon lived on Mackinac Island between 1800 and 1805 while he unsuccessfully attempted to start a Protestant Mission to the Indians.  Bacon worked with Assignac there and described him this way: "He is a young chief, of a very worthy and respectable family, and is possessed of superior abilities".   Later in life Assignac became disaffected with the United State and moved to Manitoulin Island where he lived out his days.


Generation No. 2

2.  GABRIEL2 MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY (UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born Abt. 1769, and died June 1861 in Probably Emmet County, Michigan.  He married (1) UNKNOWN.  She

died 1829 in Little Traverse Township, Emmet County, Michigan.  He married (2) UNKNOWN.  She was born 1790 in Michigan, and died Aft. 1 June 1860.

Children of GABRIEL MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY and UNKNOWN are:
4. i. ELECTA C.3 HASTINGS, b. 1806.
 ii. WILLIAM BLACKBIRD, b. Abt. 1807, Michigan; d. 25 June 1833, Rome, Italy.
 iii. PETER BLACKBIRD, b. Bef. 1820.
5. iv. MARGARET BLACKBIRD, b. Abt. 1820, Little Traverse Bay, MI; d. 5 January 1892, Harbor Springs, MI.
6. v. ANDREW JACKSON BLACKBIRD, b. 1820; d. 7 September 1908.


Children of GABRIEL MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY and UNKNOWN are:
 vi. JOHN BAPTIST3 MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY, b. 1836.
 vii. ANGELIQUE MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY, b. 1841.


3.  WA-KA-ZOO2 (UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born Abt. 1775, and died Abt. 1835.  He married UNKNOWN.  She died August 1845 in Allegan County, MI at the Old Wing Mission.

Children of WA-KA-ZOO and UNKNOWN are:
7. i. CHARLOTTE "KINEQUA"3 WAKAZOO, b. 1801, Manitoba, Canada, per 1880 US Census & 1884 Michigan Census; d. Aft. June 1884.
 ii. JOSEPH WAUKAZOO, b. 1805; d. 28 October 1845, Allegan County, Michigan, at the Old Wing Mission.
8. iii. PETER "PEN-DUN-WAN" WAUKAZOO, b. 1809; d. 25 December 1861.


Generation No. 3

4.  ELECTA C.3 HASTINGS (GABRIEL2 MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born 1806.  She married ROBERT GIBSON. 

Children of ELECTA HASTINGS and ROBERT GIBSON are:
 i. ALISON4 GIBSON, b. June 1836.
 ii. HARRIET GIBSON, b. 1825.


5.  MARGARET3 BLACKBIRD (GABRIEL2 MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born Abt. 1820 in Little Traverse Bay, MI, and died 5 January 1892 in Harbor

Springs, MI.  She married JOSEPH BOYD, son of GEORGE BOYD and UNKNOWN.  He was born 1815 in Michigan, and died 23 February 1887 in Harbor Springs, MI.

Children of MARGARET BLACKBIRD and JOSEPH BOYD are:
 i. UNKNOWN4 BOYD.
 ii. MARY BOYD, b. 1843.
 iii. RAPHAEL BOYD, b. 1846; d. 2 August 1872.


6.  ANDREW JACKSON3 BLACKBIRD (GABRIEL2 MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born 1820, and died 7 September 1908.  He married ELIZABETH MARTHA FISH 4

September 1858.  She was born 1844 in England, and died 10 June 1920.

Children of ANDREW BLACKBIRD and ELIZABETH FISH are:
 i. WILLIAM E.4 BLACKBIRD, b. 29 September 1867, Michigan, per 1930 US Census; d. Aft. 1 April 1930.
9. ii. FREDIE HENRY BLACKBIRD, b. 5 January 1870, Michigan; d. Aft. 1 June 1880.
 iii. NETTIE BLACKBIRD, b. 19 May 1872, Michigan; d. Aft. 1 June 1880.
 iv. BERT BLACKBIRD, b. 5 September 1877, Michigan per US 1930 Census; d. Aft. 1 April 1930.


7.  CHARLOTTE "KINEQUA"3 WAKAZOO (WA-KA-ZOO2, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born 1801 in Manitoba, Canada, per 1880 US Census & 1884 Michigan Census, and died Aft.

June 1884.  She married MIINGUN Abt. 1830.  He died Abt. 1831.

Child of CHARLOTTE WAKAZOO and MIINGUN is:
10. i. PAYSON4 WOLFE, b. August 1833, Michigan, per Wolfe Bible Record; d. 7 December 1900, Cross Village, Emmet County, Michigan. Payson served in Co. K, 1st Mich. S.S. in the Civil War.


8.  PETER "PEN-DUN-WAN"3 WAUKAZOO (WA-KA-ZOO2, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born about 1809 and died 25 December 1861. 

He married (1) WAESA UNKNOWN.  She died Bef. 1849.

He married (2) MARY ANN OKITCHIGUME 1849 in Old Wing Mission, Holland Michigan.  She was born 1822, and died Aft. 16 December 1850.

Children of PETER WAUKAZOO and WAESA UNKNOWN are:
11. i. MARY4 WAUKAZOO, b. July 1837, Northport Village, Leelanau County, Michigan; d. Abt. 1903, Durant roll describes David Agosa's wife as dead by

then.
12. ii. JOSEPH WAUKAZOO, b. Abt. 1838, area of Cross Village, Michigan; d. 18 July 1910, Minnesota.  This Joseph Waukazoo served in Co. K, 1st Mich. S.S. in the Civil War.
13. iii. MOSES P. WAUKAZOO, b. 1840, Calculation from Taggart Roll 1905; d. Aft. 1 January 1920.
14. iv. SHAWNEGO MARY WAUKAZOO, b. 1848, Michigan; d. 4 November 1873, Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, Michigan.
15. v. JOHN BAPTIST WAUKAZOO, b. Abt. 1829, Michigan, per 1910 US Census; d. 26 Feb 1914.


Children of PETER WAUKAZOO and MARY OKITCHIGUME are:
 vi. WILLIAM4 WAUKAZOO.
 vii. UNKNOWN WAUKAZOO, b. 1850, Mackinac, Michigan; d. Aft. 16 December 1850.


Generation No. 4

9.  FREDIE HENRY4 BLACKBIRD (ANDREW JACKSON3, GABRIEL2 MACKA-DE-PE-NESSY, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born 5 January 1870 in Michigan, and died Aft. 1 June 1880. 

He married CATHERINE WASSO.  She was born Abt. 1877.

Children of FREDIE BLACKBIRD and CATHERINE WASSO are:
 i. CLARA5 BLACKBIRD, b. Abt. 1898.
 ii. ALICE BLACKBIRD, b. 28 November 1903.
 iii. WALTER BLACKBIRD, b. April 1908.


10.  PAYSON4 WOLFE (CHARLOTTE "KINEQUA"3 WAKAZOO, WA-KA-ZOO2, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born August 1833 in Michigan, per Wolfe Bible Record, and died 7 December

1900 in Cross Village, Emmet County, Michigan. 

He married (1) MARY JANE SMITH 31 July 1851 in Leelanau County, Michigan, daughter of GEORGE SMITH and ARVILA POWERS.  She was born 14 November 1835 in Michigan, per Wolfe Bible Record, and died 4 October 1905 in Leelanau Township, Leelanau County Michigan. 

He married (2) CHRISTINE KIJIGOBIMIS Aft. 1874. 

Children of PAYSON WOLFE and MARY SMITH are:
 i. GEORGE P.5 WOLFE, b. 23 May 1852, Michigan; d. 1860, Northport Village, Leelanau County, Michigan.
 ii. WILLIAM POWERS WOLFE, b. 27 November 1855, Michigan per Wolfe Family Bible; d. 8 May 1891, Lake Michigan; m. RACHEL GOFFER, 1890.
 iii. ESTHER ELIZA WOLFE, b. 16 July 1857, Northport Village, Leelanau County, Michigan per Wolfe Family Bible; d. 7 January 1936; m. WESLEY T.

WILSON, 29 January 1881.
 iv. CHARLES FREMONT WOLFE, b. 5 March 1859, per Wolfe Family Bible; d. 25 April 1925; m. (1) MINNIE LESLIE; b. 1856, Ohio; d. Aft. 1 June 1880;

m. (2) JACQUETTA ARSELIA CRAIG, 23 February 1880.
 v. JESSIE ANNIE WOLFE, b. 9 October 1865, Northport Village, Leelanau County, Michigan; d. 1955; m. (1) SPENCER HILTON; d. Aft. 1932; m. (2)

FRANK E. BRABANT, 29 June 1892.
 vi. ALLEN BURNSIDE WOLFE, b. 16 March 1868, Leelanau Twp., Leelanau County Michigan; d. 26 May 1943; m. (1) JENNIE BAHLE; b. 1880, United States;

d. 1936; m. (2) MAUD MAY SMITH, 9 November 1889, Northport, Leelanau County, Michigan; b. 23 December 1869; d. 24 November 1894; m. (3) VIOLET MCCOY, 7

November 1899.
 vii. MARY JANE WOLFE, JR., b. 1 February 1869; d. 25 May 1949; m. JOHN BLAIR.
 viii. MABEL HELEN WOLFE, b. 22 February 1871, per Wolfe Family Bible; m. EDDIE GRANT, Abt. 1909.
 ix. CLARA BELLE WOLFE, b. 4 February 1873, Michigan; d. 10 September 1958, Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, IN; m. (1) DELOS D. STOCKHAM; m.

(2) CHARLES WELLINGTON JOYCE, 26 January 1898, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,  MI; b. 1873, Michigan; d. Aft. 1907; m. (3) PAUL PERRY, 4 September

1928.
 x. STELLA MINNIE WOLFE, b. 17 December 1874; d. 15 March 1935; m. ALBERT CHAMPNEY, 9 August 1893.


Child of PAYSON WOLFE and CHRISTINE KIJIGOBIMIS is:
 xi. UNKNOWN5 WOLFE, b. Unknown; d. 16 December 1879.


11.  MARY4 WAUKAZOO (PETER "PEN-DUN-WAN"3, WA-KA-ZOO2, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born July 1837 in Northport Village, Leelanau County, Michigan, and died 26 Aug 1904 in Leelanau Township, Leelanau County, Michigan.  She married DAVID AGOSA 5 December 1850 in Old Mission, Grand Traverse County, Michigan,

son of CHIEF AGOSA and ELIZABETH POTTS.  He was born 1832 in Omena, MI, and died 13 Oct 1903.

Children of MARY WAUKAZOO and DAVID AGOSA are:
 i. JOHN5 AGOSA, b. 1852, Michigan; d. 15 June 1876, Leelanau County.
 ii. H JACOB D. AGOSA, b. 18 June 1852, Michigan; d. 29 September 1936, Leelanau Township, Leelanau County Michigan; m. MAGGIE CHAPPIES, 18

October 1906, Omena, MI; b. Abt. 15 October 1877, Canada; d. Bef. 15 February 1919, Leelanau County, Michigan.
 iii. DANIEL D. AGOSA, b. 1856, Michigan; d. 20 May 1886, Leelanau, MI.
 iv. ROBERT D. AGOSA, b. Abt. 1861, Michigan; d. 1925, Grand Traverse County Michigan; m. SUSAN OWNER, 1 September 1902, Charlevoix, MI; b. 1876,

Michigan; d. Aft. 1 April 1930, living as of 1930 US Census.
 v. PAUL AGOSA, b. 1 August 1876, Leelanau Township, Leelanau County, MI; d. 6 July 1954, Traverse City, MI in hospital; m. MARY ANN FISHER, 6

October 1902, Omena, MI; b. 5 October 1875, Leelanau Township, Leelanau County, Michigan; d. 2 October 1952, Northport, MI at home.
 vi. EMMA AGOSA, b. 24 December 1868, Leelanau Twp., Leelanau County Michigan; d. 18 Sept 1933, Howell, Livingston County, Michigan.
 vii. BENJAMIN AGOSA.


12.  JOSEPH4 WAUKAZOO (PETER "PEN-DUN-WAN"3, WA-KA-ZOO2, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born Abt. 1838 in the Cross Village area, and died 18 Jul 1910 in Minnesota. 

He married NESSETTIE FISHER.  She was born 1858, and died Aft. May 1917.

Children of JOSEPH WAUKAZOO and NESSETTIE FISHER are:
 i. FRANK J.5 WAKAZOO, b. 1880, MN; d. 1961; m. EDITH J. MORGAN, 1906; b. 28 December 1889, MN; d. 6 May 1963, Cass County, MN.
 ii. LIZZIE WAKAZOO, b. 1882; d. 1900.
 iii. JOHN WAKAZOO, b. 1883; d. 1890.
 iv. SOPHIE WAKAZOO, b. 1886; d. 1900.
 v. EDMAN WAKAZOO, b. 27 November 1893, Walker, Minnesota; d. 11 January 1962, Grand Rapids, MI; m. ELLA FISHER, 1920, Grand Rapids, MI; b. 15 September 1899, Suttons Bay, Leelanau County, Michigan1; d. 5 October 1975, Northport,Leelanau County, Michigan.
 vi. AMUS WAKAZOO, b. 1889; d. 1901.
 vii. SARAH WAKAZOO, b. 1897; d. 1905.


13.  MOSES P.4 WAUKAZOO (PETER "PEN-DUN-WAN"3, WA-KA-ZOO2, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born 1840 in Calculation from Taggart Roll 1905, and died Aft. 1 January

1920. 

He married (1) UNKNOWN.  She died Bef. 1907. 

He married (2) ELIZABETH AGATHA PETOSKEY 14 February 1871 in Bear Creek Township, Emmet County Michigan, daughter of IGNATIUS PETOSKEY and KEWAY-KA-BA-WI-KWA.  She was born 1844 in Little Traverse, Michigan, and died Bef. 1928.

Child of MOSES WAUKAZOO and UNKNOWN is:
 i. ELLA5 WAUKAZOO, b. 1894.


Children of MOSES WAUKAZOO and ELIZABETH PETOSKEY are:
 ii. STEPHEN5 WAUKAZOO, b. 15 May 1875, Bear Creek Township, Emmet County, Michigan.
 iii. EDDIE WAUKAZOO, b. 12 August 1875, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan.


14.  SHAWNEGO MARY4 WAUKAZOO (PETER "PEN-DUN-WAN"3, WA-KA-ZOO2, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born 1848 in Michigan, and died 4 November 1873 in Charlevoix,

Charlevoix County, Michigan.  She married ALBERT PESHABAY 16 April 1866 in Charlevoix, Emmet County, Michigan, son of JOSEPH PESHABAY and OGAMAQUAY.  He was

born 1838 in Michigan, and died 29 August 1903 in Emmet County, Michigan.  ALBERT PESHABAY served in Co. K, 1st Mich. S.S. in the Civil War.

Child of SHAWNEGO WAUKAZOO and ALBERT PESHABAY is:
 i. ALICE5 PESHABAY, b. 8 February 1876, Charlevoix County, Michigan.


15.  JOHN BAPTIST4 WAUKAZOO (PETER "PEN-DUN-WAN"3, WA-KA-ZOO2, UNKNOWN1 WAKAZO) was born Abt. 1829 in Michigan, per 1910 US Census, and died 26 February 1914.  He married ELIZA ABRAHAM.  She was born 1830 in Michigan, and died Bef. 1907.


Children of JOHN WAUKAZOO and ELIZA ABRAHAM are:
 i. MOSES JOHN5 WAUKAZOO, b. 1865, Northport, Leelanau County, MI; d. 25 January 1937, Northport, Leelanau County, MI; m. ROSA POMANESHING, 4

June 1887, Northport, Michigan; b. 1872, Cross Village, Emmet County, Michigan; d. Bef. 15 April 1910.
 ii. ANNA WAUKAZOO, b. April 1859, Michigan; d. Bet. 15 April 1910 - 29 January 1918; m. JAMES MADAGAME, 1883; b. 1852, Michigan; d. 29 January

1918, Leelanau Township, Leelanau, MI.
 iii. SUSAN WAUKAZOO, b. 1861, Northport, Leelanau County, Michigan; d. Bef. 1907; m. LOUIS ANTHONY, 26 September 1885, Elk Rapids, Antrim County 

Michigan; b. 1865, Cross Village, Emmet County, Michigan.
 iv. AMOS WAUKAZOO, b. 20 July 1875, Leelanau Township, Leelanau County, Michigan; d. 12 December 1934, Suttons Bay Township, Leelanau County,

Michigan; m. (1) ELIZABETH OGEMAGEGEDO, 3 October 1898, Omena, Leelanau County, Michigan; b. 1878, Michigan; d. Bet. 1898 - 25 January 1937; m. (2) MARY C.

WASAGESHICK, 23 May 1905; b. 1885; d. 12 January 1953.

Updated 1 April 2015