Chief: Louison Corbin
The Godon family returned to Pembina in the 1840s when Rolette and Kittsonestablished American Fur Company posts and Father Belcourt had also returned as amissionary under the Diocese of Dubuque in 1847, and later under the Diocese of St.Paul. The Godon family members in 1850 were Louis, Joseph, Marguerite, Catherine,Gilbert and David. Louis was then 14 and no doubt learned to hunt and trap in thePembina or “Hair” Hills as they were called. When the Pembina Mission was moved toSt. Joseph (now Walhalla) because of flooding, his family also moved. He marriedLisette Grandbois (1845-1866) on May 5, 1861. Two daughters, Ellen and Justine were born to this marriage. Lisette died in 1866.In 1867, Louis remarried, to Marie LaRocque (1846-1897). She was the daughter of Joseph LaRocque and Sophia Marchand of Olga in Cavalier County. Joseph, the Metisson of a trader, was the village blacksmith and manufactured sleighs, buggies andwagons. Louis Godon, his wife Mary and their children Philip, Moses, and Veroniquetook annuity payments as Turtle mountain Band members in 1890 and 1892.The Godon family moved to Belcourt in the late 1880s, they had 10 children born atPembina and Olga N.D.Children of Louis Godon and Lizette Grandbois:
Justine, born February 7, 1862 at Pembina, married Jean Baptiste Bruce.
Louis, born February 21, 1863 at Pembina.
Helene, born May 12, 1864, married William Gosselin the son of AugustionGosselin and Angelique Zastre.Children of Louis Godon and Marie Larocque:
Virginie Rosalie, born September 13, 1868 at Pembina, married Jean BaptistePlante in 188 then married a Laframboise before 1938. She died in 1948 at St.Paul.
Louis Philippe, born July 14, 1871 at Pembina, married Rosalie ?
Sophie, born February 27, 1873 at Pembina.
•To Henry Sayer and John Sayer, sons of Obemau unoqua, each one section.Around 1802 it is said that John Charles Sayer was moved by the NWC to Folle Avoine Dept. to "curb theGenerosity of Joseph Reaume and Joseph LaPrairie" His Dad (John Sr.) would only be about 12 milesaway, building a post at Snake River (1804-05 re his SR Journal), so he could keep an eye on things. By1803, John Charles had an
Ojibway wife named Marie or Marguerite, and his
first child, Pierre GuillaumeSayer was born around that time.
Louis Corbin the son of Jean Baptiste Corbin (Commandant of the NWC, Lac Coutereille Department)was married to the daughter of Michel Cadotte and Madeline (Equaysayway/Traveling Woman, LaPointevillage Chief White Crane's daughter). His children later received Half-Breed Scrip under the 1854Chippewa Treaty.