Lewistown (Spring Creek) Montana Metis Scrip Claims

Lewistown was once the territory of the Blackfoot Native Americans. In 1874, the Military base Fort Lewis was established there by the Company "F" of the 7th U.S. Infantry to provide military protection for people traveling on the Carroll Trail, the then shortest route between Carroll, Montana and Helena, Montana. Lewistown is named after this fort.[6] The first permanent settlers of Lewistown were Métis. The Metis established Lewiston in 1879.[7] With them came Francis A. Janeaux, the founder of Lewistown. He founded the first public school house in 1883. This date is considered the official "founding" of Lewistown. Lewistown was also the site of a gold rush when gold was discovered in the nearby Judith Mountains in 1880. Before the gold rush, Maiden was the largest city in central Montana. When the gold supply ran out, many of the miners gained new employment in Lewistown and settled there permanently.

Barthelette, Rose; formerly wife of Norman Marion, for her sons: Joseph, born: 1 February, 1881 at Lewiston, Montana and Jules, born: 1879 at Wood Mountain; address: Dunsuth, North Dakota; father: Norman Marion (Métis); mother: Rose Ouellette (Métis and deponent); scrip to Jules Marion for 240 acres; file ref. 616750; claim no. 229 Berger, Moses; address: Lewiston, Montana; claim no. 1428; born: October 1877, at Cypress Hills; father: Jacob Berger (Métis); mother: Philoméne Ouellette (Métis); file ref. 947555 and 344840 Daigneault, Frank; heir to his deceased children: Joseph, born: 1871 at Wood Mountain, died: 1891 at Lewiston; Agnes, born: 1883 at Wild Horse Lake, died: 1896 at Turtle Mountain; Angélique, born: 1885 at Old Wive's Creek, died: 1896 at Lewiston; address: Lewiston, Montana; father: Frank Daigneault (Métis and deponent); mother: Liza Laverdure (Métis); file ref. 947529; claim no. 1188 Daigneault, Frank; address: Lewiston; claim no. 1085; born: 1873 at Swift Current; father: Frank Daigneault (Métis); mother: Liza Laverdure (Métis) Daniel, Elise; address: Lewiston, Montana; claim no. 1042; born: 1874 at Ten Mile Crossing near Fort Walsh; father: Jerome Beauchamp (Métis); mother: Geneviève Parisien (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 628 Demontigny, St. Pierre; address: Lewiston, Montana; claim no. 142; born: 1882 in the Canadian North West; father: Charles Des Montigny (Métis); mother: (deceased Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 46

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Fayant, Moise; for his deceased children: Joseph, born: Spring, 1882 at Cypress Hills, died: 1893; Pierre, born: Fall, 1884 at Maple Creek, died: unknown; address: Lewiston; father: Moise Fayant (Métis and deponent); mother: Marguerite Desmarais (Métis); file ref. 947507; claim no. 1479 Goulet, Elizabeth; address: Lewiston, Montana; claim no. 1493; born: December, 1876 at Willow Bunch; father: Antoine Fleury (Métis); mother: Betsy Wilky (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 954. Klyne, Benjamin; heir to his deceased children: Alexandre, born: 1876 at Cypress Hills; died: 1878 at Cypress Hills; Albert, born: 1877 at Fort Walsh; died: 1877 at Cypress Hills; Mary Virginie, born: 1872 at Wood Mountain; died: 1874 at Wood Mountain; address: Lewiston, Montana; father: Benjamin Klyne (Métis & deponent); mother: Angelique St. Pierre (Métis); 3 scrip issued for 240 acres each; file ref. 947495; claim no. 1459. Klyne, Benjamin; for his minor daughter, Harriet Klyne; claim no. 1472; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 6 April 1884 at Hammil Creek, Montana; father: Benjamin Klyne (Métis and; deponent); mother: Angelique St. Pierre (Métis); file ref. 947493. Laframboise, Isidore; address: Lewiston, Montana; claim no. 1118; born: March, 1880 at Cypress Hills; father: William Laframboise (Métis); mother: Catherine Berger (Métis); file ref. 947483. Laframboise, Isidore; for his deceased half-brother, Francois Xavier Laframboise; claim no. 1117; address: Lewiston; born: 20 Nov., 1877 at Cypress Hills; died: 1892 at Lewiston; father: William Laframboise (Métis); mother: Marie Rose Walsh (Métis) file ref. 947487. Laverdure, Frank; for his deceased children; claim no. 1185; Gabriel, born: 25 January, 1879 at Wood Mountain; died: 6 months old at Qu'Appelle; Elie, born: 5 April, 1885 at Wood Mountain; died: 1899 at Lewiston, Montana; address: Havre, Montana; father: Frank Laverdure (Métis deponent); mother: Marie Turcotte (Métis); children living: Morris; file ref. 947479. Laverdure, Marie Desanges, née Wells; for her living children: Joseph Turcotte, born: December, 1883 at; Fort Walsh; Zilda Turcotte, born: 13 May, 1884 at Peltiere Lake; address: Lewiston, Montana; father: Pascal Turcotte (deceased Métis); mother: Marie Wells (Métis); claim no. 1128. Munroe, Christine; for her deceased children: Adelaide, born: May, 1873 at Lac la Biche; died: 1886 at Blood Reserve; Francois, born: September, 1875 at McLeod; died: 1894 at Blackfoot Montana; Joseph, born: October, 1877 near mouth of Red Deer; Melanie Deschamps, born: 1884 at Cypress Hills; died: at Lewiston, Montana; address: Pegin Reserve, Montana; father: Joseph Deschamps (deceased Métis); mother: Christine Desjarlais (Métis); heirs: Christine Munroe, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1432, 3429 and 3251

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for $80.00; Lewis Deschamps, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1434 for $80.00 and 2 other scrips for $80.00 each (cancelled); Angus Munroe, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1436 and 2 other scrips for $80.00 each; claim no. 1410. Ouellette, Antoine; for his daughter, Philoméne, wife of John Well; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 1874 at Wood Mountain Post; father: Antoine Ouellette (Métis and deponent); mother: Angélique Bottineau (Métis); file ref. 12382A; claim no. 200. Ouellette, Antoine; heir to his deceased children: Jean Marie, born: March, 1874 at Wood Mountain Post, died: January, 1875; Albert, born: October 1876 at Wood Mountain Post; died: December, 1877 at Fort Walsh; address: Lewiston, Fergus Co., Montana; father: Antoine Ouellette (Métis and deponent); mother: Angélique Bottineau (Métis); 2 scrip issued for 240 acres; file ref. 947449; claim no. 221. Ouellette, Francois; heir to his deceased children: Jean Isidore, born: 7 February, 1884, died: August, 1884; Jean Napoleon, born: 21 May, 1875 at Cypress Hills, died: December, 1896 at Lewiston, Montana; Francois, born: 15 June, 1883 at Wood Mountain, died: 21 June, 1883 at Wood Mountain; Marie Christian, born: 16 May, 1885 at Cypress Hills; died: June, 1896 at Lewiston, Montana; address: Grassland, Montana; father: Francois Ouellette (Métis and deponent); mother: Elise Berger (Métis); Jean Isidore, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1090; Jean Napoleon, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1092; Francois Jr., scrip cert.: form D, no. 1094; Marie Christine, scrip issued for 240 acres; file ref. 30853A; claim no. 1076. Ouellette, George William; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 15 January, 1873 at Qu'Appelle; father: St. Pierre Ouellette (Métis); mother: Marguerite Cingras, Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 780; claim no. 1298. Ouellette, John; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 2 February, 1878 at Cypress Hills; father: Antoine Ouellette (Métis); mother: Angelique Bottineau (Métis); scrip issued for 240 acres; file ref. 947447; claim no. 1448. Ouellette, Mary; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 19 March, 1880 at Lewiston; father: Antoine Ouellette (Métis); mother: Angelique Bottineau (Métis); file ref. 947445; claim no. 1474. Ouellette, Thaddie; for his living daughter, Sara Ouellett; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 15 June, 1885 at Lac la Biche; father: Thaddie Ouellette (Métis and deponent); mother: Sophie Ladouceur (Métis); scrip issued to Sara Ouellette for 240 acres; file ref. 43775A; claim no. 260. Parenteau, Eli; for his deceased children: John, born: 1873 at Saskatchewan Landing; died: 1879 or 1880 at Cypress Hills; John Baptiste, born: 1877 at Big Sand Hills; died: 1 day old; Marie (No. 1), born: 1877 at Big Sand Hills; died: 1 day old; Marie (no. 2), born: 1878 or 1879 at Island Lake; died 1879 or 1880 at Lewiston; father: Eli Parenteau (Métis and deponent); mother: (of John), Francoise Ledoux (Métis); (of others), Marguerite

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Lafournaise (Métis); heirs: (of Jean Pareteau) William Parenteau, $40.00; Chrysostome Parenteau, $40.00; Gabriel Parenteau, $40.00; Pierre Parenteau, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1264 for $40.00; Mary Anne Hamelin, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1266 for $40.00; Madeline Parenteau, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1268 for $40.00; (of John Baptiste), Marie no. 1 and Marie no. 2, Marguerite Parenteau, 3 scrip for $34.28 each; Gabriel parenteau, 2 scrip for $34.28 each; Gabriel Parenteau, 3 scrip for @34.29 each; Pierre Parenteau, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1278, 1292 and 1306 for $34.29 each;. Walsh, Florestine; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 1871 at Cypress Hills; father: Edouard Walsh (Métis); mother: Marie de Montigny (Métis); scrip Issued for 240 acres; file ref. 947419; claim no. 598. Wells, Clement or Welsh; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 15 January, 1882 at Fort Walsh; father: Daniel Wells or Welsh (Métis); mother: LaLouise Callin (Métis); file ref. 947413; claim no. 1087. Wells, Daniel or Welsh; for his living son St. Pierre Wells; address: Lewiston; born: 15 July, 1884 at Davis Lake; father: Daniel Wells or Welsh (Métis and deponent); mother: Louise Callombe (Métis); file ref. 947413; claim no. 1148. Wells Sr., Edouard; address: Lewiston, U.S.A.; born: 1806 at Winnipeg; father: Wells (Irishman); mother: Marguerite Grant (Métis); married: 1829 at St. Francois Xavier to Isabelle McGillis; children living: Edouard; Donald; Priscilla, wife of Jerome Laboucane; John; Virginie, wife of Michel Langevin; Apolline, wife of Joseph Laverdure; James; children deceased: John, Marie, Allan, cannot remember name, Madeleine, Larose, Gregoire; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 889. Wells, Francois; address: Lewiston; born: 28 November, 1876 at Wood Mountain; father: Daniel Wells (Métis); mother: Louise Colombe (Métis); file ref. 947413; claim no. 1149. Welsh, Edouard; heir to his deceased children: Edouard, born: 1878 at Cypress Hills; died: 12 December, 1878; Jean Marie, born: 1874 at Cypress Hills; died: 1894 at Lewiston; address: Lewiston, Montana; father: Edouard Welsh (Métis and deponent); mother: Marie Montigny (Métis); 2 scrip issued for 240 acres each; file ref. 947417; claim no. 599. Welsh, Edward for his deceased nephew François Xavier Laframboise; address: Lewiston, Montana; François Xavier Laframboise born: Cypress Hills, 1877 or 1878; father: William Laframboise (Metis); mother: Marie Rose Welsh (Metis, and deponent's sister); claim no. 600. Welsh, Edward; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 1832 near Fort Ellis; father: Edouard Welsh (Métis); mother: Isabelle McGillis (Métis); claim no. 760.

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Welsh, Rose; address: Lewiston, Montana; born: 14 April, 1884 at Lewiston, Montana; father: Jim Welsh (Métis); mother: Celina Ouellette (Métis); file ref. 947411; claim no. 1480.

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