Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Family of Gedeon Senecal

For today's post I am sharing the story of the family of Gedeon Senecal previously published in the June 2010 Bulletin of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. As we worked on this project for the fiftieth birthday present for one of his descendants, we experienced many serendipity moments. We worked to create an accurate family history based on family information and historical documents. Please excuse any errors. If you have an interest in this family or wish to share additional information, pictures, documents, etc. we would love to hear from you.







                    The Family of Gedeon Senecal
                                By Susan LeBlanc
             Several years ago, a client wanted to create a family history to present to her husband, a descendent of the Senecal family, for a 50th birthday present. This was a fun adventure through early Oregon and French Canadian records. The first generation settler in Oregon was Gedeon Senecal. He was a contemporary of Etiene Lucier, the first documented French Canadian settler, in Oregon in about 1830. In 1871, Gedeon’s daughter Thais would marry Pierre Lucier, the son of Etiene. According to Harriet Duncan Munnick, a noted historian of early French Canadian settlement in Oregon, “Senecal came relatively late, 1840, to the Prairie. He may have been with the Company much earlier, however, for he retired in 1842 to a claim on the road south of Butteville. After the death of his wife Marie Grenier in 1850, he married Lucie DuCharme. He moved to Wasco County about 1880, where he died in 1896, leaving many descendents.”[i] In the “Mantle of Elias”, from the extracted record of the marriage of Gideon Senecal and Marie Grenier, we learn that he was the eldest son of Jacques Senegal and Josephite Chrysolphe of the Prarie de la Madeleine, Canada.[ii] In this article, there is a variety of spelling of names and these reflect how they were recorded in the sources cited for each event.
            For this research, we first looked to the closest ancestor of the descendent, Lawrence Keith Senecal. He was born 21 August 1928 in Oregon, to Lawrence Senecal and Huereka Juanita Poole. He died 16 December 2000 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California.[iii] In the 1930 Census this family is recorded as living in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon; family members being Lawrence age 29, wife Juanita age 18 and son Lawrence K. age 1 and 2/12.[iv] An unfortunate accident claimed the life of Lawrence Sr. in 1948. This information, discovered in an Internet search of the name, resulted in the finding of this newspaper article describing the accident.
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) 1948 February
Six Drown in Auto Mishaps
...Two men- identifed as Lawrence Senecal, 47, of Florence, Ore., and William Pruitt, 20, of Rocky Gap, Va., a crew member of the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Columbus now docked at Bremerton, Wash. - were victims of another Sunday morning highway-river accident. Police said Mrs. Senecal and a son, Keith Senecal, 19 - the latter a shipmate of Pruitt - escaped from the car after it plunged into a deep pool of the Siuslaw river near Cushman on the Oregon coast.[v]
Lawrence Sr., was born 22 August 1899 in St. Louis, Marion County, Oregon, to Vital Senecal and Mary Agnes Vandale.[vi] He served in the military and in the 1920 Census his location is Mayen, Germany, Military and Naval Forces.[vii] His death date is listed as 31 January 1948 in the Oregon Death Index.[viii] Huereka Juanita Poole, was born about 1911 in Portland, Oregon, to James H. Poole and Anna Evans.[ix]
            Vital Senecal, was born 25 August 1864 in St. Louis, Marion County, Oregon, to Gedeon Senecal and Lucille Ducharme.[x] He married Mary Agnes Vandale on 3 July 1893 in St. Louis, Marion County, Oregon.[xi] Mary Agnes Vandall was born on 9 November 1874 in St. Louis, Marion County, Oregon, to Jean Baptiste Vandall and Clementia LaChappelle.[xii]
Vital and Agnes, with their family, are recorded in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 Census in Ramsey, Wasco County, Oregon. In the 1900 Census, he was listed as a farmer, renting property, with his wife, four children and five siblings.[xiii] By 1910 he owned his farm and lists “farmer” as his occupation. There are nine children living with Vit and Agnes, who the record shows has given birth to nine children. In the 1910 Census, there are several other family members on the page, Cyline his sister, her husband William Walker and their son Karl with Cyline’s siblings John B. and Emma.[xiv]  Marcell, Vital’s brother, and his family are living in Beaver Creek, Crook County, Oregon and the census includes: Marcell and Mary with grandson Floyd, George his son and his wife Annie, and another son Al Goodin next door. Marcell, George, and Al all work as Stock farmers and own their own property.[xv]  Joseph Senecal his brother was the only one still living in Dufur, was single and a laborer on a farm.[xvi]
In 1920, Vit was a farmer and they have a mortgaged farm. There are six children living at home.[xvii] In the 1930 Census, he was age 64 and living as a lodger at a farmhouse in Rosebud, Grant County, Oregon. He was listed as married, 28 years, yet there are no family members living with him. His occupation was Sheep Herder on a Stock Ranch. Agnes was not located, but she was still living.[xviii] 
Vital died 3 September 1946[xix] and Mary Agnes died 20 June 1932, both in Wasco County, Oregon. [xx] Vital and Agnes were the parents of eleven known children. Their children were:
  • Raymond, was born 26 July 1894, Oregon and his baptismal sponsors were Pierre Lucier and Thais Lucier.[xxi] He died 1 January 1974, Wasco County, Oregon. He married Dolly in 1929 in Hood River, Oregon.[xxii] Two adopted sons.
  • Herman Charles, was born 11 March 1896, in St. Louis, Oregon.[xxiii] He died 24 June 1964, Oregon, buried at Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Oregon.[xxiv]
  • Lucia (Lucy) Blanche, was born 7 April 1898, in St. Louis, Oregon.[xxv] She died 14 July 1991,Wasco, County, Oregon.[xxvi] She married Fred R. Gibson about 1920.[xxvii] One known child.
  • Lawrence, was born 22 August 1899, in St. Louis, Oregon.[xxviii] He died 31 January 1948, Cushman, Lane County, Oregon.[xxix] He married Huereka Juanita Poole about 1928.[xxx] One known child.
  • Eva C, born about 1901, Oregon.[xxxi]
  • Mary, born about 1903, Oregon.[xxxii]
  • Thomas, born 17 February 1904, Oregon, died 25 February 1979, Morrow County, Oregon. He married Elsie.[xxxiii]
  • James, born about 1906, Oregon.[xxxiv]
  • Jennie A., born about 1908, Oregon.[xxxv]
  • Frederich G., born 13 January 1912, Oregon, died 22 February 1981, Portland, Oregon. buried at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.[xxxvi]
  • Eugene, born March 1916, Oregon.[xxxvii]
Gedeon Senecal, was born 11 September 1811 in
Laprairie, Montreal, Canada, to Jacques Senegal and Anne Josette Bode “Christophe”.[xxxviii] The earliest record of him is as the godfather of Thomas Roy, son of Thomas Roy a farmer and Marie Lafleur on 10 April 1842.[xxxix] He married Marie Anne Grenier on 27 February 1843 in St. Paul, Marion County, Oregon Territory.[xl]  Marie Anne was baptized the day before her marriage at the age of 17 and her parents are listed as Pierre Grenier and Therese Spokane.[xli] She died 25 March 1850 in St. Louis, Marion County, Oregon.[xlii] There are four probable children of this marriage.
  • Marie, infant baptized at birth, burial 1845 in St. Paul, Oregon.[xliii]
  • Thais, infant baptized at birth, burial 2 August 1846 in St. Paul, Oregon.[xliv]
  • Unknown, infant baptized at birth, buried 20 November 1848 in St. Paul, Oregon.[xlv]
  • Pierre was born 27 November 1849 in St. Louis, Oregon.[xlvi] He died 17 June 1850 in St. Louis, Oregon.[xlvii]
Gedeon married Lucille Ducharme 8 August 1850 in St. Louis, Oregon Territory.[xlviii] Lucille was born about 1836 in the Oregon Territory and she was baptized on 28 June 1840 in St. Paul, Marion County, Oregon Territory. She was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Ducharme, who was born in St. Genevieve de Berthierville, Canada.[xlix] In Sandra Bisset’s file on Genealogy.com, she notes that Gedeon Senecal was a French Canadian fur trapper in the early community of Champoeg. Lucille was a Salish Indian. Her mother was a woman of the Flathead Nation.[l] They lived in St. Louis, Oregon until about 1880, when they moved to Wapinitia, east of the Cascades, and to nearby Dufur in 1884, where they died and are buried. Many descendents remain. Lucille died in 1895 and Gideon died in 1896.[li] The surname for Gedeon Senecal in these records has a variety of spellings, including Senechal and Senegal. The Catholic Church and census records indicate that they had eighteen children born between 1851 and 1884. There may be some discrepancies, but based on these records the following are listed as their children.
  • Marcellina was born 19 December 1851 in St. Louis Oregon.[lii] She died 28 October 1870 at age 19, in St. Louis, Oregon.[liii] This was shortly after the birth of her daughter Louise Eugenie on 21 October 1870, in St. Louis, Oregon. Her daughter’s baptismal sponsors were Peter Luyssier and Thais Senecal.[liv] Marcellina married Jean Baptiste Vandall 25 July 1868.[lv] Two known children.
  • Thais was born 10 November 1853 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lvi] She married Pierre Lucier, on 9 October 1871 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lvii] Pierre was the son of Etienne Lucier and his second wife Marie Marguerite Chinouk.[lviii] Five known children.
  • Marcel Joseph was born 7 September 1855 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lix]  He died 14 June 1933 in Suplee, Crook County, Oregon. He married Maria Anne Delard in 1874.[lx] Four known children.
  • Gedeon was born 10 August 1857 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxi] He died 2 November 1857, St. Louis, Oregon.[lxii]
  • Basilesse was born 28 November 1858 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxiii] She died 12 February 1860 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxiv]
  • Alfrede was born 16 November 1860 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxv] He died 20 May 1861, age 6 months, in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxvi]
  • Dalbert was born 4 May 1862 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxvii]
  • Vital was born 25 August 1864 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxviii] He died 3 September 1946 in Wasco County, Oregon.[lxix] Married Mary Agnes Vandale on 3 July 1893 in St. Louis, Oregon. Eleven known children.
  • Remy was born 9 November 1866 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxx]
  • Prosper was born 20 January 1867 in St. Louis, Oregon. Her godparents were Andre Lachapelle and Adrienne Lucier.[lxxi]
  • James was born about 1869 in Oregon.[lxxii]
  • Batis was born January 1872 in Oregon.[lxxiii]
  • Joseph Avila was born 23 March 1874 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxxiv]
  • Paulina Celina was born 23 March 1874 in St. Louis, Oregon.[lxxv] She died 6 November 1961 in Multnomah County, Oregon,[lxxvi] married William C. Walker, about 1894 in Oregon.[lxxvii] Two known children.
  • John B. was born April 1875 in Oregon.[lxxviii] He died 22 June 1958 in Wasco County, Oregon.[lxxix]
  • Helen Lena was born March 1880 in Oregon.[lxxx]
  • Pauline was born April 1882 in Oregon.[lxxxi]
  • Emma J. was born January 1884 in Oregon.[lxxxii]
The census records provide limited information about Gedeon. In 1842 he appears in the following list of extracted names of interest as related to this family.

1842 Census      Male over 18       Female over 18          

Children Ettiene Lucier or Lussier              1                          3                          4
         Michael (Senecal) LaFrombais (e)      
         1                          1                          3
         Andrew LaChapelle                             
         1                          1                          1
         F Vandall                                           
        1                           1                          3

        J Sneckal                                            

       1                            1

       B Ducharm or Ducherme                   
       1                            1                          1[lxxxiii]
 In the 1850 Census, he is a farmer with about $3,000 in real estate in Marion County, Oregon Territory, listed as Senecal.[lxxxiv] In the Oregon State Census of 1853 he is in Marion County, listed as Senegal.[lxxxv] In the 1860 Census, he is a farmer with about $5,000 in real estate and $1,975 in personal estate, in Butteville, Northern Precinct, Marion, Oregon, listed as Snakall.[lxxxvi] In the 1870 Census, he is no longer at Butteville and no other location has been determined. In the 1880 Census, he is a farmer in Oak Grove, Wasco County, Oregon listed as Snecall.[lxxxvii] By the 1900 Census both parents are deceased, and five of the younger children are living with their brother Vital in Dufur Village, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.
            Thus ends this portion of the family history research on the Senecal family. To round out the information on the family there are many avenues for future research. First, and foremost, it is important to verify all extracted and indexed records by locating the original Catholic Church documents of the St. Paul and St. Louis church registers, of the Archdiocese of Oregon, which are available as microfilms at the Oregon Historical Society. The Oregon State Archives, Oregon Historical Records Index, indicates there are an estate file for Gideon dated 1901, two land claims dated 2 September 1846 and 19 February 1849 both in Champoeg County, Oregon, and early Census and Tax records.[lxxxviii] An Oregon Donation Land Claim record is available at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon.[lxxxix]
This article is dedicated to the descendents of the Senecal family. It provides the very basic information about a substantial early Oregon family who intermixed with the very founding of this state. Gideon Senecalle, who was married 27 February 1843 in St. Paul, was a signer of the 2 May 1843 agreement for a provincial government in Champoeg and he voted against it.[xc] While most of the French Canadians voted against the agreement, Etienne Lucier voted for it. Understanding the history of the time period will further build the history of the Senecal family.







[i] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I (1845-1868); St. Louis Register , Volume II (1869-1900); Old St. Louis Cemetery; St. Paul Register I (1837-1847); St. Paul Register II (1847-1864); St. Paul Register III (1865-1898). Translated by Mikell DeLores Wormell Warner and annotated by Harriet Duncan Munnick, French Prairie Press, St.Paul, Oregon, 1972, copy at Genealogical Forum of Oregon , St. Paul Register, Annotations, A-58,.

Eight volume set, registry of Fathers Francois Norbert Blanchet and Modeste Demers, the first Catholic priests summoned from Winnipeg in 1838 to the Columbia Regions of the NWT. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bwo/us_religious.html, accessed 9 April 2010.


[ii] "Mantle of Elias." M. Leona Nichols, author. Binsford & Mort Publishers, Portland, Oregon 1941. Translation from the original French Catholic Church records beginning at Norway House enroute to the Northwest, beginning in August of 1838. Page 294, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[iii] SSDI, http://ancestry.com; accessed 9 April 2010, and information provided by the family.


[iv] 1930 US Federal Census The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon; Roll  1957; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 31; Image: 152.0. Indexed with the surname of Benecal. http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[v] Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) 1948 February, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[vi] Information provided by the family.


[vii] 1920 US Federal Census, Mayen, Germany, Military and Naval Forces; Roll  T625_2040; Page: 192A; Enumeration District: Overseas Military; Image: 497. http://www.ancestry.com; accessed 9 April 2010.


[viii] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Senecal, Lawrence, Lane County, Death Date: 31 Jan 1948,    

Certificate: 5740. http://ancestry.com; accessed 6 April 2010.


[ix] Information provided by the family.


[x] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B19, p. 180.


[xi] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume II, M7, p. 158.


[xii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume II.


[xiii] 1900 US Federal Census, Dufur Village, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon; Roll  T623_1353; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 149, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[xiv] 1910 US Federal Census, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon; Roll  T624, 1290; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 301; Image: 549, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[xv] 1910 US Federal Census, Beaver Creek, Crook, Oregon; Roll  T624_1279; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 48; Image: 949, http://www.ancestry.com, accesses 9 April 2010.


[xvi] 1910 US Federal Census, Dufur, Wasco, Oregon; Roll  T624_1290; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 301; Image: 529, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[xvii] 1920 US Federal Census, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon; Roll  T625_1504; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 218; Image: 386, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[xviii] 1930 US Federal Census, Rosebud, Grant, Oregon; Roll  1939; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 1068.0, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[xix] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Senecal, Vittal, Wasco County, Death Date:3 Sep 1946,    

Certificate:6578, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[xx] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Senecal, Agnes, Wasco County, Death Date: 20 Jun 1932,            

Certificate:76, Spouse: Vitt, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[xxi] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume II, B112, p. 162.


[xxii] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Senecal, Raymond, Wasco County, Death Date: 1 Jan 1974, Certificate: 74-01502, Birth Date: Jul 1894, Spouse: Dolly , http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[xxiii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume II, B3, p. 171.


[xxiv] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Charles H Senecal, PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR I  

Birth Date:12 Mar 1896, Death Date: 24 Jun 1964, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 Arpil 2010.


[xxv] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I I, B3, p. 179.


[xxvi] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Gibson, Lucia Blanche, Wasco County, Death Date:14 Jul 1991, Certificate: 91-13331, Birth Date: 7 Apr 1898, Spouse: Fred, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[xxvii] 1920 US Federal Census, The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon; Roll  31109_4383852; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 226; Image: 553. http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 19 April 2010.


[xxviii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I I, B15, p. 187.


[xxix] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Senecal, Lawrence, Lane County, Death Date: 31 Jan 1948,    

Certificate: 5740, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010. Information provided by the family.


[xxx] 1930 US Federal Census, The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon; Roll  1957; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 31; Image: 152.0. http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 19 April 2010.


[xxxi] 1910 US Federal Census, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[xxxii] 1910 US Federal Census, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[xxxiii] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Senecal, Tom, Morrow County, Death Date:25 Feb 1979, Certificate:

79-02646, Birth Date:17 Feb 1904, Spouse:Elsie, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[xxxiv] 1910 US Federal Census, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[xxxv] 1910 US Federal Census, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[xxxvi] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Frederick Senecal, TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II,           

Birth Date:13 Jan 1912, Death Date: 22 Feb 1981, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[xxxvii] 1910 US Federal Census, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[xxxviii] Friend and Family on French Prairie [and elsewhere] by George T. Brown, 1996 Supplement.

George T. Brown has researched the Canadian origins of many of the French Prairie settlers. The result is a series of ancestry charts that lead the researcher to the Canadian churches where marriage records can be found and to the location in France where the immigrant ancestor lived. [Book: 979.5 M341 Biog] GFO. "Mantle of Elias." Page 294, accessed 9 April 2010.


[xxxix] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Paul Register, Volume I, B2, p. 46.

 “Mantle of Elias,” page 292, accessed 9 April 2010.


[xl] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Paul Register, Volume I, M15, p. 68.


[xli] "Mantle of Elias," page 294, accessed 9 April 2010.


[xlii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I , S8, p. 22.

"Mantle of Elias," page 324, accessed 9 April 2010.


[xliii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Paul Register, Volume I, S41, p. 121.

This is also recorded in the index for “Mantel of Elias” page 299, but lists her as a wife, which is incorrect. Accessed 9 April 2010.


[xliv] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Paul Register, Volume I, S72, p. 140.

IGI, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. familysearch.org., accessed 9 April 2010.


[xlv] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Paul Register, Volume II, S17, p. 14.


[xlvi] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B41, p. 19.

“Mantle of Elias’ page 323, accessed 6 April 2010.


[xlvii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I  S17, p. 23.

Findagrave.com, Pierre Senecal, Birth:unknown, Death: Aug. 2, 1850, Aged 6 months, Burial: Old Saint Louis Cemetery,   Gervais, Marion County, Oregon, Record added: Jul 27 2003 By: Katie Baptiste, http://www.findagrave.com., accessed 6 April 2010.


[xlviii] Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, M4, p. 24.

Early Oregonian Database, Oregon State Archives, St Paul I 68-M15; St Louis I; odlc, https://secure.sos.state.or.us/prs/personProfileSearch.do?earlyOregonian=true&searchReset=true,

accessed 9 April 2010.    


[xlix] "Mantle of Elias." Page 289, accessed 9 April 2010.


[l] "Mantle of Elias." Page 289, accessed 9 April 2010.


[li] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Paul Register, Annotations, A-58,


[lii]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B36, p. 34.


[liii]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume II, S5, p. 14.


[liv] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume II, B27, p. 14.


[lv]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, M4, p. 208.


[lvi] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B34, p. 57.


[lvii] Early Oregonian Database, Oregon State Archives, St. Louis 1 Record, accessed 9 April 2010.


[lviii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Paul Register, Volume I, B84, p. 62. Annotations, A-62.


[lix]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B30, p. 81.


[lx] Early Oregonian Database, Oregon State Archives, St. Louis 1 Record, accessed 9 April 2010.


[lxi]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B31, p. 105.


[lxii]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, S9, p. 109.

Findagrave.com, Gedeon Senecal, Birth: unknown , Death:  Nov. 4, 1857, Aged 4 months

Burial: Old Saint Louis Cemetery (defunct), Gervais, Marion County, Oregon, USA, Record added: Jul 27, 2003, By Katie Baptiste, accessed 6 April 2010.


[lxiii]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B40, p. 125.


[lxiv]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, S2, p. 142.


[lxv]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B29, p. 151.


[lxvi]  “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, S5, p. 156.


[lxvii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Paul Register, Volume II, B14, p. 128.

"Mantle of Elias." Page 315, accessed 9 April 2010.


[lxviii] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B19, p. 180.


[lxix] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Senecal, Vittal, Wasco County, Death Date:3 Sep 1946,    

Certificate:6578, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 April 2010.


[lxx] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B30, p. 211.


[lxxi] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume I, B6, p. 196.

1880 US Federal Census, Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon; Roll  T9_1084; Family History Film: 1255084; Page: 279.2000; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 0552. http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010. Indexed as Snecall.


[lxxii] 1880 US Federal Census, Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon.


[lxxiii] 1880 US Federal Census, Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon.


[lxxiv] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume II, B9, p. 43.


[lxxv] “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." St. Louis Register, Volume II, B10, p. 43.


[lxxvi] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Walker, Cylime, Multnomah County, Death Date: 06 N 1961,

Certificate: 14444, Age: 87, Spouse: William, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[lxxvii] 1900 US Federal Census, Dufur Village, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[lxxviii] 1880 US Federal Census, Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon.


[lxxix] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, Senecal, John B, Wasco County, Death Date: 22 Jun 1958,

Certificate: 7509, http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[lxxx] 1900 US Federal Census, Dufur Village, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[lxxxi] 1900 US Federal Census, Dufur Village, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[lxxxii] 1900 US Federal Census, Dufur Village, Ramsey, Wasco, Oregon.


[lxxxiii] List of Settlers West of Rockies, 1842, by Elijah White, Indian Agent, From Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1842-1880. (Oregon Superintendency), National Archives Microcopy 234, roll 607, frames 0112-0119. Extracted by Connie Lenzen, CG, and placed on the Internet on 10 December 2000. http://www.lenzenresearch.com/columns.html


[lxxxiv] 1850 US Federal Census, Marion, Oregon Territory; Roll  M432_742; Page: 74B; Image: 140. http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[lxxxv] 1853 Oregon Census, 1841-90, Database, Marion County, Oregon Territory,  http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 April 2010.


[lxxxvi] 1860 US Federal Census Northern Precinct, Marion, Oregon.


[lxxxvii] 1880 US Federal Census, Oak Grove, Wasco, Oregon.


[lxxxviii] Oregon State Archives, Oregon Historical Records Index, http://genealogy.state.or.us/, accessed 9 April 2010.


[lxxxix] Oregon Donation Land Claim Index, Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Senical/Senecal, Gideon, Vol. 1, Office OC, Claim 1810, December 1842, http://www.gfo.org/donation/land-claim-18.htm, accessed 10 April, 2010.












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