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St. Joseph, North Dakota Metis Scrip Claims.

St. Joseph, now Walhalla, North Dakota: St. Joseph was one of the starting points for
the large Metis buffalo hunts. One of the community patriarchs and hunt leaders was Jean
Baptiste Wilkie. Wilkie was known as Chief of the Metis at St. Joseph, in what was then
the Minnesota Territory. Wilkie established himself at St. Joseph, about 1847. His house
was the stopping place for both Metis and Indians passing through the town.
Antoine Gingras associated with Norman Kittsons trading company was a leading
merchant of St. Joseph. He established his trading fort there (northeast of present day
Walhalla) in 1843 and it functioned up until 1873. St. Joseph was home to large numbers
of Metis families and at its peak in 1858 St. Joseph had a population of 1200. For over
two decades St. Joseph was the centre of Metis culture in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Antoine served as a member of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature from 1851-1858. At
the time of his death in 1877, at age 56, Gingras was a wealthy man with a chain of stores
in Winnipeg, Pembina and St. Joseph. He also had a trading post on the Souris River. His
home and trading post are preserved northeast of Wahalla, North Dakota at the Gingras
Trading Post Historic Site.
Bottineau, Elzear - Concerning his claim as head of family - Address, Willow Bunch Born, St. Francois Xavier, 1848 - Father, Joseph Bottineau, (Mtis) - Mother, Angelique
Cardinal, (Mtis) - Married, 1861 at St. Joe to Isabelle Pierre - Children living, two
(names on declaration) - Children deceased, nine - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1605
Bottineau, Isabelle - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Willow Bunch
- Born, Red River, 1837 - Father, St. Pierre, (Mtis) - Mother, Marie Laverdure, (Mtis) Married, 1862 at St. Joe to Elzear Bottineau - Children, indicated on husband's
declaration - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1606
Botineau Sr., Joseph - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, Willow
Bunch via Moose Jaw - Born, White Horse Plains, 1842 - Father, Joseph Botineau,
(Mtis) - Mother, Angelique Cardinal, (Mtis) - Married, 1866 at St. Joe to Louise Valle
- Children living, four (names on declaration) - Children deceased, two - Scrip for $160 Claim 1607
Botineau, Louise - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Willow Bunch
via Moose Jaw - Born, on Plains, 1835 - Father, Baptiste Valle, (Mtis) - Mother, Marie,
(Salteuse Indian) - Married, 1866 at St. Joe to Joseph Bottineau - Children living, four
(names on declaration) - Children deceased, two - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1608
Cardinal, Alexandre; address: St. Laurent; claim no. 985; born: 1848 at St. Boniface;
father: Jacques Cardinal (deceased Mtis); mother: Jeannette Pelletier (Mtis); married:
1863 at St. Joe to Elise Moreau; children living: 6 (names on application); children
deceased: 4; scrip for $160.00

Cardinal, Alexandre - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, St. Laurent Born, White Horse Plains, 1846 - Father, Jacques Cardinal (Mtis) - Mother, Jeannette
Pelletier, (Mtis) - Married, 1864 at St. Joe to Elise Moreau - Children living, seven Children deceased, three - Claim 1296
Cardinal, Elise - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, St. Laurent - Born,
St. Norbert, 1849 - Father, Baptiste Moreau, (French Canadian) - Mother, Franoise
Courchene, (Mtis) - Married, 1864 at St. Joe to Alexandre Cardinal - Children living,
seven (names on declaration) - Children deceased, three - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1306
Cardinal, Elise - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, St. Laurent - Born, St. Joe,
October 22, 1867 - Father, Alexandre Cardinal, (Mtis) - Mother, Elise Moreau, (Mtis) Scrip for $240 - Claim 1318
Champagne, Charles - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Willow Bunch via
Moose Jaw - Born, St. Joe, June 15, 1858 - Father, Baptiste Champagne, (Mtis) Mother, Isabelle Parisien, (Mtis) - Married, 1882 at Willow Bunch to Marie Ouellette Children living, two, Marie Isabelle born 1883 and Adalie Rose, born 1885 - Scrip for
$240 - Claim 1564
Charbonneau, Pierre; address: St. John's Post Office; claim no. 1387; Turtle Mountain,
U.S.A; born: 1844 at St. Boniface, Manitoba; father: Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (French
Canadian); mother: Lizette Boucher (Mtis); married: November, 1869 at St. Joe,
Dakota, to Rose Azure; children living: 6; children deceased: 2
Cook, Catherine - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Willow Bunch - Born, St.
Joe in 1858 - Father, Joseph Cook, (Mtis) - Mother, Genevive Picard, (Mtis) Married, 1877 at Cypress Hills to John Plummer - Children living, three - Children
deceased, one - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1628
Delorme, Anglique - Marguerite Hermand, concerning the claim of her deceased
daughter Anglique Delorme, a Mtis child - Address, St. Joe - Born, 1857 on the Plains Father, Edouard Hermand, (Mtis) - Mother, Marguerite Dauphinais, (Mtis) - Married,
1871 on the Plains to Guilloume Delorme - Children living, two, Guilloume born 1872
and Louis born 1875 - Children deceased, Virginie born 1877, died 1884 and Edouard
Normand born February 11, 1880, died February 21, 1880 - Died, September 4, 1880 Heirs, her living children - Claim 1647
Descoteaux, Louis - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, Willow Bunch
via Moose Jaw - Born, 1845 at St. Norbert - Father, Louison Descoteaux, (Mtis) Mother, Isabelle Laverdure, (Mtis) - Married, 1860 at St. Joe to Josephte Pelletier and
1866 at Wood Mountain to Genevive Amiot - Children living, five (names on
declaration) - Children deceased, four - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1604
Desjarlais, Caroline - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, St. Albert - Born, July
15, 1854 at St. Joe, USA - Father, Antoine Desjarlais alias Morel, (Mtis) - Mother,

Louise Vallee, (Mtis) - Married, 1873 at Buffalo Lake to Antoine Salois - Children
living, five (names on declaration) - Scrip for $240 - Claim 987
Dumas, Michael; heir to his deceased children; claim no. 305; Arthur Alexis, born: May,
1881 at St. Laurent, Saskatchewan; died: 1886 at St. Joe, Dakota; Marie Rose Adelaide,
born: 1883 at St. Laurent, Saskatchewan; died: 1886 at St. Charles; address: Ebb and
Flow Lake, Manitoba; father: Michael Dumas (Mtis and deponent); mother: Vronique
Ouellette (Mtis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 1647, Arthur Alexis; scrip cert.: form F, no.
1648, Marie Rose Adelaide.
Frederick, Judith; address: Batoche Post Office; claim no. 955; born: 1849 on the
Plains; father: Joseph Frederick or Lang Cotonais (Mtis); mother: Charlotte Morin
(Mtis); married: 1865 at St. Joe to Ambroise Champagne; children living: Nazaire,
Franois, Rosalie, St. Pierre, Joseph and Virginie; children deceased: Elise and one
unnamed; scrip for $160.00
Gariepy, Baptiste - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, Wood
Mountain, P.O. [Post Office] - Born, 1838 at St. Francois Xavier - Father, Francois
Gariepy, (Mtis) - Mother, Louise Gladu, (Mtis) - Married, 1856 at St. Joe to Marie
Fagnant and 1878 at Duck Lake to Helene Beardy - Children living, seven (names on
declaration) - Children deceased, two - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1598
Garriepy, Joseph; for his deceased sister, Marie Ccile Garriepy; claim no. 955; born:
16 September, 1873 at Qu'Appelle; died: 1881 at Olga; father: Joseph Garriepy (Mtis);
mother: Ccile Wilkie (Mtis); address: St. Joe's, North Dakota, Leroy Post Office; heirs:
same as above in no. 943; file ref. 952478
Garriepy, Joseph; for his deceased brother, Jean Louis Garriepy; claim no. 943; born: 23
June, 1870 at Wood Mountain; died: August, 1890 at Olga; address: St. Joe's, North
Dakota, Leroy Post Office; father: Joseph Garriepy (Mtis); mother: Ccile Wilkie
(Mtis); heirs: Joseph Garriepy (eldest brother); Moise Garriepy; Frank Garriepy; Fred
Garriepy; David Garriepy; Delphine Dayphinais; Sarah Nault; Virginie Ritchot; Delia
Garriepy and Mary Rivard, nee Garriepy; file ref. 952478
Garriepy, Joseph; for his deceased sister, Marie Ernestine Garriepy; claim no. 956;
born: 11 June, 1875 at Wood Mountain; died: 11 July, 1899 at Olga; address: St. Joe's,
North Dakota, Leroy Post Office; father: Joseph Garriepy (Mtis); mother: Ccile Wilkie
(Mtis); heirs: see 943; file ref. 952478
Garriepy, Philomne; address: St. Joe's, North Dakota; claim no. 934; born: 16 March,
1874 at Wood Mountain; father: Charles Houle (Mtis); mother: Felicita Martel (Mtis);
married: 1893 at St. Joe's, North Dakota. to Joseph Garriepy; scrip cert.: form E, no. 3124
Gosselin, Marie ne Valle - Now wife of Michel Klyne, concerning the claim of her
deceased husband, Joseph Gosselin, a head of family Mtis - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle Married, 1857 at St. Joe to Marie Valle - Children living, five - Children deceased, one,

Louise, died April, 1883 - Died February 13, 1871 - Heirs, widow and children, Marie
Valle, widow; Christine, wife of William Beaulieu dit Sinclair; Jean Baptiste Gosselin;
Clemence, wife of Simon Blondeau Jr.; Joseph Gosselin; Pierriche Gosselin - Scrip for
$160 - Claim 164
Hamelin Jr., Jonas - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Willow Bunch - Born,
1859 at St. Joe - Father, Jonas Hamelin Sr., (Mtis), deceased - Mother, Francoise
Ducharme, (Mtis), deceased - Married, 1850 to Marie Richard Daigneault - Children
living, four (names on declaration) - Children deceased, two, Napoleon born 1859, died
1878 and Patrice born 1854, died 1880 - Heir, their father, deponent, Jonas Hamelin Scrip for $480, and scrip for $160 - Claim 1596
Hamelin Jr., Jonas - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Willow Bunch - Born,
1859 at St. Joe - Father, Jonas Hamelin Sr., (Mtis) - Mother, Marie Daigneault, (Mtis) Married, 1883 to Marie Pattenaude - Children living, two - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1593
Hamelin, Joseph - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Willow Bunch - Born,
1859 at St. Joe - Father, Moise Hamelin, (Mtis) - Mother, Isabelle Laterregrasse, (Mtis)
- Married, 1882 at Willow Bunch to Philomne Piche - Children living, one - Scrip for
$240 - Claim 1592
Hamelin, Madeleine - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Fort
Qu'Appelle - Born, November 1840 at St. Boniface - Father, Bonhomme Hamelin,
(Mtis) - Mother, Marie Hamel, (Mtis) - Married, 1861 at St. Joe to Joseph Amyot,
deceased - Children living, one, Isidore born May 22, 1865 - Children deceased, two
(names on declaration) - Scrip for $160 - Claim 13
Harman, Marguerite - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, St. Joe, USA - Born,
1857 on the Plains - Father, Edward Herman, (Mtis) - Mother, Marguerite Dauphinais,
(Mtis) - Married, 1880 at St. Joe to Thomas Petit - Children living, three - Scrip for $240
- Claim 1486.
Klyne, Andrew - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle Born, September 14, 1840 at Point Douglas - Father, Michel Klyne, (Mtis) - Mother,
Madeleine Beauchemin, (Mtis) - Married, June 10, 1866 at St. Joe to Elize Desjarlais Children living, seven (names on declaration) - Children deceased, one - Claim 93
Klyne, Elize - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle Born, June 10, 1850 at St. Joe - Father, Antoine Desjarlais, (Mtis) - Mother, LaLouise
Vallee, (Mtis) - Married, June 10, 1866 at St. Joe to Andrew Klyne - Children living,
seven (names on declaration) - Children deceased, one - Claim 100
Klyne, Elise - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle Born, September 1846 at St. Joe, Dakota - Father, Michel Klyne, (Mtis) - Mother,
Madeleine Beauchemin, (Mtis) - Married, Jan. 13, 1867 at Devil's Lake, Dakota to
Thomas Kavanagh - Claim 55

Klyne, John - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle - Born, March
23, 1864 at St. Joe - Father, Michel Klyne, (Mtis) - Mother, Hlne Davis, (Mtis) Claim 46
Klyne, Joseph - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Troy - Born, 1858 at St. Joe Father, Francois Klyne, (Mtis), deceased - Mother, Esther Herry, (Mtis), deceased Married, 1881 at Milk River to Julie Flamand - Children living, one - Children deceased,
one - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1552
Klyne, Madeleine - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle - Born,
August 1861 at St. Joe, Dakota - Father, Michel Klyne, (Mtis) - Mother, Madeleine
Beauchemin, (Mtis) - Married, May, 1879 at Qu'Appelle to Thomas Desjarlais Children living, three, Rosine, Thomas and Justine - Claim 105
Klyne, Napoleon - Concerning his claim as child - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle - Born,
August, 1863 at St. Joe, Dakota - Father, Michel Klyne, (Mtis) - Mother, Madeleine
Beauchemin, (Mtis) - Claim 156
Klyne, Veronique - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle - Born,
June, 1857 at St. Joe, Dakota - Father, Michel Klyne, (Mtis) - Mother, Madeleine
Beauchemin, (Mtis) - Married, June, 1872 at St. Joe to Thomas Kelly - Children living,
three, Marie, John and Mary Jane - Children deceased, four - Claim 52
Ladouceur, Marie; address: St. Cloud, Manitoba; claim no. 2007; born: 16 Feb., 1875 at
Wood Mountain; father: Francois Dubois (Mtis); mother: Elise Desjardins (Mtis);
married: 1893 at St. Joe, Dakota, to Patrice Ladouceur; file ref. application no. 393 on file
994571.
Lafournaise, Jerome; address: Battle River Settlment; claim no. 166; born: 1846 at Salle
River; father: Baptiste Lafournaise (deceased Mtis); mother: Marguerite Gosselin
(Mtis); married: 1866 at St. Joe to Precille Wells; children living: Guillaume, Marie,
James, Gregoire, Albert, Isabelle, Xavier, Joseph and Louison; children deceased: Jerome
and Francois; scrip for $160.00.
McGillis, Marie Rose - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Willow Bunch via
Moose Jaw - Born, 25 May, 1867 at St. Joe - Father, Francois Ouellette, (Mtis) Mother, Josephte Bottineau, (Mtis) - Married, 1883 at Willow Bunch to William John
McGillis - Children living, one, Francois born 1885 - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1613
Ouellette, Baptiste; address: St. Bonifac; born: 1837 at St. Norbert, Man; father: Joseph
Ouellette Sr. (Mtis); mother: Therese Houle (Mtis); married: 1858 at St. Joe, Dakota to
Cecile Courchene; children living: Jean Baptiste, Bernard, Abraham, Adelaide, Marie
Rose, William, Thaddie and Eleonore; children deceased: Angele, St. Pierre, Francoise
and 1 with no name; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 1143,.

Ouellette, Bernard; address: Grandin P.O. [Post Office]; born: 1864 at St. Joe, Dakota;
father: Baptiste Ouellette (Mtis); mother: Cecile Courchene (Mtis); scrip for $240.00;
claim no. 962.
Ouellette, Bethsy - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Willow Bunch - Born, 25
May, 1869 at St. Joe - Father, Franois Ouellette, (deceased Mtis) - Mother, Josephte
Bottineau, (Mtis) - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1618
Ouellette, Ccile - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Duck Lake Born, 1837 at St. Boniface - Father, Franois Courchne, (French Canadian) - Mother,
Franoise Beauchamp, (Mtis) - Married, 1858 at St. Joe to Baptiste Ouellette - Children
living, eight (names on declaration) - Children deceased, four - Scrip for $160 - claim
1317
Ouellette, Josephte - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Willow Bunch
via Moose Jaw - Born, 1833 at St. Franois Xavier - Father, Joseph Bottineau, (deceased,
Mtis) - Mother, Anglique Cardinal, (Mtis) - Married, 1848 at St. Joe to Franois
Ouellette, (deceased) - Children living, seven (names on declaration) - Children deceased,
four - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1612
Ouellette, Marie - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Willow Bunch Born, 1833 at St. Franois Xavier - Father, Joseph Bottineau, (Mtis) - Mother,
Anglique Cardinal, (Mtis) - Married, 1850 at St. Joe to Isidore Ouellette - Other
information on husband's declaration - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1617
Parenteau, Alexandre; address: St. Laurent; born: 1845 at Winnipeg; father: Joseph
Parenteau (Mtis); mother: Anglique Godon (Mtis); married: 1866 at St. Joe to
Philomne Pattenaude; children living: 7 deceased: 1; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 976.
Pattenaude, Helaire; address: Batoche; born: 1846 at St. Boniface; father: Michel
Pattenaude (Mtis); mother: Josephte Bourassa (Mtis); married: 1866 at St. Joe to
Madeleine Montour; children living: Marie Louise, Petroielle and Marie Rose; children
deceased: Simon and Madeleine; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 972.
Pattenaude, Marie Louise; address: Batoche; born: 7 April, 1868 at St. Joe; father:
Hilaire Pattenaude (Mtis); mother: Madeleine Montour (Mtis); scrip for $240.00; claim
no. 1114.
Pattenaude, Marie Louise - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Duck Lake, P.O.
[Post Office] - Born, 7 April, 1869 at St. Joe, USA - Father, Hilaire Pattenaude, (Mtis) Mother, Madeleine Montour, (Mtis) - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1321
Pattenaude, Philomene; address: St. Laurent; born: 1848 at Winnipeg; father: Michel
Pattenaude (deceased Mtis); mother: Josephte Bourassa (Mtis); married: 1866 at St. Joe
to Alexandre Parenteau; children living: Caroline, Veronique, Napoleon, Marie Justine,

Bazile, Charles and Celestin; children deceased: Alexandre; scrip for $160.00; claim no.
971.
Ritchot, Virginie; address: St. Joe's, North Dakota 944; born: 7 June, 1872 at
Qu'Appelle; father: Joseph Garriepy (Mtis); mother: Cecile Wilkie (Mtis); married: 11
June, 1892 at St. Joe's, North Dakota to Joseph Ritchot; scrip issued for 240 acres; file
ref. 947421; claim no. 944.
Valle, Marie - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle Born, 1837 at St. Boniface - Father, Louison Valle, (Mtis) - Mother, Louise Martel,
(Mtis) - Married, 1857 at St. Boniface at St. Joe to Joseph Gosselin and July, 1876 at
Fort Qu'Appelle to Michel Klyne - Children living, seven (names on declaration) Children deceased, one - Claim 37
Venne, Dedjine or Didyme (Deceased); born: 5 September, 1874 at Batoche; died: 14
March, 1898 at St. Joe, North Dakota; father: Michel Venne; mother: Cecile Laurence;
file ref. 9638A; claim no. 1767.
Wells, Priscilla; address: Lafournaise Settlement; Battle River; born: 1846 at St.
Francois Xavier; father: Edward Wells (Mtis); mother: Isabelle McGillis (Mtis);
married: at St. Joe to Jerome Lafournaise, dit Laboucanne; children: details on husbands
application; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 167.

Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell


Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research
Louis Riel Institute