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Continues as a Vocation, Takes over as an Obsession,
And in it's Last Stages, Is an incurable Disease.
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My Maternal ancestor Patriot, Caleb Witham  fought in the Continental Army He fought at Valley Forge with General George Washington. Survived !!!   and raised a family in Maine, click on this picture of my Grandmother Nora Witham for more.

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John I. La Brier's Family History
Use the easy directory to search my site for LaBruyere, LaBriere and LaBrier information.

***Also looking for information on Bradley & Livesay in Randolph County***

 Click to visit McLeod Family Page
Doris I. McLeod Page - John La Brier's Mother

Click to Visit my Witham Family Pages
My Witham Family Pages .... Under Construction
My Family's Journey
My Descendents

Family History

My Family Photos
An Early LaBrier Document
An Early Commission By Raymond La Brier
Agathe & Antoine LaBrier/LaBruyere Children
LaBrier(e)/LaBrueyre Early Home
Ste. Genevieve History News
Old Family Documents
Oldest Civil Document Shows marriage LaBriere/Clement
Family Members in the Civil War
Old LaBrier Pictures
Check forMissouri Family who Served in Civil War
Interesting Facts of Ste. Geneveive
Stories from Cousin Bill Barker
Help Solve These Family Mysteries
Family Honored Jour de Fete 2004
Family Gathering 2002 Ste. Geneveive MO
A Journey to Discover my Family Roots 2002
Anderson Family Web Site
Larry LaBruyere's Family Web Site
Bet's News
Jeannine LaBrier Smith's Web Page
Metis Information
The Acadian Story
The Kaskaskia Trail
The Best Randolph County Site
The Center for Franch Colonial Studies
The River Web
Try The Cousin Finder
Illinois Trails Site
Some Personal News
Elizabeth LaBruyere O'Bryan's Obituary
My La Brier Family
The Kaskaskia Curse

The King's Daughters

The Mother of our Family "Normand, Catherine. m. Pierre dit LaBriere Sept 7, 1665"





My La Brier Family Genealogy
An Adventure of One Family in North America
Over 400 Years

This is a history of my La BRIER family, as I know it thus far. Our first knowledge of our family begins in France during the early 1600's. It follows the movement of our family into North America to Quebec City Quebec and beyond.

There our family flourishes and branches out in many directions. My ancestors eventually left Quebec and made their way to early Detroit with Cadillac. From there they traveled into the Northern part of Louisiana into the Illinois. Here they settled and prospered and raised their families.

Some remained in the Kaskaskia region, others found their way across the Mississippi and helped establish the town of Ste. Genevieve Missouri. Others spread throughout North America into Oklahoma, Texas, California, Oregon and other states. My Grandfather Anthony "Tony" La Brier, settled in North Dakota where he established himself in varied business ventures

Circumstances in the mid 1900's caused him to again attempt to re-establish himself, so he moved his family to Alberta Canada, which just a few years earlier had been part of the North West Territories.

My Grandfather Anthony (Tony) La Brier (LaBruyere, LaBriere) was born in Kaskaskia Illinois in the year 1860. His mother was Irish, her name was Allis (Alice?) Bradley, and his father was Peter (Pierre) LaBruyere (LaBrier) who was also born in Kaskaskia in 1824.

These pages show our family history from France to Quebec, early Detroit, Kaskaskia and Ste. Genevieve Missouri. My family branch, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Alberta Canada. We are always looking for family information and welcome inquiries from family. Please sign my guest book below, I will respond to any questions to the best of my ability.



Noreen & John La BRIER Family - 1993

Noreen & John La Brier family October 2005 - Nine Members were not able to attend


A Story of an Early Kaskaskia Habitant - Jean Olivièr by Pat Weeks



John L. LaBrier(e) house in Haskell Texas, read about this pioneer




Click Here - More pictures of my visit to Haskell Texas


Ribbon Cutting for the La Brier Family Arena

Suntime's News On "The Old House"



Grave Marker of Antoine LABRIER b. 1810

Fort Kaskaskia Park - October 2002
Photos Courtesy Jeannine LABRIER SMITH.


Recommended Reading for Persons Interested in the

History of this Region Which is so

Important to the Exploration and Settlement of the Continent

  1. Kaskaskia Under The French Regime
  2. French Roots in Illinois Country
  3. Colonial Ste. Genevieve, An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier

The author of these books is;
"Carl J. Ekberg Professor Emeritus University of Illinois"





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