1. JOSEPH BRUNET immigrated from Montreal to Cape Vincent in August 1840. He was a ship's carpenter. ANTOINE, my grandfather, was born after his father died in Dec. 1856. He lived for a while with his mother and when she died in 1861 he lived with his grandmother GOLER. At age 12 he was in Adams working as a farm laborer on the Kellogg farm. He moved west and married Helen C. ENWALL, a native of Sweden, in Denver on 10 Sep 1889. His sister Amelia went west to help raise the children in the Aspen, CO area and continued to live with the family until she died living with my father, also Joseph BRUNET, in Gainesville FL in 1932. In the Cape Vincent days the surname evolved to BRUNETTE and then BURNETTE. He married in 1841 or 1842 MARY GOLER, daughter of Louis and Mary Goler, who died in 1861 Children: 2 i JOSEPH A. BRUNET 3 ii CHARLES L. BRUNET 4 iii AMELIA BRUNET 5 iv ALTHEA BRUNET 6 v ALFRED BRUNET 7 vi JULIE BRUNET 8 vii ANTOINE BRUNETI have birth records of Julie and Antoine. Great-uncle Joseph is buried behind St Vincent de Paul church. All inquiries welcome and more than willing to share.
Return to Jefferson County NYGenWeb page
Return to Town of Cape Vincent
If you have any questions or comments about this page, please contact: Nancy Dixon
http://jefferson.nygenweb.net/brunetp.htm updated March 15, 2009
Copyright © 1997 — 2017 Jefferson County NYGenWeb — a member of the NYGenWeb Project