Frank Poirier & Adviege Firnette

Frank Poirier, born July 24, 1844, was a native of Glendelly, Canada, West.  He was of French-Canadian descent.  His parents lived on a farm in Glendelly.  During his teens, he migrated to Michigan to work in the copper mines.  In 1869 he came to Centerville, MN.  On April 25, 1876, he married Elizabeth Burkard from Centerville.  She was the daughter of Leopold Burkard.  Two daughters were born.  Only one survived.  Her name was Agnes.  Elizabeth died March 1880.

Adviege Firnette was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin on October 13, 1852.  There she married Michel Callahan.  They had two sons, Peter and Dennis.  Michel died September 26, 1878.

Frank Poirier and Adviege Firnette Callahan married in 1884.  They settled on farm bordered on the west by Peltier Lake, one and a half miles northwest of Centerville, Minnesota.   They brought Agnes, Peter and Dennis with them.  Frank and Adviege had eight children.  Four died during infancy.  In 1904, they retired and moved to White Bear Lake, Minnesota to spend their remaining years.

Information provided by Mrs. Harold (Dorothy Houle) Leibel.

Tuesday, May 30, 2000