The Messier Family and Other Connections!
My father, Charles W. MESSIER was born in Willimantic, CT, 11 Sept. 1927 to David MACHA and M. Malvina CLAING. He died 17 May 2006 in Coventry, CT. He was one of 13 children born to David & Malvina. Two sisters and a brother are still living.
David was the s/o George MESSIER AKA MACIA AKA MACHA and Marie Philomene BROUSSEAU. George was a veteran of the Civil War which he enlisted into from the state of Vermont. He and Philomene married in MA. David was one of 16 children born to this couple. A daughter, Marie Auxilla MACHIE b. & bapt. in 1879 in Fall River, MA. M. Auxilla AKA Ozelia married Joseph H. Perkins (b. 1872 in Niantic, CT, d. 1941 in New London, CT) 18 February 1895 in East Lyme, CT. This couple had at least 10 children. Their 1st daughter was Cora Rose Perkins. Cora married her 1st cousin, Joseph Edmond MESSIER (s/o George E. MESSIER brother of M. Auxilla and Rosalie DELUDE). Cora and Joseph had at least 3 children...Virginia, Nelson and Chester.
I have quite a bit of information about these families, especially George MESSIER b. 1840 in Canada, Marie Philomene BROUSSEAU (his 1st wife) and her family. I also have information on the CLAING family.
I have researched these families for many years, tracking them from Europe to Canada to the United States.
I would love to hear from anyone researching these families and any connections to them.