Stories of family and ancestors who lived and worked in Cohoes (textile and garment workers, butchers and barbers), Waterford (canalers), Whitehall (farmers and canalers), Port Henry (iron miners and Civil War soldiers), Champlain (canalers and farmers) and other towns along the Champlain Canal in New York State with some diversions to the places they emigrated from....Quebec (landless farmers, shoemakers, sailors, soldiers), Acadia (more farmers), and even Cornwall, England (tin miners).
LaCasse - Amireault
This family descends from Marie Louise Lacasse, the daughter of Dedace LaCasse and Marie Louise Amireault who came from Québec to Northside - Cohoes, NY in the last decade of the 19th century. Today, some of their descendants have changed the name to Casey.
Marie Louise Lacasse was the biological mother of Claire, Al and Ray Rivet
Marie Louise Lacasse 1880-1923
Born in Saint Côme, Québec and died in Cohoes, NY
Here are a few stories about this family on this blog: