Denis Family

Last Update: 23 May 2018


In October 1871 the Denis family lost their house and contents, barn, and crops in the Great Fire of Northeastern Wisconsin. Frank was Marie’s second husband. Marie immigrated aboard the ship “Edisto” in 1856 departing from Goteborg, Belgium and arriving in Boston, Mass on July 17, 1956. She and her first husband, Charles Joseph Stroobants traveled to Wisconsin immediately. I assume that Charles died between 1861 (the birth of their last child) and 1864 (Marie’s marriage to Frank Denis).


Research goals:

1. Fill in missing information for Francois and Marie.

2. Fill in missing information for Louisa and Frank.

3. Find Francois’ immigration date.


If you see any connections and would like to exchange information, please email me at: dtipping@att.net


1 Francois DENIS b: Abt. 1824 in Belgium, d: 15 Oct 1905 in Lincoln, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA
+ Marie Catherine DESCLEZ b: Abt. 1825 in Liernu, Namur, Belgium, m: 1864 in Wisconsin, USA
…2 Louisa DENIS b: Abt. 1864 in Wisconsin, USA
…+ Felecien HERALY b: Mar 1864 in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA, m: 28 Apr 1883 in Lincoln, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA, d: 1928
……3 Philip John HURLEY b: 15 Aug 1885 in Casco, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA, d: 19 Dec 1946 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
……+ Jennie Ann Louise HOESE b: 28 May 1891 in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA, m: 1909 in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA, d: 03 Jul 1944 in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA
………4 Verne J HURLEY b: 20 Sep 1912 in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA, d: 08 Jul 1991 in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA
………+ Amanda M TEWS b: 19 Feb 1913 in Marshfield, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, m: 19 Aug 1933 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA, d: 15 Apr 2009 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA
………4 Doris Mathilda Mary HURLEY b: 02 Oct 1914 in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA, d: 05 Dec 2005 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA
………+ Donald Orson VELEKE b: 27 Jun 1915 in Brandon, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, m: 20 Apr 1944 in Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, USA, d: 24 Dec 1979 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA
………4 Philip HURLEY Jr. b: 23 Sep 1917 in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA, d: 23 Apr 1938 in Horicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, USA
……3 Gustave HERALY b: 26 Mar 1887, d: 16 Feb 1958 in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA
……+ Elva BEAMAN b: 19 Aug 1891 in South Dakota, USA, m: 22 Sep 1914 in Aurora, Florence,
Wisconsin, USA, d: 06 Mar 1960
………4 Mildred L HURLEY b: 13 Dec 1914, d: 30 Oct 1918
………4 Doris HURLEY b: 18 Jan 1920 in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA
………+ Male DOPKE
………4 Ardis HURLEY b: 11 May 1922
…+ William S GREEN b: Jul 1864 in Wisconsin, USA, m: 18 Jul 1893 in Monroe, Wisconsin, USA
…2 Frank DENIS b: Abt. 1866 in Wisconsin, USA