Title: 1891 Census of Canada
Page: T-6368, "L-2" TAY TWP., PG. 37
Publication: National Archives of Canada
Note: In the 1891 census, Michael is age 65. I believe that the census is possibly incorrect, and that this may be Michael Labatte, born 1814 at Sault Ste. Marie. His wife is shown in 1891 as Harriet, age 50, b: P.Q. That info also is at odds with Michael 1814, whose wife was Archange Berger, 1821-1907, b: Sault Ste. Marie. Michael & Harriet have two sons in the household, Charles (age 24) and Joseph (age 21). This info is also at odds with other records. Michael & Archange had sons named Charles anf Joseph, but in 1891 they should have been ages 30 and 25, respectively. I'm surmising at the possibility the information on this household in 1891 may have been provided by a neighbour who simply guessed at their ages. I've no idea why his wife is shown as Harriet in 1891. At this point, I've decided to list them in this database as two separate families, pending further information that may resolve these discrepancies. Two of the older sons of Michael 1814, Louis (age 43) and Pierre (age 43), appear in the two households adjacent to this Michael, and their parents are shown as both born in P.Q. 43 is the correct age for Louis, but Pierre should have been shown as only 38. On page 48, son Alfred Francois appears as "Frederick," and his age is shown as 30 (as is his wife's), although he and Elvigne should both be 33 in 1891. Notably, the sons' birthplaces are also all shown as P.Q., although they in fact were all born in Simcoe County. This inaccuracy leads me to conclude that the enumerator may have been less than diligent in his data gathering.
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