An American Family History

Francois Bertrand

Illinois became a state in 1818. A large influx of American settlers came in the 1810s by the Ohio River.

Francois Bertrand (Frank) was born on June 1, 1833 in Seraing, Li├Ęge Province, Belguim. He was a brother to or another close relative of Gille Bertram.

He married Catherine Hocquette in 1855 when he was 22 years old. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Francois and Catherine Bertrand.

He probably died in 1878 when he was about 45 years old in Braidwood, Will County, Illinois.

Children of Francois Bertrand and
Catherine Josephine Hocquette
  • Henri Joseph Bertrand
  • Samuel Francis Bertrand
  • Gilles Joseph Bertrand
  • Seraing is French speaking town in the Liêge Province of Belgium on the Meuse River. It is in the Wallonia region. It is a center for iron and crystal manufacturing.



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