Cossette Family History

The pedigree for my side of the Cossette's goes from Cosset Ancetre> Jacques Cosset> Jean Cosset> Francois Cossette> Louis Cossette> Augustin Cossette> Hubert Cossette> George Cossette> Phillip Joseph Cossette> Phyllis Ann Cossette> me, Lee Renier Bjella

Louis Cossette

Louis Cossette
Taken in Trois Rivieres, Canada. Founder of the Parish of St. Narcisse in June 1803
born Oct 17, 1781
died June 30, 1876

Emma and George Cossette and children

Emma and George Cossette 
Maggie, Arthur, Ernest
Phillip and Napoleon in back

Joseph Cossette

Phillips brother Joseph B. Cossette
It was common in that era to take photos of deceased people. Joseph lived for 2 days.

Emma Landry Cossette

Emma Landry Cossette (She married George Cossette)

Emma in later years.

Emma in later years.

Phillip Joseph Cossette

Phillip Joseph Cossette

Ern and Art Cossette (Phil's brothers)

Ern and Art Cossette (Phil's brothers)

Phillip Cossette with fellow workers. He is in top row, 3rd from the right.

Phillip Cossette with fellow workers. He is in top row, 3rd from the right.

Grandpa Phillip on right. His silly postcard to one of his brothers. Funny guy!

Grandpa Phillip on right. His silly postcard to one of his brothers. Funny guy!

Grandpa Phillip and friends. (Phil is upper left)

Grandpa Phillip and friends. (Phil is upper left)

Grandpa Phil Cossette. (I think Kent Renier-right- looks just like Grandpa!)

Grandpa Phil Cossette. (I think Kent Renier-right- looks just like Grandpa!)

Kent Renier 1969

Kent Renier 1969

Sadie and George Sullivan

Sadie (Sarah) Sullivan and her brother George
Phillip Cossette's first wife. She died 12-1-1922 in the flu epidemic - they had no children. Grandpa was sick himself but he tried to take care of her for the three days she was ill. Sarah's family blamed him for her death.

Phil holding the horse tail, Sadie and friend on horse. Taken on a Sunday when the banns were read at church and they were engaged.

Phil holding the horse tail, Sadie and friend on horse. Taken on a Sunday when the banns were read at church and they were engaged.

Phil kissing Sadie at their picnic

Phil kissing Sadie at their picnic. Sadie died in the flu epidemic.

Phyllis Anne Cossette with her parents late 1920's

Phyllis Anne Cossette with her parents late 1920's.

Phyllis and Ray 1930

Phyllis and Ray 1930

Robert Cossette

Robert Cossette - lived 3 months

Phillip and Anne had three children: Phyllis, Ray and Robert

Fr-Ray-Cossette

Ray Cossette 1955

Cameras from Grandpa Phil

Grandpa Phillip Cossette's cameras - that he gave me in the 1960's when I was a young girl. He did love to take pictures - of which I am truly thankful!

Phyllis Cossette 1944

Phyllis Cossette 1944

Phillips brother Ern and Kate Cossette with Leslie, Gary, Louise, and George 1959

Phillip's brother Ern and Kate Cossette with Leslie, Gary, Louise, and George 1959

Fr. Ray Cossette with his parents Phillip and Anne Cossette - mid 1960's

Fr. Ray Cossette with his parents Phillip and Anne Cossette - mid 1960's

The grandpa's: Phillip Cossette and Justin Renier at Renier's Duluth home mid 1960's.

The grandpa's: Phillip Cossette and Justin Renier at Renier's Duluth home mid 1960's.

Phil died in 1968 and Justin in 1980