ChallengeAZ 2017—A Bangle Dictionary | Z for Zace

François-Xavier Zace joined the Bangle clan by marrying Elizabeth, daughter of William Bangle and Marie Tourville, on August 12, 1828, in Berthierville, Québec. Born in said town on January 18, 1809, he lost his father, Jean-André Szass, when he was just 2. His mother was Théotiste Hénault dit Canada. François-Xavier and Elizabeth had 11 children and their places of birth indicate how the family moved around—Berthierville, Bedford, Saint-Césaire, Stanbridge, and Terrebonne (Québec); Williston and Burlington (Vermont); and Bourbonnais and Kankakee (Illinois) where they settled about 1856. François-Xavier died in Bourbonnais on September 7, 1857.

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ChallengeAZ 2017—A Bangle Dictionary | I for Illinois

What does Illinois have to do with the Bangles? Well, a lot actually. Around 1855, Elizabeth, daughter of William and granddaughter of Adam, moved to Kankakee with her husband, François-Xavier Zace, and ten of their children (only François-Xavier Jr moved to Massachusetts). If her brother Joseph Bangle, married to Theodate Yeaton, is our Joseph, he moved to Boone County before 1850. Philip (her brother Félix?) Bangle, married to Polly Loing and a neighbour to Joseph’s family, was granted his land in 1846. Boone County (north-west of Chicago) is a two-hour drive from Kankakee (south of Chicago).

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