Francois La Fontaine (18__ - 1876)
Anna Poncelet ...............(1821 - 1919)

Francois2 La Fontaine (___________1) was born __ __________ 18___ at, perhaps, Battincourt (then Bettem) in Commune Aubange of the Province of Luxembourg, Belgium. His birth may be recorded in Battincourt birth records. His parents' names are unknown.

He died ___ ________ 1876, age _____ of _____________, at _____________, ____________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and he is buried in ___________ cemetery at ____________. His death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. ____.

He married Anna Poncelet ___ _______ 18___ at ________________ Roman Catholic church at, probably, Battincourt. Rev. _______________ presided. Witnesses were ______________ and _____________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church. See also Battincourt civil marriage records, v ____, no. _____.

She was born 6 March 1821 at Battincourt, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium, the daughter of _____________ and _____________ (___________) Poncelet. Her birth is probably recorded in Battincourt birth records.

She died 24 May 1919, age 98 of _____________, at Belgium, Town of Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The funeral was held _____________________ at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic church at Lake Church, Town of Belgium and she is buried in the cemetery there. Her death is recorded in Ozaukee County death records, v. ____, p. ____.

Her obituary was published in ___________________ on ___ May 1919:


At the home of her grandson, Nic Reding at Belgium, Mrs. Anna La Fontaine, nee Poncelet, died at the ripe age of 98 years, 2 months and 17 days. The deceased was born at Battincourt in the extreme southeastern part of the Belgian Province of Luxemburg, Europe on the sixth day of March 1821 just at the dividing line between the German (Luxemburger) and French (Walloon) languages. With her husband Francois La Fontaine she came to this country in 1847 directly to the town of Belgium where her brothers already had settled. Her husband died 43 years ago.

After a solemn Requiem Mass at Lake Church she was interred at the adjoining Sr. Mary’s cemetery. A great many relatives, friends and neighbors accompanied the corpse to her last resting place.

She is survived by four grand children, Nic Reding at Belgium, Frank Reding at Sheboygan, Nic Reding Jr., at School Hill, Manitowoc county and Mrs. John Lecher of Chadron Neb., 20 great grandchildren; also her son-in-law, N. Reding, Sr., At Bird’s Island, Minnesota. Besides she leaves quite a number of nephews, their children and grand children who under the Americanized name of Possley are well known here. May she rest in piece.

The La Fontaine’s had at least one child:

____________ La Fontaine = Nicholas Reding, Sr.

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