“The Saga of St. Anne”
This book was written in 1976 during the Kankakee County Bicentennial Celebration.
I have a branch of my tree that lived in Kankakee County, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Most importantly I have a 3rd great grandmother – Esther Brouillette, who is my current dead end – who most likely died in Kankakee County.
I think I know who her parents are. Now I’m trying to prove it. So I am rounding up all the resources I can. I found this little gem in the familysearch catalog and decided to track it down. Amazon.com had one copy and I bought it.
It has some great local history and a very lengthy article on Dollie Brouillette Benjamin. I think Dollie is Esther’s niece.
My new treasure has helped me clarify some information about a family I am researching to help prove Esther’s parents. It has also given me some great background on Kankakee County. I am so happy with my purchase! So far I have skimmed and read certain sections but now it’s time to read it cover to cover and see what else I find.
Hooray for local histories!