Hebert

Hebert family portrait c. 1901

Parents: Catherine (Morrisey) Hebert and George H. Hebert. Children: James oldest boy (center), Genevieve oldest girl (left), Catherine younger girl (center), George S. (young boy on right) and Maurice infant. Photograph circa 1901.

I'll preface this by saying I'm not directly related to the Hebert line. However, many of my cousins are Heberts through Catherine Morrisey. Additionally, Roberta Morrisey, from whom I got a large part of the information on the Morrisey and related lines, showed a keen interest in the Heberts, so I feel a debt to continue the research she started, at least to some extent.

In her booklet, Roberta has this to say about the line:

The Hebert line is French and the ancestry of George Henry Hebert is only known as far
back as his father, at this time.  Efforts to obtain records from their origin have met
with failure, so far, and a report says those were lost in a fire of the church some years
ago.  Further research is being done however.  George's father was FRANCOIS HEBERT who was
from Three Rivers (Trois-Rivieres), Quebec, Canada and migrated to Joliet--whether direct
or not is not known--and he served in the Civil War, died in Joliet, Ill., and is buried
in St. Patrick's Cemetery there.  He m. GENEVIEVE LARRIVIER (it is spelled Larabee in a
government document, but indications are that the french spelling is likely the correct one).
Genevieve was reportedly born in France but if so she migrated to Canada, and also came
to Joliet and died there--date unknown, but abt. 1858 probably.
  Information from Mrs. Lorraine Harlow of Rocky Hill, Conn. (who is interested in both
these families) lists a Mathilda Hebert of St. Michael, Yamaska, Canada who m. a Joseph
Lariviere on 23 Feb. 1946.  This would suggest possible relationship, but Francois told
his son George that he had no brothers or sisters!  Because of several circumstances in
family history this may or may not be accurate, but they could be cousins of course.
Francois died in 1871 (see p. 11a!)**.  The war records of Francois indicate that he was
born in 1818, and was 44 years old at the time of his discharge in 1862 after 1 year's
service.  Apparently his wife died in 1858.  He and Genevieve were married in Canada and
had 3 children before they came to the USA and 2 were born in this country.  Data on the
first 3 was primarily obtained from the 1880 Census and is assumed to be correct, but not
guaranteed without further verification.

A good deal of Roberta's information is now in dispute. Records likely related to the line, going back to the 1600s, have been located by George Hebert. It would seem that this Genevieve's real surname was Larrive, and that she was in fact born in Canada.

Since their arrival in the United States, the Heberts have a long history of defending their country. Heberts have served in at least the Civil and First World wars. One such story is related below.


GIRL PATRIOTS HEAR CALL TO
   CONNECT PARIS AND BERLIN

Genevieve Hebert

Two Joliet girls are scheduled to put in the plug that will connect the allies with the peace plea of Berlin. From ringing the persistent telephone bell in Joliet to starting the trench signals going, is to be the achievement of two feminine patriots of Joliet.

Miss Catherine Hebert and Miss Ethel Burnham have won the title of two of the bravest and most patriotic girls in Joliet. They have volunteered for overseas service in the communication department and will leave for France on or about Dec. 15.

A call came from Washington, D. C., thru the Chicago office of the Chicago Telephone company, for ten young women for overseas service. That office communicated with branch exchanges, asking for volunteers. The Joliet quota was two.

A. H. White, manager of the local office of the telephone company, read the communication to the women employed here, and Miss Hebert and Miss Burnham pleaded to be allowed to go.

Six Dollars a Day.

“I never was more proud of any two people in my life,” said Mr. White. “They are the best, bravest and finest girls in Joliet; that is my opinion of them.”

They have taken examinations in Chicago and passed successfully. They were placed on the government payroll, and will recieve $6 a day for 30 days, and after that $4 a day. According to government orders they will not be called for overseas duty before Dec. 15, and in the interim will remain in the employ of the local office. In France they will be toll, or long distance operators, and will be stationed in warehouses or communication points behind the lines.

Born and Reared in Joliet.

Miss Hebert is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Hebert, 801 South Desplaines street. She was born in Joliet, Oct. 8, 1893, and attended the Sacred Heart school. She has been in the employ of the Chicago Telephone company for two years. Miss Hebert has a brother in service, Sergt. George S. Hebert, stationed in Newport News, Va. She also has one sister, employed in Joliet.

Miss Burnham lives at 204 West Allen street. She was born in Joliet, Feb 2, 1894, and attended the public schools. She has been in the employ of the telephone company for seven years. Her only immediate relatives are two sisters and one brother.

Both young women are skilled workers and have fulfilled all requirements for overseas service. To be eligible for government service in this branch women must be between 23 and 33 years of age, have at least two years experience in operating a switchboard, and similar work, be recommended by their company, and pass the examination successfully.


(Sean Ryan, who owns a copy of this newspaper article and forwarded the scan of it to me, says that Catherine and Ms. Burnham ended up not having to go to the front, after all.)


Descendants of Francois Hebert


Generation No. 1

1. FRANCOIS1 HEBERT. He married VICTOIRA LAVIQUE 1841 in Plessisville, Quebec.


Child of F
RANCOIS HEBERT and VICTOIRA LAVIQUE is:
2. i. FRANCOIS2 HEBERT, d. Joliet, Will, Illinois.


Generation No. 2

2. FRANCOIS2 HEBERT (FRANCOIS1) died in Joliet, Will, Illinois. He married GENEVIEVE LARRIVIER.


Children of F
RANCOIS HEBERT and GENEVIEVE LARRIVIER are:
i. JOSEPH3 HEBERT, b. Abt. 1835, Canada; m. WILHELMINA ?.
ii. F
RANKLIN HEBERT, b. Abt. 1846, Canada; m. ANNA ?.
iii. P
ETER HEBERT, b. Abt. 1850, Canada; m. ANNIE ?.
3. iv. G
EORGE HENRY HEBERT, b. October 04, 1853, Joliet, Will, Illinois; d. April 02, 1930, Joliet, Will, Illinois.
v. A
DDIE HEBERT, b. Abt. 1856; m. M. S. LABOURALIER.


Generation No. 3

3. GEORGE HENRY3 HEBERT (FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born October 04, 1853 in Joliet, Will, Illinois, and died April 02, 1930 in Joliet, Will, Illinois. He married CATHERINE MORRISEY June 16, 1886 in Joliet, Will, Illinois, daughter of JAMES MORRISEY and CATHERINE DOYLE.


Children of G
EORGE HEBERT and CATHERINE MORRISEY are:
4. i. JAMES FRANCIS4 HEBERT, b. April 05, 1887, Joliet, Will, Illinois; d. June 1959, Joliet, Will, Illinois.
ii. G
ENEVIEVE AGATHA HEBERT, b. April 22, 1890; d. January 1985, Joliet, Will, Illinois.
5. iii. C
ATHERINE AGNES HEBERT, b. October 08, 1893, Joliet, Will, Illinois; d. March 1986.
6. iv. G
EORGE SYLVESTER HEBERT, b. December 14, 1895, Joliet, Will, Illinois; d. September 1974.
7. v. M
AURICE JOSEPH HEBERT, b. December 16, 1900, Joliet, Will, Illinois; d. October 1976.
vi. J
ULIAN DARIUS HEBERT, b. October 06, 1904, Joliet, Will, Illinois; d. October 1974.


Generation No. 4

4. JAMES FRANCIS4 HEBERT (GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born April 05, 1887 in Joliet, Will, Illinois, and died June 1959 in Joliet, Will, Illinois. He married (1) FLORENCE SHEA. He married (2) ROSE KOEN Abt. 1914.


Children of J
AMES HEBERT and ROSE KOEN are:
i. JAMES GEORGE5 HEBERT, b. June 24, 1916, Joliet, Will, Illinois; m. JEAN MCCORMICK.
8. ii. M
ARY HEBERT, b. August 07, 1919, Joliet, Will, Illinois.

5. CATHERINE AGNES4 HEBERT (GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born October 08, 1893 in Joliet, Will, Illinois, and died March 1986. She married WILLIAM F. SCHNEIDEREIT 1921, son of FREDERICK SCHNEIDEREIT and ANNA BLUMER.


Children of C
ATHERINE HEBERT and WILLIAM SCHNEIDEREIT are:
i. RITA5 SCHNEIDEREIT, m. LEONARD FISHER.
9. ii. W
ILLIAM F. SCHNEIDEREIT, b. March 25, 1922; d. June 26, 1985.
10. iii. C
ATHERINE MARIE SCHNEIDEREIT, b. March 09, 1926; d. October 31, 1991.

6. GEORGE SYLVESTER4 HEBERT (GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born December 14, 1895 in Joliet, Will, Illinois, and died September 1974. He married DOROTHY MEREDITH BRITT January 05, 1920, daughter of ROBERT BRITT and MARTHA WAINWRIGHT.


Children of G
EORGE HEBERT and DOROTHY BRITT are:
11. i. GEORGE JAMES5 HEBERT, b. October 21, 1920, Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia.
12. ii. W
ILLIAM THOMAS HEBERT, b. November 03, 1922, Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia.
13. iii. D
OROTHY VIRGINIA HEBERT, b. February 23, 1924, Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia.
14. iv. P
ATRICIA ADELE HEBERT

7. MAURICE JOSEPH4 HEBERT (GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born December 16, 1900 in Joliet, Will, Illinois, and died October 1976. He married MARGARET GILLAN.


Children of M
AURICE HEBERT and MARGARET GILLAN are:
i. EILEEN5 HEBERT.
ii. G
ERALD HEBERT.
iii. M
AURICE JOSEPH HEBERT.


Generation No. 5

8. MARY5 HEBERT (JAMES FRANCIS4, GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born August 07, 1919 in Joliet, Will, Illinois. She married ROBERT SMITH KURTZ, son of PERCY KURTZ and MABEL SMITH.


Child of M
ARY HEBERT and ROBERT KURTZ is:
i. BEVERLY RAE6 KURTZ

9. WILLIAM F.5 SCHNEIDEREIT (CATHERINE AGNES4 HEBERT, GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born March 25, 1922, and died June 26, 1985. He married (1) MARGARET ?. He married (2) MILDRED ZAGAR.


Children of W
ILLIAM SCHNEIDEREIT and MARGARET ? are:
i. WILLIAM6 SCHNEIDEREIT.
ii. R
OBERT SCHNEIDEREIT.
iii. J
AMES SCHNEIDEREIT.

10. CATHERINE MARIE5 SCHNEIDEREIT (CATHERINE AGNES4 HEBERT, GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born March 09, 1926, and died October 31, 1991. She married JAMES WILLIAM RYAN.


Children of C
ATHERINE SCHNEIDEREIT and JAMES RYAN are:
i. PATRICIA MARIE6 RYAN.
ii. L
AURA ANN RYAN.
iii. S
EAN MICHAEL RYAN, b. 1957.

11. GEORGE JAMES5 HEBERT (GEORGE SYLVESTER4, GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born October 21, 1920 in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. He married MARGARET ELLEN COPPEN, daughter of FREDERICK COPPEN and ALLICE LEAFE.


Children of G
EORGE HEBERT and MARGARET COPPEN are:
i. ELLEN COPPEN6 HEBERT
ii. C
HRISTINE ADELE HEBERT.

12. WILLIAM THOMAS5 HEBERT (GEORGE SYLVESTER4, GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born November 03, 1922 in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. He married BARBARA ELLEN MCCREADY, daughter of ROBERT MCCREADY and MABEL GANETT.


Children of W
ILLIAM HEBERT and BARBARA MCCREADY are:
i. SHERRY ELLEN6 HEBERT.
ii. R
OBERT GEORGE HEBERT.

13. DOROTHY VIRGINIA5 HEBERT (GEORGE SYLVESTER4, GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1) was born February 23, 1924 in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. She married WILLIAM KASE DIEHL, son of KASE DIEHL and HENRIETTA FEUCHTER.


Children of D
OROTHY HEBERT and WILLIAM DIEHL are:
i. WILLIAM KASE6 DIEHL; m. CATHERINE LANE.
ii. J
O ANNE DIEHL; m. GARY HERBERT HAYS.
iii. F
REDERICK THOMAS DIEHL.
iv. B
ETTE JANE DIEHL.
v. J
AMES GEORGE DIEHL.
vi. D
ANIEL CURTIS DIEHL.

14. PATRICIA ADELE5 HEBERT (GEORGE SYLVESTER4, GEORGE HENRY3, FRANCOIS2, FRANCOIS1). She married ROBERT TALMADGE WHITAKER, son of HORACE WHITAKER and TESSIE WHITAKER.


Children of P
ATRICIA HEBERT and ROBERT WHITAKER are:
i. BARBARA ELIZABETH6 WHITAKER.
ii. K
ENNETH HEBERT WHITAKER.
iii. M
ARTHA THERESA WHITAKER.

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