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Alvin McGugan & Pelagia Killian

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Pelagia Elizabeth Killian was born 17 Dec 1897, in North Creek, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, the daughter of Peter Jacob Killian and Barbara Mary Lisowski. She died 28 Jan 1984, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Pelagia married on 16 Jan 1916, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan to Alvin George McGugan (he born 7 Aug 1896, in Ontario, and he died 21 Jul 1968, in Weyburn. Both are buried in Memorial Acres Cemetery, Colgate, Saskatchewan.

Children born to Pelagia and Alvin were Donald, Mary, Lloyd, Thelma, Norman, Lorraine, and Garth.

Wedding photo of Pelagia and Alvin

McGugan children: Lloyd, Donald, Mary in back row (l-r), Thelma and Norman in front (l-r), Taken at Colgate, Saskatchewan in 1925

1900 Federal Census USA
Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin; Genealogy.com page152, Household #38:

Killian, Peter; Head of household; White; Male; Birthdate May 1867; Age at last birthday 33; Married; Number of years married 10, Born Poland (Ger); Father born Poland (Ger); Year of immigration to U.S. 1870; Number of years in U.S. 30; Occupation farmer; Can read, write, speak English; Owns property, mortgage-free; Number of farm schedule 31.
Killian, Barbara; Wife; White; Female; Birthdate Dec. 1872; Age at last birthday 27; Married; Number of years married 10; Mother of 6 children; 4 children living; Born Poland (Ger); Father born Poland (Ger); Mother born Poland (Ger); Year of immigration to U.S. 1881; Number of years in U.S.19; Can read, write, speak English.
Killian, Peter; Son; White; Male; Birthdate Sept. 1893; Age at last birthday 6; Single; Born Wisconsin; At school; Can read, write, speak English.
Killian, Kate; Daughter; White; Female; Birthdate Feb. 1896; Age at last birthday 4; Single; Born Wisconsin.
Killian, Palegia; Daughter; White; Female; Birthdate Dec. 1898; Age at last birthday 1; Single; Born Wisconsin.
Killian, Mary; Daughter; White; Female; Birthdate July 1899; Age at last birthday 10 months; Single; Born Wisconsin


Pre-1907 Birth Index for Trempealeau Co. WI:

KILIAN Pelvidia 17 Dec 1897 0285 002571
KILIAN Styshan 26 Dec 1900 0285 000566
KILLIAN Emil 24 Apr 1905 0285 001938
KILLIAN Mary 01 Jul 1899 0284 002993
KILLIAN Peter 30 Sep 1899 0285 000512
KILLIAN Tilla 13 Mar 1901 0285 000722
KILLIAN Theodore 04 Apr 1903 0285 001270


1911 Federal Census Canada
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Page 1, Household #9, District Assiniboia, Sub district 203, Enumeration district 23 in Twp. 7, Range 24, W. 2:

Killian Peltes? M Head M May 1866 45
Killian Barbra F Wife M Dec 1873 38
Killian Beltes? M Son S Dec 1894 17
Killian Katie F Daughter S Feb 1897 14
Killian Pelayre? F Daughter S Dec 1899 12
Killian Mary An F Daughter S Jul 1901 10
Killian Tilly F Daughter S Mar 1902 9
Killian Edward M Son S Apr 1904 7
Killian Oscar M Son S Aug 1909 2


Miscellaneous Notes For Pelagia Elizabeth Killian

Birth place also given as Avis, Wisconsin

Church records from Sts Peter & Paul RC Parish, PO Box 428, 308 OsseoRoad, Independence, Wisconsin 54747, May 2, 1989: Pelagia Kilian, bornDec 17, 1897, parents Peter & Barbara

Resided in Heritage Place, Weyburn, in 1971 (after the death of her husband)

Funeral services at St. Vincent-de-Paul RC Church, Colgate, interment Colgate Cemetery


Miscellaneous Notes for Alvin George McGugan

Served in the Canadian Army in 1918

His father may be the following man (based on the fact that Alvin's first son was named Donald McGugan):
1871 Census of Canada - Ontario (http://130.15.161.100/census/index.html)- MCGUGAN , DONALD Age [38] Birthplace [SCOTLAND] Religion [ PS] Ethnic Origin [ SCOTCH] Occupation [ F] District [3] Sub District [H] Division Page [1] Page[26] County [LAM] Description [Euphemia Twp.] - Lambton County



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