My great-grandfather, Alexander Brossoit, was born in Montreal, Canada in 1856. When Alexander was 20 years old he emigrated to Minnesota and homesteaded property in northern Minnesota in 1879. Two years later he went back to Canada where he married Sophie Trepanier, and moved her to their home in Argyle.
Next born was Virgina in 1884. She married Wilfred Morin and they had 9 children, eight of them girls and one son, Adrian, who would be a few years younger than Virgina's youngest brother, Omer. Adrian and Omer spent much time together, as there are lots of pictures of the two of them when they were young men.
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George Brossoit was next child born in Feb 1888. George was a broad chested man who started off as a rural mail carrier in Stephen but this only lasted for one season from July 1918 to November 1918. He owned the local pool hall -"George Brossoit called his billiards parlor 'The Club.'" (As recorded in the Marshall County Leader and Stephen Messenger in 1920.) He also gained notoriaty as a local wrestler in town. In June of 1920 he married his sweetie, Emma Laura Kleinvachter, from Vienna, Austria. They had five children, Elizabeth, Jean, Lori and twins, Donald and Donna.