Your reference to the Many's who were part of the French-Canadian settlement of Petite Canada in Bourbannis, Kankakee County, Illinois prompted my interest.
The Jean-Charles Many (Charles Mannie) who took his family to Illinois in the mid-1800's may be related to my wife. Her maiden name was Mary-Catherine Mannie. She grew up primarily in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her syblings are: Michael, Michelle, Timothy, and Teresa. All of them still reside in or near Minneapolis.
My wife's parents were: Robert Anthony Mannie and Catherine Elizabeth Dahl.
Robert Mannie had one sister. Their parents were: Hector Albert Mannie and Elsie Rosemary Ward. Shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Elsie died of breast cancer. The two children were raised by her sister's family on a farm in rural Minnesota.
Hector was a mechanic in Minneapolis for most of his life. Hector served in France during World War I. Shortly after returning from the war, he married his wife who was a court reporter in Chicago, Illinois.
Hector apparently had three syblings: Emil, Marguerite, and Antoinette.
I do not know the names of Hectors parents but supposedly they homesteaded in or near Pierre, South Dakota.
At some later point, the family lived in Huron, South Dakota. Huron is quite close to the community of Turton in neighboring Spinks County, South Dakota where a Solomon Mannie owned land. This could be the same person as the Solomon Many who was a son to Jean-Charles Many and Magruerite Barbeau the Petite Canada settlers. According to what I saw at that website, Solomon Many died in Turton (they list it as North Dakota, perhaps they actually meant South Dakota.)
Other tracks of land in or near Turton were owned by William Manne, Alfred Mannie, Charles Mannie, Edward Mannie, John Mannie, Joseph Mannie, and Levi Mannie.
A 1909 business directory of Turton, Spink County, South Dakota listed two businesses as being owned by people with the Mannie surname: A. N. Mannie owned a dray line and Joe Mannie owned a saloon.
Oral family history indicated that the Mannie clan in the Dakotas came from back east in the Pennsylvania Dutch country. Originally they were to have come to America from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France.
I know that there is a contingent of Manni's who descended from a Hans Jacob Manni/Mohney.
Any information you could provide regarding the Mannie clan would be much appreciated.
With a great deal of anticipation, I look forward to hearing from you.
Lewis Sanders Tuggle
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