ANDREW FIDLER (1806-1846)
ANN (NANCY) HALLETT (1809-1889)
(Last Updated: February 17, 2015)
Andrew FIDLER was born on Nov 29, 1806 at Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, son of Mary MACKAGONNE, a Cree woman, and HBC Surveyor, Peter FIDLER (1769-1822) from Bolsover, England.
** MORE ABOUT PETER FIDLER of BOLSOVER
From 1812-19 the FIDLER family was at Brandon House; Dauphin House from 1819-22. Andrew’s father, Peter, died at Dauphin House in December of 1822, when Andrew was 16 years old. His Cree mother, Mary, moved the family to the Kildonan area (north Winnipeg). On Oct 30, 1825 he was baptized at St John’s.
Marriage to Ann HALLETT
On Nov 6, 1828 Andrew married at St Johns to Ann HALLETT, daughter of Catherine TENANSE & Henry HALLET (1773-1844) ** MORE ABOUT HENRY HALLETT
After their marriage Ann & Andrew moved to St James where their fist child, Caroline, was born on Mar 14, 1830. In the Census of 1831: Andrew’s brothers, Clement FIDLER (age 17) and Peter FIDLER (age 11) were living with them. In 1843 Daughter Caroline died at the young age of 13.
Around 1844 Andrew is credited as building a couple of bridges for the Municipality of Assiniboia (St James).
By 1845 there were seven surviving children in the family, all born in St James: Cornelius (age 13), Cleophas (age 10), Charlotte (age 9), Chloe (age 8), Catherine (age 4), Cyrus (age 2) and baby Ann.
On Sep 9, 1846 Andrew FIDLER died at the age of 40. He was buried St James.
In 1853 son Cornelius married at St Johns to Jane BIRSTON, daughter of Angelique MARCHAND dit BERCIER and William BIRSTON (1802-1835).
In 1856 daughter Chloe died at the age of 18. That same year, daughter Charlotte married in St James to William COOK, son of Ellen SPENCE & Jeremiah COOK (b-1804). ** MORE ABOUT JEREMIAH COOK
They had one child before William died in 1859 at the age of 24. In 1861 Charlotte re-married to Walter BOURKE, son of Nancy CAMPBELL & John Palmer BOURKE (1791-1851).
In 1861 son Cleophas died at the age of 26. That same year, daughter Catherine married Henry ELSE (1840-1914) who was born in England.
In 1865 son Cyrus married Elizabeth COX, daughter of Nancy TAYLOR & John COX (1796-1872).
In 1867 daughter Ann married Elliot ARMSTRONG (1843-1916) from Ireland.
In 1881 Widow Ann FIDLER (age 70) was living in St James with her grandson, Joseph Jeremiah COOK b-1856 (son of daughter Charlotte & William COOK b-1835) and his wife Jane (nee ISBISTER).
On Mar 7, 1889 Widow Ann FIDLER died in St James.
Please post comments and queries at this link: FORUM DISCUSSING the ANDREW FIDLER FAMILY
======================= Family Details =======================
1. Mar 14, 1830 CAROLINE FIDLER (Died age 13)
2. Jun 19, 1832 CORNELIUS (CORNEL) FIDLER (m. Jane BIRSTON)
** MORE ABOUT CORNELIUS FIDLER
3. c1835 CLEOPHAS FIDLER (Died age 26)
4. 1836 CHARLOTTE FIDLER (m1. William COOK, m2. Walter BOURKE)
** MORE ABOUT WILLIAM COOK
5. July 30, 1837 CHLOE FIDLER (Died age 18)
6. June 22, 1841 CATHERINE FIDLER (m. John Henry ELSE)
7. 1843 (Est) CYRUS FIDLER (m. Elizabeth COX)
8. Sep 11, 1845 ANN FIDLER (m. Elliott ARMSTRONG)