change date is at the bottom of each page.
Hello and welcome to the family.
My name is Larry Lachance, I am your host and a direct
descendent of Antoine Pepin dit Lachance
and Marie Teste of New France (aka
Québec). On my mothers "Bussell"
side, it appears we are related to George and
Elizabeth Bussell(e) whom I believe departed
England and arrived at the Port of New York aboard the
Ship "Brig John" on Oct. 6, 1820. Enjoy your
George W. Lashus, son of Sylvain P?pin dit Lachance and Marie-Marcelline Poulin, was at the throttle of "Jupiter," first Central Pacific locomotive west of Ogden, when it formed the backdrop to that famous scene, the driving of the golden spike, May 10, 1869, at Promontory.
Welcome to the Lachance
& Bussell Family Genealogy Website
Lachance & Bussell
The Merger of Two Families
One evening in late winter of 1945, a transplanted young
woman from Washington, DC, Anna Elizabeth BUSSELL
left the apartment she shared with her mother at 297 Lincoln
Ave in Orange, NJ to go out with a few friends. The destination
was a couple of blocks away, a place with adult flavored
There, she met one Wilfred Joseph Bernard LACHANCE
(aka Bill), recently returned to his mothers apartment
in Newark from "the war" (WWII).
The details of that first encounter are not important
but that chance meeting would result in a short period
of dating, a subsequent engagement and a marriage on
August 18, 1946 at Grace Episcopal Church in East Orange,
This marriage lasted almost 16 years and the result,
as they say, is history, not to mention...this website.
More about the ancestors and descendants of Wilfred
(Bill) Lachance and Anna (Ann) Bussell can be found
by clicking on the respective surname links on the left
of the page.
If you want to view all of the families, click on "Names
Database" in the menu.
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is the Purpose of THIS Web Site?
all began with thoughts of my family and my ancestors
and I realized just how little I really knew about any
of them. I’m sure my life would have gone on without
ever knowing but something clicked and I made a decision
that I just “had to know”!
With the impetus of my niece, Sandra and one of her early
school projects, I began my search.
It is NOT my purpose to seek famous ancestors (although
some have been found) nor do I hope to find a link to
a former President or movie star, (although some of them
have been found too). The true purpose,
is to share what I find about whom we are and “from
whence we came”... all of us who are somehow connected
to these two families!
With this knowledge, perhaps we might all know better
"…whither we goeth." Genealogy, in my
opinion, is for sharing, and without sharing, it has no
My hope is that everyone who is a part of the family will
feel the same.
my neice, Sandra, now Mrs. Jozwiak, for the inspiration to begin
the journey ~ without her, this effort would never have started or exist today.
AND, to all of the ancestors of our families for
without them, none of us would be here reading this today.
I want thank my family, (those I know and those I
don't know) for their stories, pictures, memories
and information all of which help to make this website
Congratulations Sandra & David
Be sure to see the Events Page for pictures of the wedding.
|Is there an Ultimate Goal?
Many before me have published works about "family",
including the Lachance family. For their efforts, I am
grateful. Throughout these pages, acknowledgements are
made where known.
My ultimate goal (I suspect this will probably take
the rest of my life to complete) is to put together
as much as I can find, including permanently digitized
images, write it to a CD (or other medium) and make
it available to any member of our family that wants
the information. I am doing this with the intent of
allowing both present and future generations to know
"from whence they came".
For reasons of personal choice, these future generations
will become "my descendents" and this effort
is my way of "carrying on" within the family.
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of my information is documented and some of it is not.
I cannot guarantee the validity of the information found
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It is my hope and desire that any person who should view
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I hope I might generate a desire for any family member
to help me continue the search and to help build these
pages. Finally, I hope the information found here might
cause everyone associated with the Lachance and Bussell
families to think about "from whence we came" in order
that it may help them find out "whither we goeth"
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