I have long been interested in my family roots. Some years ago I traveled to a small town in France (Saint Jean d'Angely, Saintes, Saintonge) from which my people emigrated to the New World in 1640. I assumed that Michel Niquet (1620-1666) was a French Huguenot fleeing persecution. Instead, I found that he left a Catholic village (the abbey and cathedral dating to his life time were still standing). Only then did it dawn on me that he first settled in Quebec, another Catholic stronghold. I don't know why he left France, and still don't, but was intrigued by the mystery. By chance I discovered Ron Niquette (Rising Moon Genealogical Services). Our data complemented each others and Ron gave me a fairly complete Niquette genealogy going back to A.D. 800s. Since then I have pressed family members to allow me to be the "keeper of the family records." This family web site is a labor of love and is intended to share with all of whom I share roots. If errors are detected, please let me know. Moreover, if any of you have letters, documents, other photographs that may complement the site, I am very much interested in seeing what you have.

Thank you,

Chuck Niquette
April 2009

Venant Niquette and his family

Front row (from left):
Hebe Marian Niquette
Venant Niquette
Eliza Jane Mudge Niquette
Jennie E. Niquette

Back row:
Edward Faulkner Niquette
Charles Mudge Niquette
Venas Ernest Niquette
Willis LaSalle Niquette

Niquette Family Tree

Put your cursor over someone to see all of their galleries or click here for a list of all galleries.

Eliza Jane Mudge

Edward Jones

Issac Thompson

Sara Barker



Konrad Altwegg

Konrad Altwegg

Katherina Kreis

Rosetta Keller

Peter Keller

Anna Mueller Buehler

Laura Louise Gfeller

Anna Maria Moser

Rosa Lehman