St. Aubin Family History

St. Aubin Family History

Edwin St. Aubin is justifiably proud of his three centuries of family roots. St. Aubin is one of the oldest names in our area and can be found in records of the early history of Detroit. To this day there is a street running through downtown Detroit that bears the family name.

John Casse was born at the old home in 1659 became a sailor and found his way to Canada. He enlisted as a soldier in the company of the Marquis of Alogny. When De La Mothe Cadillac was looking around in Lower Canada, for some adventurous and resolute men, full of endurance, to establish Fort Pontchartrain at Detroit, John Casse became one of his parties. Cadillac and his party landed at Detroit July 24, 1701, and laid the foundation of our present city. His party was the first citizens of Detroit.

John Casse was called by the boys, St. Aubin, from the place of his birth and from the home of his parents; hence originated the name of Casse dit St. Aubin, (Casse called St. Aubin). John Casse dit St. Aubin was buried at Detroit February 27, 1759.

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Early eighteenth-century Ottawa warrior. The Ottawa were an important part of the Detroit community from 1702 to 1763.

Mackinac State Historic Parks

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In this 1749 plot map, the “St. Aubin” name is clearly seen among the “Ribbon” farms along the north shore of the Detroit River.

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Plan of the Detroit River and the Fort of Detroit detail in 1749.

Collection: Chicago Historical Society

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West View of the Fort at Detroit in 1760.

Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library


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Plan of the Fort at Detroit in 1760.

Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.

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River view of Detroit in 1794.

Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.


St. Aubin Family History
St. Aubin Family History

 

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