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Jerome Family

Andre Jerome has been called the 'first settler' of Kittson County. This group is for his descendants.

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2019

Napoleon Jerome, born 16 April 1865 near Pembina, Dakota Territory, and his wife Eliza Renville, born 18 October 1868 at Pembina, Dakota Territory.

Discussion Forum

Photo: Andrew Jerome - Jim Smith Family (About 1900) 4 Replies

Started by Edward Merck. Last reply by Frances Eggan Feb 20, 2019.

Story of Jerome Family

Started by Marie W Dec 9, 2017.

ANDRE JEROME & Family 5 Replies

Started by Glenn Browne. Last reply by Eileen Jane Jerome Grundstrom Aug 12, 2010.

Comment Wall

Comment by Glenn Browne on June 7, 2009 at 9:46pm

This metal marker is for Gary Wayne Jerome, Aug. 9th 1939 - Oct. 23rd 1939
the baby of Alexander Jerome Jr and his wife Lucille "Lucy" Ellen (Mathews) Jerome. Gary was the grandson of "Alex" Henry Jerome Sr. and the great grandson of Andre and Marguerite Jerome. At one time the metal marker was set in cement but it has come loose and has no doubt been damage by 70 years of lawn mowers and the corner is broken off. It needs replacement before the marker is completly destroyed and the grave site gets lost. The grave is located at Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock, Minnesota on the most westerly edge of the cemetery near the middle. See photo of family plot below.
Comment by Carrie Lynn Jerome on June 8, 2009 at 9:16am
Dad (Lon Jerome) - do you have memories of your Grandma Jerome (Mary Jane (Collins) Jerome)? - Looks like you would have been 10 when she died. Uncle Jim? Tell me something about my Great Grandma Jerome. :)
Comment by Glenn Browne on June 8, 2009 at 9:52am

These two grave markers lie side by side in the Greenwood cemetery at Hallock, Minnesota. They are two brothers, sons of Napoleon and Eliza Jane Jerome, and grandchildren of Andre and Marguerite Jerome. I had them down as a brother and sister but Ed Merck advised me Gaberiel was a man, not a women. I have deleted the original posting and after making the corrections re-posted the photos. Thanks Ed.
Comment by Glenn Browne on June 8, 2009 at 9:56am
I have made two attempts to locate the graves of Martin Jerome, born 1864 and his brothers Samuel "Sam" Jerome, born 1867, Roger Jerome, born 1869.
The index board indicates they are all buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock, Minnesota but I was unable to locate any headstones in the areas indicated. They were all sons of Andre & Marguerite Jerome.
If further information turns up I will try and find them.
Comment by Lon Jerome on June 8, 2009 at 12:10pm
Yes I do Carrie, I will send you and email soon.
Comment by Edward Merck on June 8, 2009 at 6:50pm


Standing: Sam Jerome, unknown, Martin Jerome, Roger Jerome, James H. Smith, Alex Lindegard. Seated: Angelique Jerome Rolette, Elice Smith, Marguerite Jerome, Marguerite Smith, Mrs. Axel Lindegard, Andre Jerome, Ralph Blethe. Children seated: Mary Smith, Annie Smith, Lindegard boy.
Comment by Edward A. Jerome on June 8, 2009 at 7:56pm
To Glen Browne, I know where Sam, Martin, Roger, and Mrs. James Smith and all the other Jeromes in Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock are are buried.
Comment by Edward A. Jerome on June 8, 2009 at 8:09pm
To Carrie, If you want know about your Great Grandmother Jerome you can talk to my mother Ella Jerome. Grandma Jerome lived with our family until she died in 1959. Her name was Mary Jane Colin not Collins. Colin is a French name.
Comment by Edward A. Jerome on June 8, 2009 at 8:55pm
To Ed Merck, the picture you just posted identifies one of the Smith girls as Elice, her grave marker identifies her as Elizabeth. Elizabeth Burke was her married name she was born in 1883 and died in 1916. The man you have identified as Ralph Blethe is Ralph Blethen he was an attorney in Hallock in the early days.
Comment by Glenn Browne on November 2, 2009 at 4:39pm

This grave marker belongs to Martin Jerome Jr. He was born about 1800 in the Saskatchewan River valley in Saskatchewan, Canada. He died on July 29th, 1879 and is buried in the Métis Cemetery which is located about a mile north of the town of Pembina, ND. To reach the cemetery proceed north from Pembina on I-29 for about a mile until you come to a way-side stop and monument erected by the North Dakota State Historical Society. About fifty crosses have been erected in the field to the east and represent the approximate location of the graves.
Martin Jerome Jr. lived the later part of his life on property he owned along the Red River near Pembina.
He was married to Angelique Letendre who was born about 1808 and died between 1830-31.
They had four children. Martin Jerome III, born 1826 and died at age 24 in about 1850. Jean Baptiste Jerome, born 1827 and died at age 19 in about 1846. Angelique Jerome, borne 1828 and died at age 65 in about 1893. The fourth child was Andre Jerome, born in 1828 and died at age 87 in about 1916 in Hallock, Mn. Andre was one of the first settlers who homesteaded along the Red River at the mouth of the Two Rivers in Kittson County, Mn.


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