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John Wandahsega

Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Wandahsega
Brother of Mary Shabogishig Wandahsega and Frank Shawanakaam Wandahsega

Managed by: William Arthur Allen
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About John Wandahsega

John Wandahsega is # 426 on the 1907 Wooster Roll where he is identified as the son of 56 year old Peter Wandahsega # 424 (who is the son of 88 year old Mrs. Mary Wandahsega # 428). Wooster reports John's traditional name as "Ogimans" meaning "King". "Ogima" often is a name associated with being chief. "Ogimans" seems to mean "Little Chief". The name, its context and meaning require scrutiny and comment by those with expertise in nuances of the Anishinaabemowin language, Potawatomi culture and history of the Wandahsega family.

Wooster reports that John Wandahsega was born in Canada but as of 1907 when he was age 16 he was living at Bark River, Michigan where he held NO rights in Canada. Since John's younger brother Frank (age 9) also was born in Canada the family's move to Michigan happened between 1898 and 1906. The 1901 Census of Canada will give more information.

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