A question about Renville family history

I got this email last week from Betty Jo Kirk and have her permission to post it here. I plan to poke around a bit to see if I can find some information for her, but for now, I thought I’d blog in hopes that others might help, too.


My name is Betty Jo Kirk and I reside on the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota. I am the great, great granddaughter of Gabriel Renville and Victor Renville.

Gabriel’s Dad is the brother to Joseph Renville, Angelique Renville’s Dad. According to one of the research documents we found, Joseph adopted Gabriel.

Do you have any information on this subject?

For those interested in some background on the connection between the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota and the Mdewakanton of Minnesota, I found this historical piece.

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