Talk:St. Edward, Nebraska

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Edward Sorin?[edit]

Is the town namesake the same Edward Sorin who founded the University of Notre Dame?--NapoliRoma (talk) 01:36, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Possibly not. In fact, the name "Sorin" may be wrong: one of the sources cited (Fitzpatrick) gives it as "Edward Serrels, who was then a prominent man in the Notre Dame university at South Bend, Indiana". This is going to take some more research; and whatever we find, there should be a sources-differ footnote. — Ammodramus (talk) 04:15, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
A couple of things I've learned, still in need of more sourcing to take it out of WP:OR land, but this looks solid:
I would say this clearly ties the naming of St. Edward to Edward Sorin -- presumably Coquillard honoring the founder of the University of which he was one of the first few students.--NapoliRoma (talk) 01:12, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
One more tidbit -- Alexis' uncle, Alexis Coquillard, was the founder of South Bend, Indiana -- Alexis gets a mention in his uncle's article. (The article actually said they were father and son, but all the refs I found said they were uncle and nephew, so I have now updated the article to reflect that.)--NapoliRoma (talk) --NapoliRoma (talk) 05:42, 15 June 2017 (UTC)