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Feature: Le Palais des Nains | Count and Countess Nicol of Montreal’s Midgets Palace

Little People | Midgets Entertainment | Midgets HistoryLast January I published a three-part series of posts about Montreal’s ex- Midgets Palace, an entertainment venue founded by Philippe Adelard Nicole and Rose Semilida Dufresne.

What I am sharing today is a letter from Jocelyne Nicol – a collateral descendant of these Nicols (see below). Jocelyne lives in Châteauroux, France and she’s contacted me because she is trying to track down information about  photos, funiture and\or artefacts that were originally located in the Midgets Palace/Palais des Nains. If you are someone who inherited some of this, please consider contacting her. Can you imagine how much this Nicol family historian would appreciate learning more about her grandparents? You can leave a message in my comment boxes below or visit one of Jocelye’s terrific Nicole genealogy sites.

The Midgets Palace

Les Nicolle-Nicole-Nicol – Mon ancetre Olivier Nicolle Continue reading

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Grenier m. Pepin | Evelyn in Montreal


I am looking for any info on the parents of Philomenone PEPIN, born abt. 1844 in Quebec. Alfred Grenier & Philomenone PEPIN’s family are listed on the 1881 Census living in Stratford, Richmond & Wolfe, Quebec. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Andrew Savoie


Alfred Grenier (parents – Louis Grenier and Madeleine Labrecque) married Philomene Pepin  (daughter of Narcisse Pepin and Angele Michel) on Feburary 4th, 1867 in St. Gabriel Parish in Stratford, Quebec (Wolfe county).


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Evelyn in Montreal: Chabot, Simon m. Payment, M.Delphine


Need help finding ancestors of DELPHINE PAYMENT.all i know is she was married to SIMON CHABOT IN MANITOBA. Thanks Luc Frechette


Simon Chabot, son of Simon Chabot and Marie Louise Brien
Marie Delphine Payement, daughter of Louis Payement and Sophie Troquet-Trottier
Date: January 23rd, 1850
Parish: Notre Dame
Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Morand m. Barbe | Evelyn in Montreal


Looking for information on the Morand family that moved from Quebec (St. August, Ste. Scholastique areas)to Ontario around 1881 until early 1900’s….Pierre Morand and Sophie (Barbe) and their children. June-Marie Body Continue reading

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Menard m. Sibue & Menard m. Bissonnette | Evelyn in Montreal


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Levesque m. Aubert | Evelyn in Montreal


Looking for info on Marie Charlotte Aubert and Francois Robert Levesque married on Nov 7th 1701, Thank you Matthew Perreault Continue reading

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Lauzier m. Beaulieu | Evelyn in Montreal


Seeking any information with regards to Marie (Mary) Beaulieu parents & siblings. She maried Louis in St-David, Maine 1871-10-30 & François Xavier Martin in Grand Isle, Maine 1882-04-17. Jean Guile Girard Continue reading

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Boucher m. Gagnon | Evelyn in Montreal

Query: I am searching for any and all information on Edmond Boucher and Celine Gagnon. They were the parents of Eugenie Boucher who married Arthur Gagnon on Dec 23, 1901 at Ste-Luce, Disraeli, Wolfe County, Quebec. Any help on this couple would be very appreciated. Thank you in advance. Diane Pare Szabo


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Helie Breton m. Bisson | Evelyn in Montreal


US census Waldo, Belfast, Maine, showing family married about 1848 and they are also present in Maine in 1850. In the 1860 Us census they have following children: Amelia, Emma and Anora…. | Living with them the family of Levi Harts and wife is Lucy with children: Mary, Joshua and Jacob. Parents born Canada and children Maine Continue reading

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Evelyn in Montreal: Madore, Francois Xavier m. Lafleur, Elmire


Looking for information on a Francois Xavier Madore born in Pontiac and married a Elmire LaFleur(abt 1837) She died in 1922 in Pembroke.. They lived in Pembroke for sometime. They would have been married about 1863. Deb Phillips

Xavier Madore, son of Francois Madore and Marie Hariel married  Elmire Lafleur, daughter of Pierre Lafleur and Rose Fortier on Oct. 5th, 1863 in the parish of St. Alphonse de L’Ile aux Alum. (Chapeau, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada)

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