Evelyn in Montreal: Guertin, Cousineau, Taillefer (Metis, Algonquin?)
[Note to readers: help needed on this one 🙂 ]
I am looking for native connections to Algonquin with the name Scholastique Cousineau who married Clément Guertin on Nov. 4th, 1844 in Aylmer, Quebec. She is Algonquin but I need a positive connection that says so. She may have come from Lake of Two Mountains or Golden Lake. I’ve already been to and checked with the Kitigan Zibi without success. To me, it would mean the difference between ‘fiction and non-fiction’ in my novel writing. your help would be greatly appreciated. Norman
Clement Guertin (son of Michel Guertin and Marie-Louise Girard) and Scholastique Cousineau (daughter of Amable Cousineau and Marie Tailleferre) were married in St-Paul parish (Aylmer, Gatineau, Qc) on Nov. 4th, 1844. I have been unable to decipher any mention of First Nations heritage. In a follow-up search at Ancestry.com and BMS2000, I have so far not definitively located the marriage of Scholastique’s parents (Cousineau/Tailleferre). The Ancestry indexing is notoriously mangled so if anyone reading this is familiar with the marriage – please leave a note in the comments boxes below.
Confirmation of connection to Two Mountains
This is the baptismal registration of Scholastique Cousineau.
It confirms her parents and lists Antoine Campeau and Therese Maisonneuve as godparents. The birth and baptism took place on the same day (May 20th, 1827) in St-Scholastique in Deux-Montagnes (Two Mountains).
I have enlarged the words that might be giving a location for the father – cultivateur de (farmer of) ???
The nearest First Nations people are the Mohawk of Kanehsatà:ke.
I’ve briefly checked the 1850s census for the Deux-Montagnes area but the nationality is not listed for the inhabitants of Ste-Scholastique.