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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Emile Bellefleur and Josephine Boucher | Pt.1

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Emile Bellefleur (son of Zotique Bellefleur and Adele Bourdeau) married Josephine Boucher (daughter of Alfred Boucher and Marie Allard) on September 21st, 1903 in St-Francois-Xavier Church in Kahnawake (Caughnawaga).

Bellefleur Boucher Marriage Record

1901 Census

Emile Bellefleur appears with his family in the 1901 Sault-St-Louis census district. The household was headed by his widowed mother (Adele Bourdeau) and included 19 year old Emile as well as his older brother Wilbrod (21 yrs.) , and his younger brother Arthur (17 yrs.) and his younger sister Ivonne (14 yrs.) The three oldest boys are listed as farmers.

Bellefleur 1901 census


Still in 1901, Josephine Boucher was also single and living in Kahnawake with her parents (Alfred Boucher and Marie Allard). She was 15 years old and had 6 younger siblings in the family (William, Joseph, Anny, Agnes, Eva and Pierre). The Bouchers were also French Canadian farmers who had leased land from individuals in Kahnawake (separate post to follow). There is also a mention a few years later of an A. Boucher renting land in the Extract: Indian Affairs Annual Report (1903) Viau.


1911 Census

By 1911 Emile Bellefleur and Josephine Boucher had moved to  La Minerne/Labelle Township,  however Emile’s brother Wilbrod Bellefleur was still in Kahnawake with his wife  Louise Kaneratine D’Ailleboust daughter of  Francois-Xavier Aronhente-D’Ailleboust and Henriette Salois. 



Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers: The Allards of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Bellefleurs of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Bouchers of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Bourdeaus of Quebec

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy & History



External Links

1881 Canada Census

1901 Census of Canada

1911 Census of Canada

1921 Canada Census

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