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Reader Query: A Labrie / Berthelette Lineage

My grandmother’s father was Mohawk. Her maiden name was Rose Berthelet (surname of the non-Mohawk man with whom Rose’s mother was married). Rose married Edouard Labrie of Cyrville (in Ottawa). Rose and Edouard eventually lived at Lac des Iles near Mont-Laurier in Quebec. I would really appreciate knowing if anyone knows who my grand-mother’s Mohawk father was and how much time they spent together. Thank you. Louise Labrie


I don’t have an answer to your specific request however I’ve turned your query into a post and added the following information in the hopes that someone will come across it!

Edouard Labrie (son of Noe Laurie and Lea Jolicoeur) married Marie-Rose Berthelette (daughter of Louis Berthelette and Laura Ladouceur) on November 5th, 1928 in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Parish in Cyrville (Ottawa-Carleton County i, Ontario).

Louis Berthelet (son of Alphonse Berthelet and Josephine Denault) married Laura Ladouceur (daughter of Camille Ladouceur and Elmire Poulin) in the same parish on September 3rd, 1906.  **Reader wants to know if anyone knows the name of the Mohawk gentleman with whom Laura Ladouceur was connected.

Alphonse Berthelet (son of Joseph Berthelet and Esther Vendette) married Josephine Deneault (daughter of Joseph Deneault and Odile Isabelle) on September 23rd, 1878 at the Cathedral in Ottawa (Carleton, Ontario).

Joseph Berthelet (son of Joseph Berthelet and Marie-Jeanne Prud’homme) married Esther Vandette (daughter of Augustin Vendetta and Genevieve Jamme-Carriere) on November 10th, 1834 in St-Eustache Parish in Deux-Montagnes (Lake of Two Mountains) Quebec.

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  1. Regina Berthelette Mauviel (b 1909) was our grandmother and sister to your grandmother Rose Berthelette. Regina was the eldest of the family and the daughter of Louis Berthelette and Laura Ladouceur. We actually have a picture of five generations including Laura Ladouceur and her father. Although we have long thought that there might be some aboriginal background in our ancestry, we believe it precedes Laura’s generation and thus might be in our joint great great grandparents’.


    Comment by Joanne O'Byrne (daughter of Aline Mauviel) | December 5, 2015 | Reply

    • Long ago my aunt Charlotte Fearn of Kingston gave me 2 documents that came from the Office of the Registrar General in Toronto, Ontario. These contain information about Alphonse Berthelette and his father Joseph Berthelette and his mother Esther Vandette, the other about Josephine Berthelette and her father Hilarie Deneau and Dame Frequette. My grandmother’s name was Emma Berthelette and she married a Charles Savard. I think we might be related somewhere down the line I remember my mother talking about her uncle Louis, and a woman called Regina. My mother had a cousin called Henri Berthelette and he lived in Eastview today Vanier, On..my mother had 3 brothers and 1 sister Louis, Emile, and Charles and Charlotte. I don’t think the Berthelette’s had any Indian relatives but I know that my grandfather did on his mother’s side, my grandfather Savard was born in Les Escoumins, north of Quebec city and the Montagnais have a reserve there in the St Marcellin or st Marcelle Parish.


      Comment by Diane Reid-Lapointe | September 4, 2019 | Reply

  2. I am posting as a reply because I cannot see where to post questions. Thank you in advance for ideas. My great grandmother was French Canadian according to the US census and other documents but I need ideas as to just what the “Arper” name could have been in Quebec. Elizabeth Arper married Henry Hamilton in Mass in 1848. Her brothers were also Arper and all info states Quebec. I do not have her parents names nor her birth record but am certainly looking. She was born about 1825. Thanks


    Comment by Joyce Newton | January 11, 2016 | Reply

  3. I find it strange that my grand pere said his family changed his name at some point from Deneault to Denault and above I see Josephine did it as well. I wonder if he was somehow related.


    Comment by Danielle Denault | January 14, 2019 | Reply

    • Good morning,
      It’s not really a changed name it’s just an alternate spelling (like my surname Theriault/Therriault).
      That said you are correct that sometimes it can be a clue to some connection. For instance, the double r Therriaults tend to be from the Gaspe. Legasse is a common American spelling of Lagace.
      Hope that helps,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | January 14, 2019 | Reply

    • I have the name Hilarie Deneau he was the father of Josephine Berthelette and the mother’s name was Dame Frequette, the document states No record for place of birth for either father and mother.


      Comment by Diane Lapointe | September 4, 2019 | Reply

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