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The Bouchers | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂


The Boucher founding family of Shippegan (Chaleurs Bay, New Brunswick)


The first Bouchers in Shippegan were William Boucher (son of Desire Boucher and Cleante Lanteigne)  and Venerante Robichaud (widow of Charles DelaGarde). William’s parents were from Caraquet and descended from Joseph Boucher and Elisabeth Martin whose offspring settled in Caraquet, Bathurst, Couctouche and then Grande-Anse, Inkerman and as stated above, Shippegan.


William and Venerante had the following offspring:

  • M. Philomene,
  • Joseph (m. Emilie Robichaud, daughter of Georges Robichaud and Philomene DeGrace
  • Vitaline Hache, daughter of Israel Hache and Olive McGrath).



Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Bouchers of Quebec

The Delagardes of Shippegan

The Robichauds of Shippegan

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


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