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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generations of each of the families that established different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”. His book is in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

Caraquet history


The Acadians Pierre Pinet (a navigator) and Marie Vienneau (daughter of Michel Vienneau and Therese Baude) were married in St. Charles-de-Bellechasse, Quebec. Pierre’s parents were Charles dit Lejeune and Marie Testard of Grand-Pre (Acadia). Pierre’s first wife had been Monique Trahan (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Trahan and Marie-Joseph Boudreau).


Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau had the following children:

  • Pierre
  • Marie (m. Francois Cormier, son of Pierre Cormier and Anne-Marie Gaudet),
  • Pierre Dominique (m. Rose Boudreau, daughter of Joseph Boudreau and Anne Hache)
    • Marie Venerande (m. 1811, Zozime Blanchard, son of Thadee Blanchard and Judith Legere)
    • Marie Rosalie (born 1793)
    • Tharsile (m. 1812, Anselme Landry, son of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau)
    • Dominique (m. 1810, Victorine Landry, daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau)
  • Pierre
  • Genevieve (m. Jean-Baptiste Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard),
  • Pierre (m. Barbe Dugas, daughter of Joseph Dugas and Agathe Landry),
    • Clotilde (m. 1813, Jean Hache, son of Rene Hache and Marguerite Blanchard)
    • Pierre (m.1821, Suzanne Godin, daughter of Francois Godin and Theotiste  Hache) and then (m.1827, Marguerite Legere, daughter of Cyrille Legere and Venerande Savoie)
    • Appoline (m. 1819, Marin Godin, son of Michel Godin and Helene Hache)
    • Marie-Rose (m.1821, Jude Godin, son of Francois Godin and Theotiste Hache)
    • Monique (m. 1823, Jean-Baptiste Godin, son of Michel Godin and Helene Hache)
    • Genevieve (m. 1824, Jean-Baptiste Theriault, son of Francois Theriault and Scholastique Hache)
    • Marcel (m. 1828, Claire Legere, daughter of Cyrille Legere and Venerande Savoie)
    • Luc (m. 1837, Adelaide Legere, daughter of Cyrille Legere and Venerande Savoie)
    • Francoise Flore (m. 1836, Pierre Landry, son of Timothee Landry and Venerande Savoie)
    • Fabien (m.1839, Angelique Lepage, daughter of Ephrem Lepage and Theotiste Landry)
    • Sidefroy-Damase (d.1818)
    • Augustin (d. 1819)
    • Augustin (m. 1841, Marguerite Godin, daughter of Augustin Godin and Marguerite Robertson)
    • Seraphie (m. 1819, Jean-Urbain Legere, son of Jean-Baptiste Legere and his second wife, Felicite Robichaud)
    • Marie-Anne (m. about 1835, Joseph Boudreau, son of Sylvain Boudreau  and Judith Blanchard)
  • Marguerite (m. Pierre Theriault and then Joseph Landry)
  • Francoise (m. Thomas Cormier, son of Jean Cormier and Anastasie Aucoin)
  • Euphrosine (m. Jean-Baptiste Paulin, son of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Isabelle Gasse).



Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Pinet family pictures  [Francois Pinet (1853-1925), son of Luc Pinet, pg. 395]



Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers | The Pinets of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: St-Joachim Cemetery – Bertrand

Index: Headstones of St. Augustin Roman Catholic Cemetery

Index: Headstones of Simon & St.Jude Cemetery  of Grande Anse

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Pinets in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Pinets in Gloucester



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