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The Cormiers | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Caraquet, New Brunswick

Caraquet Cormier pioneers


The original Cormiers in Canada (Robert Cormier and Marie Theriault) came from La Rochelle, France. The earliest Cormier couples I have found in Caraquet are the three sons of Jean-Baptiste Cormier and Marie Theriault.

1. Alexis Cormier and Elisabeth Gauthier (daughter of Joseph Gauthier and Marguerite Bujold) had the following children: Joseph Alexis, Nicolas (m. Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr), FlorentJean-BaptisteThadeeElisabeth RebeccaJulienReine-ElisabethFredericVictoire (m. Jean-Baptiste Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert).

2. Jean Cormier and Anastasie Aucoin (prob. the daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marguerite Dupuis) had the following children: Madeleine (m. Desiree Blanchard, son of Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Admirault and then m. Beloni Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard, and finally m. Michel Hache), Marie (m. Leon Brideau, son of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Vienneau), Thomas (m. Francoise Pinet, daughter of Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau), Marguerite, Paul (m. Reine Gauvin, daughter of Charles Gauvin and Madeleine Paulin), Julie (m. Jean de la Croix Charles Leblanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Francoise Dugas), Etienne (m. Rosalie Godin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Godin and Rosalie Theriault), Ambroise (m. Olive Theriault, daughter of Pierre Theriault and Marguerite Pinet)

3. Joseph Cormier  and his first wife  Madeleine Savoie (daughter of Jean Savoie and Anne Landry) had the following children: Marguerite (m. Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Josette Daigle), Benjamin (m. Angelique Doiron, daughter of Joseph Doiron and Marie D’Entremont dit Dazie), Joseph (m. Elisabeth Arsenault, daughter of Eustache Arsenault and Marie Savoie, and then m. Genevieve Levesque, daughter of Francois Levesque and Marie Granger).

Joseph Cormier and his second wife Marie-Joseph LeBlanc (daughter of Joseph Leblanc and Marie-Joseph Daigle). had the following children: Helene (m. Joseph Fournier, son of Jacques Fournier and Catherine Turgeon), Marie-Julie (m. Pierre Babin, son of Ambroise Babin and Anne Cyr), Theotiste (m. Joseph Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet), Marie-Jeanne Elisabeth (m. Joseph Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste Lepage and Rose Arsenault), Louis, (m. Mathurin Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon), Aime-Constant (m. Brigitte Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon), Rosalie (m. Gregoire Comeau, son of Francois Comeau and Marie Leblanc), Ephrem (m. Genevieve Leblanc, son of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)Hubert (m. Marguerite Lejeune, daughter of Louis Lejeune and Marguerite Marquis), Raphael (m. Nathalie Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon).



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These micro posts present the first generation 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.

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