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The Poiriers | Pioneers of Caraquet

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


Charles Poirier (probably the son of Joseph Poirier and Jeanne Arsenault) married Madeleine Landry (daughter of Jean Landry and Claire Leblanc).

The couple had the following children:

  • Joseph Hubert (m. Charlotte Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie Joseph Hebert,),
  • Charles (m. Jeanne Bourg, daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau), and
  • Marie Veronique.



Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Poirier family pictures [Charles C. Poirier, pg.247],   [Gervais Poirier, son of Charles Poirier, pg. 395],   [Lorette Poirier, teacher, pg. 395],  [Anastasie Poirier, daughter of Joseph Poirier, wife of Louis Robichaud, pg.414],  [Theotime Poirier, son of Jean-Louis Poirier, and this three sisters Rose Poirier, Lucille Poirier and Charlotte Poirier, pg.414, [Juste Poirier, pg. 433].



Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Poiriers of Quebec

The Cormiers of Caraquet

The Doirons of Caraquet

The Duvals of Caraquet

The Heberts of Caraquet

The Landrys of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



External Links

Poiriers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Poiriers in Gloucester



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