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French Canadian Pioneers | The Bertins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


Claude Bertin / Lariviere | Marie Cluseau

February 25th, 1754 La Prairie

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]

Source: Researchers – Michelle Varnier, Pierre Soucy, Lise Dandonneau


Francois Bertin / Divertissant | Marie-Amable Sareau

November 3rd, 1757 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm de La Reine, de Desnoes]

[Gen. notes – FR.]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin, Pierre Le Clercq


Jacques Bertin / Laronde | Catherine Beriau

September 27th, 1717 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. navigator]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange-Godbout, Sylvie Bessette


Joseph-Gabriel Bertin | Marie-Josephe Lefebvre

November 10th, 1760  Cap-Sante

[Occ. mil., sergeant, troupes de Montcalm, Languedoc] *see notes below

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Marguerite Morisson, Lise Dandonneau


Mathieu Bertin / Berthin / Libourne | Marie-Therese Gauthier

September 28th, 1761 Sorel

[Occ. mil. troupes de Montcalm, de Guyenne]

[Gen. notes + primary documents – FR.]

Source: Researchers – Denis Chazalmartin



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from those particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!


Joseph-Gabriel Bertin | Biographical notes | Source: BMS2000

As mentioned above, Joseph-Gabriel Bertin and Marie-Josephe Lefebvre were married on November 10th, 1760  in Cap-Sante, Quebec. Joseph Gabriel was born on January 1st, 1725 and baptized on January 28th, 1735 in Parthenay  (St-Jean) (Deux-Sevres) 79202 (France). His parents were Joseph Bertin and Catherine Poisson who were married on November 12th, 1720 in the same parish as above. Joseph Bertin (his father)  was a “brigadier des archers” which I would presume is a brigadier of archers.

The first mention of Joseph-Gabriel Bertin in Quebec shows that he was here before 1757, and that he was a sergeant in Montcalm’s troups  (Languedoc Regiment).

  • Joseph-Gabriel’s mother Catherine Poisson was baptised on December 3rd, 1699 in St-Maixent (St-Saturnin)
  • Joseph-Gabriel’s father Joseph Bertin (son of Jean and Louise Ethiou/Desiou) was baptized on April 8th, 1701 in Parthenay (St-Jean).
  • Joseph-Gabriel had four siblings: Joseph, Catherine-Therese, Marie-Louise.


Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Bertin Family of Grande Anse | New Bandon

The Bertins of Bathurst, New Brunswick

Index: St.Simon & St.Jude Cemetery

From Lisbon to La Nouvelle France – the Portuguese Desilvas

Joseph Anglehart/Migkelharte and Marie Anelkawine

Ebenezer Ward and Mary Gray

The Luces from Jersey, Channel Islands to Canada

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



External Links

Guyenne Infanterie | Kronoskaf 

Languedoc Infanterie | Kronoskoff

Siege of Quebec |  Colonial Troops  |  Languedoc 

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment de Guyenne

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Languedoc, 1755-1760 | Access Heritage

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine



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