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The Degraces | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


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.

 

Octave Degrace (son of Pierre Degrace and Adelaide Robichaud of Shippegan) and Marie-Judith Legere also known as Gillette Legere (daughter of Joseph J. B. Legere and Marguerite Theriault) were the earliest known Degraces in Caraquet.

They had the following children: 

  • Olive,
  • Thomas,
  • Marie,
  • Lucille (m. Pierre Lanteigne, son of Augustin Lanteigne and Odile Gionet),
  • Marguerite,
  • Onesime,
  • Guillaume (m. Venerande Frigault, daughter of Christin Frigault and Marie Comeau),
  • Philomene (m. Basile Comeau, son of Laurent Comeau and Mathilde Arsenault),
  • Marie-Louise (Onesime Leblanc, son of Thadee LeBlanc and Gertrude Goguen),
  • Charles (m. Nathalie Babineau, daughter of Hilaire Babineau and Agathe Bariault).

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Cormier, Alexina,1934, Alexina Cormier (daughter of Seraphin) married Leo (son of Hector Degrace) on July 4th in Montreal’s St.Jacques Cathedral. Leo is a police officer and is from Shippagan. In the evening they took Richelieu boat for Quebec, where they visit St-Anne-de-Beaupre and then continued to Caraquet and Shippagan. [DeGrace, Auguste,1952, On Wednesday, October 15th, there was a collision in front of Jean-Paul Lanteigne’s store between a car driven by Auguste DeGrace of Shippagan with passenger Euloge Mallet, with Denis Robert of Caraquet who was driving a truck. Auguste had lost control of his vehicle and is the Caraquet hospital with minor injuries]


 

Related Posts

The Degraces of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

External Links

Degraces in the 1881 Census – Caraquette 

The Degraces in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Degrasses in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

 

 


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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