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The Caissies | 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.


Jean Caissie of Bonaventure, Quebec was the son of Felix Caissie and Eugenie Boudreau In about 1865 Jean married Marie-Heloise Corbet. Marie-Heloise was from Guernsey Island. It’s believed that the couple were married in the Gaspe because his first daughter was born in Quebec. After his death, his wife married Thadee Landry.

Their children were:

  • Eugenie (m.1888 in Paquetville, Gustave Cormier, son of Francois-Assise Cormier and Rose Landry). Gustave Cormier and Eugenie’s children included:
    • Marie Louise Beatrice (1891),
    • Marie Cormier (b.1892),
    • Joseph Alexandre (b.1889),
  • Jean (died in infancy)
  • Octave  (m.1902Alma Legere, daughter of Jean Legere and Marie Frigault). Octave and Alma’s children included:
    • Marie Madeline (1907),
    • Marie Dorina (1918
    • Marie Beatrice Eugene (1908)
    • Joseph Patrice (1920)
    • Jean Louis (1903)
    • Marie Dorina (1918)
    • Marie Emilie (1905)
    • Joseph Alexis (1923)
    • Marie Eugenie (1910)



Related Posts

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

Caissies in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Caissy in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Caissies in Gloucester 




October 28, 2019 - Posted by | . | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Has anyone the date of birth of Marie-Eloise Corbet born in Guernsey, Channel Islands please?

    Thank you.


    Comment by CHRISTIAN Corbet | February 1, 2021 | Reply

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