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The Gauthiers | 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.



Louis Gauthier was from France and was the son of Nicolas Gauthier and Catherine Gerard. He is said to have been part of Napoleon’s Grande Armee and to have taken part in the Battle of Waterloo.

He married Marie Chiasson (daughter of Paul Chiasson and Elisabeth Roussi) in Caraquet on November 3rd, 1824. The couple moved to Miscou about 1833.

Their children were:

Marie (b. 1825, died at 1 month)

Sophie (b. 1827, died at 2 months)

Elisabeth (m. 1857, John Ward)

Marie, (born 1831)

Eugenie, (born 1832)

Henri Honore, (born 1838)

Stanislas (m. 1862, Marguerite Jones),

Louis (m.1868,  Constance Drysdale, daughter of James Drysdale and Marie-Blanche Roussel, 1868).



Related Posts – New Brunswick

Gauthier Headstones at Petite-Riviere-de-l’Isle in Lameque

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History


Related Posts – Other

French Canadian Pioneers: The Gauthiers of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



External Links

Gauthiers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Gautiers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records- Gauthiers in Gloucester County 




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