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The Legeres | Pioneer Families 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.


Olivier Legere, son of Jacques Legere and Anne Admirault) was born in Port Royal (Acadia) about 1734. In 1758 he married Marie-Joseph Hebert.

Their children were:

  • Charlotte (m.1786, Joseph-Hubert Poirier, son of Charles Poirier and Madeleine Landry)
  • Jean-Baptiste (m. 1818, Victoire Cormier, daughter of Alexis Cormier and Elisabeth Gauthier) and then (m.1794, Claire-Felicite Robichaud, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicity Cyr)
  • Judith (m.1784, Thadee Blanchard, son of Oliver Blanchard and Catherine Admirault) and then (m. 1795, Firmin Boucher, son of Joseph Boucher and Isabelle Martin)
    • Helene (m. 1829, Isaac Gautreau of Tracadie, formerly married to Charlotte Comeau)
    • Marie Cecile (m.1808, Elie Landry, son of Pierre Landry and Marguerite Allain)
    • Ephrem Zozime (m. 1811, Marie-Julie Robichaud, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicite Cyr of Shippegan)
    • Olivier Zozime (m.1811, Marie Venerande Pinet, daughter of Dominique Pinet and Rose Boudreau)
    • Isidore Thadee (m.1822, Julienne Theriault, daughter of Victor Theriault and Julie Thibodeau)
  • Madeleine (m. about 1782, Thadee Landry, son of Alexis Landry and Marie Theriault)
  • Francois (m. about 1785, Rosalie Bourg, daughter of Jean Bourg and Marie Hebert of Cocagne)
  • Marie (m.1789, Joseph Landry, son of Alexis Landry and Marie Theriault)
  • Elisabeth / Isabelle (m. 1791, Isidore Blanchard, son of Olivier Blanchard  and Catherine Admirault)
    • Claire Appoline (m.1821, Pierrre Lanteigne, son of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise)
    • Olivier Cyrille (m. 1818, Julie Poirier, daughter of Charles Poirier and Anne Bourg)
    • Theotiste (m. 1818, 1818, Hubert Poirier, son of Charles Poirier and Anne Bourg)
    • Elisabeth (d.1806)
    • Augustin (m.1824, Marguerite Dugalet, daughter of Richard Dugalet and Esther Richard) and then (m. about 1845, Colette Cormier, daughter of Nicolas Cormier and Rosalie Hebert)
    • Jean-Baptiste (m.1824, Genevieve Landry, daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau of Grande-Anse)
    • Joseph (m.1827, Marthe Bouthillier, daughter of Edouard Bouthillier and Agathe Parise) and then (m. 1841, Esther Arsenault) and then (m. 1855, Olive Laurent, daughter of Francois Laurent and Marie Martin)
    • Pierre  (d.1806)
    • Marie
  • Cyrille (m. 1797, Venerande Savoie, daughter of Francois Savoie and Anne Poirier)
  • Victoire (m. 1796, Nicolas Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet of Bonaventure)
  • Claire (m. 1801, Joseph Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet)



Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Legere family pictures: [Narcisse H. Legere, pg.247], [Seraphine R. Legere, pg.247], [Amedee R. Legere, pg. 255], [Seraphin Legere, pg. 255], [Theophile Legere, pg. 255], [Family of Jean-Baptiste Legere and Rose Blanchard, Agapit P. Albert, Jean-Baptiste Legere, Adelard Landry, Rose Blanchard, Annonciade Legere, Vitalize Legere, Theophile Legere, Marie Legere, Marie Legere, Louise Legere, Elodie Legere, Helene Legere, Josephine Legere, pg. 345],   [Theophile Legere, son of J.-B. Legere, Albertine Legere, daughter of Hector Legere, Adelard Legere, son of J.-B. Legere, pg. 351], [Vitaline Legere, Mrs. Joseph Friolet, pg.403].

Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): Leger, Captain Prosper,1925, A fishing vessel went down with all aboard. Caraquet families are in mourning.  The Caraquet fishermen who did return from fishing last Saturday recounted the tragic accident that had taken place with their four comrades on Thursday. The four were the crew of the T.H.B.  The small fishing fleet had stopped at the banks when a very violent wind suddenly rose up.The other boats had already folded their sails and dropped their anchors. Once the gale had passed the fishers saw that the T.H.B. – with all hands aboard – had disagreed.The crew consisted of Captain Prosper Leger who leaves his wife and several grandchildren. The second was Alexandre Frigault, who leaves his wife and five children. Pascal Leger (unmarried) was the son of the captain. Pierre Blanchard was married and father of one child. The boat belonged to T.H. LeBouthillier.  This tragedy plunged the whole parish of Bas-Caraquet into shock.]


Related Posts – New Brunswick

Index: Legers – France / Acadie / QC / NB

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


Related Posts – Other

French Canadian Pioneers: The Legers of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Legeres in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Legers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Legeres in Gloucester



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