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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Emile Bellefleur and Josephine Boucher | Pt.1

Bellefleur Boucher Marriage Record

Note from Evelyn: This couple are my grand-daughter’s ancestors through her father’s maternal line.

Emile Bellefleur (son of Zotique Bellefleur and Adele Bourdeau) married Josephine Boucher (daughter of Alfred Boucher and Marie Allard) on September 21st, 1903 in St-Francois-Xavier Church in Kahnawake (aka Caughnawaga).

1901 Census

Emile Bellefleur appears with his family in the 1901 Sault-St-Louis census district. The household was headed by his widowed mother (Adele Bourdeau) and included 19 year old Emile as well as his older brother Wilbrod (21 yrs.) , and his younger brother Arthur (17 yrs.) and his younger sister Ivonne (14 yrs.) The three oldest boys are listed as farmers.

Bellefleur 1901 censusStill in 1901, Josephine Boucher was also single and living in Kahnawake with her parents (Alfred Boucher and Marie Allard). She was 15 years old and had 6 younger siblings in the family (William, Joseph, Anny, Agnes, Eva and Pierre). The Bouchers were also French Canadian farmers who had leased land from individuals in Kahnawake (separate post to follow). There is also a mention a few years later of an A. Boucher renting land in the Extract: Indian Affairs Annual Report (1903) Viau.


1911 Census

By 1911 Emile Bellefleur and Josephine Boucher had moved to  La Minerne/Labelle Township,  however Emile’s brother Wilbrod Bellefleur was still in Kahnawake with his wife  Louise Kaneratine D’Ailleboust daughter of  Francois-Xavier Aronhente-D’Ailleboust and Henriette Salois. 

A Bellefleur Lasselin Family Line | Part 2

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Parents of Quebec

Parent, Mathurin | Boucher, Jeanne

Married: January 12th, 1688

Parent/Hedou, Gabriel | Boucher, Marguerite Continue reading

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Lepines of Quebec

Lepine/Berard, Gabriel | Ayotte, Genevieve

Married: October 23rd, 1673

Lepine/Bisson/Boisson, René | Valet, Louise

Married: September 16th, 1670 Continue reading

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Evelyn in Montreal: Boucher, Edmond m. Gagnon, Celanire


I am searching for any and all information on Edmond Boucher and Celine Gagnon. They were the parents of Eugenie Boucher who married Arthur Gagnon on Dec 23, 1901 at Ste-Luce, Disraeli, Wolfe County, Quebec. Any help on this couple would be very appreciated. Thank you in advance. Diane Pare Szabo

Information Edmond Boucher, (son of Joseph Boucher and Louise Bourque) married Celanire Gagnon, (daughter of Joseph Gagnon and Marie Tourigny) in St. Gabriel parish in Stratford (Wolfe, Quebec, Canada) on May 16th, 1874.

Index: Evelyn in Montreal

See comment by Brian Saulnier below (thanks, Brian!)

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bouchers of Quebec

Pierre Boucher/de Grosbois/de Boucherville| Marie-Madeleine Ouébadinourkoué dite Chrétienne

January 17th, 1649

Francois Boucher/Vin d’Espagne | Anne Lepine

april 221st, 1664

Francois Boucher | Florence Gareman

September 3rd, 1641

Gaspard, Boucher | Nicole Lemaire

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Evelyn in Montreal: Boucher m. Gagnon, 1874

Diane Szabo wanted information on Edmond Boucher and Celine Gagnon.


Edmond Boucher and Celanire Gagnon were married in the parish of St-Gabriel in Stratford (Wolfe) Quebec. Edmond’s parents were Joseph Boucher and Louise Bourque, while Celanire’s parents were Joseph Gagnon and Marie Tourigny. The marriage took place in 1874 on May 16th.

Related Post:

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bouchers of Quebec

A Canadian Family Database: Some BOUCHER Marriages

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