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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. Continue reading

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The Guignards (Dignards) | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan


This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂

 

 

The earliest Guignard couple in Shippegan was Michel or Pierre Guignard (son of Pierre Guignard and Genevieve Mignier dit Lagace of Kamouraska (Quebec) and his wife Marie Bourg (daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau). They were married in 1792 in Bonaventure, Quebec. Michael Guignard was married a second time to Anne Daigle (widow of Chrysostome Chiasson).

Michel and Marie had the following children:

  • Pierre Michel (m. Marguerite Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Marguerite Bujold) and then (m. Madeleine Robichaud, daughter of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois)
  • Victoire (m. Frederic Bourdages, son of Benjamin Bourdages and Esther Bujold)
  • Marie Genevieve (m. Thomas Power, son of James Power and Marguerite Quinlan)
  • Joseph (m. Marguerite Breau)
  • Esther (m. Jean-Louis Duguay)
  • Jean-Baptiste (m. Judith Savoie)
  • Rufin (m. Madeleine Grenier, daughter of Francois and Victoria Grenier) and then (m. Gillette Savoie)
  • Marguerite (m. Edouard Godin, widower of Lazare Chiasson)
  • Marie-Claire (m. Benjamin Robichaud, son of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois)
  • Urbain

 

 

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The Guignards | Pioneers of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Guignards of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Mignier Lagaces | France – 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

 

External Links

Guignards in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Guignors in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

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The Poiriers | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first generations 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.

Caraquet history

 

Charles Poirier (probably the son of Joseph Poirier and Jeanne Arsenault) married Madeleine Landry (daughter of Jean Landry and Claire Leblanc).

The couple had the following children:

  • Joseph Hubert (m. Charlotte Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie Joseph Hebert,),
  • Charles (m. Jeanne Bourg, daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau), and
  • Marie Veronique.

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Poirier family pictures [Charles C. Poirier, pg.247],   [Gervais Poirier, son of Charles Poirier, pg. 395],   [Lorette Poirier, teacher, pg. 395],  [Anastasie Poirier, daughter of Joseph Poirier, wife of Louis Robichaud, pg.414],  [Theotime Poirier, son of Jean-Louis Poirier, and this three sisters Rose Poirier, Lucille Poirier and Charlotte Poirier, pg.414, [Juste Poirier, pg. 433].


 

 

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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Poiriers of Quebec

The Cormiers of Caraquet

The Doirons of Caraquet

The Duvals of Caraquet

The Heberts of Caraquet

The Landrys of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

External Links

Poiriers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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The Guignards | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first generations 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

 

Pierre Guignard (aka Dignard) was the son of Pierre Guignard and Genevieve Mignier dit Lagace of Kamouraska, Quebec. Pierre married Marie Bourg (daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau) in Bonaventure, Quebec. After her death he married Anne Daigle (widow of Jean Chrysostome Chiasson) in Lameque, New Brunswick. Continue reading

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The Landrys | 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.

Caraquet history

 

Alexis Landry (son of Jean Landry and Claire LeBlanc of Grand-pre, Acadia) and his wife Marie Theriault (daughter of Jean Theriault and Madeleine Bourg, also Acadians) are one of the foremost early pioneer couples of Caraquet. They had been married in 1744.

This couple had many children:

  • Anselme (m. Marie Brideau, daughter of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Thomas),
  • Anne (m. Pierre Thibodeau), Agathe (m. Joseph Dugas, son of Charles Dugas and Anne Leblanc),
  • Pierre (m. Marguerite Allain, daughter of Louis Allain and Anne Legere),
  • Francois (m. Adelaide Bourg, daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau),
  • Thadee (m. Madeleine Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie Joseph Hebert and then Marie Cormier, widow of Alexandre Godin)),
  • Joseph (m. Marie Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert and then Marguerite Pinet, widow of Pierre Theriault),
  • Rosalie
  • Remi (m. Charlotte Doiron).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Landry family pictures: Daniel Landry (1849-1926), son of Daniel Landry, pg. 273],   [Bruno Landry, son of Lazare Landry and his wife Luce Cormier, daughter of Paul Cormier, pg. 273],   Emma Landry, daughter of Adolphe Landry anther husband Col. Louis-Cyriac Daigle, pg. 273],   [Jean-Louis Landry, son of Elie Landry, and his wife Adeline Paulin, pg. 279],   [Johnnie Landry (b.1867), Victorian Landry (born 1861), both children of Jean-Louis Landry],   [Pascal Landry (1816-1894), son of Michel Landry, pg. 283],   Marguerite Landry (1841-1910, daughter of Michel Landry, wife of Philias Blanchard, pg.263],  [Auguste Landry (b.1815, son of Augustin Landry, pg.283], Elisabeth Landry (1849-1911, daughter of Ephrem Landry, wife of Michel Cormier, pg. 283], [Hughes Landry, pg. 255].


 

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The Landrys of Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Landrys of Quebec

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

Landrys in the 1881 Census – Croquette 

Landrys in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Landries 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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French Canadian Pioneers: The Tourangeaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers  

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Bertrand, Bidard, Bourg, Cordier, Dube, Jacques, Larouche, Martineau, Raymoneau, Thoine dit Valle LOCATIONS: Montreal, Neuville, Quebec, Contrecoeur, Cap-de-la-Madeleine | Vintage postcard of Neuville, Quebec (Route Nationale)

 

Charles Tourangeau / Pimpare | Marie-Louise Bourg

July 18th, 1724, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, de la Marine, Lignery]

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Champagnes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

 

Antoine Champagne/Ossant  |  Marie Vezina

October 5th, 1671 Quebec Continue reading

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