A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 1 – 20

HOUSEHOLD 1   Iroquois

Martin Laurent, 47   Martin Mary Ann, 25

Martin Cecile, 18, Martin Louise, 16, Martin  Mary-Ann, 14, Martin Angus, 8, Martin Agathe, 6 Continue reading

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Dionne | Riviere-Ouelle – Chemin de la Haute-Riviere

Dionne | Riviere-Ouelle - Chemin de la Haute-Riviere


To the memory of

Remi Dionne

died in

Ste Anne de la Pocatiere

1 Mar 1893 (?)



Remi-Elie Dionne had been married to Ozelina Lafrance. He died in La Pocatiere on March 9th, 1893 and was buried by the Parish of Ste-Anne on March the 13th.


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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lafrances of Quebec

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Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



February 23, 2011 Posted by | . | , , | Leave a comment

Pierre & Jean Baptiste Rouleau | Evelyn in Montreal

Kathy Link was looking for genealogical  information about Pierre Rouleau and his brother Jean-Baptiste who were both early French-Canadian settlers in Riviere-Ouelle (La-Pocatiere), Quebec. The Rouleaus are in my database because they married into the Lagace dit Mignier family. They’re not one of my focus families, so what you’ll see below is data I’ve entered about some of the earliest descendants who married. This information has been collected from printed church registers and online  indexes (not primary documents).



We are indebted to the Rouleau Family Association for making a clear distinction between Pierre’s two Josette Boucher wives and I’ve included a link below to their excellent website. Their website introduces several Rouleau lines from Quebec so I think it’s a must for those just beginning Rouleau/Rullo/Rullots research.



1. Pierre Rene Rouleau and Elisabeth Pholin were married in 1710 in Bacilly Avranches Normandie France. Two children from this marriage were: + 2 M i. Pierre Rouleau / Rullot + 3 M ii. Jean Baptiste Rouleau/Rullot. Both Pierre and Jean Baptiste emmigrated to Quebec, Canada and by 1747 were settled in the Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere region. According to the Rouleau Association (see link), Pierre and his brother were both farmers and Jean-Baptiste’s farm was actually in family hands until 1967.



2. Pierre Rouleau / Rullot I (Pierre Rene 1) was married three times. His first two wives were both named Josette Boucher!

He first married Josette Boucher/St Pierre, daughter of Pierre Boucher and Anne Darde on 15 Jan 1748 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere (Kamouraska) Quebec. Some children from this marriage were: + 4 F i. Anne Joseph Rouleau + 5 F ii. Marie Josephte Rouleau + 6 F iii. Catherine Rouleau + 7 F iv. Marguerite Rouleau.

Pierre’s second wife was Josephte Boucher – the daughter of Philippe Boucher and Marie Dionne. They were married on 20 Sep 1756 in Riviere-Ouelle (Kamouraska) Quebec. Some children from this marriage were: + 8 F i. Angelique Rouleau + 9 F ii. Charlotte Rouleau + 10 F iii. Euphrosine Rouleau + 11 M iv. Jean Baptiste Rouleau + 12 M v. Pierre Joseph Rouleau + 13 F vi. Victoire Rouleau

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March 21, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Riviere Ouelle Plaque to Pioneers Jean Anctil / St-Jean & Marguerite Levesque

This plaque is dedicated to the founding couple of the Anctils in North America

and has been placed in Riviere-Ouelle at the exact location of Jean Anctil’s land grant.

ANCTIL, LEVESQUE Jean Anctil/St-Jean married Marguerite Levesque on 25 Nov 1738 in Riviere-Ouelle (Kamouraska) in the Bas-St-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada.


Anctil/St-Jean/Levesque – Founding Family

Jean Anctil/St-Jean married Marguerite Levesque on 25 Nov 1738 in Riviere-Ouelle (Kamouraska) in the Bas-St-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. Jean was from Ducey (St-Pair, Manche) in France and he was the son of Louis Anquetil and Jeanne Fontaine.

He arrived in Quebec in 1734 and was a fisherman. His wife Marguerite was the daughter of Francois-Robert Levesque and Charlotte Aubert. The couple settled in La Pocatiere. Continue reading

February 23, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Berube, Emond, Roussel Memorial Headstone

This is one of the memorial headstones that I photographed during my genealogical vacation in Riviere-Ouelle a few years ago. It was placed there by the Association des Roussel d’Amerique in honour of Jacques Roussel (1720-1805) and his first and second wives. His wives were  Marie-Genevieve Berube (1731-1766) and Genevieve Gabrielle Emond (1735-1802). The stone also states that Jacques Roussel was from Evran in Bretagne (France). The final inscription at the bottom calls these couples : “the ancestors of the Roussels in America”.


Berube, Emond, Roussel Memorial Headstone



Genealogy of the first Roussel generations Continue reading

February 14, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments