A Canadian Family

Natives, French Canadians & Acadians

Non-Natives on Native Reserves

FAH_VoyageursWhile transcribing First People surnames for the census project, I frequently come across non-Natives who were living on Canadian Indian Reserves or other areas inhabited by First Peoples. I’ve decided to collate them into one list and this is where you’ll find it!  Unfortunately, many of the original records are close to unintelligible so, where possible I’ve cross referenced them with other written records, but it’s not always possible to find the correct surname. For that reason, this is primarily a Finding Aid so I’ve included the direct links to the Census so you can verify the information for yourself. If you’re able to correct or add to the entries I hope you’ll do so by leaving information in the comment box below. Thanks!

Evelyn

 Transcription Now Underway – Upd. Nov. 28th      🙂

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French Canadian Pioneers: The St-Pierres of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: St-Pierre + Angard, Arbour, Barbeau, Crete, Ethier, Fontaine, Gerbert, Godefroy, Guerin, Guilbert, Lebeau, Onelle, Thibault LOCATIONS: Neuville, Quebec, Charlesbourg, St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Ile-d,Orleans | old painting of Charlesbourg, Quebec fort at the time of New France (Nouvelle France, Quebec)

 

Andre-Joseph St.Pierre / Michel | Marie-Madeleine Arbour

February 1st, 1762 Neuville

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, de Languedoc, de Rennepont] Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Fontaine, Lefebvre, Rousseau, Poissant

 

1864 JOSEPH POISSANT 1931

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Index: Headstones of Beauharnois Old Cemetery

These are recent photographs I’ve taken of headstones of the nearby Catholic Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément.  This is the older of two Catholic cemeteries in Beauharnois (Quebec) and contains remains from a still older cemetery. I will add new headstones every Thursday.


 

A – L


 

Allard, Emile

Barrington, J. Albert

Barrington, John Thomas

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Fontaines of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Denis Fontaine / Berdin / Lafontaine | Marie-Anne Savard

June 12th, 1713, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ.-]

Etienne Fontaine / Defontaine | Marie Conille

February 8th, 1683, St-Laurent (Ile-d’Orleans]

[Occ.-]  [Baptismal record]

Louis Fontaine / Denis / Lafontaine | Marguerite Sellerin

October 12th, 1671, Quebec (Notre-Dame(

[Occ. military, Carignan-Salieres, Laubia]

[Baptismal record]

Pierre Fontaine / Bienvenue | Marguerite Anthiaume

April 13th, 1692, Vercheres

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Louvigny] Continue reading

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Man’s Strange Disappearance 15 Years Ago Linked With Discovery (1933) | Surnames: Decaire (Dicaire), Goodleaf, Fontaine, Jargaille, Jocks, Lasnier, Mayo, Robertson

Warning: contents slightly graphic!

POLICE HARD ON TRAIL

Workman’s Gloves Worn by Victim, Pipe and Other Articles Turned Over For Investigation

The gruesome discovery of a skeleton in the Caughnawaga Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, made my three Indians digging a grave, may be linked with the strange disappearance 16 years ago of Mike Decaire, an Indian of Caughnawaga, who has never been found. Provincial detectives are at present checking up on those details as the missing man’s age and height correspond with the data given concerning the skeleton examined by Dr. Rosario Fontaine, provincial medico-legal expert. Continue reading

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Gerard Theriault m. Muriel French | Evelyn in Montreal

As a follow-up to Jonathan Theriault’s query about Gerard Theriault (son of Joseph Theriault and Liliane Malo of Timmins, Ontario) who married Muriel French (daughter of Felix French and Anna Wilda Swan of Iroquois Falls) in Notre Dame Assomption Parish (Hearst, Cochrane, Ontario on October 16th, 1948), here is more information from the maternal French line. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Denis of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Denis + Bonaventure, Filles du Roi, Fontaine, Lapierre, Laroche, Tourangeau LOCATIONS Quebec, L'Ange Gardien, Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Riviee St. Jean, Tours (France) | Vintage b/w photograph of Varenne, Quebec presbytery (Presbytère de Varennes)

Claude-Elisabeth Denis/ Denys/Bonaventure | Louise Marguerite Denys de la Ronde

November 25th, 1748, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine] Continue reading

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: A Canadian Family Marriages – Jan.18th

Mainly Quebec and New Brunswick Marriages

from church records

1825 – 1910

Theriault, Joseph and Dupont, Sophie 

(18 Jan 1825, St-Jean-Port-Joli L’Islet Chaudiere-Appalaches Quebec CAN)

Doiron, Joseph F and Gionet, Marthe

(18 Jan 1869, New Brunswick CAN) Continue reading

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