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The Jeans | 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.

 

The earliest Caraquet Jeans were from a group who came from Quebec at the end of the 1830s in the midst of a severe economic crisis. They settled in various communities in the area. The Caraquet founding couple were Pierre Jean (son of Regis Jean and Marie-Joseph Gauvin) who had married Rosalie Rose Lepage (daughter of Antoine Lepage and Catherine Nolet) while still in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.

 

They had the following children:

  • Marguerite (m. Beloni Plourde, prob. the son of Stanislas Plourde and Perpetue Hudon fit Beaulieu),
  • Adelaide (m. Stanislas Plourde, son of Pierre Plourde and Perpetue Hudon dit Beaulieu),
  • David (m. Seraphie Barry, daughter of John Barry and Marie Gionet),
  • Edouard (m. Symphorienne Savoie, daughter of Edouard Savoie and Charlotte Robichaud and then Marie Guignard, widow of Francois David),
  • Narcisse (m. Osithe Noel, daughter of Jean Noel and Marie Garant and then Marie Salomee Guignard, daughter of Pierre Guignard and Marguerite Savoie and finally Madeleine Leclerc, daughter of Marcel Leclerc and Marie Hache).
  • Pierre (m. Marie-Madeleine Gionet, daughter of Charles Gionet and Genevieve LeBreton), then Archange Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault).
  • Joachim Toussaint (m. Antoinette Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault),
  • Therese (m. Regis Hache, son of Antoine Hache and Celeste Landry),
  • Souveraine,
  • Marie-Desanges aka Marie-Jeanne (m. Joseph Gallant, son of Antoine Gallant and Celeste Landry).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Jean family pictures: [Avila Jean, son of Michel Jean, pg. 263].


 

Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers: The Jeans 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

The Jeans in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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The Godins | 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  🙂

 

New Brunswick founding families - The Godins of Shippegan

 

There are three early Godin couples in Shippegan – Alexandre Godin (prob. the son of Pierre Godin  and Ann Robertson) and Anne DeGrace, Pierre Godin (son of Jean-Baptiste Godin and Rosalie Theriault) and Anne Robertson (daughter of James Robertson and Helene Morrison).

Alexandre Godin and Anne DeGrace‘s children included:

Alexandre,

William (m. Philomene McLaughlin, daughter of Robert McLaughlin and Martha LeBreton),

  • Anne, 
  • Felicite Godin (m. Micael LeBreton, son of William LeBreton and Marguerite Basque),
  • Marie (m. Joseph Bernard (son of Joseph Bernard and Marie Gallant),
  • Philomene (m. Ferdinand Losier, son of Prosper Losier and Susanne Robichaud),
  • Joseph (m. Helene Robinson, daughter of Thomas Robinson and Olive Brault),
  • Pierre, 
  • Eugene,
  • Lange, 
  • Luce, 
  • Francois

 

Pierre Godin and Anne Robertson‘s children were:

  • James (m. Philomene Hache, daughter of Sebastien Hache and Marthe Chiasson),
  • Pierre (m. Marie Leger).

 

 

Related Posts

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Degraces of Shippegan

The Godins of Shippegan

The Robichauds of Shippegan

French-Canadian Pioneers: The Godins of Quebec

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

 

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The Alberts | 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 the comment box below  🙂

 

The Albert family - pioneers of Shippegan | New Brunswick Genealogy

 

Isaac Albert, son of Isaac Albert Albert and Osite Mailloux of Caraquet, first married Marie Chiasson, daughter of Augustin Chiasson and Marie Lanteigne in 1845. Osite died in 1882, and Isaac Albert later married Marie Duguay (Germain Robichaud’s widow) in Shippegan on October 11th, 1886.  Continue reading

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Paquetville Cemetery: World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers

Paquetville CemeteryWhenever I visit a cemetery I always stop and pay my respects to any fallen heroes. Since Remembrance Day is this week in Canada, I’m sharing a memorial stone I saw several years ago when I was visiting Paquetville (Gloucester County) New Brunswick. As you will see from the genealogy notes below, these soldiers never came back home to Paquetville. They rest on the battlefields of Europe.

A la memoire de nos bien aimes soldats

(in the memory of our beloved soldiers)

Frederic Theriault

Felix Labrie

Alfred Gallant

Jacques Theriault

Ernest Pinette

Docithe Hebert

Francois Savoie

Joseph Hache

Frederic Vautour

 

 

Some Historical/Genealogy Notes:

Louis-Felix Labrie (b. 13 Jan 1897, Shippegan) died on August 28th, 1918 at the age of 21 yrs. and is buried at Quebec Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France. His parents were David Labrie and Hombeline Hebert of Paquetville. He had served with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) of the 22nd Bn. Sources: Registers of the Parish of St-Jerome, Commonwealth War Graves & CEF.

Frank Savoie died on June 2nd, 1916. He had enlisted at the age of only 15 years old and was dead just after his 16th birthday. His parents were Henri and Marie Obeline Savoie. He served with the 42nd Bn. of the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) and is buried at Memin Gate (Ypres) Memorial in Belgium. Sources: Commonwealth War Graves

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