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St. Constant Cemetery | Bellefleur, Cary, Gervais, Poupart, Robidoux

1883 JOSEPH BELLEFLEUR 1944

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1861 OLYMPE GERVAIS 1940

1892 REAL BELLEFLEUR 1972 Continue reading

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St.Constant Cemetery: Colpron, Cusson, Emard, Gervais

1809 Marie Emard 1895

1805 Julien Gervais 1904

1847 Napoleon Gervais 1920 Continue reading

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Gervais Georgette, Cote Emma, Gervais Armand | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

GenealogyGEORGETTE GERVAIS

1910 – 1923

EMMA COTE

1866 – 1948

ARMAND GERVAIS

1901 – 1949

DELPHIS GERVAIS

1866 – 1953

MARIA GERVAIS

1894 – 1954

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Indexes: Quebec & New Brunswick Cemeteries

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers (Cote)

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Loiselle, Pierre, Loiselle Joseph Arthur, Huot Beatrice, Loiselle Alice, Loiselle Rollande, Gervais Gaston | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)LOISELLE

1848   PIERRE   1904

1898   JOSEPH ARTHUR   1980

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1902   BEATRICE HUOT   1951

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1904   ALICE LOISELLE   1977

1921   ROLLANDE   2008

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1921   GASTON GERVAIS   1997

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec   (Loiselle)

Indexes: Quebec & New Brunswick Cemeteries

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Reader Query: The Viaus of Kahnawake (2/2)

Following some research I did awhile back for Carmen Vieau   about her father’s belief that their family was in some way connected to Caughnawaga, I decided to list the Caughnawaga-related Viau marriages that I have from their parish records, as well as some links to related census records.

The first Viau couple that I identified who were associated with  Caughnawaga for many years consisted of Alexis Viau (son of Joseph Viau and Felicite Briault) who had married Theotiste Guerin (daughter of Jean Guerin and Marie Louise Marotte) on February 14th, 1825 in her parish of La-Nativite-de-la-Ste-Vierge in Lapraire. The Viaus were from Laprairie. Alexis descended from Joseph and Felicite and then  1. Louis Viau who had married Felicite Breau on January 17th, 1791  and 2. Pierre Viau who had married Marie Menard  in Longueuil (Chambly)  on January 17th, 1747.

If we turn our attention back to Alexis Viau and Theotiste Guerin at the time they were living in Kahnawake, we can see the following offspring who were all married in St-Francois-Xavier Parish:

Caughnawaga Kahnawake marriages | Mohawk genealogyOctave Viau married Hermine Brunot (daughter of Augustin Brunot and Catherine Decoste) on January 14th, 1856.

Francois Xavier Bourdeau (son of Francois Bourdeau and Charlotte Gagnon) married Anne Viau on November 3rd, 1857.

Gilbert Viau married Odile Gibeau (daughter of Jacques Gibeau and Angelique Perras) on July 4th, 1864. (A note on the marriage records states that he had previously been married to Cleophee Bourdeau but I haven’t located the marriage record).

Hormidas Viau married Alphonsine Gagnon (daughter of Francois Gagnon and Marie Rufiange) on February 11th, 1870.

Isaie Viau L’Esperance married Marie Livernois (daughter of Francois Livernois and Sophie Viau) on October 9th, 1871.

Other Viau marriages from the St-Francois-Xavier Parish records

Gedeon Viau (Louis Viau/Catherine Demers of St-Constant)

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Reader Query: Duquettes in Caughnawaga | Part 2/3

This is a follow-up to an earlier post in which Donna Lee Duquette was asking whether I could shed light on any possible connections between her Duquette ancestors and Caughnawaga.

My basic findings are that one line of Duquettes settled in the region of Chateauguay, and some of these were among the French Canadians who were allowed at one time to live in Caughnawaga. Most of these were farmers who were permitted to lease land (which is no longer the case).

Here are a few connections I’ve found after a cursory examination of several online sources and I would ask that any readers with connections (or further information) about these Duquettes  consider leaving information or contact details in the comment boxes below. Merci!

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A Caughnawaga marriage from 1864

Duquettes in Caughnawaga KahnawakeJean Baptiste Duquette (son of Jean Baptiste Duquette and Josette Laberge) married Virginie Viau (daughter of Joseph Viau and Marie Anne Gervais) on January 25th, 1864 in St-Francois-Xavier Parish in Caughnawaga.

Note 1: Viau family – At a certain point, Virginie’s uncle Alexis Viau died, and his wife Theotiste Guerin remarried and gave birth to many children in Caughnawaga.

This Jean Baptiste Duquette (who married Virginie Viau) descends as follows from Denys Duquette and Catherine Gauthier –

Jean Baptiste Duquette and Marie Josette Laberge who married on 12 January 1761 in Chateauguay. Continue reading

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