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Grenier, St. Vincent-de-Paul, Vallieres | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

Grenier, St. Vincent-de-Paul, Vallieres | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

 

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Sister St-Vincent-de-Paul  1864 – 1954

Sister Georgianna Vallieres  1873 – 1954 Continue reading

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Jacques Bernier, Farmer | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

BERNIER Jacques Bernier and Antoinette Grenier were married on July 23rd, 1656 and settled down on the Ile d'Orleans.

 

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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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French Canadian Pioneers: The Garniers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

Garnier settlers - Early French Canadian pioneers

 

Antoine Garnier |  Marie-Helene Desnoux

August 22nd, 1725 Quebec Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Maheux of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Maheux - Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

Rene Maheux / Maheau  |  Jeanne Garnier Grenier

July 30th, 1657 Quebec Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Grenier, Groulx, Martel

Headstone: JOLIVET    | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries

 

EN MEMOIRE DE

JOSEPH GROULX

1854 – 1928 Continue reading

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The Parises | 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.

 

The Parise pioneering couple descended from Quebeckers from St-Louis-de-Kamouraska. Michel-Ignace Parise was the son of Gilles Parise and Julienne Chevrier of Paris, France. He married  Angelique Michaud, daughter of Pierre Michaud and Madeleine Lalime Thibodeau. Their children included: Genevieve, Michel (m. Marie Albert, daughter of Gabriel Albert and Genevieve Bouthillier), Angelique, Marie, Rosalie, Louis, Remi and finally Agathe. Michel-Ignace’s son Michel Parise married Marie Albert (daughter of Gabriel Albert and Genevieve Bouthillier).

 

The Caraquet children of Michel Parise and Marie Albert were:

  • Genevieve (m. Pierre-Leon Roussi, son of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau),
  • Michel (m. Rosalie Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau, and then Louise Grenier),
  • Angelique (m. Louis Roussi, son of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau and then
  • Francois Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau),
  • Marie (m. Jean Lanteigne, son of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau),
  • Rosalie (m. Pierre Paulin, son of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Isabelle Gasse),
  • Louis (m. Madeleine Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau),
  • Remi (m. Archange Duguay, daughter of Pierre Duguay and Josette LeBrasseur),
  • Agathe (m. Edouard Bouthillier, son of Rene Bouthillier and Genevieve Chiasson).

 

 

Related Posts

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

Parises in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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