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French Canadian Pioneers: The Greniers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Etienne Grenier / Garnier / Parisien | Marie-Josephe Rate

November 10th, 1760 St. Pierre (Ile-d’Orleans)

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, de Berry, de Villemontes] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The St-Pierres of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


Charlesbourg earliest settlers


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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St.Constant Cemetery: Guerin, Provost


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Bourget, Guerin | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Guerin Bourget


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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Joseph Laramee and Philomene Boudrias, Alphonse Laramee and Victorine Guerin

Joseph Laramee (son of Jean Baptiste Laramee and Olive Pitre) married Philomene Boudrias (widow of Joseph Mallette) on March 4th, 1889 in Ste-Philomene Parish in Mercier. At the time of the 1911 census, they were living in Caughnawaga with their children Joseph, Cecille, Lucenne, Arthur, Edouard.

Another household with the same family surname in the Sault-St-Louis census consisted of the couple Alphonse Laramee and Victorine Guerin, and their children Aime, Alphonce, Leonie, Bernadette, Jeanne, Gabrielle and Jean-Baptiste. Continue reading

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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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Guerin m. Lefebvre | Evelyn in Montreal

Deborah Waddell wrote –

I am looking for LeFebvre Perrie around the early 1800′s. I am looking him up as my great great grandfather I know that he had a child name Zoe, and Zoe married Hormisdas Guerin had a girl name Emma Guerin. Emma was born in March of 1884. If you could help with any information I would greatly appreciate it.

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Andres of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Charles (Charles-Romain) Andre / Larose  | Marie-Elisabeth Cantara

October 20th, 1760, St-Michel-de-Yamaska

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine]

Louis Andre / St-Amand |  Anne Samson

February 20th, 1730, Lachine

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Guerins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Traditional Quebec spinning | habtantBertrand Guerin | Marguerite Gariepy

February 9th, 1739, Lachenaie

[Occ. storekeeper] Continue reading

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