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Cormier Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

New Brunswick Pioneers

 

The earliest Cormier I’ve found in Grande-Anse were Agapit Cormier (son of Damase Cormier and Marie Hache) and Agapit’s first wife Philomene Hache (daughter of Pierre Hache and Theorist Duguay, 1849) and second wife Virginie Doucet (daughter of William Doucet and Mary Deroseby (?) of Grande-Riviere, QC, 1897). Continue reading

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Bertin Family of Grande Anse | New Bandon

The Grande-Anse Bertins descend from the pioneer  Bertins of nearby Bathurst, New Brunswick through one of their sons Joseph Bertin.

Joseph Bertin and his wife  Louise Boudrault / Boudreau (daughter of Joseph Boudreau and Rosalie Hache)  married in 1816 in Holy Family Church, Bathurst, Tharsille (m. Fabien/Fabian Theriault, 1854, Grande-Anse), Sigfroi (m. Celestin Hache, 1839, Petit-Rocher), Hilarion (m. Angele Boudreau, 1884), Antoine / Anthony  (m. Marguerite Arsenault, Bathurst), MarieContinue reading

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The Gionets | 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

Caraquet history

 

The first Gionets to settle in Caraquet were Francois Gionet and his first wife Marie LeVicaire (daughter of Pierre LeVicaire and Francoise Rousseau).

 

Their children were:

  • Pierre (m. Anne Robert dit LeBreton, daughter of Pierre Francois dit LeBreton and Therese Boise and then Marguerite Frigault, daughter of Pierre Frigault and Josette Bouthillier),
  • Genevieve (m. Nicolas Chiasson, son of Joseph Chiasson  and Anne Hache), 
  • Francois (m. Marie Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau),
  • Marguerite (m. Francois Robert dit Lebreton, son of Francois Robert dit Lebreton and Therese Boise),
  • Madeleine (m. Julien Robert dit LeBreton, son of Francois Robert dit Lebreton and Therese Boise),
  • Jean (m. Veronique Duguay, daughter of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau),
  • Anne-Marie (m. Jean-Baptiste Mallet, son of Jean Mallet and Marie Duguay),
  • Marie (m. Alexandre Morais, son of Jacques Morais and Agnes Lebouthillier),
  • Felicite (m. Joseph Mallet, son of Jean Marie Mallet and Marie Duguay),
  • Charles (m. Felicite Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau) and then (m. Genevieve Robert dit Lebreton, daughter of Rene Robert dit LeBreton, daughter of Rene Robert dit LeBreton and Anne Hebert)
  • Victoria (m. Julien Mallet, son of Jean Mallet and Marie Duguay).

Francois Gionet married a second time to Marie Albert but the couple had no children.

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Gionet family pictures:  [Raphael Gionet, son of Joseph Gionet, and his wife Marie, daughter of Edouard Gionet, pg. 203,   [Jean Gionet (1823-1915), son of Jean Gionet, pg. 203],   [Gustave Gionet (b.1840, son of Jean Gionet, pg. 203],   [Family of Joseph Gionet and Rose-Anne Parise – Elisabeth, Marie, Rose-Anne Parise, Josephine Gionet, Henri, Joseph Gionet, pg. 206],   [Honore Saul Goner (1831-1916), pg. 210], [Augustin Gionet, son of Daniel Gionet, pg. 263]


 

 

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External Links

Gionets in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Gionets in Gloucester County 

 

 

 

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The Cormiers | 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.

Caraquet Cormier pioneers

 

The original Cormiers in Canada (Robert Cormier and Marie Theriault) came from La Rochelle, France. The earliest Cormier couples I have found in Caraquet are the three sons of Jean-Baptiste Cormier and Marie Theriault.

 

1. Alexis Cormier and Elisabeth Gauthier (daughter of Joseph Gauthier and Marguerite Bujold) had the following children:

  • Joseph Alexis, 
  • Nicolas (m. Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr),
  • Florent,
  • Jean-Baptiste,
  • Thadee,
  • Elisabeth Rebecca,
  • Julien,
  • Reine-Elisabeth,
  • Frederic,
  • Victoire (m. Jean-Baptiste Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert).

 

2. Jean Cormier and Anastasie Aucoin (prob. the daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marguerite Dupuis) had the following children:

  • Madeleine (m. Desiree Blanchard, son of Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Admirault and then m. Beloni Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard, and finally m. Michel Hache),
  • Marie (m. Leon Brideau, son of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Vienneau),
  • Thomas (m. Francoise Pinet, daughter of Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau),
  • Marguerite,
  • Paul (m. Reine Gauvin, daughter of Charles Gauvin and Madeleine Paulin),
  • Julie (m. Jean de la Croix Charles Leblanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Francoise Dugas),
  • Etienne (m. Rosalie Godin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Godin and Rosalie Theriault),
  • Ambroise (m. Olive Theriault, daughter of Pierre Theriault and Marguerite Pinet)

 

3. Joseph Cormier  and his first wife  Madeleine Savoie (daughter of Jean Savoie and Anne Landry) had the following children:

  • Marguerite (m. Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Josette Daigle),
  • Benjamin (m. Angelique Doiron, daughter of Joseph Doiron and Marie D’Entremont dit Dazie),
  • Joseph (m. Elisabeth Arsenault, daughter of Eustache Arsenault and Marie Savoie, and then (m. Genevieve Levesque, daughter of Francois Levesque and Marie Granger).

 

Joseph Cormier and his second wife Marie-Joseph LeBlanc (daughter of Joseph Leblanc and Marie-Joseph Daigle). had the following children:

  • Helene (m. Joseph Fournier, son of Jacques Fournier and Catherine Turgeon),
  • Marie-Julie (m. Pierre Babin, son of Ambroise Babin and Anne Cyr),
  • Theotiste (m. Joseph Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet),
  • Marie-Jeanne Elisabeth (m. Joseph Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste Lepage and Rose Arsenault),
  • Louis, (m. Mathurin Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon), Aime-Constant (m. Brigitte Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon),
  • Rosalie (m. Gregoire Comeau, son of Francois Comeau and Marie Leblanc),
  • Ephrem (m. Genevieve Leblanc, son of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon),
  • Hubert (m. Marguerite Lejeune, daughter of Louis Lejeune and Marguerite Marquis), 
  • Raphael (m. Nathalie Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon).

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Cormier family pictures: [Charles Cormier, son of Thomas Cormier (1817-1904), pg. 101],   [Michel Cormier (b.1844), son of Charles Cormier, pg. 101],   Xavier Cormer (son of Melchiade Cormier) and wife Valerie Legere, daughter of Stanislas Leger, pg. 107],   [Maxime Cormier, son of Dominique Cormier, and his wife Rose Poirier, pg.107]   [Seraphin Cormier, son of Melchiade Cormier (1835-1905), pg. 113]   Mrs. Seraphin Cormier (1848-1883), maiden name Charlotte Legere, pg.113],   [Suzanne A. Cormier (1846-1931), Sylvain A. Cormier, Anicet Cormier, Marie Cormier (daughter of Augustin Cormier), pg. 116],  [Anatole Cormier, pg.247],   [Antoine S. Cormier, pg.247],   [Augustazade P. Cormier, pg.247],,   [Raphael S. Cormier, pg.247],  [Irenee J. Cormier, pg.377],   [Gelase A. Cormier, pg.377],   [Gillette Cormier (1820-1909), wife of Jean-Louis Poirier, pg.414],   [Michel C. Cormier, pg.377]


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Cormier, Xavier, 1899. Xavier Cormier’s barn was destroyed by fire]   [Cormier, Sylvestre, 1918, Our main merchants – D.D. Landry, Jos.-L. Blanchard and Sylvestre Cormier have been doing great business]   [Cormier, Seraphin, 1902, August 25th, the marriage of Richard Hache (son of deceased Juste Hache and deceased Suzanne Cormier) and Marie Dina Theriault (daughter of Timothy Theriault and Marie Godin). Wedding dinner for more than 200 people at Mrs. Theriault’s house. Seraphin Cormier placed his new house at the disposal of the newly married couple. Honore Godin was the “home de police”(?) for the day.


 

 

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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

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Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

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Cormiers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Cormiers in Gloucester 

 

 

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The Laroques | 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  🙂

 

Pioneers of Shippegan Lameque Miscou - The Laroque family

 

The first Laroques in Shippegan were Honore Laroque (son of Michel Larocque and Brigitte Mallet) and Marthe Stibre. Their children included:

  • Rachel,
  • Hortense,
  • Gaspard (m. Marie Hache, daughter of Octave Hache and Anastasie Chiasson),
  • Philorome,
  • Honore (m. Louise Hache, daughter of Octave Hache and Natalie Chiasson),
  • Adolphe,
  • Marie (m. William Ward, son of William Ward and Marie Bezeau),
  • Felix,
  • Alexandrine,
  • Joseph (m. Justine Chiasson, daughter of Fidele Chiasson and Adeline Duke).

 

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The Plourdes | 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 Caraquet Plourdes descend from the French-Canadian pioneering couple Rene Plourde and Jeanne Marguerite Berube. Two Plourde brothers (Beloni and Stanislas Plourde) who had married two sisters (Marguerite and Adelaide Jean) in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec eventually settled in Caraquet.

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The Pinets | 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.

Caraquet history

 

The Acadians Pierre Pinet (a navigator) and Marie Vienneau (daughter of Michel Vienneau and Therese Baude) were married in St. Charles-de-Bellechasse, Quebec. Pierre’s parents were Charles dit Lejeune and Marie Testard of Grand-Pre (Acadia). Pierre’s first wife had been Monique Trahan (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Trahan and Marie-Joseph Boudreau).

 

Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau had the following children:

  • Pierre
  • Marie (m. Francois Cormier, son of Pierre Cormier and Anne-Marie Gaudet),
  • Pierre Dominique (m. Rose Boudreau, daughter of Joseph Boudreau and Anne Hache),
  • Pierre,
  • Genevieve (m. Jean-Baptiste Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard),
  • Pierre (m. Barbe Dugas, daughter of Joseph Dugas and Agathe Landry),
  • Marguerite (m. Pierre Theriault and then Joseph Landry),
  • Francoise (m. Thomas Cormier, son of Jean Cormier and Anastasie Aucoin) and
  • Euphrosine (m. Jean-Baptiste Paulin, son of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Isabelle Gasse).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Pinet family pictures  [Francois Pinet (1853-1925), son of Luc Pinet, pg. 395]


 

 

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Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

External Links

Pinets in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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