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The Bertins of Bathurst | New Brunswick

Bertin Genealogy

The first Bertin to settle in Canada was the Frenchman Joseph-Gabriel Bertin.  He was a sergeant with Montcalm’s troops (Languedoc regiment).   On November 10th, 1760 he married Marie-Josephe Lefebvre  in Cap-Sante, Quebec. It is their eldest son Dr. Jean-Joseph Bertin and his second wife Marguerite Pitre who would found the first New Brunswick line of Bertins. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Laviolettes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

 

Adrien Laviolette / Betourne | Marie Deshaies

before 1669  Sorel

[Occ. mil., L’Allier (Carignan-Salieres), Berthier]

[Baptismal record]

Antoine Laviolette / Guermier  | Marie-Clemence Comparet Continue reading

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Monte Family of Quebec and New Hampshire | Evelyn in Montreal

Jean Mayo said:

I am researching the following Monte family line in Quebec:

1. Clement Monte b.c. 1825…earliest ). and Julia ( maiden name unknown ).
2. Clement Monte and Rosella St. John. Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Cecyre, Lefebvre, Poissant

 

ZENON CECYRE

1877 – 1944

EPOUX DE Continue reading

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St. Constant Cemetery: Guertin, Lanctot, Lefevre

 

A LA MEMOIRE

MARIE GUERTIN

EPOUSE DE  Continue reading

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St. Constant Cemetery | Bellefleur, Lefebvre, Robert, Wilson

EDGAR BELLEFLEUR

1883 – 1944 Continue reading

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St. Constant Cemetery | Dulude, Lefebvre

HONORIUS LEFEBVRE

1873 – 1949 Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Fontaine, Lefebvre, Rousseau, Poissant

 

1864 JOSEPH POISSANT 1931

EPOUX DE Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Langlois of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Chamberlan, Chauvin, Huard, Langlois Kahnawake, Langlois Metis, Lefebvre, Lessard LOCATIONS: Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, St-Malo, France, Le Havre, Pabos, Trois-Rivieres | Vintage colour postcard of Main Street, St. Anne de Beaupre, early 20th century

 

Jacques Langlois | Marie-Therese Lessard

November 8th, 1681  Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Gauthiers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Gauthier + Bazire, Boucher, Camus, Denevers, Despres, Dore, Gauthier Native Metis, Guyon, Halle, Labastille, Lefebvre, Lhermite, Limbourg, Moitie, Petit, Tarieu LOCATIONS: Montreal, Quebec, Sillery, Trois-Rivieres, Beauport, Ste-Anne-de-la-Perade, Chateau-Richer, Cap-Sante | Vintage postcard Pharmacie Gauthier

Charles Gauthier / Boisverdun | Catherine Camus

August 1, 1656, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ.-] Continue reading

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The Caughnawaga Ploughing Match (1883) | Surnames: Tehoniataronwe, Montour, Jocks, Sky, Phillips, Daillebout, Patton, DeLorimier, Leaf

A GRAND SUCCESS – TWENTY NINE ENTRIES — EXCELLENT WORK — PRESENTING THE PRIZES.

The first ploughing competition ever held in Caughnawaga was looked forward to by the residents with an intense interest, which was not confined to the Indian reserve but spread among the farmers for miles around. The farm of John Tehoniataronwe had been chosen as the scene of the completion, and early on Saturday morning spectators began to arrive in large numbers. It is estimated that between four and five hundred people were on the ground, among them many visitors from the neighbourhood of Chateauguay.

For the first class, over 18 years of age, there were twenty-three entires, a number which few older and more pretentious associations could equal. Each man had to plough a width of twenty four feet by about two acres in length, with a prize ridge in the centre. The competitors drew lots for position, and at the given signal started off, every man appearing to be perfectly at home with the plough. Excellent work was done, indeed some of the farmers present declared it equal to the best they had seen. One of the judges remarked that he had seen some of the best Canadian pressmen do worse work. After over an hour’s examination, in addition to watching the progress of the work, the judges awarded the prizes in this class as follows:-

Class I – 1st prize, $8, Chief Montour; 2nd prize, $5, Matthew Jocks; 3rd prize, $4, Francis Sky; 4th prize, $2, Thomas Phillips. Continue reading

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