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The Caissies | 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.


Jean Caissie of Bonaventure, Quebec was the son of Felix Caissie and Eugenie Boudreau In about 1865 Jean married Marie-Heloise Corbet. Marie-Heloise was from Guernsey Island. It’s believed that the couple were married in the Gaspe because his first daughter was born in Quebec. After his death, his wife married Thadee Landry. Continue reading

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