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French Canadian Pioneers | The Pinets of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Pierre Pinet | Marguerite Michaud

February 18th, 1765 Kamouraska Continue reading

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The Parises | Pioneers of Caraquet

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). Continue reading

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The Gagnons | Pioneers of Caraquet

Michel Gagnon was a Quebecker who arrived in Caraquet in the mid 19th century and married Marie-Anne Theriault (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Marie Hache).  Their children were: Sophie, Marie, Sophie, Joseph (m. Anne Pinet, widow of Jules Morais), Jean-Baptiste Gagnon, Frederic (m. Mathilde Pinet, daughter of Anthime Pinet and Venerante Landry), Ubald, Michel (m. Philomene Michaud of Van Buren, Maine).


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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Gagnons of Quebec

The Landrys of Caraquet

The Landrys of Shippegan

The Pinets of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Michauds of Quebec


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.

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The Alberts | Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Gabriel Albert’s origin is unknown but it’s believed that he came from the Quebec Alberts and was one of a group of Quebec fishermen who came to fish in Chaleurs Bay. What is certain  is that Gabriel Albert married Genevieve Bouthillier (daughter of Joseph Bouthillier and Angelique Giraud dit Saint-Jean) in about 1751.

Their children were: Pierre (m. Genevieve Denys, daughter of Louis Denys and Madeleine Larocque), Marie (m. first to Michel Parise, son of Gilles Parise and Angelique Michaud and then to Francois Gionet, formerly married to Marie LeVicaire), Jean-Baptiste (m. Therese Lanteigne (daughter of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau), Jeanne (m. Jean Lacroix). Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Chasses of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec



Jean Chasse / Chassey | Marie-Josephe Migneau

June 27th, 1735 Kamouraska

[Oc.. salt smuggler] Continue reading

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Caron m. Pelletier | Evelyn in Montreal

Query from John Nelson:

“Has anyone out there ever come across a Caroline Desrosieres married to a Magloire Caron in Quebec circa. late 18th century to early 19th century? There is a daughter, Angelique Caron who married Alexandre Rossignol 9/10/1810 in St-Roch des Aulnaies. The parish records of St-Roch reportedly lists this Caron-Desrosieres couple as her parents. This is contrary to some personal information I received from another genforum user.” Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Rossignols of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


Julien Rossignol |  Marie-Catherine Michaud

January 7th, 1771, Kamouraska

[Occ. sailor navigator] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Asselins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

David Asselin | Catherine Baudard dit Pollet

August 28th, 1655, Le Poleet (St-Pierre), Dieppe

[Occ. -] Continue reading

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Michaud, Elzear – 1956

Canadian FamilyElzear Michaud

1863  –  1956

Husband of

Zoe Ouellet

1869  –   ?


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Caron m. Rossignol | Evelyn in Montreal

The question was whether anyone was familiar with ”a Caroline Desrosieres who was married to a Magloire Caron in Quebec circa. late 18th century to early 19th century” and a certain Marie Angelique Caron. Continue reading

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Evelyn in Montreal: Michaud m. Lagace (Van Buren, 1851)

Down in the comments section of another post, Beth said:


I’m trying to find if Jean Michaud and Rose Lagace (married Aug 4 1851) had a son Joseph who grew up to marry a Sophie St. Pierre. Please let me know if you have any info ?  Beth


I’m sorry, Beth, I don’t have this couple’s offspring. Although they are French Canadians I`m presuming they settled down in the USA? Perhaps one of our American readers with access to American sources will be able to help you.

Here is the information I do have in my database:

Jean-Marie Michaud m. Rose Lagace (Mignier) on 4 Aug 1851 in Van Buren (Aroostook ME USA). Jean-Marie’s parents were Jean Baptiste Michaud and Elisabeth Langlais. Rose was the daughter of  Germain Lagace and Marie Leclerc.

Source: BMS2000




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Early French-Canadian Pioneers: The Michauds of Quebec

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