Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (4) | Lagace/Mignier, Ignace to Julien – Links Restored
This is the 4th in a series of posts in which I share marriages extracted from my database (A Canadian Family) where the groom was a Lagace/Mignier who descended from the Quebec pioneer couple Andre Mignier dit Lagace (Soldier of the Regiment Carignan) and his wife, the “fille du roi” – Jacquette Michel.
Please see Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (1) for important notes and an index.
A Canadian Family Tree (4) | Lagace/Mignier, Ignace to Julien
Lagace / Mignier, Ignace | Gagnon, Angelique/Angele
Married: 27 Nov 1820 Baie-du-Febvre Yamaska QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Irenee | Fortin, Hermine
Married: 28 Jul 1873 L’Islet-sur-Mer L’Islet Chaudiere-Appalaches QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Isaac | Ouellet, Modeste
Married: 1814 St-Roch-des-Aulnaies L’Islet Chaudiere-Appalaches QC CAN Continue reading
This is the 3rd in a series of posts in which I share marriages extracted from my database (A Canadian Family) where the groom was a Lagace/Mignier who descended from the Quebec pioneer couple Andre Mignier dit Lagace (Soldier of the Regiment Carignan) and his wife, the “fille du roi” – Jacquette Michel.
Please see Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (1) for important notes and an index.
A Canadian Family Tree (3) | Lagace/Mignier, Felix to Hubert
Lagace / Mignier, Felix | Beaulieu, Delina
Married: 30 Aug 1892 Grand Isle Aroostook ME USA
Lagace / Mignier, Felix | Pelletier, Marie
Married: 17 Oct 1906 St-Paul-de-la-Croix Temiscouata Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Ferdinand | Belanger, Celina
Married: 29 Jan 1884 St-Mathieu-de-Rioux Rimouski QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Firmin | Bernier, Rose
Married: 3 Feb 1913 Granby Shefford QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Flavien | Francoeur, Melina
Married: 1 Feb 1886 Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Flavien Pierre | Gamache, Celeste
Married: 18 Nov 1851 La Pocatiere Kamouraska QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Florent | Lagace / Mignier, Claudia
Married: 1895 Madawaska Aroostook ME USA
This is the 2nd in a series of posts in which I share marriages extracted from my database (A Canadian Family) where the groom was a Lagace/Mignier who descended from the Quebec pioneer couple Andre Mignier dit Lagace (Soldier of the Regiment Carignan) and his wife, the “fille du roi” – Jacquette Michel.
First visit? Please see Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (1) for important notes and an index.
A Canadian Family Tree (2) | Lagace/Mignier, Calixte to Evariste
Lagace / Mignier, Calixte | Caron, Anna
Married: 27 May 1913 St-Roch-des-Aulnaies L’Islet Chaudiere-Appalaches QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Calixte | Gauvin, Tajance
Married: 13 Nov 1876 Ste-Perpetue L’Islet Chaudiere-Appalaches QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Charles | Dionne, Flavie
Married: 13 Aug 1878 St-Pascal Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Charles | Racicot, Lucie
Married: 11 Nov 1868 Montreal QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Charles | Lizotte, Marie
Married: 28 Jul 1884 St-Pacome Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Charles | Miville / Deschenes, Philomene
Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (1) | Lagace/Mignier, Abraham to Bruno – Links Restored
This is the first in a series of posts in which I share marriages extracted from my database (A Canadian Family) where the groom was a Lagace/Mignier who descended from the Quebec pioneer couple Andre Mignier dit Lagace (Soldier of the Regiment Carignan) and the “fille du roi” – Jacquette Michel. The focus is on Quebec marriages from 1668 to 1921 in which the 20th century descendants carry the LAGACE surname (as opposed to Mignier or Meunier) You will also find a scattering of New Brunswick, Ontario and U.S. marriages.
As I have discussed elsewhere, the “Lagace/Mignier cluster of surnames is very problematic for those who are new to Quebec genealogy. It is very common to find a given individual listed, for instance, as a Lagace/Mignier, a Mignier/Lagace, or just Lagace, or a variation of those names (e.g. Lagasse, Minier). In this database the surname was standardized to Lagace / Mignier.
1. SURNAMES They have been standardized and dit names and alternate spellings are frequently included.
2. NAMES The forenames of Joseph or Mary (Marie) have been dropped.
3. LOCATIONS Place names have been standardized to reflect Quebec’s current nomenclature and are placed in their respective administrative regions. Beginners take note: Many genealogists use only the original, documented place names. You’ll need to decide what’s best for you.
4. MORE INFORMATION My database also contains : the parents of the female spouses and the parishes where the marriages below took place. You can contact me by leaving a question in the comment box below.
** Please scroll down for links to posts 2 – 5 in this series **
Marriages: Lagace/Mignier, Abraham to Lagace/Mignier, Bruno
Lagace / Mignier, Abraham | Nadeau, Delia
Married: 3 Nov 1908 St-Athanase Iberville Le Haut-Richelieu Monteregie QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Abraham | Alain, Elmire
Married: 13 Oct 1874 Quebec Capitale-Nationale QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Abraham | Blanchet / Blanchette, Celeste
Married: 5 Oct 1801 St-Roch-des-Aulnaies L’Islet Chaudiere-Appalaches QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Abraham | Lagace / Mignier, Genevieve
Married: 14 Feb 1832 La Pocatiere Kamouraska QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Abraham | Boucher, Louise
Married: 3 Nov 1818 Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN
Lagace / Mignier, Abraham | Desparts, Catherine Continue reading
Reader Elizabeth (Beth) Paradis said: “I was wondering if you have any information on Andre Lagace who married Martha Thiboutot on 16 Oct 1798.”
I do have information in my database about this individual which I had not yet published on the blog because I had found him listed under multiple names (Lagace, Mignier Lagace and Lagace Mignier) and wasn’t sure where he fit in. I’ve taken a second look and confirmed that he he attaches to the Lagace/Mignier family tree as a grandchild of Joseph Marie Lagace/Mignier & Felicite Cahouet (Caouette) who were married on Augusy 16th, 1730 in Cap-St-Igance (see N.10 Mignier dit Lagace: The Next Generations (Part 2).
Charles Mignier/Lagace, son of Joseph Marie Lagace/Mignier & Felicite Cahouet married Madeleine Aube, daughter of Francois Aubert/Aube and Francoise Berube on 14 October 1771 in La Pocatiere (Kamouraska, Quebec) Continue reading
Meunier, Gaspard | Madeleine Poupart dit Lafleur
November 23rd, 1732
Meunier/Lapierre, Pierre | Barbe Richaume
October 12th, 1675
Meunier/Le Mousnier, Mathurin | Francoise Fafard
November 3rd, 1647
Meunier/Menien/St-Jean, Philippe | Marie-Marthe Poyer
February 17th, 1760
Meunier/Munier/Bellrose, Pierre | Marie-Madeleine Cote
January 25th, 1761
Mignier/Minier/Lagace, Andre | Jacquette Michel
October 23rd, 1668
*Andre Mignier was not a Meunier, but some of his descendants carried that surname
Meunier/Mounier, Marie | Sebatien Hodiau
May 30th, 1637
Variations and associated surnames
Bellerose – De Pecausi – Dignier – Duval – Frappe d’Abord – Frappedabord – Jolicoeur
Lafleur – Lafontaine – Laframboise – Lagace – Lagirofleec- Laliberte – Laperiere – Laperriere
Lapierre – Laramee – Lameusnier – Lemo(u)nier – Lemounier – Menier – Menut – Mesnier
Meusnier – Meynier – Mignier – Mo(n)nier – Mosnier – Mounier – Munier – Musnier – Sans(s)oucy
Earlier this week I was contacted by Peter Lagasse of the Maine Mignier(Meunier)/Lagaces(Lagasse). Peter had already completed his line from Andre Mignier dit Lagace down to himself but wanted to doublecheck the data he’d collected against what I had in my database. The good news is that (with one exception see L.St-Hilaire) I was able to confirm Peter’s Quebec marriage dates with original documents or reputable indexes. This didn’t surprise me because Peter’s Reference List includes a wide-range of high quality sources that show him to be a methodical family history researcher.
Peter and I both descend from Andre Mignier’s great-grandson Basile Mignier dit Lagace but Peter descends through his first wife Madeleine Leclerc/Francoeur while I descend through Basile’s second wife Catherine Dube. Many of Basile’s descendants stayed in Quebec, but my branch migrated to Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada while Peter’s branch put down roots in New Hampshire, U.S.A.
I’ve already published the Lagace dit Mignier first three generations + and some of my Basil Mignier/Dube branch who migrated to Bathurst, New Brunswick, (see Portal-Lagace Mignier), so today I’m taking the opportunity to post the Basil Mignier/Leclerc descendants through their son Basile and daughter-in-law Genevieve Viel. I am including only those marriages that are in my official database which specializes in Lagace/Mignier genealogy in Quebec and New Brunswick up to 1911.
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1. Basile Lagace/Mignier (son of Basile Mignier/Lagace and Madeleine Leclerc Francoeur) married Genevieve Viel in 1798 in St-Andre, Kamouraska (Bas-St-Laurent), Quebec, Canada. Genevieve’s parents were Michel Viel and Genevieve Dumont. A child from this marriage was: +2 M i. Joseph Paul Lagace/Mignier.
2. Joseph Paul Lagace/Mignier’s (Basile 1) first wife was Elisabeth Drapeau and they were married on 24 Sep 1827 in St-Nicolas, Levi (Chaudiere-Appalaches), Quebec. Elisabeth was the daughter of Simon Drapeau and Marie Demers. Children from this marriage included: +3 F i. Isabelle Lagace/Mignier +4 M ii. Jean Baptiste Lagace/Mignier. + 5 F iii. Rosalie Lagace Mignier. +6 M iv. Francois Lagace/Mignier +7 M v. Paul Lagace/Mignier. +8 M vi. Anselme Lagace Mignier.
Joseph Paul’s second wife was Marie-Monique Wagner, daughter of Jean Baptiste Wagner and Monique Martineau. They were married on 13 Feb 1849 in St-Nicolas, Quebec.
3. Isabelle Lagace/Mignier (Joseph Paul 2, Basile 1) married Magloire Wagner on 11 Aug 1851 in St-Nicolas, Quebec. His parents were also Jean Baptiste Wagner and Monique Martineau.
4. Jean Baptiste Lagace/Mignier (Joseph Paul 2, Basile 1) married Caroline Huot/St Laurent (daughter of Louis Huot and Flavie Dubois) on 17 Jul 1860 in St-Nicolas, Quebec. Lagasse Children from this marriage included: +9 M i. Joseph Lagace Mignier. + 10 F ii. Anne Lagace/Mignier.
5. Rosalie Lagace/Mignier (Joseph Paul 2, Basile 1) married Benjamin Laine/Laliberte on 20 Jun 1865 in St-Nicolas (Levi ) Chaudiere-Appalaches, Quebec. His parents were Anthime Laine and Marie Paquet.
Notre-Dame-de-Liesse Church, Riviere-Ouelle
(portion of original)
In my first two posts I covered the children and grandchildren of Andre Mignier dit Lagace and Jacquette Michel, and in the third I followed up with the Basil Lagace/Catherine Dube branch which left Riviere-Ouelle for Bathurst, New Brunswick. Basil and Catherine were my direct ancestors. Today I want to return to Basil’s original family in Riviere-Ouelle and take a look at the families of his brothers and sisters who stayed for the most part in the area of Kamouarska and Temiscouata (although some of the lines stop short and perhaps those descendants moved to the United States).
Basil was the son of Michel Mignier dit Lagace and Marguerite Pelletier who had been married in St-Roch-des-Aulnaies (L’Islet), Quebec on January 9th, 1736. Michel and Marguerite had nine children: Michel, Jean Charles, Michel Joseph, Francois Jean, Marguerite, Marie Josephte, Anne and Barthelemi. I’ve found marriages for all of the Mignier dit Lagace/Pelletier children with the exception of Barthelemi who died as an infant.
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MARGUERITE MIGNIER dit LAGACE (born in 1749) married Andre D’Amours Courberon in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Quebec on April 11th, 1768. They had at least one child – Augustin D’Amours – who married a Catherine Pelletier on September 8th, 1812.
ANNE MIGNIER dit LAGACE married Pierre Berube on November 8th, 1779 in Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec. They had at least one son Pascal Berube who married Charlotte Levesque on September 11th, 1809 (also in Riviere-Ouelle). There is another possible daughter – Marie-Anasthasie Berube – who married a Charles Plourde in 1804, but her father’s name was listed as Pierre MATHURIN Berube – so I’m not sure it’s the same family. Continue reading
Michel Mignier dit Lagace and Marguerite Pelletier were married in St-Roch-des-Aulnaies (L’Islet), Quebec on January 9th, 1736. Michel’s parents were Michel Mignier dit Lagace and Angelique Thibault. Marguerite’s parents were Jean Baptiste Pelletier and Marie Angelique Marguerite Ouellet.
Earlier, I had promised specific examples of the various Lagace dit Mignier surnames that have emerged out of a recent spate of emails between five of us who are researching descendants of Andre Mignier dit Lagace and Jacquette Michel. Today (with their express permission) I’m sharing some excerpts from those emails. I begin with Fred who inspired these posts.
Fred Legacy is a direct descendant of Andre Mignier dit Lagace and Jacquette Michel through Andre / Michel / Michel / Basil / Joseph / Pierre / Hypolite / Abraham / Joseph / Walter / Joseph Lester.
Fred Legacy says:
Our line moved through Grand Falls, Van Buren, Jacquet River and Lepreau, New Brunswick. I reside on Campobello Island . … I descend from from Basile and Madeleine (Leclerc) through their son Joseph. The spelling variations of the name are very interesting. In my own line, my Great Grandfather Abraham was a Lagace, however through records, Walter, my Grandfather, changes to Legace. Walter’s children, are all recorded as Legacy. It is said that Walter did not know how to read. As with many French names, Lagace was written differently by English people trying to spell French names. Walter relied that the spelling was correct when he said the family name. I believe, from my research, that my line is the only one that ended up with the spelling as Legacy. Could you confirm that?
and the next day:
You know, after my last email to you, I started to wonder about my own questions to you, regarding whether my line was the only line to adopt the Legacy spelling. In all my research and document gathering, I never asked my Father to see his birth certificate! Amazing how the simple things get over looked in favour of all the complicated ones. My research had shown that Abraham and Walter (my G/Grandfather and Grandfather respectively) were Lagace and Legace, and then Walter’s children (my Dad and uncles) had become Legacy. You will never believe this…my Father, a few years ago got his birth certificate in preparation for retirement. He showed it to me tonight, and his last name is spelled LAGACE ! With an accent over the last E. This means that my father and his siblings were taught incorrectly (we believe at school) to spell his last name Legacy. His father Walter did not know how to read or write and I know from a 1911 census that his Grandfather Abraham and Grandmother Louise did now know how either. So with no one to tell the children any differently, they adopted Legacy and all important records (military, marriages, birth certificates of their children and even death records of my uncles) have this Legacy name. Just amazing isn’t it? Now this does not answer the original question are we the only “Legacy” branch – but it is an interesting story, and I know that it is actually my generation that is the official first of it! Continue reading
EVELYN IN MONTREAL posts detail my “conversations” with other family history researchers.
These are three marriages of the offpsring of Francois Meunier & Sophie Henrichon. You will see that three marriages = three variations of the same surname!
In addition, there are three marriages listed as the children of a Francois Lagace and Sophie Henrichon between 1866 and 1875 – probably the same family? It bears investigation.
Further offspring of Francois Meunier and Sophie Henrichon
son of Francois Meunier and Sophie Henrichon
daughter of Joseph Chartrand and Marguerite Boucher
Location: Laval, Ile-Jesus, Quebec
Date: April 9th, 1871
Antoine Boileau, Continue reading