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Fort Coulonge (QC) Lagaces | Evelyn in Montreal

Reader Query:

Hi Evelyn, I’ve just come across your site and love it! I too am a descendant of this wonderful family.

My ggrandfather was Damase Lagace son of Andre Lagace and Domatile Bertrand. Andre was a son of Amable Lagace and Christine Pelletier. I am looking for a death record and possible marriage(s) records for Damase. He was born on 25 May 1883 in Coulonge. He married Rose Mary Beatrice Durocher (daughter of Alderic Brien dit Derochers and Marie Francoise Caille dit Jasmin) on 2 July 1912 at Fort Coulonge. Damase and Beatrice went their separate ways sometime around 1920. Have you come across Damase in your research? Any help you can offer is appreciated.    Sharon Katarincic


Hello Sharon,

I was unable to answer your specific questions but I’m placing what I did come across here along with some miscellaneous information in the hopes it will assist you or that someone else will see your message.


Information 1    Lagaces Births

Andre Lagace and Domitilde Bertrand of Fort Coulonge had the following children (Source: BMS2000 baptismal records) Continue reading

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The Pelletiers | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Pelletier - early pioneers in Chaleurs Bay, New Brunswick | Shippegan genealogy

Lambert Pelletier (son of Athanase Pelletier and Marie Claire Jean) and his second wife Julie St. Pierre (daughter of Joseph Dessein sit St Pierre and Julie Levesque) were from Quebec. Lambert first appears in the Shippegan records in 1839 when he’s mentioned as a carpenter and later as he sets up a sawmill. Continue reading

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The Heberts | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Hebert Family Genealogy | Shippegan, New Brunswick Founding Families

Benjamin Hebert and Colette Scolastique Duguay are the first Hebert couple in Shippegan. He was a Quebecker and is believed to have been from the Gaspesie. Their children included: DominiqueJosephAngeleMoiseIsaie (m. Catherine Pelletier), Angele (m. Vital Duguay and then Jean-Baptiste Paquet), Francois d’Assis (m. Marie Robert),  Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Bernards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 



Adolphe-Pierre Bernard / Chadrin | Anathalie Mongeau

April 27th, 1840, Varennes

[Occ. merchant and teacher]  [Baptismal record]

Andre Bernard | Marie Gitton Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lefebvres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi


Montreal Pioneers ca.1830 Lefebvre surname

Antoine Lefebvre / De La Barre | Marie Mandat

September 14th, 1645, Paris

[Occ. Governor of New France]

[Genealogical notes – French]

Claude Lefebvre / Boulanger | Marie-Ursule Arcular 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 Jeans of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Jean + Bussiere, Campagna, Chaille, Dandurand, Favreau, Gagnet, Gateau, Jean, Pelletier LOCATIONS: Montmagny, Quebec, Neuville, La Rochelle, St-Pierre (Ile-d,Orleans), Lachine


Alexis (Claude-Alexis) Jean / Latulippe | Marie-Genevieve Dandurand

May 9th, 1758, Montmagny

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine]

[Baptismal record] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Pelletiers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Pelletier + Allard, Cecire, de Vouzy, Delasse, Filles du Roi, Langlois, Louchet dit Richard, Mabille, Malboeuf, Morin dit Chenevert, Pelletier Native Innu Montagnais, Pelletier Native Kahnawake, Renaut LOCATIONS: Tourouvre, Quebec, Montreal, Lachine, Trois-Rivieres, Gallardon | Historic view of Lachine Canal and Lachine Mill (Moulin) in the background (Lachine , Quebec)


Guillaume Pelletier / Gobloteur |Michelle Mabille
February `12th, 1619, Tourouvre (St-Aubin)

[Occ. coal merchant]
Jean Pelletier / Gobloteur | Anne Langlois
November 9th, 1649, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ.-]  [Baptismal record]

 Leonard Pelletier / Bellefleur | Marie-Madeleine Delasse
November 7th, 1757, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military,t roupes de Montcalm, Languedoc, d’Aiguebelle]
Louis Pelletier / Sansoucy | Marie-Josephe Cecire
October 29th, 1742, Lachine

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Saint-Ours]
Louis Pelletier |Marie-Josephe Malboeuf
April 14th, 1760, Trois-Rivieres

[Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]

[Occ. troupes de la Marine, Volunteer]
Nicolas Pelletier | Jeanne de Vouzy
Around 1632, Gallardon

[Occ. carpenter]  [Baptismal record]
Pierre Pelletier | Francoise Louchet dit Richard
December 10th, 1671, Quebec

[Occ. servant]

Pierre-Guillaume Pelletier / Bruneau | Marie-Elisabeth Morin dit Chenevert
January 30th, 1758, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. merchant]  [Baptismal record]


Mathurin Renaut (Renaud) | Marie Pelletier 
October 7th, 1669, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Marie Pelletier was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from these particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!


Filles du Roi is the name that’s been given to about 700/800 women who emigrated from France to Quebec in the middle of the 17th century. They were called the King’s Daughters because Louis XIV (King of France) had sponsored their trips to the New World. Each Fille received her passage, a hope chest and room and board until her marriage (read further at The Canadian Encyclopedia).

Marie Pelletier was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Francois Pelletier and Michelle Chasles. She was baptized on May 12th, 1645 in Montages, France and died or was buried on June 30th, 1707 in Quebec City.



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Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

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Mohawk surnames of today: Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta | M-Z

Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | KAN/KAR

Val Brillant Headstones | Pelletier, Aurelie

Leveque, Theophile – 1894

Evelyn in Montreal: A Ouellette Line: 1666-1908 (Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec)

Evelyn in Montreal: Caron m. Pelletier, St. Roch des Aulnaies (L’Islet)

Michel Mignier dit Lagace & Marguerite Pelletier of Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

Historical Document: Michel Migne & Marguerite Pelletier, Marriage, 1736

Le Temis Hotel (Cabano, Temiscouata, Bas-St-Laurent) | Owner: Richard Pelletier

Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (1) | Lagace/Mignier, Abraham to Bruno

Acadian Family Tree: Jean Jacques Theriault & Magdelaine Grandmaison. Descendants from 1781-1920s (Pt.1)

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Index: Headstones of Val Brillant (Matapedia, Bas-St-Laurent, Quebec)

Brillant, Pierre, Rev.

Caron, Adeline

Caron, Wilfrid Continue reading

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Val Brillant Cemetery | Pelletier, Aurelie

French Canadian Genealogy

This headstone is in memory of Aurelie Pelletier, wife of Aime Lebel. She died on November 11th, 1918 at the age of 44 yrs and 5 months. There is a cluster of deaths of relatively young people around this period which was the time when the Spanish Flu was sweeping through Quebec. Continue reading

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Leveque | Riviere-Ouelle – Cemetery on Chemin de la Haute-Riviere

Canadian Family

Theophile Leveque

Husband of

Continue reading

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