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The Martins | Pioneer Families 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.

 

Fidele Theriault lists two early Martin pioneers – the brothers Jean-Baptiste Martin and Marcel Martin. Their parents were Beloni Martin and Angelique Pelletier. Continue reading

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The St. Pierres (dit Dessein) | Pioneer Families 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.

 

The Caraquet St. Pierres descend from Joseph St. Pierre dit Dessein, son of Jean-Raphael St. Pierre and Madeleine Santerre of Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Quebec and Julie Levesque, daughter of Benoit Levesque and Marie LeBrun. They were married in Riviere-Ouelle on April 10th, 1809. The couple settled in Bertrand, but their offspring settled in Pokemouche. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Viviers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Francois Vivier / Desviviers / Laurin | Marie-Madeleine Pelletier

January 7th, 1761 l’Assomption Continue reading

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Guillaume Pelletier, Carpenter | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

 

 

 

Guillaume Pelletier was originally from Orne (Mortagne, France). He and his wife Michelle Mabille arrived in Quebec with their two children. They had been married in France on February 12th, 1619. He was a carpenter. Continue reading

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De Gonzague, Pellerin | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

De Gonzague, Pellerin | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

 

(Translation)

Sister Hortense Pelletier

1890 – 1950 Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Renauds of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

RENAUD French Canadian Pioneers: The Renauds of Quebec

 

Barthelemy Renaud / Raynaud / Narbonne | Francoise Lebeau

January 8th, 1757 Boucherville Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Larues of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Jean de Larue | Marie-Josephe Pelletier

January 9th, 1745  St-Roch-des-Aulnaies Continue reading

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