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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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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

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan


This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂

 

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

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan


This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂

 

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:

  • Dominique,
  • Joseph,
  • Angele,
  • Moise,
  • Isaie (m. Catherine Pelletier),
  • Angele (m. Vital Duguay and then Jean-Baptiste Paquet),
  • Francois d’Assis (m. Marie Robert),
  • Ferdinand (m. Sara Mallet),
  • Romain (m. Elisabeth Bulger),
  • Eugene (m. Marguerite Mallet).

 

 

Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Heberts of Quebec

The Heberts of Caraquet

Index: Headstones of Miscou’s St-Antoine-de-Padoue Cemetery

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

 

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