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The Boudreaus | Pioneers 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 Boudreaus were one of the founding families of Acadia and one of them – Michel Boudreau – was Port Royal’s lieutenant-general in 1686. Continue reading

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The Bertins of Bathurst | New Brunswick

Bertin Genealogy

The first Bertin to settle in Canada was the Frenchman Joseph-Gabriel Bertin.  He was a sergeant with Montcalm’s troops (Languedoc regiment).   On November 10th, 1760 he married Marie-Josephe Lefebvre  in Cap-Sante, Quebec. It is their eldest son Dr. Jean-Joseph Bertin and his second wife Marguerite Pitre who would found the first New Brunswick line of Bertins. Continue reading

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Leboeuf, Pitre | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Ste-Philomene Cemetery Mercier Prud Homme Pitre Leboeuf

 

ALEXANDRE PITRE

DEC. LE 12 MARS 1919

A L’AGE DE 71 ANS Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Alexandre Theodore Dorais and Victorine Duranceau

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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In 1901, Alexandre Theodore Dorais and his wife Victorine Duranceau were living in Caughnawaga.

Theodore Dorais (son of J.B. Dorais and Marie Boursier) and Victorine Duranceau (daughter of J.B. Duranceau and Marie Pitre) had been married on August 4th, 1885 in Ste-Philomene Paris in Mercier Quebec.

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Alexandre Duranceau and Alphonsine Euphrosine Farinault

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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At the time of the 1901 census, Alexandre Duranceau and Alphonsine Euphrosine Farinault were living in Caughnawaga with their children Emerle, Emma, Aurelie, Joseph Eduard, J. Dona, Angelique, Victor, and Alphonse. The family had connections with St. Remi (Napierville, Quebec). Continue reading

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Bourcier, Livernois, Pitre | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC), cemetery headstone

 

LIVERNOIS

1874 JOSEPH LIVERNOIS 1951

EPOUX DE

1881 VALENTINE PITRE 1956

1915 HECTOR LIVERNOIS 1999

EPOUX DE

1915 ALICE BOURCIER 2002

 


 

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

 

 

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Pitre, Pharand | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Quebec headstones

 

PARMELIA PITRE PHARAND

1896 – 1980 Continue reading

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Livernois, Pitre, Primeau | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC) , French Canadian Genealogy

 

OLIVINE PRIMEAU

1860 – 1929 Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Charles Marchand and Clarinda Monette

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Charles Marchand – son of Alexandre Marchand and Adeline Grenier – married Clarinda Monette – daughter of Joseph Monette and Adele Pitre – on June 6th, 1896 in Ste-Cecile church in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Beauharnois, Quebec).  At the time of the marriage, Charles was a baker. Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Joseph Laramee and Philomene Boudrias, Alphonse Laramee and Victorine Guerin

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Joseph Laramee (son of Jean Baptiste Laramee and Olive Pitre) married Philomene Boudrias (widow of Joseph Mallette) on March 4th, 1889 in Ste-Philomene Parish in Mercier. At the time of the 1911 census, they were living in Caughnawaga with their children Joseph, Cecille, Lucenne, Arthur, Edouard.

Another household with the same family surname in the Sault-St-Louis census consisted of the couple Alphonse Laramee and Victorine Guerin, and their children Aime, Alphonce, Leonie, Bernadette, Jeanne, Gabrielle and Jean-Baptiste. Continue reading

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