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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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The Briands | 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.

 

 

Francois Briand was from Quebec. He married Justine Martin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Martin and Sara Maclean. It’s believed that Justine was a relative of Joseph Blanchard’s wife Olive Laurent because in 1871 the Briands were living there. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lafontaines of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi

 

Denis Lafontaine / Fontaine / Berdin  | Marie-Anne Savard

June 12th, 1713 Quebec Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Brochus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Brochu, Saulnier, Lafontaine LOCATION: Quebec | Vintage photograph of J.A. Brooch's Sweet store (candy shop) in Montreal, Quebec

 

Jean Brochu / Lafontaine |    Nicole Saulnier

October 28th, 1669, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. carpenter]  [Baptismal record] Continue reading

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Sommier/Lajeunesse (aka Saulmier/Saulnier) | Papineauville, Petite Nation

Elise had the following query: “Hello, my grand parents were native Adelard Lajeunesse and Yvonne Paquette. I do know they were married at Montebello QC. I am trying to learn more but I don’t find them on any census, family search, roots web, archive national… If someone can help me please contact me. We have pictures of them of Adelard doing canoe, sleigh, and tipi… Thank you very much”

Greetings – as I mentioned in our correspondence, when trying to find evidence to prove or disprove oral family history, the best way to start is by establishing your main line and filling out your family tree. After that you if you do have Aboriginal heritage you should be able to find the connection.

Information 1 – Surname Notes

I’m not surprised that you have trouble finding information since there are so many natural variations and/or mis-transcriptions. Here are some I ran across: Lajeunesse, La Jeunesse, Laganneur, Lagenneur – Saulmier, Saulmiers, Saumier, Saulnier, Sommier. Also mistranscribed at Ancestry as: Saimier dit Lageunase.

Information 2 – Family Tree (Ascendancy)

Your grandparents Adelard Lajeunesse/Sommier and Yvonne Paquette were married on the 21st May, 1917 in Montebello (Papineau, Outaouais, Quebec) in Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours parish. Yvonne’s parents were Pacifique Paquette and Emma Renaud.

Adelard’s parents were Leon Lajeunesse/Sommier and Marie Josephine Patrice. Leon and Marie Josephine were married in Papineauville (Papineau, Outaouais,Quebec) on the 28th of January in 1884 . Marie Josephine was the daughter of Firmin Patrice and Josephine Villeneuve. She had been baptised on the 11th of July 1863 in Montebello.

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