A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Boyer, Riendeau, Viau

Headstone:  VIAU  | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries

 

STANISLAS VIAU

1859  –  1944

SON EPOUSE

MARTINE BOYER Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Quimpers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Quimper + Viau, Lizotte LOCATIONS: Longueuil, Lizotte

 

Louis Quimper / Divelec / Civellec | Marie-Josephe Viau

December 1st, 1718, Longueuil Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 161 – 180

HOUSEHOLD 161  Iroquois

D’Ailleboust John M., 27  D’Ailleboust, Ida, 22

HOUSEHOLD 162   Iroquois

Jacobs Peter, 44   Jacobs Josephine, 34

Jocks Marie, 74 Continue reading

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Dextras, Schinck | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC), Quebec Genealogy, cemetery

 

OLIVINE DEXTRAS

1869 – 1954 Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 61 – 80

HOUSEHOLD 61   Note: Iroquois with scrawled notation, couple is francais

Dulude Frederic, 57   Dulude Pamala, 57

Dulude Rosario, 21   Dulude Yvonne, 18

HOUSEHOLD 62   Iroquois

Lefebvre Georges, 41   Lefebvre Blondine, 37

Courtemanche, Eustache, 81

HOUSEHOLD 63   francaise

Duranceau Adelard, 46   Duranceau Maria, 7

Duranceau Yvonne, 15   Duranceau Marie-Rose, 13   Duranceau Laurette, 11 Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Adelard Filion and Rose-Alma Faubert

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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In 1921, Adelard Filion and his wife Rose-Alma Faubert were living in what was then known as Caughnawaga. Adelard’s parents were Anthime Filion and Rosianne Desrochers. Rose-Alma’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Faubert and Rina Viau. They had been married in St-Francois-Xavier parish on June 15th in 1919.

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Hector Desroches and Marie-Louise Faubert

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Hector Desroches (son of Ferdinand Desroches and Delima Charbonneau) and his wife Marie Louise Faubert (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Faubert and Albina Viau) were living in Caughnawaga in 1921. The couple had been married only a few years before in St-Francois-Xavier Parish on September 30th, 1919.

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Paul Rufiange (m. Delima Viau), Marie Rose Rosanilda Rufiange

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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The 1901 census records for Sault-St-Louis include French Canadian widower  Paul Rufiange  and his daughter Marie Rose Rosanilda. Paul was a farmworker.

Rosanilda had been born on June 9th, 1879 and  baptised two days later in Chateauguay’s St-Joachim church.  Her mother (Paul’s wife) was Delima Viau. The godparents were Jean Baptiste Rufiange and Georgianna Laviolette. Continue reading

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Extract: Indian Affairs Annual Report (1903) | Surnames: Boucher, Boudras, Bourget, Brosseau, Demers, Dorais, Jacobs, Laberge, Mallette, Mercier, Viau

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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Surnames: Boucher, Boudras, Bourget, Brosseau, Demers, Dorais, Jacobs, Laberge, Mallette, Mercier, Viau Continue reading

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Reader Query: The Viaus of Kahnawake (2/2)

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Following some research I did awhile back for Carmen Vieau   about her father’s belief that their family was in some way connected to Caughnawaga, I decided to list the Caughnawaga-related Viau marriages that I have from their parish records, as well as some links to related census records.

The first Viau couple that I identified who were associated with  Caughnawaga for many years consisted of Alexis Viau (son of Joseph Viau and Felicite Briault) who had married Theotiste Guerin (daughter of Jean Guerin and Marie Louise Marotte) on February 14th, 1825 in her parish of La-Nativite-de-la-Ste-Vierge in Lapraire. The Viaus were from Laprairie. Alexis descended from Joseph and Felicite and then  1. Louis Viau who had married Felicite Breau on January 17th, 1791  and 2. Pierre Viau who had married Marie Menard  in Longueuil (Chambly)  on January 17th, 1747. Continue reading

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