Saturday, December 01, 2012

Ancestral Anniversaries for December 2012

For the past two months, I’ve posted articles about some of my ancestors' life events that marked an anniversary in October 2012 and in November 2012. Continuing with that theme, here is a selection of ancestral events for December 2012.

2 December 1632:
Baptism of Anne Boyer in Notre-Dame-de-Cogne church in La Rochelle, Aunis, France. Anne later married Pierre Pinot dit La Perle (Laperle) on or about 14 May 1658 in Trois-Rivières, New France. She and her husband are my maternal ancestors.

4 December 1862:
Burial of Louis Hotte in Grenville, Argenteuil County, Quebec. Louis, who died three days earlier, was 82 years old. His widow Marie des Anges (Angélique) Chadillon (Châtillon) survived him by 17 years. They are my maternal ancestors.

7 December 1862:
Baptism of Elisabeth Vanasse in St-Alphonsus of Liguori church in Chapeau, Pontiac County, Quebec. She was three months old at the time, having been born that September. Elisabeth’s surname is sometimes spelled Venance or Venasse. She married her first cousin Olivier Vanasse in July 1889. They are my paternal great-grandparents.

8 December 1662:
Birth of Mathurin Meunier in Château-Richer, east of Quebec City. He was baptized there four days later. Mathurin married twice, first to Marie-Madeleine Meneux in 1684 and second to Jeanne-Catherine Bonhomme in 1705. He and his first wife are my paternal ancestors.

10 December 1852:
Death of Jean-François-Régis Vanasse in Yamaska, Yamaska County, Quebec. He was buried there the next day. He was sometimes known as “François Régis” or simply “Régis”. His widow Agathe Forcier survived him by 14 years. They are my paternal ancestors.

12 December 1772:
Death of Jean Rosen in Terrebonne, Terrebonne County, Quebec. His name is sometimes spelled Rozene, Roze, Rosene, or even Larose. Jean, originally from Lucerne canton in Switzerland, was a corporal in the Royal American regiment. He married Geneviève Landry in 1760. They are my paternal ancestors.

25 December 1702:
Burial of Marie Poiré in Quebec City. Born in 1674 near Quebec, Marie married Antoine Lecompte as his first wife. Antoine, originally from Champagne, France, and Marie were my paternal ancestors.

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