From October to December last year, I posted articles about some of my ancestors’ life events that marked an anniversary in 2012. I’m continuing this series by presenting a selection of ancestral events for 2013.
2 September 1693:
Death of Jean Cauchon in Château-Richer, Montmorency County, Quebec. He was buried there the next day; he was between 65 and 72 years old. Originally from Dieppe, Normandy, France, Jean came to New France in 1639 with his father, his stepmother and his siblings. He married Madeleine Miville in 1652, by whom he had sixteen children. Jean and Madeleine are my maternal ancestors.
4 September 1663:
Birth of Gabriel Lemieux in Quebec City. He was baptized there the following day. Gabriel was the second but eldest surviving son of his parents Gabriel and Marguerite (Leboeuf) Lemieux, immigrants from Normandy and Champagne provinces of France. Marguerite died when Gabriel was young, when he was between 3 and 8 years old. As an adult, Gabriel worked in the fur trade. He and Jeanne Robidou, whom he married in 1690, are my maternal ancestors.
6 September 1683:
Marriage of Jean Brousseau and Anne Greslon in Quebec City. Jean was an immigrant from Poitou, France, while Anne was born in the colony of New France. Their union, which produced five children, lasted sixteen years until his death in 1699. Jean, who was a joiner (carpenter), and Anne are my maternal ancestors.
10 September 1933:
Baptism of Jacqueline Desgroseilliers in Notre-Dame de l’Assomption R.C. Church in Hearst, Ontario. Her godparents were Réal Beauvais and Agathe Beauvais, her mother’s younger brother and sister. Born on 30 August 1933, she was the sixth child of Eugène and Juliette (Beauvais) Desgroseilliers. Jacqueline is my mother.
12 September 1703:
Marriage of Charles Cassé (Lacasse) and Françoise Paquet in Beaumont, Bellechasse County, Quebec. Both born in 1682, Charles was the youngest child of Antoine Cassé (Lacasse) and his wife Françoise Pilois (Pilié), while Françoise was a younger child of Isaac Paquet and his wife Elisabeth Meunier. They had ten children, all born or baptized in Beaumont. Charles and Françoise are my maternal ancestors.
22 September 1653:
Arrival of Pierre Godin dit Châtillon at Quebec City. Pierre had signed a contract earlier that year in May. Originally from the province of Burgundy, France, Pierre was a master carpenter. He married Jeanne Rousselier (Rousselière) the following year in October 1654 in Montreal. They relocated to Acadia about 1676, where Pierre died in the mid-1680s. Pierre and Jeanne were my paternal ancestors.
29 September 1703:
Death of Louise Chevalier in Beauport, Quebec County, Quebec. She was buried there the same day. Louise, who was one month shy of her 44th birthday, was the wife of Jacques Parent. The couple had thirteen children. Jacques remarried twice after his wife’s passing. He and Louise are my maternal ancestors.
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