Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Birth of François Desgroseilliers in 1804

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the anniversary of the birth of my maternal 4x great-grandfather, François Desgroseilliers (See François Desgroseilliers’ 1783 Baptism Record.) Today I’m writing about the 211th anniversary of the birth of his eldest son François.

François fils is my maternal 3x great-grandfather. He was born on 22 September 1804 and baptised that day in St-Joachim parish church in Châteauguay, Lower Canada (now the province of Quebec). [1]
François Desgroseilliers’ baptism record (FamilySearch.org)

His baptism record, seen above, reads:
“Le vingt deu[x]ieme de Septembre l’an mil huit cent quatre par / nous a été baptisé françois né de ce jour du legitime Marriage / de françois degrossellier laboureur et de Louïse roi. le parrain / ambroise degrossellier et la marraine Catherine merlot qui / n’ont Su Signer de ce requis.”

In English:
“The twenty second of September of [1804] by / us was baptised françois born of this day of the legitimate marriage / of françois degrossellier laborer and of Louïse roi. the godfather / ambroise degrossellier and the godmother Catherine merlot / [no one] knew how to sign [their names] [as requested].”

François had five brothers (Joseph, Michel, Charles, Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Baptiste, and Gabriel) and four sisters (Marie, Louise, Marie, and Sophie). When he was 23 years old, François married Elisabeth (Isabelle) Lemieux in January 1828. They had eleven children, born between 1829 and 1852, before François died in August 1853.


1. St-Joachim (Châteauguay, Quebec), parish register, 1797-1818, p. 150 recto, entry no. 108, François Degrossellier [sic] baptism, 22 September 1804; St-Joachim parish; digital image, “Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979”, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 21 September 2015). To access these browsable-only images, follow this path from the FamilySearch homepage: Search > Records > Canada > Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979 > [Browse] > Châteauguay > Saint-Joachim-de-Châteauguay > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1797-1818 > image 175 of 659.

Copyright © 2015, Yvonne Demoskoff.

1 comment:

  1. My name is Kathryn Paul and i am thankful to have found your blog! Your ancestor Francois and his wife Elisabeth..one of their daughters Claire..married my great-great Grandfather Joseph Guillaume Masse in 1848. They had 3 sons..she passed away in 1853. Joseph married again that same year to Zoe Pearl Fontaine. They had many more children. They immigrated to U.S. in the 1860s.I am a descendent of a son from Zoe. One of the sons of Claires..Zenephiel Moss..moved to Montana..married..and had quite a few children. About 5 yrs after I was married..my family moved to the same exact town..Polson Montana..that Zenephiel had moved to. So much more to this story..but enough for now. THANK YOU Again for this blog! I am on Facebook and Messenger if you would like to chat more