Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wedding Wednesday: Hotte – Lacasse

Today marks the 155th wedding anniversary of my maternal great-great-grandparents Louis Hotte and Marguerite Lacasse.

Louis was born on 17 April 1844 in Grenville, a village in Argenteuil seigneurie (later Argenteuil County) on the banks of the Outaouais (Ottawa) River, in present-day Quebec. He was the second child and younger son of Jean-Baptiste and Archange (Sigouin) Hotte.

Marguerite was one of ten children of Pierre and Thérèse (Doyer) Lacasse. She was born on 23 April 1839 in Montebello, a village in the Petite-Nation seigneurie, now in Papineau County, Quebec.

Louis and Marguerite, who were fifth cousins, married on 27 March 1864 in nearby St-André-Avellin, a village in Papineau County, Quebec. [1]

Hotte - Lacasse marriage record (Ancestry)

My transcription of Louis and Marguerite’s marriage record (original lineation indicated by / ):

Le vingt sept mars mil huit cent soixante / quatre, nous curé soussigné après la publica- / tion de trois bans de mariage faite au prône / de nos messes paroissiales entre Louis Hotte cult. domi / cilié à Harwell fils majeur de J. Bte Hotte cult. / et de Archange Sigouin, d’une part; et Marguerite / Lacasse domiciliée au même lieu, fille majeure de / Pierre Lacasse cult. et de Thérèse Doyer d’autre part / ne s’étant découvert aucun empechement à leur / mariage nous avons reçu le mutuel consentement / de mariage des époux et leur avons donné la bénédi- / tion nuptial en présence de Emery Villeneuve et / de Amédé Goyer qui, ainsi que les époux ont déclaré / ne savoir signer. / [signed] C. Guillaume

My English translation (original lineation indicated by / ):

The twenty seven March one thousand eight hundred sixty / four, we undersigned parish priest after the publica- / tion of three banns of marriage done at the sermons / of our parish masses between Louis Hotte [farmer] domi / ciled in Hartwell son of age of J. Bte Hotte [farmer] / and of Archange Sigouin, on the one part; and Marguerite / Lacasse domiciled at the same place, daughter of age of / Pierre Lacasse [farmer] and of Thérèse Doyer on the other part / not having discovered any impediment to their / marriage we have received the mutual consent / of marriage of the spouses and have given them the nuptial benedi- / cation in the presence of Emery Villeneuve and / of Amédé Goyer who, along with the spouses have declared / not knowing how to write [their names]. / [signed] C. Guillaume

Louis and Marguerite resided in Hartwell (now Chénéville), located a little to the north of St-André-Avellin. Hartwell did not have a resident priest at this time, but I don’t know if Father Guillaume travelled to Hartwell to perform the service or if Louis and Marguerite went to his church that March day in 1864.


1. St-André-Avellin (St-André-Avellin, Quebec), parish register, 1864, p. 95 stamped, entry no. M.6, Louis Hotte – Marguerite Lacasse (written as Louis Hotte – Marguerite Lacasse, indexed as Louis Hotte - Mgtr Lacasse) marriage, 27 March 1864; St-André-Avellin parish; digital image, “Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry ( : accessed 27 March 2008).

Copyright © 2019, Yvonne Demoskoff.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Birth Order in Your Line

Randy at Genea-Musings issued his weekly Saturday challenge to his readers.

Tonight it’s “Birth Order in Your Line” in which we answer two questions and then share our answers in a blog post, a comment to Randy’s blog post, or at Facebook.

1. Pick one of your ancestral lines - any one - patrilineal, matrilineal, zigzag, from a famous ancestor, etc. Pick a long one if you can.
2. Tell us which position in the birth order that your ancestor was in each generation. For example "third child, first son." Also list how many children were born to these parents.

I chose my mother’s patrilineal line – Desgroseilliers – from 1900 back to 1698, except for the tenth and eleventh generations (from 1661 back to 1618) to show the origin of that line’s patronym.

1. Yvonne Belair (living), first child and elder daughter of Maurice and Jacqueline (Desgroseilliers) Belair (1 son, 2 daughters)

2. Jacqueline Desgroseilliers (living), 6th child, 5th daughter of Eugène and Juliette (Beauvais) Desgroseilliers (2 sons, 7 daughters)

3. Eugène Desgroseilliers (1900-1960), 1st child and eldest son of Albert and Clémentine (Léveillé) Desgroseilliers (11 sons, 3 daughters)

4. Albert Desgroseilliers (1879-1957), 8th child and 5th son of Pierre and Flavie (Lepage) Desgroseilliers (7 sons, 6 daughters)

5. Pierre Desgroseilliers (1841-1904), 7th child and 3rd son of François and Elisabeth (Lemieux) Desgroseilliers (6 sons, 5 daughters)

6. François Desgroseilliers (1804-1853), 1st child and eldest son of François and Louise (Roy) Desgroseilliers (7 sons, 3 daughters)

7. François Desgroseilliers (1783-1865), 8th child and 5th son of Jean-Baptiste and Charlotte (Lunegand dite Beaurosier) Bouchard (6 sons, 6 daughters, and 1 of unknown gender)

8. Joseph Prosper Dorval (later Desgroseilliers) (1743-ca 1796), 5th child and 3rd son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Josèphe (de Chavigny) Bouchard (5 sons, 4 daughters, and 1 of unknown gender)

9. Jean-Baptiste Bouchard (also Dorval) (1698-1755), 2nd child and eldest son of Marie-Antoinette Chouart and her 2nd husband Jean-Baptiste Bouchard (4 sons, 2 daughters)

10. Marie-Antoinette Chouart (1661-1731), 4th child and 3rd daughter of Médard Chouart, sieur des Groseilliers and his 2nd wife Marguerite Hayet (1 son, 3 daughters)

11. Médard Chouart, sieur des Groseilliers (1618-ca 1696), 4th child and 4th son of Médard and Marie (Poirier) Chouart (4 sons)

My averages are:

Child number: 4.3
Number of children: 8.8

Copyright © 2019, Yvonne Demoskoff.