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Christening Record for William Henry Schmidt

I had been discussing the Schmidt family with my cousin Doris, who lives in Germany.  She had put the sons of my great-great-grandfather Wilhelm Schmidt on her family tree using their German names.  So William Henry “Billy” Schmidt was listed as Wilhelm Heinrich Schmidt.  Louis William Schmidt was listed as Ludwig Wilhelm Schmidt, etc.

William Schmidt & Emma Otto, wedding day, 5 Jan 1921.

William Schmidt & Emma Otto, wedding day, 5 Jan 1921.

I corrected her saying that, while it’s true that the children of Prussian immigrants were usually christened with their German names, I had seen no documents listing the Schmidt boys with German names.  In fact on the Wisconsin Birth and Baptism Index (where these German names usually show up) my great-grand-uncle William Henry Schmidt was listed as “Willie Schmidt”.

Out of curiosity, I contacted Billy’s grand-daughter, Norma and asked her if she had seen a baptism record for her grandfather.  She wrote back saying she thought she had one.  Tonight she sent it, and sure enough he was baptized in a German church [Deutsche Evang. St. Paul’s Kirche, or Saint Paul’s German Lutheran Church] as Wilhelm Heinrich Schmidt.

Another interesting thing to note is that two of the sponsors were his mother’s brother, August Zierke (1881 – 1955 ) and his father’s sister, Emilie Schmidt Karl (1869 – 1932 ).  I want to thank my cousin Norma for giving me access to this beautiful document!

Wilhelm Heinrich Schmidt Christening, 1899

Wilhelm Heinrich Schmidt Christening, 1899

Seal, close-up.

Seal, close-up.

 

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“Les Filles du Roi” – The Daughters of the King

As I wrote about recently, several of my grandmothers were essentially paid by the French monarchy to come to Québec to be brides for the settlers of New France (Nouvelle France).  These women were called the “Filles du Roi”, or daughters of the King.

Their transportation to the New World was paid for by the crown, and they were given a monetary sum plus a dowry of various bridal supplies as an enticement to come to Québec.  Several of the immigrant ancestors in my French lineage were these “Filles du Roi”, so I’m just making a note here of which ones they were.  Note that below, Marquérite Fontaine was not my direct-line ancestor, but one of her husbands, Pierre Ratel, was:

BONVILLE (BONHEUR), Marie   27 Oct 1669            Paul INARD
                            Ste Famille, I.O.      (Carignan soldier)

FONTAINE, Marguerite        bef 1681 census        Jacques GIRARD dit
                            Sorel, PQ              VIMONT
                            22 Aug 1684            Pierre RATEL
                            Repentigny, PQ
                            21 Dec 1691            Maurice OLIVIER

LEMAIRE, Marie              28 Dec 1669            Pierre RATEL
                            Montreal, PQ

MARTIN, Marie               4 Feb 1666             Jean VALLEE
                            Chateau-Richer, PQ
                            5 Dec 1673             Jacques CHARIER dit
                            Ste Famille, I.O.      LAFONTAINE

PELLETIER dit PASSAVANT,    14 Dec 1665            Pierre PAPIN
Anne                        Montreal, PQ

PILLAT, Catherine           19 Oct 1665            Pierre CHARRON
                            Montreal, PQ
                            13 Jan 1709            Sebastien BRISON
                            Montreal, PQ

RENAUD, Marie               25 Oct 1668            Francois LEROUX dit
                            Quebec, PQ             CARDINAL


Zierke / Hardow Family: A Discovery in the 1900 Census

My cousin Doris from Germany was asking me about my Zierke family members, so I was putting together a synopsis of the most important information about the four Zierkes who came to America from Prussia.  I have written about this previously, so I refer you to my previous post on Zierke Family Origins for more details, but basically four members of the Zierke family came to America [via Québec] in 1865:

Friedrich Zierke was born in Prussia about 1806 according to the passenger list for his voyage to the US.  We have no other record of him except that he died before 1900 because his wife was a widow in that census.

Dorothea “Dora” Hardow was born in Prussia on 7 July 1814, according to her death record.  The 1900 census says “Aug 1814”.  We have no record of her whereabouts between her arrival in 1865 and the 1900 census where she appears living alone in Harris, Wisconsin next to her son Friedrich Zierke.  She died on 2 Mar 1901 and was buried in Harris in a private cemetery.

Friedrich “Fred” Zierke Jr. was born in Prussia on 16 Dec 1835.  He purchased the 40-acre Zierke homestead in Harris, Wisconsin within 10 months of his arrival, and married Wilhelmine Schulz in November of either 1866 or 1867.  They had nine children, four of which died in infancy.  Fred lived on the farm in Harris until his death from intestinal problems on 12 Sept 1912.

Anna Rosina “Rosa” Zierke was born in Prussia on 7 Aug 1846.  After arriving in the US she married Heinrich A. L. Thalacker, a Civil War veteran from Hanover, Germany, on 17 Jul 1867.  They had 13 children.  Four of them (Mary, Ida, John, August) died of Diptheria in 1882.  Their little tombstones are still visible in the Hallman Cemetery near Harris, Wisconsin.  “Rosa” died 10 Jan 1927.

Specifically, I was writing to Doris to mention that three of Friedrich Sr’s and Dora’s kids died in Prussia before the family came over here.  I wanted to double-check that, so I checked the 1900 census, which does indeed say that Dora had 5 children, of which 2 (Friedrich and Anna Rosina) were living in 1900 [click to enlarge].  You can also see that she’s living near her son Friedrich, who is just two entries down from hers:

1900 Census for Harris, Marquette, WIsconsin

1900 Census for Harris, Marquette, Wisconsin

That’s when I noticed something I hadn’t noticed before.  Two entries up from Dora is an entry for Michael Hardow and his wife Rosalie Hardow.  Micheal was born in August of 1821 in Prussia, and his wife was born in May of 1823.  That makes a difference of about seven years between Dora and Michael.  Prime candidates to be her brother and sister-in-law, if you ask me!

After a trip to Harris to get many records, it turns out this family is actually Hadow, and not Hardow.  This is, in a way, good news.  Hardow is, from what I understand, a Dutch name.  It was hard to find any records for Hardow.  Hadow, on the other hand, is a name that is more easily found in Prussian records.  I’ve still not found a “smoking gun” linking the two families, but there are some promising signs that the family of Michael Hadow could be the same as Dorothea “Hardow” from my Zierke family.


Immigrant Ancestors for Cordélie Olivier

As I wrote previously, my great-grandmother Delia Rosanna Bacon was almost 100% French.

Delia Bacon and Grace Thomas

Delia Bacon and Grace Thomas

I have finally finished tracing every branch of her family tree back to the original immigrant ancestors (with one possible exception).  For the immigrant ancestors of her father you can visit this link: Immigrant Ancestors for Jean Gregoire Bacon.

These are the immigrant ancestors for her mother, Cordélie Olivier (1850-1918).  Cordélie died in the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918 just four days after her daughter Delia did.

Grave of Jean Bacon and Cordelia Olivier

Grave of Jean Bacon and Cordelia Olivier

You will note in the following list that there is one ancestor who is not traced.  Marguérite Dusson (1656-1731) has no documentation as to her parentage, marriage [she was married in 1671 at a church whose records start in 1675], nor where she was born.  It’s very likely she was born in France, but it’s possible it was her parents who were born there.  In either case… she’s French.

Many of the immigrant ancestors of Delia were the so-called “Filles du Roi“, Daughters of the King.  They were women of modest means who were enticed from France with a financial incentive and dowry to come to Canada and marry the male settlers of “Nouvelle France”, what we call Québec.

“The program was designed to boost Canada’s population both by encouraging male immigrants to settle there, and by promoting marriage, family formation and the birth of children.”

This is why you’ll see so many women from Paris, Normandie, and other Western parts of France among my French immigrant ancestors.

Immigrant ancestors of Cordélie Olivier (1850-1918)

Louis Olivier dit LaVictoire (1720-1785) Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Jacques Hénault (Énaud) (1627-1690) Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Marie LeRoux (1645-1717) Rouen, Normandie, France
Pierre Ratelle (1637-1688) Rouen, Normandie, France
Marie Lemaire (1648-1674) Blois, Loire et Cher, France
Pierre Genereux (1678-1742) Limoges, Limousin, France
François Dessureaux Bourguigon (1632-1688) Artun, Bourgogne, France
Marie Bouart (1649-1712) Poitiers, Normandie, France

Antoine Desrosiers (1617-1691) Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France
Anne Leneuf Duherisson (1632-1711) Caen, Normandie, France
Jean LePellé dit Desmarais (1641-1708) Saintonge, Pictou-Charentes, France
Guillaume Isabel (1623-1652) Perche, Normandie, France
Catherine Dodier (1638-1673) Perche, Normandie, France

Nicholas Lupien dit Lafrenière (1645-1697) Champagne, Aquitaine, France
Pierre Chauvin (1635-1699) Anjou, Rhône-Alpes, France
Marthe Autreuil (1636-1714) Anjou, Rhône-Alpes, France
Jean Petit dit Bruneau (1645-1724) Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Bertrand Chesnay dit Lagarenn (1621-1683) St-Brieuc, Bretagne, France
François Belanger (1612-1686) Sées, Normandie, France
Marie Guyon (1624-1696) Mortagne, Normandie, France

René Houré dit LaFerrière (1629-1706) Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France
Denise Damané (1641-1704) Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Guilliaume Dubord dit LaFontaine (1636-1705) Limousin, Dordogne, France
Catherine Guérard (1649-1727) Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Pierre Généreux (1678-1742) Limoges, Limousin, France
François Dessureau (1631-1688) Autun, Bourgogne, France
Marie Bonard (1649-1712) Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

Pierre Papin (1629-1715) Maine, Poitou-Charentes, France
Marie Anne Pelletier (1646-1686) Eure-et-Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
Pierre Chaperon (1645-1728) Rouen, Normandie, France
Noëlle Quiremond (1640-1685) Saint-Denis, Seine-St-Denis, France

Jean Guichard (1666-1743) Vitry-le-François, Marne, France
Christophe Gerbault dit Bellegarde (1643-1695) Anjou, Rhône-Alpes, France
François Lemaistre-Lamorille dit le Picard (1631-1666) Domfront, Orne, France
Marie Judith Rigaud (1633-1703) St-Jean-d’Angély, Charante-Maritime, France

Pierre François Tellier (1663-1741) Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Gilbert LeRoux dit L’Enseigne (1641-1699) Clermont, Auvergne, France
Jaques Greslon dit Laviolette (1626-1679) St-Severin, Poitiers, France
Jeanne Vigneault (1635-1700) Brioux-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes, France

Antoine Desrosiers (1617-1691) Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France
Anne Leneuf Duherisson (1632-1711) Caen, Normandie, France
Jean LePellé dit Desmarais (1641-1708) Saintonge, Pictou-Charentes, France
Guillaume Isabel (1623-1652) Perche, Normandie, France
Catherine Dodier (1638-1673) Perche, Normandie, France
Jean Piette dit Trempe (1641-1730) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
Marguérite Chemereau (1651-1715) LaRochelle, Basse-Normandie, France
Jean François Harel (1646-1716) LaRochelle, Basse-Normandie, France
Marie Pescher dite Legal (1649-1728) Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France

Gabriel Bérard (1644-1710) Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France
Jean Hayot (1636-1713) Mortagne, Perche, France
Nicholas Pelletier (1590-1674) Beaucé, Bretagne, France
Jean DeVoisy (1612 – 1689) Beaucé, Bretagne, France

Joseph Chevalier (1644-1721) Dieppe, Normandie, France
Françoise Martha Barton (1653-1699)  Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France
Geoffrey Guillot dit Lavallée (1614-1665) Ruffec, Poitou-Charentes, France
Marie D’Abancour dite Lacaille (1618-1678) Cote d’Or, Bourgogne, France
Marguérite Dusson (1656-1731) Likely France.  No documentation so far.

Pierre Charron dit Ducharme (1635-1700) Meaux, Ile-de-France, France
Catherine Pillard (1646-1717) LaRochelle, Basse-Normandie, France
Jean Piette dit Trempe (1641-1730) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
Marguérite Chemereau (1651-1715) LaRochelle, Basse-Normandie, France

Jaques Roseau (1662-1757) LaRochelle, Basse-Normandie, France
Isaac Lemire (1650-1717) Rouen, Normandie, France
Helen Damours (1649-1699) Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Pierre Parent (1610-1698) Mortagne, Perche, France
Jeanne Badeau (1638-1706) LaRochelle, Basse-Normandie, France
Nicholas Bélanger (1638-1682) Lisieux, Normandie, France
Marie DeRainville (1644-1711) Lisieux, Normandie, France
Louis Bedard (1655-1701) LaRochelle, Basse-Normandie, France
Michel Huppé dit Lagroye (1616-1691) Alençon, Normandie, France
Madeleine Roussin (1623-1686) Tourouvre, Basse-Normandie, France

Toussaint Giroux (1633-1715) Mortagne, Perche, France
Marie Goddard (1641-1684) Mortagne, Perche, France
Paul Vachon (1530-1703) Luçon, Centre, France
Noel Langlois (1606-1684) Alençon, Basse-Normandie, France
Françoise Grenier (1610-1665) Alençon, Basse-Normandie, France
Pierre Mailloux dit Desmoulins (1631-1699) Martha, Poitou-Charentes, France
Anne DeLaunay (1641-1700) LaRochelle, Basse-Normandie, France
Pierre Marceau (1631-1699) Tonnerre, Bourgogne, France
Marthe de Rainville (1647-1721) Lisieux, Basse-Normandie, France


Mother’s Day – 2013

For Mother’s Day this year I decided to pay tribute to all the mothers in my Family Tree who contributed to making me who I am.  Of course there are tens or hundreds of thousands of women in my direct line of ancestry, if you go back to the beginning of our species.  My family tree goes back to the 1500’s in some places, to my 11x or 12x great grandparents.  As I’ve said before, that’s about 20,000 grandparents in your entire family tree to that depth.  Obviously there’s no way I can pay meaningful tribute to 10,000 women, so I decided to put together a collection of all the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers that I have photos of in my tree.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

Happy Mother’s Day, my beloved ancestors!

The women who made me who I am.

The women who made me who I am.


Immigrant Ancestors for Jean Gregoire Bacon

My great-grandmother Delia Rosanna Bacon was almost 100% French.   There’s just a hint of Belgian in her family tree since her 5x great-grandfather Pierre Joly dit Delbec was from Bruges in Belgium.  He is the only non-French person out of the 96 immigrant ancestors in her father’s family tree.

Delia Bacon and Grace Thomas

Delia Bacon and Grace Thomas

I decided to trace every branch of her family tree back to the original immigrant ancestors.  Here is a list of all the original immigrant ancestors for her father, Jean Gregoire Bacon (1850-1936).  Each of them arrived in Québec, Canada (Nouvelle France) in the mid 1600’s.  You will note that there are some names that are repeated.  That means that the same immigrant ancestors spawned more than one line of my family tree, as you can read about here.

Gilles Bacon (1622-1654) St. Gilles, Normandie, France
Marie Tavernier (1631-1700) Randonnai, Normandie, France
Louis Guimond (1625-1661) Mortagne, Perche, France
Jeanne Bitsouet (1636-1707) Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Zacharie Cloutier (1617-1708) Mortagne, Perch, France
Madeline Aymard (1626-1708) Poitiers, Poitou-Charantes, France
Guillaume Thibault (1618-1686) Rouen, Normandie, France
Marie Madeleine LeFrançois (1633-1707) Metz, Lorraine, France

Aymard Tinon dit Desroches (1650-1700) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
Marie Aimée Roux (1649-1715) Sens, Bourgogne, France

Mathieu Amiot dit Villeneuve (1628-1688) Soissons, Picardie, France
Marie Anne Miville (1632-1702) Rochefort, Saintonge, France
Louise Jean Taudière dite Renard (1651-1724) LaRochelle, Normandie, France

Jean Plouf (1643-1700) Paris, le-de-France, France
Marie Madeleine Guillebeuf (1656-1711) Rouen, Normandie, France
Louis Truchon dit L’Eveill (1646-1724) Nantes, Bretagne, France
Jean Beauchamp (1644-1700) LaRochelle, Normandie, France
Louis Joisel (1617-1708) St. Germain, Normandie, France
Margérite Charlot (1631-1706) Paris, le-de-France, France

Pierre Charon dit DuCharme (1635-1700) Meaux, Ile-de-France, France
Catherine Pillard (1646-1717) LaRochelle, Normandie, France
Jean Piette dit Trempe (1641-1730) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
Marguérite Chemereau (1651-1715) LaRochelle, Normandie, France

Louis Guibault (1636-1715) LaRochelle, Normandie, France
Marie Lefebvre (1645-1728) Soissons, Picardie, France
Rene Maillot dit LaViolette (1637-1711) Toulouse, Franche-Comté, France
Simon-Jean Chapacou dit Chapeau (1626-1690) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
Marie Vincente Pacaud (1624-1699) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France

Jean Vallé (1642-1673) Rouen, Normandie, France
Marie Martin (1650-1729) LaRochelle, Normandie, France
Pierre Jean Gendron (1643-1724) Aude, Languedoc-Russilion, France
Marie Charpentier (1655-1713) Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Pierre Campagna (1644-1711) Indre, Centre, France
Marie Anne Martin (1649-1719) Blois, Centre, France
Jean Pierre Rabuin (1637-1707) LaRochelle, Normandie, France
Marguérite Ardion (1640-1678) LaRochelle, Normandie, France

Louis Gilbert dit Comtois (1697-1769) Doubs, Franche-Comté, France
Louis Jacques (1664-1735) Somme, Picardie, France
François Leroux dit Cardinal (1637-1691) Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France
Marie Rénault (1639-1709) Orléans, Centre, France

Jean Piette dit Trempe (1641-1730) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
Marguérite Chemereau (1651-1715) LaRochelle, Normandie, France
François Boucher (1626-1672) Orne, Normandie, France
Florence Gareman (1629-1686) Baigneaux, Aquitaine, France
François Pelletier (1635-1697) Beaucé, Bretagne, France
Marguérite Madeleine Morriseau (1637-1707) Amiens, Picardie, France
François Banliac dit LaMontagne (1641-1709) Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Jean Doyon (1619-1664) LaRochelle, Normandie, France
Marthe Gagnon (1636-1670) Laune, Perche, France
Pierre Faye dit Sans Quartier (1668-1718) Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France
Gillaume Chartier (1635-1707) Anjou, Rhône-Alpes, France
Marie Faucon (1644-1709) Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France

Jean-Baptiste Pothier (1665-1711) Beauce, Bretagne, France
Jacques Beauvais (1623-1691) Mortagne, Perche, France
Jeanne Solde (1639-1697) Anjou, Rhône-Alpes, France
Christophe Crevier (1611-1662) Saint Cande, Le Jeune, France
Jeanne Enard (1618-1682) Rouen, Normandie, France
Marie Louise LeCoutre (1648-1709) Lisieux, Normandie, France
Jean Petit dit Bruneau (1645-1724) Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Bertrand Chenay (1621-1683) Yffiniac, Ile-de-France, France
François Belanger (1612-1686)  Orne, Normandie, France
Marie Guyon (1624-1696) Orne, Normandie, France

Georges Cadoret (1630-1711) Morbihan, Normandie, France
Marin Gallaran Boucher (1589-1671) Mortagne, Normandie, France
Périnne Mallet (1607-1687) Courgeon, Orne, France
Marie Anne St. Denis (1649-1705) Rouen, Normandie, France
Jean Maranda (1629-1711) LaRochelle, Normandie, France
Jeanne Cousin (1629-1682) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
François Abraham Fiset (1635-1700) Saint-Jacquest, Normandie, France
Marie Denise Savard (1644-1708) Melun, Ile-de-France, France

Bernard Brunet (1640-1668) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
Marie Barathe (1640-1668) Charente, Poitou-Charantes, France
René LeTartre (1627-1699) Mortagne, Normandie, France
Louis Goulet (1628-1699) Tourouvre, Perche, France
Pierre Maheu (1630-1717) Mortagne, Perche, France
Robert Drouin (1607-1685) Le Pin-la-Garenne, Perche, France
Marie Anne Cloutier (1626-1648) Mortagne-au-Perche, Orne, France

Simon Arcan dit Bourdelais (1663-1733) Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Bordeaux, France
Paul Inard dit Provençal (1647-1690) Saint-Rémi, Provence, France
Marie Bonville (1651-1687) Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Mathurin Martineau dit Saint Onge (1647-1708) Ruffec, Poitou-Charantes, France
François Abraham Fiset (1635-1700) Saint-Jacques, Normandie, France
Marie Denise Savard (1644-1708) Melun, Ile-de-France, France

Jacques Hénault (Énaud) (1627-1690) Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Marie LeRoux (1645-1717) Rouen, Normandie, France
Pierre Ratelle (1637-1688) Rouen, Normandie, France
Marie Lemaire (1648-1674) Blois, Loire et Cher, France
Pierre Genereux (1678-1742) Limoges, Limousin, France
François Dessureaux dit Bourguigon (1632-1688) Artun, Bourgogne, France
Marie Bouart (1649-1712) Poitiers, Normandie, France

Pierre Joly dit Delbec (1651-1721) Bruges, Flandre, Belgium
Geneviève Terillon Tessier (1653-1721) Champagne, Aquitaine, France
François Boucher (1626-1672) Orne, Normandie, France
Florence Gareman (1629-1686) Baigneaux, Aquitaine, France
François Pelletier (1635-1697) Beaucé, Bretagne, France
Marguérite Madeleine Morriseau (1637-1707) Amiens, Picardie, France


Double Grandparents

I’ve decided to make a category for “Oddities & Curiosities”.  Things that don’t really warrant full blogs, but just short blurbs about unusual things I find in my family research.

Today I was doing work on the French side of my family (the family of my great-grandmother Delia Rosanna Bacon) when things started seeming really familiar (no pun intended).

I realized eventually that MANY branches of my French Canadian family are intertwined multiple times.  This makes sense.  It was a small area, people were not mobile, and they tended to marry in the same Parish or at least denomination.  This usually leads to a small pool of families from which to choose mates.

Here are some of the multiple-grandparents I’ve found.

Jean Pierre Hénault (Énaud) dit Fresnière and his wife Marie Geneviève Genereux are my double-grandparents because their son Pierre is my 6x great grandfather:

Pierre Hénault dit Canada III (1720 – 1791)
Marie Louise Hénault Énaud (1757 – 1827)
Marie Louise Brunet (1788 – 1869)
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

and their daughter Marie Madeleine is my 6x great grandmother:

Marie Madeleine “Magdeleine” Hénault Enaud (1721 – 1813)
François Olivier dit LaVictoire (1760 – 1844)
François Olivier (1783 – 1859)
Henri François Olivier (1812 – 1876)
Cordélie “Cordelia” Olivier (1850 – 1918)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

So through this link Delia’s parents were 4th cousins.

François Charron dit Ducharme (1678-1746) and his wife Marguerite Piette dite Trempe (1680 – 1761) are my 7x grandparents twice.  Their son Joseph Charles is my 6x great grandfather:

Joseph Charles Charron dit Ducharme (1723 – 1806)
Joseph Charron dit Ducharme (1753 – 1839)
Catherine Charron Ducharme (1787 – 1832)
Elisabeth Tellier (1815 – 1886)
Cordélie “Cordelia” Olivier (1850 – 1918)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

And their daughter Marie Marguérite is my 6x great grandmother:

Marie Marguerite Charron dit Ducharme (1712 – 1749)
François Plouffe (1746 – )
Charlotte Plouffe (1773 – 1842)
Jean Baptiste Bâcon Sr. (1804 – 1889)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

So the parents of my great grandmother, Delia Bacon were fifth cousins.

Antoine Desrosiers and his wife Marie Renée LePellé are both my seventh and eight great grandparents because their son Antoine is my 7x great grandfather:

Antoine Desrosiers dit Lafresniere III (1698 – 1760)
Geneviève Desrosiers dite LaFresnière (1723 – 1782)
Joseph Tellier (1744 – 1808)
Antoine Tellier (1783 – 1847)
Elisabeth Tellier (1815 – 1886)
Cordélie “Cordelia” Olivier (1850 – 1918)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

Their other son Jean-Baptiste Charles is my 6x great grandfather:

Jean Baptiste Charles Desrosiers dit Lafresniere (1721 – 1785)
Marie Pelagie Desrosiers dit Lafresniere (1765 – 1827)
François Olivier (1783 – 1859)
Henri François Olivier (1812 – 1876)
Cordélie “Cordelia” Olivier (1850 – 1918)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)
Frederick Clifford Thomas Jr. (1918 – 2006)
Frederick Clifford Thomas III (1941 – )
Charles Frederick Thomas

In this case, the parents of my great-great-grandmother Cordélie Olivier were 2nd cousins once removed.

François Abraham Fiset (1635-1700) and his wife Marie Denise Savard (1644-1708) are my double grandparents also.  Two of their daughters, Marie Madelein and Denis Fiset are my ancestors:

Marie Madeleine Fiset (1673 – 1711)
Marie Martineau (1701 – 1771)
Marie Thérèse Arcan (1725 – 1782)
Joseph Marie Brunet (1742 – 1815)
Marie Louise Brunet (1788 – 1869)
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

Denise Fiset (1678 – 1731)
Charlotte Maranda (1697 – 1758)
Magdeleine Cadoret (1725 – 1800)
Charlotte Pothier (1762 – 1851)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois Jr. (1791 – )
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

So my 3x great-grandmother Marie Ann Gilbert Comtois’s parents were 5th cousins.

Jean Piette dit Trempe (1641-1730) and Marguérite Chemereau (1651-1715) are my double-grandparents because their son Antoine is my 8x great-grandfather:

Antoine Piette dit Trempe (1673 – 1750)
Pierre Piette dit Frenière (1712 – 1776)
Anne Marie Piette (1739 – 1776)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois (1760 – 1834)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois Jr. (1791 – )
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

And their daughter Marguérite is my 7x great-grandmother:

Marguérite Piette dite Trempe (1680 – 1761)
Marie Marguérite Charron dit Ducharme (1712 – 1749)
François Plouffe (Plouf Ploufe) (1746 – )
Charlotte Plouffe (Plouf) (1773 – 1842)
Jean Baptiste Bâcon Sr. (1804 – 1889)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

This means Jean Gregoire Bacon’s parents were 5th cousins once-removed.

Charles Boucher (1658-1728) and his wife Marguérite Agnès Pelletier (1666 – 1708) are my double grandparents because their daughter Marie is my 8x great-grandmother:

Marie Boucher (1693 – 1751)
Pierre Piette dit Frenière (1712 – 1776)
Anne Marie Piette (1739 – 1776)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois (1760 – 1834)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois Jr. (1791 – )
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

and their daughter Marie Anne is my 7x great grandmother:

Marie Anne Boucher (1702 – 1784)
Marie Anne Joly dite Delbec (1723 – 1800)
Marie Louise Hénault Énaud (1757 – 1827)
Marie Louise Brunet (1788 – 1869)
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

So the parents of Marie Anne Gilbert Comtois were 4th cousins once removed (and also 5th cousins, as we’ve seen).