Weekly History: August 23rd-29th

Another slow week and another selection of French-Canadians, except one.

August 23rd

1785 – Born – Catherine CLOUTIER – Catherine is my 5th-great-grandmother on my mother’s side. She was born at Baie-du-Febvre, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada. She married Antoine Robidas MANSEAU in 1805 and had 10 children, including my ancestor Marie DesAnges MANSEAU. She passed away in about 1850 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin.

August 27th

1779 – Died – Pierre François QUINET – Pierre is my 7th-great-grandfather on my father’s side. He was born 17 Dec 1725 in Contréglise, Haute-Saône, France. He married Thérèse DARD in 1751. He had 7 children including my ancestor, Antoine QUINET. He passed away at Contréglise, Haute-Saône, France.

August 29th

1723 – Died – Jacques DURET – Jacques is my 8th-great-grandfather on my mother’s side. He was born about 1658 in Bournezeau, Vendee, France. He married Catherine JAMIN in 1687. He passed away at Quebec, Canada.


About Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.

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