Zalewski Family Genealogy

Pierre Michel Lefebvre[1]

Male 1617 - 1670  (53 years)


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  • Name Pierre Michel Lefebvre 
    Born 1617  Sceaux, Paris, Hauts De Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Birth 20 Oct 1623  Martangy, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth 20 Oct 1623  Sceaux, Paris, Hauts De Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1642  Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Oct 1670  Cap de la Madeleine, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I912  Zalewski Family
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2007 

    Father Pierre Julien Lefebvre,   b. 1590, Sceaux, Paris, Hauts De Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jeanne Cutiloup,   b. 1596, Sceaux, Paris, Hauts De Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1616  Sceaux, Paris, Hauts De Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeanne Aunois,   b. 1621, Villiars, Lizieux, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1697, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Apr 1646  Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jacuqes Lefebvre Dit Desiles,   b. 12 Jan 1647, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1720, Baie-Du-Febvre, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Ange Lefebvre-Descoteaux,   b. 19 Sep 1658, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1735, Bécancour, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Pierre Lefebvre arrived in New France in early 1640. He is first mentioned in Trois-Rivieres, April 11, 1643. He was at the same time land-clearer, manufacturer, syndic, land-surveyor, church warden, and referee.



      Pierre acquired his first land from the governor Charles Huault de Montmagny, August 15, 1644. On a modern map, this property of Lefebvre extends from St. Prosper Street Saint-Prosper backing onto Saint-Joseph hospital to the intersection of Saint-Real, Saint-Louis Boulevard and 6th Avenue



      In 1646, Pierre Lefebvre married in Trois-Rivieres, Jeanne Auneau. Seven or eight children are born from this union.



      [Excerpt from "Your Ancient Canadian Family History", Reginald L. Olivier]



      Pierre came to the new world about 1640. Jesuit records show Pierre was captured by the Iroquois on July 4, 1648. He spent three long months among the Iroquois but managed to escape his guards and return to his home in October. He escaped with a man named Berger who had managed to escape a few times before.



      Pierre becomes trustee of the inhabitants between 1658 and 1660, the Church Warden in 1663. He also takes part in the construction of the first church.



      [From Lefebvre Genealogy]

      Information on its birth, its marriage and its death diverges according to different sources. Cyprien Tanguay1 gives 1616 for his baptism's year, but does not specify the place. According to Benjamin Sulte2 , he would have been born in Mortagne-au-Perche in France and baptizes on October 20, 1623. According to Mr. Sulte also, he would have come to Canada immediately after its marriage, around 1646, with Jeanne Aunois of unknown origin. However, Rene Jetté3 cites him in Trois-Rivières on April 11, 1643 and mentions that he is originating from Sceaux, arrondissement of Antony, archdiocese of Paris (Haut-de-Seine). The date of its death remains also imprecise and according to Jetté, he would be deceased between July 16, 1668, date of his will in presence of notary Ameau, and October 12, 1670.



      The couple had nine children and five of the sons married in their turn: Jacques in 1670 with Marie Beaudry dit Lamarche, Michel in 1683 with Catherine Trottier, Ignace in 1682 with Catherine's sister Marie Trottier, Ange in 1679 or 1680 with Marie-Madeleine Cusson and Pierre in 1731 with Marie-Louise Dagneau. In 1707, the intendant Jacques Raudot named Ange Lefebvre notary of the seigneury of the Baie-Saint-Antoine, as known today as Baie-du-Febvre.

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] Family Tree Maker Website.

    2. [S28] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/l/e/K.