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HELP! flag female ancestor  Catherine  MESSIER dite ST-MICHEL

  (b. 11 July 1659 Montréal, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1704 Varennes, Canada, New France )  

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Catherine MESSIER dite ST-MICHEL was born 11 July 1659 in Montréal, Canada, New France . Catherine MESSIER dite ST-MICHEL was the child of Michel MESSIER   and   Anne LEMOINE and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Pierre LEMOINE (LEMOYNE) and Judith DUCHESNE

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Catherine  married  Étienne GENTES 28 November 1678 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Étienne GENTES  was born 10 February 1646 in Rouen, France.  Étienne died 8 October 1726 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes). 

Catherine MESSIER dite ST-MICHEL died abt. 1704 in Varennes, Canada, New France .

Catherine Messier- Was born on July 11, 1659 in Montreal and died on March 15, 1703 in Vercheres. She married Etienne Gentes and had at least two children. weallcamefromsomewhere/ Kebec/ lemoyne_siblings.html

Details of the family tree of Catherine appear below.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? The Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses...Read MORE...

The Story of the Canadian Horse ( breed.htm)
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (
  • 1659 Baptism
    Baptism found at Notre-Dame-de-Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada in Drouin Collection

    Catherine Messier
    11 July 1659 Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1666 Census - Montreal, Quebec
    Michel Messier 24 Habitant
    Anne Lemoine 22 Epouse
    Catherine Messier 5 Fille
    Jeanne Messier 4 Fille
    Marie Messier 5 mois Fille
    Jacques Messier 59 Oncle dud. Michel
    Jacques Messier 17 Frere dud. Michel
    Jullien Talien 23 Domestique, engage
    Maurice Averty 28 Engage
  • 1678 Marriage / Partner
    Catherine MESSIER dite ST-MICHEL and Étienne GENTES 28 November 1678, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1682 Birth of Child
    Marguerite GENTES was born 8 February 1682, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
  • 1684 Birth of Child
    Angélique GENTES was born 4 April 1684, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

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Added: 1/23/2010 10:29:58 AM - Updated: 11/30/2019 2:26:33 PM

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