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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor  Catherine  FORESTIER (FORTIER)

  (b. 6 January 1640 La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 31 March 1694 Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

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Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) was born 6 January 1640 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France

Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) was the child of ?   and   ?

Catherine was a Fille à Marier , arriving in New France by 1657. To learn more about the Filles à Marier, visit: Who were the Filles à Marier? The Filles à Marier: Pioneers of Love and Legacy in New France





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

Catherine  married  Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE 19 November 1657 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE  was born abt. 1624 in France.  Jacques died 14 January 1707 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville).  Jacques was the child of Jean FORESTIER and .

Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) died 31 March 1694 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .

daughter of Jean Fortier and Julienne Coeffes


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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER)

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Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) married Ancestor is complete!immigrant flag male ancestor Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE-- Date: 19 November 1657 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
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Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was the child of Jean FORESTIER and


marriage found at Immaculee Conception, Trois Rivieres in Drouin Collection

Jacques Menard and Catherine Fortier

He is the son of Joannis Menard and Auare Lavinelle

She is the daughter of Joannis Fortier and Juliannae Coifus


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Children of Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE and Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER):

Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Marie MENARD dite LAFONTAINE (b.7 September 1659, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 July 1726, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Jacques BOURDON 8 February 1672 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste MENARD (b.27 November 1660, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 29 October 1728, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marguerite-Louise ETIENNE 14 October 1681 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag male ancestor Louis MENARD (b.28 July 1662, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 11 May 1742, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne FEVRIER 12 December 1691 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE (b.6 June 1664, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 9 May 1741, Chambly, Canada, New France )
m. Marie Madeleine COUC dite LAFLEUR 1692

flag male ancestor Jean MENARD dit BELLEROSE (b.16 March 1666, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 7 May 1702, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Elisabeth VALIQUET dite LAVERDURE (VALIQUETTE) 13 March 1690 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Marguerite MENARD (b.22 January 1668, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 3 April 1699, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. François LANCTÔT 14 October 1681 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
m. Pierre CADIEUX 11 February 1697 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Jeanne-Françoise MENARD (b.24 May 1669, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 15 October 1747 , Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Étienne DEMERS (DUMAIS) 25 November 1686 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
m. Jean-Baptiste LACHAISE dit LAVIGNE 6 December 1706 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
m. Charles BRAZEAU 22 August 1735 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne MÉNARD (b.1 April 1671 , Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 3 February 1710, Laval, Canada, New France )
m. François BRUNET dit BELHUMEUR 15 November 1688 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Catherine MENARD (b.27 September 1673, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 1 January 1727, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Unknown UNKNOWN 1698
m. Jacques RIVIERE (LARIVIERE) 1 February 1699 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Thérèse MENARD (b.2 October 1676, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 19 June 1753, Longueuil, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste DENEAU (DENIAU) (DAIGNEAU) 11 February 1697 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
m. Jean DESNOYERS dit DESMARAIS abt. 1709 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)


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La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France

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marriage1657 Marriage / Partner
Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) and Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE 19 November 1657, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1659 Birth of Child
Marie MENARD dite LAFONTAINE was born 7 September 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1660 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste MENARD was born 27 November 1660, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
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1662 Birth of Child
Louis MENARD was born 28 July 1662, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1664 Birth of Child
Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was born 6 June 1664, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
Jacques Mesnard d. lafontaine - 38 habitant

Catherine forestier - 29 sa femme

Marie Mesnard - 6 fille

Jean mesnard - 4 fils

Louis Mesnard - 2 fils

Maurice Mesnard - 2 jours fils

Simon Caillouet - 35 domestique

Et Hierosme langlois - 64 serrurier domestique
The first census of New France (1666)
1666 Birth of Child
Jean MENARD dit BELLEROSE was born 16 March 1666, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1668 Birth of Child
Marguerite MENARD was born 22 January 1668, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1669 Birth of Child
Jeanne-Françoise MENARD was born 24 May 1669, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1671 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne MÉNARD was born 1 April 1671 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1673 Birth of Child
Catherine MENARD was born 27 September 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1676 Birth of Child
Thérèse MENARD was born 2 October 1676, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie du Boucherville
Jacques Menard (dit Lafontaine), charron, 52
Catherine Forestier, sa femme, 46
enfants:
Jean, 22
Louis, 19
Maurice, 18
Jean, 16
Marguerite, 14
Jeanne, 12
Anne, 9
Catherine, 6
Therese, 5
Jacques, 3

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882

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1694 Death
Death found at Saint-Famille-de-Boucherville, Boucherville, QC, Canada in Drouin Collection.

Catherine Forestier
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