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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  François  VANDAL

  (b. abt. 1653 Vernantes, Saumur, Anjou, France   d. 6 December 1697 Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )  

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François VANDAL was born abt. 1653 in Vernantes, Saumur, Anjou, France

François VANDAL was the child of ?   and   ?

François was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1680.

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

François  married  Marie-Madeleine PINEL 19 March 1680 in Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marie-Madeleine PINEL  was born abt. 1662 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales).  Marie-Madeleine died 5 May 1715 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales).  Marie-Madeleine was the child of Gilles PINEL and Anne LEODET (LEDET).

François VANDAL died 6 December 1697 in Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France .

Occupation: farmer, coureur de bois

Son of Etienne Vandal and Julienne Groleau

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1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

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François was a farmer, coureur de bois.
Coureurs de bois were French Canadian traders who traveled to Indigenous territories to trade European items for furs. They usually obtained furs by trading with First Nations peoples, rather than hunting themselves. Most coureurs de bois traded illegally, without a license from the Quebec government.

A Wild Frontier Journey: Life as a Coureur de Bois in 17th Century New France

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of François VANDAL


François VANDAL married flag female ancestor Marie-Madeleine PINEL-- Date: 19 March 1680 Place: Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France
Société de Généalogie Les Patriotes Inc. Index des mariages de la région de Sorel, Québec, Canada

Marie-Madeleine PINEL was the child of Gilles PINEL and Anne LEODET (LEDET)

"Francois Vandal fell in love with Marie-Madeleine Pinel, daughter of Gilles and of Anne Ledet, third child of a family of nine. She was born about 1662, probably at Sillery. Her grandfather Nicolas Pinel, a Normand, died of gunshot wounds in September 1655, after ten years of living in Acadia and New France. The father of the bride had been baptized at La Rochelle on 28 February 1635."

"The missionary Germain Morin joined Francois and Marie-Madeleine in bonds of matrimony at Neuville, on Tuesday, 19 March 1680, the feast day of Saint Joseph. Two particular witnesses left their names associated with Vandal history: Nicolas Sylvestre dit Champagne, and Jean Prou, husband of Catherine Pinel."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 204

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'Francois Vandal was born at Vernantes... It was there that Francois Vandal would have been baptized about 1655, according to our Canadian information... The son of Etienne Vandal and of Julienne Grole left there one day to come to New France...'

'...The first mention of this ancestor among our people is found at Neuville. On 13 July 1679, Francois Vandal was the godfather of Francois, son of Charles Daveau dit Laplante, and of Marguerite d'Aubigny.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 203
marriage1680 Marriage / Partner
François VANDAL and Marie-Madeleine PINEL 19 March 1680, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
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1680 Birth of Child
François VANDAL was born 30 December 1680 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1681 Canadian Census Signeurie de Dombour Neuville
Francois Vandalle, 26
Madeleine Pinel, sa femme, 20

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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1682 Birth of Child
François VANDAL was born 3 February 1682, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
1683 Birth of Child
Louis-Joseph VANDAL was born 28 December 1683, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1686 Birth of Child
Jean-François VANDAL was born 13 January 1686 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1688 Birth of Child
Marie-Dorothee VANDAL was born 30 August 1688 , Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1690 Birth of Child
Jacques VANDAL was born 1 September 1690 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1694 Birth of Child
Nicolas VANDAL was born 21 February 1694 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1696 Birth of Child
Angélique VANDAL was born 5 August 1696 , Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
1697 Death
'At the end of the year 1697, Francois Vandal, his head still full of dreams for the future, received the call from the Master of Life. The Lord had set a new place at His table in order to welcome His friend. Francois was but 46 years old as per the registry of Neuville. He was buried on 6 December in the presence of his father-in-law Gilles Pinel, his brother-in-law Guillaume Pinel, and his friend Nicolas Sevestre.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Pages 207-208
1698 Birth of Child
Marie-Jeanne VANDAL was born 19 June 1698 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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