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HELP! flag male ancestor  Joseph-François  HERTEL

  (b. 3 July 1642 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 29 May 1722 Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

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Joseph-François HERTEL was born 3 July 1642 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France . Joseph-François HERTEL was the child of Jacques HERTEL dit LAFRESNIERE   and   Marie-Marguerite MARGUERIE and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Francois MARGUERIE and Marthe ROMAIN

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Joseph-François  married  Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET 2 September 1664 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET  was born abt. 1646 in France.  Marguerite-Josephe died 16 September 1708 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly). 

Joseph-François HERTEL died 29 May 1722 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .


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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.

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La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (
Joseph-François was a 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 Joseph-François HERTEL


Joseph-François HERTEL married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET-- Date: 2 September 1664 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).

Marriage found at Notre Dame de Montreal in Drouin Collection

Joseph Hertel and Marguerite Dechavenet

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Children of Joseph-François HERTEL and Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET:

flag male ancestor Zacharie-Francois HERTEL (b.abt. 1665, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

flag male ancestor Jacques HERTEL (b.10 March 1667, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 4 September 1748, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )
m. Marguerite-Thérèse GODEFROY 26 November 1691 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste HERTEL (b.26 October 1668, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 26 June 1722, Port-Dauphin, Ile Royale, Acadie)

flag male ancestor Joseph HERTEL (b.abt. 1671, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 8 August 1723, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )
m. Catherine PHILIPPE LAFONTAINE 4 July 1698 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

flag male ancestor Louis HERTEL (b.14 May 1673, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Rene HERTEL (b.26 March 1675, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Lambert HERTEL (b.17 October 1677, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1723, )

flag female ancestor Marie-Francoise HERTEL (b.1 November 1679, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Michel HERTEL (b.7 October 1685, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Pierre HERTEL (b.18 March 1687, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag female ancestor Marguerite-Thérèse HERTEL (b.17 October 1690, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 4 May 1732, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste BOUCHER DE NIVERVILLE 10 February 1709/10 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)

flag male ancestor Claude HERTEL (b.2 January 1692, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

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birth1642 Birth
3 July 1642
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1642 - Baptism
3 July 1642
Immaculee Conception, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
Francois Hertel, son of Jcaobo Hartel and Maria Margueye Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).
HERTEL DE LA FRESNIÈRE, JOSEPH-FRANÇOIS, officer, interpreter, commandant, seigneur; baptized 3 July 1642 at Trois-Rivières, son of Jacques Hertel* and Marie Marguerie; buried 22 May 1722 at Boucherville.

The man whom his contemporaries nicknamed “the Hero” grew up in an atmosphere of continual wars, his native town of Trois-Rivières being the principal advanced post against Iroquois attacks. He was therefore schooled from his youth to believe that danger was always present, and must be conquered by toughness. He was brought up by a wonderful and courageous mother, who had had her share of trials: her only brother, François Marguerie*, was drowned in 1648 and her husband died by accident three years later, leaving three infant children: François, the eldest, and two girls.

François Hertel wrote in his report of 1712 that his first experience of soldiering went back to 1657, when he was 15. An act of 26 August of that year does indeed describe him as a soldier. Hence he took part ...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
marriage1664 Marriage / Partner
Joseph-François HERTEL and Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET 2 September 1664, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
françois hertel - 24 habitant

Marguerite Joseph tavenet - 20 sa femme

zacarie françois hertel - 8 mois fils
The first census of New France (1666)
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1667 Birth of Child
Jacques HERTEL was born 10 March 1667, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1668 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste HERTEL was born 26 October 1668, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1673 Birth of Child
Louis HERTEL was born 14 May 1673, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1675 Birth of Child
Rene HERTEL was born 26 March 1675, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1677 Birth of Child
Lambert HERTEL was born 17 October 1677, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1679 Birth of Child
Marie-Francoise HERTEL was born 1 November 1679, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1685 Birth of Child
Michel HERTEL was born 7 October 1685, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1687 Birth of Child
Pierre HERTEL was born 18 March 1687, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1690 Birth of Child
Marguerite-Thérèse HERTEL was born 17 October 1690, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1692 Birth of Child
Claude HERTEL was born 2 January 1692, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
Anglican Church (1699)
1708 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET died 16 September 1708, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
death1722 Death
29 May 1722
Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
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