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immigrant flag male ancestor  René  CHOLET dit ST-PAUL

  (b. 22 February 1669 Poitiers, France   d. 20 December 1708 Lachenaie, Canada, New France )  

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René CHOLET dit ST-PAUL was born 22 February 1669 in Poitiers, France. René CHOLET dit ST-PAUL was the child of ?   and   ?

René was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1698.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Geneviève MERCADIER 24 November 1698 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  Geneviève MERCADIER  was born 9 December 1672 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Cote St-Michel).  She died 3 September 1699 in Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville).  She was the daughter of Mathurin MERCADIER and Catherine FOURRIER.

He married  (2) Jeanne GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN abt. 1704 in Saint-Ours, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jeanne GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN  was born abt. 1671 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  She died 16 April 1747 in Laval, Québec, Canada (Saint François-de-Sales-de-l'Ile-Jésus).  She was the daughter of Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN and Jeanne TOUZE.

René CHOLET dit ST-PAUL died 20 December 1708 in Lachenaie, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat cie de Montigny

son of Jean Cholet and Marguerite Reverdy

Details of the family tree of René 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? In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.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 (
  • 1669 Birth
    22 February 1669
    Poitiers, France
  • 1698 Marriage / Partner
    René CHOLET dit ST-PAUL and Geneviève MERCADIER 24 November 1698, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1699 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Geneviève MERCADIER died 3 September 1699, Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville)
  • 1708 Death
    20 December 1708
    Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie)

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Added: 2/3/2015 8:35:36 AM - Updated: 6/10/2015 2:32:43 PM

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