Joseph Loiselle was born in 1654, the only surviving son of Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot.
The baptism was conducted in Latin: “En l’annee du Seigneur 1654, le 25e jour de novembre, moi, Claude Pijart pretre de la Societe de Jesus, agissant au nom de la Paroisse de Montreal, ai baptise en enfant ne ce meme jour, don le pere est Louis Loysel et (la mere) Marguerite Charlot, les epoux, a quii fut impose le nom de Joseph. Le parrain fut Monsieur Paul de Chomedey, gouverneur de ce lieu, la marraine Dame Jeanne Mance.”
In 1666 Census in Montreal, Joseph Loiselle was shown living with his family at age 12, and just two families away, Jeanne Langlois, age 2, was listed living with her family. So perhaps there were childhood sweethearts.
Joseph settled in Pointe-aux-Trembles (although still to confirm when). Here is some history of the early days of Pointe-aux-Trembles.
I do see Jeanne Loisel married to Jean Beauchamp in Pointe-aux-Trembles as early as 1674-1676, before the birth of their fourth child. Joseph Loisel would be only 20 at that time and still single, so perhaps he follows his sister Jeanne to PAT.
On 8 Dec 1681, Francois Bau and his wife, sold their property in Pointe-aux-Trembles to Joseph Loisel, bought for 60 arpents. The property included “trois arpent de front sur le bord de la grande riviere (saint-Laurent) sur vingt arpents en profondeur ayant com voisin d’un cote Toussaint Beaudry dit Laubes. The buildings included a house of 20 ft, lambrissee et deux cabanes, une menuiserie, un foury (four) de 12 a 15 pieds, pour cuire le pain, une allonge qui fait une chambre et un grenier a la susdite maison et une grange de 24 a 30 pieds couverte de paille et un etable d’envioron 24 pieds de longueur”. Toussaint Beaudry [his daughter comes up later in Loiselle family tree] became his neighbor.
And once a landowner after buying property in 1681 from Francois Bau, this Joseph Loiselle married. On 7 April 1682 he married Jeanne Langlois and together they had 13 children. He was the only Loisel to pass on the family name.
It is likely that the girls and granddaughters of Loisel’s started to attending classes in 1680 and the new school house in 1690. Marguerite Bourgeoys and soeur Marie Barbier and other women, had come to PAT to set up a “mission ambulant” and prepare the children of the community for their communion. In 1690, Marguerite Bourgeoys build a wood school building.
As the family settled in PAT, the fears of Indian raids/danger renewed and continued for several years.
Joseph and Jeanne had 13 children over a twenty year time span. Five children died at birth or as infants. There were three surviving sons and four surviving daughters. Some of the surviving seven children stayed in PAT, but at least three moved away, spreading the family to nearbuy St. Charles-sur-Richelieu and Longueuil and as far flung as Kaskaskia IL.
In 1692, just after his father died, Joseph Loiselle was “Engageur Ouest” to Kaskaskia, IL. His father had been an “engageur ouest” just a few years previously in 1689, but his father died in 1691. Joseph’s sister Barbe Loisel was married to Francois LeGantier that was also an engageur ouest, but Francois didn’t go out to Detroit area until 1708.
Anyways it was likely this first interest that results in several of his children ending up in Kaskaskia IL as they grew up and married.
In 1695 and again in 1722, Joseph Loisel, the son of the pioneer, fut mandate pour gerer les affaires de la paroisse de L’Enfant-Jesus.
The family of Joseph Loiselle and Jeanne Langlois:
Joseph3 Loiselle (son of Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot) was born 25 Nov 1654 in Montreal, QC, and died 09 Jun 1724 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC. He married Jeanne Langlois-Duchene 07 Apr 1682 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, daughter of Honore Langlois-Chapelle and Marie Pontonnier. She was born 16 Jan 1663/64 in Montreal, QC, and died 23 Feb 1718/19 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
Children of Joseph Loiselle and Jeanne Langlois-Duchene are:
i. Marie-Madeleine4 Loiselle, b. 20 Jul 1684, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. Bef. 1694, QC.
ii. Joseph Loiselle, b. 07 Aug 1685, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 10 Aug 1771, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Marguerite Beaudry, 17 Feb 1709/10, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 06 Jul 1691, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 13 Jun 1767, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
iii. Jean-Baptiste Loiselle, b. 30 Jun 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 14 Oct 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
iv. Marie-Anne Loiselle, b. 01 Jan 1688/89, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 01 May 1689, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
v. Toussaint Loiselle, b. 17 Mar 1689/90, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 10 Dec 1746, Kaskaskia, IL; m. Cecile Brunet-Bourbonnais, 08 Feb 1723/24, Kaskaskia, IL; b. Nov 1710, Kaskaskia, IL; d. 23 Dec 1743, Kaskaskia, IL.
vi. Jean-Baptiste Loiselle, b. 20 Jul 1692, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 25 Sep 1767, St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC; m. Marie-Anne Beaudry, 23 Jan 1718/19, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 21 Sep 1701, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 15 Apr 1754, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
vii. Marie-Madeleine Loiselle, b. 22 Mar 1693/94, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 26 Sep 1748, St. Antoine, Longueuil, QC; m. Charles Trudeau, 17 Nov 1710, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 24 Mar 1683/84, Boucherville, QC; d. 21 Mar 1741/42, Longueuil, QC. Their family is posted here.
viii. Angelique Loiselle, b. 24 Jun 1696, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 08 Jun 1742, Varennes, Vercheres, QC; m. Nicolas Chaput, 20 Aug 1716, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 29 Dec 1690, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC or Ile Ste. Therese, QC; d. 23 Mar 1767, L’Assomption, QC. Their family is posted here.
ix. Barbe Loisel, b. 08 May 1698, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 30 Aug 1723, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
x. Louis Loisel, b. 11 Nov 1699, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 14 Nov 1699, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
xi. Pierre Loisel, b. 26 May 1701, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 03 Jun 1701, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
xii. Marie-Anne Loisel, b. 06 Sep 1702, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 10 Sep 1702, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
xiii. Marie-Therese Loiselle, b. 12 Aug 1704, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 29 Sep 1730, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Joseph Chapleau/Chapelaux, 28 Feb 1728/29, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 19 Oct 1698, Boucherville, QC.