Rene Venet b 1694 in France (Notre-Dame-de-Cogne, district of La Rochelle). He was son of Laurent Venet and Francoise Masson.
Rene immigrated to New France (Quebec at that time) in 1720.
Rene Venet married Marguerite Bigras-Fauvel in Pointe Claire, St-Joachiam, Chateauguay Quebec in 1722.
Rene Venet owned a Land grant located in St. Charles Rd by the Seminary de Dt-Sulpice de Montreal on 28 Jun 1723 in Ile de Montreal, QC. He and Marguerite Bigras, his wife, sold the land to Pierre Barbary dit Grandmaison of Point Claire, Ile de Montreal on 9 November 1726 (Notary: P. Raimbault 1697-1727).
Later the couple are known to have leased land (on 28 April 1750) located at the Ste-Marie suburb from Marie-Anne Mogue, widow of Pierre Garreau dit Xainctonge (Saintonge), of the Ste-Marie suburb near the town of Montreal. At that time Rene Venet was a labourer, of the town of Montreal.
He was a Livestock Keeper on 25 Apr 1752 in St. Pierre River near Montreal, Quebec, Canada.(33) working for Augustin Denis, farmer, from the St. Pierre River near Montreal, Quebec.
This couple had 11 children.
One son, Louis-Rene Venet dit Loisel b. 1723 in St-Joachim, Pointe-Claire, QC married Marie-Amable Boulaguet-Saint-Amour, QC in 1754 in Montreal, QC and they had a son Jean-Louis Loisel-Venet. This is the generation that the “dit” name Loisel was introduced. Don’t know why.
They had a son Jean-Louis Loisel-Venet b 1757 who married Marie-Louise Boulerice in 1779 in Sault Saint Louis, Kanawake, QC and they had 10 children that were born, married and had families in Chateauguay, QC area.
And that was the generation of Loisel dit Venet name.
In next generation, some of the branches started to migrate outside of Chateauguay to the states and to western Canadian provinces.
One branch migrated to Fitchburg, MA (Joseph Loiselle b. 1822 who married Marie-Anne Laberge, as an example).
Another branch migrated to Chippewa Co., WI (Etienne Loiselle who married Florence Roberts, in particular).
One branch migrated to Gentilly Twp, MN (Paul Louis Loiselle-Venet in particular).
And then there are the Loiselle’s in Saginaw, MI and Sylvan Lake, AB and Lewiston, ME, and Fitchurg, MA and Putnam, CT … and wider from there.
In the 7th Generation, I have Loisel’s in Paspebiac, QC; Montreal and areas in between; Sudbury, ON; Carlton, MN; out west in Sk, MB and MN. and in Sault Ste Marie, ON, Montreal, QC; Lac Megantic, QC and Manitoba;
In the 8th Generation, I have Loisel’s in Sudbury, ON, Waterville, Maine and Minnesota
In the 9th Generation, I have some in
Cartlon Co., MN and in the 10th generation Saint Louis Co., MN.
I don’t follow this family tree as much as my own, Louis Loisel(le).
I have met many Loisel “cousins” from this tree and look forward to meeting more.
If you are a descendant of Rene Venet of the “dit Loisel” lines, and want to get connected to the family tree, let me know!