Joseph Loiselle-Sinotte was the fifth child and fourth son of Jean Baptiste Loiselle-Sinotte and Marie Chapdelaine-Beaulac and was born in 1819 in La Presentation, Quebec.
Joseph Loiselle-Sinotte married Edesse Daignault. From marriage certificate Joseph was a “cultivateur de Stuckley” at the time of his marriage in 1844. His parents “JB Loiselle dit Sinotte and Marie Chapdelaine dit Beaulac of this parish”, Edesse’s parents listed as “Michele Daigneau, Cultivateur, and Victorine Miclet of this parish”. Witnesses were Piere Bergeron de Roseford de Pond, Ambroise Maheux and Joseph Robittaile.
Joseph Loiselle-dit-Sinotte and Edesse Daignault were the first Loiselle-dit-Sinotte’s in St-Georges-de-Windsor. Here is a picture of the village of St-George-de-Windsor.
They came from St-Dominique to St-Georges sometime after the 1861 census (they aren’t in 1861 Census for that year) but before May 2, 1866 when their child Jacques Elie died in St-Georges. Jacques Elie was just 5 years old. And, sadly, a second child, Marie-Edesse, who died just two months later, she was 15 years old. Joseph Sinotte and Edesse Daignault had a son Benjamin Sinotte born 1863 but I can’t find his birth certificate either in St-Dominique or in St-Georges.
Joseph Loiselle died in 1899 in St- George de Windsor at the age of 70, he was widowed 6 years earlier.
St. Georges, QC Census 1871
1038 SINOTTE Joseph 50 cultivateur, marié, ne sait ni lire ni écrire
1039 SINOTTE Édesse 47 mariée, ne sait ni lire ni écrire
1040 SINOTTE Pierre 15
1041 SINOTTE Jean-Baptiste 13
1042 SINOTTE Benjamin 8 écolier
1043 SINOTTE Élie 2
1044 SINOTTE Joseph 23 ne sait pas écrire
1045 SINOTTE Philomène 17
1881 Census Place Ste-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond & Wolfe, Quebec
District 53 Sub-district A Page Number 30 Household Number 125
Joseph SINOTTE M Male French 61 Quebec Cultivateur Cotholique Roman
Edesse DAIGNEAU M Female French 58 Quebec Cotholique Roman
Pierre SINOTTE Male French 24 Quebec Cultivateur Cotholique Roman
Jean Baptiste SINOTTE Female French 22 Quebec Cultivateur Cotholique Roman
Benjamin SINOTTE Male French 17 Quebec Apprenti-Cordonnier Cotholique Roman
Elie SINOTTE Male French 13 Quebec écolier Cotholique Roman
Philomine SINOTTE Female French 26 Quebec Cotholique Roman
1866: Two children died the same year within 2 months – Elie at 5 years old and Marie at 15 years old.
1867: Patrick Lynch époux de Ann Bourk died age 74 ans on 17-Nov-1867, buried on 20-11-1867 in St. George de Windsor, witnesses Eugène Poirier et Joseph Sinotte. Which Joseph is unknown.
1875: Maybe godfather to Joseph son of Jean-Baptiste et Agnès Lacerte born11.03.1875 baptised 12.03.1875 in St. George de Windsor with Marie Chaîné as godmother (this could be Marie Charne grandmother (mother of Agnes)
1884: Marie LAFLÈCHE épouse d’Alexis Beauchesne died at age 41 ans on 26-05-1884 buried 29-05-1884 in St. George de Windsor, with Witnesses Joseph Sinotte et Joseph Foucault (not sure if this is the right Joseph – this could be the first connection between Foucault and Sinotte)
1884: Joseph and Edesse were godparents for grandchild Camille Sinotte (son of Jean-Baptiste et Elvira Godbout)
A bit about St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC:
The first birth in Saint-Georges-de-Windsor was at least 1855 if not earlier. In 1861 Census, there were 610 people living in St-Georges with 129 children shown as born in St-Georges. The oldest being 14. There were a total of 71 students in the village out of 247 children age 5 through 16 that might have been considered school age.
The catholic church of the village was built in 1870 – it is supposed the only church in Quebec that has statutes of the 12 apostles. St-Georges is famous for its cheese, and for cattle farming.
In the 1871 Census, neither Joseph or Edesse could read or write. Benjamin Sinotte (age 8) is the only Sinotte child going to school, Elie only 2, and Jean-Baptiste (13) and Pierre (15) perhaps being too old and working on the farm.
There is a great website that publishes a lot of information about the inhabitants of MRC of Asbestos whicn includes the communities of St-Georges-de-Windsor, St-Camille, Asbestos, Danville, St-Adrien, Saint-Joseph-de-Ham Sud and Wotton. It provides baptisms, marriages, deaths, census and other information of interest.
About the family:
Joseph8 Loiselle-Sinotte (Jean-Baptiste7, Joseph6 Loiselle-Sinot, Toussaint5 Loiselle, Jean-Baptiste4, Joseph3, Louis2 Loisel/Loysel, Louis1) was born 26 Jul 1819 in La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe, QC, and died 16 Jun 1899 in St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC. He married Edesse Daignault 22 Jan 1844 in St. Dominique, QC, daughter of Michel Daignault and Victoire Michelet. She was born 1823 in < QC >, and died Nov 1893 in < St. Georges, QC >.
Children of Joseph Loiselle-Sinotte and Edesse Daignault are:
i. Joseph9 Sinotte, b. 28 Nov 1844, St. Dominique, QC; d. Aft. 1911, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC; m. Agnes Lacerte, 13 Apr 1874, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; b. 09 Jun 1847, Baie-du-Febvre, QC, QC; d. 12 Jun 1916, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC.
ii. Marie-Edesse Sinotte, b. 09 Mar 1851, St. Dominique, QC; d. 16 Jul 1866, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC.
iii. Philomene Sinotte, b. 07 Nov 1853, St. Dominique, QC; d. 23 Jan 1917, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC; m. Pierre Provencher, 04 Jul 1881, St. George de Windsor, QC; b. 23 Jan 1851, Ste-Monique, QC; d. 27 Dec 1916, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC.
iv. Philippe Sinotte, b. 1855, < St-Dominique, QC >; d. Aft. 1881, < St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond, QC >.
v. Pierre Sinotte, b. 10 Oct 1855, St. Dominique, QC; d. 21 Jun 1918, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC; m. Elise Proulx, 22 Oct 1883, St. George de Windsor, QC; b. 25 Jan 1865, QC; d. 19 May 1940, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC.
vi. Jean-Baptiste Sinotte, b. 20 Jan 1858, St. Dominique, QC; d. 25 Jan 1930, St-Camille, Wolfe, QC; m. Elvire Godbout, 16 Apr 1883, St-Camille, Wolfe, QC; b. 17 Jan 1859, < Wotton, QC >; d. Bet. 1911 – 1930, < St-Camille, QC >. His family is listed here in the 1901 Census in St-Camille, QC.
vii. Jacques-Elie Sinotte, b. 15 Jan 1861, St. Dominique, QC; d. 02 May 1866, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC.
viii. Benjamin Sinotte, b. 27 Sept 1863 in Wotton, QC ; d. Oct 1920, CH Hotel-Dieu, Montreal, QC; m. Helene Champagne, 30 Jun 1885, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; b. 29 Sep 1859, QC; d. Aft. 1919.
ix. Elie (Jacques-Elie) Sinotte, b. 02 Oct 1868, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC; d. Aft. 1917, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC; m. (1) Zenabe Laplante, 20 Oct 1891, St Monique, Nicolet, QC; b. 04 Sep 1865, QC; d. 1908, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; m. (2) Helene Bourgeois, 31 Jan 1911, Sainte-Monique de Nicolet, QC; b. 13 Oct 1865, Sainte-Monique de Nicolet, QC; d. Aft. 1911, QC. His family is listed here in 1901 Census in St- George de Windsor, QC. Elie’s first wife Zenabe died in a horse and buggy accident leaving behind 5 young children. Zenabe was his second wife. According to Vernonique: Elie died from gangrene in his leg.
If anyone has any additional data on this family, I would love to hear from you and update the family tree.