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St-Hyacinthe, QC

November 23, 2009

The village of Saint-Hyacinthe was established in 1849 with a population of 10,200. A year later, it was a town, and by 1857, it was a city.  The first Loiselle-dit-Sinotte was  born there in 1811.
Several branches Loiselle dit Sinotte’s settled in Saint-Hyacinthe.
The first Loiselle-dit-Sinotte family in St-Hyacinthe, appears to be that of Joseph Loiselle dit Sinotte (son of Joseph Loiselle  and Judith Gosselin) and Josephte Pinsonneault. They were married in St-Marc, QC in 1805.  They had 12 chldren, they had a child born in St-Marc, then St-Charles, then La Presentation and their first child Charles Loiselle-Sinotte was born in St-Hyacinthe, QC in 1811. 
Joseph was known as Joseph Sinotte in the 1852 Census, and they were living with Pierre Sinotte, both Joseph and Pierre were farmers.

Then there is Andre Loiselle-dit-Sinotte, the nephew of Joseph Loiselle above, that came to Saint-Hyacinthe around 1839. Andre Loiselle-dit-Sinotte (son of Jean-Baptiste Loiselle-Sinotte and Marie-Chapdelaine-Beaulac) that married Celeste Roy on Oct 7, 1839.  In 1851 Census the family surname was recorded as “Sinotte”.  I don’t know much about the descendants of this branch and would love to meet more Sinotte’s.

There is a Moise Loiselle that shows in the 1851 Census. He is third cousin to Andre Sinotte above. He doesn’t come to St-Hyacinthe until 1851 and from st-Denis, QC

Both of these families are listed on the 1852 Census which is available online.
You can find the 1901 Census for the county of St-Hyacinthe at this link

The 1901 Census lists 47 Loiselle’s in the county of St-Hyacinthe including villiages of St-Hyacinthe-Le-Confesseur, Saint-Damase, Saint-Charles, La Presentation, Notre-Dame-de-St-Hyacinthe,  as well as the city of St-Hyacinthe.

There was one Sinotte family living  in , Benjamin Sinotte and his wife Louise Morin. I wasn’t ablet to find him after the 1901 Census and several of eight of the children that I was able to document, moved to the Unites states so it is possible that he went south as well.

From the 1901 Census link you can also go to the 1911 Census.

I went to visit Saint-Hyacinthe several times on the way to visiting my Aunt and Uncle and cousins in Granby.  And it was my Aunt Raymonde that told me about it and first brought me there. There was such a treasure trove of information there. I spent several days there.

If you are in the neighborhood, check out Centre d’histoire de Saint-Hyacinthe.  Check out the website before you go to confirm the hours.



Generation 8: Pierre Sinotte married Elise Proulx 1883

September 30, 2009

Updated September 2013.

Pierre Sinotte was born 1855 in St-Dominique, QC, the fifth child of Joseph Loiselle and Edesse Daignault. In 1871 Census, he was 15 and not in school.

He married Elise Proulx in 1883 in St-George-de-Windsor, QC.  They had 15 children over 29 years.

Pierre Sinotte had red hair and large red handle-bar moustache. Claude Sinotte has a picture (per Yolande).

Pierre died at age 63 after a farm accident in the fourth row north to St-Georges-de-Windsor. He broke his back. He had the body perforated in several places and died after nine days

“En Mai 1918, a St-George, Pierre Sinotte est victime d’un attelage quit prit l’epouvante, cet attelage tirait une herse. M. Sinotte fut pietine par un des cheveau et fut frappe par la herse. Un medecin de Wotton fut appele qui constata que la colone vertebrale avait ete brisee” (Source: Histoire de Windsor et ses environs, par Guy Moreau, page 105).

Here is a photo of their granddaughters Estelle and Irene Boisclair visiting at the farm in St-George-de-Windsor in the early 1920s.

Estelle and Irene visiting at St Georges

[Photo provided by Frances Caron Laroche, September 2013]

His wife, Elise, died of a heart attack in 1940 (Per Veronique).

Here is the headstone for Pierre Sinotte and Elise Proulx, they were buried in the cemetery at St-George-de-Windsor.

[Photo taken by Nicole Labreche, Aug 2009]

1878: Godparent for Marie Philomène daughter of Joseph Loiselle  et Agnès Lacerte baptised in St. George on 25.08.1878

1901 Census
District: QU RICHMOND & WOLFE (#187) Subdistrict: Saint-Georges-de-Windsor m-2 Page 5 &6. See posting here.

41 51 Sinot Pierre M Head M Nov 19 1853 47
42 51 Sinot Elise F Wife M Jan 28 1865 35
43 51 Sinot Philias M Son S Oct 19 1884 16
44 51 Sinot Clara F Daughter S Jul 1 1886 14
45 51 Sinot Léase F Daughter S Jan 28 1888 13
46 51 Sinot Armidas M Son S Apr 15 1889 11
47 51 Sinot Donas M Son S Jan 13 1890 10
48 51 Sinot Wilfrid M Son S Oct 7 1894 6
49 51 Sinot Lumina F Daughter S Nov 20 1896 4
1 51 Sinot Merida??? M Son S Feb 16 1897 3

1911 Census Quebec / Richmond-Wolfe / 15 St. George de Windsor / page 2

23    15 Sinotte Pierre   M Head M Nov 1857 54 1901
24    15 Sinotte Elise   F Wife M Jan 1866 45 1901
25    15 Sinotte Léas   M Daughter S Jan 1888 23 1901
26    15 Sinotte Hormidas   M Son S Apr 1889 22 1901
27    15 Sinotte Donat   M Son S Jan 1891 20 1901
28    15 Sinotte Wilfrid   M Son S Oct 1894 17 1901
29    15 Sinotte Lumina   F Daughter S Nov 1896 15 1901
30    15 Sinotte Mérida   M Son S Feb 1898 13 1901
31    15 Sinotte Rosealba   F Daughter S May 1901 10 1901
32    15 Sinotte George   M Son S Jan 1903 8 1901
33    15 Sinotte Omer   M Son S Jun 1906 5 1901
34    15 Sinotte Cecile   F Daughter S Dec 1909 1

About the Family:

Pierre9 Sinotte  (Joseph8 Loiselle-Sinotte, Jean-Baptiste7, Joseph6 Loiselle-Sinot, Toussaint5 Loiselle, Jean-Baptiste4, Joseph3, Louis2 Loisel/Loysel, Louis1) was born 10 Oct 1855 in St. Dominique, QC, and died 21 Jun 1918 in St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond-Wolfe, QC.  He married Elise Proulx 22 Oct 1883 in St. George de Windsor, QC, daughter of Chrysologue Proulx and Mathilde Allard.  She was born 25 Jan 1865 in QC, and died 19 May 1940 in St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC. She died of a heart attack per Veronique.

Children of Pierre Sinotte and Elise Proulx are:

i.    Philias Joseph Zakarias10 Sinotte, b. 19 Oct 1884, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC ; d. 21 Dec 1948, Bromptonville, QC; m. Marie-Anna Foucault, 16 Jun 1908, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond, QC (Saint-Georges); b. 07 Feb 1890, Wotton, QC; d. 21 Jun 1957, Bromptonville, QC.  The Foucaults appear to have been in St. Georges de Windsor as early as 1871 Census (I believe it is her father Delphis that was 11 years old then).

ii.    Clara Marie Sinotte, b. 01 Jul 1886, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. Bef. 1976, Canada; m. Edmond Hercule Henri Boisclair, 31 May 1915, St. Phillippe Windsor, Richmond, QC (Source: Douin from Bill Fleming.); b. 11 Nov 1881, Ste-Camille, QC.

iii.    Leose (Joseph-Leas) Sinotte, b. 26 Jan 1888, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 1979, Windsor, Richmond, QC (Source: BMS 2000.); m. Olivina (Marie-Olivine-Aldreat) Moreau, 18 Jun 1912, St. Georges-de-Windsor, QC; b. 15 Jun 1889, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond, QC; d. 1961, Windsor, Richmond, QC (Source: BMS 2000.).

iv.    Hormidas-Joseph Sinotte, b. 16 Apr 1889, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. May 1956, Montreal, QC; m. Antonine Desmarchais, 26 Apr 1930, Montreal, QC (Notre Dame de Neiges) b. 06 Sep 1906, QC; d. Jun 2000, Montreal, QC.

v.    Donat (Joseph Donat) Sinotte, b. 13 Jan 1891, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC (Source: BMS 2000.); d. 22 Jul 1974, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC (Source: Celebataire (single) at the time of his death. death certificate # 4-04-124-347.); m. Rosalie Fortin, 1930, Poularies, QC (Source:; b. Bet. 1891 – 1912, QC.

vi.    Henri Sinotte, b. 13 Oct 1892, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 1895 at age 3, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC.Godparents are Pierre Raymond and Angela Lavigne [thanks to Veronique for providing this addition]

vii.    Wilfrid Sinotte, b. 17 Oct 1894, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 08 Dec 1979, Marieville, QC (Source: Death Cert #79-04-138-238); m. Alexina Laplante, 25 Sep 1929, Windsor, Richmond, QC (Saint-Philippe) (Source: Marriage cert #29-04-109-522); b. 23 Oct 1906, QC; d. 10 Apr 1974, Richelieu, QC (Source: Death cert #74-04-111-471).

viii.    Marie-Lumina Sinotte, b. 20 Nov 1896, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 1972, Windsor, Richmond, QC; m. Joseph Philippe Nazaire Grondin, 31 Jul 1916, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond, QC (Saint-Georges); b. 24 Jul 1893, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. Bet. 1921 – 1979, QC.

ix.    Maereda (Joseph Mérida) Sinotte, b. 14 Feb 1899, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 19 Jun 1977, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; m. Melina Thiboutot, 09 Jan 1924, St. Georges-de-Windsor, QC; b. 14 Aug 1905, QC; d. 01 Feb 1977, St-George-de-Windsor, QC.

x.    Joseph Omer Arthur Sinotte, b. 1901, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC (Source: BMS 2000.).

xi.    Rose Alba Sinotte, b. 06 May 1901, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 07 May 1965, Richmond, QC; m. Adolphie/Delphis Provencher (Source: Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Families Provencher en Amerique 1660-1995, Gerard Provencher.), 27 Jul 1922, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond, QC (Saint-Georges) (Source: Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Families Provencher en Amerique 1660-1995, Gerard Provencher. (This source shows marriage as July 30, 1922)  ); b. 27 Dec 1890, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 30 Apr 1964, Sherbrooke, QC.

xii.    George (Joseph Léopold George) Sinotte, b. 12 Jan 1903, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC (Source: BMS 2000.); d. 03 Feb 1976, West Epping, NH 03042. George moved to NH to work in factories. Never married. Died at age 76 according to Obit.

xiii.    Omar (Joseph Omer Henri) Sinotte, b. 27 Jun 1905, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 05 Dec 1963, Montreal, QC (Source: Death Cert #63-04-135-524); m. Josephine Guay, 24 Jan 1942, Saint-Francois-Xavier de Brompton, Richmond, QC (Saint-Francois-Xavier) (Source: St. Hyacinthe Archives (Priest there did research).); b. Bet. 1905 – 1924. In 1927,  Omer was godfather of nephew Aurelien Sinotte

xiv.    Cecile Bernadette Sinotte, b. 14 Dec 1909, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 13 Nov 1986, Volusia Co., FL (Source: Florida Death Index. Cecile Guite d. 13 Nov 1986 Volusia age  76  race White born  14 Dec 1909 ); m. (1) Julien Brouillard, 11 Jul 1928, St-Georges-de-Windsor, Richmond, QC (Saint-Georges); b. Abt. 1908, Windsor, Richmond, QC; m. (2) Jean-Lucien Guite, 21 Oct 1970, Montreal, QC (Source: Cecile SINOTTE (divorced) m: Jean-Lucien GUITE (widow), Montréal, 1970-10-21 ; b. Bef. 1909, QC; d. Bef. 1976. In 1935, Cecile Sinotte and Julien Brouillard were godparents for niece Marie Angeline Gratia Sinotte, daughter of Wilfrid Sinotte and Alexina Plante. In 1927,  Cecile was godmother of nephew Aurelien Sinotte

xv.    Anonyme Sinotte, b. 14 Feb 1912, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; d. 14 Feb 1912, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC. Per Drouin, “buried in the cemetery of this parish, a child anonyme  of Pierre Sinotte, cultivateur and Elise Proulx of this parish, died quelques instants apres sa naissance, apres avoir ete ondoye a la maison par le Docteur, Jean Louis Vailleux de cette Paroisse, present at the burial, Pierre Sinotte and Theophile Marin both signed.”  This child was born a few days before Pierre and Elise’s grandson, Adrien Sinotte

[Nicole Labreche mentions that a family Sinotte lived in a house at the bottom of the hill just in front of the Provencher family as last as 1963, so perhaps will meet some Sinotte’s from that family!]

Generation 7: Joseph Loiselle-Sinotte married Edesse Daignault 1844

September 30, 2009

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.

The View of Saint-Georges-de-Windsor today from Wikipedia

The View of Saint-Georges-de-Windsor today from Wikipedia

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

Additional Notes:

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.


Generation 6: Jean Baptiste Loiselle-Sinotte m. Marie Chapdelaine-Beaulac, 1812

September 30, 2009

Jean-Baptiste Loiselle-Sinotte was born 1786 in St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, QC. He was the son of Joseph Loiselle-Sinotte and Judith Gosselin.

He married Marie Chapdelaine-Beaulac in 1812 in La Presentation, QC which is where Marie was from. (Marie had been married twice before). In the marriage records his name was recorded as JB Loizelle-Synode.

Jean-Baptiste and Marie had 13 children in the area of St-Hyacinthe in La Presentation and St-Dominique in particular.    I haven’t found the birth entries for Louis and Zoe is La Presentation or St-Dominique church records.   I wasn’t able to trace where some of the children ended up but suspect that they may have gone to the States like their youngest daughter Euphrasie did with her husband, Jean-Baptiste Leblanc.  And it was their son Joseph Loiselle-Sinotte, my ancester, that went to settle in St-George-de-Windsor, QC.

In 1844, at marriage of his son Joseph, Jean Baptiste and Marie were of the parish of  Saint-Dominique.
And in 1850, there is an entry that in Histoire de St-Dominique that says that the house that was built by M Sinotte before 1850 was sold to Tetreault family and still owned by them three generations later in 1980. 

MAISON BOYER ET PERRIER: La Mason fut construite par M. Sinotte avant 1850. La propriete passa ensuite a la famile Tetreault durant trois generations, jusqu’a sa revente en 1980. L’actuelle cuisine d’ete etait a l’origine de la maison d’implantation. On lui adjoignit quelques annees plus tard la maison centrale, elle aussi construite pieces sue pieces et assis sue des murailles de pierre.
Les pieces de bois de sa structure sont de bonnes dimensions; elles sont equarries a la haces et jointes a queue et jointes a queue d’aronde. La mason centreale est coiffee d’un toit mansardes qui etait recouvert a l’orined de bardeaux de cedre.
Parmi les batiment encore existants, on remarque l’etable construite par Adjutoer Thetreault vers 1870′ the twin granges built by his son Wifrid in 1915, and more enhancements by Henri Thetreault the third generation Tetreault.

Their Family:

Jean-Baptiste7 Loiselle-Sinotte  (Joseph6 Loiselle-Sinot, Toussaint5 Loiselle, Jean-Baptiste4, Joseph3, Louis2 Loisel/Loysel, Louis1) was born 06 Nov 1786 in St-Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC, and died 07 Aug 1868 in St-Dominique, QC.  He married Marie Chapdelaine-Beaulac 18 Aug 1812 in La Presentation, QC, daughter of Joseph Chapdelaine and Marie-Elizabeth Papillon.  She was born 05 Dec 1792 in La Presentation, QC, and died 23 Apr 1871 in St-Dominique, QC.

Children of Jean-Baptiste Loiselle-Sinotte and Marie Chapdelaine-Beaulac are:

                 i.    Jean-Baptiste8 Sinotte, b. 09 Jul 1813, La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe,  QC.

                ii.    Felix Loiselle-Sinotte, b. 20 Nov 1814, La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe,  QC. (could this also be Felix Loiselle, b. Bef. 1816, QC; m. Elisabeth Disney, 1834, Quebec, QC; b. Bef. 1816, QC.?)

               iii.    Marie-Rosalie Sinotte, b. 21 May 1816, La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe,  QC; d. 01 Jun 1818, La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe,  QC.

                iv.    Andre Loiselle-Sinotte, b. 26 Feb 1818, La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe,  QC; d. 25 Oct 1862, St-Hyacinthe, St-Hyacinthe, QC; m. (1) Celeste Roy, 07 Oct 1839, St. Hyacinthe, QC (Notre Dame); b. Abt. 1820, Saint Hyacinthe, St.-Hyacinthe, QC; d. 1850, Saint Hyacinthe, St.-Hyacinthe, QC; m. (2) Marguerite Audet-Lapointe, 26 Apr 1852, St-Hyacinthe, QC (Notre-Dame-de-St-Hyacinthe); b. Abt. 1819, < St. Hyacinthe, QC >; d. < St. Hyacinthe, QC >.

               v.    Joseph Loiselle-Sinotte, b. 26 Jul 1819, La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe,  QC; d. 16 Jun 1899, St-Georges-de-Windsor, QC; m. Edesse Daignault, 22 Jan 1844, St. Dominique, QC; b. 1823, < QC >; d. Nov 1893, < St. Georges, QC >.

              vi.    Marcel Sinotte, b. 12 Oct 1820, La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe,  QC; d. 28 Jun 1897, St-Dominique, QC.

             vii.    Mathilde Loiselle-Sinot, b. May 1823, St-Dominique, St-Hyacinthe, QC; d. 26 Nov 1900, St-Dominique, QC; m. Joseph Fugere-Champagne, 27 Feb 1843, St. Dominique, QC; b. 27 Jan 1814, Ste-Anne, Varennes, Vercheres, QC; d. Aft. 1900, QC.

               viii.    Henry-Paul Loiselle-Sinotte, b. 22 Mar 1825, La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe,  QC.

                ix.    Zoe Sinotte, b. 19 Nov 1826, < St. Dominique, QC >; d. Aft. 1869, QC; m. Eusebe Caty-Cote, 20 Jan 1852, St. Dominique, QC; b. 1830, QC.

               x.    Louis Sinotte, b. Abt. 1827, <St-Dominique, St-Hyacinthe, QC>; d. 18 Jul 1861, St-Dominique, QC; m. Marie Maurice, 20 Jan 1852, St. Dominique, QC (St. Rosaire); b. 17 Oct 1829, QC; d. Aft. 1901, QC.

              xi.    Benjamin Edouard Sinotte, b. 05 Nov 1828, St. Hyacinthe. QC; d. Aft. 1901, St. Hyacinthe, QC; m. Louise Morin, 05 Jul 1852, St. Hyacinthe, QC; b. 14 Jan 1832, QC; d. Aft. 1901, St. Hyacinthe, QC.

             xii.    Euphrasie Loiselle-Sinotte, b. 13 Apr 1832, St. Hyacinthe, QC; d. 13 Jan 1890, Pittsfield, MA; m. Jean-Baptiste Leblanc, 30 Oct 1854, St. Dominique, QC; b. 06 Apr 1835, St-Pie-de-Bagot, QC; d. Bef. 1890, QC.

             xiii.    Rosalie Sinotte, b. 1835, QC; d. Aft. 1881, QC.

Generation 5: Joseph Loiselle-Sinot m Judith Gosselin, 1782

September 4, 2009

This is the second generation that the Loiselle-dit-Sinotte name was used. “Dit” names are explained here.

Joseph Loiselle was born 1761. He was the sixth child of Toussaint Loiselle and Marie-Anne Hogue. Joseph Loiselle would have grown up in St-Marc although he was 11 years old when his father died. He was also known as Joseph Loizelle-Synode.

 His godparents were  recorded as Joseph Senet and Marguerite Lavigne.  [I am wondering if Joseph Senet was his uncle, who died March 1761, one month after the baptism.

He married Judith Gosselin in 1782 in Vercheres, QC – that was where Judith was from. Wedding guests included: Jean Baptiste Loisel, uncle; Prudent Loisel, brother; Baptiste Loisel, brother; Pierre Loisel, brother; Joseph Lachapel, brother-in-law or step-brother of groom; Marie-Jean Gosselin, uncle of bride; Joseph Gosselin, brother of bride.  That means, Joseph’s uncle and three of his brothers attended the wedding. His eldest brother Toussaint didn’t come to the wedding. I wonder why? Maybe it was because his wife had just given birth a few months earlier.

Joseph and Judith are recorded here to have had  12 children over 11 years.   The first two children were born in Beloeil, the next six were born in St-Charles, then two born in Beloeil and the last two were born in St-Marc-sur-Richelieu. 

Joseph died at age 34. He left behind his wife with six children living: Judith the oldest was 11, Jean-Baptiste was 9, Andre was 8, Marie-Louise was 2,  Ignace, Michel was just over one and a half  years old and Marie-Louise just 3 months. Unfortunately, Marie-Louise died the following month. Two of the children, Antoine and Marie-Louise, both died two years later in July 1797.  What a tough time that must have been for Judith Gosselin.

Judith Gosselin  remarried in Feb 17, 1800 to Joseph Lussier.

Family of Joseph Loiselle-Sinot and Judith Gosselin

1.  Joseph6 Loiselle-Sinot  (Toussaint5 Loiselle, Jean-Baptiste4, Joseph3, Louis2 Loisel/Loysel, Louis1) was born 27 Feb 1761 in St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, QC, and died 21 Jul 1795 in St-Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC.  He married Judith Gosselin 08 Jul 1782 in Vercheres, QC, daughter of Gabriel Gosselin and Angelique Coursol.  She was born Feb 1760 in Vercheres, QC, and died Aft. 1800 in QC.

Children of Joseph Loiselle-Sinot and Judith Gosselin are:

                 i.    Joseph7 Loiselle, b. 27 May 1783, Beloeil, QC; d. 06 Feb 1852, St-Hyacinthe, QC; m. Marie-Josephte Pinsonno/Pinsonneault, 16 Sep 1805, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC; b. 12 Jul 1785, St Jean Francois Regis, St Philip, QC.

                ii.    Marie-Judith Loiselle, b. 17 Aug 1784, Beloeil, QC; d. Aft. 1818, QC; m. Antoine Guertin, 17 May 1802, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu; b. Abt. 1784, QC; d. Aft. 1818, QC.

               iii.    Marie-Josephe Loiselle, b. 26 Oct 1785, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC; d. 01 Jan 1787, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC.

               iv.    Jean-Baptiste Loiselle-Sinotte, b. 06 Nov 1786, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC; d. 07 Aug 1868, St. Dominique, QC; m. Marie Chapdelaine-Beaulac, 18 Aug 1812, La Presentation, QC; b. 05 Dec 1792, La Presentation, QC; d. 23 Apr 1871, St. Dominique, QC.

                v.    Andre Loiselle, b. 30 Nov 1787, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC; d. 25 Mar 1874, QC; m. Marie Amable Meunier-Lapierre, 11 Oct 1819, St. Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Vercheres, QC; b. Abt. 1795, QC.

               vi.    Antoine Loiselle, b. 17 Mar 1789, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC; d. 27 Jul 1797, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC.

              vii.    Francois Loiselle, b. 16 Aug 1790, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC; d. 27 Sep 1790, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC.

             viii.    Marie-Louise Loiselle, b. 20 Sep 1791, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC; d. 28 Jul 1797, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC.

               ix.    Marie-Josephe Loiselle, b. 15 Nov 1792, Beloeil, QC; d. 25 Dec 1792, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu. QC.

                x.    Ignace Loiselle, b. 1793, Beloeil, QC.

               xi.    Michel Loiselle, b. 09 Feb 1794, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC; d. Aft. 1834, < St. Dominique, QC >; m. Francoise Forcier, 04 Oct 1819, St Hyacinthe, QC (Notre Dame); b. Bef. 1803, QC; d. Aft. 1834, QC.

              xii.    Marie-Louise Loiselle, b. 14 Apr 1795, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC; d. 13 Aug 1795, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC.

Generation 4: Toussaint Loiselle m Marie-Anne Hogue, 1752

September 4, 2009

This was the first generation that Loiselle-dit-Sinotte was used.  “Dit” names are explained here.

Toussaint Loiselle was born 25 Aug 1725, the son of Jean-Baptiste Loiselle and Marie-Anne Beaudry. 

He was the fifth child of 13 children.  His godparents were Pierre Vaudry and Therese Loesel. 

Therese Loesel may be his aunt, his fathers youngest sister, who wasnt married until 1728. Pierre Vaudry may be son of Francois Vaudry and Marie Brouilet.   Pierre Vaudry wasn’t married until 1727 in Pointe-aux-Trembles.  His sister Angelique Vaudrywas wife of Joseph Senet m 1733 in Pointe-aux-Trembles. And it may be their child Joseph Senet that was god father for Toussaint’s youngest son Joseph Loisel-Sinot.

Toussaint moved to St-Charles, QC in 1751, on land that was conceded from his uncle, Jean-Baptiste Beaudry.

He married Marie-Anne Hogue in 1752 in St-Charles, QC. Attending as witnesses at their wedding were  Marie-Anne’s father, Jean-Baptiste Hogue, and her uncle, Francois Hogue.

Together they had 6 children over 9 years in St-Charles.  In March 1770, he bought another piece of property in Beloeil (annexed to St-Marc in 1860) that had cultivated land, a house and farm buildings.  This property is still in the Loiselle family. It was passed down through Toussaint’s oldest son Toussaint.

Toussaint (senior) died in 1772 at the age of 47 in St-Charles, QC after 20 years of marriage when his youngest son Joseph was only 6 years old.  He was buried in St-Charles, QC.  Burial records indicates name TOUSSAINT LOISEL SINOT, age 45.

His wife Marie-Anne Hogue did remarry, but not until 12 years later in 1784 to Amable Benoit and all her six children were married.

The Family of Toussaint Loiselle and Marie-Anne Hogue 

1.  Toussaint5 Loiselle  (Jean-Baptiste4, Joseph3, Louis2 Loisel/Loysel, Louis1) was born 25 Aug 1725 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, and died 20 Jun 1772 in St. Charles, Rouville Co., QC.  He married Marie-Anne Hogue 24 Jan 1752 in St. Charles-sur-Richelieu, QC, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Hogue and Marie-Marguerite Brassault.  She was born 06 Apr 1735 in Riviere Des Prairies, QC, and died 05 Aug 1806 in St. Marc, QC.

Children of Toussaint Loiselle and Marie-Anne Hogue are:

                 i.    Toussaint6 Loiselle, b. 02 Nov 1752, St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC; d. Bet. 1799 – 09 Aug 1802, < Beloeil, QC >; m. Marie-Josephte Tetreault, 26 Sep 1774, St. Charles, Rouville Co., QC; b. 12 Feb 1758, St. Charles, QC; d. Bet. 1804 – 1852, QC.

                ii.    Marie-Anne Loiselle, b. 19 Mar 1754, St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC; d. 06 Mar 1793, St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC; m. Joseph Marie Janot-Lachapelle, 27 Sep 1773, St. Charles, Rouville Co., QC; b. 25 Nov 1753, St. Charles, QC; d. 16 Jan 1833, St. Marc, QC.

               iii.    Jean-Baptiste Loiselle, b. 23 Aug 1755, St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC; m. M-Louise Ducharme-Tetreault, 29 Sep 1783, St. Charles-sur-le Richelieu, QC; b. Abt. 1766, QC; d. 16 Jan 1845, St. Marc, QC.

               iv.    Prudent-Marc Loisel-Sinot, b. 24 Apr 1757, St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC; d. 21 Mar 1826, Marieville, QC; m. Marie-Louise Tetreault, 09 Jul 1776, St. Charles, Rouville Co., QC; b. 24 Aug 1760, St-Charles, St-Hyacinthe, QC; d. 12 Dec 1809, St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, QC.

                v.    Pierre-Toussaint Loiselle, b. 24 Feb 1759, St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC; d. 18 Mar 1824, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC; m. Marie-Genevieve Deslandes-Champigny, 26 Jan 1778, St. Antoine sur Richelieu, QC; b. 23 Aug 1760, St. Antoine-Sur-Richelieu, QC; d. 14 Oct 1816, St. Marc, QC.

               vi.    Joseph Loiselle-Sinot, b. 27 Feb 1761, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu, QC; d. 21 Jul 1795, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC; m. Judith Gosselin, 08 Jul 1782, Vercheres, QC; b. Feb 1760, Vercheres, QC; d. Aft. 1800, QC.

Generation 2 – Francoise Loiselle married Francois Pilot, 1670, and Charles Chevaye, 1689, both in Boucherville, QC and

August 21, 2009
Francoise Loiselle was daughter of Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot, born  1652 in Montreal.  She was in the small group of children that went to Mde Bourgeoys  first school. She died in 1690 at the age of barely 40,. After two marriages and at least 8 children she died in Boucherville.   She  is second generation Canadian! This is what I know about Francoise
Francoise’s baptism was recorded in Latin: Translation of the baptism document: En ‘annee de Seigneur 1652, l1 26 fevrier, moi Claude Pijart, pretre de la Societe de Jesus, agissant au nom de cette paroise, ai baptise une petite fille nee ce meme jour, dont le pere est Louis Loysel et la mere Marguerite Charlot, les epoux, a qui fut donne le nom de Francoise. Le parrain fut Lambert Closse, la marraine Francois Gode.”
When Mde Marguerite Bourgeoys’ school opened on 30 April 1658, Francoise attended with her sister Jeanne and other 6 other young students of the time
Jeanne and Francoise Loysel were students of Marguerite Bourgeoys. The students of the time, they learned religion and reading, writing and arthmetic. They girls would have also been taught sewing and cooking to help them manage households and farms in that time.
According to PRDH, the marriage contract #94466, took place 27 December 1670 in “Place undetermined in Quebec.”  In L’HERITAGE LOISELLE, by Laurent Boucher, page 56, “Francoise epousa Francois Pilet, le 27 december 1670, a Boucherville.”  Finally, the notaire/notary, Frerot, of Boucherville, witnessed the marriage contract of Francoise Loiselle and Francois Pilet on 27 December 1670.  So, it would seem the marriage took place in Boucherville, sometime after 27 December 1670. 
She had at least 7 children by her first husband.  Her last daughter Marie-Madeleine appears to have been born just after the death of her first husband Francois Pilet died, so Francois Pilet died leaving Francoise with at least 7 children ranging from age 15 to new born. At least the older children would have been able to help out.  She remarried a year later. She had one child with her second husband Charles Chevaye, but the child died two months later. And Francoise herself died a few months later, in Sept 1690, just 40 years old.
It was exciting to meet another “cousin”, Meredith Johanson, in Scremento, California.  She is 10th generation descendant of Francoise Loiselle and Meredith has followed her descendants from daughter to daughter – and this is her maternal family line from :
Francoise Loiselle m. Francois Pilet; their daugher
Jeanne Therese Pilet m. Mathieu Perrin; their daughter
Marie Anne Perrin m. Francois Germain St. Germain; their daughter
Marie Appoline Germain m. Gabriel Cousineau; their daughter
Angelique Cousineau m. Luc Auger; their daughter
Scholastique Auger m. Pierre Clairoux; their daughter
Matilda Clairoux m. Louis LaBarge; their daughter
Nettie Labarge m. Joseph David Gero Boyce; their daughter
Mamie Olive Boyce m. Gilbert Hammond; their daughter
Marian Hammond m. Jack Pearce; their daughter
Meredith Pearce  m. Steve Johanson.
That makes Meredith my 10th cousin.
Meredith has had her mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) tested.  MtDNA is passed from a mother to her offspring and because Meredith is a matriline descendant (a daughter of a daughter of a daughter, etc.) of Francoise Loiselle, that means they have the same mtDNA type, which is Haplogroup X.  And so would Francoise’s sisters, as well as her mother, Marguerite Charlot.
I am sure there are loads of other descendants of Francoise Loiselle out there!
Source:LDS family group record CDLF-G8 spouse,her3TK9-T4. Jette pg740(Loisel) pg916(Pilet),remarried 1689 Charles Chenay(pg 244). Pg 1072 Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Francais 1608-1760 marriage.
 About Francoise Loiselle’s family
Francoise3 Loiselle (Louis2 Loisel/Loysel, Louis1) was born 26 Feb 1651/52 in Montreal, QC, and died 13 Sep 1690 in Boucherville, QC. She married (1) Francois Pilet 27 Dec 1670 in Boucherville, QC, son of Louis Pilet and Louise Semilau. He was born 1630 in St-Hilaire-de-Pouillac, Saintonge, France, and died 08 Sep 1688 in Boucherville, QC. She married (2) Charles Chevaye-Vendamois 16 Aug 1689 in Boucherville, QC, son of Antoine Chevaye and Anne Hebert. He was born Oct 1660 in Ste-Marie-Madeleine de Vendôme,Île-de-France, France. 

i. Jeanne-Thérèse4 Pilet, b. 18 Apr 1671, Boucherville, QC; d. 25 Dec 1750, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC; m. (1) Francois Ethier, 22 Apr 1686, Boucherville, QC; b. 1651, St-Martial de Manot, Angoumois, France; d. Bet. 1681 – 1694, Lachenaie, QC; m. (2) Mathieu Perrin, 05 Sep 1694, Lachines, QC; b. 21 Sep 1664, Montreal, QC; d. 23 Jul 1742, Ste Anne de Bellevue (Bout de L’ile), Ile de Montreal, QC.

ii. Marie Pilet, b. 23 Jan 1672/73, Boucherville, QC; d. 27 Jan 1672/73, Boucherville, QC.

iii. Joseph Pilet, b. 31 Mar 1674, Boucherville, QC; d. 23 May 1729, Lachine, QC; m. Jeanne Anne Fortier, 01 Feb 1699/00, Lachine, QC; b. 11 Mar 1680/81, Lachine, QC; d. 02 Nov 1725, Lachine, QC.

iv. Barbe Pilet, b. 16 Jan 1676/77, Boucherville, Chambly Co., QC; d. 02 Jan 1757, Montreal, QC (Hopital-general); m. Toussaint Raymond-Passecampagne, 01 Oct 1696, Montreal, QC; b. 12 Sep 1666, Angulm, Angoumois, France; d. 16 Feb 1740/41, Montreal, QC.

v. Marie-Francoise Pilet, b. 07 Sep 1679, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 29 Nov 1680, Boucherville, QC.

vi. Marie-Marguerite Pilet, b. 13 Feb 1682/83, Boucherville, QC; d. 05 Sep 1744, St-Laurent, QC.

vii. Marie-Madeleine Pilet, b. 1689, Quebec; d. 20 Feb 1732/33, St-Francois-de-Sales, QC; m. Jean Drapeau Laforge, 18 Jul 1689, Boucherville, QC; b. 1647, Foussais, Poitou, France; d. 13 Jun 1725, St-François Î.J, QC.

Child of Francoise Loiselle and Charles Chevaye-Vendamois is:

viii. Marie-Francoise Chevaye4 Vendamois, b. 02 Jun 1690, Boucherville, QC; d. 24 Jul 1690, Boucherville, QC.

Generation 3 : Jean-Baptiste Loiselle married Marie-Anne Beaudry, 1719, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec

August 19, 2009

Jean-Baptiste Loiselle, born 1692, was son of Joseph Loisel and Jeanne Langlois.  He was one of 12 children, of which there were three brothers that survived to marry and carry on the Loiselle name.

Jean-Baptiste Loiselle married Marie-Anne Beaudry in 1719 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec. And they had 13 children over 23 years all in Pointe-aux-Trembles.  Six children died as infants.  His wife, Marie-Anne Beaudry died in 1754 in Pointe-aux-Trembles. Jean-Baptiste died in 1767 at age 72 in St Charles-sur-Richelieu, QC.  One of his sons, Toussaint married in St. Charles in 1752.

The Loisel and Beaudry families  had known each other for many years. Marie-Anne Beaudry’s grandfather, Toussaint Beaudry, was a neighbor of Jean-Baptiste’s father Joseph Loisel, when he bought the Francois Bau farm in 1681.  Jean-Baptiste’s brother, Joseph married Marguerite Beaudry, the daughter of Toussaint Beaudry and Barbe Barbier in 1710.  So like many French Canadian early pioneer families, there is a lot of intermingling!

The only other thing that I know about the life of Jean-Baptiste Loiselle, is that he was elected “marguillier” in 1739. And thanks to Doreen Scherer, a descendant of Robert Loisel, I have learned

that a “marguillier” is like a church warden, he helps to run the parish with the priests, usually there are more than one…they take the offering during the service, count the money…… help the sacristain (sort of janitor, this one help with bell ringing, upkeep of the buildings etc),  help with the choir, take the priests to visit the homes….each one has a responsibility and are elected usually by vote after mass by head of household from the parish and it is considered an honor to be chosen.

Le marguillier (du latin matricularis, qui tient un registre) avait, dans chaque paroisse, la charge du registre des personnes qui recevaient les aumônes de l’Eglise. Il servait d’aide au sacristain, nommait et révoquait les chantres, les bedeaux… Ce n’est pas une profession mais une charge.
 And here are the details of his family:
Jean-Baptiste4 Loiselle (Joseph3, Louis2 Loisel/Loysel, Louis1) was born 20 Jul 1692 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, and died 25 Sep 1767 in St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC. He married Marie-Anne Beaudry 23 Jan 1718/19 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, daughter of Toussaint Beaudry and Francoise Archambault. She was born 21 Sep 1701 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, and died 15 Apr 1754 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.Children of Jean-Baptiste Loiselle and Marie-Anne Beaudry are:
i. Marie-Anne5 Loiselle, b. 11 Dec 1719, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. Aft. 1754, < Repentigny, QC >; m. Jean-Baptiste Gervais, 12 Oct 1739, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC (L’Enfant-Jesus); b. 27 Jun 1715, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. Aft. 1754, < Repentigny, QC >.
ii. Jean-Baptiste Loiselle, b. 27 Aug 1721, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 06 Jun 1788, St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, QC; m. Apolline Desbled-Pariseau, 10 Feb 1748/49, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 24 Sep 1727, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 28 Jun 1797, St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC.
iii. Marie-Josephte Loiselle, b. 24 Jul 1723, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 30 Apr 1759, Repentigny, QC; m. Francois Thouin-Germain, 18 Feb 1742/43, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 23 Sep 1717, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.
iv. Toussaint Loiselle, b. 25 Aug 1725, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 20 Jun 1772, St. Charles, Rouville Co., QC; m. Marie-Anne Hogue, 24 Jan 1752, St. Charles-sur-Richelieu, QC; b. 06 Apr 1735, Riviere Des Prairies, QC; d. 05 Aug 1806, St. Marc, QC.

v. Marie-Judith Loiselle, b. 04 Nov 1727, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 06 Apr 1761, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Charles Fissiau-Laramee, 13 Nov 1752, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 07 Oct 1728, Longue Pte, , QC; d. Aft. 1763, QC.

vi. Marguerite Loiselle, b. 05 Dec 1729, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 06 Jan 1762, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Jean-Baptiste Desroches, 27 Jan 1755, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 23 Apr 1724, Pointe Aux Trembles, Montreal, QC; d. 25 Apr 1798, Riviere des Prairies, QC.

vii. Joseph Loisel, b. 21 Aug 1731, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 01 Sep 1731, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

viii. Angelique Loisel, b. 08 Jan 1733/34, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

ix. Marie-Therese Loisel, b. 08 Jan 1733/34, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 10 Jun 1734, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

x. Joseph Loisel, b. 26 Jun 1735, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 05 Mar 1761, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

xi. Amable Loiselle, b. 08 Jun 1738, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 16 Jun 1738, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

xii. Amable Loiselle, b. 23 Mar 1741/42, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 06 Apr 1742, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.





  • Dict. Jette, Vol.2,p.740;
  • Dict. Tanguay Vol.2,p.151;
  • DNCF,p.867;
  • PRDH, Vol.24,25,38;
  • Genealogie des Principaux Familles de Richelieu, Bibliotheque Gabriel Roy, Qc

Generation 2 – Joseph Loiselle married Jeanne Langlois, 1682, and settles in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec

August 10, 2009

Joseph Loiselle was born in 1654, the only surviving son of Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot

Joseph Loiselle’s godparents were Paul de Chomedey, Sieur Masionneuve and Jeanne Mance, and was baptised on 25 November 1654 the day of his birth by the Jesuit missionary Claude Pijart.

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.

Generation 1 – Louis Loisel married Marguerite Charlot, 1647

August 10, 2009

The first Loiselle in Canada …. 

Jacques Cartier was the first European in Montreal (then the village of Hochelega) in 1534. Samuel de Champlain tried to establish a fur trading post there in 1604 but was unsuccessful. Then the mission Ville Marie was built in 1642 and became the centre for the fur trade and French expansion into New France.

Under the authority of the Roman Catholic Société Notre-Dame, missionaries Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, Jeanne Mance and a few French colonists set up a mission named Ville Marie on May 17, 1642 as part of a project to create a colony dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In 1644, Jeanne Mance founded the Hôtel-Dieu, the first hospital in North America, north of Mexico.

My Sinotte family is descendant of Louis Loisel.  Sinotte is a “dit” name of the surname Loiselle.

Louis Loisel came to Canada in 1647. He married Marguerite Charlot and they had eight children.

This is the Loisel  family crest.

According to Thomas J. Laforest, Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Pages 147-148

“In history, Louis Loisel appeared at Ville-Marie without prior notice. We meet him for the first time in the religious registries on Monday, 13 January 1648. He was at the church of Notre-Dame to have his marriage to the parisienne Marguerite Charlot blessed. Present at the ceremony were Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, Governor of the island, Gilbert Barbier and Charles Lemoine. The officiating priest was none other than the Jesuilt preist Georges D’Endremare, known as a missionary at Sainte-Anne du Cap-Breton since the year 1636.”

From L’Heritage Loiselle, pg 28:

Marguerite etait une fille vertueuse qui accompagnait Mademoiselle Mances a Ville-Marie; elle avait vecu sous les soins de cette derniere jusqu’au jour de son marriage.

Their marriage is found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection. The French translation of their marriage document from Drouin records:

En ‘an du Seigneur 1648, en ce treiziene jour de janvier, les bas ayant ete promulgues a trois jours de fete durant la celebration de la messe paroissiale, et aucun empechement legitime n’etant decouvert, moi George d’ Eudemare, prete de la Societe de Jesus, entre Louis Loisel, fils de Louis Loisel, et de Jeanne LeTerrier, ses parents de la paroisse Saint-Germain pres de Caen en Normandie , et Marguerite Charlot fille de Francois Charlot et de Barbe Girardeau, ses parent de la paroisse Saint-Jean-en-Greve, Paris. En la Maison de la Bienheureuse Marie du Mont-Royal en Nouvelle-France, les interrogeant, et ayant obtenu leur mutuel consentement, je les ai unis par le mariage de facon solennelle par des paroles devant les temoins connus dont le Seigneur Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, gouverneur de lieu, Gilbert Barbier, nivernois, Charles le Moyne, interprete de langues et plusieurs autres, ensuite je les ai benis selon le rite de notre mere la sainte Eglise lors d’une messe celebree.

The wedding was held at the house of Mademoiselle Mance “The Bienheuruse Maries du Mont Royal”. Attending the wedding were the most influential of the colony at the time:

Paul de Chomedey was the governor of Montreal.
Gilbert Barbier was responsble for the construction of the fort around Montreal
Charles le Moyne was the future seigneur of Longueuil.

By 1650, when Father Claude Pijart (who baptisted two of their children) arrived in Montreal, the settlement was in a lamentable state. There were fewer than a hundred French people there and they were all billeted behind the palisades. Father Pijart was in Montreal (his resident, liturgy and the cemetery at the Hôtel-Dieu) until Father De Queylus arrived in 1657.

Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve would act as governor of the colony. On January 4, 1648, he granted Pierre Gadois  the first concession of land of 40 acres. Others including Charles Lauzon, Robert Lecavelier et Adrienne Duvivier, Jean Desroches, Urbain Tessier dit Lavgne and Jacques Archambault.   A map of the early land grants are provided here.  My Louis Loisel got his first land grant in 1655.

Between 1650 and 1672, 94 houses were built in Montreal. Louis Loisel’s house was on Rue Saint-Paul, #51 on  map of Montreal on 1672. He earned his living as a locks smith.

In 1666 census,  Louis Loisel was listed with his family. His surname is spelled Loysel.

Louis Loysel 49 Habitant
Marguerite Charlot 35 Epouse
Jeanne Loysel 16 Fille
Francoise Loysel 14 Fille
Joseph Loysel 12 Fils
Barbe Loysel 2 Fille

In the 1666 Census in Montreal, Honore Langlois with his family including Jeanne Langlois are also listed two families before Louis Loysel. Jeanne Langlois is to become the wife of Joseph Loysel.

In 1679 there is a record of a dispute that Louis Loisel was having with one of his neighbors which Rob Louisell found posted here.

February 21, 1679 – Between Louis Loisel, plaintiff on the one part, for the return of a cord of wood, against Robert Le Cavallier on the other part, judgment is rendered in favor of the plaintiff.  



In the Montreal census of 1681, Louis Loisel, locksmith, 64 years old, and Marguerite Charlot, 57 years old, had as neighbors Jean-Vincent Philippe, Sieur de Hautmesny, and Charles d’Ailleboust, Sieur des Mousseaux. Louis and Marguerite owned 1 gun, 2 head of cattle, and had 30 arpents under cultivation. A single son, Joseph, still lived with them.

Honore Langlois and his growing family were still neighbors of the Loisel’s in 1681 census. Jeanne Langlois is listed as their oldest daughter living at home, age 19. Jeanne Langlois is to become the wife of Joseph Loisel.

Dec 9, 1681, their son, Joseph Loisel, bought land in Saint-Jean (later Pointe-aux-Trembles) from Francois Bau and his wife. Does that make Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot empty nesters now?

On 26 May 1682, Paul Aguenier was ordered to pay the damages that his animals had caused to the grains of Louis Loisel

8 August 1684, the Loisel won his case against Marthe Autreux, wife of Pierre Chauvin, who had killed one of the plaintiff’s pigs after having surprised the animal in the act of ransacking his fields

18 June 1686, Loisel was ordered to do so because he had refused to ‘have thrashed les fredoches, which spoiled a homestead”.

On 2 August 1688, Louis Loisel (engageur ouest), Antoine Bazinet dit Tourblance, Jacques Chaperon, Pierre Janot dit LaChapelle and his older brother Robert, decided to take the risk of organizing a trading journey to the West [Kaskaskia area]. They went to the merchant Francois Poignet dit Beauregard in order to buy 1,778 livres 13 sols in trade goods. The partners guaranteed the load. Bazinet, Chaperon and Janot would make the trading journey and return in the autumn of 1689 in order to pay the creditors in good beaver pelts and to share the profits.

Not sure if this group on Engageur ouest made their fortune or not. [although this seems unlikely because Louis Loisel was in his 70s at the time.] 

Later in 1691, Joseph, Louis Loisel’s son, went on a trading trip out west, and in 1708, his daughter Barbe moved with her husband of the time to Kaskaskia. [And future Loisel generations were later follow to Kaskaskia].

3 March 1690, ancestor Louis Loisel liquidated all his property in Montreal: the site of Rue Saint-Paul with house built on it and his farm, to Nicolas Dantour who withdrew immediately in favor of edgetool maker Jean Drapeau dit LaForge. The latter changed his mind reckoning that he could not pay off such a debt of 1,400 livres,. Louis then offered the fur merchants Charles de Couagne and Jean Cuillerier the opportunity to sign the same purchase, but for only 1,100 livres to be paid in three payments, the last being on 3 March 1693. The agreement became effective on 2 August 1690.

In Mar 1690, after liquidated all his property, his daughter Barbe Loisel and her husband Francois Langantier, took charge of supporting of Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot. Louis Loisel died in Sep 1691.  Likely when Barbe Loisel went to Detroit MI area, Marguerite went to live with her son Joseph Loiselle in Pointe-aux-Trembles.

4 Sep 1691,  Louis Loisel died as recorded in Drouin collections from Notre-Dame de Montreal burial records.

According to Thomas J. Laforest, Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 153)

“At the end of the summer of 1691, death took the life of Louis Loisel. On Tuesday, 4 September, his mortal remains were laid to rest, after the libera sung by the Sulpicien priest Etienne Guyotte.” 

Oct 3, 1706 – Margureite Charlot dies – survived her husband by more than 15 years. Her funeral was celebrated at Pointe-aux-Trembles on October 3, 1706, in the presence of her son Joseph, her daughter -in-law Jeanne Langlois, the notary Nicolas Senet dit Laliberte, the cantor Louis Beaudry and the officiating Priest Benoit Roche from Saint-Sulpice.

Only one son survived to carry on the Loisel name, that was Joseph Loiselle.

The Family of Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot:

Louis2 Loisel/Loysel  (son of Louis Loisel and Jeanne LeTerrier) was born 1618 in Saint-Germain-la-Blance-Herbe, de Caen (Bayeux), Normandie, France, and died 04 Sep 1691 in Montreal, QC.  He married Marie-Marguerite Charlot 13 Jan 1647/48 in Montreal, QC (Notre Dame), daughter of Francois Charlot and Barbe Girardeau.  She was born 1612 in Saint-Jean-en-Greve, Paris, France, and died 03 Oct 1706 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

Children of Louis Loisel/Loysel and Marie-Marguerite Charlot are:

                 i.    Marie-Jeanne3 Loiselle, b. 24 Jul 1649, Montréal, Île de Montréal,QC; d. 04 Oct 1708, Montreal, QC; m. (1) Julien Averty, Bef. 1666, Montreal, QC; b. Bef. 1649, < QC >; d. Bef. 1666, < QC >; m. (2) Jean Beauchamp-LePetit, 23 Nov 1666, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montreal, QC; b. 08 May 1644, Ste-Marguerite, La Rochelle, Aunis, France; d. 04 May 1700, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.   Marguerite Bourgeoys would found the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Montreal’s first school, in 1653.  Jeanne Loisel, Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot’s oldest daughter, was the first non-native child born in Canada to survive to marry in adult hood, she also because the first non-native child to attend Marguerite Bourgeoys’ school.

                ii.    Francoise Loiselle, b. 26 Feb 1651/52, Montreal, QC; d. 13 Sep 1690, Boucherville, QC; m. (1) Francois Pilet, 27 Dec 1670, Boucherville, QC; b. 1630, St-Hilaire-de-Pouillac, Saintonge, France; d. 08 Sep 1688, Boucherville, QC; m. (2) Charles Chevaye-Vendamois, 16 Aug 1689, Boucherville, QC; b. Oct 1660, Ste-Marie-Madeleine de Vendôme,Île-de-France, France. Francoise was also a student of Marguerite Bourgeoys.

               iii.    Joseph Loiselle, b. 25 Nov 1654, Montreal, QC; d. 09 Jun 1724, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Jeanne Langlois-Duchene, 07 Apr 1682, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 16 Jan 1663/64, Montreal, QC; d. 23 Feb 1718/19, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

               iv.    Charles Loiselle, b. 02 Jun 1658, Montreal, QC; d. 28 Jun 1658, Montreal, QC.

                v.    Marie-Marthe Loiselle, b. 15 Aug 1659, Montreal, QC; d. 15 Aug 1659, Montreal, QC.

               vi.    Charles Loiselle, b. 05 Oct 1661, Montreal, QC; d. 06 Nov 1661, Montreal, QC.

              vii.    Barbe Marie Loiselle, b. 30 Aug 1663, Montreal, QC; d. 24 Dec 1742, Hopital General de Quebec, QC; m. (1) Jean Miquelly, 25 Sep 1688, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. Abt. 1660; d. Bef. 1689; m. (2) Pierre Roussel, 26 Oct 1676, Montreal, QC; b. 1644, Dieppe, France; d. 25 Apr 1687, Montreal, QC; m. (3) Francois LeGantier, 28 Nov 1689, Montreal, QC (Notre Dame des Neiges); b. Bef. 1663, LaChartre-sur-le-Loir, Maine, France; d. 11 Nov 1710, Ste-Anne-de-Detroit, IL; m. (4) Francois Fafard-Delorme, 30 Dec 1713, Sainte-Anne-de-Détroit (Fort Ponchartrain), Detroit, MI; b. 1660, Trois Rivieres, St. Maurice, QC; d. 28 Jan 1733/34, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

             viii.    Louis Loiselle, b. 14 Aug 1667, Montreal, QC; d. 04 Sep 1667, Montreal, QC.