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Pionniers de l’Oregon

 

Des Canadiens Français se retrouvent au recensement de l’Oregon en 1842.

 

Pour plus d’information sur ces Canadiens-Français, pionniers de l’Oregon, vous pouvez communiquer avec la Société Historique de la Mission St-Paul au 4225 Mission Ave. NE  PO Box 158 St. Paul.

 

ARQUETTE, A [BL: Amable ARCOUET or ARCOUETTE]

Amable ARCOUET, born 1 Sept 1797 in Montreal to Michel and Marie Louise GAUDRY. Joined Hudson Bay Co [HBC] 1 June 1825 as a mason at York factory. He was part of a group that left Fort Vancouver 27 June 1827 to establish Fort Langley. He worked as a mason or midman until 1 Sept 1833 when he retired from HBC, receiving 3 months wages. In 1834 he helped rebuild the powder magazine at Fort Vancouver. From 1835-1842 HBC listed him as a Willamette River Valley settler. He maintained an account with the HBC, providing services as a mason, or furs and wheat in exchange for HBC goods. He was among the settlers from French Prairie who went to California for cattle in 1837, and went back in 1849 for three months during the gold rush. Married 28 Jan 1839 in Vancouver to Marguerite WAPONTE, and recognized as legitimate children, Amable 8, Michel 5, and Lisette 3. He settled near Donald and was naturalized in 1851. He was permanently blinded while helping blast a mill canal around the falls at Oregon City. Eight children, (five boys). Buried 8 July 1880 in St Paul parish cemetery, where wife Marguerite was buried Oct 1870.  

 

BALDRO. Wm

BEAUVAIN, (BL: probably BOVET, BOIVIN OR BOVIN)

BERNIA, F (bl: François BERNIER)

BILAKE (BL : BELEC)

Pierre BELLEQUE. I am told he had the first will drawn up when Oregon became a state, also the first Fur Trading Post. He married a Chinook woman, and his property was on the Willamette River.

BISCORNET, Paschal [added 5 May 1999]

He came to Oregon Territory in 1820 with Hudson Bay Co and married Louise Cowitchin in 1839. By 1845 he settled on a land claim near Donald OR but died 1854 and is buried at St Paul

BLANCHET, F N

François-Norbert BLANCHET, son of Pierre BLANCHET was born at Saint-Pierre-de-la-Riviѐre-du-Sud, in Bellechasse county, Quebec. He left Montreal on 3 May 1838, with a train of canoes from the Hudson Bay Company. He arrived at St Paul, Oregon, on 5 January 1839, a total of 208 days after his departure from Montreal. The next day, on the Epiphany day, he celebrated Mass in a small log chapel built by the inhabitants of the 'French Prairie' for this purpose.

BONERFAW, Antoine [BL: Antoine BONENFANT]

Antoini married [1] to Marie PEPIN and had one son Antoine BONANFANT I. Antoini m [2] Francoise DEPARITI on 10 Jan 1842, and had three children: Angelique Marguerite BONANFANT, b 9 Jan 1842 (day before marriage); (my husband's line); Marie Ann BONANFANT, b 16 Jun 1845, d 9 Jun 1850; Charles BONANFANT, b 30 Apr 1847, d 1 May 1850. Antoini also fathered two children by Maguerite Indian / Marie Spokane / Mary Ann Pend d'Oreille (these are all names I have found used for this person.) The boys were Martin b c1830, d c1858; and Antoine II b c1831, d c1848.

BOSSU, Baptiste

BREIVER, A B [BL: probably BREVIAIRE; possibly PREVERT]

CAMPO, Charles [BL: Chalres CAMPEAU]

CHAMERLAIN, A

Adolphus CHAMBERLAIN aka Francois-Dolphis CHAMBERLAND, came to Fort Vancouver with the Hudson's Bay Company. He married a woman named Julia Ann WATICIE, daughter of an Iroquois George WATICIE and a Chinook woman. Julia's brother Thomas WATICIE also settled in Oregon, but he and his family all died young.

CHARLEFOU, Andrew [BL: possibly CHALIFOUX]

CURNIA, Joseph [BL: Joseph CORNIER]

DECHARM, B [BL: B DUCHARME]

DEGEAR, Baptiste [BL: Baptiste DEGUIRE]

Jean Baptiste (I-1660), a quitté le Missouri pour aller conquérir l’Ouest et n’en n’est pas revenu.  Né en 1811, il se marie en 1831 avec Juliana Strickland qui lui donnera plusieurs enfants qui naà®tront en 1832, 1835, 1840, 1844, 1847 et 1848. Il part ensuite pour ne plus revenir.

Plusieurs membres de sa famille ont participé à  la même aventure.  Jean-Baptiste y avait fait plusieurs voyages, mais l’Oregon aura été son dernier domicile.  Puisqu’il est identifié comme célibataire dans le recensement de 1842, on peut croire qu’en bon catholique, il n’aurait pu se remarier et avoir d’autres enfants.

 Author: Barbara Kisner

DELOIR, J [BL: J DELOIRE]

DEPAU, Pierre

Known as Pierre DEPOT. His wife Lizette, an orphan (per Catholic Church Records) married [2] Jean Baptiste GOBIN. From articles and interviews in the Gervais and Portland newspapers, Grandma GOBIN died in 1932 and said her father was Lucien GAGNON of St Louis [OR] and she came with him to the prairie when she was about six, through Fort Vancouver. She also said she was born on Vancouver Island, and her mother was from the Frazier River tribe.

DEPORTE, J B

DESPAU, J F

DESPON, Champine [BL: possibly DESPONTS]

DONPIERRE, David [BL: possibly DOMPIERRE]

Pierre David DOMPIERRE is the correct name for my husband's ancestor. He married Marguerite SOUILLIER on 29 Dec 1838, and had seven children: Marie Genevieve DOMPIERRE, b 24 Dec 1893; David DOMPIERRE, b c1837, d 1858; Julienne DOMPIERRE, b 2 Jun 1839, d 1840; John Baptiste DOMPIERRE, b 12 Jun 1841, d 1901 (my husband's line); Philomen DOMPIERRE, b 24 May 1843; Louis DOMPIERRE; Francois Xavier DOMPIERRE, b 12 Oct 1845, d 1911. Marguerite SOUILLIER had a child, Joseph ROUSSIN, from a prior marriage to Sieur ROUSSIN. Pierre David died 17 Oct 1849.

DUBARR, O [BL: O DUBARRE]

DUBOIS, J

DUBOY, John B Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil---Voyageur

EURBARE, Joseph [BL: Joseph HERBERT]

FERCIA, L [BL: L FORCIER]

GARNIA, J [BL: J GARNIER]

GARNIA, Francis [BL: Francois GARNIER]

GERE, G H [BL: G H GUIRE]

GERVAIS, David

GERVIA, J [BL: GERVAIS; perhaps GERVIER]

GOBAR, John B [possibly Jean Baptiste GOBIN, who married the widow of Pierre DEPAU].

GOTA, Perre [BL: Pierre GAUTHIER]

GREGRA, John [BL: John O GREGOIRE]

GREGWARE, A [BL: Etienne GREGOIRE]

JOCK, Francis [BL: Francois JACQUES]

LABOMBARD, J [BL: J LABOMBARDE]

LABONTE Jr, L

LABONTE Sr, L

LACHAPELLE, Andrew

LACOURSE, P

LADDYROOT, H [BL: H LADEROUTE or Xavier LADEROUTE]

Francois Xavier Seguin dit Laderoute, born 1800 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada, is our great great grandfather. He worked for the Hudson Bay Company as a trapper for several years, and later established a farm in the Willamette Valley. A researcher who is affiliated with the Seguin Association states, "Francois...was known as the best Log Lever on the French Prairie[, w]hich was in the Willameth [sic] Valley, Oregon. Many of Francois' children moved to Montana and lived on the Flathead Reservation."
Their son Charles Augustus, our great grandfather, moved to Grant County, Oregon when he was about 16 years old and changed his name to LADROW. Charles married Sara Jane KIMBALL in about 1890. Their daughter Ida Mae LADROW married Charles William DERR: our grandparents.

LAFRANBOIS, Michael [may also be spelled Michel LaFramboise]

LAPRATT, P [BL: LAPRATTE or LAPRADE]

LAROQUE, Pierre [BL: Pierre LAROCQUE]

LEBRETON, Geo W

LEFANTASIE, Charles [BL: Charles LAFANTAISIE]

LEROE, J [BL: J LEROY]

LEROONG, Pierre [BL: possibly LEROUX, LORANGER, LORANGE, LEROUGE]

LEVIESE, Francis [BL: Francois LEVIESE

LONGTERN, Andrew [BL: Andre LONGTIN or LONGTAIN]

LUCIA, E see Etienne LUCIER or LUSSIER

The French Canadians are fascinating people. The measure of them is wrapped up in Etienne LUCIER. LUCIER was pensioned off from the Hudson's Bay Company. The required move for all pensioned employees was to return to Montreal. The HBC had an interest in trapping, not settling the land.  LUCIER did not want to go back to Montreal. He had married an Indian woman and had a family. Rules were rules, and McLOUGHLIN insisted that he leave. This must have been hard on McLOUGHLIN since he also had an Indian wife. My sister-in-law is descended from Tom McKAY, McLOUGHLIN's step-son. 

LUCIER did not want to go back to Montreal. He had married an Indian woman and had a family. Rules were rules, and McLOUGHLIN insisted that he leave. This must have been hard on McLOUGHLIN since he also had an Indian wife. My sister-in-law is descended from Tom McKAY, McLOUGHLIN's step-son. LUCIER started back, changed his route, and went to California. He then walked back to Oregon and begged to stay with his family again. This time, permission was given.

Etienne LUCIER is called the first farmer of Oregon. He had a place on the east bank of the Willamette in what is now Portland for a while. However, he moved to the St. Paul area and built his home and farm. He is buried at St. Paul, as are many of the early French Canadians, Oregon's first settlers." --by Connie LENZEN

"Etienne was married to Josephte Nouite 23 January 1839 at Fort Vancover [now Washington state]. Etienne LUCIER's parents were Michel LUSSIER & Marie Victoire DELINE-VALET, who married 2 March 1772 in Boucherville PQ Canada

MASTEAU, A [BL: A MATTEAU]

MATT J [BL: MATTE]

MCKEY, Thos

MCKEY, Chas

MCLAUGHLIN, J

MENARD, Pierre

MOISANG, Thomas [BL: MOISAN]

MONTURE, Nicholas

OBESHAW, A C [BL: AUBUCHON]

OBESHAW, B [BL: AUBUCHON]

OOSAW, Louis

PARO, Joseph [BL: Joseph PERREAULT]

PECHET, J B [BL: PICHETTE]

PEGNEW, Andrew

PERAULT, John B [BL: John B PERREAULT]

PHLETTE, David

PHLETTE, Jas

PHLETTE, John

PLACEA, M [BL: PLACIER]

PLANT, Charles [BL: Charles PLANTE]

POIRIA, Toosang [BL: Toussaint POIRIER]

QUANTILE,

RAYMOND, H H

REAUSHO, Eustaces [BL: Eustache ROCHON]

REMMO, J

REVIT, Joseph [BL: Joseph RIVET]

RIVET, Antoine

RIVET, Frances

Francois w Francois RIVET is a colorful character in American history. Born in Quebec in the mid-1750s, Francois RIVET traveled from Quebec to the Mississippi Valley some time prior to 1804. He joined the LEWIS and CLARK Expedition in 1804 at St. Louis, traveled with them up the Missouri River to the Mandan villages, wintered there at Fort Mandan (near present-day Stanton ND), and returned to St Louis with the expedition's keelboat in the Spring of 1805 while the main party continued West. His name is on the Lewis & Clark expedition roster.

Francois also served on several other early expeditions of discovery, including Alexander ROSS' 1824 expedition into the Snake River country.

About 1808, Francois had a son, Antoine, near Paradise, Montana by a Flathead Indian woman named Theresa TETE PLATTE. ("Tete Platte" is French for Flathead.) Another son, Joseph, was born about 1810. Francois and Theresa formalized their relationship in 1839 in a Catholic wedding at St Paul Mission. He died near there in 1852. (See Leroy HAFEN, ed, Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West ($12), Volume VII, p 237, chapter "Francois Revet" by Harriet D MUNNICK; [Glendale CA: Arthur H CLARK Co, 1969].

 In the book “Friend and Family on French Prairie”, Mr Brown identifies Francois as born on 7 June 1754, the son of Pierre-Nicolas RIVET (a/k/a RIVEST) and Marie-Madeleine GAUTHIER a.k.a. LANDREVILLE. With this new information, I have found Francois' baptismal certificate in the records of St Sulpice Catholic Church, in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County, Quebec. From there, I've been able to trace Francois RIVET's ancestors back to LaRochelle, France in the early 1600s.as the father of Joseph and Antoine, the other RIVETS on the list. 

RONDO, Charles [BL: Charles RONDEAU]

[SINCLAIR, James] brought French Canadian families in separate party, 1841 & 1854

TENISLAW, Peter

TOPAN, John B [BL: John B TOUPIN or TOPIN]

UMPERVILLE, Pierre J

VANDERCOTT, J

VANDOLL, F [BL: VANDAL]

VEVETTE, Francis [BL: Francoise VEUVETTE]

 

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