Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jeanne "Jane" BOISVERT (1918-2008)

Born 1918-01-03, Jane BOISVERT died 2008-01-17. She married Walter HÉBERT (Joseph+Mary Esther BAILEY) in 1940-05-30 in St-Jean-Baptiste parish, Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH.
To read her obituary,
under the name of Jane L. HÉBERT,
click on the ORANGE title above,
which will bring you to the website of
Lambert Funeral Home
Manchester, NH

Descendants of Guillaume LABELLE

Born around 1649 in Saint-Éloi-de-Tontuit, (today known asi Saint-Benoît-d'Hébertot, Calvados, Normandie, FRANCE), Guillaume came to New France around 1667. In 1671, he married Anne CHARBONNEAU in Montréal, QC.
The January 2008 edition of the Sainte-Anne Shrine publication (Vol. 136, No. 1) has a 4 page article giving the history of the LABELLE's in Québec. There's a drawing of Guillaume LABELLE, and 3 pictures of his descendants:
1) Isidore LABELLE and Zoé GASCON,
2) Louis LABELLE and Marguerite GASCON,
who married in 1839 in St-Jérôme, QC,
3) Urgel LABELLE and Herméline LACROIX.
Click on the ORANGE title above
to be brought to the website of
Sainte-Anne Shrine, QC

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Search for Cousin PIERRE CHOLET

I have just found an article on the Internet, published by Gregory Gerard SHOLETTE , 1998/2002, in which he describes his trip in search of whether the family lore about PIERRE CHOLET was true or imaginary.
Click on the title above
to read about Gregory SHOLETTE's discoveries
and relive the adventures of his cousin, Pierre CHOLET.

Pierre CHOLET/CHOLETTE, kidnapped in 1845 in QUÉBEC

Born in 1840,
the son of
Hyacinthe CHOLET & Angélique ANDRÉ dite ST-AMAND
Pierre & his brother, Toussaint CHOLET & their cousin, Pierre DOUCET were kidnapped in 1845-07-07 by a traveling merchant, who showed his wares to the two mothers. When they didn't purchase anything, he left saying: "You won't forget me." in an angry tone. On the way out of the village, he met the three boys, whom he enticed toward his wagon & pushed them in. Only Pierre survived the adventure that lasted many years.
A new translation of the biography of Pierre CHOLET,
"l'Enfant perdu et retrouvé ou Pierre Cholet" by J.-B. Proulx,
was published by
J.R. Koenig (July 30, 2007)
under the title
The book contains new maps, notes and illustrations that will prove of great interest to anyone researching the CHOLET- CHOLETTE surname.
The PREFACE of this book
may be found
by clicking on the ORANGE title above.