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From: Eileen Walker <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] MOREL - FRANCOEUR
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:39:54 -0500
Kelly Ward wrote:
> > I'm searching for a family named Morel or
> > Maurel, and found that Francois Xavier Morel's census return for 1881,
> > Arnprior, Ontario claims he was born in N.B. (which I took to mean New
> > Brunswick.) It seems the family moved around quite a bit, as I have his
> > marriage in Chicoutimi in 1853. His parents were Joseph Morel and Marie
> > Francoeur, who were married in Ste. Foy 1820. I'm trying to find
> > baptismal records for all the children of Joseph and Marie and where
> > they lived after Ste. Foy. Thanks for any help or ideas on where I might
> > find French people living in New Brunswick about that time.
> In addition to Frank's post, there are a few MOREL in Riviere Ouelle and 3
> listings for a MOREL de LADURANTAYE - which may or may not be a clue for
> further searching.
> @1840 my Theophile DESCHENES & Charlotte CHENARD great-grandparents moved
> from Riviere Ouelle, Kamouraska, QUE - where the families had been since
> @1690 - to St. Basile/Madawaska New Brunswick. Changes in government opened
> up land for settlement - "The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760", Eccles is a
> wonderful reference - I would assume it was for economic improvement
> (understatement emphasized here!). By 1848 they were in Fond du Lac,
> Wisconsin USA, both dying in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA 1890 & 1900
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Thanks for the info. on Madawaska county N.B. Today, I searched the 1851 census
for Chicoutimi Co. for two of the families I'm looking for: Boullianne and
Morel and found some of both. One of the records gave the counties as the
birthplace instead of just Bas Canada as usual, and one of those mentioned was
Madawaska. I only had a few minutes left at the end of the day to look at the
census for New Brunswick, I did find a couple of Francoeur families, but no
Morel yet. I'll be back there again soon. It's wonderful when you get new ideas
on places to look for ancestors.
By the way, with the help of the list, I've already determined that the Morel
de la Durantaye family is a different unrelated family.
Thanks for the reference. I'm definitely going to look it up.