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Jeanne Vanasse

F, b. March 29, 1678, d. May 29, 1730

Parents

Family 1: Mathurin Lagiroflee (b. circa 1667)

Family 2: Francois Gagne (b. 1666)

Biography

  • Birth: Jeanne Vanasse was born on March 29, 1678 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Francois Gagne were married on November 3, 1716 in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Jeanne Vanasse died on May 29, 1730, at age 52, in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.

Jean Gagne

M, b. 1640, d. 1695

Family: Andree Roussette (b. 1640, d. 1695)

Biography

  • Birth: Jean Gagne was born in 1640 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.
  • Marriage: He and Andree Roussette were married in 1665 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.
  • Death: Jean Gagne died in 1695, at age ~55, in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.

Andree Roussette

F, b. 1640, d. 1695

Family: Jean Gagne (b. 1640, d. 1695)

Biography

  • Birth: Andree Roussette was born in 1640 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.
  • Marriage: She and Jean Gagne were married in 1665 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.
  • Death: Andree Roussette died in 1695, at age ~55, in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.

Pierre Chapdelaine

M, b. 1694, d. March 1, 1773

Parents

Family: Marie Charlotte Josephe Pinard (b. June 2, 1700, d. April 11, 1735)

Biography

  • Birth: Pierre Chapdelaine was born in 1694 in St Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Charlotte Josephe Pinard were married on July 1, 1723 in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Pierre Chapdelaine died on March 1, 1773, at age ~79, in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.

Marie Charlotte Josephe Pinard

F, b. June 2, 1700, d. April 11, 1735

Parents

Family: Pierre Chapdelaine (b. 1694, d. March 1, 1773)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Charlotte Josephe Pinard was born on June 2, 1700 in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Pierre Chapdelaine were married on July 1, 1723 in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Charlotte Josephe Pinard died on April 11, 1735, at age 34, in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.

Marie Francoise Gamelin

F, b. 1677, d. December 28, 1757

Parents

Family: Claude Pinard (b. 1667, d. April 19, 1748)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Francoise Gamelin was born in 1677 in Québec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Claude Pinard were married on October 10, 1694 in La Perade, Champlain, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Francoise Gamelin died on December 28, 1757, at age ~80, in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.

Claude Pinard

M, b. 1667, d. April 19, 1748

Parents

Family: Marie Francoise Gamelin (b. 1677, d. December 28, 1757)

Biography

  • Birth: Claude Pinard was born in 1667 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Francoise Gamelin were married on October 10, 1694 in La Perade, Champlain, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Claude Pinard died on April 19, 1748, at age ~81, in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.

Louis Pinard

M, b. July 12, 1634, d. January 12, 1695

Parents

Family 1: Marie Madeleine Hertel (b. September 2, 1645, d. November 25, 1680)

Family 2: Ursule Pepin (b. May 6, 1662, d. August 2, 1740)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis Pinard was born on July 12, 1634 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Madeleine Hertel were married on October 29, 1658 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: Louis Pinard and Ursule Pepin were married in 1679.
  • Death: Louis Pinard died on January 12, 1695, at age 60, in Bastican, Trois Riviers, Quebec, Canada.

Marie Madeleine Hertel

F, b. September 2, 1645, d. November 25, 1680

Parents

Family: Louis Pinard (b. July 12, 1634, d. January 12, 1695)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Madeleine Hertel was born on September 2, 1645 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Louis Pinard were married on October 29, 1658 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Madeleine Hertel died on November 25, 1680, at age 35, in Champlain, Les Chenaux, Quebec, Canada.

Jacques de la Fresniere Hertel

M, b. circa 1600, d. August 10, 1651

Parents

Family 1: Agnier (b. circa 1605)

Family 2: Marie Marguerie (b. September 12, 1620, d. November 26, 1700)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacques de la Fresniere Hertel was born circa 1600.
  • Marriage: He and Agnier were married in 1619.
  • Marriage: Jacques de la Fresniere Hertel and Marie Marguerie were married on August 23, 1641 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Jacques de la Fresniere Hertel died on August 10, 1651 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Note: Synopsis of the seven years research from 2000-2007 regarding this family, by Carolyn Johnson Petersen Rock, Historical Geographer and a tenth Great-grandchild of Jacques Hertel and his Iroquois Agnier "Mohawk" wife.

    The Story up to This Point, from Volume 1, Jacques Hertel, His Life, Wives and Children

    Underlined names are our ancestors. Jacques Hertel is pronounced Jhak Air-TAY.

    The first volume of this family history traces the earliest historic and some prehistoric beginnings of the St. Lawrence and Mohawk Valley peoples, the beginnings of the French in Canada, and the early years of a dear young French boy, Jacques Hertel, (arrived at Quebec in 1613, at about age 10-13) who found himself alone in a world he could never have imagined. This was a wild world, one with people and animals never before seen by this youngster, and he had to learn to live among them without his parents or other relatives, survive, and make his way. He was captured by the Iroquois. We are told of his love for an Iroquois-Agnier-Mohawk native girl, and the two daughters born to them.

    The British briefly owned French-Canada. Jacques was in Canada just prior to that time, qualifying for and plying his profession of Interpreter so he could trade for furs, make a living, get ahead, and see to the safety of his Agnier family. Jacques got out of Canada upon hearing the first rumblings of the trouble to come from the British, and went back to his Agnierrhonon friends and the life of the woods rather than submit to English captivity and rule.

    Jacques Hertel returned to Canada in 1633, when his employer Samuel de Champlain had been reinstated to some degree as a leader representing the French king. However, the ‘Blackrobe’ Jesuit priests were from then on to take precedence over Champlain in not only religious but also all secular matters. The British had totally backed away from involvement in the St. Lawrence River areas of Canada at that time, giving the French a clear field there.

    Jacques had spent the seven more years of living among his friends the Agnierrhonon, then stayed in Canada from 1633 until his death.

    Beaver for the fur trading, which was one of Jacques’ main jobs, in the Mohawk Valley were becoming fewer, and the native men were becoming more dangerous since they had to compete more over what furs they could attain. Smallpox, respiratory illnesses, and wars among the natives had reduced the strength of the numbers of Mohawk males, who would have been hunting friends, and allies to Jacques Hertel in business and fighting, to only 1/5 of what they once were.

    The Belgian-Dutch and Holland-Dutch were becoming more involved in the trade close by to the east of Canagera along the Mohawk River in central NY state, and were looking more toward the Mohawk Valley in the interior, which would combine opportunity with increased danger for Jacques, a lone Frenchman among the natives and encroaching Dutch businessmen. The defeated Mohicans were no longer a threat to Jacques and his Agnier wife, daughters, and their Agnierrhonon relatives in that area, so that fight would no longer hold him to the Indian village.

    Jacques was middle-age for those days, at age 30 or possibly even 33. He had been a fur trader and Interpreter and warrior for many years, a career’s worth of time. The British were no longer a threat in New France. A man might see an opportunity to make a peaceful life in the beautiful lands along the St. Lawrence River, and get out of the very dangerous business of Interpreter and fur trader.


    But what of his Agnier wife and daughters? The teenage girls O’sistock and Canada (Kenutje) of course knew no place other than the village in Mohawk Country, and neither did the wife. Other White men, from the Netherlands, were beginning to come near, and make more efforts to settle and trade for the furs, items that could bring creature comforts to the Agniers.

    Jacques Hertel’s Agnier wife’s parents had escaped slavery and probable death at the hands of the Algonquins near the Canadian area where Jacques ultimately settled. Close along the Mohawk River, she with her own family and relatives had found a free if not entirely safe existence.

    Not at Kebec (Quebec), too French for a French boy raised among natives, and his native family and friends; not at Montreal, “the dark and bloody ground,” where the native “people split apart,” but about halfway between where the three rivers meet, Troisfleuves, or Trois-Rivières, or Three-Rivers where no White man lived is where Jacques returned to Canada, with the “strong support” of his Indian friends. Jacques could make a safe place there for him and his Mohawk family, and continue to make a living in the fur trading and interpreting.

    Jacques began right away acquiring large tracts of land, as he was able. Trois-Rivières is where the first piece of ground was granted to Jacques Hertel, and he became the first settler there. He owned the land according to French law, and could count on French help to defend it somewhat. Samuel de Champlain built a small fort at Trois-Rivières for that purpose, in 1635, shortly before his own death on Christmas Day 25 Dec 1635.

    Time and distance now separated Jacques and his Agnier-Mohawk family. The Dutch arrived in the Mohawk Country in larger numbers, with more purpose. Jacques and the Agnier’s older daughter, O’sistock, married a Netherlander, Broer Cornelis Antonisse Van Breukelen Van Slyck, and soon there was a grandson born to them. In two or three short years, both the girls had married White men from the Dutch trading settlements on the eastern part of the Mohawk River, one to the Dutchmen’s interpreter, the French-speaking Belgian Walloon Netherlander, Broer Cornelis Antonisse Van Slyck, the other to a Dutch-speaking Norwegian, Arent Andriesse Bradt.

    With the birth of a second grandson, the Agnier lady was surrounded by her home, her daughters, her relatives, and those two baby grandsons!

    It is probable also that the younger daughter, Canada (Kenutje) died during this period, and was buried in the Mohawk Country.

    Being an Agnier-Mohawk woman, with her French-Canadian husband now far away in Canada, her daughters married to local White men, and one possibly died and buried, grand-babies arriving at the village with the Dutch fathers living apart at the White settlements, etc., this lady took a native husband, Shononsise the Huron, who upon marrying her acquired the whole kit and kaboodle. He now had ‘a long house,’ hence the name given him, “Shononsise.”


    Jacques, living alone and acquiring land along the St. Lawrence in Canada, surely must have received word of his family’s events, and must have known that they could never re-unite now. With the breaking of the marriage between Jacques and the Agnier lady, according to Agnier marriage custom, not only was the marriage gone but the family alliances that would afford protection to Jacques Hertel as a family member, even though a Frenchman from Canada, were also broken, probably with regret on both sides. It would no longer be safe for Jacques to even go back to Mohawk Country in what would become in time, New York.

    Jacques continued what he had begun, to acquire land, and to make a peaceful life along the St. Lawrence. Yet he, too, after seven years took another wife, one about the same age as his Agnier wife was when he met her, but this time, a French girl, Marie Marguèrie, sister of his neighbor and younger fellow-interpreter. He married her in 1641. She turned out to be a fine wife to him, with whom he had three more children. Apparently, he was also a loving husband to her.

    Jacques earned the titles at various times of: Interpreter, Lieutenant, Captain, First Settler of Trois-Rivières, ‘Mayor’ of Trois-Rivières, and Sieur de La Fresniere, indicating conferred nobility.

    After Jacques died, his and Marie’s only son was captured by Iroquois as a boy or teen and taken to Canajoharie where he suffered much, but was courageous and tender, and he obtained release, and was called by both sides “The Hero” even in his own lifetime. He was made a Noble by the French King.

    Jacques’ Agnier family stayed in the Mohawk Country, and grew and struggled and enjoyed and lived through much, but flourished. They were becoming tied more through marriage and business to the Dutch settlements which became towns and farms, as well as fur trading places. Marriages of their grandchildren continued to be to both Mohawk and White people. Great-grandchildren began to spring up.

    How long the Agnier-Mohawk wife lived beyond Jacques’s leaving Canagera is not known. Her island in the Mohawk River was given to their daughter O’sistock and Broer Cornelis as a wedding gift about two years after Jacques left, and it became known then as Van Slyck’s Island. This was also about the same two or three years after the Agnier woman married Shononsise, making him the “proprieter” of the island. It was also at the time the fort at Trois Rivières was built and Champlain died.

    “The Indian [lady]. . . was buried on the great island known as Van Slyck Island, under an old willow tree at the eastern point of the island at the foot of Washington Avenue. The date of her death is not known . . .” [Ruby M. F. Hall, _Cole History_, self-publ., p. 73]
    Shononsise the Huron, 2nd husband to the Agnier lady, and stepfather to her daughters, is also buried on the island.

    Marie Marguèrie, having also married again after Jacques died, and having borne more daughters to her husband St.Quentin, and having outlived both husbands, requested burial beside her first husband, Jacques Hertel, at Trois-Rivières. It was done according to her wishes.

    It appears from records that this is the way it was, but only God and those who lived it really know.

Rene Yergeaau Lyonceau

M, b. circa 1735

Parents

Family: Marie Houde (b. 1739, d. 1790)

Biography

  • Birth: Rene Yergeaau Lyonceau was born circa 1735.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Houde were married on July 31, 1769.

Marie Houde

F, b. 1739, d. 1790

Parents

Family: Rene Yergeaau Lyonceau (b. circa 1735)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Houde was born in 1739.
  • Marriage: She and Rene Yergeaau Lyonceau were married on July 31, 1769.
  • Death: Marie Houde died in 1790, at age ~51, in Baie du Febvre, Quebec, Canada.

Claude Yargeau Lionnais

M, b. April 9, 1715, d. March 30, 1799

Family: Marie Louise Lefebvre (b. October 16, 1722, d. February 24, 1802)

Biography

  • Birth: Claude Yargeau Lionnais was born on April 9, 1715 in Neuville, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Louise Lefebvre were married on May 24, 1799 in Québec City, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Claude Yargeau Lionnais died on March 30, 1799, at age 83, in Québec City, Québec, Canada.

Marie Louise Lefebvre

F, b. October 16, 1722, d. February 24, 1802

Family: Claude Yargeau Lionnais (b. April 9, 1715, d. March 30, 1799)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Louise Lefebvre was born on October 16, 1722 in Bastican, Trois Riviers, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Claude Yargeau Lionnais were married on May 24, 1799 in Québec City, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Louise Lefebvre died on February 24, 1802, at age 79, in Québec, Canada.

Nicolas Lefebvre

M, b. January 17, 1686, d. July 2, 1750

Parents

Family: Madeleina Courier (b. September 18, 1698, d. April 18, 1769)

Biography

  • Birth: Nicolas Lefebvre was born on January 17, 1686 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Madeleina Courier were married on July 6, 1717 in Yamaska, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Nicolas Lefebvre died on July 2, 1750, at age 64, in Québec, Canada.

Madeleina Courier

F, b. September 18, 1698, d. April 18, 1769

Parents

Family: Nicolas Lefebvre (b. January 17, 1686, d. July 2, 1750)

Biography

  • Birth: Madeleina Courier was born on September 18, 1698 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Nicolas Lefebvre were married on July 6, 1717 in Yamaska, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Madeleina Courier died on April 18, 1769, at age 70, in Baie du Febvre, Quebec, Canada.

Mathieu Courrier

M, b. May 3, 1665, d. January 24, 1705

Parents

Family: Marie Madeleine Vanasse (b. May 3, 1674, d. February 18, 1754)

Biography

  • Birth: Mathieu Courrier was born on May 3, 1665 in Montbard, Dijon, Bourgogne, France.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Madeleine Vanasse were married on October 14, 1697 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Mathieu Courrier died on January 24, 1705, at age 39, in Baie du Febvre, Quebec, Canada.

Marie Madeleine Vanasse

F, b. May 3, 1674, d. February 18, 1754

Parents

Family 1: Pierre Rault (b. circa 1650)

Family 2: Mathieu Courrier (b. May 3, 1665, d. January 24, 1705)

Family 3: Francois Letart (b. circa 1675)

Family 4: Pierre Pineau (b. November 17, 1664)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Madeleine Vanasse was born on May 3, 1674 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Pierre Rault were married on January 29, 1690 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: Marie Madeleine Vanasse and Mathieu Courrier were married on October 14, 1697 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: Marie Madeleine Vanasse and Francois Letart were married on February 9, 1718 in St François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada.
  • Marriage: Marie Madeleine Vanasse and Pierre Pineau were married on May 21, 1729 in Trois Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Madeleine Vanasse died on February 18, 1754, at age 79, in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada.

Pierre Courrier

M, b. January 31, 1623, d. 1700

Family: Perrine Caia (b. 1630, d. 1689)

Biography

  • Birth: Pierre Courrier was born on January 31, 1623 in Dijon, Cote d'Or, Bourgogne, France.
  • Death: He died in 1700, at age ~77, in Dijon, Cote d'Or, Bourgogne, France.

Perrine Caia

F, b. 1630, d. 1689

Family: Pierre Courrier (b. January 31, 1623, d. 1700)

Biography

  • Birth: Perrine Caia was born in 1630 in Dijon, Cote d'Or, Bourgogne, France.
  • Death: She died in 1689, at age ~59, in France.

Claude Houde

M, b. March 14, 1692, d. February 28, 1765

Parents

Family: Isabelle Morisette (b. circa 1695)

Biography

  • Birth: Claude Houde was born on March 14, 1692.
  • Death: He died on February 28, 1765, at age 72, in Baie du Febvre, Quebec, Canada.

Isabelle Morisette

F, b. circa 1695

Family: Claude Houde (b. March 14, 1692, d. February 28, 1765)

Biography

  • Birth: Isabelle Morisette was born circa 1695.

Etienne Houle

M, b. 1710, d. February 11, 1765

Parents

Family: Marie Josephe Piche (b. October 8, 1712, d. September 1, 1765)

Biography

  • Birth: Etienne Houle was born in 1710.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Josephe Piche were married on November 26, 1730 in Lotbiniere, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Etienne Houle died on February 11, 1765, at age ~55.

Marie Josephe Piche

F, b. October 8, 1712, d. September 1, 1765

Parents

Family: Etienne Houle (b. 1710, d. February 11, 1765)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Josephe Piche was born on October 8, 1712 in Neuville, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Etienne Houle were married on November 26, 1730 in Lotbiniere, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Josephe Piche died on September 1, 1765, at age 52, in St Croix, Lotbiniere, Quebec, Canada.

Etienne Houle

M, b. April 4, 1682, d. August 27, 1750

Parents

Family: Marie Ursule DeNevers Boisvert (b. circa 1682, d. November 5, 1769)

Biography

  • Birth: Etienne Houle was born on April 4, 1682 in Ste Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Ursule DeNevers Boisvert were married on April 6, 1708 in Lotbiniere, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Etienne Houle died on August 27, 1750, at age 68, in Lotbiniere, Quebec, Canada.