Berard Family Genealogy Forum
I am looking for information about my great-grandfather Felix Berard's family. The story I have been told is that four brothers came from France, via Canada. One went to Rhode Island. Felix Berard (born in Canada) married Elizabeth Mansfield (born in Liverpool,England, d.1948 or 49). They had four children in Schenectady,NY: (my grandfather) Albert Victor Berard (b. 1/13/1898 d. 1/25/1950), Felix (who married a woman named Janet - no children) Felix was gassed during WWI and died when he was 40; Bernadette; and Olive Berard who married a Raymond Place. They had a son Bradley, and a daughter Bernadette who died young.
Felix had a brother Albert who was a doctor in Providence,RI, and he lived at one time on Westminster Street. He married a woman named Marcella. They had I think two daughters both deceased (Marcella and I think Jeanne Marie (my sister was named after her)). One of them married a Gil Swanson. Both sisters are deceased, but I understand Gil now lives in Putnam,CT.
It seems like everyone can find someone they are related to, but I feel like there is no one out there related to this branch. Albert Victor had two sons, who gave him 13 grandchildren!
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