Two Dodier pioneered Quebec in the 1600s: Sebastien and Jacques.
Descendants of Fiacre Dodier
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Generation No. 1
1. Fiacre1 Dodier was born about 1615 in Sarthe, France. He married Catherine Melenel. She was born about 1615 in Sarthe, France.
Child of Fiacre Dodier and Catherine Melenel is:
+ 2 i. Jacques2 Dodier, born about 1637 in Champaissant, Le Mans, Maine (Sarthe), France; died 30 Nov 1677 in Beaupré, QC.
Generation No. 2
2. Jacques2 Dodier (Fiacre1) was born about 1637 in Champaissant, Le Mans, Maine (Sarthe), France, and died 30 Nov 1677 in Beaupré, QC. He married Marie-Catherine Caron 30 Nov 1662 in La Visitation de Notre Dame, Château Richer, Montmorency, QC (ct 29 May, Aubert), daughter of Robert Caron and Marie Crevet. She was born 23 Nov 1649 in Notre Dame de Québec City, QC, and died 14 Jun 1725 in Baie St. Paul, Charlevoix, QC.
Notes for Jacques Dodier:
Born about 1637, son of Fiacre Dodier and Catherine Melenel, our ancestor Jacques Dodier originated in Champaissant, of the Mamers archbishop's parish, évêché Mans, of the old province of Maine, currently Sartre.
Jacques Dodier signs a marriage contract, May 29, 1662, in the Aubert notary. He is noted on September 16 of the same year at Castle-Richer and, at the same place, he married on 30 November, 13 year old Catherine Charon.
Jacques Dodier died on December 30, 1677 and his body was buried on December 7, in Beaupré. His widow Catherine Charon married Pierre Dupre in 1680.
Children of Jacques Dodier and Marie-Catherine Caron are:
3 i. Barbe3 Dodier, born about 1665 in Unknown, QC; died 07 Feb 1689 in Baie St. Paul, Charlevoix, QC. She married Ignace Gagne 05 Nov 1680 in Ste. Anne de Beaupré, QC; born 12 Mar 1656 in Québec City, QC; died 20 Jul 1702 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.
4 ii. Louis Dodier, born 28 Feb 1669 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 01 Mar 1669 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC.
5 iii. Anne-Marie Dodier, born 28 Feb 1671 in Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Montmorency, QC; died 08 Dec 1728 in Baie St. Paul, Charlevoix, QC. She married Noel Simard-dit-Lombrette 26 Apr 1689 in St. Pierre St. Paul, Baie St. Paul, Charlevoix, QC; born 07 Oct 1664 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 09 Apr 1726 in Baie St. Paul, Charlevoix, QC.
6 iv. Ange Dodier, born 11 Mar 1673 in Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Montmorency, QC; died Bef. 09 Feb 1707 in Unknown, QC. He married Marguerite Pare 28 Apr 1699 in Ste. Anne de Beaupré, QC; born 24 Aug 1683 in Beaupré, QC.
7 v. Claire-Marie Dodier, born 21 Aug 1675 in Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Montmorency, QC; died 04 Apr 1721 in Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Montmorency, QC. She married Pierre Simard-dit-Lombrette 06 Dec 1690 in Baie St. Paul, Charlevoix, QC; born 30 Apr 1663 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 07 Nov 1724 in Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Montmorency, QC.
Hi, I have decided to post all my Québec pioneer ancestor at the different GenForums because a lot of individuals doing genealogy research don’t realize that their ancestors can be found as early as the 1600s.
My resources are limited because I live in Oregon. I hope that you use this information only as a guide. I welcome corrections and additions from anyone that has access to the original files.
Originally I paid a genealogy society to trace the direct lines for 6 of my 8 great grandparents. They used the books that were compiled by volunteers for each parish. Because so many individuals had the same name, I eventually found some errors in these books. Then I used Tanguay and found out that he may be about 75% right and Jette (that goes to 1730) is about 90% right. Then just as I thought that I was finished, I found PRDH (University of Montreal) and I believe that they may be 98% right and still make corrections to their records. They go up to 1799 for marriage contracts and 1850 for some deaths. Some people have the luxury of having the original records at their disposal. I do not have that and with 17,000 individuals in my data base, I can not afford to pay for copies of all the originals. At that point I confirmed every that I had with the records at PRDH. Whenever I say “about” for a birth date it means that PRDH did not find it or if it is in the 1800s, I did not look it up because of my lack of resources.
PRDH uses the most common spelling variation for the names. This makes it easier to trace the families. They do not always use the original name that appears on the contracts or birth records. That is ok with me, because many individuals before the 1900s could not sign their names and did not even care how others spelt it. As a result the same person’s name took on a variety of spellings. I also kept the “dit” (aka) names because eventually brothers from the same family, picked a different aka name. For a very small fee PRDH has all the Canadian records from 1600-1799 and some death dates up to 1850. Their records are about 18% accurate. They can be found at:
As for the pioneers, I also used Peter Gagné’s English books on the single girls that arrived in New France between 1634 & 1662 and his book on the single girls that are referred to as the King’s Daughters that arrived between 1663 & 1673. These girls were recruited and paid by the King to go to New France (Québec) to get married and colonize the area.
For the 1800-1900s I paid to prove my direct lines. My data for their extended family come from people on the web. The program that I use does not allow for baptismal dates, so if I don’t have a birth date, I use the baptismal date. The same goes for death vs. burial dates and actual wedding vs. contract dates. The newer programs have these features, but I will not be going through 18,000 records to make the changes.
Use this information as a guide only. I view genealogy as a hobby and not as pure science. As for the stories, I got them all in French on the web and I translated them for my grandchildren. I had not read or spoken French in over 40 years, so it was difficult and may not be the best translation.
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