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Re: Evers family from Belgium
Posted by: cynthia marchand (ID *****5053) Date: March 11, 2004 at 12:33:44
In Reply to: Re: Evers family from Belgium by Jean-Pierre Evers of 662

Hello Jean Pierre,
The history of your family is way more detailed than mine. The Evers family that I am connected to arrived in Quebec prior 1900. I still have not been able to find a marriage certificate of my grand grand father Joseph Evers. He supposedly came to Quebec from Belgium as a young man and married and Indian women, in those days these were not acceptable marriages and it was not recognized by the church. I know for sure this is true because my aunt Meggie Evers rembers my grand grand mother very vividly. My grand father is the son on Joseph, His name is Alphonse Evers. We have no idea what happened to him, he went out for some milk and never came home, leaving my father Robert Evers his two brothers, Jean Paul & Rudolph and 2 little girls behind.
I am 35 I know live in the U.S. , Every Evers that I am directly related to lives in Quebec. The Quebec City area. All the archive info is in French. I am Quebecois but I still have trouble reading french because of my US upbringing, My father Robert Evers immigrated Massachusetts in 1959 with my 3 other siblings. I was born in the US but I know all my Quebecois relativer. The only history I have beyond my father and his brothers is that in 1912 my grandfather Alphonse was born in Quebec to a father named Joseph. Now the thing is in Quebec Joseph may have been put down as his middle name. The majority of the Province was Roman Catholic and they alwasys used the name Joseph as a middle name. His name may have been swithed around and he may have anther first name. I just do't know so much has gotten lost in the translation of paper work in the churches ect..
I have an appointment, I will keep intouch.
All my family is French speaking. I speak french but I can hardly write in french it is very rusty. PS. The few americans that I have met in this area with the name Evers are Black. Check the Louisianna area. Slaves took on the name of the crop owners. So if a slave was bought by a wealthy Evers his or her last name became Evers.
Bye for now, Cynthia Marchand.

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