Hi, I am posting the data and notes that I have for some of my pioneer ancestors, in hopes that they may be of interest to some of you that are doing research on your ancestors.
Descendants of Jean Jalbert/Gerbert
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Generation No. 1
1. Jean1 Jalbert/Gerbert was born about 1600 in Brittany, France. He married Perrine Pele/LePelle/Pilette 16 Sep 1625. She was born about 1600 in Brittany, France.
Child of Jean Jalbert/Gerbert and Perrine Pele/LePelle/Pilette is:
+ 2 i. Mathurin2 Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine, born 14 Apr 1627 in St. Sulpice des Landes, Loire Atlantique, France; died 19 Dec 1687 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC.
Generation No. 2
2. Mathurin2 Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine (Jean1 Jalbert/Gerbert) was born 14 Apr 1627 in St. Sulpice des Landes, Loire Atlantique, France, and died 19 Dec 1687 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC. He married (1) Elisabeth-Isabelle Targer 04 Aug 1659 in Québec City, QC (13 Jul, Audouart), daughter of Daniel Targer and Louise Martin/Marmie. She was born about 1636 in Protestant Church, St. Nicolas de La Rochelle, Aunis, France, and died Bef. 06 Feb 1671 in Unknown, QC. He married (2) Jeanne Tellier 26 Jan 1671 in Île d'Orléans, QC. She was born about 1626 in France, and died 26 Jun 1705 in St. Famille Île d'Orléans, QC.
Notes for Mathurin Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine:
Mathurin was born about 1627 in the parish of Saint-Pierre in Nantes, Brittany, the son of Jean Gerbert and Perrine Pelé or Pellet. He came to New France in 1659. Mathurin Gerbert was confirmed by Bishop Laval as being in New France on 22 February 1660 at Château-Richer. Son Jacques was born 25 November 1661 on the Île d'Orléans and baptized 03 December at Château-Richer (the registers of Sainte Famille, Île d'Orléans were not opened until 1666). This family is listed in the 1666 Île d'Orléans census, where Gerbert was listed as being 35 years old. In 1667 he was 30 and in 1681 at the listed age of 55 he was in Île d'Orléans.
Elisabeth or Isabelle Targer died on the Île d'Orléans some time before 06 February 1671, when notary Vachon drew up an inventory of the marital assets. In 1671, Mathurin married Fille du Roi Jeanne Tellier, with whom he had 2 children. Mathurin Gerbert dit Lafontaine was buried 19 December 1687 at Sainte Famille.
Notes for Elisabeth-Isabelle Targer:
"Filles à Marier", page 287, Elisabeth Targer was born about 1635 in the parish of Saint-Nicolas in La Rochelle, Aunis, the daughter of bargeman Daniel Targer and Louise Martin. She is the sister of fille du Roi (one of the King's Daughters that arrived after 1662), Marie Targer. Before coming to New France in 1659, Elisabeth was widowed by Simon Piat and also lost her father.
On 04 August 1659, Elisabeth married Mathurin Gerbert dit Lafontaine in Québec City. Neither spouse could sign the marriage contract drawn up 13 July by notary Audouart. Fellow "Filles à Marier", Madeleine Surget was present at the signing of the contract.
Elisabeth-Isabelle Targer died on the Île d'Orléans some time before 06 February 1671, when notary Vachon drew up an inventory of the marital assets.
I am not sure why, but in the 1600, 1700 and even the 1800s, many of the girls named Elisabeth also carried the name of Isabelle.
Notes for Jeanne Tellier:
Children of Mathurin Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine and Elisabeth-Isabelle Targer are:
3 i. Marie3 Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine, born about 1660 in Unknown, QC; died 11 Jun 1749 in St. Roche des Aulnaise, Kamouraska, QC. She married (1) Pierre DesSaint-dit-St.Pierre 24 Apr 1679 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC (ct 22 Mar, Aubert); born 26 Apr 1643 in St. Étienne des Tonneliers, Seine Maritime, France; died Bef. 04 Jan 1726 in La Pocatière, Kamouraska, QC. She married (2) Pierre DesSaint-St.Pierre 24 Apr 1679 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC (ct 22 Mar, Aubert); born 26 Apr 1643 in St. Etienne des Tonneliers de Rouen, France; died 04 Jan 1726 in La Pocatière, Kamouraska, QC.
Notes for Pierre DesSaint-dit-St.Pierre:
He arrived in Canada in 1664 and was first noted as being in Chateau Richer on 21 Feb 1666. In the 1667 Cote de Beaupre (in front of Ste.Famille I.O.) census he was a "domestique" domestic for Charles Cloutier. The 1681 census find him at La Pocatière.
Pierre was a pioneer of St. Roch des Aulnaies, Kamouraska. He was a "Héros" at the battle of Rivière Ouelle in 1690. His wife Marie Gerbert lived with her parents in Ste. Famille where her father Mathurin owned a land since 1660.
Notes for Pierre DesSaint-St.Pierre:
He was first noted as being in Chateau Richer on 21 Feb 1666. In the 1667 Beaupre census he was a domestic for Charles Cloutier. The 1681 census find him at La Pocatiere.
4 ii. Jacques Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine, born 25 Nov 1661 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 30 Oct 1664 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC.
5 iii. Marie-Madeleine Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine, born 22 Feb 1663 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 25 Dec 1702 in Québec City, QC. She married Guillaume Fabas-dit-St.Germain 07 Nov 1686 in Notre Dame de Québec City, QC; born about 1661 in Notre Dame Dorade, Toulouse, France; died 23 Jan 1743 in Québec City, QC.
6 iv. Jacques Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine, born 31 Oct 1665 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 24 Jul 1699 in Rivière Ouelle, Kamouraska, QC. He married Marie Pelletier 05 May 1686 in Cap St. Ignace, Montmagny, QC; born 04 May 1667 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, Montmorency, QC; died 06 Nov 1725 in Cap St. Ignace, Montmagny, QC.
7 v. Jean Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine, born 07 Apr 1667 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC; died 18 May 1672 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC.
8 vi. Pierre Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine, born 15 Jan 1669 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC; died 19 Feb 1672 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC.
9 vii. Marie-Elisabeth Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine, born 10 Apr 1670 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC; died 19 Dec 1735 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC. She married Gervais Foucher, (Jean & Jeanne Richecourt) 25 Apr 1689 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC; born 28 Dec 1665 in Île d'Orléans, Montmorency, QC; died 06 Dec 1732 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC.
Children of Mathurin Jalbert/Gerbert-dit-LaFontaine and Jeanne Tellier are:
10 i. Marie3 Gerbert, born 07 Mar 1672 in Ste. Famille Île d'Orléans, QC; died 13 Dec 1704 in Ste. Famille Île d'Orléans, QC. She married Jean Premont 28 Nov 1703 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC; born 23 Sep 1671 in Ste. Famille, Île d'Orléans, QC.
11 ii. Jeanne Gerbert, born 15 Dec 1675 in Ste. Famille Île d'Orléans, QC. She married Jean Lehoux 22 Nov 1701 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC; born 06 Nov 1671 in Ste. Famille Île d'Orléans, QC.
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.
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.
Most of my information for the 1800-1900s comes 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 17,000 records to make the changes.
It is like I said in the beginning; 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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