Yvon Lauzon sent me this…

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Good evening M. Lagacé,

This is another picture of Fathers Adélard and Joseph Chaumont.  This picture is an old postcard. I still have other Chaumonts’ pictures to scan.

See you!

Yvon L

This is the postcard…

Pères Chaumont

Fathers Adélard Chaumont and Joseph Chaumont O.M.I.

Tomorrow I show you some pictures of Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines taken around 1896, the year Narcisse Chaumont died in Prairie Soileau.

Father Adélard and Father Joseph

Post No. 4


This article is not about Celine Dion’s ancestors…

It’s about Father Adélard Chaumont and Father Joseph Chaumont who were born in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.

Click here instead…

I just knew I had to stop doing the dishes and go see Paul-Émile Chaumont.

Monsieur Chaumont had this picture. I had to take a picture of that picture. I did not know why but I took it. In fact, I love old pictures, but I did not know what I would discover. The picture is fuzzy, but monsieur Chaumont’s picture is clearer.

Doris posted this photo on her Website Sunday morning…

Then I started thinking.

famille Chaumont-Therrien

They are the children of Mathilde Therrien and Calixte Euchariste Chaumont. Two missionaries are sitting in the front row with their older sister Mathilde Chaumont on the left and Calixte II on the right. Their parents are dead otherwise they would be in the picture.

Here is Father Joseph Chaumont. This time he is in Manitoba probably in the 1920s…


The caption said that Father  Joseph Chaumont is behind the nun…

The picture was taken from this Website.

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This is a mosaic sent to me by Yvon Lauzon last year. We find Father Joseph Chaumont once again.


Père Joseph Chaumont O.M.I.

Joseph Chaumont O.M.I. 1892

The year is when he became a priest. This is his brother Adélard.

Père Adélard Chaumont O.M.I.

Adélard Chaumont O.M.I. 1886

Here is once again the old picture I took a picture of.

famille Chaumont-Therrien

What I know is that Calixte Chaumont and Mathilde Therrien had these children: Joseph, Adélard, Calixte, Napoléon, Moïse, Clodomir, Mathilde, Azélie et Léontine. There is also another Joseph born in 1860 but who died in 1867.

In 1881, this is what we see in the census record.


Mathida CHOMONT     Female   French Canadian  48      Quebec Cultivateur Catholique
Calixte CHOMONT        Male       French Canadian   26      Quebec Cult       Catholique
Napoleon CHOMONT    Male       French Canadian  23       Quebec Cult       Catholique
Adelor CHOMONT         Male       French Canadian  21       Quebec Cult       Catholique
Azilia CHOMONT           Female   French Canadian  15       Quebec Catholique
Joseph CHOMONT        Male       French Canadian   13      Quebec Catholique
Leotine CHOMONT       Female   French Canadian   11      Quebec Catholique

Mathilde is a widow. She lives in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines with her sons Calixte, Napoléon, Adélard, Joseph and her two daughters Azélie and Léontine. I found the Chaumonts in the 1901 Census again in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines.

Chaumont Napoléon     M           Head     M     Mar 22     1858     43
Chaumont Marie L.     F           Wife     M     Aug 30     1865     35
Chaumont Donat     M           Son     S     Nov 5     1895     5
Chaumont Yvonne     F           Daughter     S     Jun 12     1897     3
Chaumont Rose E.     F           Daughter     S     Feb 24     1900     1
Chaumont Clodimir     M           Brother     S     Oct 6     1875     25
Chartrand Narcisse     M           Orphan     S     Oct 6     1881     19

1901 Census of Canada
Subdistrict:    Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, TERREBONNE, QUEBEC

Clodomir is 25 and lives with his brother Napoléon. There is a Narcisse Chartrand who is an orphan. Calixte, Napoléon’s and Clodomir’s brother is the next door neighbour…

Chaumont Calixte     M           Head     M     Oct 12     1854     46
Chaumont Clérilda     F           Wife     M     Feb 28     1869     33
Chaumont Zénon     M           Son     S     Oct 9     1883     17
Chaumont Ferdinand     M           Son     S     Jun 11     1885     15
Chaumont Aldas     M           Son     S     Jan 25     1887     14
Chaumont Maria     F           Daughter     S     Jan 25     1890     11
Chaumont Marie R.     F           Daughter     S     Dec 5     1896     4
Chaumont Alma G.     F           Daughter     S     Apr 24     1898     2

Source Information:
1901 Census of Canada
Subdistrict:    Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, TERREBONNE, QUEBEC

Mathilde Therrien is not in the 1901 census. Tomorrow I will have another picture of Adélard Chaumont to show you.

I met another descendant of Calixte Euchariste Chaumont…

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If you live in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, you surely know Paul-Émile Chaumont…

He lives on 1st Avenue, a stone throw away from Richard Lauzon who lives on boulevard Sainte-Anne. Mister Chaumont phoned me Wednesday night. I was washing the dishes.

He said something about Doris Chaumont and I did not quite understand what he was talking about…

I thought he was the other Doris Chaumont, another descendant of Calixte, who lived in the Trait-Carré. Doris and I had gone with Yvon Lauzon to see him right after our litte genealogy breakfast last Saturday.

He was not home and we did not have time to go back and see him before Doris got back to Ottawa.

Paul-Émile Chaumont told me that his father Adrien Chaumont was Joseph Chaumont’s brother, the great-grandfather of Doris Chaumont.

I asked him if I could meet him. He said anytime I wanted to….

For me, this “anytime” ment… 15 minutes later…

The dishes would have to wait.

Having my digital camera with me, I knock on his door. I never expected what was going to see.

Two large albums : one with all the genealogy of the Chaumont family and the other album with all these pictures…

two albums

including the now famous 1923…



Doris would have been thrilled to see that album. Paul-Émile help me also found the occasion for this reunion back in 1923… You will find out at the end of this article.

When I got back I had to write a message to doris. I knew she had the flu and I just wanted to know how she was…

Hi Doris,

How are you?
I have got good news for you.

I will tell you when you reply to this e-mail..


She answered she was feeling better and she wanted to know what were the good news…

Hi Doris,

Do you know a man by the name of Paul-Émile Chaumont?


She answered back telling me the name was familiar…

She did not recall who he was though. They were some many people at her aunt’s funeral that she lost track of all the names…

So I jarred her memory back…

I sent her a picture of Paul-ÉmileChaumont, and then she saw the light…

Paul-Émile Chaumont

Oh my gosh he showed you the book!

I’ve been trying to get my hands on that book!

I sent her a few pictures I took of photos in one of the albums…

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Her great-uncle Adéodat, her grandfather Rolland, her grandmother Marie-Ange Baril,
Victor Chaumont, Gaétane and Carmelle, two adopted daughters of the Chaumont-Baril couple

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Her grandparents with their children. Doris’ father is on the far right.

Doris didn’t believe what she was seeing…

OH my gosh!!!!!!

This is a treasure!

I wish I would have remembered his name!

Doris then calm down, but not before I told her Paul-Émile was inviting her back to Sainte-Anne and that he was even willing to go to Ottawa to pick her up…

To be continued…

Now what was the occasion behind the 1923 family picture.

It was for someone’s marriage.

Paul-Ubald Chaumont and Alexina Lapointe were married on June 24, 1923.

mariage 27 juin 1923

Look at the bride’s bouquet …

Now we know not only the reason but the precise date of the photograph…


June 27, 1923

Paul-Émile Chaumont even had another picture of the newlyweds.

To be continued…

In the next article, I will talk about two other descendants of Calixte Chaumont. They are Fathers Adélard Chaumont and Joseph Chaumont who were missionnaries in Western Canada in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Welcome home Louisiana… Prairie Soileau

Post No. 2

You have certainly read my article on Doris Chaumont’s visit to Ste-Anne-des-Plaines…

If you did not then click on the link just above.

Doris asked me if I could translate the article I wrote in my French blog Nos Ancêtres…

She told me Seeburn Chaumont could not read French, so I translated it in English.

Since people in Louisiana are so excited about the Chaumonts living here in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines and elsewhere in Canada, I have decided to create an English version of my blog  just for the Chaumonts in Louisiana.

So here we go… with my first article.

If you live in Louisiana, I guess you know where I took part of my title for my article.

I know people here in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines had not a faintess idea.

So I wrote this article for them in French

Now listen and start dancing…

Prairie Soileau

Doris had sent me a newspaper clipping. It was about the obituary of a man living in Prairie Soileau.

If you are a Chaumont, then this will be quite interesting.

Click here to start your voyage back in time…

Interesting hey!

Doris found a descendant of Narcisse Chaumont, son of Joseph Chaumont and Marie-Louise Lemay.

Narcisse was the half-brother of Joseph Chaumont, the father of Calixte Chaumont, Doris’ ancestor.

Narcisse was born in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines.

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Narcisse’s half-brother’s tombstone

She contacted Seeburn Chaumont, one of Narcisse Chaumont’s descendants. Seeburn sent her a parcel full of documents about Chaumonts living in Louisiana.

Narcisse emigrated to the United States and settled in Prairie Soileau.

Here the obituary of Narcisse Chaumont sent by Seeburn Chaumont.


Narcisse Chaumont’s obituary

It was posted in 1896 !

Seeburn also sent a picture of Narcisse Chaumont’s tombstone…


Narcisse Chaumont’s tombstone

If you look closely the birthyear is wrong. Narcisse was born in 1815. Doris found the birth certificate in the parish register.

When doing genealogy, we always have to have more than one source…

I will talk more about the Chaumont family when Doris writes to me again… like let’s say tomorrow.

A most welcome visit to Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

Edited 30 August 2021

With Hurricane Ida, my interest was rekindled with the Chaumont family living in Louisiana.


Post No. 1

Doris Chaumont is an amateur genealogist. She’s the daughter of Léopold Chaumont who is the son of Rolland Chaumont, the son of Joseph Chaumont. I had talked about Doris in an article on my blog about genealogy.

The man in the picture is Joseph Chaumont. He’s Doris’ great-grandfather. Joseph Chaumont left Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines  around 1910.

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Joseph Chaumont, Albertine Blouin and their children

This picture was taken in 1923 in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. Doris’ grandfather, Rolland Chaumont, is the little boy behind Joseph. Joseph Chaumont came here with his small family from Earlton in Ontario to visit to his parents.

First I thought it was for his parents’ anniversary, but Moïse Chaumont and Marguerite Desjardins were married in 1880. I don’t see why people would celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary…

This is the famous picture I had posted before on my blog. The picture was taken in 1923…



This picture was sent to Doris by Sylvain Lauzon. At first, we could identify only a few people, but now everyone in the picture has been identified, which is quite a feat. This is another picture with only the children of the Chaumont-Desjardins’s couple.


The photo was taken at the same time because everyone is dressed up the same.

Doris always wanted to do her family tree. She told me once that when her father was talking about Monseigneur Chaumont, his face would lighten up. He would have like to do his family tree. After her father died, Doris went on a mission to do it for him. She went on the Internet on January 17, 2009 and found my old genealogy Website. We exchanged a lot of e-mails and she was able to trace back her Chaumont ancestors.

Doris has her own Website.

We could say that Doris is now an expert when we want to know something about the Chaumont family, at least I think so. Sometimes I can’t even follow what she wants to explain to me. Those who know me, and try sometimes to follow what I am saying, must find some solace and find this funny at the same time.

Early in September, Doris sent me an e-mail. She wanted to come to Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. She asked me if there was a hotel. With my sense of humor, I said there was not much accomodation except for le Bar des Plaines and la Maison Chaumont. Then I had this great idea… I talked to her about this great new B&B place… but she never understood that Nicole and I were inviting her for the weekend…

Now, a photo-story of Doris’ trip to her ancestors’ place…

Breakfast at Au gré des jours restaurant…

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Élisabeth, Mireille, Nicole and Doris

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Yvon Lauzon, Lise Lauzon, Lise Therrien, Richard Lauzon, Elisabeth, Richard’s daughter, Mireille, Richard’s wife, Nicole who is hiding behind me with a great smile on my face…

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Yvon Lauzon, Lise Lauzon, Lise Therrien, Richard Lauzon,
Elisabeth waving at the camera…, Mireille, Nicole who makes an appearance and I, closing my eyes at the wrong time…

A visit to the cemetery to find her ancestors with two top notch guides…

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Yvon, Richard and Doris

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Calixte Chaumont’s monument, Doris’ great-great-great-grandfather

Calixte Chaumont 1832-1876

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Moïse Chaumont and Marguerite Desjardins

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Doris’ great uncle, Adéodat Chaumont, a priest

and her great aunt Marie-Louise Chaumont, a nun

A visit to Maison Chaumont…

It was closing time but members of the Cercle des fermières let us in.

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We were welcomed in

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Doris was all smile

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Photogenic Doris

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Doris and the famous Chaumont barn

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Peek a boo…

From now on, Doris will have fond memories of her ancestors’ place and of a great B&B to stay in…