Chrétien Bracmaer!

This is Chrétien Lemaire’s wife burial act.

Chrétien Brackmaer

Bracmaer…?!?

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Well that’s another way to spell Lemaire isn’t?.

That’s how monsieur le curé Mennard of St-Joseph parish in Chambly, Québec, spelled Chrétien’s surname with a few other typos in the burial act.

Josephte Lagarde

Le trente novembre mil sept cents quatre vingt cinq a été inhumée josette Lagarde décédée le jour précédent agée denviron dixneuf ans femme de Chrétien Bracmaer étaient présents Nicolas demers et autres

Mennard  curé

Translation

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Josephte Lagarde

On November 30th 1785 was buried josette Lagarde who died yesterday at the age of about 19 years-old wife of Chrétien Bracmaer were present Nicolas Demers and others

Mennard  priest

Even if monsieur le curé Mennard spelled it wrong, I think I can safely assume that Chrétien Bracmaer aka Chrétien Lemeyère is Chrétien Lemaire, Steve Myers’ ancestor.

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Chrétien Lemaire got married, but his lovely wife died young. Only one son was born: Jean-Baptiste Lemaire.

With that being settled, for the time being, I can now concentrate on the descendants Jean-Baptiste Lemaire, the son of Chrétien Lemaire and Josephte Vincent dit Lagarde who died in 1785 at the age of 19.

Jean-Baptiste Lemaire would go on in life and marry Marie Paquet in 1808. He would father at least four children:

Jean-Baptiste Lemaire
Julien Lemaire
Médard Myers    November 2, 1813 – 19 May, 1866
Onésime Lemaire    1835 –

To be continued…

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