I know I might be very hard to follow sometimes.
Effectivement Monsieur Lagacé vous êtes dur à suivre…
Birds of a feather flock together…?
On a beach…?
In census pages…?
In 1880, Joseph Langevin and his wife Cordelie were listed on a census page…
Joseph Langevin, 30 years-old, was a carpenter born in Canada. His father and mother were also born there. Cordelie, who was also 30, was keeping house and was taking care of Cordelia and Regina.
The census tells us that both these little girls were born in Rhode Island.
My little grey cells began working again as usual when I saw the name Joseph Cadieux as the next door neighbour.
Could he have been Cordelie’s brother?
And what was his wife Armeline’s maiden name?
And who was the little boy Athanase 5 months-old born in January?
So many questions!
But the other neighbour Nazaire Bessette had all the answers!
Nazaire Bessette was married to Osithe Lanoue.
Both are now resting in peace with two daughters Azilda and Delia…
Nazaire’s mother was Théotiste Cadieux, the sister of Étienne Cadieux. That I know.
They were both children of Laurent Cadieux and Catherine Gilbert.
I found an Étienne Cadieux listed as the father of a Joseph Cadieux in the 1891 Canadian census. This Étienne Cadieux was living with his son Joseph. Joseph Cadieux’s wife was Hermeline with their son Athanase 11 years-old.
I had found the missing links.
Hermeline was Hermeline Bessette, Nazaire’s daughter.
Cordelie Cadieux, wife of Joseph Langevin, was the daughter of Étienne Cadieux and Marie Jasmin married 27 February 1843 in Marieville, Quebec.
I was not able to find Cordelie Cadieux in the 1852 Canadian census, nor in the 1861 or the 1871 Canadian censuses. Étienne Cadieux and Marie Jasmin probably emigrated to the United States in the 1840s.
That I will never know for sure…
What I am sure though is that Étienne Cadieux, 65 years-old, was a boarder in 1885 in someone’s family…
and had also a son named Étienne married to Catherine Desmarais…
This search for “dead people” could go forever you know…
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