First families of Ste. Ann parish – Redux

Remember this post with a list of names?

Joe gave me this when I went to see him back in September 2012.

It was the list of the First families of Ste. Anne parish in Bristol, Connecticut. 

Click on the link below to the PDF file.

(families of Ste. Anne in Bristol)

I have copied that list here making it easier for people searching for their roots.

First families of Ste. Ann parish  Bristol, Connecticut (people in bold are somewhat related…

Jean Baptiste Alexandre Joseph Gervais Aime Millette
Pierre Allaire Joseph Giguère Jules Moquin
Joseph Auclair David Girard Steven Moquin
George Bachand Henri Gosselin Jean-Baptiste Monty
Rodolphe Beaudoin Louis Grenier Jean-Baptiste Myers
Joseph Béchard David Grisé Jean-Baptiste Paré
Moise Beloin Ernest Guimond Didyme Pelletier
William Benoit Emile Hamel Oscar Perreault
Joseph Bleau Eustache Jodoin Joseph Phaneuf
Joseph Boucher Alfred Joyal Philippe Pion
Alexandre Boutot Léon Lacourse Jean-Baptiste Pratt
Leandre Breault Octave Lacourse Frank Ritchie
Napoléon Breault Frank Lagasse Oliva Roberge
Joseph Carignan Louis Lagasse Philimon Rondeau
Arthur Choinière Stanislas Lagasse Joseph Rondeau
Zéphir Choinière J. Albert Lamoureux Adrien Taillon
Emilien Côté Joseph Lamoureux Odilon Taillon
Louis Côté Jean-Baptiste Landry Zoël Taillon
Joseph Courville Joseph Landry Joseph Terrien
Joseph Couture Napoléon Landry Philias Thibault
Albert Daigneault Louis LaPierre Joseph Turcotte
Gilbert Desrosiers Elzéar LaRocque Alfred Valentin
Eugène Dubé Alfred Lebeau Édouard Valentin
Joseph Dubé Honora Lebeau George Vanesse
Napoléon Dubé Joseph Lebeau Louis Vanesse
Télesphore Dufresne Osias Lebeau
Edmond Duquette Didace Lebrun
Napoléon Duquette George Lessard
Alfred Duval Charles Letoumeau
Arthur Duval Bruno L’Heureux
Joseph Faucher Philippe L’Heureux
Albert Fontaine Anthony Lupien
Lévi Fournier Fanie Lupien
Joseph Galipeau Philippe Marchand
Gédéon Gamache Ephrem Marcotte
Wilfred Gauthier Maxime Maynard
Emery Gaudreau Zéphirin Maynard
Pierre Gaudreau Omer Melançon
Isidore Ménard

I had added this part for a little history of that parish…

Parish History
St. Ann Church
Established 1908
French

Almost 1400 households

During the late 19th century, waves of French Catholics migrated to Connecticut from Canada and Maine. With 200 French families in Bristol by 1905, three representatives met with Bishop Michael A. Tierney to request a separate parish for French-Canadians. As a result, Father Joseph P. Perreault was appointed first pastor on November 28 at the old Town Hall on Main Street.

By January 1908, the liturgical celebrations were moved to the second floor of the J.H. Sessions and Son factory on North Main Street.

A site for a parish church was selected in July at the corner of West and Gaylord streets. A basement church was erected and hosted its first Mass on Christmas Day 1908.

Father Perreault next planned a school and convent to fulfill the desires of his parishioners for a Catholic education for their children.

St. Ann School opened on September 4, 1918, staffed by the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On December 20, 1953, Archbishop Henry J. O’Brien dedicated a new St. Ann Church on top of the old basement church.

In 1982 the Sisters of the Assumption departed, and the school became lay-staffed, eventually closing in June 1989.

St. Ann Church

215 West Street, Bristol CT 06010
Mailing Address: 180 Laurel Street, Bristol CT 06010
Telephone: 860-582-8169   Fax: 860-585-7139
Email: saintann180@comcast.net
Deanery: Bristol
Vicariate: Waterbury

I am related to the Lagasses on that list: Frank, Louis and Stanislas. Most people on that list are related somehow. The Dubés, the Lagasses, the Alexanders, the Maynards, the Myers…

Frank Lagasse’s real name was François-Xavier Lagacé, Louis Lagasse was Louis Lagacé and Stanislas Lagasse… well, he was my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé, the well-known celebrity among Our Ancestors on this blog. 

Stanilas Lagacé (aka Dennis Lagasse)

Sometimes people find my blog and that list, and they contact me.

Contacting me is a way to feed this blog about our ancestors. If you wish to contact me in 2015 you can write a comment or use this contact form.

 

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More ancestors from St. Anne parish

Sometimes a comment gets a life of its own.

Hello Pierre,

thank you for your wonderful, personable genealogy blog.  Thanks to you, I just found my Landry, Valentine, and Pratt ancestors in the first St. Anne’s Parish listings.  

All of these families migrated from Stanbridge, Canada to Bristol, Ct.  
Would you be able to recommend any genealogy resources for Bristol, CT?  

Much Appreciated,

Carol Valentine.

I don’t know how much Carol Valentine knows about her ancestors. I just wrote her a personal e-mail.

This list will never be the same for Carol…

Jean Baptiste Alexandre Joseph Gervais Aime Millette
Pierre Allaire Joseph Giguère Jules Moquin
Joseph Auclair David Girard Steven Moquin
George Bachand Henri Gosselin Jean-Baptiste Monty
Rodolphe Beaudoin Louis Grenier Jean-Baptiste Myers
Joseph Béchard David Grisé Jean-Baptiste Paré
Moise Beloin Ernest Guimond Didyme Pelletier
William Benoit Emile Hamel Oscar Perreault
Joseph Bleau Eustache Jodoin Joseph Phaneuf
Joseph Boucher Alfred Joyal Philippe Pion
Alexandre Boutot Léon Lacourse Jean-Baptiste Pratt
Leandre Breault Octave Lacourse Frank Ritchie
Napoléon Breault Frank Lagasse Oliva Roberge
Joseph Carignan Louis Lagasse Philimon Rondeau
Arthur Choinière Stanislas Lagasse Joseph Rondeau
Zéphir Choinière J. Albert Lamoureux Adrien Taillon
Emilien Côté Joseph Lamoureux Odilon Taillon
Louis Côté Jean-Baptiste Landry Zoël Taillon
Joseph Courville Joseph Landry Joseph Terrien
Joseph Couture Napoléon Landry Philias Thibault
Albert Daigneault Louis LaPierre Joseph Turcotte
Gilbert Desrosiers Elzéar LaRocque Alfred Valentin
Eugène Dubé Alfred Lebeau Édouard Valentin
Joseph Dubé Honora Lebeau George Vanesse
Napoléon Dubé Joseph Lebeau Louis Vanesse
Télesphore Dufresne Osias Lebeau
Edmond Duquette Didace Lebrun
Napoléon Duquette George Lessard
Alfred Duval Charles Letoumeau
Arthur Duval Bruno L’Heureux
Joseph Faucher Philippe L’Heureux
Albert Fontaine Anthony Lupien
Lévi Fournier Fanie Lupien
Joseph Galipeau Philippe Marchand
Gédéon Gamache Ephrem Marcotte
Wilfred Gauthier Maxime Maynard
Emery Gaudreau Zéphirin Maynard
Pierre Gaudreau Omer Melançon
Isidore Ménard

More Information about Ste. Anne parish – Update

Joe gave me this list he had when I visited him in 2012…

First families of Ste. Ann parish  Bristol, Connecticut.

I had put in bold characters the people I had found ancestors and descendants.

Jean Baptiste Alexandre Joseph Gervais Aime Millette
Pierre Allaire Joseph Giguère Jules Moquin
Joseph Auclair David Girard Steven Moquin
George Bachand Henri Gosselin Jean-Baptiste Monty
Rodolphe Beaudoin Louis Grenier Jean-Baptiste Myers
Joseph Béchard David Grisé Jean-Baptiste Paré
Moise Beloin Ernest Guimond Didyme Pelletier
William Benoit Emile Hamel Oscar Perreault
Joseph Bleau Eustache Jodoin Joseph Phaneuf
Joseph Boucher Alfred Joyal Philippe Pion
Alexandre Boutot Léon Lacourse Jean-Baptiste Pratt
Leandre Breault Octave Lacourse Frank Ritchie
Napoléon Breault Frank Lagasse Oliva Roberge
Joseph Carignan Louis Lagasse Philimon Rondeau
Arthur Choinière Stanislas Lagasse Joseph Rondeau
Zéphir Choinière J. Albert Lamoureux Adrien Taillon
Emilien Côté Joseph Lamoureux Odilon Taillon
Louis Côté Jean-Baptiste Landry Zoël Taillon
Joseph Courville Joseph Landry Joseph Terrien
Joseph Couture Napoléon Landry Philias Thibault
Albert Daigneault Louis LaPierre Joseph Turcotte
Gilbert Desrosiers Elzéar LaRocque Alfred Valentin
Eugène Dubé Alfred Lebeau Édouard Valentin
Joseph Dubé Honora Lebeau George Vanesse
Napoléon Dubé Joseph Lebeau Louis Vanesse
Télesphore Dufresne Osias Lebeau
Edmond Duquette Didace Lebrun
Napoléon Duquette George Lessard
Alfred Duval Charles Letoumeau
Arthur Duval Bruno L’Heureux
Joseph Faucher Philippe L’Heureux
Albert Fontaine Anthony Lupien
Lévi Fournier Fanie Lupien
Joseph Galipeau Philippe Marchand
Gédéon Gamache Ephrem Marcotte
Wilfred Gauthier Maxime Maynard
Emery Gaudreau Zéphirin Maynard
Pierre Gaudreau Omer Melançon
Isidore Ménard

Now this comment just came in and opens new doors in my search for your ancestors.

Hello Pierre,

thank you for your wonderful, personable genealogy blog.  Thanks to you, I just found my Landry, Valentine, and Pratt ancestors in the first St. Anne’s Parish listings.  

All of these families migrated from Stanbridge, Canada to Bristol, Ct.  
Would you be able to recommend any genealogy resources for Bristol, CT?  

Much Appreciated,

Carol Valentine.

Joe did not know in 2012 how important that list would become.

Would you be able to recommend any genealogy resources for Bristol, CT?

More Information about Ste. Anne parish

Joe sent me this…

Frank Ritchie was Odna Lagasse’s husband
Isodore Menard was Zephirin’s son.

First families of Ste. Ann parish  Bristol, Connecticut

Jean Baptiste Alexandre Joseph Gervais Aime Millette
Pierre Allaire Joseph Giguère Jules Moquin
Joseph Auclair David Girard Steven Moquin
George Bachand Henri Gosselin Jean-Baptiste Monty
Rodolphe Beaudoin Louis Grenier Jean-Baptiste Myers
Joseph Béchard David Grisé Jean-Baptiste Paré
Moise Beloin Ernest Guimond Didyme Pelletier
William Benoit Emile Hamel Oscar Perreault
Joseph Bleau Eustache Jodoin Joseph Phaneuf
Joseph Boucher Alfred Joyal Philippe Pion
Alexandre Boutot Léon Lacourse Jean-Baptiste Pratt
Leandre Breault Octave Lacourse Frank Ritchie
Napoléon Breault Frank Lagasse Oliva Roberge
Joseph Carignan Louis Lagasse Philimon Rondeau
Arthur Choinière Stanislas Lagasse Joseph Rondeau
Zéphir Choinière J. Albert Lamoureux Adrien Taillon
Emilien Côté Joseph Lamoureux Odilon Taillon
Louis Côté Jean-Baptiste Landry Zoël Taillon
Joseph Courville Joseph Landry Joseph Terrien
Joseph Couture Napoléon Landry Philias Thibault
Albert Daigneault Louis LaPierre Joseph Turcotte
Gilbert Desrosiers Elzéar LaRocque Alfred Valentin
Eugène Dubé Alfred Lebeau Édouard Valentin
Joseph Dubé Honora Lebeau George Vanesse
Napoléon Dubé Joseph Lebeau Louis Vanesse
Télesphore Dufresne Osias Lebeau
Edmond Duquette Didace Lebrun
Napoléon Duquette George Lessard
Alfred Duval Charles Letoumeau
Arthur Duval Bruno L’Heureux
Joseph Faucher Philippe L’Heureux
Albert Fontaine Anthony Lupien
Lévi Fournier Fanie Lupien
Joseph Galipeau Philippe Marchand
Gédéon Gamache Ephrem Marcotte
Wilfred Gauthier Maxime Maynard
Emery Gaudreau Zéphirin Maynard
Pierre Gaudreau Omer Melançon
Isidore Ménard
He also told me…
Time for our walk. 73 degrees and breezy.
I said to watch for sunburn…

First families of Ste. Ann parish

Joe gave me this when I went to see him in September.

It’s the list of the First families of Ste. Anne parish in Bristol, Connecticut. 

Click on the link below to the PDF file.

(families of Ste. Anne in Bristol)

It is also all here.

First families of Ste. Ann parish  Bristol, Connecticut

Jean Baptiste Alexandre Joseph Gervais Aime Millette
Pierre Allaire Joseph Giguère Jules Moquin
Joseph Auclair David Girard Steven Moquin
George Bachand Henri Gosselin Jean-Baptiste Monty
Rodolphe Beaudoin Louis Grenier Jean-Baptiste Myers
Joseph Béchard David Grisé Jean-Baptiste Paré
Moise Beloin Ernest Guimond Didyme Pelletier
William Benoit Emile Hamel Oscar Perreault
Joseph Bleau Eustache Jodoin Joseph Phaneuf
Joseph Boucher Alfred Joyal Philippe Pion
Alexandre Boutot Léon Lacourse Jean-Baptiste Pratt
Leandre Breault Octave Lacourse Frank Ritchie
Napoléon Breault Frank Lagasse Oliva Roberge
Joseph Carignan Louis Lagasse Philimon Rondeau
Arthur Choinière Stanislas Lagasse Joseph Rondeau
Zéphir Choinière J. Albert Lamoureux Adrien Taillon
Emilien Côté Joseph Lamoureux Odilon Taillon
Louis Côté Jean-Baptiste Landry Zoël Taillon
Joseph Courville Joseph Landry Joseph Terrien
Joseph Couture Napoléon Landry Philias Thibault
Albert Daigneault Louis LaPierre Joseph Turcotte
Gilbert Desrosiers Elzéar LaRocque Alfred Valentin
Eugène Dubé Alfred Lebeau Édouard Valentin
Joseph Dubé Honora Lebeau George Vanesse
Napoléon Dubé Joseph Lebeau Louis Vanesse
Télesphore Dufresne Osias Lebeau
Edmond Duquette Didace Lebrun
Napoléon Duquette George Lessard
Alfred Duval Charles Letoumeau
Arthur Duval Bruno L’Heureux
Joseph Faucher Philippe L’Heureux
Albert Fontaine Anthony Lupien
Lévi Fournier Fanie Lupien
Joseph Galipeau Philippe Marchand
Gédéon Gamache Ephrem Marcotte
Wilfred Gauthier Maxime Maynard
Emery Gaudreau Zéphirin Maynard
Pierre Gaudreau Omer Melançon
Isidore Ménard

I have added this part…

Parish History
St. Ann Church
Established 1908
French

Almost 1400 households

During the late 19th century, waves of French Catholics migrated to Connecticut from Canada and Maine. With 200 French families in Bristol by 1905, three representatives met with Bishop Michael A. Tierney to request a separate parish for French-Canadians. As a result, Father Joseph P. Perreault was appointed first pastor on November 28 at the old Town Hall on Main Street.

By January 1908, the liturgical celebrations were moved to the second floor of the J.H. Sessions and Son factory on North Main Street.

A site for a parish church was selected in July at the corner of West and Gaylord streets. A basement church was erected and hosted its first Mass on Christmas Day 1908.

Father Perreault next planned a school and convent to fulfill the desires of his parishioners for a Catholic education for their children.

St. Ann School opened on September 4, 1918, staffed by the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On December 20, 1953, Archbishop Henry J. O’Brien dedicated a new St. Ann Church on top of the old basement church.

In 1982 the Sisters of the Assumption departed, and the school became lay-staffed, eventually closing in June 1989.

St. Ann Church

215 West Street, Bristol CT 06010
Mailing Address: 180 Laurel Street, Bristol CT 06010
Telephone: 860-582-8169   Fax: 860-585-7139
Email: saintann180@comcast.net
Deanery: Bristol
Vicariate: Waterbury

I am related to the Lagasses on that list: Frank, Louis and Stanislas. Most people on that list are related somehow. The Dubés, the Lagasses, the Alexanders, the Maynards, the Myers…

Frank Lagasse’s real name was François-Xavier Lagacé, Louis Lagasse was Louis Lagacé and Stanislas Lagasse… well he was Stanislas Lagacé, the well-known celebrity among Our Ancestors: Dennis Lagasse II