The Guertin Family Genealogy

The Guertin Family Crest
Me with my Grand-Father Nöel Guertin and my Dad Pierre in 2001.

Welcome. My name is Pascal Guertin and I live in Australia with my wife and children.
I am originally from the small village of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Rouville in Quebec, Canada. Over the years I have researched the Guertin and Rondeau genealogy with the help of family back in Canada and fellow enthusiasts on the internet. My work has expanded and now covers extended families such as the Guertin, Rondeau, Barrière, Brais and many more. At the bottom of this page, you will find a link to my family tree.
I have removed any links to persons living to protect their privacy.

This page is dedicated to LOUIS "Dit Le Sabotier" GUERTIN.
He was the first Guertin to come to North America and he is the origin of all the Guertin families in the new world.

I visited France in May 2012. This Powerpoint of my travels highlights my discoveries. It features the village of Daumeray, which is the birthplace of Louis Guertin and also the town of LaFlèche, where he embarked on his historical journey.
Our first descendant to "Nouvelle France", Louis, is credited, along with other recruits, with saving the village of Hochelaga (Ville-Marie) in 1653 from the constant Iroquois attacks.
At that time Ville-Marie, later to become Montréal, was a newly established fur trading post on the St-Lawrence river and it was struggling to survive with only a few handful of inhabitants left.
Louis, our Hero, was recruited from France by Governor Maisonneuve in what is known as " La Grande Recrue de 1653" or The Great Recruitment of 1653.
Maisonneuve left Ville-Marie for France in 1651 with a mission to recruit 200 men to save the colony or to abandon it if he failed.
He returned two years later with 100 men and 14 women including Marguerite Bourgeoys who would become Canada's first female Saint in 1982.

Here is a detailed text on "The Great Recruitment of 1653" taken from the Maison Saint-Gabriel's website.

Below is the family line from Louis "dit le Sabotier" to myself , Pascal Guertin, twelve generations later.............

Louis Guertin from Daumeray, Anger, France, married Georgette Leduc. Together they had a son...................

1: Louis Guertin "dit Le Sabotier" was born on 28 June 1625 in Daumeray, Angers, Anjou, France.
He died in 1687 and was buried on 8 December 1687 in Pointes-aux-Trembles, Quebec.
Louis married Marie Madeleine Elisabeth LeCamus on the 26 October 1659, in Montreal, Quebec.
Marie Madeleine, daughter of Pierre LeCamus and Jeanne Charas, was born in 1645 in St-Viateur, Paris, France.
She died in 1680 and was buried on 20 July 1680 in Pointes-aux-Trembles, Quebec.
Louis and Marie had 10 children: Marie-Elizabeth, Marie, Catherine, Louis, Madeleine, Pierre, Eustache, Angelique, Francoise and Paul.

2: Pierre Guertin was born in 1671 and died on 11 March 1742 in Iles Bouchards, Quebec.
He married Anne Giard, on 11 April 1695 in Montreal, Quebec. She was born in 1672, in Montreal.
Pierre and Anne had 12 children: Joseph, Gabriel, Pierre, Marie-Catherine, Francois Nicholas, Marie-Francoise, Marguerite, Maurice, Marie-Charlotte, Marie-Anne and Marie-Rose.

3: Gabriel Guertin was born on 31 March 1698 in Montreal.
He married Marie Josephte Francoise Tetreau, on 27 January 1723 in Contrecoeur, Quebec.
Marie, daughter of Jacques Tetreau and Marguerite Brunet, was born in 1701.
Gabriel and Marie had 6 children: Louis Gabriel, Marie-Josephe, Francoise-Marguerite, Marie-Angelique, Jacques and Joseph.

4: Louis Gabriel Guertin was born on 30 June 1723, in Contrecoeur, Quebec.
He died in 1759 and was buried on 4 December 1759 in Vercheres, Quebec.
He married Genevieve Lachapelle Guyon on 10 June 1748, in Vercheres, Quebec.
Louis Gabriel and Genevieve had 5 children: Gabriel, Marie-Genevieve, Louis, Marie-Victoire and Pierre.

5: Louis Guertin was born in 1753.
He married Jeanne Jacques, on 12 August 1782 in Vercheres, Quebec.
She was born in 1762 and died on 8 May 1783.
Widowed, Louis married Marie Louise Petit on 17 January 1785 in Vercheres, Quebec.
Louis and Marie Louise had 5 children: Joseph, Louis, Marie, Monique and Michel.

6: Louis Guertin was born on 26 November 1785 in Varennes, Quebec.
He married Marie Louise Brousseau, on 11 October 1813, in Vercheres, Quebec.
Louis and Marie Louise had 3 children: Theotiste, Louis and Louise.
Widowed, he married Charlotte Beaudry, on 2 February 1836, in Beloeil, Quebec.

7: Louis Guertin, married Julienne Burel, daughter of Jos Burel and Elisabeth Barabe, on 18 August 1840, in Beloeil, Quebec.
Louis and Julienne had 8 children: Philomene(died at 2 years of age), Marie-Louise, Louis, Louise, Philomene, Angele, Azilda and an Unknown (stillborn).
Widowed, he married Marceline Benoit, on 27 April 1863. Louis and Marceline had a son: Joseph.

8: Louis Guertin was born on 18 March 1847 and died on 19 October 1918.
He married Elmire Burel, daughter of Prosper Burel and Elmire Quintin, on 9 August 1870, in Beloeil, Quebec.
Elmire was born on 18 October 1850 and she died on 22 January 1917.
Louis and Elmire had 11 children: Marie-Louise, Caroline, Moise, Joseph(Jos-Pit), Corinne, Alphonse, Pierre, Anna, Rose-Ange, Unknown boy (stillborn), and Henri.

9: Henri Guertin was born on 12 January 1887 and he died on 6 July 1946.
He married Clara ( Clarilda) St-George on 3 May 1913.
Daughter of Guillaume and Adeline Lamoureux, she was born in 1883 and died on 27 November 1956.
Henri and Clara had 3 children: Lucie, Nöel and Roger.

10: Nöel Guertin was born on 23 December 1916.
He died on 13 November 2004. His funeral was on 20 November 2004, presided by l'Abbé Nolin, at Ste-Maria Goretti Church, Beloeil, Québec.
His ashes were interred on 23 November 2004, at the St-Mathieu de Beloeil cemetery, Québec.
He married Simone Brais, on 19 February 1937, in Montreal, Quebec.
Simone, daughter of Pierre-Aime Brais and Florida Laporte, was born on 10 March 1913.
She died on 15 November 1999.
Nöel and Simone had 9 children: Pierre, Denis, Yves, Lise, Louise-Marie, Lorraine, Francois, Donald and Diane.

11: Pierre Guertin was born on 19 January 1939, in Beloeil, Quebec.
He died on 6 April 2003. He is buried in Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Rouville, Quebec.
He married Denise Rondeau, on 6 May 1961, in Mount-Saint-Gregoire, Iberville, Quebec.
Denise, daughter of Arthur Rondeau and Lucienne Barrierre, was born on 28 September 1934, in Mount-Saint-Gregoire, Iberville, Quebec.
She died in Marieville, Quebec on 17 March 2005 and is buried in Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Rouville, Quebec.
Pierre and Denise had 3 children: Luke, Pascal and Robert.

For a more detailed family tree that includes documents, photos and notes visit my Family Tree

Of particular interest to me are three persons on this tree. The first is of course Louis dit Le Sabotier Guertin but also two that were patriotes during the rebellions of 1837-38, François-Xavier Guertin and Étienne Guertin.
François-Xavier along with 57 others was deported to Australia.
Étienne, who was from Beloeil, died at the battle of Saint-Charles sur Richelieu in Quebec, Canada in 1837.
Also in this tree there are a few women that were "Filles du Roy". The Filles du Roy, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Their role was to marry and populate the colony.

If you have any comments, corrections or you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank You
Pascal Guertin