Glad to see someone is doing something about these Chartiers. Interin answer- yes there were 18 children in Alphonse's family, same for his father and same for his grandfather. Thats what I would call a substantial family group. All or most are born in Lapresentation. No wonder they had to relocate all over the place, like North America (NA). Hint, lots of priests, andfamily I suspect got letters from family about business opportunities. If you are 19 or so, you could visit by train after 1850, all over NA. La Presentation is a few miles from St Hyacinthe, most Chartiers went there for schooling completing their equivalent to high school,about 3 became RC priests per generation mentioned above. Personnally I doing the history of my family, Benoit dit Livernois, its about complete, after 20 years. If oyu check the Benoit forum you will notice I frequently answer My grandmother was a daughter of Alphonse. Just a bit curious about this Alphonse and where did he marry Victoria Godbout age 16 or less. I have the date but not the place. Alphonse was a "Commerçant" from Lewiston ME when he bought property in Coaticook Que in 1871 from his brother Jean-Baptiste If you read French go to google and search for "fonds Emile Chartier" he's on of the more influential scholars in Qubec, forgotten of course. Same for a number of other Chartiers Bonne Chance !