I've been looking for this for quite some time as it is the only remaining hole on my father's side of my family tree for 12 generations back.Joseph Gonyea (or Gonyer or Gagnon or Gagne) married Adele "Addie" Bouchard on June 9, 1860 in Old Town, ME.By 1870, they had four children who appeared in the Old Town census:Havier, Sarah(?), George, and Marie (My great great grandmother).At that time Joseph and Addie were 30 and 40 years old, respectively.
Unfortunately, I haven't found either of them in the 1860 census; their marriage took place during the same month as the census.It's possible that after their wedding on June 9 they moved into a house in the part of town that had already been counted by the census taker.Since St. Joseph's church of Old Town was not yet built at the time of their wedding, their marriage is apparently documented as a missionary record from St. John's church in Bangor, ME.Bangor vital records lists their marriage as between Joseph Gonyea, Jr. and Addie Bouchard.Both are listed as residents of Old Town, both having been born in Canada.I haven't checked St. John's to find if they actually have any record (and probably won't since I live in Florida).
Anyway, I'm looking for these peoples' parents.It's likely that Joseph's father was also named Joseph, since he was listed as "Jr.", but I have know idea where in Canada he was from.Likewise for Adele.From their ages listed on the 1870 census, I can surmise that Joseph was born sometime between June 10, 1839 and June 9, 1840.Adele was born within the same date range 10 years earlier (1829-1830).
Any information on Joseph or Adele or any of their children would be greatly appreciated.