1871 Census of Canada about Edouard Gravelle Name: Edouard Gravelle Gender: Male Age: 30 Birth Year: abt 1841 Birth Place: Quebec Marital Status: Married Religion: Catholic Origin: French Province: Quebec District: Ottawa West District Number: 93 Subdistrict: Aylmer Subdistrict Number: c Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Edouard Gravelle 30b. 1841 Que. Marguerite Gravelle 22b. 1849 Que. Amedee Gravelle 2b. 1869 Que. Edouard Gravelle 7 monthsb. 1870 Que.
Living right next door is a Noel family, including Jean Baptiste Noel, widower, age 68, b. 1803 Quebec.This could be the father of Marguerite.
The problem with finding Edouard & Marguerite's marriage is that the digitized records of Aylmer, i.e. Aylmer (Gatineau and St-Paul), are often too faint to read, so I didn't find a marriage for them.I did find a couple of other things, however:
Edouard Gravelle, husband of Marguerite Noel, died 4 Apr 1900, bur. 6 Apr 100 Aylmer (Gatineau and St-Paul), Quebec, at the age of 60.
Marguerite Noel, widow of Edouard Gravelle, died 24 Apr 1905, bur. 26 Apr 1905 Aylmer (Gatineau and St-Paul), Quebec at the age of 55.
I did find the baptism of a child who appears to be their first-born:
Emilie Victoire Gravel, b. 1 Apr 1869, bap. 3 Apr 1869 Aylmer (Gatineau and St-Paul), Quebec, daughter of Edouard & Marguerite Noel - godparents- Francois? Gravel & Marguerite Gibeau.
Very often the godparents of the 1st born child are very close relatives, such as the grandparents of the baby.Unfortunately the parish register doesn't state the relationship of the godparents to the baby.
However, I did find Marguerite Noel in the 1861 Census living with her parents:
1861 Census of Canada about Marguerite Noel Name: Marguerite Noel Gender: Female Age: 13 Birth Year: 1848 Birthplace: Lower Canada Marital Status: Single Home in 1861: Ottawa, Canada East Religion: R. Catholic Household Members: Name Age Jean Baptiste Noel33b. 1828 Quebec Marguerite Gibeau37b. 1824 Quebec (wife) Marguerite Noel13b. 1848 Que.** Jean Noel11b. 1850 Que. Louis Noel10b. 1851 Que. George Noel1b. 1860 Que.
So, it looks fairly clear that the parents of Marguerite Noel are Jean-Baptiste & Marguerite Gibeau.
Here is the entire family that was living next door to the Gravelles in 1871:
1871 Census of Canada about George Noél Name: George Noél [George Noel] Gender: Male Age: 10 Birth Year: abt 1861 Birth Place: Quebec Religion: Catholic Origin: French Province: Quebec District: Ottawa West District Number: 93 Subdistrict: Aylmer Subdistrict Number: c Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Jean Bte Noel 45b. 1826 Que. Marguerite Noel 48b. 1823 Que. Jean Noel 20b. 1851 Que. Louis Noél 18b. 1853 Que. George Noél 10b. 1861 Que. Joseph Noél 7b. 1864 Que. Jean Gibeau 77 -widower-b. 1794 Que. Jeanbte Noel 68 -widower-b. 1803 Que.
So it looks like next door are the parents of Marguerite Noel AND her grandfathers on both sides.Too bad I can't find her marriage.
So here is what her parent's marriage would look like if found:
Jean Baptiste Noel (Jean-Baptiste & ____) m. abt 1846 Marguerite Gibeau (Jean & ____)
And here it is:
Jean Baptiste Noel (Jean-Baptiste & Angelique Roi) m. 6 Mar 1848 Missions d'Aylmer Registre (St-Paul & St-Frs-Gatineau & St-Etienne de Chickam), Quebec Marguerite Gibeau (Jean-Marie & Therise Bruyere)
So, that puts you back another generation on the Noel side.
Here is the next marriage in the line:
Jean-Baptiste Noel (Jean & Marie Cader) m. 1 Oct 1821 Contrecoeur Ste-Trinité, Vercheres County, Quebec Marie Angelique Roi (Pierre & Marie Amie dite Lusignant)
All of this info I gleaned from the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 at Ancestry.com and the Canadian census records at the same site.So, I highly recommend a subscription to Ancestry.com if you really want to pursue your French-Canadian family history.