This follows up on my message # 449 on this Brunelle forum. I now have with some degree of certainty the pedigree of Joseph BRUNELLE (s/o Joseph & Marguerite LAMBERT) who married the part Amerindian, Louise LEGROS-LECOUNT at Wabasha, MNon 9 AUG 1841. The source for that marriage is a series of books, “North Central States”. I’m trying to get more on that series.
Joseph BRUNELLE (s/o Francois & Genevieve ENOUILLE) and Marguerite LAMBERT (d/o Louis & Agathe CHAUSSE) married 1 FEB 1814 at St. Berthier, Berthier Co., Quebec. Source: blue Drouin & the Repertoire for Berthier Co. under ROBILLARD.
Francois BRUNELLE (s/o Francois & Jeanne BAILIFF) and Genevieve ENOUILLE (d/o Jean-Baptiste & Genevieve FAFARD) married 29 JAN 1781 at Berthier-en-haut, Berthier Co., Quebec. Source: PRDH
Francois BRUNELLE (s/o Francois & Marie-Josephte DUBOIS) and Jeanne BAILIFF (d/o Medard & Marie-Josephte PROVENCHER) married11 NOV 1753 at Champlain, Champlain Co., Quebec. Source: Blue Drouin & Loiselle under the name Beaufort. (I have not personally verified this one.)
Joseph LIMOUSIN dit BEAUFORT & BRUNEL (s/o Hilaire & Antoinette LEFEBVRE) and Marie-Josephe DUBOIS (d/o Jean & Jeanne RAULT) married 25 NOV 1718 at Champlain. Source: Jette
Hilaire LIMOUSIN dit LIMOUSIN (s/o Pierre & Isabelle FRADIN) and Antoinette LEFEBVRE (d/o of Charles & Louise PRUDHOMME married 9 NOV 1671 at Quebec city. Source: Jette
Pierre LIMOUSIN and Isabelle FRADIN did not come to Canada.
Hilaire was from the parish of Ste-Radegonde, city of Poitiers, ancient province of Poitou, (Dept. of Vienne today), France.He was born about 1638 or 1643. He arrived in Canada on 17 AUG 1665 as a soldier in the Lefreydiere Company of the well-known Carignan Regiment. He died 14 and was buried 16 MAY 1708 at Champlain. After his soldiering he was a tailor. His wife, Antoinette, was born about 1653 and came from the town of Chanu, district of Argentan, diocese of Evreux, ancient province ofNormandie (Dept. of Orne today), France. Joseph was the 12th of their 13 children.
I need to explain the surnames. It was common for the early French-Canadians to change their surnames or add “dit” or “also known as” names. The family was LIMOUSIN in France. Hilaire probably was required to take a “dit" or “nom de guerre” name when he joined the army in France. Apparently he chose the name BEAUFORT. Hilaire’s son Joseph took two dit names BEAUFORT and BRUNEL. Proabably Joseph’s son, Francois used all three names too. Beaufort was still used by the Joseph who married in 1753. The preferred spelling today in Canada is BRUNEL.