My mother, Gabrielle Tessier can be traced back through Jean (Johnny), Leandre, Leandre (Leon). However,I am stuck at Leon's marriage to Jeanne Portus (or Jane Porteous)on May 25 1873 in Montreal. No known church and no connection to parents. But I have found a marriage between a Leandre Tessier and Euphemie Gibeault on Sept 27 1831 at Notre Dame Church in Montreal. Possibly the same Leandre but I cannot confirm this. This Leandre I can trace back to Urbain Tessier dit Lavigne via Louis, Nicolas, Nicolas, Jean-Baptiste, Urbain. Can anyone help me with Leandre?
I enjoyed reading the stories about Urbain and the land issue with Notre Dame and Place D'Armes. My mother remembers her father contributing to the cause. But I just recently learned this. I was not aware of the story or the plaque and I have wandered around the area as recently as last summer. Currently living in Toronto but get back to Montreal a few times a year. Can't wait to go claim my land!!