Gagnier Family History
(A Brief History of My Family)
Francis "Sparky" Gagnier of
"Sparky" Gagnier passed on and will be missed by his family and many
He researched the information contained in this page.
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The spelling of the Gagnier name varies as follows: In France, Gasnier, sometimes Gaigne: In Canada the
spelling is: Gasnier, Gagnier and Gagne. This information is taken from
"Memoires de la Societe Genealogique".
Almost all of the Canadians Gagniers are descended
from two brothers. Pierre and Louis Gasnier. Louis,
the younger from Ige (Orne)in
Perche, came over to
Louis, born in 1612, at Ige and Pierre, born in 1610 at Ige, are thechildren of Louis Gasnier who married Marie Launay and was living at St.Cosme
du Vair (
Note: The spelling is changed to "Gagne" in the Canadian records. Louis born Sept. 8, 1639 at Notre Dame de Vair.
Fate unknown. Louise born Jan. 21,
1642 at Ign. She married Claude Bouchard May 25, 1654. Widowed she died
April 27, 1721. She is buried at
Marie, born Sept. 20, 1644 in
Olivier, born May 7, 1649 in
Louis, born July 7, 1651 in
Anne, born Oct. 27,1653 in
born March 12, 1656, in
Joachim, born 1660, in
Ignace, Seventh son of Louis Gagne & Marie MIchel, Married Barbe Dodier Nov. 5, 1680 who died in 1689. He then married Louise Tremblay on Nov. 6, 1689. They had seven children:
Ignace, born Oct. 28, 1690
Louis Francois, born June 15, 1694
Francoise, born Jan. 22, 1696
Francois Xavier, born Feb. 24, 1698
Barbe, born Nov. 16, 1699
Raphael, born Dec. 13, 1701
Ignace, (eldest of Louise and Ignace) Married Angelique Dufour in 1718. Ignace died on April 14, 1759. Angelique died August 20, 1768. They had five children:
Gabriel, born July 27, 1719
Ignace, born ?,?, 1721
Marie Louise (no birth date listed)
Louis, born ?,?, 1728
Jacques, born May 1, 1730
Jacques, married Marie Simard on Nov. 26 1750. They had six children. Marie died on Dec. 8 1759. Jacques remarried Rosalie Delavoue on July 1, 1761. There are two children listed for Jacques and Rosalie.
Joseph Marie born May 12, 1762
Jacques Fabian born July 2, 1764
Jacques Fabian, married Elizabeth Gagnon Nov. 24,
1795 at the Eboulements (La Baie
St. Paul). They resided there for a few years then settled in
Jacques Fabian, Lucien, Joseph, and Elizabeth.
Memoires de la Societe Genealogique
Ancestral Biographies (by don't know who)
Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadienne,
Vol. 4 (Pgs. 118-135) by L'Abbe Cyprian Tanguay
Note -- Can find no record of the spelling change from Gagne to Gagnier. It might have been in the late 1700's
Jacques Fabien Gagnier, the son of Jacques Fabian & Elizabeth Gagnier wasBaptized at Les Eboulements in
Isaac, born Mar. 19, 1825 at Northern Creek, Que.
Sazarie, born 1827 at Northern Creek, Que
Julius, born 1831 at Northern Creek, Que
Albert, born March 22, 1833 at St. Remi, Que.
Jane, born 1835 at St. Remi, Que.
Theophil (Christopher), born 2/12/1836 at St. Remi Que.
Suphronie, born March 4, 1840 at Chateaugay, N.Y.
Adolph, born 1842 at Chateaugay, N.Y.
Philomen, born 1844 at Chateaugay, N.Y.
Two of the children died very young and their names were not available.
Albert, Fabian's fifth child was born March 25, 1833 in St. Remi, Que. He married Clorinthe Forand on January 20, 1856 in
Byanca Mary, born September 23, 1856
Delia, born July 11, 1858
Nina Emma, born November 12, 1860
Albert born November 24, 1862
Joseph, born December 23, 1864
Samuel J., born January 3, 1867
Christopher Israel, born October 17, 1868
Martha M., born February 3, 1871
Mary Jane, born January 23, 1873
Clara C., born September 20, 1875
George Edgar, born October 20, 1877 --- died 4/10/1878
Edgar George Stanislaus, born July 21, 1879
Edmund, born November 6, 1881
James W., born May 15, 1884
Joseph, Albert's was born Dec. 23, 1864, Married Eveline Rufiange on October 6, 1884 and was one of the more successful farmers of the area. They had seven children:
John Albert born October 21, 1885
Stella Mary, born April 6, 1889
M.E. Frances, born March 31, 1891
Lawrence Austin, born August 12, 1894
M.A. Lillian, born March 21, 1896
M.E. Beatrice, born Juns 13, 1899
M.G. Irene, born January 1, 1903