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COURNOYER/COURNEYA (AND RELATED SPELLINGS) OF TWEED, ONTARIO


Some Descendants of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer, of Sorel, Quebec and Tweed, Ontario

Catholic church records for the Tweed area are in the registers of St. Michael the Archangel, in Belleville, until 1851 (LDS film 1298739).  I haven't been able to find the records from 1851 to 1869.  From 1869, Tweed records are in the registers of Sacred Heart of Mary, in Madoc (LDS film 1298801).  The registers of St. Carthaghs in Tweed begin about 1884 (LDS film 1298805). Other local records appear on LDS film 2032030. The birth, marriage and death records quoted here come from these registers as well as those of St. Pierre-de-Sorel in Quebec (LDS films 1294706 through 1294711). The following lists are based on information found in the church registers noted above, supplemented by census information, and in some cases, World War I military records found at Library and Archives Canada. They certainly contain some mistakes in the names and dates, due to error on my part, or gaps or mistakes in the church and census records. After the families made the move to Tweed, the clergymen and enumerators were English-speaking men who often were not familiar with the French names and who may have attempted to anglicize them, and who certainly misspelled them at times. All of the family members who were born in what is now Quebec were baptized with the last name Cournoyer, but after the move to what is now Ontario, it was spelled in a variety of ways by the officials, and as most if not all of these Cournoyers could not read or write, it is difficult to say when the last name actually changed to Courneya and other variations as far as they were concerned. In short, the names listed here may not be exactly what these people called themselves.

I looked for each of these families in the 1881 Canadian census or 1880 US census, as posted on the LDS website, http://www.familysearch.org. As these names were so often misspelled, they aren't easy to find, so I have indicated the spelling of the names when I have been able to find them in those records.

 

Henriette Cournoyer [daughter of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and Michel Lesage
Married about 1862, Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1881 Canadian census index: Michel and Harett Lassarge
Children: Born: Spouse:
Mary ~1863 Louis Lebarge
Clemence ~1864  
Michel ~1865 Philomene Genore [daughter of Alexander and Philomene (Cournoyer) Genore]
Addie ~1867  
Peter ~1868 Sophie Trudeau
Lillie ~1869  
Mary Rosetta May 26, 1871  
George Denis Feb. 21, 1873  
Joseph Ernest Jul. 18, 1874 Catherine Genore [daughter of Alexander and Philomene (Cournoyer) Genore]
Jean Baptiste Aug. 1, 1876  
Alcide Feb. 1, 1879  

 

 

Philomene Cournoyer [daughter of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and Antoine Lamoureux [moved to Standish, Michigan]
Married about 1864, Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1880 US census index: Antoine and Philemon Lamorey
Children: Born: Spouse:
Antoine ~1865  
Moses ~1867  
Josephine ~1868  
Bruno Sep. 19, 1869  
Delima Nov. 26, 1870  
William ~1871  
Odile Jun. 10, 1872  
Marie Feb. 9, 1874  
Philomene Aug. 18, 1875  
Agnes Jun. 18, 1877  
Felix ~1878  

 

 

Marie Cournoyer [daughter of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and Xavier Gouin [moved to Monitor, Michigan]
Married about 1863, Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1880 US census index: Xavier and Mary Gouin
Children: Born: Spouse:
Joseph ~1864  
Marie ~1867  
Catherine ~1868  
Delia May 2, 1870  
Clemence Apr. 21, 1872  
Paul Jul. 17, 1874  
Pierre Jun. 16, 1876  
Nelson ~1879  

 

 

Edwige Cournoyer [daughter of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and Moses Lamoureux [moved to Standish, Michigan]
Married about 1865, Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1880 US census index: Moses and Edva Lamorey
Children: Born: Spouse:
Paul ~1866  
Pierre Jan. 1, 1871  
Marie Mar. 16, 1873  
Catherine Apr. 30, 1875  
Clarice Mar. 4, 1877  
John ~1879  

 

 

Catherine Cournoyer [daughter of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and Pierre Rashotte
Married about 1868, Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1881 Canadian census index: Peter and Catherine Ragott
Children: Born: Spouse:
Marie ~1869 David Trudeau
Pierre Mar. 1, 1871 1) Jane Casey 2) Matilda Kilmurray
Paul Jan. 7, 1873 Elizabeth Casey
Clemence Oct. 11, 1874 Frank Gabourie
Catherine Oct. 27, 1876 Noah Cournoyer (son of Simon and Mary (Goulah) Cournoyer)
Odile Mar. 2, 1879 Pierre Cournoyer (son of Pierre and Marie (Cournoyer) Cournoyer)
Joseph Feb. 16, 1881 Mary Brushie
Lilia Nov. 15, 1883  
Felix Nov. 21, 1885 Marguerite Whitty
Bruno ~1887 buried May 17, 1902
Edward ~1889  
Louis ~1891 Mary Hotte

 

 

Paul Cournoyer [son of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and Clarice Valois
Married about 1874, Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1881 Canadian census index: Paul and Clorie Comayer
Children: Born: Spouse:
Mary Apr. 6, 1875 Gabriel Clement [son of Gabriel and Catherine Clement]
Catherine Jun. 2, 1876  
Odile Oct. 20, 1877 Francis Plue
Pierre Jun. 29, 1879 Catherine Teresa Lebarge
Denis Feb. 19, 1881  
Addie Oct. 12, 1882 died young
Addie Mar. 29, 1885  
Rachael Jul. 8, 1890 Hiram Plue
Edward Mar. 4, 1893  

 

 

Bruno Cournoyer [son of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and Clemence Bergeron
Married May 5, 1876, Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1881 Canadian census index: Bruno and Carmois Coryndier
Children: Born: Spouse:
Clemence Feb. 2, 1877 died young

 

 

Jean Baptiste Cournoyer [son of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and (first wife) Agnes Demarsh
Married Jan. 13, 1878, Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1881 Canadian census index: John and Agnes Comayer
Children: Born: Spouse:
Clarice ~1879 Benjamin Rashotte [son of Michel and Mary (Gabourie) Rashotte]
Catherine Jan. 20, 1881  
Agnes Edwige Feb. 17, 1883  
Ernest John Apr. 9, 1885  
Mary Rose Jan. 7, 1887  

 

 

Jean Baptiste Cournoyer [son of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and (second wife) Catherine Caul
Married , Tweed, ON
Spelling of names in the 1881 Canadian census index: John Comayer and Cathorine Caul (not yet married)
Children: Born: Spouse:
John Mar. 4, 1892  
Agnes Jun. 27, 1893  
Ernest James Sep. 23, 1895  
Bruno Joseph Mar. 6, 1897  
Paul Dec. 22. 1898 Minnie Gibson
Annie Sep. 8, 1901 1)? 2) Floyd Fox

 

 

Odile Cournoyer [daughter of Noel and Catherine (Cournoyer) Cournoyer] and [Israel?] Goulah [son of Joseph and Angelique (Desilets) Goulet/Goulah]
Married ? [moved to Standish, Michigan]
Spelling of names in the 1880 US census index: Ezra and Cornelia Goila
Children: Born: Spouse:
Dennis ~1882  
Joseph Jun. 19, 1884  
Felix ~1886 Laura Michelson
Mary Apr. 17, 1888 d. Dec. 4, 1889
Catherine May 20, 1890  
Odelia Apr. 7, 1892 d. Apr. 11, 1892
unnamed female Jun. 12, 1893 d. Jun. 12, 1893