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Anne-Geneviève at 17 & Laurent Tessier at 26
October 20, 1681
Montreal, Canada (CT 19-11 Duquet) avec Anne-Geneviève Lemire
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CT 19-11 Duquet) avec Laurent Tessier
Fille de Jean et Louise Marsolet
ENFANT NATUREL: (père: Antoine d'Aux): Marie-Madeleine baptisée le 15-12-1690 Montréal et décédée le 28 janvier 1691 à Pointe-aux-Trembles, remariée en 1694 avec Marc-Antoine Desjardins
Anne Lemire was born into a historically significant family. Her grandfather Nicolas Marsolet, was specifically documented as one of 30 men with Samuel de Champlain in 1608 when Quebec was founded. In 1610, Marsolet became Canada's first interpreter in the fur trade with the Montagnais natives whom he lived among until Champlain died in late 1632. Marsolet, and other interpreters who came after him traveled to Paris to advise civil and religious leaders In France on native policy.  Anne's father, Jean Lemire was a syndic and master carpenter in Quebec who helped construct the Quebec Cathedral of Notre Dame. 
Anne married Laurent Tessier in 1681. They had two children, Marie Anne and Jean Baptiste. Laurent died in 1687. In 1689, Anne married Pierre Jolliet. He was an ambassador to the Iroquois natives, dangerous work at that time. The couple had a child, Madelleine, who died in infancy in 1691. Pierre Jolliet died in 1694. Anne married for a third time in late 1694 to Marc Antoine de Rupally, sieur Desjardins in late 1694. They had three sons, Paul born in 1696, Charles born in 1698 and Louis Antoine Desjardins, born in 1700. The first two sons used the name Desjardins but added the surname Gonneville after a paternal grandmother. By 1701, Anne was a widow again, now with five children to raise. There is no record of her marrying again. In 1701, Anne's brother Jean Baptiste Lemire, a carpenter, was with Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac building a fort in Detroit and founding that city. When he was done, he returned to Montreal. In 1715, another fort was being built in Michigan, Fort Michilimackinac. We do not know if he also built this fort due to lack of records, but we do know that he was working here as a fur trader after the Fort was built. At this time he sponsors Anne for an engagee license. Records show that she is licensed and works for the commandant of this fort hiring voyageurs in the fur trade. Women, especially widows of officers, were permitted to be licensed in the fur trade in order to support their children. There is no indication of where she is at this time. She could have been working from Montreal or she could have been living at this fort. What is known is that her son Charles did live in the fort and owned House E, next door to Rene Bourassa, who lived in House F. These two men were married to two sisters. Charles was married to Marie Charlotte Leriger LaPlante. Rene Bourassa was married to Marie Catherine Leriger LaPlante. Charles lived in this fort from 1727 to 1754. It is likely that Anne would have lived at the fort with her son and his wife until her death in 1750. Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan has had a continuous archaeological dig going on since the 1950's. In the summer of 2015, Fort Michilimackinac Curator and Archaeologist Dr. Lynn Evans released news reports that an intact ivory rosary had been found and dug out of Charles Desjarins Gonneville's house. This was one of the biggest finds ever discovered here. Besides the rosary, nearly 3,000 craft beads were found under the house, more beads than found under all the other houses combined. It seems that a beadwork craft shop operated from this home. Was this perhaps the workplace of a craft store owned by Anne or her daughter in law? Perhaps! Did Anne Lemire own the rosary as well? Perhaps. Anne Lemire and her daughter Marie Ann Tessier can be found as great grandmothers on Louis Riel's family tree. Granville-73 12:11, 14 October 2015 (EDT)
- ↑ N.E. Eutrope, MAKERS OF CANADA: CHAMPLAIN, Toronto Press, 1912, a public domain book available free at Amazon.com, pages 27, 37, 41, 143, 144
- ↑ www.Wikipedia: Jean Lemire
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On September 15, 2015 at 14:29GMT Cheryl Johns wrote:
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