Jacques (Bernier) Bernier dit Jean de Paris
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Jacques (Bernier) Bernier dit Jean de Paris (abt. 1634 - 1713)

Jacques "Jean Jacques" Bernier dit Jean de Paris formerly Bernier aka Jean de Paris
Born about in Paris, Île-de-France, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Jul 1656 in Québec, Canada, Nouvelle Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 79 in Cap-Saint-Ignace, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 21 May 2011
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Drapeau identifiant les profils du Canada, Nouvelle-France
Jacques (Bernier) Bernier dit Jean de Paris lived
in Canada, Nouvelle-France.



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Jacques (Bernier) Bernier dit Jean de Paris migrated from France to New France.
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BERNIER Jacques, dit Jean de Paris; Seigneur de La Pointe-aux-Foins

Fils de Yves et de Michelle Trevillet

N: Ca 1636 à Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris

D: 20.07.1713 Cap-Saint-Ignace

Marriage to Antoinette Grenier: 23 July 1656 in the home of the governor of the colony in Québec city, in the presence of Jean de Lauson, governor, and the sieur d'Auteuil.[1][2]


  1. Noëlle: 03.09.1657 Québec S: 26.04.1666 Québec
  2. Pierre: 26.01.1659 Québec S: 18.09.1741Cap-Saint-Ignace
  3. Marie Michelle: 18.10.1660 Québec
  4. Charles: Ca 1663 S: 28.03.1731 Cap-Saint-Ignace
  5. Jacques: 28.10.1664 Château-Richer
  6. Jean-Baptiste: 26.08.1666 Sainte-Famille, Île d'Orléans S: 07.091715 Hôtel-Dieu,
  7. Élisabeth: Ca 1669 D: 05.04.1744 L'Islet, Québec
  8. Geneviève: 28.09.1670 Québec
  9. Philippe: 15.01.1673 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré D:0 4.01.1750 Cap-Saint-Ignace
  10. Ignace: 06.04.1675 et B: 23.04.1675 Cap-Saint-Ignace S: 18.02.1678 Québec
  11. Antoinette: ca 1678 est inscrit dans le recensement de 1681


Date: 16 NOV 1633
Place: St-Germain-l'Auxerrois,Paris,France[3]
Date: Abt 1634
Place: St-Germain,L'Auxerrois,Paris,France


Husband: Jacques Bernier
Wife: Antoinette Grenier
Child: Noelle Bernier
Child: Pierre Bernier
Child: Marie-Michelle Bernier
Child: Charles Bernier
Child: Elisabeth Bernier
Child: Jacques Bernier
Child: Jean-Baptiste Bernier
Child: Geneviève Bernier
Child: Philippe Bernier
Child: Ignace Bernier
Child: Antoinette Bernier
Date: 23 JUL 1656
Place: Quéebec,QC[4][5][6][7]


Date: 20 JUL 1713
Place: Cap-Saint-Ignace,[8]


Date: 21 JUL 1713
Place: Cap-Saint-Ignace,[9]


Occupation: farmer-at fief de Saint-Joseph
Date: 1656[10]
Occupation: farmer - Cap St-Ignace
Date: 1674[11]


Note: REFN: 15 Nov 1683
Jacques Bernier known as Jean de Paris was counted as one of the most courageous pioneers of New France. He and his wife settled on Ile d'Orléans, Quebec. In 1683 he bought the lordship of La Pointe-aux-Foins from Guillaume Fournier on 11-15-1683. There's a notarial record dated 11-1-1677 describing his sale of a piece of land near Ouelle river to Jacques-Miville Deschenes. Also on 3-6-1673 he sold a home located on the north side of Isle d'Orléans to Jean Leclerc.
Note: The first Bernier to marry in New France, Jacques and his bride Antoinette were married in governor Jean de Lauzon's lodgings. Father Jerome Lalemant officiated at the ceremony. The couple settled on Ile d'Orléans; courage and bravery were required in those days as Iroquois Indians were constantly raiding settlements.
On March 19, 1659, Jacques became a land tenant on the seigneurie of Jacques Gourdeau and acquired more land two years later. In 1667 through hard work he cultivated 25 acres of land, had eight heads of livestock and had three workers at his service. At this time five children were already born.
In 1673 the constant threat of Iroquois raids prompted him to move; he sold his land on Ile d'Orléans and purchased a piece of land 9 acres wide and 40 acres deep from the Chavigy widow in Cap-St-Ignace, becoming the first settler in that region. His home served as the first chapel there. In 1684, the prosperous settler becomes a Seigneur through the purchase of land at Pointe-aux-Foins.
In 1960 a monument was unveiled in Cap St-Ignace in honor of Jacques Bernier with some 2,000 Bernier descendants in attendance.
(Robert Prevost, Genealogie, Tome 4) (page 20-21)


  1. Mariage/Marriage FamilySearch
  2. Mariage image IGD
  3. Source: #S1
  4. Source: #S11 Page: page 45
  5. Source: #S12 Page: page 20
  6. Source: #S13 Page: page 90
  7. Source: #S7
  8. Source: #S1
  9. Source: #S1
  10. Source: #S1
  11. Source: #S1
  • Source: S1 Title: Cyril Bernier gedcom file @Planete Quebec Author: Cyril Bernier Publication: Cyril Bernier Abbreviation: Cyril Bernier gedcom file @Planete Quebec
  • Source: S11 Title: Tanguay Abbreviation: Tanguay
  • Source: S12 Title: Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties Abbreviation: Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties
  • Source: S13 Title: Jette Abbreviation: Jette
  • Source: S7 Title: LDS IGI Abbreviation: LDS IGI
  • Source: S0109 Title: Actes d'état civil et registres d'église du Québec (Collection Drouin), 1621 à 1967 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data - Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebe Data Changed: Date: 17 JAN 2013 Time: 17:29:54


Thank you to Teri Spevak for creating WikiTree profile Bernier-285 through the import of Roy.ged on Mar 13, 2013.

WikiTree profile Bernier-185 created through the import of finalgedcom.ged on Dec 19, 2012 by Bob Roberts.

  • WikiTree profile Bernier-183 created through the import of finalgedcom.ged on Dec 19, 2012 by Bob Roberts. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Bob and others.

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Bernier-183 and Bernier-45 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate.
Bernier-45 and Bernier dit Jean de Paris-2 appear to represent the same person because: Those 2 persons seem to be the same, same birth and death date. Same spouse even though the spelling is different
posted by Suzanne Blouin