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Paul (Demarets) Desmarais (1687 - 1739)

Paul Desmarais formerly Demarets aka Marets, Dèmarêts
Born in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 23 Apr 1715 in Contrecoeur, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Dec 2009 | Last significant change: 14 Sep 2021
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Paul Desmerais was baptized on September 9th, 1687 in Montréal (Notre-Dame) to Paul Desmarais and Marie Tetro [1][2]

Marguerite Fontaine, daughter of Pierre Fontaine and of Marguerite Anthiaume, married Paul Desmarais, son of Paul Desmarais and Marie Tetreau, on 23 April 1715 in Contrecœur. [3][2]

13 known children from this marriage, 6 known to die young and 6 to marry.[4]

Paul Démarêts, from Verchêres, died on 11 December 1739 and was buried on the 12th in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, having died of hydropisie[5] in the house of Yves Phlem, surgeon.[6] [2]

Contrat de marriage par Notaire Tetreault/ Tetrault, 23 April, 1715


  1. IGD Baptism record Institut Généalogique Drouin,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 PRDH: Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique (membership): Famille: 5130 PRDH (Programme de Recherche en Démographie Historique) Université de Montréal
  3. Marriage #1 IGD
  4. Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1997 - Drouin IGD
  5. Wikipédia: hydropisie
  6. Sépulture-Funeral Paul Desmarais image IGD


  • WikiTree profile Desmarais-42 created through the import of temp.ged on Jun 1, 2012 by Steve St. Martin.

ALSO: Permalink: Author of Article: Marie-Céline Blais Title of Article: PHLEM, Yvon, YVES Publication Name: EN:UNDEF:public_citation_publication, vol. 3 Publication Details: EN:UNDEF:public_citation_publisher, 1974 Year of publication: 1974

According to this source, brothers Paul & Michel Desmarais died at the hands of the same physician, Yvon Phlem. Paul suffered dropsy. “The years following the Bilodeau affair were quiet. It seems that Phlem’s reputation had remained intact in the eyes of his fellow-citizens. As in the past, the healer continued receiving sick persons in his home. No complaint was brought against him, even if there might have been some occasions to do so. Indeed, according to the parish records of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, three of his patients died in his home: Nicolas Marion in 1738; Paul Desmarais, from Verchères, who was suffering from dropsy, in 1739; and Gabriel Desmaisons, a Saint-Maurice ironworks employee who also had dropsy, in 1742.” And: “ The sick sometimes came from a considerable distance to be treated by him. But Phlem’s treatment was not always efficacious, as is shown by the case of Michel Desmarais, a habitant from Saint-Sulpice who died in 1729 at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade “in the home of the Sieur Yves Phlem, surgeon.”

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Desmaret, Marais-1 and Demarets-1 appear to represent the same person because: same information only variation in spelling of last name
posted by Stephen Lapointe
Desmarais-42 and Demarets-1 appear to represent the same person because: Similar name, same DOB, parents, spouse
posted by [Living Gauvin]