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Anne Geneviève Lemire (1664 - 1750)

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Anne Geneviève Lemire
Born in Québec, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Wife of — married in Québec, Québec Canadamap
Wife of — married (to about ) in Montreal, Quebecmap
Wife of — married (to ) in Montreal, Quebecmap
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Died in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
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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

Mariage entre Laurent Tessier avec Anne Geneviève Lemire

Le vingtième jour du mois d’octobre de l’an mil six cent quatre-vingt-un après les fiançailles et la publication fais de deux Bans de mariage le douze et dix-neuvième du dit mois d’octobre d’entre Laurent Tessier âgé de vingt-six ans fils d’Urbain Tessier et de Marie Archambaud ses père et mère de la paroisse de Ville-Marie en l’Ile de Montréal Évêché de Québec d’une part et Anne Geneviève Lemire âgée de dix-huit ans fille de Jean Lemire et de Louise Marsolet ses père et mère de cette paroisse d’autre part. Mgr Levesque de Québec leur ay eu donné dispense du troisième Ban et ne s’étant découvert aucun empêchement nous Genigell De Bernier vicaire graal de bondir seigneur et curé de cette église paroissiale les avons en la dit église mariés et donné la bénédiction nuptiale en présence du Sieurs Jean Lemire, Paul Tessier et Jacques Tessier frère de l’époux, Joseph Lemire frère de l’épouse, Pierre Glaumons et Pierre Moreau beau-frère de la dite épouse, Denis Lemaitre, Jacques Bessel du Champagne, Antoine Villedieu habitant de Montréal lesquels ont signé et a Vézère de Pierre Glaumons qui déclaré ne savoir signer de ce enquis suivant l’ordonnance aussi signé, Anne Lemire, Laurent Tessier, Jean Lemire, Paul Tessier, Pierre Moreau, Jean Lemire, Jacques Denis Lemaistre, Jacques Gertervilledieu, G. De Bernieres.[1] Transcrit par Givogue-4

Notaire Claude Maugue

-Bail à loyer d ’un appartement de logis sis sur la rue Notre-Dame pour une année, par Louise Caron femme de Jean Tessier et procuratrice de Anne Lemire veuve Tessier sa belle-soeur, à Antoine Courtemanche (10 mai 1694). Vol IX pg 224-5 [2]


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. [3] Anne's father, Jean Lemire was a syndic and master carpenter in Quebec who helped construct the Quebec Cathedral of Notre Dame. [4]

Anne married Laurent Tessier in 1681. They had two children, who reached adulthood, 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, Madeleine, who died in infancy in 1691. Pierre Jolliet died in 1694. Official confirmation of this marriage has not been documented. Anne married for a third time in late 1694 to Marc Antoine Desjardins, sieur DeRupallay in late 1694. They had three sons, who survived into adulthood: Paul Desjardins, sieur deRupallay, born in 1696; Henri Charles Desjardins, sieur de Gonneville, born in 1698, and Louis Antoine Desjardins, born in 1700 and died in 1723. By 1701, Anne was a widow again, now with five children to raise. In 1701, Anne's brother Jean Baptiste Lemire dit Marsolet, 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 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 Fort St. Joseph 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. What is known is that her son Charles did own what has been designated as House E at Fort Michilimackinac, next door to Rene Bourassa, who lived in House F. These two men were married to two sisters., which made them brothers in law. 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. Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan has had a continuous archaeological dig in progress 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 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. 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)


  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Paroisse Notre-Dame de Québec, Canada Image 132 pg.28 [1]
  2. [2] BanQ Notarial acts index
  3. N.E. Eutrope, MAKERS OF CANADA: CHAMPLAIN, Toronto Press, 1912, a public domain book available free at, pages 27, 37, 41, 143, 144
  4. www.Wikipedia: Jean Lemire


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On 14 Jul 2016 at 06:43 GMT Danielle Liard wrote:

I think there is an error on the category here, she does not appear to fit in the category of Voyageurs at all, although she may have married some and mothered others. She herself didn't go very far, from all appearances.

On 15 Sep 2015 at 14:29 GMT Cheryl (Granville) Johns Mrs. wrote:

It seems that Anne was married three times. Her second marriage was to Pierre Jean Antoine Au-Jolliet in 1689. He was an ambassador to the Iroquois. He died in 1694. A daughter Madelleine was born in late 1690 and died In early 1691. This information comes from her descendents. No official confirmation of this marriage has been discovered. It is known that wooden churches burned, and with them, church records. However her third marriage was to Marc Antoine de Rupalley sieur DesJardins, born about Feb. 23, 1669, Mestry, Calvados, Normandie, France. They married Nov. 9, 1694, in Quebec. Marc died in April, 1701 in Longueill, Quebec. Anne had three sons who attained adulthood from this union. The first was Paul DesJardins sieur DeRupally, born Oct. 29, 1696. The second son was named Henri Charles Desjardins sieur de Gonneville , born Jan. 25, 1698. The third son was Louis Desjardins who died at the age of 23. Paul and Charles were fur traders who worked out of Montreal and at Fort Michilimackinac. Charles lived in what has been designated as House E at this fort. He was married to Charlotte Marie Leriger de LaPlante. Her sister Marie Catherine was married to Rene Bourassa and lived next door in House F. Charles and Rene were sometimes business partners. This fort was built in 1715. Anne's brother Jean Baptiste Lemire dit Marsolet sponsored HER to acquire a fur license. She may also have done her work as hirer of voyageurs from Montreal. It is not known who lived at the fort in its earliest years since there are no records of this, but there are records showing Anne's participation with a license to hire voyageurs for the fort St. Joseph commandant in 1723. Her sons were involved from 1722. Anne's brother Jean Baptiste Lemire was a carpenter who built the first fort at Detroit with Cadillac in 1701 and he may have been involved in the Fort Michilimackinaw construction as well in 1715. Big news was made this summer, 2015, when archaeologists at Fort Michilimackinac found an intact rosary at Charles Gonneville's house.

On 12 Sep 2015 at 00:34 GMT Cheryl (Granville) Johns Mrs. wrote:

Charles Desjardins de Rupalley de Gonneville married Charlotte Marie Leriger LaPlante on May 13, 1731, Laprairie, Quebec. No death date found for Henri Charles. He did have two sons, Charles, born in 1733. No date of death known. And Antoine Piere, born in 1740, died as an infant two months old.

From Cheryl Granville Johns

On 15 Jul 2014 at 19:49 GMT L (Gauvin) G wrote:

Lemire-60 and Lemire-14 appear to represent the same person because: aside from Lemire-60 having a child, they are mirror images

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