The Birth and Baptism of Henriette Patenaude – 1874

A sister of Marie Zénaïde Zite Patenaude was born in 1874 and was named Henriette. Henriette’s record is number B.37, near the top of the page shown below. It can be found on the back of Foliio 9 for the year 1874 in the records of the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Edmond in Coaticook, Québec.

Birth and Baptismal Record of Henriette Patenaude

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Henriette Patenaude – 1874

SOURCE: Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Birth and Baptismal Record of Henriette Patenaude, Roman Catholic Parish of St. Edmond, Coaticook, Québec, Canada, 1874. Back of Folio 9, B.37.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Henriette Patenaude – 1874. Translated from the French, the record states:

[baptism #37]

On the twenty-fifth of March, one thousand eight hundred seventy four, we, the undersigned parish priest, Auxiliary Pastor of this parish, baptized Henriette, born on the eleventh of this month, of the legitimate marriage of Charles Patenaude and Osithe Gamache of Saint Herménégilde. Godfather, Moise Prévost, Godmother, [Uguluma?] Mailloux, both of Saint Herménégilde, who, as well as the father, did not sign.

[signed] P. Girard, Priest

I am not sure what Henriette’s Godmother’s first name was, but her surname is clear: Mailloux. Looking back at the Birth and Baptismal Record for Henriette’s brother Joseph Charles Gédéon Patenaude, I can now see what I could not see initially – the name of Joseph Charles Gédéon Patenaude’s Godmother was Marie Edèse Mailloux. I have updated my blog entry on Joseph Charles Gédéon Patenaude accordingly. I have also updated my blog entry on Marie Zénaïde Zite Patenaude.

At this point in time, it appears that St. Edmond had been promoted to the status of a Roman Catholic Parish, and the Patenaudes belonged to the Mission of St. Herménégilde, which was apparently a mission of the Parish of St. Edmond.

When I encounter names in these French records from Québec, I’m often at a loss to decipher them. I have, however, found some online sources to help with French given names and surnames. The website of the American-French Genealogical Society has a good listing of given names and surnames, and the e-prenoms website is also an excellent source of information on French given names.

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