Marguerite, Febronie, and François Patenaude in the 1881 Québec, Canada Census

While trying to obtain the 1851-1891 census records for Charles Patenaude and his family, I found the 1881 Québec, Canada census record for Margrite (Marguerite), Fubrenie (Febronie), and François Patenaude.

The 1881 Quebec Canada Census Record for Marguerite Patenaude and Family

1881 Canadian Census Record for Margrite Patenaude and Family

SOURCE: 1881 Census of Québec, Canada, St. Jean County, St. Valentin, page 39, lines 1-3, Margrite Pattenaude and family; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa; FHL microfilm 1,375,835.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1881 Canadian Census Record for Margrite Patenaude and Family. The record shows the following:

  • Margrite Pattenaude and her family were living in District No. 68 (St. Jean County), Sub-District St. Valentin and were recorded on page 39, lines 1-3 of the census under house No 159, family No 160.
  • Margrite was a 53-year-old unmarried female, born in Québec, of Catholic religion, of French-Canadian origin, and employed as a Couturiere (couturier, clothing maker).
  • Fubrenie was an 18-year-old unmarried female, born in Québec, of Catholic religion, of French-Canadian origin, and employed as a Couturiere (couturier, clothing maker).
  • François was an 80-year-old unmarried male, born in Québec, of Catholic religion, of French-Canadian origin, and apparently not employed.

François Patenaude was the father of Marguerite and of Charles, whose 1881 census record I wrote about yesterday. The other known children of François and his wife, Marguerite, were François Salomon, Marie Julienne, David, Jean-Baptiste, and David-Romain. David-Romain died in 1838, but I don’t know the fates or whereabouts of the other children in 1881.

An 18-year-old woman, Fubrenie (Febronie), was living in this household in 1881. She is the eldest daughter of Charles Patenaude whose 1881 census record I published yesterday, from which record she was conspicuously absent. She was not listed with her parents, but rather with her grandfather and aunt.

Both Margrite and Fubrenie were employed as couturiers. Perhaps the reason Fubrenie was living with her grandfather and aunt was to learn the trade from her aunt.

Marguerite Cognac-dit-Leveille, wife of François Patenaude, is not listed with her husband. François is not listed as widowed, but neither is he listed as married. From this evidence I assume the Marguerite, wife of François, is deceased. I can now look for her death record prior to 1881.

Copyright © 2007 by Stephen J. Danko

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