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Posted by: KRISTIN GROW DECARE (ID *****4284) Date: August 27, 2003 at 04:56:09
  of 1963

It has been awhile since I posted for my Gareau/Monette family information, so for the benefit of any new researchers out there, here is what I am looking for. Since my Gareau family moved so darn much I have had a difficult time finding the birth and parental information on my 3rd great grandfather Joseph,[maybe middle name Louis] Gareau dit Saintonge. All I have had to go on with him is census and children baptismal records. Census records in 1851 St Jerome, Terrebonne give his age as 26. I have not been able to find him in the 1861 anywhere yet. The 1880 census for Ogdensburg, NY gives his age as 57. His death certificate in Ogdensburg gives his age as 75 in 1887, so that leaves a huge span of 1815-1825.
He and his wife Louise Monette dit Boismenu, had children in St Jerome, Terrebonne, maybe St Adele,Terrebonne, Curran, Prescott,Ontario, and St Andre Avellin Papineau Co. Baptismal records for their children sometimes lists the surname as Gareau, sometimes St Onge, and one time in Curran, St Ange. Their oldest daughter Delphine married Paul Demers in Ottawa in 1863, they were not present for the marriage, so who knows where they were then ?
No baptismal record contains a Gareau family member as Godparent, only acquaintances and members of the Monette family, which by the way they seem to live with on and off everyplace they go to.
I have all the information I need on Louises family with the exception of her marriage date and place of course.
I have also been working closely with Jean Gareau of the family association and so far we cannot come up with any of the information we need.
This Gareau family spend their final years in Ogdensburg, St Lawrence County, NY where the names, through the years become, Garrow, Gorrow and Grow.
If you are missing a Gareau family member that you have been searching for, maybe this is the one for you, or if you think you might know something on this family line, they are my ancestors and I would like to be able to get to the beginning of the line.
Thank you, also one more thing, I have two web pages with a little more information:

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