Posted By:Carolyn La Porte
Subject:Re: Paul Aucoin/Wedge/ Elizabeth Wetzel
Post Date:July 25, 2013 at 20:03:57
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Forum:Prince Edward, Canada Genealogy Forum
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Hi Henry,

I replied to your other post on the Canada page re John Wedge and Helen Blacquiere

I mentioned in that reply that some trees shown John and Jean AUCOIN or AUCOIN DIT WEDGE

so I am assuming that Paul is related to John - brother maybe or cousin?

Ahhh, in that post I also told you I could not find birth for John and Helen's son Paul but just did when looking for birth of your Paul about 1850
up came Paul AUCOIN born April 26, 1890 - parents Jean AUCOIN and Helene BLACQUIERE

so I guess John used both name AUCOIN and WEDGE

BUT I did not find a birth/baptism for Paul anywhere near 1850

I looked for children born to a Paul Wedge and Elizabeth WETZEL/WIRTZEL

Marie Ellen born April 15, 1876 father Paul wedge MOTHER Elizabeth WITZEL

Marie Natalie born Jan, 19, 1875 - father Paul WEDGE mother is just listed as Elizabeth, no surname so not sure

Sarah Anne April 3, 1880 father Paul WEDGE mother Elizabeth WHITZELL


Paul, age 30 farmer born PEI - married

Elizabeth age 27 born NB - married

Tillie, age 5, born PEI

Ellen, age 4, born PEI

George, age 3, born PEI

Sarah H., age 2, born PEI

Mary age 43, born PEI

NEXT DOOR - so thought you might want this family too

Daniel, age 35, farmer born PEI - married

Indic, age 40, born PEI married - indexed as Judie - could be

Annie, age 19 born PEI

Lamob ge 17, born PEI (cannot really tell what the name is - is a male)indexed as Lamob also

Joseph, age 11, born PEI

Jamie age 5, born PEI (cannot tell if this is a female or male - cannot tell if an F. or M. after name) indexed as Jannie - female

Fidel, age 3, born PEI

I cannot find Paul or Daniel family in 1891
BUT there is a Paul WEDGE living in US
He is in 1900 census with a wife named Sophia -

Paul, age 50, born Feb. 1850, Canada parents born Canada - married 27 years, immigrated 1882

Sophia, wife, age 38, born May 1862 MA parents born Canada, married 6 years, no children

Antonette, daughter, age 13, born April 1887 RI parents born Canada

Paul, age 32, boarder, farm labor, married born PEI parentage PEI

so it looks like if this is the right Paul, he came to RI, likely ahead of his family and brought them later - Elizabeth must have died sometime between the birth of Antonette and Paul's marriage to Sophia

I think this is the right Paul as in the MA marriage records 1840-1915 database at
I found some marriages in MA marriages 1840-1915

Sarah WEDGE & Joseph GAUTHIER Oct. 13, 1901 Lowell, MA - parents Paul Wedge and Elizabeth - Sarah age 21 born Canada

John A. WEDGE & Clara GARNEAU March 28, 1910 Lowell, MA - parents Paul Wedge and Elizabeth Witzel age 28 born Canada

Sarah's age matches with that from 1881 census and from birth record, and John was not yet born for that census but parents names match - I did not find his birth in PEI records but since the family went to US around that time maybe he was baptized there.? But then, I didn't find his brother George in PEI births either?

I did not find a marriage there for Paul and Sophia though.

Could Paul have been married to another woman between his marriage to Elizabeth and marriage to Sophia ?

I ask because of Antonette - she is age 13 in 1900 born RI
and in 1910 she is shown as Mary L. age 23 born RI

and there is a marriage for Mary L.A. AUCOIN age 25 to
Joseph Taylor age 30
in Lowell MA
she is shown born Woonsocket, RI
parents Paul AUCOIN and Manada

It gets a bit muddled with the use of both WEDGE and AUCOIN names

but there is a marriage for a Paul WEDGE In Woonsocket June 11, 1885 to Amanda DAYON
his parents shown as Joseph WEDGE and Bridget WEDGE

there is no image so I cannot see if he was married before or not

RI births database has a stillborn WADGE child born Jan. 5, 1886 to Paul WADGE and Amanda

Mary L. Antoinette ANCOIN born April 10, 1887 Woonsocket RI to Paul ANCOIN and Amanda

so that fits
I looked for a death for Amanda in R.I. but did not find anything

OK just found Paul's marriage to Sophie

In the marriage to Amanda his parents were shown as Joseph and Bridget

Marriage - March 25, 1894 Lowell, MA
Paul ANCION age 44, and Sophie TETREAULT HOLMES - age 32,
his parents Joseph and Bridget
her parents Pascal and Sophie

Paul, age 70, painter, machine dept. born Canada parents born Canada

Sophie, age 58, wife, born MA parents barn Canada

Clara, age 34, daughter-in-law, widow, born Canada parents born Canada

so Clara would be the wife of son John who were married in 1910

Sophie, age 68, widowed, born MA parents born Canada - age 20 at first marriage

So looks like she was married before her marriage to Paul and probably to a man named Holmes

I did not find Sophie in 1940 census

Ok I just found Sophie's first marriage

Sophie TETREAU age 23, married Thomas C. HOLMES age 53
Aug. 26, 1884
she was born Lowell and her parents are Adolphus and Sophie

looks like it says he was born Compton NH parents Osias and Elizabeth

He died 1893 but in death he is shown as age 42 years 9 months 19 days so I thing the marriage should have had him as 33 not 53 but it was a bit hard to read - I went by the indexed age for him in marriage.
death shows he was born Compton NH
he is shown as married
parents Ozias and Elizabeth

Let me know if you want more info on Sophie - found her in 1870 with parents and siblings

Carolyn L