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We have no idea what Alfred (Fred) Quesnel's parents names were. At this point we are not even sure where exactly he was born. We know he was a terrific fiddle player who prospected for gold. We also know he never discussed his family.
Some members of the family spell Quesnel as Quesnell. I believe the latter is actually the correct one.
Recently I was given information from a great uncles baptism certificate stating that Demers was spelt Demerse. Francis Demerse was my great grandfather. One of his children is Marie Joseph Demerse born 1893 in Tupperlake NY.