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ANYONE LOOKING FOR INDIAN QUESNEL ROOTS???

ANYONE LOOKING FOR INDIAN QUESNEL ROOTS???

Posted: 5 Aug 2005 5:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandmother said she was 1/4th Algonquin (I don't know which exact tribe). But so far, I've only been able to find far distant Indian connections to the Quesnel family from the 1700's. Well, I just found on the 1880 U.S. Census two Indian Quesnelles, Jos. (male, b.1865) and Julie (female, b.1869). They were found in Deer Lodge, Montana. They were both born in Montana with parents born in Canada. Anyone looking for Indian roots in the Quesnelle family should do what I'm about to do and look into these people. I'll share what I find at this message board!

Janet Olsen
jolsen4830@msn.com

Re: ANYONE LOOKING FOR INDIAN QUESNEL ROOTS???

Posted: 6 Aug 2005 1:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm looking for Indian-Quesnel unions also. I'm pretty sure those roots will have 3 main possible sources.
First, Raymond Quesnel b. 1697 in Montreal. He got a child (Raymond) out of marriage in Canada and we loose his trace after that in Canada. I suspect, but have no proof, that he is the one that Bourgmont Missouri River Expedition Diary call "Quesnel" without disclosing the surname. If so, he probably settled, (like many french-canadians at that time) among a tribe (Osage, Missouri ?) after the departure of Bourgmont for France. Raymond was the son of Olivier Quesnel and Catherine Prudhomme. I knew some other branch of Quesnel came from France around 1720-1730, but I think, before that period, all the Quesnel in the New World were descendants of Olivier and Catherine. But in a list of "Fort Detroit inhabitants who paid rent between 1707-1710" we find those 2 Quesnels:

Jacques Quesnel, no rent
Jean Quesnel, no rent

If Jacques is Jacques-François b. 1684 son of Olivier and Jean is Jean-Baptiste b. 1681 son of Olivier, then, we know that both married French-Canadians and we know that Jean-Baptiste died in Lachine, Montreal. It's likely they are the same brothers because we know that sons of Olivier were involved in fur trading. Even if it's still possible that those 2 brothers had children with Indians, I think the real interesting link here remains Raymond Quesnel b.1697. I would not be surprise if the Quesnels that we see involved in northwest exploration in mid 19th century are actually his descendance.

I think, if we go up in the tree from many Indian Quesnel in the midwest, it should lead us to that Raymond. I'm looking for any small clue about Raymond Quesnel in the midwest, the location and date of his death would be a huge help.

Thank you
Richard Chaussé
http://richardchausse.com



Re: ANYONE LOOKING FOR INDIAN QUESNEL ROOTS???

Posted: 18 Aug 2005 3:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Quesnelle, Strasbourg
I am looking for indian Quesnelle roots too. My dad and aunt tell me that my great-grand mother Armilena Quesnelle was either 1/2 or 1/4 indian. I've been able to find a listing showing her father as Fabien Quesnelle and her mother as Damitille(may be Domitille)Strasbourg.
And that's as far as i've gotten, and haven't had any luck yet confirming the indian connection...I'm not even 100% sure that those first names are spelled correctly...

Re: ANYONE LOOKING FOR INDIAN QUESNEL ROOTS???

Posted: 22 Aug 2005 10:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm going to dig into these names. I'll let you know if I find anything.

Janet Olsen
jolsen4830@msn.com

Re: ANYONE LOOKING FOR INDIAN QUESNEL ROOTS???

Posted: 7 Jan 2006 11:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Janet, do you have a data base of members of the Quesnel family?

If so I am looking for information on Josette (Josephine) Quesnel. Born 04-11-1822 in Quebec. Married to Joseph Parent. They had a son Jean-Baptiste b. 25-06-1862 in East Templeton Quebec.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Sandy

Re: ANYONE LOOKING FOR INDIAN QUESNEL ROOTS???

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 8:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Fabien Quesnelle and her mother as Damitille(may be Domitille)Strasbourg.
Brother of Fabien, Joseph Quesnel married Marie Louise Strasbourg who was the sister of Domitille Strasbourg (two brothers married two sisters)
A daughter of Fabien/Domitille was named Domitille Quesnel and she had children from Francico Colangelo (she was buried in Glen Roberson, ON) Her children are old but still living in the Montreal area. I am related to Joseph Quesnel and Marie Louise Strasbourg. Also Francico Colangelo married my grandmothers sister (child of Quesnel) Lily Bartholomew granddauther of Joseph Quesnel and Marie Louise Strasbourg.
I have tons of info and also the most backed by church records etc.
Contact me and I am willing to share.
davider89@yahoo.com

Re: ANYONE LOOKING FOR INDIAN QUESNEL ROOTS???

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Quesnel, Caza
I am. My family lore says that I have Indian roots. My great-great grandparents in Quebec were Damase Caza (born in 1846) and Cleophe Quesnel (born in 1854). I have found a Huron Indian connection several generations before them, but my impression was that I wouldn't have to go that far back to find an Indian ancestor. If anyone can help, please respond.

Re: Quesnel and Strasbourg Roots ROOTS???

Posted: 6 Aug 2011 10:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
carissamast, Are you still interesred in the Quesnel or Strasbourg roots as I have both your lineage. even Fabian's son also named Fabien has living relatives in the Montreal area. I also visit the cemetries (Glen Robertson and Lochiel) where most are buried.
Davide
New e-mail address davideritarose@yahoo.ca
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