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Louis-Napoléon Messier and Rosalie Dame Family

Louis-Napoléon Messier and Rosalie Dame family, around 1913

Stand: Gaétan, Clarinda, Blanche, Hector, Ovila, Éva, Marie-Anna and Rémi

Sit left to right: Louis-Napoléon, Florida and Rosalie Dame

Louis Napoleon was born in St-Césaire on February 19, 1858. He is the eleventh child of Onésime and Arméline Baron. At an undetermined age, he move to Indian Orchard, MA, where his brother Césaire already lived. This is where he met his future wife. I cannot say whether she went to this place with her parents or with a family member. At that time, a girl was not traveling alone.


On August 21, 1881 in Indian Orchard, now a district of Springfield, MA, he married Rosalie Dame. Having only in hand the civil registration to date, I could not find the parish where he married. The couple did not reside long in the United States. After the birth of their first child, they decided to return to Quebec to settle at 17 St-Henri Cazelais street. The street number was changed after the annexation of St-Henri by Montreal in 1905; this is where Rémi childhood happened. Children are baptized in the parish of St-Henri and Ste-Élisabeth which was separated in 1894.


At an unspecified date, after the birth of their last child, the couple moved to Old Orchard Street to Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, possibly at number 17. Later, he became owner of a duplex at 85 of the same street. After the annexation of that municipality in Montreal, the civic number 85 will be changed to 1049. The couple lived at this place at the time of their death.


What were Louis-Napoléon's jobs? He is our first ancestor to stop  working as a farmer. In the United States, he said he was a clerk. Later he claimed to be an engineer or mechanic to describe his work. In fact Louis Napoleon was never an engineer. Having worked for the city of Montreal, he was given the job normally belonging to an engineer.


He is after Michel Messier, the first ancestor who can read and write. Six generations that preceded him, all declared not to know.


To this date, I have not done any research on Louis Napoleon's visit to the notary. It is sure that he went there, if only for the purchase of his house on Old Orchard Street. In the early 20th century, research is longer and harder.


Louis Napoleon died in Montreal on November 1st, 1922, at sixty-four years old. He is buried with his wife, who died twenty-five years later, in lot number R1338 of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery in Montreal. Several of the couple's children and grandchildren are with them.


Gilles Messier (3)









Louis-Napoléon Messier (Zozime « Onésime » and Herminie « Arméline » Baron)

Born on 19 and baptised on February 21, 1858 in St-Césaire

Died on 1 and buried on November 3, 1922 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges

Married on August 21, 1881 in Indian Orchard (Springfield) MA


Rosalie Dame (David and Adèle Trudeau)

Born on 26 et baptised on September 28, 1861 in St-Jean-Baptiste

Died on 7 et buried on January 10, 1948 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Their children


Florida Messier

Born on July 29, 1882 in Indian Orchard, MA

Died on 10 and buried on Décember 13, 1949 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Anastasie Aurore Messier

Born on 2 et baptised on March 2, 1884 in Montreal, St-Henri

Died on 24 and buried on avril 26, 1886 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Clarinda Marie Mathilde Messier

Born on 8 and baptised on September 8, 1885 in  Montreal, St-Henri

Married on March 2, 1908 in Montreal, Ste-Élisabeth with Victor Jarry

Died on 27 and buried on August 31, 1949 in Longueuil, Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde


Éva Marie Hermeline Aurore Messier, religious of Bon Pasteur

Born on 8 and baptised on May 8, 1887 in Montreal, St-Henri

Died on May 1, 1980 in St-Jérôme


Omer Joseph Napoléon Messier

Born on 19 and baptised on March 21, 1889 in Montreal, St-Henri

Died on 23 and buried on March 26, 1889 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Gilbert Joseph Henri Messier

Born on 11 and baptised on April 11, 1890 in Montreal, St-Henri

Died on 8 and buried on July 9, 1890 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Blanche Marie Thérèse Gracieuse Messier

Born on 8 et baptised on July 9,  1891 in Montreal, St-Henri

Married on September 24, 1913 in Montreal, Ste-Élisabeth with Ernest Mongeau

Died on 7 and buried on June 10, 1975 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Hector Joseph Arthur Messier

Born on 4 et baptised on September 4, 1893 in Montreal, St-Henri

Married on September 3, 1927 in Montreal, St-Joseph-de-Bordeaux with Juliette Ritchot

Died on 9 and buried on Mars 10,  1976 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Ovila Onésime Léonille Messier

Born on 13 and baptised on July 13, 1895 in Montreal, Ste-Élisabeth

Married on November 23, 1921 in St-Jérome, Cathédrale with Éva Forget

Died on 7 and buried on Mars 9,  1968 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Marie-Anna Albertine Messier, religious of Bon Pasteur

Born on 13 and baptised on July 14, 1897 in Montreal, Ste-Élisabeth

Died on september 6, 1932 in Laval, Laval-des-Rapides


Yvonne Marie Amanda Messier

Born on 5 et baptised on September 6, 1899 in Montreal, Ste-Élisabeth

Died on 19 and buried on August 21, 1904 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Gaétan Napoléon Gilbert Messier

Born on 30 and baptised on July 30, 1901 in Montreal, Ste-Élisabeth

Died on September 28 and buried on November 1, 1982 in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges


Rémi Alphonse Léopold Messier

Born on 1 and baptised on October 2, 1904 in Montreal, Ste-Élisabeth

Married on June 20, 1931 in Montreal, Ste-Cunégonde with Aline Chénier

Died on 23 and buried on May 26,  in Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges

1049 Old Orchard Street, Montreal






Normandie, France

02 Jehan Le Messier

Cardine Acoulons

Perrier sur Andelle ?

Normandie, France

around 1603

01 Jehan Le Messier


St-Denis-le Thiboult ?

Normandie, France

around 1639

00 David Le Messier

Marguerite Barc


Fevruary 25, 1658

01 Michel Messier

     Sieur de St-Michel

     (around 1640-1725)

Anne LeMoyne

Pierre & Judith Duchesne



February 10, 1706

02 François-Michel Messier

     Seigneur du Cap St-Michel


Marie-Anne Amyot/Villeneuve

Jean-Baptiste & Geneviève Guyon



November 19, 1731

03 Jean-Baptiste Messier


Marie-Anne Mongeau

Jean-Baptiste & Élisabeth Bonnedeau

Marie-Anne Louise Petit

Louis & Marie-Anne Meunier


February 2, 1761

04 François Messier/St-François


Angélique Guyon

Charles & Marguerite Decelles



July 6, 1795

05 Louis Messier


Marie Bessette

Clément & Louise Choquet


November 8, 1819

06 Louis Messier


Arméline Baron

Jean-Baptiste & Angélique Mercier


October 6, 1845

07 Zozime "Onésime" Messier


Rosalie Dame

David & Adèle Trudeau

Indian Orchand, MA

August 21, 1881

08 Louis-Napoléon Messier


Last update: 

August 1, 2014

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