TENTH GENERATION


984. Pierre MÉNARD STONGEwas born before 1672 in the province of Québec. He married Suzanne LAPORTE STGEORGES 21 Jan 1695 in St-Ours, Richelieu County. (3) (4)
The following was contained in the marriage contract:

"En faveur dudit mariage, ledit Jacques Laporte et Nicole sa femme, donnent à ladite Suzanne leur fille, « Une geniSSe dune an et un autre Lannée enSuite au dit futur eSpoux desdite partie » et Marguerite Deshaies veuve de Pierre Ménard donne aux futurs époux « Deux taureaux et deux cochons, six poules et Soblige de Les nourrire pendant Un an antier a commencé du Semblable Gour (jour), a condition que ledit Pierre Menard fera labourer pour sa mère avec ses boeufs et pourra aussi faire les siens avec les même boeufs."

"In favor of the mentioned marriage, the mentioned Jacques Laporte and Nicole his wife, gave to the mentioned Suzanne their daughter, "A year and half old heifer and another one the following year to the mentioned future husband of the mentioned party" and Maguerite Deshaies widow of Pierre Ménard gives to the future couple "Two bulls and two pigs, six chickens and is obliged to feed them during an entire year starting from the same day, on condition that the mentioned Pierre Menard would be the laborer for his mother with his bulls and can also do his with the same bulls."

Pierre died on 26 and was buried on 27 May 1746 in Contrecoeur, Verchères County. There is another entry in the parish register of Petit St-Ours on the Richelieu river that he was buried on 27 May 1756:
"L'an Mil sept cent quarante six, le vingt sept de mai, par nous Soussigné prestre a été inhumé dans le Cimetière de St-Ours, le corps du Sieur Pierre Ménard décédé hier après avoir reçue les sacrements de pénitence viatique et extrème onction. Présents, Pierre Paturin et Emery qui ont déclaré ne savoir signé. Charles Beaudouin Ptre."

"The year one thousand seven hundred forty-six, the twenty-seventh of May, by us the undesigned priest was buried in the cemetery of St-Ours, the body of Sir Pierre Ménard who died yesterday after having received the sacraments of Penance, Viaticu and Extreme-Unction. Present, Pierre Paturin and Emery who declared not knowing how to sign. Charles Beaudouin Prst."

985. Suzanne LAPORTE STGEORGES Suzanne was born in Pointe-aux-Trembles de Montréal on 28 Feb 1676. Suzanne was buried on 28 Oct 1743 in Contrecoeur. She was listed as 65 years old on her burial certificate in St-Ours. (5)

Children were:

viii. François MÉNARD STONGE was born 16 Jan 1711 in Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec. He married Marie Madeleine LAMOUREUX 19 Jan 1739 in Contrecoeur. His family lived in Contrecoeur until around 1751 when François moved his family to St-Ours. (1) (2)

i. Suzanne MÉNARD STONGE was born before Jul 1695. She married Gabriel GIARD 5 Oct 1717. She died 24 Feb 1757 in Contrecoeur. (1)

ii. Élisabeth Isabelle Marie MÉNARD STONGE was born before 1697. She married Louis EMERY CODERRE 10 Nov 1719 in Contrecoeur. (1)

iii. Jean MÉNARD STONGE was born before 1699 in Contrecoeur. He was buried 24 Mar 1744 in Contrecoeur. (1)(5)

iv. Marie Reine MÉNARD STONGE was born 9 Dec 1701 in Contrecoeur. She married Dominique GAREAU STONGE 8 Jan 1735 in Contrecoeur. She died 16 Feb 1765 in Contrecoeur. (1)

v. Pierre MÉNARD STONGE was born 10 Aug 1704 in Contrecoeur. He married Marie CATHERINE ALLAIRE DALLAIRE 26 Feb 1726 in Contrecoeur. He died 24 Dec 1763 in Contrecoeur. (1)

vi. François MÉNARD STONGE was born before 1706. He died 28 Oct 1708 in Contrecoeur. (1)

vii. Marie Louise MÉNARD STONGE was born 22 Feb 1709 in Contrecoeur. She married Jean Baptiste CHAILLE MATURIN 8 Feb 1730 in Contrecoeur. She died 14 Feb 1748 in Contrecoeur, during a childbirth. (1)

ix. Louis MÉNARD STONGE was born before 1713. He married Marie Josephe MARTIN 17 Feb 1738 in Contrecoeur. According to the Marriage Contract executed by the Notary Cyr Monmerqué on 3 Feb 1738, Louis is listed as 25 years old and Marie-Josephe as 33 years old. (1)(5)

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(1) PRDH, Certificat de famille No. 7401.
(2) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 181995.
(3) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 94911.
(4) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 3120.
(5) Email messages from Gérald Ménard of Varennes, Québec, dated 27 & 28 Jan 2003.