Most of our ancestors were just ordinary people whose names will never be found in history books.
This is why I had created Our Ancestors back in September 2009 to eventually make contact with distant relatives in the United States and Canada.
Little did I know that in September 2020 I would be contacted by Michael Meteyer, a third cousin once removed who had a lot to share.
Having written more than 1500 posts on Our Ancestors, if I want to write more about Michael’s ancestors and share old family photos, I have to write about them here on Our Ancestors II. This is Michael’s paternal grandparents.
Next Sunday, we will go back in time to Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA…
I have little to go on trying to identify people on this photo, but I can try….
Pauline sent it.
Hope you are well!! Just curious about some photos sent to me by Jacques. Neither of us knows who are in these photos except one of them (with children) might be Dr. Gagnon (Joseph?) and Eugene Gagnon to his left? Could this be a graduation perhaps (diploma in hand?)
The other is a formal shot and I would love to know who is in that photo too.
I would also like to learn more about Dr. Joseph Gagnon (son of Francois Xavier Gagnon.)
This postcard shows his home/pharmacy but I haven’t found too much about his employment. Curious, where did he get his training? Might he have been a pharmacist? Looks like he made a good living!!
Thanks for any help you can give me on the photos. (Curious, do you know a photo/face recognition mechanism that might help?) You are the master, so I start with you!! 🙂
Hope you and your family stay well. Thanks for keeping the genealogy quest alive with your blog too! 🙂
Are you lost when you are looking for your lost French-Canadians ancestors?
Well look no more because I probably wrote about them on my blogs Our Ancestors and Our Ancestors II. I have written more than 1,000 posts on both blogs. So if you want to know more about François-Xavier Métayer who became F.X. Meteyer when he emigrated to the U.S and also about his wife Clara Niquet also spelled Niquette, then this will give you the scope of my research on these two ancestors.
First I will start with Clara Niquet. This is Marie Rose Clara standing besides her husband François-Xavier on a photo taken in 1916.
This is the original photo most probably taken in Rochester, New York.
This is Clara again seen on a family picture taken in Rochester, New York in 1938.
I am good with comparing faces and I am sure this is Clara Niquet with her son Ernest Darius Meteyer, seen behind her, his wife Josephine Munding and all their children. I could go on and on about who’s who on that picture, and in fact I did go on and on when I wrote about them here on Our Ancestors II.
I don’t intend to identify all these people. However when I find someone I had not been able to identify, I will write about it.
The Munding and the Meteyer families are on this photo taken in 1916. I am sure it’s 1916 because of this woman I believe has to Églantine Niquette.
At first I thought she was a little on the heavy size, but this morning I found out that Églantine Niquette was in fact about 6 or 8-months pregnant. She would give birth to Joseph Alfred Métayer on July 8,1916 in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Little Alfred would die a month later on August 17, 1916.
Églantine Niquette was married to Frank Meteyer who I think is here behind is mother Clara.
Frank had married his cousin Églantine in 1911. Églantine was the daughter of Émile Niquette and Genevieve Meteyer. This is who I think is Genevieve Meteyer.
She was F-X Meteyer’s sister seen with his wife Clara Niquette, Églantine’s aunt.
Before I had figured this photo was taken in 1916 because Josephine Munding was holding her son Ernest Charles Meteyer born January 4, 1916.
Ernest is just a few months old just by looking at how Josephine is holding him.
So what about Églantine Niquette who had married Frank Meteyer February 23, 1911?
These are their children I could find documents on.
Joseph François Xavier Émile Métayer 1912– Aline Métayer 1913– Joseph Alfred Métayer 1916–1916 Marie Pauline Annette Métayer 1917– Joseph Horace Roger Métayer 1918– Rita Métayer 1921– Yvette Marie Fernande Métayer 1923–
Rita is the child I could find a marriage certificate. She married Henri Parizeau in 1951. I don’t think they had any children who might want to look for their ancestors.
If you would like to see the photos I have then I will send them along to you. Original post published in July 2010 My new found distant cousin Sandy posted a message on my new Ancestry family tree page. I had decided last month to migrate my family tree from My Heritage to Ancestry. […]
Maybe someone wrote me asking me for help and then I found this in my search.
Now I remember who wrote me on Ancestry…
Nous sommes peut-être des relations de la famille Bleau. J’habite aux États-Unis, mais j’ai pu tracé ma famille assez loin. Ora (Laura) Bleau était mon arrière-arrière grand-mère. Ceci est le compte de ma mère qui est malheureusement décédée juillet dernier.