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.
Getting back to Clara, she was the daughter of Pierre Niquet and Rose-Délima Montmarquet…
This is her family tree with some missing branches. It goes back to the first Niquet ancestor. Clara has a tiny drop of royal blood, but another long story.
A closer look to Clara’s family tree…
Now what about F.X. Meteyer whose brother was Édouard-Elzéar Métayer seen in the middle in the first row and who had a twin brother?
In fact, his mother had two sets of twins. Édouard-Elzéar and Alfred born on June 10, 1844, and then Geneviève and Étienne born on September 2, 1857.
Who were F.X. Meteyer’s parents?
I will tell you more next time on Our Ancestors II because this might become much more confusing to follow.