Category Archives: Bernier & Martin Genealogy

Ancestors and descendants of Edward and Alfreda (Martin) Bernier

Till Death Do We Part

Why would a Catholic couple buried in the same cemetery be in different plots far from one another? Was one plot filled to capacity? Was one partner widowed, remarried, then buried with the second spouse? Not in the case of … Continue reading

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Bright and Shiny

Alfreda (Martin) Bernier (1903-1981) liked things to be just so. She favored rooms that sported figured wallpaper, painted woodwork, and starched curtains. When she went out, she wore dresses she had tailored to her ample figure. Her children went to … Continue reading

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Anastasie, épouse de feu Eustache Martin

When Brunswick farmer Eustache Eusebe Martin Sr died suddenly in early 1915, his widow Anastasie, who had never held a job outside the home and spoke little English, had to figure out how to care for her brood. She and … Continue reading

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The Farmer

Anastasie and Eustache, Part 2 French Canadian immigrants, Anastasie Paradis and Eustache Martin came to Brunswick, Maine, from the Chicoutimi region of Quebec to work at the cotton mill. (See Le Cultivateur) In 1895 they married and started a family. … Continue reading

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Le Cultivateur

Québec As early as 1536, French pioneers harvested the natural bounty of Quebec’s dense forests. They transported their furs and timber via the rivers of New France to ports along the Atlantic Ocean and thence to France itself. Since even … Continue reading

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