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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

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Did You Know?Did you know...The life of the French-Canadians in Quebec was largely agrarian. It was a system where each household grew, produced or bartered for everything the family needed to survive. By the mid-1800s, as the population grew and family farms could no longer support succeeding generations, many left behind this self-sufficient life style for one based on wage labor in the mills. Eventually, one third of Quebec's population left Canada for mill villages in New England where they gathered in close-knit ethnic communities.

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Canada/New France  Pierre  Peloquin dit Felix Credy

  (b. 9 March 1800Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)   d. 23 June 1871Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) )  
Age: 71

Pierre Peloquin dit Felix Credy was born 9 March 1800 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel). Pierre Peloquin dit Felix Credy was the child of François Peloquin dit Felix Credy and Geneviève Tessier and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Felix Peloquin and Marie-Amable Hazeur (Azure) dite Herpin (maternal)  Joseph Tessier dit Major and Catherine Hus Cournoyer Millet

He married  Elizabeth Hus Cournoyer 26 November 1822 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Elizabeth Hus Cournoyer  was born 24 July 1797 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) .  She died 2 March 1844 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) .  She was the daughter of Joseph-Ignace Hus Cournoyer and Charles-Rosalie Peloquin dite Félix.

He married  (2) Adelaide (Delia) Janton (Genton) dite Dauphiné (Dauphinais) 30 October 1849 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Adelaide (Delia) Janton (Genton) dite Dauphiné (Dauphinais)  was born 24 November 1818 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada (St Francois du Lac) .  She died 22 February 1903 in Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA .  She was the daughter of Noel Janton dit Dauphiné (Dauphinais) and Marie-Anne-Louise Beaubien Trottier.

Pierre Peloquin dit Felix Credy died 23 June 1871 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel).

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Pierre Peloquin dit Felix Credy married Canada/New France Elizabeth Hus Cournoyer-- Date: 26 November 1822 Place: Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Elizabeth Hus Cournoyer was the daughter of Joseph-Ignace Hus Cournoyer and Charles-Rosalie Peloquin dite Félix

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Updated: 12/29/2014 6:23:16 PM

Canada/New France Felix Peloquin dit Felix Credy (b.11 January 1825, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 10 September 1902, Saint-Robert, Québec, Canada (St Robert))

Canada/New France Hedwidge Peloquin (b.11 January 1825, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

Canada/New France Olivier Peloquin dit Felix Credy (b.8 November 1826, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 9 May 1896, Saint-Robert, Québec, Canada (St Robert))

Canada/New France Julie Peloquin dite Felix Credy (b.16 September 1828, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Peloquin dit Felix Credy (b.12 February 1830, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

Canada/New France Calliste Peloquin dite Felix Credy (b.6 April 1832, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

Canada/New France Emerentienne Peloquin dite Felix Credy (b.6 April 1832, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 27 December 1832, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel))

Canada/New France Marie Peloquin dite Felix Credy (b.22 June 1834, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

Canada/New France Lucie Peloquin dite Felix Credy (b.23 May 1836, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

Canada/New France Basilice Peloquin dite Felix Credy (b.30 September 1838, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

Pierre Peloquin dit Felix Credy married immigrant - Canada to US Canada/New France Adelaide (Delia) Janton (Genton) dite Dauphiné (Dauphinais)-- Date: 30 October 1849 Place: Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Adelaide (Delia) Janton (Genton) dite Dauphiné (Dauphinais) was the daughter of Noel Janton dit Dauphiné (Dauphinais) and Marie-Anne-Louise Beaubien Trottier

St-Pierre de Sorel
Updated: 12/28/2009

Canada/New France Anonyme Peloquin (b.30 July 1850, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 31 July 1850, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel))

Canada/New France Emilie Peloquin (b.14 August 1851, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

immigrant - Canada to US Canada/New France Pierre (Peter) Peloquin (b.3 September 1853, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 3 September 1921, Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

immigrant - Canada to US Canada/New France Alfred Peloquin (b.26 January 1855, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 16 January 1916, Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

immigrant - Canada to US Canada/New France Louis Peloquin (b.2 February 1857, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. bet. 1920-1930, Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

Canada/New France Marie-Caroline Peloquin (b.29 June 1858, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 3 March 1859, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel))

immigrant - Canada to US Canada/New France Marie Peloquin (b.7 November 1859, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 24 April 1911, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA)

immigrant - Canada to US Canada/New France Catherine Peloquin (b.12 May 1861, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. aft. 1921, Massachusetts, USA)

Canada/New France Marie-Adele Peloquin (b.5 January 1865, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 20 October 1865 , Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel))

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9 March 1800
Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

World History1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

World History1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire

CanadaWhen the next American invaders arrive in 1812, they are fought to a stand-still at the battles of Queenston Heights, Chateauguay and Lundy's Lane, setting boundaries that remain today.

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Canada1812 - War of 1812 - second invasion of Canada by Americans (
At the outbreak of hostilities, the U.S. Army was a poorly equipped force of fewer than 7,000 men, many of them "complete amateurs with virtually no training or discipline," said historian Alan Taylor...Read MORE...

World History1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

Canada1818 - Canada's border is defined as the 49th Parallel from Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1800-to-1867.html -

Invention1818 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)

1822 Marriage / Partner
Pierre Peloquin dit Felix Credy and Elizabeth Hus Cournoyer 26 November 1822, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

Invention1824 - Portland cement is invented (Joseph Aspdin, England)

Invention1826 - The gas stove is invented (James Sharp, UK)

Invention1827 - Matches are invented (John Walker, England)

Invention1829 - The locomotive is invented (George Stephenson, England)

CanadaBy 1830, the struggle for democratic government in the colonies of British North America has reached fever pitch.
As the colonies grow in wealth and population, a generation of charismatic reformers -- Joseph Howe in Nova Scotia, Louis-Joseph Papineau in Lower Canada and William Lyon Mackenzie in Upper Canada - c...Read MORE...

Canada1836 - Opening of the first railway in Canada from La Prairie to St. Jean, Quebec
On July 21, 1836, cheers filled the air as a wood-burning steam locomotive chugged out of La Prairie, Quebec, pulling the first train on the first public railroad in Canada...

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Canada1837 - After an unsuccessful rebellion, the leaders escape to the U.S.
Along with a general feeling that the government was not democratic, the failure of the executive committee to maintain the confidence of the elected officials leads to violent but unsuccessful rebell...Read MORE...

Canada1838 - Levels of illiteracy among the French-speaking people were about 73% in 1838 but reached 88% in the countryside.
This reflected not only inconsistencies in the provision of schooling in Lower Canada and a lack of interest by government but also habitant resistance to education. 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html -

World History1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

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News1839 - Melancholy Accident
A Melancholy Accident occurred at Sorel, Canada on the 24th ult., by which a mother was deprived of life by the agency of her child of about three years of age. It appears that the child had been allo...Read MORE...

Invention1841 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)

Canada1841 - February 11 – Act of Union - The two colonies of The Canadas are merged into the United Province of Canada.

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Invention1842 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)

Canada1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains. (Wikipedia)
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Canada1842 - EARTHQUAKE
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The Canadien of last evening gives the following account of the recent shock from an earthquake, received in a letter from Three Rivers.

'This morning, abou...

Invention1843 - The Christmas card is invented (John Callcott Horsley, England)

Invention1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, United States)

World History1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

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News1848 - Great Fire at Sorel, In Canada
There were seventy-five houses destroyed by fire at Sorel, Canada, on Saturday, the 24th inst., including the stores of Messrs. Fowler and the Union Hotel, &c.
Milwaukee Sentinel - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - July 7, 1848

1849 Marriage / Partner
Pierre Peloquin dit Felix Credy and Adelaide (Delia) Janton (Genton) dite Dauphiné (Dauphinais) 30 October 1849, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

Canada1849 - The boundary of the 49th Parallel is extended to the Pacific Ocean. An Act of Amnesty provides for W.L. Mackenzie's return from exile in the U.S. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1800-to-1867.html -

Invention1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)

CanadaDespite diversification of the rural economy, more than 80% of French Canadians were employed in farming in 1850. 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html -

1851 Richelieu (county), St. Pierre de Sorel parish
Pierre Peloquin, cultivateur, birthplace Sorel, Canada, age 50
Adelaide Daforine, birthplace Sorel, Canada, age 34
Amelia Peloquin, birthplace Sorel, Canada, age 1
Felomina Peloquin, birthplace Sorel, Canada, age 9
Click here to go to 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada.
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Invention1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)

Canada1854 - The French seigneurial system of land tenancy is finally abolished in Canada East

Canada1856 - Grand Trunk
The Grand Trunk Railway opens its Toronto-Montréal line. timeline.asp -

Canada1857 - Ottawa chosen by Queen Victoria as the capital of the united colony of Canada

Invention1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)

Canada1858 - The Halifax-Truro line begins rail service. Chinese immigrants from California arrive in British Columbia, attracted by the Fraser River Gold Rush. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1800-to-1867.html -

News1861 - Canadian "Matres-Familias."
A venerable French-Canadian lady, Mrs. Genevieve Lemoine, died lately at Sorel, Lower Canada, at the good old ages of 92 years. She left, to mourn her loss, a rather numerous family; for she was the m...Read MORE...

Invention1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)

Canada1864 - Quebec Conference of 1864 held to discuss Canadian Confederation which will lead to the creation of the Dominion of Canada.

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Canada1865 - No Draft
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Canada1867 - Canada becomes a sovereign nation by an act of the British Parliament (the British North America Act). Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick are united as the Dominion of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald becomes the first prime minister

Invention1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)

CanadaCanada blunders catastrophically in seeking to take over the west without the consent of its inhabitants, especially the Métis of Red River and their leader, the charismatic, troubled Louis Riel.
The resistance of 1869-70 lays the groundwork for Manitoba to join Canada, but it also sets the stage for decades of conflict over the rights of French and English, Catholic and Protestant in the new ...Read MORE...

World History1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

CanadaThe 1870s and 1880s are a time of trial for the young Dominion of Canada.
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World History1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

23 June 1871
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