3042. Denis JEAN dit St. Onge was born in Taillebourg (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1770 He appeared in the census in 1667 at "Cap Rouge et Coste de St. Ignace" with his wife, Marie, and seven children - two of whom were Marie's daughters from her first marriage to Nicolas Goupil. The family had four beasts and thirty arpents under cultivation. Marie (Anne) PELTIER (PELLETIER) and Denis JEAN dit St. Onge1715 were married on 30 August 1655 at Sillery although the marriage was recorded at Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1,2428
3043. Marie (Anne) PELTIER (PELLETIER) was baptized on 5 April 1637 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada.1,2429 She was a "filles à marier" (marriageable girl) who emigrated to New France representing one quarter of all the single girls arriving in New France through 1673. The "filles à marier" women arrived between 1634 and 1662 and only numbered 262. These young women, often poor, were recruited and chaperoned by religious groups or individuals who had to assure and account for their good conduct. To be considered a "filles à marier", the women must have been between the ages of 12-45, not accompanied by BOTH parents or a husband and must have signed an enlistment contract, one marriage contract or gotten married in the colony. Due to their arrival in the very early stages of the formation of New France, these 262 women played a significant role in populating the colony. She died after 9 March 1711. She appeared in the census in 1667 at "Cap Rouge et Coste de St. Ignace" with her husband, Denis, and seven children - two of whom were Marie's daughters from her first marriage to Nicolas Goupil. The family had four beasts and thirty arpents under cultivation.
[Note: Marie's first marriage was to Nicolas Goupil on 17 October 1650 at Nôtre Dame in Québec.]