Audiberts in Fort Kent, Maine
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Audiberts in Fort Kent, Maine



Connections and a little ancestral lineage for Audiberts who originated from Fort Kent, Maine

Connections and a little ancestral lineage for Audiberts who originated from Fort Kent, Maine



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  • 2. • Some of this is from memory (Reginald L Audibert, 1941 - ) 2• The ancestry came from the work of Ed Audibert(1955 - ) – son of Auguste, son of Joseph, son of Stephen, son of Joseph). There is a link to his extensive genealogy site on page 7• Some of it is pure legend, little conversations with my father (Claude Arthur Audibert, son of Vincent, son of Stephen, son of Joseph, (who was the first Audibert settler in Fort Kent) and my grandmother, Catherine Morin.• Some of it came from documents recorded by my daughter (Catherine Danielle Audibert Talley, 1969 - )• This little project was initiated as a result of Facebook conversations with Audiberts from other branches of the family.• Our interest was piqued because Miss Connecticut, 2012 is the very beautiful and talented Emily Audibert, and now we’re all trying to figure out how we’re connected.• As you read this, I would happily correct and add pages, notes, and anecdotes – contact information below 323-271-2336 or
  • 3. This a 1641 map of the Ile d’Orléans which sits in the St. Laurence River just east of the city of Quebec. It was the home of the first Audibert family from which most of us living in the U.S. were descended. 3The Audiberts were early settlers inQuebec, a little more than twocenturies after Jacques Cartier claimedthe territory for France during the mid16th century. Audiberts are not fromAcadia like most of the local Frenchspeaking people in northern Maine.The name is descended from Frenchcolonists from Quebec.The family lived on the Ile d’Orléans, seen here in an old map, across theSt. Laurence from Québec City andaccording to Wickipedia one of the firstFrench-occupied colonies in the U.S.The Audibert men werecarpenters, and records indicate thatthe first Audibert in Fort Kent camenorth with the militia, and helped buildthe Fort Kent blockhouse
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  • 6. 6• Joseph L. Audibert-Lajeunesse 1820 - 1857 born September 1820 in Ile d Orleans, Quebec, and died in1857 in Fort Kent, Aroostook Co. Maine. This is the Audibert who came north with the militia and helped construct the fort. Not much is known how this British citizen ended up on the U.S. army.• The Audiberts (The hyphenated “LaJeunesse” was dropped in the next generation) who now seem to have re-connected through Facebook appear to all have been descended from Stephen (1854 – 1929). My father remembers Stephen, spoke of him as a mean old rascal with not much respect for the law. (Cleaned up a little for posterity). The links are visible on the next page
  • 7. Etienne Audibert- Catherine Rocheron Etienne was born in France LaJeunesse 1673/4-1749/50 and died in Canada 1675=1750Jean Francois Audibert Marie Angele Plante LaJeunesse ? 1717 - ?Pierre Audibert-LaJeunesse Marguerite Curodeau ? This Joseph was born in ? Quebec and died in Fort Kent in 1857. Arrived in Fort Kent Joseph Audibert- Marguerite Helie-Breton in the militia and never left LaJeunesse Stephen R. Audibert Cynthia Nadeau 1854-1929 1858-1913 Joseph Henry Audibert Marie Esther Michaud Ed’s7 1884-1941 1889-1981 grandfather Vincent Murray Audibert Catherine Morin Reggie’s 1885-1929 1885-1974 grandfather
  • 8. Included to show thatmuch of the easternU.S. including the St.Laurence basin, wasalready quitethoroughly exploredjust 50 years afterColumbus’ voyages. 8
  • 9.  Fort Kent9
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  • 11.   Audibert Genera Store11 Audibert home, corner of Elm and Audibert streets
  • 12. 11 International bridge Main Street Audibert General Store (approximate) Audibert Street Audibert family home. As the oldest son, Joseph got this house. Vincent got a newer homeCourtesy of Google Earth, but Google has not yet added street level photography inFort Kent
  • 13. Vincent and Catherine 12home on Elm StreetAudibert lumber millconverted to apartmentsAudibert family homeAudibert street – nowdiverted to turn toward andconnect with Hall street, butuntil recently, it went straightfrom the Audibert home toMain street between whatwas once the J.J. NewberryFive and Dime and J.C.Penneys. Courtesy of Google Earth, but Google has not yet added street level photography in Fort Kent Sorry I could not get higher resolution pix. If anyone knows of a source, I’d love the
  • 14. I do not know most of these people, but they are mostlyMorins. Vinnie is seated at our far right, front row, withmononcle Theodule’s hand on his shoulder. Catherine isseated next to him.