Lazare Pitre

1806 Bathurst, New Brunswick after 1881 Bathurst, NB

 

 

Continuation of tree (3rd child of Jean Baptiste Pitre/Marie Hache); all known surname descendants:

            6     Lazare Pitre  b: 26 April 1806  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. 1881  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                             +Marguerite Melanson  b: 24 December 1809  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 19 November 1827  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Louis/Rose Hebert]; d: 9 May 1890  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                        7        Marguerite Pitre  b: 10 January 1829  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                        7        Veronique Pitre  b: 10 July 1831  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 10 January 1892  Beresford, Gloucester, NB

                                    +Ignace Amand Frenette  b: 31 July 1825  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 6 November 1848  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Alexis Gervais/Marguerite Boudreau]; d: 9 July 1893  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                        7        Marguerite Pitre  b: 25 December 1835  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 5 September 1918 Robertville, Gloucester, NB

                                    +Pierre Doucet  b: 4 August 1831  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 21 November 1854  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [Francois Xavier/Marie Laplante]; d: 10 March 1919  Robertville, Gloucester, NB

                        7        William Pitre  b: September 1836  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 14 August 1912  Orono, Penobscot, ME 

                                    +Marie Hache  b: Abt. 1837  New Brunswick; m: 5 August 1857  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 24 July 1910  Orono, Penobscot, ME                      

                        7        Lazare Pitre  b: September 1841  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 28 March 1909  Lower Lake, Gloucester, NB

                                    +Adele Roy  b: 27 August 1843  Grand Anse, Gloucester, NB; m: 31 August 1863  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [Joseph/Rose Laplante]; d: 25 March 1920  Beresford, Gloucester, NB

                        7        Rose Pitre  b: 15 March 1843  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. 1891

                                    +Jean Baptiste Bertin  b: 17 November 1840  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 22 August 1864  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [Sifroi/Celeste Hache]; d: Aft. 1901  

                        7        Alexander Pitre  b: 22 December 1845  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. 1861

                        7        Silvienne Pitre  b: October 1847  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. 1861

                        7        Marcel Pitre  b: 24 March 1850  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 8 March 1907  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                                    +Helene Doucet  b: August 1863  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 11 July 1883  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [George X./Rose Ann Burke (McPherson)]; d: 24 January 1942  Orono, Penobscot, ME                       

                        7        Peter L. Pitre  b: 27 June 1852  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 24 September 1925  West Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                                    +Lucille Vienneau  b: 14 February 1853  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: Abt. 1872  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: Bef. 1880               

                                  *2nd Wife of Peter L. Pitre                                                         

                                    +Marguerite Doucet  b: 7 May 1861  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 27 January 1880  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [George X./Rose Ann Burke (McPherson)]; d: 7 November 1949  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

 

 

Notes for Lazare Pitre:

- Notes for ancestry:  Marriage record gives both sets of parents.

 

23 July 1830 (V1, #160) Laurence Boudreau & wife Mary of Beresford sold land for 30 pounds to Lazare Petre of Bathurst  (#420, registered 12 April 1833).

 

9 March 1836 Indenture (V2, #125) Edward Petre & wife Rose of Bathurst sold land for 5 shillings and a bond for 18 pounds to Lazare Petre of Bathurst (originally part of lot #16 granted to John Baptiste Petre and sold to Edward Petre and Hilaire Petre)

 

2 August 1839 Indenture (V3, #256) Lazare Petre & wife Margaret of Bathurst sold some land (part of lot #16 originally granted to John Baptist Petre) for 80 pounds to Francis Ferguson

 

26 December 1839 Indenture (V3, #257) Francis Ferguson merchant & wife Ann Eliza of Bathurst sold land (part of lot #3 originally granted to Michael Deagle deceased & Raymond Doucett) for 20 pounds to Lazare Peter of Beresford.

 

25 November 1842 (V3, #655) Michael Deagle of Bathurst has died intestate; his children have agreed to sell part of lot #3 in Beresford to Lazare Petre for 5  (registered 25 November 1842),

 

21 July 1857 Indenture (v16, #65) Lazare Petre farmer & wife Margaret of Beresford, sold to William Petre of Beresford (eldest son of Lazare Petre), for 12, part of lot #3, in the front tier of lots at Little Nepisiquit, which had been sold to Lazare by the heirs of Michael Deagle of Beresford.

 

 

Census

- 1861 Beresford, Gloucester, New Brunswick:  Lazare Petre 54 (farmer), wife Margret 50, Lazare 19, Rose Ann 17, Alexander 14, Sophia 12, Marsel 10, Peter 7.

- 1871 Bathurst, Gloucester, NB:  Lazare Petre 66 (farmer), wife Margret 70, Marcel 21, Peter 18.

- 1881 Bathurst, Gloucester, NB:  Lazar Pete 81 (farmer), wife Margaret 67, Marshal 32 (farmer); son Peter 29 (farmer), 2nd wife Margaret 20, Mary B. 3 months; Ole Syverson 20 (lumberman).

Magazine article (translation by Donald Pitre):  In spring of 1955, an old prospector by the name of Daniel Lapointe found ore close to the 44 Brook Mile.  This lucky find rekindled the interest of the local prospectors, who have sought it since the1890's, when an old courier of the wood by the name of Lazare Pitre and his son also Lazare, had found a seam.  The legend is that old Pitre and his son trapped the area from the Tetagouche lakes in West Branch to the 44 Brook Mile.  One day, they were caught by a storm which forced them to spend the night in the woods.  By the gleam of the fire, they spotted something which shone on a rock not far away.  In the morning, after inspection of the places, they saw what seemed ore of good value.  The elder Pitre brought samples to Bathurst to be analyzed.  The results showed that the stone was almost pure ore.  After receiving this news, Lazare joined up with Ellis, who was employed in the province at the time as a land surveyor, and the two set about to search for the ore deposit.  From here, history is somewhat vague.  Ellis died during the search when he fell from a raft on the swollen river.  Pitre survived and made his way through the  woods exhausted and almost dead, and arrived at the head of one of the branches of the Miramichi.  He continued to search, but in his turn was found dead and his son remained alone to continue.  The young Pitre, also named Lazare, continued to trap and search for the nest egg.  About 1909 he was found dead, close to a spring, by Billy Woods, who wanted to water his horses there.  Since that time, many have tried to discover the find, but without success.

Obituaries for the children:

William Pitre:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Thursday, 15 August 1912:  The death of William Petrie occurred Wednesday forenoon at his home on Broadway after an illness of two months at the age of 81 years.  Mr. Petrie was a shoemaker and repairer and for many years had a shop in the basement of the Katahdin block.  He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Stephen Petrie of Van Buren and Corp. Allie Petrie, U. S. A., Mrs. Mary Goggin and Mrs. Maggie Jones of Orono.  The time of the funeral will be announced.

 

Marcel Pitre:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Saturday, 9 March 1907:  The death of Marshall Petrie occurred at his home on Water street, Orono early Friday at the age of 54 years.  He is survived by a widow, three daughters and two sons.  The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic church, Monday morning at nine o'clock.

 

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- Some deaths in RED from online death certificates (1920-1938), online death registrations (1888-1919).

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Last updated:  4 February 2020.