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Louis Edouard Breau

Reference: 182.832.48

Born Born 18 August 1875 Neguac, New Brunswick
Died Died 15 May 1953 Neguac, New Brunswick
Married Married 7 Nov 1905 Esther Robichaud at Neguac, New Brunswick

Photo Album - Family album of photos and documents.

Parents:

Children:

  1. Edouard Eddy Breau; b. 1906; d. 1938
  2. Lucille Emelda Marie Breau; b. 1909; d. 1997
  3. Judith Cécilia Célia M. Breau; b. 1910; d. 1999
  4. Omer Breau; b. 8 March 1914; d. 1 May 1981
  5. Armande Amanda Breau; b. 2 Dec 1921

The Parents of Louis

Louis’ Early Years

Louis and Esther Robichaud

Esther and Louis Esther was born on January 11, 1876 at Lower Neguac, New Brunswick, the daughter of Jacques and Judith (neé Martin) Robichaud, and was the eighth of ten children. Esther passed away on April 1, 1908 at Neguac.

Louis was Ned Breau's first son with his second wife, Lucille Robichaud. He inherited one-third of Lot 9 from his father and lived there all his life.

Louis earned his living mainly from cutting and selling wood from his woodlot. He also fished smelts and herring and did enough farming to produce food for the family. The family home was destroyed by fire, and the house now standing on his former property was built in 1944. This house, now unoccupied, was used as the Post Office for Comeau Settlement from January 1951 to September 1961. Those who remember Louis say that he had a fine singing voice, and that he had many old Acadian songs in his repertoire. Unfortunately, those songs have now all been forgotten and are forever lost1 2.

The Final Years for Louis

None of Louis' children left any descendants in the region. His eldest son, Edouard (Eddy) died single at 32 years of age. Cécilia and Omer never married and lived on the property inherited from their parents. Emelda married John Fogan and lived at Newcastle. Armande married Myles LaDeroute who was in the Canadian Army. Myles was originally from VanKleek Hill, Ontario. This family is presently living at Loretteville, Quebec2.

Footnotes

OBITUARY for MRS. LOUIS BREAU
Mrs. Louis Breau of Lower Neguac passed away at her home on Sunday afternoon, April 26. She had been in failing health for the past five years but her death was sudden and unexpected. Mrs. Breau was 77 years of age.
Born in Rivière des Caches, she was a daughter of the late James and Judith Robichaud. Most of her life was spent in Lower Neguac. She was a member of St. Bernard's Church and active in all its affairs. She was a member of the Society of Our Lady of Assumption.
Besides her husband, three daughters survive, (Emelda) Mrs. John Fogan of Newcastle, Cecelia at home, (Amanda) Mrs. Miles LaDeraute of Vanleek Hill, Ontario, and one son Omer at home. A sister, Mrs. Marcel Robichaud of Fair Isle, survives, as do several grandchildren.
The funeral was held on Wednesday morning, April 29, from the house to St. Bernard's Church where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Leger. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.
Obituary in North Shore Leader newspaper, May 8, 1953

Sources

  1. "A Breau Genealogy", 2nd Edition, compiled by Robert Brault and Clarence T. Breaux; private publication, 2nd edition 2004; 440 pages; history and family lines of the descendants of Vincent Brault (1629-1686), a pioneer Acadian
  2. "No Man's Land", by Jean-Louis Comeau, Kanata, Ontario, private publication, June 1998; 229 pages; a genealogical history of Comeau Settlement; ISBN 0-9684439-0-7

-- JimBenedict - 18 Jun 2006
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