NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The progentors of the Onelette family came from France to Quebec, Canada, where four or more generations have lived.
(I) Anthony Onelette, grandson of the first settler, was born in Essex county, Ontario, 1804, died there in 1881. His father was twice married, having four sons and two daughters by his first wife and nine sons and two daughters by the second. Anthony Onelette had a common school education, and learned the trade of blacksmith at which he worked througout his active life. He spent all his life in his native town.
He married Catherine Bezaire, born in Essex county, Ontario, 1809, died March 2, 1886.
1. Rev. Remi (deceased) was a Catholic priest and superior at St. Hyacinth College, Canada.
4. Rose, a sister in Sacred Heart Convent, Kenwood, near Albany, N.Y.
6. Rev. Ferdinand J., mentioned below.
7. Joseph, a lawyer.
8. Elizabeth, lives with her brother, Rev. Ferdinand J.
9. Josephine (deceased) lived in Essex county, New York; married Calixte St. Louis and had children: Blanche, Eva, Arthur and Rose St. Louis.
(II) Rev. Ferdinand J. Onelette, son of Anthony Onelette, was born in Essex county, New York, April 14, 1842. He studied in the College of the Barzellian Fathers at Sandwich, Essex county, Ontario, and at St. Hyacinth College and Seminary in Montreal, Canada. He was ordained at Sandwich, Ontario in 1867, and for about a year was secretary to Bishop Welch, at London, Ontario. He had charge of various missions after that.
Since 1885 he has had charge of the parish of St. Regis Falls, Franklin county, N.Y. He has also missions at Santa Clara, Everton and Brandon, N.Y. Since coming to his parish he has built a handsome new church and parish house and has established a flourishing parochial school. He is well known and highly respected, not only by his parishioners, but by his townsmen of all denominations and classes.
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