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SAUVÉ FAMILY HISTORY

It seems that Pierre SAUVÉ dit Laplante (see dit)and Marie Renée MICHEL/MICHAUD are the origin of most of the Sauve's in North America. To trace yourself back to this couple you might try the standard sources and the marriage indexes below.

Marriage Record, Lachine Que. February 27, 1696

pierre Sauvé dit laplante/Marie Michaud

Ce aujourdhui vingt septiesme fevrier mil six cent quatre vingt-seize a esté fait et solomnisé le mariage d'entre pierre Sauvé dit laplante soldat de la compagnie de Mr Dumesni capitaine d'une compagnie du détâchment de la marine fils de françois Sauvé Maistre Thailleur d'habits et de Marie Malleret sa femme natifs de la ville de libourne Archevesche de Bourdeaux d'une part, et Marie Michau fille de deffunct Jean Michau laboureur, et de Marie Marchesaux sa femme, ce mariage a esté fait apres la publication de trois bans sans quil sy soit formé aucun empeschments, et ce en la presence de Jean paré Maistre charpentier, pierre Jamme dit carrierre Marie Magdelen ne Michau, Jeanne gourdon, Marieanne Rapien, ont les dits Jamme et gourdon signé avec ............ paré et tous les autres on declaré ne seavoir signer de ce enquis.

I have attempted to duplicate the original record as close to possible. This includes omitted capitalization and some questionable spellings.

Below is a picture of a replica of the first chapel at Sts. Anges de Lachine. It was built in 1676 and is no doubt the church in which Pierre and Marie-Renée were married.

(en anglais)

pierre Sauvé dit laplante/Marie Michau

Today the twenty-seventh of February one thousand six hundred and ninety-six the marriage was performed and solemnized between Pierre Sauvé dit Laplante soldier in the Company of Captain Dumesni, a marine detachment, .son of François Sauvé, master tailor, and of Marie Malleret, his wife, natives of the village of Libourne archbishopric of Bordeaux, and Marie Michau daughter of Jean Michau, deceased labourer, and of Marie Marchesaux, his wife. This marriage was performed after the publication of three bans which resulted in no objections and in the presence of Jean Paré, master carpenter, Pierre Jamme dit Carrierre, Marie Magdelen né Michau,Jeanne Gourdon, Marieanne Rapien. Jamme and Gourdon signed with ......Paré and all the others declared they were unable to sign this register.


Frequently as we receive new information

An alpha marriage index for Sauve. Jeanne Sovey White researched parish records, Drouin, Rivest, Tanguay, Loiselle etc. to initiate this valuable research tool. These entries are referenced to, for example,: "JSW-FM12" and "JSWSauvegen.rtf". Steven Carriere "SC" has been researching some of the more obscure parishes where Sauvé family members are found using repertoires, census records etc. Deb Phillips "DP" has transcribed a number of church records which are included here. In 2005 thanks to Carmen Rochon we have been adding many marriages based on church repertoires. I would give all of these entries an excellent confidence rating. Those entries with other references should be used with caution. "LS" was researched by Larry Sovey using entries found at Ancestry.com, the IGI and message boards. We all know that even the IGI is not perfect let alone those other sources. They could at the least be a starting point to find a difficult link. GPT refers to the Genealogie Pour Tous website. Suffice it to say that any information from GPT should be checked it has been found to be defective on many occasions and they seem to be no interest in making corrections.

 If you have marriages that are not listed here please submit them that we can make these indexes as complete as possible. The names are sorted in order by the last name of the spouse.
LINK TO MARRIAGE INDEX

The following is an article by Hélène Lamarche présidente, Société d'histoire de Lachine rédactrice en chef de la revue Mémoires de la Société généalogique canadienne française

Many thanks to Bob Ranger for providing the reference to this article.

ENGLISH VERSION HERE

En réponse a une question de Gilles Laplante sur les origines de la famille Sauvé dit Laplante Précisons tout d'abord que le Régiment de Carignan n'est resté que trois ans en Nouvelle-France, soit de 1665 à 1668. Rien ne me permet de croire que Jacques Dusmeny, sieur de Noray, ou Pierre Sauvé dit Laplante aient pu être au nombre des 400 militaires démobilisés qui avaient alors choisi de demeurer au Canada. Les troupes envoyées de France, à compter des années 1680, au moment où s'intensifient les rivalités coloniales et les menaces iroquoises, appartiennent aux Compagnies Franches de la Marine. Il commence alors à y avoir des militaires en garnison dans les postes fortifiés qui entourent l'île de Montréal, et notamment au Fort Rémy (ou Fort Lachine) et au Fort Rolland, situés sur la côte dite de Lachine. Nombre de soldats épousent des jeunes canadiennes et selon la coutume du temps, les officiers de haut rang sont sollicités comme parrains ou comme témoins aux mariages. Le nom de Dumesny apparaît ainsi pour la première fois dans le registre paroissial de Lachine, le 16 janvier 1686, à l'occasion du mariage du caporal François Philippon avec Gertrude André. D'après Désiré Girouard, Dumesny semble avoir exercé le commandement du Fort Rolland en 1690-91, en 1694 ainsi qu'entre les années 1696-1698. Il est décédé à Montréal en 1714. Quant à Pierre Sauvé, on le retrouve mentionné pour la première fois dans le registre paroissial de Lachine à l'occasion de son mariage, le 27 février 1696, avec Marie Michau. Les témoins de son mariage sont: Jean Paré (commandant du Fort de Lachine) Pierre Jammes dit Carrière Dumesni Marie-Madeleine Michau (soeur de l'épouse) Jeanne Gourdon et Marie-Anne Rapin (deux cousines qui habitaient non loin de la terre) des Michau (sans doute des amies de la mariée) Pierre Sauve dit Laplante était fils de François dit Laplante et de Marie Malleret de Libourne en France. Il est inhumé à Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue le 4 mai 1737. Marie Michau, appelée parfois Marie Renée, était la fille de Jean et Marie Marchessault (veuve d'Albert Boutin), mariés à Québec le 25 novembre 1670. Elle a été baptisée à Montréal le 18 juin 1677 et confirmée à Lachine en 1688. Inhumée à Ste-Anne le 17 novembre 1750. Après  quelques années passées au Fort Frontenac, ou Cataracouy, avec sa famille, Jean Michel ou Michau avait fait l'acquisition du lot 455 (3 arpents de front sur 20 de profondeur), une terre située approximativement actuel des 21è et 22e avenues à Lachine. Au cours de l'été 1689, malgré l'état de guerre avec les Iroquois, le gouverneur Vaudreuil profite d'un moment apparent d'accalmie, pour autoriser les habitants des côtes qui travaillent alors à leurs champs, à ne plus se réfugier chaque soir dans les postes fortifiés environnants, comme ils le faisaient depuis deux ans. Beaucoup d'officiers sont en permission à Montréal. C'est le moment choisi par les Iroquois pour attaquer les habitants de Lachine, avec le résultat que l'on sait: 25 morts laissés sur place et une soixantaine de prisonniers emmenés en captivité. Jean Michau, son fils Pierre âgé de 17 ans, de même qu'Albert Boutin, le fils du premier mariage de Marie Marchessault sont tous trois tués et enterrés sur place, au lendemain du massacre. Il sont au nombre des 25 victimes dont les corps retrouvés cinq ans plus tard, ont été officiellement enterrés dans le cimetière de l'église de Lachine par le curé Pierre Rémy. Marie Marchessault a sans doute été faite prisonnière et serait décédée en captivité à une date inconnue. Trois enfants ont survécu, Marie, qui épouse Pierre Sauvé en 1696, Madeleine mariée à Jacques Leduc en 1701 et François qui devient interprète sous le nom de Michauville. Pierre Sauvé est l'un des nombreux soldats mariés à Lachine entre 1686 et 1699. Hubert Ranger dont la fille Louise épouse Jacques Sauvé en 1726 en est un autre. Vers 1697-98, les prêtres du Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice, seigneurs de Montréal, concèdent un grand nombre de terres nouvelles le long du lac St-Louis, en direction du Bout de l'Ile. Pierre Sauvé acquiert alors le lot 154, à proximité de l'église actuelle de Pointe-Claire. Tout ce territoire fait alors partie de la paroisse de Lachine, jusqu'à la création des paroisses de Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue (1703) et de Pointe-Claire (1711). C'est la raison pour laquelle on trouve les descendants de la famille Sauvé dit La Plante aux registres de ces différentes paroisses. Sources: Répertoire des actes de baptème, mariage, sépulture et des recensements du Québec ancien, Programme de recherche en démographie historique de l'Université de Montréal, sous la direction de H. Charbonneau et J. Légaré, Vol. 6. Girouard, Désiré, Lake Saint-Louis Old and New, Poirier et Bessette & Co., Montréal, 1893.

THE LACHINE MASSACRE

The following is from an expired Sauvé Family History Page. 

"We visited the archives in Libourne in the fall of 1997 in hopes of finding something of Pierre Sauve dit Laplante and or his parents. The archivist told us that he has a visit at least twice a year from someone looking for original notes of Pierre Sauve, or that of his parents but to his knowledge nothing exists in the archives in Libourne. There was at the time no listing in the phone books for the region for a "Sauve, Sauve dit Laplante, or Malleret ". We made a minor attempt to find documents in the archives in Bordeaux, but some one with much more patience than us will have to do the search. What we discovered was that most of the records for the period of interest were destroyed in the hundred years war as many churches, cemetaries were burned or pillaged. What records that do remain are almost completely illegible, some entirely eaten through by mould or bugs and literally fell apart from handling. The archivist also led us on a bit of a wild goose chase to the very small town of Les Eglisottes, near the town of Libourne, where he said one of the people searching for records of Pierre Sauve had found a reference. There we found nothing, either in the municipal archives or at the church. (The buildings in the town are not old enough to be of the period, the church dates from the late 1800's as do all the tombstones in the cemetary. ) We do not have any confidence that there was anything in this lead.

It was however, wonderful to walk through the town of Libourne, which has a lovely town square (one of the buildings making up the square was the municipal office housing the archives). Many of the buildings date back to the mid 1600's, so at least we could imagine what the town may have been like when Pierre Sauve dit Laplante was there."

Pierre originated from Libourne, Bordeaux, France. About 15 miles from Libourne is La Sauve. Found there is an 11th century ruined abbey.

PAUL SAUVÉ
The beginning of the quiet revolution.

SAUVÉ BROS.-BROCKVILLE BOATBUILDERS

There is at least one more Sauve that immigrated to North America. KENBERL@aol.com informs me that his ancestor Pierre Sauve arrived in New Orleans about 1769 from Dunkirk. Apparently there are many of his descendants living in the New Orleans area and in Florida.

In addition we have learned of three brothers who came to Canada from the Island of Jersey in the early 1900's. Two of them Charles George and Fedrick William joined the Canadian Forces during WWI. Albert Jean came later. Originally, apparently, they lived in B.C. and Alberta. In the 1950's Charles George is known to have lived in Ottawa. Anyone having any information about them or their descendants please let us know. They went by the name Sovey but the family was originally Sauve in France, changing the name when they arrived in Jersey.

Sauveterre de Guyenne - A walled town dating back to the 13th century which still has all of the original four gates intact. For information: S.I., 2, rue St. Romain, 33540 Sauveterre. Tel: 556 71 53 45.

The town of Sauve in France

There is a book written by a Georges Sauvé "Les fils de Saint-Cdme.: une dynastie medico-chirurgicale de quatre siecles" published in 1987 by Mayenne: Yves Floc'h, 929.244 sa89s isbn 2-85554-0240-0. This is said to be a "history of the Sauvé family of France.....a family of physicians covering a period of four centuries." It is said to contain genealogical tables as well. Could this be the origin of the name Sauvé???? If anyone has seen this book I would appreciate hearing from you. It is available at the Mormon's Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

 Jeanne Sovey White has seen this book but there doesn't seem to be an obvious connection to our Pierre. There is however a reference to a Crestien Sauve in 1243.

SAUVE FAMILY MEMBERS LOST SERVING THEIR COUNTRY IN TIMES OF WAR

Adélard Gilbert

Adélard

Gilbert

François

Joseph

Charles

François-Marie

Pierre

François

(1899-1973)

(1870-1960)

(1843- )

(1811- )

(1781-1860 )

(1740- )

(1698- )

(1652?-1737)

Leona Malloy

Odeal Mirault

Melina Tondu

Judith Leger

Thérèse Laflamme

Angélique Lalonde

Elisabeth Madeleine

Marie-Renée Michau

Marie Malleret

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An extensive Sauvé genealogical database.

Genealogy related quotes.

The raison d'etre of the following exercise (in futilty?) is an attempt to grow our family tree.We have a number of dead ends which will probably require some input from others to advance.Please e-mail me if you even suspect you may have some information about the following family connections.

BOYCE CRAPPER LAWSON MIRAULT PADGET RYAN SHAW

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Unclaimed property from The Bank of Canada.

The following is found at: http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/main.htm indicates the frequency of each nickname used by Sauvés in the approximately 700,000 certificates in the PRDH’s data base.

1 DESTSILVESTRE
1 LAMENENNE
366 LAPLANTE
1 MICKION
1 MOSSION
1 PILON
2 PLANTE
4 PLANTOCHE
1 STJEAN
1 TANFAU

The chart below from http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/main.htm indicates the frequency of each associated spelling in the approximately 700,000 certificates in the PRDH’s data base. It should be noted that the PRDH viewed only Quebec registers....in Ontario and other Anglophone communities some weird and not so wonderful things were done to the name.

Variant Freq.
SAUVAY 1
SAUVE 1465
SAUVEE 6
SAUVER 66
SAUVES 10
SAUVEY 151
SAUVEZ 94
SOVE 2

If  you are, or know of, the following people:

Alphonse (Alfred)
Sauvé born Oct. 14, 1912 at Hull son of Ovila Sauvé and Emilia Leblond, died about 1950, (brother of Arthur who died in Ohio in 1943)

Gail (Located 2003)
Sauve, from Toronto

John A.
Sauve, 1976, Detroit MI

Charles George
  Sauvey, of 377 King Edward Ave. Ottawa, Ontario (about 1950), member of 50th Battalion (1st Rifles) WW I, or any descendants

Albert Jean
Sauvey, b. 1904 or any descendants

Frederick William
Member of 50th Battalion (1st Rifles) WW I, lived at 47 Page St., Westminster, S.W., married to E.M. Sauvey, or any descendants

David (Located 2002 - Deceased)
Lived 59 Errol Rd., Sarnia 1960's, taught @ London, England mid to late 60's, returned to Canada

David Albert
Probably living in California. Father of Robert of Alaska.

Marie A. Sauve 
Graduated in 1934 from Birch Run High School, Flint Michigan

Raymond J. Sauve
Graduated in 1937 from St. Mary's High School, Flint, Michigan

Please let me know

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