Joseph Robineau was baptized on March 8, 1804. According to the church record Joseph’s parents were Louis Robineau and Marguerite Bigras who were married in 1799 at Oka (L’Annonciation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie).
Joseph Robineau and Eleonore Phalmeur were married on February 20, 1832.
As per the Church record, Joseph Robineau’s parents were Louis Robineau and Marguerite Bigras. In this record the priest chose to write that Eleonore’s parents were Andre “Phalmeur” and Marie Margerite Cleroux. Phalmeur is one of the several variants in the church records. As I have hinted at before, i think the true spelling of the name should be “Falmar”. The marriage took place in St. Benoit parish.
Based on a record search through the Drouin records on Ancestry.com, i can say that Joseph and Eleonore had the following children. This list is probably not complete. The dates listed are most likely dates of baptism and not dates of birth:
- Olivine, baptized in 1844
- Joseph baptized in 1846
- Joseph was married to Marie Portelance in February 1871.
- Marie Marguerite baptized in 1842
- Joseph Robineau baptized in 1836 – died in 1837
- Artimise Pricille baptized in 1838 – died in 1839
- Emelie Onezime baptized in 1835
- Aurelie baptised in 1833 – married in 1857 (Hughes)
- Frederique baptized in 1848
- Damase Robineau baptised on August 1, 1854
The “1852 census of Canada – East” lists six Robineau’s in the household (Emelie, Olivine, Joseph, Marguerite, Frederique and Aurelie). Artimise and Joseph died before 1852 and Damase was born after 1852.
Joseph Robineau died in 1855. According to hearsay, Eleonore was destitute after Joseph’s death. Apparently he had a lumber business with his in-laws and when that business failed they lost all their wealth. Eleonore was helped in the raising of her children by Joseph Brunet who she eventually married.