I write today seeking information on my 3x great grandmother - a brick wall in my family history. My great-great-great grandparents were Paul (1846 - 1925) Desmarais GDWL-LBS and Eliza (abt. 1842 - 1877) born Phaneuf GDWL-5JH. Their history is somewhat of a mystery to me. I think they may have been married in Quebec or Connecticut, but I haven't been able to find proof of this yet.
I’m hoping that a sacramental marriage record from circa 1867 exists for Paul and Eliza (their first child was born in 1868 in Thompson, Connecticut based on a civil birth record).
I have the 1877 burial record for Eliza Phaneuf at Saint Bernardin de Sienne, Waterloo.
Possible name variations: Paul/Napoleon Desmarais/Desmarets/Demarra
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Leduc County, Alberta, Canada