Leon Demers (Pierre Demers and Brigitte Guertin) of Chambly

m. 13 January 1829, St-Athanase-d'Iberville

Marie-Elisabeth Morais (Jean-Baptiste Morais and Elisabeth Nadeau)

Earlier lines of ascent are known and available for both the paternal and maternal lines of ancestry.


1. Joseph-Leon DeMarce/Demers, b. 25 August 1834, baptized at St-Jean-d'Iberville, Quebec, Canada--d. 1 November 1904, Bedford, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada (while on a visit to his sister--he lived in Pepin Co., Wis. and had for 40 years). m. 27 August 1854, North Hero, Vt., Eliza Kelley, dau. of John and Florence (Pepin) Kelley; religious ceremony, Immaculate Conception, St. Albans, Vt., 24 February 1856. 1861 went back to St-Athanase-d'Iberville, Quebec; 1865 to Pepin Co., Wis.

1.1 Joseph DeMarce, Jr., b. 9 July 1855, Isle la Motte, Grand Isle Co., Vt.--d. 1 April 1932, Dunn Co., Wis. m. 2 February 1896, Pepin Co., Wis., Violette White, b. 20 February 1880--d. 30 October 1899, dau. of Gryus and Rissel (Place) White.

1.2 Florence DeMarce, b. 15 February 1857, North Hero, Vt.--d. 1869, Pepin Co., Wis.

1.3 Henry DeMarce, b. 11 February 1859, North Hero, Vt. By 1900 had moved to Minnewaukan, N.D. m. Adeline Bashaw, dau. of John and Almira (Richer-Lafleche) Bashaw/


NOTE: Later children of this family were born in Canada and Wisconsin.


The ancestry of the following family has not been identified. However, it is apparently not closely related to the above DeMarce line.

2. Moses DeMarce/Demarse. m. Christine/Chrisia/Justine St. Peters/St-Pierre.

Note: there is buried at Altona, N.Y., Father Louis B. Demers, died 1 March 1888, age 49, and with him Christine Demers, died 15 February 1883, age 85 years. Is it possible that this would be the mother of this family and another son? If so, the son, as a priest, should be relatively easy to trace.

2.1 Moses DeMarce/Demarse, b. 18 December 1837, Keeseville, N.Y. (or c. 1836, Canada),--d. 7 September 1907, Isle la Motte, Vt.Civil War Veteran, Co. K, 11 Vt. HA, 1890 Special Schedule, Isle la Motte, Vt. m. (1) Clara/Clarissa/Clemente/Clemence LaBombard, b. c. 1838/46, Canada--d. 27 September 1884, Isle la Motte, Vt., age 46 years 5 months 27 days., dau. of Antoine and Elizabeth (Lucia) LaBombard; m. (2) 12 April 1888, North Hero, Vt., Celinda LaBombard, b. c. 1851/Aug. 1853--d. 4 October 1915, dau. Antoine and Elizabeth (Lucia) LaBombard. 1880 census, Isle la Motte, Vt. His Civil War pension application states that his baptismal record was destroyed by fire.

2.1.1 John Henry Demarse, b. 4 September 1865, Vt. Joannes Baptista Henricus Demars, b. 4 September 1865--bap. 9 October 1865, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Moyses Demars and Isabella Lucier. m. 19 November 1894, Isle la Motte, Vt., Elizabeth LaBombard, age 20,. dau. of Albert and Maranda (Lafor) LaBombard.

2.1.2 Fred Moses Demarse, b. 25 February 1867, Vt.

2.1.3 George Demarse/De Mars, b. 1 July 1869, Vt. Bap. 13 August 1870, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Jeremis Bonbardier and Delima Bonbardier.

2.1.4 Emma/Millie Demarse/Demers, b. 15/24 February 1872/73, Vt. m. F_____ Farnsworth. Stella J. Farnsworth, b. c. 1893. m. 13 November 1911, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt., Arthur Leprohon.

2.1.5 Falinda/Flinda Demarse, b. c. 1875--d. 26 January 1895, age 20, Isle la Motte, Vt.

2.1.6 Levi Demarse, b. February 1874 or 15 October 1875, Vt.

2.1.7 Oliver Joseph Demarse, b. 18 April 1877, Isle la Motte, Vt.

2.1.8 Joseph Lewis Demarse, b. 27 October 1879, Isle la Motte, Vt.

2.1.9 Charles/Charley Demarse, b. 1/11 April 1882, Vt.

2.1.10 Infant Demarse, d. age 1 day, 11 August 1891, Isle la Motte, Vt.

2.2 Francois Demers, son of Moyse Demers and Justine St-Pierre, age 11 months, baptized 17 February 1855, St. John the Baptist, Keeseville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Francois Dupre and Marcelline Demers.

2.3 Edouard Demers, b. 14 February 1859, baptized 16 August 1859, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Simon Lafontaine and Marguerite Languedoc.

2.4 Marie Demers, dau. of Moyse Demers and Christine St-Pierre, born 15 May 1861, baptized 19 January 1862, St. Mary's, Champlain, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Noel Guerin and Archange Normandin.

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