Louis Robideau and Marie Felicicte (Sophie) Vivais-my G-G-G-grandparents.

Louis Robideau and Marie Felicicte (Sophie) Vivais-my G-G-G-grandparents.

Parents and Siblings of Mary Ann Robideau Jesmer

These are my G-G-G-grandparents. They are the parents of Mary Anne (Robideaux) Jesmer, the wife of Joseph A. Jesmer (my G-G-grandparents. They lived near Bombay New York State. Louis moved to Greenbush Township MN, after his wife died and he was a senior. Greenbush Township MN was where his son and daughter came to live. He is buried in Greenbush Cemetery.

Link to Joseph A. Jesmer and Mary Ann  

Link to Jesmer family history

Where did the children of Louis and Marie settle?

Louis Robideau [Parents] was born in 1794. He was christened in St Joachim, PQ, CAN. He died on 3 Sep 1886 in Greenbush Twp, Mille Lacs, MN. He was buried in Greenbush Cmtry, Greenbush Twp, Mille Lacs, MN. He married 1 Marie Felicite (Sophie) Vivais on 27 Nov 1820 in St Regis, Huntingdon, PQ, CAN.


Marie Felicite (Sophie) Vivais [Parents] was born 1 in <1801> in Montreal, PQ. She was christened on 11 Jul 1803 in Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal, PQ. She died on 8 Feb 1866 in Racquette River, Massena, Franklin, NY. She was buried on 10 Feb 1866 in St Regis Mission, Huntingdon, PQ, CAN. She married 2 Louis Robideau on 27 Nov 1820 in St Regis, Huntingdon, PQ, CAN.


They had the following children:

M i Joseph Robideau
M ii Louis Robideau was born on 6 Jan 1823 in Ft Covington, Franklin, NY. He was christened 1 on 8 Jan 1823 in St Regis, Huntingdon, PQ.
M iii Francois Albert Robideau
M iv Francois Xavier Robideau
F v Marguerite Robideau
M vi Pierre Robideau was born on 27 Jun 1829. He was christened on 5 Jul 1829 in St Regis RC, Huntingdon, PQ. [Notes]
M vii Peter Robideau
F viii Marcelline Robideau was born in 1831 in Massena, St Lawrence, NY.
F ix Christiana Robideau
F x Marcelline Robideau was born in 1834 in Massena, St Lawrence, NY.
M xi Boy Robideau was born in 1836 in Massena, St Lawrence, NY.
F xii Marie Anne Robideau
F xiii Catherine Robideau
F xiv Marie Robideau
M xv Olivier Robideau was born in 1844 in Bombay, Franklin, NY.
F xvi Julia Robideau was born in 1847 in Bombay, Franklin, NY.
F xvii Felicite (Philena) Robideau was born in 1848 in Bombay, Franklin, NY.
M xviii Andrew Robideau was born in 1852 in Bombay, Franklin, NY.

Louis Robideau

Inscription on tombstone at Greenbush Catholic Cmtry says died 3 Sep 1886, “92 years” <1794>. Rabideau book states birthdate 2 Jul 1800.

The Princetonb Union issues on microfil are missing from the years 1884-1890.
Princeton Union, Sep 3, 1936 “50 years later”
Louis Robideau, father of Messrs. Joseph and Peter Robideau, died at the residence of his son, Peter, last Saturday evening (note: Saturday would have been Sep 4, 1886). The deceased was 95 years old (note: b<1791>) and a native of Canada. He came to this state about 18 years ago (note: <1868>, and has since resided with his son, Peter. The funeral occurred from the Catholic chapel in Greenbush on Sunday, and was largely attended by relatives and neighbors.

1850 NY, Franklin, Bombay – Name Age
Lewis Rabido 50
Nancy Rabido 50
Peter Rabido 20
Marsellus Rabido 19
Christiana Rabido 18
Mary Ann Rabido 12
Catherine Rabido 10
Mary Rabido 8
Levi Rabido 6
Julia Rabido 3

1860 NY, Franklin, Bombay (Hogansburg)- indexed as Lewis “Rbada” <1798> wife Philena (both bCAN)
Name Age
Lewis Rbada 62
Philena Rbada 62
Christiana Rbada 23
Catharine Rbada 22
Mary Rbada 19
Andrew Rbada 8
Philena Rbada 12
all children born, NY

1870 MN, Mille Lacs, Greenbush- Peter “Rubado” wife Julia w/ch Libbie, Chris, M, Julia, Peter, MJ, Edie, Nelson, Melvina, and Peter’s dad, Louis

On the 1875, MN, Greenbush, he is 80. Louis “Robiden”

1880 census MN, Mille Lacs, Greenbush- living w/son Peter

Marie Felicite (Sophie) Vivais

on her baptismal lines it states that she is aged “deux ans et jour”, that is: “two years and days”

On her daughter Marie’s baptismal record in 1842 she is identified as Felicite “Jeremie”, an error in that she was Jeremie’s daughter

1860 census NY, Franklin, Bombay (Hogansburg) she is indexed as “Philena” <1798> Drouin: Hogansburg; Registre pour les Blancs et les Sauvage
“Burial of the woman of Louis Robidoux of the Raquette. Deceased 8 Feb 1866. Present Pierre Robidoux and Pierre Taillon. St Regis 11 Feb 1866. Fr Marcoux”

Headstone of Louis Robideau, Greenbush Catholic Cmtry, Greenbush Twp, Mille Lacs, MN.

Louis Robideau

Birth: 1794

Death: 3 Sep 1886 (aged 91–92)

Burial: Greenbush Catholic Cemetery

Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA

Memorial ID: 45617584 · ViewSource

Spouse: Marie Felicite Sophie Vivais Robideau:     1801–1866 (m. 1820)

Marie Felicite Sophie “Felicite” Vivais Robideau

Birth: 1801   Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada

Death: 8 Feb 1866 (aged 64–65)

Saint-Regis, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada

Burial: St. Regis

Akwesasne, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada

Memorial ID: 179764453 · View Source

Marie Felicite Sophie Robidoux (Vivais)

Birthdate: circa 1800

Birthplace: Montreal, Montreal, Québec, Canada

Death: February 08, 1866 (61-70)

Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York, United States

Place of Burial: Saint-Régis, Le Haut-Saint-Laurent, Québec, Canada

Immediate Family: Daughter of Jeremie Vivais and Marie Anne Vivais

Wife of Louis Robidoux

Mother of Marcellin Robidoux

Link to the Greenbush Cemetery: Greenbush township MN. (Near Princeton MN)

The Birthplace of Louis Robideaux, Saint Joachin Quebec, south west Montreal. 

Saint-Joachim-de-Châteauguay Church

The church and its two rectories.

(© Canada Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys | Library and Archives Canada | Ministère de l’Énergie, des Mines et des Ressources du Canada, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, PA-019976.)

Address : 1 D’Youville Boulevard, Châteauguay, Quebec


Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)

Designation Date: 1999-05-04


1774 to 1797 (Construction)

1839 to 1840 (Addition)

1960 to 1961 (Other addition)

Existing plaque:  1 D’Youville Boulevard, Châteauguay, Quebec

This church is a fine example of a building reflecting the Baroque vernacular tradition found in the St. Lawrence valley. Built between 1774 and 1779, it is the façade added in 1839, with pedimented portal and twin towers, that creates its striking silhouette. The harmonious interior decoration was executed in part by the renowned artists Philippe Liébert, sculptor, and Joseph Légaré, painter. Its very presence enriches the traditional landscape of Châteauguay.

Description of Historic Place

Saint-Joachim-de-Châteauguay Church National Historic Site of Canada is located in Châteauguay, Quebec, near Montreal. Begun in 1775, this small stone church presents a balanced composition with a simple rectangular plan and a semi-circular apse. Its exterior features an attractive neo-baroque façade flanked by two three-storey towers with spired belfries. Set on a flat, triangular lot, the classically influenced east-facing main entrance overlooks the Châteauguay River. Official recognition refers to the building on its legal lot.

Heritage Value

Saint-Joachim-de-Cháteauguay Church was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1998 because: because it is the only surviving example of the baroque vernacular in its purest form; an outstanding architectural rendering inspired by the collective imagination of French Canadian settlers in the Saint Lawrence Valley; the building’s interior decoration comprises paintings by well-known artists including the only known surviving painting by Philippe Liébert; and, Saint-Joachim-de-Châteauguay Church, noted for its enduring architectural quality, is the product of successive interventions since its construction at the end of the French Régime.


The heritage value of Saint-Joachim-de-Cháteauguay Church lies in its physical fabric, for example its neo-baroque façade, and in its historical associations. Works carried out through the years were skillfully executed by master craftsmen sympathetic to the building’s original design. Saint-Joachim de Châteauguay, built between 1774 and 1797 to replace a church dating from 1735, is the dominating feature in a rare, surviving landscape typical of French Regime towns, the traict carré or town square. The square is of an exceptional and rare coherence surrounded by the church presbytery, the convent and French regime houses. The church is associated with a number of significant historic events, including the Battle of Châteauguay. The church’s interior decoration, executed by various artists, also provides examples of the work of sculptor Philippe Liébert.

Sources: Heritage Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minutes, December 1998.

Character-Defining Elements

Key elements that contribute to the heritage character of the site include: its location in the historic district in the village of Châteauguay; the massing, rectangular footprint and metal-clad gabled roof with bell-cast eaves, the sacristy annex extending from the apse’s rear, and connecting passage at the apse’s south wall; the coursed fieldstone exterior walls; the monumental, symmetrical facade in a vernacular Baroque style expressed through simple ornament in its original dimensions and detailing including; a shaped gable with concave curved sides, capped by a shaped parapet, rising to a central point with a small statue of St. Joachim on a pedestal; the two flanking three-storey towers with quoins, open metal-clad belfries and small spires with metal crosses and weathervanes; the central main entrance, its fine stonework and classical ornamentation including the pediment and pilasters, the stone trim surrounding windows and doors; the placement, design and materials of the arched doors and windows with wood, multi-paned glazing, the fan lights with radiating glazing bars, and the two bull’s eye windows, one oval and one round; the open plan interior developed from the original 18th-century Maillou plan including the original, semi-circular apse and framework, the three-isled nave, false vaulted ceiling, and supporting pillars between nave and side-isles; the interior decoration, mouldings, blind arcades, sculpture and furnishings; the cornice, the liturgical furniture including altars, the ornate main alter-piece, reredo, pulpit, chandeliers, ambon and credence table, also the tabernacle and altar table by Amable Gauthier, the baptistery, the churchwarden’s pew, the sculpture, bas-releifs, religious paintings and marouflage applied paintings attached to the interior, including pieces by Phillipe Liébert, Joseph Dynes, Edourd Meloche, Gauthier and Renaud.

Louis’ final resting place in Greenbush Township Minnesota. 

Headstone of Louis Robideau

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