Being a Vachon

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There were families known as Vachon, Vachon-Pomerleau and Vachon dit Pomerleau. In one generation, siblings could, would and did take different surnames.

Joseph David Vachon and Marie Celanire Georgiana Vachon dit Pomerleau were a pioneering couple with a large family. One daughter, Victoria Desneiges Vachon married Nazaire Poulin. Another of their daughters, Lucia Vachon married Raoul Poulin.

Joseph David Vachon and spouse Marie Georgina Celanire Vachon dit Pomerleau


Joyce Derenas is a historical fiction author who writes stories based on the real lives of her French-Canadian ancestors of the Beauce Valley in Quebec.