Gabriel FOUBERT and Marie Josephte HOULE
Fur Trader and Pioneer Settlers in the Ottawa, Canada area

May 14, 2015:

Gabriel Foubert (Faubert) had an interesting life which is well documented by Robert Serre in his article 
in The Ottawa Genealogist, published by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
The publication is Number 45, January-March 2012.

In his lifetime, Gabriel had been a soldier, fur trader, entrepreneur and was in Bytown at the 
time of the building of the Rideau Canal. There are many records of Gabriel Foubert 
and his descendants in the reords of Notre Dame Cathedral here in Ottawa.

According to Robert Serre, Gabriel Foubert started a fur trading business at Cumberland in 1807.

This family was one of the pioneer Francophone families to settle in early Bytown. Here is a record from Notre Dame:

1830, January   
Baptism of Timothy, aged 5 mos., lawful son of Victoire Villeneuve     
Godparents: Amable Faubert / Foubert and Mary Hood / Houde / Houle?
Priest: Angus McDonell, P.P.
February 28, 2016: And here is an early Foubert record from OKA: 4 March 1761, Baptism of Genevieve Faubert / Foubert, daughter of Jean Baptiste and Genevieve Desrochers, habitants of Vaudreuil.
New July 30, 2016: There are some Foubert folks buried at St. John the Evangelist RC Church at Enniskerry in Osgoode Township, now part of the City of Ottawa. Here is a note from Michael Daley: Hi all,The Foubert family along with other French families came into Snake Island and bought a number of farms . At the time of the first world war. .just east of us here . ... Michael
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