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charles viens holyoke, ma

Posted: 983023338000
Edited: 1000442377000
I have found out information from spending a weekend up in Holyoke
library about my viens line. My g-grandfather frederic was born and raised in
holyoke jan 1881. I just found that his father was a charles viens married to
malina bessette. From the info I found, it looks like charles came from
pittsfield, ma. If any of this info rings a bell please contact me here or
at Thanks
Charles Viens born Oct 1847 parents of charles were charles viens and (sophie ?)
Malina Bessette born May 1855 parents of malina were f. jean and angeliqhe patnouth
frederick jan 1881
george march 1883
joseph june 1888
mary feb 1890
this info is from the 1900 ma census


George Viens (View posts)
Posted: 983137285000
Hi Colleen, this is from info i have collected. hope it helps:

Charles Desire VIENS
m.13-Jul-1819 Chambly, Que.

Charles VIENS
Marie Amable VIGEANT
m. 21-Oct-1797 St. Mathias, Rouville, Que.

Charles Marie VIENS
Marie Therese MAILLOT
m.22-Feb-1773 Chambly, Que.

Jean Baptiste VIENS
Charlotte LEGRAIN
m. 2-May-1742 St. Mathias, Rouville, Que.

Pierre JEAN dit VIENS
Marguerite (LA)CASSE
m. abt. 1697 Beaumont, Que.

Vivien JEAN
Elsabeth DROUET
m. abt. 1668, France

Let me know if this helps. We would be connected at Pierre JEAN dit VIENS and Marguerite CASSE, I from their son, Pierre JEAN VIENS and Catherine CANTARA. Good luck! - George
Posted: 983348566000
Edited: 1016155455000
hi george'''i have a viens line hope you can be of some help/// my grandmother was marie anne cummings aka viens she married benoni(william)bruneau they lived in russell mass...her father was joseph viens mother tharsile potvin have been trying to search for more but so far that is al i have...any help would be great my email thanks betty

possible connection?

Posted: 983364294000
Edited: 1000442377000
Hi George,
Thanks for the information. I'm wondering if the last Charles
you list, married to a Sophie in 1819, is the Charles I'm looking for.
Is it possible for Sophie to have had a son born in 1847?
Also when did Charles and Sophie come to the US and where did
they settle. The Charles born in 1847 spent time in the Pittsfield MA
area then moved to the Holyoke area.
If you have the information I would greatly appreciate finally
finding where my family came from.
Thank you, Colleen


George Viens (View posts)
Posted: 983365760000
oops, sorry Colleen, I thought you had that info! Charles and Sophie had a son, Charles Alexander VIENS m. Marie Elmire TETREAULT dit DUCHARME 30-Jun-1846, Marieville, Que. Hope this helps!

Re: charles viens holyoke, ma

Posted: 1060046519000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1099404773000
Hello Colleen,

I have also been doing research on the Viens in Holyoke, MA. I am looking specifically at a Frederick Viens that married a Clementine Hamel in Holyoke on 1Jan1868. Fred's father was John and his mother was Mary.

Frederick and Clementine had the following children:
Addie Sep 1869
Emma 16 Mar 1871
Frederick Jul 1873
Addie 17 Jul 1872
Freddie 11Jan 1876
William 17 Nov 1877
George 17Nov 1878
Cora 5 Jun 1880

I am not sure if there is a connection your Frederic. It just so happens that I was in Holyoke today and learned that Viens and Cummings are the same family. Can you tell me more about this?


Re: charles viens holyoke, ma

charles viens (View posts)
Posted: 1073063249000
Classification: Query
At the time my grandfather was in grade school in Holyoke, most of the teachers were Irish and had difficulty pronouncing "viens". One teacher knew a little French, and she concluded that "viens" means "come". She decreed that henceforth my g-father would be called "cummings". How lond that lasted I don't know.

Viens in Holyoke, MA area

Judy Mitrolka (View posts)
Posted: 1073922143000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Viens, Remillard, D'Artois
I have been doing research on the Remillard, Viens, and D'Artois families for 2 years now. I have lots of information on all of the various branches up in Quebec. I would like to find out more about the Viens who came down from Quebec to the Holyoke, MA area and how we are all related.
Vivie Jean (b. 1618 France) & Elisabeth Drouet
Jean Baptiste Vient (b. 1713 Beaumont) & M. Charlotte Legrain
Charles Marie Viens (b. 1749 Point Olivier) & M. Therese Maillot
Charles Viens (b. 1778 St. Mathias) & Madeleine Daigle dit Lallemand
(Charles also had a first wife, M. Amable Vigeant with many children)
Marie Vitaline (Nathalie) Viens (b. 1827) & Alexis L'Homme dit Artois
Clarinda D'Artois (b. 1951 Napierville) & Isaie Remillard
Rene Remillard (b. 1893 Holyoke, MA) & Ardelle Calkins
Lawrence Remillard (b. 1927 CT) & Phyllis Legrand
Judy Remillard (ME) (b. 1954 Holyoke, MA) & George Mitrolka
I know that when Clarinda moved from Quebec to Holyoke some Viens relatives came to Holyoke at the same time. My grandfather remembered Clarinda visiting several Viens relatives in Holyoke but I haven't been able to make any connections. I know that Charles Viens and Marie Amable Vigeant had many children. His second wife, Madeleine Daigle dit Lallemand was not as lucky. She had 16 births and only 4 survived! Several offspring from both wives intermarried with D'Artois (L'Homme dit Artois) family members. I would love to know more info on the decendents of the children from both of these marriages. Can anyone help?
Judy Mitrolka
2 River Drive
Hadley, MA 01035

Re: viens holyoke, ma

Paul Drainville (View posts)
Posted: 1075452695000
Classification: Query
I am looking for info on a Katherine Viens (b:approx 1840), her husband was John Perrin and they lived in Holyoke, mass. I have found her name listed as "Come" on her daughters birth certificate and "Viens" on the death certificate. I have been unable to find her parents information, or the marriage info for her and her husband. Any info would be appreciated.

Paul Drainville
Spfld. Mass.

Re: charles viens holyoke, ma

Posted: 1108274917000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Viens, Parent, Perrin
I have been searching for my 3rd great-grandmother Catherine Viens B. abt 1840, she also lived in the Granby/Holyoke Massachusetts area. While searching for information on her I came accross a book of baptism's from the Precious Blood Parish in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

This book had baptismal records for:
George Charles Viens 11/18/1878
Guillaume Alfred Viens 01/12/1876
Emma Viens 03/17/1871
Marie Cora Viens 06/05/1880
Marie Ida Viens 04/11/1884
The parents that were listed for these children were:
Alfred Viens and Clementine Hamel

There also was another baptism for:
Marie Azelie Viens b. 07/07/1869
Father-Frederic Viens, Mother-Mathilda Hamel

I'm still looking for any info. on Catherine Viens, I have not found any connection to the other Viens in the Holyoke area, but there has to be a connection somewhere. Possible siblings or other close relatives to Catherine are Ursule Viens and Pierre Viens.

Paul Drainville
Springfield, Mass.
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