Hello, my name is Blair LeMire and I trying to locate birth records
for two relatives. I know the odds are against me but I had a thought
that maybe the church they attended might keep records.
The people I'm looking for are Ovid A. Lemire Jr. and Frank Edward
Lemire. Their parents are Ovide Lemire Sr. and Louisa Archambault.
Ovide Sr. first appeared in Columbia county in the 1860 census living
in New Lebanon. He was nationalized in Albany in 1860 and his
residence is shown to be Chatham. He eventually married Louisa
Archambault in 1864 in Huntington, Hampshire, MA. apparently they
moved back to Columbia county. They show up, along with Ovid A.
Lemire, the 1865 Census living in Chatham, District #2. Ovide A. is
shown to be 2 months old. Frank was born a little over a year later. I
have a couple of records (death cert. and obit) for Frank stating he
was born in Malden Bridge.
The parents are:
Ovid Lemire (B: 8 Feb 1838, Quebec, Canada; D: 9 Aug 1921, Fullerton, NE)
Louisa Archambault (B: 7 Aug 1832, Quebec, Canada; D: 4 Oct 1900,
The kids are:
Ovid A. Lemire (B: 11 Apr 1865, Chatham, Malden Bridge Village, NY; D:
4 Nov 1902 )
Frank Edward Lemire (B: 16 Oct 1866, Chatham, Malden Bridge Village,
NY; D: 18 May 1926).
Ovid and Louisa were from Quebec, Canada which was a predominantly
Catholic area so I though maybe they might have stayed with the
Catholic church when they came to the US about 1850 but I'm not sure.
Would anyone happen to know if there was a Catholic church in Chatham
or maybe even New Lebanon during the time? Possibly in another area of
Columbia County? If not, would anyone know what Catholics in the area
I noticed on the USGennet website under GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW
YORK By J. H. French R. P. Smith, Publisher Syracuse, New York 1860 6
M.E., 2 Bap., Christian, Cong., and Ref. Prot. D. for Chatham, it
shows for 1860 that there were 6 M.E., 2 Bap., Christian, Cong., and
Ref. Prot. D. but no Catholic church.
Maybe someone might have a few other ideas that I could try? If so, I
would really appreciate it.