Eliza Josephte Saucier

Brief Life History of Eliza Josephte

When Eliza Josephte Saucier was born on 15 August 1825, in Saint-Anicet, Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada, her father, Francois Regis Saucier, was 31 and her mother, Marie Anne Dancosse, was 29. She married Pierre Bercier on 10 August 1846, in Saint-Anicet, Huntingdon, Canada East, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1870. She was buried in Saint Peter's Cemetery and Mausoleum, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Pierre Bercier
Eliza Josephte Saucier
Marriage: 10 August 1846
Marguerite Sawyer or Bercier
Peter Sawyer III
Mary Sawyer
Antoine Edward Sawyer
Catherine Sawyer
Nellie Sawyer
Adelia Sawyer
Oliver Sawyer or Bercier
Emilie Sawyer or Bercier
Eliza Margaret Sawyer
John H Sawyer
Emma Sophia Sawyer

Sources (2)

  • Eliza Sawyer in household of Peter Sawyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pierre Bercier and Josephte Saucier Marriage, "Saint-Anicet Registres paroissiaux, 1825-1876"

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Camille, Normand, Alcide, Alphe, Armand, Adelard, Adrien, Alberie, Alderic, Andre, Antoine.

French: occupational name from Old French saussier, a term denoting a cook who specialized in making sauces. Compare Sochia and Socia .

History: Louis Saucier/Saussier from Paris, France, married Marguerite Gaillard in Quebec City, QC, in 1671. His descendants also bear altered forms of the surname, such as Soc(h)ia.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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