He was born Pierre-Noël Hébert in Nicolet, the son of Pierre Hébert, a farmer of Acadian descent, and Louise Manseau. Hébert operated a farm near Arthabaskaville and served as a captain in the militia for Mégantic County. In 1849, he married Thérèse Bourk. He was defeated when he ran for reelection to the assembly in 1863. Hébert died in Kaskaskia, Illinois.