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French Canadian Pioneers: The Plantes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Quebec-Marche-Champlain 1858


Jean Plante |  Francoise Boucher

September 1st, 1650, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]


Marcel Plante /  Bruneau | Marie Catherine Simon dit Leonard

May 23rd, 1757, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. master gardener]



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from these particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!



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Index:  Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


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Historical Newspaper Clippings

The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames: Meloche … Plante, Cardinal, Giroux, Boulrice …

Train Crashes Into Station (1909) | Surname: Goodleaf, DeLisle




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  1. Hi everyone,
    Jean Plante and Francoise Boucher are my 7th GG parents. I’m looking into the family line to most recently my grand father Joseph Cuthbert Plante (which I never knew or met). He was a railroad worker in the Cochrane Ontario area and has worked in Drinkwater Pit (Timmins On). I have no information as to where he has been from 1916-1929. He apparently married Exilia Marie Grandmaison in 1929 in Montreal, Qc. Passed away in 1959.

    Any help as to where he was (maybe military) would be of great help. This site is awesome 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Josee | April 28, 2019 | Reply

  2. I am in the 12th generation of Jean Plante and Francoise Boucher, They are the 3rd Generation of my Family tree.


    Comment by Anita Boisvert | June 30, 2020 | Reply

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