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French Canadian Pioneers: The Langlois of Quebec

Jacques Langlois | Marie-Therese Lessard

November 8th, 1681, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Gauthiers of Quebec

Pharmacie GauthierCharles Gauthier / Boisverdun | Catherine Camus

August 1, 1656, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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The Caughnawaga Ploughing Match (1883) | Surnames: Tehoniataronwe, Montour, Jocks, Sky, Phillips, Daillebout, Patton, DeLorimier, Leaf

A GRAND SUCCESS – TWENTY NINE ENTRIES — EXCELLENT WORK — PRESENTING THE PRIZES.

The first ploughing competition ever held in Caughnawaga was looked forward to by the residents with an intense interest, which was not confined to the Indian reserve but spread among the farmers for miles around. The farm of John Tehoniataronwe had been chosen as the scene of the completion, and early on Saturday morning spectators began to arrive in large numbers. It is estimated that between four and five hundred people were on the ground, among them many visitors from the neighbourhood of Chateauguay.

For the first class, over 18 years of age, there were twenty-three entires, a number which few older and more pretentious associations could equal. Each man had to plough a width of twenty four feet by about two acres in length, with a prize ridge in the centre. The competitors drew lots for position, and at the given signal started off, every man appearing to be perfectly at home with the plough. Excellent work was done, indeed some of the farmers present declared it equal to the best they had seen. One of the judges remarked that he had seen some of the best Canadian pressmen do worse work. After over an hour’s examination, in addition to watching the progress of the work, the judges awarded the prizes in this class as follows:-

Class I – 1st prize, $8, Chief Montour; 2nd prize, $5, Matthew Jocks; 3rd prize, $4, Francis Sky; 4th prize, $2, Thomas Phillips. Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 201 – 220

HOUSEHOLD 201 Iroquois

Montour Angus,  46   Montour Anna, 46

Montour Peter, 22  Montour Thomas K. 19

Montour Josephine, 12

Hemlock Marie, 16

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 161 – 180

HOUSEHOLD 161  Iroquois

D’Ailleboust John M., 27  D’Ailleboust, Ida, 22

HOUSEHOLD 162   Iroquois

Jacobs Peter, 44   Jacobs Josephine, 34

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 81 – 100

HOUSEHOLD 81    Iroquois

Curotte Louis, 24   Curotte Suzanne, 24

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Louis Lefebvre and Rebecca Poirier

Ste Philomene Mercier QuebecLouis Lefebvre (son of Pierre Lefebvre and Domithilde Laberge) and his wife Rebecca Poirier (daughter of Antoine Poirier and Odile Desparois) were living in Caughnawaga in 1921. The couple were from Ste-Philomene Parish in Mercier and were married there on January 15th, 1900.

Of Possible  Interest:

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

Indexes: First Peoples

Index: Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Canada Census

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