Quebec - Did you know?1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians emigrated to the United States. In the eyes of the Roman Catholic clergy, however, this emigration was equated with losing the faith, and strong efforts were made to keep French Canadians in Canada.
Gaspard was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1634.
He married Nicole Lemaire
12 December 1619
The couple had (at least) 4 children.
was born abt. 1599
in , France
She died 19 June 1652
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
Gaspard Boucher died 20 May 1662
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers).
He was born in Montagne (Notre Dame) Perche, France.
He married Dec. 12, 1619 in Mamers, Maine, France.
He arrived in Canada with his wife and four or five of their children in 1634 or 1635, or both years. In 1634, some 30-odd Percheron immigrants had crossed the ocean led by colonizing seigneur Robert Giffard. Gaspard may have been among the group. On their arrival, whenever they actually arrived, they were accommodated by Champlain in the 'habitation'. They soon after established themselves in the Notre-Dame-des-Anges seigneurie where Gaspard was engaged on the Jesuit farm. In March 21, 1646, Gaspard Boucher acquires a 24-arpents farm at Trois-Rivières.
Gaspard passed away on 20 May 1662 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada in a house fire that also claimed the life of his wife Nicole.
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
Death 20 May 1662 Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
Added: 9/17/2010 3:27:26 PM
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