Visit us at Google+

GreenerPasture.com GreenerPasture.com FREE Family Tree - Get Started   Sign In

FREE Since 1999 - Because History Belongs to All of Us





Nicolet, Québec, Canada -
Nicolet, Québec, Canada

Postcard 


Nicolet, Québec, Canada - Grotte N.D. de Lourdes, S.S. de l'Assomption de la Sainte Vierge, Nicolet, P.Q.
Nicolet, Québec, Canada
Grotte N.D. de Lourdes, S.S. de l'Assomption de la Sainte Vierge, Nicolet, P.Q.
Postcard 


Nicolet, Québec, Canada - Hôpital Christ-Roi
Nicolet, Québec, Canada
Hôpital Christ-Roi
Postcard 



Who are you searching for?

Specify search criteria below. Then SEARCH.
NOTE: If you don't know the whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.

First Name:
Last Name:(maiden)
Soundex:    


Search by Place

To search for a place, specify place name below. Then SEARCH.
Place Name:

Browse by Place

Choose country, state/province combination below. Then BROWSE.



Nicolet, Québec, Canada
People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Nicolet, Québec, Canada?  Nicolet, Quebec is the county seat of Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, lying at the intersection of Route 132 and Route 259, neighbouring the city of Bécancour. The town took its name from Jean Nicolet, a French explorer.

Nicolet is a town with a great deal of religious history, and is currently home to the rather striking Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral, as well as the Musée des Religions, which focuses on the historical and ethnographic context of religion. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet.

The residents of the town pronounce the final "t" in Nicolet, however people outside of the region do not.

It also boasts an ecological park, L'Anse du Port, featuring an observatory offering an excellent view of the Lac Saint-Pierre. As well, Nicolet is home to Sogetel, a major independent telephone company.

One of the most infamous features of the town of Nicolet is its geology. The town was established upon the sandy, unstable soil at the mouth of the Nicolet River, which makes it prone to landslides. On November 12, 1955, eight months after a violent fire gutted its downtown area—destroying 35 commercial buildings and displacing 75 families—a landslide carried 7 acres of earth and six buildings crashing down into the river, killing three people, injuring six and causing $10 million in damages. The event was later the subject of a book by author Louis Caron entitled Le Bonhomme Sept-Heures. Wikipedia

Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page



History / News


Add History/News

1672 - Seigniory (Nicolet) - Granted Oct. 29th, 1672, to Sieur de Laubia

1716 - Parish of St. Jean Baptiste de Nicole is established
Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White

1831 - Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste established at Nicolet
www.gcatholic.org

1832 - NICOLET,
seigniory and augmentation, in the co. of Nicolet, is bounded N.E. by Roquetaillade; S.W. by Baie St. Antoine; in the rear by the T. of Wendover; in front by Lake St. Peter. - The original grant is 2 leagues in front by 2 in depth. Granted Oct. 29th, 1672, to Sieur de Laubia: the augmentation, 2 leagues in breadth by 3 in depth, with Isle de la Fourche, was granted Nov. 4th, 1680, to Sieur de Cresse. Both are now the property of Kenelm Connor Chandler, Esq. - The soil is not remarkably good, bu... Read MORE...


1855 - August 17, 1855 - First Sisters of the Assumption (Soeurs de l'Assomption) arrive at Nicolet; one year later, on this date, they found la Communauté des Soeurs de l'Assomption. Nicolet, Québec
canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_17

1873 - Nicolet Quebec, has a hog ninety-eight years old. He is an Iroquois Indian, and his name is Jean Cochon.
Critic-Record
District of Columbia
August 4, 1873

1873
NICOLET, a central county of Quebec, comprises an area of 379,320 acres. The Becancour river intersects tins county, and the St. Lawrence washes its N. shore. Capital, Becancour Pop. 23,262.

NICOLET. a flourishing post village and market town in Nicolet co., Que , 8 miles from St. Gregoire, 81 mil s N.N.E. of Montreal. It contains 15 Stores, 2 saw and 2 flouring mills, a boot and shoe factory, and a telegraph office. It has a line college, with a library containing over 10,100 volumes. Pop. ... Read MORE...


News 1883 - Diptheria is prevalent at Nicolet, near Quebec.
New York Herald
New York, New York
March 27, 1883

1894 - Four men of Nicolet, Quebec were drowned in the St. Lawrence yesterday.
The Washington Gazette
Washington, North Carolina
May 17, 1894

1895 - Nicolet
NICOLET, a central county of Quebec, comprises an area of 379,320 acres. The Becancour River intersects this county and the St. Lawrence washes its north shore. Capital, Becancour. Pop. 28,735.
Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895


1906 - Cathedral and Convent Burn
Ecclesiastical Buildings at Nicolet, Que., Destroyed - Loss About $600,000.

Special to The Tribune.

Nicolet, Que., June 22 - A disastrous conflagration broke out here last evening which soon got beyond the control of the local fire brigade and utterly destroyed the magnificent new cathedral, the old parish church, the convent of the Sisters of L'Assomption, the residence of Mgr. Suzor, retired Bishop of Nicolet. The local fire brigade, assisted by the St. Hyacinthe brigade which came here ... Read MORE...

1906
Nicolet, a banking post-town of Nicolet co., Quebec, 71 miles NNE. of Montreal, on the Intercolonial R. It has various manufacturing industries. Pop. in 1901, 2225.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906




Ancestors Who Were Born and/or Died Here



We currently have information about 59 ancestors who were born and/or died in Nicolet, Québec, Canada. View them Now


Ancestors Who Were Married Here




1731
Louis Robidas dit Manseau (23 Jan 1705 - 26 January 1771) & Marie Francoise Pinard (abt. 1709 - 6 February 1760)
married 30 September 1731


1739
Joseph Caya (Cailla) (20 Sept 1708 - ) & Marie Anne Trottier dit Beaubien (22 Sept 1717 - 17 Apr 1776)
married 16 Aug 1739
 



Are you from Nicolet, Québec, Canada? Do you have ancestors from there?


The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments. If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Nicolet, Québec, Canada, leave a message here!

There are currently no memories or messages about Nicolet, Québec, Canada. YOU can be the first to add one!

Add Your Memory or Message




Home     My Account     The Daily News     Find People     Find Places     Cemeteries     Stories     Blog     Brick Walls     Contact Us    



This FREE genealogy website is a collection of contributions from many generous "family" members who want to share their family with others. We are not necessarily related to or researching a person just because their name is on this site. While we do our best to be accurate, we sometimes make mistakes. Please use this information as a guide. Verify the information with your own research. If you find any errors, please email us and report them. Thanks!

Terms of Use / Accuracy and Content Disclaimer
© 1999-2014 Cow Country Systems. All rights reserved.