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Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada -

"The island was so named by Jacques Cartier in 1535 owing to vast abundance of hazel trees (coudriers, in French). Over the years, the population of the island's two villages (L'Isle-aux-Coudres and La Baleine) has acquired a certain independence due to its isolation, allowing it to keep alive certain old traditions long since lost in other regions of Quebec."

Fabulous Quebec, Collective Series, Ulysses Travel Guides Series
Authors Francois Remillard, Benoit Prieur
Publisher Ulysses Travel Guides, 2004
ISBN 2894647166, 9782894647165
Page 58

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Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Louis
1961, ch. des Coudriers, Isle-aux-Coudres, QUÉBEC
Established 1827
Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Louis
1961, ch. des Coudriers, Isle-aux-Coudres, QUÉBEC
Established 1827
Hotel Cap-Aux-Pierres
Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada

Hotel Cap-Aux-Pierres

Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada


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1535 - Isle-aux-Coudres discovered by Jacques Cartier
During his second trip to Canada, in 1535, Jacques Cartier discovered Isle-aux-Coudres on September 6, 1535. The island owes its name to him. This toponym comes from a small shrub that the navigator discovered on the island and which he considers better than those harvested in France.

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1687 - Seigniory Isle Aux Coudres granted Oct. 29, 1687, to the ecclesiastics of the seminary of Quebec

1741 - Parish is established at L'isle-aux-Coudres
1827 - Église de Saint-Louis established at Isle-aux-Coudres
seigniory, about 2 m. from the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, nearly opposite to the Bay of St. Paul, is in the co. of Saguenay. - 5 m. in length by 66 arpents in breadth and 5 leagues in circumference. Granted Oct. 29, 1687, to the ecclesiastics of the seminary of Quebec, to whom it still belongs. - Compared with the neighbouring mainland, the island is low, though near the centre are some few rising grounds: the shore in one or two places rises abruptly from the ater, and is covered with thick creeping shrubbery, but in general the ascent is gradual and easy. The soil throughout is of a good, prolific quality and nearly all under tillage, producing grain of all kinds far beyond the consumption of the seigniory: there are a few meadows and pasture grounds. The farms, 400, are divided into two divisions, called Cote du Cap a la Brance and Cote de la Balcine, which are very little watered by streams of any description; in the former, which is at the W. of the island, the soil is light... Read MORE...

ISLE-AUX-COUDRES, an island and seignory of Lower Canada, in the co. of Saguenay, about 2 m. from the N shore of the St. Lawrence, nearly opposite the bay of St. Paul. It a about 5 leagues in circumference, low near the shore, but gradually rising towards the centre, and possessing great fertility. It forms a parish, and has a church and parsonage-house. The principal mineral production of the island is the garnet of the Cap-a-l'Aigle.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 4
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1890 - Isle aux Coudres
"Isle aux Coudres, vil., Quebec, on an isl. of the same name in St Lawrence River, and in Charlevoix co., 12 m. from St Paul's Bay. P. 718"
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Isle-aux-Coudres
Isle aux Coudres, eel o kood'r ("hazel island"), a post-village in Charlevoix co., Quebec, on an island of the same name in the St. Lawrence, 12 miles S.E. of St. Paul's Bay. Pop. 718.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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1934 - Église de Saint-Bernard established at Isle-aux-Coudres
2023 - Isle-aux-Coudres in Québec is a charming place with a lot to offer. Here's a list of places to go and things to do:
La Maison de nos Aïeux (The House of Our Ancestors):

Start your journey by visiting this historical site, which is a museum that showcases the island's history and the lifestyle of its early inhabitants.

Les Moulins de l'Isle-aux-Coudres (The Mills of Isle-aux-Coudres):

Explore the island's traditional mills, including a windmill and a watermill. The mills provide insight into the island's agricultural and industrial past.

St. Louis Church:

Visit the St. Louis Church, a beautiful wooden church with a rich history. The architecture and atmosphere make it a serene place to explore.

Cidrerie Vergers Pedneault (Pedneault Cider Mill):

Take a tour of this cider mill to learn about the cider-making process and enjoy some delicious apple-based products. Don't forget to sample their local ciders!

Cycle Around the Island:

Rent a bike and explore the island at your own pace. The flat terrain and scenic views make it a perfect place for a leisurely bike ride.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJacques BOUCHARD (3 January 1713 - 16 May 1772) and female ancestorFrançoise ROUSSET (24 July 1724 - 19 October 1795) married 13 November 1741
male ancestorGabriel DUFOUR (1715 - 1781) and female ancestorGeneviève TREMBLAY (20 March 1720 - 16 November 1755) married 21 May 1742
male ancestorCharles DEMEULES (DESMEULES) (3 October 1724 - 9 August 1759) and female ancestorScholastique SAVARD (8 December 1723 - November 1755) married 16 November 1744
male ancestorBarthelemi (Barthélémy) THERRIEN (9 December 1717 - 27 July 1801 ) and female ancestorBrigitte SAVARD (19 May 1720 - 21 March 1798) married 21 November 1746
male ancestorJacques GAUDREAU (1709 - 28 November 1780) and female ancestorMadeleine DESBIENS (28 April 1717 - ) married 21 April 1746
male ancestorAntoine MARIER (27 November 1724 - 6 January 1759) and female ancestorCatherine SAVARD (10 May 1731 - 10 October 1792) married 19 August 1748
male ancestorFrançois LAJOIE (1725 - 28 July 1759) and female ancestorBrigitte DESBIENS (4 August 1728 - 26 December 1810) married 18 November 1748
male ancestorPierre BILODEAU (15 November 1724 - 21 October 1798) and female ancestorGertrude PEDNEAU (PEDNEAULT) (22 July 1733 - 21 November 1822) married 13 May 1750
male ancestorFrançois BOUCHARD (1724 - 21 October 1807) and female ancestorGeneviève TREMBLAY (12 April 1732 - 5 October 1773) married 3 November 1750

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