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Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-André 2, rue du Cap, Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, QUÉBEC The oldest church in the Lower St. Lawrence Established in 1791 http://www.

The municipality of Saint-André is located in the administrative region of Bas-Saint-Laurent. It is part of the Regional County Municipality of Kamouraska.

Saint-André stands opposite the Pilgrims Islands, on the banks of the St. Lawrence, about three kilometers offshore. These islands, as well as Île aux Lièvres, are part of the territory of Saint-André.

Two villages: Rivière-des-Caps and Islet-du-Portage together form the new parish of Saint-André, located in the northeastern part of the territory of Kamouraska. The local landscape is characterized by the presence of lowlands which, since the beginning of colonization, have been devoted to a mainly agricultural vocation.

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Église de Saint-André
2, rue du Cap, Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, QUÉBEC
The oldest church in the Lo
Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-André
2, rue du Cap, Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, QUÉBEC
The oldest church in the Lower St. Lawrence
Established in 1791 eglisesdenosancetres.htm

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1791 - Église de Saint-André established at Saint-André-de-Kamouraska
The parish of Saint-André de L'Islet-du-Portage was born in 1791. In 1805, the construction of the parish church began there, which was blessed in 1811 by the priest – serving Saint-André, Théodore The pond. This church, the oldest in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, is still open for worship.
1832 - St. Andre Riviere du Loup
RIVIERE DU LOUP, seigniory, in the co of Rimouski, is bounded in front by the St. Lawrence; S.W. by Granville; N.E. by the S. of Isle Verte; in the rear by waste lands of the crown. Nearly 5 leagues in breadth by 2 in depth. Granted April 5th, 1689, to the Sieur Villerai for Sieurs d'Artigny and Lachenaye: Alexander Fraser, Esq. is now the proprietor. - The general appearance of this C. is uneven and mountainous, but it contains some extensive patches of good arable and very fine meadow land, which are divided into several ranges of concessions, bearing the names of Ste. Andre Riviere du Loup, St. Patrick Riviere du Loup, Fraserville, Nouvelle Ecosse, St. George or Cacona, St. Anthony, St. Andrew, and St. Jacques: the first, a great part of the second, and a little of the third, are in very good state of cultivation and well inhabited...
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
On May 12, 1835, the civil erection of Saint-André took place, requested by the tenants of the seigneuries of Islet-du-Portage and Rivière-des-Caps.
St. ANDRE, a post village in Kamouraska co., Que. on the G.T.R., 111 miles below Quebec. It contains 3 stores. Pop 250.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - St Andre
St André, vil., Quebec, co. Kamouraska, 99 m. by rail ENE. of Levis. P. of sub-district 1,729.

The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
Saint Andre, or Saint Andre de Kamouraka, a post-village of Kamouraska co., Quebec, on the Intercolonial R., 16 miles from Fraserville. Pop. about 500.
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
In 1917, there was a general store, a post office and a blacksmith shop.
One of the major events in the history of the village was the visit of His Majesty King George VI, who made a short stop at the Saint-André railway station on June 12, 1939.
Another famous event is the incident of November 10, 1952, when a Mark IV type atomic bomb was accidentally dropped by an American bomber in flight from Goose Bay, and fell on Saint-André.
2023 - Saint-André in Kamouraska, Québec, is a charming area with a lot to offer. Here's a list of places to go and things to do:
Parc Régional des Grandes-Coulées: Start your exploration with a visit to this regional park. It offers hiking trails, stunning viewpoints, and a chance to immerse yourself in nature.

Kamouraska Wharf: Take a stroll along the picturesque Kamouraska Wharf. You can enjoy the fresh air, watch boats go by, and perhaps grab some ice cream from a local shop.

Kamouraska Heritage House: Delve into the area's history by visiting the Kamouraska Heritage House. It often hosts exhibits and events that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region.

La Halte des Arts: If you're into art, don't miss La Halte des Arts. This gallery features local artists and their work, providing a unique perspective on the artistic talent in the area.

La Grand Ferme: For a taste of local flavors, visit La Grand Ferme. It's a farm-to-table restaurant where you can savor fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared in delicious dishes.

Le Comptoir St-André: Another great dining option, Le Comptoir... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

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female ancestorJosephe MOLLEUR dite LALLEMAND (19 March 1707, Beaumont, Québec, Canada (Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont) - 25 November 1791, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
male ancestorJean-François-Germain CHASSE (12 August 1711, , France - 5 July 1798, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
female ancestorUrsule LABAUVE (13 April 1711, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 11 April 1781, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
male ancestorPierre LEVASSEUR (1712, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 9 December 1791, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
male ancestorAlexandre MICHAUD (1713, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 1 September 1800, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
female ancestorGeneviève RAYMOND dite PHOCAS (1714, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse) - 2 June 1792, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
female ancestorBrigitte CORDEAU dite DESLAURIERS (1717, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 29 October 1800, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
male ancestorPierre-Joseph PERRAULT (15 July 1722, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse) - 12 April 1801, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
male ancestorAndré SOUCY (27 December 1735, La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere) - 17 May 1819, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorGabriel NADEAU (10 April 1771 - 4 March 1853) and female ancestorMarie-Reine DEVOST (11 April 1776 - 11 April 1805) married 28 September 1793
male ancestorJean-Marie CHOUINARD (1755 - 18 May 1836) and female ancestorMarie-Antoinette PINET (30 September 1772 - 14 December 1813) married 28 October 1793
male ancestorFrancois BOURGOIN (1770 - 19 October 1856) and female ancestorMarie-Thérèse LAFOREST (3 February 1776 - 18 June 1857) married 19 August 1793
male ancestorAntoine-Germain MARCHAND dit GEORGET (15 November 1762 - 19 April 1846) and female ancestorModeste MARQUIS (10 April 1777 - 21 November 1822) married 29 October 1793
male ancestorAlexandre TARDIF (22 September 1771 - 17 January 1849) and female ancestorCatherine SIROIS dite DUPLESSIS (11 January 1773 - 18 April 1849) married 30 July 1794
male ancestorFrancois GUÉRET dit DUMONT (8 October 1764 - 29 May 1811) and female ancestorMarie-Josephe MARQUIS (16 March 1773 - 27 November 1835) married 27 October 1794
male ancestorLouis-Marie LEVESQUE (17 January 1768 - 7 June 1850) and female ancestorBrigitte MARQUIS (29 August 1769 - 15 June 1852) married 15 July 1794
male ancestorFrancois MARQUIS (1 November 1764 - 10 April 1809) and female ancestorTheotiste MICHAUD (16 November 1777 - 16 March 1843) married 3 October 1796
male ancestorJoseph BOUCHER (13 February 1736 - 22 August 1811) and female ancestorElisabeth LEVASSEUR (8 November 1744 - 25 April 1820) married 8 August 1796
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