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Iberville, Québec, Canada - Rue Principale, Iberville, Que.

*Saint-Athanase was a former town in Quebec. Today it is a part of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu." wikipedia

A large town on the east side of the Richelieu River opposite St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. (45.308N/ 73.240W) It was named in 1854 for Pierre Lemoyne, Sieur d'Iberville, an early french solder and explorer.

The old name for Iberville, on the east side of the Richelieu River opposite St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It was also called St-Athanase d'Iberville. The Paroisse de St-Anthanase is the rural municipality surrounding Iberville. It merged with St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and other towns in 2001 to form the new city of Ville de St-Jean-Iberville. Shortly after the named was changed back to St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

St-Jean-Iberville, Ville de
The short-lived official name of the newly merged city consisting of the old towns of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, St-Luc, L'Acadie, Iberville and St-Athanese. The merger became official in 2001. Shortly after the merger the name was changed back to St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. St-Jean-Iberville has also been a commonly used unofficial name for this general area since at least the 1950s. ~qcchatea/ placenames/

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Iberville, Québec, Canada

Rue Principale, Iberville, Que.

Iberville, Québec, Canada


Iberville, Québec, Canada

Eglise de Saint-Athanase
500, 1ère Rue,
Iberville, Qc
established 1912

Iberville, Québec, Canada

Place d'Été, Iberville, P.Q. Canada

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  • The seigniory of Bleury was granted to Charles de la Boische in 1733.
  • 1823 - Parish is established at St-Athanase-de-Bleury

    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
  • 1837 - On 10 November 1837, thirty rebels from Saint-Athanase, led by Pierre-Paul Demaray (St-Jean), Davignon and Patrick McKeenan (Saint-Athanase) attacked some loyalists who were moving towards St-Jean. 2010/ 11/ rouville.html
  • 1838 - On 3 and 4 November, rebels gathered at Saint-Mathias in preparation for an attack on the garrison at Chambly. At the same time, 300 Patriotes from Saint-Athanase took possession of the village of Christieville (Iberville).
    On 7 November, some houses in Saint-Athanase were looted and burned down: the merchant Charles Mongeau, landlord François Macé and the butcher Jean-Baptiste Arcand were the three main victims of these acts of vandalism. 2010/ 11/ rouville.html
  • 1873
    IBERVILLE, a county in the S. part of Quebec, bounded on the W. by the Richelieu river, comprises an area of 120,960 acres. It is traversed by the Vermont Central, and Stanstead, Shefford and Chambly railways. Capital, Ste. Athanase. Pop. 15,413.

    IBERVILLE, Iberville co., Que. See Ste. Athanase.

    ST. ATHANASE, or IBERVILLE, formerly CHRISTIEVILLE, an incorporated town of Quebec, capital of the co. of Iberville, on the River Richelieu, opposite St. Johns. It contains Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches, several hotels, a number of stores, an iron foundry, a tannery, grist mills, &c. The Richelieu is spanned at this point by two bridges. Pop. 2,000.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • 1890 - St Athanase / Iberville
    "St Athanase, or Iberville. formerly Christieville, tn., Que., co. lieu of lberville co., on R. Richelieu. P. (1881) 1,847"
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • News  1894 - November 1 - DEATH OF MERCIER. The Ex-Premier of the Province of Quebec Passes Away.
    MONTREAL, Oct. 31. - Honore Mercier, ex-premier of Quebec, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. The end had been expected any time during the preceding twenty-four hours and hope of recovery had been given up weeks ago. In fact from the moment that he first felt seriously ill on the 14th of August last it had been felt that he lay on his death bed. Mr. Mercier had been suffering from a complication of diseases for years past, diabetis predominating. After his defeat at the general election of March, 1893, his friends expressed the opinion that he had only six months to live, but by dint of adopting abstemious habits of living he managed to prolong his life.

    Honore Mercier was born at St. Athanase, Que., in 1840; was educated at the College of the Jesuit Fathers in Montreal; studied for the bar and began to practice at St. Hyacinthe in 1863. He edited the St. Hyacinthe Courier for a time, but resigned to enter politics. He attempted to make Quebec an independent province for the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Iberville
    IBERVILLE, a county in the south part of Quebec, bounded on the west by the Richelieu River, comprises an area of 120,960 acres. It is traversed by the Vermont Central Ry., C. P. R.. and United Counties Ry. Capital, Iberville. Pop. 11,893.
    Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
  • 1895 - Saint Athanase / Iberville
    Saint Athanase, or Iberville, i'ber vil (formerly Christieville), a town of Quebec, capital of the co. of Iberville, on the river Richelieu, opposite St. John's. It has 2 churches, several hotels and stores, an iron foundry, a tannery, grist-mills, &c. Pop. 2000
    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
  • 1916
    Iberville, or Saint Athanase, a banking town of Quebec, capital of the co. of Iberville, on the river Richelieu and on the Canadian Pacific and other railroads, opposite St. John's. It has manufactures of earthenware, agricultural implements, etc. Pop. in 1901, 1512.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • The current city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu was founded on January 24, 2001 following the merger of the municipalities of L'Acadie, Saint-Athanase, the cities of Iberville, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Saint-Luc.

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Iberville, Quebec:
    Fort Lennox National Historic Site: Just a short drive from Iberville, Fort Lennox is a well-preserved British military fort dating back to the early 19th century. Explore the barracks, cannons, and the scenic island location, which is accessible by a short ferry ride.

    Iberville Marina: Located along the Richelieu River, the Iberville Marina is a great spot for boating and fishing. You can rent a boat or simply take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank.

    Parc des Patriotes: This park in nearby Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is dedicated to the memory of the Patriots who fought for democracy in 1837-1838. It's a beautiful place for a picnic and a leisurely walk.

    Chocolaterie la Cabosse d'Or: Treat your taste buds to some delicious chocolates at this local chocolate shop. They offer a variety of handcrafted chocolates, and you can even watch the chocolate-making process.

    Les Vergers Petit et Fils: If you visit during the apple-picking season (usually in the fall), head to this... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Iberville, Québec, Canada

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female ancestorMarie-Josephte MONBLEAU (MAUBLOT) (10 December 1739, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe) - 18 October 1828, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))
female ancestorMarie-Anne POUTRE dite LAVIGNE (8 April 1740, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles) - 2 June 1830, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))
male ancestorBarthelemy COLLETTE (COLLET) (25 August 1741, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes) - 27 October 1832, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))
male ancestorPierre-Noel PLANTE (23 February 1742, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 20 March 1826, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))
female ancestorMarie-Josephe BROUILLET (10 February 1742, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly) - 17 April 1824, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))
female ancestorMarie-Geneviève LAREAU (7 September 1743, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly) - 28 October 1832, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))
male ancestorJoseph HEBERT (19 November 1743, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes) - 18 June 1843, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))
male ancestorGabriel CELERIER dit ROCH (7 April 1743, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre) - 1 May 1831, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))
female ancestorLouise PARE (9 June 1745, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) - 12 April 1829, Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Iberville, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorMoise GIRARD (9 May 1781 - 25 January 1860) and female ancestorMelanise FORTIN (24 February 1805 - ) married 2 February 1824
male ancestorJoseph FRECHETTE (2 April 1786 - ) and female ancestorSophie NOLIN (16 August 1808 - ) married 14 February 1825
male ancestorJoseph-Pierre MENARD (18 August 1803 - 8 January 1891) and female ancestorApolline PLANTE (1808 - 7 January 1857) married 17 January 1826
male ancestorAlexandre BOUCHER (3 October 1800 - ) and female ancestorDesanges HOULE (9 February 1807 - ) married 12 April 1826
male ancestorJoseph GOYETTE (19 October 1811 - 11 January 1902) and female ancestorMarie Madeline LAVALLEE (1811 - 1 April 1899) married 22 February 1830
male ancestorJoseph DEMERS (1 September 1804 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Anne JOUBERT (4 February 1809 - ) married 12 October 1830
male ancestorGermain TALON dit L'ESPÉRANCE (27 June 1802 - 13 October 1871) and female ancestorHenriette GAUDREAU (1812 - 24 January 1831) married 14 September 1830
male ancestorJulien BOUCHER (4 September 1831 - 1914) and female ancestorEleonore LARIVIERE (5 February 1836 - 1914) married 1 April 1831
male ancestorMichel CAMPBELL (19 May 1801 - 7 June 1878) and female ancestorElisabeth GAGNÉ (1811 - ) married 25 January 1831
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