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Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada - Église de Notre-Dame-de-Liesse 102, rue de l’Église, Rivière-Ouelle, QUÉBEC Established 1694

Rivière-Ouelle, Québec

The municipality of Rivière-Ouelle, located in the administrative region of Bas-Saint-Laurent. It covers an area of approximately 55 square kilometers and is part of the regional county municipality of Kamouraska.

Rivière-Ouelle unfolds on a vast plain between the St. Lawrence and the Appalachian chain. Its name comes from the name of a Mr. Houel, controller general of Salines de Brouage and companion of Samuel de Champlain.

These lands were granted to Jean-Baptiste-François Deschamps, as well as part of the seigneury of La Bouteillerie, north of the river.

Since the foundation of the locality, agriculture has been the most important economic activity of the residents of these places. In the 20th century, Rivière-Ouelle specialized in the dairy industry, particularly in the production of butter...

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Église de Notre-Dame-de-Liesse
102, rue de l’Église, Rivière-Ouelle, QUÉBEC
Established 1694
Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada

Église de Notre-Dame-de-Liesse
102, rue de l’Église, Rivière-Ouelle, QUÉBEC
Established 1694
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1663 - February 5, 1663 - Earthquake
Hits the St. Lawrence Valley of Québec at about 5:30 pm; the quake is felt over the entire eastern part of North America - 1.9 million square km, and generates huge landslides along the St. Maurice, Batiscan and St. Lawrence Rivers, from La Malbaie to Rivière Ouelle; no loss of life was recorded. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ February_5
1672 - Seigniory (Riviere Ouelle or Bouteillerie) granted Oct. 29, 1672 to Sieur de la Bouteillerie.

Read more about Jean-Baptiste-François DESCHAMPS DE LA BOUTEILLERIE
1685 - Parish is established at Riviere-Ouelle

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
1694 - Église de Notre-Dame-de-Liesse established at Rivière-Ouelle
In 1725, there were 31 residential houses in Rivière-Ouelle, not counting the seigneurial manor and the presbytery.
Since the families are very large, 10 children and more within a family is a common occurrence, the population of the village is at the time of 300 inhabitants.
and augmentation, seigniory, in the co. of Kamouraska, is bounded N.E. by St. Denis; S.W. by Ste. Anne; in the rear by Ixworth in front by the St. Lawrence. - 2 leagues in breadth by 1 1/ 2 in depth. Granted, Oct. 29th, 1672 to Sieur de la Bouteillerie. The augmentation, 2 leagues in front by 2 in depth, was granted, Oct 20th, 1750 to Dame Genevieve de Ramsay, widow of Sieur de Boishebert: they are now the property of --- Casgrin, Esq. - 2/ 5 of this S. are under cultivation and 3/ 5 in a state of nature; 1/ 4 is rendered unfit for cultivation by mountains and ridges of rocks. The soil, S. of the river Ouelle, is in general a yellowish loam mixed with sand, and in the front it is alluvial except the ridges which are sandy: most of the lands under cultivation are of a superior quality. The lands in the rear are traversed by a small ridge and in the 5th range is a large cedar swamp; the soil and timber, however, improve towards the fief St. Denis. - There are 7 ranges of concessions in the ... Read MORE...

RIVIERE OUELLE, a post village and seigniory of Quebec, co. of Kamouraska, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the G T. It., 92 miles below Quebec. It contains a Roman Catholic church, a telegraph office, a saw mill, and 4 stores. Pop. 300.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - Riviere-Ouelle
Riviere Ouelle, vil., Quebec, co. Kamouraska, on S. shore of R. St Lawrence, 79 m. by rail NE. of Point Levis. P. of sub-dist. 2,060.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Rivière Ouelle
Rivière Ouelle, reeve-aia' oo-'l', a post-village of Quebec, co. of Kamouraska, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the Grand Trunk Railway, 92 miles below Quebec. It contains a church, a saw-mill, and 4 stores.
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
Riviere Ouelle, a post-village of Quebec, co. of Kamouraska, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence and on the Intercolonial R., 92 miles below Quebec. Pop. 150.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Rivière-Ouelle:
St. Lawrence River: Start your visit by exploring the scenic beauty of the St. Lawrence River. You can take leisurely walks along the riverbanks, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the stunning views of the water and the surrounding countryside. It's a great place for relaxation and taking in the natural beauty of the region.

Église de Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-Ouelle: This historic church is a prominent landmark in Rivière-Ouelle. Dating back to the 18th century, it boasts impressive architecture and stunning interior decorations. Even if you're not religious, the church is worth a visit for its historical and architectural significance.

Moulin de la Rive: This old watermill has been transformed into a museum that tells the story of milling in the region. It's an interesting place to learn about the history of the village and its economic activities in the past.

La Halte Municipale: This is a fantastic spot to enjoy a family picnic. The park features a playground for kids,... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorPierre DANCOSSE (1641 - 13 August 1697) and female ancestorMarie-Madeleine BOUCHARD (31 May 1665 - 21 November 1755) married abt. 1679
male ancestorJean-Nicolas DURAND (29 July 1653 - 28 September 1740) and female ancestorMarguerite HUOT (18 February 1664 - 2 January 1722) married 7 January 1685
male ancestorSebastien BONIN (1671 - ) and female ancestorMarie GRONDIN (4 February 1671 - 3 April 1741) married 25 November 1687
male ancestorFrançois AUTIN (1650 - bef. 1 March 1726) and female ancestorMarie-Anne BOUCHER (26 February 1663 - aft. 1 March 1726) married 21 June 1688
male ancestorJean-François LAVOIE (1660 - 1718) and female ancestorMarie-Madeleine BOUCHER (24 June 1670 - 3 March 1723) married 22 October 1688
male ancestorJean PELLETIER (19 April 1663 - 12 March 1739) and female ancestorMarie-Anne HUOT (8 January 1666 - 25 October 1734 ) married 8 January 1689
male ancestorJean LEBEL (22 January 1670 - 6 October 1699) and female ancestorAnne SOUCY (5 September 1671 - 4 February 1743) married 6 August 1689
male ancestorPierre EMOND (1665 - 5 February 1714) and female ancestorMarie-Agnes GRONDIN (14 March 1673 - 23 November 1752) married 31 January 1690
male ancestorCharles BOUCHARD (14 February 1667 - 26 April 1690) and female ancestorMarie-Madeleine DUBE (17 September 1673 - 14 June 1749) married 5 April 1690

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