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Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

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Where is Donnacona, Québec, Canada? 

Donnacona is an industrial town located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Quebec City in Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada.

Some people believe the city was named after Donnacona, a 16th-century Wendat chief who was taken to France. However, the Huron Chieftain never lived in this area, but rather further east in Stadacona.

It was actually named after the first paper mill erected at the mouth of the Jacques-Cartier River, The Donnacona Paper Ltd. The local paper mill played a key role in creating and quickly developing the local settlement to the point of making of Donnacona the most populous urban town in Portneuf County...

Prior to the chartering of Donnacona as a town in 1915, the area was named Pointe-aux-Écureuils. A New France Seigneurie existed under the name of Les Écureuils as a surrounding rural parish municipality prior to its final merge with Donnacona in 1967.

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Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) - Hotel Les Ecureuils - Les Ecureuils, Que.
Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

Hotel Les Ecureuils - Les Ecureuils, Que.
Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) - Église de Sainte-Agnès, est. 1917
105, rue de l’Église, Donnacona, QUÉBEC
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Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

Église de Sainte-Agnès, est. 1917
105, rue de l’Église, Donnacona, QUÉBEC
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Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) - Notre-Dame Street
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1672 - Seigniory (Les Ecureuils) Granted Nov. 3rd, 1672, to the Sieurs Toupin.

Donnacona had its beginning in 1700 with the building of a paper mill at a site along the river called Fond Jacques-Cartier.

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1742 - Les Écureuils (Donnacona) founded

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A second paper mill was built in Donnacona in 1815.

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1831 - Église de la Nativité-de-Saint-Jean-Baptiste established at Les Écureuils

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1832 - ECUREUILS, LES, or BELAIR,
and its augmentation is a seigniory in the co. of Portneuf. It fronts the St. Lawrence and is...Read MORE...

1873
LES ECUREUILS, a post village and river port in Portneuf co., Que., on the north shore of the St....Read MORE...

A third paper mill, Donnacona Paper, was built in 1912.

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1916
Les Ecureuils, a post-village of Portneuf co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 16...Read MORE...

1917 - Église de Sainte-Agnès established at Donnacona

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Donnacona, Qué, Town, pop 5564 (206c), 5479 (2001c), inc 1920. Donnacona is about 40 km west of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 60 ancestors who were born in Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils).
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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1746
Jean-François GODIN (30 January 1679 - 10 November 1769) & Marie-Anne AUGER (16 January 1699 - 23 December 1750)
married 25 April 1746

1749
Nicolas VANDAL (21 January 1724 - 11 February 1792) & Madeleine-Felicite GODIN (abt. 3 September 1723 - 17 August 1789)
married 7 July 1749

1752
Jerome-Thierry FISET (16 November 1725 - 12 June 1814) & Elisabeth PLEAU (23 February 1730 - )
married 7 February 1752

1753
Joseph CARPENTIER (18 March 1722 - ) & Marie-Thérèse LEFEBVRE (3 January 1728 - 20 October 1784)
married 22 January 1753
Nicolas LEFEBVRE (28 August 1726 - 17 May 1789) & Marthe CÔTÉ (18 April 1732 - 25 November 1804)
married 22 January 1753

1755
Thierry GODIN (29 March 1729 - 24 November 1795) & Marie-Marguerite LEFEBVRE (16 March 1734 - 30 August 1766)
married 7 January 1755

1758
Jean-Baptiste MATTE (6 April 1717 - 8 June 1776) & Françoise GARIEPY (11 November 1727 - 30 September 1806)
married 23 January 1758

1764
Augustin PETIT (9 January 1738 - 2 May 1821) & Marie-Josephte GODIN (2 July 1740 - 25 February 1834)
married 9 January 1764

1771
Francois LAMY (12 November 1747 - 26 July 1825) & Marie-Catherine TOUPIN dite DUSAULT (23 February 1753 - 13 November 1837)
married 15 April 1771

1775
Antoine DELISLE (25 February 1753 - 27 September 1821) & Françoise BARIL (16 July 1753 - 15 April 1776)
married 6 February 1775

1794
Jerome FISET (26 December 1771 - 8 January 1845) & Françoise DELISLE (24 October 1775 - 11 July 1803)
married 3 February 1794
 

Cemeteries in Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

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