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"Sorel. town, Quebec, chef-lieu of Richelieu co., at mouth of Richelieu River, 45 111. NE. of Montreal. P. (1881) 5,791. Shipbuilding was one of its leading industries, and there are engineering, leather, and brick works, &c. It was once the summer residence of the Governors-General."

The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada
John George Bartholomew
John Murdoch Harper
January 1, 1890
London : J. Walker

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  • On June 19, 1610, a confrontation with the Mohawks at Sorel resulted in a victory for the French and their allies.
    In just two years, Samuel de Champlain had accomplished a great deal. Quebec was founded, the First Nations (Huron, Algonquin and Montagnais)...Read MORE...


  • 1642 - August 13, 1642 - Charles de Montmagny builds Fort Richelieu with 100 men; on present day site of Sorel; leaves garrison of 40 soldiers to protect habitants from Iroquois

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_13

  • 1665 - June 30 - Engineer Henri de Salières arrives in New France with the Carignan-Salières Regiment, 100 officers and 1,000 men; begins forts at Sorel, St-Louis, Ste-Thérèse, Ste-Anne and St-Jean.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_30

  • 1670 - Église de Saint-Pierre established at Sorel

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1670 - The mission Sorel de la Province de Quebec is established this year.

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french21.htm

  • Sorel, Québec, Canada
    Église de Saint-Pierre
    170, rue George, Sorel-Tracy, QUÉBEC
    Established 1670
    Source: Google maps
  • 1672 - Seigneury of Sorel
    Pierre de Saurel de Sorel and wife Jeanne de Giraud is granted the seigneury of Sorel, Quebec. Sorel is at the mouth of the River Richelieu 88 km...Read MORE...


  • 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Sorel with 59 inhabitants

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14

  • 1760 - August 21, 1760 - French & Indian War - Brigadier General James Murray puts the village of Sorel to the torch.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_21

  • News 1781 - It is in Sorel that the Christmas tree made its first appearance in North America on Christmas Eve in 1781
    The baroness Frederika von Riedesel hosted a party of British and German officers in "la maison des gouverneurs". The sensation of the evening was a...Read MORE...


  • 1785 - December 25 - Christ Church opens at Sorel; oldest Anglican church in Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ December_25

  • 1832 - SOREL or SAUREL,
    seigniory, in the co. of Richelieu, is bounded N. and N.E. by the South Channel of the St. Lawrence and the Bay of Yamaska; S.W. by St. Ours; S. and...Read MORE...


  • News 1839 - Melancholy Accident
    A Melancholy Accident occurred at Sorel, Canada on the 24th ult., by which a mother was deprived of life by the agency of her child of about three...Read MORE...


  • News 1848 - Great Fire at Sorel, In Canada
    There were seventy-five houses destroyed by fire at Sorel, Canada, on Saturday, the 24th inst., including the stores of Messrs. Fowler and the Union...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    SOREL, or William Henry, a town of Lower Canada, pleasantly situated at the confluence of the Richelieu, and the Chambly or Sorel, with the St....Read MORE...


  • News 1861 - Canadian "Matres-Familias."
    A venerable French-Canadian lady, Mrs. Genevieve Lemoine, died lately at Sorel, Lower Canada, at the good old ages of 92 years. She left, to mourn...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    SOREL or WILLIAM HENRY, an incorporated town of Quebec, capital of the co. of Richelieu, on the right bank of the River Richelieu, at its mouth in...Read MORE...


  • 1874 - Small-pox is raging at Sorel, Quebec, in the most virulent form.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    December 19, 1874

  • News 1875 - PERILS OF THE RAIL
    Frightful Casualty in Canada - Eleven Persons Killed and Twenty-five Wounded.

    SOREL, Quebec, September 29 - About 7 o'clock last night a train...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - Home For Medical Care
    A lumberman broke his leg in the Wisconsin woods, and desired to go to his home at Sorel, Canada, where he could receive good treatment. But Sorel...Read MORE...


  • News 1883 - All Trains Suspended
    C. N. Armstrong, ex-President of the Montreal and Sorel Railway Company, owing to some disagreement with the Southeastern railroad, took possession...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - Steamer Frozen
    The steamer Pomeranian, bound for Liverpool, which grounded at Sorel, attempted to reach Quebec Sunday with the aid of four tugs. Yesterday not only...Read MORE...


  • 1888 - Death of a Prominent Canadian
    SOREL, Que., Nov. 24. - Chief Justice Armstrong, chairman of the Labor Commission, while walking on the street here yesterday afternoon, fell dead...Read MORE...


  • 1890 - Sorel
    "Sorel. town, Quebec, chef-lieu of Richelieu co., at mouth of Richelieu River, 45 111. NE. of Montreal. P. (1881) 5,791. Shipbuilding was one of its...Read MORE...


  • Sorel, Québec, Canada
    Marche Richelieu, Sorel, Que.
  • 1895 - Likely to be Forbidden Soon
    (Special to the Journal)
    Sorel, March 11. - Rev. Father Barnard read a mandement from Monseignor Morin, bishop of St. Hyacinthe, warning Catholics...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - The Brunswick Hotel at Sorel, Quebec, was destroyed by fire, the loss being $75,000. The guests and employes had narrow escapes.

    The Monroeville Breeze
    Monroeville, Indiana
    March 16, 1899

  • Sorel, Québec, Canada
    Hotel Saurel, Sorel, P.Q.
  • 1906
    Sorel, a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of Richelieu, on the right bank of the river Richelieu, at its mouth in Lake St. Peter and on...Read MORE...


  • Sorel, Québec, Canada
    Rue du-Roi, Sorel, Que
  • Sorel, Québec, Canada
    Grain Elevator
  • Sorel, Québec, Canada
    Hotel Carleton, Sorel, P. Q.
  • Sorel, Québec, Canada
    Port de Sorel - The Harbour, Sorel, P. Q.
  • Sorel
    Sorel, Qué, Unincorporated Place. Sorel is the larger of 2 municipalities that merged to form the city of Sorel-Tracy (pop 34 076, 2006c) in 2000....Read MORE...


  • Sorel, Québec, Canada
    Found on monument in Sorel, Quebec
    "On the occasion of the 325th anniversary of the Francois Pelloquin's birth about 1664 at Niort, France - the ancestor of all Peloquin's in the Americas"


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Sorel, Québec, Canada
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Église de Saint-Pierre
170, rue George, Sorel-Tracy, QUÉBEC
Established 1670
Source: Google maps

Sorel, Québec, Canada
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Marche Richelieu, Sorel, Que.

Sorel, Québec, Canada
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Hotel Saurel, Sorel, P.Q.

Sorel, Québec, Canada
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Rue du-Roi, Sorel, Que

Sorel, Québec, Canada
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Grain Elevator

Sorel, Québec, Canada
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Hotel Carleton, Sorel, P. Q.

Sorel, Québec, Canada
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Port de Sorel - The Harbour, Sorel, P. Q.

Sorel, Québec, Canada
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Found on monument in Sorel, Quebec
"On the occasion of the 325th anniversary of the Francois Pelloquin's birth about 1664 at Niort, France - the ancestor of all Peloquin's in the Americas"

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  • On June 19, 1610, a confrontation with the Mohawks at Sorel resulted in a victory for the French and their allies.
    In just two years, Samuel de Champlain had accomplished a great deal. Quebec was founded, the First Nations (Huron, Algonquin and Montagnais)... Read MORE...

  • 1642 - August 13, 1642 - Charles de Montmagny builds Fort Richelieu with 100 men; on present day site of Sorel; leaves garrison of 40 soldiers to protect habitants from Iroquois

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_13
  • 1665 - June 30 - Engineer Henri de Salières arrives in New France with the Carignan-Salières Regiment, 100 officers and 1,000 men; begins forts at Sorel, St-Louis, Ste-Thérèse, Ste-Anne and St-Jean.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_30
  • 1670 - Église de Saint-Pierre established at Sorel

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1670 - The mission Sorel de la Province de Quebec is established this year.

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french21.htm
  • 1672 - Seigneury of Sorel
    Pierre de Saurel de Sorel and wife Jeanne de Giraud is granted the seigneury of Sorel, Quebec. Sorel is at the mouth of the River Richelieu 88 km... Read MORE...

  • 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Sorel with 59 inhabitants

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14
  • 1760 - August 21, 1760 - French & Indian War - Brigadier General James Murray puts the village of Sorel to the torch.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_21
  • News  1781 - It is in Sorel that the Christmas tree made its first appearance in North America on Christmas Eve in 1781
    The baroness Frederika von Riedesel hosted a party of British and German officers in "la maison des gouverneurs". The sensation of the evening was a... Read MORE...

  • 1785 - December 25 - Christ Church opens at Sorel; oldest Anglican church in Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ December_25
  • Ville de Sorel - Quebec


    Ville de Sorel - Quebec (www.youtube.com)
  • 1832 - SOREL or SAUREL,
    seigniory, in the co. of Richelieu, is bounded N. and N.E. by the South Channel of the St. Lawrence and the Bay of Yamaska; S.W. by St. Ours; S. and... Read MORE...

  • News  1839 - Melancholy Accident
    A Melancholy Accident occurred at Sorel, Canada on the 24th ult., by which a mother was deprived of life by the agency of her child of about three... Read MORE...

  • News  1848 - Great Fire at Sorel, In Canada
    There were seventy-five houses destroyed by fire at Sorel, Canada, on Saturday, the 24th inst., including the stores of Messrs. Fowler and the Union... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    SOREL, or William Henry, a town of Lower Canada, pleasantly situated at the confluence of the Richelieu, and the Chambly or Sorel, with the St.... Read MORE...

  • News  1861 - Canadian "Matres-Familias."
    A venerable French-Canadian lady, Mrs. Genevieve Lemoine, died lately at Sorel, Lower Canada, at the good old ages of 92 years. She left, to mourn... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    SOREL or WILLIAM HENRY, an incorporated town of Quebec, capital of the co. of Richelieu, on the right bank of the River Richelieu, at its mouth in... Read MORE...

  • 1874 - Small-pox is raging at Sorel, Quebec, in the most virulent form.
    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    December 19, 1874
  • News  1875 - PERILS OF THE RAIL
    Frightful Casualty in Canada - Eleven Persons Killed and Twenty-five Wounded.

    SOREL, Quebec, September 29 - About 7 o'clock last night a train... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - Home For Medical Care
    A lumberman broke his leg in the Wisconsin woods, and desired to go to his home at Sorel, Canada, where he could receive good treatment. But Sorel... Read MORE...

  • News  1883 - All Trains Suspended
    C. N. Armstrong, ex-President of the Montreal and Sorel Railway Company, owing to some disagreement with the Southeastern railroad, took possession... Read MORE...

  • 1888 - Death of a Prominent Canadian
    SOREL, Que., Nov. 24. - Chief Justice Armstrong, chairman of the Labor Commission, while walking on the street here yesterday afternoon, fell dead... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - Steamer Frozen
    The steamer Pomeranian, bound for Liverpool, which grounded at Sorel, attempted to reach Quebec Sunday with the aid of four tugs. Yesterday not only... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - Sorel
    "Sorel. town, Quebec, chef-lieu of Richelieu co., at mouth of Richelieu River, 45 111. NE. of Montreal. P. (1881) 5,791. Shipbuilding was one of its... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Likely to be Forbidden Soon
    (Special to the Journal)
    Sorel, March 11. - Rev. Father Barnard read a mandement from Monseignor Morin, bishop of St. Hyacinthe, warning Catholics... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - The Brunswick Hotel at Sorel, Quebec, was destroyed by fire, the loss being $75,000. The guests and employes had narrow escapes.
    The Monroeville Breeze
    Monroeville, Indiana
    March 16, 1899
  • 1906
    Sorel, a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of Richelieu, on the right bank of the river Richelieu, at its mouth in Lake St. Peter and on... Read MORE...

  • Sorel
    Sorel, Qué, Unincorporated Place. Sorel is the larger of 2 municipalities that merged to form the city of Sorel-Tracy (pop 34 076, 2006c) in 2000.... Read MORE...

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Genealogy Resources for Sorel

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The roll of the Company of Sorel (Compagnie de Sorel), microfilm reel C-15684, the Archives Nationales du Canada

Marriages de St Pierre de Sorel, Richelieu County, Quebec 1675-1865, 257 pages. Quintin Publications Collection


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