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Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Antoine 1341, rue Notre-Dame, Lavaltrie, QUÉBEC Established in 1732 Source: Google maps

Lavaltrie, a village in Berthier county, Quebec, on the Canadian Pacific Railway, 35 miles east of Montreal. It is named after Séraphin Marganne, Sieur de Lavaltrie, to whom the seigniory of Lavaltrie was granted in 1672. It is in a prosperous agricultural district.
W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 2.

Lavaltrie is a town in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located in the regional county municipality of D'Autray, which is part of the Lanaudière administrative region. Lavaltrie is situated along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

The town's history dates back to the 18th century when it was originally settled by French Canadians. It was officially established as a municipality in 1855.

Lavaltrie is approximately 60 kilometers northeast of Montreal, making it part of the Greater Montreal Area.

Historically, Lavaltrie's economy has been based on agriculture, forestry, and commerce. Over the years, it has also developed various industries and businesses, contributing to the local economy.

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Église de Saint-Antoine
1341, rue Notre-Dame, Lavaltrie, QUÉBEC
Established in 1732
Source: Googl
Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Antoine
1341, rue Notre-Dame, Lavaltrie, QUÉBEC
Established in 1732
Source: Google maps

Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada


Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada

Brisson Restaurant
Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada

Brisson Restaurant

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On October 29, 1672, Jean Talon granted Séraphin Margane, Sieur de la Valterie, officer of the Carignan regiment, a league and a half of land along the St. Lawrence River. This seigniory is designated under the name of Lavaltrie.

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1681 - St-Antoine-de-Lavaltrie parish is established
1732 - Église de Saint-Antoine established in Lavaltrie
1832 - LAVALTRIE and its augmentation,
seigniory, in the co. of Berthier, is bounded N.E. by Lanoraye and its augmenation; S.W. by St. Suplpice; in the rear by the T. of Kildare; in front by the St. Lawrence. - The original grant consisted of 1 1/ 2 league in breadth and depth, and was made, Oct. 29, 1672, to Sieur de Lavaltrie: the augmentation, of the same breadth and 2 1/ 2 leagues in depth, was granted to Sieur Marganne de Lavaltrie, April 21, 1734. Both grants remain in the possession of the heirs of the original grantee. - This is a very valuable property; the land is generally level from the rear to the St. Lawrence, whose banks here are rather low. The quality of the soil varies a little, bu the major part is good and productive, and is either a light-grayish earth, a yellowish loam, or clay mixed with sand; nearly the whole is under culture, and yields ample crops under a system of husbandry in several respects creditable to the farmers. Wheat and grain for the chief part of the disposable produce of this tract, and ... Read MORE...

1839 - Total Loss of the John Bull Steamer, by Fire.
Mr. Thomos, Purser of the John Bull Steamer, arrived yesterday at noon with the intelligence that that splendid boat was totally consumed by fire, yesterday morning, between 3 and 4 o'clock, off Lavaltrie, about 8 miles above Sorel, while on her way to this city, and we regret to learn that several of the deck passengers, who, we believe, were settlers, lost their lives by jumping over board during the confusion attendant on the removal of the others ashore... The passengers - cabin and deck - were safely landed, with the exception of those who leaped overboard. One of the engineers, it is said, is missing. We believe the whole of the cargo is lost, and also the passengers' luggage. The passengers were in bed when the accident happened, and some of them escaped with only their night clothes...

The John Bull was, perhaps, the most valuable steam boat in North America. She cost the proprietors upwards of 22,000, and was only insured for 5,000. - Montreal Courier of June... Read MORE...

1847 Fires
On the night of the 23d ult., the house of Medard Perrault, at Lavaltrie, near Montreal, was burned, and four lives lost, two men and two children.
Springfield Republican
Spokane, Washington
February 8, 1847
The Chemin du Roi crosses Lavaltrie. This is the highest point of the Chemin du Roi, redesigned after the flood and landslide in 1865.
LAVALTRIE, a post village and river port in Berthier co., Que., on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, 35 miles N.E of Montreal. It contains several stores. Pop. 250.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1892 - Sisters Die in Fire
Yesterday at Lavaltrie, Canada, the two daughters of Amede Lachance, aged 4 and 10 years, were burned to death in their father's house.
Middletown Times-Press
Middletown, New York
August 17, 1892
1913 - Counterfeit Money Source - Canadian Authorities Raid Shack in Little Village of Lavaltrie
Six Men are Captured
Complete Plant: Press. Plates and Paper: Building Resembles Arsenal.
Officers Smash Door, Rush in Upon Occupants While They Sleep.

MONTREAL - By a raid on a shack in the woods five miles from the village of Lavaltrie, Friday, the police unearthed what is believe to be the source of one of the most important counterfeiting schemes discovered in this section in years. Five men were caught in the house where the plant was found, and a sixth man was arrested in Montreal. He is Alfred Grenier, and engraver employed by a publishing company.

The police say they seized a counterfeiting plant, including a printing press, plates, specially prepared paper and everything necessary for the counterfeiting of United States $10 gold certificates. Chief Detective K. P. McCaskill said Friday night that the house where the gang operated was fitted up like an arsenal. Shotguns, revolvers and ammunition were found.

It was before dawn when the police...

1937 - FOR SALE
FOR SALE—Road Restaurant for sale or to let the oldest established biggest, best patronised, best equipped, in a word, the cream of road estaurants, all completely equipped; chance for one who wishes to start in sure business. Apply Pine Grove Restaurant, Lavaltrie, Que., Canada.
Plattsburgh Daily Press
Plattsburgh, New York
April 21, 1937
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Lavaltrie:
Parc des Pins

Start your visit with a leisurely stroll in Parc des Pins. This scenic park is a great place for a picnic, a game of frisbee, or simply enjoying the greenery.

L'Art de Vivre

Explore the local art scene by visiting L'Art de Vivre, an art gallery showcasing the work of talented Québécois artists.

La Maison des Gens d'Affaires

If you're interested in history, pay a visit to La Maison des Gens d'Affaires. This historical building provides insight into the town's past and cultural heritage.

Boulangerie St-Donat

Sample some delicious baked goods at Boulangerie St-Donat. Their pastries, bread, and pies are renowned throughout the region.

Lavaltrie's Waterfront

Enjoy a serene walk along the waterfront and take in the picturesque views of the St. Lawrence River. It's especially beautiful during sunset.

Domaine des Érables

Discover the local maple syrup industry at Domaine des Érables. You can take a tour of the sugar shack and taste fresh maple... Read MORE...

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

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Ancestors Who Were Married in Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorPierre LESIEGE (1636 - ) and female ancestorMarguerite DE LAPLACE (1643 - 7 October 1735) married 1672
male ancestorFrançois COUTU (COTTU) (1650 - 13 May 1729) and female ancestorLouise LESIEGE (1673 - 13 January 1755) married abt. 1691
male ancestorAntoine BEAUGRAND dit CHAMPAGNE (6 June 1700 - 1 February 1781 ) and female ancestorJosephte COUTU (31 December 1706 - 23 May 1744 ) married 29 April 1726
male ancestorJacques REGEAS dit LAPRADE (1710 - 17 March 1782) and female ancestorIsabelle-Marie-Elisabeth BAILLARGEON dite BOCAGE (10 May 1709 - 2 August 1755) married 20 April 1733
male ancestorClaude-Toussaint NIQUET (NIQUETTE) (1 November 1708 - 3 September 1761) and female ancestorLouise RIEL dite L'IRLANDE (14 April 1715 - 2 November 1755) married 3 February 1738
male ancestorClaude LAURENCE (1713 - 4 March 1745) and female ancestorMarguerite BERGERON (7 February 1721 - 19 October 1745) married 19 May 1738
male ancestorJean-Baptiste DELPECHE (DALPE) (4 March 1715 - 16 February 1751) and female ancestorMarguerite ROBILLARD (18 October 1720 - 3 March 1790) married 7 April 1739
male ancestorPierre CANTARA (1710 - 30 June 1789) and female ancestorMarie-Angelique ROBERT (8 March 1722 - 1 November 1760) married 15 June 1739
male ancestorAntoine HETU (26 December 1709 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Antoinette FRAPPIER (16 May 1724 - ) married 22 February 1740

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