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L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada - Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens 6357, av. Royale, L’Ange-Gardien, QUÉBEC Established 1678 Source: Google Maps

L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

The municipality of L'Ange-Gardien is located very close to the Montmorency Falls, in the administrative region of the National Capital, 15 minutes from downtown Quebec and opposite Île-d'Orléans.

L'Ange-Gardien is situated on the north bank of the Saint Lawrence River, approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Quebec City, the provincial capital.

The area's history dates back to the 17th century when French explorers and settlers arrived in the region. The municipality's name, "L'Ange-Gardien," translates to "The Guardian Angel," reflecting its religious heritage.

The municipality is known for its picturesque landscapes and natural beauty. The region is characterized by rolling hills, lush forests, and scenic views of the Saint Lawrence River.

Like many municipalities in Quebec, L'Ange-Gardien has a rich cultural heritage with a blend of French and Canadian traditions.

There is MUCH more to discover about L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada. Read on!

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Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens
6357, av. Royale, L’Ange-Gardien, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens
6357, av. Royale, L’Ange-Gardien, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
Source: Google Maps
Ange Gardien with l'Ile d'Orleans on Opposite Side of St. Lawrence River, Lower Canada. (1829)
L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

Ange Gardien with l'Ile d'Orleans on Opposite Side of St. Lawrence River, Lower Canada. (1829)
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1970-188-331 W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
La Presbytere - Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, P.Q.
L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

La Presbytere - Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, P.Q.

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1651 - August 17, 1635 - Father Jean de Quen arrives in Québec; will found a mission for the fishermen and Montagnais at Ange-Gardien (Sept-Îles, Québec) in 1651. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_17
L'Ange Gardien, New France, located 14 kilometers north of Quebec city, that became a parish in 1670, would become the original homestead of the first Garnaud in New France. Domain du Fief de Lotinville, from 1652 to 1690, held East L'Ange Gardien. The original settlers in East L'Ange Gardien listed, starting from the West to the East River Petit Pre during this period to 1680, are:
(I)-Pierre Tremblay, born 1626, married 1657 a Ozanne Achon born 1633, are living here before 1663 with 2 arpent of land. This is the possible son (I)-Pierre Tremblay who arrived Kebec 1619 and his son is likely Metis?
(II) Rene Goulet born 1650, married 1670 a Catherine Leroux and are probably living here after 1670 with 1 arpent of land.
(II)-Adrian Hayot born 1638 married (II)-Madeline Guyon born 1647 and possible living here in the 1660's with 3 arpent of land.
Michael Guion Du Rouray lived here with 2 arpent of land.
(II)-Pierre Trudel born 1658, Quebec son (I)-Jean Trudel; ... Read MORE...

Histoire de la paroisse de l'Ange-Gardien
"L'an 1664, le dix-huitième jour d'octobre, à l'issue de la messe célébrée dans la maison de Jean Trudelle, en conséquence de la convo cation par deux fois réitérée par M. des Maize- rets y faisant pour lors les fonctions curiales, par l'ordre de Monseigneur l'illustrissime révé- rendissime Evêque de Pétrée, Vicaire Aposto lique en la Nouvelle-France, et nommé par le Roy, premier évesque dudit pays, tendante à ce que les habitants eussent à s'assembler pour procéder à la nomination et élection de trois marguilliers pour la première fois ; lesdits habi tants étant restés au nombre de vingt-deux des plus considérables, savoir : Raymond Pagez dit Quercy, Pierre Maheu dit des Hazards, Jacques Goulet, Jean Trudel, Michel Hénault, Pierre Tremblay, Pierre Gendreau, Louis Garneau, Louis Saucier, Jacques Nourry, Jacques Ma- rette dit Lépine, François Hébert, Robert de la Berge, René Brisson, Laurent Gignard, Antoine Andrieux, Antoine Gaboury, Jacques Jacquereau, Jean Clément, Louis Lesage, An... Read MORE...

1664 to 1680
"Central L'Ange Gardien had the following settlers from 1664 to 1680 and appears to have been Church controlled Seigniorial land during this period. The settlers from west to east are:

(I)-Jean Clement alias Lapointe (b-1626) married Madeline Surget (b-1638) farming 2 arpent,
(I)-Pierre Boivin (b-1646) married 1664 Etienne Fafard (b-1652) farming 2 arpent,
(I)-Nicholas Quentin alias La Fontaine (b-1633) married 1660 Madeline Roulois (b-1646) farming 4, arpent, north of Nicholas; 8 arpent was farmed by de Louis Couillart de Lespinay,
Joseph Guion farming 5 arpent, Francois Herbert alias Le Comte de Roussy farmed 3 arpent,
(II)-Charles Letartre (b-1657) married Marie Maheu born 1663 and also living here (I)-Mathurin Huot (b-1646) married 1671 Marie Letartre (b-1653) farming 2 arpent,
(II)-Rene Letartre (b-1627) married 1652 Louise Goulet (b-1626) farming 2 arpent,
(II)-Nicholas Roussin married Madeleine Pardis (b-1653) farming 1.7 arpent, which also included the first... Read MORE...

1666 - Parish is established at L'Ange-Gardien
1669 - The mission L'Ange Gardien de la Province de Quebec is established this year. public/ dgarneau/ french20.htm
1670 - The Parish of L'Ange Gardien is established

Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
1677 to 1694
" West L'Ange Gardien is du Fief de Charleville from 1677 to 1694. The settlers of this area, until 1680, starting from the Montmorency River East, are as follows:

(I)-Louis Carreau alias La Fraicheur (b-1621) married 1654 Jeanne Lerouge (b-1625) farming 2 arpent,
(II)-Francois Vesina (b-1644) married 1670 Jeanne Le Marie (b-1645) farming 4 arpent,
(I)-Louis Garnaud (b-1641) married 1663 (I)-Marie Mazoue (b-1644) farming 2 arpent,
Jean Grignon married 1645 Elizabeth Couillart farming 3 arpent,
(I)-Charles Garner (Grenier) (b-1636) married (II)-Marie Louise Vesina and second wife? (Gertrude Couillart) farming 4
Raymond Paget alias Quercy &? (Charles Couillart des Islets) farming 6 arpent, Possible (I)-Raymond Pagets who arrived Kebec 1619.
(I)-Jacques Marette alias Lespine (b-1631) married 1660 Marie Paget (b-1648) farming 3 arpent,
(I)-Rene Brisson (b-1635) married 1665 Anne Vesina (b-1651) farming 3 arpent,
North of Marette and Brisson; Nicholas Couillart de...

1678 - Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens is established at L'Ange-Gardien
1818 - Body Floats Ashore
The body of a female, enclosed in a coffin, with a rope twisted three times round it, and caulked, to appearance, with oakum, floated ashore at the Parish of L'Ange Gardien, Lower Canada, on the 1st inst.
Berkshire Star
September 24, 1818
1832 - The Parish of Ange Gardien, Cote de Beaupre,
by a regulation of Feb. 20, 1721, confirmed by a decree of Mar. 3, 1722, extends 1 1/ 2 l. along the St. Lawrence and is bounded W. by the R. Montmorencie, E. by the R. du Petit-Pre which separates it from the P. of Chateau Richer; it comprehends the whole depth of that part of the S. All the farms in the P. were conceded previous to 1759, each extending 3 arpents in front by 1 1/ 2 league in depth, at the rate of 20 sols for each front arpent. This parish is populous and well settled and the main road, passing along the eminence almost fronting the river, presents a number of very good houses on each side, which, with those on the rising grounds more in the interior, have a most picturesque effect. Many young agriculturists have left this P. and that of Chateau Richer and settled in the districts of Montreal and Three Rivers; but none go to the townships.

Population 701
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
ANGE GARDIEN, a thriving post village and parish in Montmorency co., Que., on on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, 10 miles from Quebec. It contain several stores. Pop. 1,049.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1882-84 - L'Ange-Gardien
L'Ange Gardien lies just beyond the famous Falls of Montmorency. Set in trees on the slope of the hills, which here grow close on the river, and standing high over the north channel, the village commands an exquisite view, the placid beauty of which makes "The Guardian Angel" a most appropriate name. The spot has not always had such peaceful associations. Wolfe's troops, those "Eraser's Highlanders" who afterwards turned their swords into ploughshares so effectually that their descendants at Murray Bay and Kamouraska are French even to having forgotten their fathers' language, ravaged this parish and Chateau Richer from one end to the other, destroyed all the crops, and burned almost every house. There is little trace of the devastation now, except in the stories that old habitans have heard their elders tell. Two quaint little chapels stand one on each side, a few arpens from the parish church. They were originally intended for mortuary chapels during the winter, when the frost... Read MORE...

The inauguration of the Montmorency – Charlevoix railway in 1889 with its main station at L’Ange-Gardien, as well as the commissioning of an electric train in 1912 had a positive impact on the economy of the village.
1895 - Ange-Gardien
Ange Gardien, a post-village and parish in Montmorency co, Quebec, Canada, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 10 miles below Quebec. Pop. 1049.
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
2023 - L'Ange-Gardien and Montmorency, located in the beautiful province of Québec, Canada, offer a plethora of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Here's a list:
Montmorency Falls Park: Begin your adventure with a visit to Montmorency Falls Park, home to the stunning Montmorency Falls. You can take a cable car to the top for panoramic views or hike the trails around the falls for a closer look.

Île d'Orléans: Just a short drive from L'Ange-Gardien, Île d'Orléans is a picturesque island renowned for its agriculture, history, and scenic beauty. Explore charming villages, visit local farms, and savor regional delicacies like cider, cheese, and fresh produce.

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency: This park offers more than just the falls. Explore its network of hiking trails, have a picnic by the river, or try the thrilling Via Ferrata adventure course.

Maison Girardin: Step back in time at Maison Girardin, a historic house turned museum. Discover the history of the region and its inhabitants through exhibitions and guided tours.

Cycling on the Corridor des Cheminots: Rent a bike and ride along the Corridor des Cheminots, a scenic... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJacques VEZINA (VOISINAT) (1611, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 28 June 1687, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorMichel ROULOIS (1612, , France - 12 October 1690, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorMarie BOISDON (28 December 1615, , France - 28 December 1687, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorJacques GOULET (17 April 1615, Normandel, St-Firmin, Orne, France - 26 November 1688, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorJacques BARBEAU (1623, , France - 18 November 1687, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorJeanne LEROUGE (1625, Champagne, France - 9 March 1696, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorPierre TREMBLAY (1626, Randonnai, Perche, France - 14 April 1687, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorRené LETARTRE (LETARTE) (1627, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 2 September 1699, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorLouise-Anne GOULET (26 August 1628, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 8 February 1698, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)

Ancestors Who Were Married in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorNicolas ROUSSIN (10 March 1635 - 6 March 1697) and female ancestorMarie-Madeleine TREMBLAY (9 July 1658 - 10 April 1736) married 25 November 1671
male ancestorFrançois LABADIE (1644 - 23 November 1720) and female ancestorMarie-Jeanne HÉBERT dite LECOMTE (1657 - 10 February 1727) married 28 April 1671
male ancestorAntoine OSSANT (AUSSAN) (27 April 1638 - 12 August 1685) and female ancestorMarie VÉZINA (1648 - 1680) married 5 October 1671
male ancestorNicolas MAHEU (1638 - 17 October 1673) and female ancestorMarie GUILLAUME (1652 - aft. 30 December 1705) married 15 January 1671
male ancestorMathurin HUOT (30 May 1643 - ) and female ancestorMarie LETARTRE (LETARTE) (1655 - 1716) married 25 November 1671
male ancestorPierre BOIVIN (1638 - ) and female ancestorMadeleine GUÉRIN (1647 - ) married 31 August 1673
male ancestorGilbert LEROUX (1641 - 17 October 1699) and female ancestorMarie-Ursule GRESLON (18 January 1660 - 13 April 1734) married 4 September 1675
male ancestorLaurent MIGNERON (1640 - 30 December 1705) and female ancestorMarie GUILLAUME (1652 - aft. 30 December 1705) married 11 May 1675
male ancestorFrançois NAU (NAULT) (13 January 1646 - 20 March 1709) and female ancestorMarguerite JOBIDON (1660 - 27 November 1687) married 20 August 1676
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