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Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* - Église du Saint-Enfant-Jésus de la Pointe-aux-Trembles 11, boul. Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QUÉBEC Established 1678 Source: Google m

"Point-aux-Trembles is on the north est of the Ile of Montreal. It was 27 years after the foundation of Ville-Marie, that the first concession of land in Pointe-aux-Tremble was given by the priests of the seminar of Saint-Suplice de Ville-Marie.

Pointe-aux-Trembles is located where the St Lawrences and the Rivieres-des-Prairies join and was selected as a location to help defend Montreal.

On 5 April 1669, M. Queylus, gave 60 arpents of land to Jean Oury dit Lamarche and to others with the condition that a church and moulin be built.

Toussaint Beaudry bought, for 220 livres his first property there on 9 September 1670, from Pierre Bareau dit LaGogue, a soldier at the garrison of Montréal – between Pierre Papin and François Bau. He settled their with his wife Barbe Barbier and their 10 children.

The construction d’un moulin a farine was not built until 1672. As the population grew, the priests started having mass and administering sacrements in the house of a colonist Francois Bau and his wife, Francoise Bugon.

The Sieur Picote de Belestre was granted the concession on 28 July 1671 establishing the parish of L’Engant-Jesus. A wooden fort was build at Pointe-aux-Trembles as early as 1675, a windmill followed in 1677 and in 1678 the church was built.

A priest from the Sulpiciens would celebrate mas every Sunday for three years at Pointe-aux-Trembles. It wasn’t until 1674 that the community started planning for the building of a church.

This was the first church, L’Enfant Jesus, build outside of Montreal itself. It was a stone church that measured 36 feet by 24 feet..."

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Église du Saint-Enfant-Jésus de la Pointe-aux-Trembles
11, boul. Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
Source: Google maps

Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*


Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*

The Educational Institution at Pointe Aux Trembles, near Montreal

Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*


Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*

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  • 1674 – Pointe-aux-Trembles is founded todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ 1670s_in_Canada
  • 1678 - Église du Saint-Enfant-Jésus de la Pointe-aux-Trembles established at Pointe-aux-Trembles
  • April 1691 - Burned
    April: Point Aux Trembles is attacked, with thirty homes being burned. In retaliation, at Repentigny; a few miles down river, forty or more Iroquois are discovered sleeping and are killed. The captives are burned at the stake in Repentigny, Point Aux Trembles and Boucherville by the French. As a result, the Iroquois would not keep up the attacks unless the English joined in. public/ dgarneau/ french24.htm
  • 1719 – Pointe-aux-Trembles windmill is built at the corner of Notre-Dame Street and Third Avenue. Its three storeys make it the tallest windmill in Quebec that still stands todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ 1719_in_Canada
  • 1775 - December 2 - American Revolutionary War - Gen Richard Montgomery joins up with Benedict Arnold's force at Pointe aux Trembles, 25 km up river from Quebec, to take over command of the attack on Quebec. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ December_2

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  • 1832 - The Parish of Pointe aux Trembles,
    by a regulation made Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, extends along the St. Lawrence, from the upper end of Isle Therese to the boundary of the parish of Longue Point, including the Cote de la Pointe aux Trembles and part of the Cote de St. Leonard. Pointe aux Trembles is a small village containing 30 or 40 houses; there are several taverns for the reception of strangers, being on the main route between Montreal and Quebec. This village is also frequented as a place of recreation by the citizens of Montreal.

    Population 1071
    Churches, R.C. 1
    Presbyteries 1
    Convents 1
    Schools 1

    Name of church - L'Enfant Jesus
    A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
  • News  1832 - Cholera
    Oct. 26 - We learn that within the last ten days, nine persons have died of cholera at the parish of Pointe aux Trembles, about twenty miles above Quebec, on the road to Montreal; of that number four died in one house and four in two other houses.
    Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    November 10, 1832
  • 1859
    MONTREAL, an island of Lower Canada, at the confluence of the Grand Ottawa river with the St. Lawrence, 580 m. from the mouth of the latter river. It is of a triangular shape, 32 m. long, by from 5 to 10 1/ 2 m. broad. The Riveres-des-Prairies separates it on the NW from Isle Jesus, which is 21 m. long, and 6 m. wide, and is connected with it by a wooden bridge. The island forms the county of M., and is divided into the 9 parishes of St. Ann, St. Genevieve, Pointe-Claire, La Chine, Sault-au-Recollet, St. Laurent, Rivieres-des-Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, and Longue Pointe...

    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 5
    Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1873
    POINTE AUX 'TREMBLES EN HAUT, a post village ii Hochelaga co., Que., on the Island of Montreal, 10 miles from Montreal. It contains a French Protestant college, 3 stores and 3 hotels. Pop. 400.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • News  1879 - The Pointe Aux Trembles Disaster
    Searching for the Victims Still Going On - Affecting Services in the Parish Church

    Quebec, July 21, 1879
    Dr. A. G. Belleau, the district coroner, returned to town last night where he held an inquest on the bodies of M. Lefebvre, a school teacher, and M. Gauvin, a gentleman of private means, victims of the late yachting accident. No other bodies have as yet been recorded, although twenty boats have been grappling near the scene of the accident.

    Prayers for the Dead.
    In the parish church yesterday, after mass, Father Rousseau asked the prayers of the congregation for the unfortunate victims, and read out their names. The sobbing in the church was so general that the cure broke down in his sermon. The ill-fated yacht was picked up floating down the river on Saturday, and the body of Louis Gauvin was found clinging to a rope.
    New York Herald
    New York, New York
    July 22, 1879
  • 1885 - Canadian Towns which are Infected
    The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are affected with small-pox; Batiscan, Oct. 22, 7 families; Bersenels, below Tadousac, Nov 6, 4 families; Cap St. Ignace, Oct. 29, 50 cases, Chambly, Oct 27, 2 cases; Grondines, Oct. 18, several deaths; Lachine, Nov. 4, another new case, Laprairie, Oct. 22, 1 child died and 3 sick, L'Islet, Oct. 29, 6 cases; Longueuil, Nov. 3, 7 cases, have been 20 in all, Lorette, Oct 28, six cases; Maissonneuve, Oct. 31; Mascouche, Oct 31; Montmagny, Oct 29, one case; Ottawa, Nov. 6, several cases; Pointe aux Trembles, Port Neuf, Oct. 29, six cases, Riviere du Loup, Oct 23 ten cases, Rimouski, Oct, 21, 8 cases, St Francis, Temisconata Co, Nov 7, 7 cases, St Joseph de Levis, Oct 31, St. Lambert, Nov 3, 1 case, St. I in, Nov. 5; St. Martin, Oct 27 2 houses, St. Michel, Oct. 27, 4 deaths recently, St. Paschal, Oct 23 3 cases; St. Remi, Oct 27, 2 houses, St Roch, Nov. ... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - Pointe-aux-Trembles
    Pointe aux Trembles en Haut, post vil., Quebec, co. Hochelaga, 10 m. from Montreal
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1895 - Pointe aux Trembles en Haut
    Pointe aux Trembles en Haut, a post-village in Hochelaga co., Quebec, on the island of Montreal, 10 miles below Montreal. It contains a French Protestant college and several stores. Pop. 400.
    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
  • 1901 - August 13, 1901 - Canadian Army opens new military shooting range in Pointe-aux-Trembles todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_13
  • 1906
    Pointe aux Trembles (en Haut), a post-village of Hochelga co., Quebec, on the island of Montreal, 10 miles below Montreal. It has a creamery, sash and door-mills, etc. Pop. about 700.
    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
  • News  1912 - Village Wiped Out by Fire
    MONTREAL, June 29. - The village of Pointe Aux Trembles was almost wiped out by fire which broke out late yesterday, destroying fifty houses and stores. Two hundred persons are homeless. Pointe Aux Trembles adjoins the outlying district of the city of Montreal. The village is a small one, having a population of only a few hundred.
    Philadelphia Inquirer
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    June 30, 1912

  • 2023 - there are plenty of places to go and things to do in and around the Pointe-aux-Trembles neighborhood. Here's a list:
    Visit Parc de la Pointe-aux-Prairies: This vast park along the St. Lawrence River is perfect for a relaxing day outdoors. Enjoy picnics, hiking trails, and bird-watching in a serene natural setting.

    Explore Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park: Located just west of Pointe-aux-Trembles, this park offers beautiful walking trails, historical buildings, and the opportunity to rent canoes and paddle on the river.

    Discover Maison Beaudry: This historic house, dating back to 1842, is now a museum showcasing the history of Pointe-aux-Trembles. Explore the exhibits and learn about the area's heritage.

    Stroll along the Promenade Bellerive: This scenic riverside boardwalk offers stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and is perfect for a leisurely walk or bike ride.

    Visit the Church of Saint-Enfant-Jésus: This historic church, built in 1867, is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. You can attend Mass or simply admire the intricate stained glass windows.

    Enjoy Water...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*

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female ancestorFrançoise GADOIS (1593, , France - 24 December 1689, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
male ancestorPierre DARDENNE (D'ARDEYNE) (1609, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 26 November 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
male ancestorMathurin LORION (1610, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 19 April 1683, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
male ancestorOlivier CHARBONNEAU (1611, , France - 20 November 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
male ancestorGilbert BARBIER (13 January 1617, St-Are, Decize, Nevers, France - 15 November 1693, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
male ancestorJean VENNE (VOYENE) (1621, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 2 December 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
male ancestorJean DESROCHES (1621, , France - 23 August 1684, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
female ancestorJeanne BIZET (1623, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 29 October 1698, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
male ancestorLouis GUERTIN dit LESABOTIER (20 June 1625, Angers, France - 8 December 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))

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male ancestorMathurin GAUTHIER dit LANDREVILLE (1641 - 8 September 1711) and female ancestorNicole PHILIPPEAU (PHILLAPPEAU) (1655 - 11 May 1716) married 26 November 1671
male ancestorJean-Baptiste VERGER dit DESJARDINS (1641 - 6 February 1701) and female ancestorAnne POITRON (1 July 1646 - 13 June 1713) married 12 November 1674
male ancestorPierre ABÉROUX (ABIROU) (1623 - 21 November 1687) and female ancestorMarie-Anne DESPERNAY (1659 - 4 February 1715) married 29 April 1675
male ancestorJulien GARNIER (1655 - 12 June 1702) and female ancestorGeneviève HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (18 April 1656 - 12 June 1702) married 29 October 1675
male ancestorGermain GAUTHIER dit ST-GERMAIN (1639 - 9 May 1719) and female ancestorJeanne BEAUCHAMP (30 July 1663 - 20 December 1711) married 19 July 1677
male ancestorPierre JOUSSET (1643 - 10 April 1730) and female ancestorJeanne GOGUET (28 November 1660 - 24 June 1747) married 22 November 1677
male ancestorJacques CHEVALIER (1658 - 30 April 1723) and female ancestorJeanne VILAIN (1655 - 18 December 1711) married 5 September 1678
male ancestorJean MONET dit BOISMENU (1647 - 2 December 1701) and female ancestorThérèse GLORY (17 September 1665 - 13 August 1708) married 31 October 1678
male ancestorJean HAYET dit ST-MALO (1639 - 21 December 1721) and female ancestorCatherine GALBRUN (10 October 1667 - 10 January 1744) married 30 December 1680
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