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Saint-Damase, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada  - Église de Saint-Damase 140, rue Principale, Saint-Damase, QUÉBEC Established 1817 source: Google maps

The municipality of Saint-Damase is located in the regional county municipality of Maskoutains which is part of the administrative region of Montérégie.

The denomination chosen by Monsignor Joseph-Octave Plessis, Bishop of Quebec, on December 11, 1820, was determined by the feast of the saint of the day, Saint Damasus I, in Latin Damasus, born in Spain around 305 and died in Rome in 384.

For years, every year at the beginning of August, the Corn Festival was held in Saint-Damase, which attracted thousands of visitors.

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Église de Saint-Damase
140, rue Principale, Saint-Damase, QUÉBEC
Established 1817
source: Google
Saint-Damase, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Damase
140, rue Principale, Saint-Damase, QUÉBEC
Established 1817
source: Google maps

Saint-Damase, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada


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Around 1795, the first pioneers of the Maskoutain region settled in a territory adjoining the future city of Saint-Hyacinthe, in the seigniory of the same name, also known as Debartzch.
Later, in 1823, they organized themselves into a parish which was canonically erected in 1829 under the name of Saint-Damase, a name which the civil parish (1835), the post office (1837) and the parish municipality would retain. (1845).
1817 - Église de Saint-Damase established at Saint-Damase
There are 5 parishes, St. Hyacinthe, St. Cesaire, St. Damas, La Presentation and St. Pie.

Statistics for St. Damas
Population 1818
Churches, R.C. 1
Cures 1
Presbyteries 1
Schools 1
Corn-mills 1
Saw-mills 1
Just of Peace 1
Notaries 1
Shopkeepers 2
Taverns 2
Artisans 10
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
1865 - Killed His Mother
A young man named Drolet, son of a farmer at St. Damase, near St. Hyacinthe, Canada, has in a fit of insanity, killed his mother by inflicting upon her three blows with an axe. For some time previous he had been in a state of great religious excitement. He had just performed a neuvaine, or nine days' act of devotion in the church, and two days before the murder, had received the holy sacrament. Previous to the insane deed, he was known to be inoffensive and of a mild disposition.

The New York Times
New York, New York
July 7, 1865
ST. DAMASE, a post village and parish in St. Hyacinthe co., Que., on the Yamaska river, 7½ miles from St. Hyacinthe. Pop. 2,345.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1881 - Petition
Of inhabitants of St-Pie, St-Damase and of the district of St-Hyacinthe, praying that no act be passed to authorize Elphege Dupont and Clement Dupont to collect tolls on a certain bridge
Journals of the Legislative Council of the Province of Quebec, Page 45
1890 - St Damase
St Damase, vil., Quebec, on Yamaska R., co. and 7 1/ 2 m. S. of St Hyacinthe. P. of sub-district 2,112.

The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
Saint Damase, a post-village of St. Hyacinthe co., Quebec, on the Yamaska River, 7 1/ 2 miles S. of St. Hyacinthe on the Quebec Southern R. Pop. 200.
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
2023 - While Saint-Damase itself is a smaller town, you'll find some lovely attractions in the nearby town of Saint-Hyacinthe and the surrounding area. Here's a list of places to go and things to do:
Château Saint-Antoine: Explore the historic Château Saint-Antoine, a beautiful manor with a rich history. The architecture and gardens are worth a visit.

Parc Casimir-Dessaules: Enjoy some outdoor time at Parc Casimir-Dessaules. It's a great spot for picnics, leisurely walks, or just relaxing in a serene environment.

Cathédrale Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur: Visit the impressive Cathédrale Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur. Whether you're religious or not, the architecture and interior of this cathedral are awe-inspiring.

Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde: If you're interested in the arts, check out the Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde. It often hosts exhibitions, performances, and cultural events.

Parc les Salines: For nature lovers, Parc les Salines is a great place for bird watching and enjoying nature trails. It's a peaceful spot to connect with the outdoors.

Le Jardin Daniel A. Séguin: This botanical garden in Saint-Hyacinthe is a delight for plant enthusiasts. Take a ... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint-Damase, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorLouis ROCH (6 June 1781 - 20 October 1866) and female ancestorMarguerite LACASSE (21 February 1787 - 14 October 1817) married 29 January 1805
male ancestorJean-Baptiste DEPOT (DELEPEAU) (6 June 1799 - 15 September 1886) and female ancestorAdelaide DUPONT (7 February 1807 - 13 March 1861) married 26 October 1824
male ancestorLouis OUIMET (12 March 1799 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Louise DECELLES (9 August 1807 - 20 July 1871) married 8 February 1825
male ancestorFrançois TÈTREAU dit DUCHARME (28 December 1805 - 3 July 1871) and female ancestorMarie-Catherine BROUILLET (26 May 1814 - Mar 1844) married 19 October 1830
male ancestorAntoine VINCENT (24 December 1810 - 9 February 1864) and female ancestorMarie-Louise CHARTIER (25 November 1813 - ) married 18 February 1833
male ancestorEtienne FONTAINE (12 March 1809 - 25 February 1892) and female ancestorApolline LACHAPELLE (25 May 1814 - 10 January 1889) married 5 February 1833
male ancestorAugustin CASAVANT ( - ) and female ancestorMarie-Thérèse DESMARAIS (27 July 1812 - ) married 4 February 1834
male ancestorJean-Baptiste CASAVANT dit LADÉBAUCHE (22 September 1779 - 1851) and female ancestorCharlotte MARTIN (7 June 1800 - 4 October 1879) married 12 May 1834
male ancestorGabriel CASAVANT (24 December 1812 - ) and female ancestorLouise DESMARAIS (1810 - ) married 12 August 1834

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