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Saint-Pie, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Pie 165, rue Notre-Dame, Saint-Pie, QUÉBEC Established 1828 Source: Google maps

The City of Saint-Pie, located at the southeast end of the Les Maskoutains regional county municipality, is part of the administrative region of Montérégie. The city occupies an area of about 106 square kilometers. The Black River runs through the municipality to the west. It becomes the Yamaska River when arriving in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Formerly, on the territory of the current Saint-Pie were parts of the seigniories of Debartzch, Dessaules, Mondelet and Yamaska.

Here are some names of the oldest families of Saint-Pie (in alphabetical order): Benoit, Beaudry, Beauregard, Blais, Bousquet, Plamondon, Charron, Chicoine, Cordeau, Despars, Grisé, Lussier, Ménard, Normandin, Morin, Pontbriand, Roy , St-Pierre, Tétreault, Théberge.

Saint-Pie was well known throughout the region for its shoe factory, its factory for manufacturing farm implements, as well as the Sanair drag strip. The furniture industry is very developed there, because a certain number of manufacturing companies work there, in particular, the Lacasse Group and the Dutailier Group.

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Église de Saint-Pie
165, rue Notre-Dame, Saint-Pie, QUÉBEC
Established 1828
Source: Google maps
Saint-Pie, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Pie
165, rue Notre-Dame, Saint-Pie, QUÉBEC
Established 1828
Source: Google maps

Saint-Pie, Québec, Canada


Saint-Pie, Québec, Canada


Saint-Pie, Québec, Canada


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1795 - Settlement begins
A condition sine qua non for the existence of a seigniory was the construction of a mill, but it was only in 1795 that Mr. Beauregard, known as La Grosse Tête, established a mill at the rapids of the river and founded the future city of Saint-Pie there. A few years later, he was joined by other settlers: Antoine Lucier, J.-B. Denonville and Louis Drolet.
1828 - Église de Saint-Pie established at Saint-Pie
Around the 1830s, an American named George W. Bridgeman had tanneries and a sawmill built here and fifteen years later, there were more than fifty houses there.
seigniory... There are 5 parishes, St. Hyacinthe, St. Cesaire, St. Damas, La Presentation and St. Pie.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
1841 - 1855
In the second half of the 19th century, the village was known as Village Bistodeau. This name comes from the name of Mr. Joseph Bistodeau, merchant of Saint-Hyacinthe and owner of vast estates in Saint-Pie. It was he who gave the parish of Saint-Pie, established in 1855, the land for the construction of the parish church.

Moreover, Saint-Pie was often called Saint-Pie-de-Bagot, recalling Sir Charles Bagot, Governor-in-Chief of Canada from 1841 to 1843.
ST. PIE, a post village and parish in Bagot co.. Que., on the River Yamaska, 11 miles from St. Hyacinthe. The village contains several stores and mills. Pop. 600; of parish 3,468.
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, 1881, Page 45
1890 - St Pie
St Pie, post vil., Quebec, Bagot co., 11 m. from St Hyacinthe. P. of sub-district 3,037.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - St. Pie
ST. PIE, a post village and parish in Bagot co., Que., on the River Yamaska, and on the C.P.R., 11 miles from St. Hyacinthe. The village contains 2 churches, 8 stores, 2 hotels, grist, saw and carding mills, sewing machine and sash and door factories, and telegraph and express offices. Pop. of parish 3342.
Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
Saint Pie, a post-village of Bagot co., Quebec, on the river Yamaska, 11 miles S. by E. of St. Hyacinthe, on the Canadian Pacific R.
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
1907 - Flood
In 1904, the Village of Saint-Pie was erected civilly, but on March 31, 1907, the village of Saint-Pie was flooded and a large number of buildings were demolished by the ice. The bridges are destroyed. Following this disaster, the district of Bas-du-Village was destroyed and until today, all that remains of it is empty and abandoned land.
2023 - While it might not be as bustling as larger cities, there are still plenty of things to see and do in and around Saint-Pie. Here's a list to get you started:
Explore Saint-Pie Parish Church:

Start your visit with a stroll to the Saint-Pie Parish Church. The architecture and history of this church make it a fascinating stop.

Visit Local Parks:

Enjoy the outdoors at one of the local parks like Parc Donald-Martin or Parc Multisports. They're great places for a leisurely walk, a family picnic, or just to relax.

Discover Local Cuisine:

Explore local restaurants and cafes to savor Québecois cuisine. Whether it's poutine, tourtière, or a classic sugar pie, Saint-Pie likely has some culinary delights waiting for you.

Saint-Pie Historical Society:

Immerse yourself in the town's history by visiting the local historical society. They often have exhibits and information about the town's development over the years.

Art Galleries and Studios:

Check out any local art galleries or studios. Small towns often have hidden artistic gems, and Saint-Pie might surprise you with its local talent.

Attend Local Events:

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

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Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint-Pie, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorCharles DEMERS (26 February 1805 - 26 January 1865) and female ancestorJulie-Angele HAMEL (13 April 1817 - 28 June 1872) married 4 October 1831
male ancestorPierre Celestin NADEAU (21 May 1808 - 9 March 1866) and female ancestorMarie Scholastique FREGEAU (10 February 1809 - 22 January 1901) married 21 November 1831
male ancestorJean-Baptiste PHANEUF (1813 - ) and female ancestorCeleste VINCENT (1814 - ) married 16 June 1834
photo of Narcisse BLAIS Narcisse BLAIS (13 February 1814 - 18 May 1888) and female ancestorAdelaide CHAUDILLON (4 August 1816 - 1 August 1881) married 11 July 1837
male ancestorEtienne CHARTIER (7 March 1819 - ) and female ancestorEleonore FONTAINE (1827 - ) married 15 February 1847
male ancestorJoseph MARCOUX dit ST-ONGE (24 August 1825 - 28 August 1885) and female ancestorMarie-Celeste TARTE (10 July 1833 - 14 April 1872) married 11 February 1850
male ancestorGodefroy GENDREAU (8 January 1827 - 26 March 1913) and female ancestorEleonore DENONVILLE (7 January 1835 - 1884) married 2 February 1852
male ancestorJoseph ARCHAMBAULT (26 March 1830 - 23 July 1867) and female ancestorPhilomene BLAIS (1837 - 29 August 1914) married 20 February 1854
photo of Joseph-Baptiste CATUDAL dit ST-JEAN Joseph-Baptiste CATUDAL dit ST-JEAN (25 January 1828 - 13 January 1903) and photo of Marie DEGRES Marie DEGRES (19 October 1840 - 25 February 1890) married 27 November 1854

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