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Batiscan, Québec, Canada - Eglise et Presbytere, Ste-Genevieve-de-Batiscan, P.Q. (Canada), est. 1833  51, rue Principale, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, QUÉBEC

Batiscan, Québec, Canada

St Genevieve de Batiscan, tn., Quebec, chef-lieu of Champlain co., on Batiscan River. 57 m. W. of Quebec.

The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada by John George Bartholomew, John Murdoch Harper J. Walker, 1890

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Eglise et Presbytere, Ste-Genevieve-de-Batiscan, P.Q. (Canada), est. 1833 
51, rue Principale, Sain
Batiscan, Québec, Canada

Eglise et Presbytere, Ste-Genevieve-de-Batiscan, P.Q. (Canada), est. 1833
51, rue Principale, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, QUÉBEC
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Batiscan, Québec, Canada

Campement Ideal, Batiscan, Que.
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Ste. Genevieve de Batiscan
Batiscan, Québec, Canada

Villa Landry
Ste. Genevieve de Batiscan

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1639 - Seigniory (Batiscan) granted March 3, 1639, to the Order of Jesuits

1669 - Batiscan parish opened
1684 - Église de Saint-François-Xavier established at Batiscan
1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Batiscan with 422 inhabitants todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14
1727 - Parish of Ste-Genevieve-de-Batiscan opens

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
1816 - Presbytère de Batiscan built
1832 - Batiscan,
seignory, in the co. of Champlain, has the St. Lawrence in front, the S. of the Champlain and its aug. on the S.W., and Ste. Marie with the aug. to Ste. Anne on the N.E.; its breadth is about 2 leagues and its depth 20; granted March 3, 1639, to the Order of Jesuits, and is now reverted to the crown. - This S. comprises 3 parishes - St. Stanislas, St. Francois, and St. Genevieve; and its settlements occupy three principal concessions or ranges - one on the St. Lawrence, in front, and a double concession along each side of the R. Batiscan. - The number of conceded lands or farms is 113. - Bordering on the St. Lawrence the land is low, but it soon obtains a gradual rise for the distance of nearly 4 1/ 2 leagues to the interior; it then becomes mountainous as it gains upon the N. W. ridge... The whole of this seignory has not been explored, but, as far as it has been visited, it is found to produce excellent timber of the best kinds... In addition to the main road, that crosses the... Read MORE...

1841 - Boat upset by steamer
On the 16th inst. a small boat crossing from Batiscan to St. Pierre les Becquet, Quebec, was upset by a steamer - three females were drowned; Mrs Radeau, Mrs Cote and Miss Mailbat. They were going to assist at a wedding.
Daily Atlas
August 23, 1841
1868 - Sinking of an American Barge Near Batiscan - The Captain Impaled on an Anchor Fluke
The steamship Hibernian, when outward bound, near Batiscan, ran into an American barge loaded with sugar ans sunk her yesterday. The loss will be $12,000. The fluke of the anchor penetrated the captain's body and he was not discovered till she arrived in port, when he was found hanging on the anchor. The barge was consigned to Nelson Davis, but her name cannot yet be ascertained.
The New York Herald
New York, New York
June 18, 1868
BATISCAN, or St. GENEVIEVE DE BATISCAN, the chief town of the co. of Champlain, Que., situated on the River Batiscan, 6 miles in rear of Batiscan Bridge, a landing of the Quebec and Montreal steamers. Pop. 274.

STE. GENEVIEVE DE BAT1SCAN, Champlain co., Que. See Batiscan.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
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, Rivier 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...

1895 - Batiscan
Batiscan, or Sainte Geneviève de Batiscan, the chief town of Champlain co., Quebec, on the Batiscan, 6 miles from Batiscan Bridge. Pop. 274.
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
Sainte Genevieve de Batiscan, a post-village of Champlain co., Quebec, 10 miles from St. Anne de la Perade. Pop. about 250.
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
1910 - Parents of 23 Have Ten Children
New York Tribune.
Race suicide is not fashionable in Batiscan, a small town in the Province of Quebec. Edouard Jolicoeur, of Batiscan reached Montreal a few days ago with his wife and 10 children. The number is fairly large, but the fact that they are five pairs of twins and the parents are only 23 years old is stranger still.
November 24, 1910
2023 - Batiscan offers a unique and peaceful experience for visitors. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Batiscan:
Batiscan River Park (Parc de la Rivière Batiscan): This park is the crown jewel of Batiscan. It's perfect for nature lovers and offers a range of activities such as hiking, picnicking, and birdwatching. The Batiscan River runs through the park, providing opportunities for kayaking and canoeing.

Église Saint-François-Xavier: Visit the picturesque church of Saint-François-Xavier, which dates back to 1859. Its stunning architecture and serene surroundings make it a great spot for photography and quiet reflection.

Le Moulin Seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac: Located just a short drive from Batiscan, this historic watermill is a must-visit. It offers guided tours that delve into the region's history and the significance of the mill. The surrounding park is a beautiful place for a leisurely stroll.

Le Refuge en Forêt: If you're looking for a unique accommodation experience, consider staying at Le Refuge en Forêt. It offers treehouse accommodations nestled in the forest, providing a... Read MORE...

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

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female ancestorMarie-Madeleine COUTEAU (COUSTEAU) (1606, , France - 10 September 1691, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
male ancestorNicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE (16 June 1617, St-Aubin de Tourouvre, Perche, France - 1 July 1701, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
female ancestorJeanne ENARD (1618, Rouen, France - 1682, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
male ancestorFrançois DUCLOS (12 March 1627, Manerbe, Lisieux, Normandie, Calvados, France - 3 December 1711, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
male ancestorPierre LEPELLE dit LE HAYE (2 July 1628, , France - 29 May 1697, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
female ancestorMarie BOUCHER (22 January 1629, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 29 November 1706, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
male ancestorFrançois FAFARD (8 January 1630, Hotot-en-Auge, Lisieux, Calvados, Basse Normandie, France - 25 December 1711, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
female ancestorMarie RICHARD (RICHAUME) (9 July 1630, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 31 May 1695, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
male ancestorLouis BERCIER (1631, , France - 21 October 1697, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Batiscan, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorMichel FEUILLON (FILION) (1630 - bef. 3 March 1699) and female ancestorLouise BERCIER (1649 - 3 March 1699) married 15 October 1668
male ancestorVivien ROCHEREAU (1641 - 12 January 1716) and female ancestorMarie ANGELIER (L'ANGELIER) (1651 - 1709) married 1670
male ancestorLouis FAFARD dit LONGVAL (14 November 1649 - 4 February 1717) and female ancestorMarie LUCAS (22 January 1655 - 29 November 1700) married 10 November 1671
male ancestorFrançois DESSUREAU (DESSUREAUX) (1632 - 20 March 1688) and female ancestorMarie BOUART (22 February 1649 - 15 September 1712) married 3 March 1672
male ancestorFrançois FRIGON (1649 - 13 May 1724) and female ancestorMarie-Claude CHAMOIS (8 January 1656 - 18 March 1710) married abt. 1673
male ancestorPierre MORAND (1664 - 11 June 1729) and female ancestorMarie-Madeleine GRIMARD (1664 - 22 November 1725) married 23 November 1677
male ancestorJean BARIL dit BARICOURT (1646 - 10 February 1724) and female ancestorMarie GUILLET (13 October 1658 - 20 October 1681) married 1678
male ancestorJacques AUBUCHON (4 May 1655 - 3 November 1688) and female ancestorCatherine-Gertrude JEREMIE (21 September 1664 - 1 July 1744) married 28 January 1681
male ancestorClaude LEPELLE dit LE HAYE (LAHAYE) (2 June 1656 - bef. 21 February 1718) and female ancestorMarie-Anne-Charlotte JEREMIE (25 April 1667 - 30 January 1742) married 25 November 1682
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