St-François, Île d'Orléans: Germain and Louis
St-François de l'Île d'Orléans
Germain and Louis Lepage (son of Etienne Lepage and Nicole Berthelot) arrived in the country around 1661 and settled on the Île d'Orléans in 1664. They were granted land in St-François. Germain will occupy lot 152 and Louis will occupy lot 151. Bounding report. on the royal road. Germain was a neighbor of Pierre Labbé (the ancestor of the Labbé), lot 153 and Louis was a neighbor of Louis Marsault (Marceau), lot 150. In the vicinity of the Lepages. there was also Pierre Gasnier (Gagné), Jean Jolain (Jolin), and others neighboring the Lepages.
“On July 9, 1664, Germain and Louis Lepage were full inhabitants of the Colony; they can become owners, Barbe de Boulogne, widow of Louis d'Ailleboust, sieur de Coulonges, owner of the Argentenay hinterland on the Île d'Orléans, concedes to the Lepage brothers 4 arpents of land in front of the territory of the current parish of Saint-François. With the census of 1666, Louis and Germain indeed live on the island. The following year, the enumerators indicated that they had 15 arpents under cultivation and that they lived between neighbors Pierre Loignon and Gabriel Rouleau, dit Sanssoucy. Reine Lory and son René have not yet arrived in the Colony. In the summer of 1667, the Lepages owned a house and furniture capable of serving as a springboard for a new home. The happy future wife elected of Louis was named Sébastienne Loignon or Aloignon (with onion!). ”» Extract from Gérard Lebel. Louis Lepage by Père Gérard Lebel. René will arrive with his mother Reine Loury around 1673. Germain decides in 1696, after Reine's death, to join his son René, Lord of Rimouski, in Rimouki.
Descendants of Louis Lepage still live in St-François de l'Île d'Orléans, including André Lepage who owns the Ancestral Land of the Lepage, previously occupied by his Father Noël Lepage (m. Jeanne-d'Arc Dufour) and his grandfather Adélard Lepage (m. Anne-Marie Picard). Jean-Baptiste Lepage, son of Adélard and father of Serge Lepage, was born on this ancestral land.