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1- Lepage glue (LePage'Glue)
The inventor is named William Nelson Le Page, born August 25, 1849, in Prince Edward Island, he made a career as a chemist in Gloucester, Mass., USA. He died in Vancouver on September 14, 1919 at the age of 70. glue
2- Royal LePage
Royal LePage owes its name to the merger of Royal Trust and a real estate company, led by its founder Albert A. Lepage, real estate agent. Albert A. Lepage started his business in Toronto in 1913. Today Royal LePage spans across America, with over 8000 real estate agents and 550 offices.
3- Girls of the King
"Thus, thanks to their tenacity and their courage, inherited from the ancestors, the" king's daughters ", with their predecessors, are the mothers of the French-Canadian people. They have ensured the survival and preservation of their moral heritage and The descendants of these humble women should not be ashamed of or deny them, but should rather be proud of them.
There was Constance Lepage, the sister of Germain and Louis as well as Marie-Rogere:Daughters of the king
4- Jacques Cartier: explorer
5- The Carignan-Salières regiment, arrived in Quebec in the summer of 1665
Were our ancestors Germain and Louis part of it? According to the list of soldiers, there was no Lepage. Regiment
6- The Lepage monument at the entrance to the city of Rimouski
The Lepage monument in Rimouski was designed by a well-known Rimouski architect: Firmin Lepage. Firmin, a native of Ste-Blandine, did his primary studies in Ste-Blandine and his classical studies at the Rimouski seminary (1945-1953). He then studied architecture at the School of Architecture of the University of Montreal. He died on September 25, 2001 in Rimouski.
Firmin Lepage has practiced his profession in the fields of construction and renovation of religious, cultural and administrative buildings, carrying out more than 69 projects of this nature in the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie regions. He drew, among other things, the construction or renovation plans for many churches, including those relating to the renovation of the Cathedral of Rimouski in 1967. He also created the Interpretation Center of the Battle of Restigouche in Pointe-à-la -Cross (1985). We also owe him the Lepage monument at the entrance to the city of Rimouski.
7- The roadside cross called "The Maurice Lepage cross"
This road cross, located at range 7-8 in St-Marcellin-de-Rimouski, was built in 1918 by Alfred Lepage.
8- A Montreal inventor, Adolphe Lepage:
Adolphe Lepage designs a water valve. The patent dates from September 26, 1879 and bears the number 10, 482. Cf "premiers inventions québecoises", by Guy Giguère, Les éditions Quebecor. Thanks Denis.
9- His Excellency Jacques Roy, ambassador to France:
Mr. Jacques Roy is of Burgundian origin through his ancestor Antoine Roy. It is also by one of his grand-grandfathers called Ursule Lepage (born in Rimouski, December 28, 1831, daughter of Eloi Lepage and Julienne Pineau, died in St-Anne-des-Monts, August 2, 1894).
10- Louis Lepage, Lord and parish priest of Terrebonne
In 1715, Louis Lepage of Sainte-Claire, son of René Lepage, the new parish priest of Lachenaie, served the first inhabitants of Terrebonne. In 1720, he bought the seigneury of Terrebonne, created the mission "les Bois" and built the first chapel. He established mills on the seigneury, he was a timber trader for the construction of the King's ships and he even asked for permission to operate iron mines !. 1723 is the founding date of the parish of St-Louis de Terrebonne, now known as St-Louis-de-France.
11- Germain Lepage, son of Etienne Lepage and Nicole Berthelot:
He was born around 1636 in Notre-Dame-de-Ouanne, Auxerre, Yonne, France. He marries Queen Lory around 1658 in Ouanne, Auxerre. He was confirmed on June 3, 1664 in Quebec, at the age of 28. According to the censuses, in 1666, he was a resident of Ile d'Orléans; in 1667, he lived with his brother Louis on Île d'Orléans on a land of fifteen arpents in value; in 1681, he resides with his wife and son René in the county of Saint-Laurent and owns a gun, twelve horned animals and fifty arpents of land in value.. In 1696, after the death of his wife, he left the island to join his son René in Rimouski. He died on February 26, 1723 in Rimouski.
12- Etienne Lepage:
“Etienne Lepage. Born in a village other than Ouanne, near the town of Auxerre, he was still alive in 1648. He may have left France in 1672, with his daughter-in-law Reine Loury, his daughter Constance and his baby. -son René, to join his two sons Louis and Germain in Canada, on the Île d'Orléans. In a baptismal certificate, established on February 27, 1673 in Sainte-Famille, we find the name of a certain Etienne Lepage, next to the names of Constance Lepage and René Lepage. The first ancestor of the Lepage family would therefore have died in Canada at a very advanced age. Before the year 1627, in France, he had married Nicole Berthelot. Born under the reign of King Henry IV, she was still alive in 1648. Nothing suggests that she too left for Canada, like her husband and children.
Text by Pierre Le Clercq »
13- St-Germain Parish of Rimouski:
The element Germain evokes the first name of the first inhabitant of Rimouski, Germain Lepage, father of René Lepage, sieur de Sainte-Claire, who acquired, in 1694, the seigneury of Rimouski originally granted to Augustin Rouer de Villeray and La Cardonnière, in 1688. As for Rimouski, taken from the name of the river which crosses the territory and which is mentioned in 1688, in the deed of concession of the fief and seigneury of Rimouski and Saint-Barnabé, it dates back, according to Monsignor Laflèche, to a Mi'kmaq word, animouski in the language of the Saulteaux, from animousk, dog, and ki or gi, remains. Source:welcome to rimouski city
14- The surname Lepage:
Among the most common surnames in Quebec, the Lepage surname comes from 122th rank, well after Tremblay (1), Gagnon (2), Roy (3), Côté (4), Bouchard (5), Gauthier (6), Morin (7), Lavoie (8), Fortin (9), Dubé (24) ................. Soucy (239).
15- Lepage Bakeries: History
The Lepage Bakeries company, well known in New England, was founded in Lewiston, Maine, in 1903 by a native Quebecer from Ile-d'Orléans: François-Régis Lepage (son of François-Xavier Lepage and Vitaline Lepage) . FX Lepage was born on March 13, 1873 in St-François, IO and maria Vitaline Giguère on January 24, 1898 in St-François, IO He died in 1949. The Lepage Bakeries company is celebrating its centenary this year (2003).
Albert R. Lepage, Chairman
Lepage Bakeries, Inc.
PO Box 1900
Auburn, Maine 04211-1900
Here is what Albert R. Lepage, president of the company said (Sept2003).
We celebrated the 100th Anniversary of our company this summer. Grandfather, Francois Regis Lepage, was born in St. Francois, Ile d'Orleans in 1873. He moved to the United States in 1888. His wife Vitaline Giguere was born in Ste-Famille, Orleans Island. They had 11 children born in the USA. My father, Regis A. Lepage, was the only son. He married Corinne Croteau and had four children, one of whom is me.
My siblings, Lucille Lepage Sedgeley of New York City, Francoise Odette Lepage of San Rafael CA, and Regis F. Lepage of Auburn ME will be joining your organization.
The following is a short exerp from our company's history ..
Lepage Bakeries is the largest and one of the last independent commercial premium, private label, and food service baking companies in New England. The company distributes its Country Kitchen and Barowsky's products throughout northeastern United States.
The Lepage Bakeries Story began when François Regis Lepage (1873-1949) established his bakery shop in 1903 on Lewiston, Maine's Chestnut Street. Regis A. Lepage (1910-1985), FR's only son joined the bakery in 1933. He guided the bakery through the Great Depression, World War II, the introduction of the brand Country Kitchen in 1951 and the development of "batter whipped" continuous mix bread in 1954.
By the time Regis A. retired in 1979, Lepage Bakeries had become one of Northern New England's major wholesale bakeries.
Chairman Albert R. Lepage, Regis A.'s, and President / CEO Andrew P. Barowsky, who joined the Company in 1971 and 1977 respectively, have further expanded the business. In 1993, Bakery Production and Marketing, the industry's leading publication, Lepage Bakeries as the Wholesale Baker of the Year, citing the Company's leadership approach to growth, technology and productivity. The Company opened a new state-of-the-art plant in Brattleboro, Vermont in May 1994, to meet the ever-expanding demand for our quality products.
Albert R. Lepage, President
June 8, 2004 will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Athanase Lepage, grandfather of Marius, Maurice, Charles and Jean-Paul Lepage, of the Board of Directors of the Lepage families, as well as of several other members of the Association.
17- Weddings Lepage-Rioux-Côté-St Laurent-D'Amours
Descendants of ancestor Etienne Lepage frequent the descendants of Lord Rioux de Trois-Pistoles and Lord Côté de l'Isle-verte:
Nicolas-Dominique (son of René Lepage, lord of Rimouski) married in 1742 Marie-Madeleine Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux, lord of Trois-Pistoles
Paul (son of René) married in 1734 Marie-Catherine Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux
Véronique Lepage (daughter of Pierre Lepage (son of René), 2nd lord of Rimouski) marries in 1749 Etienne Rioux, a son of Nicolas Rioux.
Pierre Lepage (son of Pierre Lepage) married in 1749 Véronique Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux.
Germain Lepage (son of Pierre Lepage) married in 1748 Marie-Geneviève Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux.
Marie-Agnès Lepage (daughter of Pierre Lepage) marries Basile Côté in 1744, son of Gabriel Côté, Lord of L'Isle-verte.
Isabelle Lepage (daughter of Pierre Lepage) marries in 1753 Jean-Baptiste Côté, son of Jean Côté, first lord of Isle-Verte.
Nicolas Rioux, the lord of Trois-Pistoles, is the son of Jean Rioux and Catherine Leblond, the ancestor of all the Rioux of America. originally from Ploujean, a small village in Finistère, Brittany. Gabriel Côté is the son of Jean Côté, Lord of L'Isle-verte, grandson of Jean Costé dit le frisé Landroche, the ancestor of the Côté d'Amérique. Lordship of Île-Verte
Constance Garinet, the daughter of Constance Lepage (sister of Germain and Louis Lepage, married in 1699 Pierre Laurent or St-Laurent, son of Etienne St-Laurent (the ancestor of the St-Laurent) and Marguerite Viger.
Joseph St-Laurent, son of Pierre St-Laurent, married in 1739 Marie-Louise Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux, lord of Trois-Pistoles.
Marie-Geneviève St-Laurent, the daughter of Joseph St-Laurent, married in 1763 Ambroise D'Amours of Trois-Pistoles (the ancestor of the D'Amours of America). Ambroise D'Amours therefore married the granddaughter of the lord of Trois-Pistoles and became co-lord of Trois-Pistoles.
18- History of Toussaint Cartier:
Toussaint Cartier1 (1707 - 1767)
He was born around 1707. He arrived in 1728 at the Saint-Germain parish in Rimouski. He had walked the path which, through the forest, led from Restigouche to Métis by Lake Matapedia. Toussaint Cartier hosted Sieur Pierre Lepage from Saint-Barnabé on Île Saint-Barnabé, across from Rimouski. On November 5, 1728, Sieur Pierre Lepage de Saint-Barnabé made him a donation of land on Île Saint-Barnabé in the presence of Father Ambroise Rouillard, Basile Gagnier and Charles Souslevent. He is a hermit on Île Saint-Barnabé. He helps the survivors of the "Saint-Esprit" shipwreck in Rimouski, whose only survivors are Loubarat, DeCondamin, DeSouvenier, Abbé Joseph Chesnot and Pierre Brunet. On January 29, 1767, Charles Lepage, noticing that there was no fire in the fireplace in his cabin, took him home. Toussaint died on January 30, 1767 in the parish of Saint-Germain in Rimouski and was buried on January 31, 1767 in the church of the parish of Saint-Germain in Rimouski by Father Ambroise Rouillard.
19- Seigneurie Lepage of St. Clair:
Sainte-Claire See map, seigneury 11, near Cap-St-Ignace
* County-MRC / County-RCM: Montmagny
* Municipalities / Municipalities:
* Extent / Area: 1 league x 2 leagues behind / behind Gagné and Gamache
* Lords / Landlords:
1. René Lepage from Sainte-Claire, 17-03-1693
2. Pierre Lepage de Saint-Barnabé (inherited from his father), 1718
20- René Lepage Sieur de Sainte-Claire (son of Germain & Reine Loury)
René Lepage was baptized on April 10, 1656, in Ouanne in Auxerrois. He was only 5 years old when his father left France in 1661 to work in Canada. It was not until (probably) 1673 that he left France with his mother Reine Loury and his aunt Constance Lepage. He will stay on the Île d'Orléans with his parents. On June 10, 1686, at the age of 30, he married Marie-Madeleine Gagnon (aged 15) in Ste-Anne de Beaupré, who gave him 16 children, 8 boys and 8 girls. One of his sons, Louis, will be a priest and will become lord of Terrebonne.
On March 17, 1693, he obtained a concession, located in Cap-St-Ignace, county of Montmagny: a seigneury also called Ste-Claire. It was from there that René Lepage bore the honorary name of Ste-CLaire.
Then a year later, on July 10, 1694, he traded everything he owned on Île d'Orléans for the still untapped seigneury of Rimouski, which had belonged to Augustin Rouer since 1688, without ever having cleared it. He left the Île d'Orléans for good in July 1696, after the death of his mother, accompanied by his wife, his 5 children and his father Germain.
On November 4, 1696, he acquired the seigneury of Anse-aux-Coques (or Lepage-Thibierge), with Gabriel Thibierge married to Marie-Madeleine Lepage (the eldest daughter of Louis Lepage); He will expand the seigneury on May 7, 1697.
On August 25, 1703, it expanded from the Pachot fiefdom to the Métis River through a market with Charlotte-Françoise Juchereau. He also obtains part of the seigneury of Pierre Lessard (or Pointe-aux-Pères or LaMollaye). Pierre Lessard was the son of Lord Etienne de Lessard. He was married on April 16, 1690 to Marie-Barbe Fortin, widow of Pierre Gagnon, the father of Marie-Madeleine Gagnon, wife of René Lepage.
René died on August 4, 1718 in Rimouski, at the age of 62. Pierre, the eldest, becomes the 2nd lord of Rimouski.
21 - Inhabitants of Rimouski in 1758
In 1758, Rimouski had only 72 people, among them: the Lepages (arrived in 1696); the St-Laurent and the Gosselins (1696); the Desrosiers (1718); the Gasses (1724); the Pineaus (1730); the Côté (1730); the Ruest (1734); the Bouillon (1738); the Canuel (1751); the Réhels (1751); the Proulx (171) and the Banville (1757).
22- Lordships and Lords of Lower River
1. Louis Rouer of Artigny, 27-04-1684 and 24-04-1688
2. Pierre de Niort from La Minotière, 01-05-1701
3. Jean-Baptiste Côté, 14-02-1711
4. Jean-Baptiste Côté (inherited from his father)
1. Charles Denis de Vitre, 06-01-1687
2. Denis Riverin, 13-11-1688, canceled 18-11-1688
3. Jean Rioux, 15-03-1696
4. Pierre de Niort de La Minotière, 1702 (second concession)
5. Nicolas Rioux, Vincent Rioux, Pierre Rioux, Marie-Madeleine Rioux (inherited from their father),
6. Nicolas Rioux buys from Pierre de Niort, 1712
1. Charles Denis de Vitre, 06-05-1675
2. Charles Aubert of Lachenaye, 13-11-1688
Rimouski + St-Barnabe Island
1. Augustin Rouer de Villeray and LaCardonnière, 24-04-1688
2. René Lepage from Sainte-Claire, 18-07-1694
3. Pierre Lepage of Saint-Barnabe
Lamollaie (or Lessard, or Pointe-au-Père)
1. Pierre Lessard and / and Barbe Fortin, 08-03-1696
2. René Lepage de Sainte-Claire (part by inheritance in favor of his wife Marie-Madeleine Gagnon)
Lepage-Thibierge (or Anse-aux-Coques or Ste-Luce)
1. René Lepage de Sainte-Claire and Gabriel Thibierge, 14-11-1696
2. Pierre Lepage of Saint-Barnabe