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8- An inventor from Montreal, Adolphe Lepage:
Adolphe Lepage designs a water valve. The patent dates from 26 September 1879 and bears the number 10, 482. Cf "first inventions quebecois", Guy Giguère, editions Quebecor. Thank you Denis.
9- His Excellency Jacques Roy, ambassador to France:
Mr. Jacques Roy is of Burgundian origin by his ancestor Antoine Roy. It is also by one of his great-grandmothers called Ursule Lepage (born in Rimouski, 28 December 1831, daughter of Eloi Lepage and Julienne Pineau, deceased in St-Anne-des-Monts, 2 August 1894).
10- Louis Lepage, lord and parish priest of Terrebonne
In 1715, Louis Lepage of Sainte-Claire, made by René Lepage, newly-appointed priest of Lachenaie, serves the first inhabitants of Terrebonne. In 1720, he bought the lordship of Terrebonne, created the mission "les Bois" and built the first chapel. He established mills on the seigniory, he is a lumber trader for the construction of the King's ships, and he even asks 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 to 1636 at Notre-Dame-de-Ouanne, Auxerre, Yonne, France. He marries Queen Lory to 1658 at Ouanne, Auxerre. It is confirmed the 3 June 1664 in Quebec, at the age of 28 years. According to censuses, in 1666, he is a resident of Ile d'Orléans; in 1667, he lives with his brother Louis on the Island of Orleans on a land of fifteen arpents in value; in 1681, he lives with his wife and son René in the County of St. Lawrence and owns a rifle, twelve horned cattle and fifty acres of land worth.. In 1696, after the death of his wife, he left the Island to join his son René in Rimouski. He died on 26 February 1723 in Rimouski.
12- Etienne Lepage:
"Etienne Lepage. Born in a village other than Ouanne, near the city 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 grandson René, to join his two sons, Louis and Germain, on the island of Orleans in Canada. In an act of baptism, established the 27 February 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 have died in Canada at a very advanced age. Before 1627, in France, he married Nicole Berthelot. Born under the reign of King Henry IV, she was still alive in 1648. There is nothing to suggest that she, too, has gone to Canada, like her husband and children.
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13- St-Germain Parish of Rimouski:
The Germain element evokes the name of Rimouski's first inhabitant, Germain Lepage, father of René Lepage, Sieur de Sainte-Claire, who acquires, in 1694, the seigniory of Rimouski originally conceded to Augustin Rouer de Villeray and La Cardonnière, in 1688. As for Rimouski, taken from the name of the river that crosses the territory and which we find the mention in 1688, in the act of concession of the fief and seigneury of Rimouski and Saint-Barnabé, it goes back, according to Monsignor Laflèche, to a word Micmac, animouski in the language of the Saulteaux, animousk, dog, and ki or gi, abode. Source:welcome to rimouski city
14- The surname Lepage:
Among the most common surnames in Quebec, the surname Lepage comes to 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
Lepage Bakeries, well known in New England, was founded in Lewiston, Maine, in 1903 by a native of Ile-d'Orléans: François-Régis Lepage (son of François-Xavier Lepage and Vitaline Lepage) . FX Lepage was born on 13 March 1873 in St-François, IO and married Vitaline Giguère on January 24 1898 in St-François, IO He died in 1949. The company Lepage Bakeries celebrates this year (2003) its centenary of foundation.
Albert R. Lepage, Chairman
Lepage Bakeries, Inc.
PO Box 1900
Auburn, Maine 04211-1900
Here is what Albert R. Lepage, president of the company (Sept2003) says.
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 premium commercial, 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), EN only his joined the bakery in 1933. He guided the bakery through the Great Depression, World War II, the introduction of the Country Kitchen brand in 1951 and the development of "batter whipped" 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