Antoine Lepage (Pagé dit St-Antoine) by Julie LePage
By Julie LePage-Brassard
The ancestor Antoine lePage says Saint-Antoine comes to settle in New France towards 1697; in 1698, he married Madeleine Colin, daughter of Mathurin Colin, master mason, and Jacqueline Labbé. They will have sixteen children, all baptized at the Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue church in the Barony of Longueuil.
Antoine is a settler without any apparent occupation. He clears his land of 2 X 60 arpents located on the banks of the St. Lawrence, at the height of what is today Ile Sainte-Hélène.
In an act dated April 1707, the notary Antoine Adhémar (1668 - 1714) mentions that the ancestor Page (or Page) says Saint-Antoine is "strong as an ox". He died by the age of 87 years!
Antoine and Madeleine see three of their children become "travelers". The notary François Lepailleur composes the summaries of acts involving Pierre and Joseph Page said Saint-Antoine:
"Commitment of Joseph Page said St-Antoine de Longueuil, traveler, to Pierre Papin said Baronnet and Co., to make the trip to the post of Fort Pontchartrain of Detroit, help to mount a canoe loaded with goods, and to go down again in the present year, loaded with furs (11 May 1738) ".
We also find 3 deeds where the brothers François, Joseph and Pierre are each granted a land of 3 X 23 arpents holding on the Chambly road in Longueuil, by the Baron de Longueuil, Charles Lemoyne. (Notary Jean-Baptiste Jauvrin, 1735).
From settler to traveler, chartered, carpenter and shoemaker, lePage have heart in their stomachs! They are found today in Quebec, French Ontario and New England under the names of Pages, Page, Pages and Saint-Antoine.
Text by Julie LePage-Brassard. Chronicle produced in collaboration with the Genealogy Society of Outaouais, Inc., published August 17 1992.
LINES LEPAGE SAYS SAINT-ANTOINE
1. lePage says Saint-Antoine, Antoine 1698 Madeleine Colin
2. Page, Joseph I 15 February 1742 Angélique Patenaude
3. Page, Joseph II 5 february 1787 Desanges Dubuc
4. lePage says Saint Anthony, Joseph III Desanges Bourdon
1er Wedding: 3 July 1809
2e wedding: 11 november 1833 Véronique Crevier
5. Page said Saint Anthony, Joseph IV Domitille Bottle
5 November 1832 says Bonneville
6. lePage, Joseph V 15 May 1870 Rose Leblanc
7. LePage, Moyse 1900 (lost act) M.-Louise Miron
8. lePage, Josephat 7 January 1929 Alberta Séguin
9. lePage, Raymond 4 June 1960 Luva Fobert
10 lePage, Julie 18 July 1987 Marc Brassard
Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal