Jean Nicolet was a well known Coureur Des Bois, who first arrived in Kebec in 1618, settling amoung the Algonquins in Upper Ottawa, and the Nipissing on Allumette Island; learning their language and customs. While on the island, he married a local woman and they had a daughter Euphrosine Marguerite, born in 1630. At the(…)
Marie Crevet was born in 1621 at Benouville, Bayeux, Normandy, France; the daughter of Pierre Crevet and Marie Le Mercier. At the age of 15, she signed a marriage contract to become one of the Filles à Marier or “marriageable girls”; the first single women to set foot in New France since its return from(…)
Francoise Langlois was born in 1599; in St. Xiste, Montpelliers, France; one of four children born to Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millette. About 1618, she married Pierre Des Portes, an employee for the Company of 100 Associates, representing France’s interest in the New World. Soon after the birth of their only child, Marie-Helene; Pierre and(…)
Marie Helene Des Portes was born on July 7, 1620 at Lisieux, Calvados, Normandy, France; the daughter of Pierre Desportes and Francois Langlois.
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It was 1949 and “love was in the air.” Fred Rabideau and Luise Senger wanted to get married, but a war was just ended (~4 years before). Security was tight, rules were strict, and Luise was older than Fred. So what were they to do? Well as it turns out, there was a mountain of(…)
The Senger family had lived in Kreis Grosses Werder area of West Prussia since at least the late 1600′s. Both 20th Century World Wars took a heavy toll on the entire ‘clan’. Many family members and all the Senger lands and possessions were either destroyed or taken. The those who were not killed in the(…)
This article has been translated and reworked with family events. Erinnerungen eines Amtsvorstehers des Amtsbezirkes Zeyer. Johannes Jahn, Landwirt und Hofbesitzer in Zeyersvorderkampen. Der Amtsbezirk Zeyer lag in der nordöstlichsten Ecke des Freistaates Danzig, im Kreis Großes Werder und umfasste die Ortschaften Zeyer, Stuba und Schlangenhaken. Er zog sich entlang der Nogat, beginnend bei der(…)
Source document may be found at: The Real Blaze source has been removed Die Panzerabwehrschlacht südlich Gumbinnen von Oberstleutnant a. D. W. Salomon Die Panzerabwehrschlacht war für den Kreis und die Stadt Gumbinnen von höchster Bedeutung. Sie vereitelte den Plan der Russen, durch einen Umgehungsvorstoß über Nemmersdorf—Branden (Ischdaggen) nach Mallwen (Mallwischken, Kr. Pillkallen), Gumbinnen einzukesseln.(…)
Richard Senger, einst Bauer in Westpreußen, feierte 90. Geburtstag [singlepic id=2148 w=320 h=240 float=right] Schwifting(m). Schnittblumen, Blumenschalen, köstliche Getränke und weitere Präsente schmücken das Wohnzimmer im Hause ‘der Familie Senger in der Schwiftinger Siedlung. Vor wenigen Tagen feierte der „Senior” des Hauses, Opa Richard Senger, seinen 90. Geburtstag. Anlaß genug für dieMitbürgerschaft, um Schwiftings derzeit(…)
ZUM GEDENKEN [singlepic id=3703 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=3704 w=320 h=240 float=right] Nachname: Wedhorn Vorname: Willi Dienstgrad: Unteroffizier Geburtsdatum: 26.03.1923 Geburtsort: Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 15.04.1945 Todesort: Willi Wedhorn ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Futa-Pass (Italien). Endgrablage: Block 8 Grab 754 Nähere Informationen zu diesem Friedhof erhalten Sie hier.(…)
Luise Senger Military Service- as related to Mark Rabideau by Luise (Senger) Rabideau in Dec. 2005 Luise was a Lt. in the Deutsche Luftwaffe during WWII She served in Berlin and other German Air Force bases January 14, 1945 she departed Fliegerhorst Bromberg transferred to Luftgau Kommando VII Muenchen. Issued release papers for all those(…)
Francois Horlays Belanger was born on October 02, 1612; at Touque, Normandy, Orne, France; the son of Francois Lisieux Belanger and Francoise Belanger Horlays. According to the church records he was baptized five days later: “On the seventh day of October (1612) was baptized Francois Bellanger, son of Francois Bellanger and Francoise Horlays and was(…)
Although technically not a Quebec Pioneer, Philippe was the father of several. Philippe Amyot arrived in Canada in the summer of 1635 from Soissons. He was accompanied by his wife, Anne Convent, and two sons, Jean and Mathieu.
Mathieu Amyot was a decisive and entrepreneurial man. He was granted land concessions at Trois Rivières, Sillerie, and near Québec. From the last concession he took the name Villeneuve since it was situated near Pointe Villeneuve. [...]
The Rabideaus are descended from a large number of original Quebec Pioneers. [singlepic id=2229 w=320 h=240 float=center] The histories such as we can find them, are to be found here. Please note that many people have contributed in the generation of these stories. To the extent possible, we have noted the web locations, etc. for(…)
Christening: 1640 Ste Marie, Galice, Burgos, Spain Burial: 1 Apr 1678 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Summary for Andre Robidou dit L’Espagnol Came to St. Lambert, LaPrairie, Quebec in 1670. Andre was part Spanish and of dark complection and was sometimes called the Spaniard. The 1666 census for the town of Quebec shows Andre as a sailor(…)
Pierre Desportes- First History Samuel de Champlain sent Recollet priest Georges le Baillif to France as his delegate to King Louis XIII, on September 7, 1621. He was carrying a request to his Majesty from the principal residents of the country. This appeal is said to have been composed by Pierre Desportes, August 18, 1621,(…)