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From: Denny Lowe <>
Subject: Re: [METIS] [METISGEN] Riviere du Castor
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 16:10:26 -0700
On 15 Oct 2006, at 11:43AM, Libby Quanstrom wrote:
> I am wondering if anyone on this list might have some history and
> genealogy of this early area now known as Embrun, Ontario. I am
> particularly interested in the priest referenced in this extract:
> En 1852, la petite colonie de la Riviere-du-Castor, qui comptait
> environ dix-neuf familles, recut pour la premiere fois la visite
> d'un missionnaire. C'etait u nOblat, le Pere Deleage, desservant
> de Gloucester, qui venait jusque-la precher la bonne nouvelle. On
> l'accuillit avec joie, comme un messie. Pendant quatre ans, il
> revint ainsi de temps en temps. La messe se disait dans la maison
> de Theophile Bruyere ou encore quelqefois dans celle de Xavier Seguin.
> translation -- mine
> In 1852, the little colony of Riviere-de-Castor, which was
> comprised of 19 families at this time, received for the first time
> a visit from a missionary. He was an Oblate, Pere "Deleage", of
> Gloucester, who came to preach The Good News. He was received with
> joy, as a Messiah. During 4 years he visited from time to time.
> The Mass was said in the home of Theophile Bruyere or again many
> times in that of Xavier Sequin.
> Wondering if this should be "Delage"
> Wondering where is "Gloucester" -- Massachusetts???
Libby, Gloucester (today) is a district within greater Ottawa (east
Embrun is about 36 km south-east of Ottawa.
A quick look at Google with turn up both locations.
> Wondering what happened to records of or if he officiated at any
> sacraments of Baptism or Marriage.
A quick look at the LDS FHLC at:
indicates that they hold French records for "Eglise catholique. Saint-
Jacques (Embrun, Ontario)" for 1855 - 1917.
Denny (Langley BC)
> Merci en avance,
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