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Québec in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

Hommage à Pierre et Gabriel LeMieux

1643 • 1983

 
 
Hommage a Pierre Gabriel de la Mieux Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 4, 2019
1. Hommage a Pierre Gabriel de la Mieux Marker
Inscription.  
Hommage à Pierre et Gabriel LeMieux
(nés de Pierre, Louis et de Marie Luguen.)

Venus de Rouen, Normandie,
s'établir en ces lieux en 1643.

Leurs fils se rendirent avec Louis Jolliet
à la Baie d'Hudson et furent compagnons d'armes
de Pierre Lemoyne d'Iberville.


Ils étaient de ceux :
"Qui devaient, le mousquet sur l'épaule,
le poing à la charrue ou la hache à la main,
s'ouvrir au nouveau monde un si large chemin."
—Louis Fréchette

English (Google translate):
Tribute to Pierre and Gabriel LeMieux
(born of Pierre, Louis and Marie Luguen.)

Came from Rouen, Normandy,
settled here in 1643.

Their sons went with Louis Jolliet
to Hudson's Bay and were comrades-in-arms
of Pierre Lemoyne d'Iberville.


They were among those:
"Who would, musket on shoulder,
fist with plow or ax in hand,
open up to the new world so wide a path."
—Louis Fréchette
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
Hommage à Pierre et Gabriel LeMieux Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 4, 2019
2. Hommage à Pierre et Gabriel LeMieux Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1643.
 
Location. 46° 48.724′ N, 71° 12.215′ W. Marker is in Québec, in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec. Marker is on Rue du Petit Champlain south of Rue Sous le Fort, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, just to the left of the shop entrance at this address. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec G1K 4H5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maison Jean-Demers (a few steps from this marker); L'Immigration des Filles du Roi en Nouvelle-France / Immigration of the Filles du Roi to New France (within shouting distance of this marker); Funiculaire / Funicular (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Jolliet (within shouting distance of this marker); Hôtel Chevalier (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Jolliet House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mathieu d'Amours (within shouting distance of this marker); Hommage à Gérard Paris et Jacques de Blois (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biographie Lemieux Gabriel Biography. Gabriel Lemieux arrive à Québec en 1643 (ou 1647?) avec son demi-frère Pierre, né en 1616,
Hommage à Pierre et Gabriel LeMieux Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 4, 2019
3. Hommage à Pierre et Gabriel LeMieux Marker
(fils de Pierre Lemieux et Marie Luguen de St-Michel de Rouen). Quand Marie Luguen est devenue veuve de Pierre Lemieux, elle a épousé son frère Louis Lemieux, dont elle eut un fils Gabriel. Tous le Lemieux d’Amérique, estimés à 20 000, descendent de ces deux demi-frères: Pierre et Gabriel.
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Gabriel Lemieux arrived in Quebec in 1643 (or 1647?) with his half-brother Pierre, born in 1616, (son of Pierre Lemieux and Marie Luguen of St-Michel de Rouen). When Marie Luguen became widow of Pierre Lemieux, she married her brother Louis Lemieux, of whom she had a son Gabriel. All the Lemieux of America, estimated at 20,000, descend from these two half-brothers: Pierre and Gabriel. (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Pierre and Gabriel Lemieux — Sons of the Unicorn. Up to recently, there were two important unknowns surrounding the two first Lemieux’s to settle in America. For one, Pierre disappeared somewhere between 1661 and 1662, in a shipwreck, according to oral family tradition and to the opinion of some historians. But there is still no concrete proof to confirm that belief. On the other hand, Gabriel has voluntarily all through his life tried to hide any information about the circumstances of his birth...
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(Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Les Lemieux d’Amérique (Facebook). (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 223 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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