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From: "Susan Schon" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Louis Hebert
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 09:54:02 -0500
According to White Pine Pictures --
www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/12/index.html -- Louis Hebert was the
"symbol of the entire French-speaking population of Canada". The following
is a quote from their website:
"Québeçois filmmaker Richard Boutet started a quest for identity back to the
very first family of the country.
"At the beginning of "Nouvelle France," farming was essential to maintain
life. Louis Hébert was the first settler to sow wheat and vegetables in
Québec in 1617. He was an apothecary (a scientist of healing plants) in the
service of the king, the son of a known apothecary. He emigrated from France
with his family and became a farmer as a way to earn his freedom. He was
indentured for two years to the Canada Company during which time he had to
turn over all his produce to the Company. Only then was he given his own
parcel of land. Later in 1623, he was named Lord for his contribution. He
died in 1627. His wife Marie Rollet and their three children continued the
"Ever since Hébert and other settlers learned the cultivation of corn from
the native peoples, farming in the New World has evolved and adapted to
changing needs and technology. Today, in Québec, farmers still follow the
tradition of Hébert's tenacity. Despite the English Conquest, the American
Revolutions, the colonial wars, the American invasion, the various
repressions, the economic depression, and the march of time, farming has
continued to sustain the communities and to feed the cities."
I didn't know Louis Hebert's grandson Joseph was killed by the Iroquois.
Does anyone know when he was killed? PRDH doesn't have a death date for him.
I'm descended from Joseph's sister Francoise (married to Guillaume Fournier)
and three of their children, Jacquette, Jean and Simon.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joyce Crete" <>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 12:14 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-R] Louis Hebert
> Further to what Fa Taggart has provided I kept the following note that I
> from Jean Marie Hebert, indicating he was a druggist amongst other
> interesting facts. Joyce Crete
> >>>Louis Hebert & Marie Roulette m. before July 1602 Paris.He was born
> about 1575 died 1627 this info is from Jette page 561. He has no
> under the name of Hebert. His grandson Joseph was killed by the Iroquois
> and his great grand son Joseph died before the age of 5. But half of the
> French Canadians in North America are related to him through his daughter
> Guillemette who married Guillaume Coullard.