Welcome to the Beauce Valley

Thanks for stopping by and exploring the Pioneers of the Beauce, a fertile valley in southern Quebec.

The Beauce Valley was originally populated by Abenaki, Algonquin and many other smaller First Nation bands.  This region of Quebec slowly grew from the 1800s with a constant influx of immigrant French, English, and Irish. People from the many villages of the Beauce include a strong legacy of determination, perseverance, and beliefs that live on today.  Today,  Beaucerons are the hardest-working people of Quebec.  Their reputation for conscientious and honest workers is known far and wide.

Going down the street to the center of Saint Joseph de Beauce.

Going down the street to the center of Saint Joseph de Beauce.

 

 

Elie Poulin – An Early Pioneer in the Beauce Valley

Thanks for stopping by and exploring the story of Elie Poulin, one of the pioneers of the Beauce Valley. Located in southern Quebec, Elie lived from 1819 to 1894 in the village of Saint Joseph de Beauce along with perhaps 30 other pioneering families.

Joseph Elie Isaac Poulin and his wife, Archange Nadeau, produced at least 15 issue.  From this one couple, there remains a legacy of French Canadian wherewithal, determination and perseverance that lives on today.

Elie Poulin about 1837 at 18 years of age.

Elie Poulin about 1837 at 18 years of age.

Each of the pioneering families included the necessary skills to build a strong community that would prove to be as resilient as the soil was rich and fertile.