Can someone give me information about St. Remi, Qc?

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St. Remi is a little town in Napierville, Quebec, where my grandmother and great grandmother were born. Both immigrated to north Berkshire County, Massachusetts in the early 1900's. Today, it remains small with a population of about 7000, and is still overwhelmingly French. Wikipedia has little more to say about the place.

But what kind of community was it historically? Predominantly farmland? Any manufacturing? A church based theocracy? Does anyone have any stories?

I am especially curious what St. Remi was like around the turn of the last century when my Robert relatives left. I wonder if the exodus was driven mostly by a lack of jobs or the English-French friction from earlier in the 1800's had anything to do with it.

Pictures to add to my profiles would be nice, too!
in Genealogy Help by Bob Scrivens G2G6 Mach 1 (19.4k points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

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by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thank you. Google automatically translated the French to English for me.
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by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (76.4k points)

Census of Canada, 1871
Joseph Robert 14, son of Basil Robert and Celanir Robert

Census of 1861
Joseph Chartier 4, son of Basile Chartier

Joseph was born 24 Oct 1856

Last Name at Birth: = Charretier

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Montréal > Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1795-1856 Confirmations 1844 > image 587 of 594; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.

Thank you. The Automated Genealogy site was very easy to read.
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Marriage  19 Aug 1884 - of Joseph Robert and Lumena Pigeon

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (76.4k points)
edited by E Martin
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by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (76.4k points)
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Well, don't know how good your French is, but this site gives some data on it

includes population numbers for successive censuses, which doesn't need translation.  Always been very small.
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (412k points)

Chrome translated the page for me! Thanks. (I should also mention that my browser said this site is not secure. I wonder if all Canadian sites are that way?)

On the top, it says "Equivalent territory: Les Jardins-de-Napierville Diocese: Saint-Jean-Longueuil "

Does that mean St. Remi is a church district within a larger diocese of Longueuil? I've seen Les Jardins de Napierville and just Napierville listed in some records
nope, it is located in the MRC of Napierville (Municipalité Régionale de Comté), ie an administrative structure grouping municipalities, mayors of each part being on the council for it.  Roughly translated as County Regional Municipality, but it's not an actual municipality,  These things got created in this current century.  St-Rémi parish is in the diocese of St-Jean-Longueuil.  St-Rémi parish and village/municipality are pretty much the same thing

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