Wikwemikong Mission Records

Started by Private User on Sunday, July 21, 2013


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Private User
7/21/2013 at 1:00 AM

Anishnaabe and Metis were baptized and married through itinerant priests to Manitoulin.
Are there extant records of these events that occured Wikwemikong Mission?
Are they in Toronto? Or do they reside with the church?

Private User
7/21/2013 at 5:05 AM

@Most of my records are from the catholic church witch kept good records going back to 1748 Marriage cert Baptism cert were all from St Francois Xavier Du Caughnawaga Que now known as Kahnawake Que my dad Arthur Rice went to resedential school Wikweikong Mission school in Spanish i got my records from Algoma University Sault Ste Marie Ont. Judy Rice

Private User
7/21/2013 at 6:53 AM

Thank you Judy,

I found this write up on Saint-François-Xavier aka Caughnawaga Mission aka Mission of St. Francis Xavier on the Répertoire Canadien des lieux patrimoniaux (RCLP) website.

"La mission Saint-François-Xavier a été fondée par les Jésuites en 1667 à La Prairie pour y desservir les Iroquois chrétiens. Des difficultés économiques la forcent à changer d’endroit à plusieurs reprises jusqu’à son établissement définitif à Kahnawake en 1716 dans le territoire des Mohawks de Kahnawake, au Québec. Des missionnaires jésuites ont établi la mission en 1716-1718. L’église Saint-François-Xavier été fondée en 1845".

This Quebec link to Algoma is a GREAT lead.
Thank you.

Private User
7/22/2013 at 6:00 AM

@i have documents that will help you can view them in my document @ pic files i see you are related to Silas Rice i have documents on Silas Rice and pic of the grave yard at Kahnawake Judy

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