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Andre Canaple
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Birth: unknown
Paris, France
Death: Aug. 5, 1689
Quebec, Canada

Andre Canaple was born about 1659 in Paris, France. He married Marie Genevieve Cadieux on 27 Jul 1688 in Quebec, Canada.

They settled in Lachine near Montreal. On the night of August 5, 1689, during a heavy rain storm, between 1000-1500 Iroquois silently crossed the river to Lachine. They crept through the woods and surrounded the farm houses and homesteads and attacked the surprised settlers. The Indians broke out windows and doors attacking settlers or setting fire to homes where victims had barricaded themselves. Fifty-six of 76 homes were burned that night.

Approximately 24 men, women and children were killed during the attack and their homes and buildings were burned. About 80 others were taken prisoner. Fifty of the captives were tortured by fire or cannibalized. Some escaped. Some were exchanged. A few children were integrated into the tribes.

Andre and his wife were among the victims. It is reported that 4 mutilated bodies, including Marie, her child and others were later found near Fort Rolland. Her bones were buried in the Lachine Cemetery 5 years later. Andre was buried in Montreal on August 10, 1689.

"Je me souviens", a Franco-American history publication notes that the 25 victims "whose corpses were retrieved five years later...were officially buried in the Lachine church cemetery by the priest Pierre Rémy".
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  Marie Genevieve Cadieux Canaple (1669 - 1689)
Saints Anges de Lachine Cemetery
Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada
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Record added: Dec 14, 2011
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Andre Canaple
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Gone but not forgotten - 8th great grand uncle
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 Added: Dec. 14, 2011

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