Name: Pierre Theophile LABARGE
Given Name: Pierre Theophile
Birth: 16 Feb 1817 in Chateauguay, Quebec
The name La Barge means - One who lives on a bank or the edge of a river.
Change Date: 7 Jul 2008 at 10:36:18
Robert de la Berge (1638-1712)
He came to New France in 1658 at the age of 21. He was born in Colombieres-sur-Thaon, Norman dy, France. Married to Francoise Gausse in 1663, he spent the greater part of his life in l' Angie Gardien, near Quebec City, where he manufactured and sold lime. It was in this paris h that Robert de la Berge died on April 2, 1712. He left many illustrious descendants to Fre nch Canada and throughout North America.
Joseph Marie LaBarge (1787-1860)
Joseph Marie LaBarge Sr was born at l'Assomption, Quebec on July 4, 1787. In 1808 he emmigra ted to St. Louis, Missouri in a birch-bark canoe, travelling through various waterways to rea ch the Mississippi River. He served in the War of 1812 and was wounded in the battle of th e River Raisin. In this battle, he lost two fingers from a gunshot and was scarred for lif e from a tomahawk wound to the head. He became a naturalized citizen following his service i n the Army. For several years he was involved in the manufacture of charcoal and later owne d a hotel and livery in St. Louis. He is best known for his exploits as a fur trapper in th e far west. He cities of Battle Creek and LaBarge, Wyoming is named in his honor. He took p art in the battle against the Aricara Indians with General Ashley on the Missouri River in 18 23 and was the man who cut the cable of one of the keeboats so that it might drift out of ran ge of fire of the Indians.
Captain Joseph LaBarge (1815-1899), the son of Joseph Marie LaBarge
Joseph LaBare of St Louis, Missouri was one of the most famous Mississippi river boat captain s. He made his living transporting people and goods up and down the Mississippi and Missour i rivers. According to an 1898 newspaper article, Captain LaBarge was the man who taught Mar k Twain about the Mississippi River.
Michel Laberge (1836-1909)
Michel Laberge, born in Chateauguay, Quebec was the first French-Canadian to explore the Yuko n in 1866. He worked at one time for the Russians and in 1876 he did some surveying for th e Western Union who wanted to build an overland telegraph to Europe. He later engaged int h e fur trade in the Yukon under the name of the Pioneer American Fur Company. Lake Laberge i n the Yukon Territory was named after him.
Father: Guillaume Etienne LABERGE b: 19 Feb 1780 in Chateauguay, Quebec
Mother: Catherine DESCENT b: Oct 1786
1 Feb 1842
in Ste Philippe
- Catherine LABARGE b: 19 Mar 1843 in St Philomene, Quebec