Madeleine de Verchères

Born in Vercheres on March 3rd, 1678.
At the age of 15, she succeded in escaping the Iroquois who were chasing her and took refuge inside her parent's domain stockade while they(her parents) were away. She managed to alert the neighbouring forts and directed the defense of the forts against the repeated Iroquois attacks. Many other courageous acts were attibuted to "Madelon", one of which being the
defense of her own husband attacked by the Iroquois.
She died in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade on
August 8th, 1747.

Created by Jean-Eudes Germain