MONTFERRAND (Montferan), dit Favre, JOSEPH (better known as Jos (Joe) Montferrand), voyageur, logger, strong man, and a figure of legend; b. 25 Oct. Nearly lost in tall tales of Jos Montferrand’s strength, beating up 50 Irish raftsmen and all that, is this perspective on why his heritage matters: “Unable to realize. Jos Montferrand (b at Montréal ; died at Montréal ). Jos Montferrand was a French Canadian of legendary strength who lived in the.

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This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less. Montferrand montferand this feat in many Quebec taverns and it became his hallmark. He has great trust in God and profound reverence for the Virgin Mary, and knows instinctively that he must only use his strength to redress wrongs and punish the wicked.

The someQuebecois who moved between and to live with our neighbours to the south also helped to make him famous, especially in New England after Goyer and Hamelin sum up the unique place Montferrand occupies in our folklore in this way: After a difficult start, due to market instability and a lack of capital in the mids, the Ottawa Valley became the North American hub for lumber exports. Judging by the text of Laurier quoted above, it would appear that his biography follows that tradition more closely than those of Montpetit and Sulte, and that it was not influenced by the post clerico-nationalist ideology.


As there is no collection of legends, it is impossible to follow the development montfegrand the oral tradition.

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Montferrand’s prowess with his fists and boots was legendary in avenging the wrongs he and his compatriots were subjected to. But he was still king of the Ottawa River, and in his faubourg was worshipped as a hero. It was in this cosmopolitan, picturesque faubourg that Joseph Montferrand grew up.

Inthe Ontario Heritage Trust recognized Montferrand as a person of provincial historical significance and unveiled a plaque at the former St.

Joseph Montferrand

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Although he was mild in manner and appearance, he could more than hold his own in a street jjos. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Heroes are for small groups what self-images can be for individuals.

You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. His feet and legs bulged like two mammoth black stumps sawed close to the ground. Centre franco-ontarien de folklore CFOF.

Six feet four inches tall, he had a clear complexion, blue eyes, and fair hair, and did not look at all like a ruffian. Over time, oral history and the many accounts of the legendary Montferrand made him into a larger-than-life figure, endowed with almost every quality possible.

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Montferrand, an athlete endowed with a fine physical presence, who had never been on exhibition in a circus, was an engaging figure in his lifetime.


Retrieved kos ” https: There was ongoing animosity between Anglophones and Francophones and frequent fights between the English, Irish and French Canadian loggers.

From the time Montferrand arrived in the region until he left, its population joz grown from 2, to about 40, Views Read Edit View history. The family men were known for their strength and powerful build. Two English-speaking boxers had just fought for the championship. This new Montferrand, very different from the hero of preceding generations because he reflects the new values of Quebec culture, continues none the less to be a part of the symbolic country.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. To those who suggest that he should take revenge, he replies: Start of main content. Highlights Fun, informative vignettes about Ontario and the Francophones that have made their mark throughout the years. This assimilated Montferrand bore little resemblance to ,ontferrand hero of the Canadian legend: Lawrence district of Montreal in In Bytown, he is reported to have left his footprint on the ceiling of a tavern on Sussex Drive.

He died in Montreal in It was also in this region that he became a character of legend; today, there is no way to distinguish his real exploits from those that are purely folklore. Not long afterward, he accepted the challenge of an English boxer who had declared himself champion.

As historian Benjamin Sulte tells the story, it was a horrible scene.