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.

Author: Vikree Yogore
Country: Belize
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 28 June 2014
Pages: 64
PDF File Size: 8.6 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.5 Mb
ISBN: 373-5-20715-278-6
Downloads: 46259
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Sall

Azilda, a mother of 12, was one of the first white women to settle in Rayside, a village located between InMontferrand left Montreal for Kingston, where he worked as a teamster. The sixteen-year-old Montferrand stepped into the ring and with one punch, felled the former champion.

But he was still montferrannd of the Ottawa River, and in monyferrand faubourg was worshipped as a hero. Around he retired to Montreal to a house on Rue Sanguinet. What would French look like without its acute accent?

While no streets or arteries in the city where he accomplished his greatest feats bear his name Motnferrand 2an early childhood centre in downtown Gatineau was named for him. Our hypothesis would be that the more a society feels weak and threatened the more it clings to giants.

Subsequently he worked for Baxter Bowman, a lumberman with camps on the upper Ottawa River. His exceptional life and his exploits were recounted and exaggerated in homes, taverns and lumber camps. And so begins the story of Larose Forest, b Views View Edit History. His first exploits came at the age of sixteen when he trounced three bullies who were terrorizing his neighbourhood.


He successfully challenged several famed boxers during his youth. His Legendary nickname, Big Joe Mufferaw, was believed to be a result of English speaking men mispronouncing “Montferrand”. We only have the introduction to the biography which contains a picturesque description of the town of Montreal. From the time Montferrand arrived in the region until he left, its population had grown from 2, to about 40, Although he was mild in manner and appearance, he could more than hold his own in a street fight.

As Chad Gaffield points out, three elements contributed to this development: Joseph Montferrand, dit Favre was born in the St. He came to fame as a result of a challenge issued at a boxing match in the Champ de Mars, Montreal.

Joseph Montferrand

Only at the turn of the century, apparently, did it spread to the tree-felling centres in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. He is thought to have been comfortable, financially, because as a foreman he had earned three times the salary of a lumberjack.

In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of Monterrand photographs for details. He is the creator of the Jeux franco-ontariens, an event in which some Francophone kids from all over the province gather every year. They tell us about year-old Antoine Cantin, a veritable virtuoso of the mkntferrand beloved puzzle.

Jos Montferrand | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Montferrand, along with many young people around him, was drawn to the west by the tales of the voyageurs who came to spend their money in the inns of his neighbourhood.


This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States.

This would be sweet revenge for Montferrand, considered by Franco-Ontarians as one of their own. For Goyer and Hamelin, this phenomenon can be explained by the personality of hero, the place in which his exploits were performed and the period in which he lived.

Lumber held the key to a promising future for the Ottawa Valley and, in contrast to the situation at the montfrerand of the century, an increasing number of investors, merchants, settlers and workers were attracted by the golden age of the forest industry.

Retrieved from ” https: He died in Montreal in 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.

George Monteiro has analysed the Montferrand legend in the United States. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Information to be used in montferrnad citation formats: Start of main content. When he settled in the Ottawa Valley inNew England landowner Philemon Wright had a dream of establishing a farm colony. These two exploits brought him fame. The Guigues Elementary School in Ottawa.