Biography of Morier Family

The Morier family, including brothers Olier, Horace and Oscar, left their native St. Bruno, Quebec in 1890 to settle in Manitoba. The brothers purchased land along the Red River in St. Vital and about 1899 established an enterprising market garden, which they supplanted by farming and bee-keeping. They eventually became major property owners in the St. Vital area. The market garden remained in the hands of the Morier family for over 50 years. Based on information from La Société historique de Saint-Boniface.

Mentioned in:


  1. Bureau d’Éducation de la Province de Manitoba.Section catholique. Diplôme de deuxième classe, cours français, accordé à Mlle Victoire Moreau 31 juillet 1885
  2. Livre de comptes 1895-1899 des frères Morier, maraîchers à St-Vital, août 1897, extrait
  3. Propos de Laura Morier recueillis par Pauline Morier, 24 avril 1994
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