New England Trip with Basswood: Part 3

One morning on our New England trip we spent a couple of hours looking for the Bordoville Seventh-day Adventist Church, a simple, white building in West Enosburg, Vermont, that was built in 1864 by the French-Canadian brothers Augustin C. and Daniel T. Bourdeau. We finally found it and had a picnic lunch there. We missed the 150 year anniversary celebration by about 3 days. It was held on Oct. 18, 2014 at the Bordoville Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Bordoville Seventh-day Adventist Church
Bordoville Seventh-day Adventist Church

“The Bourdeau family moved to northern Vermont to escape persecution from Catholics when they became Baptists, and the brothers built the church on their own land. The Bordoville church held services every Sabbath for 131 years until it was closed in September 1995 for renovations to the rotting floor. Those renovations are ongoing, and worship services are only held during months with warm weather.” This quote and picture below are from the Adventist Review website.   AdventistReview.org

Bordeau Brothers
Bordeau Brothers, Augustin on left and Daniel on the right.

Marian Bourdeau --Daniel's wife, was my mother’s great aunt (not sure how many greats) on her paternal grandmother's side. Daniel's brother, Augustin Bourdeau, married Marian’s sister. Anyway, Basswood really wanted to stop and see the church and graveyard behind it.

Bordoville Seventh-day Adventist Church
Bordoville Seventh-day Adventist Church
Bordoville Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery
Bordoville Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery
Augustin Bourdeau
Augustin Bourdeau

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Caroline Bourdeau
Caroline Bourdeau
Charlotte Saxby Bourdeau
Charlotte Saxby Bourdeau

 

New England Trip part 4

 

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