1668-1709 (HM13EU)

Location: Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 Monroe County
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N 42° 56.742', W 77° 36.728'

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Near this site Catholic missionaries erected houses of worship in the westernmost Seneca villages of the Iroquois Confederacy.
The Chapel of La Conception was built in 1668 at Totiakton (near Rochester Junction) St. Jean Chapel was erected in 1669 at Gandachiragou on the Lima Road.

The resident missionaries were:
Fr. James Fremin, S. J. (1668-1670)
Fr. Julien Garnier, S. J. (1669-1683)
Fr. Peter Raffiex, S. J. (1672-1680)
Notable Visitors were
Fr. Rene Galinee, S. S. (1669)
Le. Sieur de la Salle (1669)
Fr. James Bruyas S. J. (1673)
Wentworth Greenhalg (1677)
Fr. Louis Hennepin, Recollet (1679)

After the destruction by Denonville's Army in 1687 a new village was founded on Spring Brook (near by)
The Missionaries were:
Fr. Julien Garnier, S. J. (1701-1703)
Fr. Vaillant de Gueslis, S. J. (1702-1707)
Fr. James D. Heu, S. J. (1707-1709)
When political circumstances compelled the final withdrawal of French missionaries from this region, the ministrations of religion to the Christian Indians were continued through contacts with Canadian missions, where many descendants of the Senecas still persevere in the faith brought to this locality by the above named men of God.

HM NumberHM13EU
Year Placed1933
Placed ByOrder of the Alhambra
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 286896 N 4758095
Decimal Degrees42.94570000, -77.61213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.742', W 77° 36.728'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 44.52" N, 77° 36' 43.68" W
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Area Code(s)585
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7290-7300 Rush Lima Rd, Honeoye Falls NY 14472, US
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