Pierre Boucher, sieur de Boucherville, a Canadian pioneer, born in Perche, France, in 1622, died at Boucherville, Canada, April 20, 1717. He came to America with his father in 1635, and was for many years Huron interpreter, and then rendered good services in the wars against the Iroquois, whom he repulsed frequently. He was deputed to France in 1661 to lay before the court the condition of the colony. This led to the publication of his little work entitled Histoire veritable et naturelle des mceurs et des productions de la Nouvelle France (Paris, 1663). He was ennobled for his services and made governor of Three Rivers in 1663, and received a grant of Boucherville, on which he settled in 1668. He was esteemed as a brave, pious, intelligent, and upright man, and, having reared a large family, is the ancestor of many of the best houses in Canada. "The Adieux of Grandfather Boucher," addressed in his 'last days to his children, is eminently characteristic of the man and the time.