On march the 31st 1665,Gilles Gaudreau signs a job contract in front of Teuleron Notary in La Rochelle, France. On april 25th, he boards a ship called the Cat of Holland, on route for the new world. He arrives at Quebec on june the 18th, 1665. He immediately starts working for Jacques Bernier dit Jean de Paris, for the length of his three year contract. At first, Gilles Gaudreau takes root on Île d’Orléan. This is where he will mary Anne de la Vieville dite Pineau, on October the 15th 1671. Three children will be born on Île d’Orléan. They are Anne, Gilles-Gabriel and Marguerite. On april the 9th 1675, Gilles becomes owner of two concessions on the south side of the island, one from the sisters Hospitalières and the other from the sisters Ursulines of Quebec. In 1678, Gilles Gaudreau decides to move to Cap-Saint-Ignace where he will join his brother Jean and his former employer Jacques Bernier. On October the 14th, he obtains from the Seigneuresse of Vincolot, a piece of land in a cove witch now bears his name, “Anse-à-Gilles”. Michel, Jeanne and Jacques will be born there. After his wife’s death, Gilles Gaudreau will remarry with Catherine Renusson, widow of Augustin Alonze. Gilles Gaudreau dies at the age of 82 at Cap-Saint-Ignace.