French-Canadian logger, strong man and hero of the working man.
From his family men are known for their strength and powerful build. Joe is 6 foot 4 inches tall with blue eyes and fair hair. Although he was mild in manner he can more than hold his own in a street fight. Hes successfully challenged several famed boxers during his youth. He came to fame as a result of a challenge issued at a boxing match two boxers had just fought for the championship. The organizers then asked if there was anyone in the crowd who wished to challenge the champion. The sixteen-year-old Montferrand stepped into the ring and with one punch, felled the (former) champion. News of this surprising event spread quickly.
At the age of 21 he began work as a logger on the upper Ottawa River. There is ongoing animosity between Anglophones and Francophones and frequent fights between the English, Irish and French Canadian loggers. Montferrand’s prowess with his fists and boots are legendary in avenging the wrongs he and his compatriots are subjected to.