ANTOINE MÉNARD
1695 - 1741


Antoine Ménard is the son of Maurice Ménard & Madeleine Couc. He was baptized at Michilimackinac in 1695, possibly in April. This is the first surviving baptism, and it, like the others up to 1741, is a transcription made some time after 1741 from a register that no longer exists. This is specifically stated on the surviving register. The entry says he is son of _deceased_ Maurice, but Maurice did not die until 1741 in Chambly. Other entries have similar information entered, such as that the mother of Daniel (Amiot) Villeneuve is NOW (at the time the partial copy was written) Madame Langlade. PRDH says for her: (My additions in [ ] ) DOMITILLE LANGLADE Status(es) : Indian . [Actually Ottawa] Died outside of Québec [Oukabé is her Indian name, daughter of Lafourche]

First marriage: before 1712-09-27 Michilimackinac [She was teaching the Jesuit priest the Ottawa language there in 1713. He found her to be an exemplary woman.] with DANIEL JOSEPH AMIOT VILLENEUVE Father : MATHIEU AMIOT VILLENEUVE Mother : MARIE MIVILLE Family
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Second marriage: before 1724-02-05 Michilimackinac with AUGUSTIN MOETE MORASSE Father : PIERRE MOETE MORASSE Mother : ELISABETH ISABELLE JUTRAS VALLEE Family [I don't know why PRDH does not list LANGLADE as a dit name]

[Jetté gives Pierre Mouet sieur de Moras, enseign in 1694 & 1708; and his son: Augustin Mouet, sieur de _Langlade_, m vers 1723 Michilimakinac, LAFOURCHE, Domitilde, without connecting her to Daniel Amiot Villeneuve, her first husband.]

Maurice Ménard and probably his wife were at Michilimackinac, Maurice serving as interpreter and eventually sergeant, from about 1713 on. They wrote a power of attorney to allow Louis Ménard to handle their business and care for their minor daughters. Her death record has not survived. Maurice had been there often earlier than that (I have him documented there during Cadillac's years, 1694-1697; in 1706; in 1713; and several more times up to about 1731 in the colonial correspondence and other documents). His daughter Suzanne and her husband Gabriel Bolon, a soldier, were married there in 1726 and some of their children were born there or at St.-Joseph Miamis (Niles, Michigan). The Bolon home has been excavated at modern-day Mackinac City. Antoine traveled there on several hiring trips, but I haven't collected all of those engagements yet. ]

Here's PRDH:
Family(Couple)of ANTOINE MENARD FONTAINE Father : MAURICE MENARD FONTAINE Mother : MARIE MADELEINE COUC LAFLEUR Family and MARIE HUET DULUDE Father : JOSEPH HUET DULUDE Mother : CATHERINE MARIE SICOT Family Marriage: 1723-01-07 Boucherville

Chidren _born_ before 1766 :
Sex Birth Marriage Death First name of the child Place Place Place Name of the spouse
m1723-12-20 1753-01-08 ANTOINE Boucherville Chambly (Family) THERESE FONTAINE LAROCQUE
m1725-08-29 1727-08-18 PIERRE Boucherville Boucherville
m1729-10-03 1762-07-26 MAURICE Boucherville Chambly(Family) MARIE BARBE QUENNEVILLE
m1731-02-06 JOSEPH Chambly
m1732-10-14 ALEXIS Chambly
f 1734-09-12 1753-01-22 MARIE ANNE Chambly Chambly(Family) NOEL LAREAU
m1736-01-21 LOUIS Chambly
m1737-12-04 1738-05-00 JEAN FRANCOIS Chambly Chambly [I have photocopies of many of these Chambly and Boucherville records.]

4012 Boucherville 1723-01-07
RankNameAgeM.S.Pr.Sex
01ANTOINE MENAR Residence:BOUCHERVILLE Origin: MICHILLIMACKINAC 027cpm
[This origin is written on the record. If he knew his birthdate, he was probably thus born sometime after January of 1695, and he may have had Antoine Laumet dit de Lamothe Cadillac as godfather giving him his first name.]
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02MARIE HUET DECLARED BEING ABLE TO SIGN Residence: BOUCHERVILLE 025cpf
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03MAURICE MENAR FATHER OF01Residence: BOUCHERVILLE---------m [not present at the wedding, nor was Madeleine, although they still had property at Boucherville]
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04MARIE MADELEINE LEFEVRE MOTHER OF01Residence:BOUCHERVILLE---------f
[This actually reads Lafleur on the record, another example of a misreading. I have a photocopy]
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05JOSEPH HUET FATHER OF02Residence:BOUCHERVILLE---------m
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06CATHERINE CICOT MOTHER OF02Residence:BOUCHERVILLE------df
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07JACQUES TAILLANDIER Residence:BOUCHERVILLE------pm
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08PIERRE PEPIN LAFORCE Residence:BOUCHERVILLE------pm
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09LOUIS MENAR Occupation :CAPITAINE DE MILICE Residence:BOUCHERVILLE------pm [Antoine's uncle who had his brother's power of attorney.]
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10PIERRE HUET Residence:BOUCHERVILLE------pm
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11SALADIN Occupation :PRETRE, CUREResidence:BOUCHERVILLE---cpm
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Children _married_ before 1800 :

Sex Date of marriage First name of the child Place of marriage Name of the spouse

m 1753-01-08 ANTOINE Chambly(Couple) THERESE FONTAINE LAROCQUE

m 1762-07-26 MAURICE Chambly(Couple) MARIE BARBE QUENNEVILLE

m 1767-01-12 JOSEPH Chambly(Couple) MARIE AMABLE CHAUNIERE SABOURIN

m 1772-10-20 ALEXIS Montréal(Couple) MARIE ANGELIQUE LEBLANC

f 1753-01-22 MARIE ANNE Chambly(Couple) NOEL LAREAU

Here are his parents and siblings: Family (Couple) of MAURICE MENARD FONTAINE [I've never seen him use this dit name of Fontaine or any other] Father : JACQUES MENARD FONTAINE Mother : CATHERINE FORESTIER FORTIER Familyand MARIE MADELEINE COUC LAFLEUR Father : PIERRE COUC LAFLEUR Mother : MARIE MITEOUAMEGOUKOUE Family Marriage: before 1684-12-31 [I believe this is more certainly by 1692, the date given on the Michilimackinac register transcription.]

Children born before 1766 :

SexBirthMarriageDeathFirst name of the child PlacePlacePlaceName of the spouse

f before 1684 [This is PRDH's guess, possibly based on her marriage date of 1706, but she could have married at 14. I haven't seen her death record yet.] 1706-07-05 1763-05-25 MARGUERITE Michilimackinac Boucherville Chambly(Family) PIERRE BOILEAU

f before 1691 [another guess] 1714-11-1 1 [Parents were not present for this marriage. They probably left for Michilimackinac in the fall of 1713.] 1756-11-22 MARIE MADELEINE Michilimackinac Chambly Chambly(Family) CHARLES BAVIC LAFLEUR [remarried to Jean-Baptiste Renaudet. She and her brother Louis traveled with their cousin (identified as such), Marie Anne Germaneau, to Orange (Albany, New York) in the fall of 1721, and were fined. It's the only _evidence_ I have that Marie-Anne Germaneau / Montour may have visited her mother Isabelle Couc / Madame Montour while Madame Montour was interpreting in Albany, as Marie-Anne did not return with her cousins that fall. She was back in Chambly by 1723, though, using the last name MONTOUR. I'm the first to find this judicial record of the unauthorized trip.] ***Norm, I am holding this detail for publication in the October issue of Michigan's Habitant Heritage, along with the finds I have about Marguerite Roy.

m1695-04-28 1723-01-07 1764-06-03 ANTOINE Michilimackinac Boucherville Chambly ( Family) MARIE HUET DULUDE

m before 1697 1725-02-05 LOUIS Michilimackinac Longueuil (Family) MARIE FRANCOISE ROBIDOU

m1701-03-12 PIERRE Boucherville [The couple was thus back in the mother colony before this date. They are documented there earlier than this.]

m1703-07-11 JEAN BAPTISTE Boucherville

f 1706-07-21 before 1726-11-29 SUZANNE Boucherville [Michilimackinac, marriage recorded on the partial copy of the earlier register] (Family) GABRIEL BOLON [The birth and baptism occurred as Maurice was traveling to Michilimackinac with the Jesuit Father Marest, returning to re-establish the mission the Jesuits had burned the previous year.]

m1709-02-06 1736-08-13 FRANCOIS Boucherville Laprairie (Family) MARIE CHARLOTTE JEANNE ROBERTJEANNE [François and his wife were at St. Joseph Miamis _and_ at Michilimackinac and signed the records there]

f 1711-07-20 1711-07-24 MARGUERITE Boucherville Boucherville

This may be more than you wanted! I descend through Louis Ménard. As you may know, I have written about the Couc / Montour family for years now. See some of my more recent work at

www.leveillee.net/roots/index.html

Suzanne Boivin Sommerville

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