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The Genealogy of
Pierre Bernard dit LaFontaine

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Genealogy of Pierre Bernard dit LaFontaine

The LaFountain family line begins with Pierre Bernard and Marie 
Rezeson Rose of Montbron, France in the diocese of Angouleme. 
We have found many Bernards in this region of France. Read our narrative 
of the first three generations from France to arrival in Detroit.


1 Pierre Bernard - circa 1680
    b. in parish of Montbron, diocese of Angouleme, France
    m. + Mary Rezeson Rose - b: circa 1680 d. unknown
    d. Unknown
     *Children: Pierre Bernard dit Lafontaine - b. 1711
      Children: Simon Bernard dit Langoumois - ancient soldier of 
      the colonies of Canada b. 1702-12-31 native of the village  
      of Angouleme, FRA d. 1774-06-02 buried in the cemetery for    
      the poor Montreal 

2 Pierre Bernard dit LaFontaine 
    b. 1711 in Montbron, Angouleme, France. He came to Canada as a   
       soldier under Captain Charles Francois de Mezieres de 
       Lepervanche, le chevalier de Lepervanche. He came with  
       Companies Franches de la Marine (Independent Companies 
       of the Navy) to Montreal, Canada. He was a corporal.
    b. Around 1711 Village of Montbron, Angouleme, France, 
    m. Marie Josephe Cadien(Cadienne)1743-11-26 Montreal 
    d. 1773-12-24 at age 65. buried in Ste-Genevieve (Pierrfonds) 
       Montreal, Canada

+ Mary Joseph Cadien, (Marie Josephe Cadienne)
        b. 1710 Quebec, Acadie (Nouvelle-Ecosse), 
        m. 1743-11-26 Montreal
        d. 1775-02-02 Montreal
        Children: Marie Marguerite - b. 1744-09-25 in Montreal,  
                  married at 16 to Jean Forest 30 yrs 1761-01-26 
                  born in Parish mission, diocese of Lausanne,  
                  Switzerland (both were literate)
                        Children: Andre b. 1761-12-08 in Montreal
                        Children: Marie Anne b. before 1764 d. 1765-08-30 Montreal
                        Children: Genevieve b. 1767-09-02, d 1781-03-12 Montreal                  
        Children: Marie Charles(Charlotte) b. 1746-05-17 in Mtl 
       *Children: Antoine Bernard - b. 1747-09-27 in Montreal, 
                  married Catherine Dubreuil on 1776-06-11 in 
                  Detroit, d. 1789-01-13
 
3 Antoine Bernard dit LaFontaine
     b. 10-27-1747 Montreal 
     d. 1-13-1789 Detroit
     + Catherine Dubreuil, b. Jan 16, 1762 d. Jan 24, 1786
     m. 11-11-1776 Detroit St Anne's Church
       Children: Marie Catherine - b. Jul 20, 1777 d. Aug 4, 1777
      *Children: Antoine Bernard- b. Aug 5, 1783 Detroit, 
                 d. 1789-01-12 Ste Anne de Detroit
       Children: Marie Catherine: b. Jan 14, 1786, d. Aug 2, 1853

4 Antoine Bernard dit LaFontaine
      b. 8-5-1783 in Detroit (disputed, March 15, 1770)
      m. 1805, 1821, 1836, 1858, 1861 (five wives) 
      d. Feb 28, 1870(tombstone in Monroe) 
       Obituary Feb 28, 1894 says he was born March 15, 1770

  + Catherine Susor
           b. 1-28-1776 Assumption, Sandwhich, CAN
           m. Nov, 1805 in Detroit(widow of Stephen Laviolette) 
           d. 11-17-1820 St Antoine River Raisin
              Children: Peter b. Dec 24, 1806
              Children: Catherine b. Oct 17, 1808
              Children: Antoine b. Oct 14, 1812

   + Susanna Reau (Rau)  
           b. Nov 24, 1804
           m. July 10, 1821 
           d. Apr 29, 1835
              Children: Moses May 14, 1822 d. 4-16-1890
             *Children: Samuel John Sept 25, 1823 d. 2-15-1885
              Children: Honora (Henry) May 12, 1825 d. 9-28-1898
              Children: Marie Oct 23, 1826 d. 2-18-1850
              Children: Antoine Aug 1, 1828 b. 8-8-1828
              Children: Bergete Oct 4, 1829 d. 7-29-1850
              Children: Alexander b Jun 14, 1831 d. 5-18-1901
              Children: Susanne b. Apr 29, 1833 d. 1-29-1863
              Children: Oliver, Oct 16, 1834 d. Nov 13, 1862 in 
                        Civil War, Nashville, TN

   + Marguerite Robideau
           b. About 1790
           m. 1836 civil marriage in LaSalle, MI
           d. Mar 20, 1862
             Children: Margarite, July 22, 1837 in LaSalle
             Children: Paul, b. Jan 29, 1842, d. Oct 20, 1861, 	   
               Georgetown, DC, comp I, 4th reg, typhoid fever, 
               in Civil War Comp.1 4th Infantry)
             Children: Zoa 1852, shows up in census 1860


   + Cecilia Boiraseau 
          b.Dec 7, 1802, 
          m. Nov 27, 1858, 
          d. Sept 24, 1860 LaSalle

   + Carolina St. Cosme 
          b. May 6, 1837 
          m. Feb 11, 1861,(she was 23 and he 78 years old) 
          d.???? She married twice, he dies 3 yrs later
             Children: Marie Elizabeth, b. Oct 8, 1867, 


5 Samuel John LaFountain (spelling drops the dit and anglicized) b. Oct 25, 1823 d: Feb 17, 1885 + Adelaide Labadie - b. 1-26-1830 m. 1846 d. 6-15-1860 Children: Joseph S. b 9-2-1848 d. 22-5-1921 Children: Henry 9-1-1850 d. 26-2-1935 Children: Moses 6-8-1852 d. 5-??-1909 Children: Angnes(Agnes) 17-1-1854 d. 24-1-1854 Children: Peter 17-3-1855 d. 9-10-1931 Children: Marie 1856 d. 5-5-1873 Children: Stephen 27-3-1858 d. 6-6-1905 + Euphorine Tromblay - b. 10-3-1836 m. 9-24-1864 d. 6-18-1918 Children: Anna 1865 d. 3-5-1873 Children: Sarah 8-8-1867 d.???? Children: Celina 17-12-1868 d. 27-4-1873 *Children: Albert - 22-12-1870 d. 12-5-1953 Children: Emma 1-6-1873 d. 27-3-1942 6 Albert LaFountain b. Dec 22, 1870 d: June 12, 1953 + Mary Starr - b. 7-9-1872 m. Jan 10, 1892 Children: Almira or Elmira ???? Children: James 1-8-1896 d. 2-1-1944 Children: Mable 7-2-1897 d. 19-7-1965 *Children: Elmer 9-4-1898 d. 13-7-1956 Children: Joseph Preston 5-12-1900 d. 22-11-1942 Children: Sarah 1-9-1903 d. 21-9-1965 Children: Samuel 26-2-1906 d. 26-2-1906 Children: Cecelia 5-7-1913 d. 28-8-1979 Children: Theresa 1908 d. ???? 7 Elmer Herman LaFountain b. Apr 9, 1898 d: Jul 13, 1956 + Florence Thornton - b. 30-8-1902 m. 31-5-1921 d. 22-11-1976 Children: Albert Clifford - 4-10-1922 d. 12-11-2006 *Children: Norman - Dec 3, 1923 d. 13-3-2011 Children: Florence - 6-11-1925 d. 18-3-2003 Children: Hazel - 12-10-1927 d. ______ Children: Mildred - 18-6-1930 d. 2-1989 Children: Charles Harold - 3-8-1933 d. 21-5-1983 Children: Samuel William - 15-7-1939 d. ______ 8 Norman Russell LaFountain b. Dec 3, 1923 Monroe, d: 3-13-2011 + Phyllis June Belyea - m. Feb 24, 1944 Children: Norma Jeanne b. 4-11-45 Children: David Ronald b. 9-4-46 Children: Richard William b. 9-14-47 Children: Michael Lee b. 1-5-50 Children: Thomas Alan b. 9-19-51 Children: Stephen Paul b. 5-14-56 9 Richard William LaFountain b: 9-14-47 m. + Marilyn Ruth Smith - b. 12-15-47 m. 6-21-69 Children: Aimee - b. 6-14-70 d. 8-6-82 Brazil Children: Andrew - b. 3-12-73 Children: Angelica - b. 6-13-78