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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag   Étienne  BOYER dit LAFONTAINE

  (b. abt. 1650, France   d. 3 October 1700Québec, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE was born abt. 1650 in , France. Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE was the child of

Étienne was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Marie-Thérèse VIEL 26 October 1671 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Thérèse VIEL  was born 4 April 1650 in Rouen, France . 

Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE died 3 October 1700 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Claude Boyer and Sébastienne Ravenne

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Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (

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Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE married Fille du Roi flag  Marie-Thérèse VIEL-- Date: 26 October 1671 Place: Québec, Canada, New France

flag  Charles BOYER (b.abt. 1675, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 18 March 1727, Chambly, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Marguerite VANIER 9 February 1699
m. Marie-Madeleine VIVIER 19 August 1715

flag  Jean-Louis BOYER (b.31 December 1678, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Marie-Renee CHRETIEN 9 February 1699

flag  Jean-Étienne BOYER (b.10 August 1680, Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. 21 April 1750, Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Barbe LAMOUREAUX abt. 1706

flag  Jean-Baptiste BOYER (b.abt. 1685, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 23 October 1750, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )
m. Madeleine BONNIER dite LAPLANTE 28 July 1710

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1671 Marriage / Partner
Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE and Marie-Thérèse VIEL 26 October 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1678 Birth of Child
Jean-Louis BOYER was born 31 December 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1680 Birth of Child
Jean-Étienne BOYER was born 10 August 1680, Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
3 October 1700
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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