Boyer Info | Old Mines 2017
Sisters Eleonore and Rosine: Mary Eleonore Boyer and Richard Marshall | Rosine Elizabeth Boyer and George W. Rutledge, Sr.
Their parents: Jean Baptiste Boyer & Maria Aurore St. Germain | Charles & Marie Madeleine Boyer | Nicolas III & Dorothee Boyer | Nicolas II & Louise Boyer | Nicolas I & Marguerite | Ettinne & Perinna Boyer |
Joseph St. Germain and Marie Josephine Josette Calvet (Parents of Maria Aurore St. Germain, wife of Jean Baptiste)
Jean Baptiste Maurice dit Chatillon & Marie Jeanne Corset (parents of Marie Madeline, wife of Charles) |
Jean Baptiste Olivier & Marie Marthe Accica (parents of Dorothee, wife of Nicolas III) |
Pierre Payet dit Saint Amour & Louise Tessier (parents of Louise, wife of Nicolas II) |
Nicolas Maclin & Suzanne Larose (parents of Marguerite, wife of Nicolas I) |
Mary Eleonore Boyer and Rosine Elizabeth Boyer were sisters, born to Jean Baptiste Boyer and Maria Aurore St. Germain. Eleonore and Rosine are both my third Great-Grandma.
Rosine Elizabeth Boyer married George W. Rutledge, Sr. Her son is James Bernard Rutledge. Read more about her on the George and Rosine Rutledge page.
Mary Eleonore Boyer married Richard Marshall. Her daughter is Mary Lucinda Marshall . Mary Marshall Wright's daughter is Rubina Mae Wright Rutledge. Read more about her on Regis Marechal (Richard Marshall) and Mary Eleonore Boyer on this page.
This graph shows the lineage of the two sisters. When James William Rutledge married Mary Rubina Mae Wright, they had to have known their Grandma's were sisters and their Great-Grandparents were the same people, Jean Baptiste Boyer and Maria Aurore St. Germain. It was common at this time for cousins to marry, hence the phrase, "kissing cousins." Jimmy (as my Dad always called him Grandpa Jimmy) and Rubina would have been second cousins.
My DNA has strong hits to Jean Baptiste Boyer and Maria Aurore St. Germain.
I visited Old Mines in 2017 and here are photos and the story.
Jean Baptist Boyer was born September 6, 1792 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and died in 1850 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. (There is another Jean Baptist Boyer, 1814-1841, a son.) Jean Baptiste Boyer married Maria Aurore Ste Germain. They had 13 children.
Jean Baptist Boyer's parents were Charles Boyer born 1753 in Kaskaskia, Illinois, and died in 1840 in Old Mines, Missouri. He married Marie Magdelene dit Chatillon Morice in Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, on July 10, 1786. She was born September 13, 1767, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and died November 18, 1858 in Old Mines, Missouri. They had 12 children. Charles is considered a "pioneer family" of Washington County.
This is an exerpt credited to Patricia Weeks: "Charles Boyer (one of the Boyer brothers to settle around Old Mines) was born around 1750, the son of Nicolas Boyer of Montreal and his wife Dorothee Olivier. This Charles was born across the river at Kaskaskia, Illinois. His parents moved over to the old Ste. Genevieve settlement where they both died in 1785. Charles, with his brothers, wernt back and forth from Washington County to Ste Genevieve. Archives mention Charles as active in mining lead as early as 1778. In 1786, at Ste. Genevieve, Charles married Madeleine Maurice dit Chatillon and from this union produced a large family.
Charles took up permanent residence in Old Mines around 1801. He later received the Old Mines Concession number 18. Brothers Joseph and Pierre also received Old Mines concessions, as well as nephew Louis Boyer. In 1833 Charles Boyer testified that he had lived continuously in the Old Mines since 1801 and was 82 years of age. The priest at St. Joachim gave deposition that he was well acquainted with Charles Boyer and family, and noted Charles had ninety seven children and grandchildren living at Old Mines. He died in the late 1830s.
His wife lived on until 1858, and in her burial entry the priest noted "she left living, mostly in this parish (meaning St. Joachim at Old Mines) a posterity numbering four hundred souls."
Charles Boyer's parents were Nicolas Antoine Boyer III born April 21, 1716, in Montreal, Canada and he died March 12, 1785, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. He married Dorothee' Olivier May 14, 1748, in Kaskaskia, Illinois. (There is an indication on Ancestry that she is native American.) She was born May 14, 1728 in Kaskaskia, Illinois (one of 19 children) and she and died April 9, 1785, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. They had 9 children.
Nicolas Boyer's parents were Nicolas Antoine Boyer II, born August 6, 1679, in Montreal, Canada, and he died June 21, 1723, in Montreal, Canada. He married Louise Payet dit Ste de Amour on June 2, 1704, in Montreal, Canada. She was born March 5 1684/85 and she died 1757 at Point aux Trembles, Montreal, Canada.
Nicolas Boyer II's parents were Nicolas Antoine Boyer I, born February 23, 1641/42 in LaRochelle, France (about LaRochelle on Wiki | born after siege in 1627-1628, just 13 years after the siege, his parents would have lived through the siege), and he died May 24, 1714, in Montreal, Canada. He married Marguerite Maclin on August 18, 1667, in Notre Dame de Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was born 1648 in Champagne, France, and she died June 21, 1733 in Montreal, Canada.
Nicolas Boyer I's parents were Etienne Boyer born 1613 in Notre Dame de Cogne, La Rochelle, France. He married Perinna Peineau. She was born in 1622 in Aunis, France and she died in 1667.