Joseph Vital Boucher

Male5 September 1824–9 October 1869

Brief Life History of Joseph Vital

When Joseph Vital Boucher was born on 5 September 1824, in Vincennes, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana, United States, his father, Vital Boucher, was 38 and his mother, Marie Odille Boutillet, was 25. He married Marie Christine Oliver on 22 February 1841, in Vincennes, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 9 October 1869, in Knox, Indiana, United States, at the age of 45.

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Joseph Vital Boucher
Marie Christine Oliver
Marriage: 22 February 1841
Lucie Boucher
Marie Odile Boucher
John Oliver Boucher
Isabel Boucher
Charles Bouchie
James Joseph Boucher
Forrest Vital Bouchie

Sources (28)

  • Vetal Bouchie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Boucher, "Indiana Births and Christenings, 1773-1933"
  • Vital Bouche, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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  • Marriage
    22 February 1841Vincennes, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

    Age 1

    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 17

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Normand, Andre, Marcel, Emile, Gilles, Lucien, Yvon, Adrien, Jacques, Laurent, Alcide.

    French: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer, from Old French bouchier, a derivative of bouc ‘ram’. Compare Bouche 2, Bouchey , Bouchie , Boushey , Boushie , Bush 5, Busha 1, Busher , and Bushey 3.

    English: variant of Butcher , a cognate of 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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