Louis Léger

Male15 August 1845–

Brief Life History of Louis

When Louis Léger was born on 15 August 1845, in Barachois, Beaubassin East, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Placide Legere, was 24 and his mother, Theotiste Boudreau, was 21. He married Antoinette Bourque on 7 February 1876, in Sheffield, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Shediac, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years and Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years.

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Louis Léger
Antoinette Bourque
Marriage: 7 February 1876
Edmond Dosithe Legere
Exilda Marie Leger
Adolphe Joseph Leger
Phelonise Marie Leger
Marie Alice Leger
Mary Alice Leger

Sources (21)

  • Lewis Cormea, "Canada, New Brunswick Census, 1861"
  • Son - Dosithé Edmond Léger in the New Brunswick, Select Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899
  • Louis Leger, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1876Sheffield, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (6)

    1867 · British North America Act

    Age 22

    The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.


    Age 24


    1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

    Age 35

    On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Camille, Lucien, Pierre, Yvon, Antoine, Aurele, Emile, Jacques, Marcel, Zoel, Adelard.

    French (Léger) and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Leudgari, composed of the elements leud ‘people’ and gari (from garwa) ‘ready, eager’ or gari ‘spear’ and Latinized as Leodegar(ius). The name was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint, bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. See also Ledger and St. Leger .

    French (Léger): nickname from léger ‘light, superficial’.

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

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