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From Marmande, France (My ancestor)

Jean Lariou dit Lafontaine, the ancestor of many of the Lafontaine in America immigrated to Québec around 1660. Jean was the son of Jean Lariou and Jeanne Brusquet from St-Pierre, Marmande, France. On 16 Apr 1674, he married Catherine Mongeau in Notre-Dame -de-Québec, Quebec City. Catherine was the daughter of Pierre-Jacques Mongeau and Louise Dubois from La Rochelle, France. 

Jean Lariou is my seventh great-grandfather. My great-grandmother was Adéline Lafontaine from St-Stanislas, QC. 

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From Poitou, France

Etienne Fontaine was born in l'Ile Dieu, Poitou, France around 1661, the son of Jacques Fontaine and Jeanne Colinet. After immigrating to the Nouvelle France, he married Marie Conille on 8 Feb 1683 in St-Laurent, Ile d'Orléans, Québec. They had 12 children.

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From Vendée, France

Michel Penin dit Lafontaine, son of Charles Penin and Jeanne Masse from Vouillé-les-Marais, Vendée, France. He first married Marie Pothier on 4 Feb 1699 in Montreal, Quebec and had two children. He then married Marie Louise Meunier on 22 Sep 1704 in Montréal, Quebec and had six more children.

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From Moulins, France

Jean Frédérique dit Lafontaine came to New Orleans, LA around 1718. He was the son of Jean Frederique and Marie LeChauffe of Moulins, France. His descendants settled along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisanna. 

This story was told in the book Gulf Coast Genealogy, "The Fontain Family" by Bro. Jerome Lepre, New Orleans, LA (1992). If still available, the book can be obtained at  Brothers of the Sacred Heart, 4601 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, La. 70122

This information was given to me by Harriett Lowell Glisson of Mobile, AL, a descendant of Jean Frédérique

From Luxemburg, Belgium

Joseph LaFontaine was born in Luxemburg, Belgium, on October 20, 1841 , coming to America in 1857, locating in Brown county, Ohio, where, on October 23, 1862, he married Catherine Jacquet, three children, two sons and a daughter being born to this union. In 1877, Mr. LaFountaine came to Kansas-on the farm formerly owned by Dr. E. B. Allen, former secretary of state. Though never aspiring to office, Mr. LaFontaine has been twice elected and for seven terms was elected to the office of treasure of his home township-Wabaunsee.

Was elected treasurer of Wabaunsee county in 1899 and is the present incumbent in one of the most important offices in the gift of the people. Is a capable and efficient officer and enjoys in a high degree the confidence of his constituents.

The above is from Early History Of  Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Printed 1901 (page 239).
Sent to me by Donald J. Smith.

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