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St. Genevieve County, Missouri

Miscellaneous Baptisms

The first baptism in "le village de Ste. Genevieve," was on the 24th of February, 1760, and was performed by a Jesuit missionary named P. F. Watrin. The first religious marriage which occurred at the same place was on the 30th October, 1764, celebrated by Father J. L. Maurin. The parties married were Marck Constatuino Canada and a Miss Susan Henn, the latter being formerly of Pennsylvania, of German decent. This Marck Constatino was living previous to this, eight years with a tribe of Indians known as the Chawanons, being near St. Genevieve. This Susan Henn was made a prisoner about five years before this marriage by the same tribe of Indians. They lived together, and had two children, one named Marie, three years old, and the other Genevieve, two years old. Adter this marriage they regained their liberty. The witnesses to this marriage are jean Ganion and T. Tebriege.
[Source: Rozier's History of the Early Settlement of the Mississippi Valley, By: Firmin A. Rozier, St Louis, G. A. Pierrot & Sons, Printers, 1890; pg 118. Transcribed by: Debora C. Reese]


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