2662. Jean Jacques JACQUET DE GERLAISE dit ST. AMAND was born about 1643 in Liège (St-Paul) (Belgium).1770 He was a member of the Carignan-Salières Regiment. He was a solider in La Fouille's Company. This regiment was thrust into military action to aid Algonquin and Huron Indian commercial partners in their perpetual war with the Iroquois. The Iroquois saw the French presence as a threat to their homeland. In this hatred, the Iroquois were aided and abetted by their English allies, who had reasons of their own for wanting the French out of North America. As the fury of the Iroquois attacks mounted, the struggling French colonists were forced to become soldiers. The De Gerlais dit St. Amand family was a 'Chevalier de L'Ordre de St. Louis'. According to Wikipedia, The Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis ("Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis") was a military Order of Chivalry founded on 5 April 1693 by Louis XIV and named after Saint Louis (Louis IX). It was intended as a reward for exceptional officers, and is notable as the first decoration that could be granted to non-nobles. It is a predecessor of the Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honor), with which it shares the red ribbon. He died on 19 December 1722 at the age of 79 in (Québec Province), Canada.1,2403 He was buried on 20 December 1722 at Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup in Louiseville (Québec Province), Canada.1,2403 Marie Jeanne TRUDEL and Jean Jacques JACQUET DE GERLAISE dit ST. AMAND1385 signed a marriage contract on 12 September 1667 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada. Supposedly, they were not allowed to be married in church because Marie Jeanne Trudel was only 11 years of age at the time of their marriage!
2663. Marie Jeanne TRUDEL was born on 22 July 1656 in (Québec Province), Canada.1,2078 She was baptized on 23 July 1656 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada.1,2078 She died on 30 November 1734 at the age of 78 in (Québec Province), Canada.1,2404 Marie was buried on 1 December 1734 at Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup in Louiseville (Québec Province), Canada.1,2404