380. Jean Pierre NORMAND I was born on 27 March 1742. Although born with the surname of Normand, he was often called Jean Pierre Gaspard in some of his later transactions. However, Jean-Pierre is the common ancestor to everyone with Normand ties to Louisiana. His other surviving brothers who moved to Louisiana with the family (Daniel, Joseph and Luc-Laurent) populated the state with children with a surname of Gaspard.1,1574,1575 He was baptized on 27 March 1742 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.1,1574 It is estimated that he moved from Canada to the German Coast about 1765. He appeared in the census of the German Coast Militia in 1770 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was a member of the First Company, was listed as married and a native of Canada. By 1774, Jean Pierre had moved his family to (what is now) St. John the Baptist Parish (the Second German Coast). Jean Pierre was a member of the German Coast Militia during the Revolutionary War. He appeared on the 1 June 1778 militia list.2733 Jean moved his family to Avoyelles prior to 1 January 1791. On that date, he purchased a farm there from Guillaume Rosette. The family established the Port of Jean Normand in Avoyelles on the Red River. He appeared in the census of Avoyelles Slave Owners in 1795 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Both Jean Pierre and his brother, Daniel, are listed with the surname of Gaspard. Jean Pierre had six slave - four males and 2 females. Surprisingly, that made him the 3rd largest slave owner in Avoyelles. (Note: By 1810, there were ten slaves on his estate but that number had been reduced to four by 1820.)1576 He appeared in the census in 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Marie Marguerite WICHNER (VICNER) and Jean Pierre NORMAND I were married before 1770.
381. Marie Marguerite WICHNER (VICNER) was baptized about 5 February 1751 in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.1577 She was born about 1751 in Louisiana, USA.560 Her husband, Jean Pierre Normand appeared in the census of the German Coast Militia in 1770. He was listed as married. She appeared in the census in 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Marie died on 14 October 1826 at the age of 75 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1578 She was buried on 14 October 1826 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1578