Tenth Generation


762. Johann Nikolaus WICHNER (VICNER) was born in 1700 in Grombach, Baden, Germany.1890 He came to the New World via/on "L'Elephant" according to J. Hanno Deiler's "Settlement of the German Coast..." with a wife and one child. However. according to Albert J. Robichaux, Jr. in his book entitled "German Coast Families...", Wichner (Vicner) did not appear on any of the early ship lists and, instead, did not appear in Louisiana records until the 1731 Census. An examination of the L'Elephant ship lists seems to indicate that Deiler likely believed that an entry for "Nicolas Vitrequin & Thereze Josephe sa femme" was Nicolas Wichner (Vicner). I do not believe that is the case. This Nicolas 'Vitrequin' and Therese Flamande had a son named Gratien who married in Pointe Coupée in 1777. However, there was no child by the name of Gratien listed in the succession records of Nicolas Wichner/Vicner. "Nicolas Witner", his wife, and one child appeared in the 1731 Census residing among the Germans at "Anse aux Outardes". L'Anse aux Outardes, also known as Bustard's Cove, was located around present-day New Sarpy. (Note: Since it is unclear as to when the first husband of Anna Barbara Friderich died, it is not possible to confirm that she is the wife of Nicolas Wichner/Vicner mentioned in the 1731 Census with him. However, I suspect that Anna Barbara became a widow some time shortly after the birth of her first child and that the married Wichner/Vicner c1730/1731. If this is the case, it would possibly indicate that the child listed with the couple in 1731 was Catherine Merckle/Merkel.) He sold property on 29 October 1741 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Johann purchased property on 2 November 1741 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He signed an agreement to take in his father-in-law, Conrad Frederic on 18 November 1742 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1891 He died on 15 July 1772 at the age of 72 in Edgard (St. John the Baptist Parish), Louisiana, USA.1892 Anna Barbara FRIDERICH and Johann Nikolaus WICHNER (VICNER)1893 were married about 1730 in Louisiana, USA.

763. Anna Barbara FRIDERICH was baptized on 18 July 1708 in Rotenburg, Baden, Germany.1894 She died on 25 January 1773 and was buried on 26 January 1773 in Edgard (St. John the Baptist Parish), Louisiana, USA.1,2914

[Note: Anna Barbara's first marriage was to Johann Friedrich Merkel on 30 December 1726 at New Orleans.]

Children were:

i.

Jean Adam WICHNER was born about 1736 in (Lafourche Parish), Louisiana, USA. He died on 6 January 1819 at the age of 83 in (St. John the Baptist Parish), Louisiana, USA.

ii.

Jean Baltazar WICHNER was born on 5 January 1740 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He was baptized on 6 January 1740 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He died on 2 October 1816 at the age of 76 in Edgard (St. John the Baptist Parish), Louisiana, USA.

iii.

Jean Nicolas WICHNER was born about 1741 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 10 December 1741 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897

iv.

Andre WICHNER was born on 15 November 1743 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He was baptized on 17 November 1743 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He died about 24 April 1749 at the age of 5 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Andre was buried on 24 April 1749 at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897

v.

David WICHNER was born about 1745 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 5 November 1745 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He died on 8 January 1791 at the age of 46 in Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge Parish), Louisiana, USA.

vi.

Antoine WICHNER was born about 1745 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 5 November 1745 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He died on 21 November 1816 at the age of 71 in Edgard (St. John the Baptist Parish), Louisiana, USA.

vii.

Jean Jacob WICHNER was born on 27 April 1747 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He was baptized on 30 April 1747 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897

viii.

Guilliame WICHNER was born on 22 November 1748 in (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He was baptized on 24 November 1748 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897 He was buried on 24 April 1749 at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Destrehan (St. Charles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1897

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ix.

Marie Marguerite WICHNER (VICNER).