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Etienne Lucier
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1786
Chambly
Quebec, Canada
Death: Mar. 9, 1853
Saint Paul
Marion County
Oregon, USA

The following information taken from the book, "Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, St Paul, Vols. I, II, II." "Lucier is generally conceded to have been the first farmer in Oregon. He was a member of the Hunt overland party, having joined at Mackinac in 1810. He remained in the West as a freeman, and is mentioned throughout the records and journals of the time. About 1828 or 1830 he settled on a claim adjacent to the old Willamette Fur Post above Champoeg. He became a leader in church and government affairs, one of two undisputed Canadians who voted affirmatively for the Provisional Government in 1843. He was twice married to natives, six children being born to his first wife Josephte Nouite, and two to Marie Marguertie Tchinouk. He is one of twelve honored by a bronze plaque at Old St Paul Cemetery, where he lies unmarked".

Etienne was the Godfather of Lucie Chalifou,1840; Rosalie Plouffe, Madeleine Laferte, Ignace iroquois, Peter, Kalapouya, Marie Anne Larisson, Marie an Indian, Marie Bernier, Marie an Indain. Information taken from the book, "Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, St Paul, Vols. I, II, II."

Etienne was present at the burial of Marie Tchailis, May 16, 1841; Maria Montour, May 21, 1841; Information taken from the book, "Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, St Paul, Vols. I, II, II."

Etienne was one of the witnesses to the marriage of Antoine Jr Lucier and Julie Aubion, 1849. Information taken from the book, "Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, St Paul, Vols. I, II, II."

The death of Therese Tchinouk, 1849, took place in the home of Etienne. Information taken from the book, "Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, St Paul, Vols. I, II, II."

Information on Etienne's death were taken from the book, "Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, St Paul, Vols. I, II, II."

1850 United States Federal Census - Feb. 3
Oregon Territory, Marion County
Etienne Lucier, 60 yrs.; Margerite Lucier, 46 yrs.; Louis Lucier, 21 yrs.; Michel Lucier, 18 yrs.; Joseph Lucier, 13 yrs.; Pierre, 8 yrs.; Etienne Lucier, 5 yrs.

Etienne Lucier became a United States citizen on November 13, 1851.

Etienne Lucier was married twice.
His first wife: Josepht of the Nouite-Nation
Married January 23, 1829 at Fort Vancouver, Willamette Valley, Oregon Territory.
To this couple were born the following children:
Felicite m. Donald Manson Sr.
Adrienne m. Andre LaChapelle Jr.
Pelagie m. Francois Xavier Bernier
Louis m. Celestine Gervais
Michel
Joseph m. Louise Martineau

Second wife: Marie-Marguerite Tchinouk
Married August 10, 1840 at St. Paul, Willamette Valley, Oregon Territory.
To this couple were born the following children:
Pierre m. Thais Isabelle Senecal
Etienne Jr.

Oregonian
April 9, 1853
Obituary
On the eighth of March, at Champoeg, Etienne Lucier, aged 60 years.
The deceased came to this coast in the employ of the Astor fur company, in 1812. After the breaking up of that company he entered the Willamette valley as a free trapper, which pursuit he continued until the winter of 1830- -31; when he commenced the agricultural pursuit of Swan Island. He was the first man that ever turned a furrow in the Willamette valley. The high water destroyed his crops which induced him to abandon that island and remove to Champeog, where he was since remained until his death, engaged in the same pursuit. He was regarded by all who knew him as a most worthy citizen and an industrious man. "Peace to his ashes."

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Joesthe Noite-Nation Lucier (1800 - 1840)*
 
 Children:
  Felicite Lucier Manson (1814 - 1867)*
  Adrienne Lucier LaChapelle (1824 - 1919)*
  Pelagie Lucier Bernier (1826 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Saint Paul Roman Catholic Mission Cemetery
Saint Paul
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Deborah Guinther
Record added: Jul 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73434878
Etienne Lucier
Added by: Deborah Guinther
 
Etienne Lucier
Added by: Deborah Guinther
 
Etienne Lucier
Added by: Deborah Guinther
 
 
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