|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1670|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1689|
Albert Boutin was born September 7, 1670 in Quebec to Pierre and Marie (Marchesseau) Boutin. His father died shortly after his birth leaving Marie as a young widow. With a young child to care for, his mother contracted to marry Jean Michau on 25 November 1670. Jean and Marie had another son - Pierre and a daughter Marie.
They settled in Lachine near Montreal. On the night of August 5, 1689, during a heavy rain storm, between 1000-1500 Iroquois silently crossed the river to Lachine. They crept through the woods and surrounded the farm houses and homesteads and attacked the surprised settlers. The Indians broke out windows and doors attacking settlers or setting fire to homes where they had barricaded themselves. Fifty-six of 76 homes were burned that night.
Approximately 24 men, women and children were killed during the attack and their homes and buildings were burned. About 80 others were taken prisoner. Fifty of the captives were tortured by fire or cannibalized. Some escaped. Some were exchanged. A few children were integrated into the tribes.
Albert, his step-father and his half brother Pierre were all killed in the attack. A plaque in their honor says: "Near here…upon the [home] of the late Jean Michau were discovered the bones of the said Michau and his son Pierre, 15 years of age, also those of Albert Boutin, his wife's son." Albert's mother Marie was taken captive and died in an unknown location.
The bodies were discovered five years later under the burned out cabin. "Je me souviens", a Franco-American history publication notes that the 25 victims "whose corpses were retrieved five years later...were officially buried in the Lachine church cemetery by the priest Pierre Rémy". A monument in the Lachine Cemetery honors those who were taken captive as well as those who died.
Marie Marchesseau Michau or Michel (1639 - 1689)
Albert Boutin (1670 - 1689)
Pierre Michau or Michel (1672 - 1689)*
Saints Anges de Lachine Cemetery
Created by: Pam
Record added: Dec 13, 2011
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