Son of Nicholas Bergeron & Jeanne Viger
Discharged April 1st, 1750 from military.
Exchange of Lands: Nicholas Lamothe, merchant at Pointe Coupee & Guillaume Bergeron, called Saintange, colonist at False River, exchanged two pieces of land.
Chateau Lamothe Bergeron
In the Middle Ages, this ancient castle formed part of a very old seigneury known by the name of Cussac. Integrated into the estate of the Duke-King it was entrusted to jean de Foix-Candale, servitor to the Black Prince (the Prince of Wales) during the Hundred Years? War. In 1758, the Bergeron family took over the estate. As early as 1796, Jacques de Bergeron, the famous theorist, tried out some of his original ideas in his own vineyard. He was one of the first to use acacia wood to make stakes and it came to be called the "Bergeron Method". It was not until 1860 that the chateau took the name "Lamothe Bergeron" in honor of Jacques de Bergeron who achieved such fame and prestige as an agronomist. The estate represents a total area of 77 hectares of which 67 are in production. The vineyard lies in a privileged position right next door to Saint-in the commume of Cussac.
The Bergeron Family
By Marge Ray
George Guillaume (William) Bergeron dit Saintonge, was a native of Jeammai, in the parish of St. Sulpice, in the province of Saintonge, France. He was the son of Nicolas Bergeron (Bergereau) and Jeanne Vigere of Saintaur Parish, St. Brie, Province of Saintonge, France.
Guillaume Bergeron came to Louisiana as a soldier and was stationed at the garrison (fort) in Natchitoches. He was married on 3-5-1740 in Nathcitoches to Agnes Renaudiere (La Ordiniere), from the Illinois post of Kaskaskia. She was a native of France.
They moved to Pointe Coupée Parish before the birth of their first child in 1744. They owned land on False River.
Guillaume Bergeron and Agnes Renaudiere were buried in Pointe Coupée, he on 6-9-1762 and she on 20-4-1778. They had seven children.
I am a descendant of Barthelemy Bergeron and Marguerite Dugas and a closer ancestor is Pierre Louis Arceneaux (Gabriel) and Anne Bergeron on my grandmother Marie Lorena Domingue’s side.
Guillaume Bergeron Family Geneology from Acadians in Gray
An especially prolific French family settled upriver at Pointe Coupée two decades before the Acadian Bergerons reached Louisiana. During the late colonial and early antebellum periods, some of these French-Creole Bergerons left the river and moved to the old Attakapas and Opelousas districts. Few, if any, Acadian Bergerons settled west of the Atchafalaya Basin during the antebellum period, so most of the Bergerons on the southwestern prairies sprang from this large French-Creole family. They settled mostly in St. Landry Parish, a predominantly-Creole area, and only a hand full of them married Acadians:
Descendants of Guillaume BERGERON dit Saintonge (?-1762)
Guillaume dit Saintonge, son of Nicolas Bergeron and Jeanne Vigere, was a French soldier from the village of Jennai, parish of St.-Sulpice, in the Saintonge region of France, hence his dit. Judging from his birthplace, he probably was not kin to Barthélémy dit d'Amboise of Indre-et-Loire or Pierre of Haute-Loire. Guillaume came to Louisiana "sometime before 1740" and was stationed on the Red River at Natchitoches Post. While at Natchitoches, he married Agnès Renaudiere of Kaskaskia, Illinois. Probably after his enlistment expired, around 1744, he took his wife to Pointe Coupée, where he became a prominent planter on False River. Their daughters married into the Casan and Schitz families. Their five sons created families of their own in the False River area. Guillaume ditSaintonge died at Pointe Coupée in September 1762; the priest who recorded the burial did not give Guillaume's age at the time of his death. By the early 1800s, many of Guillaume's grandsons and great-grandsons had moved from the river to the western prairies and settled in St. Martin, St. Landry, and Lafayette parishes, creating a large western branch of the family. At least one of them left the western prairies in the late 1850s and settled near Raceland on lower Bayou Lafourche. Guillaume's other descendants remained on the river at Pointe Coupee, Baton Rouge, or Iberville. Guillaume's oldest son's line may have died out, but the lines of his other four sons, especially his second one, flourished. Despite being a large, prominent Creole family, a surprising number of Guillaume dit Saintonge's descendants married Acadians: