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Marie Desnieges (Fontenot) Oretego (1786 - 1871)

Marie Desnieges Oretego formerly Fontenot aka Solieau
Born in Opelousas, St. Landry, Orleans Territory, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 6 Oct 1800 (to before 31 Jan 1826) in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Wife of — married 31 Jan 1826 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
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Died at age 85 in St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Marie (Fontenot) Oretego lived in Louisiana.


Marie Desneige Jose Fontent, daughter of Lucas Fontenot and Siberine Don Manuel aka Severine de Soto de St. Denis, was born in Opelousas, Louisiana in 1786.[1]

She married Godefroy Solieau, son of Jean Baptiste Soileau and Marie Jeanne Vidrine, on 6 Oct. 1800; their marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Following the death of Godefroy, she married Jean Francois Ortego, son of Joacin Ortego and Damacine Don Manuel, on 31 Jan. 1826 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. [1]

Children of Marie and Godfroy

See: Godfroy Soileau


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), CD101 ( Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000):
    "FONTENOT, Marie Desneige [record has "de la nieves" - in English: "of the snows"] (Luc & Severine Gertrude DE SOTO) b. 3 Feb. 1786, bt. 27 July 1787 Spons: Louis FONTENOT & Marie Josephe FONTENOT. Fr. Joseph de ARAZENA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.71)
    "FONTENOT, Marie Desneige (dec. Luke & Severine DE SOTO de St. Denis) m. 6 Oct. 1800 Godefride SOILEAU (Jean Baptiste & Marie Josephe VIDRINE) Wits: Auguste SOILEAU, B. SOILEAU, DELAMORANDIERE fils, L. TAURIAC, Etienne DELAMORANDIERE. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.90)
    "FONTENOT, Marie Jose Lucca wid. of Godefroy SOILEAU m. 31 Jan. 1826 Jean Francois ORTEGO (Opel. Ct.Hse.: OA-21)
    "FONTENOT, Marie Jose Lucca - wid. of Godefroy SOILEAU m. contract dated: 31 Jan. 1826 Jean Francois ORTEGO Wits: Ben B. JEFFERSON, Eli Lucca FONTENOT, Etienne VIDRINE pere; George KING, Parish Judge (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Conveyances: v.G-1, p.133)
    "FONTENOT, Marie Jose Lucia wid. of Godefroy SOILEAU (Lucia & Siberine Don MANUEL) m. 31 Jan. 1826 Jean Francois ORTEGO (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#17)
    "ORTEGO, Jean Francois - of Pensecola (Joacin & Damacine Don MANUEL) m. 31 Jan. 1826 Marie Jose Luca FONTENOT wid. of Godefroy SOILEAU (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#17)

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Fontenot-1198 and Fontenot-14 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same Soileau spouse. Dates are close but everything on Fontenot-1198 is unsourced, so info on Fontenot-14 should be retained. Death date is unsourced in both and needs to be verified.

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