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Charles Vige (1734 - 1816)

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Charles Vige
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married about 1775 in Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Profile last modified 8 Apr 2019 | Created 17 Aug 2009
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Charles Vige was born about 1732. He lived in Montreal, Canada before moving to St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

He married Catherine Catoir probably about 1775 based on the birth date of their known oldest child in 1777.[1]

Their children were baptized at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

Charles died at age about 84 years and was buried on 18 Feb. 1816 in the parish cemetery in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. His death was recorded at at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana..[1]


  1. Henri b. 1775. married Marie Louise Breaux.
  2. Charles Julien b. 1777.[2]
  3. Felicite b. 1779. married Francois Franchebois.[3][4][5]
  4. Marie Louise. b. 1782. married Augustin Doucet.
  5. Jean Francois b. 1784. married Azelie Foret.
  6. Marie Catherine b. 1788. married Charles Pitre.
  7. Symphorose. b. c. 1791. m(1) Pierre Pitre. m(2) Pierre Lemane.
  8. Pierre Rene b. 1786/7. married Jullie Eleonore Aucoin. [6][7][8]
  9. Celeste born about 1802 died Oct. 1809[9][10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "VIGE, Charles - originally from Monreal in Canada; an old inhabitant of this parish; he married Catherine CATOIR - originally from New Orleans. bur. 18 Feb. 1816 at age about 84 years in the parish cemetery. He died from the infirmities of age and received all the sacraments. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.151).
  2. VIGE, Charles Julien (Charles & Catherine CATOIR) b. 30 April 1777, bt. 1 Nov. 1779 Spons: Silvain SAUNIER & Magdeleine SAUNIER. Fr. L.M. GRUMEAU (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.20)
  3. VIGE, Felicite (Charles & Catherine CATOIR) b. 11 Oct. 1779, bt. 1 Nov. 1779 Spons: Pierre GOBERT(?) & Marie Joseph TIBODO. Fr. L.M. GRUMEAU (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.20).
  4. FRANCHEBOIS, Francois - of Pointe Coupee (Jean & Louise L'AGEE - of Manchak) m. 13 Sept. 1796 Felicite VIGE (Charles & Catherine CATOIRE) Wits: Francois PITRE, Antoine SIMIEN, Charles VIGE, Antonio LAMBERT. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.68)
  5. VIGE, Felicite (Charles & Catherine CATOIRE) m. 13 Sept. 1796 Francois FRANCHEBOIS - of Pointe Coupee (Jean & Louis L'AGEE - of Manchak) Wits: Francois PITRE, Antoine SIMIEN, Charles VIGE, Antonio LAMBERT. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.68)
  6. VIGE, Pierre Rene (Charles & Catherine CATOIR) b. 29 July 1786, bt. 10 Sept. 1786 Spons: Pierre SAVOIS & Marie Magdelaine BRASEUSE. Fr. Joseph de ARAZENA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.61)
  7. VIGE, Pierre Rene (Charles & Catherine CATOIR) b. 29 July 1787, bt. 10 Sept. 1787 Spons: Pierre SAVOIS & Marie Madeleine BRASEUSE; Wits: Charles VIGE. Fr. Joseph de ARAZENA (Opel. Ch.: Folio OA, p.26)
  8. AUCOIN, Jullie Eleonore - also of this parish (dec. Baptiste & Marie FORET) m. 30 Jan. 1810 Pierre VIGE - of this parish (Charles & Catherine CATOIR) Wits: Pierre FOREST, Pierre PITTRE, Joseph PITTRE. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.195)
  9. VIGE, Celeste (Charles & Catherine CATOIR) bt. 11 May 1806 at age 4 1/2 yrs. Spons: Godfather represented by Doctor Raphael SMITH & Gennevieve Celeste BOISDORE, wife of Mr. LASTRAPPE. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.383)
  10. VIGE, Celeste (Charles & --- CATOIR) bur. 29 Oct. 1809 at age 8 yrs. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.103)
  • Baptism-

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (,23492102,30111303 : accessed 14 September 2015), Montréal > Notre-Dame > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1734-1754 > image 18 of 626; nos paroisses de Église Catholique, Quebec (Catholic Church parishes, Quebec).


  • WikiTree profile Vige-31 created through the import of Soileau BEST.ged on Nov 29, 2011 by Kermit Soileau.

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