M, #6322, b. circa 1770, d. before 20 November 1821
Paul Leger was born circa 1770 at New York City, New York County, New York.1 He married Marie Constance Potier circa 1790.1 He witnessed the marriage of Antoine Ritter and Marie Magdelaine Leger on 6 September 1814 at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.1,2 He was the godfather of Marie Magdelaine Ritter baptized on 6 May 1816 at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.1 He died before 20 November 1821.3
Children of Paul Leger and Marie Constance Potier
- [S2] SWLR - St. Landry Catholic Church, RITTER, Marie Magdelaine (Antoine RETHER & Marie Magdelaine LEGER - from here) b. 14 July 1815, bt. 6 May 1816 Pats: Michel RETHER - from Pennsylvania & Marie Louise SCHETELI [STELLY] - from Jean Baptiste Parish; Mats: Paul LEGER - from New York in America & Marie Constance POTIER - from Havre de Grace; Spons: Paul LEGER & Marie Louise SCHETELI [STELLY] - paternal and maternal grandparents. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.75).
- [S2] SWLR - St. Landry Catholic Church, LEGER, Marie Magdelaine - native of this parish (minor daughter of Paul - native of New York & Marie Constance POTIER - native of Havre de Grace in France - and inhabitants of this parish) m. 6 Sept. 1814 Antoine RITTER - native of this parish (minor son of Michel RAYTHER - native of Maryland & Marie Louise SCHETELI - native of the "fleuve" [river] in the parish of St. Jean Baptiste - and inhabitants of this parish) Wits: Augustin BOUDRAUD - representing the groom's parents, Paul LEGER - bride's father, Jean LABARTHE, William JOHNSON, John SHINE, Alexandre LEGER, Sylvin POTIER - all inhabitants of this parish. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.257).
- [S19] SWLR - St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, LEGER, Hypolite Paul - about 19 years old; born and living at Opeloussas (dec. Paul LEGERE & Constance POTIER) m. 20 Nov. 1821 Marcellite LEBERT - about 17 years old; born at Attakapas (Pierre & Marie HEBERT) Wits: Pierre POTIER, Christophe STEEL. Fr. Hercule BRASSAC (GC Ch.: v.1, p.16, #41).