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Descendants of Nicholas Miller

Generation No. 2


2. JACQUE MULLER2 MILLER (NICHOLAS1)2,3 was born Abt. 1737 in Germany, and died December 20, 1807 in Opelousas St Landry Louisiana. He married ANNA MARIE THEIGEN THASION4 in St. Martinville, Lousiana, daughter of JEAN THASION and ANNA MILLER.

Notes for J
ACQUE MULLER MILLER:

Jacob ( Jacque) Miller & his wife, Anne Marie Theigen (Thaison, Degin, Thaim, Deigen) All this last name of Anne Marie are many variations in spelling)
They were Germans who left Frederick, Maryland in Jan.,1769 (with their four children)on board an English ship, La Bretagna, in route for New Orleans, Louisiana. After their ship was blown off course, they are detained by Spanish authorities in Texas until Nov.,1769. Eventually settling in south Louisiana, near Opelousas, Lousiana, by abt 1780.

Jacob Died Dec. 20, 1807 at the age of 70
making him being borned in 1737

Germans that came on the schooner Britain on her trip from Port Tobacco, Maryland to New Orleans in 17 69
Jacob Miller
Anne Marie , his wife
Barbe , their daughter
Catherine, their daughter
Anne Marie, their daughter
Jacob, their son

source ( The Lejune of Acadia and the Youngs of Southwest Louisiana) by John A. Young

The Voyage to Louisiana
On December 12,1768- the English schooner (Britain) was chartered by thirty-four acadians and forty Germans for a trip from Port Tobacco Marland to New Orleans.A shipwreck occurred of the coast of Texas in matagorda Bay,in april 1769.
T he ships commander was Philip Ford they set sailed Jan.5, 1769.
on the 21 of Bef. they sighted the Louisiana Coast - due to easterly winds and continous fog they were driven eighty leagues south and then west of the Mississippi
Finding themselves without any food or water - were obliged to put into a small bay where they found a Spanish captain named don Francisco Tovar.he refused to give them a passport and food to get them to New Orleans. He seized the schooner and all the sails tackle equipment took everything except the schooner - with him to a fort forty leagues insland- which he was commandant.
The passengers noticed that the ship sailed in one direction, when Caption Steele was on duty and int he opposite direction when captain Ford was on duty. By this time the Britain's Provisions were exhausted and tye passengers and crew were -----reduced toa diet of rats -cats- and even there shoes and leather in the vessel.
After they threatened to throw the commander overboard if he did not make landfall, the Britain was brought to shore . Probably on Matagorda Peninsula, texas.
Word of the leleased crew and passengers caused additional problems for the crww and passengers.
The Britain was no longer seaworthy and the sails and riggings , were not serviceable .The only course wasa long difficult and dangerous overland trek through hostile Indian territory to Natchitoches Louisiana.
Horses and an escort of Spanish soldiers were provided - the trip began Sept.13,1769.On Oct.27 , three days after there arrival in Natchitoches , alist if the shipwrecked Germans and Acadians was made and sent to Governor O'Reilly in New Orleans- After the arrival of the Immigrants in Nachitoches , Gov. O'Rilley decreed on Nov. 16,1769. That the Germans immigrants were to be sent to the Iberville Post for settlement and the Acadians were to remain at Nactchitoches and establish farms there.

Jacob MILLER I , of German origin, sailed on an English vessel put out to sea at Espiritu Santa Bay destined for New Orleans. After being lost in the Gulf of Mexico, it finally arrived on October 24, 1769. He and his family are listed on the vessel Catherine, daughter of Jacob and Anne Marie, married Jean Ritter, the son of Michel Ritter and Marie Barbe Coar.


Notes for A
NNA MARIE THEIGEN THASION:

Notes for ANNA MARIE FEQUINK THAISON:
Source for Anna Marie( Degan ) Thaison, southwest Louisiana Records Volume 1 (1756 -1810) By Rev. Donald J. Hebert page 653 In Succ. of Anna Marie Theigen Frequink- Dejean dated June 1824 (Opel. Ct. Hse. ; Succ. #

southwest Louisiana Records Volume 1 (1756 -1810) By Rev. Donald J. Hebert page 653 In Succ. of Anna Marie Theigen Frequink- Dejean dated June 1824 (Opel. Ct. Hse. ; Succ. # 334Succ.June 1824 Opel. Ct.Hse .:Succ.#314

     
Children of J
ACQUE MILLER and ANNA THASION are:
3. i.   JEAN BAPTISTE SR.3 MILLER, b. Germany; d. Louisiana.
  ii.   MARIE BARBE MILLER, b. 1763; m. JEAN GEORGE JR. STELLY.
  iii.   CATHERINE MILLER, b. Abt. 1765.
  iv.   ANNE MARIE MILLER.
  v.   MARIE THERESA MILLER5, b. 1782.
  vi.   JACOB II MILLER.
  vii.   ISSABELLE MILLER.


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