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Re: Dicaire or Dicker.
Posted by: Peter Dicker Date: September 06, 2001 at 05:18:55
In Reply to: Dicaire or Dicker. by Mariette of 158

Dear Mariette,

This message I got from Steve Nicklen might interest you. His e-mail address is on the bottom. Are you sure Jean Dicaire married a squaw (a female Indian) later on in his life?

All the best,
Peter Dicker
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Hi Peter,

I saw your postings on the web looking for Dicker family information.
Firstly,
please keep me posted on the progress of your book, I would be interested in
a copy.

My Mothers maiden name is Dicaire and she was born here in British Columbia,
Canada. In tracing her family name we have come across an interesting
roadblock.
It turns out that her first ancestor in Canada was actually named John
Dicker,
however, his son was taken by Indians and sold to the French. The French
essentially
renamed him Dicaire. We know this from the following baptismal record
(translated
from French to English):

----
Jean-Louis Dicker
On Saturday April 24 of 1706 was solemly baptized by me, the undersigned
priest,
a young English of about 12 yrs of age son of Jean Dicker, fisher,
established
in Hanzerburg on the Island of Newfoundland and Sara Teckel his wife, whom
had been taken by the savages last fall and ransomed from them by Mr. Louis
Thomas de Junquiere, horsemaster of the Marine detachment. He had as
godfather
Mr. Pierre Yon Ecuyer, Lord of La Decouverte, ensign in the regiments of
this
country who kept the name he had carried 'Jean' and added 'Louis'. Miss
Marie
Madelaine Legay de Beaulieu wife of Lord Junquiere have signed with me.

Pierre Yon de la Descouverte

Madeleine Legay Meriel Priest.
----

We would like to trace our family roots further but we are at a loss as to
where John Dicker came from. Interestingly, we cannot find any trace of a
place called Hanzerburg (or anything close to it) in Newfoundland. If you
have any information that might help us, our family would appreciate it. I
sent this same informatoin to Martin Baxter, whom I notice you have already
contacted.

Thank you,
Steve Nicklen
nicklen@telus.net
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