Guillaume Louys (1570-1638)

Descendants of Guillaume Louys (1570-1638) of Valentigney, Doubs, France

Mrs. Ellery "Genevieve" (Farber) Louys (wife of Bernard E. Pessefall), from Stryker, Ohio, or nearby, acquired this family tree in (I think) the 1950s or 1960s. It was given to me by the late Elva Marie (Goshorn) Wriker in the 1990s. As far as I know, the tree was created by relatives in France with access to old family records. Click here to print or download the PDF file.

It lists the descendants of Guillaume Louÿs, who made his official, documented appearance in Valentigney, Doubs (Franche-Comte, France, then ruled by the Holy Roman Empire) in 1596, the year of his marriage to Jeannyette Renaud.

Guillaume's progeny married people with surnames including Grisier, Juillard, Barbier, Renaud, Beucler, Boillot, de Beamont, Fostel, de Pierrefont, Megnin, and Grobet. As you can see, a very large number of men in the family were named Jean-Georges Louys, making the compilation of a family history quite cumbersome.

Guillaume Louÿs (ca. 1570-ca. 1638) married Jeanyette Renaud in 1596 in Audincourt, France; Jeanyette was the daughter of Henry Renaud and Catherine Juillard. The couple had four (known) children:

1. Isaac Louys - Born 12 November 1598 in Valentigney. Died 17 February 1676/1677 in Valentigney. In 1622, Isaac married Marguerite Renaud (1605-1683).

2. Henri/Henry Louys - Born 19 November 1609 in Valentigney. Died 29 May 1662 in Valentigney. Henry married Esvotte Barthes (or Evotte Barthol) in on 23 November 1641 in Valentigney, the daughter of Michel Barthes/Barthol and Marguerite Beucler. After her death in 1655, he married Marguerite Barbier (Marguerite Barbier died in 1694 or 1696).

3. Jeanne Louys - Born in Valentigney.

4. Madeleine Louys - Born in Valentigney. On 29 August 1661, she married J. Bernard de Pierrefon (or S. Bernard de Pierrefont).

My most recent ancestor with the surname Louys was Clementine Louys, the paternal grandmother of my maternal grandmother. This Clementine Louys was also the grandmother of the American artist Harry Wickey (1892-1968).

I haven't yet found information on Guillaume's father, also named Guillaume; but his grandfather Jean Louÿs was born in Chevaney, Jura, France.

Guillaume Louÿs
Guillaume Louÿs (1570-1638)
Maternal Grandfather
Jeanne Roy
Maternal Grandmother