Chevalier Jean-Joachim Latrobe

Chevalier Jean-Joachim Latrobe

Male 1771 - 1832  (60 years)

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  • Name Jean-Joachim Latrobe 
    Title Chevalier 
    Born 29 Mar 1771  Villemur, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 2 Apr 1771  Villemur, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • St Escarietes Parish
    Gender Male 
    Godfather Jean Durel 
    Godmother Marthe Benech 
    _MILT Quartermaster General 
    Burial Jan 1832  Père-Lachaise Cem, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jan 1832  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 4 Jan 1832  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I3238  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Joachim Latrobe,   b. 13 Mar 1728, Varennes, Meuse, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1775, Varennes, Meuse, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jeanne Chaubard,   b. 12 Apr 1732, Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1805, Varennes, Meuse, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Contract 18 Apr 1757  [4
    Married 3 Aug 1757  [5
    Notes 
    • They were married as Protestants.
    Family ID F1470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Livie Caroline Mathieu,   b. 8 Nov 1779, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1844, Varennes, Meuse, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 29 May 1799  Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emilie Latrobe,   b. 9 Mar 1800, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1807, Bastia, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  [natural]
     2. Camille Latrobe,   b. 29 Aug 1801, Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1835, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     3. Eugénie Latrobe,   b. 30 Oct 1803, Bastia, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1834, Varennes, Meuse, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
    +4. Aloïse Joséphine Latrobe,   b. 4 May 1806, Bastia, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1881, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    +5. Hippolyte Latrobe,   b. 30 Nov 1808, Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     6. Alexandre Latrobe,   b. 17 May 1814, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1824, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)  [natural]
    +7. Ferdinand Nicolas Latrobe,   b. 17 Jan 1818, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1872, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    +8. Théodore Latrobe,   b. 26 Aug 1819, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1894, Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    +9. Caroline Latrobe,   b. 3 Jun 1821, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1771 - Villemur, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 2 Apr 1771 - Villemur, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 May 1799 - Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - Jan 1832 - Père-Lachaise Cem, Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jan 1832 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1832 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jean Joachim Latrobe [1771-1832]
    Jean Joachim Latrobe [1771-1832]

  • Notes 
    • Jean-Joachim was Quartermaster General in the Armies of the French Revolution. He then worked in Paris in the Ministry of War during the Restoration from 1815 to 1824. In 1824 he was made 'Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur' and 'Chevalier du Mérite Militaire'.

      In 1822 he received Christian Ignatius Latrobe and his son, Peter Latrobe, for two weeks after an exchange of letters which brought them to discover their common roots, (Michel Latrobe and Maffré Raymond). Because of his strong character as an avowed and touchy Protestant, Jean-Joachim never really showed warm feelings towards the royal power of which his family had so long suffered, so that in 1824, although he was still rather young (53), he was made to take compulsory retirement by Louis XVIII with a very small pension, quite insufficient to allow him to provide food for his numerous family. Therefore he could no longer stay in Paris and with his whole family he left to the family estate of Varennes which could provide them with very limited means for living. A few months later Louis XVIII died, but with his brother, Charles X, no change was to be expected for Jean-Joachim, in spite of several requests for a post that he addressed to the Ministry of War, .where he had so many friends.

      In July 1830: the second Revolution and arrival of Louis-Philippe I, son of the Duke of Orléans, called Philippe-Egalité, a cousin of Louis XVI succumbed to the new ideas and a member of the Convention Nationale who had voted the King's death. Therefore Jean-Joachim had new hopes. He addressed new requests to his friends of the Ministry of War, and at the end of 1831 he succeeded in getting the post of Quartermaster of the Prytanée Militaire of La Flèche, a military academy situated between Le Mans and Angers and devoted to the education of officer's children and war orphans.

      Then he left Varennes, alone, to reach his new post and there to prepare the accommodations for the arrival of his very large family. On his way to La Flèche he made a stop in Paris at his sister-in-law's, the L'Huillier family's house, to visit the Ministry of War and to get his last instructions. After lunch he felt dizzy with a sharp pain in an arm. Surrounded by his relatives, he died the next day, presumably from coronary thrombosis.

      Fortunately, when he enjoyed spare time in Varennes, Jean-Joachim wrote a "Livre de Famille" also called "Livre de Raison" where he put in writing all that he knew about the story of the Latrobe family, and the story of his own life as well. His memoirs have been very important for family history.

      He is listed in OneWorldTree as being born on the 21st of March, 1771 and married in Trêves, Germany. It lists all of the children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S153] Pierre Latrobe.

    2. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #528 (1771).

    3. [S277] Paris, France & Vicinity Deaths, 1707-1907, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;), Database online.
      Record for Jean Joachime Latrobe

    4. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #508 (1757).

    5. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #510 (1757).


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