People of Detroit:
Louis Henry Deschamps, Sieur de Boishebert
Louis Henry Deschamps, Sieur de Boishebert was born on February 8, 1679 in Quebec. His parents were jean Baptist and Catherine Gertrude (Macard) Deschamps. Deschamps was only two years old when his mother died. In 1701, his father married Jeanne Marguerite Chevalier. Two years later, Deschamps' father died.
Deschamps entered the army as soon as he was old enough. In 1699, he fought in the war against the Iroquois. He helped guard the harbors of Newfoundland during Queen Anne's war. In New England, he helped capture three English munitions vessels. In 1709, he went to Quebec to seek aid for the Acadians.
En route to Quebec, Deschamps injured his foot, putting a halt to his illustrious career in active duty. From 1711 to 1712, Deschamps served as an engineer for the military in Quebec. In 1713, he made a map of the Labrador Coast for the navy. For the next 18 years, he served as adjutant of Quebec.
Deschamps married Genevieve de Ramezay, daughter of Claude de Ramezay (later Governor of Montreal), on December 10, 1721.
In the spring of 1730 (may not be correct), Deschamps was made commandant of Fort Ponchartrain. He held that position until 1733.
Deschamps died at Montreal on June 6, 1736.