I wish I'd paid more attention during high school French, but I didn't so i have to rely on computerized translations. I have tried to clean up this translation, but you'll notice the first thing Jean-Jacques Burgun says is essentially "please don't send any more computerized translations!" Touche!
Until the automatic translation process improves , it would be preferable to answer in English. I read some English, but don't write it as well.
I of course cannot say with absolute certainty that Jean Jacques Bourgund is Jacob Burgoon. What one can say it is that it was baptized on February 7, 1717 in Petit-Rederching (Parish of Bettviller) in the Moselle. The baptismal certificate is in Latin. Its first names are Joannes Jacobus. (the first first name of the boys was practically always Jean and that of the girls Anne. This first name is not always included in the later registries, because it was undoubtedly not used.)
He is the son of Etienne Burgund and Elisabeth Schmid. I found it in the register of the baptisms, marriages, and burials of Petit-Rederching. Until the French revolution, these registers, kept by the priests, listed place of registry of marital status. The registers are available for this community only after 1704.
Etienne Burgund was surely the brother of one of my ancestors Pierre Burgund, son of Denis (Dionysius) Bourgund, who lived in Soucht in Lorraine. Denis was born in1635 and idied in 1716 inPetit-Rederching.His wife was called Catherine Bourgund. Denis is listed in a text written by George Walter, his great-great-grandson in about 1800.He says: " the origin of the Burgun family is far from clear. The only thing which one can establish with certainty is that the Dionisius grandfather lived in Soucht before 1672, and was born towards 1635. He died in 1716 in Bettviller. The Denis first name, as says it in French, could - in connection with the surname - indicate Burgundy as his native land... "
Denis had several sons, George, Sebastien, Pierre, but undoubtedly also, but I am not sure, Etienne, and Henri Jean.