Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Census of 1724--continued

I've found another publication that contains the early census information for the Germans settling in St. Charles Parish and south LA. "German Ancestors and Patriots of Louisiana, 1722-1803" by Leroy E. Willie, member General Philemon Thomas Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1996

24.  Balthasar Marx of Wullenberg, Palatinate, Catholic, 27, a nailsmith, his wife, 22. His wife had a miscarriage last year. He went to New Orleans to get some salt and had to give a barrel of shelled rice for three pounds. His affairs excellently arranged. Good worker, one and a half arpents cleared. Three years on the place.
     1731-Husband, his wife, two children, one engage, one negro, three cows.
     1775-Jean Simon Marx, son of Balthasar and Marianne Aglae, married Catherine Troxler, daughter of Nicolas Troxler and Catherine Matern (Matherne).

25.  Bernard Wich of Tainlach, Wurtemberg, Lutheran, 46, wife, three children, a boy and two girls, from 13 years down to two months. Two arpents cleared, a pig.
     1731-Two children, one engage, one negro.

26.  Johann Rommel (Rome) of Kinhart, Palatinate, Catholic, 24, a tailor, his wife. One and a half arpents cleared. Three years on place, one pig.
     1728-Jean Rommel baptized.
     1731-Three children, two cows.
**Johann is one of my great-great grandfathers.

27.  Catherine Weller(ine) of Heilbronn, Wurtemberg, 49, widow of August Paul, Lutheran, a tailor. Expecting a child. Alone and poor, has no provisions and needs some assistance. Six verges cleared.

28.  Anna Kuhn (Cohn), widow of Johann Adam Zweig (Labranche), a laborer, Catholic who died in Biloxi. Daughter 12 years old. One and a half arpents cleared. Has no provisions and no seed for next year. Needs some assistance.
      1729-Daughter Anna Margarethe Zweig married Pierre Bridel, a soldier, and native of Bretagne. the marriage entries say she was born in Bollweiler, Alsace.

29.  Magdalena Fromberger of Ingitippil, Suevia, Germany, 50, widow of George Meyer, Catholic. Her son, Nik. Mayer, is crippled but industrious in the cooper trade. He also makes galoshes which are a great help when shoes are scarce. An orphan girl, 20. One and a half arpents cleared. Three years on place, one pig.
     1731-Nik. Meyer--his wife and child, one engage, two negroes, two cows.

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