Thursday, October 21, 2010

St. Charles Parish in 1883

St. Charles Herald--21 Jul 1883

Continuing with Bayou Des Allemands Items

     "Both saw mills are hard at work, thus giving our laboring classes employment. A few more such enterprises would be a great benefit to our community.
     The weather at present is very pleasant. Our moss pickers take advantage of same for picking and drying moss. I think a good steam moss ginnery at this point would pay. Moss is very plentiful in these parts.
     Charles A. Baquire and Joseph W. Careu, attorneys at law of this parish honored us with a visit last Thursday.
     At. present we are quiet and peaceable citizens. No fights, no drunks, everybody is happy and the goose hangs high.
     Mr. Hopkins, in connection with his store, has a fine billiard table. The 'boys' are practicing. Lookout for the championship of St. Charles. Send your best players up. 'For information--call me, Mr. Martin, the clerk at the store.' You will find him a little bashful at first, but this wears off further on. If you want to make him blush, ask him when he's going to get married.

     Mr. George Delhommer sends us a large blue ribbon specimen of rice raised by himself.

     The large bay horse belonging to Celestin Hunley, the butcher, died on his way back from Boutte Station last Thursday morning.

     Our district court will commence a civil term on next Monday. There are but a few cases on the docket, the weather is hot, lawyers are lazy and the term continues but a few days. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Little Red Church Burials Alphabetical Order

Adam, Jean Necolas
Buried 1 Nov 1746, 8 years old

Anderes, Joseph Antoine
Buried 31 Dec 1747, Native of Conde

Andre, Francois
Buried 5 Jun 1739

Andre, Jeanne
Buried 20 Jul 1752

Antoine, Bernard
Buried 10 Nov 1748, Widower of Catherine Bethelerinne

Thursday, October 14, 2010

German Neighbors--1724

6.  Weisskraemer -This family was from Bavaria and lived near the mouth of the Mississippi River at Fort Balize.

7.  Nic Wichner came to Louisiana in 1720 with wife Therese and a child one year old.  They went to the concession of Le Blanc on the Yazoo River.When Theresa died he married Barbara Friedrich, the widow of Friedrich Merkel. This family became "Vicner", "Vicnair", and "Vickner" families.

8.  Francois Wichner with wife Charlotte and two children, ages 2 and 4 also came to the New Orleans area on the same ship as Nic.

9. Johann George Richner (Rixner) from Germany, came to Louisiana in 1721. His daughter, Margarethe, married a Swiss, Jacob Kindler, in 1728. She died that same year.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Red Church-Baptisms by A Forsyth and C. Ramond

Belzon {Belsum}, Jean Henry
Baptized; 25 Dec 1744
Parents; Andre Belzon and Marie Anne Edelmayer
Sponsors; Henry Edelmayer and Marguerite Wiche
Signed; Fr. Pierre

Belzon {Belsum}, Marie Marguerite
Baptized; 22 May 1747
Parents; Andre Belzon and Anne Marie Edelmayer
Sponsors; Jean Wich and Marguerite Houwer
Signed; Fr. Pierre, Cure

Berterand, Antoine
Baptized; 7 Jan 1752
Parents; Antoine Berterand and Anne Barbe Dervain
Sponsors; Ivan Dervain and Anne Marie Frederique
Signed; Fr. Prosper

Saturday, October 9, 2010

WWI Veterans

Norman Catlin   2,118,501   Colored
Residence Moberly, St. Charles Parish; Born Ascension Parish, age 25 2/12 years
Inducted Hahnville,30 Mar 1918; 162 Dep Brig to 24 Dec 1918; Co B 409 Reserve Labor Bn to discharge
Discharged 14 Feb 1919; PVT, no injuries

Alces Champagne   2,393,099   White
Residence Boutte-Hahnville; Born Lafourche Parish, age 24 5/12 years
Inducted Hahnville, 18 Sep 1917, Caisson Co 2-312 Am Tn to 11 Nov 1917; Btry F, 141 FA to 25 Jan 1918; Co K, 1st Army Hq Regt, FT Dizier,France to 28 Oct 1918; 210 Co MPC to discharge
Served overseas 22 Mar 1918 to 25 Jun 1919
Discharged 5 Jul 1919, PVT, no injuries

Moise Champagne   3,258,745   White
Residence Boutte; Born Lafourche Parish, 20 Nov 1895
Inducted Hahnville, 27 Jun 1918, 162 Dep Brig to 27 Jul 1918; Co H 4 Tng Regt Inf Repl Camp; Camp Pike, Ark to 21 Aug 1918; Aug Aut Repl Draft, Camp Pike, Ark to 19 Sep 1918; Co L, 49th Inf to discharge
Served overseas 27 Jul 1918 to 25 Jan 1919
Discharged 7 Mar 1919, PVT, no injuries

Friday, October 8, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1, March 1877-December 1886

Page 97.  Inquest was held on 22 Dec 1884 on the body of an unknown colored man found drowned in the Mississippi River in front of Price's Place. The juror's verdict is that he came to his death by some unknown cause drowning in the Mississippi River and no guilt attaches to any person, there being no marks of violence on the body. Jurors were Alfre Simmons, George Jackson, Frank Williams, Paul Jones, Alfred Carter and Clement Colly, Coroner. J. B. Martin, Clerk and J. C. Triche, Dy. Clerk.

Page 98.  Inquest was held on 13 Dec 1884 on the body of Isham Buchanan lying dead at Boutte Station, before J. B. Friedman, 4th Ward Justice of the Peace. The juror's verdict was that Isham Buchanan, colored, was found dead by being run over by a train of the Morgan Railroad, going east. The train was in charge of Mr. Casln?, Engineer, who is not blamed. Jurors were Achille Garner, Geo. Alick, James Taylor, Edmond Roberts, J. B. Butler, and J. B. Friedman, acting coroner. Approved by Clement Colly, Coroner, J. C. Triche, Dy. Clerk

Page 99.  Inquest was held on 24 Sept 1885 on the body of Isaac Williams, lying dead in the Tenny or Hills Place. The juror's verdict is that he came to his death by the visitation of God and not otherwise, there being no marks of violence upon his person. Therefore, no guilt attaches to any other person. Jurors were George Washington, Stephen Johnson, Thom Oscar, Charles Adam, Wm. Johnson, Clement Colly, Coroner.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vikings and our Ancestors DNA

I don't know a lot about DNA, just the basic facts. I read an article that made me wonder how mixed-up we may be.

The October 2010 issue of "Smithsonian" magazine has an article about "A Viking Mystery". Although the entire article is very interesting, there were  two statements on page 66 that make me wonder. " The Vikings were a Scandinavian people from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. And Dublin, one of  the largest Viking cities in the British Isles, became a major European slave-trading center, where, probably, ten of thousands of kidnapped Irishmen, Scotsmen, Anglo-Saxons and others were bought and sold." This probably started around A.D. 1000.

This sounds like a lot of mixed-up people. If someone would like to leave a comment -in simple language please-do all six of these countries have a basic DNA with small parts of each separate country? We know about Scots-Irish, but I've never heard of Scots-Norwegians. Or Viking -Anglo Saxons. Must be some.

Just wondering.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

German Neighbors in 1724

2. Johann Ludwig Wiltz started the New Orleans branch of the Wiltz family and was not in the 1724 census. He was from Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. He was born in 1711 And wrote his name as Wilsz. He would have been about 13 years old when the census was taken and was probably one of the unnamed orphans. He was known as Louis.

3. Johann Katzenberger was an engage in 1722. He was from Heidelberg, Germany. He married Christine "de Viceloque", who was from Wiesloch, near Heidelberg. The last name was changed to Gasbergue. He lived in Gentilly, about 1 and 1/2 miles from New Orleans, had 8 arpents of land and an engage.

4. Simon Berlinger from Blaubayern in Wurtemberg lived next door and also owned 8 arpents of land. He was first married to Cath. Rode and had one son. Cath. was the widow of Jacob Herkomm, who had died "aux Allemands".  In 1725 Simon married Elise Flick of Baden, whose first husband, Joseph Ziegler, died in L'Orient. Simon and his family later moved to the German Coast.