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PLANTATIONS
Howard T. Guidry
Mandeville  LA
Email

Seeking sources of information on Golden Grove & David Plantations in Lutcher/Gramercy area early 1900s. Also, the Star and Cornland Pantations in the Reserve area late 1800's-early 1900's. Also, history of property just upriver of Leon Godchaux High between todays W. 12th to W. 15th Streets in Reserve. [Query posted online 11/24/2014]

MALARCHER
Tony St. Charles
 
Email

Looking for information on the MALARCHER family. My mother-in-law was Ruth Louisa MALARCHER born around 1919. They are related to Louis Chevalier MALARCHER who settled in St. James Parish around 1800. They had a large plantation home that was destroyed by the river. All that remains is their home in Convent, LA (depicted on this website) where my mother-in-law was raised. Can you recommend a resource that has MALARCHER family history? [query posted online 11/24/2014]

ANDRY
Marjorie Rose
Covington  Louisiana
Email

I am interested in finding out about the ANDRY family that settled along the German Coast in St. John and St. Charles Parishes. [query posted online 11/24/2014]

PAQUET
Ella B
New Orleans  Louisiana
Email

I am the (4x) great-granddaughter of Jean Baptiste PAQUET. He was a free man of color whose residence was the German Coast in 1850. He was 80 years old at that time. I have been researching my family for about 10 years due to my unique look when comparing resemblance to any of my family members. I don't look like anyone. I am a very light skinned, green eyes African American from New Orleans, La. I am seeking additional assistance to continue researching the Paquet family. I can't find whom J.B. PAQUET had children with. I know some of their names were: Honoré, Ursin, Sandville, Cleophas, and Gelonise PAQUET. I also need guidance through learning how to find JB PAQUET's parents. I am young and I would really appreciate any knowledge (wisdom) you can help to direct me onto the proper road. Thanks [query posted online 11/22/2014]

SIMON - WAGUESPACK
Gale Keck
Anderson  SC
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I am interested in finding all I can about the SIMON and WAGUESPACK families. My grandson is Edmond Joseph SIMON, V. I've worked on my own family tree for years and now I'm working on my grandson's. I'm wondering if you know of someone who may created a book? I'm finding plenty online but I thought maybe someone could save me the time of putting together so much info. [query posted online 5/23/2014]

PICOU - CHEVALIER - FERRAN
Tiffany Neville-Cambre
Reserve  LA
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I am looking for information about the parents of Aristide PICOU. He had a brother Peter PICOU. He was also married to Nathalie CHEVALIER. My father found a handwritten family tree that has Antoine PICOU and Octavia FERRAN as his parents but some of the info on the tree was inaccurate. Any info would be appreciated. [Query posted online 5/23/2014]

WAGUESPACK PLANTATIONS
Jeff Waguespack
New Orleans  La
Email

Looking for pictures of the following plantations on the East bank..lost due to crevasse protection levee...Golden Grove, Sport, Mount Airy (Gramercy area). [query posted online 5/23/2014]

BACHEMIN - HUSSON
Lynn Lyttle
Roswell  GA
Email

Looking for information about the family of Joseph BACHEMIN, father of Helen BACHEMIN HUSSON of Pointe Coupée, LA and New Orleans, LA. [query posted online 5/23/2014]

d'ARENSBOURG - de la TOUR
Jack Daigle
League City  TX
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According to information provided to me by my wife's uncle, she is a descendant of Karl D'ARENSBOURG (1693-1777), whose great-granddaughter Philimine D'ARENSBOURG married Charles DE LA TOUR about 1810 in New Orleans. I have not been able to confirm the heritage link between Karl & Philimine D'ARENSBOURG, nor the birth/marriage/death of the persons Philimine D'ARENSBOURG or Charles DE LA TOUR. I have information on a daughter Marie Augustine Poupone DE LA TOUR born to them in Orleans Parish in 1812 but nothing more. I am looking to document the ancestral link from Karl D'ARENSOUBRG to Philimine, her marriage to Charles DE LA TOUR, and the ancestry of Charles DE LA TOUR [query posted online 5/23/2014]

DECHANET - DESESSARTS
Linda Alexander Prevost
Wetumpka  AL
Email

Looking for any information/location of a plantation along the River Road owned by the DESESSART (& variant spellings) family in St. John the Baptist Parish & indicated to be The German Coast. They were sugar planters who fled to Saint-Domingue from France, & then came to New Orleans about 1791. Denis Richard DECHANET dit DESESSARTS was an actor, one of the original of the 1st theater in New Orleans. He had been a prominent thespian in France at the Theater Francais. Any information at all to indicate where this plantation may have been would be helpful. Thank you! [query posted online 5/23/2014]

SCHNEIDER - FREER
Nelly Thomas
Langenselbold  Germany
Email

Any information on Johann SCHNEIDER, born 1756 in Empire, Plaquemines Parish, son of Georg SCHNEIDER, born about 1737. would be very much appreciated. Johann SCHNEIDER married Barbara FREER on Feb 7, 1786 in Glogowatz/Austria-Hungary (Romania today). They had two children, Magadalena (1790-1831) and John Baptist (1793-1870). [query posted online 5/23/2014]

 

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