Genealogy runs in my veins… Take 2

Post No. 256!

Now we are getting somewhere.

I just got this comment from Grace who has helped someone in her search for her ancestors. Now it’s her turn to get some help.

So here is what she wrote as a comment… as a reference to a message on Ancestry posted back in 2000!

I am Paul Chandler. My mother is Sarah Glory Chandler. My grandfather is Henry Glory. My great-grandmother was Annie Mary Lagasse Glory (1894-1970). My great-great-grandfather was Joseph Lagasse (1873?-1957). My great-great-great-grandfather was Henry Lagasse (1831-1909). THIS Henry was married to Mathilda Dazet and according to their tomb in Lafayette #2 (NOT L#1 across the street from Commander’s Palace) they were both native of France. Henry and Mathilda had two sons and three daughters. The sons were Paul (1862-1935)and Joseph (my ancester). Joseph had at least 11 kids. Paul had at least 13 kids. Each of the sons had lots of boys to the point of where I am related to every Lagasse in town except for the famous Emeril who is from up north. Paul had a Henry who had a Henry. Joseph had two Henry’s (one died as an infant). Which Henry is your grandfather? I am guessing that the original Henry came to New Orleans before the Civil War

Now her reply to Paul…

This is a reply to Henri Jean Lagasse by Paul. Well, what do you know, Paul , you are a relative of mine! My grandfather was Joseph Robert Lagasse (18 Mar 1899 – 17 Apr 1954). He married my grandmother, Mary Gerdes Cook on 6 Aug 1919 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in New Orleans. He was the son of Joseph Lucien Lagasse, my great-grandfather, your great-great grandfather. I saw you had a question mark by his birth. He was born on 17 Jan 1872. He married Josephine Schneeburger (not sure of the date) in New Orleans and he died on 14 Aug 1957 in New Orleans. My great-great-grandfather was Henri Jean Lagasse, who was your 3rd great grandfather. He was born in France (not sure where) on 09 May 1831 and died in New Orleans on 04 Dec 1909. He married  Matilde Dazet somewhere in France because his first child Marie or Mary was born in 1857 in France according to the 1880 census.

I found Matilda Dazet, at the nice age of 70 and Henri Jean Lagasse, at 69, on the 1900 Census which confirms their marriage year of 1859 in France…. where again it does not state. Interesting because it appears that they had Mary before they were married. The 1900 Census states that his parents were born in France as well. At this time, they list Matilde as having 5 living children but gave birth to 7. In addition, I recently found two ship manifests for Henri Jean Lagasse.

HERE IS THE FIRST MANIFEST FOR HENRI JEAN LAGASSE

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Henri Lagasse
Name: Henri Lagasse
Arrival Date: 28 Aug 1898
Birth Year: abt 1831
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race-/Nationality: American
Place of Origin: United States of America
Port of Departure: Havre
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: La Touraine
Search Ship Database: Search the La Touraine in the ‘Passenger Ships and Images’ database

THE SECOND MANIFEST states, because I can’t place my finger on it at the moment that

Henri Jean Lagasse was on the Passenger list of 1897 at 66 years old coming back from France. His port of departure was Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. I asked myself why would a 66 year old man be going back to France- unless someone died. It would have been either his mom or dad, don’t you think? Boulogne-sur-Mer is a city in northern France. I can’t see Henri at 66 traveling too far away from this port at his age back in 1897. I am researching this area and surrounding areas to see if any Lagasses lived there. Also the port in Havre, France. My last living aunt, Glory Lagasse Cronin, says she thinks that they may have come from Alsace Lorraine. Not sure.

If you can, please respond to my post.

Thanks, Grace

P.S. My mother, Grace , use to talk about her Uncle Henry Glory all the time. She lived on Annunciation street uptown New Orleans and I think they did not live far away.

Thanks to Pierre Lagacé for this blog.

Now the ball is rolling…

Not only rolling but I will translate this in French, my mother tongue since I also have a French version of this blog, and I have many readers from France and abroad.

So who knows?

Maybe someone knows something about Henri Jean Lagasse who emigrated to America in the 1800s.

We’ll just have to sit and wait this one out.

Next time, I will have the translation in French.

Genealogy runs in my veins…

Post No. 255!

Hard to stop looking for ancestors?

You can bet on it.

Hard to stop looking also for other people’s ancestors?

You can bet on it also.

Henri Jean Lagasse emigrated to America and he left descendants searching for their roots back in France.

That’s what the 1900 U.S. Census says,

This search has been going on the Internet since 2000.

I am Paul Chandler. My mother is Sarah Glory Chandler. My grandfather is Henry Glory. My great-grandmother was Annie Mary Lagasse Glory (1894-1970). My great-great-grandfather was Joseph Lagasse (1873?-1957). My great-great-great-grandfather was Henry Lagasse (1831-1909). THIS Henry was married to Mathilda Dazet and according to their tomb in Lafayette #2 (NOT L#1 across the street from Commander’s Palace) they were both native of France. Henry and Mathilda had two sons and three daughters. The sons were Paul (1862-1935) and Joseph (my ancestor). Joseph had at least 11 kids. Paul had at least 13 kids. Each of the sons had lots of boys to the point of where I am related to every Lagasse in town except for the famous Emeril who is from up north. Paul had a Henry who had a Henry. Joseph had two Henrys (one died as an infant). Which Henry is your grandfather?

I am guessing that the original Henry came to New Orleans before the Civil War.

With the message I got on Ancestry’s Message Board yesterday I think Henri Jean Lagasse is still looking for his ancestors.

I know people who had been searching for the elusive Dennis Lagasse for 25 years.

I was here all the time… with my brother Peter.

Pierre Lagacé (Peter Lagasse) and Stanislas Lagacé (Dennis Lagasse II)

Thanks to this blog, Dennis has reunited three distant cousins together and he keeps reuniting people over and over again.

Make that four cousins and counting.

As for Henri Jean Lagasse, I am also certain he is not really related to me. But is that really important?

Genealogy runs in my veins…

Thank You for Getting Back to Me… Take Two

This was part of Sandy’s  message on my Ancestry Message Boards back in 2010.

Hi Pierre,

Thank you for getting back to me.

With your information online. They match up to my family tree.

Last year a cousin gave me quite a few photos of the Lagasse line. And I have been researching them with where they were taken. They are from Bristol, Connecticut and Rhode Island. And I have just cleared up a mystery on the Dennis Lagasse  person as he changed his name from Stanislas Lagasse who married Henriette Alexandre.

I have been going round and round with the name Dennis Lagasse. I think the photos I have are from this family. Not sure of the names, but they are taken in Bristol, Connecticut. I have gotten all the way back on our line. Lots of information. I have researched the whole line that was in Fall River, Massachusetts and New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Bristol, Connecticut on the Lagasse line.

My line from Stanislas Lagasse and Onésime Cadieux. Their child  Pierre Lagasse married Mathilde Leblanc.

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Sandy had pictures that made it possible to reach out to distant relatives like Carl yesterday and many more.

If you have been reading my blog, then you know I won’t sell you any coats of arms or coffee mugs.

In fact I don’t sell nothing. However I am quick to react when someone ask for my help… I just can’t help this addiction of mine.

Hello Pierre

My grandfather Charles Henry Lagasse is from Falls River MA and I believe his father is from RI. Henry C. Lagasse RI/1892 M. Edith Mullane. Perhaps you can help me in my search for family history?

Thank you

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I just found a new fourth cousin once removed.

She, in turn, found a whole lot more than a fourth cousin.

Touching Lives Again and Again

This blog will never end soon because it keeps touching people lives.

Someone wrote a comment Sunday.

His name is Carl J. Archambeault Sr. and his comment was about the article I posted in December 2011.

I can tell you about it.

Hello….

I just came across this blog… Where are you located? Philip Archambeault (whose obituary is listed above) is my father. I’m the baby of 11 children of Philip and Elizabeth Archambeault.

I had put this article on purpose. I wanted to share some of the pictures Robin sent me. She had scanned close to 100 pictures.

She had coined the phrase opening the floodgates… 

Robin sent these.

This is Carl J. Archambeault Sr.’s grandparents.

Raymond is the little child on Myra Alexandre’s lap. William Archambeault is standing beside Myra. Raymond was their first child and Philip, Carl’s father, was their last child.

I am sure Carl J. Archambeault Sr. is very much interested in that picture and also this one.

This is the wedding picture of Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault taken on October 22, 1902, almost 110 years ago!

Sandy and Joe, who both live on the East Coast, Robin, who lives on the West Coast, and I, who is living in Quebec, wanted to share these photos and to reach out there to people who might be related to us, even distant ones.

Carl J. Archambeault Sr. is now one of them and everyone whose life Carl is touching right now for that matter. Maybe those who wrote comments on the memorial site to pay homage to Philip Archambeault.

“Dear Dad,

It was an honor to be there for your services. I didn’t realize just how powerful it would be to remember all the wonderful stories and jokes and mostly the sacrifices you made for…”

- Carol Archambeault


“Dad, On my wedding day I told you it’s been a long time since I had a father. I knew you longer than I knew my own father. I love you and miss you. You are irreplaceable. Thank you for my…” -

Celine Petrie

As a footnote to all this…

This is a tin picture of Myra.

Myra Alexandre sitting on a park bench with her sister Helene

This is another tin picture.

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre with his three daughters (Myra, Agnes and Helene)
and his wife Philomène Lagacé

This blog will never end soon because one day someone will write a comment about Helene Alexandre and the little girl sitting on her lap or the little boy in front of his grandmother Libbie Lagasse Alexander.

Another footnote…

Carl sent me this picture.

 

He also  sent this tin picture probably taken around 1880.

Jean-Baptiste Archambeault’s and Emilia Mercier’s family

I am sure you will be able to find William Archambeault in that picture.

Harvey William Lagasse

Harvey William Lagasse was known as Big Harvey. I did not know that.

But I am sure he had a big heart.

I made this little montage for my two new found second cousins twice removed.

Big Harvey is the little boy with his grandfather Stanislas Lagacé aka Dennis Lagasse II.

Stanislas Lagacé is my great-grandfather who is fast becoming a well-known celebrity on the Internet.

I am sure Stanislas had also a big heart.

He was born in 1842 in the province of Quebec. Big Harvey was born in 1892 in Connecticut. So the picture on the left was probably taken around 1896, more than 116 years ago.

Last year Big Harvey was just a name in my family tree.

Now with the help of my two new found second cousins twice removed Big Harvey is also fast becoming a well-known celebrity on the Internet just like his grandfather.



More Information about Ste. Anne parish

Joe sent me this…

Frank Ritchie was Odna Lagasse’s husband
Isodore Menard was Zephirin’s son.

First families of Ste. Ann parish  Bristol, Connecticut

Jean Baptiste Alexandre Joseph Gervais Aime Millette
Pierre Allaire Joseph Giguère Jules Moquin
Joseph Auclair David Girard Steven Moquin
George Bachand Henri Gosselin Jean-Baptiste Monty
Rodolphe Beaudoin Louis Grenier Jean-Baptiste Myers
Joseph Béchard David Grisé Jean-Baptiste Paré
Moise Beloin Ernest Guimond Didyme Pelletier
William Benoit Emile Hamel Oscar Perreault
Joseph Bleau Eustache Jodoin Joseph Phaneuf
Joseph Boucher Alfred Joyal Philippe Pion
Alexandre Boutot Léon Lacourse Jean-Baptiste Pratt
Leandre Breault Octave Lacourse Frank Ritchie
Napoléon Breault Frank Lagasse Oliva Roberge
Joseph Carignan Louis Lagasse Philimon Rondeau
Arthur Choinière Stanislas Lagasse Joseph Rondeau
Zéphir Choinière J. Albert Lamoureux Adrien Taillon
Emilien Côté Joseph Lamoureux Odilon Taillon
Louis Côté Jean-Baptiste Landry Zoël Taillon
Joseph Courville Joseph Landry Joseph Terrien
Joseph Couture Napoléon Landry Philias Thibault
Albert Daigneault Louis LaPierre Joseph Turcotte
Gilbert Desrosiers Elzéar LaRocque Alfred Valentin
Eugène Dubé Alfred Lebeau Édouard Valentin
Joseph Dubé Honora Lebeau George Vanesse
Napoléon Dubé Joseph Lebeau Louis Vanesse
Télesphore Dufresne Osias Lebeau
Edmond Duquette Didace Lebrun
Napoléon Duquette George Lessard
Alfred Duval Charles Letoumeau
Arthur Duval Bruno L’Heureux
Joseph Faucher Philippe L’Heureux
Albert Fontaine Anthony Lupien
Lévi Fournier Fanie Lupien
Joseph Galipeau Philippe Marchand
Gédéon Gamache Ephrem Marcotte
Wilfred Gauthier Maxime Maynard
Emery Gaudreau Zéphirin Maynard
Pierre Gaudreau Omer Melançon
Isidore Ménard
He also told me…
Time for our walk. 73 degrees and breezy.
I said to watch for sunburn…

Louis Lagasse

Who’s Louis Lagasse?

He’s Dennis Lagasse II’s brother. I don’t have a picture to show you.

Maybe I have one photo in my files, but since I can’t identify him, I can’t show it.

Maybe it’s him in this picture…

I did this little montage in 2010 because I thought I had a picture of the elusive Dennis Lagasse II.

Now I am sure the mystery man is not Dennis.

He could be Pierre or Peter Lagasse who was Dennis’ brother.

Could be?

This is the original picture.

I have two photos in my files.

These people are at a beach.

Louis died in 1928. He was the father of…

Dora Lagasse (1882 –)

Oscar D Lagasse (1884 –)

Louis H Lagasse (1884 –)

Wilbur G Lagasse (1888 –)

Joseph William Lagasse (1890 –)

Harvey Louis Lagasse (1894 – 1971)

Walter D Lagasse (1901 –)

Well that’s what I could find… in the U.S. censuses and on Family Search.

Louis Lagasse married Rose Myers.

The Lagasses and the Myers are all related to each others. I know a lot about the Myers who were Lemaires back in the 1800s.

Since these pictures come from a descendant of Alice Myers who married Victor Philip Lagasse, then Louis could possibly be in these photos.

I can’t follow up on all this because the person who sent me these pictures has stopped sending me pictures in 2010. I have tried to rekindle the interest but to no avail.

I undertand that my passion for genealogy is scaring some people away.

I will have to get use to this.