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…