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Death Notices in old St. Landry Parish, LA newspapers (1800's) concerning DEJEAN
Posted by: jwostal (ID *****8938) Date: November 05, 2002 at 09:50:06
In Reply to: DEATH NOTICES FROM OLD LOUISIANA NEWSPAPERS (1800's) by jwostal of 11


Below are a listing of Death Notices in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Newspapers in 1800's concerning DEJEAN, CLOSE, STELLY, BARRE', GRADENIGO and MARKS family members. Many descendents of this CLOSE family now use the surname CLAUSE.

1)
Name of Deceased: JOHN CLOSE
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 11/11/1865
Page and Column Number: P2 C2
Source: LSU 175-4
Obituary gives age, place of birth, place of death, years in the parish, gives the year he fought under Jackson at New Orleans, and gives the rank he attained. [Nice Obituary]

2)
Name of Deceased: JOHN CLOSE
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 1/20/1872
Page and Column Number: P1 C6
Source: LSU 175-6
John CLOSE Estate and Plantation sale
Date of Sale: Wednesday, February 7th, 1872. The plantation was "situated on Bayou Teche, in this Parish [St. Landry], three miles from Barry's Landing [sic] [Barre's Landing]. It gives a description of the land, buildings and improvements, and names the owners of neighboring land. It also lists 1/2 interest in a cypress swamp located on Bayou Courtableau, four miles from Barry's Landing [sic][ John Close's plantation was known as "John Close's Plantation" ..this was stated in wife, Euphrosine Barre's estate sale announcement]. Administrator was Desire Godet (John Close's son-in-law)

3)
Name of Deceased: CHARLES CLOSE
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER 1/20/1872
Issue of Newspaper: 1/20/1872
Page and Column Number: P1 C6
Source: LSU 175-6
Charles CLOSE Estate Sale lists 1/2 interest in a cypress swamp located on Bayou Courtableau, four miles from Barry's Landing [sic] (Administrator was named as Jean Meral, Charles Close's brother-in-law). [ELISABETH CLOSE and her husband, JEAN MERAL, were Joint Administrators]

4)
Name of Deceased: CHARLES CLOSE, dec'd. (Estate Sale) (ELIZABETH CLOSE & JEAN MERAL - Joint Administrators)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 1/20/1877
Page and Column Number: P1 C5
Source: LSU 175-8
Date of Sale: February 20, 1877
Judicial Notice of Public Sale of Estate. Article describes two tracts of land on Bayou Courtableau, naming neighboring landowners. Elizabeth CLOSE, wife of Jean Meral, was a sister of Charles CLOSE.

5)
Name of Deceased: Estate of CHARLES CLOSE (Elizabeth CLOSE & JEAN MERAL, Joint Administrators)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 02/17/1877
Page and Column Number: P1 C5
Source: LSU 175-8
PUBLIC SALE: Estate of CHARLES CLOSE. Article gives size and location of properties, and gives the names of neighboring land owners.

6)
Name of Deceased: Estate of HONORE DEJEAN & wife, EUPHROSINE CLOSE, both deceased. [Killed by Tornado]
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 02/17/1877
Page and Column Number: P1 C5
Source: LSU 175-8
Notice of Tableau and Final Account of Administration. (JOSEPH U. ROY and his wife, FELICIANNE DEJEAN, Joint Administrators).

7)
Name of Deceased: ALEXANDRE CLOSE (Aged 26) [He was actually aged 28 when he died] (husband of Josephine STELLY)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 11/26/1853
Page and Column Number: P2 C3
Source: LSU 175-1
Death notice.

8)
Name of Deceased: ALEXANDRE CLOSE (husband of Josephine STELLY)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 12/31/1853
Page and Column Number: P2 C4
Source: LSU 175-1
Date of Estate Sale: Thursday 2nd February 1854, lists a new house, a Negro girl and her child, 80 Arpents of land, a flat boat and much more.

9)
Name of Deceased: ALEXANDRE CLOSE (Josephine STELLY, his wife, Administratrix)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 1/31/1857
Page and Column Number: P2 C5
Source: LSU 175-2
Death Notice. Announcement of Final Tableau of Distribution of Estate

10)
Name of Deceased: PLACIDE CLOSE [Husband of Irma STELLY] (John CLOSE & Charles CLOSE, Administrators).
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 12/25/1852
Page and Column Number: P2 C5
Source: LSU 175-1
Death Notice. Succession number is indicated.

11)
Name of Deceased: ZEPHIRIN CLOSE (aged about 40 years)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 04/28/1860
Page and Column Number: P2 C4
Source: LSU 175-3
Death Notice. Article gives place and date of death.

12)
Name of Deceased: J. P. [JEAN PIERRE/JOHN PIERRE] CLOSE (aged about 45 years)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 03/24/1860
Page and Column Number: P2 C5
Source: LSU 175-3
Death Notice.

13)
Name of Deceased: JEAN PIERRE CLOSE, dec'd
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 04/28/1860
Page and Column Number: P2 C4
Source: LSU 175-3
CHARLES CLOSE (his brother) applied to be appointed Administrator of the Estate.

14)
Name of Deceased: OCTAVE DEJEAN
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: December 26, 1863
Page and Column Number: P1 C1
Source: LSU175-4
This article is written in French, so I will do my best to Translate it here:
An unhappy business occurred Friday of last week, concerning PORT BARRE, in this parish. A difficulty having occurred between CHARLES CLOSE and OCTAVE DEJEAN, this last received a blow of a rifle at the right side, of which he died a few moments afterwards. Not knowing the details of this business, we abstain from any comment on this subject. [Charles CLOSE was a son of John CLOSE and Euphrosine BARRE').

15)
Name of Deceased: EUPHROSINE BARRE', dec'd (JOHN CLOSE, her husband, Administrator)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 01/22/1853
Page and Column Number: P2 C3
Source: LSU 175-1
Death Notice.

16)
Name of Deceased: Estate of EUPHROSINE BARRE (JOHN CLOSE, her husband, Administrator)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 01/22/1853
Page and Column Number: P2 C3
Source: LSU 175-1

17)
Name of Deceased: Estate of EUPHROZINE BARRE', dec'd. (JOHN CLOSE, her
husband, Administrator)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 10/16/1858
Page and Column Number: P2 C6
Source: LSU 175-1
FINAL TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION of funds of Estate. Article gives Succession number.

18)
PUBLIC SALE: Estate and Plantation of EUPHROSINE BARRE, Dec'd. (JOHN CLOSE, her husband, Administrator)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 02/26/1853
Page and Column Number: P2 C5
Source: LSU 175-1
The Plantation known as JOHN CLOSE'S, and several large Tracts of land including, part of the VACHERIE Tract (OLD VACHERIE PLANTATION), buildings and improvements, slaves, steam saw-mill, Flat Boat "Teche", and may other items. The article describes the size and location of the properties and names land owners neighboring the plantation. [This article is about 20 inches long - takes most of the column].

19)
Name of Deceased: Mrs. widow JOSEPH GRADENIGO, born EMILIE BARRE'
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 10/08/1853
Page and Column Number: P2 C4
Source: LSU 175-1
Death Notice. Article gives age, date of death, place of death (Charles CLOSE, administrator)

20)
Name of Deceased: Estate of EMILIE BARRE', widow of JOSEPH GRADENIGO, deceased.
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 10/08/1853
Page and Column Number: P2 C4
Source: LSU 175-1
Death Notice to creditors. CHARLES CLOSE, Administrator (her nephew)

21)
Plantation Sale: Estate and Plantation of EMELIE BARRE', deceased widow of JOSEPH GRADENIGO
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 02/19/1856 or 02/09/1856
Page and Column Number: P2 C5
Source: LSU-175-2
Article announces the sale of the Estate of EMELIE BARRE', her Plantation on Bayou Teche, a tract of land on Bayou Courtableau, buildings & improvements, several slaves, cattle, horses, furniture and other items. Article describes the size and location of several properties, and gives the names of adjoining land owners. (Charles CLOSE, Administrator)

22)
Public Sale: Estate of CHARLES BARRE', deceased.
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 09/16/1854
Page and Column Number: P2 C6
Source: LSU 175-1
Date of Sale: October 18th, 1854. 13 lots of land, several along the Bayou Courtableau, including a tract of land involved in a suit between Charles CLOSE and his brother, Alexandre CLOSE. (Includes Court Record number of Suit).

23)
Name of Deceased: Estate of FRANCOIS MARKS, dec'd.
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 12/07/1867
Page and Column Number: P2 C5
Source: LSU 175-4
MADELEINE STELLY, his wife, applied by her petition to be appointed Administratrix of Estate.

24)
Name of Deceased: ERNEST DEJEAN (son of DAMONVILLE DEJEAN, esq.)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 12/07/1867
Page and Column Number: P2 C4
Source: LSU 175-4
Death Notice. Article gives date and place of death.

25)
Name of Deceased: ADOLPHE DEJEAN (aged 34 years)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 08/15/1857
Page and Column Number: P2 C4
Source: LSU 175-2
Death Notice. Article gives date and place of death.

26)
Name of Deceased: JEAN BAPTISTE DEJEAN (died on his plantation)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 07/24/1858
Page and Column Number: P2 C5
Source: LSU 175-3
Death Notice. Article gives date of death.

27)
Name of Deceased: JULES A. DEJEAN
Name of Newspaper: LA SUGAR BOWL
Issue of Newspaper: 01/09/1879
Page and Column Number: P2 C1
Source: LSU 734-5
Death Notice. Native of St. Landry. New Orleans Lawyer. Article gives his age, date and place of death.

28)
Name of Deceased: ANAIS DEJEAN (widow of LOUIS FOURNET)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 01/11/1868
Page and Column Number: P2 C4
Source: LSU 175-4
Death Notice. Article give her age and date of death.

29)
Name of Deceased: ADOLPHE FELIX DEJEAN (second child of EDMOND DEJEAN and LISE GARRIGUES)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 11/27/1875
Page and Column Number: P1 C4
Source: LSU-175-7
Obituary. Article gives Childs' age, date and place of death.

30)
Name of Deceased: PAUL DEJEAN (Aged 11 years) (Son of J. BTE. DEJEAN)
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 10/22/1864
Page and Column Number: P1 C1
Source: LSU 175-4
Death Notice. (Article gives date and place of death)

31)
Name of Deceased: LEWIS A. DESKIN (HONORE' DEJEAN and VALIERE ROY, Administrators
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 10/16/1858
Page and Column Number: P2 C6
Source: LSU 175-1
FINAL TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION of funds of Estate. Article gives Succession number.

32)
Name of Deceased: O. A. DEJEAN (Death Notice) EUGENE BERCIER, Administrator
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 12/31/1853
Page and Column Number: P2 C3
Source: LSU 175-1


To obtain photocopies of the above newspaper articles, please contact:

"Special Collections"
Public Services
Hill Memorial Library
LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300
Fax: 225-578-9425

HINT:
When ordering photocopies from LSU, it is advantageous to provide LSU with:
Names of the Deceased
Names of Newspaper
Issues of Newspaper
Pages and Column Numbers
Source numbers.

The people at LSU were very polite and very nice to deal with and the photocopies I requested arrived in only a few days.



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