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Re: Gustine Lacaze, Louisiana
Posted by: Gene LaCaze (ID *****4287) Date: February 25, 2003 at 22:53:30
In Reply to: Gustine Lacaze, Louisiana by Dana Creager of 58

Dana, I have an Augustine LaCase (LaCase at least in Opelousas church & civil records is often used interchangably with LaCaze), the daughter of Jean Baptiste LaCase and Adrienne Istre (also Histre) born 29 Oct 1811 and baptized 12 Feb 1812. Augustine married John Chapman (Jean Jacquemon (man); Jean or John Chackman - various spellings in the records)on 15 Dec 1825. John/Jean was the son of Jean Jaqueman (yet another spelling) and Marie Claseau. They had the following two children: Hyrene (Irene), born 04 Nov 1829 and baptized 28 Nov 1829; and Celimene, baptized 16 May 1843 at age 5 months and died 06 Jan 1845. They may have had 2 additional children but the mother's name is different: Adolphe (the mother's name was shown as Jeanne LaCase), born 15 Oct 1838, married 21 Oct 1857 Marceline J. Fontenot;and Zephirin (the mother's name given as Lucina LaCasse - another variation of the LaCaze name), no birth or baptismal dates given but married Caroline Bertrand on 22 Jul 1854 (civil) and 07 Aug 1854 (church marriage). John Chackman's succession was dated 19 Oct 1857. All these things happened in St. Landry Parish and perhaps in the town of Opelousas, Louisiana. This information came from Hebert, the Rev. Donald J., Southwest Louisiana Records, Church and Civil Records, vols. 2A, 2B, & 2C, 3, 4, 5, & 6. Judging by the birth dates of children and possible children, it's certainly possible there were others and some could have been born at other places such as St. Tammany although they could not have had a daughter born in 1812. Hope this is helpful.

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