Emile Pitre

1812 Lafourche, Louisiana – 1895 St. Mary, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Pierre Olivier Andre Pitre/Angelique Bourgeois); all known surname descendants:

            6     Emile Pitre  b: Abt. 1812  Lafourche, LA; d: 5 November 1895  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                               +Marie Rosaline Blanchard  b: 14 May 1826  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 19 March 1840  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Maurice/Marie Madeleine Fontenot]; d: 13 April 1908  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                        7          Romain Euphrasie Pitre  b: 7 March 1841  New Iberia, Iberia, LA; d: Abt. 1918

                                       +Emma Bodin  b: 9 April 1853  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; m: 15 August 1872  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Dolsey John/Celeste Laughlin]; d: 1904  Charenton, St. Mary, LA      

                        7          Pierre Cleopha Pitre  b: 9 September 1845  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: Aft. 1860

                        7          Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre  b: 25 September 1848  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 19 October 1925  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                       +Josephine Lange  b: Abt. 1847; m: 9 September 1869  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: Bef. 1875       

                                     *2nd Wife of Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre:                                                      

                                       +Laura Honorine Chedotal  b: 18 April 1851  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; m: 10 May 1875  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Augustin/Pamela Crochet]; d: 25 December 1932  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                        7          Paul Ulysse Pitre  b: 23 November 1850  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 23 July 1902  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                                       +Florelia Chedotal  b: April 1853  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; m: 17 November 1870  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Augustin/Pamela Crochet]; d: Aft. 1900



Notes for Emile Pitre:

30 August 1837: Emile Pitre signed for 243 acres in St. Mary & 1 Oct 1857 for 33.12 acres in St. Mary.
- 1840

- 1850 St. Mary, Louisiana:  Emile Piter 39, wife Roseline 24, Euphrosine 10, Cleofa 5, Clemide 2.

- 1860 St. Mary, LA:  Emile Pitre 45 (farmer), wife Roseline 44, Euphrosine 19, Cleopha 14, Clemile 11, Ulysse 9.

- 1870 Franklin, St. Mary, LA:  Emile Petre 57 (farmer), wife Roseline 44, Euphrasy 29 (field hand), Clamile 22 (field hand), Eulis 20 (field hand).

- 1880 St. Mary, LA: Emile Pitre 67 (farmer), wife Roseline 53, son Clemire 28 (farmer), wife Laura 21, Alida 5, Josephine 3, Simon 1.


Tombstone Inscription, Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Charenton, LA:  Ici reposent / Emile Pitre / decede / le 4 Novembre 1895 / age de 83 ans / et / Roseline Blanchard / son epouse / decedee / le 13 Avril 1908 / agee de 81 ans et 11 mois / priez pour eux


Civil War records (sons): 

Romain Euphrasie Pitre:  Euphrasie Pitre:  Co. I / Co. G; 3rd Regiment; Cavalry; Residence: St. Mary; Also: Harrison’s Exchange Battalion (composed of exchanged & paroled prisoners of war).


Obituaries for the children:

Joseph 'Clemille' Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Tuesday, 20 October 1925:  Body of C. J. Pitre shipped to Baldwin, La. - Port Arthur, Texas, Oct. 20 - The body of C. J. Pitre, Sr., aged 78, who died Monday night at 6:45, was sent Tuesday morning to Baldwin, La., for burial.  Pitre had lived in Port Arthur for eight years.  He had been ill for the past four years.  He is survived by his widow and two sons, C. J. Pitre, Jr., and A. Pitre, and several grandchildren, all of this city.



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

- Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Parishes of Acadia, Allen Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu,

      Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary and Vermillion.

Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).


Last updated:  22 June 2021.