Joseph Aiser Pitre

1843 Lafourche, Louisiana before 1900



Continuation of tree (5th child of Jean Florentin Pitre/2nd Susanne Zulmie Toups); all known surname descendants:

                   7     Joseph Aiser Pitre  b: 28 March 1843  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Bet. 1888-1900

                                +Marie Celanie Adam  b: 1 October 1847  Caminadaville, Jefferson, LA; m: 14 May 1866  Our Lady of Peace, Vacharie, LA [Jacques/Celanie Navare]; d: Aft. 1889

                         8          Marie Louisiane Eugenie Pitre  b: 2 May 1869  (Barataria), Lockport, Lafourche, LA; d: 29 September 1915  Grand Isle, Jefferson, LA (hurricane)

                                        +Etienne Achille Jambon  b: 14 September 1865  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; m: 27 July 1895 Lafourche, LA [Sicaire/Angele Guidry]; d: 29 September 1915  Grand Isle, Jefferson, LA (hurricane)

                         8          Stevens Pitre  b: Abt. 1871  Grand Isle, Jefferson, LA; d: Aft. 1880

                         8          James Joseph Pitre  b: 11 January 1873  Grand Isle, Jefferson, LA; d: 14 October 1954  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                        +Marie Arthelise Guillebaux  b: March 1878; m: 18 April 1896  Lafourche, LA; d: 2 August 1955  Terrebonne, LA

                         8          Julia America Pitre  b: 11 September 1875  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. 1880

                         8          Marie Aymee Pitre  b: 10 January 1878  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. 1880

                         8          Joachin 'Jackin' Joseph Pitre  b: 19 October 1889  Lafourche, LA; d: 29 November 1960  New Orleans, LA

                                        +Henriette Marguerite Esponge  b: 31 January 1894  Lafourche, LA; m: 26 October 1912  Lafourche, LA; d: 30 October 1968  Galliano, Lafourche, LA



Notes for Joseph Aiser Pitre:


- 1870 Carrollton, Jefferson, Louisiana:  Joseph Pit 27 (general peddler), wife Celenice 19, Louisiana 1; living with St. Gerre Pisanie 35 (hunter) and Onesime Pisanie 8.

- 1880 Grand Isle, Jefferson, LA:  Joseph Iezer 38 (carpenter), wife Marie 35, Louisiana 11, Stevens 9, Jensy 7, America 6, Aimee 3.

- 1900 Jefferson, LA:  Jos. Pitre 11 living with his sister Louisiana 30 & her husband Etienne Jambon 34

Tombstone Inscription, LeFort Cemetery, Leeville, LA:  Joseph A. Pitre (on a cross sunk up to the horizontal)

WWI registration records (sons):

James Joseph Pitre:  James Pitre; Jefferson, LA; born 11 Jan 1875; Artiles Pitre; medium height, medium build; grey eyes & brown hair.

Joachin 'Jackin' Joseph Pitre:  Jackin Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 19 Oct 1889 (Lafourche); wife & 3 children; medium height, medium build; dark eyes & black hair.


Obituaries for the children:

Marie Louisiane Eugenie Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Saturday, 2 October 1915:  Forty-Five Dead in storm in the Barataria section - (lengthy article)  At Cheniere Caminada the dead consist of Mr. and Mrs. Achille Jambon and their five children and a grandchild, the offspring of their daughter, Mrs. Jorde....Cheniere Caminada - The story of the disaster on the Cheniere is briefly told, for little is known in detail of the effect of the storm on that island.  The Cheniere is more low-lying than Grand Isle, and perhaps more exposed to the rage of the gulf.  While the average height of the water on Grand Isle was about six feet, the Cheniere was submerged twelve to fifteen feet.  That the great disaster of 1893 was not repeated is due solely to the fact that the 1893 storm almost depopulated the island, the survivors moving in large numbers to Westwego.  But as it was, the disaster was harrowing.  There were five houses on the Cheniere, and nearly all were destroyed, and the large family of Achille Jambon perished in the storm.  Jambon, his wife, five children and one grandchild and a son-in-law, the husband of the eldest daughter of the house, lived together.  At the height of the storm, the son-in-law, Gustave Jorde, a Frenchman, went out in the flood to tie a rope to a live oak tree, both to anchor the house and to serve as a life-line in case the house should be swept away.  While Jorde was tying the rope the house went to pieces, and the entire family perished.  Jorde escaped death by clinging to the tree and ascending to its branches.  The bodies of Achille Jambon and one of his children were found fifteen miles up the bay.  The bodies of the other six victims have not been recovered.


James Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 17 October 1954 - At his residence, Cut Off, La., on Thursday, October 14, 1954, at 12 noon, James Pitre, beloved husband of Artiles Guilbeau, father of Henry J., William F., and Joseph T. Pitre, brother of Joachin Pitre; also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; aged 81 years. relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Home, Inc., Galiano, La., Saturday, October 16, 1954, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Galiano, La.  Interment in Holy Savior Catholic cemetery, Lockport, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., in charge.


Joachin 'Jackin' Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 30 November 1960:  In New Orleans, La., on Tuesday, November 29, 1960 at 1:05 o'clock a.m., Jackin Pitre, beloved husband of Henrietta Esponge, father of Andrew, Jackin, Percy and Walter Pitre and Mrs. Spergen Broussard, also survived by 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; aged 72 years, a native and resident of Galiano, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La. on Thursday, December 1, 1960 at 8:15 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at the St. Joseph Catholic church, Galiano, La.  Interment in St. Joseph Catholic cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La. in charge.


Back one generation to parents of Joseph Aiser Pitre

Back to Table of Contents


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)

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or