Jean Baptiste 'Janviere' Pitre

1878 Montegut, Louisiana 1942 Little Caillou, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Casimir Firmin Pitre/Rosalie Marceline Picou); all known surname descendants:

               8          Jean Baptiste 'Janviere' Pitre  b: 26 January 1878  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 1 February 1942  Little Caillou, Terrebonne, LA

                                  +Bertha Duplantis  b: 20 January 1873  Terrebonne, LA; m: 7 October 1909  St. Anne, Bourg, Terrebonne, LA [Felicien/Emelia Marie Picou]; d: 26 November 1959  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                             9          Felicien Eugene Pitre  b: 4 June 1912  Terrebonne, LA; d: 2 November 1978  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                            +Verna Valerie Hebert  b: 4 April 1917; m: 8 December 1940  Terrebonne, LA [Emile/Laura Duplantis]; d: 28 August 1983  Houma, Terrebonne, LA



Notes for Jean Baptiste 'Janviere' Pitre:


- 1910 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Janvier Pitre 32 farmer, new wife Bertha 34.  [road on Bayou Terrebonne]


- 1920 Terrebonne, LA:  Janvier Pitre 40 farm laborer, wife Bertha 39, Felicien 7; living with Felicien Duplantis 81 farmer & his wife Emelia 76.


- 1930 Chauvin, Terrebonne, LA:  January Petre 60, wife Bertha M. 58, Felocian 18, living with widowed mother-in-law Amelia M. Duplantis 88.


- 1940 Little Caillou Route, Terrebonne, LA:  January Pitre 62 farmer/self  [$1000 house value], wife Mbat 57, Felicien 25 helper/experiment station.

WW1 registration record:  Janvier John Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; 26 Jan 1878 (Bourg); Bertha Duplantis Pitre; medium height, medium build; blue eyes & grey hair

Online photo:


Obituary:  New Orleans Item (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 4 February 1942:  Janvier Pitre, 64, of Little Caillou, was buried in St. Elie cemetery following services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor church, Little Caillou.  He was a prominent farmer of his community.  Surviving are his widow and one son, Felician.


Tombstone Inscription, St. Elie Cemetery, Houma, LA:  Janvier Pitre / born Jan. 28, 1880 / died Feb. 1, 1942 / age 62  //  Mrs. / Janvier Pitre / Jan. 20, 1873 / Nov. 27, 1959


Notes for Bertha Duplantis:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 27 November 1959 - On Thursday, November 26, 1959, at 2:40 o'clock a.m., Bertha Duplantis Pitre of 206 Plum street, Houma, La., wife of the late Janvier Pitre and mother of Felecian Pitre of Houma, La.; sister of John M. Duplantis, Mrs. Joseph Quebedeaux, Mrs. Thomas Toups, Mrs. John W. Duplantis of Houma, La., Mrs. Oleux Chauvin of New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Ernest Stousslet of Montegut, La.; also survived by two grandchildren; aged 86 years; a native of Terrebonne parish.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place on Friday, November 27, 1959, at 9 o'clock a.m., from the Chauvin funeral home, Houma, La.  Religious services at Holy Rosary Catholic church, Houma, La.  Interment in St. Elie cemetery, Little Caillou Route, Houma, La.  Arrangements by Chauvin funeral home.


Obituary for the son:

Felicien Eugene Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #2, Houma, LA:  Felicien Eugene Pitre / June 4, 1912 - Nov. 2, 1978 / Verna Hebert Pitre / April 4, 1917 - Aug. 28, 1983



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

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

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

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

Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.


Last updated:  30 June 2021.