Pierre Ferdinand Pitre

1862 Thibodaux, LA 1899 Thibodaux, LA



Continuation of tree (4th child of Antoine Ferdinand Pitre/Marie Enesile Melanson); all known surname descendants:

               8          Pierre Ferdinand Pitre  b: 10 September 1862  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 9 May 1899  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                 +Honora Augusta Donnaud (aka Daunis)  b: 21 March 1866  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1884  Lafourche, LA [Adolphe S./Marie Esilda Falgout]; d: 15 November 1948  New Orleans, LA

                          9          Marie Helene Pitre  b: 27 July 1885  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 14 March 1958  Raceland, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Albert Francois Bourgeois  b: 1 March 1882  LA; m: 4 February 1903  St. Mary, Raceland, Lafourche, LA [Klebert/Judith Boudreaux]; d: 19 April 1921  New Orleans, LA


                            *2nd Wife of Pierre Ferdinand Pitre:

                                 +Louise Bertrand  b: Abt. 1875; m: 23 September 1896  New Orleans, LA; d: 27 October 1951  Algiers, Orleans, LA

                          9          Marie Evelina Pitre  b: 25 September 1898  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 29 April 1978  Algiers, Orleans, LA

                                          +Royal John Strassel  b: 19 July 1896  Algiers, Orleans, LA; m: Abt. 1916 [Peter John/Elizabeth Rouprich]; d: 25 November 1963  Algiers, Orleans, LA



Notes for Pierre Ferdinand Pitre:

- The Lafourche Comet (Thibodaux, LA), Thursday, 1 October 1896:  Mr. F. Pitre Jr., one of the Lafourche Crossing boys, was married last Wednesday to Miss Louise Bertrand, a charming young lady of Algiers.  A reception was had at the residence of the bride after the ceremony, where a large crowd had assembled to congratulate the couple.  Several beautiful presents were received.  May their married life be a dream of bliss and happiness.  All their Lafourche Crossing friends extend them good wishes and congratulations.  The couple returned on the ten o'clock train Wednesday night to the Crossing, their future home.

- Ferdinand Pitre Jr., d. 9 May 1899; m. Louise Berthau; Child listed: Evelina, about 7 mths. Petition for inventory: 15 May 1899 (Thib. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1574)



- 1900 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Abel Dounnard 41 (hotel keeper), wife Ulanie 32, Charles 2, Abel 11 months, grandmother Mrs. Clas. Gauda 76, sister Augusta Donnaud 34 (widow; 1 child), niece Helene 13.

- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Helen 25, husband Albert Bourgeois 28, their 2 children, living with her in-laws Klebert Bourgeois 52 & Judith 49.

- 1910 New Orleans, LA:  P. Bushman 40, wife Louise 38, Evelina Petry 11.


- 1920 Ariel, Lafourche, LA:  Augusta Bourgeois 56 widow, son-in-law Albert Bourgeois 30, wife Helen 33, Henrietta 15, Harold 10.

- 1920 New Orleans, LA:  Peter Bushman 49 (Ger) machinist, wife Louise 48, Louise 8, niece Celeste Guidry 31.


- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Ellen M. Bourgeois 43 widow, Harold A. 20, Albert F. 9, mother Augusta Dannaud 66 widow.


- 1940 Raceland, Lafourche, LA:  Widow Mrs. Albert Bourgeois 54 [$1000 house value], Harold 30 sttendant/service station, Albert J. 19 mechanic/auto shop, widowed mother Mrs. Augusta Donnauls 76, widowed aunt Marie Donnauls 77.  [Hwy. 29]


Notes for Honora Augusta Donnaud:

Obituary:  Times Picayune, 16 November 1948:  At New Orleans, La., on Monday, November 15, 1948, at 10 o'clock a.m., Augusta Donnaud, beloved daughter of the late Adolph Donnaud and Exilda Falgout; sister of Marie Donnaud; aged 83 years, a native of Raceland, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Home, Raceland, La., on Wednesday, November 17, 1948, at 8:30 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at St. Mary's Catholic church, Raceland, La.  Interment in St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery, Thibodaux, La.  Falgout Funeral Home, Raceland, La., in charge.

Tombstone inscription, St. Mary's Cemetery, Raceland:  HAROLD BOURGEOIS / Harold A. Bourgeois / 5-9-09 -- 8-18-91 / Irene R. Bourgeois / 1-31-16 - *** / Helen P. Bourgeois / 1886 - 1958 / Augusta Donnaud / 1864 - 1948 / Marie Donnaud / 1863 - 1965


Notes for Louise Bertrand:

Obituary:  Times Picayune, 28 Oct 1951:  At the residence, 1100 Behrman avenue, Algiers, La., on Saturday, October 27, 1951, at 12:55 o'clock p.m., Louise Berthaut, beloved wife of the late Peter Buschmann; mother of Miss Louise Buschmann and Mrs. Royal J. Strassel; grandmother of Mrs. Andrew E. O'Brien; sister of Mrs. Paul H. Tourres; a native of Algiers, La.  Private funeral services will take place Sunday, October 28, 1951, at 3:30 o'clock p.m. from the late residence, 1100 Behrman avenue, Algiers, La.  Religious services at Holy Name of Mary church.  Interment in St. Bartholomew cemetery.  E.J. Mothe Funeral Home in charge.


Obituaries for the children:

Marie Helene Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 15 March 1958:  At her late residence, Raceland, La., on Friday, March 14, 1958, at 2:30 o'clock a.m., Helen Pitre, beloved wife of the late Albert F. Bourgeois Sr.; mother of Harold and Albert Bourgeois Jr., and Mrs. Joseph Baye; also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; aged 71 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Raceland, La., on Saturday, March 15, 1958, at 10 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at St. Mary's Catholic church, Raceland, La.  Interment in St. Joseph Catholic cemetery, Thibodaux, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Raceland, La. in charge.


Marie Evelina Pitre:  New Orleans States Item (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 1 May 1978:  Mrs. Evelina Pitre Strassel, of Algiers, La., on Saturday, April 29, 1978 at 8:25 o'clock p.m.; beloved wife of the late Royal J. Strassel; mother of Mrs. Evelyn Strassel O'Brien; daughter of the late Louise Berthaut and Ferdinand Pitre; sister of Mrs. Fred (Louise) Parr; grandmother of Mrs. Lionel (Linda) Toncrey, Lynwood J. and Drew P. O'Brien; also survived by 4 great-grandchildren; age 79 years, a native of Algiers, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., Algiers, La., on Monday, May 1, 1978 at 1:00 o'clock p.m.  Mass will be celebrated at the Funeral Home.  A parishioner of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church.  Interment in St. Bartholomew Cemetery.  Parlors will be open on Monday morning from 11:00 a.m. until Mass time.



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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


Last updated:  11 August 2022.