There are a number of us who have descended from Pierre Audrain. He is really a very interesting man. Some of the best work in this area has been done by Carrol Geerling, who is a distant cousin of mine. She is a very thorough and…"
"I have been reading your blog and have bookmarked for ready reference. There is a wealth of information there.
Together with a close friend and cousin, I are going through the records on Loire-Atlantique to add more to the Audrain tree. I am also…"
Thank you so very much. You have been more than helpful. I now have some leads where I was floundering before. While it is confusing to an outsider, I am just beginning to understand how the system works in France. I know I have just…"
"And this was the best translation of the bunch. My ability to decipher the handwriting may leave something to be desired.
I am attaching scans of the entries I have found to date. One is on Audrin, the other on Deniau. Any help you can give me…"
I finally found an entry in the Sautron Parish. I attempted to type the record and translate it using a French-English application. The results are not great. The one I am including made the best sense. I believe the first entry is the…"
"Anne, Thank you.
I spent some time with the the various categories and didn't have any luck. My French is sparse and I must admit I bumbled through it. There are some entries dating back to 1500's which is really interesting.
"I am continuing to look for information on Pierre (Peter) Audrain b. 1723 in Nantes, France, d. 7 Oct 1820 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents were Pierre Audrain (1702-1721) and Margaret Deniau (1702-?). Pierre arrived in Philadelphia, PA in 1771,…"
"Yes, it is amazing what we find out, and what may be thought of scandalous then is different than what is considered a big deal now. :)
I'd hate for someone to have to trace my genealogy after I'm gone, they won't find much…"
My FIL's great grandmother listed herself as married in 1900, no husband in the household, and widowed in 1920 and 1930, I know the person who was her 'husband' did not die until 1924, and I know she was Catholic as well."
"It wouldn't surprise me in the least. Everything has been so hushed about William J. and Louisa. I know more about Louisa's sisters and brother than I do her. Now to find the divorce papers, if they exist. Being Catholic, the two may just…"
Probably not the comment you want to hear ... I have at least a couple of divorced ancestors at 1900, some whose former husbands were known to be living were reported by the census taker as widowed. --GJ"
I have been trying to run down records but haven't met with a lot of luck. So far I haven't found divorce records for William J and Louisa. Since they were married in a Catholic Church, there probably wasn't a divorce. I…"
I eyed the same 1905 record, but we know so little about the father. Pulling an Arkansas death record might provide us with clues about the man who died.
You wrote, "St. Paul UCC ... Louisa is buried with her family, the Jaegers,…"