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Martin Andrepont (1834 - 1915)

Martin Andrepont
Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 8 Feb 1855 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Biography

Martin Andrepont was born 30 Jan 1834 to Felix Andrepont and Marie Fontenot.[1]

He married Ermina Charles Pitre on 8 Feb 1855 in Opelousas, Louisiana.[2]

He died at his home in Prarie Ronde on 13 Jan 1915 after an eight-week illness. [3] [4]

Census Data

United States Census, 1850 [5]
St Landry Parish, Louisiana
  1. Felix Andrepont, M, 55, b. Louisiana
  2. Lise J Andrepont, F, 48, b. Louisiana
  3. Martin Andrepont, M, 15, b. Louisiana
  4. Celestine Andrepont, F, 19, b. Louisiana
United States Census, 1860 [6]
St Landry, Opelousas, Louisiana
  1. Martin Andrepont, M, 26, b. St Landry
  2. Hermina C Pitre, F, 22, b. St Landry
  3. Edgard Andrepont, M, 4, b. St Landry
  4. Albert Andrepont, M, 3, b. St Landry
  5. Gaderate Andrepont, F, 4 months, b. St Landry
  6. Louis F Veillon, M, 13, b. St Landry
  7. Homer Durio, M, 21, b. St Landry
United States Census, 1880 [7]
  1. Martin Andrepont, Self, M, 46, b. Louisiana, parents b. Louisiana, farmer
  2. Ermina C Andrepont, Wife, F, 43, b. Louisiana, parents b. Louisiana, keeping house
  3. Albert Andrepont, Son, M, 22, b. Louisiana, parents b. Louisiana, farm laborer
  4. Amos Andrepont, Son, M, 17, b. Louisiana, parents b. Louisiana, farm laborer
  5. Eraste Andrepont, Son, M, 14, b. Louisiana, parents b. Louisiana, farm laborer
  6. Ermina Andrepont, Daughter, F, 11, b. Louisiana, parents b. Louisiana, at home
  7. Martin Andrepont, Son, M, 6, b. Louisiana, parents b. Louisiana
  8. Nestor Andrepont, Son, M, 2, b. Louisiana, parents b. Louisiana
United States Census, 1900 [8]
Ward 1, Justice of Peace Ward 2 (excl. Opelousas town), St. Landry, Louisiana
  1. Marvin Andrepont, Head, M, 66, married 44 years, b. Jan 1834, Louisiana
  2. Erminia Andrepont, Wife, F, 63, married 44 years, 9 children, 7 living children, b. Aug 1837, Louisiana
  3. Francois Massabe, Adopted son, M, 12, single, b. May 1888, Louisiana
  4. Annie Reed, Granddaughter, F, 9, single, b. Oct 1891, Louisiana
  5. Louis Fisher, Boarder, M, 21, single, b. Jan 1879, Louisiana

Sources

  1. Hebert, Rev. Donald J., "Southwest Louisiana Records (1750 - 1900)". Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1999-2000. CD 101.
    • ANDREPONT, Martin (Felix & Marie FONTENOT) b. 30 Jan. 1834 (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.290)
  2. Hebert, Rev. Donald J., "Southwest Louisiana Records (1750 - 1900)". Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1999-2000. CD 101.
    • ANDREPONT, Martin (Felix & Marie Michel FONTENOT) m. 8 Feb. 1855 Ermina Charles PITRE (Opel. Ch.: v. B, # 68)
    • PITRE, Ermina Charles (Charles & Delphine JOUBERT) m. 8 Feb. 1855 Martin ANDREPONT (Opel. Ch.: v. B, # 68)
    • PITRE, Ermina Charles m. 25 Jan 1855 Martin ANDREPONT (Opel. Ct. Hse. Mar. #1258)
    • ANDREPONT, Martin Andre m. 25 Jan. 1855 Ermina Charles PITRE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #1258)
  3. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 December 2017), Martin Andrepont, Sr (30 Jan 1834–13 Jan 1915),memorial 114977459, Saint Landry Church Cemetery, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
    Inscription:
    Martin Andrepont
    ne 30 Janvier 1834
    decede 13 Janvier 1915
    .
    Hermina C. Pitre
    epouse de Martin Andrepont
    nee 26 Juillet 1837
    decedee 11 Janvier 1923
    .
    "Leur vie est un bel exemple"
    "En memoire de nos chers parents"
    .
    "Their life was a good example to us"
    "In their memory of our very dear parents"
  4. "St. Landry Clarion", Opelousas, Louisiana, 16 January 1915
    PASSES AWAY WHILE FAMILY IS PRAYING
    .
    Martin Andrepont, Sr., one of the oldest inhabitants of St. Landry parish expired at his home in Prairie Ronde on Wednesday morning at 1:50 o'clock, after a serious illness of over eight weeks.
    .
    Mr. Andrepont was a man highly respected and exceptionally well liked by all who knew him; he was a man of firm character and principle, being like a father to all in his neighborhood. The deceased was born in this parish on January 30th, 1834, at the age of twenty years he married Miss Hermina Pitre, who survives him. This happy union was blessed with nine children, two girls, Hermina, who married William Reed and who died several years ago, and Gadrate, wife of Theogene Bertrand; the boys, with the exception of two, Numa and Edgard, who died during their youth, are all prosperous and well-to-do farmers, those living are Albert, Emar, Eraste, Martin and Nestor.
    .
    Mr. Andrepont enlisted with the Confederate army at the age of 26 years, serving the entire time in the states of Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. After the war he returned to his family and took up his residence in Prairie Ronde. When a young man the deceased engaged in the mercantile business and when the war broke out between the states he and his partner lost very heavily, even being left in debt. Mr. Andrepont's partner was unable to pay half of the obligation and the deceased was consequently forced out of honesty to pay the entire amount, for which he toiled over thirty years to efface, principal together with interest. Despite this he was able to surmount difficulties and at the time of his death was in a prosperous condition.
    .
    Coming from a family, which has a record of long lives, Mr. Andrepont died at the ripe old age of 81 years. His brother Felix Andrepont, who died at Iota two years ago, lived to see 103 years. Mrs. Fremont Dupre, his sister, died at the age of 83 years.
    .
    There was probably no man in Prairie Ronde looked up to with higher respect as well as considerable devotion than the deceased, who was ready at all times to render any kind of assistance to his neighbors and friends.
    .
    Mr. Andrepont lived to see fifty-eight of his grandchildren and 31 greatgrandchildren, most of whom were present at the time he breathed his last, while over one hundred persons were in the death room sending up a prayer to Heaven that the Almighty might take unto the heavens above and seat him with the other "good and faithful servants" who preceded him to infinity.
    .
    The funeral took place from the family home in Prairie Ronde at 9 o'clock interment being made in the St. Landry Catholic cemetery in this city at 1:00 o'clock Thursday evening. A large concourse of friends and relatives from every portion of St. Landry gathered at the church and graveyard to pay their last tribute of respect to a noble old soul. Father Engberink spoke feelingly on the example set to younger generations by this old gentleman, who knew not what wrong was, and appealed to those present to live as worthy a life as Martin Andrepont, Sr.
  5. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJD-PY2 : 12 April 2016), Martin Andrepont in household of Felin Andrepont, St. Landry parish, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing family 1551, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFP7-82P : 12 December 2017), Martin Andrepont, 1860.
  7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDXX-YXL : 7 September 2017), Nestor Andrepont in household of Martin Andrepont, 1st Ward, St Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 38, sheet 136D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0469; FHL microfilm 1,254,469.
  8. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSRQ-2LW : accessed 20 March 2019), Marvin Andupont, Ward 1, Justice of Peace Ward 2 (excl. Opelousas town), St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 50, sheet 4B, family 62, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,580.


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