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Laura (Chovet) Pitre (1874 - aft. 1930)

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Laura Pitre formerly Chovet
Born in Belgiummap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 10 Nov 1888 in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisianamap
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Died after in St. Landry, Louisianamap
Profile last modified 10 Feb 2018 | Created 21 Aug 2009
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Laura Chovet Pitre was born in Belgium to Hyacinth Chovet and Victoire Unknown Chovet in July of 1874. [1]

Immigration to US

Laura came with her family to the US in 1882, ultimately settling in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. [1]


Laura Chovet married Pierre Damon Pitre in 1889. [1]

Children [1]

Ferdinand Pitre (1891)
Leon Pitre (1893-1945)[2]
Martin Pitre (1897)
Edgar Pitre (1898)


Laura Chovet Pitre died some time after 1930. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 January 2016), Laura Pitre in household of Pierre Pitre, Ward 1, Justice of Peace Ward 2 (excl. Opelousas town), St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 148, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,580.
  2. "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Laura Soviet in entry for Leon Pitre, 01 Jul 1945; citing Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, certificate number 2277, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 1,220,972.
  3. "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 January 2016), Laura Pitre, 1930.

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I was told that when Laura came across to Louisiana she had alot of gold. They hid the gold in the walls of the house. After she died, she gold disappeared. I was told that one of the nephews took the gold and there is now a mansion in Washington that is called the Chovet Mansion.
posted 25 Sep 2011 by Joe Lavergne Jr.
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Laura may have remarried prior to 1920. I found a census record for Horrace Dupre and wife Laura Dupre. Minor children in the house were Edgar, Ermena, and Rose Pitre, identified as son- and daughters-in-law to the head of household (i.e. children by law, not birth).

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 February 2018), Laure Dupre in household of Horrace Dupre, Police Jury Ward 1, St Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing ED 84, sheet 7B, line 83, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 630; FHL microfilm 1,820,630.

Hope it helps,


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

Laura is 20 degrees from Katie Goodwin, 20 degrees from Wilbur Scoville and 21 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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