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

Laura Pitre formerly Chovet
Born in Belgiummap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 10 Nov 1888 in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 55 in St. Landry, Louisianamap
Profile last modified | 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

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