Athanase Ortego Sr.
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Athanase Ortego Sr. (1846 - 1932)

Athanase Ortego Sr.
Born in Tate Cove, Evangeline, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Nov 1874 in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 86 in Tate Cove, Evangeline, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Athanase Ortego was born about 1846 in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, a son of Denis Ortego (~1795 - ) and Antoinette Guillory (1813 - ).[1]

His siblings were:

  1. Marie Deneige Ortego (1815 - )
  2. Villeneuve Ortego (1824 - ~1899)
  3. Marie Denise (Ortego) Fontenot (1828 - 1906)
  4. Elise Ortego b. 1842.
  5. Louis Ortego b. 1845
  6. Marguerite Ortego b. 1849
  7. Amelitia Ortego b. 1852

Athanase married Omerine Shaw November 18, 1874 St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[2][3]

Their known children were:

  1. Jean Edouard Ortego (1877 - 1950)
  2. Jean Edwin Ortego (1879 - ~1911)
  3. Emile Ortego (1896 - 1949)

He was a veteran of the Civil War,[4] and died November 18, 1932,[5] in Tate Cove, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana at 86 years old.[6]

Research Notes

The Bible transcription attached to Athanase and Omarine is a PDF I created. Here is the link to the source:


  1. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), Athanasse Orteigle in entry for Denis Orteigle, 1860
  2. "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), Athanas Ortego and Omerine Shaw, 18 Nov 1874; citing St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 870,696.
  3. The Ville Platte Gazette, Jan 8, 1981, page 15.
  4. The Ville Platte Gazette, Nov 19, 1932
  6. "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 March 2021), Athanase Ortego, 12 Dec 1932; citing , Evangeline, Louisiana, certificate number 15570, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,392,646.

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