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Louis Pitre (1810 - aft. 1880)

Louis Pitre
Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Husband of — married 6 Jan 1829 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 69 in Calcasieu Parish, Louisianamap
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Louis Pitre was born 7 August 1810 and baptized the following September 23rd.[1]

He married Marie Adele Vige civilly on 27 December 1828[2] and on January 6, 1829 at St Landry Catholic Church.[3]

The 1830 US Census lists him in St Landry Parish living next to his father and listing him as Louis Pitre fils with the household consisting of a man and woman between the ages of 15 and 19, one male child under the age of 5 (Solomon), and four slaves.[4]

The couple remained in St Landry Parish at the time of the 1850 US Census [5] At that time, they had four children with the record as follows:

Louis Pitre 42 (planter) [$100 real estate], wife Adele 39, Delarde 12, Delphene 10, Felicia 7, Samuel 7.

At the time of the 1860 census, they were living in Calcasieu Parish with the closes post office being Hickory Flat.[6]

Don Louis Pitre 49 (farmer) [$600 real estate/$7000 personal], wife Marie 47, Marie 21 (spinner), Felecia 16 (weaver), Martin 7.

By the time of the 1870 census the nearest post office was noted to be Lake Charles.[7]

Don Louis Pitre 60 (farmer) [$150 real estate/$200 personal], wife Adele 59, Martin 16 (farm laborer), granddaughter Celina Pitre 19; Evariste Lavergne 28 (farm laborer-mulatto), wife Henriette 20 (house servant-mulatto), & their children Alexandrine 3 & Lucien 5 months.-

They remained in Calcasieu by the time of the 1880 Census which was conducted on 14 June 1880.[8] It was just him and his wife: Louis Pitre 72 (laborer), wife Addelle 71

He died sometime after the 1880 census.


  1. Hebert, Rev. Donald J.. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900). CD. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1999-2000. Text:
    PITRE, Louis (Louis PITTRE & Angele BERTRAND) b. 7 Aug. 1810, bt. 23 Sept. 1810 Spons: Joseph PITTRE & Felicite BERTRAND. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.509)
  2. "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 October 2015), Louis Pitre and Marie Adile Vige, 27 Dec 1828; citing St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 870,694.
  3. Hebert, Rev. Donald J.. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900). CD. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1999-2000. Text:
    • PITRE, Louis (Louis Francois & Angelique BERTRAND) m. 27 Dec. 1828 Marie Adele VIGE of Iberville Parish (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#87)
    • PITRE, Louis - native of this parish (minor son of Louis PITTRE & dec. Angelique BERTRAND) m. 6 Jan. 1829 Marie Adele VIGE - native of this parish (minor daughter of Henri VIGE & Marie Louise BRAU) Wits: Joseph PITRE, Paul DUPRE, Joseph Pierre PITRE, Francois PITRE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.532)
  4. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 August 2015), Louis Petre, Miscellaneous Townships, St Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing 26, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 44; FHL microfilm 9,687.
  5. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), L*E L Pitre, St. Landry parish, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing family 1507, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), Don Louis Pitre, 1860.
  7. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2014), Don Louis Pitre, Louisiana, United States; citing p. 3, family 20, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,008.
  8. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2016), Louis Petre, Hickory Flat, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 6, sheet 459B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0449; FHL microfilm 1,254,449.
  • WikiTree profile Pitre-2156 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Nadine and others.

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