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Andre Prudhomme (1811 - 1871)

Andre Prudhomme
Born in St. Landry, Orleans Territory, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 29 Jun 1829 in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Died at age 60 in Opelousas, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Andre Prudhomme was born in 1811 to Michel Andre Prudhomme and [[Darbonne-68| Sidonie Darbonne. He was killed in 1871.
MURDER OF MR. ANDRE PRUD'HOMME. An atrocious murder was committed last week in Prairie Mamou, in this Parish, Mr. Andre Prud'homme being the victim.
It appears that a Widow Saunier had a son, some 10 or 12 years of age, over whom she had already lost all control. She requested Mr. Prud'homme to take charge of this spoilt Child and to endeavor to inculcate in him a spirit of obedience and industry, with the aid of the birch, if necessary. One day the child committed some act for which he had been repeatedly reprimanded, and Mr. Prud'homme inflicted upon him a slight corporeal punishment.
The boy ran off and went and lodged complaint, not with his mother, but with his cousin, John Saunier, a young man of about 28 or 30 years of age.
On last Thursday week, the 15th just, at about 5 o'clock in the morning, John Saunier presented himself at Mr. Prud'homme's gate, armed with a revolver. He called Mr. Prud'homme, who had not risen, but who soon went out to see who this early caller might be. Arrived at the gate, he recognized John Saunier, armed as we have said with a revolver, and who addressed him about thus: "I have come to settle that affair about the little boy." "But," rejoined Mr. Prud'homme, this is not the way to do that. Hold on; let me prepare myself." Saunier then snapped his revolver twice at Mr. Prud'homme and as he turned to re-enter his house, Saunier fired upon him, the bullet striking him in the lower portion of the lack, and going through his body.
Mr. Prud'homme walked unassisted to his door, but at about 4 o'clock in the evening he was a corpse.
Upon being wounded, Mr. Prud'homme no doubt felt that his end was near, and he immediately sent for a physician and a Justice of the Peace, and it is from his dying declaration that we gather the facts as above stated.
Of course, soon after committing the foul deed Saunier fled, but we think that he will soon be in the hands of justice.
Mr. Prud'homme, was a man of some 62 years of age, respectable and generally esteemed, and father of numerous family, while Saunier had a very bad reputation. [1]


  1. The Opelousas Courier Vol. XVIII, NO. 41 June 24, 1871
  • "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 May 2014), André Prudhomme, St. Landry parish, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing family 1979, NARA microfilm publication M432.
  • "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Andre Prudhomme, St Landry, Opelousas, Louisiana, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population,"; p. 238, household ID 1568, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 803424.
  • "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 Oct 2014), Audoe Prud*, Louisiana, United States; citing p. 31, family 212, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552029.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andre Prudhomme (6 Jan 1811–15 May 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. Find A Grave: Memorial #157043160, citing Saint Landry Church Cemetery, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Bond girl (contributor 47393484) .

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