I was looking through Jackie Vidrine’s book, Love’s Legacy: the Mobile Marriages and saw this record of Louis Marie de Populus, Escuyer de St. Protais’ second marriage in June of 1758 at the Fort at Mobile. Then I saw one of his witnesses was Francois de Mazellieres. It’s difficult for
The City of New Orleans was founded on this date in 1718. French immigrants Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville named the new settlement for Philippe II, the Duke of Orléans. Jean-Baptiste Lapaise de Védrines (the progenitor of all Vidrines in LA) was born just a few years earlier (1712) in
There is a great post by Wade Falcon about Leo Soileau (1904-1980). Leo Soileau descends from Jean Bapstiste Lapaise de Vedrines and Marie de Mocharvaux’s oldest child, Marie Jeanne de Vedrines (1761-1812) and her husband Jean Baptiste Richaume Soileau 1752-1854) through their son, Godefroy Soileau Sr. Click the photo below
I noticed on the calendar this morning that today is the 125th anniversary of the death of Fr. Eugene Fraering. He served as the Pastor of Sacred Heart in Ville Platte after the Civil War from 1873-1878, and during that time, encountered and got to know many Vidrines, baptizing, marrying,
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