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Re: WILLIAM FITZGERALD-orphan-1852-1897
Posted by: Rosie Morein Wells Date: January 25, 2002 at 04:20:31
In Reply to: WILLIAM FITZGERALD-orphan-1862-1897 by Sandra Fitzgerald of 394

Marie Celise Bergeron (daughter of Joseph & Eleanore Bergeron) m. 30 Nov. 1875 William Fitzgerald, an orphan. (Arnaudville Ch.: v. 3, p. 157) Hebert, V. 12, p. 32

You should be able to find the remainder of the Bergerons in Fr. Hebert's "Southwest Louisiana Records".

For information on where William Bergeron was buried, write to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Grand Coteau, LA 70541. Although the funeral service was conducted in the deceased's parish church, burial often took place in a cemetery other than the church's cemetery. Include the following information in you letter to make it quick and easy for the church's secretary to locate William's burial record:

Fitzgerald, William d. 4 May 1897 at age 45 years (GC Ch.: v. 1, p. 11) Hebert, V. 28, p. 171

Sometime ago, there appeared in "Bonnes Nouvelles", a monthly newspaper published by Bobby Dardeau, 907 W. Lincoln Street, Ville Platte, LA 70686, an article about the orphans from the orphan train. I remember reading something about an organization formed to help the descendants of the orphans find their ancestors. Are you a member of that organization? If not, let me know and I will look for the article.

I am a French-speaking native of Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, LA. I have lived in Birmingham since my marriage to Ed in 1954.

Avec mes meilleurs sentiments
(with my very best wishes)
Rosie Morein Wells
Birmingham, AL

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