Person:Pelagie Helfer (1)

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Pelagie Aidelein Helfer
m. 1768
  1. Pelagie Aidelein Helfer1770 - 1845
m. 28 Feb 1786
  1. Marie Celeste Rodrigue1786 -
  2. Jean Baptiste Rodrigue1788 - 1842
  3. Emerante Rodrigue1790 - 1854
  4. Zenon Rodrigue1797 -
  5. Edouard Rodrigue1798 - 1872
  6. Norbert Rodrigue1800 - 1837
  7. Delfine Rodrigue1802 - 1882
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Name Pelagie Aidelein Helfer
Alt Name Pelagie Aidelein Elfer
Gender Female
Birth? 1770 Louisiana, United StatesGerman Coast
Marriage 28 Feb 1786 Edgard, St John the Baptist, Louisiana, USAto Jean Charles Rodrigue
Death? 17 Jun 1845 Edgard, St John the Baptist, Louisiana, USA

Pelagie Helfer (Elfer) was born to Maurice Elfer and Marie Hoffman in 1770 in the Louisiana German Coast. She died on 17 Jun 1845, in Edgard, Louisiana.

Marriage

Jean Charles married Pelagie Helfer on 28 February 1786, in St. John the Baptist Church, Edgard, Louisiana. Their children were Jean-Baptiste, Firmain, Geneaux, Edouard, Norbert, Celeste, Emerante and Delfine.

Document Transcription
This is to certify that Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Valaxi Elfre [Pelagie Elfer] were lawfully married on the 28 day of February 1786, according to the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church and in conformity with the laws of the State of Louisiana. [name of priest and witnesses] As appears in the Marriage Register of this church, Volume I, page 28?.

Inventory of the community property of the late Jean-Charles Rodrigue and his wife, Pelagie Elfer

No. 23. 4-28-03. Jean-Charles Rodrigue died a few months before this date and Andry now orders an inventory and appraisal of the community property in order that there might be a settlement between Pelagie Elfer and her children, namely: Jean-Baptiste (12), Firmain (10), Geneau (8), Edouard (6), Norbert (4), Celeste, wife of Louis Picou, Emerante (11), and Eelfine (1). Inventory and appraisal made by Andre Tregre and Antoine Vicner in the presence of the widow; Louis Picou; Pierre and Francois Rodrigue, brothers of Jean-Charles; Jean-Louis Laurent and Louis de Grandmont. First item appraised is a farm 3 arpents wide bounded above by the farm of George Schof and below by that of Pierre Rodrigue. Debts owed by the succession to: the estate of Jean-Baptiste Rodrigue, and Baptiste Grima (of New Orleans).

Receipt, March 26, 1804. Louis Picou declares to Andry, in the presence of Andre Deslonde and Louis de Grandmont, that he has received from his mother-in-law, Pelagie Elfer, widow of Jean-Charles Rodrigue, the sum due his wife, Celeste Rodrigue, from the succession of her father, Jean-Charles Rodrigue. Verloin de Gruy signed in the place of Grandmont. [1] [2]

References
  1. Family Records of Dorothy Naquin.
  2. Conrad, Glenn R. Saint-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. John the Baptist Parish with Genealogy and Index, 1753-1803. (Lafayette, Louisiana: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1972).
  3.   Rodrigue Records in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 1783-1805. (Taken from: Conrad, Glenn R. Saint-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. John the Baptist Parish with Genealogy and Index, 1753-1803 (Lafayette, Louisiana: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1972).).
  4.   Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. (New Orleans, Louisiana: Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1987-).
  5. Records of St. John the Baptist Church, Edgard, Louisiana.
    Marriage Certificate