Person:Jean Courrege (1)

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Name[1][2][3] Jean Courrege
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 3 Feb 1855 New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Marriage 26 Jul 1880 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United Statesto Marie Emerantia Rodrigue
Residence[2] 28 Apr 1910 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Residence[3] 15 Jan 1920 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Death[1] 11 Jul 1928 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Burial? Saint Peter's Cemetery, New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States

Jean Courrege - Biographical Notes

Notes written by Cheryl Courrege Burguieres, August 1972:

"Jean Courrege was born February 3, 1855, in Jefferson parish (New Orleans).

He was the eldest of six children of Simon Courrege and Marie Couget, the others being:

  • Joseph Bertrand, born December 1, 1856, in Jefferson Parish. Uncle Bertrand is remembered as having a dairy in New Iberia, and later moved to Alexandria, where he had a grocery store. He is the father of Rene, Jeanne, and Paul.
  • Jean Marie, born December 9. 1863, in New Iberia. Father of Camille Courrege.
  • Marie Elie, born December, 1865, in Jefferson parish, but was to spend all but the first couple of years of her life in France.
  • Eugenie, born December 27, 1867, in France. She married Godleif Ribbeck of Houston and had four children, one being Laura (married to O. H. Kainer of Houston).
  • Alexis, born December 5, 1870, in New Orleans. Father of Pauline, Alice, Gus, and Isidore.

Eugenie (Aunt Jenny) was born in France after the family returned there in 1867, after the end of the Civil War (one official document dated March 18, 1867, gives the birth dates of Simon Courrege's then four children - such a declaration was probably needed before a return to France). It was on this return that Jean (Grandpere) and Bertrand were left in Tarbes to be educated for a number of years. it was also at this time that Marie Elie was left in France with cousins, who were to raise her temporarily. However, growing too attached to them, she remained until her death in 1951.

Jean Courrege married Marie Rodrigue in 1880 and of this union were the eleven children. In his lifetime he acquired considerable property, of which part was devoted to his livelihood slaughterhouse operation (buying cattle and selling the meat wholesale to smaller operated butchers).

Grandpere [Jean] died July 11, 1828, at the age of 73, due to complications of a hernia which had caused blockage of his kidneys. His memorial in the newspaper remembered him as a man of a quiet and unassuming disposition who was highly respected by all who knew him. He was described as being well read in the literature of the day and as being noted for his business ability, always being careful and honest. He was in the Society de Bienfaissance."

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 State of Louisiana. Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949.

    Birth date: 1855 Birth place: Death date: 11 Jul 1928 Death place: Louisiana
    Louisiana Statewide Death Index 1900-1949;
    Certificate Number: 8876
    Volume: 20

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Heritage Quest (Bountiful, Utah). Louisiana 1910 U.S. federal census index. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, c2003), Year: 1910; Census Place: New Iberia Ward 6, Iberia, Louisiana; Roll: T624_514; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 1030., 28 Apr 1910, Primary quality.

    New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
    -Courrege, Jean Head WM 55 Owner, Butcher Shop; Mother and Father born in France
    -Marie wife WF 46 Mother of 11 children with 11 children living
    -Lucien son WM 24 [Lut]
    -Leontine daughter WF 22 [Tine]
    -Rosa daughter WF 20
    -Odilia daughter WF 17
    -Bertha daughter WF 16
    -Albert son WM 13
    -Lucy daughter WF 10
    -Emile son WM 7
    -Marie daughter WF 5
    Link to census record on

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States. Bureau of the Census. 14th census, 1920. Louisiana, 1920 federal census : soundex and population schedules. (Washington [District of Columbia]: The National Archives, 193-?), Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 6, Iberia, Louisiana; Roll: T625_613; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 784., 15 Jan 1920.

    Ward 6, New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
    -Courrege, Jean Head WM 65 Occupation - Butcher and farmer (father born in France, Mother born in LA)
    -Marie wife WF 57
    -Emile son WM 16
    -Marie daughter WF 14
    Link to census record on