Person:Simon Courrege (1)

Simon Courrege
d.18 Nov 1910
Facts and Events
Name[1] Simon Courrege
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Apr 1829 Tournous Darre, Hautes Pyrennes (Tarbes), France
Other[1] 1853 Arrival
Unknown? 20 Apr 1854
Residence? 1900 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United StatesNew Iberia Town (north Half)
Death? 18 Nov 1910

Biographical Notes

Notes written by Cheryl Courrege Burguieres, August 1972:

"Simon Courrege, father of Jean Courrege, was born in 1829 in Tournous Darre of Hautes Pyrenees (Tarbes). This area is in southwestern France, close to the Spanish border - directly north of Lourdes. He was one of four brothers, all who decided to come to America (one brother stayed in New Orleans; another in Biloxi, Mississippi).

He married Marguerite Couget on April 20, 1854. Although both came from the same area in France, they met in New Orleans, not having known each other before.

A strong, dignified looking man, his characteristics were described on a passport dated 1860. He was described as being of brunette coloring, having brown hair and eyes, and of having an oval face with round chin and long nose.

He died at the age of 81, on November 18, 1910."

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1900 United States Federal Census. ( Operations Inc), Year: 1900; Census Place: New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 30A; Enumeration District: 34.

    Birth date: Apr 1828Birth place: FranceMarriage date: 1856Marriage place: Residence date: 1900Residence place: New Iberia Town (North Half), Iberia, LouisianaArrival date: 1853Arrival place:

  2.   National Archives and Records Administration. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration), Year: 1890; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_556; Line: 22; List number: 1488., 6 Oct 1890.

    Mr. Simon Couriege
    Arrival Date: 6 Oct 1890
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
    Age: 61
    Gender: Male
    Occupation: Butcher
    Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
    Destination: United States of America
    Place of Origin: France
    Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: French
    Ship Name: La Champagne
    Port of Arrival: New York
    Port Arrival State: New York
    Port Arrival Country: United States
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