The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and the Creoles of German Descent, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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American germanica Press, 1909 - Creoles - 136 pages
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A facinating read, and a great help to those researching their family history in South La.
This version of the book has a flaw however, which forces me to only give it 4 out of 5 stars. Pages 42
and 43 are repeated several times replacing what would have been pages 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 and 51.
I would love to see this PDF redone and the missing pages 44 - 51 added.

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Page 4 - Hiens who, seizing his opportunity two days' after, sought to punish crime by crime. In our presence he shot the murderer of La Salle through the heart with a pistol ; he died on the spot, unshriven, unable even, to utter the names of Jesus and Mary. Another -who was with Hiens, shot the murderer of the sieur de Moranget (Liotot), in the side with a musket-ball.
Page 106 - The recollection that the filling in of this bayou was a war measure still lingers with the native (Creole) population of the locality, but only dimly, for when the author asked one of those living near it when and why the bayou had been filled in, the man answered in all honesty that it was done during the "Confederate War" (1861 to 1865). The exact locality of this historic spot where the filling in occurred can be easily found now. It is at the railroad station "Rhoades" of the Yazoo & Mississippi...
Page 44 - D'Arensbourg's influence that enabled Villere to march two days later with 400 Germans upon New Orleans where the Germans took the Chapitoulas Gate on the morning of October 28th. The Acadians under Noyan, the militia of Chapitoulas under de Lery and the people of the town followed; and on the morning of the 29th they marched upon the public square (Jackson Square) before the building of the Superior Council to support the demand of Lafreniere to give Ulloa three days
Page 12 - The land is filled with gold, silver, copper, and lead mines. If one wishes to hunt for mines, he need only go into the country of the Natchitoches. There he will surely draw pieces of silver out of the earth.
Page 16 - The people who are sent there are miserable wretches driven from France for real or supposed crimes, or bad conduct, or persons who have enlisted in the troops or enrolled as emigrants, in order to avoid the pursuit of their creditors.
Page 16 - You cannot find twenty of these vagabond families in Louisiana now. Most of them died in misery or returned to France, bringing back such ideas which their ill success had inspired. The most frightful accounts of the country of the Mississippi soon began to spread among the public, at a time when German colonists were planting new and most successful establishments on the banks of the Mississippi, within five or seven leagues from New Orleans.
Page 12 - draw pieces of silver mines out of the earth.' After these mines we will hunt for herbs and plants for the apothecaries. The savages will make them known to us. Soon we shall find healing remedies for the most dangerous wounds, yes, also, so they say, infallible ones for the fruits of love.
Page 131 - ... frontiers of the provinces ; but, very injudiciously, no care had been taken to intermix them with the English inhabitants of the place, so that very few of them, even of those who have been born there, have yet learned to speak or understand the English tongue. However, as they were all zealous Protestants, and in general strong, hardy men, accustomed to the climate, it was judged that a regiment of good and faithful soldiers might be raised out of them, particularly proper to oppose the French;...
Page 32 - Suffice it to say that, on the next day, the Chevalier d'Aubant was married to the mysterious stranger, who gave no other name to the inquiring priest than that of Charlotte. In commemoration of this event, they planted those two oaks, which, looking like twins and interlocking their leafy arms, are, to this day, to be seen standing side by side on the bank of the St. John, and bathing their feet in the stream, a little to the right of the bridge, as you cross it, in front of Allard's plantation.

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