My name is Jeff Meyer and Augustine Pelegal was my great, great grandfather. His wife was Victoria Noreri who died at age 23. They had 2 children, Eleonora and Adele. Eleonor married John Barbier, and their son Matthew J. Barbier was my maternal grandfather. Not sure of a nickname for Eleonora, but I could ask my aunt. We have the family history from John & Eleonora Barbier on down
I have become interested in the family line recently because of some documents I was researching. My aunt and and cousins have done extensive genealogy but the Pellegal (in its many spelling variations) line was incomplete. It sounds like you are curious like I am.
Augustine then had a partner, Josephine Ansardi, who I believe were never married. I suppose one could say that we are "step" related.
Did I notice that there is a family reunion of sorts for this lineage? I will be in New Orleans mid-January to celebrate my mother's 90th B-day (she was Augustine Pellegals' great grandfather). Odds are it isn't then. I am happy to discover this blog and am willing to share any info you may be looking for that I have.
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