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Re: Becnel

Posted: 1077773720000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Becnel LaPorte
Note: Olivia was shown as the widow of Louis LaPorte on the 1870 Census:
1870 Federal Census of the United States, St. John the Baptist, LA Ward 1; Dwelling 72/Family 72
72 72 Laporte, Wow. Louis 30 F M Keeping house 100 Louisiana
72 72 Becnel, Henry 8 M M Louisiana
72 72 Becnel, Opteme 12 M M Louisiana
72 72 Becnel, Marie 7 F M Louisiana

However, it is believed by several researchers I correspond with that the father of Optime was Leo Becnel. Henri's father too was noted to be Leo Becnel. Which Leo Becnel has not as far as I know, ever been documented.

The Leo Becnel parentage is based on a notation on the marriage records of Optime.
Optime's marriage certificate (Dec 31 1885 in New Orleans) to Mathilde Forstall, shows that his fathers name was Leo. This information from George Vigreux.

There are two people who are researching this particular family.They are Dave Roberts and George C. Vigreux. Have not heard from either in quite a while, but try these email addresses:
dvrbrts@inreach.com and Georgev11@prodigy.net
I saw the reply that Jay left and hope that he can share his source with Dave and George - who would love to get the specifics. They have been searching for years. The Leo he indicates - Aimé Leopold "Leo" Becnel - was single at the time Optime and Henri were fathered, but in 1870 married Noemie Marie Hermann and had about 10 children with her.
I show Olivia with Louis LaPorte as that is the documentation that I have sourced.

ALSO, noticed in the Mathilde Forstall family, a man shown as mulatto, but shows born in Cuba. That could very well be a clue to find LaPorte - also shown as 'spanish'.
1 Olivia Brown b: Abt. 1840 d: June 1888
.. +Louis LaPorte b: Abt. 1840 d: Bef. 1870
...... 2 Optime Becnel b: 1858 d: September 12, 1918
.......... +Mathilde Forstall b: 1869 m: December 31, 1885
............... 3 Albert B. Becnel b: June 11, 1886 d: August 01, 1975
....................... 4 Norris Becnel b: 1909
............... 3 Edwin Becnel b: 1903
............... 3 Benjamin Becnel b: 1905
...... 2 Edward Henri Bruno Becnel b: December 08, 1860 d: April 16, 1925
.......... +Marie Julia "Bebe" Albert b: August 09, 1869 m: Bet. 1884 - 1887 d: February 27, 1934
............... 3 Olivia Becnel b: Abt. 1883
............... 3 Iranie Becnel b: Abt. 1885
............... 3 Henri Bruno Becnel, Jr. b: Abt. 1888
............... 3 Jeanne Marie (Michiam?) Becnel b: July 09, 1889 d: August 18, 1984
................... +Dan Rousseve b: March 03, 1886 m: Bet. 1905 - 1915 d: November 30, 1956
............... 3 Agnes Becnel b: 1895
............... 3 Leontine Becnel b: Abt. 1896
............... 3 Mollest Jon Becnel b: June 24, 1896 d: January 1982
....................... 4 Edward Henry Becnel b: May 29, 1924 d: June 1993
........................... +Grace Jean
............... 3 Paul Becnel b: July 31, 1903 d: October 02, 1969
............... 3 Irma Becnel b: March 24, 1904 d: March 08, 1991
................... +John Bertrand b: June 24, 1899 d: October 1978
....................... 4 John Bertrand, Jr.
....................... 4 Audrey Bertrand
........................... +Leonard Holmes b: 1921 d: 1998
....................... 4 Lloyd Bertrand
........................... +Isabel Mary Vigroux
...... 2 Marie Becnel b: 1862
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Kenneth Mullikin 953301574000 
Janelle 957568372000 
nettebeee 1049910114000 
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Darschnatz 1077773720000 
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