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A Town Called Mechanickham?

A Town Called Mechanickham?

J. Morris (View posts)
Posted: 952948800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1050255614000
Surnames: Jeanne
Does anyone know anything about a town in Jefferson Parish called Mechanickham? My ancestor, Jules Jeanne and family are listed on the 1880 census as living in this town. I don't believe it exists anymore. Was it renamed? Is it near to any other present-day cities in Jefferson Parish?

Mechanickham

Posted: 953035200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1050255788000
Surnames: .
mechackiham? is today known as The City of Gretna, the parish seat of jefferson Parish. It was incorporated into gretna in 1913. the City of gretna is made up of several small villages,Mechinacham, Gretna, Brooklyn Pasture, Mcdonoghville. You may also find It listed as New Mech. and an old mech. there is a very good book written by Dr. Mary Grace Curry about the history of Gretna and the villages that make up Gretna today it can be purchased at the Gretna museum complex on Lafayette st. in Gretna.

Mechanikham

Elodie B. Schindelheim (View posts)
Posted: 953035200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1050255741000
Surnames: EHRET
I visited Gretna last summer. On a sign as you enter the town.......
CITY OF GRETNA
Incorporated 20 August 1913.
John Ehret, First Mayor.
Seat of Jefferson Parish Government since 1884.
German settlement laid out in 1836 by Benjamin Buisson for Nicolas Noel Destrehan as VILLAGE OF MECHANIKHAM.

John Ehret was a brother to my Gt. Grandmother Catherine EHRET.
I was always perplexed looking at the census too. I hope this helps.
Elodie

Mechanickham

Posted: 953035200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1050255648000
Surnames: ,
It is a part of Gretna, in Jefferson parish.

Re: A Town Called Mechanickham?

Robert V. Jeanne (View posts)
Posted: 1003940856000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jean, Jeanne
Mechanickham was changed to Grenta when the town was incorporated. Do you have an exact address of his residence or place of business? I understand he was a "Store Keeper".

Re: A Town Called Mechanickham?

Posted: 1053402483000
Classification: Query
It was renamed when Mechanickham was "incorporated" the city was renamed to Gretna. So Mechanickham is Gretna. Have you found anything on the where abouts of Octave his eldest child? You can reach me at snoopy2322@netzero.com

Re: Mechanikham

Posted: 1362946606000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ehret
My grandfather was John Ehret, the 1st mayor of Gretna, Louisiana. If you are related let me know.
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