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Ardeneaux-White Castle

Posted: 1282322539000
Classification: Query
I am researching the Alfred Ardeneaux family but can not fine them in census of White Castle, Iberville in any year.
Is there a variation of the spelling?

Re: Ardeneaux-White Castle

Posted: 1283183020000
Classification: Query
I found Alfred Ardeneaux on the 1920 Iberville Parish census in ward 8. His surname was picked up by Heritage Quest as "Ardeneus". The census is very blurred. On the Mormon site,, that same census has the spelling as "Ardeneaux".

1920 ward 8 Iberville Parish

Alfred Ardeneaux 1889 bn LA
Annie 1895 bn LA
Bertha 1913 bn LA
Mabel 1916 bn LA
John Curtis 1919 bn LA

I found Annie on the Social Security Death Index. She was born 9/3/1895 and died 9/1983.

I found an 1860 census for Houma in Terrebonne Parish.

Etienne Ardeneau 64 bn France
Mary 58 bn LA
Sylvanie [male] 26 bn LA
Malvina 18 bn LA [Sylvanie's wife Malvina Leblanc]
Eugene 23 bn LA
Alfred 20 bn LA
Mary Louise 21 bn LA

It is likely that Alfred [bn 1889] was the son of Sylvanie, Eugene or Alfred.

Sylvanie and Malvina had at least two children:
[1] Sylvania bn ca 1882, died 2/25/1947 and married John May on 6/24/1909. This info from her death record.
[2] Sidney Pierre bn ca 1886 at Chacahoula, died 12/22/1952 at Franklin, St. Mary Parish and married to Lydia Nolin. This info from his death record.

Eugene Ardeneaux and Leonie Migues had at least one child:
[1] Odee bn ca 1880 Iberia Parish, died 8/27/1927 Iberia Parish. This info from her death record.

I used various spellings and didn't find any more census records for this family. I'll keep looking.

If Alfred [bn 1889] descends from Etienne Ardeneau, then his surname was probably originally spelled, "Ardeneau". The "x" would have been added in Cajun Louisiana.

Hope this info helps in your research.


Re: Ardeneaux-White Castle

Posted: 1283289732000
Classification: Query
This was a great help, thank you.
I knew the last name spelling had been "amended" throughout the years. I tried HQ using Ordeneaux; Ardenoux, and various other spellings with no results.
I have very little information about his line, your information will certainly help.

Re: Ardeneaux-White Castle

Posted: 1283375322000
Classification: Query

It gets more complicated. I found Alfred's death record in Orleans Parish. He died 3/16/1953 at age 63. I then found that his obit appeared in the "Times-Picayune". It appeared on 3/17/1953 [pg. 2 col. 6] and on 3/18/1953 [pg. 2 col. 6].
I found the 1850 Terrebonne Parish census for Etienne Ordonneau. It shows that he was born 1799 in France. His family was listed as following:
Marie 1808
Jean 1827 [John was already married in 1860.]
Etienne 1831 [This may be Sylvanie.]
Adele 1833 [She married Jean Careau on 1/26/1852.]
Marie L. 1839 [She died 10/7/1917 in Terrebonne.]
Eugene 1836
Alfred 1840

In the Mormon records I found the following:

Alfred m. 3/23/1861 Elodie Calahan at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Houma.
Alfred m. 2/20/1871 Azema Ramogosa in Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish.
Alfred Ordonneaux m. 1/18/1892 Anne Ludivine Bourgeois at Chacahoula Church.

These must all be the same person. To complicate matters, I found an Alfred Ordonaux who was born 12/29/1889 in Labadieville, Assumption Parish. He was baptized on 1/4/1896 in Labadieville. His parents were Theophile Ordonaux and Marie Lydia Keller. This person certainly appears to be the same Alfred who was in Iberville Parish in 1920.

In the 1900 Lafourche Parish census [Ward 1], I found Theophile Ordano, age 32, born in LA 1/1868. His family was as follows:

Alfred 12/1889
Aida 6/1891
Leon 10/1893
Archille 12/1894
Camille 7/1895 [male]
Aline 6/1897
Elma 2/1900

I haven't yet found out who Theophile's parents were. That info would probably connect him to one of Etienne's sons. At least, I would think so.

Are you in Louisiana? If so, you may want to research the books by Father Hebert. His volumes cover the Sacramental Records for Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.

Hope this helps.


Reply - Ardeneaux-White Castle

Posted: 1283448085000
Classification: Query
Mmm, is it complicated.
From all indications, Alfred(born 1840) was a busy man, marrying 3 times. My best guess would be that this Alfred would be the great-grandfather of Arthur Ardeneaux, Sr which is the line I trying to research.
Both Arthur's father and brother were named Alfred, so I am certain this is the correct family.
Thanks so much.

Re: Reply - Ardeneaux-White Castle

Posted: 1314992012000
Classification: Query
Alfred Ardeneaux 1890 is defintely Authur Sr father. My father Russell was brother to Authur. I was told that my great grandfather was Alphons, not Alfred. There is another Alfred Ardeneaux who is brother to Authur and Russell and Alfred 1890 youngest son.

Re: Ardeneaux-White Castle

Posted: 1349302463000
Classification: Query
It was spelled in France as Ordeneau. The x was added later. I have seen it spelled with an a and an O, but I believe the original was O. There were several Afreds in the family.
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