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Marianne Trouchessec and Jean Pierre Trauchessec


Jean Pierre Trauchessec was born about 1779 at Chauvels, commune de Serviers, canton of St Amant, arrondissement of Mende. He married Marguerite Gaillard (daughter of Etienne Gaillard) in Goudas, Gabrias, France. Jean Pierre died 21 Dec 1829 at his home in Goudar (Archives de la Lozere, 21 Dec 1829). Marguerite remarried to Jean-Pierre Arnal.
Jean Pierre was a shoesmith. He nailed shoes on horses used in nearby fields and on the horses used by the traders who went from town to town to sell their wares, or who passed through while plying their trades. Mail was moved by wagons. It is presumed that his son Pierre grew up learning the trade.

Jean Pierre Trauchessec and Marguerite Gaillard had the following children:


1. Etienne Trauchessec He is mentioned in his fathers will as the eldest of his children.
2. Marie-Anne Trauchessec d. unknown, but after 1854
3. Pierre Trauchessec
4. Barthelemy Trauchessec
5. Firmin Trachessec
6. Pierre Trauchesec b. 5 April 1820. He was 9 years old when his father died.

Pierre Trauchesec was born 5 April 1820 in France and baptized the same day. Godparents: Etienne Gaillard, maternal grandfather and Marianne Trochesec, paternal aunt from Chauves. He married Marguerite Rol (daughter of Amable Rol and Marguerite Malaval) of Lanuejols on 14 May 1845. She was born 12 Dec 1823 in Lanuejols and died in 1906. Pierre died sometime earlier. (Archives de la Lozere)
Photo of Pierre and Marguerite

Pierre Trauchesec and Marguerite Rol had the following children;


1. Pierre Trochessec b. 11 Feb 1846 in Laneujols d. 3 days old
2. Marie Trochessec b. 22 May 1847 d. 23 Aug 1850 (3 yrs. old)
3. Jean Victor Trochesset b. 26 July 1848
4. Pierre Trochessec b. 8 Oct 1854
5. Henri-Pierre Trochesset b. 12 Oct 1858
6. Dorothee Noemi Trochesset b. 22 Aug 1865 d. 4 Aug 1885

Pierre and Marguerite's first 4 children were born in the mountain village of Lanuejols, in the Department of Lozere, France. Some time between late 1854 and mid 1855 the Trochesset family moved 75 miles (by horse and buggy) to Robiac in the small parish of Rochessadoule, canton of St. Ambroix, Department of Gard, France. Pierre then became a laborer. He worked in the coal mines which were very successful because of the railroad traffic in Robiac.

Jean Victor Trochesset was born 26 July 1848 in Lanuejols, France and baptized the same day. Godparents; Jean Malaval, his cousin and Elizabeth Rol, his aunt. He married Marie Delphine Mathieuse (Mathieu) (daughter of Louis Mathieuse and Amelie Buquoi) on 1 Oct 1877. (Book of Marriages, St Peter's Church, Covington, St. Tammany, Louisiana) Marie was born 25 Jan 1860 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. She died 23 April 1942 in Biloxi, Mississippi. John died 14 Aug 1903 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Both are buried in d'Iberville, Harrison County, Mississippi. Jean Victor Trochesset Photo and History

Jean Trochesset and Marie Mathieuse had the following children:


1. Louis Victor Trochesset b. 24 July 1878, m. Alena Fountain (dtr of Martin Fontaine and Marie Elizabeth Ladner) on 10 Jan 1906. Daily Herald, 18 Aug 1933 reads: Louis V. Trochesset, 52, native of Covington, La., and resident of Biloxi since he was 12 years old died at his home at 216 Keller Avenue at 9:40 last night following a heart ailment of short duration. He had been in the seafood business and also worked as a ship's carpenter all his life. He was a stockholder in the Gussie Fountain Packing Co. and prior to that was connected with the Foster Fountain Packing Co. He also worked as a baker for a time. He was a member of the Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He leaves his wife, Alena Fountain, six children, Mrs. D. C. Smith, Gulfport; Lurline Wallace, Kenneth, Dorothy and Miriam Trochesset; eight brothers, Philip and Paul, North Biloxi; Pierre, Joseph, Charles, Lawrence, Octave and Albert Trochesset of Biloxi; two sisters, Mrs. Ole Thompson and Mrs. C. F. Beyer, Lake Charles, La.; two grandchildren and his mother, Mrs. Trochesset Moran. The funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow from the home and with Mass at 9 a. m. at the Church of the Nativity by Father Keenan. Mr. Trochesset was a member of one of the oldest and best known families of Biloxi and had a great many friends.
2. John "Philip" Trochesset b. 6 Oct. 1879 m. Ida Fayard (dtr of Emile Fayard and Mary Saujon) on 17 May 1905. Daily Herald, 2 Jan 1979 reads in part: Philip John Trochesset, Biloxi, who reigned as king of the Biloxi Shrimp Festival in 1971, died Monday 1 January, at 9:45 p. m. at his home, 124 Race Track Road, North Biloxi. Mr. Trochesset, a retired fisherman and carpenter, was born 6 Oct 1879, in Covington, La., and resided in Biloxi for 90 years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Biloxi. Mr. Trochesset is survived by six sons, Oswald, John, George, Jack, Will, and Gerald Trochesset, all of Biloxi; seven daughters, Mrs. Camille Boney, Mrs. Elinor Diaz, Mrs. J. C. Demourelle and Mrs. Crawford Rushing, all of Biloxi; Mrs. James Baxter, Smithfield, KY.; Mrs. Jake Viator, Escatawpa; and Mrs. Al Osterheart, Panama City, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Curt Beyer, Sr., and Mrs. Felicie Thompson, Biloxi; 52 grandchildren; 113 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Quave Cemetery in North Biloxi.
3. Julius "Pierre" Trochesset b. 5 Sept 1880 m. (#1)Theresa Migalita Rodriguez (dtr of Anthony Rodriguez and Josephine Miller) on 24 Nov 1909. Their first child and its mother died in childbirth nine months after the marriage. m. (#2) Stella Gertrude Andrews (dtr of Dudley Andrews and Manuela Perez) on 10 April 1918. Daily Herald, 11 Oct 1971 reads in part: Funeral services for Jules Pierre Trochesset, Sr., 91, who died Saturday, was held Monday morning from the Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi. Interment was in the Biloxi Cemetery. Mr. Trochesset, born in Covington, La., came to Biloxi as a young boy. He was a charter member and a third and fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus and was an honorary member 4 years ago. He was also a charter member of the Woodmen of the World of Biloxi. Mr. Trochesset, a boat builder and owner of the "American Girl" schooner which won many Biloxi regattas, was formerly employed by Lester F. Alexander Construction Co. of New Orleans. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Stella Andrews Trochesset, Biloxi; one son, Capt. J. P. Trochesset, Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. Juliet Winslow, both of Biloxi; two brothers, Lawrence and Philip Trochesset, both of Biloxi; two sisters, Mrs. Felicie Thompson and Mrs. Curt Beyer, both of Biloxi, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
4. Joseph (Joe) Trochesset b. 1 Dec 1881 m. Theresa Quave (dtr of Peter Quave and Alphonsine Boney) on 7 June 1905. Joe died 19 March 1963, Daily Herald, reads in part:Joseph Trochesset, 80, native of Covington, La., and a resident of Biloxi most of his life, died (heart condition) at his residence at 949 Main St. Wed. night. He was a ship carpenter and fisherman and a member of the Carpenters' Union. Also a 50-yr member of the Woodmen of the World and a member of the Holy Name Society of St. John's Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theresa Quave Trochesset, one son, Rene Trochesset of Biloxi, four daughters, Mrs. Lemann Bounds, Meridian, Mrs. A. U. Dubuisson, Gulfport, and Mrs. Lee Kostmayer and Mrs. Frotscher Steckler of Biloxi; six brothers, Pierre, Charles and Lawrence Trochesset of Biloxi; Albert, New Orleans and Philip and Paul Trochesset of d'Iberville; two sisters, Mrs. Ole Thompson and Mrs. Curt Beyer, both of Biloxi; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Southern Memorial Park.
5.Charles (Charlie) Trochesset n.19 Jan 1883 He was baptized 15 Feb 1883 under the name Michel Eugene Trochesset. m. Laura Moran Daily Herald, 17 April 1970 reads in part: Charles Trochesset, 112 West Elder, Biloxi, expired early today at Mercy Hospital, Vicksburg at 87. A local relative said he had been there for treatment and apparently had a heart attack this morning. Mr. Trochesset's daughter, sister Mary Andrew RSM is a nurse at the hospital. He was a native of Covington, La., and lived here most of his life. Mr. Trochesset was a retired carpenter. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Laura Moran Trochesset; two sons, Carl Trochesset, Biloxi, and Vernon Trochesset, New York; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Tell, New Orleans, and Sister Andrew; three brothers, Pierre and Lawrence Trochesset, both of Biloxi, and Phillip Trochesset, North Biloxi; and two sisters, Mesdames Curt Boyer and Ole Thompson, both of Biloxi.
6. Paul Trochesset b. 29 June 1885 m. Catherine "Katie" Ida Quave (dtr of Raymond Quave and Josephine Seymour) on 6 Feb 1911. Daily Herald, pg 2, reads in part; Paul E. Trochesset, 83, a native of Covington, La., and a resident of North Biloxi for 77 years, died at Howard Memorial Hospital Wed evening (2 Oct 1968) at 7:40 p.m. after a confinement of 22 days. He resided at 109 Cedar Lake Ave., Biloxi. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Katie Quave Trochesset. A retired carpenter, Trochesset was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, one of the surviving chapter members of the Knights of Columbus, a fourth degree KC, and a member of the local Fisherman and Carpenters' Union. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Inez Porter, Mrs. Josephine Lamey, Mrs. Amaryllis Straughan, and Mrs. Clarice Lightner, all of Biloxi; seven sons, Edward, Harold, William of Biloxi; Earl, Arthur and Eric, of Pascagoula, and Raymond of Jackson; four brothers, Philip, Pierre, Charles, and Lawrence, all of Biloxi; two sisters, Mrs. Felicie Thompson and Mrs Curt Beyer, Biloxi; 50 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. ...graveside services at Biloxi Cemetery.
7. Laurence Trochesset m Agnes Manuel (dtr of Louis Manuel and Coralie Saurez) on 15 Sept 1920. Daily Herald, 23 Jan 1974, reads in part; Laurence Trochesset, 85, 942 Main St., Biloxi, retired carpenter, died at 10:40 P.M. Tuesday at Howard Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for 3 weeks. Mr. Trochesset was born in Covington, La., on 13 Feb 1888, and had lived in Biloxi for most of his life. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church of Biloxi. He was also a member of the Carpenters' Local Union of Biloxi, a veteran of WWI, and a member of WWI Barracks. Mr. Trochesset is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agnes Manuel Trochesset, Biloxi; one son, Shannon Trochesset, North Biloxi; one daughter, Mrs. Marian Turnock, Fort Worth, TX; one brother Phillip Trochesset, North Biloxi; two sisters, Mrs. Curt Beyer and Mrs. Felicie Thompson, Biloxi; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ... Interment will be in the Biloxi Cemetery.
8. Marie Alice Trochesset b. 30 April 1889 Little is known about her except that she fell down a set of steps, causing a terrible concussion. She died shortly thereafter at a young age.
9. Octave Trochesset b. 2 June 1890 m. Antonia Clara Illich (dtr of Anthony Illich and Mary Kresich) on 1 Jan 1914. Orange, Tx. newspaper, 26 Oct 1955 reads in part;Octave Trochesset, 65, father of Oliver Trochesset of Bridge City, died Wed at 4 A.M. in the Studey-Dewitt Clinic in Groves after he suffered a heart attack Tuesday at 10:30 P.M. in the home of his son. Mr. Trochesset was a native of Biloxi, Miss., and had been visiting his son's home for the past week. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Biloxi. The body will be sent to Biloxi ... for services and burial there. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Curtis Fountain and Mrs. Tony Fallo, both of Biloxi; seven brothers, Paul, Pierre, Charles, Joseph, Laurence, Phillip Trochesset, all of Biloxi, and Albert Trochesset of New Orleans, and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Thompson and Mrs Curt Beyer also of Biloxi.
10. Bartholomew "Albert" Trochesset b.14 Oct 1891 m. Josephine Velcich (dtr of James Velcich and Mary Martinolich) on 21 June 1916. Daily Herald, 15 July 1963, reads in part; Albert B. Trochesset, 71, a native of Covington, La., and former Biloxian, died at 2:50 a.m. today at his home in New Orleans. Trochesset lived in Biloxi from the time he was an infant until 1937 when he and his family moved there. He is survived by his wife, the former Josephine Velcich of New Orleans, one son, Henry Trochesset, Bayville, Long Island, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Harvey Krefft and Mrs. David Ebeling, both of New Orleans, and Sister Miriam Therese, of Notre Dame School, Dallas, Tx.; five brothers, Philip, Pierre, Charles, Paul and Lawrence, all of Biloxi; two sisters, Mrs. Ole Thompson and Mrs. Curt F. Beyer, both of Biloxi, and 17 grandchildren. ..., burial at St. Roch Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans.
11. Marie "Felicie" Trochesset b. 23 Jan 1895 m. Ole Thompson (son of Mason Thompson and Euphrosine Nicaise) on 30 March 1921. Daily Herald, 23 Dec 1980, reads in part; Mrs. Felicie Trochesset Thompson, 85, widow of Ole E. "Jack" Thompson, a resident of 120 Azalea Drive, Biloxi, died Monday morning (Dec 22) in Howard Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for 2 weeks. A native and lifelong resident of Biloxi, she was a member of Nativity B. V. M. Cathedral where she was a member of the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Catholic Women's Club and the Woodmen of the World Circle. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Curt (Reseda) Beyer, Biloxi. ... Burial will follow in Biloxi Cemetery.
12. Marie "Reseda" Trochesset b. 8 Jan 1900 m. Curt Beyer (son of George Beyer and Wilhelmina Mohrmann, both of Hamburg, Germany) on 30 Aug 1932. Mrs. Reseda Trochesset Beyer, 91 of Buloxi died Thursday, 6 June 1991, in Lake Charles, La. (while on a car trip from Biloxi to Texas). ...she graduated from Biloxi High School in 1919 and Miss. State College for Women in 1923, at a time when few women got a degree. Mrs. Beyer retired from the Welsh, La. school system, where she had been a teacher. She was a member of the Nativity BVM Altar Society. She was a woman of great faith in the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Billie Marie) Biasi of Biloxi; a son, Curt George Beyer II of Baytown, Tx.; five grandchildren. ... burial in Southern Memorial Park, Biloxi, Miss.
13. Rene' Trochesset died young

Jean Victor arrived in the United States (New Orleans, Louisiana) via Canada on 14 Sept 1874.
Jean Victor and his wife Marie lived with her parents in Covington, Louisiana for quite some time before moving to Abita Springs, Louisiana. There he worked for a dairy processor (Brown's Dairy) until 1893.
Jean Victor became a citizen of the United States 30 Jan 1892.Documentation of Naturalization Papers of Jean Victor Trochesset are maintained by the Chancery Court of St. Tammany Parish in Covington, Louisiana.
In the summer of 1893 Jean Victor prepared his large family for the long excursion by schooner to North Biloxi. (Chancery Court Records, Jackson County, Mississippi, Book 14, pg 381) shows that for the sum of $750, Jean Victor purchased a tract of land (25 arpents) on the North side of the Back Bay of Biloxi.

Jean Victor and the boys began working with Martin Fountain, a master boat builder. Boat building became a favorite job among the Trochesset clan. Their boats, the Indian Girl,the Ruth,and the American Girl became their pride and joy. The American Girl was a racing ship that out ran anything in her class for 14 consecutive years, and in doing so, won the Loving Cup.
On 4 Aug 1903, The "Daily Herald", Biloxi, Mississippi, pg. 6, records his death. Captain Jean Trochesset died this morning at 1:40 after an illness of several weeks, aged 55 years. He was born in Nimes, France, and had been a resident of America for 35 years. Capt. Trochesset was a trustee of the Back Bay public school and owner of the fast schooner "American Girl". He leaves a wife and large family.
On 8 Aug 1906 Marie Delphine remarries to Baptiste Moran (son of Francois Moran and Catherine Fournier)

Charles Trochesset was born 17 Jan 1883 in Covington, St Tammany, Louisiana. He married Laura Victoria Moran (dtr of Joseph Maurin of Canada and Louise Ladner of Cat Island, Miss) on 9 Aug 1905 in Back Bay, Mississippi. Laura was born 17 June 1885 in Seymour, Harrison, Mississippi. She died 4 May 1982 Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi and is buried at Biloxi City Cemetery. Charles died 17 April 1970 in Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi. Photo of Charlie Trochesset

Charles Trochesset and Laura Moran had the following children:


1.(F) Ruth Genevieve Trochesset (Sister Mary Andrew, RSM) n. 16 Dec 1906 d. 18 June 1999
She was a Catholic Nun in the order of Sister's of Mercy.
2.(M) Carl John Trochesset (??? b. 20 Aug 1910, d. 26 June 1996 Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi???) m. Thelma A. Lamey
3.(M)Thelma Marguerite Trochesset n. 27 June 1909 d. 7 Aug 1991
4.(M) James Cecil Trochesset n. 25 Nov 1912 m. Barbara G. Werner
5.(M) Vernon Anthony Trochesset n.. 5 Jan 1920 m. Elsie J. Benson

Charles and Laura made their home on Davis Street , Back Bay, Mississippi until 1924, when they move several blocks west to Elder Street. Charlie was a fisherman in his earlier years of marriage, but because his work kept him away from home, Laura persuaded him to give up fishing. He then became a fireman for a few years. Most of his life, however, was spent as a carpenter. He worked as a carpenter in the shipyard on Back Bay, particularly during WWII. Later years finds him as a supervisory carpenter for the City of Biloxi, where he retired.
Charlie entertained the neighborhood children by walking in his yard, on his hands, around and around his house. He also enjoyed playing card games and throwing his cast net.

Thelma Marguerite Trochesset was born 27 June 1909. She married Gerald Edward Tell on 4 Sept 1929. He was born 15 April 1904 and died 19 May 1982 Thelma died 7 Aug 1991. 50th Wedding Anniversary Photo

Thelma Trochesset and Gerald Tell had the following children:


1.(F) Ruth Evelyn Tell was born (Private)
2.(F) Geraldine (Gerry) Emelda Tell n. 14 Dec 1931; d. 21 April 2000; m. Jacque (Jack) Rovira (n. 12 Dec 1928 d. July 1978) . Their children are 1. (F) Jacqueline Elizabeth Rovira She married (#1) Frank Johnson, child: Damion E. She married (#2) Blaine Western, child: Blaine, Jr. 2. (M) Randall David Rovira m. Pamela Cosse; their children are: Alison, Courtney, and Chase 3. (M) Stephen Michael Rovira m. Jeanne M. Ritter; their children are: Joshua, Jeremy, Savannah, and Olivia. Gerry is buried at Greenwood Cemetery.
3.(M) Gerald Edward Tell, Jr. was born (Private) m. Carole Walters m. Linda Marie Pennison. Gerald and Carole's child is (M) Tracey Arthur Tell.
4.(M) Ronald Arthur Tell was born (Private)

Thelma Trochesset was a housewife and spent her spare time with the paintings she created. Present generations still have her collections.

Ronald Arthur Tell was born (Private) in New Orleans, Louisiana. He married: 1st wife, Dianne Lucille Staunton on 9 June 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dianne was born 31 Jan 1951 d 12 Nov 1997 Metairie, LA. Married: 2nd wife, Kathy Jean LaCombe (Broussard) 26 February 2000 in Harahan, Louisiana. Kathy was born (Private) in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Ronald Tell and Dianne Staunton had the following child;


1.(F) Rachel Evelyn Tell born (Private)


1.(M) James Savan Broussard, Jr. (Jaime) was born (Private) in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
2.(M) Eric Wayne Broussard was born (Private) in Lake Charles, LA. He married Chandra Stelly, 20 November 1999 in Grand Lake, Louisiana.

Ronald (Ron) was in the US Air Force. He received his MBA at Washington State University and is employed by (IBM) International Business Machines. He started fixing vacuum tube based computers in 1973 and worked his way up to instructing classes on designing Internet applications.

A lot of my information is compiled from a publication by Brother Jerome Lepre,
entitled Gulf Coast Genealogy - The Trochesset Family

All Rights Reserved, Kathy LaCombe Tell 2001

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