Pierre Ernst GAROT Charles Leon GAROT Adolph J GAROT Jean F GIRERD Theresa GIRERD Leon Adolph GIRERD Joseph Gustave GIRERD Raymond L GIRERD Helen N GIRERD Victor GIRERD Marie Therese GOFFIN Mini tree diagram

Catherine GAROT1,2,3

18691,2 - 1951

Life History


Born in Belgium.1,2


Immigrated to Point of immigration not known, not naturalized.2

19th Jan 1889

Married Jean F GIRERD in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.3

Mar 1890

Birth of daughter Theresa GIRERD in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.4,5

4th Apr 1894

Birth of son Leon Adolph GIRERD in Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana.6,7,8,9,4,10,11,7

27th Nov 1896

Birth of son Joseph Gustave GIRERD in Frey, Acadia, Louisiana.9,7,12,6,4,6

3rd Dec 1902

Birth of son Raymond L GIRERD in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.13,14,6

about 1904

Birth of daughter Helen N GIRERD in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.5,6

25th Feb 1910

Birth of son Victor GIRERD in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.15,6


Death of Jean F GIRERD in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.16


Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas


Buried in De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1


  • 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 January, LaGrue,District 12, page 1B,  Olena Rd, Hse #19, Fam #20
    Girerd, John F Head  Owns F W 60 Immigrated to the US 1882 Naturalized1887 France France France (French native lang) Rice Farmer [abt 860]
    Girerd, Catherine Dau F W 50 Immigrated to the US 1886 Alien BelgiumBelgium Belgium (French native lang) [abt 1870]
    Girerd, Leon A Son M W 26 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1883] RiceFarm Laborer
    Girerd, Joseph G Son M W 23 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1886] RiceFarm Laborer
    Girerd, Raymond L Son M W 17 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1902] RiceFarm Laborer
    Girerd, Helen N Dau F W 15 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1904] NoOccup
    Girerd, Victor Son M W 9 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1910] No Occup

    A marriage record provides Catherine's maiden name.  The image is notavailable, and in the Ancestry transcription the name is spelledGarat.

    Louisiana, Marriages, 1718-1925
    Jean Gerard
    Spouse Catherine Garat [Garot]
    Marriage 19 Jan 1889 Acadia Parish
    [image not available, only transcription on Ancestry]

    It appears the surname was actually spelled Garot.  In the 1920census, after Catherine and Jean have moved near DeWitt, Arkansas,enumerated on the next page is a Garot household.  The head ofhousehold reports the same birth place information as Catherine, bornin Beligum, with both parents born in Belgium.  Adolph Garot appearsto be Catherine's brother.  Catherine name her first son Leon Adolph.Both Catherine and Adolph had sons named Victor.  Garots were still inDeWitt in the late 20th century.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 January, LaGrue,District 12, page 2B,  Burks and Olena Rd, Hse #45, Fam #47
    Garot, Adolph J Head  Owns F W 50 Immigrated to the US UnknownNaturalized Unknown Belgium Belgium Belgium (French native lang) RiceMill Laborer [abt 1870]
    Garot, M Lagnine Dau F W 36 Immigrated to the US 1886 LouisianaBelgium Belgium (French native lang) [abt 1884]
    Garot, Victor J Son M W 18 Louisiana Belgium Belgium [abt 1901] FarmLaborer
    Garot, Otto L Son M W 7 Arkansas Belgium Belgium [abt 1912]
    Garot, Walter B Son M W 6 Arkansas Belgium Belgium [abt 1913]
    Garot, Lillian E Dau F W 4 Arkansas Belgium Belgium [abt 1915]
    - page 3A -
    Garot, Aline Dau F W 13 Arkansas Belgium Belgium [abt 1906]

    From the ages of Catherine's children in the 1920 census, we can seethey moved to Arkansas County, Arkansas, after 1903, when their lastson Victor was born.  Her daughter Theresa is also enumerated in thearea in 1920 with her husband Francis Mouton.  Their daughter Helen isalso in the Mouton household.

    The birth places of Adolph's children tell us about when they moved toArkansas.  The first son Victor was born in Louisiana and the nextchild Otto was born in Arkansas in abt 1902.  The next son Otto wasborn in Arkansas about 1912.  This matches the timeline of the Girerdfamily, who moved to Arkansas after the birth of their last son Victorin about 1910.  Finding the 1910 census for Adolph narrowed this downfurther,  Adolph and his family were enumerated in Arkansas County,Arkansas in the 1910 census,   Their youngest child is Aline, age 4,born in Louisiana.  So they moved to LaGrue, Arkansas County, between1906 and early 1910.

    Catherine Girerd
    Birth 1869
    Death 1951
    [Inscription:  Mother Catherine Girerd 1869-1951
    Spouse Jean F. Girerd (1859 - 1926)
    Burial De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Jerry Grisham Jul 24, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #94141319,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94141319


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