Theresa GIRERD Leon Adolph GIRERD Joseph Gustave GIRERD Raymond L GIRERD Helen N GIRERD Victor GIRERD Catherine GAROT Mini tree diagram

Jean F GIRERD3,1,2

18591,2 - 19262

Life History


Born in France.1,2





19th Jan 1889

Married Catherine GAROT 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


Resident Children all born in Louisiana in LaGrue, Arkansas, Arkansas.1


Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.2


Buried in De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.2


  • 1900 Federal Census, Acadia County, Louisiana, 6 June, District 6,page 4B, Hse/Fam #74
    Girerd, Jean F Head W M Mar 1859 41 Married 11 yrs France FranceFrance Immigrated 1882 IN US 17 yrs Farmer Owns
    Girerd, Catherine Wife W F  Aug 1869 30 Married 11 yrs 3 children/3living Immigrated 1885 IN US 14 yrs Belgium Belgium Belgium
    Girerd, Theresa Dau W F Mar 1890 10 Single Louisiana France Belgium
    Girerd, Leon Son W M Apr 1894 6 Single Louisiana France Belgium
    Girerd, Joseph Son W M Nov 1896 3 Single Louisiana France Belgium

    Jean settled in Louisiana, was naturalized in 1887 (see 1920 censusbelow), and received a homestead land grant in 1892 near Meridian.

    U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
    Jean F Girerd
    Issue Date 1 Aug 1892
    161.01 Acres
    Meridian, Acadia Parish, Louisiana
    Township 8-S, Range 1-W, Section 2
    Land Office New Orleans
    Authority May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)

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

    From the ages of the children in the 1920 census, we can see theymoved to Arkanas County, Arkansas, after 1903, when their last sonVictor was born.

    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 1860]
    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 1903] RiceFarm Laborer
    Girerd, Helen N Dau F W 15 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1903] NoOccup
    Girerd, Victor Son M W 9 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1903] No Occup


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