Louisiana. Second District Court (Orleans Parish)
Recordation of Marriages, May 12, 1879 to April 12, 1880

City Archives
New Orleans Public Library


Historical Note

Judges in Louisiana have been authorized to celebrate marriages since 1820; the judges of the Second District Court in New Orleans were no exception.

Description of the Records

Only one volume of marriage records has survived from the Second District Court in New Orleans. A transcription of the information recorded in that volume appears below.

Text of the marriage certificates (note: in the following text, the Date is written out, as Seventh of August, one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Nine and the Fourth of the ......):

Be it known that on the (Date: ) in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and (Year), and the one hundred and (Number) of the independence of the United States of America, Aristee L. Tissot, State Judge of the Second District Court for the Parish of Orleans, by virtue and pursuant to the authority in me vested by the State of Louisiana have celebrated the Marriage and joined in the Bonds of Matrimony (Groom) aged (Groom's Age) years Native of (Groom's Place of Birth) Legitimate son of (Groom's Parents) and (Bride) aged (Bride's Age) years Native of (Bride's Place of Birth) legitimate daughter of (Bride's Parents).

Done and passed in the City of New Orleans in the presence of (Witnesses), Competent Witnesses: who have Signed these presents, together with the contracting parties and me Judge, after due reading, on the day, month, and year first above written.


Alphabetical List of Brides and Grooms:
[Click on a name to see a transcription of the certificate]

Antoine, Louisa
Ballier, Nicholas
Barbe, Mr. Emile
Bauner, Miss Alice
Brie, Mr. Michel
Carrere, Miss Adolphine
Cazabat, Mrs. Lucie widow of Achille Mongelle
Chaussard, Gabriel
Clark, Michael J.
Courtade, Jean Marie
Dauphin, Mr. William
Dejan, Miss Eugenie
Dubos, Mr. John
Early, Albert C.
Georgen, Mrs. Elizabeth widow of Francois Schorn
Grevenig, Miss Louise
Guerin, Pierre Alfred
Harris, Mr. Frederick A.
Jaliot, Antonie L.
Klein, Julia
Levasseur, Louis Joseph
Madere, Miss Eliza
Mailhos, Mr. Michel
Marqueditch, Mr. Michel
McMurdo, Marie Louise
Michard, Joseph Marie
Miller, Miss Bertha
Miller, Mr. George
Moran, Zoe
Moser, Miss Margaret
Muller, Miss Celine Marie
Muller, Emile
Muller, Michel Jr.
Mullick, Miss Johanna
Orleac, Miss Alice
Py, Mr. Oran Gabriel
Rideau, Mrs. Rosalie widow by marriage of Jean Lavigne
Ritter, Miss Catherine
Sauer, Miss Carolina (Caroline)
Sheppard, Miss Pauline Josephine
Trapani, Mrs. Catherine widow of Charles Doerning
Verges, Mr. Dominique

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Date: 7 Aug 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Albert C. Early
Groom's Age: 22 yrs
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Groom's Father: Peter Early
Groom's Mother: Aurelia Diegan
Bride: Julia Klein
Bride's Age: 18 yrs
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Father: Emile Klein
Bride's Mother: Elizabeth Rockenbach
Witnesses: Charles Heyob
J. Philips
Valentine Schehr
and others
Signed: Albert Early
Julia Klein
Chs Heyob
J. Philips
V. Schehr
Eug. D'Herete'
A. L. Tissot, Judge

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Date: 12 Jan 1880
Number: Fourth
Groom: Antonie L. Jaliot
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Groom's Age: 26 yrs
Groom's Father: Laurentum* P. Jaliot
Groom's Mother: Marie Peirce
Bride: Marie Louise McMurdo
Bride's Place of Birth: Louisiana
Bride's Age: 22 yrs
Bride's Father: Charles McMurdo
Bride's Mother: Muitie Hill
Witnesses: Oscar Branson
George Branson
Valentine Schehr
and others
Signed: Antonie L. Jaliot (Signed: with his mark)
Marie Louise McMurdo**
Eliza Smith (Signed: with her mark)
Oscar Gemain
George Branson
V. Schehr
Eug. D'Herete'
A. L. Tissot, Judge

*Might be Laurentien
**There is something written under "McMurdo" here that looks like Alphonse.

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Date: 12 May 1879
Number: Third
Groom: Mr. Dominique Verges
Groom's Place of Birth: France
Groom's Age: 25 yrs
Groom's Father: Pierre Verges
Groom's Mother: Genevieve Villeneuve
Bride: Mrs. Catherine Trapani widow of Charles Doerning
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 31 yrs
Bride's Father: Steven Trapani
Bride's Mother: Catherine Faul
Witnesses: Gabriel Prats
J. M. Verges
J. G. Blumstein
V. Schehr
and others
Signed: Mrs. C. Trapani
Widow of C. E. E. Doerning
Eliza Smith (Signed: with her mark)
Verges Dominique
Gabriel Prats
J. M Verges
J. G. Blumstein
V. Schehr
Eug. D'Herete'
A. L. Tissot, Judge

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Date: 29 Oct 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Mr. Emile Barbe
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Groom's Age: 23 yrs
Groom's Father: Emile P. Barbe
Groom's Mother: Mary Barbe
Bride: Miss Johanna Mullick
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 17 yrs
Bride's Father: Charles Mullick
Bride's Mother: Anne Mullick
Witnesses: Theodore Hartman
John Herbert
Eugene D'Herete'
Signed: Johanna Mullick (Signed: with her mark)
Emile Barbe (Signed: with his mark)
T. Hartman
John Herbert
Eug. D'Herete'
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 12 June 1879
Number: Third
Groom: Emile Muller
Groom's Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama
Groom's Age: 21 yrs
Groom's Father: John C. Muller
Groom's Mother: Mary Storkenmeiner
Bride: Miss Louise Grevenig
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 20 yrs
Bride's Father: Frank J. Grevenig
Bride's Mother: Elizabeth Schadely*
Witnesses: Frank B. Grevenig
Emile Hoehn
Valentine Schehr
Emile Diell
and others
Signed: Louise Grevenig
Emile Muller
Frank B. Grevenig
Emile Hoehn
V. Schehr
Emile Dieth
Cecile Gans
Eug. D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge

*There is an umlaut on the a in Shadeley.

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Date: 8 Jan 1880
Number: Fourth
Groom: Mr. Frederick A. Harris
Groom's Place of Birth: Louisiana
Groom's Age: 23 yrs
Groom's Father: Charles Harris
Groom's Mother: Mary Harris
Bride: Miss Carolina* Sauer
Bride's Place of Birth: Louisiana
Bride's Age: 23 yrs
Bride's Father: Anton Sauer
Bride's Mother: Catherine Stakel
Witnesses: O. Loubat
Daniel Hof
Valentine Schehr
and others
Signed: Caroline Sauer*
F. A. Harris
O. Loubat
Daniel Hof
V. Schehr
Eug. D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge

*Transcriber's note: The name is entered in the certificate at Carolina, but the signature says Caroline.


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Date: 10 January 1880
Number: Fourth
Groom: Gabriel Chaussard
Groom's Place of Birth: Bonne, Haute Savoi (sic), France
Groom's Age: 41 yrs
Groom's Father: Peter Chaussard
Groom's Mother: Louise Dupont
Bride: Miss Eugenie Dejan
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 26 yrs
Bride's Father: Valsin Dejan
Bride's Mother: Margaret Corles*
Witnesses: J. L. Barjac
M Chaussard
J. L. Tissot
L. Grand
and others
Signed: Eugenie Dejan
Gabriel Chaussaud
Mrs. Widow Valsin Dejan (Signed: with her mark)
Chaussaud Marie
J. S. Vinet
Louis A. Richards, dy. clk.
Jules L. Barjac
L. Grand
A. L. Tissot, Judge

*Transcriber's Note: After the bride's parents' name, there is a note: (both contracting parties of this Parish)


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Date: 24 June 1879
Number: Third
Groom: Mr. George Miller
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans, LA
Groom's Age: 33 yrs
Groom's Father: Edward Miller
Groom's Mother: Mrs. Annie Mary Miller
Bride: Miss Louisa Antoine
Bride's Place of Birth: Indiana
Bride's Age: 20 yrs
Bride's Father: Louis Antoine
Bride's Mother: Louisa Antoine
Witnesses: M. J. Barnes
John Philips
Raymond Moustier
and others
Signed: Miss Louise Antoine
George Abelley
M. J. Barnes
J. Philips
R. Moustier
L. _. Ausset
V. Schehr
Aug D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 7 Feb 1880
Number: Fourth
Groom: Jean Marie Courtade
Groom's Place of Birth: Arkansas
Groom's Age: 21 yrs
Groom's Father: Bernard Courtade
Groom's Mother: Marianne Courtade
Bride: Miss Alice Orleac
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 15 yrs
Bride's Father: Jean Orleac
Bride's Mother: Eliza Greffe
Witnesses: Jean Orleac
J. B. Courtade
Andry S. Claverie
and others
Signed: * Jean M. Courtade
Alice Orleac
Jean Orleac
J. B. Courtade
Andy (sic) S. Claverie
M. Duman
Eug. D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge

*Transcriber's Note: There is a note nest to the first signature that reads: (J. M. Courtade's Signature).
This was evidently written to identify the bad handwriting.
**Transcriber's Note: There is a stain on the page directly to the left of M. Duman's signature. It looks
as if something had been spilled on the document.


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Date: 11 Dec 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Mr. John Dubos
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Groom's Age: 23 yrs
Groom's Father: Silvain Dubos
Groom's Mother: Delphine Dazier
Bride: Miss Catherine Ritter
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 21 yrs
Bride's Father: Joseph Ritter
Bride's Mother: Catherine Ritter
Witnesses: Henry Fox
William W. Divine
Valentine Schehr
and others
Signed: Kate Ritter
John Dubos
Henry Fox
W. W. Divine
V. Schehr
Eug. D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 12 April 1880
Number: Fourth
Groom: Joseph Marie Michard
Groom's Place of Birth: France
Groom's Age: 29 yrs
Groom's Father: Joseph Michard
Groom's Mother: Andenis* Colla
Bride: Miss Celine Marie Muller**
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 23 yrs
Bride's Father: Jacob Muller*
Bride's Mother: Regina Shalk
Witnesses: A. S. Leclerc
J. Martin Jr.
R. Moustier
and others
Signed: Celine Marie Muller*
J. M. Michard
A. S. Leclerc
J. Martin Jr.
R. Moustier
V. Schehr
Eug. D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge

*This name might be Ardenis.
**Transcriber's Note: There is an umlaut on the U in Muller.


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Date: 12 January 1880
Number: Fourth
Groom: Louis Joseph Levasseur
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Groom's Age: 25 yrs
Groom's Father: Louis Levasseur
Groom's Mother: Rose Collet
Bride: Zoe Moran
Bride's Place of Birth: Louisiana
Bride's Age: 26 yrs
Bride's Father: Peter Moran
Bride's Mother: Julienne Johnson
Witnesses: Charles Ramel
Valentine Schehr
Eugene D'Herete
Signed: Louis Jos. Levasseur
Zoe Moran (Signed: with her mark)
M. Maitre
Chs Ramel
V. Schehr
Eug. D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 7 July 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Michael J. Clark
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Groom's Age: 23 yrs
Groom's Father: Michael Clark
Groom's Mother: Sarah O'Congest
Bride: Miss Alice Bauner
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 19 yrs
Bride's Father: Philip Bauner
Bride's Mother: Barbara Bauner
Witnesses: Rudolph Schmidt
E. Riviere
Francis Lefaux
and others
Signed: Miss Emily Schafner
Miss Alice Bauner
Michael James Clark
R. Schmidt
E. _. Riviere
Francis Lefaux
Mrs. J. Schmidt
Miss Josephine Hurst
Miss Louise Hurst
Eug. D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 3 January 1880
Number: Fourth
Groom: Mr. Michel Mailhos
Groom's Place of Birth: France
Groom's Age: 25 yrs
Groom's Father: Jacques Mailhos
Groom's Mother: Marguerite Duffart
Bride: Mrs. Lucie Cazabat widow of Achille Mongelle
Bride's Place of Birth: -----
Bride's Age: 30 yrs
Bride's Father: Valentine Cazabat
Bride's Mother: Jeanne Escoulat*
Witnesses: L. Grand
Lem Palas
Gabriel Chaussard
Louis A. Richards
and others
Signed: Michel Mailhos
Lucie Mongelle
L. Grand
L. Palas
Chaussard
Zel. Sayle**
J. Grand
Louis A. Richards, Dy. Clk.
A. L. Tissot, Judge

*After the brides' mother's name, there is a note in parentheses
(both contracting parties of this Parish resident)
**Might be Sayle, Saylee, Sayler, Saylre, Saytre - Hard to read


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Date: 24 October 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Mr. Michel Brie
Groom's Place of Birth: Italy
Groom's Age: 33 yrs
Groom's Father: Francois Brie
Groom's Mother: Marie Brie
Bride: Mrs. Elizabeth Georgen widow of Francois Schorn
Bride's Place of Birth: France
Bride's Age: 47 yrs
Bride's Father: Matthias Georgen
Bride's Mother: Marguerite Miller
Witnesses: John Cook
John E. Treme
Valentine Schehr
and others
Signed: E. Gorgen
Michel Brie (Signed: with his mark)
John Cooke
John E. Treme
V. Schehr
Eug. D'Herete
L. Grand
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 4 June 1879
Number: Third
Groom: Mr. William Dauphin
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Groom's Age: 21 yrs
Groom's Father: Henri Dauphin
Groom's Mother: Rosalba Correjolles
Bride: Miss Bertha Miller
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 20 yrs
Bride's Father: John Miller
Bride's Mother: Mrs. Barbara Miller
Witnesses: J. Betzung
Alexander Hart
John Herbert
and others
Signed: William Dauphin (Signed: with his mark)
Bertha Miller
J. Betzung
Alexander Hart (Signed: with his mark)
John Herbert
_____ Miller
__________
V. Schehr
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 10 Sep 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Pierre Alfred Guerin
Groom's Place of Birth: France
Groom's Age: 27 yrs
Groom's Father: Louis Guerin
Groom's Mother: Catherine Bozano
Bride: Miss Adolphine Carrere
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 17 yrs
Bride's Father: Jean Pierre Carrere
Bride's Mother: Marguerite Delas
Witnesses: L. Favaier
J. Coudarsol
George Herbert
and others
Signed: Alfred Guerin
Adolphine Carrere
Marguerite Delas (Signed: with her mark)
of J. S. Basine?
L Favaier
J. Coudarsol
Geo Herbert
Aug D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 10 Nov 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Mr. Michel Marqueditch
Groom's Place of Birth: Fersne, Austria
Groom's Age: 37 yrs
Groom's Father: Marty Marqueditch
Groom's Mother: Antonia Autach
Bride: Mrs. Rosalie Rideau widow by marriage of Jean Lavigne
Bride's Place of Birth: Nancy, France
Bride's Age: -- yrs
Bride's Father: Jean Rideau
Bride's Mother: Marianne David
Witnesses: Valentine Schehr
Mateo Brace'
Antonio Chentotich
and others
Signed: Vve. Lavigne (Signed: with her mark)
Michel Marqueditch (Signed: with his mark)
V. Schehr
Mateo Brace' (Signed: with his mark)
Antonio Chemtotich (Signed: with his mark)
Wilian Olitich (Signed: with his mark)
L. Bourdelay
John Petrovich (Signed: with his mark)
V. Schehr
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 12 Aug 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Mr. Oran Gabriel Py
Groom's Place of Birth: France
Groom's Age: 27 yrs
Groom's Father: Jacques Py
Groom's Mother: Marie Anne Francis
Bride: Miss Pauline Josephine Sheppard
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 21 yrs
Bride's Father: John Sheppard
Bride's Mother: Delia Gatbion
Witnesses: Manuel Moniat
E. Augaud
Alexander Biro
and others
Signed: Pauline Josephine Sheppard
Oran Gabriel Py
Manuel Moniat
Alexander Biro
Frank Sheppard
V. Schehr
Eug D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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Date: 9 Feb 1880
Number: Fourth
Groom: Nicholas Ballier
Groom's Place of Birth: St. James Parish, Louisiana
Groom's Age: 25 yrs
Groom's Father: Nicholas Ballier
Groom's Mother: Georgina King
Bride: Miss Eliza Madere
Bride's Place of Birth: St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
Bride's Age: 24 yrs
Bride's Father: Theodule Madere
Bride's Mother: Victorine James
Witnesses: Jerry Grey
Jos. St. Martin
William Harding
and others
Signed: Nicholas Balier
Eliza Maden (sic) (Signed: with her mark)
Jerry Grey
Jos St. Martin
William Harding
Homer Plessy
_____ Mechs___erisuir
Eug D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge

*The document is badly stained, as if something was spilled on it. Fortunately, most of
the signatures can be read. The third to last, ____ Mechs__erisuir? is badly written and the
beginning of it is stained.


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Date: 13 Dec 1879
Number: Fourth
Groom: Michel Muller Jr.
Groom's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Groom's Age: 22 yrs
Groom's Father: Michel Muller, Sr.
Groom:'s Mother Victoria Brumertare
Bride: Miss Margaret Moser
Bride's Place of Birth: New Orleans
Bride's Age: 24 yrs
Bride's Father: Laurence Moser
Bride's Mother: Mrs. Elizabeth Moser
Witnesses: L. Moser
Joseph Kelly
Mendelias Muller
and others
Signed: Margret Moser
M. Muller Jr.
L. C. Kost
Joseph Kelly
Mendelias Muller
Eug D'Herete
A. L. Tissot, Judge


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