Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Loustalots who immigrated to the US through New York City

from Ancestry.com -- searched Immigration and Travel, New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 for "Loustalot" and "arrival San Francisco". . . this search yielded 141 results, many of which listed arrival after 1910, which is the cutoff date, I believe, for the bulk of the recorded immigration. Loustalots did seem to go back and forth, visiting France quite frequently, but that is a topic for a future study. .

Monday, October 24, 2011

Loustalots who immigrated to the US through New Orleans. .

A number of our Loustalot cousins entered the US via the Port of New Orleans, 30 represented on this list, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945. .all from France unless otherwise stated. .

Jean, entered 23 Sep 1825 from Cuba

Ieder, entered 27 Nov 1845

J (female) entered 11 Nov 1854 from Cuba
Iwan entered 11 Nov 1857 from Mexico
Marthe, entered 2 Dec 1857
J (male) entered 25 Mar 1858 from Mexico

Marie Anne, entered 1 Feb 1861
Vincent, entered 1 Feb 1861
Jacques, entered 1 Feb 1861

Jean, entered 7 Apr 1873
Anne, entered 7 Apr 1873

Marieanne, entered 22 Jun 1883
Jacques, entered 5 Jul 1884
Jean, entered 2 Feb 1885
Louise, entered 7 Nov 1887
Anastasie, entered 7 Nov 1887
Pierre, entered 27 Aug 1888
Marie, entered 26 Mar 1889

Fela, entered 27 Feb 1891
Alfred, entered 22 Jun 1891
Pierre, entered 22 Jun 1891
Marie, entered 22 Oct 1894
Louise, entered 22 Oct 1894
Joseph, entered 22 Oct 1894
Albert, entered 22 Oct 1894
Armand, entered 22 Oct 1894
Lucie, entered 22 Oct 1894

H, entered 13 May 1901 from South Africa

Pierre, entered 19 Jan 1914

while we're on the subject of Louisiana. . New Orleans Passenger Lists 1820 - 1945

from the Ancestry.com website --

This database is an index to the passenger and crew lists of ships arriving from foreign ports at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana from 1820-1945. The names found in the index are linked to actual images of the passenger lists, digitized from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm


It is important to note that the port of departure listed on these passenger lists is not always the original port of departure for these individuals. A ship could make several voyages throughout the year, making several stops along way. Oft times the port of departure found on these lists is the most recent port the ship was located at prior to arriving at the port of New Orleans. Therefore, if your ancestors emigrated to the U.S. from Germany, they could be found on a passenger list coming from Liverpool, England (if, in this case, the ship left from Bremen, Germany then continued on to Liverpool, England before arriving in New Orleans).
The microcopies of the passenger lists found at NARA are arranged chronologically by arrival date of vessel. If you do not wish to search this database using the search template, the images may be browsed following the chronological arrangement. To browse the images first select the "Year" in which you would like to search, followed by the "Month", and finally the "Ship Name".
To learn about researching in passenger records consult John P. Colletta's book, They Came In Ships (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993).

Passenger and Immigrations Lists Index -- Fail!

Allright, so this list did not give many results -- only 2 Loustalots are listed:

Jean Loustalot, born 1827 in France, immigrated to Louisiana in 1845 (side note: the Orleans Death Indices, volume 13 lists a Jean Loustalot, b. 1827, died on 11 Mar 1852. .)

Jean Loustalot (a different one, I presume) immigrated to New Orleans in 1874

C'est toute!

Okay, they're here. .now, back up and figure out how. .Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500's - 1900's

Let's start by telling a little about the Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500's - 1900's from Ancestry.com --

Source Information
Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.

About Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Every American with immigrant ancestors needs the "Passenger and Immigration List Index: 2009 edition, 1500s-1900s" — especially for those seeking ancestors prior to the 1820s. This important work is the best, if not the only place to go for tracing relatives to early colonial America and beyond. Updated for 2008, this data set contains listings of approximately 4,712,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s.
Updated annually, the "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index" was compiled by P. William Filby and published by Gale Research. This resource includes individuals included in the "Index" and all supplements through the year 2008.
While researching passenger lists can often be tedious and difficult, this data set makes finding information on your immigrant ancestors easier than ever. Each entry has been indexed by name and is searchable by keyword. The "Genealogical Journal" hailed the printed version of the "Passenger and Immigration List Index" as "one of the greatest contributions to genealogical literature in the last decade."
Prior to 1820, most ships coming to America did not keep documentation of who was on board. Immigration was more of a trickle than a flood. Many individuals traveled to their destination on uncomfortable, rat-infested cargo ships -- usually only five, ten, maybe thirty passengers suffered through the trip together. Because of this, pinpointing documentation of your ancestors' journey to pre-1820 America can be almost impossible. Simply put, very little information exists today that could help.
That's why the Passenger and Immigration List Index proves such an invaluable resource for family history enthusiasts. Thousands of different records have been used to compile this index, everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. The result is the only compilation of passenger lists this comprehensive -- and the search goes on. The publishers provide yearly supplements as their research uncovers new immigration data. The supplement for 2008 added approximately 124,000 new names!
For each individual listed, you may find the following information:
Name and age
Year and place of arrival
Naturalization or other record of immigration
Source of record
Names of all accompanying family members together with their age and relationship to the primary individual
For example, you may be able to establish a record similar to this one: Aab Wilhelm was 38 when he arrived in Baltimore in 1850 accompanied by his wife Elisabeth Stoll, son Heinrich, and daughter Elisabeth. The original source of the information is also provided. By locating the original source document, you may be able to determine additional details such as the name of the ship on which your ancestors sailed and the location of their naturalization.
This data set was published in collaboration with Gale Research, Inc. Beginning with the now-classic "Encyclopedia of Associations," first published in 1954, Gale products have become essentials on the reference shelves of every major library worldwide.

Revelations of the 1900 census

It will take me a while to pick apart the 1900 census for all things Loustalot, but here's a start with heads of household, their occupations and locations --

James, married to Mary, born 1860, working as a laborer in San Jose, Santa Clara county

Frank, unmarried, born 1871, working as a shepherd in Santa Barbara county, immigrated 1885, naturalized
Jacob, married to Rosa, born 1866, owned gen' merchandise store in Santa Barbara county, no citizenship listed
Pierre, married to Felicia, born 1858, saloonkeeper in Santa Barbara county, immigrated 1884, naturalized

John, married to Jessie, born 1864, working as a day laborer in Merced county, immigrated 1881, citizenship applied for

Myra, widowed, born 1832, working as landlady in Greeley, Colorado, immigrated 1858, no citizenship listed
Frank C, s/o Myra, born 1866 in Colorado, working as landlord in Greeley, Colorado

George, married Alphonsine, born 1870, working as farmer in Alpine, San Diego county

James or Jean, working as laborer in San Francisco, other data illigible
Zacharie, married to Marie, born 1860, working in laundry in San Francisco, immigrated 1887, citizenship applied for

Marie, unmarried, born 1875, working as maid to Wheelock family, Manhatten, New York City, immigrated 1895
Louisa, unmarried, born 1868, working as maid to Cryder family in Manhatten, New York, immigrated 1889

Jean, unmarried, born 1875, working as laborer, New Orleans, Louisiana

aftermath of the fire that destroyed much of the 1890 census

The morning after was an archivist's nightmare, with ankle-deep water covering records in many areas. Although the basement vault was considered fireproof and watertight, water seeped through a broken wired-glass panel in the door and under the floor, damaging some earlier and later census schedules on the lower tiers. The 1890 census, however, was stacked outside the vault and was, according to one source, "first in the path of the firemen."(11) That morning, Census Director Sam Rogers reported the extensive damage to the 1890 schedules, estimating 25 percent destroyed, with 50 percent of the remainder damaged by water, smoke, and fire.(12) Salvage of the watersoaked and charred documents might be possible, reported the bureau, but saving even a small part would take a month, and it would take two to three years to copy off and save all the records damaged in the fire. The preliminary assessment of Census Bureau Clerk T. J. Fitzgerald was far more sobering. Fitzgerald told reporters that the priceless 1890 records were "certain to be absolutely ruined. There is no method of restoring the legibility of a water-soaked volume."(13)

from www.archives.gov

Sunday, October 23, 2011

the 1890 census?

Due to a fire in the records office, most of the 1890 census is missing. I've tracked Loustalots in California in the 1890's from the voter rolls, but that won't help me in following up on Louis in Nevada.

In 1892, the registrations show Frank and Pierre Loustalot living in Santa Barbara county, Frank with a small scar over his right eye. They were both born in France, and became naturalized citizens of the US in August 1890. Good Americans, eh?

Louis stays put. .

The 1880 census lists the lone Loustalot, Louis (spelled Lewis) still living in Austin City, Lander, Nevada, and still the owner of a restaurant. I'm gonna have to do some research.

Louis moves on..

Now the 1870 census lists only one Loustalot in the US, and that's "L Loustalot," maybe Louis again, owning a restaurant (makes sense) in Lander, Nevada. . now where the heck is that?

that's more like it. . working as a cook in a bar in Stockton, California

In 1860, I've lost the Loustalots in Rhode Island (perhaps emigrated, died, or the name misspelled in the census and not actual Loustalots) but found a likely ancestor. .Louis Loustalot born in France in 1835, working as a cook in a bar in the San Joachin Valley. . now that's more like it.

A family name (Louis) the right origin (France) a cook (ALL Basque men cook, right?) in a bar (need I say more?) in California.. . in 1860. . definite beginnings. .

Loustalots in Rhode Island?

There are census records at Ancestry.com telling of a family of Loustalots in Providence, Rhode Island in 1850. . headed by Arnold Loustalot, who worked as a mason, the other names in the family are quite Americanized. . David, Fidelia, Jesse and Samuel. All are listed as being born in Rhode Island in the first half of the 19th century. .

A Bit of regional history. .

Basses-Pyrénées is one of the original 83 departments of France created during the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Guyenne, Béarn, and Gascony and included the three traditional provinces of the northern Basque Country: Labourd, Soule and Basse-Navarre. It also included two tiny exclaves of Bigorre which were located within Béarn.

The previous history of the region, under the Ancien Régime, can be found at those individual articles.

On October 10, 1969, Basses-Pyrénées was renamed Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

.. from www.absoluteastronomy.com. . .

Welcome to the Roots of the Loustalot Family Tree!

Welcome! Many of my beginning posts will be about the area in France from which the Loustalot family grew, as every tree takes on its particular characteristics from the soil from which it springs. My husband's family history always gave the family origin to be Pau, France, which in English is pronounced, "po." However, in my search, I found many early births to have been recorded in nearby Lurbe, located in the same region.