On this page you will find the names, faces and information we have on Bartets (French pronunciation is Bar-tay) in the linage of Louis Bartet, Sr.  This information has been gathered with the generous help of Zahn Burdick. We are still working on the information presented on this page, so keep in mind that this is a work in progress. If you have photos or addtional information on this branch of the Bartet family, PLEASE share it with us. Our contact information is available on the CONACT US page.

Mary Elizabeth Bartet   -   Louis Bartet Sr.   -   Tuzette Robert   -   Mildred Borne Smith

 

Louis Baptiste Bartet, was born in France.  Immigration records for 1854 reveal the arrival of a Louis B. Barthet from Bordeaux, France in the port of New Orleans on a ship named "Denmark," on June 9, 1854. Given the variety of ways I have seen the name Bartet mispelled and ... we currently believe that Louis B. Barthet is Louis Baptiste Bartet. Louis Baptiste Bartet married Christine Tujacque in 1864. Christine Tujacque was born in France in 1848 and died in Cheneyville, Louisiana in 1918. Louis Baptiste Bartet and Christine Tujacque Bartet had two children, Mary Elizbeth Bartet and Louis Bartet.

PREVIOUS RECORD NOW CORRECTED ABOVE: Census records for Iberville Parish in 1880 show that Baptiste was married to Anni Breaux Bartet and had two living children. Eliza, a six-year-old daughter and Louis a nine-month-old son.  Eliza is actually Mary Elizabeth Bartet. According to an 1880 Iberville Parish census, Anni Breaux Bartet was 36 and both her mother and father were born in Louisiana.


Mary Elizabeth Bartet was born on July 17, 1874 and died at the age of 86 years on December 13, 1960. Click here to view the headstone on Mary Elizabeth Bartet Courtade's grave.

Henry Wade Courtade was born on January 14, 1872 and died on February 21, 1933. Click here to view the headstone on Henery Wade Courtade's grave. Henery Wade's father was Alfred Courtade, the son of French immigrant Jean B. Courtade who came to Louisiana in 1837. Jean B. Courtade Married his first wife, Marthe Ernestine Hebert on November 28, 1839.   Marthe Ernestine Hebert was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Hebert and Amarant Landry. They had four children: Adeline born 1841, Alfred on May 20, 1845, Louisa born 1848 and Ernestine born 1850. After Ernestine's death in 1850, Jean B. Courtade is shown to be living in Trinity, Louisiana, a small community in Cathoula Parish, near Jonesville.  Later, he is shown to be living in West Baton Rouge Parish where he married Odile Bitancourt, widow of Alexandre O'Keefe on December 30, 1861. They have a son, Arthur in 1863. Jean B. Courtade and his wife Odile are absent from the 1870 census and Arthur is living with his sister, thirty-year-old unmarried sister, Adaline, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Census records show that Andrew O'Keefe, now 16 and step-brother to Adeline (son of Alexandre O'Keefe and Odile Betencourt) is also living with Adaline. The 1880 census shows "Odele" living in West Baton Rouge Parish and widowed. Arthur is living with her and his older half brothers.  Jean B. Courtade's son, Alfred Courtade Julia Fine, daughter of William Fine and Helene Roquet on October 27, 1870. Together they have four (4) children: Henry Wade, Wallace, Louis and Helen. Mary Elizabeth Bartet and Henry Wade Courtade were married on September 13, 1891.

Mary Elizabeth Bartet Courtade and Henry Wade Courtade had seven (7) children. The name "Courtade" is pronounced "Coo-Tard."

  1. 1. Charles Eric Courtade, born September 16, 1926.
  2.      In 1900 Charles Eric Courtade was living in Cheneyville with his mother's parents, Baptiste and Anni Breaux      Bartet. He is seven (7) at the time. The family of his future wife, Eunice Robert live in the same community.      This would suggest that Charles Eric and Eunice Robert knew each other as children. Later, while staying at      his uncle Louis Bartet, Sr's home, he married Eunice Robert, Mary Tuzette Robert Bartet's younger sister.      Charles Eric Courtade, Sr and Eunice Robert had six (6) children, including twins that died at birth. The four      children that lived were: 1) Audrey who married Sidney Landry;  2) Nelwyn who married "Blackie" Bergeron,       who died in Lake Charles in 1942. Nelwyn remarried "Bootsy" Thibodeaux.  3) Charles Eric, Jr. married      Alieen Fairburn; 4) Carolyn married Ervin Sterken and currently lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Carolyn
          lives  in the same house where she was raised by her mother, Eunice Robert Courtade and in which
          Octavia Robert also lived until her death. Carolyn was sixteen (16) when Octavia "Tavie" Robert died.
  3. 2. Leona Courtade, born _____. Leona give birth to John and Evelyn Robinson, neither of who are living.
  4. 3. Eola "Dee Dee" Courtade, born ____. She gave birth to two children: 1) John Frances, a.k.a., "John F."
  5.      He either lives in Florida or Shreveport, Louisiana.
  6. 4. Henry Courtade, born _____. Henry "Bubba" had no children of his own. He adopted his wife's niece, Ruby,     but I'm not sure which wife, as Henry's first wife was Flora and his second wife was Mary.
  7. 5. Lottie Courtade, born _____
  8. 6. Sadie Coutarde, born _______
  9. 7. Anita Faye Courtade, born November 22, 1918, now living in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Anita Faye was a     housewife, but as a young girls she played shcool. She told us that her childhood home was a pale yellow
        and  that she'd write on it with chalk and teach imaginary children. She remembers that her mother, Mary     Elizabeth always made candy at Christmas. Faye always enjoyed helping to pull the taffy. She also recalled     that her  mother fed hobos during the depression. Faye has two children, Patricia Murphy Poe and Trudy.

Louis Bartet, Sr. was born to Louis Baptiste Bartet and Anni Breaux Bartet on August 19, 1879 in Iberville Parish of Louisiana.  In the year 1900, Louis Bartet, Sr. married Mary Tuzette Robert of Cheneyville, Louisiana. Mary Tuzette Robert died in 1921.  Louis Bartet, Sr and Mary Tuzette Robert Bartet had nine (9) children.

  • 1. Robert E. Bartet was born in 1901.
  • 2. Alma Bartet (McCurnin) was born on November 6, 1902 and died August 7, 2004 in New Orleans at the age of 101.
  • 3. Louis Bartet, Jr. was born on April 12, 1904 and died June of 1984 at the age of 80.
  • 4. Helen Bartet was born February 8, 1911 and died September 7, 1995.
  • 5. Doris B. Bartet (Clement) was July 30, 1912 and died in Crozet, Virginia on August 5, 1996.
  • 6. Hubert Preston Bartet was born on December 25, 1913 and died 1983 at the age of 69.
  • 7. Eunice Bartet (Vitrano), Elizabeth Bartet's twin, was born November 11, 1915 and died December 11, 2002.
  • 8. Elizabeth Bartet was born November 11, 1915 and is currently living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 9. Marguerite LaVerne Bartet (Dale) was born in Garyville, LA on June 22, 1919 and died in Huston, TX. on      November 9, 2003.
       *This 1913 date may be in conflict with the birthdate for Hubert Bartet.
  •    More detailed information and some photos will be available soon.

After the death of Mary Tuzette Robert Bartet, a1930 St. Charles Parish census declares Louis Bartet, Sr to be married to a twenty-eight (28) year old named Mildred Smith, who already had a daughter named Gloria Smith, from a previous marriage. Mildred's maiden name was Borne. Louis Bartet, Sr and Mildred Borne Bartet had four children.

  • 1. John "Jack" Joseph Bartet was born on October 9, 1931 and lives in Slidel, Louisiana.
  • 2. Joan Cecile Bartet was born October 25, 1933 and died December 21, 1978.
  • 3. Sylvia Ann Bartet was born October 8, 1936 and lives in LaPlace Louisiana.
  • 4. Phyllis Margaret Bartet was born December 4, 1938 and lives in Indiana. 
      
     More detailed inforamtion and some photos will be available soon.
     
     Thanks to Sylvia Bartet Bodenheimer and Deano Assunto, Joan Bartet Assunto's son, for helping me with the above info.


Mary Tuzette Robert Bartet was born to William Slaughter ROBERT and his wife Eunice Bailey in Cheneyville, Louisiana in 1882. In the year of 1900 at the age of eighteen (18) Mary Tuzette Robert married Louis Bartet, Sr.

According to the1910 census in St John the Baptist Parish, Mary T. Bartet, as she is listed, was 28 years old, had been married ten (10) years and had three (3) children, all of whom were living. Only two (2) children are listed in the 1910 census, which are Robert Bartet and Louis Bartet, Jr (my father).  The third child would have been Alma Bartet.  The census lists Robert Bartet as being nine-years-old (9) and Louis Bartet Jr. as being six-years-old (6).  Robert Bartet was born in 1901, Alma was born in 1903 and Louis Bartet Jr. was born in 1904. This would mean that Alma Bartet was seven (7) at the time of the 1910 cenus. The census taker simply failed to list Alma's name.  

In a 1920 St. John The Baptist Parish census, Mary Tuzette Robert Bartet is listed as being thirty-seven (37) and Louis Bartet, Sr is listed as being forty-one (41). At that time they had nine (9) children, the census only lists eight (8) children as living with their parents.

  1. 1. Robert Bartet, their oldest child and son had already left home.
  2. 2. Alma Bartet was seventeen (17).
  3. 3. Louis Jr. was fifteen (15).
  4. 4. Helen was eight (8).
  5. 5. Dorris was seven (7).
  6. 6. Hubert Preston was six (6).
  7. 7. Eunice was four (4).
  8. 8. Elizabeth, Eunice's twin, was also four (4).
  9. 9. Laverne was seven (7) months old.

According to my father, Louis Bartet, Jr, his mother, Mary Tuzette Robert Bartet died when he was sixteen-years-old (16), approximately one year after the 1920 census mentioned above.

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Mildred's maiden name was Borne. Mildred was her middle name and Margret was her first name. Louis Bartet, Sr and Margret Mildred Borne Bartet had four children.

  • 1. John "Jack" Joseph Bartet was born on October 9, 1931 and lives in Slidel, Louisiana.
  • 2. Joan Cecile Bartet was born October 25, 1933 and died December 21, 1978.
  • 3. Sylvia Ann Bartet was born October 8, 1936 and lives in LaPlace Louisiana.
  • 4. Phyllis Margaret Bartet was born December 4, 1938 and lives in Indiana. 
  •    More detailed inforamtion and some photos will be available soon.
  •    Thanks to Sylvia Bartet Bodenheimer and Deano Assunto, Joan Bartet Assunto's son, for helping me with the above info.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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