- "Magd Koenig" arrived from Le Havre, France, aboard the Austerlitz, on 22 Nov. 1839.
In 1855, the city directory shows this:
Pitard, A., Mrs. . . . St. John great route n. the bridge
This might imply that Augustine had died by 1855 and left his wife a widow. He's certainly dead by 1863 when she re-marries as "widow Pitard."
In the 1858 directory, these four Pitards appear:
Pistard [sic], A., Mrs. . . . St. John Great Route n. the bridge
Pitard, Gustave . . . 5 Magazine
Pitard, J., Mrs. . . . Franklin n. Erato
Pitard, O., Mrs. . . . 290 Trémé
The first will probably be the widow of Augustine.
In the 1860 census, in the 8th Ward, she is "VVe," or "Veuve," "widow," Pitard, aged 44 . She is living with "A. Pelige," male, perhaps a relative, also born in the Bas Rhine. Also are:
Louis, 12 (born in NOLA);
Edward, 32 (both born in the Gironde, France); and
I know that Mortimer is her son, but it's not clear what the last names of the others are.
Oddly, though, this family (and the household above it) seem to be recorded twice. There is also a record for the 9th Ward:
V. Petard, aged 44, as the last entry in the houself of Conti-real estate 800, as in the 8th Ward entry, born in Bas Rhine. This must be a mistake--she must belong to the next household, which is this:
4501; D. Pelegie
Louis ", 12
Charles ", 38
Edward ", 32
4502: M. Pitard, 17
What this might mean is that this one was for some reason copied incorrectly from the other entry and the person incorrectly divided households by last name. V. Pitard should be the HOH; in the household are 4 Pelegies; and Mortimer and Charles Pitard.
So, who is Charles Pitard, aged 20? This is the only place he seems to ever appear.
The 1860 census *also* shows a "V. Pitard," aged 44, born in Porto Rico, living in the household of M. Portenay or Pontenay.
In the 1890 New Orleans city directory she appears as "Lahargouette Madeleine, wid. John, r. 262 N. Broad."
On 3 Sept. 1892 this note appears in the New Orleans Item, under "Civil District Court, New Proceedings:
"Mrs. Marie St. Upery, widow Louis Rey vs. Mrs. Widow Jean Lahargonette [sic]--for possession of property."