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Updated September 5, 2000

71167 bryan st
abita springs, la 70420
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I am researching the Langlais/Langlois family from Louisiana. Leon Langlois was born in Canada. He came to Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana with two brothers in the mid 1800's. Leon stayed in Avoyelles Parish but his two brothers went back to Canada. Leon married Elmira Bordelon and they had three children, Idell, Julia, and Joseph Homer. Joseph Homer Langlais was born 10-7-1872 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La. Joseph first married unknown and had four children, Pearl(Leonard Firmin), Henry, Mary, and Lillie. Joseph second married Bertha Moreau, daughter of Pierre Moreau and Octavie Vidrine. Bertha was born 9-3-1882 in Goudeau, Avoyelles Parish, La. Bertha first married Eulice Ortego. Bertha and Eulice had two children, Merrill and Elliott. Joseph and Bertha had three children, Ona Mae(Joseph Barber), Johnny(Gladys Johnson), and Elmira(Herman Duvall). Joseph died in McCrea, Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana on 9-3-1958. Bertha died in a nursing home in Batchelor, Point Coupee Parish, La. on 1-22-1969. Johnny was born 11-12-1910 in Cottonport, Avoyelles Parish, La. Johnny married Gladys Mary Johnson, daughter of Gustav Johnson and Elda Chenevert. Gustav and Elda had eight children, Clarence(Ona Barr), Elsie Mae (Harold Gibson, Amos Davis), Irene(Nedos Orgeron, Amos Nelams), Joseph(Angelle Boudreaux), Lena(Gaston Naquin), Lona Mae(Avner Ryder), and Gladys(Johnny Langlais). Gladys was born 1-23-1912 in Cottonport, Avoyelles Parish, La. Johnny and Gladys had ten children, Doris(Joseph Dubroc), Betty(Nicholas Vinterella), John Homer(Julia Crawford Lavigne), Shirley Mae(Stephen Murphy), Jewel Roy(Susan Remel, Georgia Marks), Douglas Elliott(Fedora Clement), Ronald Dwight(Linda Montana), Bobby Alden(Cheryl Goins), Linda Joy(Leroy Kenan), and Judy Lorriane(John Thomas). All of Johnny and Gladys' children spell their name Langlois. Gladys died 12-9-58 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Johnny died 8-12-79 in Converse, Sabine Parish, La.
Elda Chenevert's brother, Joseph, married the sister of Gustav Johnson.

Most of the above subjects were born in the following Parishes of Louisiana: Avoyelles, Point Coupee, St. Landry, Rapides, or Orleans.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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