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Ulysse Gabriel Pierrottie, A 33 year battle for his family's rights
Mary Pierrottie Soileau
Jane Bertrand Ortego
Sister Cesira Pierotti
Louis David "L.D" Verrette Obituary
Betty Lou Deshotel Hollier Obituary
Donald Joseph Pierotti Obituary
The Louisiana Pierrottie family information contained herein is based primarily on Pierrottie Family by Burnell Pierrottie and others published in 1977. The family information on Auguste Constant Pierotti, herein known as Constantino Pierotti as explained below, and his siblings and ancestors are based primarily on the Pierotti genealogical chart (Pierotti Genealogia). This genealogical chart resulted from the professional work by Healdic Genealogical Center Historical Research, Borgo Sata Croce 6, Florence, Italy. It was translated to English by Reno Pierotti. Reno is Giueseppe Pierotti's (b. 1832) great-grandson, the oldest child and brother of Constantino Pierotti. Additional evidence supporting the family relationships of the Pierotti genealogical chart to Constantino Pierotti's Southwest Louisiana family was evidenced in Sister Cesira Pierotti's 1993 letter to Larry Hollier.
The Pierotti Genealogia was requested in 1961 by Joseph Pierotti. He was born in 1911 in Salt Lake City and is Giueseppe Pierotti's grandson. Joseph Pierotti married Naomi Baumgartner, a Mormon from Salt Lake City. This family settled in Los Angeles, CA. Additional information in this publication is the result of family members who provided me with updates and new information. Additionally, where possible, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, by Rev. Donald J. Hebert, was used to obtain and site church and courthouse records about the families prior to 1900.
Suffice to say, one person cannot and should not re-compile family information and change family names unless there is better information and compelling reasons to make change(s). I believe I have better information and where I though changes should be made, I made them.
For example, is the last name Pierotti, Pierrotti, or Pierrottie? If I use Auguste Constant's passport information to determine his name, then it is Constante Pierotti. His name is Pierotti on the marriage church record to Stephanie Martel and on the church record of his death. Therefore, his last name is Pierotti.
On Auguste Constant's passport his first name is “Costante” while Pierotti Genealogia shows his name as “Costantino”. The Eunice Church death record spelled his first name “Constantin”. With many people coming from different countries marrying other foreign persons and/or persons from different cultures, your written name was based how well you pronounced your name and how well the person writing your name understood what you said. In the case of Constantino Pierotti, an Italian, who married Stephanie Martel, a person of French descent, both of whom communicated to church representatives and government officials many of which were of Spanish descent. In Stephanie Martel's obituary, Auguste's wife, her name is spelled Pierrotti. An additional “r” but without the ending “e”. In my recent correspondence with family members Larry Hollier introduced us to, they refer to our family Italian ancestor as Constantino Pierotti. Aldo Pierotti and his niece, Sister Cesira Pierotti, all spell their name Pierotti. Moreover, Auguste Constant's marriage record to Stephanie states his name Auguste only. "Auguste" could have easily been a mispronunciation or spelling error. His passport and the Pierotti Genealogical chart are different as well; one stating Constante and the other Constantino. The church death record stated Constantin.
Accordingly, I chose to use Constantino Pierotti as the name of my Great-Great-Grandfather in the revised information I have compiled. If you accept the fact that Auguste [Constantino] and Stephanie’s children were baptized and named by their parents and recorded in the church records as Pierotti, then their last name is Pierotti. If later in life the children's courthouse marriage record and church marriage record and in some cases their cemetery headstone supported the spelling of their names, then most of the children would have the last name of Pierotti.
The second-generation children's name is Pierotti except for Constant and Ulysse. In signing legal documents both Constant and Ulysse signed their last name with two “r”s but without the ending “e”. It is very clear that Constant's headstone last name spelling is with two “r”s. Accordingly, my Great-Grandfather Constant's, husband of Avie Fuselier, last name is Pierrotti; two “r”'s and no ending “e”.
Louis Calvin apparently could not write but he placed his mark “X” where his name was spelled Pierrotti when he witnessed the marriage license for Constant Pierrotti and Avie Fuselier. Constant and Avie’s daughter Bernice, my grandmother, spelled her last name Pierrottie. Louis Calvin’s last name will remain Pierotti, the same as his father’s.
While Burnell's Pierrottie Family used “Grant Ulyssee” (two "e"s) I changed the name to “Ulysse Gabriel.” This is not the name on his headstone as it is spelled "Ulysses G. Pierrottie". However, his church baptism record is "Ulysse Gabriel". His last name on the church record, "Peyrrotti", is wrong.
Changes I made in any legal document is shown in [brackets] to show or illustrate the error in the document. For example, if Fuselier was spelled Fusilier, I inserted [Fuselier] following Fusilier.
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