Jean Desire Ducharme1

#4666, b. 8 Jul 1846, d. 21 Feb 1927
Last Edited:5 Oct 2013
FatherElie Eugene Ducharme1 b. 11 Nov 1811, d. 3 Mar 1847
MotherMarie Carmelite Tamplet1 b. 5 Mar 1817
Relationship4th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia (#1)
Descendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia (#2)

Children of Jean Desire Ducharme and Philomene Corine Fonrouge

Children of Jean Desire Ducharme and Suzane Creswell

Research Notes:

     Originally, the marriage between Desire Ducharme and Mary Ann or Marion Creswell was assigned to Jean Desire Ducharme as a third marriage. However it became apparent after reviewing census and other records that this marriage was for his son, Joseph Desire Ducharme. That correction has now been made.

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJean Desire Ducharme was born on 8 Jul 1846 at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, LA.1
Marriage LicenseHe and Philomene Corine Fonrouge obtained a marriage license on 3 Apr 1866 at Lafayette Parish, LA.1
MarriageJean Desire Ducharme married first Philomene Corine Fonrouge, daughter of Paul Felix Fonrouge and Therese Hebert, on 3 Apr 1866 at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral at Lafayette Parish, LA.1
Census1880J. D. Ducharme (given age 34) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA, with his wife Corene Ducharme (given age 32), son(s) Paul Ducharme (given age 13), Eugene Ducharme (given age 10), Desire Ducharme (given age 7) and William Ducharme (given age 4), daughter(s) Rosa Ducharme (given age 2). Jean's occupation was given as Drayman.2
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 40, when his wife, Philomene Corine, died on 8 Sep 1886 at Lafayette, St. Landry Parish, LA.1
MarriageJean Desire Ducharme married second Suzane Creswell, daughter of Minor Creswell, on 22 Jan 1887 at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.1
Census1900John D Ducharme Sr (given age 53) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA. With him was his wife Susie, son(s) Laurence, daughter(s) Ida M and Florence . They owned their home free and clear of any mortgage. John worked as a railroad car inspector.3
DeathJean Desire Ducharme died at age 80 of heart disease on 21 Feb 1927 in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.4
BurialHe was buried at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA. The undertaker was A. A. Crouchet of Lafayette.4,5


  1. [S135] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, CD-ROM. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications.
  2. [S246] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S900] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Lafayette Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S969] LA. Lafayette Parish. "Louisiana death records/certificates, ca. 1850-1875, 1894-1954". Louisiana Secretary of State, Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Microfilm. 661 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  5. [S971] U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.