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Eight generations of the BLAISE family.
By Martin G. BLAISE
Jean-Baptist BLAISE was born in the year 1795, in Ventron, France, Department of the Vosges. He was the son of Catherine BLAISE (1763-1797). His maternal grandparents were Jean BLAISE and Anne VALDENAIRE.
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Marin BLAISE was born on Monday 21 July 1823 at 2:00 PM in Ventron, France, Vosges Department. His parents were Jean-Baptiste BLAISE (1795-????) and Catherine ETIENNE (1793-????). Maternal grandparents were Joseph ETIENNE and Catherine GEHIN. Paternal grandparent was Catherine BLAISE. Marin had one sister, Celestine (1820-1876) and one brother, Elophe Sr. (1828-????).
Joseph BLAISE was born on Monday 26 March 1849 in Fellering, a village about 30 km northwest of Mulhouse, France, located in the Alsace-Lorraine Area (Haut-rhin Department). His father was Marin BLAISE (1823-1886) and his mother was Catherine MERKLEN (1820-1886). Paternal grandparents were Jean-Baptiste BLAISE (1795-????) and Catherine ETIENNE (1793-????). Maternal grandparent was Catherine BLAISE (1763-1797).
At this point in the BLAISE family history (about 1874), Joseph BLAISE departed France and came to America arriving in the New Orleans area. It is our understanding that his father, mother, two brothers and a sister remained in France in the Haut-Rhin Region.
Edward Joseph BLAISE
Edward Joseph BLAISE was born on Thursday 26 October 1882 at #68 Seventh Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father was Joseph BLAISE (1849-1909) and his mother was Caroline MODENBACH (1854-1917). Maternal grandparents were Johann Valentin MODENBACH (1811-1882) and Maria Anna EBERT (1808-1877). Paternal grandparents were Marin BLAISE (1823-1886) and Catherine MERKLEN (1820-1866).
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Peter Oswald BLAISE
Peter Oswald "Ike" BLAISE was born on Thursday 29 March 1906 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Edward Joseph BLAISE (1882-1955) and Rosa Loretta WARR (1884-1923). Maternal grandparents were William Afred WARR (1847-1886) and Catherine NULTY (1848-1925). Paternal grandparents were Joseph BLAISE (1849-1909) and Caroline MODENBACH (1854-1917).
Donald Joseph BLAISE
Donald Joseph BLAISE was born on Sunday 11 June 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Peter Oswald BLAISE (1906-1980) and Myrtle Angel PECHON (1903-1990). Maternal grandparents were Emile Jules PECHON (1868-1940) and Alice Marie HERBEZ (1872-1962). Paternal grandparents were Edward Joseph BLAISE (1882-1955) and Rosa Loretta WARR (1884-1923).
Martin Gregory BLAISE
I was born Saturday 19 December 1959 at 11:29 a.m. in Houston, Texas at St. Joseph Hospital (in downtown Houston). I am the son of Donald Joseph BLAISE (1933- ) and Rose Lee BARTON (1937-1992).
My mother died in 1992 following a courageous eight-year battle against cancer. My maternal grandparents were William Edward BARTON (1913-1971) and Bertha Christine ZAHN (1898-1985). My paternal grandparents were Peter Oswald BLAISE (1906-1980) and Myrtle Angel PECHON (1903-1990).
Note: my father has also compiled a book about the ZAHN family genealogy.
Samuel Gregory BLAISE
Samuel Gregory BLAISE was born at 8:14 a.m. on Thursday 19 May 1994 at Memorial City Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is the son of Martin Gregory BLAISE (1959- ) and Susan Ann ADAMS nee MORRIS (1953- ). Paternal grandparents: Donald Joseph BLAISE (1933- ) and Rose Lee BARTON (1937-1992). Maternal grandparents: Henry Marion MORRIS (1923-1992) and Eloida Evangelina SANCHEZ (1934- ).
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