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Paul Emile TENETTE, Sr
Male 1815 ? - Yes, date unknown


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  • Suffix  Sr 
    Birth  1815 ?  , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Family lore maintains that he was born in St. Nazaire, a shipping port in France. A search of the local records has turned up no Tenette family members in or near that city. He likely was from someplace else but sailed from St. Nazaire. Recent research indicates a concentration of Tenette's in the Alsace-Lorraine area in northeast France.
    Gender  Male 
    Emigration  1870 ?  [2
    returned to France 
    • He does not appear in the 1870 census; his wife is listed as a widow.
    Immigration  1865 ?  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    from France 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • «i»[Ed. note: The family history compiled in 1984 indicates Paul Sr was from St. Nazaire, France, based on an interview of his daughter Bertha Tenette Cook by Kristie Kaufman conducted in French. Further research indicates that there were no Tenettes in that coastal shipping city but that there were, and still are, a number of families with that name in the area of Alsace-Lorraine, in the northeast of France, well inland. Paul may have sailed from St. Nazaire, but all indications are that he did not live there.]«/i»
    Person ID  I249  Dobard-Tenette-Fauria
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 

    Family ID  F1296  Group Sheet

    Family  Florance VALSIN,   b. Jul 1829, , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • According to information put forth in "La Famille Tenette," Paul Tenette, Sr. and Florance -- with their two children, Paul and Clotile -- came to the United States from France around the time of the American Civil War. They settled in New Orleans. Paul Tenette, Sr. is believed to have returned to France without Florance and the two children. When he returned to New Orleans a few years later, he found his wife with a daughter that he could not have fathered due to his absence. At that, he disappeared from the family and does not appear in any more US census reports.
      The 1870 U.S. Census shows Florance, as a 50-year-old widow, as the head of a household that included her son, Paul Jr., and a daughter, Annette Valsin, age 5. It is possible that she was not really widowed at that time but used the designation to cover the fact that her husband had abandoned her family.
      The information found in the family reunion book came from a recording made by Bertha Tenette Cook, a granddaughter of Paul and Florance. The recording was in French and was translated by Kristi Kaufman Rollen. None of this information beyond the 1870 US federal census has been confirmed.
      --- Katherine Bennett, editor [4]
    Children 
     1. Emile J. TENETTE,   b. 1849,   d. 30 Jan 1897, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Clotile TENETTE,   b. 1850 ?, , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Child 5 TENETTE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Child 6 TENETTE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Child 7 TENETTE,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >6. Paul TENETTE, Jr.,   b. Dec 1857, , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1903, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  5 Jun 2016 
    Family ID  F78  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S99] Genie: Voici la Famille Tenette, Bennett, Lloyd W. Jr. and Octavia T. English, (New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1986. Created for a family reunion. No folio numbers.) (Reliability: 2).
      Book does not have page numbers.

    2. [S99] Genie: Voici la Famille Tenette, Bennett, Lloyd W. Jr. and Octavia T. English, (New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1986. Created for a family reunion. No folio numbers.) (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S99] Genie: Voici la Famille Tenette, Bennett, Lloyd W. Jr. and Octavia T. English, (New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1986. Created for a family reunion. No folio numbers.) (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S99] Genie: Voici la Famille Tenette, Bennett, Lloyd W. Jr. and Octavia T. English, (New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1986. Created for a family reunion. No folio numbers.) (Reliability: 1).


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