Baden Baden / Louisiana Immigrants

Elsie W. Lejeune, “Mars (Marse),” Terrebonne Life Lines (Houma, La.: Terrebonne Genealogical Society, Summer 1991), vol. 10, no. 2.

According to the 1900 Census of Ward 5, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, Charles Frederick Whipple immigrated from Germany to the United States in 1844. (Scroll to the bottom of his page in the Whipple Genweb for more specific information.)

A 1991 article by Elsie W. Lejeune published in Terrebonne Life Lines gives more information about the family, including Charles’ sister Caroline, who died in Terrebonne Parish in 1879. Their parents were George Whipple and Caroline Stassen of Germany (possibly Baden Baden).

Although assumed to be yet another Whipple line, it is outside the realm of possiblity that a descendant of either the Dorchester/Providence or Bocking/Ipswich Whipples (or another Whipple family in the U.K.) immigrated to Germany, and from there to Louisiana.

It would be interesting to see what Y-Chromosome haplogroup patrilineal descendants of George might belong to.

Interested researchers might want to search for Whipples under variant names in Germany: George would likely be written Georg (without the terminal “e”). Whipple might have several possible spellings (possibly without the “h”?)