BECNEL Genealogy

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TO THE BECNEL GENEALOGY PAGE

My name is Darlene Becnel Schnatz. I have been researching the Becnel surname for over 10 years.  I have tried to record every Becnel that I have come across and tie them into the huge tree I have developed. I have created this website to share what I have found and to expand my range of contact with other Louisiana genealogists.

TOM and DARLENE SCHNATZ


     Hope you find something useful in these pages.  If you are researching names from St. John the Baptist Parish or St. James Parish, Louisiana, we have selected obituaries and tombstone records online. You can find the links below.

THE BECNELS


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This couple is Sam and Amanda Becnel. ©

Sylvester Renaud Becnel and Marie Amanda Falgoust

Sylvester's Ancestors

Amanda's Ancestors

They are Darlene's paternal Great Grandparents. They had a very large family which they raised in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Their children are listed below:

Children of Sam Becnel and Amanda Falgoust are:

----- i. Simon John Becnel, born 2/08/1892 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA; died 3/07/1951 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA; married Nellie Dupre' 6/17/1916 in Charenton, St. Mary Parish, LA.

----- ii. Amy Becnel, born 1894 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: Personal Account or Notes, Russell Biaggne, Boise, Idaho, based on telephone conversations over 1992-93, and in various notes written to Edward Joseph Becnel; notes in possession of Darlene Schnatz, Bmt, TX); died 7/17/1974 in Algiers, Orleans Parish, LA; married Frank J. Greaux Abt. 1915 in LA.

----- iii. Marie Clementine Becnel, born 5/01/1895 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: Rev. Donald J. Hebert, SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS, Volume 26, 1895; - P.26; (Frank.Ch.:v.4, p.8).); died 7/19/1983 in High Ridge, Missouri (Source: Memorial Card, in possession of Edward Joseph Becnel, Jr.); married Carl David Swarts 3/09/1920.

----- iv. Marie Aline Becnel, born 2/14/1897 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: (1) Rev. Donald J. Hebert, SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS, Volume 28; 1897. (His reference: Frank.Ch. :v.4, p.59)., (2) Assumption Church, Franklin, LA, volume 4, p.59., (3) Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index, Soc.Sec.#437-78-6083, (4) Personal Account or Notes, Joyce Loup Marks, Kenner,LA; related to Darlene B. Schnatz; 1993-1994; Notes in files of Darlene B. Schnatz, Bmt, TX.); died 9/11/1978 in Kenner, Jefferson Parish, LA (Source: (1) Darlene B. Schnatz, Ed Becnel, Jr. and Jo Irwin Becnel, St. Philip Catholic Cemetery, Vacherie, LA; Tombstone Inscriptions, October, 1995; recorded on 8mm video film.

----- v. Marie Blanche Becnel, born 4/07/1900 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: (1) Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, (Diocese of Baton Rouge, BR Dept. of Archives), Vol. 8, p. 221; (OLOP-Vacherie-1,9)., (2) Rev. Donald J. Hebert, SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS, Vol.31 - p. 32; (OLOP-Vacherie-1,9)., (3) Assumption Church, Franklin, LA, Volume 4, page 168., (4) Russell Biaggne, Personal Account, (1820 N. 16th St.,Boise, Idaho), Blanche had no children.She died 8/17/1986 in Algiers, Orleans Parish, La. (Source: (1) Memorial Card, in possession of Edward Joseph Becnel, Jr., (2) Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index: US, "CD-ROM,", (3) Darlene Becnel Schnatz, Obituary Collection, The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

----- vi. Lorette Becnel, born 3/22/1902 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: Russell Biaggne, Personal Account, (1820 N. 16th St.,Boise, Idaho).) died 7/06/1993 in Boise, Idaho (Source: Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index: US, "CD-ROM,"); married Joseph Biaggne , Jr. 11/08/1922 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

----- vii. Sylvester Pierre "Peter" Becnel, born 3/06/1904 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: Rev. Donald J. Hebert, SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS, Volume 36; 1904. (His reference: Frank.Ch. v.5, p.98).) died 5/16/1974 in Arnold, St. Louis County, Missouri (Source: Memorial Card; Ted Fendler Funeral Home; in possession of Edward Joseph Becnel, Jr.) married Clara Hample 1/20/1926 in Chicago, Illinois.

----- viii. Lena Becnel, born 2/19/1906 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: (1) Darlene B. Schnatz, Ed Becnel, Jr. and Josephine Irwin Becnel, Franklin Cemetery Gravestone Inscriptions, October, 1995; recorded on 8mm video film, transcribed by DBSchnatz., (2) Journal of Genevieve Ellen Fenger Becnel; 1910-1977, (Unpublished, in author's pen; unpaged.)) died 1/24/1925 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA . The cause of her death was indicated to be "Appendix Post Surgery Problems." "Lena died at the age of nineteen after an appendix operation. She fell out of bed at the hospital, and died."

----- ix. Cecilia Marie "Billie" Becnel, born 4/10/1908 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: Rev. Donald J. Hebert, SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS, Volume 40 - P.50; (Frank.Ch.:v.5, p.206).) died 6/11/1990 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA; married Louches Peter Boudreaux 8/25/1926 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA.

----- x. Edward Joseph Becnel , Sr., born 7/02/1910 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA (Source: Journal of Genevieve Ellen Fenger Becnel; 1910-1977, (Unpublished, in author's pen; unpaged.)) died 8/16/1991 in Kenner, Jefferson Parish, LA (Source: Darlene Becnel Schnatz, Obituary Collection, New Orleans, LA; THE TIMES-PICAYUNE; section B; Page 5; August 18, 1991.) married Genevieve Ellen Fenger 7/20/1931 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

----- xi. Marcelitte Becnel, born 2/23/1913 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA; married Henry Jerome "HJ" McCarthy , Sr. 5/02/1932 in Algiers, Orleans Parish, LA. Died in Port St. Lucie, Florida on her 86th birthday, Feb 23, 1999.

All above information from the files of Darlene Becnel Schnatz; 1996 - 2001 ©

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Selected Tombstone Inscriptions - St. Philip Cemetery, Vacherie (Go There)

Selected Tombstone Inscriptions - Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Vacherie (Go There)

Various Becnel Obituaries (Go There)

Other Louisiana Obituaries (Go There)
The Schnatz Family
Tom's family

The Whole Family Index (FTM)
This is the name by name index of all persons in my database.

EVERGREEN PLANTATION
As early as 1790, was the home of the Becnel family in Wallace area of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Recently a painting was done of this home by Maureen O'Connor, a Becnel decendant.


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