If you obtain a civil marriage record of your ancestor, this list might help you determine the Church at which the religious ceremony took place.St. Paul's Catholic Church, Mansura, Louisiana
1796-1798 Father Juan Maguire 1798-1803 Father Juan Brady 1803-1804 Father Pastrico Lonnergan 1806,1812-1813 Father Louis Buhot 1814-1816 Father Miguel Bernado Barriere 1818 Father Francisco Maynes 1818,1822-1824 Father Flavius Henri Rossi 1819-1821 Father Marcella Borella 1824-1832,1837-1840 Father Jean Emile Martin 1834,1837 Father Etienne D'Hauw 1835-1836 Father Louis Alaux 1840-1843 Father Nicolas Francais 1843-1844 Father Guillaume Cheutier 1845-1849 Father Charles Dalloz 1849-1850 Father Jean Gustave Bellier 1849-1855 Father Marcella P. Mazerchelli 1850-1856 Father J. Hyacinthe Tumoine 1855-1956 Father Jean Marie Beaulieu 1856-1869 Father Julius Janeau 1856-1857 Father Mathurin Chopin 1857 Father Henri Durand 1858-1860 Father Theodore August Rebours 1858-1859 Father Jean Baptiste Mallassagne 1860-1861 Father N. Levesque 1865 Father Jean Batiste Gentile 1866-1867 Father S. E. Forge 1866 Father J. F. LeVezouet 1869-1906 Father Jean Marie E. Chauvin 1898-1899 Father Jean Batiste Limagne 1898-1899 Father A. Blomme
1896-1898 Moreauville Father C. R. Arnaud 1892 Plaucheville Father C. Brahic 1898 Moreauville " " " 1900 Bordelonville " " " 1884 ? Father Ol. Bre' 1885 Marksville Father A. Chorin 1890 Echo Father James Demoliere 1893-1900 Cottonport " " " 1875-1897 Plaucheville Father Julien L. Gallop 1894-1905 Marksville Father Francois Grosse 1897-1906 Plaucheville Father Jean Batiste Limagne 1906-1910 Marksville " " " 1890-1893 Cottonport Father J. Rechatin 1883-1896 Moreauville Father P. E. Simon 1875 Plaucheville " " " 1899 ? Father Dumas ? Marksville Father E. M. Derivas ? Marksville Father F. Deceulaer 1899-1910 Hessmer Father A. Blomme 1878 New Orleans** Father Reynes **Vicar General in charge of Diocese during the yellow fever epidemic
- The parish known today as "St. Paul the Apostle" was established from a parish originally known as "Our Lady of Mount Carmel". The "Mount Carmel" chapel site was located on the land adjoining the present St. Paul Catholic Church Cemetery. - Early in 1845, Father Dalloz set about to build a new church at Hydropolis. It became known as "St. Paul the Apostle" (which would later be located in downtown Mansura). Hydropolis was located between the present-day Mansura and Marksville. - A chapel was established at Marksville in 1825 but a permanent church was not established at Marksville until 1867 (the present St. Joseph's Church). - Toward the end of 1858, a chapel was completed at Moreauville. It was known as "Saint Hyacinthe". It became an independent parish in 1860. The church became known as "Sacred Heart" in 1882 after the completion of a new parish church. - A church called "Church of the Assumption" (Bayou Choupique) was the forerunner of the present Mater Dolorosa Church at Plaucheville. - St. Peter's Church in Bordelonville was established in 1903.