3064. Andre "Andreas Traeger" TRÈGRE II has often been reported as having been born in 1687 in Donauwörth, Bavaria, Germany likely due to the fact that J. Hanno Deiler reported it as such in his 1909 work entitled "The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and Creoles of German Descent". However, Albert Robichaux, Jr. examined the original 1724 German Coast census and reports in "German Coast Families ..." that the census actual reported that Tregre's place of origin was listed as Donaller in Bavaria, Germany. Robichaux has also indicated that a search of the Catholic registers of Donauwörth did not turn up a single occurrence of the Tregre surname; he did discover a record there for Andreas Traber but the baptismal record was 12 years too late to have been Tregre's baptismal record.2748 He came to the New World via/on "La Garonne" along with his wife and one child in about 1722. One of the ship lists stated that he was a member of a group "de friderichsorth". The exact date of their initial departure from Lorient is unknown. However, due to illness on board, the ship was forced ashore at Brest in January 1721 where it remained until 27 February 1721. It arrived in Saint-Dominigue in late April where it was captured, near Samana, on 30 April, by a pirate ship called La Gaillarde from Martinique. A rescue was organized by the Governor of Saint-Dominigue. The 50-or-so survivors were brought to the port of Cap François on 19 July 1721 and are believed to have arrived at Ship Island in early 1722.3062 He died on 23 May 1773 and was buried the same day in Edgard (St. John the Baptist Parish), Louisiana.1 Madeleine HEITEL and Andre "Andreas Traeger" TRÈGRE II appeared in the census on 12 November 1724 at German Coast. The Census indicated that he was a 37-year-old Catholic from Donauwoerth, Bavaria. His wife had a child at her breast and Traeger had cleared three arpents of land. A notation on the census stated the following: "A good worker. Well lodged. His yard, 90 x 90, staked off with palisades. Well cleared. Birds have caused a great deal of damage". He had one cow from the company and he also had one pig. They appeared in the census in 1726 at Des Allemands. They had four arpents cleared by this time. The couple also appeared in the 1731 German Coast Census with three children, two negro slaves and three cows. They were married.
NOTE: The parentage of André Trégre (who married Catherine Callendar) is speculative and it is NOT proven. Albert Robichaux's book entitled "German Coast Families.....", seems to indicate that André Trager (aka: Trégre), son of deceased Jean Trager, a resident of Wernestein in Bavaria, and Anne Marie Ulrich married Anne Barbe Brendel(in), daughter of deceased Jean Brendel and Anne Marguerite on 14 August 1720 at Phalsbourg (Moselle) (Grand Est Region), France. If this is the case and this marriage record belongs to our André Trégre, it is likely that Anne Barbe Brendel(in) was the wife mentioned on the La Garonne ship list (with one child). (Note that the word "Maire" is written next to André Traeger's name on the ship list. This means 'Mayor' in French.) However, it's unclear if she survived the trip especially due to the fact that there was illness on board La Garonne. The child on the ship list would have had to have been André born c1705-1707. If not, this speculative story does not fit together because André (born c1705-1707) was having children with Catherine Callendar as early as c1730. At the same time, the André Trager in the 1724 census would have been a reference to the André the father. If anyone has researched this family thoroughly and could provide confirmed information, it would be greatly appreciated.