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The late 1800 descendants of the Prejean - Sonnier - LeBlanc family originated from Louisiana in the United States. Today there are over 500 family members living in Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas and as far away as Saudi Arabia.  This family's history is one of survival and determination in the midst of many adversities. Members of this family were original founders of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, the second black church in Houston, Texas and the only one to be built by a Creole community. Creole food and Zydeco music are the main staples of this family's culture. We hope you enjoy visiting this web site as you learn about the Creole culture through our family's rich history from reading The Louisiana to Houston Connection by Denise Labrie posted below.
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PSL Reunion 
 
This family hosts a reunion every two years alternating between California, Louisiana, Nevada and Texas. 
 
The next Family Reunion is scheduled to be in Las Vegas July 2014
 

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Tribute to Henriette Delille & Saint Bakhita (click here) 
 
Visit Kristie (Kwistie) Hart's Prejean Genealogy Web Site to learn more about the Prejean Family History
Sammy's Story:
A Funeral Memorial 
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Agnes Sonnier & Victorien Prejean pictured in 1903 with their first child, Julius.
French Descendants Leave Legacy Labrie-Goudeau-Rideau 
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Aurelia Cormier Prejean and Victorien (Victor) Prejean (a Mulatto)

Frank Sonnier and Alzina Breaux Sonnier
Mere Day-Day (Marcelite Breaux), Alzina Breaux Sonnier's mother and Agnes Sonnier Prejean's grandmother. A "Free Slave" who lived in Jennings, Louisiana.
Prejean Descendant's Line
 
Jean Prejean dit Le Breton b. about 1651 Brittany, France d. 6-6-1733. First Prejean in Acadia about 1671. m. Andree Marguerite Savoie (daughter of Francois Savoie and Catherine LeJeune of Port Royal) 
 
Joseph Christome b. 1696 m. Marie Louise Comeau (her prents are Abraham Comeau and Marguerite Pitre). Her great-grandfather is Jean de Comeau, Lord D. Chassney, Court of ? Burgundy, France and her grandfather is Pierre ?)
 
Amand Damon (migrated from Acadia to Louisiana in 1755. The river's floods forced the migration to Opelousas Post to farm, raise cattle & horses) m. Magedeline Martin, Marie Theriot (2nd marriage)
 
Andre b about 1765 at sea en route to Louisiana, migrated to Opelousas Post, owned at least 12 slaves (see list of prejean slaves at:  www.prejean.ws) m. Marie Ann Bernard 1-6-1793 in St. Martinville. She was born 9-17-1774 and died in 1846
 
Louis Gustave b. 7-19-1812, m. Marie Zulma "Julienne" Bernard 2-15-1836, She died in 1846 shortly after Louis Honore was born. Louis Honore's son, Dr. Louis Agree Prejean is Victorien's (Pop) 1st cousin mentioned in the above story who took care of him and his family in Scott, La. Louis Gustave fathered Victor with a slave mistress
 
Victor (a Mulatto) m. Aurelia Cormier (who was a midwife). Victor is also the half brother to Louis Honore.
 
Victorien b 10-8-1881 in Carencro, d. 9-29-1972, m. Agnes Sonnier in Carencro b. 1-20-1885 in Carencro, d. 1-29-1973. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 forced their migration from Louisiana to Houston, Texas. They are also founders of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church the second black church in Houston and the only one built by a Creole community.
 
Note: Flooding forced the migration of the Prejean Family to other areas on several occasions through history. 
 
Special thanks to Kristie Hart, a Prejean descendant of Andre's brother Joseph for sharing most of this ancestry information with us. 
Sonnier Descendant's Line

Frank Sonnier m. Alzina Breaux whose mother Marcelite Breaux (Mere Day-Day was a free slave from Jennings, LA
Agnes Sonnier Prejean b. 1-20-1885 in Carencro, d. 1-29-1973
LeBlanc Descendant's Line

Daniel LeBlanc b. 1626 in France. Most likely came to Acadia in 1648 on the French ship La Verve that was chartered by Emmanuel Le Borgne, sieur de Courdray. m. Francois Gaudet in 1650. She is the daughter of Jean Gaudet and Francise-Marie Baussy. Two of the first permanent settlers in Acadia.

Ol'cee (Alceste) A. Leblanc b. Rayne. m. Victoria Prejean LeBlanc 12-10-1897 in Carencro. b. 6-8-1880 in Carencro, Ol'Cee brothers and sisters: Alses, Arnold, Charles, Archille, Tema, Alzina,, Alfonsene

Plesant Edward LeBlanc b.1913, nickname "Frenchy". Brothers and sisters: Domonick, Joseph (lived in San Francisco, m. Marie, no children), Raymond (lived in San Francico, m. Mary, one son Raymond Jr.), Alicia LeBlanc Randall, Ysant LeBlanc St. Julien, Alice LeBlanc Bastite. 
               Mable Prejean Guillory
                   July 21, 1914 - Nov. 4, 2003   
Daughter of Agnes & Victorien.  
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Parle Creole French, The Creole Diaries, Reflections: 

Parle Creole French: Southern Louisiana Dialect (formerly Parle Creole I and II, previously purchased cd's are still applicable to this book)
Learn to speak or reminisce of hearing the version of Creole French spoken by Inez Prejean Calegon and her family from Southwest Louisiana. Words and phrases are vocalized (cd) in English and French and presented in print form (booklet) in English and French accompanied by a pronunciation guide.

The Creole Diaries
Inez Prejean Calegon's oral history on cd detailing her and her families experiences in Louisiana and Texas including The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, migration to Texas, life in Louisiana prior to the flood and life in Texas (Frenchtown in Houston, Our Mother of Mercy Church). Also, includes children's stories as told to her by her mother, Agnes Sonnier Prejean, slave stories, racial experiences and funny family stories.

Reflections: A Poetry Collection 
A collection of poems, several include Creole words and phrases

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