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George Joseph Ohmer (1940-2010)

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George Joseph Ohmer Jr., a resident of Chauvin, joined his father in heaven at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant three-year battle with cancer. Born to George Joseph Ohmer Sr. and Florence Barras Ohmer on Sept. 6, 1940, in Labadieville, he lived his life serving his Lord and dedicating himself to his wife and daughters. A gifted musician, George spent most of his life in Amelia, where at age 12 he acquired his first guitar and began a lifelong love of making and writing music. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 52 years, Eva Mae Gaudet Ohmer, whom he married Aug...

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Cleveland Joseph Ohmer (1935-2022)

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Cleveland Joseph Ohmer, Sr., 86, a resident of Amelia, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at the Ochsner St. Mary in Morgan City, Louisiana.

Cleveland was born on February 16, 1935 in Bayou Chene in a house boat, the son of Philip Columbus Ohmer and Helen Mary Verret Ohmer. He was the 4th child born of 9 children.

Cleveland grew up on the Bayous of South Louisiana, making a living hunting, fishing, and trapping. He was a welder by trade and eventually became a USCG licensed Captain. He was a jack of all trades and did whatever was necessary to provide for his family. He drew the blueprints for his shrimp boat and built it with his sons. Unfortunately, every time he wanted to work on it, it would rain so he affectionately named it “Raindrops”...

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Lucy OHMER Tabor (1941 — 2016)

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Lucy Ohmer Tabor, 74, a resident of Amelia, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Terrebonne General Medical Center. Lucy was born on December 1, 1941 in Bayou Chene, the daughter of Philip Ohmer and Helen Verret Ohmer. Lucy was a faithful member of Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church. She was very devoted to her family and always made sure that everyone was taken care of before herself. She enjoyed cooking and pampering her family with her delicious meals. Lucy especially loved spending time with her five grandchildren. She was a lifelong fan of Elvis Presley. Her most recent hobby and love was “following” her family and friends on Facebook or being able to communicate with them via text message on her iPhone...

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History of Germersheim

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Germersheim is a town in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, of around 20,000 inhabitants. It is also the seat of the Germersheim district. The neighboring towns and cities are Speyer, Landau, Philippsburg, Karlsruhe and Wörth.

Germersheim Coat of Arms

Coat of arms

The coat of arms features a golden crowned eagle on a blue background. The eagle derives from the fact that, at one time the town was ruled directly by the emperor of Germany.


After his invasion of Gallia, Gaius Iulius Caesar made the Rhine river the border between the Roman Empire and Germania. Some small areas east of it were later invaded and added to the Roman province of Agri Decumates...

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Bayou Chene, Assumption Parish, Louisiana

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My father grew up in a house boat, which was built by my grandfather Philip Columbus Ohmer. Below is a model my uncle Cleveland Ohmer made of his childhood home. My grandparents and 6 (at that point) children lived in that simple 3-room home. He shared how he remembered his father getting up and starting the wood stove, fixing coffee, and waking the children. The boat tied behind was used for everyday travel, fishing and trapping. Eventually, this houseboat was pulled onto the family property in Amelia, Louisiana – my uncle Cleveland added onto it and raised his family in it.

A model of the houseboat my father grew up in on Bayou Chene, near Amelia, Louisiana.

My father told me how he’d take a boat to school, since he lived on house boat that no road could reach...

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Huey John Ohmer (1933-2014)

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Huey John Ohmer Sr., a native of Bayou Chene and a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at the age of 81.

Huey leaves to cherish his memory six loving children, Huey J. Ohmer Jr. and his wife, Darlene, of Amelia, Julie O. Barbier and son-in-law, Gerald, of Morgan City; Nancy O. Gros and her husband, Lynn, Belleville, TX., Cindy O. Gunter and her husband, Chris, of Morgan City, Jimmy A. Ohmer and his wife, Chantel, of Amelia, and Joel A. Ohmer and his wife, Michelle, of Houma; one brother, Cleveland Ohmer; five sisters, Lona Pennison, Loretta Tabor, Helen Benoit, Lucy Tabor, and Geneva Carnley; 12 grandchildren, Heath Ohmer and his fiancé, Megan Mayon, Heidi Ohmer, Brittany Barbier Evans and her husband, Josh, Trey Gros, Cameron Gros, McKenna Gros, Ashlyn Br...

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History of Assumption Parish, Louisiana

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Assumption Wards in 1860

This material was taken from the Inventory of the Parish Archives of Louisiana, No. 4 Assumption Parish (Napoleonville), prepared by the Louisiana Historical Records Survey, Service Division, Works Projects Administration, sponsored by The Department of Archives, L.S.U., Dr. Edwin A. Davis, Archivist, and co-sponsored by the Assumption Parish Police Jury. It was published in March 1942, and has been condensed from the original and annotated by Audrey B. Westerman. (Taken from Terrebonne Life Lines, Volume 18, No. 2, Summer 1999. Published on the Internet in September 1999 with the permission of Audrey B. Westerman and the Terrebonne Genealogical Society.)

First Residents, the Indians.

When French explorers, about the beginning of the eighteenth century ve...

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R L Gillchrest Passenger Manifest

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List of passengers of the ship R L Gillchrest

The following ship’s manifest lists passenger #185 Johann Ohmer, age 28 in 1855. Nowhere in my records do I show a Johann Ohmer born around 1827. This burial may be a candidate for a match.

LaHavre, France to New York
31 May 1855

I, Caleb Levensaler, do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear that the following List or Manifest of Passengers subscribed with my name, and now delivered by me to the Collector of the Customs for the Duties of New York contains, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account of all the Passengers received on board the Ship R L Gillchrest, whereof I am Master, from Havre.

Sworn to the 31st May 1855 (signed) N Moffmann, before the (line vacant)
List or M...

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Bremen Bark Ella Passenger Manifest

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List of Passengers on the ship Bremen Bark Ella

The following ship’s manifest lists passenger #16 Carl Ohmer, age 41 in 1851. Nowhere in my records do I show a Carl Ohmer born around 1810. also lists no Ohmers born in 1810 matching the name.

Bremen, Germany to New York
26 November 1851

List or Manifest of all the Passengers taken on board the BREMEN BARK ELLA whereof I. Eidmann is Master from Bremen

Columns represent: Passenger number, name, age, sex, occupation, country to which they severally belong, country in which they intend to become inhabitants.

1Moriz Roeber          25m  Mechanic  Germany  America
2Wilhelmine Roeber     48f            Germany  America
3Carl Ziemann          24m            Germany  America
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Gustav Karl Ohmer

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Gustav Karl Ohmer was born in Herxheim, Germany, in 1869. Gustav, fourteen, and his older brother, Karl (Charles) Ohmer, fifteen, arrived in America via Castle Garden, New York, on 31 October 1884 on the Rhein & Maasdam. They then travelled to St. John’s in Collegeville, Minnesota, where they both spent one semester before they left to make their lives in America. They left behind their younger brother Jacob Eduard (Edward F.) and parents Franz Carl and Anna Maria Ohmer, all in Germany. Edward arrived in St. Louis in the 1890s and all are buried at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Franz passed in Germany in 1902 and Anna Maria arrived in St. Louis in 1904.

Gustav found his career as a baker/confectioner in Ottumwa, Iowa, and married Mary Dennebrink prior to his arrival in St...

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