|Birth: ||1821, Switzerland|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1880|
Buried in plot #41. His granddaughter, Alice Bofill Levesque and others from his family are there, also.
I believe that I have finally found his ship record from Le Havre France. Unfortunately, all these records have been lost. His name was Paulus Jaeger on the ship record. He was from Switzerland and landed in New Orleans on 5apr 1849. His age was 27 which is consistent with a birthdate of 1821 or 1822. Paulus is a Catholic form of Paul.
Paul Yager and Margaret Frogle applied for a marriage license on Sept. 11, 1851, according to the Marriage license file in the New Orleans Library. A number associated with the file was VEE 678, p. 13.
According to Mary Lillian Levesque, Paul was born in 1814 in Baden, Baden Germany. However, he is listed as age 50 in the 1880 census, which would put his birthdate closer to 1830. She said his father was named Johanna Jager, which sounds like a woman's name. Maybe it was Johan or Johannes, which are male names meaning John. The fact that he named his oldest son John, points to a possible first name of John for his father, also.
Obituary lists him as a fine baker who died when a horse kicked him behind the ear.
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about P. Jaeger
Name: P. Jaeger
Regiment State/Origin: Louisiana
Regiment Name: 4 Regiment European Brigade, Louisiana Militia.
Regiment Name Expanded: 4th Regiment, European Brigade, Louisiana Militia
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M378 roll 15
In 1870 census of New Orleans, there is a Paul Jaeger on page 308 in 6th Ward:
Jaeger, Paul, 49, white, male, Works in Bakery, Switzerland.
Jaeger, Margaret, 36, female, white, Keeping House, Prussia.
Jaeger, John, 20, male, white, Tending Bar?, Louisiana
Jaeger, Louisa, 17, female, white, At House, Louisiana.
Jaeger, Willie, 12, male, white, Attending school, Lousiana
Jaeger, Maria, 5, female, white, Lousiana
Jaeger, Anna, 3, female, white, Louisiana
Evige, Elisabeth, 77, female, white, At Home, Prussia. (This is probably Margaret's mother.)
In 1880 census, Paul is listed as a confectioner. Also, as a non-reader and a non-writer. His birthplace and that of his mother and father are listed as Switzerland. His age is given as 50. He lived on St. Phillip's Street, north side. Family name on census is spelled Yeager. His son-in-law, Frank Hudson, is also listed as unable to read or write. He was a laborer.
1880 census of New Orleans, taken on 1 June 1880:
YEAGER, Paul, Self, M, Mar, W, 50, Switz
YEAGER, Margaret, Wife, F, Mar, W, 45, Ger
YEAGER, John, Son, M, --, W, 27, Louisiana
YEAGER, Willis, Son, --, W, 17, Louisiana
HUDSON, Louisa, Dau, F, Mar, W, 25, Louisiana
HUDSON, Frank, Son-L, Mar, W, 32, Louisiana
YEAGER, Marie, Dau, Single, W, 15, Louisiana
YEAGER, Josephine, Dau, F, Single, W, 8, Louisiana
Georg Yager (1783 - 1865)
Elsbeth Valaer Yager (1790 - 1857)
Josephine Yeager Bofill (1871 - 1943)*
Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery #1 (Louisa)
Plot: Vault 41
Created by: Sherri Park
Record added: Apr 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69095227
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