My gg grandmother was Antonise Hymel, wife of Francois St. Pe'. She had to have been born in the early 1800s. Some date my great grandfather's birth in 1848 or 1850. If my father is correct that his father was 50 when he was born and his grandfather was 50 when his father was born, that would put his birth as far back as 1838, which would mean Antonise was born sometime before 1814 or 1815.
I have other Hymels that are related to my family if not to me directly...
Sydney Hymel b. October 16, 1891 in Vacherie, LA., d. January 26, 1956 in Luling, LA.
He married Helene Cleona Esneault and they had 4 children:
Jules Joseph Hymel
Loyda Mary Hymel
Marc Antony Hymel
Marie Ann Hymel
Helene Cleona Esneault was the dau. of Jules Maxililien Esneault and Laura Bienvenu married October 01, 1884. Helene was the 7th of 8 children born to them. I have more on their ancestry, but sadly lack any ancestors of Sydney Hymel. It would be nice to link them up to Antonise Hymel, somehow.
I also have a Marie Adele Hymel that married Florian A. Tassin and gave birth to Edmonia Marie Tassin about 1872.
I have a number of Edmonia's descendants, but none of her grandparents.
If you have any info/leads on these names, please email me at the address linked to my name above.
Todd St. Pe'