Thanks for posting a reply, but unfortunately he wasn't my Joseph. My Joseph came over on Oct. 16, 1849 and landed in New York, he came over on the ship Atlantic from Harve France.
The Joseph you are talking about probably was related to him but I couldn't find any other Joseph Pequignot's in New Orleans.
I think my Pequignot's are the only ones who lived in New Orleans. I'm sure they are related to all of the Pequignot's in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio etc. but haven't been able to connect them yet.