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N.J. Gorsha (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jul 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am interested in any and all information on my Grand Father "John Gorsha" who married to a "Mattie Williams" abt 1893 or 1894 in St. John The Baptiste Parish, Louisiana. They had a son "John Gorsha, Jr." born abt 1895 at Ruddock or Freniear, Louisiana (which no longer shows on the map) but was located on the west side of Lake Pontchatrain. The son, John, Jr. was given to a Picou family by his father to raise, after the mother abandoned them when the child was about a year old, who lived on Avoca Island (Avoca Plantation), St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The 1900 Census indicates that he was 15 years at the time the census was taken and that he was born in May of 1895. The father John Gorsha was affilated with the Windecker family, a Mr. William Windecker of Ponchatoulas, Louisiana. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Please, time is not on my side!

P.S. The 1900 census spelled Picou "Pecot) and spelled my father's name "Gauche" for Gorsha.

John Gorsha

N.J. Gorsha (View posts)
Posted: 28 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: John Gorsha, Mattie Williams, John Gorse
I am interested in the surname Gorsha and Williams,
Gorse is an alternate way of spelling Gorsha. These people
were from St. John The Baptiste Parish and St. Mary Parish,
Louisiana. Any information relative to the above will be greatly appreciated. I will gladly share what information I have with anyone answering this query.


Re: John Gorsha

Posted: 6 Jul 2001 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Gorsha
Sharon Lovelle is looking for you Dad... Darrin & Shell wish to find you as well. Please contact me at :
Please contact shell at:

Re: John Gorsha

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 3:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a descendent of John Gorsha and have some information. Please contact me at
My family has been working on the lineage for years however seem to run into a brick wall at John Sr. when he came from Spain. I have been told that his real last name was Garcia, but when exhiled from Spain and came to America (Florida), he changed his name to Gorsha or Gorshe. I only have bits and pieces.
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