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Posted: 16 Jan 2003 4:04AM GMT
Edited: 10 Jul 2006 12:19AM GMT
Sanchez, Plaisance, Landry, Bergeron, Schneider, Gusman..
I've been doing some research on 'Sanches' and 'Plaisance' in Southern Louisiana
My 'Sanches' lines are from the Canary Islands Would the Plaisance line also originate in the Canaries?
Thank for any help
Posted: 8 Mar 2003 8:04AM GMT
Edited: 23 Jun 2003 6:08AM GMT
Plaisance (Placencia), Sanchez, Fernandez, Caballero
Yes, the Placencia name also came from the Canary Islands with Juan and Gaspar de Placencia. I suggest you obtain a copy of The Canary Islanders of Louisiana by Gilbert C. Din published by the Louisiana State University Press, copyright 1988. We are also decendants of the Placencia family on my father's father side, and the Sanchez family on my father's mother's side.
Posted: 10 Mar 2003 2:09AM GMT
Edited: 10 Jul 2006 12:19AM GMT
Sanchez, Plaisance, Gusman, Lafontaine, Schneider, Lucdeguerre
How interesting! You relate to both lines also. The Plaisance line comes in through my late husband. His maternal grandfather was a Sanchez and his maternal grandmother was a Plaisance.
Their names were Andre Sanchez m Theodora Ella Plaisance.One of their children was Milda Sanchez who married Anthony Templet, Sr.. They were from the Donaldsonville area.
I wonder if we could be cousins through marriage?
Would you happen to know how I could order "The Canary Islanders of Louisiana?" It seems I've heard of it somewhere.
Pat Hera(Marisa's mom)
Posted: 11 Mar 2003 8:52AM GMT
We found the book about the Canary Islanders in Louisiana at the Barnes and Noble site, as I recall, and ordered it right over the internet. That was a couple of years ago, so hopefully they still have it.
My father was a Cavalero (Caballero) from Donaldsonville, and Marie Plaisance was his grandmother on his father's side. Dad's mother was Lucy Sanchez, daughter of John Sanchez and Leonise Fernandez Sanchez.
I'm sure your husband and my dad had to have some common ancestors.
We think our John Sanchez may have been the son of Andres Tito Sanchez but we are having a lot of difficulty trying to find any records to substantiate exactly which family he belonged to. Since we are not in the state of Louisiana we don't have access to any of the diocese or parish records not on the internet. Would appreciate any insights.
Posted: 29 Dec 2004 6:16PM GMT
Not really sure to tell you the truth, but so very curious to know just how many Marsha Plaisance's there are in this world, since I am one of them.....if you know, Email me at
Posted: 11 Oct 2005 8:16PM GMT
Do you own a dog named Tangie?
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 1:53PM GMT
Yes, I used to. Had to give her up.
who is this and how do you know about her and me?
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