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The Britsch Lineage from the Alsace Region of France to Louisiana, USA
By M. Caroline Britsch of Paris, France: 

The great gran-father of my Dad, JP Aman Britsch, who left France in 1849, without his wife and two little boys,
settled in New Orleans ..and married again to B. Regle.
All Britsch from Louisiana, now, are from his branch ..

[Walt Bruetsch's research:  Aman Britsch, age 31, (b. 1817) arrived in New Orleans on 2 May 1849, on the ship Marian, from the Port of LeHavre, France.  Source:  New Orleans Passenger Ship List, Ancestry Library Edition.

The 1860 Census shows:  Amant Britsch, age 43, b. in France, working as a Printer.  His wife is Barbe Britsch, age 27, b.~1833 in France.  Children:  Therese, age 7, Auguste, age 2 and Alphred age 7/12, all born in Louisiana.  They were living in Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish on 13 June 1860.]

Genealogy of  JP Armand Britsch before he left for the USA:

Generation #:

1.  Jean, Théobald BRITSCH, 1791-1877, married in 1816 to Thérèse, Rose DUVAL, b. 1792

     2.  Child:  Jean, Philippe, Armand BRITSCH, 1817-1872, married xxx

          3.  Hippolyte, Maire, Léon BRITSCH, b. 1844, married Constance, Marie VALLEY, b. 1856

                4.  Children:  Léonce BRITSCH, b. 1873

                                     Marie, Aimé, Paul BRITSCH, 1874-1876 

                                     Gabriel BRITSCH, b. 1875

                                     Marie, Valentin, Amédé BRITSCH, b. 1878, married xxx

                                     Albert BRITSCH, b. 1886

                                     Marquerite BRITSCH, b. 1886

          3.  Victor BRITSCH, b. 1845

The French-language Magazines of Nineteenth Century New Orleans
by Sam Riley, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


A neglected aspect of American magazine publishing history is that of the French-language periodicals published during the 1800s in that most exotic of U.S. cities, New Orleans. Nowhere else in our nation has there been such a body of periodical literature published in the French language. A total of forty-two non-newspaper periodicals were identified; the earliest of these was founded in 1827, the most recent, in 1895. The purposes of this study were to identify, categorize, and describe these periodicals and to briefly examine how they fit into the social history of their city.   Table 1 lists these periodicals by category, and within categories, by date founded.

Literature and the Arts

Given New Orleans’ role as the cultural center of the French-American subculture, it is hardly surprising that the largest category of these magazines—a total of 17—was devoted to literary, dramatic, and other artistic interests. The earliest such periodical appears to have been L’Entr’ Acte (The Intermission), Journal Politique et Litteraire, a weekly founded in 1834. This periodical is not mentioned by earlier researchers, but its Vol. I, No. 1 is held by the Antiquarian Society. In 1850 and 1851 appeared a second, unrelated L’Entr’ Acte, a tri-weekly that dealt mainly with theater and literature and that ran lithographs of New Orleans actresses. It was published by A. Britsch and edited by L. Placide Canonge. A third, also unrelated periodical of the same title ran in 1870, published by Alfred Mercier and edited by L.E. Marchand. Only the Antiquarian Society holds the second Entr’Acte, and only Tulane the third.

[Walt's note:  A Google search on the title will get a researcher to a source of this 1 of 13 papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 3-8, 1999), History.  ED433569, ERIC: Education Resources Information Center.   I didnot download the papers.]