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Volume 1999 - Issue 4                    Abbeville, Louisiana                     April 1996

A Special Event (Un Evénément Spécial) By Beverly Desormeaux Hebert

Guests who travel to Abbeville, Louisiana, to attend the Hébert family reunion on August, 6 & 8, 1999, can witness something that can happen only in Abbeville. Nowhere else in the United States does anyone cook a 5,000 egg omelette. This omelette is served to everyone in attendance. All this takes place in the historic and picturesque setting of the downtown area. Preceeding the lighting of the wood fire under the twelve foot skillet that is only used for this once a year event, there is pomp and pageantry as the Confrerie members parade the ingredients around the town square. Come and experience the Hébert family reunion and leave with wonderful memories of having experienced a rare event. (to be continued)
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Les invitées qui viendront à Abbeville en Louisiane pour la réunion des Hébert le 6 et 7 Aout, 1999, pourront faire partie de quelquechose qui est unique aux Etats-Unis, qui à assister à la prèparation d’une Omelette Géante de 5,000 oeufs! Après que l’omelette soit cuite, elle est servie aux spectateurs. Tout cela a lieu dans l’historique et pittoresque centre ville dans la rue devant le palais de justice. Avant d’allumer le feu sous la poôle gigantesque de 12 pieds ( 4 mètres) duquel on se sert une fois par an pour l’Omelette, il y a un défilé à travers les rues où les membres de la Confrérie apportent les oeufs et le pain autour de la Place Madeleine jusqu’à l’endroit ou on fait cuire l’Omelette. Venez faire partie à ce spectacle et partez avec de beaux souvenirs d”avor participé a quelquechose vraiment extraordinaire! (à suivre)


Celebrity Héberts

Do you know any? We would love to hear from you if you do. We know a few, but surely there are more. How about these:


Sorry, but this will be the last issue of LA Gazette Hébert for those of you who are non- members. I hope that you understand, but cost of postage is just too much to mail to those who are not members. Thanks for being understanding. New members will receive copies of issues 1-3 of La Gazette Hébert at no additional cost..
“becoming one of the pioneer settlers of Vermilion Parish, where many of his descendants still live.” Robert C. West

HÉBERTS THROUGH THE YEARS
(Excerpted from An Atlas of Louisiana Surnames of French & Spanish Origin) By Robert C. West

“By 1855 five Héberts of Iberville, including the governor, operated large sugar plantations on the west bank.... The fertile soils along the Teche and Vermilion bayous and the adjacent prairies in the Attakapas attracted a large number of Héberts, who with their Acadian compatriots began to enter this western frontier in the mid-1760s. Among fifteen or more Hébert families who settled the Attakapas during the late eighteenth century, perhaps two contributed the largest number of descendants. One line descended from Belony Hébert and Jeanne Savoi, who, during the Expulsion, escaped with their children into New Brunswick. Two of their sons eventually reached Louisiana, Joseph-Pepin (m. 1771 Madeleine Trahan) arriving before 1766, Jean-Charles (m. 1773 Madeleine Robichaux) possibly coming somewhat later. Both brothers settled along Bayou Vermilion, as did their immediate descendants, including the five sons and ten grandsons of Joseph-Pepin and three sons and nine grandsons of Jean-Charles. Most of these Héberts lived as small farmers and stockmen along the upper portion of the bayou in the vicinity of present Lafayette, but one of Joseph’s sons, Francois-Pepin (m.1802 Marianne Mouton) obtained land along the lower Vermilion near present Abbeville, becoming one of the pioneer settlers of Vermilion Parish, where many of his descendants still live. (to be continued next issue)


More perfect "ten+" Heberts

Etienne Hebert father of Emmanuel Hebert father of Jacques Hebert, Sr. father of Charles Hebert father of Joseph Hebert father of Charles Hebert father of Simon Severin Hebert father of Jean Hebert father of Sosthene Hebert father of Benoit Hebert father of Geraldine Hebert

Antone Hebert father of Jean Baptiste Hebert father of Rene did Gros Hebert father of Jean Hebert father of Joseph Ignace Hebert father of Oliver Constant Hebert father of Martin Hebert father of Valery Oliver Hebert father of Henri Hebert father of John B. Hebert father of Wilson Francis Hebert

Etienne Hebert father of Emmanuel Hebert father of Jean dit Emmanuel Hebert father of Jean Baptiste Hebert father of Jean Baptiste Hebert father of Athanase Hebert father of Charles Hebert father of Pierre Sergus Hebert father of Pierre Fergus Hebert father of Beulah Hebert mother of Wilson Francis Hebert

Geraldine Hebert and Wilson Francis Hebert are the parents of Anthony Francis Hebert, Donna Hebert Guidry, David Mitchell Hebert, Alvin John Hebert


LE COIN FRANCAIS (Barbara Hébert Hébert)

L’Association des Hébert du Monde commence à vraiment faire beaucoup de progrès dans son organization et ses préparations pour le Congrès Acadien Mondial et la réunion des Hébert qui aura lieu en Août, 1999. La réunion des membres a eu lieu le 16 Février dans le palais de justice. Plus de cent personnes sont venus à cette réunion et ils ont montré beaucoup d’enthousiasme. Les présidents de divers comités ont donné un compte-rendu de leurs activites et projects. Ils ont aussi trouvé d’autres personnes pour servir et les aider sur leurs comités. Le 22 février Russell Gaspard, coordinateur de l’Association des Hébert du Monde, Joe Hébert, comité d’éducation et histoire, Barbara Hébert, comité bilingue, Edwin Hébert qui fait parti du comité pour logement des invités, et Mervin Hébert et Pat Hébert ont assisté à une réunion à Lafayette. M. Eddie Richard, directeur des réunions de famille pour Acadiana-Ouest, a dirigé la réunion où les organisateurs des differentes familles ont reçu des informations sur l’organization de leurs réunions de famille et comment éviter des problèmes. Après les discours par des experts, il y a eu une période où on pouvaid poser des questions. La prochaine rèunion du conseil d’administration Hèbert aura lieu à Thibodaux, Louisiane, le 13 Avril.
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Si vous avez de l’information sur la généalogie des Hébert que vous voudrez partager avec ceux qui viendront à la réunion en 1999, soit des documents ou “gedcom” de l’ordinateur, vous pouvez l’envoyer à l’address de la Gazette. Le comité sur éducation se chargera de ce programme de recherche en généalogie.


Hébert Reunion in Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada

President Paul Hébert, of the Association of Héberts of Acadia, reports that plans for the reunion to be held at the marina on July 5 & 6 are just about complete. The most pressing business at hand is the request for meal tickets. Only 1000 tickets will be printed; therefore those without tickets will miss out on the great meal being prepared. The evening meal will cost $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. In addition, there will be a $5.00 registration fee for the reunion. There will be a canteen for lunch, provided by the Scouts and Cubs at minimum cost. Friday evening is party time. This reunion will be a social one. It is opened to all - Héberts and others. Expect lots of genealogy and a special book with a lot of history and photos dating back to the 1860’s. President Paul is expecting a great turnout and therefore urges all who are coming to the reunion to take care of business NOW: Mail your request for tickets to Roger Hebert, Reunion ‘97 Committee, RR#1, P. O. Box 14, Site 3, Grande-Digue, N. B., Canada E0A 2S0. Lest we be misunderstood, we would like all to know that our Association “The Héberts of the World” is named that way because of the World Congress of 1999 to be held in Acadiana, Louisiana. We want you to know that we are applying to become a chapter of the Acadia Hébert Association.That Association is an affiliate of the Federation of Associations of Families of Acadia (FAFA). By doing this our association will be represented at all meetings of FAFA in Canada and reports of those meetings will get back to us through AHA.


R E T R A C T I O N

Thanks Janet Jehn for reminding me of a conversation I had with Stephen White several years ago concerning the parents of Antoine & Etienne. According to Mr. White, the parents of the two are unknown; therefore, I am in error listing Jacques as their father.


WHAT’S MY LINE ?

(1)Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jean dit Emmanuel, (4) Belloni, (5) Joseph Pepin, (6) Francois dit Pepin, (7) Sosthene I, (8) Octave, (9) Elie, (10) Robert, (11) Pamela Hebert Gaspard, Abbeville, LA (Awards & Door Prizes Committee Chairperson)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jean dit Emmanuel, (4) Belloni, (5) Joseph Pepin, (6) Francois dit Pepin, (7) Sosthene I, (8) Octave, (9) Elie, (10) Dudley, (11) Earl Hebert, Houma, LA (Family Association Life Member)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jean dit Emmanuel, (4) Belloni, (5) Joseph Pepin, (6) Francois dit Pepin, (7) Aurelien Francois, (8) Alcide, (9) Cleomer, (10) Gladu Aurelie, (11) Gladu Aurelie, Jr, (12),Jules Hebert, Abbeville, LA (Reunion Registration Com. Member)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jean dit Emmanuel, (4) Belloni, (5) Joseph Pepin, (6) Francios dit Pepin, (7) Aurelien Francois, (8) Alcide, (9) Cleomer, (10) Gladu Aurelie, (11)Waldeen Hebert Hebert, Houma, LA (Family Association Life Member)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jean dit Emmanuel, (4) Belloni, (5) Joseph Pepin, (6) Francois dit Pepin, (7) Aurelien Francois, (8) Alcide, (9) Cleomer, (10) Gladu Aurelie, (11) Olita Mae Hebert LeBlanc, Abb.,LA (Family Association Life Member)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jean dit Emmanuel, (4) Belloni, (5) Joseph Pepin, (6) Francois dit Pepin, (7) Cesaire, (8) Evariste, (9) Evariste, Jr., (10) Paul Hebert, Jennings, LA (Housing Committee Member)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jean dit Emmanuel, (4) Belloni, (5) Joseph Pepin, (6) Francois dit Pepin, (7) Cesaire, (8) Evariste, (9) Pierre Delma, (10) Thomas, (11) Charles, (12) Allen Hebert, Austin, TX ( Hebert Family Internet Webmaster) Hebert Family Web Page (http://www.acadian.net/~vivacadi/)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jean dit Emmanuel, (4) Belloni, (5) Joseph Pepin, (6) Joseph, (7) Frederick, (8) Eusebe Lessin, (9) Edouard, (10) Ignace, (11) Wilfred, (12) Woodley Hebert, Lafayette, LA (Genealogy Committee Member)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jacques, (4) Charles, (5) Joseph, (6) Charles, (7) Simon Severin, (8) Jean, (9) Sosthene, (10) Benoit, (11) Geraldine Hebert Hebert, Lafayette, LA (Finance Coordinator)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jacques, (4) Charles, (5) Joseph, (6), Charles, (7) Simon Severin, (8) Desire, (9) Joseph Clersin, (10) Romain, (11) Chester, (12) Peggy Hebert Clause, Lafayette, LA (Publicity Committee.Chairperson)

(1) Etienne Hebert, (2) Emmanuel, (3) Jacques, (4) Francois, (5) Pierre Cajeton, (6) Henri, (7) Henri II, (8) George Louis, (9) , Patrick Hebert, Abbeville, LA (Program Booklet Committee Member)

(1) Antoine Hebert, (2) Jean-Baptiste, (3) Rene dit Gros, (4) Jean, (5) Joseph Ignace, (6) Olivier Constant, (7) Joseph Oliver, (8) Onezime, (9) Jean-Baptiste Onesime, (10) Azeal Raphael, (11) Herman Paul, (12) Bobby J., Sr., (13) Bobby J. Hebert, Jr. Cutoff, LA & Atlanta, GA (Quarterback, National Football League)

Number = Generation


Congrès Mondial Acadien holds it first Workshop

CMA-Louisiane 1999 held its first workshop on Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Lafayette City Administration Building. MEGA KUDOS goes out to Eddie, James, Mitch and Brent. It was one of the most imformative meetings on the Congrès ever. Brian and his group are definitely at work. Our family was well represented; and we came away from the meeting loaded with helpful ideas to make your reunion, fun filled, educational, and meanful. The reunion program for the Hébert Reunion is still being studied, worked on, and improved. Soon you will know what kind of a week-end to plan for in 1999; until then your views are important to the Board. So, if you have some ideas, get them to us. From the Hébert family........THANKS, BRENT, MITCH, EDDIE, BRIAN, AND JAMES.


NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The next meeting of the HÉBERT membership is set :

     Where? City Court Bldg., State Street, one block south of the courthouse, in Abbeville.
     When? Sunday, May 18, 1997
     What time? 2 p.m.
Please take the time now to call other Hébert descendants to accompany you to this meeting. Pick them up in your car.


Board of Directors take show on the Road

     Because of the interest being shown in the east segment of Acadiana and because of the many Hébert families along the Mississippi from Plaque-mine, south to Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, the board welcomes the chance to bring its next meeting to Thibodaux.
     The board meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Thibodaux, beginning at 1:00 P.M, on Sunday, April 13. We are asking all of our Hébert cousins from the area to come to this meeting.
     The Holiday Inn would comp us the meeting room if we could guarantee that forty (40) people would eat lunch there. They serve a buffet lunch. So, if you plan to make this an outing and will eat lunch in Thibodaux and would like to help us defray the expense of the meeting room by eating with us, please call (Russell Gaspard) at 318-893-2381 to RSVP by Wednesday, April 9th. The group coming from the Abbeville area plans to be in Thibodaux by 11:45 to eat before the meeting.
     The board is made up of the officers and committee chairpersons. Each committee will make a report on what its plans are as of this date. It will be informative. In addition this will give the board a chance to hear new ideas.
     To those of you in the area mentioned above who are receiving this newsletter, we would ask that you please spread the word for us. The cost of mailing prohibits us from sending the newsletter to every Hébert family, so we must rely on your help to get the word out. If you can, copy this newsletter and mail it to other Hébert family members, friends, and neighbors. Or call them about the meeting.


La Gazette HÉBERT
Official Newsletter of The Association of Héberts of the World

c/o Russell Gaspard, Editor P. O. Box 375 Abbeville, LA 70511-0375 Fax: 318-893-4119


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