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Map of German Coast Settlements, illustration from book Germans of Louisiana

Karl Fredrick Darensbourg

Captain Karl Fredrick Darensbourg, a German-speaking Swedish soldier, left France on the Portefaix on March 7, 1721, bringing with him three hundred German-speaking Swiss and Alsatian colonists bound for Louisiana from the Alsace-Lorraine area... Read More


The Darensbourg Records, 1734–1769.

The Darensbourg Records

The Darensbourg Records are the earliest original acts of St. Charles Parish date from 1734, only three years after Louisiana became a crown colony. These historic documents are housed in the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. These first documents were... Read More