St. Gertrude Chapel in Des Allemands (1901-1956). Photo courtesy of St. John Parish Library.
The Bowie Lumber Company Boarding House.
Hogan Family. Jeremiah (Jeremie) Hogan, standing at left, departed Ireland and arrived in New Orleans in the 1860s. The family lived in Bois Choctaw. As time passed, family members moved further inland to Comardelle Village before settling in Bayou Gauche and Des Allemands.He is standing, at left, with his extended family of Comardelles, Mathernes and Dufrenes in a 1902 family portrait.
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Donald (Annabel Matherne) Hogan, Sr.
Matern Family. Pictured are Jacque and Henrietta Scelson Matherne (Matern), descendants of Johann Adam Matern, one of the original families of the German Coast. Jacque and Henrietta raised seven sons on Tete de Morte, a privately owned ridge on the lower bank of Des Allemands about four miles from Lake Salvador, which has almost fallen to erosion. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Donald (Annabel Matherne) Hogan, Sr.