Zenon Andre Cheramie SR

1797–1889 (Age 92)
Donaldsonville, Ascension, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Zenon Andre

When Zenon Andre Cheramie SR was born in 1797, in Donaldsonville, Ascension, Louisiana, United States, his father, joseph baptist Cheramie III, was 38 and his mother, Gertrude Olive Michel, was 31. He married Delphine Celeste Dupre-Terrebonne in 1810. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lafourche, Louisiana, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1889, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Zenon Andre Cheramie SR
Delphine Celeste Dupre-Terrebonne
Marriage: 1810
Emeline Marie Cheramie
Theodore Lucien Cheramie
Zenon Andre Cheramie JR
Joseph BAPTISTE Cheramie
Lawrence Celestin Cheramie
Marie Marguerite Arcene Cheramie

Spouse and Children



    Emeline Marie Cheramie



    Zenon Andre Cheramie JR


    Joseph BAPTISTE Cheramie


    Lawrence Celestin Cheramie


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Parents and Siblings

    joseph baptist Cheramie III


    Gertrude Olive Michel




    joseph baptist cheramie IV


    marguerite suzanne cheramie (cherami)


    Jean- Baptiste Cheramie



    Marie Sinfarosa Cheramie


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

Age 10

Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 24

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling, frequent in LA, of French Cheramy, a nickname from cher ‘dear’ + ami ‘friend’, not perhaps for someone who was a ‘dear friend’ so much as for someone who used the expression a great deal.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Zenon Cheramie, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Zenon Cheramie, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Zenon Cherami, "United States Census, 1860"

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