Peter M. La Pice de Bergondy, St. James Parish, Louisiana (Jan 2000)

Submitted by Mike Miller

Peter M. La Pice de Bergondy, who died in St. James parish, February 17, 
1884, was born in St. Domingo in 1796.  He settled at New Orleans in 1802, 
served with the Orleans battalion under Plauche and Jackson, and is said to 
be the last of the veterans of Louisiana who participated in the glorious 
affair of January 8, 1815.  On his great plantations opposite Natchez he made
the first white sugar produced in Louisiana.  He built a levee near Vidalia
which often saved the country from inundation, and after the war went to the 
East Indies and imported the celebrated La Pice cane.
Biographical and Historical Memoires of Louisiana, (vol. 2), p. 486.
Published by the Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.


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