HAYDEL, J. S., St. James then St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Mike Miller

Louisiana:  Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and
Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), p. 683.  Edited by Alcée
Fortier, Lit.D.  Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.

Haydel, J. Severin, of Edgard, La., was born in St. James parish, June 19,
1868, and is a son of Felix and Emethilde (Himel) Haydel, the latter of whom
was born in the same parish as was the son, and the former in the parish in
which the son now resides.  The paternal grandfather, Antoine Haydel, and the
maternal grandfather, Trosclair, also were born in St. John parish.  The
direct line of descent is as follows:  Ambroise Haydel married Marguerite
Chauff.  Their son, Mathias, married Madeleine Ouvre.  Their son, Alphonse,
married Marie Trosclair.  Their son, Antoine, married Euphemie Andise
Trosclair.  Their son, Felix, married Emethilde Himel, and J. Severin Haydel
is their son.  Felix Haydel and his wife are now deceased.  Twelve children
were born to their union, and 5 of these are now living, as follow:  Euphemie,
wife of Victor Loup, living at Baton Rouge, and the mother of 2 sons and 2
daughters;  J. Severin, subject of this sketch;  Odile became the wife of John
Kelly, of St. John parish, who is now deceased and survived by his widow and 5
children;  Laocdi married Walter Becnel, is living in St. James parish, and
has become the mother of 4 children, only 1 of whom is now living.  Olamp
resides at the parental home.  J. Severin received his education at private
schools.  At an early age he became assistant to his father in the work
incident to the management of the plantation, and so continued until the death
of the father, April 21, 1900, when he succeeded to the management of "White
Rose Plantation," the family home, which he has successfully conducted since
that time, growing cane and rice as principal crops.  He is a member of the
Catholic church and of the Holy Name society, and affiliates with the
democratic party.  May 19, 1893, Mr. Haydel was married to Mathilde Becnel,
daughter of Primelas and Josephine (Born) Becnel, the former of whom is now
deceased, but is survived by his wife, who resides at the family homestead in
St. John parish.  Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Haydel,
namely:  Josephine,  Primelas,  Annette,  Severin, Jr.;  Felix,  Lillian, 
Antoine, and  Gaston.  Felix and Lillian are now attending school.

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