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Apr 18, 2018

Vilmont and Julianne Schexnayder, 1800s, Patterson, LA, Contributed by Stephani Juleeanna Miller


Ancestor’s Name : Vilmont Schexnayder

Names of Others in Photo : Julianne Schexnayder

Where Was This Photo Taken? : Patterson, Lousiana

When Was This Photo Taken? : 1800’s

If you would like to share a story about this ancestor, please type as little or as much as you like in this box. : Vilmont Schexnayder was enlisted in the United States Colored Troop 81st regiment. Prior, he was enslaved by George Roussel and then by his son Louis Amedee Roussel. After the War of Rebellion, Vilmont return to Patterson Louisiana and sharecropped on the same property that had enslaved him. He and his wife Julianne had at least 14 children.