Second Edition
Compiled by
Louise Vorst Sheppard Wade
November 18, 2009

André | Vorst | Hauck | Naumann | Oberle | Scherer | Fitzkam | Langhardt | Dupont | Delcommune

November 18, 2009

This is information that I have been able to gather on some of my mother’s ancestors in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. My mother was the writer, Myrtle Vorst Sheppard. Her mother was Louise André, who married Léon Charles Vorst. Léon and Louise (better known as Lalla) were both born in Sainte Genevieve of immigrant fathers.

Because Lalla’s father, Damien André, died at only 43 years of age we know little about him. His older brother, Maurice, became a prominent physician and we have much more information on him, including a passport application, which gives a good physical description of him. Fortunately we have many old family photos.

This research of the family has taken many years and I have learned a good deal but there is always more to discover. If anyone has information to add please contact me.

This information is free to be used for research purposes but if you quote directly from my work please cite the source.

Louise Vorst Sheppard Wade

Back To Top