Cahn is a German name. (Holly Ingraham, Peoples names: a cross-reference to
the proper use of over 40,000 personal and Familial names in over 100 cultures.)
Cahn C500; Lotten L350; Kahn K500; Cantrell C536;
Von Lotten V543
was born 1862 in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA; died in Donaldsonville
between 1900 and 1920 censuses.
was born 1865 in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA; died 1945 in New
Earliest Records of family: Baptism
of Grandmother, Lavinia Francis (dau of Jackson Francis and Lina Francis, age
22) baptized 24 Sep 1886 at Ascension Church, Donaldsonville, LA.
Sponsors: Victorin Leblanc and Josephine Melacon. (Ascension
Church Register 20, page
Marriage between Henry Cahn, son of Marks Cahn and Dorothee Melancon,
at Ascension Church, Donaldsonville, LA, to Lavinia Frances, dau of [omitted]
and Lina Francis. Witnesses: Elizabeth Guedry. Laurence
Lotin, Victor P. Thomas. (Ascension Church Register 16, page 220.) All
of Dwayne Montz.
Copy of 1890 Census, (courtesy of Mrs. Rita B. Butler)
enumerating the family of Henry Kahn (29) and Lavinia Kahn (24) with children,
Joseph (3) and Olivia (1).
Ten children were born of that union: Joseph, Minnie
(who married Felix Clement), Ernestine (who married Wilfred LeBlanc), Harry
John (who married Norma Cantrelle), Stella (who married Willie Knox), Walter
(who married Modesta Washington), Maude (who married James Hunter), Agnes (who
married Frederick Alexander), Wilhelmina (who married Sydney Smith) and Pearl
Lavinia and Harry Cahn
have grandchildren and great-grandchildren living in LA, IL, TX,
D.C., and CA.