I am just beginning to search for my family.But, when I noticed the reply from Marilyn Gabriel Mills I got kind of excited.There are several Peter Vernier's buried in St. Mary's of the Knobs Cemetery.I will list them for you. John Peter Vernia, (The spelling was changed because people could not pronounce the name correctly so the family altered the spelling}born 15 Aug. 1790 died 25 Apr 1871 He is buried in grave 300.
Peter C. Vernia born2 Feb. 1806 died13 April 1894
Mary E. wife of Peter C. Vernia died 19 Aug. 1876 aged 47 years
Katie (2nd wife of J. Wey) and daughter of Peter C. and Mary Vernia
I did not know that they landed in New Orleans and came up the Mississippi to the Natches trail.I would like to know more about that. My father tells me that every year my ancestors would build huge flat rafts and float there apple crop to N.O. to sell them.They would also sell the timber the rafts were made of.Then they walked home because they were to cheap to buy horses.