John Muggah


1812 – 1856

Saint Martinville, Louisiana

Son of James Milne Muggah, a Scottish immigrant, and Julianna Robbins. The family, including sons John, Henry and David R. lived in Patterson in St. Mary Parish.

John was married to Mary A. Patterson and had two sons, Edward and Frances.

Muggah was a businessman/merchant. He owned The Star steamship and the Muggah Hotel.
John owned a summer home and, along with his brothers, owned the hotel and steamship.
John, his wife, their two sons and five servants all died in the storm. Specifics are unknown.

Interesting Fact

John, along with his brothers, partnered with a consortium of other planters and bankers to triple the size of the Muggah Hotel. Construction was set to begin at the close of the 1856 summer season.