Enterprise Plantation, Plaquemine
Schlatre survived the storm, but his wife and 7 children. He, suffering with a broken leg, and Thomas Mille floated for almost a week.
“From my injuries I accepted that I would be the first to die,” Schlatre conceded. “Were you ever this near death, dearest reader? My children [seven] flocked around their father, some crying, some quiet, my wife facing the Gulf, the negro women crying, old Hannah with the baby sitting close to me.”
After breaking his leg during the storm, he walked with a limp for the rest of his life.
He lost 7 children in the Great Storm and then went on to remarry and have more than 7 children after the storm.