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William Dauchy

William Dauchy

Male 1814 - 1906  (91 years)

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  • Name William Dauchy  [1, 2
    Born 30 Jul 1814  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 Jul 1815  St. Stephen's Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    HEAL Cause of death: Senility  [3
    Occupation Carpenter, Jewelry Store Proprietor  [6
    Died 17 Jul 1906  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Section 13
    Notes 
    • In 2 Jul 1815 baptismal record, listed as son of David and Polly Dauchy, p. 9

      Grew to manhood at the place of his birth (Ridgefield, CT) and learned the trade of carriage maker. At the age of 25 he moved to (New) Canaan, CT, where he met and married Harriet Elizabeth Raymond. After a short residence at Mount Kisco, NY, he moved with his family to Lenora, MN and lived there five years, then moving to Rushford.

      Alternate marriage date: 2 Aug 1839
      Alternate marriage date: 2 Sep 1839

      "... in 1839...to the west (corner of Main and Elm streets in New Canaan) (Thomas S.) Husted sold one business site to Jeremiah T. Lockwood and William Dauchy, who started a wagon works..."

      Carriage manufacturer business ca. 1840s with Bradley Keeler on Main St. opposite Birdsall Hotel

      1840 CT Census, New Canaan, Fairfield County, 3 males 15-20, 2 males 20-30, 1 female 15-20

      1840 CT Census: 4 household members engaged in mfring or trade.

      William Dauchy was No. 124 on the census. Route of 1840 Census taker: 106-137. Main Street, Old Norwalk Road to East Avenue (probably includes east end of Cherry Street and Elm Street, not consecutive, some houses omitted.)

      Purchased land and building in New Canaan, CT, 27 Nov 1843
      Purchased household furnishings in New Canaan, CT, 27 Nov 1843

      New Canaan didn't have a bank until 1859... when a man needed money he often made a temporary sale or mortgaged a piece of his property to a relative or friend. Joseph Scofield, having purchased two pieces of land and built a house and store in little more than a year, in 1842 pledged both the acre of land on which his house stood and the Locust Street store as security for a note of $650 held by Mrs. Mercy (Scofield) Hoyt, the wife of Joel Hoyt. The next year (1843) he appears to have sold the eastern half of his homestead to William Dauchy, but this sale may very likely have been a second mortgage. Land records of those days cannot always be accepted at face value, and a warranty deed that appears to be an outright sale often was a mortgage in disguise. Consequently, it is not known who built the house (No. 6 on the map) on the eastern half of Jos. Scofield's original acre, which today is owned by St. Mark's Church and used as a residence for members of the church staff.

      Elected Surveyor of HIghways and Tax Collector, New Canaan, Dist. No. 11, 1849, 1852, source Vol. 1801, to page 218, Oct. 1, 1849

      Purchased land and building in New Canaan, CT, 23 Apr 1856

      Archive photo #120, William Dauchy states "Wm. Dauchy My Great Grandfather a carpenter. Formerly of New Canaan, Conn. came to Minn before 1861"

      Came to Lenora, MN about 1862

      Sold land and buildings in New Canaan, CT, 31 Mar 1866

      Dauchy Bros. Meat & Provisions Market - Dauchy Bros., natives of Canaan, Connecticut, resided at Lenora for five years before locating in Rushford. By 1868 they were established meat merchants on Mill Street and by 1871 they were engaged in the jewelry business. In September of that year, they dissolved partnership, with William and Son continuing the business. H. O. "Burr" Dauchy left the partnership to become a wheat buyer in Rushford. Chapter V, page 171

      Dauchy Bros. Meat and Provisions located on Mill St., one door south of W. L. Burr. Chapter II, p. 90

      Dauchy Bros. dwelling valued at $2000, meat market on Mill St. valued at $300. Chapter II, p. 83

      Business was booming in 1868 when Rushford was incorporated as a city, and there were three jewelry stores enjoying the increased merchandising activity. ... the Dauchy Bros. were conducting their trade from a jewelry store on Mill Street. (They) were also proprietors of a provisions and meat market on the same street. Chapter IX, p. 262
      Reproduced advertisement in untitled History of Rushford states:
      Dauchy Brothers, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware, Table and Pocket Cutlery. Howe's Improved Sewing Machines. The Weed Sewing Machines. Musical Instruments and Musical Merchandise of every description. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry repaired in the best manner and warranted. Rushford, Minn. Chapter IX, p. 262
      Identical copy appeared in advertisement titled Wm. Dauchy & Son, Chapter IX, p. 263

      Emmanuel Episcopal Church Records, Rushford, Minnesota, 1872:
      Mr. William Dauchy, baptised
      Mrs. Harriet C. Dauchy, baptised
      Annie Dauchy, 28, baptized, confirmed, communicant
      Carrie R. Dauchy, 18, baptized, confirmed, communicant
      Jennie Dauchy, 15

      1850 US Census, Connecticut, Fairfield, New Canaan, Wm. Dauchy, 35, farmer, value of real estate 3,600, born CT, with wife Hariett E. 29, daughters Hariett E. 5, Ann E. 1, Burr Dauchy 30, carpenter, John Dauchy 17, carpenter, Charles Peck 18, carpenter, all born CT

      1860 US Census, New York, Westchester, New Castle, Wm. Dauchey, 45, carpenter, value of real estate 2500, value of personal estate 300, with wife Harriet 34, children Harriet 14, Anna 11, Arthur 9, Horace 8, Carrie 6, Mastan?, 4, female (must be Jennie), all born CT

      1865 MN State Census, Amherst, William Dauchy, Harriet E., Hattie, Anna, Arthur H., Horace P., Carrie R., Martha J.

      1870 MN Census, Rushford, Fillmore County, Carpenter, age 56, wife Harriet, children Harriet, Anna, Horace, Carrie, Jennie. Also, Burr, Carpenter, age 52

      1875 MN State Census, William, age 59, Harriet 54, Hattie 29, Anne 26, Carrie 21, Jennie 18, Burr 56, Rushford, p. 221

      1880 MN Census, Rushford, Fillmore County, Farmer, age 66, wife Harriet, daughter Jennie, brother Burr, Carpenter, age 62

      1885 MN State Census, Rushford City, Fillmore Co., page 19, William Dauchy 70, H.E. 64, Burr 66

      1895 Minnesota State Census, Fillmore, Rushford, Wm Dauchy 81, Burr Dauchy 76, Mrs. E(maline) Dauchy 44, Miss J(essie) Dauchy 21

      1900 MN Census, Rushford, Fillmore County, Enum. Dist. 35, p. 2A, William Dauchy, born Jul 1814, 85 years old, widower, no occupation, rents home, born CT, parents born CT.

      Alternate place of death: La Crosse, WI hospital

      Funeral services conducted at the Episcopal church in Rushford, MN [10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31]
    Person ID I13235  Mindrum
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2016 

    Father David Dauchy,   b. 18 Jul 1790, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1827, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Polly Lobdell,   d. 3 Oct 1824, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Mar 1812  St. Stephen's Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    • Rev. Reuben Hubbard
    Family ID F9223  Group Sheet

    Family Harriet Elizabeth Raymond,   b. 19 Nov 1820, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1892, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1839  St. Mark's Episcopal Church, New Canaan, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [32, 33, 34
    Children 
     1. Harriet Elizabeth Dauchy,   b. 17 Apr 1846, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1918, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Anna E. Dauchy,   b. Abt 1849,   d. 6 Sep 1878, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     3. Arthur Homer Dauchy,   b. 12 Oct 1848, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1935, San Diego, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Horace B. Dauchy,   b. 6 Feb 1852, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1876, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     5. Carrie Dauchy,   b. 6 Feb 1854, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1898, Cottonwood, Lyon, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Jane M. Jennie Dauchy,   b. 5 Jul 1856, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1938, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F9178  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Dauchy, William
    Dauchy, William

    Documents
    Dauchy, William death record
    Dauchy, William death record
    Dauchy, William family church record
    Dauchy, William family church record

    Headstones
    Dauchy, William, Harriet, Annie and Burr
    Dauchy, William, Harriet, Annie and Burr
    Dauchy, William
    Dauchy, William

  • Sources 
    1. [S174] Samuel E. Raymond, (1972, Seattle, Washington), p. 17.

    2. [S221] Samuel Raymond, (J. J. Little & Co., 1886), p. 52.

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    6. [S164] Jewelry Store Proprietor.

    7. [S169] date and place.

    8. [S168] date.

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    27. [S200] 1870 US Federal Census.

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    29. [S165] 1880 Minnesota Census.

    30. [S94] 1885 Minnesota State Census.

    31. [S97] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Enum. Dist. 35, p. 8B.

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    33. [S174] Samuel E. Raymond, (1972, Seattle, Washington), p. 17, 2 Sep 1839.

    34. [S221] Samuel Raymond, (J. J. Little & Co., 1886), p. 52, 2 Sep 1839.