1814 - 1906 (91 years)
||William Dauchy [1, 2] |
||30 Jul 1814
||Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut 
||2 Jul 1815
||St. Stephen's Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut [4, 5]
||Cause of death: Senility  |
||Carpenter, Jewelry Store Proprietor  |
||17 Jul 1906
||Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota [7, 8]
||Oak Grove Cemetery, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota 
- 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]
||28 Jun 2016 |
||David Dauchy, b. 18 Jul 1790, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut , d. 2 Sep 1827, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut (Age 37 years) |
||Polly Lobdell, d. 3 Oct 1824, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut |
||1 Mar 1812
||St. Stephen's Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut [5, 10]
||Harriet Elizabeth Raymond, b. 19 Nov 1820, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut , d. 6 Jul 1892, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota (Age 71 years) |
||1 Sep 1839
||St. Mark's Episcopal Church, New Canaan, CT [32, 33, 34]
| ||1. Harriet Elizabeth Dauchy, b. 17 Apr 1846, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut , d. 25 Sep 1918, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota (Age 72 years)|
| ||2. Anna E. Dauchy, b. Abt 1849, d. 6 Sep 1878, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota (Age ~ 29 years)|
| ||3. Arthur Homer Dauchy, b. 12 Oct 1848, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut , d. 17 Apr 1935, San Diego, San Diego, California (Age 86 years)|
| ||4. Horace B. Dauchy, b. 6 Feb 1852, Connecticut , d. 14 Sep 1876, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota (Age 24 years)|
| ||5. Carrie Dauchy, b. 6 Feb 1854, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut , d. 31 Dec 1898, Cottonwood, Lyon, Minnesota (Age 44 years)|
| ||6. Jane M. Jennie Dauchy, b. 5 Jul 1856, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut , d. 13 Feb 1938, Washington, District of Columbia (Age 81 years)|
||14 Mar 2017 |
- [S174] Samuel E. Raymond, (1972, Seattle, Washington), p. 17.
- [S221] Samuel Raymond, (J. J. Little & Co., 1886), p. 52.
- [S164] Jewelry Store Proprietor.
- [S169] date and place.
- [S168] date.
- [S197] 1840 US Federal Census.
- [S8142] Book 1, Families, page 10.
- [S200] 1870 US Federal Census.
- [S165] 1880 Minnesota Census.
- [S94] 1885 Minnesota State Census.
- [S97] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Enum. Dist. 35, p. 8B.
- [S174] Samuel E. Raymond, (1972, Seattle, Washington), p. 17, 2 Sep 1839.
- [S221] Samuel Raymond, (J. J. Little & Co., 1886), p. 52, 2 Sep 1839.