Luke Brosseau, was born in Quebec, Canada, Feb. 29, 1820, and moved at age 18 to New York state, where he became a blacksmith in a livery stable in Chittenango, east of Syracuse and the Finger Lakes. Luke married Jane Hood (she and her sisters were English immigrants) in 1843, a month before Jane's sister, Mary Ann, married Joseph L. Mathews, whose family owned a sawmill and grist mill near Chittenango. George was born there on Dec. 22, 1847; James Hood Mathews was born there three years earlier.
In 1869, the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad hired George as a car inspector, a position he held for 18 years. George married Edna A. Parsons on March 21, 1870, in Adrian, Michigan. Dwight Mahlon Brosseau was born on Jan. 9, 1871, when they lived in Charlotte, Michigan. Mahlon is a name that is repeated in each generation of the family, derived from a family friend who was childless. They named their second son, Frank, (in favor of George's brother), born Jan. 12, 1873, and died in 1879 when the family lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Jane Hood Brosseau (1823 - 1891)
George Austin Brosseau (1847 - 1928)*
Frank Brosseau (1853 - 1897)*
Amelia Brosseau (1858 - 1882)*
Created by: RLK
Record added: Nov 20, 2013
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