|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1848, Switzerland|
|Death: ||1882, USA|
Burial location unknown-I have put her findagrave.com memorial in Riverdale Cemetery in Clay County, KS to be with her father & brothers.
Sophia came to America with her father & step-mother August & Marianne Sauvain and her two brothers David "Sam" & Albert on the Bark Hahnemann in April 1852. Arriving in the Port of New York-moving to Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana, then to Adams County, Indiana and settling in Paulding County, Ohio. She has half-siblings born in America: Lewis, John, Jule, Eva.
She married Francis DeChaux in March 1865 & lived in Paulding County, Ohio. Her Sauvain family moved to Clay County, Kansas. Two of her brothers (Lewis & Albert) return to Paulding County, Ohio.
Sophia's husband Francis DeChaux had children by a first wife Marie Rosalie Job-Winnow (she died 1863). Their children were: Nicholas, Mary Elizabeth, Francis Wm., & MaryRose. Sophia became step-mother to these children (although, MaryRose lived with her Job grandparents).
Sophia & Francis had children: Peter J., Mary, John E., Eugene E., & Clemens. Only Peter & Eugene lived.
I believe that the half-brothers were close as Nicholas, Peter & Eugene moved to Washington. Francis/Frank Wm. lived in Ohio.
One researcher has Sophia's death in Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1882 (unable to find records to confirm this)
Augustus / August Sauvain (1819 - 1878)
Marianne Rosalie Lardon? Sauvain (1821 - ____)
Francis N. DeChaux (1824 - 1886)*
Peter Joseph DeChaux (1867 - 1929)*
Mary DeChaux (1870 - 1872)*
John E. DeChaux (1873 - 1875)*
Eugene Emmet DeChaux (1875 - 1950)*
Clemens/Clamos DeChaux (1878 - 1879)*
David S. Sauvain (1846 - 1902)*
Sophia Sauvain DeChaux (1848 - 1882)
Paul Sauvain (1849 - 1849)**
Albert Sauvain (1851 - 1874)*
Lewis Augustus / August Sauvain (1854 - 1916)*
John Sauvain (1857 - 1901)*
Julius / Jule Alexander Sauvain (1859 - 1943)*
Eva Virginia Sauvain Kelley (1861 - 1936)*
Specifically: Burial location unknown-possibly Nebraska
Created by: Sharon Dey Smith
Record added: Jul 12, 2008
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