|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1911|
Employment History: The Milwaukee Market; Chicago Board of Trade; VP & co-founder of H. Poehler Company, grain merchants, Minneapolis.
FROM: A half century of Minneapolis: ed. by Horace B. Hudson pps. 362 & 364
George Auguste DUVIGNEAUD, a prominent grain man of Minneapolis, is a native of Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he was born in 1859. He comes of ancestors prominent in France during the earlier part of the last century. His father, Mitchell (sic, Michel) Justin Duvigneaud, took an important part in the French Revolution of 1848 and received much honor for his efforts. His mother was Marie Desire Evrard whose father Augustus Evrard received a decoration from Napoleon III. Mr Duvigneaud spent his early life at Waukesha attending the common schools both at Waukesha and Milwaukee, finished a course at the Spencertown Business College at Milwaukee, and completed his education at Carroll College, Waukesha. His first experience in the grain business was as book-keeper. After employment at Hilbert and Chilton, Wisconsin, and with grain concerns in Chicago, he came to Minneapolis, August 29, 1883. He was first engaged with W. F. Meader & Co but a few years later became associated with Henry Poehler and his sons, Alvin Charles and Walter, the firm being even then prominent in Minneapolis and the Northwest. Later the H. Poehler Company was incorporated, with Henry Poehler, president; G. A. Duvigneaud, vice president; Alvin H. Poehler, treasurer; C. F. Poehler, secretary, and Walter C, Poehler, assistant manager. A few years later, the Exchange Grain Co was incorporated, with E. A. Child; G. A. Duvigneaud, vice president. During his twenty-five years in the Minneapolis grain trade, Mr. Duvigneaud has become, perhaps, as widely known as any man on 'change. While never seeking office, Mr. Duvigneaud has been an active Republican worker since he cast his first vote for James A. Garfield, and as a delegate in many conventions. He is a prominent member of the Commercial Club of which he is one of the organizers and of which he has been vice president for two terms.
He is a Scottish Rite Mason, Knight Templar and a Shriner. Mr. Duvigneaud has been actively interested in the advancement of science throughout the country, devoting much of his leisure time to the study of scientific subjects and has developed theories that have been of general interest to American scientists. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has contributed at different times a number of papers, the results of his studies, that have attracted national attention. Thought born a Catholic, he is not now affiliated with any church. Mr. Duvigneaud is unmarried.
Michel Justin Duvigneaud (1810 - 1874)
Marie-Caroline Desiree Evrard Duvigneaud (1829 - 1866)
Alfred Jean-Baptiste Duvigneaud (1837 - 1878)**
Elizabeth Eulalie Duvigneaud Evrard (1839 - 1909)**
Joseph Francois Duvigneaud (1842 - 1864)**
Justin Edouard Duvigneaud (1846 - 1924)*
Clotilda Elizabeth Duvigneaud Chaintron (1849 - 1877)*
Rosalie Desiree Duvigneaud Chaumette (1852 - 1917)*
Alexander Jean-Michel Duvigneaud (1854 - 1912)*
George Auguste Duvigneaud (1859 - 1911)
Henriette Madeleine Duvigneaud Mulligan (1865 - 1918)*
Plot: Section 26 Lot 239 Grave 4
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