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Eugene Bessire
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1823
Bern, Switzerland
Death: Apr. 19, 1900
Modale
Harrison County
Iowa, USA

Eugene Bessire, son of Abraham Bessire, b. June 7, 1822 at Perry, Bern, Switz. died April 18, 1900 at Modale, Iowa at the home of his daughter, Mary Zelima (Bessire) McCrillis and was buried at Missouri Valley, Iowa. He came to America in 1842 or 1843. He married Marianna Emily Grimm in 1850. In 1851? APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION: WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO. In 1854 NATURALIZATION: WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO
They farmed in Ohio until 1876 when they moved to Harrison County, Iowa. All children were born in Ohio. Eugene served 3 years in the Swiss army before coming to the United States.

CHILDREN:
M Child 1: Bertrand Alcide Bessire
Born: 10 May 1851 in Wayne Co., Ohio
Died: 10 Dec 1851 in Wayne Co., Ohio
Buried: 11 Dec 1851 in Paint Twshp, Wayne, Ohio

M Child 2: Alcide Lucian Bessire
Born: 8 Nov 1852 in Wayne Co., Ohio
Died: 6 Nov 1942 in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho
Buried: 9 Nov 1942 in Twin Falls Cem., Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho
Occupation farmer section
Spouse1: America Ann Murray b. 13 Oct 1853 d. 21 Aug 1881
Married: 26 Feb 1874 in Ohio
Spouse2: Hattie A. Riley b. 1 Sep 1857 d. 21 Apr 1941
Married: 2 Apr 1883 in Hardin Co., Ohio

M Child 3: Alfred Eugene Bessire
Born: 2 Nov 1854 in Wayne Co., Ohio
Died: 17 Jun 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Buried: 19 Jun 1946 in Frazier Cem., Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa
Spouse: Clara Belle Shaw b. 17 May 1857 d. 14 Jan 1932
Married: 21 Mar 1875 in Allen Co., Ohio

M Child 4: Charles Edward Bessire Born: 21 Feb 1857 in Alger, Allen, Ohio
Died: 1 Jun 1928 in Laurel, Cedar Co., NE
Buried: Jun 1928 in Laurel Cemetery, Cedar Co., NE Spouse: Olive Arena Austin b. 12 Jan 1857 d. 7 Jul 1941
Married: 10 Jan 1878 in Lima, Allen, Ohio

M Child 5: Arnold F. Bessire
Born: Sep 1858 in Beaver Dam, Allen Co., Ohio
Died: 29 Sep 1941 in Delaware, Delaware, Ohio
Buried: 1 Oct 1941 in Woodlawn Cem., Lima, Allen, Ohio
Spouse1: Christine Bogart b. 17 Mar 1856 d. 12 May 1930
Married: 9 Aug 1877 in Allen Co., Ohio
Spouse2: Alice Zimmerman b. 27 Mar 1875 d. 20 Mar 1928

M Child 6: Albert Bessire
Born: 14 Jan 1860 in Beaver Dam, Allen, Ohio
Died: 9 Jan 1950 in Rifle, Garfield, Colorado Buried: Jan 1950 in Veteran's Crown Point Cem., Grand Junction, Mesa, Co
Spouse: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Scott Nickname Lizzie b. 3 Sep 1853 d. 3 May 1919
Married: 8 Mar 1883 in Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa

M Child 7: Charles Albert Bessire (Nickname Charley A. Bessire)
Born: 8 Aug 1861 in Beaver Dam, near Lima, Allen Co., Ohio
Died: 18 Jan 1936 in Sebastopol, Sonoma Co.,CA
Buried: 22 Jan 1936 in Sebastopol, Sonoma Co.,CA
Occupation: farmer in Greenwood, Glenn, California Spouse: Jesse Horne b. 9 May 1865 d. 2 Aug. 1937
Married: 22 Mar 1882 in Missouri Valley, Harrison Co. IA

F Child 8: Mary Zelima Bessire
Born: 28 Feb 1863 in Beaver Dam, Allen, Ohio
Died: 18 Apr 1913 in Grand Junction, Mesa, Co
Buried: Apr 1913 in Veteran's Crown Point Cem., Grand Junction, Mesa, Co
Spouse: Jasper McCrillis b. 22 Oct 1854 d. 27 Nov 1937
Married: 2 Oct 1881 in Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa

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Eugene Bessire was a Grandparent of: Rev William Harrison Bessire
Eugene Bessire was a Grandparent of: Russell Jude Bessire
Eugene Bessire was a Great Grandparent of: Mildred Louil (Bessire) Hays

 
 
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 Children:
  Alfred Eugene Bessire (1854 - 1946)*
  Albert Bessire (1860 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
Missouri Valley
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Karl Kleen
Record added: Dec 12, 2005
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Eugene Bessire
Added by: Karl Kleen
 
Eugene Bessire
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Eugene Bessire
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Great grandfather to Anna Margaret Bessire-Hennings
- nancy hennings
 Added: Aug. 10, 2008
 
 
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