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Charles Chaussee, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1813
Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Death: Nov. 20, 1905
Vermillion
Clay County
South Dakota, USA

An old pioneer of Clay County, died at the home of his son-in-law, James Brady, near Hot Springs, S.D., Nov 20, 1905.
"Grandpa Chaussee" as he was familiarly called, was born at Montreal, Canada, in 1813, and where in 1837 he married Miss Zoway Laundermann [Landreman]. Soon after his marriage he moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where with his he family resided for a number of years, coming to Clay County, Dakota, in 1861. To this union seven children were born, all of whom survive him. The five sons,--Charles, George, Alex, Victor and Oliver,--being residents of this county; Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Callan living in the Black Hills. Mr. Chaussee took a homestead in what is now Fairview Township, where he lived and fought the battle of those pioneer days and where, after the trials and hardships, he settled down to the quiet, peaceful life he so much enjoyed, very seldom leaving home even to come to town. He often boasted that after Vermillion was swept away in the flood of [18] '81 and was rebuilt on the hill, he had never been within her gates. The hardships and toils of other days brought on a nervous trouble from which he never recovered. Though his general health was good, yet he had to have the constant care of his patient, devoted wife, and when she was called home, six years ago, he too seemed to lose the hold on life which he had always possessed. He reluctantly left the homestead where the troubles, joys and sorrows of life had been spent, and went to Hot Springs to live with his daughter, Mrs. James Brady.
Grandpa Chaussee had long since passed the boundary of life prescribed. Physical infirmities made him long for rest, and on Monday of last week, he peacefully and quietly passed into the hands of a merciful God. The remains were brought to Vermillion on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, after funeral services at the Catholic Church, he was laid to rest in the old family burying-ground at Fairview. Dakota Republican, November 30, 1905 
 
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 Spouse:
  Zoway Landreman Chaussee (1817 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  Charles Chaussee (1845 - 1935)*
  Alexander Chaussee (1851 - 1928)*
  Emily Zoe Chaussee Brady (1853 - 1936)*
  Victor Vincent Chaussee (1857 - 1934)*
  Lucy Marie Chaussee Callan (1860 - 1921)*
  Oliver William Chaussee (1863 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Agnes Cemetery
Vermillion
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: WildGeese15
Record added: Jul 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39081351
Charles Chaussee, Sr
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Charles Chaussee, Sr
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- Cori H
 Added: Nov. 26, 2015
My Great Great Grandfather.
- joyce
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014
God Bless you, great grandfather to my husband, Doug.
- Linda Severson-Shurtleff
 Added: Oct. 19, 2010
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