|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1813|
|Death: ||May 12, 1889|
Husband of Teressa Driver.
Father of William Kern Bourie.
Grandfather of Frank Bourie, Sr.
Jade and Greyson's Great3-Grandfather.
Bourie David P, 76, died Sunday at the residence of his son-in-law, John Biddle, Ligonier. The cause of death was due to a runaway accident he met with on May 5. He was thrown from his buggy and received serious injuries, which at his advanced age were too much for his system to overcome. He was perfectly conscious up to a few minutes before his death, and about half an hour before he expired, he remarked to his attendants, "Now Ma (meaning his lately deceased wife to whom he was devotedly attached) has come after me, I must go." He was born in Detroit, Mich. Sept. 1, 1813. He moved with his parents to Fort Wayne when about two years old, and with an older brother came to Noble County when about 14 years of age, and commenced trading with Indians. He went into business on his own account when only 18 years of age and built the first store in Noble County. It was situated three miles east of Ligonier on the Elkhart River. Here he continued in business for many years. He was married in 1837 to Miss Teressa Driver, who, until the time of her death a few months ago, remained his lifelong companion. They were the parents of thirteen children, only four of whom survive, viz: Mrs. John Biddle of Ligonier, Mrs. John B. Hoff of Angola, and William and Wesley of Ligonier. At the time of his death, it is believed that he was the oldest settler in Noble County. His father and mother were French-Canadians, born at Montreal, Canada. His father was a silversmith and was doing business in Detroit during the War of 1812 when the British and their Indian allies partially burned the town and plundered the inhabitants. His father suffered among the rest, and much of his property was stolen and destroyed, among the articles stolen from him by the Indians being several articles of silverware, cups, spoons, etc. Several years after Dr. Bourie had moved to this county, he recovered many of these articles from the Indians who were then roaming around here, being enabled to identify them by his father's initials which were engraved upon them, and some of these silver articles are now in the possession of his daughter, Mrs. John Biddle of Ligonier. He was a resident of this county for over fifty years and one of its most widely known and respected citizens. From his intimate business relations with the Indians he gleaned a good knowledge of their peculiar method of treating disease and adopted their style of practice by roots and herbs, and for thirty years pursued it with eminent success. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. L. P. Perry who lives at Fort Wayne. Funeral took place Monday from the Christian Church. + 1889 ? ^ 4-17-1889
Teressa Driver Bourie (1820 - 1889)*
Adaliza Bourie Biddle (1849 - 1926)*
Wesley Martin Bourie (1853 - 1929)*
Note: Son of Mary Francoise Meloche and Louis B Bourie.
Oak Park Cemetery
Created by: Buddy
Record added: Nov 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16677021