|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1846|
Departement de l'Eure
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1917|
South Dakota, USA
Obituary: Vermillion Plain Talk, Vermillion, South Dakota, November 8, 1917
DEATH CALLS A PIONEER - Mrs. Abraham Chaussee Answers the Summons on Tuesday Morning of This Week
Again we are called on to record the death of a prominent pioneer lady, Mrs. Abraham Chaussee, who was called from our midst at 10:15 o'clock last Tuesday forenoon at the home on Dakota street. For several months prior to that time Mrs. Chaussee had been in poor health, and for three days just preceding her death it was very apparent to the husband and children that it was only a question of hours, possibly days, that the loved one was to be permitted to remain with them on this earth below. The end came peacefully while relatives watched by the bedside.
On Saturday last Mrs. Chaussee lapsed into unconsciousness. She did not rally from the deep sleep and the family members realized that she had recognized them for the last time. The death messenger was hovering over the home, and was not to be denied. The hour was near at hand when the wife and mother must yield to the demands of her Master.
Funeral services were held from St. Agnes church in this city at ten o'clock this morning, in charge of Rev. Father T. L. Fllod, and the remains were taken to the Fairview cemetery for interment. In that cemetery also rest the remains of her parents and one brother, Joseph.
Rose Bruyer was born in Champagney, France, October 6, 1845. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Bruyer, and came with the parents to America in 1863. They remained in Chicago for a year and then journeyed westward to Iowa, stopping at Dubuque, which was then the railroad terminal. The trip to South Dakota was made overland by the ox-team route. That same year, 1865, Mr. Bruyer filed on a homestead in Clay county, a few miles east of Vermillion. The family remained on the east side of the Big Sioux river that fall and winter and then took up a permanent residence on the homestead. On March 4, 1867, at Sioux City, Iowa, Rose Bruyer at the age of twenty-two years, was united in marriage to Abraham Chaussee. Mr. Chaussee had taken a homestead near Jefferson, S.D., and here the young people remained for seven years. They then moved to the farm in Fairview township near the Clay and Union county line, and for thirty-six years were numbered among our most progressive rural residents. In 1920 the husband decided to give up active farm life, and purchased a nice home on Dakota street. Here they had enjoyed city life for seven years, their youngest son, L.J., operating the farm.
Four children were born to this union and all are living, including Philip and Louis J. Chaussee of Fairview township, John Chaussee and Mrs. W. C. Huyck of Vermillion. All were present at the home when the death summons came. Mrs. Chaussee is also survived by the husband and two brothers, John Bruyer of Fairview township, and Julius Bruyer of Kalispell, Montana. Another brother, Joseph, died about two years ago.
There is great sorrow in the Abraham Chaussee home today, and in this hour of grieving over the departure of the beloved wife and mother the husband and children will have the sympathy of everyone in this community. It is the first death in the family since that happy day fifty years ago last March when the marriage occurred. Now one has gone from them who has ever been an inspiration to not only the members of the family circle, but to her relatives, neighbors and friends. Her life's work here below is ended but the record that she has made as a home-builder will always be appreciated by the husband, sons and daughter. In the years of their married life Mr. and Mrs. Chaussee knew what hardships in this new country really were, but with a courage that recognized no backward step they lived on and remained in South Dakota. In the end came more prosperous times, and they began to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Gradually they were able to improve the farm and make it pay. It was an uphill struggle for many years, and it was fortunate for the husband that during those years he could enjoy the aid, comfort, and companionship of this devoted wife. For many years the written has known Mrs. Chaussee, and it has been our pleasure to visit with the family, both at the farm and in the city home. There was always a hearty welcome for friend or stranger. This good woman was every ready and anxious to render assistance in times of need. She was apparently always in a happy frame of mind, and one could not but be impressed with the thought that here was a wife and mother to be proud of. "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you," was never more fully exemplified than in the life work of Mrs. Chaussee. The heavy burden of (?) naturally falls on the devoted husband. The happy home circle is broken and his companion.
Abraham Chaussee (1844 - 1930)*
Phillip August Chaussee (1868 - 1942)*
John A Chaussee (1871 - 1960)*
Rose E Chaussee Huyck (1877 - 1945)*
Louis Joseph Chaussee (1884 - 1944)*
Saint Agnes Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Created by: WildGeese15
Record added: Sep 09, 2009
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